Results

Tom Winnifrith: a reader dares me to publish his explanation of why I'm talking bollocks

Published 5 days ago

I wonder if this reader is Malcolm Stacey in disguise? He seems a terribly optimistic fellow dismissing all my bear points made in today's bonus bearcast. Calling himself "KeepingTWhonest" he opines:

Not So Sure About this Marketing and Communications Giant as the Times They Are A-Changing

Published 42 days ago

Hello, Share Flashers. One of the biggest business turnarounds in recent years is how advertising is changing. Though many of us are irritated by the seemingly unstoppable surge of adverts on the telly, the truth is that more adverts are being swapped over to big techies, like Google and Facebook. So it’s not entirely surprising that WPP (WPP), the giant marketing, P.R. and advertising agency, has reported lower revenue for the third quarter of 2018.

Sunday Long Reads: Fake Saudi Princes, Microwaving brains, Investing in Stripe, Trump's inheritance, ashamed to be poor

Published 64 days ago

Is there anything better than sitting back and reading a well-written article on a lazy Sunday? Every week ShareProphets features some long form journalism that you'll find of interest. Grab your cuppa and enjoy these five articles.  

Sunday Long Reads: Instant Noodles, Facebook, London Bridge, Bog Murders, Trump Transition

Published 71 days ago

Is there anything better than sitting back and reading a well-written article on a lazy Sunday? Every week ShareProphets features some long form journalism that you'll find of interest. Grab your cuppa and enjoy these five articles.  

Elon Musk's biggest fan in Greece updates his facebook page - crime does pay for Costis the Globo fraudster

Published 91 days ago

Elon Musk might be forgiven for thinking that few in the business community still lve him. But he does have fans. Step forward Costis Papadimitrakopoulos the founder and CEO of Globo (GBO) which raised tens of millions of dollars in debt and bvia issuing shares on AIM and claimed to have net cash but er... did not. It was a fraud and Costis took stacks of that cash and also sold all his shares before the balloon went up after being tipped off by snot gobbler Dan McCrum lof the FT. Anyhow Costis has been busy on facebook updating his profile last month as you can see below.

You say Facebook...and I say Fadebook

Published 137 days ago

Let's start off with a confession...I am actually not on Facebook (FB in the US) and have actually no real interest in ever getting a profile. Perhaps that makes me an unsociable Billy No Mates...or maybe it makes me a trendy young thing, aware that the creation of Mark Zuckerberg is looking a bit shabby around the edges after a last year full of privacy challenges, embarrassing Congressional testimony, two fingers to House of Commons committees and share sales by a certain M Zuckerberg. More on all this in a second. The reason why today I am ignoring the bevy of large cap UK listed stocks that have reported is because the most fascinating move in global markets over the last 24 hours was the after hours 20% plunge of Facebook shares post its quarter two numbers disclosure.

Brave Bison is likely to get slaughtered

Published 201 days ago

In recent times we have seen some crazy rises off of the back of RNS Reach announcements, and the latest in the list is digital media publisher Brave Bison Group (BBSN).

Roger Lawson & ShareSoc links a hate crime against my wife with my writings - very poor form

Published 207 days ago

On a post approved by ShareSoc on its blog, Roger Lawson has today commented on the incident I described in bearcast on Monday - the email I received in response to my fraudbusting work. I have made Lawson aware of the content of that email currently with the Police so something I cannot publish - but it is the most disgusting material about my wife of Indian origin. Yet he is unapologetic for writing in a way that trivialises it and has refused polite requests to withdraw his article of today. Roger, your failure to see hate crime against an innocent woman, committed by someone not wanting fraud exposed is poor form - you should have checked your facts before writing such a monstrous article. ShareSoc seems unapologetic too - wankers. Roger comments on Audioboom. My comments are in bold.

Make an Appointment with Possible Share Success By Clicking on this Giant of the Texting World

Published 242 days ago

Hello, Share Jammers. Recently, I’ve suggested that one of the less obvious, but telling, signals for a company in a fine state of health is the strength of its customer base. If that amounts to a few obscure orders, there could be limited growth. But if there is an A-list of clients, you can bet some big high-power brains have analysed the company and found it to be worthy of custom.

