Sunday Long Reads: Bitcoin at sea, China propaganda, Left behind in Nazi Austria, Anthony Bourdain, Poker ETG
Published 5 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara has dusted down his Adam Reynolds keyboard for another RNS which the market seems, unwisely to ignore. But we, the faithful shareholders, will be rewarded for our patience with something far more stirring and we shouldn’t be waiting very long at all...
Published 9 days ago
On Tuesday we learned how Optibiotix (OPTI) had secured medical device approval for Slimbiome and a CE Mark and that it had been working on this for two and a half years. We suggested that it would thus hit the ground running and so it was perfectly plausible that it could be delivering annualised profits of £7 million from this one product within two years. On Thursday we saw evidence of how well prepared it is for a rapid rollout.
Published 11 days ago
Okay, I know that an interview with Proactive Investor is not exactly taxing, the questions make those posed by the Sith Lord Zak Mir look like the Spanish Inquisition in full flow. But Optibiotix (OPTI) has more great news today and Steve O' Hara rams that home in the video below. The shares are 96p and I am certainly not selling any at anywhere near this price - they are going a lot higher.
Published 11 days ago
The olive harvest starts tomorrow and I will be assisted by a Shareprophets reader from Eire and by Andrew Bell of Red Rock Resources (RRR) who is trying to communicate with the natives in his best Ancient Greek. I expliain why today's output from me is limited and then break the latest news from Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE. Then I look at Independent Oil & Gas (IOG), Optibiotix (OPTI), Dignity (DTY) and the scam that is the funeral industry and BCA marketplace (BCA) which may have hoodwinked Andrew Monk but whose interims today are shoking. They could have been written by wretched Theresa May and are alarmingly bad. I also comment on the Project Fear Brexit uber bollocks spouted by the not fit for purpose Bank of England Governor Mark Carney yesterday.
Published 12 days ago
In today's podcast I look at Tomco (TOM), Watchstone (WTG), the bastard son of Quenron, Condor Gold (CNR), dire numbers from WH Ireland (WHI) and the read across to the FinnCrap IPO, Amedeo Resources (AMED), the Sith Lord Zak Mir and Optibiotix (OPTI) and at Haydale (HAYD)
Published 12 days ago
“This is the second most important announcement we’ve made since we listed.” So said Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara as we chatted this morning. The news is massive. Having worked on gaining medical device status and a CE Mark for the weight loss product Slimbiome for two and a half years, permission has finally been granted...
Published 13 days ago
I am back at the Greek Hovel and the noise outside is quite unbelievably torrential rain. I discuss the weather and how stunning the Hovel now looks. Photos are starting to go up HERE on TomWinnifrith.com. I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) and today's stunning news. Cynical Bear needs to get ready to send me another bottle of ouzo. I look at Xeros (XSG), Thomas Cook (TCG) and Telit (TCM) where the clock is ticking ever louder. I have a few more words on the IPO of FinnCrap.
Published 17 days ago
Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have not been immune to the general market sell off and trade at 64p-66p despite some more positive news. The frustration is that it has been announced with a release typed on the Adam Reynolds keyboard, the one with no numbers on it. But fear not bigger deals with real numbers will follow shortly...
Published 59 days ago
Having reached circa 130p in August, shares in OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) have slid to 78p-81p. This is despite a pipeline of seemingly very significant deals likely to be converted and as such…
Published 63 days ago
I am looking forward to grilling Premaitha (NIPT) at the Nigel Wray London seminar on 16 October. There are still a few places going and its free – details HERE. Meanwhile we have three pieces of news this week following that rather disappointing placing at 10p two Friday's ago caused by the a’hole behaviour of the toads at FinnCap. Yes this is Tom Winnifrith writing…
Published 68 days ago
In today's bearcast I help my pal Mr Lenigas out and answer his question as to why shares in Angus (ANGS) are not rising after the Balcombe flow results yesterday. I look at Blue jay (JAY) where it is placing ahoy, Pantheon Resources (PANR), Optibiotix (OPTI) and in detail at Malcolm's favourite penny dreadful, Feedback (FDBK) and its risible trading statement today.
Published 71 days ago
Some of you will be aware of my whining about market makers and house broker games played out on the trading floor of AIM. I am sure some of you think these are merely conspiracy theories of a blogger and attempted to explain negative share price movements on a particular day. I'm not going to rehash my market maker theory again, instead, lets discuss a the role of a house broker, I guess these creatures are right at the top of the tree, along with bankers, as a breed of creatures we hate because we feel they cannot be trusted, and yet we are effectively held to ransomed because of the duty they perform.
Published 75 days ago
Come home to a real fire...buy a second home in Wales. You remember the sketch. Anyhow, the Mrs and i are looking and pondering because, as you know, she wants to pursue her career and I want to rear goats. The exercise, however, throws up very real questions about house prices. Moving on I look at Bushveld Minerals (BMN), Optibiotix (OPTI), Avanti Communications (AVN), Imaginatik (IMTK), Redhall (RHL) and Mitie (MTO) another company whose former boss helps to make Jeremy Corbyn's quite insane policies seem almost desirable.
Published 76 days ago
The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, here’s a monthly performance update...
Published 76 days ago
In this podcast I discuss the anniversary, today's DOS attack and how I respond. I look at the terrifying proposals to steal your cash coming from the Labour conference and I discuss Optibiotix (OPTI), FastJet (FJET), BCA Marketplace (BCA), TrakM8 (TRAK) and the fraud Eden (EDEN). I also look at brokers such as FinnCap giving away free propaganda reports, I mean research, on corporate clients.
Published 79 days ago
This series has gone on long enough so I’m bringing it to close this month with the biggest news relating to the ongoing moving of the goalposts at Kibo Energy (KIBO) which makes one wonder whether the flagship project in Tanzania is ever going to see the light of day.
Published 82 days ago
I have had one of those days which happen all too often when I think I want to retire. Blame Laurence Smith. All is explained in this podcast. I look at today's news from Premaitha (NIPT) which is certainly a bolt from the blue, comment on the nature of corporate lying, ref Frontera (FRR), cover RM2 (RM2), Optibiotix (OPTI), Sosandar (SOS) and Online Blockchain (DOG).
Published 88 days ago
The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been in April, here’s a further monthly performance update...
Published 88 days ago
Having top sliced our holdings in Optibiotix (OPTI) a few weeks ago I see the shares are back at 94p today despite it having served up cracking news last week. I am asked if I am panicked? Not at all. I fully expect the shares to bounce sharply on more good news. Are we buying more? No I stated clearly, I wanted to build up our cash reserves as I am worried about the market. That has not changed. Yesterday CEO Steve O'Hara did an interview with Proactive and if you are worried watch it, below, and you should be greatly reassured.
Published 94 days ago
This was our August share tip of the month which came out last week: Having advised you to bank some gains on Optibiotix (OPTI) a couple of weeks ago at 131p we see that the shares are now just under 100p following results yesterday. We were sorely tempted to make this our tip of the month again as we are sure that there will be a stack of news in the coming weeks on some really big name deals ( with numbers!) and that we could have advised banking a quick 30% gain by mid October. You can hear Tom Winnifrith’s thoughts on Optibiotix in his Thursday bearcast HERE But that trade would have been a bit spivvy don’t you think? So instead…
Published 96 days ago
I do not apologise for a second for advising folks to top slice Optibiotix (OPTI) at 131p but today the company has served up news which shows why it was right to hang onto at least part of your holding ( and we have held onto 6/7 of ours). Today’s release is big and does not use the Adam Reynolds keyboard – there are real numbers and big numbers.
Published 101 days ago
I start with a rant about Barclays (BARC) banksters and how much I despise and loathe them. I then discuss Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP) a Big Dave Lenigas lobster pot from which I escaped today. I move onto Andalas (ADL) and have a challenge for a sad geek with time on his hands, I nominate Drunken Sailor. I look at Xaar (XAR), Crawshaw (CRAW) and finally at Optibiotix (OPTI). I owe cynical bear a glass of ouzo but drank it myself on his behalf. Warning, this podcast contains bad language throughout.
Published 102 days ago
It’s that time of the month again and with two of the seven mythical creatures proving their existence so far, I was hoping for some more progress this month from the remaining five. Alas no, just more prevarication, distraction and fund raising – how disappointing.
Published 109 days ago
The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, how's the standings a third of the way through the competition?...
