Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: AIM Companies starting to surf the wave of Blockchain madness - I've seen this all before
Published 7 days ago
The Guardian's coverage of the Paradise Papers has now turned to my old friend the Isle of Man based fugitive from Korean justice, Mr Jim Mellon. The Grauniad's coverage goes far but, sadly, its journalists fall for some slam dunk lies. This all concerns the Hoxton Pony,a fashionable bar in uber hip Shoreditch. I used to live round the corner and know it well.
Published 10 days ago
Once again Tim Martin of JD Wetherspoon (JDW) is the hero of the day exposing the lies, for that is what they are, spouted by big business and the dishonest media on the subject of Brexit. Martin lets rip in his company's latest trading statement. A true hero writes:
Published 31 days ago
Heck it is on twitter so it must be true as you can see below
Published 39 days ago
On September 15 2017 I explained why the folks who run Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) were slam dunk proven liars and predicted a bailout placing. Hey ho. Vindication did not take long. Today we are told that there is a book build on a placing to raise £9 million + at a minimum of just 36p with a £1 million open offer also planned. The shares have crashed by 23p to just 40p bid. Another win for the Sheriff.
Published 62 days ago
At no-one is watching O'Clock on Friday , 5.29 PM, Michael O'Leary's Ryanair (RYA) slipped out a statement that is obviously a lie shows utter contempt for its customers. Not that this is a novelty. My boycott of RyanAir has started t how long before others do the same an RyanAir starts to suffer financially. Lying to and treating customers like shit is surely a bad business model.
Published 64 days ago
Companies that tell lies to investors are ones that should be avoided like the plague. If you pick a company up on one lie the odds are that there are stacks of others going undetected. That brings me to Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) where I will demonstrate a slam dunk lie. Then we will turn to its looming cash crisis.
Published 96 days ago
Telit Communications (TCM) is spinning hard to suggest that all is well despite its founder, CEO and largest shareholder Oozi Cats being"resigned" today. It started by planting today's RNS in the ever pliant FT yesterday afternoon - the paper of record is now the mouthpiece for fraudsters wanting to spin a line. The timing of that FT plant now exposes the lies of today. Now comes the formal statement and it does not wash at all and begs massive questions which are just not answered.
Published 125 days ago
The house broker on AIM earns its money not from investors but from corporates. It banks £2-4,000 a month as a retainer and then makes 5% commission on any funds it raises. Lovely jubbly, coke and hookers all round. Of course that makes its research less than impartial. Prostitutes do not tell their clients that they have a small dick and so you would not expect Arden Partners to conclude that shares in Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL) are worthless crap, which they are. Welcome to a strong contender for the worst research note of the year to date.
Published 128 days ago
The AIM casino has hosted the London stockmarket's biggest fraud for almost 40 years (Quindell) and a raft of smaller frauds in recent years. One might almost say that fraud is endemic. Yet, in a consultation paper published this week, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has insisted that it is not within the remit of its own AIM Regulation department to tackle fraud or indeed do anything about it. This shows a complete contempt for investors - we bank the fees, you bank the losses.
Published 141 days ago
A couple of weeks ago AIM uber dog Servision (SEV) warned that its calendar 2016 results would be worse than expected. Today we have those numbers and guess what? Not only was that June 15 trading statement a slam dunk lie but we also have a new (lack of) profits warning about 2017. Why the AIM Rule breaching delay in announcing that bad news. It gets worse...
Published 196 days ago
What's not to like? No Listing after being booted off AIM because no Nomad would sign off on its lies. No product for sale. Almost no cash left. And now the Finance Director of the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) has quit. More red flags for tea vicar?
Published 205 days ago
Fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) may have been booted off the AIM Casino but in the few months before insolvency the comedy continues. The company has held an AGM the highlight of which was news that the 2 NEDS Tony Reeves and Jerry Bereika have resigned. Lyin' Amit Ben Haim says that the a search for new directors with the requisite skills to match the Company’s future requirements is underway. Hmmm what would that skillset be?
