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Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Yet another bad day at the office for Neil "Nomates" Woodford

Published 5 hours ago

Another bad day at the office for Britain's most conceited fund manager Neil "nomates" Woodford. There is yet more bad news at Vernalis (VER) now 9p having collapsed again - Nomates has been a big cheerleader after all prior disasters saying Mr Market is wrong. Whatever. Then there is the issue of IP Group ( IPO).  Elsewhere I takje another look at IDOX (IDOX) where I am even more bearish and then at Tungsten (TUNG) which looks all wrong. I also comment on Dialight (DIA) , The People's Operator (TPOP), On Line (ONL), Milestone Group (MSG) and a chat with Mark Slater on a pub company which is just the wrong price. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sales = vanity, EBITDA = bullshit earnings, profits = a matter of opinion, cash IS reality

Published 1 day ago

My day has been messed around big time as I explain. Notwithstanding that I discuss Avanti Communications (AVN), React (REAT), Plant Impact (PIN), Forbidden Technologies (FBT), IDOX (IDOX) and Purplebricks (PURP)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Oi Lombard Risk is there something you should be telling us?

Published 2 days ago

In Today's bearcast I look at ValiRx (VAL) whose CEO I actually like and at my portfolio, am I worried no?  I comment on what Nigel Somerville is up to today which is bad news indeed for Larry Cummins of Black Cactus and Milestone (MSG) infamy. I look at Ambrian (AMBR), The People's Operator (TPOP), Magnolia Petroloeum (MAGP) and how it legged AIM over yet again, at Physiomics (PYC) and finally in depath at Lombard Risk Management (LRM) where the curse of Phil "InterX" Crawford looks set to strike again.

Milestone Group: Why suddenly so coy, Larry? Not because you’ve been busted surely?

Published 3 days ago

Further to my weekend expose on Milestone Group’s (MSG) saviour, Larry Cummins and his dubious CV, I couldn’t help but notice that Larry suddenly seems to come over all immodest and has removed all signs of his incredibly impressive education from his LinkedIn and corporate website. Why could that be?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: waiting for an email from the Oxford University Alumni department

Published 3 days ago

Yes I have spent much of the morning in conversation with folks in the City of my birth. I do have an Oxford degree - does Larry Cummins of Milestone (MSG)? The questions mount, the shares are tumbling -  I explain whay happens next. I look at the latest bullshit from holocaust denying fraudsters MySquar (MYSQ), comment on the pointless ramp of boiler room dog Inspirit(INSP) on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and on Anglo African Oil (AAOG) and finally have a few words on a stock we own, Sosandar (SOS).

Tom Winnifrith photo bearcast - the best of British, the worst of British this Christmastime

Published 4 days ago

Excuse the late Bearcast but my journey back from my father's in Shipston in the snow covered Cotswolds was long and eventful as I discuss in this podcast. In a valley on the Road between Stow and Cheltenham I took part in and saw the best of selfless Britishness, folks acting with a true Christmas spirit. And also the worst, in spades. The photos give some idea of the scene as I explain what went on. Normal service resumes tomorrow.

Notes from Underground: Do you hear what I hear?

Published 4 days ago

Another week where 7 out of 10 of the top articles are videos or Bearcasts. That's fine by me, it's a USP of ShareProphets membership and I'm glad that people are using one of the defining things of our site in such numbers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the real import of the major scoops we have tomorrow showing lying and worse at 2 AIM companies

Published 5 days ago

Tomorrow we will run stories on 2 AIM listed companies showing evidence of wholesale lying and worse. I will show why even a small lie matters and why the real scandal is that in case 2 this is a leopard who is re-offending and the weedy spineless poltroons at AIM Regulation knew of his character before allowing him scope to re-offend. I also question why Gavin Burnell of Globo infamy is allowed to remain as a fox inside the regulatory chicken-coop while investigations into that fraud continue.

Sell Versarien at 80p (and a few more words on UKOG)

Published 5 days ago

Advanced materials engineering group Versarien (VRS) floated on AIM at 12.5p around four years ago. Its plan then was to commercialise a process called Lost Carbonate Sintering, the brainchild of a Dr. Zhao of the university of Liverpool. More recently it appears to have shifted its focus to graphene products.

Fox Marble - director loan - hang on this is good news! Stance UPGRADE

Published 6 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced that it has received an unsecured loan of £500,000 from Roy Harrison OBE, a non-executive director of the Company - The interest rate is a very reasonable 5% and the loan can - and will - be repaid within two years.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: UK Oil & Gas today shows why a death spiral is a one way bet (down!)

Published 6 days ago

Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) today provides a case study in death spiral share price destruction. The only question wis whether the provider converted another tranche a few days ago and UK has not bothered to tell us or whether it converted today and is already selling hard. Elsewhere I look at the Tony Baldry car- crash on the way at Wesztminster Group (WSG) and try to put director share purchases at Condor (CNR) and Concepta (CPT) - which we own - into perspective. I look at Yolo (YOLO) which does not impress me much and blockchain madness at Vela (VELA). I ask what I should get the Mrs for Christmas, I am out of ideas.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ADVFN & Online talk 100% crypto-bollocks - does anyone swallow this shite?

Published 7 days ago

Today Joshua and I have coffee with the fit young mums then we are off to go to his first business lunch. I have a work lunch and my boy is coming too. That is the deal for folks wanting to meet up on a Wednesday to Friday. I start today's podcast with ADVFN (AFN) and On-Line (ONL) talking pure 100% unadulterated crypto bollocks. Then it is onto Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) - good news yes but given its track record of allowing insider dealing, misleading customers and investors and, arguably, wholesale securities fraud I would not buy. I look at The People's Operator (TPOP) and question the wording of today's RNS - the shares are 71% down but this could well be toast by Christmas - look at the wording again! Finally a few words on the latest news from the boiler room and the dog Sabien (SNT) 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Nick Leslau on Hammerson, Sagging Saga & so Jim what did happen to Life Science (lack of) Developments?

Published 8 days ago

Today's internet delivery for my neighbours which I have taken in is an industrial scale amount of loo paper. That tells you something about the Hammerson (HMSO ) deal which I comment on and also relay the thoughts of Nick Leslau. I ask questions about what has happened to Jim Mellon's Life Science Developments (LDC), look at Saga (SAGA)rare honesty in the resources sector from waste of space Spitfire Oil (SRO) and predictable behaviour at jam tomorrow outfit Tertiary Minerals (TYM)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Of course you know best Neil (another bad day for Woodford), UKOG to sub 1p and Adam Reynolds NOT fired

Published 9 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.

Tom Winnifrith video - 2 share tips & some great scenery at the Greek Hovel

Published 9 days ago

I was originally meant to present this at an evening organised by brokers Turner Pope. But the compliance officer kicked off in an episode which fills me with despair so Turner Pope said put the video up on ShareProphets and we will give your speaker fee to Woodlarks anyway as it is a good cause. Good chaps. Seriously, TP get to do some good placings, notably of late Sosandar (SOS) where it was almost impossible to get stock anywhere else, So you should have an account with them just in case - you can call them on 0203 621 4121 to get the forms.  Now to the video...enjoy.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end November update

Published 10 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - feeling sympathy with alleged City criminals and more on UKOG

Published 10 days ago

It looks as if the double share tip video will be out on Tuesday - www speeds in Greece are just too slow to upload it. In today's bearcast I start with the leaking of failed bids, ref Elegant Hotels(EHG). Who benefits and why do it? Then I look at the fund managers accused of colluding to drive down IPO prices. I really do have some sympathy with them and explain why. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Alba (ALBA). Finally I take apart today's ludicrous claims about growing poverty in Britain. They are pure bollocks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - if you lost money on Friday sue ABC for its fake news

Published 11 days ago

I start with a look at whether some current assets are really current assets, taking my inspiration from my earlier analysis of Jim Mellon's flagship dog Regent Pacific. I explain why getting this right is so important in endeavouring proper company analysis. Then it is onto Friday's market sell off caused by what even ABC now admits was 100% fake news about Donald Trump. I look at the tax plans of POTUS which are inspirational and compare them with the rhetoric coming out of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. I increasingly think Corbyn will win the next election and explain why that would be such a disaster. Tomorrow there may be no bearcast as I am travelling but I plan to do a double video share tip for paying subscribers only

Alliance Pharma – product rights acquisition, looks good

Published 11 days ago

Alliance Pharma (APH) has announced a $7.5 million acquisition from medical technology company Smith & Nephew, with CEO John Dawson emphasising “the acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing, accretive to our underlying return on invested capital, and it fits well in our existing bedrock business operations”

Different Fortunes For the UK's Two Most Hated Stocks

Published 11 days ago

The fortunes of London’s two most shorted companies, Carillion (CLLN) and Ocado (OCDO) have differed sharply of late.

Notes from Underground: Putting your portfolio up in smoke, willingly

Published 11 days ago

This week, ShareProphets writers presented seven tips to buy for Christmas, including one from me. My original suggestion was vetoed by Tom as being 'not on AIM' and 'too weird.' But I'll share it with you now.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: this time Neil Woodford is only talking 50% bollocks but what about Brokerman Dan on Ascent you ask?

Published 12 days ago

The publicity hungry, failing, fund manager Neil Woodford is all over the papers. On the markets he's right ( and bearish) but when discussing his own (failing) funds he is talking utter bollocks and I explain why. Brokerman Dan (Levi) has formed a shareholder action group on Ascent Resources (AST). I discuss his case against them and make a few suggestions to the company. I comment on R4E (R4E) on the disgraceful behaviour of Pathfinder Minerals (PFP), look at RM2 (RM2) and then finally at Sabien (SNT) which look either to be on the brink of a last gasp fundraise ( at a more than 99% discount to the IPO price) or of insolvency. In the same breath I mention Inspirit (INSP), another AIM boiler room dog that should be shot.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Fraudster Eric Schaer & Piers Pottinger you are holocaust deniers and your numbers are shit too

Published 14 days ago

I refer to my earlier piece on the evil language used by MySquar (MYSQ) to describe the state sponsored genocide in Myanmar. In light of that I accuse Eric Schaer, Piers Pottinger and their evil PR spinner Damian McCrystal of being holocaust deniers. As a bonus results out today show the clear fraud that occurred in July, throw up even more red flags, very dodgy accounting and demonstrate why this is a cash guzzling, worthless crock of shit. I also cover R4E (R4E), shares in which we own, and ITM Power (ITM).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: having a rant at Andrew Monk, City brokers, Bushveld & Conroy

Published 15 days ago

I start with a few comments on the thoughts of top broker Andrew Monk who is normally bang on the money but on a couple of recent points wrong. Then it is onto Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR), Karelian Diamonds (KDR), Fishing Republic (DOG), Bushveld Minerals (RAMP) and ITM Power (ITM).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: African Potash is now Block Commodities Limited... whatever

Published 16 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)

Bearcast plus the Christmas share tips from Steve Moore, Darren Atwater & Tom Winnifrith

Published 17 days ago

A few words from me in this final mini-bearcast and then onto the final three share tips our writers reckon will gain 33% by Christmas. First up is Steve Moore

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Milestone, On Line, Tizania - the lunatics have taken over the AIM casino asylum

Published 17 days ago

Luke Johnson was bang on the money at the weekend in his description of the current market madness. In that vein I discuss Milestone (MSG), On Line (ONL), Vela (VELA) and Tizania (TLS). This will end in tears.  I take my hat off to Luke Johnson after today's results from Patisserie Valerie (CAKE) but still have two major concerns, a three if you include valuation.  I look at Andalas (ADL) and its new death spiral funding and also cover Kefi (KEFI) and Falanx (FLX)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - 10 questions for Telit,a zero or near zero in waiting

Published 18 days ago

After three profits warnings since August 7 and the forced departure of its founder and CEO, the Boston fraudster, Uzi Katz, Telit (TCM) is still not coming clean with us. Part of the blame for that must lie with its morally bankrupt Nomad FinnCap. And so I have 10 questions for it and offer up my probable answers since Telit does not do transparency.

Notes from Underground: You'd better not pout, Chris Oil is coming to town

Published 18 days ago

Whelp, my letter to Father Christmas is in the bin - I have everything I want now. Chris Oil is back. If the UK's most successful B&B Operator's son/Oil Baron is truly back, we'll have clicks and pageviews for months to come. If someone is looking for Hanukkah gifts, then please please please, a Rob Terry IPO for me. I've been good.

Tom Winnifrith photo Bearcast - my friend the Greek Hovel cat is back & setting the record straight on Adam Reynolds

Published 19 days ago

This podcast was interrupted by the sight of my friend the feral cat. Three years ago I gave a black and white feral kitten who had wandered up to the hovel some milk. I am not sure if it is the same creature but now and again a black and white cat stalks the hovel in search of snakes and rats to eat. I hope its the same cat. Anyhow I am excited to see him again and got a picture as you can see below despite him, being feral, not being that friendly. The podcast itself covers Adam Reynolds and the Adam Reynolds stocks many of which we own. I do this in response to Cynical Bear's ill informed mud slinging of earlier.

Telit Fraud Finally Begins to Tell It Like it Is. Sell at 145p

Published 20 days ago

Finally the truth is beginning to emerge at the London-listed, Israeli-based Internet-Of-Things fraud Telit Comunications (TCM) - one of my top three shorts along with Purplebricks (PURP) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The liar behind Whinny-froth Holdings has some questions to answer

Published 20 days ago

WARNING: THis podcast contains some bad language. In terms of the liar, James Longley I am talking about you though I sedem to have mixed you up with your partner in crime Charles Tatnall in the podcast. Though you two have a stable of dogs on the market including Papillion, Starnger and Plutus Powergen it is Fandango Holdings (FHP) about which I have questions today. Then I have a detailed look at the dire results from worthless Mosman Oil & Gas (MSM) before heading onto Indigovision (IND) and WYG (WYG).

Fox Marble – new US sale & further shipments to Turkey, momentum continuing to build: BUY

Published 21 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced “an important new sales channel for the company into the United States” and further sales under a previously announced agreement to Turkey. Good news on the Turkey front this Thanksgiving..

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Clueless Chancellor Hammond gets it all wrong on snowflakes and the housing market

Published 21 days ago

Each time you have a new chancellor you soon find yourself thinking that the one before who, hitherto you had viewed as the biggest poltroon ever to hold up a  red box, was in fact a towering genius. Thus I am beginning to think that Osborne - who was utterly hopeless was a giant compared to Hammond. On how to try to buy the votes of young people with taxpayers cash yesterday he was awful. His thinking about the housing market is wrong from start to finish.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast:Would you invent Mothercare if it didn't exist and Westminster's quandry

Published 21 days ago

Apologies for the lack of a bearcast yesterday, I was just feeling tired and hacked off with the world of work. So you can have two today. I start with a look at the markets covering Greka Drilling (GDL) and related party dog Green Dragon (GDG). Then it is onto Mothercare (MTC), BCA Marketplace (BCA), On Line (ONL) and finally in some detail Westminster Group (WSG) where I wonder if the curse of Tony Baldry is about to strike.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a bad day on two counts

Published 23 days ago

Well it is a bad day on two counts. Fisrt it is the disaster that has hit our village in Greece and its olive harvest, as I explain in a photo article HERE. Then it is events at Premaitha (NIPT), a share we own. I explain why I am not selling. I look at Stanley Gibbons (SGI) and then at FastForward (FFWD) where things really don't stack up and where there are far more questions than answers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No Malcolm (Palle) it is 2000 and not 1997 and here's why!

Published 24 days ago

I start with the issue of whether Blockchain bonkers-ness is so 1997 as comrade Malcolm Palle of Coinsilium (COIN) - which we own shares in - says or late 2000. I explain why it is the latter and cite today's bonkers share price move at On Line (ONL). Then it is on to MySqaur (MYSQ), Xaar (XAR) and Bagir (BGR) which is, I think, talking bollocks. 

Tom Winnifrith & ShareProphets Christmas Appeal - the Woodlarks Christmas Grotto

Published 25 days ago

This is the time of year when I ask you to consider making a small donation to ensure that folks far less fortunate than we all are enjoy some real joy this Christmas. Woodlarks is a charity with whom I have worked for years. It provides a one-off service: full holiday acccomodation for those so severely disabled that they would otherwise not get such a break.

Tom Winnifrith Christmas share tips, free booze, mince pies, 4 companies - December 4

Published 25 days ago

Actually I am in Greece on December 4 or at least on my way home after the olive harvest. But, in return for a small donation to Woodlarks, I have agreed to record a video from the Greek Hovel with a few market thoughts and a couple of share tips for Christmas.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: my great unknown for next week and it is not the budget

Published 25 days ago

My own great unknown starts at 4.50 GMT tomorrow as I discuss. Is the Budget of this week an unknown? Not really after all of today's leaks. I look at what will happen and why it is madness and bad news.

Norcros – interims, “remains confident”… BUY

Published 25 days ago

Branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives company Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2017 and that it is “well positioned” with “strong brands, leading market positions and continued self-help initiatives”  - this is not discounted in the current share price.

Notes from Underground: 7 out of ten readers prefer listening but what about the sociology students?

Published 25 days ago

A fortnight ago, I had some fun suggesting that quoted companies could goose lackluster share prices by adding buzzworthy words to their corporate name, just like ADVFN parent On-line Plc did by becoming On-line Blockchain Plc.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Malcolm Stacey not 100% bonkers on shite AIM stocks but almost..

Published 27 days ago

Malcolm outlines a strategy today for playing AIM Casino stocks which I regard as folly. I explain why it could go disastrously wrong in two ways. Then I look at the wider asset bubble in relation to art, soccer players, real estate and new media and how that impacts on the stockmarket and will, in due course, implode.

UK Oil and Gas: Death Spiral Announcement Makes Shorting at 4.6p the trade for Christmas.

Published 27 days ago

I suggested last week that the time had come for oil stock promotion UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to come clean about its financial position and update the market on where it stood on its flow testing at Broadford Bridge. I suggested the shares were a sure fire short at 4.6p.

Tom Winnifrith lecture to Bath Spa Sociology students: Lies, damned lies - Public sector under pay and other myths

Published 27 days ago

Once a year the Mrs allows me to give a lecture to her sociology students at Bath Spa University. Around 70 attended and and I did not hold back. My lecture was recorded as were the slides. Enjoy!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a few ideas on which 40 AIM and small cap stocks will the FRC be spanking

Published 27 days ago

I start this podcast with a look at Carillion (CLLN) where I wonder if Steve's damning verdict HERE is just a bit too generous. The boy is too much of a nice guy for his own good.  Then it is onto the FRC which will be writing to 40 AIM and Small Cap companies ahead of them publishing FY numbers. I have a few ideas who and on what areas. The FRC are of course the UK's best regulator if only for recognising the work of the UK's top investigative financial journalist.  Then I look at Angus Energy (ANGS) and finally there is a detailed discussion on MySquar (FRAUD)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: AIM Companies starting to surf the wave of Blockchain madness - I've seen this all before

Published 27 days ago

In this bonus podcast prompted by recent events at African Potash (AFPO) and ADVFN (AFN) I look back on other bouts of market insanity. There was the radio boom of the 1920s and the dot com boom of 1999-2001 but is the blockchain bubble at 1999, 2000 or 2001? Among the companies also mentioned are On Line (ONL), Vela (VELA), Milestone Group (MSG)  and Coinsilium (COIN), where we have a small holding. Madness, my friends, is in the air.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More reflections on UKOG & Falanx as I pine for Greece and the fit young mums

Published 28 days ago

Sadly illness is still rife in this house so for this Thursday it is no coffee for me with the fit young mums. At least I shall be in Greece in five days time and that must be restorative to my health. In this podcast I start by looking back on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and its death spiral. I explain exactly how it works. Then a few further thoughts on Falanx (FLX) and why I am not selling our shares at this price. Then I look at Alexander Mining (AXM), another mega spoof from Clem Chambers, this time at ADVFN (AFN),  at "Nomates" disaster RM2 (RM2)Fishing Republic (FISH) - a good zero bet -  and at Regal Petroleum (RPT) which seems to be in a spot of bother in Ukraine.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - what the hell is happening with Purplebricks?

Published 29 days ago

Today's main bearcast is short as I feel rotten. Apologies. In it I cover events in Zimbawe and look forward to the execution of Africa's Hitler. I look at Purplebricks (PURP), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), West African Minerals (WAFM) and Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - UK Oil & Gas admits it needs to frack as death spiral announced : SELL

Published 29 days ago

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has today announced a £10 million death spiral and some bad operational news. Natch the BB Morons are clinging to various spoofs in the release which I point out in this bonus podcast as well as explaining why these shares are now a slam dunk sell.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Arsenal football players on the AIM Casino - do not touch 'em with a bargepole

Published 30 days ago

I am sorry that bearcast is late. I am just back from lecturing the snowflake sociology students of the Mrs. I think I may have intruded on their safe space with some challenging thoughts in my talk "Lies, damned lies, public sector underpay and other myths." I hope to have a recording and the slides up here later this week. Pro tem I offer up some thoughts on Cogenpower (CGP) - to become Monreal PLC - Paternoster Resources (PRS)  - now co run by Amanda Van Dyke, formerly of this Parish but now on the dark side, Falanx (FLX), Interquest (ITQ) and Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR)

Filthy Forty Walcom – no silk purse, it’s a sow’s ear of a trading statement

Published 31 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Walcom (WALG) hasn’t provided as much entertainment as some of its fraudulent brethren, but yesterday’s trading statement – issued at 10.36am, so bad news – is a bit of a gift.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast:Things that piss me off big time about the Concepta placing although the shares are dirt cheap

Published 31 days ago

I am hard at work preparing for my annual treat of lecturing the snowflake sociology students of the Mrs, as a break from the normal Guardian reader behind the lectern they have me tomorrow. Game on.  I cover utterly worthless shite that is roofing it, notably Mayan Energy (MYN) and Cogenpower (CGP).  I point out that in the end gravity reasserts itself - see Servision (SEV). I lament what went wrong and how it could have been avoided at Fishing Republic (FISH) and BOS Global (BOS). I suggest what useless Mrs May should do on Brexit and then look at the Concepta (CPT) placing. The shares - which we own - are now dirt cheap. But I am still well fucked off with various aspects of today's £2 million placing as I explain.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the scariest graphic you will see this year + IQE: Buy sell or hold

Published 32 days ago

The scariest graphic you will see this year is on Zero Hedge below and shows just how each country in Europe is ageing. I discuss what it says about the scorched earth policies the EU has imposed on the Southern Europeans, about Germany and about the UK and Eire. This is the old world. It is dying. We in the UK need to focus elsewhere as we approach Brexit. Then it is onto IQE (IQE) and its £95 million placing: buy, sell or hold.

Swallowfield – AGM Statement with a “bode well for future momentum” - bank 50% + profit

Published 32 days ago

An AGM statement from Swallowfield (SWL) includes that “trading in the first four months of the year is in line with expectations” and that “we expect to maintain our positive progress.”

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - collapsing auto sales so when do house prices crash?

Published 33 days ago

I start with a look at the collapse in auto sales prompted by statements from Lookers (LOOK) and Auto Trader (AUTO) but also a cracking piece on Zero Hedge HERE. The big short remains - of course - BCA Marketplace I then look at MySquar (MYSQ) and React (REAT), shares in which we, sadly, hold. Then if auto is collapsing why aren't house prices? They will. I look at a new survey on Buy to Let and the various trading statements last week, notably Countrywide (CWD). 

Time Running Out at UK Oil & Gas

Published 33 days ago

I have to take my hat off to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). It has kept the show on the road for far longer than is customary with these types of promotes and seems to have cemented its position as the nations’ favourite oil tiddler after the long reign of Gulf Keystone (GKP) in the good old days of "The Tod squad".

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - no Bearcast again today, more Midsomer for Joshua and me

Published 34 days ago

Joshua had his one year injections on Wednesday and, like yesterday, I have just got a call from his nursery saying he was running a temperature (he was fine first thing) and could I take him home. It is a normal reaction to the jabs but - with his mother away for another 24 hours - it looks like Joshua (in nappy) and I will enjoy another afternoon of Misdomer and Morse So no bearcast today. Sorry.

Tern – Oh dear, now former Chairman Angus Forrest dumps shares

Published 34 days ago

AIM-listed and perennial jam tomorrow Internet of Things (IoT) investment company Tern plc (TERN) released a TR-1 this morning, showing that former (and now fully departed) Chairman Angus Forrest has been dumping his shares. The stock has slipped a little on the news, but not enough to make me think that the full significance of this selling has really been appreciated by the market.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - no Bearcast today

Published 35 days ago

Joshua had his one year injections yesterday and I got a call from his nursery mid morning saying he was running a temperature and could I take him home. It is a normal reaction to the jabs but - with his mother away for another 48 hours - I am sitting with him wearing just his nappy and feeling rather sorry for himself as we watch Morse, Midsomer and other recorded and daytime junk. So no bearcast today. Sorry.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - in praise of Waseem Shakoor

Published 36 days ago

Waseem has a few wise things to say and I note why I always listen to him even if he is being beastly about a stock I own. Do you really benefit from closing your ears to a contrary viewpoint from a guy who is more often right than wrong? No. Elsewhere I look at how gravity cannot be defied forever and Inspirit (INSP), Avanti Comms (AVN), I3 Energy (I3E). Then I answer a question on Falanx (FLX) where I am long and very happy as results loom, about Snoozebox (ZZZ) which has gone tits up (Sheriff 1, Cynical Bear 0) and finally what to make of the Persimmon (PSN) statement.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: as a former tax dodger in the Isle of Man I can't say I'm shocked by the Paradise Papers

Published 37 days ago

Of course when I was a crony capitalist I spent a couple of years in the Isle of Man with its progressive tax system.  That was all legit, it is called tax avoidance (legal) not tax evasion (illegal) but it is clear that the IOM facilitates a stack of illegal tax evasion. I am not shocked by the Paradise Papers revelations on this and explain why. Elsewhere there is follow on work on Totally (TLY) looking at more red flags and the vanity of sales, then coverage of Red Emperor (RMP) and P:aragon Entertainment (PEL)

Nighthawk Shock Resignation - ShareProphets Translation service

Published 37 days ago

Nighthawk (HAWK) is out of cash, drowning in debt, burning cash and its production is falling month on month and that trend is not changing. In plain English it is 100% fecked. Today we have news of a massive boardroom resignation. We offer up a ShareProphets translation service

Concepta - at 8.25p worth 17.5p, according to house broker

Published 38 days ago

Beaufort Securities is house broker to AIM-listed Concepta (CPT) so you may prefer to take what follows with a pinch of salt. Also worthy of note is that it is owned by FIML (which is owned by a trust for Tom Winnifrith’s dependents) and just to keep Tom Winnifrith happy, here is what Beaufort has to say on yesterday’s disappointing Trading and Order update which he covered in yesterday’s Bearcast when he suggested waiting for the placing expected to follow before piling in.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Margaret Hodge MP caught with her trousers down: Offshore dealings, deramping & stock promotion

Published 38 days ago

I start with the latest offshore revelations from the Paradise Papers. Tune into BBC 1 tonight at 9 for more fun. I delight in Margaret Hodge the Labour MP being exposed as an A grade hypocrite on this matter and then point out how it is impossible to stop folks going offshore - the answer is not to deter them with punitive UK tax. I look at Concepta (CPT) - which we own - after today's statement, Purplebricks (PURP)  and shamed FinnCap's latest tech disaster Intercede (IGP) where its certainly placing ahoy. Then I cover the issues of ramping, de-ramping and stock promotion.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am not the 55th person Hillary Clinton had murdered

Published 39 days ago

No Hillary did not have me killed for my numerous comments on her crooked ways. I was just ill yesterday and remain so as you can hear in my voice. Joshua too is down sick and the Mrs is off to the Catalan Republic for a field trip. A joyous week lies ahead. On the shares front I look at San Leon (SLE), FastForward (FFWD) and Versarien (VRS)

Telit: Stormy times ahead

Published 39 days ago

One of ex-fraudster Sam Antar’s golden rules for companies committing fraud is never to respond to criticism. Telit Communications (TCM), the Israel-based Internet of Things fraud, broke this rule yesterday by rushing out a badly worded rebuttal to a Sky News story which stated that the FCA had begun making enquiries into events at the company.

Notes from Underground: the problem with programs

Published 39 days ago

I stiill read the occassional comment and email that wonders why the economics of advertising on a website doesn't work - advertising pays for ITV and the Evening Standard, both of which are paying real salaries to real staff.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I really want to be sick, no I am not joking

Published 41 days ago

No I really want to be sick. The day started so well with Joshua, myself and more fit young mums making a paper image of Colin the Dog. But then I just got sick so hence the lack of content from me today. After this podcast goes up it is back to bed. On bear cast today a demolition of minus 99.5% lifestyle company Arian Silver (AGQ), 13 Energy (i3E), today's spoof from Magnolia (MAGP), a "fucked if I know" response from me on R4E (R4E) - a share we own - and a look at today's dire news from one of Jim Mellon's many AIM dogs FastForward (FFWD).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - it is fit young mums day!!

Published 42 days ago

Just a short bearcast today as I had to rush off for my regular Thursday morning date with the Fit Young Mums. In today's podcast I talk about the IPO/RTO today of Sosandar (SOS) which we own shares in and I reveal the first of the celeb investors. Then it is onto Playtech (PTEC) and some wider thoughts on gambling regulation in the UK. Finally there is a look at Rosslyn Data (RDT) where - hat tip Roger Lawson - it is surely profits warning ahoy. I look back at the numerous Rosslyn red flags.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end October update

Published 43 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: rabbits white rabbits - am I wrong on Big Sofa?

Published 43 days ago

Did you say "rabbits white rabbits" this morning? I always forget. I start with a run though of my Russia Today interview yesterday in case you missed it which you almost certainly did. But I hope Presidents Putin and Trump approved anyway. Then it is onto Big Sofa (BST) have I got it wrong? I look at Nighthawk (HAWK), Echo Energy (ECHO), Halosource (HALO) and then what the Next statement really means. And I have a few more words on Andalas (ADL) after this morning's shocker.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Russia Today calls, must do my bit for President Trump

Published 44 days ago

RT may change its mind but as things stand I am about to head off to BBC Bristol to record an interview on Russian Collusion in the US Elections. I am happy to do my bit for the President (that is Trump not Putin). We all know who the real criminal is in this affair.  Meanwhile I discuss On Line (ONL) but even greater madness at Intelligent Energy (IEH) where one Bulletin Board Moron is in full flow and the (worthless) shares are up by 70%.  Then it is onto Tern (TERN), Servision (SEV), another few comments on Andalas (ADL), 13 Energy (I3E) and finally a detailed look at the rum and coke statement from worthless Boxhill (BOX). I hope Cynical Bear will give Boxhill an even bigger duffing up overnight.  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Starcom is the bullshitter of the day and Altona the ramp du jour

Published 45 days ago

I start with Starcom (STAR) whose statement as it announces a placing is pure unadulterated bullshit. Do the crony capitalists who put this shite out take us all for morons? Then it is onto Altitude (ALT) whose shares are up by 19% today valuing the company at £32 million. Maybe I am thick ( don't comment on that!) but I just cannot get my head around that valuation and explain why. Finally onto Altona Energy (ANR) and related ramp Uru Metals (URU). This is the latest POS to get the full ramp treatment and I explain why its share price is absurd.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast and Hot Share tip

Published 46 days ago

The macro case as to why today's share tip could really be very exciting indeed is explained in full in the accompanying bearcast. Enjoy. But what you want is the share tip.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 10 stocks to sell or short ahead of the hike in UK base rates

Published 46 days ago

There is a bit of background reading and listening for this bearcast: the graphs from the start of the big short HERE and the macroeconomics in yesterday's bearcast HERE. Then it is onto the 10 stocks to sell or short ahead of the first UK base rate rise in years which will happen in this week coming up. I explain why the following ten should be dumped or shorted:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Our big LONG play for the year is coming back & worrying about Malcolm Stacey

Published 46 days ago

This is a two part bearcast. In part one I discuss what is the biggest single investment we have made for a couple of years which comes back to the market this week. I explain why I am excited and why we have gone in big. Then I pick up on Malcolm Stacey's article yesterday on Day Trading. A) Don't do it and B) why this is one of many signs that remind me of the latter stages of the 2001 bull market. I recount my failings as a whistleblower then and why I am so depressed by the sordid antics of today's AIM

Notes from Underground: Here's the pitch: Windpower, Bandwidth, Chinese Market

Published 46 days ago

Clem Chambers was no idiot when he renamed ADVFN's holding company from On-Line Plc to On-line Blockchain Plc. The only way better drive it home would be to have renamed it On-line Tulip Plc.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - rate rise next week - the data that will shock you and shock Britain

Published 47 days ago

Next week the Bank of England will increase base rates. Almost certainly by not enough but it is a start and a sign of what is to come. I look at new data out this week which shows just how much of a shock even a rise of 0.5% will be to millions of our fellow citizens and what the ramifications of that will be. I look at share sales at Berkeley Group (BKG), I look at CEO pay at ASOS (ASC) and finally have real doubts about the forthcoming IPO of Footasylum which I'd dodge big time.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is this peak blockchain insanity - the strange case of On Line up 350%

Published 48 days ago

Shares in On Line (ONL) are - as I record - up c350%. Is this peak blockchain insanity or is Clem Chambers simply the greatest spoofer in the history of mankind? What happens next is the big question. Then I look at murky share dealings in Mkango Resources (MKA) by market abuser and serial fantasist Chris Oil. Does he not care about TR1 rules at all? Then it is onto Lombard Risk Management (LRM) where I have 2 more questions about its overdraft but a very big question about how the silky words of Phil "InterX" Crawford on July 19 tally with the utterly shite H1 results. Does Nomad Finncap of Telit (TCM) infamy care? I suspect it does not. I look again at BCA Marketplace (BCA)  - THE BIG SHORT - in light of recent macro data. It remains a stupendous short. I look at management greed and an impending placing to fund that at Arian Silver (AGQ) and then at the dire interims from System1 (SYS1) and profits alert from Attraqt (ATQT). It is the former which remains a stonking sell even after today's share price collapse. And I have a question or two for AIM dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No fit young mums today so Cloudbuy - how much cash is left?

Published 49 days ago

Sadly it is half term so that weekly treat with Joshua is postponed for another seven days. Instead I look at Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) as its shares hit new all time lows: boy that share consolidation worked well did it not? Then it is onto Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) which is utterly fecked but why is boss Mark Gustafson not filling his boots with shares at 1p when he bought so ostentaiously at 20p+?  Then it is onto Cloudbuy (CBUY) which needs to fess up on its cash position, or rather lack of it. En passant I cover the spoof at On Line (ONL) and also revisit my earlier piece on AIM going underground.

Fox Marble – completes a first sale from newly operational factory, momentum building

Published 49 days ago

At the end of last month we noted from marble quarrier in Kosovo and the Balkans region Fox Marble (FOX), with the shares then down to circa 7p, disappointing interim financials but some reasons for optimism. The company has now since followed a $500,000 receipt from a sales agreement with a “First consignment of marble to Marble Dino” announcement...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: shocking reward for failure, the Lombard salary comparability review

Published 50 days ago

Following on from today's truly shocking results from Lombard Risk (LRM) covered HERE I have more questions for the company not least on how secure is its overdraft on which it is, I suspect, already reliant and on the quite disgraceful salary compatibility review. Talk about rewards for failure. Then I look at Defenx (DFX), another horror story, before issuing a wake up call to our own in house Bulletin Board Moron Wildes and looking at Angus Energy (ANGS) and finally Dialight (DIA). Meanwhile it is now less than a month to the olive harvest and Greece. I cannot wait.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: When will fraudster Erik Schaer and his fraud MySquar threaten to sue me

Published 51 days ago

Erik, your company MySquar (MYSQ) has committed securities fraud so I guess that makes you a fraudster. Do you think that is libellous or will you accept that I have a solid defence, viz I write what I have already proved to be 100% true: Go on you criminal low life scum please threaten to sue me? In this podcast I ask more questions about MySquar and suggest that Beaufort Securities might just put Erik out of his misery. The shares are now 1.8p to sell and 0p is inevitable.I also look at another zero in waiting BNN (BNN) where today's whitewash stinks., Finally we have a profits warning at Carpetright (CPR) which tells you all you need to know about the British consumer and his nightmare on debt street. I once again discuss BCA Marketplace (BCA) in this context. The big short. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 8+1 may not be worth 9 at Bushveld

Published 53 days ago

In a wide ranging bearcast I ask whether the demerger of Afratin by Bushveld (BMN) will necessarily create value for shareholders. Then it is onto the read acrosses from Pendragon's (PDG) statement, not least for BCA Marketplace (BCA). Then I look at the scandsalous cash-piss by the evil fake news poll tax funded BBC on Interserve (IRV) and what it means for Interserve. I look at MySquar (MYSQ) and how soon it is a zero, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Andalas (ADL) and then onto SalvaRx (SALV) where, the fugitive from justice in South Korea, old Jim Mellon has pumped in more cash but where a real crash crunch clearly looms.  Finally a few words on TrakM8 (TRAK)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the dire state of the finances of our fellow citzens - shocking 200 page FCA Report

Published 53 days ago

In this bearcast I look at a 200 page report out last week from the FCA. It examines saving and borrowings level of our fellow citizens by age group and is truly alarming.  I look at its data and what that means for us all and it only makes me all the more bearish about the debt bomb upon which we sit

Fox Marble: the $500,000 cheque it said was in the post has arrived

Published 53 days ago

A piece of good news is posted by our friends in Kosovo, Fox Marble (FOX). It says that the advance payment of $500,000 it was promised by OM Enterprises , a leading tile manufacturer and distributor based in Calcutta has arrived. This is part of a deal announced on the 28 September 2017 when OM Enterprises agreed, to purchase 5,000 tonnes of material over three years. As part of the agreement, OM committed to a $500,000 advance payment.

Notes from Underground: I can see 50% profit in my future

Published 54 days ago

Finally, after all these years, I have hit upon a 50% profit system, and it was discovered when I was buying almond milk. (I DO live in Islington.) So I am at Sainbury's, and they have posted signs all over the tills: "We do not accept the old £1 coin." Yet some poor sod was trying to buy his kale smoothie (Islington, right?) but the cashier was denying his coins.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - If it sounds too good to be true...

Published 54 days ago

If it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true. That brings me to the Cascade (nothing to do with Bill Gates) ramp and Servision (SEV) and a detailed look at why it is utterly worthless. I look at the bogus French bid stories at UK Oil & Gas and how the Froggies are actually dumping the shares ahead of a bailout placing and because they are monstrously overvalued. Its also placing ahoy at Magnolia (MAGP) and Andalas (ADL) which is so shite it makes UKOG look like BP. I look at Blenheim (BNR), the boardroom departures and why its shares are 50% overvalued. Finally I try to work out how soon Condor Gold (CNR) will have yet another placing and why I would not back it at any price.

Letter to AIM Regulation - Time to end the MySquar fraud Farce and to Strip SP Angel of its Nomad license

Published 55 days ago

The past week has shown clearly why MySquar (MYSQ) shares should not be traded on any market, even the AIM Casino. I demonstrated HERE that it had lied to investors in an RNS this month. That lie stands uncorrected. I demonstrated HERE that without any doubt it had committed wholesale securities fraud on July 31. This was chapter and verse stuff and MySquar is now exposed. Yet nothing has happened. As such I have written to my pal the bogus Sheriff of AIM, Mr Marcus Stuttard the head of AIM Regulation

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - if Jersey Oil & Gas needs a 15-20% discount, what price the UKOG placing?

Published 56 days ago

I cannot blame Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG) for raising £20 million today. It's the smart move. But if it has to offer shares at a 15-20% discount when it's on a roll what sort of discount will UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have to offer as it seeks to raise £5-10 million with things going badly wrong? I also look at MySquar (MYSQ) after today's article that proves FRAUD. What is not allowed on AIM these days? Would complicity in mass murder be a problem? I give up.

Tom Winnifrith buying MySquar shares -"news" from the LSE Asylum

Published 57 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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Horse Hill Maths that just don't stack up for UKOG and that $15 million placing by Cornhill "outed"

Published 57 days ago

On the agenda today as I prepare for my weekly coffee morning with my baby son Joshua and the fit young mums is: Andalas (ADL) a joke broker note, MySquar (MYSQ) another RNS which is all smoke and mirrors and a desperate attempt to prop up the shares but SP Angel refuses to force the company to come clean on the lies in the last RNS and the fraud. Pathetic. I look at Interserve (IRV) and its latest dire news. We did warn you. I "out" the company that was truing to raise $15 million via Cornhill yesterday. I look at former ZAI clients whose days on AIM are numbered and finally I read across from yesterday's Horse Hill trade involving Regency (RGM) and Alba (ALBA) to show just how monstrously overvalued is, out of cash and desperate to place,  UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) 

MySquar: twitter "news": Tom Winnifrith under Police Investigation & to be sued for defamation

Published 57 days ago

Heck it is on twitter so it must be true as you can see below

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Another slam dunk lie in the MySquar trading statement - time for correction number 2

Published 57 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear. This is pretty simple maths although clearly beyond the wit of clueless Nomad SP Angel but in this podcast I demonstrate clearly another slam dunk lie in the MySquar (MYSQ) trading statement of last week and corrected version of this week. Time for another correction? But it gets worse. I remind you of what SP Angel needs to establish to show that MySquar only breached AIM Rules rather than committing wholesale fraud (ref July sales) but now suggest that its claims re September comparatives might bear scrutiny as well. And there are some very fishy rumours coming out of Singapore that SP Angel might consider as it decides whether to quit or not.  I move on to cover Paternoster Resources (PRS) after its latest bad news and explain why its NAV is illusory and then ask readers for help in outing which oil & gas stock Cornhill is raising $15 million for today at a discount of 12% to some share price or another.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the horrid truth behind Doorsteps.co.uk, a crowdfunding scandal and hot Telit gossip

Published 58 days ago

Yesterday I discussed Doorsteps.co.uk which claims that it will flog your house for £99. I now look more closely at its history and the utterly shameless way that Crowdcube raised £400,000 for it; at the fact free and unquestioning BJ's its 19 year old founder has received from Fleet Street and speculate about how bad its metrics really are. That it has raised cash so easily is bad news for Purplebricks as it is now funded to nibble at its market share and so will be others until they all go bust. But it will be too late for Purplebricks by then. I then have hot gossip on Telit (TCM) which shows up the FT's dictation from PR men taking hacks for the fools they are and reinforces the shorting case big time. I cover UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR), both need to place ASAP and in both cases it will be ugly. I also remind you again what UKOG is NOT saying.

