Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: AIM Companies starting to surf the wave of Blockchain madness - I've seen this all before
Published 23 days ago
A top broker, who shall remain nameless, has this morning had a go at AIM regulators. His ire is prompted by a meeting in a pub where Berkeley Energia (BKY) presented to retail investors. It was by all accounts packed which, since I am a loyal shareholder, pleases me. But I just do not understand what is wrong here.
Published 30 days ago
It is on the LSE Asylum so it must be true. This moderated forum censors readers who say express bearish stances on frauds like Cloudtag (CTAG) and MySquar (MYSQ) but gives its readers free rein to discuss my mother's suicide or to, oh the irony, commit market abuse by knowingly spreading an untruth that I have committed market abuse by telling you to sell as I buy. And like moths to a flame they all leap to discuss this obvious lie in great detail.
Published 31 days ago
Heck it is on twitter so it must be true as you can see below
Published 43 days ago
The Central Bank of Ireland handles the sort of regulatory functions that in the UK the FCA makes such a bollocks of undertaking. A source very close to the situation has revealed that Professor Richard Conroy and Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) are now under a preliminary investigation after the events of the past week.
Published 93 days ago
I am deeply troubled by events at AIM uber dog Andalas Energy (ADL) on Monday afternoon. This is a company that has form when it comes to breaking AIM Casino Rules but on this occasion it is the advisers at Cantor Fitzgerald, whose actions have alreday cost some folks 50% of their money, who should be hung, drawn and quartered. Sadly we have gone soft on crime but at least they should be clobbered by the FCA for market abuse and AIM Regulation for breaching AIM rules. I have sent a letter.
Published 95 days ago
Andalas Energy (ADL) and its loathsome boss Dave "the rule breaker" Whitby represent all is worst about the AIM Casino. The company is worthless and its sole achievement has been an industrial scale transfer of wealth from the many to the few. Even by its own tawdry standards yesterday was a low point and it is a matter that I shall now be asking the authoriies to investigate as, blatant, market abuse. But first we must rewind to August 8.
Published 103 days ago
Having rather publicly fired its old retained broker Brandon Hill Research on 31 July for being sensible, Echo Energy (ECHO) has today announced it has a new broker Hannam & partners. Who? I must admit that I have never heard of this firm and an RNS search shows it acting for just one other London listed company as its retained broker. But maybe it has a big research capacity to ramp the shares? er...
Published 125 days ago
Five days ago someone who you would say had a career death wish, if he had actually got a career, sent me a fascist lawyers letter demanding that I pull all articles on him (going back 40 months) pay him damages, never write about him again and publish a grovelling apology dictated by him. I asked you to guess who has been so daft and 92% of you got it wrong.
Published 153 days ago
Ha ha. We've been waiting for this for weeks, but now Slater & Gordon (who were given all the relevent ShareProphets articles when there was still time to back out) has actually filed suit against Watchstone, nee Quindell, claiming breach of warranty and/or fraudulent misrepresentation for a total amount of up to £637 million plus interest. It almost makes one want to root for Quindell this time.
Published 156 days ago
Servision (SEV) the AIM listed POS has today slipped out a horrible calendar 2016 profits warning but the fact that it has waited five and a half months to do so is surely market abuse. AIM Regulations state that price sensitive information must be anounced as soon as it is known. How on earth can the company's hapless Nomad, Allenby, tolerate this state of play? Or does it not care as long as it is paid?
Published 159 days ago
On Friday some punters paid up to 13.5p for shares in Stanley Gibbons (SGI) after it claimed that it had received a bid approach. The shares are now c11.5p to sell after that was exposed as er...just not true.
Published 174 days ago
Having explained how folks paying up to 0.16p for shares in PGCE fully deserved the rogering they got on Friday after a new media rampfest turned sour I was startled to be told by some professional TW hater "but you tipped it, Doc Holiday said so". Au contraire.
Published 199 days ago
Look at the daily chart below. Tell me there was no insider dealing or market abuse going on here. It is that of Inspirit Energy (INSP). And then at 2.10 PM we finally had two announcements.
Published 265 days ago
I detailed earlier how some moron had registered on ADVFN as tomwinnifrith and then posted a lot of piffle making it clear that it was meant to be me. Among the more ridiculous assertions was the statement that: " I will remain selfishly against CTAG, even when it bounces back to previous highs. But not as active as before. We need it to get back to £40m-£60m market cap, at which point we will do it all again." were the biggest Cloudtag bear (target price 0p) be saying he "needed" the shares to get back to a 9-13.5p level and that he expected that because "at that point" would be dramatic. But of course...
Published 288 days ago
Yes it is indeed Murray D'Almeida of Beacon Hill and Management Resource Solutions (MRS) who has signed his AIM career suicide note by instructing (clownish) lawyers Fladgate to send me a fascist lawyers letter. Only 19% of you guessed that one! I am told by the uber-clowns at Fladgate that I cannot publish this letter and must retract THIS article or else. It gets worse but do you think I dare publish the letter?.
Published 340 days ago
I have loaded the photos of pressing the olives from the Greek Hovel HERE. There may not be a bearcast tomorrow as I am about to start travelling soon. Today I look at LGO Energy (LGO), Milestone Group (MSG) and its CEO Deborah White who has committed market abuse and should be fired, Strat Aero (AERO), Fox Marble (FOX), Golden Saint (GSR) where I suggest a rule change is needed at AIM to deal with share dumping parasites like PR genius Steffi, and Proxama (PROX).
Published 342 days ago
Bear raider Lucian Miers has again challenged the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation to take swift and firm action against Cloudtag (CTAG) for market abuse but has also raised the issue of forward selling by death spiral provider L1 Capital. This is effectively running a naked short and should thus be illegal. Miers writes:
Published 343 days ago
There were no bearcasts yesterday and so today there will be two. I start with AIM casino bad boy and fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) which now adds market abuse to the list of financial crimes of which it is guilty. Why are the shares still suspended? is this the end or the beginning of the end? Who deserves to go to jail? Who deserves sympathy? All is revealed in this bonus podcast.
Published 355 days ago
Over the weekend I urged AIM Regulation and the FCA to open a formal enquiry into market abuse and securities fraud by the AIM uber-fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). This morning I have sent an urgent missive to AIM Regulation and its hapless boss Marcus Stuttard asking why Cloudtag is not being forced to postpone its General Meeting allowing it to issue more shares.
Published 356 days ago
You may remember that some Cloudtag (CTAG) owning moron contacted the FCA to demand that they shut me down. Oddly that seems to have come to nothing. But the regulators at Canary Wharf as well as Marcus Stuttard's team of Keystone Cops at AIM Regulation must be awqare of this fraudulent company by now. I have today written to both showing the clear evidence that Cloudtag has committed market abuse and fraud and demanding that a formal investigation be opened at once into the company AND its Nomad Cairn Financial. And here is why, as I publish the letter in full.
Published 357 days ago
Yesterday shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) plunged after it fessed up that a critical deal worth up to $120 million with a Chinese entity had encountered problems. Those who backed a big fundraise just weeks ago are already 26% down. But the incident begs massive questions about the timeline of disclosure and RNS statements that appear to be utterly untrue. I have written to the FCA & AIM Regulation, as this appears to be market abuse, outlining my very specific concerns and demanding an urgent enquiry and, if appropriate, that sanction be taken against those responsible. The letter is below:
Published 419 days ago
Are there any rules at all governing the withholding of damaging price sensitive information by AIM listed companies? Yes there are. The FCA under market abuse directives and and AIM Regulation both have the power to throw the book at CEOs and Nomads who offend. But will they? Gable (GAH), its CEO William Dewsall and, almost certainly, Nomad Zeus have broken the laws. I have written the letter below to the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation and its boss, the bogus Sheriff Marcus Stuttard, as well as to the chocolate teapots at the FCA demanding urgent action
Published 440 days ago
Yesterday I explained how AIM listed Cloudtag issued an RNS four days before a placing boasting of $5.2 million of guaranteed orders which was simply not true. To me this is blatant fraud and as such I have written to AIM Regulation (the Oxymorons) and the FCA (The Chocolate Teapots) asking both to investigate both Cloudtag and also its Nomad Cairn which appears, at best, to have been asleep at the wheel for almost nine months. I know that Cairn boss Tony Rawlinson goes skiing each year with a senior figure in AIM Regulation but this scandal cannot be brushed under the carpet.