Published 236 days ago
Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up to dismal results and to the fact that it cannot get a Nomad to act for it and sign off on its lies and thus its shares will be booted off the AIM casino tonight. It talks of a relisting in the future but then it was telling us just the other day that it would get a new Nomad. But having had since January 10 it has failed. No one will act for this fraud. It is game over.
Published 265 days ago
I noted earlier that while most financial PR firms are so morally bankrupt they would spin for uber nonce Rolf Harris if the retainer was high enough, Tavistock PR appears to have some honour quitting as adviser to the FRAUD Cloudtag (CTAG). There are only so many lies you can put your name to I guess. But some folks want to hear lies and to reprint them, the BBMs. Please nominate the most moronic bulletin board post or tweet in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday February 26.
Published 265 days ago
Cloudtag (CTAG) the fraudulent AIM Company which has repeatedly raised money by telling lies to investors says that with Cairn Financial no longer prepared to sign off on its lies it is in advanced discussions about finding a replacement to avoid its shares being suspended on April 10. Really? Who do you think is so morally or financially bankrupt that they will sign off on lies for a fraudster. I am now starting a poll, if any of the Nomads's below want to deny that they are morally bankrupt and will not take on this work I will update the article. Vote now, deadline midnight Sunday 26 February. Update 1. It is not Allenby.
Published 285 days ago
Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has finally fessed up to the truth of its bust up with Sinophi and is paying the Chinese $250,000 to settle - even last week house broker Beaufort was, with an Advanced steer, suggesting the Chinese would be paying Oncotherapy several million quid. Lets remind ourselves of a timetable of lies, deception and non disclosure.
Published 322 days ago
No doubt the convicted criminal Aidan Earley reckons that African Potash (AFPO) is another fine company brought to its kneees by myself and the global shorting conspiracy. Actually it is a fraud which is why it snuck out more lies and bad news at no-one is watching O'clock on Friday. I was watching and this podcast is all about that fraud and what happens next.
Published 322 days ago
That the London market – and especially AIM – is fleecing investors on a regular basis is a given in these parts. Of course, most companies are run by honest individuals but the regulatory set-up is failing to bring those lacking in morals to book and investors need protection. It is not even the community of BBMs who need to be looked after either – consider the plight of those whose cash has ended up in institutional hands such as those of Tom Dobell of M&G and despatched to the great central bank in the sky via the fraud Quindell.
Published 331 days ago
As the year draws to a close it is only natural that we look back on the past twelve months. And it has been twelve months of achievement. It is a great achievement in that our writers have continued to write exactly what they want without any editorial interference. So Cynical Bear & Gary Newman have knocked shares I own. So what? We really do support free speech. And it has been a year when we have "dealt with" more frauds and lies on the AIM casino and the main market than ever before. That really is the USP of ShareProphets.
Published 337 days ago
Cloudtag (CTAG) has released an after hours RNS. It beggars belief that Nomad Cairn has signed off on this shite, More lies to compound earlier lies but also an admission of more breaches of AIM Rules and that 2016 sales will be zero, contrary to earlier lies. It is all utter horseshite and in this special podcast I take apart this statement bit by bit. It is a bad day for AIM. Cairn you should be ashamed and is beneath contempt. Cloudtag has lied and committed fraud and its shares are a sell with a 0p target.
Published 343 days ago
Time is running out for Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) as it scrabbles for additional finance but this time it really needs to start telling the truth to potential backers. In fact before I reveal more leaked emails I invite it to correct some previous lies told now.
Published 389 days ago
The poltroons at ShareSoc led by disgraced share ramper and smearer of investigative journalists Roger Lawson have written to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry on corporate governance with a number of suggestions on cleaning up AIM. First up, send large amounts of taxpayers cash to Lawson and his pals. You could not make this stuff up.