Published 110 days ago
What looks like wallpaper in Mr Rehne's spare room really is ghastly and I am not sure what a director of Optibiotix (OPTI) is doing recording a webcast with investment hookers Proactive, a week or so before results day, but whatever, what do I know. Per seems in upbeat mood. For the record, having followed our own advice and top slice ( selling c 1/6) of our holding at 125p, we are not selling any more at the current 108p-111p.
Published 115 days ago
In today's delayed podcast I look at the lessons for SalvaRx (SALV) from the Plethora (PLE) & Regent Pacific episode and ask what is happening at Regent as its shares continue to slide? I also look at the increasingly confused picture at Online Blockchain (OBC) and then ponder why CEO's should not be a guide to share prices or when to sell, ref Optibiotx (OPTI), noting also today's events at Skinbiotherapeutics (SBTX)
Published 117 days ago
In today's bearcast my mind is a bit elsewhere as I explain HERE. But I cover SalvaRX (SALV), Optibiotix (OPTI), the fraud MySquar (MYSQ) and Falanx (FLX).
Published 118 days ago
The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been in April, here’s a fourth performance update...
Published 123 days ago
In this podcast I cover Tesla (TSLA) which is curiouser and curiouser, Optibiotix (OPTI) and the parasitic vampire that is ADVFN (AFN), Great Western Mining (GWMO), Toople (TOOP), Angus Energy (ANGS), the Brockham Well, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) anmd its latest despicable smear c/o yellow journalists at The Daily Mail and cheered on by the vermin paid share rampers of LSE Share Talk
Published 124 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that subject to regulatory clearance, a formality, it will appoint Sean Christie as an additional Non-Executive Director.
Published 125 days ago
For eons Cynical Bear has made one of his seven things that will never happen series, that Optibiotix (OPTI) shares would not reach 100p. As you may have twigged, they have reached and now breached, closing last night at 124p. And with a very pregnant deal pipeline so a stack of RNS's on the way, we who ignored the old Bear are feeling happy. I teased him that by way of apology he should send a bottle of ouzo to Sheriff of AIM Towers. He is a good man old Cynical Bear. Late last night, guess what arrived...
Published 128 days ago
I start this podcast by reflecting on my biggest investment mistakes of which selling some Optibiotix (OPTI) three years ago must be in the top ten. Stagging Argo Blockchain (ARB) hjas so far been a small mistake but I reflect on that too. Then I reflect on the bombshell by Nigel Somerville on BMR Group (BMR) which shows AIM Regulation not fit for purpose and opens up a mega scandal for WH Ireland (WHI). What happens next i ask, referring to good news on the claims against Cantor Fitzgerald re African Potash (AFPO)
Published 128 days ago
In this podcast I look at FastForward (FFWD), Optibiotix (OPTI) - ouzo from Cynical on its way - Tern (Nigel will be celebrating with ouzo tonight) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Tomorrow Lucian Miers has the treat of all treats for his godson Joshua so there may be no bearcast or maybe there will be a very early one.
Published 129 days ago
The previous record number of tips captured and performance-tracked by Stockomendation was smashed in July, with over 1,600 new stock tips and broker ratings added to our platform across 23 brokers and 40 professional tipsters. Tip activity in July was the at its highest since April – coinciding with quarterly trading updates for many firms – representing an increase of 81% on the number of tips tracked during the same period last year. This surge in tips was mainly driven by brokers, with tipster activity remaining in line with previous months.
Published 129 days ago
I have had a business lunch, a rare event for me down in the boonies and as such I assess my sobriety. In this podcast I discuss Union Jack (UJO) and the new business-hating climate in Britain, Optibiotix (OPTI), Countrywide (CWD), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), RM2 (RM2) and base rates on both sides of the pond. Oh and en passant Julie "Lingerie on Expenses" Meyer.
Published 131 days ago
Three weeks ago Optibiotix (OPTI) Chairman Neil Davidson bought £150,000 worth of shares in the company at 71p and said in a TV interview that he would buy more when the time was right. Heck, he has now averaged up!
Published 131 days ago
As Cornelius Nepos said: “After the darkness comes the light” and having been in despair last month writing June’s update, I am back to my bouncy best as Optibiotix (OPTI) has become the second Mythical Wonder to become real and in some style…..although I hope it now performs better than the first!
Published 131 days ago
The action of Big Dave and the inaction of Mr Bear are explained in full. The podcast covers: Optibiotix (OPTI), Avanti Communications (AVN), Anglo African Agriculture (AAAP), Westminster Group (WSG) and IDE Holdings (IDE).
Published 132 days ago
Amazed to find that one of her share tips had actually gone up, Jo Hart of the Midas column In the mail on Sunday advised the poor saps who follow her to top slice or sell Optibiotix (OPTI) on Sunday. Just as a buy note from Ms Hart is seen by most folks as a sure sign that a PR puff campaign is underway and that you should sell at once, the Midas sell stance seems to have pushed the shares ever higher as the chart below demonstrates. Yes £1 hit again, another case of ouzo Cynical Bear needs to send me. I discussed why I’d not be selling at this price as I expect fireworks soon HERE. Meanwhile…
Published 132 days ago
First of all thanks for all the kind comments on the Woodlarks walk. The final photos and my final thoughts are HERE. It is not too late to donate HERE and that is what David Lenigas should do now as he gets his twitter knickers in a twist over his pre-placing tweets on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). He now says on twitter he was an insider -in the US that would be a perp walk admission. The shameless old ramper is now batting for Angus Energy (ANGS). Elsewhere I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and the odd Midas call, Wolf Minerals (WLFE), N4 Pharma (N4P), Arden Partners (ARDN) and Goldplat (GDP). Back to Woodlarks: next year I seek volunteers to join the 4 rogue bloggers. I now have 4 (PR genius Steffi, daughter Olaf, my pal the Euro loon Jonathan Price and Steve Moore), if you are up for it email [email protected]
Published 137 days ago
As of last night a group of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) twitter trolls have moved from attacking me over THIS ARTICLE to having a pop at Woodlarks over the walk on Saturday. Big Dave Lenigas is copied in on these tweets. I urge him to state clearly that attacking charities for the disabled is obscene and to make a donation HERE - as should any bearcast listener who has not done so already! I have recorded a special Woodlarks podcast today which you can listen to HERE. In this bearcast I ask what will make an overvalued market crack and look at Tern (TERN), Amur (AMC), Metals Exploration (MTL), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) once more.
Published 139 days ago
You have less than a week of me berating you but as we celebrate Optibiotix (OPTI) reaching 100p ( twice) today I ask you to spare a tenner for a great cause. We are more than 80% of the way to hitting our £20,000 walk for Woodlarks target so ahead of 32 miles of pain for myself, Brokerman Dan & Lucian Miers please donate HERE. Elsewhere I look at IQE (IQE), Frontera (FRR), SalvarX (SALV), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Golden Prospect Precious Metals (GPPM) and finally what may be a major scandal at Cabot Energy (CAB).
Published 140 days ago
First there was his flip flop On Sosandar (SOS) when he ‘fessed that his bearishness was an error. Now Cynical Bear’s much repeated claim in his seven things that won’t happen series, that Optibiotix (OPTI) would not hit 100p is in tatters too as the shares have this morning touched that level. Time for another volte face? And more importantly…
Published 141 days ago
Two investor favourites, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Versarien (VRS) comprised four of the top ten stories.
Published 143 days ago
Ok miserable bastards. I have a train walk with Joshua tonight, a very long one on Sunday ( to Chew I think) and then the big 32 miler in just eight days. So donate to Woodlarks NOW! HERE. In the podcast I look at ersarien (VRS), Optibiotix (OPTI), Big Sofa (BST), Sosandar (SOS), Audioboom (BOOM), Wh Ireland (WHI), Symphony Environmental (SYM) and Feedback (FDBK)
Published 143 days ago
Okay the video is from blowjob TV that is to say Proactive from yesterday and thus the interviewer makes Zak Mir look like Jeremy Paxman. But, remembering that chairman Davidson has a reputation to lose, take note of what he implies about buying even more shares and also about deals not yet announced. His quiet confidence is clear and that is why even at 86p-88p you would be certifiable if you sold. We certainly will not be at anywhere near this level.
Published 145 days ago
It is not as if Optibiotix (OPTI) management do not put their money where their mouth is. Just a few days ago chairman Neil Davidson splashed out £150,000 buying shares at 71p. Now we have news of an option package for three senior staffers including Davidson. No options….one way bet… nooooooooooooo you scream. No. Read the RNS.