Published 464 days ago
Oh dear. Oh dear. AIM Casino bad boy Strat Aero (AERO) does not like seeing emails which show clear evidence of industrial scale fraud and market abuse appearing in public. That is the emails you can see HERE in the $20 million legal claim filed against by proud Texan Hulsey Smith. And so on Monday it went to court to stop the flow of information and to get existing articles pulled.
Published 468 days ago
The more one reads of the explosive legal dossier packed with damning emails, filed by Hulsey Smith in the Texas Courts against Strat Aero (AERO), the more one sees the massive implications for the whole of AIM. In yesterday's bearcast I discussed the massive conflict of interests at Strat's broker Beaufort Securities. Now let's take that further...if you are a Beaufort client this should concern you.
Published 491 days ago
Oh no, Wildes is going to have to report me to the FCA once again for market abuse in awarding the prize, a signed photo of Oakley, to myself. This contest was on my mind following news that once again a "foreign cat" has entered the house through Oakley's cat flap. What would Farage say? "These Bulgarian cats get everywhere, political correctness gone mad...mine's a pint." Anyhow the winning entry - from the many submitted HERE - to the photo below is from me and is:
Published 502 days ago
The standard of entries in yesterday's Getafix on holiday contest was dire. And so notwithstanding the fact that Wildes will now report me to the FCA for market abuse I am awarding the non existent prize to my own entry. You can see the other captions HERE. Please do better with today's selfie sent in by Malcolm who is now back on the beach as you can see below.
Published 503 days ago
It is not just to avoid Wildes screaming "fix - insider dealing and market abuse" and reporting me to the FCA but once again I am not awarding the prize for the day three contest to Nigel Somerville. You can see his and the other five losing entries HERE. For today's contest Getafix has, it seems, left the beach and headed inland and sent us a new photo to allow you to do your worst. The deadline for entering today's contest is midnight ( which is also the deadline in the Tory leadership poll HERE). So yesterday's winner with another corker was...
Published 556 days ago
Market abuser and criminal Chris Oil (as explained here) has now deleted the tweet below, perhaps on the advice of PR genius Steffi. But I suggest to you that it shows a man whose Walter Mitty condition is now becoming critical.
Published 558 days ago
In this presentation I explained how laws on insider dealing and market abuse worked and what they were exactly. I used Chris Oil as a case study showing why the little twerp should be facing a mega fine and a jail term.
Published 571 days ago
Last week I broke the news that Metal Tiger (MTR) was working on a placing and that Andy Thacker at SI Capital was the broker doing the placing. I dont make things like this up and gave Mr Thacker a chanjce to comment before publishing. I was lambasted by BB Morons for making it up and was told the company would phone me over the weekend to tell me I was wrong. There was no placing, Metal needed no cash. I was accused of market abuse for saying there was a placing. Well guess what?
Published 596 days ago
Due to the huge interest in my UK INvestor Show session "Why David Lenigas should be drummed off AIM forever" we are now miving this session to the main auditorium on April 30 2016. I would not want anyone to miss out. And if you needed further evidence of why the case is such a slam dunk here is a tweet from 48 hours ago:
Published 608 days ago
The lying market abusing little criminal twerp is behind bars at last as the photo below shows clearly. Don't hold back in today's caption contest - post your entries in the comments section below.
Published 631 days ago
And there were we thinking that market abusing, lying fantasist and all round little twerp had fled to Dubai to avoid taking me on in the boxing match he had challenged me to and accused me of being too cowardly to take part in. But no, the little crook is back in the UK so I have sent him an email. Chris starts with his tweet
Published 631 days ago
We warned you two days ago that Independent Resources (IRG) was trying to spoof investors with a bogus announcement in order to get a discounted placing away...it has not taken long, the placing today is a shocker. the FCA and AIM Regulation must investigate.
Published 636 days ago
It seems that Chris Oil is not only a market abuser, a liar, a fantasist and a criminal but he is also a two faced hyprocritical coward, now fleeing the country rather than face an older, unfit man in the boxing match Oil ( a self proclaimed boxing champion) had challenged that older man to.
Published 638 days ago
Chris Oil has taken to twitter threatenening to "kick the brains" out of me. I guess at least I had some brains to start with. The little twerp says that he will do this if he meets me in the street before going on to boast that he was the U-18 school boxing champion at school. Hmmm. Which school was that you lying twerp? Until 2005 there were only c20 schools in the UK still boxing, I suppose I could check whether the man whose family discovered the North Sea/owned half of Birmingham really is a great pugilist. Mr Oil's demented tweets are below.
Published 639 days ago
The man with the reverse Midas touch, the market abusing criminal Chris Oil has tweeted that he has sold all his oil shares. Naturally that is a lie since one suspects his 13% of now delisted Sefton (SER) is hard to shift as is the £250,000 he spunked into Lenigas Cuba (CUBA). But the tweets (below) are clear.
Published 648 days ago
"Mine's almost 100 foot long" Said criminal Chris Oil to PR Genius Steffi, the TR1 Queen. She looked at him doubtfully. No mine is bigger than that of David Lenigas. Steffi laughed. Chris smiled broadly: "No..., don't be silly I don't need to exaggerate about that...I am talking about my super yacht in the background." The little twerp held his fingers crossed tightly behind his back. Mummy had told him before that he must not tell porkies and that Santa would not be calling at Christmas if he did. Yes the serial market abuser has sent in his first photo from the Indaba mining conference, see below. Post your entries for this latest caption contest in the comments section below. Deadline midnight 14 February (Sunday).
Published 655 days ago
MX Oil (MXO) appears to have sold its Nigerian assets for a good price today. The devil is in the detail and having chatted to CEO Stefan Oliver I shall be looking at the detail very shortly. But before we go any further I applaud Mr Oliver for doing what the fuckwit regulators fail to do, that is to say tackling market abuse.
Published 657 days ago
Oh dear. Oh dear. This looks like another disaster for the lying criminal market abuser Chris Oil who in October put £100,000 into bankrupt TSX listed Mkango Resources at 2.5 Canadian Cents. The stock closed Friday at just 1 Canadian cent with 100,000 shares traded - that would be £500 worth of confetti. But it is not the lobster pot status of Mkango that should really trouble the twerp Oil....it is the ominous silence.
Published 662 days ago
The little twerp just cannot help himself. Today he has announced that yesterday he sold his entire stake in MX Oil (MXO) - 16,666,667 shares. But looking at his tweets (deleted and undeleted) from yesterday the crook is clearly again breaking the law.
Published 673 days ago
The Sith Lord Zak Mir will be leaving the rebel alliance for good on Sunday. As of now this site is (with the exception of the miserable froggie Thierry who has penned a great piece today) fundamentals only, no TA nonsense. We will do some buy tips but not of that ramping shite Bulletin Board Morons love - this site is becoming more critical and bearish. In terms of the market I comment on the joke that is ISDX in light of Nigel's great article today then onto MX Oil (MXO) - explaining market abuse & insider dealing for Wildes and other morons - LGO Energy (TOAST), Koovs (KOOV), UKRProduct (UKR), EG Solotions (EGS), Webis (WEB) and BMR (BMR)
Published 675 days ago
Jabba The Hutt cannot help himself. Having pompously blathered on about how we all need to be responsible when using social media the fat Aussie has today shown himself (again) to be utterly irresponsible or worse. This time the rampfest is LGO Energy (LGO). Jabba tweets:
Published 683 days ago
The insider dealer, market abuser, liar and fantastist Chris Oil does not appear to have enjoyed folks reading my three part Christmas Carol series HERE (1), Here (2) and HERE (finale) - we ask that you share the links with anyone you know, use the tweet button to tweet them to the world and post links on any Bulletin Boards of stocks where the little twerp is involved. Chris really does not want you sharing these articles so you know what to do...