Interserve – shares falling again today, still a sell

Published 58 days ago

Yesterday revelations on Sky and a company statement made clear that all is not well at Interserve (IRV), for all the positive noises about constructive  discussions with its lenders, Sky revealed that a syndicate of lenders including Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC had called in Ernst and Young amid fears about the balance sheet. Noting also that the balance sheet is painfully thin, as per its recent interims statement, and the calamitous profit warning last month suggesting that the company had no idea of the eventual magnitude of the provision needed associated with its exit from its energy-from-waste business, as well as questions over current trading and you already have pretty good reasons to get out.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The FT takes dictation from PR man for Telit again and spouts hogwash ... and other morons

Published 59 days ago

Remember when the FT said Inmarsat (ISAT) was going to bid 140p a share for Avanti Coms (AVN) then at 30p now at 7.26p offer? Today it had a scoop on Telit (TCM) which the company has commented on. There is a grain of truth in the FT scoop but so much of what it writes is just PR spin as I demonstrate in this podcast. I hope the journalists responsible feel soiled and dirty. As for Telit I explain the various scenarios and why the downside is huge whatever happens. I cover UK Oil & Gas. A moron reckons he is going to make money by not paying to read ShareProphets and buying more UK Oil & Gas shares instead. Since his silly email the shares have lost another 14% and are now 4p bid. Next stop 3p then 2p then whatever. Truly the moron will be rich. Not. Then I rant about how troubled Interserv (IRV) lied to investors regarding the reason why its FD left and why that matters. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I agree with Luke Johnson on shite small cap research

Published 60 days ago

I start with a look at the poverty of small cap coverage in the Sundays but then in general. Just where can you get quality objective material on AIM shares? Then responding to Malcolm's what he looks for in shares to buy, I go through a good look at what I look for in shares to avoid or short.

Notes from Underground: The Real Underground

Published 61 days ago

For those of you that lived through the 60s, I met a living embodiment of that era the other day: Barry Miles, co-founder of the International Times and friend to Paul, Yoko, and Floyd (Pink). He has fascinating stories.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: if you thought Cloudtag & MySquar showed investors were bonkers meet Helios & Matheson

Published 62 days ago

I start with a trip down memory lane this October 13th. It's back to 1987. can you remember why? Then, if you thought punters in Cloudtag (CTAG) or MySquar (MYSQ) were bonkers ( well they are) then meet Helios & Matheson. This tale will have you in stitches. Unless you are a MySquar moron in which case you will probably see it as an investment opportunity. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the Frogs selling and the slump to 2p or less. BTW Lucian Miers is now well in the money and added to his short yesterday. I explain why i3 Energy (i3E) is doomed and will crater soon and also go into the mounting woes of Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) after this morning's news.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 18 minutes to the fit young mums

Published 64 days ago

I am in a bit of a rush today. The Mrs has all day meetings so it is just me and Joshua. That means we get an extra 30 minutes at the fit young mums coffee morning. But what do I say to a FYM? And what might she say back. That is clearly the big issue of the day. After that I look at MySquar (MYSQ) after Darren's meeting last night, at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) - placing at 2p? - Sound Energy (SOU) and Echo (ECHO) both slam dunk sells and similar to UKOG in many ways.I comment, en passant, on Renold (RNO) and the idea of pricing power and finally warn you that Telit (TCM) is indeed heading for 0p. And thank you for subscribing to ShareProphets. After 28 days we are within spitting distance of breakeven.

Tom Winnifrith "well educated and well read" says MySquar boss Schaer as Pizza Hardman Atwater grills him

Published 64 days ago

The first question at the LSE Asylum moron-fest with MySquar (MYSQ) boss Erik Schaer was about me. Apparently the old rogue thinks that I am "well educated and well read." Well he ain't wrong. But flattery will get him nowhere. I sent Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater along to grill him and the questions only mount.

An Open Letter to SP Angel, Beaufort Securities and AIM Regulation re shamed MySquar

Published 64 days ago

I have written a letter to Nomad SP Angel, broker Beaufort Securities and the oxymorons at AIM Regulation re shamed MySquar (MYSQ). Has it committed a massive breach of AIM Rules or Securities fraud or both and will anyone do anything about it. The letter follows:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: MySquar I accuse you of securities fraud & why UKOG is fecked

Published 64 days ago

I go through the timeline in detail. It is quite clear that the 31 July placing by MySquar (MYSQ) was securities fraud. Why the Nomad and broker have not quit in light of the trading statement today defies belief. But I guess this is the World's Most Successful Growth Market. I then look at Character Group (CCT) and why I think that the reaction to today's statement is overdone. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas and I explain why its shareholder list and market cap pose a problem as it urgently tries to do a placing to keep the lights on after yesterday's dire news. Finally I urge you all to read today's statement from Countryside Properties (CSP) which tells you in black and white how much trouble the housing market is in.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Savannah Resources you are so fecking transparent

Published 65 days ago

Some companies are so transparent. I look at the RNS from Savannah Resources (SAV), do the maths and predict a placing within weeks. I then crow about one I called earlier, Applied Graphene Materials (AGM). Then it is onto Interquest (ITQ) which is back on the AIM casino thanks to Nomad Allenby, a firm that I take to task for being morally bankrupt. I look at Johnston  Press (JPR) which is nothing to do with Luke Johnson who is also mentioned. I then look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and i3 Energy (i3E) as well as the dog Haydale (HAYD) 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - what is the difference between Warren Buffett and Neil "nomates" Woodford?

Published 66 days ago

Answers on a postcard. But for starters, one Hathaway, One had a way but lost it. I start with a detailed look at the Woodford Patient Capital Trust (WPCT) then run some numbers by you on LPE's and Purplebricks (PURP). I mention UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) en passant, Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), Columbus Energy (CERP), Mirada (MIRA) and finally Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Double Blow Job for Woodford in Sunday Times, Neil you are not "Britain's Buffett"

Published 67 days ago

The real fear Neil Woodford has is redemptions. The sleazey scoops for blow job articles deals in today's Sunday Times cannot hide that. I look at the absurd valuation of Oxford Nanopore, an unlisted biotech Unicorn, puffed in today's paper but also at the cracks now showing despite the glowing piffle in the same paper's write up on Nomates himself

Notes from Underground: Bearcast, king of the leaderboard

Published 68 days ago

That fact that Bearcast is popular is not surprising, but consider that it underreported: hundreds of ShareProphets members that use their private feed to download Bearcasts to their smartphones and computers, which don't show up in the page views.

Conroy Gold and Nat Res: look at the timeline over Warrant Exercise and Placing

Published 68 days ago

I have a question for Professor Conroy, of AIM-listed Conroy Gold and Natural Resources infamy. Tom Winnifrith tells us that the paperwork for the warrants exercised by him and by his sidekick (which were announced on Wednesday last week) was filed last Sunday. We also learnt yesterday that the cash went straight back out of the kitty to repay Conroy/Jones by settling director loans - apparently ahead of term. 

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (slightly late) end September update

Published 70 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the weirdest rumour re Advanced Oncotherapy, Sound hype is exposed by the acid test, now for the fit young mums

Published 71 days ago

I must rush. The fit young mums are waiting. Ahead of that, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) really should comment on the weirdest rumour which I relay. Redcentric (RCN) answers one question but many remain. Then Sound Energy (SOU) hype takes the acid test of a trade sale of its Italian assets and the real value is exposed. Sound really is so much hot air. Finally a look at the CVA and rape of shareholders and creditors of Kin Group (KIN)  by broker Peterhouse and the new, crony capitalist, directors.  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: some of my fellow shareholders in Falanx are the dumbest morons on earth

Published 71 days ago

Truly some of my fellow shareholders in Falanx (FLX) are some of the dumbest folks on earth. I refer you to yesterday's bonus bearcast which will be a theme for the next 18 months. It relates to Topps Tiles (TPT) where the bad news is largely priced in. But I think I have a £1billion stock that it could take to zero. I discuss Xtract Resources (XTR) and follow up analysis to this article on 88 Energy (88E) post a company chat.

Tom Winnifrith bonus Bearcast - what will you do when you get fired? And now that interest rates are already rising?

Published 72 days ago

I note some of the comments made about the demise of Monarch Airlines and add my critique. What really struck me is how the 2000 staff will each get just one week's pay. How will they cope? I was today given some data on UK consumer debt and savings levels which is jaw dropping and terrifying. It gets worse. The interest rates we pay on our debts are already starting to rise. Again how will the consumer cope? And what does this all mean for your portfolios and your personal finances?   

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Has Uzi Katz dumped his Telit shares & the next Neil Woodford car crash awaits

Published 72 days ago

I start with a discussion prompted by a reader request on whether a brand has a hidden added value which you should account for when making an investment. Another reader asks if it is time to buy back into Eden Research (EDEN). I think he is being spoofed and explain why. Then I look at the latest (non) news from Telit (TCM) and ask if the mortgage fraudster and fugitive from US Justice, Uzi Katz, has dumped his shares. I look at what is happening at Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) , at the latest Mosman (MSMN) spoof, comment again on Nighthawk (HAWK) and then at the next Neil Woodford car crash RM2 (RM2).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Jumping Fleas, Falanx & trying to be objective about PCGE

Published 73 days ago

I start with a look at the weekend's events in what could be, and should be, the Catalan Republic. It shows our political leaders, but especially those in the EU, in the worst possible light. If the Catalans do go it alone it has massive implications for the Euro which I discuss. Then it is on to PCG Entertainment (PCGE) where I declare an interest but try to be objective in a detailed analysis. There is a similar biopsy but it could soon be an autopsy on Starcom (STAR). I also cover Falanx (FLX) "the flea jumping" - a stock we own - and comment on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). I have remembered what I forgot at the end and will cover it tomorrow.

Universe Group – interims argue “a solid platform from which to drive future growth”, BUT…

Published 74 days ago

Point of sale, payment and on-line loyalty systems developer and supplier Universe Group (UNG) has announced results for the first half of 2017 and boardroom change…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Cynical Bear and Theresa May talk from ignorance & get it wrong: Big Sofa & Capitalism

Published 75 days ago

I start with a discussion on Big Sofa (BST) prompted by Cynical Bear's article today which is just wrong. CB writes HERE. Then it is onto capitalism and the useless Theresa May and then on to another reason why house prices are set to crash. Finally I discuss forward selling and whether it is wrong or illegal 

Purplebricks: Thoughts on Trading Update

Published 75 days ago

Purplebricks (PURP) trading statement released on Friday was characteristically short on detail and did little to justify its sky-high valuation.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: EVR has all the hallmarks of an AIM stock promote & its £75m valuation is crackers

Published 75 days ago

EVR Holdings (EVRH) is beloved of Bulletin Board Morons but is rightly lampooned by Cynical Bear earlier today HERE. I look at it and note that it has all the markings of an AIM stock promote and that its valuation, £75 million, is absurd and makes it ripe for shorting. Then I ask if £15 million is too much to earn for eight years of FTSE 100 failure? What about £43 million for eight years of success?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast from Big Sofa to Purplebricks and to an Irish crook I want to sue me for libel

Published 76 days ago

On today's bearcast I mention, en passant, an Irish crook I want to sue me as you can see HERE but then cover Big Sofa (BST), Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR), Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN), ITM Power (ITM), Arian Silver (AGQ), Carillion (CLLN)  and Purplebricks (PURP)

Tern – ‘fesses up that Device Authority fundraise first close delayed, revenues tiny

Published 76 days ago

Well, well, well: last Friday I suggested that the fundraise advertised by Tern in an RNS dated 11 August which was expected to reach $2.5 million at first close by the end of September appeared to have run into some difficulty. A week later Tern has finally got arround to confessing that first close is now expected to be during October.  It seems that the company still needs a bit of help from ShareProphets Nomad Services.

COMPETITION - Interim Results deadline tomorrow, how many dismal showings?

Published 77 days ago

We know how much you all like a good competition - especially when there is no prize whatsoever! So with deadline day tomorrow for interims - and a good few still being worked on it seems - how many disappointments will we get by the close of the RNS system tomorrow night?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I defer to the guru Paul Scott & when is a legally binding lock in not a lock in?

Published 78 days ago

On today's bearcast I look at K3 Capital Group (K3C) and ask when is a legally binding lock in not a lock in? If I hear another fat cat CEO say that he is dumping shares "in response to institutional demand" I think I shall scream. I have some observations about and (unanswered) questions for BNN (BNN) and its - suspended - CEO Darren Mercer. I have some observations about the democracy hating Professor Moriaty of Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) and then a few observations from Paul Scott and myself about Boohoo (BOO).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Adam Reynolds & NEW Departure, LoopUp stinks & praise for the SFO & FCR

Published 79 days ago

I start with the departure of Adam Reynolds from New World Oil & Gas (NEW) explaining what - I think -went on. Then it is on to Afren (AFR)and how the SFO works in practice.I look at LoopUp (LOOP) where yesterday's statement rings less and less true and which looks more and more of a slam dunk short as a result. There is further comment on Westminster Group (WSG) and praise, with caveats, for the Ferrets, Ferrum Crescent (FCR).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Come on Bushveld morons, say "Tom Was Right" as Death Spiral announced

Published 80 days ago

I told folks that uber ramp Bushveld (BMN) had to raise cash but the morons knew better as they always do. Better still today's bailout is a death spiral as no proper institution will  touch this over-promoted crap with a bargepole. Then it is on to Big Sofa (BST), Saffron (SRON), Altona Energy (ANR) which needs a placing ASAP or it is toast, ITM Power ITM) - crazy valuation + placing ahoy,  Albert  Technologies (ALB) which looks all wrong to me and finally to Imagination Technologies (IMG) where calls to block a foreign bid are wrong at every level. The gay penguin reference is HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Are we at peak insanty - boob jobs on credit and Deliveroo's crazy valuation

Published 81 days ago

I am prompted by a great Zero Hedge article HERE to look at the mounting evidence that thanks to what is now the greatest debt binge in history, surpassing that of 2008, we are at peak insanity. Whether it is boob jobs on tick, the latest funding round at Deliveroo at a ludicrous valuation, the downgrade of UK Government debt or the madness of some peer to peer lending there are timebombs aplenty waiting to explode.

Reach4Entertainment – disappointing interims, but future prospects look bright: BUY

Published 81 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results from a stated “modest” first half of 2017, though emphasises “second half of current financial year expected to be satisfactory, but 2018 forecasts already looking like a return to form from the key companies with support from the new initiatives of Dewynters Germany and Jampot”

Notes from Underground - The commentariat

Published 81 days ago

It's week two of the reader-supported ShareProphets and everything is going better than planned, which is a very disconcerting feeling. Hundreds of readers have joined and we have far exceeeded what we were previously receiving on the advertising and free access model. At this rate we will be covering our current cost base and be able to contemplate the first pay rises in 4 years, for your writers, by November.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the curse of loathsome Tony Baldry - just when is Westminster Group insolvent?

Published 82 days ago

It all started with a game of croquet. I start with my long term battle with scumbag ex Tory MP, the loathsome Sir Tony Baldry. He is now chairman of Westminster Group (WSG). I analyse its woes after Friday's interims. I look at the forthcoming IPO of the City Pubs Company and hoist some red flags. Then to 88 Energy (88E) and to those who have lost badly by ignoring my previous warnings I warn again. Big Time!

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Uber loses London licence, a dark day for the Capital in a time of economic insanity

Published 83 days ago

Uber has lost its London license thanks to Transport For London (TFL), a move applauded by useless Mayor Sadiq Khan, The Guardian, the BBC and black cab drivers. But it is very bad news indeed for London and I explain why. It is symptomatic of a new era of economic madness as is Theresa May claiming giving £20 billion (it will be more) to the EU is a good deal and our useless PM also trying to satisfy the greed of lazy and overpaid public sector workers. Perhaps the biggest sign of this madness and wish for economic hari-kiri is Labour's plan to renationalise the utilities. It is utter madness but no one dares say so. We are heading faster and faster towards the precipice my friends.

Nyota – a complete shambles and horror show as AIM completely disgraces itself once again

Published 83 days ago

Last night at 5.25pm Nyota Minerals (NYO) announced that its shares were being booted off the AIM casino. The roll call of shame on this one is appalling. We have AIM Regulation, broker Peterhouse and the directors of the company seemingly all at fault here, not to mention former Nomad Beaumont Cornish and two further Nomads, ZAI Corporate Finance and Allenby being dragged in. It is a true horror show. But rather than look in the mirror, the directors pointed the finger at ShareProphets – blame the media, the investigative journalists, blame evil Tom Winnifrith and myself, Nigel Somerville. This is shocking.

Tom Winnnifrith Bearcast: Purplebricks, the hard numbers - this just does not stack up at all!

Published 84 days ago

I start off with a cheque received for 29p. Then as we see the Purplebricks (PURP) share price start to melt I look at hard maths and explain why the shares will collapse from here. I look at the Rose Petroleum (ROSE) placing, misleading comments from worthless crap Strat Aero (AERO), dismal interims from shamed lifestyle company Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) and then at Intelligent Energy (IEH) which looks like a zero in waiting. 

Photo Article -Tom Winnifrith gets a cheque for 29p, is it a bribe?

Published 84 days ago

Well it did arrive in a brown envelope! The eagle eyed among you will see that I appear not to have cashed the last cheque from this source, for 51p. I think I lost it. But I'm now entitled to 80p as a result of being a loyal shareholder in the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Of course my real "dividend" is being able to attend the AGM to berate the hapless head of AIM Regulation, Mr Marcus Stuttard. Truthfully, notwithstanding today's cheque I can say that I am not in this one for the money.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: The Aeorema Death Match, Stacey vs Moore, I am Solomon

Published 84 days ago

Malcolm Stacey today reckons that Aeorema (AEO) is a buy at 26p, HERE. Sadly he has got his numbers wrong. Steve Moore reckons it is a sell but I think his analysis is wrong. I  enter this grudge match with my verdict in a bonus podcast.

Symphony Environmental – interims show some progress, but more to come

Published 85 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) was a 6.75p offer price share tip – and the shares rose to 11.5p on the back of a first half of 2017 results announcement, though have currently slipped back to 10.5p…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - do not get fooled by Watchstone's cash claims & shoot the scumbag "rebels" at Stratex

Published 85 days ago

Those seeking to oust the board at Stratex (STI) have not been playing with a straight bat as an RNS late yesterday made clear. They are vermin who should be sent packing. Ditto Professor Conroy of Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR). I have news on his latest courtroom scrape in Dublin and also on the Afren (AFR) whistleblower to whom I make a generous offer. I am warming to Blur (BLUR) after today's placing and am almost tempted to nibble now that ghastly Phil Letts and his even more ghastly Mrs have gone. There is a detailed analysis of interims from Watchstone (WTG) - Quindell as was. Do not get suckered by that headline cash number. It is not real and the shares are a sell. Finally there is an update on the African Potash (AFPO) and Paragon Diamonds (PRG) litigation. 

Tom Winnifrith BONUS Bearcast: Playing Sam Antar's fraudster game: a Purplebricks special

Published 86 days ago

Let us be clear: Purplebricks (PURP) is not a fraud but today's publication of customer reviews - that Purplebricks is desperate for you not to see - is damning and suggests a business model that is based on taking £1000 from large numbers of "customers" who get nothing in return. That is not sustainable and is why the shares are worth 0p. The Sam Antar reference is about how Purplebricks responds and that, in turn, will determine the speed of its collapse. That it will collapse is a given.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Eric Schaer of MySQUAR your soul will burn in hell you bastard & your company is a POS too

Published 86 days ago

A recent statement by MySquar (MYSQ)confuses genocide and mass rape with "civil unrest". This is obscene and shows that the company is morally bankrupt. Its CEO Eric Schaer will see his soul burn in hell for this and it makes me unspeakably angry. The company is a worthless piece of crap but promoting that is not now Eric's biggest sin. All is explained in this podcast. I also cover China New Energy (CNEL), Ryanair (RYA) - see this link - Petro Matad (MATD), FastForward (FFWD) and, in some detail, Paternoster Resources (PRS).

Sell Purplebricks

Published 87 days ago

This was written before TODAY's SHOCKING EXPOSE. Despite falling 25% from its August high Purplebricks (PURP) has been a spectacular investment for practically everybody involved in its brief four-year history. 

Tom Winnifrith bonus Bearcast - The sickening and deepening scandal at Nyota

Published 87 days ago

The scandal at Nyota Minerals (NYO) which should have been booted off the AIM Casino today is deepending and is truly sordid. I have new shocking revelations for you all and incredibly serious questions for the board, for ex Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish, especially for broker Peterhouse and also for the chocolate teapots at the FCA and the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation.

Amryt lead competitor to main drug flops in trials: good news for us

Published 87 days ago

This is sad news for sufferers of for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) but very good news for we shareholders in Amryt Pharma (AMYT). Overnight last Thursday, the rival, Amicus announced that its Phase 3 asset SD-101 for Epidermolysis Bullosa has failed in Phase 3. The drug failed to meet all co-primary and secondary endpoints, which could suggest that there was minimal/no biological effect.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Amur can't you folks read what is in black and white?

Published 87 days ago

Sitting here with my father in Shipston I start with what is my favourite joke from Frazier. Then it is onto the next joke, that is the news from FastForward (FFWD) one of the many joke investment companies linked to my old friend the offshore-based asset stripper Jim Mellon. Then it is onto Amur (AMC) which is so obviously placing ahoy and where the market cap is almost as much of a joke as a FastForward RNS. Then I turn to Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG) and the idea of risk reward before having a butchers at Rose Petroleum (ROSE) where even Stevie Wonder could see that it is placing ahoy. There may be a second bearcast on Nyota (NYO) where it seems there is a mega scandal emerging. Watch this space!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Stratex rebels are dreaming, 1Spatial & the hookers & a Twitter moron

Published 88 days ago

A three part bearcast. In part one I look at Stratex (STI) where old managers are trying to oust new. l explain why the old boys are dreamers and should be told to foxtrot oscar. Then it is onto 1Spatial (SPA) which is behaving as if it is placing ahoy and I am almost certain that it is placing ahoy. Either way - avoid. Finally I waste time debating with a total fucktard on twitter. Folks like @Aimfatcat deserve poverty.    

Notes from Underground - Pay to play

Published 88 days ago

We're four days into the reader supported ShareProphets and I'd rate it a stunning success. But what lessons are to be learnt are less clear.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - IQE the valuation must be insane & interest rate rise ahoy!

Published 90 days ago

It is my son's first birthday today - how time flies! I start with a look at inflation. It is back! And the greed of the lazy public sector workers (demonstrated clearly HERE) will fuel it which means interest rate rises ahoy. I suggest this has clear implications you should not ignore. Then I take a detailed look at IQE (IQE),its last results,investor perceptions and explain why I believe that the shares at 131p are a very poor risk reward play for the bulls like Comrade Stacey.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Blenheim & Allied Minds, why is Neil Woodford backing only 1 of these 2 accidents waiting to happen

Published 90 days ago

In today's bearcast I take a detailed look at Allied Minds (ALM) another Woodford disaster waiting to happen and then at 60% overvalued Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR). I comment on accident prone DX Group (DX.) before asking where's Debbie gone? Yes has the Milestone (MSG) boss been resigned already?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - joke valuations at Sound Energy & MySQUAR

Published 91 days ago

If you are listening to bearcast today you must have subscribed to Shareprophets so I thank you. I start with management who are cleary wronguns at Real Good Foods (RGD) which is a disgrace and at Papillion (PPHP) which is far worse - hat tip Cynical Bear HERE. I look at Interserve (IRV). Its shares are slumping on a profits alert but the real horrors are the lies in the August 9 results statement. Still valued at £124 million this could halve again look at debt! Then it is onto MySquar (MYSQ) a good bet for a zero, and finally a trio of oilies, Range Resources (RRL) - its au revoir not goodbye - Pantheon (PANR) dreary and overvalued by a reasonable amount and Sound Energy (SOU) where the valuation is a 100% rum and coke.

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

Published 92 days ago

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

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the most pointless company on AIM, Torotrak or Starvest

Published 92 days ago

This may be the last bearcast you listen to. I hope not. To ensure you can listen to tommorrow's podcast and read two belting exclusives for just £5.99 sign up HERE. Today cover in detail  sheer pointlessness of Starvest (SVE) & Torotrak (TRK). Both need to do placings both should, like flea bitten ageing hounds in pain, go on a one way trip to the vet. Once again I apologise to my old friend the offshore based asset stripper Jim Mellon for intruding on private grief as I look at another dog he has backed, Billing Services (BILL)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - All these cures for premature ejaculation can't come soon enough

Published 93 days ago

Boom boom! I suspect that once again the Mrs will regard that that title as rather crude as she did with this offering the other day. I discuss that topic which is close to the heart my old friend Jim Mellon. Then I look at MySquar (MYSQ), a disaster waiting to happen and its link to disgraced Bell Pottinger. Then it is onto Avanti (AVN) before I issue another warning about 88 Energy (88E) not that the morons trying to ramp it will listen. Finally I look at strange share price action and hard maths for Zibao Metals (ZBO) 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Droning on, Strat Aero is so totally bust it is worth 0p

Published 93 days ago

Interims from Strat Aero (AERO) today are dire. They show a company that was bust on June 30, one with zero earnings visibility and an ongoing cash burn. There is a lack profits warning and a tacit admission that a bailout placing is inevitable. I should cocoa. But even if there is a heavily discounted bailout this company is probably toast. The shares are worth 0p. SELL. This is, like most stocks promoted by the Sith Lord, Zak Mir, toast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - insider dealing is investment, anything else is pure speculation

Published 94 days ago

No I am not talking about Sam Smith's beau, the CEO of Telit (TCM), white collar criminal Yosi Fait. Instead I am talking about betting on oil exploration calls. I cover Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), formerly Crap Oil, Providence Resources (PVR) which has always been a crap company and I look at Stellar Diamonds (STEL). I then look at the ghastly profits warning at UP Global (UPGS) and the read across from that. There will be more on the Big Issue seller in the Silver Merc on my own website later.

Tom Winnifrith: The most important bearcast ever - news of a big change here on Thursday

Published 95 days ago

I have been thinking long and hard about this all summer but there is no alternative as the great Lady Thatcher used to say. Evil Google provides no content but sucks all of the ad revenue from online media. Our advertising revenue has collapsed so ShareProphets must either accept the custom of utter dirtbags like Darren Winters, continue to be subsidised by the UK Investor Show or fold. Or it must charge for access. I believe that asking you to pay £6 a month for 300 articles and for utterly unique content is something you will agree to and so on Thursday it is pay to play. I explain why evil Google is forcing our hand and what will happen and what the choices are in, perhaps the most important bearcast in our history..

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: No wonder the British civil service was crawling with Russian Spies

Published 95 days ago

If you forgive me I start with long conversations with my father about World War Two and the early fifties, his father, his mother's godfather's son (hanged as a Nazi) and other matters all prompted by watching an episode of Foyle's war last night. You need to have these chats while you still can and I thought they were interesting. We move on to why my father thinks he is Shipston's Buffett - yes the UK residential property bubble and we see yet more signs of utter madness from the FCA on this score. Martin Fagan, all those years ago, you were bang on the money. 

Lessons from BNN, MySQUAR and Other Matters

Published 95 days ago

The BNN Technology (BNN) fiasco is rather a depressing reminder that it takes an event such as the resignation of a CFO, accompanied by some serious whistleblowing for NOMADs and AIM regulation to act, by which time it is invariably too late for the retail investor. This is largely because the system is inherently flawed in that NOMADs are paid by the very people that they are supposed to be vetting. This is why AIM is stuffed with BNNs ticking away like time bombs.

Notes from Underground: We now return to your regularly scheduled programme, already in progress

Published 95 days ago

Tom has returned from his sabbactical and the stats speak for themselves: you people like Bearcasts. I can only imagine the plight of our readers for the past five months, fetal position on the floor, listerning to a skipping Victorola or the snow of an untuned wireless waiting for the return of Bearcast.

Character Group – Pokémon distributor appointment, still a buy

Published 96 days ago

Just post its year ended 31st August, Character Group (CCT) said that it was pleased to announce its appointment as “the master toy distributor in United Kingdom and Ireland for the globally popular Pokémon brand”

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Some basic maths for Andrew Bell and the UK Oil & Gas poltroons

Published 97 days ago

UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) nutter Michael Boyle wants to trap me and report me to the FCA. What a prize poltroon. Andrew Bell has been selling lots of UK Oil & Gas shares but - with millions still on the book - tries to argue that they are cheap. Hmmm. I have a second  maths lesson for my friend Mr Bell following on from this one yesterday. Then it is onto my old friend the offshore based asset stripper Jim Mellon and one of the many dogs in his stable, the related party snakefest that is FastForward (FFWD). Clearly it is placing ahoy as the company has zero cash and grotesque PLC costs but I explain why the shares, at 9.5p, are monstrously overvalued - fair value is sub 5p. Sorry Jim.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I insult fat pig Sam Smith of FinnCap because she banks a monthly fee to act for an insider dealer

Published 97 days ago

Apparently I am not allowed to call Sam Smith of FinnCap a fat pig because she is female and women have "body image issues". Well, as an overweight male, I can say that we men can also have such issues. I won't therefore be sexist and discriminate. I insult Sam because her firm banks a big cheque every month for acting for a firm run by an insider dealer. Sam you take money to act for crooks, I insult you and being a woman won't you off the hook. Do you understand now, you morally bankrupt cow?  Elsewhere I look at: Providence Resources (PVR), Stratex (STI), Anglesey Mining (AYM), Interquest (ITQ) and Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR).   

IT IS FREE, IT IS LAUNCHED at 11 AM TODAY - YES TODAY - , SIGN UP NOW!

Published 98 days ago

Following complaints from shamed share ramper Roger Lawson, ADVFN has insisted on a raft of new editorial controls on OneFreeShareTip.com. I did not re-start my life five years ago to be told what I could or could not write. I said no and ADVFN boss Clem Chambers has just said that the website will be shut down. So...our hand is forced ... Welcome to fivefreesharetips.com - we hope you join NOW HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Audioboom, the Bulletin Board oil analysts - more folks to run the lavs at Athens bus station

Published 99 days ago

I covered the Interquest (ITQ) scandal in a separate bearcast HERE. If you like bad language or tales of AIM wrongdoing you will love it. Elsewhere I look at the latest utterly meaningless trading statement from Audioboom (BOOM). Why is its CEO Rob Proctor so averse not only to defending free speech but also to handing out metrics that actuially mean anything. He is another man for the job of lavatory attendant at the Athens bus station. And BTW this company is going to run out of cash AGAIN. I also look at Havelock Europa (HVE), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and 88 Energy (88E). Now SIGH UP FOR A HOT SHARE TIP FREE HERE NOW! 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: The Utter Motherfuckers who run Interquest say a final "fuck you" to loyal shareholders

Published 99 days ago

Gary Ashworth the founder and chairman of Interquest (ITQ) was once someone I once counted as a friend.  No more and never again. Gary has behaved like a total prize shit with his 42p per share attempted MBO and a statement at 4.01 PM today was a final fuck you from Gary, CFO David Bygrave and the other complete and utter bastards behind the MBO. Gary I despise you and your pals as you have behaved beyond badly. Today's RNS is a case study in telling shareholders that their views do not matter and that they are about to be ( once again) utterly shafted.  This podcast contains a lot of bad language but perhaps that is the only language that prize shits like Ashworth understand.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - more detail on the public lavatory at Athens Bus Station

Published 99 days ago

This is a wide ranging bearcast and given my assertion that Charles Tatnall and James Longley are not fit to run the public lavatory at Athens Bus Station I thought I'd fill you in with a bit more detail about that place, what the job entails and why these scallywags are just not up to it. I cover in this podcast Papillion Holdings (PPHP), MySquar (MYSQ), ITM Power (ITM), Fulham Shore (FUL), TrakM8 (TRAK) and, of course, World War three. And ahead of 11 AM tomorrow I remind you to ALL SIGN UP HERE NOW!

BNN - now about that interest-free loan Mr Mercer and also about problems with Peover

Published 101 days ago

I think I have said all that needs to be said about China trainwreck BNN Technology (BNN) in yesterday's bearcast - the one the Mrs dubbed crude. What a compliment!. BNN is toast but just as an aside its now suspended CEO Darren Mercer seems to have some unusual financing arrangements with the company. And there is the matter of Peover.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The 88 Energy trainwreck & would you rather back a company run by Steve Moore or Dave Lenigas

Published 101 days ago

My relative radio silence since yesterday is explained by this video. Today's bearcast is my last recorded from Greece for almost three months. The view from where I record is spectacular. The only question is whether I can upload it given how piss poor the internet is here. I look at 88 Energy (88E) and see massive problems ahead, comment on BNN (BNN) and Telit (TCM) and that brings me to the issue of management. It is critical in investing. Ceteris paribus, would you rather a company you were invested in was run by our own Steve Moore or by Big Dave Lenigas?

Altyn – some interim results disappointment... but here is why you buy

Published 101 days ago

Tipped by ourselves in April, shares in precious metals miner and explorer in Kazakhstan Altyn (ALTN) initially performed reasonably, but subsequently slipped back – and currently even more so on the back of a half-year results announcement…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - BNN shareholders take it up the Arsenal

Published 101 days ago

Links with Arsenal, massive cash burn, China, always missing goals (like the Arse) - that was BNN Technology (BNN), shares in which have been suspended today along with its CEO and China boss. I look at BNN in detail plus Telit (TCM), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) after my weekend pieces HERE and HERE. I cover Blenheim (BNR) after its joke RNS today and also the dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) after its latest spoof. The Mrs says my headline is crude & arguably homophobic, but I know you will love it and it is not if you take it in context.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Trade of the week was to buy Telit, this is insanity

Published 103 days ago

The trade of the week was to buy shares in AIM listed fraud du jour Telit Communications (TCM) at 105p. I discuss why this is not a sensible strategy although it paid off last week and when it will end in tears. The podcast also covers Rose Petroleum (ROSE) the sort of utter crap that is all too common on the AIM Casino. I look at where Rose is heading and it is more compost bin than walled garden. Warning this barcast contains some bad language.

Notes from Underground: The Summer Wind, came blowing in, from across the sea

Published 103 days ago

The summer silly season is now over, and over 77,000 individual readers read ShareProphets during the past week. That's 77k readers who came to read real analysis and honest opinion. ShareProphets doesn't aggragate stories, we don't do clickbait, and we don't coddle our readers. You should be proud that you're one of them. 

NEX Exchange: which Corporate Adviser’s been a naughty boy, then?

Published 103 days ago

A chance wander through the NEX Exchange website (formerly ISDX and Plus Markets) market notices page saw me turn up a NEX Exchange disciplinary notice dated 11 August 2017. I wondered what that was about and who had been done over, so naturally I took a look. The good news is that one Corporate Adviser has been hauled over the coals for failing to ensure its client company kept the market informed about important matters. The bad news is that it is released on an anonymous basis by the exchange.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast is back - UK Oil & Gas bulls you is avin a giraffe

Published 103 days ago

I had meant to resume regular bearcasts on September 1, but just in time remembered that yesterday I should have been celebrating four years of wedded bliss. So, in order to keep the Mrs happy, I postponed the relaunch until today. But now, not for those averse to bad language, I am back and kick off with an explanation of why shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are just ludicrously overvalued. That is not to say they might not go up in the short term but in the end they must, on current facts, be grossly overvalued.

Update: UK Oil & Gas – Regency dumps again

Published 104 days ago

This afternoon at 1.38pm came another RNS from AIM-listed Regency Mining (RGM). Having dumped 26% of its holding in AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) as announced yesterday evening, it has dumped a further 34.7% of the UKOG confetti it got from the sale of 1.9% of Horse Hill Developments to UKOG.

Frontera: after-hours placing and directors’ subscription

Published 106 days ago

At 4.46pm yesterday AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) announced a placing raising £500,000 and director subscriptions for a further £250,000 all at 0.0975p per share. Compared to the 0.44p per share back in March, when commenting on the announcement of a possible farm-out or joint operation arrangement regarding the company’s Block 12 holding in Georgia (no sign of the deal yet, is there!) the company said it was suspending operations (operations which had already been delayed and tardily announced, according to Tom Winnifrith) I said if I were a holder I’d get on to my broker post haste and sell.

Advertisment: The next Adam Reynolds placing - I am in are you?

Published 108 days ago

The last Adam Reynolds placing was Skinbiotherapeutics. The next one is Orogen Gold  (ORO)where the company is raising money ahead of an RTO which will see it become an online retailer. I already held shares but we are quadrupling the size of our holding in the next placing. We are in big time.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - Summer Bank Holiday update

Published 108 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Lessons in Human Nature from the Woodford Debacle and Purplebricks the next shoe to drop?

Published 109 days ago

I certainly don’t wish to gloat at the recent misfortunes suffered by many of Neil Woodford’s investments, but the sorry spectacle provides some useful insights into the role of human nature in investing and business in general.

Notes from Underground: We interrupt your regularly scheduled programme

Published 109 days ago

Usually I comment on the most popular stories of the week, and the ones that were not read as much as they should have. But today I was going to tell more lies about President Trump and then smear Robert Lee like every other brain dead liberal Metropolitan elitist and finally the patience of Tom Winnifrith has snapped. If Darren wants to write fake news he can fucking well quit and go work for the fucking Guardian.

Ref: IQE - Will This Nightmare of Gut-Wrenching Tension Ever End?

Published 111 days ago

Hello, Share Kickers. This is a scary holiday weekend for the many of us still holding IQE (IQE) shares. They have risen again, as I write, but how long can the bandwagon keep rolling? Though I’ve been sorely tempted over the last few weeks to sell at least half my shares, I have not done so. I’ll give you a few of my reasons, some of which are not that strong.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: EBITDA, bullshit earnings, explained for Bushveld shareholders and other morons

Published 113 days ago

With reference to both Bushvalend Minerals (BMN) and the late lamented Southern Salads I explain what EBITDA is and why it really is bullshit earnings. Enjoy.

A letter to Finncap CEO Sam Smith: are you a big supporter of insider dealing?

Published 113 days ago

Generally I would have thought that the CEO of one of London's biggest Nomads, Sam Smith of FinnCap, would have disapproved of insider dealing. It is, after all a criminal offence. But I am not so sure any more. After recent revelations at Telit (TCM) it seems Samantha does not think it is anything to worry about. I have dropped her a letter just to make sure and cc'd in the head of AIM Regulation, Mr Marcus Stuttard, as I am sure he and his colleagues the Oxymorons would like to know where Sam stands.

Winner of the Telit Leather Man Macho Insider Dealer Yosi Fait caption contest announced

Published 114 days ago

We asked you for suitable captions for the picture below of the leather man who took over from the cowboy as CEO of the Telit (TCM) village people. I refer, of course, to insider dealer Yosi Fait. You offered numerous suggestions as you can see HERE but there can be only one winner and it is

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Naked women on Twitter, China and the UK property crash and how you can buy the next ASOS

Published 116 days ago

The bit about naked women explains itself but is of course a cue to link to the photo articles on Quindell's & Cloudtag's daftest shareholders, semi naked sisters Kate & Hayley. China and the UK property crash elaborates on the points I made in the property crash bearcast HERE. And then we turn to the question of can you find a thousand bagger, the new ASOS (ASC) . I ask this because of Malcolm's words on IQE (IQE) HERE and because I am just about to make a large new investment - could it be the next ASOS? It won't be but I explain why that does not mean I am not excited.

Notes from Underground: Telit to the hand

Published 116 days ago

I had an oniine conversation with an FT reporter about the Telit affair over how the FT would rather credit some Italian newspaper than your obd't one stop source for free breaking news, expert analysis, and videos on AIM and LSE listed shares. They had to credit somebody given that the FT did not break the story themselves. How convenient for them. CityAM and other publications went with credititing nobody at all. The story broke itself!

Purplebricks priced for perfection; Sell at 431p

Published 118 days ago

I wrote about the red flags at Purplebricks (PURP) two weeks ago and promised to return to the subject but was distracted by the Telit (TCM) fiasco last week - on that matter I must urge anyone interested to listen to Tom Winnifrith's bearcast yesterday. I challenge anyone to listen and NOT to wnat to go short. But back to Purplebricks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oozi Cats and the FBI & why Telit could well be tits up within weeks

Published 118 days ago

The failure of the LSE to insist that hapless Nomad FinnCap forces Telit (TCM) to bring in a firm like KPMG to conduct a full forensic review will hurt it even more when this company goes tits up as I noted in a letter to Stock Exchange boss Donald Brydon earlier today HERE.  Two sources tell me that the FBI may have bad news for the Boston fraudster Oozi Cats and his Mrs as I explain in this podcast. But the meat of the podcast is explaining why Telit will go tits up and why that could be within six weeks. Enjoy.

A letter to the chairman of the London Stock Exchange - why no independent review of the Telit fraud?

Published 119 days ago

You may remember that at the last AGM of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) its chairman,, Donald Brydon CBE, 'fessed up to being a ShareProphets reader and as we chatted afterwards he came over as a thoroughly decent man. But he has, yet again, been failed by his minions in their handling of the biggest AIM fraud of the year, so far, Telit (TCM). Lowly gofers such as the head of AIM Regulation, the fake Sheriff Mr Marcus Stuttad,  have allowed Telit to avoid any independent scrutiny of its accounts & business practices despite clear evidence of fraud. That has to change and maybe Brydon will push for that. I have sent him a letter.

Optibiotix - we buy more shares for first time in two years, price is just wrong

Published 119 days ago

Thanks for all the emails on Optibiotix (OPTI). We understand seeing the shares slide back to 53p odd is alarming. To one or two of you, there is no need for such language! To the rest of you here goes.

I will make this simple enough that even Bushveld shareholders can understand it

Published 120 days ago

I'd like to start a competition to find the AIM shareholder list with the lowest average IQ. I am beginning to think that it may well be that of Bushveld Minerals (BMN). Sure its shares are up by 400% since the pump and dump of last fall (exposed HERE) and they may rise again on the latest pump and dump of yesterday (HERE) but folks need to be aware that a placing is a slam dunk cert. Oh no, say some very stupid people.

Nyota – no-one is watching o’clock update: no Nomad, Peterhouse back in the frame and placing at a “substantial discount” if a Nomad can be found

Published 121 days ago

AIM-listed Nyota Minerals (NYO) announced a company update last night at no-one-is-watching o’clock. The good news is that we were watching, the bad news for anyone left holding the stock is that Peterhouse is planning to “unresign” itself if the company can attract a Nomad before it is kicked off AIM altogether, with a potential placing at a “substantial discount” to last night’s closing price.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the Great British house price crash of 2017 - its now underway

Published 122 days ago

Okay I have called the top before but the house price crash is underway. I explain why and it involves cutting off the supply of dodgy foreign buyers in London, changes in Buy to Let Tax and new costs for landlords, it involves external shocks and an over-borrowed British consumer. It is already underway and this crash will be brutal. I look at what to invest in and what to short. I do a short section on Purplebricks (PURP) which is one of THE top stocks to short in the UK.

Obtala: When is an equity Issue not an equity issue?