Bankrupt Tesla – from anxiously watching to foot down panic. The optimists have had their day

Published 251 days ago

Shareholders saw fit to reward Musk the largest CEO pay package in the history of the world. This is precisely the type of behaviour that is only seen during periods of extreme irrationality when financial markets are at their peak… and poised for a serious correction.

Woodford Patient Capital Trust and Benevolent AI (again) – a bit more to the shoddy tale

Published 319 days ago

I don’t apologise for banging this drum a bit more in the context of Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) as the transactions relating to Benevolent AI just look so wrong and WPCT shareholders should be fuming and raising hell. I also have a few more facts to share and two additional interesting pieces of information – one new, one old.

UPDATED: Don't be locked out from ShareProphets at Midnight TONIGHT! Sign up NOW!

Published 453 days ago

Evil Google and wicked Facebook have sucked all the advertising spend out of online media. We poor content providers do the creative work, the internet giants take the cash. And so we have no choice we must ask you to subscribe to ShareProphets or we must shut down. There are 297 reasons a month why you should pay as little as £5.99 a month for our content.

The Bearcast the Audioboom pussies pulled after Roger Lawson threatened is back: find out what Roger wants you not to hear!

Published 492 days ago

Has Roger Lawson of ShareSoc not heard of the Streisand Effect?  Last week his lawyers sent a take-down letter to Audioboom about a bearcast that he asserted ( wrongly) was defamatory and libellous. Since the podcast is more than a year old and so was rarely listened to these days his act was pointless but, more importantly,, Audioboom had no legal liability as libel is time limited by statute.  But Audioboom has no cojones just like it has no FD after the last chap resigned without any explanation given but with immediate effect the other day. We explained this tale of media cowardice in full HERE.  However...

Tap into Taptica If you Hear the Advancing Tap, Tap, Tap of Smart Advertising

Published 515 days ago

Hello Share Scudders. What does Taptica International (TAP) actually do? It states it does ‘data-focused marketing solutions’.

Is Card Factory Growing Too Fast to Support Rising Profits?

Published 579 days ago

Hello Share Hikers. It’s been my view for yonks that companies which make and sell greetings cards are possibly cruising for a bruising.

Galloping Share Prices Put Top Pay Bosses in a Great Place to Save the Starving.

Published 588 days ago

Hello Share Crunchers. Uncle Tom has had a pop at my humble weekend piece, which warned against an immediate fall in share prices. I will reply in my Tuesday morning contribution. But meantime, as the markets are still boring closed, I would like to bring you a few figures about the wealth of some company bosses, fulled of course by galloping share prices

Tulip mania/south sea bubble – Snap IPO

Published 647 days ago

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat Inc, floated yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange giving the company a closing valuation of just over $28 billion, after the shares surged 44% from the IPO price. It will also made its two founders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, worth more than $5 billion each. The stock closed at $24.48, giving the company a market value of $28.3 billion. At one point it reached $26.05 and a market value of $29.1 billion. The company raised $3.4 billion at $17 a share after pricing its initial public offering making it the biggest tech float since 2014, when Alibaba shattered all records. It is almost three times the size of Twitter, bigger than both HP and CBS, and almost as big as EBay.

#BoycottBoohoo - just how big will the backlash be? Facebook censorship is not helping it

Published 676 days ago

I have made it clear that the issues raised by Channel 4 with regards to the way Boohoo.com (BOO) treats warehouse staff and exploits vulnerable immigrant workers are serious. I am so shocked that I am boycotting the retailer. Ho Ho Ho - do you honestly think I have ever used it?  But other real customers are enraged not just by what appears to be the unacceptable face of capitalism. Boohoo is censoring its facebook page removing any hostile comments. That in itself is seen as being shifty. Truly, Boohoo is crap at PR.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the Curse of Justin the Clown strikes again

Published 728 days ago

In this podcast I look at Daniel Stewart (DAN) where Waseem Shakoor closed his short today. I look at the lunacy there, the lunacy at Cloudtag (CTAG) and show how it is the same folks, the sort of folks who are also preyed on by conman Darren Winters. On that note please read THIS ARTICLE TODAY - and tweet it out and link to it on Facebook and on any website you can. I look at Strat Aero (AERO), Ferrum Crescent (FCR), Avanti Communications (AVN) and then at another stock cursed by the frothing endorsement of the Clown, MySquar (MYSQ) which is a right old dog and its well spun RNS today can't hide that.