Published 694 days ago
After meeting the ghost of Christmas past HERE and the ghost of Christmas present HERE young Christopher Oil tried as hard as he could to get some sleep. He tried counting Sefton share certificates. It was a bit like counting sheep. They were fluffy and stupid and just hopped over the fence into a big void where they disappeared. But that did not work.
Published 695 days ago
As you will recall young Christopher Oil has already had his Christmas Eve sleep disturbed once by a ghostly figure, the ghost of Christmas past. But Chris convinced himself that this was nothing to concern himself with and was soon sound asleep dreaming about how he and his bestest friend Daniel might build a snowman in the morning if mummy allowed them to play.
Published 703 days ago
Earlier today we flagged up that Chris Oil was committing market abuse by revealing information given to him as an insider in claiming that he owned bonds in MX Oil (MXO). We passed this information onto the Nomad by sending it our article - apparently no-one at Cairn understands how twitter works. That forced MX to issue a statement saying it was doing a debt fund raising - which I gather Oil is participating in - but had not yet completed it. So not only was Oil revealing inside information but he was also lying...the issue is not yet done. As for whether you should follow the little twerp and sign up for the issue?
Published 703 days ago
The little twerp just cannot help breaking the law. You will see in the tweets below that Chris Oil claims to be the largest shareholder in MX Oil (MXO) but that he is also a large bond holder in the AIM listed company. Er hang on...
Published 704 days ago
The Mrs listened to me recording Bearcast today and said that I seemed very happy. Maybe it is the thought of the next Afriag (AFRI) article I am working on or perhaps it was the second painkiller of the day kicking in? Or maybe a truly moronic Bulletin Board Moron posting? In this upbeat mood I discuss who should feature in this year's three part Christmas Carol? Fat Aussie share ramper David Lenigas or market abuser Chris Oil? Or should I run two series? Then a discussion on when Fitbug (FITB) goes bust. After that - in a bad language section - I discuss Arian Silver (AQG) and its fucktard PR man Dominic Baretto. I move onto Plethora (PLE), Aveva (AVV), Concha (CHA), 88 Energy (88E) and Caza Oil & Gas (CAZ) before rattling off the names of a few other small oilers that really are zeros.
Published 711 days ago
Market abuser Chris Oil has recorded a Christmas video special to blogger ABM. It is 31 minutes long but watching it may seem like it took you a lifetime. I was physically sick at 5 minutes and gave up. For any readers into masochism here you go...
Published 716 days ago
Oh dear, poor little market abuser Chris Oil - it seems that the AIM listing of his latest disaster Mkango Resources is running into a spot of bother. I pointed out here that without a fund raise the company would be BUST as soon as it listed. It seems that the news is now getting worse.
Published 719 days ago
So says the sage of the ShareProphets comments section. His thesis is a) that if tipsters were any good they'd be coining it in as investors themselves and b) that they are just talking their own book. He cites the Mirror journalists the City slickers who were sent to prison for pumping and dumping.
Published 725 days ago
Published 728 days ago
We know that the old board at Quindell (QPP) serially mislead and lied to investors as it committed wholesale fraud. Most of that board is now awaiting arrest by the Serious Fraud Office. But now to the NEW board, I have today written to the FCA and AIM Regulation asking whether it mislead investors on August 5 2015 in a material way with regard to its Himex subsidiary
Published 731 days ago
I am asked to be nice to Globo (GBO) non exec Gavin Burnell. I am afraid that I cannot be because with reward ( and Gavin had made more than £100,000 a year as a Globo NED if one includes share sales) comes risk. For AIM to work he needs now to face risk as I explain. Then it is onto New World Oil & Gas (NEW) and why some folks are setting themselves up to lose money (again). Finally more bad news for market abuser Chris Oil regarding his latest car crash of an IPO, Mkango Resources
Published 731 days ago
Market abuser Chris Oil seems attracted to lobster pot stockmarket disasters in the way that I am drawn to Cheryl Cole. It is fascinating to watch car crash after car crash for the little twerp. Following on from Sefton (upping his stake to 13%) just before delisting, Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) – nuff said – now we have Mkango Resources. This train wreck hits AIM on December 2nd.
Published 733 days ago
We make no comment at all about the uber-modest Chris Oil as he declares that he is officially Britain’s Warren Buffet (cripes where did I miss you on the Sunday Times Rich List?) and outlines his plans. Anyone who says that he is just a market abusing little twerp just fails to recognise what a frigging genius the man is. Over to Oily
Published 737 days ago
It gets worse. Shares in AIM and ASX listed Oilex (OEX) have now been suspended on Oz as the full scale of its legal difficulties emerges. The stock has never really recovered from the dual kiss of death of being tipped by both Zak Mir (HERE) and by market abuser Chris Oil (HERE) and is today down another 31% at 0.375p – roughly 90% below the levels when tipped by the dynamic duo a few months ago.
Published 741 days ago
The Globo (GBO) boards provided some cracking examples of Bulletin Board Moron insanity last week. I particularly liked the post “Should I have listened to the drunken blogger TW?” Yes Moron you should have been heeding my warnings on a whole range of stocks for three years but I guess you are happy staying in the Council House. But the Globo loons were trumped by a classic from a Worthington (WRN) backer:
Published 743 days ago
I offer no real comment about the favoured charity of fat Aussie share ramper David Lenigas. Whilst folks like market abuser Chris Oil and PR genius Steffi have been invited it seems that I am not on the guest list for tonight's black tie event. However an invitation has fallen into my hands. View this as a caption contest - do not hold back, be as cruel as you wish.
Published 744 days ago
Under a single transferable vote system Zak Mir would undoubtedly have been fired by ShareProphets at midnight. But our poll operated under first past the post and so he survives – it seems our readers just could not agree on why he should be fired.
Published 745 days ago
Sefton Resources (SER) has today updated its shareholders via a release which can only be described as semi-literate. Was it written by Zak Mir? Notwithstanding the appalling syntax the message is clear: shareholders are fucked. We bring the release with a ShareProphets translation service in bold.
Published 745 days ago
Surely it cannot take Sith Lord Zak Mir long to cobble together the gibberish in his articles? Yet he is late in filing. The Pizza hardman Darren Atwater and I are undecided about whether we should fire him. What do you think? Vote now in today's poll.
Published 747 days ago
Following on from his disasters at Sefton Resources (SER) – suspended – MX Oil (MXO) – halved mummy’s cash and Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) another 50% hit, what other shares have the kiss of death blessing of market abuser Chris Oil, the man who says he is Britain’s Buffett. I bring you a video of him being interviewed by a hapless Sith Lord, Zak Mir. Sometimes the Sith Lord makes even Justin the Clown over at ADVFN seem probing.
Published 747 days ago
Following possibly the least successful IPO of the year which has seen punters minus 80% to sell on day one, I'd like to dedicate this song to market abuser Chris Oil who has some explaining to do to mummy and to fat Aussie share ramper David Lenigas. Appropriately it is by The Primitives, aka those dumb enough to invest in this POS.
Published 747 days ago
I hope you had your beer and popcorn ready for the IPO of Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) at 5p because the spread on the shares right now is 1p-1.75p and it gets worse. The “size” is 25,000 to 50,000 which means that you can sell in parcels with a maximum value of £500. If you invested £500,000 at 2p like market abuser Chris Oil did back in July its going to take a long time and a lot of phone calls to get, some of, mummy’s money back.