Published 146 days ago
The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been in April, here’s a third performance update...
Published 148 days ago
Okay, the Optibiotix (OPTI) chairman does not get everything right. He is, after all shacked up with mad remoaning Tory MP Anna Soubry. But no-one is perfect. What we can say is that Neil Davidson has had a glittering business career so has a reputation to lose. His salary as Non Exec chairman will not make much difference to his net wealth but buying shares could.
Published 148 days ago
There was a lot of huffing and puffing this week as Forbes magazine published this piece on the business fortunes of 20 year-old American reality TV personality Kylie Jenner. Forbes declares Jenner the worlds youngest self-made billionaire based on the success of her cosmetics company, Kylie Cosmetics.
Published 151 days ago
Neither myself or the audience gave Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) an easy ride at Monday's UK Investor event in the City. But he presented well and I note that the chairman has today announced the purchase of £150,000 of shares at 71p. Watch Steve closely and you will see why the chairman is buying and why the shares - which are our largest holding but one we have added to in the past couple of months - are so cheap.
Published 152 days ago
Below are a few photos of last night's UK Investor City evening with myself, Nigel Wray, Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) and Cambridge Cognition (COG).This is what you missed if you were not one of the 100 attendees. The next event is in September - to make sure you can priority book, you might join the mailing list for the events HERE
Published 154 days ago
As you can see HERE, I have spent the morning loading a white van as boxes of my stuff heads out to the Greek Hovel which might just have a roof by the weekend! Yesterday i was in Manchester and braving its slums albeit with Brokerman Dan providing security was heroic. For that, if not for the planned 32 mile walk with Dan how about you give a tenner to Woodlarks HERE. On the podcast I cover Optibiotix (OPTI), another victim of Julie "lingerie on expenses" Meyer MBE on the phone, Stobart (STOB), FairFx (FFX), Mothercare (MTC) and - with not too much sniggering - the flop at me-too Viagra play N4 Pharma (N4P)
Published 156 days ago
You don't care what I say today, all you care about is the football. Indeed: come on Eng-er-land. I reflect briefly on the soccer, then cover Mrs May's Brexit sell out, why I'm not voting for the party of the useless and treacherous old hag again, and finally discuss the idea that British companies should not be bought by "dirty foreigner", ref Inmarsat (ISAT). I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) en passant and am glad that thanks to the incredible generosity of Nick Leslau, myself and Brokerman Dan have now raised £13,000 - 65% of our target - for Woodlarks ahead of the 28 July charity walk. Check Nick's donation and perhaps give a tenner yourself HERE.
Published 156 days ago
Bearcasts may be sporadic over the next few days as I explain. By Wednesday I shall be mountain walking in Greece for my Woodlarks training. Think of me with the snakes and in 35 degree heat and donate HERE. Today I look at Optibiotix (OPTI), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas (ADL), Frontera (FRR), Boxhill (BOX) and KPMG and in some detail at Jim Mellon's failing gold play Condor Gold (CNR).
Published 162 days ago
I feel like shite, hence the late bearcast. I managed it! 27 miles in the heat today has taken its toll. I am in real pain in all sorts of places. Enjoy that pain TW haters, revel in it and make a donation HERE I could have walked 32 miles today but did not - that treat awaits me and Brokerman Dan on July 28. He is training hard too. Enjoy his pain and please donate HERE. In the podcast I pass on market intelligence on Optibiotix (OPTI), discuss Cynical's massive expose on Kibo (KIBO) HERE and then leap to the defence of both a PR firm and the asset stripper Jim Mellon. It must be the sun...
Published 167 days ago
In this podcast I reflect on how the UK is going to the dogs commenting on South West trains and the award of the Orwell prize to a proven specialist in fake news. George will be laughing in his grave. I cover boardroom shenanigans at Telit (TCM), shameless ramping at Andalas (ADL) which is really worth 0p, Frontera (FRR), D day looms, Westminster Group (WSG) and the ambiguity of loathsome ex Tory MP Tony "Fatso" Baldry of 3DM infamy, Rossylyn Data (RDT), Dillstone (DSG), Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) and its pomopus arse of a founder and Optibiotix (OPTI). now I see that evil PR spinner and crony capitalist Reg Hoare has donated to Woodlarks in support of the my sponsored walk with Brokerman Dan. we are now just £31 short of £9,000 and 45% of our target - go on, do the decent thing and chip in HERE
Published 168 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced what is its 14th (or is it 15th) big commercial partnership. But how big? Thanks to a Nomad who needs shooting it has taken us 36 hours to find out. So here goes.
Published 172 days ago
The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, here’s a second performance update...
Published 173 days ago
Maybe folks are getting immune about Optibiotix (OPTI) announcing yet another manufacturing and supply agreement. But even if, like this one, it is relatively small it all adds to the bottom line improvement. The latest one is with John Morley Foods, a 75 year old company operating in Cheshire with annual sales (2016) of £31 million, making six figure profits and with a growing cash pile.
Published 175 days ago
When I started this series in January, I didn’t realise how dispiriting it would be as, yet again, my seven wannabe Loch Ness Monsters have proven to be just another set of blurry photographs of tree branches. At this rate I’m going to struggle to make it to the end of the year but at least I’m not a shareholder in any of them I guess.
Published 183 days ago
Maybe you cannot wait for the UK Investor Show 2019 on March 30? Well if that is the case here is a bonus preview event for you all, the first UK Investor City evening with Nigel Wray. Nigel will be joined in conversation by Tom Winnifrith - that is me - and there will be four truly disruptive companies presenting including Cambridge Cognition and Optibiotix.
Published 192 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that a global dairy company with an annual turnover of more than $10 billion has signed a deal to evaluate its SweetBiotix calorie free sweet fibres.
Published 193 days ago
After the results last week the knockers said that Optibiotix (OPTI) would place as it was running out of cash. They were half right, but half very wrong. So before they gloat.
Published 194 days ago
In today's podcast I look at Falcon Media (FAL), Avanti Communications (AVN), Echo Energy (ECHO), Fishing Republic (FISH) - Gary Newman can you help us out here, Woodford dog Xeros (XSG) and Optibiotix (OPTI). Now the Woodlarks charity walk. We have now raised just over £4,000 (nearly £5,000) with gift aid. A big shout out to Mark McDowell who pledged £666 yesterday (clearly a reference to Brokerman Dan). But 97% of Bearcast listeners are yet to chip in, I am sure you can all spare a tenner so please donate NOW HERE. To those who have donated already, thank you.
Published 200 days ago
Forgive the late bearcast. Blame it on Greek Hovel business. In today's podcast I look at Folli Follie, shares in which are slumping again as I warned you the other day HERE - tomorrow might be D (for Death) Day. I then take up Andrew Monk on AIQ (AIQ), Petra Diamonds (PDL) and the idea of consolidating brokers and Nomads via M&A. It makes no sense Andrew. Then I look at the GoTech (GOT) shambles - its now a dope play but frankly you must be a dope to own this stock. Then I cover Optibiotix (OPTI) again with a point folks like Cynical Bear have missed. Finally its i3 Energy (I3E). Thanks to those who have sponsored me as I suffer the dual agonies of walking 30 miles and having to listen to Brokerman Dan drone on all day, but 99% of bearcast listeners have not yet donated a tenner. Please do so HERE
Published 201 days ago
Oh well that will keep me happy for the next few days. What fun. Before I go on, more than 1000 folks will listen to this bearcast. I know you can all afford to donate £10 to Woodlarks for my sponsored walk - please do so HERE and NOW otherwise I shall have to keep reminding you every day up until 28 July! On today's podcast I discuss Ms Lingerie on Expenses and the UK honours system, Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Optibiotix (OPTI), Paternoster Resources (PRS), Physiomics (PYS), Brave Bison (BBSN) and Paternoster Resources (PRS), home to Amanda Van Dyke.
Published 205 days ago
The great success that was the 2018 UK Investor Show saw six 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a 1 minute (well, supposed to be!) pitch and three 'Dragons' at each session each picked a stock for a £1,000 investment. With the show having been on April 21st, here’s a first performance update...
Published 206 days ago
This may well be the biggest supply deal yet announced by Optibiotix (OPTI) but Mr Market seems unmoved. The shares are 73p-75p and are a STRONG BUY. Let us explain.