Caption Contest - Golden Saint's Cyril d'Silva who's a fat cat then Edition

Published 762 days ago

Cyril d'Silva who floated Golden Saint Resources (GSR) at 10p a share three years ago has just updated his facebook profile with a new picture. With the shares at 0.05p Investors have lost 99.5% of their money but Cyril does not seem to be starving. The word on the street is that Golden is trying to get another bailout placing away urgently as it is again out of cash. Meanwhile as you look at the smug fat fellow below do you have a suitable caption for the photo. Entries in the comments section below before midnight Tuesday please.

Another body blow for Avanti Coms as it drowns in debt

Published 771 days ago

Surely it is only a matter of time before cash burning and downing in debt satellites group Avanti Communications (AVN) calls in the receivers? Keen to assist and bring forward that great ouzo o'clock day for we members of the global shorting conspiracy, I have some more bad news today. Oh dear. Oh dear.

Notes from Underground: Hip to be Square

Published 785 days ago

Tom accuses me all the time of being a hipster. But I think it's actually projection: Tom is the real hipster. 

The weirdest LinkedIn profile ever...Brokerman Dan joins facebook for grown-ups

Published 790 days ago

LinkedIn, aka Facebook for grown ups is where those in the business world connect with each other and oggle good looking PR birds from the world of commerce or humourless left wing lawyers who look like a squirrel. In your profile you say what you are good at and joining LinkedIn today we have Dan Levi, aka BrokermanDan. Now just look at his profile - it has to be the most unusual out there. Whatever else you say about him, Levi can be quite amusing.

Bank of England set to buy debt in Apple - There’s no real safety in our financial system merely the illusion of safety.

Published 812 days ago

Switzerland's central bank now owns more publicly-traded shares in Facebook than Mark Zuckerberg. The tech giant's founder and CEO has other non-publically traded share classes that he controls the company through, but this example illustrates just how the Swiss National Bank has become a multi-billion-dollar equity investor due to its campaign to hold down the Swiss franc and all bought by its ability to print money from nothing and then use it to buy everyday real companies. It is now the world's eighth-biggest public investor, data from the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum show.

Be Heard Group May Be Small, But It May Be Heard in the Winner's List...

Published 824 days ago

Hello Share Swaddlers. There are some companies which don't appeal to me because I prefer businesses which do solid trade in things like engineering, transport, oil, mining, banking and the like. Some may caustically say: much good has it done me. And so I sometimes look for companies with a more esoteric feel (to me anyway) to try and redress the balance.

China New – tardy Zambia RNS, shocking. When’s the placing?

Published 866 days ago

If you ever wanted a case-study in Red Flags then look no further than the FY15 results of ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty poster-boy China New Energy (CNEL). This is a company festooned in them. Just for starters, let’s take a look at yesterday morning’s RNS and the involvement of its “independent” NED. It just stinks. Never mind about AIM Rules, let’s get the share price up so that we can get more confetti issued.

Could Pokemon GO be the straw that bursts the tech bubble?

Published 871 days ago

For those not familiar with Pokemon GO it is a the new game that young folks play on their smartphones across the globe. Instead of going on demonstrations against a democratic process they forgot to take part in, the youth of today addle their tiny minds on this game. I demonstrate my point with this recorded 999 call to Gloucester Police.

Avanti - keep selling

Published 947 days ago

I note that Avanti’ Communicvations' (LSE:AVN) share price has fallen back since it was covered in detail by Tom, myself, Matt Earl and Evil at last week’s UK Investor Show.