Published 748 days ago
Back in July as David Lenigas raised £4.2 million at 2p for Lenigas Cuba, mug punters like market abuser Chris Oil were told a Standard Listing within 4-6 weeks would raise £5-10 million at 5p. Oh dear, it seems that 13 weeks later the ISDX IPO tomorrow will have seen just £200,000 raised at 5p. Big Dave has bombed! Now wait for the car crash as the maths are dire.
Published 748 days ago
As we celebrate the Celtic New Year, ShareProphets asks the old gods to bestow a special blessing upon Globo, who allowed ShareProphets to have a record-breaking week. Manannán mac Lir is probably none too happy about being asked to give a thumbs up to a big fraud like Globo, but I imagine that work is hard to come by as a Celtic deity these days.
Published 748 days ago
I increasingly fear for the sanity of my friend David “I just love the smell of newly issued confetti” in the morning Lenigas. Instead of answering simple questions he just tweets increasingly deranged abuse. Have a butcher’s at this classic from last week.
Published 749 days ago
Market abuser Chris Oil is a big investor in Lenigas Cuba whose IPO will be a car crash on Monday. Thus he and David Lenigas are best buddies these days. Their twitter exchanges last week are disgusting as they celebrate closing down their critics. Prepare to be made nauseous by these ghastly individuals.
Published 749 days ago
If this owner of shares in China Norfolk Auhua (ACE) is not living in a council house already he soon will be judging by his quite bonkers investment strategy. Are you up for a challenge? Can you supply a more obvious Bulletin Board Moron of the week? Yes the contest is back.
Published 755 days ago
For the avoidance of doubt I am stone cold sober in writing this. I had a small glass of wine last night but just one. I say this because I now say that Dan Levi (Brokerman Dan) has made a valid point about the Sefton (SER) debacle.
Published 757 days ago
As I warned you yesterday (HERE) shares in Sefton Resources (SER) were suspended this morning following the arrival of a new management team backed by Comrade Dan Levi and the market abuser Chris Oil. Nomad Allenby has quit. The LSE has told other Nomads not to act and in a month Sefton will be booted off the AIM Casino. But it gets worse.
Published 757 days ago
CEB Resources (CEB) has just put itself into suspension pending an announcement on Monday at 0700. No doubt the news is going to be positive, but the trading pattern in this stock since 14:50 yesterday afternoon is deeply troubling. I am a supporter of CEB Resources and would like to see this company do extremely well, but I fear now it is a victim of serious market abuse. Just look at the 5-day chart below.
Published 757 days ago
Yes this story is about smears. Fat Aussie share ramper David “I just love the smell of confetti in the morning” Lenigas has been caught in bed with market abuser Chris Oil and Dan Levi. Let me explain.
Published 758 days ago
In case you are still dumb enough to be holding shares in Sefton Resources (SER) - if you do not sell by 4.30 today you will almost certainly never be able to sell again and you will lose all your money.
Published 762 days ago
It seems that market abuser Chris Oil is in meltdown, rather like the share price of Sefton Resources (SER) of which he owns 5%. His latest twitter abuse is directed against me. And is below
Published 764 days ago
As expected today’s news from carry on Up the Sefton Resources (SER) signals the death of its AIM career but it gets worse, the new management team and its backers stand humiliated. The City of London is closing ranks against them
Published 766 days ago
Carry on Up the Sefton Resources (SER) has helpfully given us an update on its death throws as an AIM casino listed stock – suspension could well arrive by as soon as Friday at 7 AM. The timetable of doom is thus:
Published 767 days ago
I have just been tipped off that someone is about to send a lawyer's letter seeking an injunction. I know who. But can you guess? Needless to say I shall see the bitchez in Court. So it is time for another reader poll. Who wants to gag me?
Published 768 days ago
Carry on up the Sefton Resources (SER) shareholders should be warned: trading in shares in your company will be halted sooner than you think and the company will almost certainly be kicked off the AIM Casino a month later, we have it from more than one source that Clem Chambers and those who called for an EGM are not backing down.
Published 768 days ago
On Friday, midway through the morning session, market makers suddenly marked down the Bid for Sefton Resources (SER) to 0.04p. They did this on what appeared to be a relatively light volume day and with no official news from the company. The Ask was left at 0.06p, leaving Sefton’s share price with a massive 50% spread. This price strongly suggested the market wanted to discourage sellers. A possible (probable?) explanation for this was that there was a major seller in the background. After this morning’s news from the company, it shouldn’t take much effort for the FCA to confirm whether or not anything untoward happened. And so...
Published 768 days ago
As predicted on Sunday in yet another scoop for this website, ZAI Corporate Finance, led by heroic Big Ray Zimmerman, has refused to act as Nomad for the proposed new management team at Carry on up the Sefton Resources (SER). We can now reveal the real reason for this, flag up yet more market abuse by Chris Oil and suggest what happens next.
Published 777 days ago
I have not had a lawyer’s letter for seven months and was feeling rather miffed about it but in a great end to the week I have just got one. It goes without saying that this is a fight I shall relish. I shall see these bitchez in Court and I shall win. All will be revealed tomorrow but would you care to guess which scumbag has sent the letter? Vote by midnight Friday.
Published 781 days ago
We all knew that at the October 6 EGM, team Chris Oil would win and that the current directors – bar Jossy Rachmantio would be booted out to be replaced by ADVFN’s (AFN) Clem Chambers and Mike Hodges. Sefton (SER) has now thrown in the towel but the drama is far from over.
Published 784 days ago
Since I first commented on Imaginatik plc (IMTK) as its shares soared to 8p and beyond in June, I have been bearish. However, does Chairman Matt Cooper deserve a smidgeon of credit now?...
Published 784 days ago
What can we say, the market abuser Chris Oil is not only a genius but also modest with it. As evidenced by a recent tweet from today...
Published 785 days ago
Rob Terry will, I am sure, soon be arrested by the SFO over the Quindell (QPP) fraud but the crook is not finished in his criminal ways. Via his new Ponzi, Quob (Knob) Park Estates he is clearly guilty of market abuse concerning AIM listed Imaginatik (IMTK) and I have asked the FCA to investigate. Perhaps worried about this Terry has been deleting tweets.
Published 789 days ago
In the latest proclamation from the castle on top of Looney Mountain, market abuser Chris Oil has warned the City he is making a list of those whom he is going to “distroy”. Quite what provoked this latest little Twitter temper tantrum is anyone’s guess, but I am sure there are dozens of folks now quivering in their boots, in dreaded fear of an assassin’s blade. For my part, I shall endeavour to do my level best to appear on the top of Little Augustus’ proscription list.
Published 790 days ago
I have obtained the explosive exchange of emails which saw Fox Davies resign as Nomad to Sefton Resources (SER) in 2012. They vindicate me once again in the libel case I won against this POS but show that CURRENT Sefton director Tom Milne is not a fit and proper person to sit on an AIM board and must be SACKED at once.
Published 792 days ago
It is now certain, following the shock resignation of Raylene Whitford, that Sefton Resources (SER) will soon be run by Clem Chambers and Mike Hodges at the behest of Brokerman Dan and market abuser Chris Oil. Nomad Allenby will quit the day the new consortium takes charge meaning Sefton will be booted off the AIM Casino unless a new Nomad steps forward. So which Nomad wants to commit reputation hara-kiri?
Published 792 days ago
Another day and yet more entertainment from the biggest joke company on the AIM casino, Carry on Up The Sefton (SER) – CFO Barbara Windsor, played by Raylene Whitford, has quit the board with immediate effect. WTF?
Published 795 days ago
What the bloody hell do those useless tossers at New World Oil & Gas (NEW) think they are playing at? Last night the feckless twats confirmed they are going to waste shareholders’ money in a pointless conference call on Thursday. The bare minimum this will cost is £5,000 and is a total waste of everyone’s time and of shareholders money. These directors know they are done for, so why don’t they just have the common decency to take glasses of whiskey and a revolver into the corporate study and do the decent thing?