Published 208 days ago
So far it has been a good day. I look at four shares I own: Optibiotix (OPTI), Falanx (FLX), Premaitha (NIPT) - yes Wildes you are wrong! - and Sosandar (SOS). And I comment on today's Julie Meyer bombshell. Praise be the Lord. I look at Beowulf Mining (BEM) and wider lessons after its placing and then discuss housebuilders in general after Chris Bailey's excellent article HERE. Chris is right, my old friend Malcolm - a sector bull - is wrong and I explain why.
Published 212 days ago
A time for celebration as one of the Seven Mythical Creatures has become a reality this month with the long awaited launch of the Melody VR app from EVR Holdings (EVRH). We may never see such events again or at least not the share price anyway.
Published 213 days ago
It is not exactly earth shattering but Optibiotix (OPTI) says that it will be showcasing "an extended range of products and presenting new research data on its LPLDL® and SlimBiome® products at the Vitafoods European tradeshow in Geneva from the 15-17 May 2018."
Published 216 days ago
I chatted to Steve before the show and at it. This is my biggest single holding, I bought more after the show and at a 71p offer shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are IMHO still very cheap. I really do expect them to be at 120p+ during the coming months as it unveils a string of new sales agreements. Here is Steve in action...
Published 219 days ago
What an odd situation. Optibiotix (OPTI) has been forced to comment on an article in Business Insider relating to Seed Health which, the article states, has purchased LP-LDL for use in its multi-strain product which is intended for launch in the USA in May 2018. Seed Health is hot, being backed not only by Cameron Diaz but by legendary investor Peter Thiel.
Published 223 days ago
In the main bearcast of the day I start by asking what payoff disgraced Dave Whitby got at worthless insolvent POS Andalas (ADL)? And were mugs who backed the latest placing told where much of their cash was going ( i.e. to Whitby). Feel free to contact me if you are an Andalas owning mug. The fat Lady arrives at Nighthawk (HAWK) and looks to be in the wings at Nature Group (NGR) while new problems emerge at Imaginatik (IMTK) - a former Rob Terry fave but I speculate on bigger worries that the Quindell fraudster faces - and at Management Consulting (MMC). I think the fat Lady may well also have an appointment with Widecells Group ( WDC) shortly. I comment on 4 reasons why Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) shares may be falling and on looming results at Optibiotix (OPTI), where we own shares.
Published 223 days ago
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has added to recent newsflow aplenty with a distribution agreement for its SlimBiome weight management technology in the UK…
Published 225 days ago
It’s time for my monthly look at this motley selection of AIM wannabes. Not much to say for most of them so want to focus on the contrasting progress reports from Xtract Resources (XTR) and EVR Holdings (EVRH).
Published 232 days ago
Recent newsflow aplenty from OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) – including ‘Appointment of Head of Online Sales and Marketing’, ‘ CholBiome exclusive distribution agreement’ and ‘New patent filings for SweetBiotix’…
Published 258 days ago
What a great day. Telit (TCM) is under investigation by the FCA and Eqtec (ETQ) has really screwed up although why can't its PRs tell the truth for once and admit that its change of strategy was because I caught them all with their pants down and exposed them? This scandal begs real questions of Nomad Northland - hey chaps have you handed back the £75,000 yet? I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI) where last week's share purchase looks all the more prescient after news today. I look at Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) which is a dog whatever Zac Phillips is paid to say. I comment on Quartix (QTX) - insider dealing or bad luck? I comment on cash strapped SalVarx (SALV) - time for Jim Mellon to get his wallet out again methinks. And I look at Quadrise (QFI) where a placing looks inevitable after today's debacle. If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH
Published 262 days ago
On 6th December I said that a token share purchase by Jim Mellon of shares on Condor Gold (CNR) was a spoof as it was so small for Jim. Moreover Condor was running out of cash and would do a placing within months. Mellon's PR man chewed my ear off. Well hey ho today there was a placing. A pattern of such spoofs and a subsequent placing has continued. Will I get an apology? I also look at lessons from Flybe (FLYB) and the non bid, at Fevertree (FEVR) director share sales, at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which is also spoofing, 13 Energy (13E) - "you say it best when you say nothing at all " - R Keating. Then I look at uber dog Golden Saint Resources (GSR) which is leaving AIM and says it wants to go to the Standard List. Lucky Standard List. I also mention our share purchase of more Optibiotix (OPTI). If you like bearcasts then remember that at UK Investor on April 21 one of many highlights will be a live bearcast with myself and Paul Scott. Make sure you book a free ticket HERE using the promotional code WINNIFRITH
Published 262 days ago
There appears to be a sustained seller of Optibiotix (OPTI). I believe he is close to completing his exit but the truth is that I don't know. Short term that has depressed the shares to 55p-57p. Thanks for the opportunity pal.
Published 274 days ago
Heck, even semi-pro Adam Reynolds baiter Cynical Bear seems to be warming to Optibiotix (OPTI) as you can see HERE. And there are fundamental reasons for this. We noted last week:
Published 274 days ago
It’s time for my monthly look at this motley selection of AIM wannabes. A few positive pointers but they all remain resolutely out of reach for the time being; although after a false start at Vast Resources, I sense the wonder VR app at EVR Holdings is taking the lead.
Published 277 days ago
You know that I view soft soap paid for interviews with folks like Proactive in a deeply negative way. But Steve O' Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) comes, I believe, across well and explains the import of recent announcements. In this interview O Hara gives the sort of hard numbers I have used in my writings on this stock. Paul Scott shows an extremer double standard in describing this as "nudge, nudge wink, wink" - I just called it talking to a company which is what anyone sensible would do. I explain why Scott is talking cock and applying double standards HERE. As for Optibiotix, do your maths listen to the whbole interview ( the last 30 seconds are very interesting), the shares are incredibly cheap at 62p offer and will go to well over 100p this year if half of what O'Hara says in this interview comes good. BUY.
Published 277 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has signed a production and commercialisation agreement with Fine Foods & Pharmaceuticals N.T.M. S.p.A. The agreement grants Fine Foods an exclusive license for the production and supply of five formulations containing OptiBiotix's LPLDL® strain in Europe in return for royalty payments and a commitment to maximising the financial return for both parties.
Published 295 days ago
I started the year with a light-hearted look at a few value-generating AIM yarns that appear to have a lot in common with the Loch Ness Monster as there is some doubt as to whether they are ever going to be seen. It feels like monthly updates are appropriate and it’s been a busy start of the year for some of these AIM yetis.
Published 303 days ago
I am very excited by working through the most wonkish of data sets to show Channel 4 was serving up A grade fake news as it reported on the drought in SA last night. More on that HERE. I start with the BMR (BMR) scandal where i am an angry small shareholder. The problem is that this is not an isolated incident, I look at Telit (TCM), MySquar (MYSQ) and Sefton (SER) where crime really did pay. Then I look at an Optibiotix (OPTI) share sale and indicate at what point i will, again, be buying. I look at a share sale in BCA Marketplace (BCA) and why that is such a massive red flag compounding the thesis explained in my major report of last Autumn, The Big Short.
Published 306 days ago
I start with why this bearcast is late. I got back very late from London where I was watching my daughter play Harold Wilson in Made in Dagenham and she was brilliant. So too was the musical. Well done Olaf although you are wrong about the gender pay gap! I look at the market bounce and the shit that is leading it. I look in real detail at the trading statement at Reach4Entertainment (R4E) where I am a shareholder, at Woodford dog RM2 (RM2) which is going on a one way trip to the vets in a fortnight and also at Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT). Post bearcast it announced its NAV at 85.93p which means gearing must surely be through the 20% barrier. I also look at Optibiotix (OPTI) and the warrant exercise issue.
Published 312 days ago
Okay this is a Proactive interview where the sycophantic cocksuckers ask only soft questions. But the statements Steve O'Hara of Optibiotix (OPTI) makes on the value of deals signed ( 4 minutes in) and the pipeline explain why I am so bullish. And perhaps why the chairman has just bought £100,000 worth of shares, something announced this afternoon. At 63p offer the shares are a storming buy ahead of a stream of big contract wins which will, finally, push the stock to 100p and beyond, IMHO.
Published 315 days ago
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced what it terms "successful" human taste studies in its SweetBiotix product development programmes. Okay this is all good, but this is not the big banana.