Published 390 days ago
I have just been made an insider and so cannot tell you why I am so fecking angry but I am spitting nails. I am also furious with a loathsome slug called Antony Browne who spins for the British Bankers Association, lies about Brexit and should be strung up with piano wire. Then it is onto Cobham (COB), Andes Energia (AEN), Tertiary Minerals (TYM), Sunrise Resources (SRES), Avocet Mining (BASTARDS) and the wider issue of the rape of Africa by the 1% of the West and of Africa and how it screws BOTH the 99% in Africa and the 99% here as well.
Published 391 days ago
The PC Gauleiters at the BBC could not get enough of Dragon's Den star Piers Linney: black, working class, Northern, worth £100 million. Ab fab. All he needed to do was come out of the closet and chop his leg off and he would have been the perfect Royal Flush. The only thing was that his CV was not er...true. And documents filed by administrators to formerly AIM listed Outsourcery (OUT) show just what a Walter Mitty figure Piers was. Or maybe it was just BBC lies all along. Pravda does have form after all.
Published 406 days ago
Is Sterling collapsing? Well, er... yes and no. It partly depends on where we started? If it is sliding is that down to Brexit? That is far more of a no than a yes. So are the Tories to blame? As of last week, in part yes. Is the BBC telling lies because it still can't handle the Brexit result? Of course it is. Confused? All is explained in this week's podcast. And talking of lies my podcast I mention on Syria is HERE
Published 441 days ago
Well of course it is not. At least, that is what AIM Rules for Nomads tells us, in the 2016 edition. So if a company has told a demonstrable lie, surely the Nomad should either resign in protest or be publicly strung up with piano wire by Marcus Stuttard’s team of oxymorons at Aim Regulation. I quote from the Nomads’ rulebook (emphasis in bold is mine):
Published 470 days ago
I have commented on Avanti Communications (AVN) twice in two days on the bearcasts HERE and HERE. Today with the shares zooming ahead to a peak of 50p (they are now 44p) the company commented but said nothing at all. Ronan Keating would be proud.
Uber Bombast David Williams stated:
Published 488 days ago
In between serving up more prize horseshit with its latest release Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) has claimed for itself almost psychic powers as it attempts to explain away previous lies.
Published 495 days ago
A month ago Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) announced that it had sold some assets it had bought days previously for $91,000 for £4 million in shares in fellow standard list dog Opera (OPRA) as well as £240,000 in cash. Today that joke deal has collapsed leaving Opera desperately seeking another acquisition and with its credibility in tatters and Highlands needing to explain the lies it has told.
Published 511 days ago
Serial publisher of lies, US Oil & Gas (USOP) now has cash to spend having found some of the stupidest people on this planet to pony up cash in its 27p placing. Hence now it has to update us all on its quest for oil where there is none. I apologise on missing this gem from comedy central on 17 June but better late than never.
Published 514 days ago
From last night's debate the speech that set the thing alight. Forget the smears, forget the lies, forget Project Fear, just have faith in yourself and in your fellow Britons, you must surely vote Leave tomorrow. Watch this and can you disagree?
Published 523 days ago
Over the weekend shareholders in Teathers Financial (TEA) started to receive circulars for the forthcoming EGM. Having tried and failed to bully its shareholders into calling off the EGM, Teathers’ board has adopted new tactics in the circular - lies and smears.
Published 545 days ago
John Lewis, which also owns Waitrose, has today lied to its 92,000 staff. It is such a demonstrably silly porkie that surely no-one can take it seriously? The polls, I fear, suggest that the wall of lies from Project Fear is starting to work.
Published 555 days ago
I am meant to be on a summer truce with David Lenigas so I shall interpret today's RNS from Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) as poor David being hoodwinked by the company he is meant to have done a JV with. That company is Commercial Funded Solar Ltd.
Published 573 days ago
Anyone who uses the phrase "to be honest " or "I'll be honest" before making a statement is usually lying and that brings us to fraudster Rob Terry who uses that phrase in today's laughable interview with the Sunday Telegraph. One claim is that he made £30 million from the Quindell (QPP) fraud. Natch: Terry is lying as he does every time when there is a Y in the day he is speaking.