Published 796 days ago
Last year my three part Christmas Carol series concluding on Christmas day featured the Quindell fraudster Rob Terry. In a prior year Evil Knievil featured. I was thinking about this year’s offering today but whose Christmas Carol will I be recounting?
Published 797 days ago
New World Oil & Gas (NEW) has yet to comment but the New World Oil & Gas action Group (NWOG) announced that it had proposed that company rescuer Adam Reynolds and 2 pals join the board at the AGM later this month while 2 existing directors step down.
Published 799 days ago
Carry on up the Sefton (SER) continues to provide amusement for all with three of the leading players taking to the media to put their case yesterday: market abuser Chris Oil played by Kenneth Williams, ADVFN supremo Clem Chambers played by Bernard Breslau and current Sefton boss Barbara Windsor played by Raylene Whitford. The question that emerged relates to Chambers and Oil – who is the organ grinder and who is the monkey.
Published 799 days ago
Earlier this week I reported how market abuser Chris Oil had wasted Police time by reporting me to the Old Bill with West Mercia Police dismissing his compliant after just one email. But it seems, in this latest episode of Carry on Up The Sefton, that Kenneth Williams is nothing if not persistent and has now reported flip flop Ben Turney as well complaining “Oooh Officer, he is awful.”
Published 801 days ago
For many months those connected to market abuser Chris Oil have been boasting that they have Jim Mellon onside as they try to save the company. Oh no….
Published 802 days ago
As Ben revealed HERE Chris Oil has requested an EGM at Sefton Resources to oust the board and replace it with the ADVFN (AFN) duo of Clem Chambers and Mike Hodges. This is a disaster as I expect the market abuser Oil to win. If he does Sefton may well be delisted and its shares are worthless as I explain in today's special podcast. My target price for Sefton shares is now 0p.
Published 807 days ago
The market abuser Chris Oil should be prosecuted for wasting Police time as he has reported me to the Police for harassment. Surely the silly boy saw what happened to Angus Forrest of Tern (TERN) when he tried the same. It appears not. Sadly for me the Old Bill has decided to drop the matter after getting a snotty email from me. That is a shame, this is a Court battle I’d have loved. Anyhow, today’s silly email chain is below:
Published 820 days ago
He may be £500,000 down in six weeks but perhaps that is why market abuser Chris Oil is seeking distraction in a relationship. Thanks to an eagle eyed reader who spotted this gem on a singles website.
Published 821 days ago
Yesterday I reported the story of an AIM CEO, who shared his first hand experience of the City corruption that enables the illegal forward selling of placements. Today I publish a second account, from a separate CEO, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity. Over the years, a number of companies on AIM have suffered illicit coordinated market attacks against their share prices. There has long been a suspicion of direct City complicity in these abusive assaults, involving regulated brokerage firms and market makers. Thanks to the vagaries of libel law and the City’s conspiracy of silence this is a story nearly impossible to report on, but the comments of CEO 2 serve as a warning to private investors in this utterly bent market.
Published 821 days ago
Market abuser Chris Oil modestly claimed that he was better than Warren Buffett when it came to stock selection. But it seems that the Sage of B&B had a rather bad month or two. In fact his losses on just three stocks since early July appear to be almost £0.5 million. Given that Oil reckons that his family discovered the North Sea, this may well be small change to the Sage of Fantasy, but we suspect however that it is not.
Published 822 days ago
AIM Regulation and the FCA’s inability or unwillingness to tackle rampant market abuse involving the illegal forward selling of placements on AIM has cost companies and shareholders hundreds of millions of pounds. The problem has become so widespread that it is widely seen as the cost of doing business in the lower reaches of the market. This is unacceptable and two current CEOs of AIM-listed businesses have spoken out about the parlous state of play. Below I share the first testimonial, given on the condition of anonymity.
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 828 days ago
What can the London Stock Exchange do to restore confidence to AIM? The “world’s most successful growth market” is ailing and no amount of spin can cover up its decay. According to the latest statistics, at the end of July AIM hosted 1,066 companies, the lowest number since the end of 2004. There have been a mere thirty-seven new issues so far this year, of which one was a transfer from the main market and eight were re-admissions. Having failed so miserably to police its market, the London Stock Exchange now faces an immense challenge proving to the investment community that it has the wherewithal to arrest AIM’s increasingly terminal decline.
Published 845 days ago
The Sefton Resources (SER) market abuser Chris Oil has given Ben Turney and ShareProphets a “final warning” that he must not ask any more questions of him or write articles about him or he and this website will be reported to the Police. Yeah right.
Published 845 days ago
We should be grateful to convicted armed robber Daniel Levi. Really we should, for he has proven, in the most graphic manner possible, so much of what is wrong with AIM. Formerly known as David John Hopkins, Levi has spent sixteen years in jail for two separate convictions involving firearms. There is no indication that either conviction is spent. It will now be a source of major embarrassment both to the London Stock Exchange and the Financial Conduct Authority that a man with Levi’s background was able to become Executive Chairman of Sefton Resources (SER), without anyone picking up on his criminal past.
Published 847 days ago
Not a lot can now get me to take out time from my sabbatical. After a couple of days with my father this week I have been inspired to write the first (short) chapter of the novel which is now with my friend Gary for review. However, David “when I said 3g seismic I meant 2g” Lenigas tweeting that I am a liar and should “get a life” drives me to respond.
Published 850 days ago
This morning’s RNS from New World Oil & Gas (NEW) proved once again what a fork-tongued liar Chris Oil is. At some point we will probably get bored of running pieces about our favourite market abuser, but the latest cack-handed deception is worth a quick mention.
Published 853 days ago
Market abuser Chris Oil has amazingly still been offered a platform by the ADVFN Newspaper to write his semi-literate shite. Today he tries to pump New World Oil & Gas (NEW) with a ludicrous suggestion that a company with piss-poor worthless assets, a totally discredited management and c£3 million of cash could be worth £40 million. In this podcast I serve up a translation of the Oil piffle which you can see below.
Published 856 days ago
Last Friday it was announced that Dan Levi (Brokerman Dan) and the market abuser Chris Oil had upped their stake in Sefton Resources from 9.4% to 10.2% and sources tell us that this is a prelude to them calling an EGM to ditch the board and install Clem Chambers & Mike Hodges of ADVFN as directors with Levi as a consultant.
Published 868 days ago
At the start of the New World Oil & Gas (NEW) forward selling fiasco Liam was cited as being one of the “innocent” forward sellers, who “accidentally” got himself embroiled in this mess. In fact, Liam was the primary example used to paint a human face on perhaps one of the most reckless market acts ever witnessed on AIM. Unfortunately for those who chose Liam as the forward sellers’ poster-boy, he has not behaved well. Posting under the username “Awkward Turtle” across social media, Liam is quite removed from being an “ordinary” private investor. Mr Turtle, as it is perhaps more appropriate to call Liam, is a small, yet revealing, part of something far more sinister and well coordinated.
Published 875 days ago
On Thursday Raylene Whitford, the FD and only executive director at embattled Sefton Resources (SER) was asked about the possibility of boardroom change and stated that "The last thing Sefton needs is another person in the company trying to line their pockets”. We asked you who you thought she was referring to. You were in no doubt.
Published 876 days ago
In a podcast organised by a well-known utter clown that went out on Thursday Sefton’s pouting FD Raylene Whitford slammed certain folk agitating for boardroom change with this biting comment "The last thing Sefton needs is another person in the company trying to line their pockets”. Ooooh er missus….
Published 880 days ago
Doc Holiday has just published a phone message left to him by our favourite flavour of the month, market abuser (HERE, HERE and HERE) Chris Oil. It seems like dear old Chris got wind of Sefton’s placement before it happened and called Doc to let him know the good news. We provide an exclusive transcript of the message below.