Published 317 days ago
I start with a look at the portfolios of those who are crowing as they have aced it for months. I have a warning for them. Then I look at my own portfolio, at the issue of short vs longer term performance at the individual stocks at risk reward and at why I am happy. Under discussion: Mark Slater, Neil Woodford, Optibiotix (OPTI), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Falanx (FLX), Concepta (CPT), Big Sofa (BST), Premaitha (NIPT). I failed to mention Sosandar (SOS) but I am very happy there too. My HMD podcast I refer to is HERE
Published 333 days ago
We are, again, asked to explain the announcement made by Optibiotix (OPTI) about a forthcoming GM. Okay here goes!
Published 337 days ago
I’ve been a bit preoccupied in recent weeks with a certain fund manager so thought I should catch up with a few old friends on AIM this weekend but it transpires that not a lot has actually happened. It made me realise more than ever that AIM is much more about the travelling I hope than the arriving. Accordingly, I thought it was more appropriate to write a piece heralding the 7 Mythical Wonders of the AIM Casino instead.
Published 354 days ago
I am still furious, in fact more so than ever. Bah fucking humbug. Christmas is cancelled. In today's podcast I look at Legendary Investments (LEG), Columbus Energy (CERP), McCarthy & Stone (MCS), Vela (VELA) and Optibiotix (OPTI) - no it will not be a pound by Christmas but I am pondering buying more shares.
Published 362 days ago
To date Optibiotix (OPTI) has signed six deals each worth £250,000-500,000 per annum in gross revenues to it. We do not know when exactly they start to kick in, although some have done so already. But we know that there is enough there to ensure that PLC costs of c£1 million a year are well covered in calendar 2018 and so the company will record a profit. Now comes news of the seventh - and biggest - deal to date.
Published 368 days ago
Adam Reynolds is a man to do an RTO, a man to chair a small company. There comes a time - you hope - when the company grows to a bigger level and you need a bigger company man as Chairman. That time has come at Optibiotix (OPTI).
Published 370 days ago
I hope you enjoyed the two share tips earlier and thanks for the kind words from many of you abour our place in Greece. I start with a look at Strat Aero (AERO). I covered the dire maths earlier here but it is the sheer dishonesty of the placing that really annoys me. Then I look at more bad news for Nomates Woodford from Provident Financial (PFG) which cvould well up a zero. Then I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) as its shares slide again and Arian Silver (AGQ) which is worthless. Adam Reynolds was not - as gleeful in house BB loon Wildes suggests - fired by Optibiotix (OPTI) - I explain why I remain uber bullish there. Finally today's interims from Vianet (VNET) are misleading and even after a 10% fall today the stock is a slam dunk sell.
Published 376 days ago
OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced that it will be seeking shareholder approval to undertake a share capital re-organisation to allow the company to make future dividend payments. This is an accountancy matter - you can't pay dividends if you have retained losses. It is a clear statement of intent.
Published 377 days ago
It is hard to know what to say about the latest news from African Potash (AFPO) so I present its latest release to you in full below. Fan-bloody-blockchain-tastic. Elsewhere I comment on BCA Marketplace (BCA), Torotrak (TRK0, Optibiotix (OPTI) and Fishing Republic (FISH)
Published 380 days ago
I should start this piece by making clear that I am a fan of Paul Scott. I think his coverage of the small-cap space is excellent, data-driven and based on years of experience. But his investment in Sosandar (SOS) is a punt too far. I’ve been tempted to comment on Sosandar for a while now but Paul’s Bulletin Board moron-esque attempt at justification yesterday has tipped me over the edge.
Published 396 days ago
There is no news of new distribution or partnership deals in this release but fear not they will come soon. Very soon. But none the less, the latest update from Optibiotix (OPTI) on progress at Slimbiome is very positive indeed and, yes, Tata, is mentioned.
Published 403 days ago
A big deal with a real name and a serious player which will lead to material profits for Optibiotix (OPTI). What more could we lucky shareholders want? These deals are racking up and will clearly leave the company reporting profits in 2019 and very big profits the year after. That is not discounted in the share price, currently 74p to buy.
Published 406 days ago
Okay we have been bullish on this one since the shares were 8p – when we bought our shares – but it has not raced ahead in recent months as much as we would have expected. The market simply has not appreciated the importance of recently announced deals and also the business model. Once it does, and that will come as other big deals are announced, the shares will move ahead very sharply indeed.
Published 409 days ago
This is not going to get the shares soaring, but it is further affirmation of the technology that Optibiotix (OPTI) owns and which it is showing an increasing ability to monitise.
Published 411 days ago
A previous announcement from OptiBiotix (OPTI) we lambasted as non-news, but noted we expected a rally from the then 65p-66.5p on real news for which we will not be waiting long. The company is today “pleased to announce” a three year supply agreement with Spain-headquartered pharmaceutical group Galenicum “to commercialise products containing OptiBiotix's cholesterol and blood pressure reducing strain, LPLDL”.
Published 441 days ago
The last of David Evans's shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have been placed out today at 60p according to a reliable source.
Published 446 days ago
Ahead of a presentation in London, Optibiotix (OPTI) issued what you might term a "cleansing statement" allowing boss Steve O'Hara to talk freely. And the news is all good. Let's start with Slimbiome.
Published 448 days ago
I gather that there are still about a dozen seats going for tomorrow evening's presentation evening hosted by Turner Pope. Natch the main attraction is the free food and drink on ffer in Mayfair. But, more seriously, there are three companies presenting and taking questions.
Published 453 days ago
We have had a few emails about the share sale announced by former Optibiotix (OPTI) director David Evans. Panic not. The shares are back at 69.5p mid on the news: treat that as a buying opportunity.
Published 459 days ago
Oh Ye of little faith!. There was big news on Tuesday for Optibiotix (OPTI). This was ONE of the big deals we were waiting for. There are more to follow but this should send critics of Optibiotix scuttling for cover as India's Tata is a giant. It has 660,000 employees and annual sales of $103.51 billion! Those who doubted us as we bought our first shares for two years HERE - at sub 55p a few weeks ago you can apologise. now. Go form an orderly queue. The shares are now 75p-77.5p and they are GOING MUCH HIGHER & SOON!
Published 466 days ago
There were no great surprises in the results for the six months to May 31 from Optibiotix (OPTI). Maybe that is why, after a decent bounce, they are off a tad at 67p-70p. But those taking profits are making a mistake for there will be fireworks soon and that will see the shares soar.
Published 469 days ago
I got an email this morning from a man who I shall not name, for obvious reasons. It is heart breaking material. So here is his email and my reply.
Published 471 days ago
Another day sees another piece of good news from Optibiotix (OPTI) with the shares again ticking higher, to 72p, on the back of it. There is a lot more news in the pipeline, a lot more blue days to come in the next few weeks and months. So where are we now? Let's start by dispelling a myth or two.
Published 474 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that it has extended the Europe wide supply agreement announced with Sacco in March to cover the USA and Rest of the World. The new deal grants Sacco an exclusive licence to manufacture and supply OptiBiotix's cholesterol and blood pressure reducing LPLDL® strain in the US and ROW, in return for 50% of the profit, with a guaranteed cost of manufacture and minimum sales price per kilogramme to secure against discounting.
Published 477 days ago
Shares in Falanx (FLX) have slipped and slipped most of the summer. The reality is - as we noted with Optibiotix (OPTI) the other day - that sensible folks are sitting on beaches and this means that there is a bit of an absence of buyers. Well let us clarify there is certainly an absence of buyers for small cap stocks where there has been no news and Falanx fits that bill.
Published 500 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its German partner HLH has achieved product registration of capsules containing the Optibiotix product LPDL and started commercial sales to drug stores on July 24.
Published 509 days ago
OptiBiotix (OPTI) has announced another sales deal. Like others it is small to start with but will build up and this grows more and more reminiscent of the early days of ARM. Check out the Steve O'Hara quote at the end of the release.
Published 515 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the success of human taste studies in its SweetBiotix® product development programme. The programme has been designed to develop sweet natural healthy fibres, called SweetBiotix®, which are not digested in the human gut, and hence calorie free.
Published 516 days ago
The July edition of the UK Investor Show Magazine is live featuring eight share tips, a question of life after the Tories, a special book offer, CEO interviews with Optibiotix (OPTI) and Wishbone (WSBN) and much more.