Published 123 days ago

When the cash still hasn’t arrived! Tom Winnifrith gets upset (see) when I write negative comments about Obtala (OBT) and so I’ve kept quiet for a while, but there comes a point when you just have to ask the question: WTF is going on? Since Tom believes in free speech (as well as Obtala) he - as ever - allows me to write here.

Ariana – gold price, production news and share price

Published 123 days ago

After my mea culpa of June 20th we have had further news. It has taken a bit of time to digest, but overall it looks positive to me, if rather laced with jam-tomorrow. With the share price finally off its low point of just 1.25p, let’s look through the detail.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special - the culture of corporate lying as I say GOTCHA to Telit

Published 123 days ago

Following today's bombshell there can be no doubt that Telit Communications (TCM) is toast. Companies that lie and deceive so industrially in the way I demonstrated earlier HERE will always end in tears.  In this podcast I look at the culture of corporate lying and wrongdoing and what it means for you as an investor. I look at rent boys at BP then at Quindell (QPP), Globo (GBO) and of course, in the main, at Telit

Notes from Underground: Here's a buy recommendation: invest in moped shares

Published 124 days ago

London has a real table problem. At least the outdoor ones, and I don't see Mayor Sadiq Khan putting any effort into it.

Telit Communications A Compelling Sell. Looks like Going Globo. Some Free Advice to the NOMAD.

Published 125 days ago

I promised last week to go in to the numerous inconsistencies in the numbers presented by Purplebricks (PURP) but that is going to have to wait as this week’s story has got to be Telit (TCM).

Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 11/08/2017

Published 125 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week (see HERE) - you may note a sharp increase in the Telit (TCM) short position even though the shares have collapsed. The bear community smells a zero here, this is Globo all over again - note Tom Winnifrith's smoking gun of earlier & ignore it at your peril 

Today's Primary Bid Offering is from a company whose chairman reported Tom Winnifrith & Nigel to the Old Bill

Published 125 days ago

On Friday at 4.30 Tern (TERN) announced that it was raising £300,000 on a first come first served basis via PrimaryBid. It would perhaps be fair to say that our extensive coverage of this company has not been universally bullish.

Conroy hits back at Tom Winnifrith coverage of its sodomisation of democracy, the Prof still does not get it!

Published 126 days ago

I have received a note from Maureen Jones, the close boardroom ally of Professor Richard Moriarty the founder and embattled chairman of Moriaty Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR). Maureen reckons my coverage of the last GM is unfair and wishes to put the record straight. But I am afraid that she and Professor Conroy simply just do not understand why they are in the wrong here and why that forces me and other campaigners such as the top Irish blogger Wexboy, to ensure that we will turn the next Conroy GM into a media circus to see the two ousted. Maureen writes and my comments are in bold.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 3 resignations: Telit (Nomad) & Avanti Coms & Redcentric CEOs - can I claim scalps?

Published 126 days ago

That Telit (TCM) is going to zero is a given as I explained yesterday HERE. But now we need to know why Canaccord quit on May 26 as Nomad. I suggest the reason in this podcast and call for a wider AIM Casino rule change on Nomad resignations. Then it is on to 2 CEO resignations. The bombastic prick David Williams has gone from drowning in debt Avanti Communications (AVN). Avanti is toast but I run through the red flags pertaining to Williams himself and ask a question about his payoff for failure. As for Redcentric (RCN) can I claim this as a scalp? Frazer  Fisher must have known about the mega payroll fraud of March 31 2016 as I revealed HERE. Yet he trousered a big 2016 bonus and sold stacks of shares just after publishing the 2016 number which he KNEW WERE CROOK. This departure is to avoid him being in situe when the FCA, FRC and SFO announce their findings. Actually can the Sheriff claim a scalp on the bombastic prick Williams too? I got the FRC to pan his company and exposed all sorts of Avanti red flags and naughtiness. Two scalps in a day - ouzo time?

RedX – Administration proposals raise awkward going concern questions

Published 126 days ago

The administrators to (suspended) AIM-listed RedX Pharma (RED) have published their proposals for the rescue of the group. The good news is that something will indeed be salvaged, but details of what went wrong look to raise serious questions of the company and its Nomad – none other than Cantor Fitzgerald. You might remember that name with reference to the African Potash (AFPO) fraud where it is to be sued for its negligence.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast on Telit - calling Uzi's next move: this feels like Globo Mk2, here's why

Published 127 days ago

Okay so the Sheriff of AIM has got his man. Uzi/Oozi Katz/Cats has gone "temporarily" (my arse, again) from Telit Communications (TCM). So what happens next? I comment about what was NOT said in today's release, try to second guess Uzi (that is the real one not a bogus ballet dancer/statistician/award winning chef) as to his next move. Then I discuss the underlying business and explain why, to me, it has all the makings of a Globo, not a Quindell,. and why that means that its share price collapsersoonie could be sooner than you think, if banksters HSBC are anywhere close to being on the ball. Enjoy.

Action Hotels - new opening, share price daft: BUY

Published 130 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) the owner and manager of 3 and 4 star hotels in the Middle East and Australia, has opened of its second hotel in Bahrain, ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area.

Purplebricks Is it time to Sell at 470p or Buy the Watchdog blip. I am leaning to the Former.

Published 130 days ago

I wrote recently that I wouldn’t want to be short Fevertree (FEVR) or Purplebricks (PURP) on the basis that clearly crazy valuations have a habit of getting crazier.

Notes from Underground: They're not saying Boo, they're saying Booo-urns

Published 130 days ago

The story of our week has been our turmoil with generic file hosting PLC, Audioboom. It's a sad fall for them. Created in 2013 as Audioboo, the service was intended as a resource for journalists (and musicians) to create audio clips as easiily as taking a picture. Founder Mark Rock talks about how instrumental Audioboo was during the Arab Spring uprisings here.

Columbus boardroom clearout continues, D day September 13 - BUY

Published 132 days ago

Columbus Energy (CERP), formerly LGO, has continued the new broom change process. It has announced that Fergus Jenkins has stepped down from the Board and from his role as Chief Operating Officer, with immediate effect. He will remain with the Company and act as an advisor to the Board until 31 January 2018 but that is just a face save for Fergus. That is the last of the "ancien regime" cronies kicked into touch.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (slightly late) end July update

Published 132 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Some investment futurology prompted by my good friend Luke Johnson

Published 135 days ago

Regular bearcasts will be returning, God Willing, on September 1. But Joshua is at playgroup and I am kicking my heels with my testicle scan on Friday rather playing on my mind and so as a distraction here is an offering prompted by the Sunday Times column this week of my pal and UK Investor Show speaker Luke Johnson.

Conroy Gold - About that affidavit: GM looms a few points the rebels really need to clarify NOW

Published 136 days ago

This Friday shareholders in Conroy Gold & Natural Resources (CGNR) will meet in Dublin to decide whether to oust most of the board and replace them with Paul Johnson, Gervaise Heddle and 28% shareholder Patrick O'Sullivan. Court documents filed in Dublin last week beg serious questions but not for the board but for the rebels.

Take that you bastard - An 11 page letter to share ramper Roger Lawson re his threat to sue Tom Winnifrith for libel

Published 136 days ago

Disgraced share ramper Roger Lawson is now posting in the comments section on this website. We believe in free speech and allow him to post his jackanories here. When he defamed mew and Ben Edelman on the ShareSoc website he stopped us posting a reply. We rebutted his spurious threat to seek an injunction against me for harassment last week HERE. Ramper upped the ante by misleading poor Audioboom to get podcasts taken down as you can read HERE. Today we bite back big time.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast special for Roger Lawson, ShareSoc and Barbara Streisand

Published 137 days ago

My good pal Roger Lawson will be receiving a superb see you in Court Bitchez letter from my lawyer tomorrow addressing his spurious allegations of libel to go with the one I sent last week concerning his spurious claim of harassment. On Friday his lawyers misled poor Audioboom (BOOM) bullying it to take down an April 2016 bearcast by telling porkies as you can read about HERE. So here is a new bearcast for Roger, for ShareSoc which really needs to consider its position and its association with Mr Lawson and for Barbara Streisand.    

Tungsten Corporation. Keep Selling at 61p

Published 137 days ago

Tungsten Corporation (TUNG) released its prelims for the year to April 2017 this week and there are few signs that a viable business is emerging from the mess left by founder Edi Truell.

BREAKING: Now Roger Lawson & his lawyers lie to Audioboom to get another bearcast taken down

Published 138 days ago

Are there no depths to which disgraced share ramper Roger Lawson of ShareSoc, Globo and blinkx infamy will not go in order to gag a free press? The latest trick from shamed ramper and his fascist lawyers Keystone is to lie to Audioboom. Ramper's lawyers have again been in touch with Audioboom about a post. You will remember that two days a go they argued that a bearcast from July 2017 was libellous and Audioboom did not have the balls to question this and just removed it - full details on thst shameful day plus the bearcast in question now hosted on another platform are HERE. Buoyed by the fact that Audioboom are just plain pussies, the bully boy lawyers and Lawson have tried it on again. So late last night a poltroon called Alex from Audioboom wrote to me:

LAST DAY to Book UK Investor Show tickets, save 33% and get a very special book worth £12.99

Published 139 days ago

The Global Group UK Investor Show is now recognised as the dominant one day event for folks who want to make money from shares. Now what is in store for 2018? Great things! But first... Book your seat NOW at a 33% discount and make sure you get a very special limited edition book worth £12.99 - this offer ends midnight Monday - TODAY.

BREAKING: Now Disgraced Share Ramper Roger Lawson & his fascist lawyers bully Audioboom to get Bearcast taken down

Published 140 days ago

Disgraced Share Ramper Roger Lawson of ShareSoc is determined to use his wealth to stop publication of legitimate comments about his writing and share dealing activities and has thus threatened me, Tom Winnifrith with both a libel case and an injunction for harassment. I will see you in Court Bitchez before I agree to his demands to remove all articles about him, publish a grovelling apology dictated by him, accept a gagging orrder and pay damages as I set out on Monday HERE. 

Take that you bastards No 1 - Disgraced Roger "Ramper" Lawson of ShareSoc - see you in Court bitchez!

Published 142 days ago

Disgraced share ramper Roger Lawson of Globo, blinkx, Monitise and ShareSoc (until he "was resigned") infamy, threatened me, Tom Winnifrith, two weeks ago with a libel action and also a claim for harassment demanding damages, an apology dictated by the ramper, the withdrawal of ALL articles about his nefarious deeds and an agreement never to expose him again. You can see his attempt to gag a free press covering matters of public interest HERE. I am responding in two parts. First up is the harassment claim...

Sell the Carillion HS2 rally at 63p

Published 143 days ago

The accepted market wisdom that one should never be a bear in company throws up a lot of exceptions. Carillion (CLLN), for some time now top of the leaderboard of the most shorted shares on the LSE, is a good example.

New Bulletin Board Moron of the week PRIZE contest graciously sponsored by Disgraced share Ramper Roger Lawson again

Published 144 days ago

Former ShareSoc chairman Roger Lawson, who has threatened to sue Tom Winnifrith, is the sponsor of this week's Bulletin Board Moron contest. Yes he sponsored last week's contest as well but the disgraced share ramper is such a prize dick and still has a few of the Globo sharesw he promoted so thusiastically to hand out as a prize so Roger is back again.

Notes from Underground: Walk like a man

Published 144 days ago

The top story this week (and several others in the top ten) is regarding former ShareSoc chairman Roger Lawson's threat to sue Tom Winnifrith over Tom's writings. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The PLC Death List Update - 9 new entrants

Published 146 days ago

I started the PLC death list in June 2015 with 21 members. The aim is to pick stocks that will either go bust or get slung off the AIM Casino. Each departure requires a nreplacement. With nine new entrants today 40 names have joined this select group. So far there have been two outright failures on my part, Mariana Resources (MARL) and Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG). There was one volte face but I was ahead at volte face point and it was a great call both short and long - Wandisco (WAND), two near kills, InternetQ (INTQ) and Monitise (MONI) and thirteen slam dunk kills: Cloudtag (CTAG), Worthington (WRN), African Potash (AFPO), Jiasen (JSI), Camkids (CAMK), China Chaintek (CTAK), JQW (JQW), Afren (AFR), Daniel Stewart (DAN), Sefton (SER), Outsourcey (OUT - boy I enjoyed that one - Afriag (AFRI) and Auhua. So 13 out of 31 = 40%+ - not bad eh?  Arguably that is 15 out of 31 - almost 50%! That leaves:

I stay short of UK Oil & Gas - I'm a Russian and the BBMs are the Germans in the snow

Published 146 days ago

I see that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has cemented its position as the nation’s favourite oil tiddler with a stonking rally to 5.1p since my recent short call at 3p. I haven’t received such joyous vitriol on twitter since I called Cloudtag a sell at 7p and saw the shares rise to 20p. Tom Winnifrith gleefully points out that he is glad to see someone take over as the Bulletin Board Moron's No 1 hate figure, at least for now.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The ponzi of the UK state pension, 15 million job losses and the failure of the British State

Published 146 days ago

I wrote an article yesterday on my own website about the ponzi that is the UK state pension and how it is bound to collapse unless very hard choices are made which they will not be. I note a lot of smart comments were posted by readers on that article so delve deeper into this issue but go on to address other massive changes that will hit the UK workforce and how the State is in total denial about how it will cope. It comes up with bad solutions or no solutions but the net result is that in 20 years time you and I will not be able to rely on the State for anything at all - so what should we all do now?

R4E - Very good news on the banking front: At up to 1.6p BUY

Published 146 days ago

For months, shares in R4E (R4E) have been held back because it was in technical breach of the covenants on its bank debt. We never expected the bank to pull with Nigel Wray and Johnny Hon owning c50% of the equity and standing behind the firm. But some BB savants knew better...they always do.

SHOCKING: Nyota - the killer emails: Peterhouse has defrauded investors and misled them

Published 146 days ago

Our exclusive Winnileaks service has obtained a series of emails from May 3rd 2017 which show that Peterhouse Corporate Finance has misled investors in Nyota Minerals (NYO) - these emails compound the damning evidence of the secret document I published on Wednesday. This is so damning that maybe even the useless clowns at AIM Regulation will take an interest.

Alliance Pharma – half year trading update encourages, still a buy

Published 147 days ago

Alliance Pharma (APH) has updated on trading for the first half of 2017, ahead of a results announcement expected on 13th September…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Here's the fascist lawyers letter from disgraced share ramper Roger Lawson of Sharesoc - and a response

Published 151 days ago

A formal response to disgraced ShareSoc share ramper Roger Lawson's fascist lawyers letter will follow in due course. But in this detailed podcast I explain why the letter he sent is so pitiful and wrong and why I shall fight to ensure that his antics are exposed. It would set a very bad precedent were there to be any other result. For ShareSoc the implications of this case are laid out and it will not enjoy what is set to unfold one little bit.

Who has been daft enough to send Tom Winnifrith a lawyer's letter? 92% of you guessed wrongly

Published 152 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.

Notes from Underground - Hey! You! Get off of my (Sound)cloud

Published 152 days ago

Considering that Tom is on leave and won't be returning to Bearcasts in September, it's interesting to note that two items on the top-10 leaderboard are Tom's Bearcasts. We look forward to their increased popularity when he officially returns to them.

Begbies Traynor – positive full-year results, a counter-cyclical buy

Published 152 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2017 and that “we anticipate a growth in earnings in the new financial year”

Fox Marble , shares down on Beaufort appointment - unfair but the RNS is a lie from a brain dead PR firm

Published 153 days ago

Shares in Fox Marble (FOX) fell by almost 10% to 8.25p-8.5p on the back of news that it had appointed Beaufort Securities, Belfort Secs to its legion of admirers, as the company's joint broker. The assumption is that Belfort, whose clients are mainly bucket shops, will be doing a discounted placing. that is not the case, Fox has enough cash to get it through to profitability but Belfort's reputation proceeds it. Fox has gone on the record to say there is no placing.

SHOCKING: London Stock Exchange: Fraud on AIM is nothing to do with us, nothing we can ( or will) do about it!

Published 155 days ago

The AIM casino has hosted the London stockmarket's biggest fraud for almost 40 years (Quindell) and a raft of smaller frauds in recent years. One might almost say that fraud is endemic. Yet, in a consultation paper published this week, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has insisted that it is not within the remit of its own AIM Regulation department to tackle fraud or indeed do anything about it. This shows a complete contempt for investors - we bank the fees, you bank the losses.

Reader poll: Who has been stupid enough to send Tom Winnifrith a lawyer's letter now?

Published 156 days ago

Don't these fools ever learn? For chancers and crooks like Darren Winters, the shysters at Globo, Blinkx, Quindell and Daniel Stewart and for lyin Chris Cleverley and Lord Hain of sleaze and for so many others, sending me a fascist lawyers letter never works out well. That is not for them at least. But it seems there is one born every day. A new letter is in demanding that three years of articles be removed, that damages and costs be paid and that I put my name to a grovelling apology dictated by this poltroon. Who do you think is daft enough to have sent it? Vote now in our latest poll with a deadline of midnight tonight.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: there are too many Ethiopians in Sound Oil's Moroccan fuel store

Published 156 days ago

I am with my father and he enjoys being part of bearcast so here is another one off. We start on the use of language and its misuse something which Dad and I talk about a lot. Thus there was Theresa May referring to THE cricket. And a fellow Tory MP who used a word she really should not have used in a phrase with a clear meaning. many said the phrase was racist. It was not it is the word that is, rightly, just not acceptable. That brings me to Sound Energy (SOU), Amur Minerals (AMC), MySquar (MYSQ) and Bagir (BAGR). I leave Shipston tonight so no more father and son bearcasts, regular podcasts will be back in September.

Tom Winnifritb Bearcast: lessons from Carillion, 88 Energy, MySQUAR and the faux political correctness of my father exposed

Published 157 days ago

Here I am in Shipston with my father who enjoys bearcasts if they mention him so just for that reason I record again. His faux political correctness is exposed by the issue of coverage of women's cricket in The Guardian - the dreadful newspaper he has delivered to try to fool my family of public sector "working" lefties that he is one of them. In terms of the market I look at Carillion (CLLN) and 88 Energy (88E). Shares in both companies are collapsing today and I look at why and at what lessons folks should be learning. You could so easily have avoided losing money on both. Please note Malcolm Stacey and other Ocado (OCDO) bulls, lesson one on Carillion is for you. I also make it clear that while he may have some of the attributes of a Bulletin Board Moron as he showed HERE, Evil Knievil is not, in fact, a BBM, I was just joshing him when I suggested otherwise. En passant I look at MySquar (MYSQ) and explain why today's exposes HERE and HERE may refer to events a long time ago but are pertinent. 

Nearly Time to Short Tesla

Published 159 days ago

I am not a great fan of shorting crazy valuations on the basis that they tend to get crazier. For this reason, I have not been short the likes of Fevertree (FEVR) or Purplebricks (PURP), as calling the top is well-nigh impossible.

Molins at 149p offer - worth at least 173.5p

Published 160 days ago

We tipped these shares a couple of weeks ago at a 130p offer. Readers of the Nifty Fifty are thus happy bunnies as the shares are now 147p-149p. We do serve up good share tips and Steve and I are now working on our next one! But the shares should head higher still. I explain why in detail - here is our original tip from two weeks ago.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: We 3 crooks of the AIM are, stealing money we travel so far..

Published 161 days ago

The Mrs goes back to work tomorrow after her maternity leave. So as of Friday i am dealing with nappy shit not AIM shit as my primary job. But Bearcast will return every day in September. Today the Mrs is out with Joshua so I am bored and have a lot to say. I start with MichaelMouse an ADVFN Bulletin Board moron committing market abuse as he shows he understands nothing - he really is a Mickey Mouse figure.. I have harsh words about Telit (TCM) and TrakM8 (TRAK) in that section. Then it is onto what "Strategic Review" means in plain English, ref Entu (ENTU). Finally to the meat of the podcast covering Mercantile Ports & Logistics (MPL), its fellow FRAUD Redcentric (RCN) and the worthless crap Magnolia (MAGP) and what it says about AIM and the failed Nomad system that Messrs Gandhi, Fisher and not so lovely Rita have not been fired. Warning: this bearcast contains some strong language and phrases of a sexual nature. 

Veltyco - cracking trading statement but...

Published 161 days ago

At its AGM in the tax haven and cultural desert that is the Isle of Man, Veltyco (VLTY) was in bullish mood. The brief statement reads:

Advanced Oncotherapy - the ramps become ever more pathetic - today's reeks of desperation

Published 162 days ago

The stench of desperation at AIM POS Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is overpowering.It knows that insolvency looms, that the money is running out fast ( within weeks?) and that a blizzard of share sales from death spiral provider Bracknor will obliterate the share price in the last few days. The board know it. The advisers must know it. But they cannot bring themselves to admit it. The pretence goes on for a while yet. And thus today we have an RNS.

Fox Marble AGM - a Truly Mixed bag - on balance BUY

Published 163 days ago

It was a case of the good, the bad and the ugly but on balance there were a lot more goods than bads. Let's start with the ugly from the Fox Marble (FOX) AGM..

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special - Magnolia's Rita you make me want to vomit

Published 163 days ago

Another one off - this time recorded with my three legged cat Oakley. I am so angry. I touch on MySquar (MYSQ) and what it says about the AIM Casino as a follow up to today's pieces HERE and HERE. But the main focus is on events at Magnolia Petroleum. I give chapter and verse on why CEO Rita should have been fired and what it says about the AIM cesspit that she was not. I discuss today's deal which saves her and expaian why it will not save Magnolia (MAGP). I give your hard data on its impact on cashflows and on the balance sheet. This POS is toast but Rita and her Nomad make me want to barf.

Highlands Natural Resources, the wheels are coming off. Sell!

Published 164 days ago

It looks like the game may soon be up for UK-listed, American oil stock promotion Highlands Natural Resources (HNR). In its prelims, announced last week, the company stated that it needs to raise funds either by issuing equity or third-party participation in its East Denver project.

Notes from Underground: There must be some kind of way outta here, said the joker to the thief

Published 165 days ago

By far, the most read article of the week was Exclusive: The full Slater & Gordon High Court Claim against Watchstone for £537m - damning on Rob Fielding, David Curry & the lies Quindell told, an excellent example of the journalism that that ShareProphets conducts and that you cannot find anywhere else at any price. 

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end June update

Published 166 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

You may know Tom the fraudbuster but what about the man who makes you money from value investing shares tips - act TODAY!

Published 169 days ago

You may know Tom Winnifrith as the man who exposes fraud on AIM and gets a stack of death threats and lawyers letters for his troubles. Just on Tuesday he has published a massive exclusive on Quindell, the biggest London stockmarket fraud for 30 years, and a con the regulators thanked him for exposing. That breaking news is HERE.

Advanced Oncotherapy - letter to Financial Reporting Council re uber dodgy accounts

Published 170 days ago

In a sense this is not that relevant as Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is within a couple of months of running out of cash and going tits up but on a point of principle I have written to the my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council as there are aspects of Advanced's 2016 annual report and accounts which stink more than a pile of rotting kippers left out at a sewage farm in the scorching midday heat. The letter follows:

Petropavlovsk - the dodgy Russians win, Hambro et al out, what to do...

Published 173 days ago

Rather as in the general election we found ourselves on the losing side at the Petropavlsovsk (POG) EGM. Peter Hambro and all bar two of the old board are out and nominees of the dodgy Russian shareholders are in. How should one view this?

Reach4Entertainment - Stoller resigned from board stays with Spotco - what next? BUY

Published 173 days ago

We had heard that there were boardroom, er discussions, underway at Reach4 Entertaiment (R4E) and thus it is no great sutprise to see that David Stoller is to step down as Executive Chairman and as a director as of September 30.

Bellzone Mining equity is all but worthless - do you know about the China crooks?

Published 173 days ago

Bellzone Mining (BZM) was floated by Canaccord in 2010 (on April Fool’s day as it happens). It raised £30 million at 35p to fund the development of an iron ore project in Guinea, West Africa, the baby of Aussie entrepreneur Nikolajs Zuks, valuing the company at £184 million. Seven years on the company is still in the feasibility stage, having spent $336 million of shareholders’ money and, with the share count having more than tripled, the market cap is £33 million.

Tom Winnifrith: I lied to you - I have a 19th share, I'm 99.75% down in four months and over the moon

Published 173 days ago

Yesterday I revealed to you the 18 shares I own and thanks for all the comments. For the avoidance of doubt that portfolio started at zero four and a bit years ago and we have more than trebled our money to date. It happens. But I lied to you, the portfolio is incomplete. I own two other shares. 

Tom Winnifrith - the shares that are my 18 holdings: the non dirty dozen and a half

Published 174 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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Paul Scott's fucktard follower will always lose & should you sell all your oil shares?

Published 176 days ago

Okay this really is the last one until September. But I have packed and am ready to travel and am bored, so here goes one more time. First up I discuss those who always blame others for their lack of profits, citing some twitter chum of the great Paul Scott. Then as Brent plunges through $45 I discuss why it is falling, where it will go next and if you should sell all your shares. The answer is a very selective no.

My advice to the next Chancellor

Published 176 days ago

I have to confess to being very depressed over the course of the last few months. I think the depression has actually been increasing and I put it all down to media and politics.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: all Things Fraud and Fright-er-ful

Published 177 days ago

I am pretty much finished here in Greece as I explain in the podcast. And as such I start the journey home tomorrow to spend time in sun-drenched England with the Mrs, Joshua and - of course - Oakley, my utterly pampered three legged cat who is, I gather, now being given iced water to cope with the heat. In this podcast I look at Barclays (BARC), the SFO and the nature of fraud. I look at Thor Mining (THR) where events disgust me and at Ariana Resources (AAU) where I am dissapointed and less accepting than Nigel Somerville is.

Norcros – results good and remains confident: BUY

Published 179 days ago

Bathroom and household equipment and accessories group Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that “the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2018”.

Notes from Underground: Um, go Quindell?

Published 179 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.

Tom Winnifrith Mea Culpa Bearcast: Stanley Gibbons my apologies and lessons learned

Published 183 days ago

Folks asked if I had learned any lessons from Stanley Gibbons (SGI), a dire share tip and a stock where I also did my conkers. I hope there are. In this last bearcast until I return in September (as discussed HERE) I look at the rationale for this tip and my errors.

Stanley Gibbons bid approach - maybe mad Edi is not mad after all?

Published 186 days ago

This has been an awfu sharel tip and so, as a shareholder myself, I almost welcome an end to my suffering. I am sure the bidder is looking to pick up assets on the cheap and won't pay anything like a full price but at least the shares are up by 2.125p to 13.25p mid.

Shoe Zone – half-year results suggest continued income value

Published 186 days ago

Value footwear retailer, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its half year ended 1st April 2017 and that it “has traded broadly in line with management's expectations since the period end and the board continues to look to the future with confidence”.

Notes from Underground: All politics are local, even from Greece

Published 186 days ago

Not that anyone wants to hear more about the election, but I find it facinating that the majority of our top 10 articles were not about the markets but about politics. Not that ShareProphets is going to swing that way, but it's always refreshing to see that our readers don't have one track minds.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the 40 year golden age of the entrepreneur is over: time to pack up

Published 187 days ago

Having reflected on the General Election for 24 hours it is clear that the people have spoken. The national mood is ugly. Folks really do want to support "freefor" parties - whatever you want free for you. They want this funded by sticking the bill on the UK's credit card and by punishing the rich and by that they mean folks who risk their capital to start businesses. The mood is against us and it will get worse. The writing is on the wall. Up and down the country folks like me are thinking it is time to start packing it all in. 

Tom Winnifrith General Election ffing disaster Bearcast Part 2 - the real economy, stockmarket and forex impact

Published 188 days ago

In part one of this two part bearcast I looked at the political ramifications of last night's disaster. Now in this podcast I look at the implications for the real economy, for sterling, for the housing market and for the stockmarket from FTSE 100 stocks down to AIM.

Tom Winnifrith General Election ffing disaster Bearcast part 1 - The political implications: Bojo for PM

Published 188 days ago

Well I got this wrong and what a total fucking disaster the Election was. I am now taking bookings for those who want to emigrate and move in with the snakes at the Greek Hovel. In part 1 of this bearcast I look at what went wrong with my analysis and with the result and what happens next politically. Thank heavens for the good men of Ulster say I. But I am not sure how long Mrs May can last

Fox Marble Results - 2017 will be THE year: Buy!

Published 189 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced its Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 December 2016. The company reported a loss of €2.76 million on sales of €0.80 million, compared to a loss of €3.03 million and €0.23 million respectively. in 2015. So far so bad. But...

AIM dog Avanti Communications - FRC forces accounting changes after Tom Winnifrith complaint - another thank you for the Sheriff

Published 191 days ago

I have today received a letter from the Financial Reporting Council about a complaint I made about the uber dodgy accounts of drowning in debt heading for insolvency Avanti Communications (AVN). You will remember that Avanti did 2 transactions which generated cash in of nil and cash out of $14 million and booked that as a sale of $25 million on a 100% EBITDA margin. 

Stanley Gibbons – further disposal boosts the balance sheet, is there now a buy case?

Published 193 days ago

This has been a dog of a share tip from us but is there now a case for a small buy as a recovery play? Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has followed the recent sale of a major part of its Interiors division with an announcement of a £1.4 million sale of its interest in operator of the annual Masterpiece London art and antiques fair, Masterpiece London Ltd.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Economic illiteracy of Team Corbyn is born from zero real world experience & would destroy Britain

Published 195 days ago

This is a one off. Last night's BBC Question Time leaders special and the reaction of the deranged supporters of team Corbyn has enraged me and goaded me into this bearcast special. Quite simply, if Jeremy Corbyn is elected and implements the policies he proposes he will bankrupt Britain. Will the last wealth creator left in the UK please turn the lights off. Only folks with no real world experience who do not understand how money works could advocate this madness.

Fusionex: Sell while It’s still possible but I've bought Petrofac

Published 195 days ago

I certainly don’t condone bribery but I can understand why Ayman Asfari and Marwan Chedid, CEO and former COO of Petrofac (PFC) might be feeling a little hard done by, having been arrested by the Serious Fraud Office and seeing the company’s value plunge by £1.5 billion, as an investigation is launched into its dealings with shadowy Monaco-based “agent” Unaoil.

Why I am voting Liberal Democrat on June 8

Published 196 days ago

As ever at Election time we ask our writers to explian how you should vote on June 8th. No writer has stepped forward to support Tim Farron's party so reader Jonathan Price again steps up to the plate for which we thank him. So we begin this series with Jonathan's view on why you should vote Lib Dem.

Chamberlin – full-year results and management chat

Published 200 days ago

Chamberlin (CMH), a 105p offer price share tip from ourselves last month, has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2017 and that ongoing growth is “supported by major new contracts coming on stream”. The shares are now 154p! Who's Da Daddy???

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - Spring Bank Holiday update

Published 200 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Alliance Pharma – positive AGM update, remains a buy

Published 200 days ago

Alliance Pharma (APH) has made an AGM update announcement, including that trading “is good and in line with the board's expectations” and that “cash flow in the business remains strong”. This is a healthy reaffirmation of our BUY tip of last month which is now well in the money.

Mysquar Ltd Part 2: Taking liberties with the Truth

Published 201 days ago

I wrote about Mysquar (MYSQ) last week and promised to explain how conflicts of interest and accounting shenanigans make it uninvestable. In the AIM admission document of two years ago it is stated:

Sanderson Group – interim results and management chat

Published 203 days ago

November 72p offer price share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2017 and that it has “a good level of confidence that the group will continue to make further progress and deliver trading results in line with market expectations for the current year”.

SCANDAL: Redx Pharma – goes tits up & blames thieving scousers, just 3 months after raising £12m

Published 204 days ago

It seems to be perfectly acceptable for companies on the Casino to complete fundraisings inadequate to see them solvent. Yesterday at 4.22pm shares in AIM-listed Redx Pharma (REDX) were suspended “pending an announcement” by AIM Regulation (the RNS following at 4.35pm – bit of a rush there fellas?) At no-one-is-watching o’clock (6.35pm: after-after-hours) the company announced that administrators had been appointed - just 3 months after the company had apparently raised £12 million in a placing and open offer. Coke and hookers all round for the Nomad and Brokers concerned. Stale bread and water for those sold this particular pup.

Is Tom Winnifrith right to out companies doing placings?

Published 207 days ago

The busting of a placing by AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) at 1p by Tom Winnifrith has caused a bit of controversy. It is not the first time he has been accused of being irresponsible by blowing the lid on a placing only for it to be pulled or the price dropped. Anyone left holding the baby gets their fingers burned – in the recent example quite badly if they had been buying into the ramp at north of 1.4p only to see the company raise cash at just 0.8p. Is it right?

MySQUAR, a total basket case. Sell at 5.1p

Published 207 days ago

I wrote recently about AIM listed BNN Technology (BNN), a flaky and wildly over promoted China tech play, but having had a look at Burmese tech play MySQUAR (MYSQ), BNN looks a solid blue chip.

Notes from Underground: Greece is the word

Published 207 days ago

So, considering that Tom Winnifrith is away with his wife and his in-laws, away from the Greek hovel, and spending time at some Greek luxury resort, the first non-Tom story is CloudTag – Some great news, Amit Ben-Haim is all yours now by Cynical Bear at number 9.

Just announced - MASSIVE NEWS: The Global Group UK Investor Show 2018

Published 211 days ago

No comment is needed. The release speaks for itself and is utterly massive news about the expansion of our annual show.

Petropavlovsk – board structure update amidst attempted coup

Published 212 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on the attempted boardroom coup – including on its process to appoint an independent Non-Executive Chairman, a further independent Non-Executive director and opposition to the requisitioning shareholder nominees.

Advanced Oncotherapy – yet another director ponies up, EGM seemingly avoided and Bracknor converts. Most bizarre

Published 212 days ago

Well this is most bizarre! Lobster-potted Bracknor has converted another lump of its death-spiral loan notes. That, of course, is not a great surprise until you study the detail of yesterday morning’s announcement from AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), where we discover that the conversion shares have been issued not at the lowest daily volume-weighted average price of the past 15 days (21.35p) as per previously announced conversion terms, but at 25p (par price of the shares). Why has Bracknor elected to pay a 17% premium?

Retail-aggedon: where the US leads the UK will follow - superb Peter Schiff podcast

Published 213 days ago

Libertarian gold bug Peter Schiff is a big hero of Tom Winnifrith. He called the 2008 crash and he has also made some duff calls. But what he says about US retail in his latest podcast is fascinating. What happens in the US will wash over to the UK in due course. This is terrifying stuff to listen to.

Sell Petro Matad Before the Death Spiral Picks up Speed

Published 214 days ago

It is extremely rare for companies to resort to death spiral financing without serious damage to their share price (Gulf Keystone pulled it off a few years ago, but it really doesn’t happen often). Mongolian oil explorer Petro Matad (MATD) is unlikely to be an exception to this rule.

Andrews Sykes – 2016 results, dividend yield remains attractive despite share price rise

Published 215 days ago

Andrews Sykes (ASY), a 380p offer price November share tip, has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that it is “cautiously optimistic for further success in 2017”

Eden Research - a Second Request to the FRC to investigate its fraudulent accounts

Published 215 days ago

I asked my very good pals at the Financial Reporting Council, who we know are major fans of my work, to look into the fraudulent accounts of Eden Research (EDEN) for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 on February 17 2016. Okay 2015 accounts were not out at that point but I was sure they would be fraudulent - they were. Now 2016 accounts for Terpenetech are out we have it again confirmed that the 2015 accounts were crook and 2016 accounts - due within days - will almost certainly be fraudulent. So I have written to the FRC again. The letter follows.

Notes from Underground: In the year 2117, if man is still alive...

Published 215 days ago

Well, the first non-Tom article is by me, at a lofty #4: Leavers are either nuts or hiding what they're really on about. There, I said it. To be honest, I still haven't received a satisfying answer in the comments.

Petropavlovsk - what on earth is M&G doing getting into bed with dodgy Russians? Attempted coup

Published 216 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced that it has received notification that three shareholders will vote against the re-election of all five existing directors and attempt to insert four new chaps at the forthcoming EGM. The shareholders all got their holding via the debt for equity swap and so are well in the money and are Renova Asset Holding Limited, Sothic Capital European Opportunities Master Fund Limited and M&G Debt Opportunities Fund II Limited.

Advanced Oncotherapy – is it D-Day today, or Monday?

Published 217 days ago

Under its Bracknor death-spiral funding package, AIM-listed Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) has to call an EGM proposing resolutions to drop the current nominal, or “par”, 25p price of its shares by at least half in the event of 10 consecutive closes below 110% of nominal (ie below 27.5p). But the company has never defined the closing price used: is it mid-price, bid-price, offer-price at close, or perhaps some more convoluted closing daily VWAP (volume weighted average price) calculation? But one thing is for sure, the match is right next to the blue touch-paper. Is it today or Monday, fellas?

Orogen - why Tom Winnifrith's family has bought more

Published 218 days ago

Is Orogen (ORE) the cheapest AIM shell? It could well be. That is why, with the shares at 1.625p mid, FIML - a company owned by the family trust of Tom Winnifrith, has added to its holding. As a reminder...

Two emergency share tips at 2PM - catch both ( & news on the cheapest share on AIM) for just £5

Published 219 days ago

These share tips cannot wait. Events are moving fast. We expect shares in both companies to start racing ahead within days and those who follow our tips to be sitting on gains of 50%+ as a result. And so we will publish two new emergency share tips this afternoon ( Tuesday 9th May) at 2 PM sharp.

Excellent expose by The Telegraph: £70k for the Chocolate Teapots' (almost) identical logo

Published 219 days ago

Tom Winnifrith keeps reminding us that frauds, like Labour Governments, always end up running out of other peoples’ money. And that brings us to the Chocolate teapots of the FCA which have been exposed in an excellent piece in The Daily Telegraph as having spent enough to keep a couple of nurses on shift for a year to have its logo redesigned….to almost identical and equally pointless window-dressing for its website and corporate communications. Why not spend the cash on catching criminals? I am reminded of images of yester-year of swanky new deep-pile carpets in the hospital chief executive’s office whilst patients waited for years to regain mobility offered by a hip replacement.

Bulletin Board Morons on Optibiotix and Tom Winnifrith share dumping

Published 225 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.

Rosslyn Data – why are you hiding the related-party nature of this dog of a deal?

Published 227 days ago

Tom Winnifrith has already covered the hidden bailout placing aspects of the Integritie deal announced by Rosslyn Data (RDT) last week (HERE) but I thought it worth elaborating on the deal (which looks like a real dog) and asking the simple question: why haven’t you told your shareholders about the related-party aspects?

Amur - am I missing something or is it giving away shares for free - how are the rampers doing?

Published 228 days ago

Amur Minerals (AMC) was one of the great mining junior ramps of the past 12 months. With the Sith Lord Zak Mir and Justin the Clown leading the charge using bogus charting tomfoolery and soft interviews with the CEO Robin Young, the shares surged to 15p in December at the height of the rampfest. They are now 6.25p to sell and heading sharply lower. What say you rampers? How about "Tom Winnifrith's repeated bearcast warnings were spot on and Zak & Justin The Clown were talking 100% cock as usual?" 

Buy Altyn at a 1.99p offer

Published 228 days ago

Recent years have been ones of transition from open pit towards underground mining for Altyn (ALTN). However, production is now starting to increase again - and the anticipated marked increase from current levels looks far from discounted in the present valuation. As such, the shares are a buy

Concepta at 17p offer: Last chance to Buy: fireworks ahead - target 28p to sell

Published 228 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has been a slow burner but we are well ahead on this share tip with the shares now at 16.6p-17p.Last autumn that it was about to sell its MyLotus kits in China and since then it has appointed a country manager and huffed and puffed but there are no sign of those sales. But you won't need to wait long. There are fireworks coming soon.

Notes from Underground: All creature great and small, Tom poisons the lot

Published 228 days ago

In the past seven days, 43,154 unique readers read 70,771 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.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end April update

Published 229 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Reach4Entertainment - 2016 results show growth, but there’s a sting in the tail

Published 231 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we are enthusiastic about the growth prospects that our new initiatives will bring”, although there is somewhat of a sting in the tail…

Petropavlovsk - Q1 2017 production results further boost shares

Published 231 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced first quarter of 2017 production results supporting a level of production towards the top end of the 2017 forecast of 420,000-460,000 ounces of gold…

Petropavlovsk - 2016 results help shares higher: far more to go

Published 231 days ago

London main-market listed, gold miner in Russia Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year, emphasising a return to profitability and a refinancing of bank debt - enabling it not to have to divest part of the value in its core organic growth development project, the POX Hub…

General Election Caption Contest Winner: Unerringly accurate photo

Published 232 days ago

There were a lot of funny entries in this Caption Contest, and it was a pleasure to have such plentiful options. Yet, this caption stood out.

Video: Mark Slater interviewed by Tom Winnifrith for the UK Investor Show 2017

Published 233 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith interviews Mark Slater. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

TODAY: Patience, patience, patience and yet more patience - that is the key to making money from shares

Published 233 days ago

Making money from shares is simple. Well it should be. Buy cheap. Hold. Hold. Hold. Hold, and finally sell when the shares have delivered you big gains. Where so many folks go wrong is getting impatient and not being prepared to hold, hold, hold. Let us tell you about Symphony Environmental (SYM) which we tipped at a 6.75p offer just over three years ago. It did nothing for ages....

Winner of the Bulletin Board moron of the Week, sponsored by MoneySwap

Published 235 days ago

Truly, there are no winners from the pool of Bulletin Board morons, only those who succeed in making our eyes roll the furthest.

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 235 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith invest £8000 in two AIM shares to benefit Woodlarks. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

More Red Flags at BNN Technology

Published 235 days ago

BNN Technology (BNN) published its Annual Report last week along with an update on its current cash position and the appointment of a new Non-Exec Chairman. The share price has rallied 6% but is still shy of the 80p at which broker Mirabaud recently raised £25 million - and, looking through the bluster, there are some serious issues that holders might care to consider.

Notes from Underground: Well, that was quick

Published 235 days ago

After all the fussing and moaning about Tom leaving the site to pick olives or raise snakes or whatever it is he's doing, and following a spectacular week where the most popular story was written by yours truly, we have come to what we all expected in the first place. The number one story this week is General Election June 8th - Surely there is no doubt as to the outcome, there is no uncertainty now, written by one Tom Winnifrith.

Video: Tom Winnifrith introduces the events to come at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 237 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith introduces the events to come. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Action Hotels - disappointing (& late!) trading update, BUT...

Published 237 days ago

On 20th April 2017, Action Hotels (AHCG) updated on a disappointing 2016, as well as that “trading in Q1 2017 is solid”. Hmmm…

Echo Energy – Bizarre funding arrangement, share price must drop, mustn’t it?