Published 880 days ago
Just what dodgy websites has the Sith Lord Zak Mir been logging onto recently? I only ask because I - and at least one other person in his address book has just received the following email:
Published 882 days ago
Just in case anyone is bonkers enough to believe that Daniel Levi Associates is genuinely able to fill in the paperwork properly to call an EGM at Sefton Resources (SER), we now present a helpful translation of this self-styled corporate raider’s highly entertaining last attempt at requisitioning a meeting. (Spoiler alert -- It didn’t go too well).
Published 883 days ago
There is no Bulletin Board Moron of the week thread but I felt compelled to pass on this gem speculating about what the market abuser Chris Oil and his manservant Dan Levi were up to at Sefton. The mind boggles. Over to some loon on twitter who speculates:
Published 883 days ago
Just before the close, Sefton Resources (SER) announced that Daniel Levi and market abuser Chris Oil had bought back into the company. This has provoked a furious reaction and it will be very interesting to see how the market responds today. After the first time Mr Levi “saved” Sefton, the company’s share price went up nearly seven times, to an eye-watering 0.39p. Oblivious to the fact that Mr Levi failed to deliver his operational promises and sold a massive chunk of his stock near the unsustainable and over-promoted top, Seftonologists still saw good value in this cash shell with little cash, no assets and an £11.3million market cap. Will this bunch fall for the shenanigans again or will it finally learn its lesson and pay heed to the obvious toxic danger signals now slapped all over this stock?
Published 884 days ago
On May 8, the market abuser Chris Oil tweeted out that folks should buy shares in Sefton (SER) as - at the same time - he and Brokerman Dan sold their entire 6% holding at between 0.35p and 0.4p. Yesterday morning Sefton announced a bailout placing at just 0.065p. Guess what happened next?
Published 884 days ago
As the self-congratulatory celebration of AIM’s twentieth birthday reaches a crescendo, the odd share trades (just coincidence we are sure) continue unabated. This morning, in a perfectly timed manner, we found out why StratMin Global Resources’ (STGR) share price mysteriously jumped 19% in the last hour and a half of trading yesterday. This morning, the company announced a strategic partnership with India’s Tirupati Carbons & Chemicals Group. What is brilliant about this example is that we’ve been here before with StratMin. Better yet, I reported the last time well-timed traders got their hands on StratMin’s price sensitive information to the FCA.
Published 887 days ago
As an alternative to Bulletin Board Moron of the week this week we launch a new contest - twitter ramper of the week and as it is our debut all tweets going back to May 8th are eligible. And that meas that to win the contest you have to show a tweet which is either criminal or just mindless ramping that beats this one from market abuser Chris Oil.
Published 888 days ago
Why would you go onto the Internet to read a magazine? I haven't the faintest - but thousands of you have done so and clicked here to read the first edition of UK Investor magazine. We've being podcasts, so I guess that's like radio on the Internet and we've do videos since the beguinning, and that's a little like television on the Internet so I guess that I should not be surprised that putting print on the Internet is a success.
Published 889 days ago
With controversy and speculation surrounding a number of AIM stocks recently I felt compelled to write a little more about a small cap aim company that has been slammed by the naysayers based on pure ignorance and fool hardiness. I've heard much about Sefton Resources (SER) and what it hoped to do in the near term. Whilst I maintain that the gang at Sefton has been handed a lifeline, it's hardly cut and dry so lets look at a few facts regarding Sefton and the newly readmitted CEB Resources (CEB).
Published 894 days ago
Hot on the heels of his hilarious appearance at Zak’s Traders Café last Monday, ShareProphets has just learned of yet another deleted Tweet from self-styled multi-millionaire City trader and well-known “invetement” writer Chris Oil. Once again, Chris thought he could escape justice and cover up his market abuse, but once again he was wrong. Our faithful bloodhounds are on the trail and will not rest until this serial market abuser is dealt with by the FCA.
Published 895 days ago
In the past seven days, 48,853 unique readers read 90,453 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.
Published 898 days ago
Back in the good old days, when our dear friend Jim Ellerton was hocking his wares around the busy streets of London, shareholders in Sefton Resources (SER) were at least able to delude themselves with pipedreams of Kansan gas riches and a Californian heavy oil rush. As we all know, those promises of future wealth were a fantasy, deliberately designed to fund Ellerton’s lavish Hawaiian existence and taste for expensive hotels. Sefton was the ultimate lifestyle company, but what of today’s myths about this cashless cash shell?
Published 898 days ago
He was Zak Mir's guest. Ben & I think that Chris Oil is a criminal and a market abuser. But here is the man himself on video. To register for more free booze and pizza at ZaksTradersCafe events ( the next one is 22nd June) click HERE
Published 899 days ago
Sefton (SER) shares have fallen to just 0.13p to sell. How wise market abuser Chris Oil was to sell all his shares on 8 May at 0.37p as he tweeted out that folks should be buying. But in light of the collapseroonie I have a brief question for the company's broker Cornhill.
Published 909 days ago
On the very day that market abuser Chris Oil started selling 96 million shares in Sefton Resources (SER) he tweeted out that the stock was a buy to those who follow him. There were other ramps to follow as Oil cleared his position which were so blatant that the FCA is now investigating him. To be so blatant with your market abuse surely makes you a Bulletin Board Moron but perhaps you have spotted someone tweeting or posting something even more stupid. we suggest that boards for New World, Sefton and Worthington will once again throw up some examples.
Published 910 days ago
A long chat with Brokerman Dan, the crony capitalist resident of the Manchester Slums this morning has resulted in a new declaration of peace in our time. We only await his ordering of a nice big celebratory cake from Northern Ireland for the deal to be sealed. We still disagree on a few things, notably the actions of market abuser Chris Oil.
Published 911 days ago
Wednesday night’s result of New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) EGM threw up an intriguing figure; 68,105,573. Now that figure might not seem particularly stimulating to the casual observer, but this block of votes voted in favour of Resolution 1 (for the placement) and against Resolution 2 (for the director/advisor warrants). Quite why anyone would have been in favour of the placement yet against the warrants is a bit on the peculiar side. Then again the New World debacle has attracted its fair share of odd characters. Speaking of which, did I mention that Chris Oil’s broker held 69,815,402 New World shares on the morning of the EGM?
Published 915 days ago
Naturally I start this podcast with my big news - last night's encounter with a snake: did I kill it. You can read about that HERE. Next up is a detailed look at today's news from Environmental Recycling (ENRT), formerly 3DM, then onto Tomco, Rose Petroleum, Tungsten, Blinkx, Sefton and Solgold. And then for some folks out there - including Chris Oil - I explain what constitutes market abuse and/or insider dealing and what the FCA should do about what is NOT a victimless crime.
Published 918 days ago
Apologies - publication was delayed by IT issues at the pizza hardman ranch in Canada. Ahead of supper with my father a short podcast was recorded on Thursday covering New World Oil & Gas and the market abuser Chris Oil, Tungsten, Ferrum Cresent and Rose Petroleum
Published 921 days ago
Hmmmmm, sorry to tell those who are urging investors to boycott this website because we oppose market abuse but your campaign is, like the share price of Sefton Resources, going down in flames. We are having a great day.
Published 921 days ago
I am afraid that the entries for the three men in a bath caption contest were almost universally obscene. Whatever I have written about Big Dave Lenigas I have never suggested that he is anything other than a red blooded heterosexual. As for the other two… well the Sith Lord did go to a posh boarding school but that was all a long time ago.
Published 921 days ago
That crony capitalist Brokerman Dan is today exposed as a pump and dump merchant in Sefton (SER) is horrifying enough – see HERE. But now mad blogger Chris Oil of New World infamy (HERE) is show to be quite frankly guilty of market abuse. This is shameless and revolting.