Published 534 days ago
Okay I do not own these shares personally. I case anyone is thinking of going for me in a libel case I own nothing but FIML, owned by my family trusts, has built from scratch a fairly sizeable portfolio of 18 stocks. For what it is worth here they are in descending order of current value.
Published 540 days ago
On 25 April this year Optibiotix (OPTI) announced it had delivered a small sale of 100,000 units of its LPDL capsule to Germany's HLH BioPharma Vertriebs GmbH. That must have gone well as we are today told that Optibiotix has signed a three year deal that grants HLH a non-exclusive license to produce, package and commercialise products containing OptiBiotix's cholesterol reducing LPLDL® strain.
Published 572 days ago
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced what it terms the "successful" launch of its SlimBiome® and LPLDL® products at the Vitafoods Europe tradeshow in Geneva from the 9-11 of May 2017. The event provided the opportunity to connect with 16,500 industry decision makers from the supplements, nutraceutical, functional food and beverage industries. This is viewed as one of the world's leading trade fairs for the food and drinks industry. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Companies always say launches are successful. More jam tomorrow. So what. Etc. But no read on... We have underlined a few key words for you.
Published 577 days ago
Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) hit 60.5p mid at one point Wednesday but closed at 61p-63p. Having retipped this as a buy in the low seventies and at up to 80p we have received a number of emails saying "should we sell?" Some were citing savants on the LSE Bulletin Board who make dire predictions and others were asking what is wrong?
Published 586 days ago
Morning Tom, people on the BB speculating you have sold your OPTI holding, can you confirm please?Thank you. That was one of the emails that I received this morning. The short answer is "its bollocks" but perhaps this merits a longer answer.
Published 593 days ago
The A-Grade A'holes at Walbrook PR who charge Optibiotix (OPTI) thousands of quid a month for "news management" probably thought putting out two announcements on one day was part of a clever strategy. Whatever. If Optibiotix wants to save a few quid we have a suggestion....
Published 605 days ago
In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, in the 'Dragon's Den' companies have a 60 second pitch to Gary Newman, Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. This third round features Optibiotix (OPTI), Metal Tiger (MTR), Saffron Energy (SRON), Collagen Solutions (COS) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN).
Published 613 days ago
OptiBiotix (OPTI) skin health-focused subsidiary, SkinBioTherapeutics, has successfully listed its shares on AIM. Good news as OptiBiotix still has a near 42% stake…
Published 628 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced - not before time we might note- that the demerger of its 52% unit Skinbiotherapeutics and its own AIM listing is underway. I should cocoa. Book building is cracking ahead on the Skinbiotix IPO. Optibiotix currently has an adjusted 52% of Skinbiotherapeutics.
Published 639 days ago
If Optibiotix (OPTI) said that 2 +2 =4 then some folks would start banging on about how that means it cant equal three. There is no pleasing them. Thus after the cracking deal with Sacco announced earlier this week all some folks wanted to talk about was P&G.
Published 641 days ago
Oh ye of little faith! Ye who panicked that Optibiotix (OPTI) has not publicly announced that the big name party in the last deal was Tata. Fear not it will and there will be exciting news on that soon. Ye who thought there were no more deals. You were wrong and that is why we have been urging you to buy the shares at up to 80p again and again. The shares are now 71p-74p.
Published 648 days ago
An early contender for the most idiotic email of the day has just arrived. It compared an RNS out this morning from Optibiotix (OPTI) about launching new products and pushing existing ones to the sort of RNS that the recently suspended fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) used to issue. It is hard to know what to say in the face of such stupidity. There is a clear difference.
Published 680 days ago
Critics of Obtibiotix (OPTI) reckon that it is all jam tomorrow and it needs to announce big name deals which see real rollout of its products and commercialisation. Well how would a deal with Boots for its Slimbiome weight-loss drinks and snack bars do for starters?
Published 682 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) held an EGM of warrant holders earlier this week to vote on extending the date at which we must exercise out to 2022 from er...next week. There are really very few warrant holders left.
Published 689 days ago
After languishing unloved for a while in the low sixties, shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are really steaming ahead and are now 78p to buy. We hope you bought in the low sixties as we repeatedly urged. If not it is not too late. The shares are a buy at up to 80p and I expect to be advising you to sell at WELL OVER 100p by Easter. So what has happened?
Published 696 days ago
And so the guy delivering a package for next door said "Hello Tom". He is a keen reader and owns shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), ScotGold (SGZ) and Xtract Resources (XTR). He must be a big fan of Big Dave Lenigas as well. It was a good chat. In this podcast I look at how quickly sentiment can change ref Nostra Terra (NTOG) and Optibiotix (OPTI). I cover Iofina (IOF) and Strat Aero (AERO) and reflect on how the curse of the Sheriff of AIM has fallen on Dolphin Capital (DCI). It took a while!
Published 700 days ago
There are some announcements that an AIM listed company has to make as they are material but in terms of excitement we are talking paint dry. So you just clear the decks and announce them and when all the news is out you - hopefully - have something to announce which will get folks interested. And so it is with Optibiotix (OPTI).
Published 714 days ago
We cannot hide our disappointment that we go into Christmas with shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) trading at just 61-63p. They really should be far higher and we do expect an exciting re-rate in Q1 2017. We had expected it earlier but were wrong. We won't be this time!
Published 715 days ago
We have four more share tips out between now and January 2nd which you can access for just a fiver HERE, but here is one we prepared earlier which is our first share tip of the year.
Published 724 days ago
I start with a few explanations of how businesses work and how markets work for shareholders in Cloudtag (CTAG) and Optibiotix (OPTI), Then I mention two risers, Falanx (FLX) and Andalas (ADL) before moving on to Marechale (MAC), MySquar (MYSQ) and finally, in great detail, the 17 years of jam tomorrow bollocks that is Torotrak (TRK). Remember, as per podcast, - five share tips for a fiver - starts Monday at 7 AM, don't miss out sign up HERE
Published 724 days ago
On 29 November Optibiotix (OPTI) stated: "OptiBiotix reports that it has reached late stage commercial discussions with six commercial partners across its technology and product platforms.". The knockers said "jam tomorrow won't happen". This week the first of the six deals was announced and it is massive. More will follow as Adam Reynolds made clear yesterday exclusively HERE. The news is:
Published 725 days ago
Earlier Adam and I chatted about Concepta (CPT). In this podcast we cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha (NIPT).
Published 739 days ago
We Optibiotix (OPTI) shareholders have been feeling a bit under the cosh of late as the shares weakened on a lack of news. It was just ennui among those of an impatient disposition but still it was annoying. This week's trading statement should reassure the doubters.
Published 746 days ago
In today's bearcast recorded with my father as the audience, here in Shipston, I start with the Autumn Statement which gets 0/10 from me. Then it is onto Sound Energy (SOU) and the issue of fund manager due diligence. Then Optibiotix (OPTI), FastJet (FJET), Mkango (MKA), African Potash (AFPO), Countrywide (CWD) and the global real estate asset class - yes a Manhattan penthouse and a terraced home in a grim Northern welfare safari slum are related!. Finally a few words about Paternoster Resources (PRS) and as a related issue New World Oil & Gas (NEW).
Published 772 days ago
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has served up an update which is good but not the sort of fireworks investors were hoping for. As a result the shares closed at 61.5p-63p on the day which is, to say the least, disappointing. They are now 63p-66p which is better but still both disappointing and far too low.
Published 793 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced the appointment of Martin Hunt as Chairman and Director of its majority owned subsidiary SkinBiotix Limited. Why does this matter? Because this unit will be spun off with a separate AIM listing well before Christmas. This is one of the last box ticking to do before formal confirmation of the process.
Published 798 days ago
We have been asked a few questions about Optibiotix (OPTI), none wildly important and so let's wrap them up into one article, in Q&A format.
Published 818 days ago
The good news is that a 1.5 million share overhang in Optibiotix (OPTI) has now been cleared. So the shares should soar on good news. The bad news is that we have to wait a bit longer for that good news... Instead we get an RNS that was never going to set the share price on fire. Optibiotix has announced the results of a survey of customers of its GoFigure slimming shakes and bars. 30 lard buckets took part in the survey.
Published 836 days ago
Results from the half calendar year from Optibiotix (OPTI) were very pleasing indeed but not orgasmic and that is why the shares are a tad weaker at 69p-72p. They are cheap but punters need to see more. They will not have to wait too long.