Published 237 days ago

I’ve been scratching my head over the funding plans announced by the newly re-named Echo Energy (ECHO) earlier this week as there is an unusual aspect to it and can’t believe that the share price won’t drop in the short term as a result. Let me explain.

Video: The Bears Session at UK Investor Show 2017: Two well known stocks set to collapse

Published 238 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Graham Neary, Lucian Miers, Tom Winnifrith, Matt Earl, and Gabriel Grego select two well known stocks set to collapse. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Making Structured Finance Work!

Published 238 days ago

It’s a bloody death spiral - sell! That seems to be the standard response to an announcement that an AIM company has raised cash via a structured financing plan rather than a, often deeply discounted, placing. But that "truism" is a falsehood. Some structured financings are death spirals, bad news for all bar the provider. Others, however, are put together in a way that only work if the share price rises. And that, surely, has to be better than a deeply discounted placing to bucket shop flippers?

Alliance Pharma - once again a buy

Published 239 days ago

Specialty pharmaceutical company, Alliance Pharma (APH) is a previous successful share tip for us - recommended at 31p, with gains banked at 43p in 2015. However, there has since been positive development which looks inadequately reflected in a current sub 50p offer price and, noting also the continued presence of famed investors Nigel Wray and Slater Investments as major shareholders…

Veltyco - fundraise and proposed acquisitions. Hmmm...but BUY

Published 239 days ago

Veltyco (VLTY) has announced a €2.55 million subscription for new shares to fund two acquisitions which it argues represent “an exciting opportunity… to grow its business by building on existing online betting brands, using its expertise in online marketing combined with award winning sportsbook technology”

Video: Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith prove that they are literally in bed together at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 241 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith prove that they are literally in bed together. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Video: Tom Winnifrith lays out the Great Cloudtag Fraud at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 241 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith lays out the Great Cloudtag Fraud (CTAG). And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Norcros - full-year trading update boosts shares: BUY

Published 241 days ago

Supplier of branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, Norcros (NXR) has updated that year ended 31st March 2017 adjusted operating profit “is expected to be in line with the board's expectations” and that “the board is confident that the group is well placed to make further progress”

Chamberlin - positive trading update, a good share tip prospers

Published 242 days ago

Recent 105p offer price Nifty Fifty share tip, Chamberlin (CMH) has updated on trading – including that, following “a strengthened performance in the second half” of its year ended 31st March 2017, underlying profitability will be ahead of the prior year and “in line” with current market forecasts…

Video: Dragon's Den #5, featuring, Concepta, Sanderson, Kefi Minerals, BlueJay Mining, and Berkeley Energia at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 242 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 fifth and final round features Concepta (CPT), Sanderson (SND), Kefi Minerals (KEFI), BlueJay Mining (JAY), and Berkely Energia (BKY). And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

BNN Technology: Where does all that money go?

Published 242 days ago

BNN Technology (BNN) has duly announced its prelims for the year to Dec 2016. First of all: hats off to broker Mirabaud for finding punters willing to throw a further £25 million at the company on top of £51 million stumped up last year.

UK Investor Show 2017 raises £14,500 for Woodlarks - so far! More to come

Published 243 days ago

There are some people who think the stockmarket and shares business is like robbing a bank - all about making money however you go about it. But at a time of year when many of us think about a man who gave the ultimate gift, his life, for others we think that business should also be about giving. And that brings us to Woodlarks and the UK Investor Show. It started with Paul Scott who donated his, very small, speaker fee...

Video: Dragon's Den #4, featuring Big Sofa, Ariana Resources, BMR, Versarien and W Resources at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 244 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 the Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater, Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. This fourth round features Big Sofa (BST), Ariana Resources (AAU), BMR Group (BMR), Versarien (VRS) and W Resources (WRES).

Video: Dragon's Den #3, featuring Optibiotix, Metal Tiger, Saffron Energy, Collagen Solutions and Wishbone Gold at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 245 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).

Video: Gotcha! Tom Winnifrith and Evil Knievil's 30 years of lawyer's letters and fighting fraud

Published 246 days ago

In this video from the storming success that was the 2017 UK Investor Show, Tom Winnifrith and Evil Knievil discuss 30 years of lawyer's letters and fighting fraud. And make sure that you keep April 21 2018 free for next year's UK Investor Show.

Video: Dragon's Den #1, featuring Sula, Symphony Environmental, Asiamet, Bluebird Merchant Ventures with Nigel Wray, at UK Investor Show 2017

Published 247 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 Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith and Steve Moore for three £1,000 investments. Up first are Sula Gold (SULA), Symphony Environmental (SYM), Asiamet (ARS), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) and (sort of) Interquest (ITQ)...

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (somewhat late) end March update

Published 251 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

SkinBioTherapeutics – successful AIM admission for a UK Investor Show ‘Golden Share’

Published 253 days ago

Tom Winnifrith’s ‘Golden Share’ (all proceeds to Woodlarks) from Saturday’s 2017 UK Investor Show has today listed on AIM – and it’s good news…

URGENT: Calling all African Potash shareholders, do you want your money back? ...and Cloudtag is next

Published 255 days ago

At the end of the Cloudtag (CTAG) session at UK Investor Show a man called Peter Petyt was introduced. He has been working with Tom Winnifrith to see if a case can be brought by those who have lost money on the fraud African Potash (AFPO). And it is now looking more than okay.

K3 Results - no further nasties: Buy

Published 255 days ago

Updating previously on K3 Business Technology (KBT) in January, we noted a most disappointing profits warning. This is now reflected in announced results for the company’s half-year ended 31st December 2016 – about which we have now spoken to management…

Tom Winnifrith: Shutting down my computer until the next battle is won- my diabetes raging out of control

Published 256 days ago

There were two phone calls I dreaded receiving last week. One concerned my father. The news there is good. He is out of intensive care but, with another complication this morning, not out of the woods yet. The second concerned me and my most recent blood tests.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Live Bearcast with Paul Scott at the UK Investor Show

Published 256 days ago

Paul accidentally went to the wrong venue so Tom hosted the show by himself to start, but then Paul arrived and so did the fireworks. This is a special live Bearcast recorded in front of a live audience at the UK Investor Show 1 April 2017.

Notes from Underground: Money ties

Published 256 days ago

The column was delayed today as your humble correspondent recovers from yesterday's UK Investor Show, easily the biggest and best of the 15 years that Tom has been organising these things. This would be my tenth.

Three minutes of Tom Winnifrith wearing VR gear at UK Investor Show

Published 257 days ago

Tom Winnifrith stands on the worlds tallest building, then flies a 747 using VR. But we only see him, not the realistic 3D world that he sees. The VR was supplied by RiverFort Capital.

Photos: Cloudtag begins the day, and proof that Nigel Wray and Tom Winnifrith are in bed together

Published 258 days ago

Tom Winnifrith introduces a packed house for UK Investor Show 2017 for his Cloudtag talk, followed by unimpeachable proof that Nigel and Tom are in bed together.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - not a day I want to repeat

Published 258 days ago

There seems to be a lot happening and as a result this bearcast comes to you from Shipston. I will head back to London later tonight and hope to see you all at UK Investor Show tomorrow. Pro tem I comment on Corero (CNS), Minoan (MIN), Amryt (AMYT) and Wishbone (WSBN) - we own the last two on that list and are very happy to do so. I also comment on allegations made elsewhere by the "share blogger of the year." 

2016 UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ Picks review

Published 258 days ago

Ahead of another round tomorrow, at UK Investor Show 2016 there were five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where a number of CEOs each gave a pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock in which FIML invested £1,000. How have the dragons fared?...

URGENT! book your free tickets for Saturday - DEADLINE 2PM TODAY for postal seats

Published 259 days ago

The last postal mailing of tickets for THE investor event of the year is Thursday Morning. So to grab your seat and join 3,000 others who want to make money from shares ACT NOW!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Naivete is not a sin and I really do take it all back about PR genius Steffi - what a nice woman

Published 259 days ago

Rather surprisingly, at her suggestion, I have just had a coffee with PR Genius Steffi and I take everything I have said back. She is actually quite smart in absolute terms and relative to most in her industry she is we, er.. a genius. What a nice lady. I have resolved to be nice to her going forward even if she does spin for Golden Saint Resources (GSR) which is worthless. Elsewhere I look at the remarkable naivete of some Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholders even now. This is not a sin but I suggest they wise up a bit.

ONLY FOUR days to go to THE event for anyone interested in making money from shares - BOOK NOW

Published 261 days ago

After Saturday's debacle in Islington, there is clearly just 1 major event to go to for those who want to make money from shares - UK Investor Show. To meet more than 120 growth companies and to hear the most amazing cast of speakers you have to be there on April 1 at the QE2 Centre in London. There is just one show to go to so BOOK NOW and join 3,000 other people who want to make money from shares.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - How the Shipmans are buttering up my Dad plus punishing the wrong folks at Tesco

Published 261 days ago

My father is being charmed and buttered up by the quacks at Warwick Hospital and I am off there shortly for a pre operation chat. Ahead of that I look at Tesco (TSCO) and its fines today - we really have got white collar crime all wrong in this country. Then I look at Genel (GENL), Tasty (TAST) which is really not very tasty at all, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which is is utterly inedible and Sound Energy (SOU) where the issue is valuation. Surely the good news is in the price already? 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - My heart goes out to many Cloudtag shareholders as they lose everything

Published 262 days ago

So the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is today booted off the AIM casino. I did warn you but this podcast is for those who have lost out as a result of owning these shares. I do feel genuinely sorry for most of you. I explain why and where your anger should be directed.You may not want to hear this but I go through a few lessons you may want to learn from the disaster, for if we do not learn from when we lose we will keep on losing.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - sitting in Shipston it is Cloudtag day! Where is the ouzo Dad?

Published 262 days ago

It seems as if  my father has drunk all the ouzo. Who can blame him? But how will I celebrate if the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) is booted off AIM today? Join in the fun with our Cloudtag termination clock HERE. Elsewhere I look at Bowleven (BLVN), gosh I loathe its management team, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), also run by tossers, and Strategic Equity Capital (SEC).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 10 crimes folks are getting away with in a top of the market blow-out but they will face a massive backlash

Published 263 days ago

It is the top of the market so a range of City folks are getting away with behaviour which is, at best , utterly unethical. I name names as I list 10 such offences against basic decency and in some cases the law. And I warn those who are guilty that they will face a backlash and I explain why. 

Jim Mellon stares out at empty seats Caption Contest - where are the 5,000

Published 264 days ago

The asset strippers who own Master Investor tried to persuade companies exhibiting at Nigel Wray's UK Investor Show to jump ship, promising them that 5,000 attendees would cram into a hall holding less than 3,000 folks. Well here is a photo below of the asset stripper himself, Jim Mellon, staring out on rows of empty seats. In light of that I invite you to examine the photo and offer up a suitable caption. The deadline for entries to be posted in the comments section below, is midnight tonight, Sunday 26th, the day after Master Investor died. RIP.

Notes from Underground: Bon Vivant

Published 264 days ago

The picture below is of my ticket to yesterday's Master Investor show, the show that specialises in crank theories like living forever and making everything from 3D printers just like in Star Trek.

Tom Winnifrith: The Top short sellers, bears and fraudbusters all together on April 1 - don't miss out

Published 264 days ago

You might hate bear raiders. You might think that short selling is unethical. But what you cannot argue with is that ignoring men such as Evil Knievil when they sniff out a fraud or accounting malpractice will cost you a packet. At last year's UK Investor Show the Country's top bears did a detailed presention on AIM darling Avanti Communications, one of the AIM companies most beloved by professional fund managers. Since that warning Avanti shares have collapsed by more than 90%. This year the bears have new targets.

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast: Ouzo time as asset strippers crash & burn, MRS scandal and FastForward Joke

Published 264 days ago

Next week may be disrupted by events in Warwick as I discuss at the end of this podcast but I shall be at UK Investor Show come what may and really hope you join me and 3,000 others there - book now for tickets to be sent on Monday HERE. In this podcast I look at Management Resource Solutions (MRS), why its RNS statements just do not add up at all and why I hope for bankruptcy. I also look at the latest news from FastForward (FFWD) which - if you do a bit of digging is a 100% rum and coke. Finally five years after certain folks turned down cash offers for Rivington assets preferring to asset strip them I bring you photos of a Master Investor show hall promising 5,000 attendees but in fact almost empty.  Photo one shows c500 folks in the main hall, the stands at the same time are almost empty! Ouzo time for me, a cup of cold sick for the asset strippers. It is hard to resist the temptation to gloat and indeed I found it just too hard. It is ouzo O'clock.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You cannot finesse & trade fundamentals: ref Minoan & Wishbone

Published 265 days ago

The Mrs (on maternity leave) is off galavanting somewhere. Eight days ahead of UK Investor, the busiest time of the year, I am babysitting. I am such a god damn frigging feminist. Anyhow I record this in terror lest Joshua wakes up. In today's podcast I explain why you cannot finesse a trade on a fundamental play and discuss Minoan (MIN) and Wishbone (WSBN) in that vein. I look at Digital Barriers (DGB) the latest triumph from Cloudtag (CTAG) moron in chief Liam Nichols. I discuss Tethys (TPL) which like Cloudtag is soon to leave the AIM Casino, Nyota (NYO) and London Capital (LCG).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paternoster Resources why cheap could be incredibly expensive

Published 266 days ago

I comment on the hopeless response of smug MPs and the established media to yesterday's terror attack on my own website in a podcast HERE. On the markets I look at expectations management at Next (NXT), at how we know or knew about the balance sheet at Toople (TOOP) covered HERE by Cynical Bear or Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) heading for 0p and covered in detail by me earlier HERE. I look at Public Services Properties (PSPI ) and what its AIM casino departure says about RTOs and contingent liabilities - which reminds me again of New World Oil & Gas (NEW). Finally I have a detailed look at the strange world of Paternoster Resources (PRS), not a stock you have to own in any way. PS Cynical Bear is not me. Can you see any typos in his articles?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Terror attack on London Edition

Published 267 days ago

Clearly this is the story of the day. I reflect on this from various angles. I then move onto Franchise Brands (FRAN) shares in which surged 16% forcing a suspension. No insider dealing here guv, walk on, walk on. Then it is onto Bowleven (BLVN),  Yolo (YOLO), Starcom (STAR) which I may have called Starvest but I meant Starcom, Van Elle (VANL), Nyota (NYO) and finally the uber dog Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which is in freefall. Hah! Death spiral shylocks Bracknor your spoof is not working is it! On the subject of terror I mention that evil bastard Martin McGuinness.You should not speak ill of the dead but for this unapologetic murderer  and for those in the media who praise him as a good man I make an exception HERE.  Mr McGuinness was a wicked man who sought no salvation in apology and repentance and, if there is a hell, his soul is right now burning at the heart of it. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Wringing the Vicar's Neck, he is a mad Guardian reader

Published 268 days ago

Dad and I got back from the hospital and were sitting down to lunch. water for me, wine for him. After a morning with a range of Shipmans he deserved it. Who should bound in but the vicar from our old village of Byfield. I told him that I had recently written an article about wringing his neck HERE. He then gushed out a stream of left wing views on Trump, Brexit and other matters that were so barking mad that even my Guardian reading father was a bit taken aback. A bitter attack on Uncle Chris Booker was the final straw. No wonder the CofE is going to the dogs.  On the podcast that followed I cover Orogen (ORE) where we are in and backing Adam Reynolds again, Nyota (NYO), Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas Energy (ADL) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO).

Bad News for WH Ireland - I am "in" on its AGM and so is Jim Bagot

Published 269 days ago

Oh dear, oh dear, I am sorry to have to break the news to WH Ireland (WHI) but a shareholder in the esteemed firm of pensioner muggers has agreed to appoint both myself and Jim Bagot as its "corporate representative" ahead of the AGM on March 30th.

Tom Winnifrith: I think this is my best bearcast for months: Redcentric, the FCA, arrogant dickhead fund managers, Independent Resources & Mkango

Published 269 days ago

I hope this does not sound conceited but I think this is possibly my best bearcast for some time. I really enjoyed this from start to finish. Maybe I shall not go into retirement just yet, after all. Or maybe I still will. Anyhow, on the agenda: Redcentric (RCN), MX Capital (MXCP), the FCA, Mkango Resources (MKA), Independent Resources (IRG), arrogant dickhead fund managers and the UK Investor Show.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Theresa May forgets the wise words of Ronald Reagan at her peril

Published 270 days ago

In today's podcast I look at Peak Club - the mad debt binge at Soho House and what it tells us about asset bubbles and more. Then I cover Theresa May's misguided proposals on executive pay before finally covering the latest boardroom antics at Bowleven (BLVN) , putting it up for sale.

Notes from Underground: The Teddy Bears picnic

Published 270 days ago

ShareProphets readership increases every week - we can tell because we're a registration site and if you unsubscribe, you are kicked off the site. We don't have a dead subscription list like other, lesser, sites.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: What is a Cloudtag moron & the great EU blow-up we are missing

Published 271 days ago

For the nth time not all Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholders are morons. But some are. I discuss how one defines a moron but also responding to "Rachael" I discuss why my combative style is needed and will not be changing. It cannot be an excuse for some of the things that have gone on. Yesterday's Cloudtag moron has now noticed my wife is of Indian origin and is emailing me accordingly. Then I look at the EU. The issue is not Wilders or Le Pen but economics and I present some data that will truly scare you. The can cannot be kicked down the road forever.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bob Diamond Panmure Gordon & a crap industry

Published 272 days ago

I have been greatly distracted not least dealing with this utterly brain dead and vile Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholder who has been spamming me with the most ghastly abuse all day. I look at the Bob Diamond bid for Panmure Gordon (PMR) and what it means for the wider broking/corporate advisory sector. I then turn to Premaitha (NIPT) and the wider issue of the pointlessness of commissioned research. I touch on Management Resource Solutions (MRS) in light of the news earlier HERE but now the way it is really trying to screw shareholders with a 5p placing. There is comment on Jubilee Platinum (JLP). Then it is back to two old favourites: Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Milestone (MSG). Woof Woof.

About bloody time ...good news from Petropavlovsk: buy

Published 272 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on its pressure oxidation hub development, with construction activities having fully resumed following bank debt refinancing.

A Cloudtag owning moron writes to Tom Winnifrith

Published 273 days ago

Having been cc'd in on a list of shareholders in the AIM listed ( pro tem) fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) leaked in breach of Data Protection laws by the company itself, I could not resist sending them an email pointing them to some high quality covrerage of the stock. I received a few replies. Here is the best of the bunch. I wonder if this clown, a Mr John Simpson,  thinks this will help him get his cash back and if his wife and employer knows that he spends his days sending such emails. I have to feel sorry for the chap who obviously deeply troubled.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - back at Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater's Emporium, Wedge Issue

Published 273 days ago

I find myself back in London ahead of a big event tonight as I explain HERE. So I am working at the pizza place now known as Wedge Issue and run by hipster Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater. It is most excellent and I commend it to you all if you are in Clerkenwell, although I am not sure I get this hipster business at all. I'm getting old. In the main podcast I look at why the LSE Asylum just does not work. In terms of stocks I cover Independent Resources (IRG), Nyota (NYO), FastForward (FFWD),Challenger (CHAL), the joke regulation one sees on the Standard List, Regency Mines (RGM) and some coal assets some folks think will go into the joke that is "New Worthington". 

Interquest Results - still a recovery buy

Published 274 days ago

Technology sectors-focused recruitment group, InterQuest (ITQ) has announced results from a “challenging” 2016 year of“transformation” following a change in executive management, though is “cautiously optimistic about 2017”.

Filthy Forty Asian Citrus: Bullsh** RNS, it’s AIM execution ahoy - TW senior’s ouzo lined up for another hit

Published 274 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Asian Citrus (ACHL) has offered yet another update on its delayed (due to allegations which looks like accusations of fraud) FY16 results. Having tried ever so hard to obtain relevant information and to facilitate additional audit procedures (ie visits to the banks in person) the company has announced that it has initiated legal proceedings to remove relevant senior management members of the relevant subsidiaries. With the shares having been suspended since 28 September execution after six months as long-termers on AIM’s Death Row is scheduled for 29 March. The company cheerfully tells us that the implementation of such changes may take time – ShareProphets RNS Translation Service: it’s delisting ahoy.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Great Magnolia Ramp and why is Deb White spouting bollocks & not in cuffs?

Published 274 days ago

This is a long podcast as there is much to cover. On the agenda: Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), Milestone Group (MSG), Metals Exploration (MTL), Servision (SEV), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Fusionex (FXI), SalvaRx (SALV), Telit Communications (TCM) Jim Slater & PEG investing and finally the Aussie Poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH)

Cloudtag Moron - lets beat Tom Winnifrith up: LSE provides platform for inciting violence

Published 275 days ago

Repeatedly, during the past six months, the London & South East Bulletin Board ( aka the LSE Asylum) has removed posts within minutes which offered any criticism at all of Cloudtag (CTAG). Right up to the point that shares in the fraud were suspended on AIM no dissent was allowed. But it appears that the LSE does believe in free speech when it comes to inciting violence against me. My crime, natch, calling out the fraud and so yesterday the post below appeared.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The mystery of the dog Sabien and the bark in the night

Published 275 days ago

Those who read Sherlock Holmes will understand the title. In this podcast I mention Islington in EU and a chat with Chris Booker - more on that HERE. I look at Blancco Technology (BLTG), Sabien (SNT), Quadrise (QFI), Prairie Minerals (PDZ) and Lionsgold (LION).

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Charlotte Hogg "resigned" from Bank of England - Good Riddance

Published 275 days ago

I noted last week, in an article on my personal website, how little Miss Piggy would end up in the House of Lords whatever happened to her at the Bank of England - HERE. Today she "was resigned" for breaking the rules. I reflect on that in a less than charitable view. The thing is that the Aristocracy is like cream: thick but they rise to the top. Like disgraced expenses fiddling pater, Lord Hogg of Moat Cleaning, Charlotte will bounce back. 

Lucy Wray: UK Investor ticket update just 400 of 3000 left for April 1 - grab your free one NOW

Published 276 days ago

Time really is running out if you want to attend what is the country's biggest and most exciting one day event for those who are serious about making money from shares. UK Investor Show will be having a 15th birthday party on April 1 (no kidding) in Westminster, London. But as of today fewer than 400 of the 3,000 tickets are unallocated. So if you want to attend book one NOW!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On dangerous ground telling a joke about crap Scottish Football

Published 276 days ago

As the Rangers (RFC) comedy show is back into town again. I could not resist it. Elewhere I discuss Challenger (CHAL), Concha (CHA), a golden stockmarket rule or two, Strategic Minerals (SML) and how its honesty on matters LOC compares to that of the liars running the fraud African Potash (AFPO), Quadrise Fuels (QFI) and then in some detail, Telit Communications (TCM)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Treating White Van man & the JAM's with Contempt - Chancellor Hammond Sucks

Published 277 days ago

I start with the tale of Concha (CHA) and Ve Interactive from earlier - see HERE. What does that tell us about bubbles, especially in tech. Watch out for similar catastrophes at companies such as Allied Minds (ALM) and FastForward (FFWD). I then move onto the Budget and Chancellor Hammond's betrayal of the self employed which gives a lie to the idea that this Government wants to reach out to those Just About Managing and to those who are prepared to risk all to do what this country needs and become an entrepreneur.

Red Flags Still Fluttering at Mayair Group

Published 277 days ago

Back in August I suggested that Mayair Group (MAYA), which purports to provide clean air solutions in China might not be so different from other AIM listed China plays.

Notes from Underground: Show of Shows

Published 277 days ago

It's with a sharp sense of horror that I realise that it's only three weeks until the the UK's most interesting investing event, the UK Investor Show. Not that the show will be a horror - it'll be terrific - but I'm suddenly jolted into all the last minute things that need to be done on my part and, well, general horror.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Sound Energy now firmly on the bears radar screens

Published 279 days ago

I refer to young Steve's article earlier on the most shorted AIM shares. The fact is that most AIM shares cannot be shorted at all. There then follows a discussion on Sound Energy (SOU), Boohoo.com (BOO) and Telit (TCM). On a serarate note I look at LGO Energy (LGO). When the facts change what do you do?

Symphony Environmental Results - more good news

Published 279 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for the 2016 calendar year and that “we expect to build on the positive momentum and are optimistic for a successful year ahead”.

Tom Winnifrith is going to flee to Greece and close ShareProphets rather than fight Aidan Earley said the moron: think again - here is our Court filing

Published 279 days ago

How do you keep an idiot in suspense? Over to Copperwindow, a moron on the ADVFN Worthington (WRN) thread who posts about 30 times a day how he is going to be rich and how Aidan Earley is going to crush me in Court. Yesterday, among his posts he stated: 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Highlands Natural - Renegade, Rum & Coke

Published 279 days ago

In today's bearcast I look in detail at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) a true POS. I cover Angus Energy (ANGS), Saffron Energy (SRON) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). 

Begbies Trading Statement - downgrade stance but sure don't sell!

Published 280 days ago

Business recovery and property services group, Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated on its third quarter (to end January), including that “we are encouraged to see some (insolvency) market stability”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: An ethical fight as I Prepare for a day of nappy changing

Published 280 days ago

On the agenda today, I start with a twitter spat with Hugo Rifkind a man who is where he is today thanks to who is Daddy is not his innate lack of talent and who is tweeting nonsense about a matter he has no experience of. After that thrill there is news on UK Investor Show, nappy changing, the ethical dimension in investing in pharma companies, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), W Resources (WRES),Domino's Pizza (DOM) and a discussion about residential property and non resident speculators.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I am now officially at war with Advanced Oncotherapy and have bought 1 share in the POS

Published 281 days ago

Yesterday I asked Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) to answer 16 questions. I regret to say that as at 12 noon today now undertaking had been given to answer the questions and that therefore I am now at war. As such as I celebrated International Women's day by having a good looking 28 year old blonde run her fingers through my hair I decided to buy one share in this POS company. Bring on the EGM and AGM says The Sheriff of AIM and I hope that other folks out there will also buy one share so that we can get the mothers on this board to answer some very valid questions. In this podcast i also look at how if I was running the fraud at Eden (EDEN) I would buy some time before all is revealed. I also comment on Solo Oil (SOLO) and on the budget and our irresponsible chancellor Hammond who is the real villain of sterling weakness, not Brexit.    

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Extreme Bad Language Special because AIM is an ffing joke

Published 282 days ago

If you object to bad language do not listen. The madness and corruption of AIM, the willingness of the crony capitalists to deceive investors to get away another placing just got to me. In today's podcast I cover Blur (BLUR) - but would commend young Steve's coverage which is superb HERE, FastForward (FFWD) - the Jim Mellon spoof - Advanced Oncotherapy (DOG), Independent Resources (IRG), Amur Minerals (AMC), Sunrise Resources (SRES) and Zenith Energy (ZEN). 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Independent Resources Group up 569% - complete and utter insanity: do the math!

Published 283 days ago

Shares in Independent Resources (IRG) are up 569% today. I know James Parsons of Sound Energy (SOU) has joined but this is insanity, a rampfest by many of the usual suspects. Just do the maths! If you cannot I can do it for you in his bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: an attractive 29 year old woman dreams about Concepta - Dr Freud & Mr Winnifrith comment

Published 283 days ago

We start with myself and Dr Freud trying to offer helpful advice to an attractive young lady. The the podcast meanders on to Thor Mining (THOR) and I digress to an old pal whose uncle was apparently a war criminal. Then I move on to Bowleven (BLVN), 88 Energy (88E), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Electronic Data Processing (EDP), Worthington (WRN) and pension deficits.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Standard Life & Aberdeen Asset management - tedium & corruption

Published 283 days ago

There are two matters under discussion in this podcast. First the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management (ADN) and Standard Life (SL.). I am bored by it. It is not what will drive the share price. Second the corrupt way the news was leaked via a corrupt Fleet Street in a way that can only harm private investors. As an "insider" in days gone by I explain exactly how this corrupt and rotten system works. 

Two ways to play Avanti Coms insanity as the shares head for zero

Published 284 days ago

Poster child for the dogs on AIM heading for zero is Avanti Communications (AVN) which plumbed new lows this week with a dreadful H1 statement. For a supposedly maturing business to have interest expenses more than turnover is astounding. This is a product of its recent insane more-debt-for-debt swap.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: from Jewish Vlachs to Avanti Coms - a business that can never ever work so is toast

Published 284 days ago

I answer an email from a reader who reckons the Vlachs, (world's greatest living expert, or so he says, Dr TJ Winnifrith), are really Jews and that opens up a wider issue of Jewish settlements in Greece. Then the main issue of the podcast, why Avanti Communications (AVN) will go to Zero? Quite simply its business model is flawed. There are other red flags to consider but I strike at the crux of the matter.

Notes from Underground: It's called crowdfunding when we do it

Published 284 days ago

Some of the bulletin board morons have mocked ShareProphets for asking for donations to the Fighting Fund, accusing Tom of having the begging bowl out. The truth is: it works and the alternative is terrifying.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paul Scott vs Tom Winnifrith - the bearcast rumble in the AIM Jungle is scheduled

Published 285 days ago

Yes, I shall be recording my first ever joint bearcast - if one excludes ones where Oakley has chipped in. The date is April 1, my opponent is Paul Scott. Will it be TrakM8 or checkmate? The venue London in a new bonus session at UK Investor Show. I explain more about this total one-off in today's podcast. It is 4 weeks to the day to UK Investor and tickets are 85% booked out so if you are not booked in book NOW! On this podcast I also look at Brave Bison (BBSN) and TrakM8 (TRAK) and how cost cutting can itself prompt a cash crisis. I look at Audioboom (BOOM) with a more generous eye. I look at Glenwick (GWIK), now booted off AIM, which stinks. And I look at the idea of investing in shite companies to make money, ref Red Leopard (RLH) and Cynical Bear. This also brings me to ECR (ECR) where we own shares and I now see arch ramper Big Gib is on board. Over to you Big Gob do not let me stop you!

Close the Cobham short

Published 285 days ago

The unbelievably benign state of the market was underlined this week by its generous reaction to bad news from Cobham (COB). On good news shares go up big time. On bad news, these days, shares just go up.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - naughty naughty naughty Paul Scott - lets set the record straight

Published 286 days ago

I felt the need for a mid afternoon nap after a draining twitter exchange with Britain's top share blogger Paul Scott in which he lambasted me for what he thought I said about his calls on TrakM8 (TRAK) in an article he admitted that he had not actually read. Suffice to say he was barking up the wrong tree. I set the record straight  and look again at TrakM8 and why Paul would be wrong to buy back in on the day my original analysis was 100% vindicated - as you can see HERE. I look at Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) and issue dire warnings. I wonder what is up at Cloudbuy (CBUY). I refer to my postcard on my own website which has just gone up. When is a foreigner not a foreigner and the silliest Guardian reading remoaning bitch in Britain HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: FastForward you are talking out of your arse

Published 287 days ago

FastForward (FFWD), in which my good friend Jim Mellon has a material interest, has announced a disposal today claiming a 112% profit on its trade. It is talking out of its arse as it pumps ahead of a much needed placing as I explain in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Plutus Powergen was doomed when its boss said he liked my work

Published 287 days ago

An early bearcast as, much to the dread of my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley, we are about to suffer an invasion of the working classes. Of course praising my work was not the biggest sin of Plutus Powergen (PPG), that was its oink on rebasing of options and bonuses. But now it has a bigger problem, OFGEM and I reckon it has every reason to be worried. Then I look at 88 Energy (88E) suspended in Oz but not on AIM ahead of a placing. Then it is on to Amur (AMC) again and to Avanti Coms (AVN) whose shares are just 14,5p. That is 14.5p too high. Finally a long look at changes in retail and what that means for us all. That is based on a Wolf Street article HERE.  I also refer to the series I am running on my 1970s childhood in rural Northants HERE. Gosh the world changes rapidly.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: For whom the (front door) bell tolls

Published 288 days ago

The bell in this podcast is not Aidan Earley's libel suit arriving but the workmen returning after lunch. I explain why they are here - blame the Mrs. In terms of stocks I cover Prairie Minerals (PDZ), IGAS (IGAS), Milestone (MSG), Xtract Resources (XTR), Amur (AMC), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), NCC Group (NCC), Northern Petroleum (NOP) and Saffron Energy (SRON), Redcentric (RCN), MXC Capital (MXCP) and a few other matters. Smiley face.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - end February update

Published 288 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Igas – refinancing at 4.5p on the way (if the bondholders agree), Ouzo time!

Published 288 days ago

I’ve been saying for an age that AIM-listed Igas Energy (IGAS) was a sell and this morning the denoument has arrived. In the wake of previous boss Andrew “Piggy” Austin and his dealings with Equities First, and his legacy to the new board of a massively overindebted company, this morning came the announcement that a restructuring is being attempted at 4.5p per share. I fear that poor Tom Winnifrth senior may be further deprived of that bottle of Ouzo. Actually, if the new board manages to pull this off I will take my hat off to it but there are some hurdles to overcome first.

Aidan Earley sues Tom Winnifrith for £50,000 for libel - he's avin a bubble

Published 289 days ago

Aidan Earley will serve me later today with a libel suit. Very decently - and I mean that - he emailed me an advance copy last night. He has put it up on his website and I link to it below. I draw your attention to page 3 (oooh er missus).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - with apologies to Bjørge Lillelien

Published 289 days ago

I am sure that after events today at Cloudtag (CTAG) you had a good idea how this podcast would start! I move on - as I await apolgies from hundreds of morons for all the abuse and attacks - to cover Avanti Communications (AVN), ECR Minerals (ECR), Milestone Group (MSG), Redcentric (RCN), Red Leopard (RLH) and SalvaRx (SALV) where it is placing ahoy! Oh yes, Aidan Earley has served  me with a libel suit. Natch I will see the bitchez in Court but I too have a little surprise for Aidan. More on that later. Smiley face.

Acting as a shadow director when disqualified carries a maximum sentence of 2 years - Aidan Earley investigation requested

Published 289 days ago

If you are barred from acting as a director but defy that bar by acting as a shadow director ( doing the job without the title) you can face up to two years in jail and be personally liable for the liabilities of the victim company if it goes bust. Aidan Earley was barred as acting as a director for five years on 23 July 2013 over the disgraceful events at Wood Hall Realisations which you can read about HERE. Worthington (WRN) has gone bust and I have today formally requested that the Government's insolvency service which investigates such matters launch a formal enquiry into whether Mr Earley breached his order.

Cloudtag - They think it's all over, It is now! Morons Nil ( again) Sheriff 5 ( again)

Published 289 days ago

Some bear raiders are on the pitch...they think it is all over: it is now! Nope not West Ham winning the World Cup but the stockmarket career of AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). Nomad Cairn has brought forward its resignation from April 10 to last night, the £975,000 placing announced last week has been pulled and it is ouzo time for me while on the council estates the LSE Asylum rampers gnash their teeth. Come on guys, say it slowly "Yet again Tom Winnifrith was right and we are morons, we apologise for all the abuse we gave him, the Sheriff of AIM rocks!"

Tom Winnifrith: Do I want to get beaten up by a 36 year old fitness freak to raise money for Cloudtag owning morons on the LSE Asylum?

Published 290 days ago

Ah diddums all those morons on the LSE Asylum who have spent months insulting and abusing me over Cloudtag (CTAG) are all of a sudden feeling a bit poor now that shares in their darling little fraud have crashed and been suspended. What is needed is a charity event to bail them out. And how about it involves me getting beaten up?

Tom Winnifrith: a fitting epitaph for my gravestone

Published 290 days ago

Actually I am not sure I am going to have a gravestone. I have not amended my will for a while but last time I looked I was heading for a cremation with the ashes scattered in two places. But I am thinking a bit more about a burial these days, perhaps one of those natural ones in a coffin that helps the worms gain easy access and turn you into food for the trees above. So if I do have a stone what shall be on it? I think I have decided

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - who and when should you sue over the Cloudtag fraud? Also Andalas deathwatch ahoy!

Published 290 days ago

I start and end with Cloudtag (CTAG) - so far today no news which I take to mean it is bad news and explain why. At the end I discus who disgruntled and out of pocket punters should sue over this fraud and when. In the middle of the Cloudtag fraud sandwich I look at Andalas Energy (ADL) which really is fucked whatever it says. I reckon Justin the Clown will have to sell the cardboard box and sleep in the open air before long. I also look at Starcom (STAR), Servision (SEV) - which is a major scandal in the making - Union Jack Oil (UJO) and Milestone Group (MSG) which remains non investment grade crap as CEO Deborah White should be wearing an orange jump suit and doing a perp walk.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Today's Unacceptable face of Capitalism

Published 291 days ago

I expect shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) to resume trading on Monday and then to tank. I explain why. I look at the issue of portfolio allocation something too many folks ignore at their peril. Then I look at executive pay at RBS, Unilever *(ULVR) and elsewhere. I wonder if Theresa May means it about looking after ordinary working people. Surely RBS is an easy test for her. As a capitalist I find blue chip executive greed distasteful and worrying.

Notes from Underground: The Fighting' ShareProphets

Published 291 days ago

In the past seven days, 61,990 unique readers read 87,097 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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 2 massive rule changes AIM MUST make in the wake of the Cloudtag scandal & the issue of blame

Published 292 days ago

I know some folks want to blame others if they have lost money on the Cloudtag (CTAG) fraud. Well it is fair to hold some to account and make adverse comments and some folks should be doing a perp walk. But ultimately we are all accountable for our own trades whether winners or losers. Moving on this debacle has raised issues which call for two MASSIVE changes to the AIM Rule book: the announcement of Nomad departures and the disclosure or banning of placings based on T+ trades. PS Does anyone have an address for Cloudtag ramper David Greece. Please post in the comments section below in case I get bored and find myself in his locality.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: More ouzo, vindicated on RapidCloud's descent to zero as well

Published 293 days ago

In the main bearcast today I touch on the Cloudtag (CTAG) fraud but that is really covered in its own bearcast HERE. I do look at RapidCloud which was suspended today and will lose its AIM listing in a month. Who warned you that this would face a "terminal conclusion" 149 days ago? Was it PR wankers Walbrook or Nomad WH Ireland or savants on the LSE Asylum? Er no, it was me HERE.  I then look at Challenger (CHAL) a zero in waiting, Iofina (IOF) and IGAS (IGAS) both of which should also be zeros. I commend today's excellent piece from Nigel, the Deputy Sheriff of AIM,  on the Servision (SEV) scandal HERE. I take Nomad Allenby to task for failing to comment on this and for allowing Servision to mislead mug punters. AGAIN. Finally I take apart overvalued ramp Wey Education (WEY). Its shares are up 33% today. That is a ramp not a reflection of value.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Ouzo Photo Bearcast: Cloudtag, the fraudsters and the morons - it is downfall day for you

Published 293 days ago

I waited until 10 AM before drinking a bit of my father's ouzo in celebration of the Cloudtag (CTAG) take-down described earlier HERE. That is the sort of restrained guy I am. Boy does the ouzo - pictured below - taste great and its only 51 days and I shall be back in Greece for a lot more. Today has been a 100% vindication for The Sheriff of AIM and my fellow bears and the Bulletin Board Morons and fraudsters are now in undignified retreat. I discuss what happens next, have a few new revelations and a few lessons the morons will, no doubt, not learn in this bonus podcast.If you are client of Novum stuffed into today's placing I explain how you can get your cash back.

BREAKING: Photo Article: Sorry Dad Needs Must - Cloudtag's Nomad quits shocker! Ouzo Time

Published 294 days ago

I had brought the bottle below back from Greece for my father. But I know he will understand. It is a very large celebratory ouzo for breakfast as the AIM fraud of the year Cloudtag (CTAG) has fessed up - its hapless Nomad Cairn has finally had enough of signing off on lies and has quit. It gets worse and it is going to get worse still. Bulletin Board Morons and Aidan Earley who smeared and attacked The Sheriff of AIM for repeatedly calling this out as a fraud line up and apologise now you bastards!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gosh some Amur shareholders really are as thick as pigshit & don't y'all love our new Cloudtag countdown clock

Published 294 days ago

Don't you just love our new Cloudtag (CTAG) countdown clock on the right hand side of this page? I am already assembling material old and new for this presentation at UK Investor but the clock is a jolly jape is it not? Elsewhere I never cease to wonder at the stupidity of some investors. I look at Amur (AMC) in this respect. I then look at Weatherly (WTI) which is telling you, plain as day, that its shares are worthless. I explain a few hard facts and ask new questions about Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and then have a butchers at Rosslyn Data (RDT) shares in which have just hit a new all time low. I wonder why? Smiley face, smiley face.

Tom Winnifrith: More than 150 reasons to attend the 15th Birthday Party at UK Investor Show on April 1: Book NOW!

Published 295 days ago

April 1 really is the date for the UK Investor Show which is now the 15th time that Nigel Wray, aka Britain's Buffett, and I have been involved in staging such an event. So it is a birthday party as well. And with MBN, the incredibly well regarded events management firm owned by Nigel's daughter Lucy, now in charge this will be a knockout event. Indeed here are more than 150 reasons why anyone serious about making money from shares must be there!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: When are the placings at dog Corero and uber-ramp Amur?

Published 295 days ago

When it looks like placing ahoy, sounds like placing ahoy and smells like it is placing ahoy it usually is placing ahoy. I look at the numbers for Corero (CNS) and Amur Minerals (AMC). In this podcast threatened by the greed of morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley, I also cover NCC Group (NCC) following up from yesterday's late in the day article, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) Beowiulf (BEM) and TrakM8 (TRAK).  I also look at the laughable PR of worthless crap company Fitbug (FITB). There is a stand alone bearcast on the joke news from Servision (SEV) HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - have the morons started mentioning the Bill Gates link? If it sounds too good to be true

Published 295 days ago

There is of course no link between Bill Gates and AIM uber dog Servision (SEV) but I be that out in Bulletin Board land that will not stop it being mentioned in a post fact era ramp. Servision had raised $2 million today at 11.4p. Before recent insider dealing the shares were 2.25p and worth 0p. If it sounds too good to be true...all is explained in this bonus podcast. 

An Open letter to John Gunn at Inspirit and Octagonal - you MUST suspend or fire Nilesh Jagatia NOW!

Published 295 days ago

Nilesh Jagatia the former FD at now delisted AIM bad boy Teathers Financial (TEA) is now enmeshed in controvery not only over Teather's serial ability to file accounts on time but over how shareholder's cash was used not only on entertainment involving semi clad young ladies but also for apparently personal spending by Nilesh. One hopes that by now the Old Bill and HMRC have been asked to have a butcher's. Amazingly Mr Jagatia remains as FD at two other AIM Companies both, as it happens, run by John Gunn: Inspirit (INSP) and Octagonal (OCT). I have now written to John Gunn.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sorry to Hannah, Will and Lucy but not to the Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater

Published 296 days ago

16 hours travel after getting up at 4 AM GMT on Monday and falling into bed at 3 AM Tuesday leaves me a tired man. And Joshua and Oakley both chirped up to make it worse still. So apologies to all bar one of those who I have snapped at today.  Before I go to bed I look in detail at Grafenia (GRA) and compare it to TrakM8 (TRAK) and also comment on North River Resources (NRRP) and Jiasen (JSI).