Published 965 days ago
The conventional wisdom is that you should follow the “insiders” that is the board in terms of buying and selling shares. Sometimes the conventional wisdom is wrong. We can start with buys.
Published 966 days ago
The competition as to who is the stupidest shareholder in Quindell (QPP) is an intense one with a crowded field but I think I have a winner from the ADVFN asylum, whites123, who has revealed his cunning plan to destroy myself and Waseem Shakoor. The sheer insanity of it all defies belief and involved Gate Ventures (GATE). Whites123 posts today:
Published 977 days ago
If a quoted company issues a statement that misleads investors it and its executive officers are guilty of market abuse. Quindell (QPP) did just that yesterday and thus I have again written to the FCA asking it to launch yet another investigation into Quindell and its chairman David Currie and CEO Robert Fielding. Yes that is the same Mr Fielding who bought RTA for £68.40 in December 2014 and sold it to Quenron for £2 million a couple of weeks later. Quite why he has not been suspended by Quindell’s HR Manager Jill Harrison for that pending a full investigation defies belief.
Published 977 days ago
Aussie law form Slater & Gordon must be getting pretty pissed at having to issue Oz RNS releases clarifying the lies issued by Quenron. Once again a Quisling journalist has made definitive statements about an offer made by S&G for Quindell’s QLS unit. The Quisling’s claims are preposterous but in clarifying Quindell does not deny them forcing S&G to publicly bitch slap. So this time, I recap:
Published 978 days ago
Just when you thought that our MPs could not sink any lower in talking complete bollocks as they engage in populist pre-election vote grubbing, they turn up en masse to surprise you with a new act of idiocy. Leading the charge on this occasion is the economic illiterate business secretary Vince Cable and the matter at hand is Quindell (QPP).
Published 996 days ago
Coms (COMS) is the gift that keeps on giving. In today’s instalment we have wholesale market abuse and the question of when the Nomad might jump ship. Meanwhile the company needs to clarify its financial position. Is it trading only thanks to the support of banks who could pull the overdraft at any time? Methinks yes.
Published 997 days ago
On Monday 22 February the fraud Quindell (QPP) put out a statement that misled investors as to the status of its discussions with Slater & Gordon as to the sale of QLS. Slater and Gordon was forced to clarify the situation with its own statement. Shares soared on the Quenron RNS but retreated as S&G revealed the truth. As such this begs the real question as to whether David Currie, the chairman of Quenron and old pal of Mr Robert Simon Terry, is guilty of market abuse. I have written to the FCA today asking it to launch a formal enquiry.
Published 998 days ago
For the second time Slater & Gordon has been forced to make an official statement to correct misleading statements made by Quenron (QPP). What planet is the fraud Quindell on?
Published 1006 days ago
In today's podcast I discuss what exactly is market abuse and who commits it. I talk about how I reported myself for market abuse to the FCA when dealing with bully boy lawyers from Range Resources. And who really commits it. At a company level I look at 3 Legs Resources, Afren , TXO, Northern Petroleum and Mosman Oil and Gas.
Published 1013 days ago
The publication of material that you know to be untrue or misleading in an attempt to persuade folks to buy or sell securities is termed market abuse and is a criminal act and that brings me to the latest act of insanity by a Quindell (QPP) owning moron – the creation of the twitter account @tomwinifrith. You will note that it has only one n and so is not me but you could easily be forgiven for making that mistake.
Published 1030 days ago
And so a new twitter account has appeared in recent days @gothamresearch_ -you may have noticed it and thought this was real Gotham City Research. Boy have those bears changed tack. Er no…this is just Quindell shareholders breaking the law (again)
Published 1035 days ago
I’ve already scotched a few rumours and outright untruths about Tern plc (TERN) HERE, HERE HERE and HERE and Tom Winnifrith has added to the opprobium several times, in particular HERE. But in the wake of a ‘clarification’ RNS which appeared to seek to set the record straight, Tern’s company chairman, Mr Angus Forrest, is STILL misleading his investors by giving an overstated impression of Tern’s beneficial ownership of Cryptosoft. I would suggest that this amounts to Market Abuse. It is a disgrace. The FCA and AIM Regulation need to act now to stop this. It is an affront to all the regulatory systems in place to make sure that the market is told the full truth!
Published 1037 days ago
Okay none of you guessed, my first lawyer’s letter of the year came from Lse.co.uk. Apparently I have damaged its good name and caused it distress. Yes, that is the website which each day carries at least 50 posts smearing me with all sorts of abuse and lies. Next up, Prince Andrew is going to give me a lecture for inappropriate behaviour because my wife is six years younger than I am.
Published 1043 days ago
In today's podcast I refer to the excellent Black Swan 2015 review by Richard Poulden which you should all read. I cover the issue of how low the oil price could go but also what we as investors should assume that it will be. I touch on IGAS and Northern Petroleum (both shorts). And the I look at the issue of what constitutes market abuse in the Bulletin Board Moron community
Published 1045 days ago
On Tuesday I published an open letter to the FCA and to AIM Regulation lambasting them for their uselessness over the fiasco which took place at Digital Learning Marketplace plc in 2012 which had at the time involved two of Tern’s (TERN) current board as well as one of Tern’s current Brokers, and asking them to investigate recent events at Tern plc. You can read that open letter HERE The FCA has now responded – and the Market Abuse team is taking a look. Here is what they have to say for themselves:
Published 1046 days ago
Yesterday, HERE, I showed that a piece of market data which was being totally misrepresented at loon central as the basis of the mother of all ramparoonies for Tern (TERN) was, in fact, incorrect. However, Tern and its advisers, rather than correct the market’s wrong perception, had seen fit to conduct a Placing on the back of the incredible rise in Tern’s shares. Well, it is now confirmed that the data upon which the ramp was based has been corrected.
Published 1052 days ago
It is traditional at this time of the year to reflect upon the previous twelve months: the successes, the failures, the surprises, the changes and to consider how one might do it all a bit better over the next year.
Published 1061 days ago
Range Resources (RRL) was telling its stockholders by unofficial channels two years ago that its US assets cou;ld be sold for $150 million funding mammoth share buybacks. Today they were sold for $1.4 million. This Bearcast covers the role of Greg Smith in the range tragedy, questions the value of Range's Trinidad assets, points out how Pete Landau misledinvestors and calls on the FCA to investigate Landau for market abuse and to ban him as a director of AIM Casino listed companies. It covers the legal threats I received from him and the spineless approach of other publishers that caused me to set up ShareProphets.
Published 1070 days ago
We have been saying for a considerable time here on Shareprophets that the authorities who are supposed to regulate and deal with bad behaviour on the AIM Casino are just a bunch of chocolate teapots. Complaint after complaint has met with absolutely no action being taken. Clearly demonstrated frauds, rule breaches, market abuses and so on have been handed to the authorities on a plate and yet the perpetrators are still out there operating on the markets.
Published 1078 days ago
The stand in bosses of Quindell, The captains that will see the ship go under are Mr David Currie and the insider dealing Rob Fielding. Together with the insider dealing Finance Director Laurence Moorse they know that cash is well below market forecasts and that profits forecasts will not be met because there are gargantuan write-offs off goodwill and bogus revenues looming – that I proved today HERE.
Published 1078 days ago
In the wake of the exit of Rob Terry, the Quenron (QPP) CEO Rob Fielding communicated with CEOs of companies within the Quindell Empire and other senior staff and my whisteblower was in on what happened and the admissions are wholly at variance with market forecasts – this is damning.
Published 1078 days ago
Market abuse covers many sins but one is to give a misleading impression of the value of securities as a result of false statements. Quindell had told investors that it would achieve cash breakeven in Q3 2014. In fact it managed to beat this target thanks to a number of covert measures which hid the true picture. This is market abuse (FCA) but also a breach of AIM Rules. I have therefore written to both the FCA and AIM Regulation and cc’d in the hapless chumps at Nomad Cenkos demanding an urgent investigation. I write:
Published 1078 days ago
I was contacted yesterday by a senior management figure with the Quenron (QPP) group. We spoke at length and in part two of this series I will serve up a series of bombshells for you. But let’s start with a minor bombshell – the issue of when Quenron staff have and will get paid and of market abuse by Quindell.