Published 837 days ago
My father wants it known that my podcast joke about 14th century pews shows how ignorant his son is as pews only arrived in churches in the nineteenth century. Moving on...I look at how events at Taihua (TAIH) and African Potash (AFPO) show what a joke regulation on AIM has become. I comment on Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), Strat Aero (AERO), Avanti Capital (AVA) and its chairman Phil "InterX" Crawford and his other charge Lombard Risk (LRM). I look at Coral Products (CRU) where you need to dig beneath headline numbers and then I comment on Optibiotix (OPTI)
Published 839 days ago
I have received a number of emails and texts asking if I am worried that shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) are 67-69p having fallen back of late. No I am not but to stem the flow of questions...
Published 849 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has announced that its GoFigure® meal replacement shakes and natural snack bars products are now available for sale in UK stores of the Whole Foods Market Inc, a large ($15 billion turnover in 2015) American supermarket chain exclusively featuring healthy foods. That sounds big but in fact it means being on the shelves in just eight stores although Optibiotix says there are " opportunities for further expansion".
Published 857 days ago
Okay, okay we did notice! In response to several reader emails we had seen that Optibiotix (OPTI) had yesterday appointed Luis Gosalbez as Director of Business Development, effective immediately. we are sure that Luis is a charming chappie and his CV looks awesome but it is not even a board appointment so its no great fuss. However....
Published 867 days ago
As house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI), Hybridan is paid to be a fan and on that basis you should really take its bullishness for granted. But a note published a few days ago, before today's cracking news, explains the bull case and since we own shed loads of these shares why not give this most excellent report a wider airing. If the target was 106p pre today's good news surely it would be higher now as analyst Derren Nathan ( not a total poltroon) could cut the risk weighting on one product?
Published 877 days ago
This is more good news from Optibiotix (OPTI) but it is not the dramatic news that will see the shares soaring. The company says that it has announced that it has filed a new patent to protect the combination of OptiBiotix's Lactobacillus plantarum strain along with other ingredients identified by scientific key opinion leaders which, it states, act synergistically to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.
Published 883 days ago
Another bust company becomes a healthcare player thanks to an Adam Reynolds RTO. Let us hope that Frontier Resources (FRI) becomes another Optibiotix (OPTI). The reversal is of a company called Concepta Diagnostics Ltd into Frontier and the PLC will change its name to Concepta.
Published 887 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) has this week served up news which should help make we shareholders richer in the medium term. But it is NOT the news punters wanted and the shares trade at 79p-80p.
Published 894 days ago
Following Sunday's exclusive news here about an Optibiotix product to help us lose weight being trialled out on Amazon I am asked if that means that the deal with Slimfast, the multi billion dollar slimming drinks company is off? No. It is not. I emailed CEO Steve O'Hara who said:
Published 897 days ago
Certain folks have noticed that a product range called Slimbione has gone on sale and asked if it is anything to do with Optibiotix (OPTI). Here is what CEO Steve O'Hara told us exclusively:
Published 905 days ago
Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) have drifted on a lack of newsflow back to 76p to buy. Well they had when this article came out yesterday. After its appearance they jumped to 79-92p. That is the advantage paying subscribers get. If you can buy at up to 80p next week do so. We really do see 100p+ happening very soon. Why: we have just swapped emails with the company and what CEO Stephen O'Hara says in response to the question "all a bit quiet is all on track?" seems very positive indeed. O' Hara says:
Published 933 days ago
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced that it has filed a new patent to protect advances made in its skin division in identifying microbial proteins which have the potential to prevent Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAI) caused by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) superbugs such as MRSA. The company says HCAIs lead to higher morbidity and mortality, and cost the NHS an estimated £1 billion per year. This represents a global market opportunity of $82 billion.
Published 935 days ago
Venture Life (VLG) has a deal with Optibiotix (OPTI) so its management must be good chaps! Here is the head honcho in action at UK Investor Show. Enjoy.
Published 943 days ago
In this session Adam Reynolds and I discussed how to value shells and when to invest, issues of management, AIM investment companies and of course Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW), Frontier (FRI), and Premaitha (NIPT). Enjoy.
Published 945 days ago
I end with a summary of the wildlife diversity encountered today at the Greek hovel as I start pruning the olive trees. I start with Iofina (IOF) where the numbers are ghastly, this is a ramp built on sand. I also cover China Africa (CAF), Opera (OPRA), Bango (BGO) and Optibiotix (OPTI). But my mind is really on the manual labour that lies ahead here in the mountains of Greece
Published 945 days ago
We bought this stock and tipped it at 8p. The shares are now c80p and we still hold more than half our holding and won't be selling them for anything less than 100p. we are bullish and after this presentation by Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O'Hara I hope you can see why. Enjoy.
Published 954 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) will be presenting on both the main stage and in a breakout room at UK Investor today!. The mood in the camp is incredibly upbeat and we hope you grab a chance to chat to CEO O'Hara to see why.
Published 966 days ago
We own the shares so we are totally biased and a reader who owns the shares is also biased too but asked us to get our mitts on a recent report from Galvan on Optibiotix (OPTI) and publish it. So here you are.
Published 970 days ago
Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) and so although I agree with its conclusion this note is clearly biased and feel free to ignore it completely. As for Hybridan, like most brokers. its employees should be strung up with piano wire. But for what it is worth.
Published 975 days ago
A bloke in the City said that although results from Optibiotix's (OPTI) trials of its capsular supplement to reduce cholesterol looked great he was so fat that he was beyond redemption. Maybe. But for others results were startling. There is a caveat:
Published 991 days ago
Shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) slipped back to 66.5p - albeit in thin volumes - two days ago as it announced news which was really not very exciting at all. The news we want we now expect very shortly after Easter. The shares are now 70p. Hang on for what comes next!
Published 995 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) shares trade at 69p-70p having slipped on news yesterday which was "the wrong sort of good news". Fear not. The right sort is imminent. The wrong good news was that it has set up a 52% owned JV with the University of Manchester called SkinBiotix. Optibiotix says that:
Published 1013 days ago
This is very simple indeed. Remember Optibiotix (OPTI) which started life at 8p. It is now just over 70p and will regain the 100p level within weeks on the back of some pretty stunning newsflow. It might make sense to top up on Optibiotix while you can at these prices. But Frontier Resources (FRI) at 0.07p is Optibiotix at 8p before the fireworks. Let us explain.
Published 1014 days ago
We own stacks of shares in Optibiotix (OPTI) so naturally we agree with Hybridan analyst Derren Nathan that the shares are cheap at 71p. Mr Nathan published a new note late last week so you can make up your own mind. We expect big news soon and sure are not selling our shares.
Published 1021 days ago
Broker Hybridan has not (yet) published research on Optibiotix (OPTI) following last week's City presentation. But it has sent a private email to certain clients and, put it this way, we are not going to be selling on the basis of what follows. It strikes me that we may see some very big news soon. Hybridan director of Corporate Broking William Lynne states his key takeaways:
Published 1038 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) yesterday announced that it had raised £1 million at 78p. It saw this as a triumph in that the investor is an EIS fund which approached it. So the shares will be held for three years and not flipped.
Published 1058 days ago
Optibiotix (OPTI) last week announced a potentially massive deal with Slimfast. But no-one seems to have noticed as the deal anounced is with KSF Acquisition Ltd. Investors appear to be saying KSF who?
Published 1071 days ago
Featuring shares in Berkeley Energia (BKY), Glenwick (GWIK), MX Oil (MXO), Obtala Resources (OBT), Optibiotix (OPTI) and Rare Earth Minerals (REM) with share price targets for all six stocks.
Published 1075 days ago
A reader posted on our comments section: "Ive also just bought into FFWD. Tom why can't you tip this for 2016 instead of repeat tips on OPTI and NIPT?" Hmmm well I am sure that Optiobiotix shares will race ahead ( 100p + within weeks after the next deal is announced) and that Premaitha will announce new contracts and that it is passed the inflexion point of cash breakeven soon and that its shares will head to 30p+. That is why I tip them as buys. You want me to tip shares that will go up ,right? But your wish is my command and so I will also tip FastForward Innovations. But as a sell at 17p.
Published 1079 days ago
After an annus horribilis for New World Oil (NEW) in 2015 which (to put it midly) has been engulfed by shady business, things now appear to be looking up for shareholders as Adam Reynolds '' front man supremo '' and corporate sanitiser Nick Lee join the board to help clean up and vend in a more attractive proposition.