United Cacao….and now for the calamitous shareholder shafting

Published 297 days ago

Former AIM Casino disaster story United Cacao (CHOC) has updated the market this morning with regard to proposed changes to the terms of its bonds. If you are a shareholder and didn’t take Tom Winnifrith’s advice to get out, I suggest you look away now for as he predicted HERE it is indeed to be a near wipe-out even if the company survives.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why reading the LSE Asylum is not research, it is mad bad and dangerous

Published 297 days ago

A reader has lost money and blames the LSE Asylum. I hate all Bulletin Boards and their operators and explain why - they encourage theft from me. But the LSE Asylum is unique: it is a nest of ramping vipers and free speech deniers and, as such, it is mad, bad and dangerous for your wealth.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the lunacy of PC Aviva & 3 Stockmarket Red Flags

Published 298 days ago

In today's podcast I look at the new rules Aviva is implemententing in the name of gender equality. They are not needed and are bad news for all concerned. It is yet another sign of how Britain is losing the plot on capitalism. I then offer up three clear signs that we are at a market top and why it pays to be very wary.

Spot the Difference No 2: Aidan Earley v Doug Ware

Published 298 days ago

A tougher second puzzle for the day. I’m not one to buy into the conspiracy theory that Aidan and Doug are one and the same but recent antics by Aidan on his blog show that they are very much hewn from the same cloth.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: In (partial) defence of Colin Bird at Xtract Resources

Published 299 days ago

This will not make me popular. If you want to see me going for someone who really deserves it I stick the boot into the war criminal and Brexit denier Tony Blair in a podcast on Tom Winnifrith.com HERE. As to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR) which we own thanks to the blinding stupidity of Gary Newman & Steve Moore, the lynch mob is out after last week's hugely discounted placing. I am not defending my friend Colin entirely, nor am I tipping the shares, but I think some folks are not giving him credit for some of what he has done to rescue a company that was bust and are not putting his actions in context as I explain in full.

Cobham Profit Warning Number Five: The Jaguar and the Tree - sell at 115p

Published 299 days ago

The legendary bear Robert W Wilson once mused about his modus operandi: “I’m not interested in climbing into a tree and wrestling the jaguar out of the tree. I am interested in someone shooting the jaguar out of the tree and then I will go and cut the thing apart

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My legs feel like logs, I am just too old for this manual labour malarky

Published 300 days ago

I will produce a detailed photo article on my manual labours today on the fields at the Greek Hovel later today but I am rapidly concluding that I am getting a bit old for this manual labour malarky. No doubt six months on a building site over the summer will knock me into shape. In terms of the markets Steve Moore is a nice guy. He needs to learn to be a total bastard like me. I comment on Brave Bison (BBSN) where  young Steve was just far too nice - someone at Brave should be doing a per walk. In a similar vein I comment on Milestone Group (MSG). Then it is onto the much ramped Frontera Resources (FRR), ditto China Africa (CAF) and then onto Inmarsat (ISAT) and Avanti Communications (AVN). Oh and I have chatted to Colin Bird of Xtract Resources (XTR).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I stand corrected, the CEO was not in the bath & killers gorge, political correctness gone mad

Published 301 days ago

After the Slater & Gordon (SGH) bearcast earlier you may have thought that I was sleeping off half a bottle of ouzo. Au contraire, I have been touring the Mani with George the Architect, the man who helped me to expose InternetQ last year. We went past Killers Gorge. Why can't you kill unsuitable boyfriends of your daughter or sister any more? As my daughter prepares to turn 16 this year I sadly conclude that this is yet another example of political correctness gone mad.  In terms of stocks I offer a couple of corrections on Tracsis (TRCS) after yesterday's bearcast then look at Xtract Resources (XTR), Ascent Resources (AST), FastForward (FFWD), the over ramped hype company with which my good friend Jim Mellon is involved, Cobham (COB), Infrastructure India (IIP) and also the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). And I refer to a drooling Evil Knievil ref THIS ARTICLE.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - It's a 7.14 AM ouzo O'Clock as Slater & Gordon crashes again

Published 302 days ago

Oh dear. Oh Dear. Another trading statement from Aussie law poltroons Slater & Gordon (SGH) and it is grim all round. The shares - A$8 when the fraudulent businesses of Quindell (QPP) were bought - are now 20 cents. And they will go far lower IF a debt for equity swap is agreed and that is the best case scenario. The Rob Terry Quenron businesses are now shown as worthless, another day of V for Vendetta, Vengeance and Vindication for the Sheriff of AIM. Crack out the ouzo and make mine a large one!

Veltyco cracking update - increase targets

Published 302 days ago

Our 35p offer price share tip of Veltyco (VLTY) last month is looking good after another cracking trading update. There is more to come.…

Frontera – another “speeding ticket” RNS on the way? Sell.

Published 302 days ago

I think Tom Winnifrith missed a cracking entry for his Dirty Dozen AIM-listed resource stocks whose share prices might head north for no good reason. Certainly, the history of Frontera (FRR) suggests so from its share price performance over the years. Plenty of Red Flags to look at here! This morning the shares are indeed on the rampage (up 168% last seen) in the wake of a board appointment RNS. As we shall see, there seems to be little reason to celebrate that, and with one “know of no reason” RNS already issued this week, I fancy another is on the way.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ouzo time for me but a bad bathtime for an AIM CEO tonight

Published 302 days ago

The ouzo refers to the latest crushing blow for snakeoil salesman Darren Winters. This man has claimed to have fleeced, sorry trained, 500,000 Britons yet still the deadwood press fail to report on our takedown of the charlatan. Pathetic. The bathtime refers to the CEO of Tracsis (TRCS) who claims to listen to bearcast in his bath. I comment on today's trading update. Then it is onto China fraud Jiasen (JSI) and its latest bollocks news signed off by low life Nomad Cairn Financial. And then after an en passant look at Polemos (PLMO) I take a very detailed look at Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) which is overvalued hype with a bushel of red flags thrown in for good measure. I advise my pal Big Dave Lenigas to take profits and sell and others to do likewise.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: don't be like Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater & Forget St Valentine's Day

Published 303 days ago

Don't be like the Hardman - treat your better half to something special like a Golden Ticket to the UK Investor Show and Saracens cabaret. Natch My Mrs is getting one of these but more besides. Now to stocks, I talk Strat Aero (AERO), Altitude (ALT), Galantas (GAL) and Sunrise Resources (SRES) and history repeats itself as a devout Christian threatens legal action again at a point when I am out of the country. The Foxy Legals are standing by having kicked his arse last time.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A tale of two podcasters, I met a sheep with its hind leg trapped in the fence today

Published 304 days ago

Yes I did. It was on the way back from the mountain village of Kambos to Kalamata. Some podcasters might have salivated and regarded this as an opportunity. But I am not Justin the Clown, still smarting from rugby defeat for his beloved Wales at the weekend. But I thought it was my duty to help anyway. I digress from the main features of this podcast: Kefi (KEFI), Mila Resources (MILA) and the China fraud Jiasen (JSI). I also look at a share price of a stock where I am an insider - oh no not insider dealing on the AIM casino I hear you say. And then I update on the Dirty Dozen AIM Resource portfolio which I shall launch later today.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Nominate your Dirty Dozen AIM resource stocks to fly

Published 305 days ago

In this bearcast, delayed by more upgrades to my PC from Mr Gates, I look at the appointment of an Oxford contemporary Charlotte Hogg as deputy governor of the Bank of England. Does it really say anything about the advancement of women? Then I discuss growth stocks such as Gary Newman's Fevertree (FEVR) and Boohoo.com (BOO), Finally I ask for your help please as I assemble a dummy portfolio of AIM Resource dogs just to see if market sentiment is so crazy that they fly. I nominate Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and Xtract Resources (XTR) now please can you nominate another ten dogs by noon Monday 13th?

It’s Better to Travel than Arrive and Premier Oil has Arrived

Published 307 days ago

I resisted the temptation to short Premier Oil (PMO) a year ago, along with Afren, Gulf Keystone and Petroceltic as it was never in the same basket case league as that lot. I even hitched a brief ride North as it became clear that a wipe out was not going to happen. (In case I come across as arrogant or smug I should declare that I was short Hurricane Energy at the time which more than did for the Premier rise) 

What is the 1 share that Britain's Buffett says you must own? Find out ONLY on April 1

Published 307 days ago

If you had to bet the ranch on one share listed in London what would it be? I guess most of us would go for a FTSE 100 stock: Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline or maybe Shell. For the man known as Britain's Buffett, Nigel Wray, the answer is not a blue chip but a small cap. For that is how Wray has made his fortune taking large stakes in smaller companies such as Domino's Pizza when no-one had heard of them. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - after 22 hours I arrive in the snowy Pindus Mountains of Greece

Published 308 days ago

I am here in a warm hotel room in Metsovo in Northern Greece. I am pretty shattered after 22 hours of travel from Bristol to here. Tomorrow is the last leg, a walk to to the vlach village of Anelion. Pro tem a short offering as it will take ages to transmit anything back to England. I look at companies that change their name, ref Guscio (GUSC) and Wishbone Gold (WSBN) which really is a buy despite today's statement.

Fox Marble - Oh Ye of little faith, stunning new Indian deal: Buy

Published 309 days ago

There were many who worried and sold. Oh ye of little faith, at long last Fox Marble (FOX) is starting to deliver real sales. We had news last week of a $300,000 order in the UK and Australia now there is a really big deal that has been announced.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Meeting with lawyers to go after the frauds African Potash and Cloudtag

Published 309 days ago

I have not heard back from Amit Ben Haim, CEO of the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) about the generous offer I made him earlier HERE. I am just such an all round nice guy am I not? The bad news for him and lyin' Chris Cleverley CEO of the African Potash (AFPO) fraud is that I met with lawyers today to try to see if their is a case for those who have lost money buying shares in either fraud. We think there is and Potash will be first in line. If you have lost money on Potash my email is [email protected] and follow the instructions in this podcast AT ONCE. I also look at Management Resource Solutions (MRS) and Igas (IGAS) and remind you what it means if bonds in a company trade at a big discount to par. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Red flags that flutter proudly at Techfinancials

Published 310 days ago

In today's podcast I look forward to tomorrow and a meeting with lawyers to discuss legal action on behalf of shareholders in Cloudtag (CTAG) and the fraud African Potash (AFPO). I look forward even more to a night-time flight to Greece. I look in some details at Rosslyn Data (RDT) and in even more detail at Israeli tech dog Techfinancials (TECH). At a personal level I have been much distracted today by writing up my thoughts after a meeting yesterday to discuss physical abuse at Warwick School 38 years ago - more on that HERE

Photo article: Coca cola penises, 1001 types of tat and Cloudtag's Onitor (non working model) - Tom Winnifrith visits the Spring Fair

Published 311 days ago

As luck would have it I was in Warwickshire this morning and so why not visit the spring fair to check out Cloudtag's (CTAG) Onitor product? Why not indeed, my camera was with me and so the Pizza Hardman Darren Atwater registered me as a delegate at the "Spring Fair" and I headed to the NEC. As it happens I could not print out my badge but a full ISIS brigade in full uniform and carrying machine guns could have breached the security. I pinched a guide and wandered past the guards reading the thick booklet attentively as if I belonged, and I was in.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The things I do for you dear reader

Published 311 days ago

The things I do for you dear reader: go to the Spring Fair and read the Mail on Sunday. Truly what sacrifices I make. We are in the tail end of a bull market for low grade AIM stocks. So I discuss events and share price movements at Amur Minerals (AMC), Arian Silver (AGQ) with its shit head of a PR man  - Nu Oil & Gas (NUOG), Cloudtag (CTAG) and the truly incestuous events at Glenwick (GWIK)

Avocet is a testament to the powers of denial of mug punters - its a short

Published 312 days ago

I explained last week why I thought that shares in Avocet Mining (AVM) were worthless. That was without the knowledge that its Inata gold mine only has a shelf life of three years at the current gold price. The company stated as much on Thursday with the painful admission that cashflow from this period is “unlikely to result in full repayment of creditors”

Tom Winnifrith Delayed Bearcast from Saturday - I really have got to sack Nigel Somerville

Published 312 days ago

For reasons explained year and all down to that snot gobbling bastard Bill Gates I have been offline for most of the weekend. So this bearcast was recorded on Saturday when, smarting from the defeat of the Old Country, I was minded to fire Nigel Somerville. Moving on from that I discuss inter alia: why London's most expensive clown at Fladgate needs to be put to the sword by ourselves and how we deal with unprincipled lawyers. I also covered a couple of other things but after a frantic 24 hours in Shipston I cannot, for the life of me remember what they were.  

United Cacao – it’s thank you and goodnight: another lesson in changing your mind when the facts change

Published 313 days ago

Well, you can’t say you were not warned here on ShareProphets – by the Sheriff himself. Last night at no-one-is-watching o’clock (6.15pm) a small FTSE missive hit the wires confirming the deletion of erstwhile AIM-listed United Cacao (CHOC) from its FTSE AIM All-Share Index, following the continued suspension and cancellation of trading on the Casino, effective on Monday. It is thank you and goodnight.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2017 competition - (slightly late) monthly update

Published 314 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is the first of the monthly updates on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...

Short sell Beowulf Mining

Published 314 days ago

And now I turn my eyes upon Beowulf Mining (BEM) whose shares ran up from 6p to 15p in January on hopes of an imminent greenlight from the local County Administrative Board (CAB) for permission to mine iron in its Kallak North project in Sweden.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: From my Grandparents in Eaton Square to a planned road trip to the Burnley welfare safari

Published 314 days ago

In this podcast I look at the utterly fascistic behaviour of lawyers Fladgate and why I am not taking the fight to them to stop an Orwellian attempt to close this website down by telling lies. I look at how past events causes us to do crazy things - that is my Grandparents and Adept Telecom (ADT). I look at madness at Beowulf (BEM) and end with news of a, very much on the cards, road trip to Liverpool and Burnley. This section contains shockingly bad language from Mahmud of Boohoo.com (BOO).

Good News from Fox Marble - it makes a pleasant change

Published 314 days ago

Just a quick note following a “New Orders and Specifications” announcement from Fox Marble(FOX). Yes this is an upbeat statement. It had to happen one day!

Is Peter Reynolds of lawyers Fladgate London's most incompetent lawyer? Or its most expensive clown?

Published 314 days ago

I will later today be replying to the oaf who has hired Peter Reynolds of top City lawyers Fladgate to send me a pompous and fascistic letter. I note that Peter appears to have no expertise in libel and it shows. This is going to be a pushover. But before we come to that I flag up that this clown is incompetent and share a couple of emails I have sent him accordingly. I start with the fact that the letter is marked for the wrong person, Mr Winnifred:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: V is for Vermin, Vendetta and Vindication

Published 315 days ago

There is a convicted criminal & twice bankrupted man who is barred from being a company director who wants to shut this website down and me with it. Events today at Cloudtag (CTAG) - where the shares will, as I explain, now tank fast - and in the Courts regarding Darren Winters show how vital our work is. And frankly it requires gonads of steel to see off fraudsters and criminals who do not like what we do.  I also cover Stratmin (STGR) and Management Resource Solutions (MRS) today and thank you all for the supportive messages. We are 100% vindicated today. Certain convicted crims should just send me a case of ouzo and STFU

Shameless Tatjana, the wife of Snake oil salesman Darren Winters lies to a Judge about Tom Winnifrith

Published 315 days ago

Yesterday Darren Winters and his company was in court trying to extract money from a mug punter. We funded the defence of Mr O and you can read about the massive victory for us, damning words for the judge and humiliation of Winters here. But let us first deal with Tatjana, the wife of Winters who was representing his firm in Court and lied to the Judge.

BREAKING: Snake Oil Salesman & Charlatan Darren Winters defeated and humiliated in Court - The curse of ShareProphets is upon him

Published 315 days ago

For almost 20 years, the spiv Darren Winters has been making a killing charging mug punters five figure sums for utterly worthless stockmarket courses. His salesman get punters to sign pieces of paper which they say do not bind them to anything then bully and threaten folks for thousands of pounds. In 2015 we started to expose this conman and Winters threatened us with legal action unless we desisted HERE. We said "see you in Court Bitchez!" and he declined that offer. We then started funding various cases of folks who Winters was trying to fleece. Winters has used google to try to stop people finding out about this (see HERE) but yesterday one case came to Court. It was a disastrous humiliation for Winters - who sent his ghastly Mrs Tatjana to represent him - and ouzo o'clock for ShareProphets & the Sheriff of AIM. Here is the story of Mr O.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Hard number crunching on Corero and Jim Griffin for the slammer?

Published 316 days ago

With a hat tip to the pizza hard man Darren Atwater, I start with the sad tale of the demise of wearables darling Vinaya. Does this hold any lessons on investing or warnings for Cloudtag (CTAG) and Fitbug (FITB)? Oh yes! Then it is on to London Capital Group (LCG), Kennedy Ventures (KENV), Autins (AUTG) where - in my view - the now ex CEO Jim Griffin should face a full stewards at the FCA, insolvent dog Andalas (ADL) and finally a look at Corero (CNS) where I crunch the hard numbers for you and the results are not good.

We kid ye not! Cracking trading statement from Symphony Environmental: Buy

Published 316 days ago

Symphony Environmental (SYM) has updated that 2016 performance was ahead of expectations and announced the launch and UK listing in Wilko stores of d2p antimicrobial household gloves…

Tom & Joshua Winnifrith Bearcast - Was there also insider dealing at Management Resource Solutions?

Published 317 days ago

Three generations of Winnifrith males appear today. Young Joshua is with me as I record and chips in now and again. we start with my father helping Boris Johnson with some of his history errors. Poor show Boris. Then I look further at Murray d'Almeida and Management Resource Solutions (MRS). I follow up my earlier Winnileaks massive expose HERE by asking if insider dealing took place? Then I turn to uber dog & AIM rule breaker Milestone Group (MSG) before commenting on Torotrak (TRK), Cambria Africa (CMB) and Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL). Then I revert to Boohoo.com, the unacceptable face of capitalism which I covered in a bearcast special earlier. I repeat my warning for shareholders: it is all about unknowns.

Petropavlovsk Trading update - buy

Published 317 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has updated on 2016 production in-line with its revised guidance  (just) – and that it expects better in a 2017 year which should also see some transformative development. Good news, it is about time too.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: #BoycottBoohoo, the shameful and unacceptable face of capitalism exposed

Published 318 days ago

I am no fan of Channel 4, Most of its reporting is shocking. But the Dispatches programme today was superb journalism. It exposed Boohoo.com (BOO) and to a far lesser extent ASOS (ASC) for the way they treat management. Boohoo was truly shamed. Its management were shown to be shifty and deceitful in their responses to a film footage which showed quite sickening exploitation of workers and indeed law breaking. If I was a customer I'd shut my account down at once. There are legal and financial implications (bad ones) but the biggest will be reputational damage. How will the snowflake generation who are Boohoo customers react? Looker at #BoycottBoohoo on twitter and have a guess. All this is discussed in a bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The dangers of fad investing - Fitbit shocker, Torotrak shocks again & China fraud vindication

Published 318 days ago

I take a detailed look at fad investing covering the big California drone fraud but also Fitbit which had a shocking profits warning today, Fitbug (FITB) and Cloudtag (CTAG). I look at two China frauds on AIM in big doo doo, Jiasen (JSI), which is definitely a kill for the Sheriff of AIM, and Taihua (TAIH) which will be. Then I look at Torotrak (TRK), Guscio (GUSC), Greatland Gold (GGP), Andalas (ADL), Golden Saint (GSR), Amur Minerals (AMC) and finally LGO Energy (LGO)

Avocet Mining is a cracking short

Published 318 days ago

I wrote a while back about Avocet (AVM), suggesting that the share price fluctuations, which were linked to the fortunes of 1392 ounces of gold seized by workers at its Inata mine in Burkina Faso, ignored the fact that the company was essentially insolvent.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Why Worthington morons should report me to the official liquidator

Published 319 days ago

There are two parts to this podcast. I start by explaining how a liquidation works with reference to the fraud Worthington (WRN). I know some of its shareholders are obsessing about this and reckon they should report me to the liquidator. Go ahead, we are already talking. Then I move onto a quite brilliant column by Luke Johnson about the myth that is the sharing new economy and specifically how it effects uber but also the media world with evil google and the bulletin boards in my sights

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Corporate lying & using the wrong words: I am sounding like my father

Published 320 days ago

If I sound more like my father that is a good thing for he is honest and precise in his use of language, although he would not use some of the "french phrases" which occur in this podcast. I discuss the use of language and how wording has an exact meaning - this is in relation to Coral Products (CRU) which needs to clarify something. I do not think it is a fraud and it can easily blame its useless Nomad Cairn. After what it has signed off for Cloudtag (CTAG) few will fail to accept such an excuse. I then move onto deliberate lying by AIM Companies which is actually quite rare. Gross over-promotion is quite common. I explain the difference. Cloudtag and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are mentioned in detail in this section. In discussing what is a fact I refer to my article of yesterday on Holocaust Memorial Day which is HERE

Buy Veltyco

Published 320 days ago

In the current market environment, it is rare to find an ‘ahead of expectations’, growing company on a low prospective near-term rating. However, that is the case with Veltyco Group (VLTY)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The great director share buying spoof, oh Joe you are such a naughty boy

Published 321 days ago

You think that following director share buys is smart? Not always. I start with Coral Products where old Joe Grimond really is spoofing us all with a recycling of a dividend that really should not be paid. Coral also highlights those scallywags at Cairn signing off on another RNS lie just like they do for the fraud  Cloudtag (CTAG). Then I look at Quindell (QPP) in that vein and at Avanti Communications (AVN) commenting on its refinancing completed today. Then it is onto the hot gossip of the cash crisis at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) where I have another story breaking this weekend. Finally I touch on the troubles at Guscio (GUSC)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining exactly why Cloudtag is not a bad company it is a FRAUD

Published 322 days ago

Apparently some folks think that Cloudtag (CTAG) is just a bad company not a fraud. I explain to such folks the difference between a fact and an opinion (Latin scholars are aware of this already) and why exactly that makes this company a 100% fraud. Its shares are now just 4.75p to sell but the target remains 0p as it is a fraud. Then it is on to the importance of NEDS and what they are there for ref Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). Then I move to Ashley House (ASH) and a bit of macroeconomics, to Grand Group (GIPO) and onto Galantas Gold (GAL)

CloudTag - volume spikes up, shares spike er.....down. Who's selling?

Published 323 days ago

There seems to have been quite a bit of volume yesterday in trading of AIM-listed CloudTag (CTAG). Some of us have been noting the rather greater difficulty with which L1 has been offloading stock from loan conversions and warrant exercises which goes in tandem with lower volume - and a complete lack of news from the company to get the BBs in a lather, but yesterday things really picked up. Sadly for shareholders, the share price has not been picking up, it has been on the slide.

Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith: Join us on April 1 at UK Investor - our fifteen year party

Published 323 days ago

It is now fifteen years since Nigel Wray & Tom Winnifrith started doing one day investor shows together. The first was in a snow covered Westminster now they celebrate a decade and a half of working together with what will be the most spectacular event yet. It will be the biggest with 121 companies exhibiting on the day. There is the strongest ever speaker line up and a raft of free prize draws as well as a gift worth £18 for everyone attending. So with 50% of the 2,500 tickets already reserved hurry up and grab yours today!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If it looks like a (Peking) Duck, walks like a (Peking) Duck, etc, etc

Published 323 days ago

Joshua is off at PC Nursery Ryhme class so I am free to record. In this webcast I look at Fitbug (FITB), Cloudtag (CTAG) - Waseem is just wrong! - Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL), Ascent Resources (AST), Aquatic Foods (AFG), China frauds in general and in detail - to help Andrew Monk - Haike Chemicals (HAIK). 

Reach4Entertainment - very good trading statement indeed!

Published 323 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has updated that it “expects to produce a trading performance slightly ahead of market expectations for the 12 months to 31 December 2016 at the EBITDA and profit before tax levels”, confirmed the appointments of two non-executive directors and added Finance Director, Linzi Allen, to the board.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Winnileaks vindicated in spades today..whatever criminal Aidan says

Published 324 days ago

Criminal Aidan Earley says thatmy work destroys great British Companies. That is what Rob Terry used to say too. What is the difference between those two fraudsters? About £50 million and so far only one has served time. I discuss Winnileaks triumphs today on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Strat Aero (AERO) and why they vindicated my work so much. Then I look at BT (BT.A), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Cloudtag (CTAG), Sunrise Resources (SRES) and LGO Energy (LGO).   

CloudTag – when does the L1 funding package fall apart?

Published 324 days ago

Tom Winnifrith and Waseem Shakoor were commenting yesterday on where shares in AIM-listed CloudTag were heading. Obviously the end target for a company with still no working product available to sell, revenues of zero and stonking cash-burn is nil. But the focus of attention is the L1 funding package and when it could fall apart.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - spending the morning in La la land as Cloudtag morons find a new way to lose even more money

Published 325 days ago

La la land, I refer not to the LSE Asylum but to the film of that name which I watched today in a mother & babies viewing session, Hence the late bearcast. I have some bad news for those Cloudtag (CTAG) morons funding the legal action convicted criminal and undischarged bankrupt Aidan Earley'swishes to take against me. I look at Cloudtag, Braemar Seascope (BMS), Amur Minerals (AMC)  and look forward to tomorrow - more tea vicar?

Mitie Warns Again - A compelling Sell.

Published 326 days ago

I predicted in November that Mitie (MTO) would soon be issuing its third profit warning and that new boss Phil Bentley had every incentive to clear the decks and start afresh, demystifying the opaque balance sheet bequeathed to him by his prickly and defenestrated predecessor Ruby McGregor-Smith.

Notes from Underground: May and Trump be with us

Published 326 days ago

Well, this is awkward.. Prime Minister Theresa May will be visiting newly minted US President Donald Trump next week and hopes to initiate some sort of trade deal, a mere 48 hours after Trump told the world of his plans: “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first.” But I am sure that he'll make an exception for us. TW Note - Does Darren actually bother to check what Trump says on Trade deals? More fake news from remoaning liberal losers...

FDM great trading update but we say take profits

Published 328 days ago

Provider of IT consultants, FDM Group (FDM) has updated that a strong trading performance and favourable exchange rate movements see it now anticipating “full-year results ahead of its expectations” – and the shares have responded more than 9% higher to a current 624p ‘bid’ price. So not a bad tip from us...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Leather clad Rita from Magnolia prepares to whip the naked buttocks of her shareholders again, they love it!

Published 329 days ago

According to the Daily Telegraph, it is a fact that folks who use bad language are more honest than those who speak like Angels. You know where I am fucking well coming from. In this podcast I look at Fitbug (FITB), Servision (SEV), Corero (CNS), Greatland Gold (GGP), me breaking a New Year financial resolution already and also Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Watchstone (Quenron as was) Trading statement analysis - on balance a sell

Published 329 days ago

There are two massive uncertainties regarding Watchstone (WTG), Quindell as was. I look at today's trading statement and offer up analysis which suggests that on a best case scenario this stock is more than fully valued but on a worst case scenario it is grossly overvalued.

A photo just for Lucian Miers

Published 330 days ago

When wandering around the book town of Hay on Wye a few years ago my father told my late step mother that "all the books here are by people no-one has ever heard of and are read by no-one". She took great pleasure in finding six copies of one of his books in the first shop they visited. Naturally dad was keen yesterday to see if I could see any books by him or any other relatives.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Grinding Poverty & Shit Internet in Wales & How the Mitie are fallen ( or soon will be)

Published 330 days ago

I could not sleep and found myself scouring the interweb for data on poverty and population for the town of Blaenavon where I visited a coal mine on Monday ( see HERE). I plan a major podcast on that when I am back in internet friendly civilisation, i.e. England. On the markets I look at Pearson (PSON), Nostra Terra (NTOG) and the idea that we are seeing a market blow-off. I dismiss one conspiracy theory about market makers then move on to Mitie (MTO) - Matt Earl is da King! - and then to Rosslyn Data (RDT).

New sessions at UK Investor with Tom Winnifrith on Cloudtag and David Lenigas on Africa and UK Oil - new ticket offer

Published 331 days ago

We are delighted to announce that UK Investor Show will be running two new sessions covering two companies of massive investor interest. The show takes place on April 1 (no joke) in London and already boasts a top panel of keynote speakers including Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray, top fund manager Mark Slater, the Queen of Tech Vin Murria, the UK's top share blogger Paul Scott and the UK's oldest fund manager as well as top bears Lucian Miers, Matt Earl and from New York Gabriel Grego and the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cornhill fined over New World Scandal but the real villains escape

Published 331 days ago

Sorry this is so late. I am meant to be taking a few days off with the Mrs and Joshua but I am also feeling very much under the weather. Better late than never here is my take on how the LSE has fined broker Cornhill £300,000 over the New World Oil & Gas (NEW) scandal. Where does this leave Cornhill? What about other brokers? The real issue is that the real villain of this tale, of which criminal Chris Oil was just one, appear to have got off Scot free

PureCircle - sell the rally

Published 332 days ago

Purecircle (PURE), the purveyor of stevia products (plant based sugar substitutes) warned on January 5th that first half results for the six months to 31 Dec 2016 were likely to crash into a loss from last years $5 million profit.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: possibly the biggest scandal in AIM history to go nuclear this week?

Published 332 days ago

Weekend press reports (not in the UK natch as the British press is ignoring this £2 billion City scandal for reasons one can only imagine) suggest that the FBI is now investigating. Already in France there have been arrests including that of the CEO of Areva - Atomic Anne - which bought AIM & TSX listed Uramin for £2 billion and had written all of its assets off as worthless within three years. There is also a major new investigative book out on the scandal due out on Thursday. I am sure my good friend Jim Mellon will be ordering an advance copy. Elsewhere I look at Vislink (VLK), at the train wreck waiting to happen at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), at Fitbug (FITB) and Cloudtag (CTAG) and then finally at SalvarX (SALV) - placing ahoy on this related party express train to planet hype.

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - its ouzo time as Potash booted off AIM

Published 333 days ago

Send Tom Winnifrith a fascist lawyers letter as the fraud African Potash (AFPO) did on September 1 and your fate is sealed. Today African Potash was formally booted off AIM. Now it will fail to raise cash on NEX (formerly ISDX) and will go bust soon. Lyin' Chris Cleverley meet Karma. Ain't she sweet? Amazingly there are still some people out there on the Bulletin boards who think its all my fault and Lyin' Chris runs a great British Company. Whatever. In that vein please nominate the most moronic Bulletin Board or twitter comment you can find in the comments section by midnight on Sunday 15th January. Have fun!

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - revisiting the 7 stages of grief with the Cloudtag & African Potash frauds

Published 333 days ago

I revisit the seven stages of grief in relation to buying shares in frauds and other disasters. I look at which stage shareholders in the frauds African Potash (AFPO) and Cloudtag (CTAG) have got to and what the psychology of grief tells us about where share prices are heading. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a New Prospectus brings shame on all concerned - shockingly misleading

Published 333 days ago

Cynical Bear has written a fascinating article today on Simian Global (SMG) - HERE. Cynical Bear you are a wuss. You are far too generous about this crock of Turkish. If one goes to the prospectus and then cross references with companies house you will find a story of true horrors, something that the prospectus fails to mention, indeed it deliberately gives you a completely different impression. This prospectus stains all involved with it ( directors Edward Ng and Ajay Rajpal, Peterhouse Corporate Finance, Edwin Coe and the UKLA) with complete shame. How on earth do these folks sleep at night? My target price for the shares is 0p.

Notes from Underground: It's the end of the world as we know it

Published 333 days ago

In a mere five days, Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. In 90 days or so, Theresa May promises to pull the plug on the world's largest trade bloc.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast - Insider Dealing is a crime that usually does pay

Published 334 days ago

I have an awful cold so cannot speak properly and the Mrs is giving me grounds for divorce (again) with awful TV choices as I suffer from my ailments. In the podcast I cover insider dealing (ref Logica), buying after a profits warning (ref Red Rock & SpaceandPeople) and why the bulls are wrong even though the FTSE 100 is at a record high (ref Malcolm Stacey)

Shoe Zone - buy on results

Published 334 days ago

UK value footwear retailer, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its year ended 1st October 2016, that it has made a “solid start” to its current year and that “the board remains positive for the outlook of the group”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast & Video: The Great Bear Marc Cohodes interviewed on the Concordia fraud - this sounds so Cloudtag familiar

Published 335 days ago

I was watching an old video today in which the great bear Marc Cohodes was interviewed about Concordia a fraud he called as a fraud. The shares were just over $100. They were c$37 when this interview went live. They are now sub $3. Listen to what he says about how investors and fraud companies react to him. This sounds very familiar to me as I discuss in the bearcast below which compares Cloudtag (CTAG) and my life to that of Marc and Concordia.

Concepta gets EU ISO13485 accreditation for MyLotus shares at 18p set to hit 28p+ by easter

Published 335 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has secured ISO13485 accreditation which is a key step in attaining its CE marking for its 'myLotus' product for unexplained infertility.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Delivery Man says he's a keen reader - he's also a fan of Big Dave Lenigas

Published 335 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!

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - Paul Scott you are 100% in denial

Published 336 days ago

Paul Scott gets some things right I get wrong ( Boohoo!). And he is an incredibly talented analyst and writer and a good bloke. But his reaction to the TrakM8 (TRAK) shocker earlier is just nonsensical and has annoyed me. Paul is just in denial as I explain in detail. No doubt the health guru would also disapprove strongly with my Birthday pudding today which was just amazing.

Tom Winnifrith Birthday Bearcast - where's my ffing ouzo Paul Scott & Chris Bailey's a freak

Published 336 days ago

I start by explaining why Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit is a freak!. it is all to do with Star Wars. Then it is onto TrakM8 (TRAK) following my kerboom article of earlier. I make specific points about Paul Scott's favourite dog but then general points about why company's acquire and why that turns me off.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Explaining what a kitchen sink is - ref Cobham

Published 337 days ago

Oakley is about to be petrified as the working classes are arriving. He fears them greatly. He fears hoovers even more. But ahead of that I record quickly. Today I cover Darren's bogus religion of global warming and Ariana (AAU) - the market has this wrong - Cobham (COB) - what ia  kitchen sink - my dream St Valentine's Day massacre involving three listed companies which could all go bust on February 14. Please God! I also look at PCG Entertainment (PCGE) and its news today. Hats off to my friend comrade Richard Poulden. I also chide young Steve for not giving credit where credit is due to Majestic Wine (MJW) and have a few words about Aidan Earley. I thank him publicly on one matter although a lawyers letter has been received.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: not all Death Spirals are the same - the L1 Cloudtag warrant catastrophe explained

Published 338 days ago

I know I have slammed death spirals but they can actually be a "cheaper" source of equity funding for some PLCs. But not all spirals are the same and the L1 facility is a disaster for Cloudtag (CTAG). I explain in this podcast how the warrant kicker will crush the Cloudtag share price and when. Perhaps after listening you want to enter the Cloudtag share price guessing contest HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast- Why liquidity is critical for small caps, notably 2 that are going bust

Published 338 days ago

When buying or selling shares ( or houses) folks all too often ignore the issue of liquidity. This matters greatly both for investors and also for companies. I look at this in detail using two examples, both companies that are, IMHO, weeks away from going bust.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A Smorgasbord of Cr*p AIM investments & 1 I like

Published 339 days ago

A wide ranging bearcast today covers: Aurum Mining (AUR), Range Resources (RRL), SpaceandPeople (SAL), Harvest Minerals (HMI), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Cloudtag (CTAG) in the post fact era - Adrican Potash (AFPO) and Avanti Communications (AVN). 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: The strange tales of ousted CEOs at MRS, Brave Bison & Wandisco

Published 339 days ago

There is news today from Management Resource Systems (MRS) regarding its ousted CEO and from Brave Bison (BBSN) regarding the ousting of its CEO. Both are strange tales but will have very different outcomes. I look at both in detail plus also the similar events at Wandisco (WAND) in this bonus podcast. For some reason I refer to Craig McKenzie in the podcast. I actually mean Ashley McKenzie. And it was a dog kennel not a pig farm. Apologies...Alzheimers kicking in.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: back to Gavin Burnell at Globo & Onzima - not every AIM disaster is fraud - most are not!

Published 340 days ago

So few companies are total frauds. Burnell creation Globo (GBO) was but Onzima (ONZ) is not. So what happens if you lose money on this company or another which goes horribly wrong? 

Open letter to Cairn: after shock video exposes wholesale Cloudtag lying you must quit NOW

Published 340 days ago

Hapless Nomad Cairn has so far refused to resign as adviser to the AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) despite incontrovertible evidence of house it has misled investors with RNS statements that are outright lies throughout 2016 and in doing so has committed blatant securities fraud. Today's shock video from CES where an Onitor spokesman admits that there is no release date yet is surely the straw that breaks the camel's back in that it directly exposes as a lie every statement made in November & December about 2016 sales that was used to get away a £4.1 million death spiral fund raise. I have written to Tony Rawlinson & Liam Murray at Cairn and cc'd in that useless poltroon Marcus Stuttard, head of the oxymorons at AIM Regulation demanding a statement and action.

Writing to NOMADs. A New Year Resolution. First Off is Harvest Minerals.

Published 340 days ago

I have often grumbled about the inadequacies of the AIM NOMAD system which has always seemed to me to be an inherent conflict of interest. That is to say that NOMADs are expected to ensure that their client companies adhere to the AIM rules and given that they are paid by these companies, the temptation to ignore transgressions is irresistible, particularly given the reputation for inaction by the regulatory authorities.

Notes from Underground: People are making money on AIM, thanks to this one old weird trick

Published 341 days ago

One of the comments made by bulletin board/Twitter morons that I always find mystifying is: "Oh, you guys are just trying to get page views."

Tom Winnifrith bearcast - the phone call that makes me fight on rather than take time out at Mount Athos

Published 341 days ago

After four and a half years of fighting stockmarket fraud you can get a bit tired. This morning I was dreaming about spending some time out on Mount Athos. But I am not so sure the Mrs is so keen on that plan. And yesterday I got a call from a bloke who has lost his entire life savings on the fraud African Potash (AFPO). Lord Hain do you have a social conscience any more? That call makes me fight on.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Do you think Jamie Oliver is a tosser?

Published 342 days ago

The fraud African Potash (AFPO) has until 7 January ( saturday) to find a new Nomad or its shares get booted off the AIM casino first thing Monday. On the ISDX lobster pot (now known as the NEX lobster pot) it can't get a placing away - for reasons explained in this podcast - so it will be tits up within weeks. That has implications for Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR). Jamie Oliver is blaming Brexit as he shuts six of his over-priced branded eateries. But he is just another celeb tosser don't you think? I look at the real macro headwinds the UK faces. There is comment on Crawshaw (CRAW) and then a very detailed review of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) which is, I reckon a car crash in waiting.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Malcolm you are just wrong, wrong, wrong

Published 343 days ago

I start on the matter of our latest Winnileaks shocker on the fraud African Potash (AFPO). Then it is onto why Malcolm Stacey is just so wrong on the housebuilders HERE. Then I look at Touchstar (TST), Strat Aero (AERO) and Andalas (ADL).

Stanley Gibbons - dire interims but...

Published 343 days ago

This is one of our worst share tips and also one of my (TW) worst investments of recent years. Collectibles group Stanley Gibbons (SGI) has announced further dire results - this time for the six months ended 30th September 2016 - though “is optimistic that the trading of the group is now beginning to reflect the giant strides made through the restructuring plan in a year of substantial transition” (including a completely new board of directors).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ITV News talking bollocks - the consumer meltdown is up & running

Published 344 days ago

I start with a section on the African Potash (AFPO) fraud and how and why I need those who have lost cash to contact me to see if we can seek legal redress. I am proposing to fund two small claims cases to establish a precedent. If we win either or both its ramifications for AIM are massive. Then I look at woeful lies from fake newscasters at ITN but in a macro-economic session inspired by Next (NXT), Bovis (BVS) and Cambria Auto (CAMB) I look at now clear macro headwinds which are hitting the UK partly as a result of very bad calls by the twit Carney and the poltroon Osborne and his pea brained successor as Chancellor, Phil Hammond. How can you assemble a short portfolio on the back of that? I answer reader Tony, but also suggest another short portfolio. En passant I mention Infrastrata (INFA) as well as covering CIC Gold (CICG).

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast "Grooming" Morons, Compare & Contrast Cloudtag & African Potash - with Waseem & Mr Antar

Published 344 days ago

in this bonus bearcast I compare the ramp de jour of the moment (Cloudtag (CTAG)) with that of eighteen months ago, African Potash (AFPO). It is shocking how similar the two cases are and the results will also be the same. In this podcast I reference the work of Waseem Shakoor in exposing both frauds and of my hero, Sam Antar, on the psychology of stockmarket fraud and how it plays out here

RESULTS: ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition

Published 345 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, this is the result...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why we must read accounts from the back forwards and Sirius vs Cloudtag

Published 345 days ago

I admit that i am too lazy when it comes to reading report and accounts. I should be more of a geek like Steve Moore. In today's podcast I explain why my sloth is a sin and why we should all read from the back to the front. I also look at investment versus trading, Sirius (SXX) vs Cloudtag (CTAG). Other companies mentioned include African Potash (AFPO), Inspirit (INSP) and Strat Aero (AERO). I am now offline as I tidy up the mess created by Oakley and the different mess created by me before the Mrs and Joshua return home.

The ShareProphets 24 share tips of the year for 2017 in review - can you do better?

Published 346 days ago

Since Christmas Even the various authors on the ShareProphets website have been serving up at least 1 share tip for 2017 every single day. There are blue chips, small caps, buys and sells. And of course we also have our readers share tip prize contest for 2017 where the deadline to enter is midnight and where you can enter HERE. But what did our writers tip. As we prepare for the stockmarket to reopen on Tuesday here is a full recap:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - can Paul Scott end my confusion and will Rob Terry be arrested in 2017?

Published 346 days ago

I am watching high quality TV like Midsomer Murders as the Mrs is away. I am bombarded with adverts for online fashion and holiday booking and am terribly confused - I need health guru Paul Scott to help explain what is going on as something is just not right. Then I look at when the criminal gangs at Quindell (QPP), Globo (GBO) and Worthington (WRN) will face justice. At least one might be in 2017. And I ask why Cloudtag (CTAG) morons want to send cash to a convicted criminal who appears to be living in a £3 million house despite BOTH he and his wife going through bankruptcty. It's all very odd.