Published 1089 days ago
We already know that the FCA is investigating Rob Terry, Steve Scott and Laurence Moorse of Quindell for insider dealing – they are clearly guilty in that they sold millions of quid’s worth of shares knowing that join broker Canaccord had quit but without letting the market know that. But now I also accuse CEO Robert Fielding of insider dealing and wonder if this is why Canaccord quit on October 21st. I have written to the FCA (and cc’d in AIM Regulation as well as the chumps round at Cenkos) asking that the FCA widens the Quindell insider dealing enquiry to include Fielding.
Published 1094 days ago
According to the Daily Telegraph, the London Stock Exchange has begun an investigation into Monday’s share price fall of Quindell (QPP). Specifically, the Telegraph believes that the LSE, and by extension AIM regulation, is going to examine whether or not the company withheld price sensitive information, when broker Cannacord Genuity submitted its notice of resignation on October 21st. Given the market reaction to this news on Monday, when Quindell finally bothered let its shareholders know this slightly important little titbit of information, it is probably fairly safe to assume that Cannacord’s notice of resignation was price sensitive.
Published 1096 days ago
I’d love to believe that this morning’s statement from the disastrous, discredited and detestable Rob Terry is the last we will hear from this awful man in an RNS. Sadly I fear it won’t be, unless the authorities launch an immediate investigation into Quindell (QPP). Prior to listing Quindell, Terry’s record at the Innovation Group was there for all to see and red flag warning signs were waving long before Tom embarked on his valiant campaign. Once again, the “world’s most successful growth market” has fallen woefully short in offering British private investors any sort of genuine protection. The brokers, Nomad, PR firms and corporate advisors have all been paid handsomely, while thousands of ordinary people have watched their life savings evaporate. This cannot be acceptable. There are dozens of reasons why the FCA and AIM Regulation should investigate Quindell, but let’s begin with a first complaint of market abuse to the FCA.
Published 1099 days ago
Yesterday I wondered aloud whether Optimal Payments (OPAY) was going to be the sixth company in the EFH scandal. I was right on the money. The shares fell pretty much through the day, dropping 22% at the close – yet there was no news. All day long. Then after the market had closed, at twenty-one minutes past five GMT on Friday evening (no-one is watching o’clock, local time) out came this statement:
Published 1102 days ago
Infamous bear raider Lucian Miers has today written to the FCA regarding the Equity First Holding LLC scandal that iis tearing the heart out of the AIM Casino. Explianing clearly why market abuse has taken place he demands that heads roll. The letter follows:
Published 1102 days ago
I am shitting bricks. Not. It seems that the Bulletin Board Morons are again reporting me to the FCA for market abuse because of Monday’s Quindell (QPP) Presentation HERE. The morons forget that I made a formal request to the FCA to investigate me for market abuse over Quindell weeks ago – natch I have heard nothing. But for once I support the morons in their actions and would encourage all Quindell shareholders to report me and here’s why.
Published 1104 days ago
Infamous bear raider Lucian Miers has today written to Cenkos, the Nomad to disgraced Quindell (QPP) in the wake of today’s disastrous news. He has copied in AIM Regulation and the FCA as he demands further action by Cenkos. The letter reads:
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Roll up, roll up. You are the director of a company with a thumping great holding of shares in your company. You want to get some value out of that now, but selling would rock market confidence. Selling all at once would be impossible without dropping the sale price achieved, and doing it in tranches would also drop the overall price achieved. It might be you want to buy a luxury penthouse suite in Toronto. Whatever. How can you do it?
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Private investors on AIM are used to watching millions wiped off the value of their investments by the illegal forward selling of placements, followed by gratuitous discounts forced by brokers. Not content with the scale of their illegitimate profits, it now looks like the market abusers have struck upon a new method of stealing from shareholders. It’s come to our attention that certain bucket shops are demanding a sizeable percentage of brokers’ fees for participation in placements. Sadly, we have been made aware of at least one broker, which is playing along with this outrage. This helps explain the mystery of the increasing number of stocks we’ve watched trade below placement prices, immediately after the completion of fundraisings. Even by the abysmal standards of AIM’s cesspit, this revelation is a new low.
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At the weekend I asked the FCA to investigate me for market abuse regarding Quindell as I reported here. Well what has happened so far?
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Tom Winnifrith has today requested that the FCA investigate whether he has committed statements he made on Monday regarding Quenron (QPP) which he claims has committed accounting fraud and lied to investors. So will the regulators back Tom or Quindell? One of the two parties concerned clearly has committed market abuse. Just in case the regulators act swiftly the deadline for voting is 9 AM Monday.
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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:
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I came face to face with a serpent yesterday; the pernicious temptation to short a stock on the basis of a piece I knew Tom was about to publish. I spoke with Tom in the morning and he told me about the £4.5million bombshell he had uncovered. This revelation was so explosive I don’t mind admitting it was the first time the thought of opening a position against Quindell (QPP) crossed my mind. I am human and just as flawed as anyone else. I also have a young family and the lure of easy money is all too enticing. I could easily have opened a spread bet or got a friend to short the stock on my behalf. But I didn’t. You see this is what most of our critics completely fail to see. We have positioned ourselves at ShareProphets to attack market abuse as vigorously as we can. Whatever else you might say about us and our editorial style we are not stupid people; far from it. How dim would we have to be to throw stones in a glass house we have chosen to build?!!!!
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Westminster Group (WSG) last Thursday decided to raise just over £1 million in a placing for reasons I understand and believe to make sense. When the calls from its broker SP Angel started to be made the share price was 50p in the middle. That was late Thursday afternoon.
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On March 31st this year, Kibo Mining (KIBO) raised £750,000 at 2.5p. The price of this placement was horrific, at a 42% discount to the previous close’s 65 day Moving Average (65MA) closing price. On March 28th Kibo’s 65MA closing price was 4.28p. In percentage terms, this was one of the worst recent cases of placement value destruction I have come across and there was a very strong suggestion that Kibo, and its shareholders, had been victim of blatant (and sloppy) forward selling. Forward selling is the term used to describe a version of market abuse whereby certain parties, armed with confidential “inside” information, use this to profit, by going heavily short a stock, which they know is trying to raise money. We see possible cases of forward selling of placements regularly on AIM and there is an impression that that the regulator is doing little to nothing about it. Below I have drafted an open letter to the FCA to ask them to investigate this matter.
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I am sure that AIM Regulation now know full well who Phorm (PHRM) PLC are. But following my revelation’s earlier today HERE I have asked my good pals to investigate whether Phorm PLC but also Mirabaud Securities (broker) and Canaccord (Nomad) were guilty of market abuse in 2011 and 2012 or of extreme negligence or both or neither.
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Rose Petroleum’s (ROSE) £6.5million placement on Friday has a distinct whiff about it. It is true that Rose’s share price has performed admirably over the last twelve months, so I doubt many longer term shareholders will be concerned about what’s happened. Even so, the rationale for the 1.5p price of the placement and the exclusion of existing shareholders from the deal doesn’t feel right. The nosedive Rose’s share price took in the fortnight before the placement just stinks outright.
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The rules of AIM are pretty simple and are based on the underlying principle that you cannot tell a blatant lie to investors. To do so is arguably market abuse and it is certainly a breach of AIM rules. If the AIM Cesspit is to have any credibility those who break the rules must be punished and punished publicly. I have therefore written this morning to both the FCA and to AIM Regulation asking both to launch an urgent investigation into both Quindell PLC (QPP) and its Nomad Cenkos after today’s PT healthcare RNS farce/lie.