Published 594 days ago
Oh dear, it seems that Britain's top share blogger is on the warpath again and has made public a letter of complaint about the language used on this website accusing us, I think, of homophobia.
Published 634 days ago
Thank you for your kind messages about my late cat Tara. Today I record with morbidly obese three legged Oakley listening and try to get him excited with an imaginary ffing dog. Actually it is the Chris Oil of cats. I explain. I also look at Stanley Gibbons (SGI), the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the first placing into the Horse Hill ramp - Evocutis (EVO). Next will be - I predict - Solo (SOLO). I also look at ISDX lobster pots and David Lenigas lies ref Afriag (AFRI).
Published 651 days ago
We have already demonstrated that not only is Servision (SEV) teetering on the brink of insolvency (HERE), has a ludicrously aggressive revenue recognition policy (HERE) but that also it announces deals as pre-placing ramps then patently does not deliver on them HERE & HERE. Now lets look at a pre-placing ramp from Brazil from April 2015. This is a shocker.
Published 666 days ago
Paul Scott has today dismissed THREE lies told by TrakM8 (TRAK) in RNS statements as irrelevant. Whatever. So let's go with a fourth and from there look at what was hailed as a transformative deal, the purchase of Box Telematics Ltd in a Reverse takeover in October 2013.
Published 666 days ago
Britain's top share blogger Paul Scott seems to have fallen in love with TrakM8 (TRAK) and is thus blind to numerous red flags which in any other stock would be causing him to plunge the knife in. Let's start with the lie about net cash.
Published 753 days ago
The Globo (GBO) scandal brings up the issue once again of what an auditor is there to do. Yesterday’s admission that, essentially, Globo’s accounts could not be relied upon suggests that there has been a massive failure. Auditor there: Grant Thornton. But Globo is by no means the only case of investors being misled as to the true picture in a company’s accounts.
Published 781 days ago
At last YourLegalfriend has filed a claim on behalf of clients who lost money from owning shares in the fraud and claim that they lost money because Quindell (QPP) published lies in RNS statements. The shares are off a tad at 96.75p but one could view the RNS as good news.
Published 811 days ago
Yesterday, in a Bearcast special, I explained why the circular published by AIM Cesspit posterboy Hotel Corp (HCP) at no-one is watching O’Clock on Friday contained slam dunk lies designed to mislead investors into not voting out fat cat crony capitalist tax-haven dwelling chairman Derek Short. Today I have written to the company’s Nomad, Simon Clements of Sanlam demanding that the circular be withdrawn and that the directors be censured. In case Mr Clements dithers I am cc’ing AIM Regulation and the FCA to ask them to force his hand.
Published 824 days ago
Some CEOs have clearly abused twitter telling outright lies (Rob Terry) and being somewhat aggressive with the Truth (Mr 3D I meant 2D seismic). But having failed to deal with major scandals of fraud and lying the oxymoron that is the AIM Regulation is wading in with draconian edicts that will achieve nothing.
Published 835 days ago
Normally Big Ray Zimmerman of ZAI Corporate Finance, nomad to a stack of China frauds, puts his name to lies pumped out by the Norfolks on the AIM Casino. But by way of change I have been passed evidence of Big Ray telling porkies in a regulatory announcement about his own company.
Published 836 days ago
In this part of the bearcast I go through all the frauds admitted to by Quindell today, the bungs, the lies, the non disclosures, the revenue recognition issues, the panama pumps. Most of this has been revealed on this website already but today Quindell fessed up. What we said abut Himex, TMC, Jon Stretton Knowles, the fraudster Rob Terry...it was all true. And that means that Rob Terry WILL go to prison for this. And so will others.
Published 852 days ago
Last week I had a feeling of déjà vu – it was the Quindell summer all over again. The harassment had begun and I was wondering why.
Published 866 days ago
Over the weekend I warned you that the sensationalist reporting of Greece by the Daily Mail and notably the lying bitch Liz Jones was just all lies. She did not understand what was going on and was making things up in a sensationalist manner to help sell copies of that rag. One of la Jones lies was that they were running out of food here. As it happens, outside my front door is a street market….