Buy Character Group

Published 346 days ago

Following positive results at the start of December, shares in Character Group (CCT) went on to exceed 530p. However, following news of director share sales they slid to a 495p offer price at which point in December we tipped them to our readers on the Nifty Fifty website we run with Lucian Miers. The shares are now 510p and still a buy.

ShareProphets share tips of the year number 23: Sell Telit Communications says Tom Winnifrith

Published 346 days ago

Telit Communications (TCM) is the most heavily shorted stock on AIM but its share price has proved incredibly resilient. At 275p it is almost up at 2016 year highs and the company is capitalised at £317 million. But you simply cannot defy gravity forever and, as a sell, it is my next share tip of the year.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - my entries in the ShareProphets readers tips contest explained

Published 347 days ago

The entries in the ShareProphets readers share tips contest are stacking up. And who would not want to win a meal with me? I very much hope that Hayley & Kate, pictured below,, enter and are successful. If they do win there is no need for them to dress up, if that makes them feel uncomfortable. I have two ideas for my sell but think Steve would ban them both so instead I go for one he will allow and explain why it is going to 0p. Then I explain why my buy - which we do own - could multibag.  I hope you will enter the contest as well and you can do so HERE

ShareProphets share tips of the year Number 21 - Buy Minoan says Tom Winnifrith

Published 347 days ago

Minoan (MIN) has been something of an AIM uber-dog for many years. It is a stock that I have tipped with success once and with lack of success more than once. Its failure to deliver on gaining planning consent on its Cave Sidero site in Crete over more than a decade is perhaps why its shares languish at 6.25-6.5p. But 2017 will be THE year.

Notes From Underground: Happy New Year

Published 347 days ago

As today is New Year's Day, there is nothing to do but reflect on our activities of the past year and anticipate the adventures of the next. Starting Tuesday, we'll be back full time, although we have a few surprises planned for Monday, Quixotically jousting the windmills of AIM but for today, Happy New Year to you and your familes. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - AIM down to 876 by the end of 2017?

Published 348 days ago

I start by looking at the RNS releases from Friday, the LSE really must change its rules. Then it is on to AIM - how many companies will be there at the end of 2017 and is the Nomad system just viable any more? In this section I look at Cloudtag, Quindell, African Potash and Globo among others. then I have a couple of New Year's Resolutions and I wish you all a happy New Year's Eve and prosperous 2017.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year number 20: Buy Amryt Pharma says Tom Winnifrith

Published 348 days ago

Boy did Amryt bore its loyal shareholders, including us, to tears for most of 2016. Owning this stock, formerly a failed oil explorer Fastnet, was like watching paint dry. Amid a totally understandable ennui the shares drifted back to lows of just under 14p which - as we had tipped the shares at 18.4p and bought ourselves at higher levels - was a bit of a pain. But then in November it roared into life and the shares are now 18.5p-20.5p and are my second buy tip of the year at up to 22p.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: African Potash sneaks out more lies & bad news at no-one is watching O'Clock

Published 348 days ago

No doubt the convicted criminal Aidan Earley reckons that African Potash (AFPO) is another fine company brought to its kneees by myself and the global shorting conspiracy. Actually it is a fraud which is why it snuck out more lies and bad news at no-one is watching O'clock on Friday. I was watching and this podcast is all about that fraud and what happens next.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - News from the Inspirit Boiler room is bad but Advanced Onco's bad news is er?

Published 350 days ago

I start with thanks for all the offers of support in dealing with the criminal poltroon Aidan Earley of Worthington (WRN)  - now in liquidation - infamy. I then look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and the questions it is NOT answering. Then I touch on Audioboom (BOOM) before going onto Parallel Media (PAA) before ending up with the basket case that is Inspirit Energy(INSP), its bleak future and its links to the Teathers Financial (TEA) scandal. Finally I brace myself for a night of woe tomorrow.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 17 - Sell Eden Research says Tom Winnifrith

Published 350 days ago

In the long run buying shares in companies that break accounting rules, commit fraud and which are running out of, other people's, money is a recipe for poverty and thus AIM listed fraud Eden Research is my second share tip of the year, like my first (Cloudtag HERE) it is as a sell. The shares are now xxp but this is a sell at any price down to 0p. Frauds are always worthless in the end.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year Number 18 - buy Wishbone Gold says Tom Winnifrith

Published 350 days ago

You want your share tip of the year to have the potential to double or treble. You will not get that with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Equally it is incredibly unlikely that you might lose 75% of your cash on Glaxo. Elephants do not gallop eith forwards or backwards. My third tip of the year is a stock that could lose 75% and become a cash shell. But it is also one that could easily treble and I think he odds are on the treble not the collapse. I refer to Wishbone Gold (WSBN)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Criminal Aidan Earley must be defeated for the sake of AIM and for Natural Justice

Published 351 days ago

If the bonkers convicted criminal Aidan Earley goes through with his threat and takes legal action against me I shall see him in court and - once again - I shall defeat him. I explain what happened last time we met and why it is vital that Earley is now crushed. If he wins I shall quit writing about shares and this website will close. You say "so what?". The point is that if Earley wins it will become suicidal to run negative articles even on the most blatant of frauds, he will have established this principle. London will become a safe haven for fraudsters. That is what Earley wants. This article HERE is referred to when I say how FEW companies I accuse of fraud, contrary to what the dirty little criminal Earley says.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I earn £1.50 off my Dad, Bovis is the canary in the coalmine for housepriceageddon

Published 351 days ago

One of yesterday's macro calls from the bearcast HERE is already looking good with today's warning from Bovis (BVS) which I cover in detail. I also look at Avanti Communications (AVN), United Cacao (CHOC), Cloudtag (CTAG), Harvest Minerals (HMI) and at the latest disastrous news about Slater & Gordon (SGH). Happy Christmas Aussie poltroons: wa,wa,wa wa wipeout! The article about the loathsome Guardian I reference is HERE

2016 a bearcast year in review: Tom Winnifrith's favourite 10, and your top thirty

Published 352 days ago

When I started bearcasts the plan was not to do them on a daily basis. But that is the way they are now produced. I have the odd day off but I enjoy recording. You cannot generate a typo in a bearcast. Sometimes the language is extreme, sometimes - as when, like now, I am with my father, - I speak like an Angel. The point is I say what I think and for some reason, most weeks, the bearcasts are always among the most read articles on ShareProphets.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Assisted by my father, 8 predictions for 2017

Published 352 days ago

Once again I am sitting here in Shipston with a live audience of one, my father. So we have his take on George Michael - mine is HERE. My views on Syria are referred to in the podcast and the article I mention is HERE. Then I go onto my 8 macro calls for 2017 covering Europe and the Euro, interest rates, corporate earnings visibility, fraud & bankruptcies, house prices, shares, gold and oil.

Reach4Entertainment - breach of banking covenant update - this is good news

Published 352 days ago

Reach (R4E) flagged up in its FY numbers in May that it would probably breach banking covenants. It argued this was a technical matter of no concern but the shares slumped. We urged you to buy then.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insider Dealer fund manager Mark Lyttleton - the whole thing is a joke

Published 353 days ago

City slicker Mark Lyttleton of BlackRock is behind bars this Christmas. But not for long enough. How he sinned tells us how bent the whole City is and the joke sentence shows that white collar crime really does pay. This podcast is recorded in Shipston with my father listening. As a stern lefty he would imprison all fund managers not just the crooked ones,

Optibiotix - warrant news a flat end to the year. We really do expect fireworks in Q1 2017

Published 353 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!

Harvest Minerals: If it Looks too Good to Be True……..

Published 353 days ago

On the face of it, Harvest Minerals (HMI), whose shares have quadrupled since they switched horses from the ASX to the AIM Casino a year ago, seem like a cracking good investment.

Tom Winnifrith Christmas day Bearcast - the U to Z of AIM fraud

Published 355 days ago

Happy Christmas One and all. This podcast follows on from A-E HERE, F-J HERE, K-O HERE and P to T HERE. Okay I cheat a bit here but with these letters it is tough but, inter alia, I cover: the USM, Uramin - my old pal Jim Mellon's company, United Cacao (CHOC), Worthington (WRN), the three Ex's , Xcite Energy (XEL), Xtract Resources (CTR), Yolo Leisure (YOLO), Zeus Capital and the late lamented Gable (GAH)

Notes from Underground: 'Tis the Season

Published 355 days ago

As this feature falls on Christmas Day, there is nothing else to write other than Happy Holidays and a Great Winterval to All! TW Note: You are a Godless liberal and Santa will not be rewarding you with anything at all this year.

Roland "Fatty" Cornish's Christmas Carol Part 2 - the ghost of Christmas Present

Published 355 days ago

Oh, perhaps I shall have another small slice of stilton and another glass of port said London's worst Nomad Roland "fatty" Cornish to himself, as he tried to bury the memories of his visit from the ghostly apparition who was even scruffier than Tom Winnifrith. Clearly not a scholar or a gentlemen he repeated to himself several times although whether this was a reference to the ghost or Winnifrith was unclear at this point. Fatty did not enjoy being haunted but, after just one more "small" slice of Stilton and a small port Fatty decided it was time for beddybyes and headed up stairs with his faithful, if flatulent, poodle Stuttard following on behind.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the P to T of AIM fraud

Published 355 days ago

This podcast follows on from A-E HERE, F-J HERE, and K-O HERE. It is perhaps my longest podcast for many moons but are you surprised? Think about what I cover: P is for Potash - as in African (AFPO), Q is for Quindell (QPP), R is for Revenue Recognition as in Redcentric (RCN) and Servision (SEV), S is not for smear (as in Citigate Dewe Rogerson you total and utter bastards) or Strat Aero although both are mentioned but for Sam Antar and T is for Terry as in Rob, 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Liam & Tony you is taking the piss

Published 356 days ago

I got up at 3 AM today and explain why. I lay out what we plan over the next few days on this website. I then discuss the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG), Wandisco (WAND), Guscio (GUSC) United Cacao  (CHOC) and Graphene Nanochem (GRPH)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: John Barr of Mosman you are a fucking disgrace and a total wanker - resign now after AGM rant

Published 356 days ago

John Barr of Mosman (MSMN) has today made an AGM statement which marks him out as a total wanker of the highest order and a disgrace at every level. I am livid, I explain why this man should be forced to resign at once and why his career should end at once. There is no apology for the chart below which tells its own tale of corporate ineptitude.

ShareProphets Share Tips of the year 2017: No 2 Sell Cloudtag says Tom Winnifrith

Published 357 days ago

I kick off my contribution to the 24 share tips of the year for 2017 that ShareProphets writers will be publishing between now and January 3 with one of the four sells I shall deliver. And I start with the most obvious: sell AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) at 7.125p with a 0p target.

Roland "Fatty" Cornish's Christmas Carol Part 1

Published 357 days ago

It was the night before Christmas and Roland "Fatty" Cornish, a man widely known as the worst Nomad on the AIM casino staggered across the threshold of his £3 million luxury mansion in Chiswick. For the sake of Mrs Cornish he pretended that the stagger was because his chubby little arms were full of presents. The reality was that he had just enjoyed his final meal of the year at his favourite City restaurant, le Corchon Évitement fiscal.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - suffering at the Post Office as Cloudtag fesses up to ANOTHER lie

Published 357 days ago

In today's late bearcast I relay a stressful experience in the Post Office and the discovery of ouzo in my local Sainsbury. Is it just for me do you think? Cloudtag (CTAG) was caught telling porkies AGAIN, this time by Nigel, and I discuss that. I discuss React (REAT) shares in which we own. Then I look at Servision (SEV) and finally note Drunken Sailor's revelation on United Cocao (CHOC). And there is news about what is in store between now and Boxing day.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The great ladies man David Williams not that bombastic prick from Avanti

Published 358 days ago

Getting my excuses in early: if I make any errors it is because I cannot see properly for reasons I explain. I then look at Aortech (AOR), Eden (FRAUD), Aurum Mining (AUR) as in David Williams, Karelian Diamonds (KDR), Falanx (FLX),  in real detail FastForward (FFWD), another hugely overvalued ramp in which my good friend Jim Mellon is involved and finally Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) where I have misgivings. For photos of chocolate as art taken by me on Monday go HERE

Zytronic serves up good results - buy

Published 358 days ago

Recent share tip of ours Zytronic (ZYT) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and that its new “year has started well with orders, revenue and current trading ahead of the same period last year”.

Convicted felon Aidan Earley of Worthington infamy goes into bat for Cloudtag - labels Tom Winnifrith a corporate serial killer

Published 358 days ago

The increasingly deranged ramblings of convicted criminal Aidan Earley of Worthington (WRN) infamy get more bizarre with the poor man now going into bat on behalf of Cloudtag (CTAG). Poor Amit Ben Haim, with friends like this no wonder his shares are tanking.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cloudtag - this is why a 100% wipeout is inevitable (and Mkango you are bastards)

Published 359 days ago

I am not in the best of moods today. But that is not the fault of JK Rowling as her film (see yesterday) was actually not bad. In the firing line a detailed look at Avanti Communications (AVN), a lot of questions about the Worthington (WRN) fraud now in liquidation and questions for the FCA/UKLA about that. I look at Cloudtag (CTAG) another fraud and another zero in waiting, at 1Spatial (SPA) and at the bastards at Mkango (MKA) - and how they legged over punters at the Mining Maven seminar. The bastards.

Mkango Resources – LIARS claim “company transforming transaction”. Is it feck.

Published 360 days ago

An announcement from now AIM as well as Canada-listed POS (as there were insufficient mug punters left in Canada), Mkango Resources (MKA) includes news of “a placing of 12,857,124 common shares at 3.5 UK pence per common share”. But wait a maple leafed minute, the June AIM Admission Document included that “working capital will be sufficient for at least the 12 months following Admission”!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Paternal Devotion sees the ultimate JK Rowling punishment

Published 360 days ago

My daughter is here and I shall show paternal devotion shortly and be punished for my many sins as I explain in this podcast. Ahead of that I cover Cloudtag (CTAG), Arria (NLG), Highland Natural Resources (HNR), San Leon (SLE), Aidan Earley and Big Sofa (BST).

Tom Winnifrith Podcast: Discussing Big Sofa with Adam Reynolds

Published 360 days ago

Big Sofa Technologies (BST) IPO'd on AIM today at 17p - the shares are now 21p. It is the latest Adam Reynolds stock and we own "a few" shares. I recorded this podcast to discuss the investment case with Adam.

UPDATED: Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: was it Cloudtag fined £75,000 by AIM Regulation - a dark day of shame for the Casino

Published 361 days ago

Update. I have it on good authority that it was NOT Cloudtag fined. Hpefully uit will be. The share tip I mention at 7.45 can be accessed for £5 HERE. The notice of the £75,000 fine by AIM Regulation on an un-named company, levied last Thursday is HERE. That company not Cloudtag (CTAG) - it should be. Whoever it is should fess up. This is a dark day for AIM as it has fined the wrong party (the shareholders not the board) and in not naming the company it also screws the shareholders again. Regulators have form with private censures that let everyone down. I compare this to the 3DM scandal.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The K to O of AIM fraud & a dire warning on property

Published 361 days ago

I start this podcast with an absolutely dire warning on property as an asset class. Malcolm Stacey is wrong just look at the most recent Begbies data and think about it long and hard. Then I continue my series on AIM fraud. A to E is HERE. F to J is HERE and today I look at K to O covering Kevin Ashton, Lawyer's Letters, Minmet and Mike Walters, New World Oil & Gas and Odey Asset Management. I stress Odey is not a fraud but I'm making a general point about fund managers. My Scrooge article I mentioned is HERE. The next part of this series is P to T - any suggestions for what Q and T might cover?

Begbies Results - still a buy

Published 361 days ago

Business recovery and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its half-year ended 31st October 2016 and that “for the year as a whole, we anticipate growth in earnings, in line with expectations”.

Vislink – a great example of a “when the facts change” volte face

Published 361 days ago

Shares in AIM-listed Vislink (VLK) have had a roller-coaster couple of years. They started 2015 at around 41p, raced ahead to 60p by mid-year (2015) but now languish at just 12.625p as at last week’s close. Having been tipped by Steve Moore in the ShareProphets 2015 Christmas tipfest as well as making an appearance on the Nifty Fifty courtesy of Steve and Tom Winnifrith did it all go wrong for the duo? Er, no. As the old saying goes, “when the facts change”….

Rivington goes bust: I blame Tom Winnifrith no er hang on Brexit er no hang on...

Published 361 days ago

Naturally a headline about Rivington going bust grabbed my eye. Rivington was the firm I founded but which went bust two years after I left after all its businesses were asset stripped by others. But natch go ahead and blame me. But this is a different Rivington although no doubt Aiden Earley and the Bulletin Board Morons will also try to pin the demise of Rivington Biscuits on me too.

Notes from Underground: It's beginning to feel a lot like higher page views

Published 361 days ago

The week that follows Christmas Day is the slowest of the year on ShareProphets reader views - but we'll still be here. The two weeks before Christmas always seem to be some of the highest rated weeks. I don't know whether is some sort of reality avoidance action or ShareProphets readers are actual embodiments of Scrooge - a personal hero on Tom's as he has explained today HERE.

Worthington's Aiden Earley accuses Tom Winnifrith of insurance fraud over office fire, threatens numerous legal actions, BB Morons jubilant

Published 362 days ago

Yesterday, in the late afteroon, Worthington (WRN) promoter Aiden Earley emailed to say that as a result of a bearcast of 4 December he was taking legal action against me. Having relistened to that bearcast HERE he was talking cock. But that was just a pretence, for earlier that day Earley had launched a fantastic website threatening to destroy me which has delighted Bulletin Board morons who invest in frauds. Here are some of the cracking tweets I have received:

Petropavlovsk and that global warming update - buy

Published 362 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has announced results of its adverse weather-induced (are you reading Al Gore?) impact assessment at Andreevskaya East  – with both negative and positive outcomes.

TODAY 2 PM ...TWO share tips from the Sheriff of AIM - make money before Christmas

Published 363 days ago

Some folks are winding down for Christmas already. Idle wotsits! Steve Moore and I are, however very much hard at work and we will have not one but TWO fantastic share tips coming out TODAY, Friday 16th December, at 2 PM. Christmas shopping can wait. These share tips are too hot. They can't!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I shall keep this simple so that morons don't get even more confused

Published 363 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

CloudTag: Well that clears up all those pesky questions, right? Um….

Published 363 days ago

Yesterday’s staggering RNS from CloudTag (CTAG) has already been covered brilliantly in the CloudTag Bearcast special with Tom Winnifrith at his acerbic best – an absolute must-listen - but I have a couple of other observations and am unable to leave the L1 conversion notice date lie alone just yet!

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - more lies from Cloudtag, shares to restart trading Friday: SELL

Published 364 days ago

Cloudtag (CTAG) has released an after hours RNS. It beggars belief that Nomad Cairn has signed off on this shite, More lies to compound earlier lies but also an admission of more breaches of AIM Rules and that 2016 sales will be zero, contrary to earlier lies. It is all utter horseshite and in this special podcast I take apart this statement bit by bit. It is a bad day for AIM. Cairn you should be ashamed and is beneath contempt. Cloudtag has lied and committed fraud and its shares are a sell with a 0p target.

Tom Winnifrith Podcast Special: Adam Reynolds interviewed on Optibiotix & Premaitha

Published 364 days ago

Earlier Adam and I chatted about Concepta (CPT). In this podcast we cover Optibiotix (OPTI) and Premaitha (NIPT).

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: you vote should I sack Gary Newman & Steve Moore on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Published 364 days ago

In this podcast I revisit the vexed subject of Xtract Resources (XTR) which begs the question of when exactly I should sack Gary Newman and Steve Moore. Having seen a Christmas Carol last night I am inspired by my hero Scrooge, that is to say before he got all soppy, Guardian reading and pathetic in his old age. I also comment on Management Consulting (MMC) before returning at length to Cloudtag (CTAG). This time I play the ghost of Christmases yet to come with a warning for hapless Nomad Cairn. I also comment on Sula (SULA) with whom I met up yesterday.

Tom Winnifrith Podcast with Adam Reynolds on Concepta

Published 364 days ago

I sat down with Adam Reynolds, the shellmeister today and recorded a string of podcasts. This one is on Concepta (CPT) a stock we own. The shares are 16p-17p. IMHO they should be closer to 30p. The next six months will see masses of news and real, material, sales and that will, I'm sure, drive a real re-rating of the shares. Listen to what Adam says...

Fox Marble warns again but we really do think this is the nadir

Published 364 days ago

Another day, another disappointing update from Balkans region quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) – with “the conversion of orders into delivered sales has taken longer than anticipated… leaving our estimated sales number for full year 2016 lower than expected”. We’ve now spoken to CEO Chris Gilbert.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the F to J of AIM fraud

Published 366 days ago

Following up on the A-E of AIM fraud at the weekend here is the F-J. Enjoy. What do you think the Q and T should be?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Why hasn't Deborah White been fired for breaking AIM Rules?

Published 366 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).

Thoughts on the rout of the spreadbetting firms -a pair trade: buy IG sell Plus

Published 366 days ago

The Market reaction to last Tuesday’s news that the FCA was proposing stricter rules for CFD products was predictably savage. What surprised me was that IG Group (IGG) led the way with a 40% fall whereas Plus 500 (PLUS) fell “only” 27%. Since then IG has continued to weaken ( 470p at the time of writing) whereas Plus has rallied a little (373p ditto).

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

Published 367 days ago

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

What do Ex Nomad to the African Potash FRAUD, Stewart Dickson, charlatan Darren Winters and an associate of fraudster Rob Terry have in common?

Published 368 days ago

When Google receives a notice asking it to remove a link to a website, if it doesn't feel like litigating it, it0 removes the link and sends a copy of the notice to LumenDatabase.org. Often, it is used by copyright holders to prevent people from downloading pirate copies of books, films, or music, as in this case where the publisher of Tom Winnifrith Sr's must read book, Fallen Women of the 19th Century, asked for links to be removed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the A to E of AIM fraud. Guess what C is for?

Published 368 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at the A to E of AIM fraud. It covers Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Boxhill (BOX, Cloudtag (CTAG), Daniel Stewart (DAN) and Eden Research (EDEN). Can you remember which two of those have sent me a fascist lawyer's letter?

Hayley Whittaker - a Cloudtag moron who says she's more educated then (sic) Tom Winnifrith

Published 368 days ago

These Cloudtag (CTAG) morons really are a hoot. They get onto the Bulletin Boards and then onto twitter and start spamming me. And they spam me with such junk. Meet Hayley Whittaker a payroll assistant at Lookers who tweets as Hayleigh234 and was spamming last night with gems such as: 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The ffing awesome team ShareProphets & Lessons from the Fairpoint debacle

Published 369 days ago

In this regular bearcast I look at why this is not a one man site. I also explain reasons why I am getting more and more bearish about shares generally. There is brief comment on Altona (ANR) and International Personal Finance (IPF) and then a very detailed look at the Fairpoint (FRP) car crash and the wider lessons for us all.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Cloudtag Special

Published 369 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.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - what is the ISDX lobster pot? ( my specialist subject)

Published 371 days ago

After day six of the olive harvest I am shattered but it looks as if tomorrow may be the final day which means a late night at the press in Kambos, ouzo and no bearcast. You have been warned, the Sheriff may have the whole day off so tomorrow is a good day for shysters on the AIM casino to issue dodgy press releases. I take two reader requests. One is on Sirius Petroleum (SRSP) the other on my specialist subject - what is ISDX. In terms of companies I cover Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (FRAUD), RedT Energy (RED), Bilby (BILB). In the ISDX piece I mention Chapel Down and Mechan, we own shares in the latter.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insanity, Insanity and yet more Insanity

Published 372 days ago

My day at the olive harvest was tiring and curtailed only slightly by Vreki - details HERE. But that explains the late bearcast on a day of stockmarket insanity. I discuss Santa rallies and some true indicators of the lunacy that abounds. At a company level I comment on Cloudtag (CTAG), Servision (SEV), African Potash (AFPO), Advanced Oncotherapy (Hee Hee), Metal Tiger (MTR), Amur Minerals (AMC) and Strat Aero (AERO).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Staring down the barrel - just one week left for the bailout placings

Published 373 days ago

I am just so tired after day 4 of the olive harvest. You can see today's report - into the lair of the snake - HERE. In this podcast I cover: Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO), Andalas (ADL), the CFD firms and the FCA, notably Plus 500 (PLUS), African Potash (FRAUD), Corero (CNS), Inspirit (INSP) and Fishing Republic (FISH).

Interquest another warning and another company chat

Published 374 days ago

A latest “Trading update” announcement from recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) saw the shares fall to to circa 30p although with Jim Mellon upping his stake they are now 35p. We have had a long chat with the company’s Chairman Gary Ashworth.

Tom Winnifrith bearcast: Don't the fecking Cloudtag morons know I'm harvesting olives?

Published 374 days ago

I am utterly shattered after day three of the olive harvest - a photo article is HERE. Please note Cloudtag (CTAG) morons I can't respond to your inane tweets at once every day. Cloudtag shares have raced ahead today. I explain why and why it won't last. As with all frauds the target price is 0p. Talking of which I also discuss Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) which seems unwilling to comment on today's bombshell revalations and African Potash (TOAST). I also look at Mirada (MIRA), Interquest (ITQ) and Aeorema Communications (AEO)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I've been silenced on Worthington by the lawyers said the Pea Brained moron - oh yeah?

Published 375 days ago

Rain stopped play at the Greek Hovel olive harvest as I report in a new photo article HERE. So is a computer work day. A BB Moron is boasting that I have gone quiet on Worthington (WRN) and won't call it a fraud, on legal advice. Let me put him straight in this podcast. I comment on Italy and then it is onto Red Rock Resources (RRR) and Sports Direct (SPD) and the issue of buying shares in companies with, er..controversial bosses. I discuss both in detail.

Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest - joint winners

Published 375 days ago

Naturally it is the Cloudtag (CTAG) morons who provided us with the most sport in the week gone by. But in case you think that Cloudtag threads are the only place to search for lunacy - other than comments by our very own Wildes on his beloved LGO Energy & FastJet - think again. There are always those holding golden tickets in Worthington (WRN) who know who is to blame for its problems: criminal Tom Winnifrith. Whatever.. There were stacks of good entries in last week's contest as you can see HERE but the joint winners are:

Sanderson: results and company chat - buy

Published 376 days ago

Recent share tip, Sanderson Group (SND) has announced results for its year ended 30th September 2016 and, chatting to management, they remain conscious of macroeconomic risk but doesn’t currently detect any loss of confidence in the company’s areas of focus and are confident of making further progress.

Notes from Underground: Popcorn time

Published 376 days ago

Well, it's time to sit back, put one's feet up, and watch how the Cloudtag events unfold. Will the company avoid the terrible fate of the death spiral? Or will it, as the bulletin board morons suggest, suddenly demonstrate a viable and desirable wearable product at the CES 2017 trade fair in, oh, five weeks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 550kg of olives harvested in one day, I'm cream crackered

Published 376 days ago

I am utterly wiped out after day one of what looks like being a cracking harvest. A full photo report is HERE. In the podcast I discuss votes tomorrow in Austria and Italy and what they mean and why we bears are feeling good about the lack of a Santa Rally. Trump was Santa this year and that rally is over. I explain why I disagree with Malcolm Stacey's article today. I then look at a number of AIM stocks set to slide and why, as I refer to Steve's piece earlier. In focus: Avanti Communications (AVN), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Telit (TCM), Boohoo (BOO), Tungsten (TUNG), Fastjet (FJET), Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO) and I have a few words about Worthington (WRN)

Purecircle. Moving in the Right Direction - DOWN!

Published 377 days ago

I have never been a fan of Purecircle (PURE), particularly in 2012/13 when its shares rose six-fold from £1 to £6 on hugely overblown dreams of the potential of its plant based sweetener product to replace sugar and cure America of its obesity problem.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end November update

Published 377 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance with the competition now into its final month (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Please God let those emails arrive so I can ruin someone's weekend

Published 377 days ago

I have had some emails read out to me and they are dynamite. I hope they will land in my in-box soon. I shall pop into the small church on the way to the Greek Hovel tonight to say a prayer for their safe arrival as if they arrive some folks are in deep deep merde and it will certainly be an ouzo o'clock moment.  Please join me in my prayers. Elsewhere I look at Boohoo.com (BOO), Avanti Communications (AVN), Cloudtag (CTAG), Mosman Oil & Gas (SHITE), African Potash (FRAUD), 88 Energy (HYPE) and with that I wish you all a happy weekend.

Who will be the "hero" of Tom Winnifrith's Christmas Carol 2016? What do you think?

Published 377 days ago

Last year my three part Christmas Carol series starred white collar criminal Chris Oil. The year before it was fraudster Rob Terry. But who to go for this year? There are so many choices. I have a few ideas on my short list below but what do you think?

Petropavlovsk - very good news on debt: buy

Published 378 days ago

An easing of debt risk for Petropavlovsk (POG) has moved a significant step closer – with it announced that the company has received approvals for the refinancing of its entire bank debt of $529.8 million from its lending banks, Sberbank and VTB.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Speaking at length about AIM fraud to a bird from Bloomberg

Published 378 days ago

She was horrified. I am not sure she agreed with my line that the mainstream press were part of the problem not the solution but she agreed that AIM had its issues. On the bearcast today I look at Red Leopard (RLH), Formation Group (FRM), Mobile Streams (MOS) and its charming CEO - Andalas (ADL) - whose CEO is a tosser - Strat Aero (AERO), Finnaust (FAM), Inspirit (INSP), Plus 500 (PLUS), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)), TrakM8 (TRAK) and Cloudtag (CTAG) plus one way of looking at it which sees 300 companies on AIM as a sort of fraud.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: AIM Death List Update 5 - New entrant needed after Wandisco volte face

Published 378 days ago

Eleven days ago I updated the death list portfolio which now sees me on ten kills from 31. However I now take Wandisco (WAND) off the death list after the recent management change. We need a replacement so entrant number 32 is ...IGAS. It looks as we may need two new entrants soon given the recent news from Worthington (WRN) and the FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) but that can wait for another day.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the storm clouds cover the mountains where the Greek Hovel lies

Published 379 days ago

Though I may have pneumonia thanks to Paul Scott, I am now safely in Kalamata looking up at the mountains where I live when in Greece and the storm clouds are ominous. So back to the stockmarket I look at Finnaust (FAM), Audioboom (BOOM), Avanti Communications (TOAST), Condor Gold (CNR), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Webis (WEB) and Anglesey Mining (AYM) which is spouting bullshit today as it places.

Petropavlovsk: Al Gore made it all up about global warming - buy

Published 380 days ago

As a climate change "denier" I have written elsewhere about how global temperatures are plunging not, as the BBC might lead you to believe, heading higher. You can see a recent article on that matter HERE. And thus Petropavlovsk (POG) serves up news from Russia which does not surprise me, but which might shock your average Guardian reader.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Is Mosman Oil & Gas the worst run shitty little AIM oil company?

Published 380 days ago

I must rush. Woodlarks beckons and then it is Greece. But first I look at: Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) in light of last night's bombshell HERE, TrakM8 (TRAK ) - chatting to Paul Scott - Pantheon Resources (PANR), Bushveld Minerals (BMN), FastForward (FFWD), Jim Mellon's reported comments and Mosman oil & Gas (MSMN).

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Explaining the madness of the LSE Bulletin Board asylum

Published 381 days ago

Prompted by Waseem's very legitimate points about censorship on the LSE Bulletin Board I am asked to explain the madness and the metrics behind what is going on over on that asylum. And that I do in this bonus podcast.

CloudTag – my plan for great riches takes a turn for the better

Published 381 days ago

As I consider my new career as a death spiral financier on AIM, I am watching developments at AIM-listed jam-tomorrow (if it ever has a product to sell) stock CloudTag and its funding deal with L1 with great interest. Boy, those death spiral chaps are clever!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Justin the Clown might upgrade from his cardboard box home in time for Christmas

Published 381 days ago

In this bearcast I start with yesterday's party with my wife's colleagues, the Guardian reading sociology lecturers. I was biting my lip hard. Then it is onto Trakm8 (TRAK) and a general point about acquisitive companies - the specifics of my latest triumph are covered HERE. Then it is onto Cloudtag (CTAG) and a detailed look at the numbers for Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) in terms of when it will run out cash, then onto Boxhill (BOX) and more questions for sleazy Lord Razzall. I then cover Premier Oil (PMO) and the stock that left podcasting share ramper Justin the Clown living in a cardboard box, Andalas Energy (ADL)

Cloudtag & Nomad Cairn: Another urgent request to AIM Regulation

Published 381 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.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: TrakM8 - disastrous interims, profits crash, cashburn horrific - 100% vindicated

Published 381 days ago

"Lorne Daniel at FinnCap, PR man Reg Hoare, Nomad Ed Frisby, Broker Joanna Scott, Edison Research, Proactive Investors we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!. Paul Scott can you hear me? Paul Scott ... your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating!" Yes The Sheriff of AIM is again 100% vindicated and it is ouzo o'clock already thanks to dog TrakM8 (TRAK)! But where next for the shares? All is discussed in full in this bonus podcast.

Paranoid Cloudtag owning Moron of the day - rogthepodge on the ADVFN asylum.

Published 381 days ago

The post below shows just how paranoid some of these morons are, but also their bloated sense of self-importance. Do they honestly think that our writers have the time let alone the inclination to go posting on God damn BBs anonymously. Journalists write - usually - in their own name on websites where they are paid hard cash to write. This poltroon should not be left in charge of a piggy bank let alone a share trading account. But I do hope he finds three minutes to watch THIS

Norcros Interims - buy

Published 382 days ago

Supplier of showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives with operations primarily in the UK and South Africa, Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2016 and that “with our strong brands, leading market positions and continued self-help initiatives focused on market share gain the group is well positioned to make further progress”.

Cloudtag & Cairn Financial: A letter to Marcus Stuttard at AIM Regulation & the FCA please instigate formal investigation now

Published 382 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.

Notes from Underground: The sound of me pulling out my hair

Published 382 days ago

Le Sigh. Another week where six out of ten leaderboard articles are Bearcasts, and the other four are fan-favourites Cloudtag, Worthington, and African Potash.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: reading the Bulletin Boards to apply the Tom Winnifrith test

Published 383 days ago

I have spent the morning reading a few Bulletin Boards. I feel dirty in admitting to doing this as it is something I do very rarely and only when no-one is watching. Specifically I looked at threads on Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO) and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) for instructive lessons in both human behaviour and also the nature of all the best frauds.

Letter to AIM Regulation & FCA re Advanced Oncotherapy - URGENT enquiry needed now

Published 383 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:

Mitie Group is poised to go much lower

Published 383 days ago

There are few shrewder analysts of the Business Services sector than Matthew Earl, the man who called the demise of Connaught way before the herd, and more recently questioned the value of Mitie (MTO), suggesting a profits warning was on the way.

K3 - very strong trading update, we are more than 100% ahead but still a buy

Published 383 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has updated that “trading in the first four months of the new financial year is ahead of last year” – this in advance of a key selling period of the forthcoming weeks to the end of December.

Why I've Sold All My Advanced Oncotherapy Shares.

Published 383 days ago

Hello Share Mongers. About two years ago I suggested you take a look at Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). I was glad I did as I seem to recall that the shares rose from about 3p at the time to around 18p. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Red Flags come home to roost for the Sheriff's fave AIM Turkeys

Published 384 days ago

How is that for a Thanksgiving mixed metaphor of a title? In this podcast I look at denial, red flags and bending the rules on the Casino. Among the companies covered today are:  Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO), Fastjet (FJET) and the insider dealing, Mkango Resources (MKA), London Capital (LCG), Audioboom (BOOM), Milestone Group (MSG) and I flag up that Steve & I have a hot share tip you can access for just £5 coming up very soon HERE

Tom Winnifrith: Should I go to Guernsey on December 20 to try to vote down the African Potash GM?

Published 384 days ago

The FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) has today snuck out notice of a General Meeting in an RNS which does not actually tell you what the meeting is for. It merely states that "a General Meeting ('GM') will be held at 12.00 p.m. on 20 December 2016 at Richmond House, St Julian's Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1GZ.". I am sorely tempted to buy one or two shares in this company to attend and try to block the motion in hand. But I need to ask folks a question first.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Fund managers are not superhuman but dead cats can bounce

Published 385 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).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mark Gustafson are you a bullshitter? I challenge you

Published 386 days ago

In today's podcast recorded with an audience of my Guardian reading father who is torturing me by reading out snippets from the ghastly left wing rag, I start with a look at Pantheon Resources (PANR). I then cover FastJet (FJET) - having a swipe at its smearing scumbag low-life PR fucking geniuses at Citigate Dewe Rogerson en passant - , Avocet Mining (AVM), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) and African Potash (FRAUD). Then it is onto Redcentric (RCN) and MXC Capital (MXCP) and the challenge for Mark Gustafson, Mr bullshitter at Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL).

Avocet Mining: A Rollercoaster Ride to Zero

Published 386 days ago

Gold miner Avocet Mining (AVM) has always been a bit of a rollercoaster of an investment since its 1 for 10 share consolidation in June, the shares have doubled, halved and then doubled again as punters have reacted skittishly to news from darkest Africa.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: If I wrote that Oxfam were a bunch of Guardian reading incompetent tossers, I meant to say visionaries

Published 387 days ago

My comments about Oxfam relate to Mkango Resources (MKA) - see the link on the right of this page. In the podcast I also cover Totally (TLY), PGC Entertainment (PGCE), African Potash (AFPO) where I now am sure I know when the Nomad quit and why, Cambria Auto (CAMB) and Westminster Group (WSG). I also answer Malcolm's  earlier question on Premier (PMO). No. Malcolm. No.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Health guru Paul Scott offers stern warning on morbidly obese cat Oakley

Published 388 days ago

I start with the urgent matter of the weight of my three legged cat Oakley and I take stern warnings from health guru Paul Scott. But there are problems to deal with which the guru may not appreciate. Then I comment again on African Potash (AFPO) which has suffered the usual fate of those PLCs who threaten me with fascist lawyers' letters. Then I work my through Senterra (SEN), Mitie (MTO), China Africa (CAF), Arria (NLG), Instem (INS) and LXB retail (LXB).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The common threads of AIM value destruction and Autumn Statement thoughts

Published 389 days ago

I end with a few thoughts about the Chancellor's forthcoming Autumn Statement. I think we are at the "natural rate of Unemployment" and thus what is needed is not massive infrastructure spending and more deficit financing but supply side reforms to tax and welfare. Before that I refer to my earlier death list bearcast and look at the common threads that link AIM companies that will, at some stage, go bust.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: AIM Death List Update 4 - Four New Entrants, now 10 kills from 27

Published 389 days ago

On 13 June I started my 21 stock Death list portfolio - 21 shares heading for zero or being booted off the market - see HERE. Until now 27 stocks have entered the portfollio and I am claiming ten kills - not bad eh? Today I go over the four kills since the last update and add four new entrants to the portfolio. Do the Cloudtag morons really want to bet against me with my current kill rate? I review all 21 now current members. The stocks mentioned are: Worthington, JQW, Jiasen, Camkids, China Chaintek, Jersey Oil & Gas, Mosman Oil & Gas, Monitise, Outsourcery, Magnolia Petroleum, Arian Silver, Sareum, Avanti Communications, Daniel Stewart, Mariana Resources, Sefton Resources, Golden Saint Resources, Sovereign Mines of Africa, Afren, Wandisco, Tungsten, Blur, Auhua, Afriag, InternetQ, Servision, Igas, Cloudtag, African Potash & Slater & Gordon.

Notes from Underground: Get out the popcorn out

Published 389 days ago

Admittedly I have been slow to get tickets to the circus sideshow that is Cloudtag (CTAG), yet another company in the little device that monitors your health consumer space. Team ShareProphets has been writing about this company for months now, commenting on its lack of product in stores and its RNSs promising sales in 2016 that have been damp squibs.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Grounds for divorcing the Mrs, 7 stages of grief (part2) & the stocks on AIM to short

Published 390 days ago

I start with behaviour by the Mrs which is surely grounds for divorce or at least enough to see her lead off in chains by the RSPCA. Then it is back to the seven stages of grief and how it relates to shares. Then I look at the most shorted stocks on AIM as per Steve's article earlier - but also those that should be most shorted but why they are not, i.e. Cloudtag (CTAG), African Potash (AFPO) and the slam dunk zero IGAS.

Today 2 PM ...TWO share tips from the "Maverick Tipster" - this is not about Donald Trump!

Published 391 days ago

I do not know about you but I am starting to feel a bit Trumped out. And I actually wanted him to beat crooked Hillary. But the papers and TV screens are just so full of the man, what he is doing and what it means for us all. Is the Donald good for shares or bad? What about gold? Or bonds? Or house prices? Or the chances of England winning the World Cup? The truth is that no-one really knows any of the answers... except that England won't win the World Cup.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gold. Always believe in your soul. You've got the power to know. You're indestructible

Published 391 days ago

In this podcast I discuss why Mkango (MKA) failed to impress me in such a major way last night and then I look at gold stocks in general and Condor (CNR) specifically before explaining how to assess when a cash burner will have to place.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mkango bitchez I am coming for YOU! Kick off 6 PM

Published 392 days ago

I am still in the Motorway service station at the Premier Inn but head to London shortly. For tonight it is myself and the old bank robber Brokerman Dan against Mkango Resources (MKA). Bring it on bitchez! In this podcast I also look at Aquatic Foods (AFG), NAHL (NAH), Slater & Gordon (SGH), Igas (IGAS), Redcentric (RCN) and MXC Capital (MXCP)

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - Comparing Nigel Wray with Cloudtag morons on the LSE

Published 392 days ago

Yes i am still in the Motorway Service Station Premier Inn and had a shocking experience this morning. In this podcast I look at the seven stages of grief and compare Nigel Wray (aka Britain's Buffett) with moron investors in the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG), especially those on the LSE Asylum. The promo code to get 20 free tickets to UK INvestor Show as mentioned with reference to the Wray golden share is NOVUKSP

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Recorded from my new home - at a motorway service station

Published 393 days ago

Yes, I am indeed resident at a motorway service station as I explain HERE. In today's podcast I look at ethics, Milestone (MSG), Strat Aero (AERO), SalvaRx (SALV), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Blur (BLUR) - as a long I kid you not - and Audioboom (BOOM), er..less so.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Detecting Securities Fraud on AIM and how to profit from it

Published 395 days ago

I am off to London shortly where I am giving a talk this afternoon at the Offshore Alert fraud conference. The title is that of this bearcast and I offer up some of the highlights and themes for later. I shall be covering a number of companies including Quindell (QPP), InternetQ (INTQ), Cloudtag (CTAG), Strat Aero (AERO) and the list goes on and on... this is AIM after all.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: talking to baby Joshua and watching a film about submarines

Published 395 days ago

The Mrs was off getting her hair down ahead of a Christmas Party, the Cloudtag (CTAG) morons were harassing innocent folks to get at me and I was watching a film about submarines with baby Joshua. What a day of domestic bliss. Meanwhile I look at gold stocks and Avocet Mining (AVM) in particular. Then at Mosman Oil & Gas where the City's top oil analyst Zac "the Knife" Phillips needs fisking, Milestone Group (MSG), Avanti (AVN) and Strat Aero (AERO)

Avanti hurtles towards the trap door

Published 395 days ago

Having seen Cloudtag (CTAG) demonstrate one of the golden rules of share trading here is another: run for the hills when a company starts messing with its creditors. Step forward Avanti Communications (AVN). 