Avanti Communications - more bad news it is not telling you about

Published 950 days ago

Oddly enough it seems as if the bombastic boss of Avanti Communications (AVN), uber Welsh David Williams is not keeping his poor, and getting poorer by the day, followers up to speed with all the bad news from his worthless company.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 6 Feb, Passing on CMC, the FANGs and Howard Jones

Published 1038 days ago

The Mrs went to see Howard Jones last night and I explain his significance in life then what the sell off in the FANGs ( Facebook, Amazon, Netflix & Google) as well as junior tech darlings like LinkedIn means. The it is onto all the reasons why I dodges the CMC Markets (CMCX) float and finally I look at the director dealings in Fusionex (FXI) and why they scream out SELL!

Avanti Communications: The Jungle Drums say no facebook deal in Africa - the shares are a sell

Published 1162 days ago

Oh dear. Last Autumn the big ramp from supporters of Avanti Communications (AVN) was that it would sign a major deal with Facebook to provide internet in Africa. It was even suggested that facebook might bid for the AIM listed company with the most bombastic CEO on this planet, Mr David Williams. Oh dear. It ain’t going to happen.

Maine Finance – New Information on how a Quindell Subsidiary is failing and frauding as the cash runs out

Published 1399 days ago

Last week I stated that Maine Finance, a Quenron subsidiary which has racked up a £5 million overdraft so that it can lend money to other Quindell operations had basically stopped paying lead suppliers because the cash has run out. Thanks to information from someone incredibly close to Maine I can now give you the full story. This is symptomatic of what is going on across the Quenron group because there is no cash. 

Gfinity has plenty of Growth Potential

Published 1421 days ago

Companies involved in the media sector are notoriously hard to value, as for a lot of them it is more about growth and potential than current revenue streams. That has been the case even with huge companies such as Facebook where its value and balance sheet at the time it was listed certainly didn’t match up! 

Lucian Miers share tips for 2015, No 2 – Sell Avanti Communications

Published 1439 days ago

Shares in Avanti (AVN) have managed to head higher in recent months thanks to a rumour that Facebook was about to bid. Now Facebook might just co-operate with Avanti to bring the internet to Bongo Bongo land but that will not earn Avanti a fortune and there is no way that a bid is on the way. So I am very happily short on fundamentals.

The Short case for the AudioBoom bears

Published 1454 days ago

My pal Waz Shakoor has posted a precis of why he has gone short of Audioboom (BOOM) over on TMF. As ever his research is detailed and interesting. The Great Waz writes of a company which at 11.5p is valued at £62 million on the AIM Casino:

Bango go figure?

Published 1459 days ago

I have never understood the vagaries of how companies are valued on AIM. Select ten companies at random, have a brief trawl of their recent financials and try to guess their market caps and I defy anybody to even get close.  In this spirit I had a look at Bango (BGO) the other day and, forewarned that it was a little on the expensive side, decided to aim high. 

Avanti Communications the new share price Quindell

Published 1467 days ago

In a private note sent to clients yesterday but not published one of London’s sharper brokers asked the question, in share price terms is Avanti Communications (AVN) the new Quindell (QPP)? He writes:

Am I the only remaining bear in Avanti?

Published 1472 days ago

One of the big market mysteries of the last couple of months has now been solved. Why has the price of Avanti Communications (AVN) being going steadily upwards despite results that appear to confirm the worst fears of the bears? Why has the astute hedge fund Ennismore been reducing its short position?  Why has Avanti uber bear Mathew Earl – The Dark Destroyer -  gone strangely silent as the share price has ticked relentlessly North?

Quindell Bulletin Board Morons – Abusing Me Strengthens Me, It won’t save you

Published 1579 days ago

The attacks on me from shareholders in Quindell (QPP) continue. Yesterday say them produce & circulate a defamatory video alleging inter alia that I had an undeclared short position, that my restaurant was unprofitable, that I was very ugly, that all women hated me and that the Quindell Share price was zooming ahead. How very profound. Ugly is a matter of opinion, all the other points are demonstrably untrue.

ShareProphets

About ShareProphetsTerms of ServiceForgot My Password
Contact UsPrivacy PolicyForgot My Username
Advertise With UsCookie PolicyResend Account Validation Token
Send Us A Tip

Data by ADVFN / Site by Everywhen /