Published 885 days ago
Another day and another exclusive. Today we bring you the court filing made by disgraced Jimmyliar Ellerton as he tries to screw not $250,000 but $400,000 from the company. It will not make pleasant reading for Sefton (SER) shareholders but I am happy to appear as an expert witness for the company as the claims he makes are - as you would expect - packed full of lies.
Published 902 days ago
Despite all sorts of folks calling for this website to be boycotted, it continues to nail crooks operating on AIM, GXG and the London Main market. We want to nail more crooks , expose more lies and more frauds. Sod the death threats and the lawyers letters we want to up the ante. And we would like your help to do it.
Published 908 days ago
Naibu (NBU) joined the AIM Casino on April 5 2012 and from that day to the bitter end it always insisted that it had zero debt and cash of c£40 million. That was, as I shall demonstrate below, one monstrous lie. And this now brngs to the fore the whole issue of all the other China frauds on AIM claiming to be drowning in cash and debt free and the pathetic regulation of this whole shambles.
Published 917 days ago
Once upon a time US Oil & Gas (USOP) was the darling of Bulletin Board loons. Okay it gotr booted off ISDX and had completely worthless assets but it huffed and puffed and its shares raced ahead on GXG markets. But as it teeters on the brink of insolvency surely it should update us all - if only to give us a good laugh - on how the regulatory enquiries into its numerous lies are going and on how close it is to bankruptcy.
Published 933 days ago
You couldn’t make this up: ShareProphets has piled scandal upon scandal on to the authorities at the London Stock Exchange (LSE), with particular reference to the (complete non-) regulation of the AIM Casino. And so, with a golden opportunity to face down the critics the LSE decided that it did not want Tom Winnifrith present. No matter that he is a shareholder, turning up with proof of ownership and photo ID. No matter that, as a journalist, he had already been given clearance to attend. No, the LSE didn’t want any awkward questions. Is that because they knew that Tom is correct, and that therefore they would not be able to answer?
Published 934 days ago
I am off shortly to the London Stock Exchange AGM and events today show why AIM is such a joke of a casino. I refer to statements by Mosman, the er..lies of New World Oil & Gas and the total farce over Horse Hill. I give you full details of the next Dave Lenigas IPO and where to apply, not that I shall be doing so I stress. I cover the latest disaster to hit my good friend JimMellon, this time it is at Webis. and what the Benchmark and Hardide profits warnings tell us about wider equity valuations.
Published 961 days ago
Shares in Quindell (QPP) were suspended for six hours today as it was caught out for once again having told investors a pack of lies. It seems that it has sold Slater & Gordon rather more than was announced on Monday. This is just a total joke of regulation – when is someone going to prison?
Published 1002 days ago
I want to expand the investigative team at ShareProphets. I want to nail more crooks on AIM, expose more lies and more frauds. Sod the death threats and the lawyers letters I want to up the ante. And I want your help to do it.
Published 1007 days ago
I stand accused yet again of insulting the entire investment community and of delighting in folks losing money. Au contraire, I delight when Bulletin Board Morons lose money but that is just a small group of those who use BBs.
Published 1046 days ago
Last Friday and Saturday I highlighted a series of, ahem, ‘inconsistencies’ in two RNSs issued by the company on 15 and 17 Sept 2014. It has taken until today, Weds, for Tern (TERN) to address this. But Angus Forrest and his crony capitalists are still just telling abject lies.
Published 1047 days ago
The title is self-explanatory. The contents of this podcast are most serious. hapless Nomad Cenkos can verify the lot or it can just admit that it does not give a FF about its regulatory duties.
Published 1058 days ago
Following the shock Rob Fielding revelations of yesterday, conversations with three current and former Quindell employees and some early morning reading of the Quenron (QPP) 2013 accounts, notably page 57, I have more shock disclosures about Quindell and its acquisitions and rather tough questions both for the fraudsters and for the bumbling incompetents at KPMG who signed off on such utter gibberish and obvious lies.