Paranoid Cloudtag Moron on twitter reports Tom Winnifrith to the FCA - jeepers I am quaking

Published 396 days ago

I really do think that this particular Cloudtag (CTAG) owning moron needs to take hisd medication. I have spent a relaxing weekend making Christmas puddings. He has spent a weekend franticly accusing someone else who tweets about Cloudtag in a bearish way of being me. It gets better...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 4 bubbles that are a bursting

Published 396 days ago

The reference to Lego and the Daily Mail is HERE. In today's podcast I look at four bubbles that are bursting in a demonstrable way: bonds, residential property, crowdfunding - where the returns are shockingly bad - and health wristbands. 

Cloudtag - Do what Bruce says and run to the hills

Published 396 days ago

Any lingering doubts that may have been harboured by bears of Cloudtag (CTAG) were dispelled last week by its tacit admission that it had misled the market earlier in the year when it boated of a firm $5.2 million sale to be completed this year, which has now turned out to be a phantom as predicted.

Notes from Underground: It can't happen here. Or there. Oh, I give up.

Published 396 days ago

Last Tuesday's US election results was my worst nightmare. Not that a demagogue has won the White House. Not that said demagogue has surrounded himself with an array of nutcases and god botherers. It's not even that electoral success depends on lies and false promises and facts mean nothing.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Draining the swamp of AIM

Published 397 days ago

Over on my personal website today's podcast (HERE) looks at  how the liberal establishment still don't get it post Trump. In bearcast I look back at a fraud from seven years ago which is back in the news and discuss why we fail to drain the swamp of AIM or indeed the wider City of London 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Spoofing investors with Avanti, Challenger, Rosslyn, & Proteus ( a blast from the past) but NOT Cloudtag

Published 398 days ago

Spoofing is what Avanti Communications (AVN), Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL) and Rosslyn Data (RDT) do as did Proteus, a scam I exposed back in the naughty nineties. I explain what they all do ( or did) and why they do it and what to watch for. Spoofing is different from lying as Cloudtag (CTAG) does for a few distinct reasons. The Proteus tale is a hoot for what it is worth. Boy those days were fun.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mosman is avin a giraffe, Drain the swamp!

Published 400 days ago

I have a few more words on the Triumph of The Donald and the demise of Crooked Hillary. Ha! But my main thoughts on that are HERE. Then I look at Avanti Communications (AVN), Andalas (ADL), Green Dragon (GDG) and Greka Drilling (GDL) before having a detailed look at Mosman (MSMN) shares in which are up by 260% today which is bonkers.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Donald Trump wins - AS I PREDICTED - shares slump what next?

Published 400 days ago

I stayed up all night and as a result am knackered. I am happy because I wanted Trump to win as I explained HERE. I am even happier because I have time and time again, even on Monday HERE, shown you why the polls were wrong. And thus as predicted here in early September, the eight reasons why Trump was going to win proved valid. I look at the polling industry and the disgraceful behaviour of the media including BBC star Emily Maitlis and Matt Frei and Kylie Morris, both of Channel 4, in this campaign. I was right and almost the entire mainstream press here in the UK was just plain wrong.  Shares have tumbled this morning, I explain what is next for America and for equities there and in the UK and finally, if the establishment ignores this warning as well as Brexit, I predict that Europe will see upset next and explain why so many of us in the 99% remain very angry deplorables.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lock her Up! Lock her Up! Drain the Swamp! Drain The Swamp

Published 401 days ago

I start with the US Election. My last piece on why the polls are wrong and on who will win is HERE. Talking of a rigged affair I move onto Cloudtag (CTAG) and then to Redcentric (RCN) and MXC Capital (MCXP). Then I look at Premier Oil (PMO), Mkango (MKA), Golden Saint (GSR) and Servision (SEV) before ending with a chant for The Donald.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Crooked Hillary Clinton, Crooked Mosman and er ...MXC Capital

Published 402 days ago

I record this podcast from Shipston where I have just rowed with my sister about A Levels and grade inflation which she denies in her Public Sector Ministry of Truth way.  Then it is onto the US election, the outcomes and what that means. I am afraid that after last night I have a bad feeling. Then it is onto MXC Capital (MXCP), Redcentric (RCN) and Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) where in America there would now be class actions underway. Quite right too.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: What to do about 2 great evils in our society: smoking & Roland "Fatty" Cornish

Published 403 days ago

I think that about eleven minutes in I managed to send my dad to sleep with this podcast but I hope you make it to the end. I discuss correct and incorrect policy responses to two of the great evils in our society and, oddly, the answers are more or less the same.

Notes from Underground: All change

Published 403 days ago

"The judges know nothing about any will of the people except in so far as that will is expressed by an Act of Parliament". So said alleged-remainer and well-known British-way-of-life-hater AV Dicey in 1897.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Will gold zoom if/when Trump wins

Published 404 days ago

I reflect briefly on the Brexit farce then move onto gold. Will it rise whatever happens on Tuesday? And what does it need to rocket? A win for Donald Trump or the instability of a narrow win for Hillary Clinton but a Republican Congress?

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end October update

Published 405 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Why I stay short of Avocet

Published 406 days ago

I see that Avocet Mining (AVM) which I warned in May and August this year imploded the other day as it admitted that insolvency could be looming. If, like Xcite (XEL), about which I wrote the other day, it does enter administration, the shares are still a compelling sell. This, I believe is by far the most likely outcome and I stay short. The company's words in the recent statement are explicit:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: can someone teach Welsh git Justin the Clown how to read?

Published 406 days ago

Poor old Justin the Clown is still talking cobblers about Andalas (ADL). Perhapds it is the strain of now having to live in a cardboard box but the poor fellow now seems unable to read so I put him straight. Then it is onto Halosource (HALO) where Neil Woodford is taking another big hit which reminds me that Nigel Somerville and I are doing a special session on Woodford disasters at UK Investor Show on April 1 2017. To celebrate this we have 20 complimentary investor class seats to hand out today. Just go to www.UKInvestorShow.com and book using the promotional code NOVUKSP - book now!  Elsewhere on bearcast I discuss Xtract Resources (XTR) and Gattaca (GATC). 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I have a proposition for PR fecking genius Steffi

Published 407 days ago

I start with a quick discussion on how we in the UK just don't get US politics and explain why Donald Trump will win - in fact he is already 8% ahead you read it HERE first! Then I explain why Peel Hunt is probably going to bully me with a lawyers letter regarding the Berkeley Energia (BKY) note HERE.  My proposition for Steffi is not to make an honest woman of her...that would be going too far but concerns her worthless client Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and is prompted by her unhappiness at my earlier Bearcast Special HERE. I look at Andalas (ADL), Greka Drilling (GDL) and BlueRock Diamonds (BRD). I am now trying to renew my father's parking permit with Warwickshire County Council and have been kept hanging on a line for ages by the incompetent bastards. String em up with piano wire.. 

Free Iona tests on NHS - good news for Premaitha: Buy

Published 407 days ago

The Government has announced that as of 2018 it will offer free Non Invasive Prenatal Tests (NIPT) for Downs to women deemed to be at high risk - that is those over 38 years old. Right now it costs you £180 to have an NIPT test rather than an invasive one which has a 1% chance of killing your baby.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special: PR Genius Steffi, Beaufort Securities, the Vox rampfest and Solo Oil - the sordid underbelly of AIM

Published 407 days ago

In this bearcast special I take apart a share price ramp being orchestrated today by Solo Oil's (SOLO) broker Belfort Securities, PR fecking genius Steffi and the rampers nest of snakes that is the Justin the Clown podcast at Vox Markets. Investors need to be aware there is a massive stock overhang and a placing ahoy. They are being hoodwinked not by the company I stress but by its crony capitalist advisers and by those for whom Lenin's phrase "useful idiot" could not be more apt.

ADVFN – full Annual Report finally released: struck by cupid's arrow?

Published 407 days ago

I rather like the ADVFN service, and having met its CEO briefly a few times I rather liked him too. And as a house matter, there was much to commend about the staunch resistance to pressure being applied on ADVFN to put clear water between it and ShareProphets was over the way in which, for example,  the Quindell fraud was being systematically unpicked in these parts. That was not just an issue of free speech, it was a matter of exposing bad people and trying to save the shirts of our readers. So I have an awful lot of time for Clem Chambers, the CEO of ADVFN.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Im really not into that green shite but its worse than that

Published 408 days ago

In today's bearcast brought to you despite having a heavy cold, such is my dedication to you my listeners, I cover: Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Wishbone Gold (WSBN), writing to the FCA, T Clarke (CTO), Northern Petroleum (NOP), Andalas (ADL), Uru Metals (URU), Bilby (BILB) and Windar Photo (WPHO)

Petropavlovsk: Debt refinancing (good) news - Buy

Published 408 days ago

Updating last month on Petropavlovsk (POG), we noted debt risk but reassurance that “key terms have been agreed in principle for the rebalancing of the group’s debt maturities with its production profile”. The company has now further updated – including that it“expects to be in a position to confirm details of the refinancing shortly”.

The Vexed Moral Dimension of Share Shifting and How to Sleep At Night

Published 409 days ago

Hello Share Collectors. There is a Mel Gibson film being praised at the moment. It tells the story of a soldier in the Second World War who refused to kill, yet still went into battle to save his colleagues.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 17 days to beer & popcorn with Mkango

Published 409 days ago

I must rush as my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley says he is starving and I have an appointment with the quack. On the agenda: Proteome (PRM), Turbo Power (TPS), IGAS ( ZERO) and Mkango (MKA) 

Punters Get Punished in Tern - I stay short

Published 409 days ago

As a rule, as I have pointed out before, the stocks most talked about on bulletin boards make appalling investments. Gulf Keystone (GKP) is a good example of this and Tern (TERN) the pretender to the Gulf throne is also a case in point.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Sack Mark Carney NOW & the morality of investment

Published 410 days ago

It seems as if the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney wants to quit. I list the numerous reasons why this poltroon should be fired at once. Then there is a discussion of the morality of investment decisions prompted by today's article on Premaitha (NIPT), last week's news from Avocet (AVM) and other issues.

LAST DAY to order free copies of Tom Winnifrith e-books

Published 411 days ago

A slight tweak in the ShareProphets business model means that as of November 1st nearly all, of the e-books that I have penned will no longer be available for free on this website - you will have to buy them on Amazon. So you have just TODAY to get free copies of titles such as "The 49 Golden Rules of making Money from Shares" as well as the 49 Red Flags book and the book Ben Flip Flop Turney and I produced on how to value oil, gas and mining shares. The same applies to Zak Mir's crap e-book on charting.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Crooked Hillary, lyin' Roger, insider dealing and the Mrs fiasco

Published 411 days ago

In this podcast I look at the Hillary Clinton bombshell and what it means for the election and shares, something I cover in more detail HERE. Then, for the benefit of Paul Scott, I set the record straight on ShareSoc - I have every right to say it should not get the taxpayer cash it demands and that has nothing to do with lyin' Roger Lawson but when lyin Roger lies again on the ShareSoc blog, and lies about me, I will respond. That he uses the blog to lie as well as ramp frauds is something for SharSoc to address not me. Then I explain insider dealing and the difference between how I treated Reach4Entertainment (R4E) and Cyan (CYAN). Finally I suggest that heads must roll at Northland over the Management Resource Solutions (MRS) scandals.

Tom Winnifrith - an apology to all readers

Published 411 days ago

I owe every single reader of ShareProphets an apology. I mean this most sincerely and am deeply repentant for I have sinned. I hope that old father Stacey will this weekend pray for my soul and I ask each one of you for forgiveness. So here goes...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: sticking it to Big Gob, Justin the Clown, The Rule Breaker Whitby and the dog Andalas

Published 412 days ago

This podcast is not just about the dog with fleas that is Andalas (ADL) and the motley crew of low life and fools associated with it. I also cover Highlands Natural (HNR), Mayan (MYN) and ADVFN (AFN) for whom I have a question. It is not exactly the most blue chip of selections today is it?  The hot tip for a fiver I mentioned can be accessed .HERE

FRAUD African Potash - now 56 days since it promised to sue Tom Winnifrith for libel - new Peter Hain caption contest

Published 413 days ago

It is now 56 days since AIM listed FRAUD African Potash (AFPO) demanded that I write it a blank cheque, pull all my articles on it and never write about it again...or else. The Or else was a promise to sue me for libel but Potash knows that it is a FRAUD and that it would be destroyed by the disclosure process. The senior NED at Potash is sleazey Labour peer Lord Peter Hain. We have another photo of the loathsome toad in action. Please post your captions for our latest Lord Hain sleaze contest photo in the comments section below. The deadline for entries is midnight Friday. Do your worst...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am Mr Angry, spitting nails all day

Published 413 days ago

I am even more angry than I was on Monday. Those who have caused this are in no particular order: Reach4Entertainment (R4E), my selfish and lazy ex wife, disgraced lying share ramper Roger Lawson, Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Belfort Securities and whoever is responsible for the League Cup quarter final draw, I also cover in detail Avocet Mining (AVM), IGAS, Magnolia Petroloeum (MAGP) and XCite Energy (XEL)

Reach4Entertainment - placing at 1.5p: I am livid

Published 413 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced a share placing raising £2 million pre expenses at 1.5p. I am utterly livid for reasons that I shall explain.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: banking £309 fecking quid from Audioboom - 21 bottles of ouzo ahoy!

Published 414 days ago

Yes my royalties have arrived. I comment on Audioboom (BOOM), Andalas Energy (ADL), Inspirit Energy (INSP) and Cloudtag (CTAG). My other podcast on why Hillary Clinton is the World War Three candidate is HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The analysis I am proudest about in 2016 from 2 AM today

Published 415 days ago

Some folks have commented about yesterday's bearcast. Hmmmm if you think that you are well placed to tell me what i can or cannot say after 24 years as a journalist you can just fuck off and see if I care. Thereafter I talk about 88 Energy (88E) and about Strat Aero (AERO) - placing at 0.2p or is it 0.25p ahoy? Then the analysis which I think is my best of 2016 and which I served up at 2 AM today - HERE  - now it is off to lunch with Uncle Chris (Booker) and the younger generation.

Charlatan stock Cloudtag remains a compelling short

Published 416 days ago

It wasa mixed week for the leading charlatan stocks on AIM. Shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) have come off the boil on an absence of news but there is worse to come for the bulls. These shares are set to collapse.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am and insider and so fecking angry

Published 416 days ago

I have just been made an insider and so cannot tell you why I am so fecking angry but I am spitting nails. I am also furious with a loathsome slug called Antony Browne who spins for the British Bankers Association, lies about Brexit and should be strung up with piano wire. Then it is onto Cobham (COB), Andes Energia (AEN), Tertiary Minerals (TYM), Sunrise Resources (SRES), Avocet Mining (BASTARDS) and the wider issue of the rape of Africa by the 1% of the West and of Africa and how it screws BOTH the 99% in Africa and the 99% here as well. 

1Spatial Interims - disappointing but now more than discounted

Published 417 days ago

Geospatial and cloud services company 1Spatial (SPA) has announced self-admitted "disappointing"results for its half-year to 31stJuly 2016, though that “management believes the group is still on track to meet full year expectations which is an overall increase on the prior year revenues and adjusted EBITDA”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast : a word or two on the ADVFN Results

Published 417 days ago

These numbers from ADVFN (AFN) were snuck out late on Friday. In part they relate to me and I can say that they are categorically misleading and so here  I set the record straight. And then I analyse. This may well be commercially damaging for me but I am not going to stay silent this time as I explained yesterday HERE

K3 - New CFO, we won't hold his MBA against him ( now 133% ahead on share tip)

Published 417 days ago

Orderly business succession is what we like as investors. Folks get old, folks move on and want fresh challenges but well run companies plan for this and do not make a drama out of what does not need to be a crisis.

Notes from Underground: Wearables will fly out the door this Christmas, unless they are Cloudtag branded

Published 417 days ago

There are two stories that you should be reading this week: one from the top 10 - Cloudtag and the guaranteed $5.2 million order that is not going to happen - think Christmas which is as big a slap to the noggin to the morons as can be given.  The other is READ THIS NOW: Give Woodlarks a few quid today to transform someone's Christmas. Whether you had a profitable year or a lamentable one, read this and make your own Karma account will get a bonus.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: this is going to cost me hard cash but sometimes you have to speak out

Published 418 days ago

Speaking out against Bushveld Minerals (BMN) today will cost me hard cash but I want nothing to do with this company after its sordid antics of last week. I plan tomorrow to look at how ADVFN's (AFN) results snuck out at no-one is watching O'Clock yesterday do not give a full and fair picture and that may also cost me financially. So be it. 15 years ago I was a failed whistleblower. I think there are mitigating circumstances but I regret it none the less and relay that story. Sometimes, whatever the consequences, you just have to speak up.

TODAY 2 PM... Don't miss out says Tom Winnifrith - or perhaps you like losing money on shares?

Published 419 days ago

Steve Moore and I have not tipped a stock on our Nifty Fifty Website for a good while. We are nervous of the stockmarket as whole and as a result we have been advising readers to liquidate existing share tips, mostly banking big gains as they do. But we now have a stock we want to tip irrespective of the wider market as its shares are just cheap. That share tip goes out Friday 21st October at 2PM - tomorrow

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Telit still the biggest short on AIM + not investing in PR

Published 420 days ago

On today's podcast I look in detail at Porta (PTCM) and other people businesses. Porta employs top PR person foxy Bex but even so its shares are a stonking sell. I then look at frauds Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) and Servision (SEV) and then onto the biggest short on AIM, Telit Communications (TCM)

Reach4Entertainment: Buy after share price slide

Published 420 days ago

For reasons that seem entirely related to illiquidity on AIM and nothing to do with fundamentals, shares in Reach4Entertainment (R4E) have ratted back to 1.25-1.4p. It is crackers.

UK Investor Show ‘Dragon’s Den’ Picks update - Gary Newman facing P45

Published 421 days ago

At UK Investor Show there were five 'Dragon's Den' sessions where five CEOs each gave a five minute pitch and three Dragons each picked one stock in which FIML invested £1,000 via our most excellent broker J Herbert Esq at European Wealth. And so £15,000 was invested, how has it fared?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - PR bullshit phrase of the day j'accuse FTI Consulting

Published 421 days ago

The bloody postman is today's interruption. Will you sign for this crap for the chavs who live next door as they are out (again) signing on or working in the black economy? Whatever. I should charge for being the postbox for this entire street. Better still emigrate.  In terms of companies I look at  Laird (LRD), Motorpoint (MOTR), Strat Aero (AERO), and Mkango (MKA)

Could there ever be another ASOS in terms of share price gain? And if so what?

Published 422 days ago

As I noted in bearcast yesterday I remember my old pal Mark Watson Mitchell tipping ASOS (ASC) at 7p. The shares hit a high of c£70 so that was a 1000 bagger for anyone who got their timing spot on and held. I doubt anyone did. But could there be another ASOS lurking out there on the London Stockmarket and if so what is it?

Interquest - share price slippage: Buy

Published 422 days ago

Shares in Interquest (ITQ) slipped to 32p last week although they are now 33p-34p. I swapped emails with a rather glum chairman Gary Ashworth. Of course Gary is glum, as the largest shareholder his net wealth has been materially dented.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Oi! Highlands Natural is there something you are not telling us?

Published 422 days ago

The Mrs is staying with the mother in law for another day meaning more peace and quiet for myself and Oakley and another day not to tidy up various messes that have been created. What bliss. In the podcast I discuss Kefi (KEFI), some very serious questions for the scam Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) and placing ahoy Strat Aero (AERO) as well as Boohoo (BOO) anj Asos (ASC)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Should I admit that "waterboarding" Paul Scott was right about Boohoo

Published 423 days ago

I start with a discussion of gold versus Sovereign debt and refer to a table at the bottom of an article I penned today on the delusional poisonous midget Nicola Sturgeon and her welfare addicted countrymen HERE. Then it is onto TrakM8 (TRAK) but more importantly Boohoo (BOO). Will Paul Scott concede defeat on the former, should I show humility and concede defeat on the latter, just to avoid another session of retail gross margins waterboarding. What do you think? Cripes that reminds me that we picked up some Boohoo shares in the Dragons Den session last year at UK Investor. Bank gains, methinks.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Governments, PLCs and individuals are now drowning in debt - this has to end in disaster

Published 424 days ago

Firstly I want you all to go at least £10 more into debt or I am going on strike - see HERE. Secondly I give data on Government, Corporate and individual debt. This should be the stuff of nightmares and must end in disaster. And I do mean disaster.

Xcite Energy PLC:  Still more than twice Overvalued at 1.5p

Published 424 days ago

I have had rather a soft spot for the management of Xcite Energy (XEL) ever since it responded to a rise in its share price by effectively warning over exuberant retail punters that its shares were close to worthless.

Notes from Underground: Hip to be Square

Published 424 days ago

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

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: what craft beer tells you about capitalism and the looming crash

Published 425 days ago

The chart below is fascinating and not just for bearded craft beer loving hispters such as pizza Hardman Darren Atwater. It tells you everything you need to know about capitalism as we come to the end of the bull market era of funny money. You can read across from this to so many other parts of the economy.

Trendit – a shocking indictment of the Standard List

Published 425 days ago

If you thought that AIM was badly regulated then the Standard List seems to be making great strides to demonstrate how much worse it could all get. We already have Cynical Bear’s Sub-Standard Shockers XI but in the form of Trendit (TRIT) an extraordinary set of events suggests a real scandal is brewing. Will anyone step up to the plate and take action?

September UK Investor Show Magazine - TW's top 7 holdings, 5 AIM frauds named & shamed and more

Published 426 days ago

The September edition of the UK Investor Show magazine is live and as its two lead features reveals the top seven shareholdings of my family trusts, names and shames 5 AIM listed frauds and contains a raft of share tips and 3 sells (to zero) plus an exclusive interview with Richard Poulden of Wishbone Gold (WSBN), a challenge to PM Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn involving Keith Vaz and much more. You can access the magazine now and at no cost below. I, Tom Winnifrith, am now on leave, Steve Moore will be editing the next issue.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: App darling Sup goes bust - you will wet your knickers this is so funny

Published 426 days ago

It is red faces for Sir Richard Branson and for uber pious Richard Reed of Innocent as app firm Sup goes bust but the whole story is just so hilarious, a message on the stupidity of man and his inability to learn from his errors you will wet yourselves. The nature of the demise of this company is the highlight of my week and it will be yours too. Elsewhere I look at Telit Communications (TCM), Ambrian (AMBR), Aureus Energy (AUE) - I await your apologetic update Jo Hart - XCite (XEL) and Gulf Keystone (GKP).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bring out the piano wire for the AIM awards tonight & are you boycotting marmite?

Published 427 days ago

I start with the bust up over marmite and other matters between Tesco (TSCO) and Unilever (ULVR). Naturally the democracy denying liberal establishment bastards at the BBC blame Brexit for sterling's slide and this - I explained here why this was wrong. I explain what this battle is really about. I then look at DiamondCorp (DCP), Iofina (IOF), Goldstone Resources (GRL) and Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP). I end with a look at the AIM awards. I get really angry at this point and when the anarcho capitalist revolution arrives the 2,500 crony capitalists spending £750,000 of YOUR cash tonight merit a meeting with piano wire. 

Diary Date: Join Tom Winnifrith & Brokerman Dan putting Mkango Resources to the sword

Published 427 days ago

It was almost four years ago to the day that Jimmyliar Ellerton of the fraud Sefton (SER) arranged to do a ramptastic presentation in London to try to lie to enough people to get another bailout placing away. Sadly for him both Brokerman Dan and I attended and we absolutely wiped the floor with the old rogue. It was the start of his downfall. To celebrate that Dan Levi and I have both booked in to a Mkanago Resources (MKA) presentation ...let battle commence. Fancy coming along? We gather beer and popcorn will be provided by the venue.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - off to register Joshua Patrick & a lesson in biotech investing

Published 428 days ago

Yes that is this afternoon's treat and it reminds me of when the Mrs and I went there to get permission to marry. On the markets I look at China Africa Resources (CAL) - what could possibly go wrong? Then I cover Synairgen (SNG) and the risks folks do not understand in biotech, DiamondCorp (DCP), Premier Foods (PFD), Golden Saint Resources (GSR) and what PR genius Steffi has not told you.

Concepta: how would you like a free £70,000? No thanks said AIM Investors - morons

Published 429 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has issued 464,674 shares following the exercise of warrants - something we warned you about last week. That brings in £34,851 which is frankly neither here not there. Around 10% of that cash came from the exercise of warrants by FIML and my pension fund. Neither are selling at anything like this price although the shares are well up on a 14p offer share tip.

Waterman says it is optimistic, up to a point we suppose ( One we got wrong)

Published 429 days ago

Bulletin Board Morons never get it wrong. That is why despite being multi-millionaires they spend their days imparting wisdom to others on the LSE Asylum. We however are mortal. Here is a share tip Steve and I got wrong. It happens. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am such an ffing feminist & is Justin the Clown always a red flag?

Published 429 days ago

The reason for that is revealed at the end of the podcast. Before that I look at Gable (GAH), Entu (ENTU), Gulf Keystone and a stock ramped by Justin the Clown, Global Energy Development (GED). Does an endorsement from the Clown mean that the shares might not be cheap?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gays, Statistics, Conman Windham, & Apps for halfwit millennials

Published 430 days ago

I start on the issue of hate crimes against gays and Brexit and the Guardian just showing it does not understand data analysis as it spreads palpable lies - see HERE. Then it is onto comedy central with Conman Windham and apps for millennials via Valiant Investments. You really could not make this up. I comment on Eurasia Mining (EUA), Golden Saint Resources (DOGWITHFLEAS), Pittards (PTD) and Kefi (KEFI).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special - The Sefton pantomime has started all over again

Published 430 days ago

Cry aceeed! Over the weekend Nigel published the proposals made by flip flop Ben Turney for Sefton Resources (SER) and Teathers (TEA). Yup the longest running pantomime on the AIM Casino is back in town. Some of the ideas suggested are just plain crackers. Truly when you thought this farce could not get any more surreal it just did. Others are actually very sensible. I try to cut through the farce to suggest what should happen.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why twitter could be worth $0 & a note for stock owning moron homophobes

Published 432 days ago

I again find myself asking about the high correlation between those who own shares in the crappiest frauds on AIM and those who think calling someone gay is a term of abuse. Whatever. Of more import I look at twitter a case study in bull market insanity. It will not be "different this time" and there is a case for saying that the shares are worth $0.

Notes From Underground: Giving thanks

Published 432 days ago

Dear reader, it's one of the most important holidays on the calendar today, Thanksgiving. The real one. The Canadian one. Oh sure, next month we'll hear all about the US holiday and where to buy turkey and it's related treats, but remember who did it first.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: the Collapse of Sterling lie...I blame the Tories & the BBC

Published 432 days ago

Is Sterling collapsing? Well, er... yes and no. It partly depends on where we started? If it is sliding is that down to Brexit? That is far more of a no than a yes. So are the Tories to blame? As of last week, in part yes. Is the BBC telling lies because it still can't handle the Brexit result? Of course it is. Confused? All is explained in this week's podcast. And talking of lies my podcast I mention on Syria is HERE

Does Emollient Malcolm settle my nerves? No, but here are a few whacky ideas.

Published 432 days ago

Malcolm Stacey kindly took the trouble to comment on my piece of Tuesday when I confessed to a bout of extreme nervousness in the wake of the FTSE100 again breaching the 7,000 mark. Answering my concerns the next day, Malcolm was still in upbeat mood. But perhaps not quite as upbeat as we might think: I sense that the ShareProphets uber-bull may be preparing the ground for a spot of nervousness himself, with his suggestion that the markets will continue to rise this side of Christmas. What comes after that?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A new mountain jacket for my friend the IRA man

Published 433 days ago

Why is the FTSE 100 going up? Ask my friend the IRA man about his new mountain jacket. Elsewhere I look at Tern (TERN) and make a general point or two, at Iofina (IOF), Progility (PGY) and at Sports Direct (SPD). Capitalism is always the most efficient regulator not the State.

Cloudtag. Don’t Blame the Insiders When it Blows Up

Published 433 days ago

When Cloudtag (CTAG) blows up, which it clearly will, it will be easy to blame the insiders: the original founder Andrew Regan, the current CEO Amit Ben Haim and his associates, Golden Bridge Services Ltd and Preciousbluedot, owners both of large amounts of well -in-the-money warrants. That is what invariably happens. But it would be wrong.

New Fox Marble JV - still a buy

Published 434 days ago

Kosovo and the Balkans region-focused marble company, Fox Marble (FOX) has announced participation in a “landmark venture formed with the Kosovo Government” aiming at “a world class new stone industry for Kosovo” and “a much wider marketing, sales and distribution platform” for Fox…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Mrs is sending me packing (to the gym)

Published 434 days ago

It is not that she wishes me to lose a few llbs, it is that she wants me out of the house so that she and young Joshua can watch rubbish on the TV without me sneering. In that vein I bring you this podcast but also another on why the Tory conference nauseated me (HERE). At a company level I look at President Petroleum (PPC), Wandisco (WAND), Agrittera (RUN A MILE), Cloudtag (CTAG), Fastjet (FJET), EasyJet (EZJ) and the bankrupt fraud Servision (SEV), 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Just how many red flags do Cloudtag morons need to see?

Published 435 days ago

This morning's article on Cloudtag (CTAG) should be yet another red flag and Lucian and I should served up one more soonish. Just how many red flags to the morons need to see? I ask this after a fellow asks me what he should do about his collapsing investment in TrakM8 (TRAK). Answer you should have listened to me when the shares were double today's price! I also look at Impact Holdings (IHUK) and then offer warnings about Blur (DOG), Rosslyn Data (RDT), Strat Aero (AERO) where, in all three cases, I'm sure it is placing ahoy and I explain why. And I look at why the Footsie is heading through 7,000 and where next.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chancellor Philip Hammond you are even more useless than the last chap

Published 436 days ago

Yes I am beginning to miss George Osborne. No I lie, he really was useless. But so too is Hammond. I comment on him believing the boy who cried Euro Wolf (Nissan) and handing over taxpayers cash as a result but also on the way that he is set to allow the deficit to balloon again - this man is a danger to your wealth. At a company level I look at Inspirit (INSP), Cloudtag (CTAG), SKIL Ports and Logistics (SPL), Quantum Pharma (QP) and my pals the fraudsters as African Potash (AFPO) - Lord Peter Hain when will you blink and quit? 

Avesco non core disposal good news but we say bank a 180% gain

Published 436 days ago

Avesco (AVS) has announced that it had sold its broadcast hire subsidiary, Presteigne Limited to the unit's CEO, Mike Ransome and a private equity backer. This is good news.

As the FTSE100 sails through 7,000 what to do?

Published 437 days ago

No doubt raging bull Malcolm Stacey will be crowing and snarling bear Tom Winnifrith will be growling as he changes the nappies: the FTSE100 has, again, popped up through the 7,000 mark. We can expect round 4,953 of the ding-dong between those two in the coming days. But what to make of it – are we on the cusp of a cracking selling opportunity or should we be filling our boots? And if we treat the latest gyrations as a chance to offload, what to do with the proceeds?

ShareProphets Exclusive: Sefton Resources gets an EGM Requisition after Chris Oil sells shares to Ben Turney

Published 437 days ago

The ex-AIM-listed Sefton Resources (SER) disaster story looks set to take an extraordinary new turn. ShareProphets hears that Ben Turney has now amassed enough of a holding to requisition an EGM proposing sack-the-board resolutions, appointing himself and one of his Teathers Action Group colleagues instead. Oooh, er.  But the most bizarre twist of this is that we hear that the source of Ben Turney’s holding of 585.1 million shares (out of 4.7 billion) is none other than a certain Mr Chris Oil, via a private sale. Aceeeeeeeed!!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 100% Shite Research from Belfort Securities on Advanced Oncotherapy, Servision and Strat Aero

Published 437 days ago

I am in a bad mood because a) baby with no name is screaming a lot and I am tired and b) some little shit for brains round at Beaufort Securities was slagging me off to a client today. This little turd of little brain turned out to have his facts wrong and so I am now officially on the warpath and, hence, go through today's morning note from Belfort and dissect its utterly 100% shite research on Strat Aero (AERO), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Servision (SEV). I also look at Audioboom (BOOM) and Kodal Minerals (KOD).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The USA is going bust but France is catching up & why shoddy broker buy notes are a sell signal

Published 438 days ago

There are two parts to this bearcast. First I look at Government Debt and GDP over the past 8 years in the UK , France, the US and Greece and where all four are heading - it will startle those like Jeremy Corbyn, Chancellor Hammond and Malcolm Stacey who still believe in the money tree. Then I look at the great sell indicator that is a broker buy note and explain why.

Notes from Underground: Sinko de Mayo

Published 438 days ago

I see the  nutters on Twitter going on about as the share price of some company or other that ShareProphets investigates continues to rise, we're obviously idiots who don't know how to do the only important thing in life - fill yer boots.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Malcolm Stacey's maddest article ever - he is mad as a Cloudtag moron

Published 439 days ago

Malcolm's article today, HERE, suggests that the men in flapping white coats will be coming for him soon. He is madder than a convention of morons at the Cloudtag (CTAG) AGM. But it is all symptomatic of late stage bull market self delusion. I discuss this phenomena and give explicit advice of how to protect your wealth ahead of the shit storm that is coming. The reference to safe spaces for dippy and pathetic millennials is HERE

Petropavlovsk Interims - buy

Published 439 days ago

Half-year results from Petropavlovsk (POG) emphasise a return to profitability, though also reiterate that for the full year “expectations to be at the lower end of our original guidance of c.460,000-500,000oz” and net debt of $598 million.

Tungsten still a stonking short

Published 439 days ago

Tungsten Corporation (TUNG) shares have had a good run since July, rising over 50% to hit 70p this week. At today’s 67p the market cap is £86 million. That is way too high for a company forecast to lose £12-14 million on sales of £30 million in the year to April 2017.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end September update

Published 439 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Moron investors in the Cloudtag fraud feel on top of the world

Published 440 days ago

I start with the woes of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. Then on to why dogs leave it to the last minute to report results. As such I look at Strat Aero (AERO), Vislink (VLK), IGAS (IGAS), and Wolf Minerals (WLFE). I touch on Inspirit (INSP) as it runs out of cash and is - I gather  - not paying suppliers. I then look at the two frauds: Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) and Cloudtag (CTAG) where the morons are as happy today as the Quindell (QPP)  Morons where when those shares hit 650p. How the morons laughed at the silly old bears as they told us that £20 was on the cards. But of course those backing the Cloudtag fraud insist that it will be different this time. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Special: How did Nomad Allenby sign off on Servision interims - it is bust, broke, worth 0 fecking pence

Published 440 days ago

Not only does AIM Casino piece of Turkish Servision (SEV) now have the most expensive loan in AIM history - see HERE - but this company is also utterly bust. Amazingly Nomad Allenby and broker Belfort Securities have signed of on its results today. Shame on you chaps. You may not be able to read financial statements but I can and so talk you through why this company could call in the administrators as soon as this afternoon. Target price 0p.

Symphony Environmental Interims - Buy

Published 440 days ago

Symphony Environmental Technologies (SYM) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and that “we look forward to the future with increased confidence”.

Universe interims, minor glitch but still a buy

Published 441 days ago

Universe Group (UNG) has announced results for the first half of 2016 showing increased earnings, but noting full-year performance “will be slightly below management expectations”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Avanti inches to zero and Arian - once a dog always a dog - it needs shooting!

Published 441 days ago

I start this podcast with a look at Avanti Communications (AVN) where I hope you ignored the ramblings of snot gobbler's colleagues at the FT and stayed short. 0p is still looking likely and I discuss the problems IIs face today. I look at Arian Silver (AGQ), a dog with fleas which has served the fat useless bastards on the board and its crony capitalist advisers well as punters have been shafted year after year. I look at Northern Petroleum (NOP) where today's dismal results tell you that it is placing ahoy AGAIN, at Petropavlovsk (POG), Galantas (GAL), Boxhill (BOX) and at Capita (CPI),  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Anniversary Mr Monk but you are 100% WRONG on Aquatic it is a Norfolk

Published 442 days ago

I wish Andrew Monk a happy wedding anniversary today but surely his fragrant wife should have got time off for good behaviour. But Monk is wrong on Aquatic Foods (AFG) it is a Norfolk, its interims out today make that 100% clear and I explain why. I note the suspension of Asian Citrus (ACHL) and I pose a new challenge to LGO Energy (LGO) about output and sales numbers which really do not add up. I look at RapidCloud (RCI) whose interims suggest a terminal conclusion and Zincox (ZOX) where a pompous chairman seems in denial about the grim outcome that lies ahead.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: Magnolia special - how to read accounts, this is worthless crap

Published 442 days ago

Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) has published interim results today. In this podcast I explain how to read through the horseshit and what are the real numbers you should be focussing. I explain why that makes this company not what it claims to be in any way but a totally worthless piece of Turkish just months away from insolvency.

Dear Aunty – about that AIM Fraud radio programme last night…..

Published 442 days ago

It was an interesting experience listening to the Radio Four show “File on Four” yesterday evening at 8pm. It was a programme about fraud on AIM, with a big focus on the China Frauds we have exposed right here on ShareProphets. There have been plenty of other frauds which have resulted in Tom Winnifrith being in receipt of lawyers’ letters, death threats and much more besides. And with reference to the China Frauds, it is here that you read it first. So why is it that the Beeb didn’t bother to get in touch with us directly?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Fraudsters, losers & tossers the lot of them

Published 443 days ago

In this bearcast I refer to my article on the Trump & Clinton debate overnight and what it means HERE and the latest shocking expose of Quindell fraudster Rob Terry HERE.  I warn about bad things happening in Euro land and the worst of tem all is Deutsche Bank. There is a Radio 4 programme tonight on AIM fraud at 8 PM. I am not involved but some fine upstanding members of the community are. that is irony in case the loser Roger Lawson thinks I have forgiven him and ShareSoc for defending the blinkx law breakers by smearing me and Ben Edelman.Elsewhere I look at the role of certain NEDS who are Tim not so nice but fucking dim. I cover the Cloudtag (CTAG) scam, Northern Petroleum (NOP) - placing ahoy _ and Imaginatik (IMTK) as well as China fraud Jiasen (JSI)

Concepta - manufacturing deal signed in China: launch now very close

Published 443 days ago

Concepta (CPT) has announced that it has signed a deal with a Chinese company, Huanzhong Biotech Limited ( HZ) to to assemble and package Concepta's 'My Lotus' fertility product. My Lotus already has regulatory clearance and so this paves the way for a launch very soon indeed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: talking bailout placings at Blenheim & FastForward and Asian shite on AIM

Published 444 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at just how weak are the balance sheet's of Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR) and FastForward (FFWD) and discuss imminent bailout placings. I mention a greedy bastard, taking time off from mis-treating his patients who is giving me stick on Glenwick (GWIK) and then I look at CSF Group (CSFG) and the sheer scale of how London's crony capitalists have milked this dog as shareholders have lost almost everything. It is horrifying. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Donald Trump & The Stockmarket

Published 445 days ago

The first Trump Clinton debate is tomorrow and here's hoping for a knockout for The Donald - I am just so glad that Gennifer Flowers will be in the front row as I explain HERE.  But what does a Trump win or a Clinton win for that matter mean for the stockmarket? I am a market bear and selling my shares as I explained yesterday HERE. Does who wins the US General Election make any difference? I discuss this in detail.

K3 Business Technology - Orderly Management succession, That's the way to do it

Published 445 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced that Adalsteinn Valdimarsson, who joined as a NED on 11 July, is to become CEO. Chief Executive Officer, David Bolton will step up to assume the role of Executive Chairman and Lars-Olaf Norell will return to the position of Non-executive Director, as previously announced. This is orderly. It shows K3 is well run. Perhaps that is why we are 133% ahead on this share tip.

Open Letter to AIM Regulation & FCA: William Dewsall of Gable must be prosecuted - investigate him & Zeus Capital now

Published 445 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

Notes from Underground: Bear with us

Published 445 days ago

You'll notice that Tom has written the top 23 articles this week and recorded a Bearcast daily plus several Postcards on his personal site. This is what Tom calls 'paternity leave.'

Gulf Keystone: the Final Chapter.

Published 446 days ago

On Thursday, as expected, the bond holders in Gulf Keystone (GKP) agreed to the restructuring which will give them 85.5% of the company. All that remains is for the scheme to be sanctioned in court next Friday, a formality. Within five working days of that date just shy of 20 billion shares will be dispatched to noteholders.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I'm selling shares ahead of a winter of discontent

Published 446 days ago

I refer to a podcast I did earlier on Dr King and Donald Trump HERE. Malcolm Stacey has today urged you to buy shares HERE. I am starting to sell FIML owned shares as I am now more bearish than I have been in a very long time. I take apart Malcolm's flimsy arguments but add in a number of other points to make, what I think, is a compelling bear case.

Begbies Traynor trading update - good but not great, but the shares are a buy

Published 446 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has updated on “satisfactory” trading in the first quarter of its current financial year and emphasised that “we continue to be confident of the prospects for the group”. And that makes the shares look cheap.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when will there be 10 billion LGO shares in issue?

Published 447 days ago

On today's bearcast I look at Jiasen (JSI) but have to speak quietly since Oakley may get the wrong idea when I discuss a dead cat bounce. I also cover Xtract Resources (XTR), Obtala (OBT), Corero (CNS), Toople (TOOP), GCM Resources (GCM) and in some detail LGO Energy (LGO)

Fox Marble Interims - getting there: Buy

Published 448 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced results for the first half of 2016 – including admitted “disappointing” revenue of €0.262 million, but that the “board is positive about the outlook for the company for the remainder of this year and into 2017”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Xtract Resources a non cash shell ahoy? P45s for Steve Moore & Gary Newman

Published 448 days ago

Thanks to Steve Moore and Gary Newman we own shares in Xtract Resources (XTR). Both deserve P45s for that. I discuss this disaster as well as another hole in the ground in Bongo Bongo land which stinks - Armadale Capital (ACP). Then it is onto Newmark Security (NMT) - Graham Neary hang your head in shame for this exercise in nepotistic value destruction - before I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and the administration waiting to happen that is Avanti Communications (AVN)

Berkeley LOI - look at the proposed pricing!