Published 1091 days ago
We own these shares so feel free to ignore what we say. But for the avoidance of doubt our next top slice order is with our broker at more than 95.4p. In fact it is at more than 100p. Hybridan is house broker to Optibiotix (OPTI) so its research cannot be regarded as impartial either. It is paid by Optibiotix. But it has just published a note with a big upgrade so here you are.
Published 1092 days ago
And now it is the shellmeister Adam Reynolds, he of Optibiotix (OPTI), New World Oil & Gas (NEW) and Premaitha (NIPT) fame presenting at Gold & Bears. A full interview by the Sith Lord with Adam is out today and can be read HERE. Enjoy the video.
Published 1092 days ago
Featuring shares in Castle Street Investments (CSI), Mobile Streams (MOB), Optibiotix (OPTI), Pantheon Resources (PANR) and Tern (TERN) with share price targets set for all five stocks.
Published 1094 days ago
I start with a hint to the oppo, that is InternetQ (INTQ), fire the lazy upper class fuckwits at FTI Consulting who you employ to do PR, they are useless as I explain in this podcast. It is then onto Condor Gold (CNR), Optibiotix (OPTI), Wildes and his trading strategy in LGO Energy (LGO) and elsewhere - the road to ruin. And finally where is Malcolm Stacey's Santa rally? It seems to be er..late.
Published 1112 days ago
Having, since August AIM admission, looked at “a number” of potential bolt-on acquisitions to broaden its product offering, REACT Group (REAT) has announced “the expansion of its service offerings into Licensed Asbestos Removal and Occupational Hygiene Services”.
Published 1113 days ago
Featuring shares of Independent Resources (IRG), Optibiotix (OPTI), Oxus Gold (OXS), Stratex (STI), Vast Resources (VAST), together with some share price targets.
Published 1116 days ago
In today's podcast I deal with reader complaints that we have not given enough coverage to the various business interests of fat Aussie share ramper Jabba The Hutt. And so I cover Lenigas Cuba (CUBA), Big Jabba's preposterous claims about liquidity on ISDX and Solo Oil (SOLO) - placing ahoy! I also look at Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) - more shite from poltroons from the land where most folk are descended from convicts - Flying Brands (FBDU), 88 Energy (88), Kea Petroleum (TOAST), JQW (FRAUD), Northern Petroleum (NOP), Optibiotix (OPTI) and African Potash (AFPO). I also deal with some wanker on twitter who thinks I am a sexist and wants to have a fight with me and ask more questions about market abuser Chris Oil AIM IPO car crash waiting to happen, Mkango Resources
Published 1116 days ago
Featuring shares in Asiamet Resources (ARS), Audioboom (BOOM), Orosur Mining (OMI), Optibiotix (OPTI), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), together with some share price targets.
Published 1117 days ago
In this podcast I once again tantalise Lord David Bick - PR bully boy to Del Boy Lenigas - a new discussion is at the end. I start with Rare Earth Minerals (REM) - following up from here - then move onto Leed Resources (LDP), New World (NEW), Poundland (PLND), Optibiotix (OPTI), Bovis Homes (BVS), Johsnton Press (JPR) and fianlly to Solo Oil (SOLO), a company associated with Jabba the Hutt.
Published 1120 days ago
Tomorrow I am off to Jersey for New World Oil & Gas’ (NEW) Annual General Meeting. If all goes to plan, Adam Reynolds and Nick Lee will be elected to the board, while Peter Sztyk will be deservedly kicked off. Although this should prove to be the watershed moment in New World’s transformation, it will not necessarily trigger an immediate rally in the share price. The hard work begins, once the result is known. However, if Reynolds and Lee remain true to form then 2016 could be incredibly exciting year for this company.
Published 1123 days ago
Featuring shares in Aminex (AEX), Audioboom (BOOM, Concha (CHA), Optibiotix (OPTI), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), together with some share price targets.
Published 1124 days ago
In this podcast i start with two shares on the up: Optibiotix (OPTI) and Volex (VLX). One's a dog and it is not Optibiotix. There is a word on Finnaust (FAM) a caveat on yesterday's bearcast. Then onto Ascent Resources (AST) - that may surprise you - Oilex (OEX), Rolls Royce (RR), Ubisense (UBI), Communisis (CMS), Spire Health (SPI) and Atlas Developments (ADSS) where flip flop is talking more nonsense.
Published 1130 days ago
Listeners have pity on me. Lunch with the UK's top share blogger beckons. That means the regime which leaves Paul looking so trim and svelt - ie lots of alcohol - plus long lectures on margins in online retailing. If that does not turn a sober fellow like me into a drunken share blogger nothing will. Away from that I explain why I am not really a snob and then make a snobbish comment or two, then discuss CIC Gold (CICG), ECR Minerals (ECR), Falanx (FLX) and Optibiotix (OPTI) and the curse of the Sith Lord Zak Mir and Plethora (PLE) and its premature ejaculation drug. I dont understand what it is all about but invite readers to share their personal experiences so that we can get a grip on what's going on here.
Published 1132 days ago
On today's podcast I start with a couple of risers: Berkeley Energy (BKY) - where's my apology Brokerman Dan? And Optibiotix (OPTI) - you know I am not totally useless at long tips. Then onto the losers: Galasys (GLS), TyraTech (TYR), Northern Petroleum (NOP). Then it is Golden Saint Resources (GSR) where I also try to help out hapless compliance officer the Northern Slum refugee Richard "Gollum" Gill by explaining the rules about a financial promotion. I missed out FastJet (FJET) - down on weak passenger data, can anyone remember anyone involved in its IPO who might be a red flag? Then I turn my attention to David Lenigas, the boiler room and Inspirit (INSP).
Published 1159 days ago
OptiBiotix Health (OPTI) has announced the registration of five new microbial strains under the Budapest Treaty, increasing the number of registrations to eight, to protect the “recent advances” the company notes to have made.
Published 1163 days ago
Optiobiotix (OPTI) last weekreleased the much awaited results of the human trials. Or rather it has not. Mr Market has not twigged this at all. The shares are a buy at 42p or below as we expect them to be heading towards 60p VERY quickly.
Published 1178 days ago
This was not going to be my tip in the recently published book "The Magnificent 7" which you can download for free HERE. I was set to tip Optibiotix (OPTI) at c40p. Unfortunately for you (but fortunately for me since we own shares in the company) the share price has raced ahead to a 48p offer. I still think that they could head much higher and Zak Mir reckons that Optibiotix shares will be 60p by October. I think, that is what a chartist terms a long term view.
Published 1180 days ago
I’m biased as RMPC owns stacks of these shares. So please take that caveat on board but here is a pretty comprehensive note on Optibiotix (OPTI) from Investor’s Champion which – I think – explains why you should be so excited about this stock.
Published 1184 days ago
It is all very well to ridicule the Daily Telegraph’s top ten AIM shares to buy to dodge IHT as I did yesterday HERE but could you do any better asks a reader. Possibly not, I don’t really like the AIM Casino but I am always up for a challenge so here goes.
Published 1186 days ago
This morning NWOGaction, the shareholder action group for New World Oil & Gas (NEW), announced its support for Adam Reynolds and his team’s bid for election to the board, at the forthcoming AGM. This is an exciting turn of events for New World’s long-suffering shareholders. It promises to set this stricken company on a much more positive path, led by the value creating force behind the recent flyaway successes of Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha Health (NIPT). Reynolds and his experienced team of turnaround specialists have identified a project and new executive management for New World, in the booming Med Tech space. Now all shareholders have to do is vote in favour of this radical change in direction.
Published 1195 days ago
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares of Argos Resources (ARG), Optibiotix (OPTI), Zoo Digital (ZOO) and offer some share price targets.
Published 1210 days ago
Verdes Management (VMP) has since its AIM admission in 2005 been a total dog. Different management teams have run different models and all have ended in failure. The last chump in charge was Dave Breith of Coms (COMS) infamy. But that is all changing. The shares YESTERDAY weere consolidated and relisted following a RTO by React (REAT) - the company's new name as of today. A refinancing was completed at 1.68p. The shares are a buy at up to 2p with a target to sell of 3.3p before the autumn is too well progressed.
Published 1212 days ago
Featuring shares in AMC Minerals (AMC), Falkland Oil & Gas (FOG), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Optibiotix (OPTI), Rockhopper Exploration (RKH), Xtract Resources (XTR) with share price targets for all