Published 1100 days ago
On August 19 2014 Quindell (QPP) threatened me with a bully boy lawyer’s letter demanding inter alia that I sign a grovelling apology drafted by it, pay its lawyers bills and damages and that it would get an injunction against me to stop me accusing it and Rob Terry of being a fraud. As with all fraudsters you will note that Terry was using the company’s lawyers (i.e. not his cash but shareholder’s cash) for his case. I now publish that letter in full. And I ask the liars, crooks and frauds at Quindell where is that injunction?
Published 1110 days ago
I really do not care about the POS company that is Touchstone Gold. It is typical of the detritus at the bottom of the AIM Cesspit. But its RNS today is a shocker - it is grotesquely misleading. Behind it lies a tale of management incompetence and greedy and venal crony capitalists on the AIM Casino who care about nothing other than lining their own pockets and funding the coke and hookers. Shareholders are just there to be screwed. All of the guilty parties are named and shamed and the lies exposed in this scorching podcast. Yes. I am angry.
Published 1112 days ago
By popular demand this contest is back. As last week I will award a bottle of wine to the reader who posts up the tweet or Bulletin Board comment from a Quindell shareholders which demonstrates his or her stupidity most clearly - the entries last week were brilliant. The entries in week one were also incredibly amusing. Whether that comes in the form of just not understanding how shares work, a willingness to believe the most errant nonsense or just plain ramping/peddling of TA gobbledygook, feel free to post away. As before Kebab cannot post his own comments as entries, we need to give the other morons a chance and he is in a league of his own. Meanwhile
Published 1115 days ago
Quindell (QPP) owning moron Senor Grande has like his fellow whack job Filthylucre repeatedly promised to boycott this site and never come back. And then both come back like moths to a flame, just to say how much they hate it. The latest comment from Senor Grande is an utterly pompous demand to sack me which merits a wider airing and a detailed reply.
Published 1126 days ago
This morning I have written to the FCA asking it to investigate whether the allegations I made on 13th October 2014 regarding Quindell PLC (QPP) constitute market abuse. The allegations are the most serious I can make, that Quenron has committed wholesale accounting fraud and has lied to investors via RNS. If the allegations are not true I have committed market abuse. As it happens they are 100% verifiable and I have not seen one person show why they are not. That is because they are verifiably true. The video of my presentation making these allegations is HERE. The letter to the FCA explains why I have made this request and reads:
Published 1153 days ago
As I have demonstrated on a number of occasions US Oil & Gas (USOP) lies to the sad band of financial masochists on its shareholder list on a serial basis and its CEO young Brian McDonnell is a liar. In that vein I bring you its latest release from Friday which is par for the course. i.e total bollocks.
Published 1217 days ago
I noted in a previous article HERE that Phorm (PHRM) was only a few weeks away from running out of cash and going tits up. Notwithstanding its $10 million fund raise in March it will be on its way to PLC heaven in mid-August unless some more mug punters like Evil Knievil are found to keep this fare going. I know that the company is telling a jam tomorrow story to investors right now. But before they fall for that ask Phorm about Brazil.
Published 1288 days ago
Yesterday I revealed how the City’s largest financial PR Company Buchanan is mired in scandal after one of its employees appeared to pose as a private investor to discredit shareholders opposing the (failing) management of a company it is paid £10,000 a month to represent. This appears to be a total breach of industry guidelines and if P45s are not handed out next week then the stench of cover-up will be unbearable. But this is just the tip if the iceberg as I shall explain below.
Published 1288 days ago
Part of the WPP (WPP) Group, financial PR firm Buchanan acts for more AIM listed clients than any other PR firm. But today I ask if the odours from its lavish Cheapside offices are not of expensive perfumes worn by glamorous PR birds, but from the stench of a dirty tricks campaign against those investors seeking management change at AIM Cesspit listed Range Resources (RRL)? There is no suggestion that Range itself is aware of this. So....