Published 448 days ago

Berkeley Energia (BKY) has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent relating to the sale of the first million pounds of production from its Salamanca uranium project – with an average contemplated price of above $41 per pound comparing with the current spot price of around $25 per pound. Way to go!. No wonder we are c150% up on this share tip!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I hate you Barclays, you are bastards

Published 449 days ago

I reflect on how we gym users suffer and on how dealing with Barclays Bank as a customer has made me so angry today. I hate the banksters and make a few unkind comments about the Isle of Man. Then it is onto Feedback (FDBK) and a detailed look at Cyan (CYN) and an awful broker note you can read HERE from Beaufort which I tear apart. I really despair at how bent AIM has become. What is the point of being honest anymore? 

Safestyle Interims - on track with this share tip

Published 449 days ago

Safestyle UK (SFE) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and that it“remains confident of making further progress and delivering a full year outturn in line with management expectations”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - how should I spend that 24p & Graham must be fired for being too nice to FastJet

Published 450 days ago

So the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has just sent me 24p. Fear not, I shall not spend it all at once but on what do listeners think I should splash out? Meanwhile Graham Neary is just too nice to FastJet (FJET) today and unless he can start to act a bit more like a complete and utter bastard I fear that I shall have to fire him as he just won't fit in at ShareProphets. I explain why Fastjet is toast. I look at Charaat Gold (CGH) and also at how sometimes we get carried away by short term events and ignore the bigger picture - I refer in this case to Nighthawk (HAWK). I also ask why after 18 days African Potash (AFPO) has not sued me for libel for pointing out that it is a fraud? Go on you mothers I want to see you bitchez in Court.  The gym I refer to is HERE.

I am at War: Get your See You in Court Bitchez T-shirt and help me fight the African Potash fraudsters: Tom Winnifrith

Published 451 days ago

You can read the letter African Potash (AFPO) and its bully boy lawyers Memery Crystal sent me HERE. It is, quite frankly, a shocking admission of guilt on the charge that Potash committed Securities fraud. Yet these shysters are demanding damages and costs from me! My aim is to get Potash booted off AIM and to see all those involved taught an almighty lesson. I will fight the bastards, and their crony capitalist advisers, all the way!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Truthful Trump but Democrats lying on terror, The maths on Watchstone now & Alba spouting shite

Published 451 days ago

ISIS seems to have struck again in the USA, in Minnesota but also in New York and across the river in New Jersey. Pathetic weasel words from Democrats will only anger folks on Main Street even more, Trump calls it right again. I cover the amazing weekend poll numbers on Trump the mainstream British media won't report today HERE and HERE. He is going to win. Elsewhere I explain how to value Watchstone (WTG) post today's shock news on the Quindell fraud from S&G (HERE). I look at Mitie (MTO), WH Ireland (WHI), Servision (SEV) and a statement from Alba (ALBA) which is pure 100% cock. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Crashing with China, Krispy Kreme and the trainwreck CV of Lyin' Chris

Published 452 days ago

In today's podcast, recorded before my father in law hogs the TV room to watch Songs of Praise, I look at what the Krispy Kreme IPO in Londron means, at signs of the mother of all crashes in China and what the CV of destruction from lyin' Chris of African Potash (AFPO) exposed HERE earlier - means. Am I a hypocrite on this matter. Er...no.

Avanti Communications Shafts its Bondholders

Published 452 days ago

A few years ago when listed high street retailers were going down like ninepins they would invariably have the decency to inform shareholders that their equity was worthless shortly before implosion. “Little or no value” was the usual phrase.

Notes from Underground: I'm in! Where's my free money?

Published 452 days ago

Earler this week, I had an appointment with the Home Office in beautiful Croydon to determine if I may stay in the country. Tom immediately set out a call to readers to convince Amber Rudd that I should be deported immediately.

Reach4 Entertainment Interims - a curate's egg

Published 453 days ago

Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results for the first half of 2016, noting “we are pleased to report a strong first six months”, though that “the second half is expected to be more challenging”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Looking back to 16 September 1929, lessons we don't learn

Published 453 days ago

In this podcast I speculate on how the pace of change is accelerating and what world my son will grow up in. But more importantly I look back to 8 years ago yesterday and 87 years ago yesterday, to what happened then and the mistakes and lessons we all forget to think about as we blunder on. Yes I am talking asset bubbles and stockmarket crashes again. Malcolm Stacey take note!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Evil Knievil's thoughts on naming babies

Published 454 days ago

Not a lot of people know this but the middle name of Simon Cawkwell, aka Evil Knievil, is "Modesty". He is thus one of many people who has come up with a helpful suggestion on what to name my son born today - thank you to all of you for your good wishes. In today's podcast I look at Avanti Communications (AVN), Rosslyn Data Technologies (RDT), Levrett (LVRT) and Progility (PGY). I should get some sleep after being up all night but it is a very exciting day for us here. I will be back with a longer bearcast over the weekend.

Action Hotels Interims - Buy

Published 455 days ago

Action Hotels (AHCG) has announced results for the first half of 2016 and, noting “increasing demand for quality, internationally branded economy and mid-market hotels” in its Middle East and Australia areas of operation, “remains optimistic about the future as the group continues to deliver the pipeline”.

K3 Business Technology - more than decent prelims, leaves us c130% up on share tip but more to go!

Published 456 days ago

K3 Business Technology (KBT) has announced results for its year ended 30thJune 2016 and we’ve had a chat with management. The shares are ahead on the news to 343-352p. Not bad given we tipped this at a 149p offer

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Loads of Pornography and Welshmen shagging sheep + Sepura and 1 down 1 to go with Phil Edmonds

Published 456 days ago

Pornography, naked women, sheep shagging Taffs. Actually there is nothing of the sort in this bearcast but I mention it just to annoy Kay Larsen,a prudish and stupid PR spinner for Sepura (SEPU). Kay is a really silly cow and we have crossed swords before so I rub her nose in it with her client whose statement today is a scandal. The rozzers really need to have a butchers. Then I cover Modern Water (MWG), Falcon Oil & Gas (FOG) and a trio of uber dogs with uber fleas: Blur (BLUR), Inspirit (INSP) and related party Octagonal (OCT). Then I look at Phil Edmonds creation Sable (SBLM) which is now a month away from AIM casino death. Its sister company is the fraud African Potash (AFPO) and I cover this matter in detail. It looks as if the Mrs will give birth tomorrow so if I take a break and you miss me either listen to the archive HERE or google "tourettes audio" and find something similar. Warning: this podcast contains some very bad language especially for the prude Kay Larsen.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: From A for Avanti to Z for Zero via F for Flea

Published 457 days ago

Still no news on Tom Jnr but I shall keep you posted. Actually the Mrs has banned the name Tom and is on a bit of a roll for cot related reasons. On the markets I look at Avanti Communications (AVN), Ocado (OCDO) and in detail Corero (CNS) and Tyratech (TYR) and cannot resist a smug mention of Wishbone Gold (WSBN) after my weekend comment HERE.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Happy Birthday Lucian Miers - Negative Feedback for Feedback

Published 458 days ago

Happy birthday Lucian, it looks as if my son is hanging on to avoid joint parties in the future. Theresa May has a new idea on tackling fraud. Suffice to say what she proposes will damage industry and Britain PLC. I have another suggestion - enforce existing rules. Mrs May fails to understand the psyche of most fraudsters but also how useless the fraud busting agencies of the state are. I then move onto bad news for my good friend Jim Mellon at his latest AIM Disaster, Billing Services (BILL), then I cover XCite Energy (XEL) and read throughs at IGAS and Iofina (IOF). 88 Energy (88E), China fraud Zibao (ZBO) and the smelly business at Feedback (FDBK)

African Potash suing Tom Winnifrith for libel update

Published 458 days ago

You will remember that the fraudsters at African Potash (AFPO) sent me a fascist letter on Thursday 1st September stating that if by 4 PM on Friday 2nd September I had not agreed to pull all my articles on Potash, promise not to write again and to pay over a large cheque, Potash would "have no choice" but to take legal action. Natch I told the bitchez I'd see them in Court. So what has happened now?

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast - More total horseshit from the Cloudtag lie machine today

Published 458 days ago

Today Cloudtag (CTAG) has announced yet another placing and also an operational update. It is all horseshit and if you think carefully about what Cloudtag claims it just does not make sense. Clearly Nomad Cairn is more interested in banking its retainers than in verifying claims made that cannot logically be correct. That, and more, in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: remembering 9/11, rewriting history & classic cars the canary in a stockmarket coalmine

Published 459 days ago

It is the anniversary of 9/11, the Al-Qaeda attack on the twin towers in New York. I look back on that with a few thoughts notably on how we in the West have rewritten history in such an Orwellian manner as we repeat our past errors. I then look at what the market for classic cars is telling you about the stockmarket and house prices. It is not good. I've been here before and know how it will end.

A letter to RSM the hapless Auditors to fraud African Potash

Published 459 days ago

My good friend, the king of the fraudsters Sam Antar, was on cracking form this week reminding us all of how he used to hoodwink auditors KPMG over many years when masterminding the Crazy Eddie's fraud. You can see the genius Sam explaining all HERE. I am keen that the fine firm of RSM UK Audit LLP, does not find itself made to look like KPMG style fools, and have thus penned it an open letter today on the subject of both impending bankruptcy and also fraud at its client African Potash (AFPO). I am such a nice guy trying to help out these simple City folk don't you think? The open letter follows:

Another Red flag for CloudTag as the Twitter Abuse Flows

Published 459 days ago

As I have pointed out before with Quindell (QPP) there seems to be a strong correlation with the underlying quality of a company and the unblinking loyalty of its hardcore shareholder base. In the case of Quindell this spilled over into unbelievable hatred and invective at anyone who had the temerity to question the company’s obviously questionable practices. 

Notes from Underground: Drop the Dead Donkey

Published 459 days ago

In the next 11 days we will be in Court at least once (snake oil salesman Darren Winters Round 5) but perhaps more of African Potash makes Tom a happy man and sues him for libel. He says he really does want to "see the Potash bitchez in Court!" For those company executives who consider legal letters journalists as a way of dimming pesky sunlight, I'd like to quote a bit of an article ShareProphets linked to last week. It's regarding Theranos, the once sky-high medical diagnostics firm that has had quite the fall to Earth.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Pronto, Crowdfunding scandal, the SFO & Quindell

Published 460 days ago

I look at the SFO decision on Tesco (TSCO) and examine what exactly it means for the fraudsters such as Rob Terry & Jon Stretton Knowles of Quindell who are now under investigation. And where does it leave smaller AIM listed frauds such as African Potash (AFPO), Cloudtag (CTAG) and Eden Research (EDEN). Then I look at the demise of crowdfunded new media darling of fuckwit millennials - Pronto. This is a massive scandal if anyone cared to look. Did anyone backing the funding back in June of this year know the company was already bust? Companies house shows that is the case HERE. Does crowdfunder Seedrs feel no responsibility to flag up such matters?  There are also read acrosses to listed tech plays such as Clouldtag to consider. 

Interquest Interims - not as bad as they appear ( company chat)

Published 460 days ago

Specialist recruitment group InterQuest (ITQ) has announced disappointing results for the first half of 2016, but we’ve had a reassuring catch-up with early this year commenced CEO here, Chris Eldridge…

Speedy Hire – 1 round each in the General Meeting dust-up with Toscafund

Published 461 days ago

Following a largest shareholder (Toscafund)-requisitioned General Meeting, Speedy Hire (SDY) “is pleased that shareholders strongly support Jan Åstrand's position as Chairman and welcome David Shearer as a director”

So You're Making Money on a Near-Record Footsie - Well, Show a Bit of Heart for Starving Refugees.

Published 461 days ago

Hello share swappers. There are a lot of stories of horrible selfish people on this website. Let us, as readers, show that we are more enlightened than they are. Britain is one of the very richest countries in the world. Early signs are that Brexit will make us even richer, as companies queue up to strike new trade deals.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cloudtag shareholders please note that "gay" is not a term of abuse

Published 461 days ago

I start with an update on the baby, the frigging cot and that smug bitch on the internet. Then it is onto Optibiotix (OPTI), Minoan (MIN), Nighthawk (HAWK), Strat Aero, (AERO), Botswana Diamonds (BOD), a grammar lesson for the City's top oil analyst and finally a new golden rule for shares: the inverse relationship between the number of homophobic lunatics on a shareholder list and the long term prospects of a company. I refer of course to, drowning in red flags, Cloudtag (CTAG)

ShareProphets Translation Service: Daniel Stewart – Rob Terry writes off investment by Quob Park.

Published 462 days ago

Hooray! The ShareProphets Translation Service, refreshed after its nice summer holiday in a swanky London penthouse suite with plenty of coke and hookers, is back. And what better way for it to get back to work than to take a look at the latest blog from fraudster Rob Terry’s Quob Park Estate – which has now admitted that it is going to write down its investment in former AIM Cesspit poster-boy Daniel Stewart Securities plc (DAN). So much for 10p a share, ho ho ho - the crocodile tears are flowing at ShareProphets Towers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The Cloudtag boss and swapping stolen documents for cash in a Motorway Service Station

Published 462 days ago

I start with the cot which is still driving me mad. Meanwhile it looks like the Mrs is going to term and is coming home tonight so I must cover up evidence of two days of bachelor life, that is to say myself & Oakley not being that tidy. In company matters I comment on Strat Aero (AERO) but will do a longer piece later, on Wishbone Gold (WSBN), on Tower Resources (TRP) and on Cloudtag (CTAG). The mad nutters who ramp this on twitter are now accusing poor Lucian Miers of being part of a paedophile ring (he is not) for daring to suggest that this over-ramped POS is not a buy. I am reminded of when I first came across the man behind this worthless company. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Buffett themes on bad companies, CMC, TrakM8 and the stinker that is Starcom

Published 463 days ago

In this podcast I refer to an article I penned today on the greedy bastards that are the junior doctors HERE. My central theme is various ways that Warren Buffett would define companies as "bad" and in that vein I look at CMC Markets (CMC), TrakM8 (TRAK) and in some detail the uber ramped dog with fleas that is Starcom (STAR) which I covered a month ago -gosh my analysis is good (as you can see here).

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Malcolm Graham Wood is a bent fat toad talking cock on Pantheon Resources

Published 464 days ago

I covered Pantheon Resources (PANR) twice on Monday in relation to Evil Knievil's dire trade HERE and in relation to its dire statement HERE. On iii shamed cash for copy tipster Malcolm Graham Wood has made the bull case for the shares. He is talking cock from start to finish and I take his comments apart one by one in this bonus podcast. 

Berkeley Energia - more great drilling results but does it matter?

Published 464 days ago

We already know that Berkeley Energia's (BKY) Salamanca uranium resource in Spain is commercial so does it really matter if it serves up more good drill grades?

Filthy 40 Haike Chemical – yet more Red Flags as it admits 50% overstatement in trading update

Published 464 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty play Haike Chemical (HAIK) took the biscuit this morning with an update that its last trading statement was just sheer hogwash. If it was uninvestable before, finding out that an “administrative oversight” led to a 50% overstatement of revenue which has taken almost seven weeks to come to light ought to have investors shying away from their bargepoles even if wearing asbestos gloves.

Cloudtag the new Fitbug

Published 465 days ago

Readers might remember the astonishing rise and fall of Fitbug (FITB) back in 2014. Riding the fitness wearables craze to perfection, it went from sub a penny to 20p in a matter of weeks before crashing and burning in short order. The shares trade at 0.23p today.

African Potash – Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald has grave questions for its compliance officer to answer

Published 465 days ago

I read with alarm the deluge of shocking revelations regarding AIM-listed African Potash (AFPO) from the Sheriff of AIM, Tom Winnifrith. The most recent – and possibly most surreal – development was the lawyers’ letter from the twice-bitten-but-still-not-shy Memery Crystal on behalf of its client, Potash. Tom Winnifrith has already suggested that the letter makes a number of stunning admissions, but in my view the implications of the African Potash affair for Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald Europe need to be addressed urgently.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A deluge of AIM sleaze as I prepare to assemble a cot, a task from Greek mythology

Published 465 days ago

In a while I must go asremble a cot. It won't be like a cot of old but is bound to have 85 parts, six types of screw, an Allan Key and instructions designed for a Nobel Prize winner. It is like a heroic task from Greek mythology and I expect to be in a bad mood soon. So for that reason and one other I record early. On the agenda: Cloudtag (CTAG), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Pantheon Resources (PANR), 88 Energy (88E), Vipera (VIP), XCite Energy (XEL) and Strat Aero (AERO) and only en passant the fraudsters at African Potash (AFPO). This podcast is long and detailed.

African Potash and AIM Rule 26. Does Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald give a fig for it responsibilities?

Published 465 days ago

Oh dear. It seems that we have a slam-dunk breach of AIM Rules in the form of extremely honest Chris Cleverly’s AIM-listed African Potash AIM and its dealings with its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald. It is Cantor and its lead QE Stewart Dickson who are in the spotlight today as we have at least 1 clear rule breach under its watch to report. We will start with a minor transgression and work upwards. Perhaps while Marcus Stuttard’s oxymorons at AIM Regulation consider the serious content of Tom Winnifrith’s recent missive (HERE) they might turn their attention to the quality of Nomad oversight demonstrated in what follows.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ayn Rand (genius), a bimbo on the Sun Telegraph & Gulf Keystone and a stockmarket crash looms

Published 466 days ago

I refer to my 8 Reasons Donald Trump will win podcast in this bearcast - you can listen to that HERE. Elsewhere I discuss the problem of a corrupted press with reference to today's Sunday Telegraph on Gulf Keystone (GKP). I then examine why I think the stockmarket might crash this fall. Finally I offer up a quote from Ayn Rand and challenge you to disagree with how, in 1957, she describes the sad world of 2016.

Notes from Underground: The last days of Hackney

Published 466 days ago

This is the final Notes from Underground written from the red republic of the London Borough of Hackney. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: RIP Maurice Byrne, this is dedicated to you my friend

Published 467 days ago

I start with a dedication to Maurice Byrne, a friend of my family for more than 40 years, a true eccentric and a bearcast listener who sadly passed away on Thursday. I will miss him, not least as a bulwark against the raging political correctness of my family. Then I turn to Cloudtag (CTAG) and African Potash (AFPO) two companies now exposed as having lied to investors in a material way just days before placings. What does this say about investing in frauds? What does it mean for the shares and what does it mean for AIM? as the Potash story now starts to head towards the Nationals (oh yes St Brides PR brace yourselves, you can smear me but will you continue in that vein?) what happens next in both cases? Maurice would have enjoyed these battles in so many ways.

Avesco Trading Update - all looks good on this cracking share tip

Published 467 days ago

A strangely timed “Trading Update” announcement is usually a cause for concern – but not a 12:46pm effort Thursday from media equipment and services group Avesco (AVS), though still why release at this time?

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end August update

Published 468 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Marcus Stuttard of AIM Regulation: African Potash admits to fraud - will you please act?

Published 468 days ago

I have today published the lawyers letter sent by Memery Crystal - lawyers to Globo - but which also acts for the fraudsters African Potash (AFPO) demanding money from me, trying to gag me but also admitting that its client has committed securities fraud. The letter also implies that Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald approved releases (and lack of releases) which meant investors in a placing on 12 January 2016 were utterly deceived as to the trading position at Potash. And that is a clear cut case of fraud. But will Marcus Stuttard, the head of AIM Regulation do anything about it or is fraud now acceptable on AIM? I have written to the man who basks in the title "The Sheriff of AIM" as you can see below.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: How do you keep an Idiot in suspense? I tell y'all at Memery Crystal later!

Published 468 days ago

Yes my day is dominated by the suicide note penned by Memery Crystal for the fraudsters African Potash (AFPO), aka its fascist letter sent to me yesterday. I am preparing a response. What is it you say? Aha...wait and see. I also look at Glenwick (GWIK), Eckoh (ECK), Cloudtag (CTAG) and McCarthy (MCS) and what that says about the impending house price crash. I explain why this really is a global asset class and refer you to what is happening across the pond. 

Memery Crystal pens a suicide note for African Potash - lawyers letter for Tom Winnifrith

Published 468 days ago

Bully boy lawyers Memery Crystal want me to pay its costs, damages to the fraudsters at African Potash (AFPO), to unpublish 18 articles about the fraudsters and not to write again pointing out that African Potash has committed fraud. But the lawyers letter itself offers fresh admissions that massive fraud has taken place. The lawyers also warned me not to publish what is effectively a suicide note for Potash, i.e the Memery Crystal letter (sent incidentally to the wrong address, a made up email). So...

Red24 - bid now worth 26.3p - good news on this quick win share tip

Published 469 days ago

Having previously announced that it was “engaged in discussions” following a 24p per share possible offer,  Red24 (REDT) has now further updated as an initial Takeover Panel deadline came into play. the shares are now 24p mid which is not bad as we tipped it just about six weeks ago at a 19.75p offer.

FINAL DAY TODAY (Sept1) of CHEAP BOOKING: Not an April Fool: Save 33% on a UK Investor show and Saracens cabaret ticket by ordering before Midnight

Published 469 days ago

The UK's top one day investor show is now jointly owned by the family of the man known as Britain's Buffett, Nigel Wray and this is the LAST DAY to bag a ticket for the show and an all star cabaret at Saracens at a 33% discounted rate. Book TODAY for what promises to be two magical events. The 2017 conference is going to be a blockbuster!

Tom Winnifrith BearCast - The Sheriff of AIM gets a fascist lawyer's letter

Published 469 days ago

Happy Wedding Anniversary said the email from Memery Crystal lawyers to African Potash (AFPO). Actually it did not, I made that up. Just like African Potash makes up its press releases ahead of a placing. I shall reply to Potash in a "formal" manner tomorrow. Elsewhere I look at Cloudtag (CTAG), Edenville (EDL), Zincox (ZOX), Gable (GAH) and Mayan (MYN), the former Northcote (NTC).

The FRAUD African Potash: bailout placing & loan deferral delays bankruptcy till January

Published 470 days ago

Aha, let's tell the morons that we are going to take legal action against Tom Winnifrith for pointing out that we are lying bastards who commit fraud. That will allow us to get a rescue placing away but we don't want to go for libel because disclosure would destroy us. Telling spivs you are going to sue the Sheriff of AIM allowed the fraudsters at Sefton to issue more confetti several times and African Potash (AFPO) is using the same playbook. But death for this worthless POS is merely postponed by a few months.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Highland Natural Resources really is run by some well dodgy fellows

Published 470 days ago

Still no lawyers letter from African Potash (AFPO) has arrived at Sheriff Towers. It really is like waiting for Godot. But at least my mother in law has remembered that it is my wedding anniversary tomorrow. I discuss another thing happening tomorrow, that is to say African Potash which has no cash having to repay $1.1 million to its FD's Mrs, Katrina Clayton. I look at Highland Natural Resources (HNR), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Glenwick (GWIK), Opera (OPRA) and then Gable (GAH) which really has posted a most enormous red flag today. Sell - target 0p. 

Corresponding with AIM Regulation regarding the liars at African Potash

Published 470 days ago

I still await a letter from lawyers to lyin' Chris Cleverley and the fraud that is AIM Casino listed African Potash (AFPO) but since the disclosure process will destroy both lyin' Chris and his company I cannot wait. Meanwhile AIM Regulation has sent a standard response acknowledging anot noting my demand that it investigates Potash and its Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald over the misleading and untruthful RNS statements of December 1 2015 and January 6 2016. I have replied to AIM Regulation putting it on notice...

African Potash tells Morons its lawyers are onto Tom Winnifrith - see you bitchez in Court!

Published 471 days ago

African Potash (AFPO) has not put out an RNS but it has reassured Bulletin Board Morons that it is is preparing legal action against me. Great news. I cannot wait to see the bitchez in court. The disclosure process will be a hoot. I really look forward to seeing that Letter of Credit from the January 6 RNS because it DOES NOT EXIST. Disclosure here will destroy Potash so bring it on Bitchez;. The statement which PR operatives St Brides has sent to morons by email reads:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Lyin' Chris Cleverley of African Potash sue me for libel or resign in disgrace now!

Published 471 days ago

Over the past week I have demonstrated quite clearly that African Potash has engaged in securities fraud as lyin' Chris Cleverley has, on a serial basis, lied and misled investors in order to get away a bailout placing. In this podcast I make it clear: lyin' Chris must sue me for libel or must resign in disgrace. I shall up the ante later as more documents fall into my possession. Elsewhere I look at Strat Aero (AERO), Tlou Energy (TLOU), Avocet Mining (AVM), Cloudtag (CTAG) and in a detailed way at Pressure Technologies (PRES).

African Potash - 2 days to find $1.1 million: an open letter to Lord Peter Hain

Published 472 days ago

In two days time African Potash (AFPO) must repay its finance director's wife $1.1 million as it is obliged to clear the most expensive loan in AIM history. It has no cash so prepare for mega dilution as the loan will be repaid in shares at 0.29p per share, or lower. Against that background I have, this weekend, shown that on both January 6 2016 and December 1 2015 it lied to investors ahead of its last bailout placing, it engaged in fraud. The man charged with holding CEO lyin' Chris Cleverley to account on this is perma-tango tanned Labour Lord, Peter Hain. I have written to his Lordship today.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Acid tests for AIM Regulation and the FCA: Cloudtag and African Potash

Published 472 days ago

The message to my daughter on why I'm rooting for Donald Trump really is now live now and can be found HERE. Meanwhile, over the past week we have demonstrated clearly that there is an almighty stink about both Cloudtag (CTAG) - HERE -  and also African Potash (AFPO) - HERE. I have presented the evidence to the FCA and AIM regulation, I explain why this is now an acid test for the credibility of the casino and who exactly is in the firing line.

An Open Letter to the FCA & AIM Regulation - more fraud from African Potash, please widen investigation

Published 472 days ago

I have already requested that the FCA and AIM Regulation investigate the deliberate way that investors were misled by African Potash PLC (AFPO) ahead of the January 12 2016 bailout placing with an RNS on December 1 2015 as you can see here. Now evidence is emerging of an even bigger deception in an RNS on January 6 2016 just six days before a bailout placing. I have thus written to both the FCA and AIM Regulation asking both to widen their investigation into both Potash and also Nomad Cantor Fitzgerald and its lead QE, Mr Stewart Dickson. This is a clear case of Securities fraud.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: An apology to Jo Hart of Midas, Cloudtag to be reported to FCA for lying to or misleading punters 4 days before placing

Published 473 days ago

I start with an apology to Ms Jo Hart of Midas in the Daily Mail who I termed a silly witch who shames our profession last week. She is, in fact, clearly the world's greatest tipster for today she has lavished praise on a stock we own shed loads of- Concepta (CPT). I end with a note that I have put my daughter straight on Donald Trump HERE. The bu;t of the podcast discusses bigger fool investing with reference to Cloudtag (CTAG) and I explain why Cynical Bear was far too kind on the POS company earlier today and why I am reporting Cloudtag and its Nomad Cairn to the regulators for either lying to investors or misleading them in a material way four days before a bailout placing. 

Notes from Underground: Reader, I passed the test

Published 473 days ago

In my bid to take encourage slack and take jobs that rightfully belong to hard-working Brits, I was forced to take a 'Life in the UK' test last Monday to measure my knowledge of the patron saints of the constituent countries, the voting system used in Wales, and which Roman emperor built a wall in a vain attempt to keep ancient Scots from glassing ancient northerners.

Tom Winnifrith & George Orwell Bearcast - the tax on the stupid goes into overdrive today

Published 474 days ago

The national Lottery promises the best odds ever says the Daily Mail, a statement that may or may not be true. With a little help from George Orwell writing in 1948, a book called 1984, I examine how the tax on the stupid that is the National Lottery is in overdrive today.

A letter to the Serious Fraud Office - please investigate African Potash

Published 474 days ago

I have already alerted the FCA, AIM Regulation and the FRC to the growing scandal at African Potash (AFPO) with regard to the non disclosure of a £600,000 bung on December 1 2015 as part of a pre placing ramp. Now it is onto the Serious Fraud Office, SFO, to whom I have written today.

1Spatial and that CEO share sale

Published 474 days ago

It was announced on 12 July that 1Spatial (SPA) CEO Marcus Hanke had sold 5 million shares at 4.45p - netting him roughly £220,000. A director share sale never goes down well and the shares have flatlined since - they are now 4.25p-4.75p.

Avocet is bust

Published 474 days ago

The indiscriminate buying in the market recently has been something to behold and suggests we could soon be due a reality check. The mad monetary policy of central banks everywhere has for some time been forcing institutions into hunting down yield wherever they can find it and this has caused the equity markets and the junk bond markets to soar.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: what will the fraudsters at African Potash do next Thursday when they need to find £800,000 pronto?

Published 474 days ago

Firstly I untangle Friday's RNS from lyin' Chris Cleverley and the fraudsters at African Potash (AFPO) - folks you need to do the maths! Then I explain why, as at next Thursday, this fruadulent, out of cash piece of Turkish is screwed. The countdown is on as Katrina Clayton knows full well and the the full posse is in pursuit. Congratulations lying Chris..you have just met the Sheriff of AIM. Football fans will understand the phrase - should I get a calling card made?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Riling fraudsters and their advisors, yes you Stewart Dickson of African Potash infamy

Published 475 days ago

A rushed day, back to hospital in five minutes. Ahead I discuss why mug punters and Justin the Clown love blue sky rubbish like Cloudtag (CTAG) but not value plays. I discuss three value plays I know well two of which we own: San Leon (SLE), Obtala (OBT) and Guscio (GUSC). Boring is sexy. Then I look at a non value stock mugs like, North River Resources (NRRP). Then I discuss how one plays the game: fraud hunter vs fraudsters and yes that might involve producing mugs!

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Justin the Clown & Cloudtag: Manna for Morons

Published 476 days ago

Sheep shagging buffoon Justin the Clown is unrepentant after the Andalas debacle and yesterday transmitted a podcast with the CEO of Cloudtag (CTAG) which is the Bulletin Board Moron ramp de jour. In this podcast I tear into the Clown but also into Cloudtag explaining all the reasons why it is a sell and flagging up the issues the Clown would not tackle as he sucked up to another CEO on the ramp and his moronic audience.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My father shouts out from Pedants corner

Published 476 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)

Harvest Minerals: re-Placement ramp underway!

Published 477 days ago

We do like to provide balance here on ShareProphets and in that vein we bring you yesterday’s morning note from Beaufort Securities, house broker to Harvest Minerals. As exclusively revealed HERE by Tom Winnifrith with his Sheriff’s hat on, the company pulled a placing at 8p last week, in the hope of getting one away at a higher price. But that appears to have triggered a short squeeze as forward-sellers were forced to cover their positions. But it now seems that it is full rampety-ramp steam ahead for a second attempt.

Action Hotels Trading update - buy

Published 477 days ago

With eleven completed hotels with 2,032 rooms across the Middle East and Australia, Action Hotels (AHCG) has updated on performance for the first half of the year – noting it “was positive… with both the group's Middle East and Australian hotels contributing strong average occupancies”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Preparing for a bashing by my Guardian reading public sector funded family

Published 477 days ago

My father berates me angrily for pointing out what greedy. lazy overpaid bastards the teachers are as we celebrate another bumper results day for the mickey mouse tests that are GCSE's. It will get worse when my Guardian reading sisters (Doctor & Social worker) arrive. Away from that I look at Molins (MLIN), African Potash (FRAUD), Strat Aero (JOKE), Ariana Resources (AAU) a good company and Arian Silver (AGQ) a dog with fleas. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: So Servision are you bust yet? Will African Potash beat you to death's door?

Published 478 days ago

I end with a couple more questions for Darren Atwater to see if the pizza Hard Man is going to get deported back to Canada. I start with a few words on City of London (see HERE) and African Potash (see HERE) before moving on to ECR Minerals (ECR), Harvest Minerals (HMI) and in some detail uber-dog with fleas Servision (SEV). Tomorrow my Guardian reading sisters arrive. Woe is me.

Mayair: if it looks like a China Norfolk & walks like a China Norfolk

Published 479 days ago

Such is the current febrile state of the markets that even China scams are being bid up with gusto. Take Mayair (MAYA), which purports to sell clean air filters in China and floated on AIM in May last year at 130p. Its shares, having gone down in a straight line to 40p (as insider selling outweighed the constant barrage of good news that these companies always come out with) have doubled to 84p in the last month as summer madness takes hold. The company itself was forced yesterday to say there is no reason for the rise. Indeed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - will the Pizza Hard Man Darren Atwater be deported to Canada after test fail?

Published 479 days ago

The pizza hardman took a test to see if he can stay in the UK and avoid deportation to the socialist hell hole that is Canada. I give you one of the questions whuch had me stumped since in part it depends on whether you live in the hard working South or the Northern welfare safaris. Then I answer a question on forward selling and another listener question on whether Sirius Minerals (SXX) is cheap. Then it is onto Harvest Minerals, (HMI), Iofina (IOF), Alba (ALBA) and the Jim Mellon joke that is SalvaRx (SALV) which I have covered in full HERE. Finally I am working on exposing an AIM listed company which has been engaging in industrial scale bribery. I hope to run the story tomorrow. Can you guess the company? Suggestions in the comments section below. Ho Ho Ho.

Obtala Resources - round up and company chat, all good news!

Published 479 days ago

You may remember that Tom Winnifrith had a chat with the new chairman of Obtala Resources (OBT), Miles Pelham back in late April. Tom caught up with Miles again today for a detailed phone catch up. The key take-aways are:

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Ramptastic RNS from FastFoward more horse - sell, sell & sell again

Published 479 days ago

There is more horseshit today in an RNS from FastForward Innovations (FFWD), The money is running our fast. CEO Lorne Abony is in full ramping mode as he know he needs to get a placing away this fall or the game is up. The shares trade at a vast premium to NAV so what to do? Ramp again of course. All is explained in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: how the Press mugs investors - ref Lombard Risk & Advanced Oncotherapy

Published 480 days ago

In this podcast I refer to my non financial podcast today on the great Olympic Con - sport is not making Britain Great again (HERE) and also to part 4 of the new series: The Chairman's Blog by Sir Benjamin Dover HERE. Then I go onto how the corrupt financial press and PR flunkies use and abuse you as readers and investors with special reference to bank closures and Lombard Risk Management (LRM)  in the Mail on Sunday and, especially, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) in today's Sunday Times.

Fox Marble - more good news than bad, master Yoda controls my anger

Published 480 days ago

The Star Wars imagery should tell you that this is Tom writing not Steve. The series of movies will be my specialist subject if I ever go on Mastermind. Enough geekery, you want to know about marble not that I am losing my marbles.Another day and another operational update from Fox Marble (FOX) sees, on balance, more good news than bad. We will get full interims for the half calendar year by the end of September but the trading update is full. Let's start with the bad.

Notes from Underground: Proof of knowledge on how to queue

Published 480 days ago

As one of those terrible foreigners who have come to steal jobs from hard done by Brits, I'm already subject to a fingerprint check every time that I cross the border. Also, I have to use the terrible foreigner line-up instead of the whizzy EU/UK passport line.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Shall I fire Graham Neary and is it too late to buy gold shares?

Published 481 days ago

The only fool worse than an old fool (Malcolm - see HERE ) is a young fool, that is to say Graham Neary, see HERE. Maybe I should fire Graham. What do you think?  Having discussed why young Graham is being foolish I move onto gold. Is it too late to buy gold shares? Why is Paul Jourdan not adding Caledonia Mining and how should you buy exposure if you have none?

Berkeley Energia - we are now almost 150% ahead on this share tip - what next?

Published 481 days ago

We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 48p-49p so I hope there are no complaints out there on this tip. What next? The most recent news of note was the Quarterlies. The actually numbers are academic but the only paragraph that matters states:

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Malcolm Stacey has mad bull disease & is wrong, wrong, wrong

Published 481 days ago

Malcolm Stacey penned a piece earlier today (HERE) on why shares should rise. They may do so, as we live in crazy times but an number of the "facts" claimed by Malcolm are quite simply wrong. And his thesis is thus built on straw - he is wrong, wrong and wrong again as I explain in this bonus podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I don't believe a single word you say or write

Published 482 days ago

No more public service calls today, I would not want you thinking that I am a nice guy: yesterday was a one off! Lucian seems to have found a new China Norfolk over on the Nifty Fifty. I look at AEC (AEC) which should not be on AIM, On-Line (ONL) and its relationship with ADFVN (AFN), Glenwick (GWIK) and Golden Saint Resources (GSR) which - after this - is simply not investable or credible in any way shape or form. And there is more to come. On the bull tack I look at Independent Oil & Gas (IOG).  Yes I did say bull tack!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Visiting a listener in Warwick Hospital, it's all part of the service

Published 483 days ago

Actually it is not a service I provide to every listener but I explain why Maurice Byrne gets a premium deal. I mention the great con that are today's A-Levels with hard and shocking data analysed HERE. I have chatted to both Lucian Miers and Paul Jourdan of Amati about the markets, about  Lucian's tiny short portfolio and about Paul's three big Gold picks. I look at Physiomics (PYC), African Potash (AFPO) and Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) - target 0p for the later two.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Pricks who cant check facts report me to the FCA again

Published 484 days ago

I am almost getting bored of this but to see poltroons get all their facts wrong and delight in their own stupidity gives me a vague feeling of superiority. Meanwhile I explain the latest farce that is entertaining various morons on twitter. I then look at Xtract Resources (XTR) and also, in detail, Rose Petroleum (ROSE). 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: come on Dad it is not a hard sum!

Published 485 days ago

These old folks they need mental exercise. Crosswords, jigsaws, Soduku, easy questions from their son. But my father fails on the how many days till Glenwick (GWIK) is suspended question. He says his mind is on higher things. Meanwhile I am still traumatised from being seen buying a copy of the Guardian for him. I look at Red Rock Resources (RRR), Glenwick, Leed Resources (LDP), Aquatic Foods (AFG) and China frauds, BoxHill (BOX) and naughty Lord Razzall - how is the bailout placing going your lordship? And I commend the recent work of Daniel Levi (Brokerman Dan) on Mkango Resources (MKA) where the old rogue is bang on the money. Mkango is truly worthless.

Avanti kicks off the silly Season - still a sell

Published 486 days ago

They don’t call this the silly season for nothing. Shortly after Inmarsat (ISAT)  announced on August 1st that it was not interested in Avanti (AVN), a story appeared in the FT saying that it had in fact been willing to pay “at least” 140p per share (subject to due diligence) right up until the end of July, around five times the price at the time.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: A personal message to Paul Warwick of Andalas Energy

Published 486 days ago

Andalas Enrergy (ADL) has announced that its chairman has launched a "blog". Paul Warwick sounds like a pompous twit and asks for some feedback and questions. Paul is no David Lenigas, who as corporate folk go, is not a bad blogger, but I am here to assist so here goes. A few questions follow and Andalas shares remain a slam dunk sell.

Sound Energy, another sell from the silly season

Published 486 days ago

While we are working our way through the silly season when all sorts of rubbish zooms ahead, I see that Sound Energy (SOU) is nudging an insane market cap of £300 million while I write. It could well soon take the place of the soon to be departed Gulf Keystone as the oil stock of choice for the retail loonies.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: F is for Fecking Overvalued, Fastjet, FastForward & Fail

Published 486 days ago

I start with a couple of landmarks reached today. Six months without a fag and four weeks to the due date for the birth of a son. Then a guilty confession, I am watching the Olympics. Then onto discussing two companies where the only questions are when does the money run out and what price the next bailout placing: FastForward (FFWD) and FastJet (FJET)

Notes from Underground: Oh what a tangled web we weave

Published 487 days ago

Just a reminder to those who love reading the shares bulletin boards, this is the difference between them and us: bulletin boards have crank opinions, ShareProphets have the documents.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Stockmarket Lessons from Empire by Niall Ferguson

Published 488 days ago

I have been re-reading "Empire, how Britain Made The Modern World" by Niall Ferguson this weekend and it has some quite incredible stockmarket data and lessons for us all. It is a great read as I discuss.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast, Great News from Shipston so over to Steve

Published 489 days ago

Great news - may father is back home from hospital so I head back up to Warwickshire in a couple of days. Thereafter between him and the Mrs entering the final month it will be less of me, Steve Moore is in charge. Bash him if anything goes wrong. In today's podcast I look at City of London (CIN), IGAS (IGAS), XCite Energy (XEL), Wishbone Gold (WSBN), Nyota (NYO) and West African Minerals (WAFM).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the 3 Xs who blow apart most AIM scams and frauds

Published 490 days ago

Firstly I have a problem with my box set of "The Omen" and ask for your help. I then discuss in light of today's three legal scoops with documents falling into my paws ( Strat Aero - HERE, Iofina - HERE and Golden Saint Resources - HERE) the 3Xs who help investigative journalists do their job and my encounters with all three on Quindell and other cases. At a company level I look at: Card factory (CARD), Iofina (IOF), Noricum Gold (NMG), Avanti Communications (AVN) and xCite Energy (XEL) and i also discuss why Cloudtag (CTAG) shareholders are like a swarm of wasps and what that means.  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: plagued by Mark Carney, the man delivering the Omen, Doc Holiday and other scouse riff raff

Published 491 days ago

This is my fifth attempt to record a bearcast. I am plagued by idle thieving scousers and that included Doc Holiday today and by a delivery man - is that the Omen Box set or something the Mrs has ordered? I discuss the poisonous legacy of debt Mark Carney leaves everywhere then Nyota (NYO), Trafalgar New Homes (TRAF), Billing Services (BILL) - tough luck my old pal Jim Mellon another debacle - Strat Aero (AER) and XCite Energy (XEL) and than a useless factoid on "The Omen." 

Tom Winnifrith Bonus bearcast: Cenkos fined £530,000 over Quindell fraud - assisting crime DOES pay says the FCA

Published 492 days ago

The FCA will say that fining Cenkos (CNKS)  £530,000 over the Quindell (QPP) fraud shows regulation is working. Au contraire. The narrow scope of its investigation, the failure to sanction individuals and the paltry fine show that assisting crime does pay if you work in the City. It sends out all the wrong signals and is a day of shame for the Square Mile as I explain in this podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Sound Oil, FastJet to Cloudtag, gravity cant be defied forever

Published 493 days ago

I have met with an unprecedented barrage of hate and harassment from folks in Liverpool as I describe here. Moving on from that I ad my thoughts to those of Gary Newman on Sound Energy (SOU) and Graham Neary on FastJet (FJET) and chip in with a few ideas on Motif Bio (MTFB), African Potash (FRAUD), GLI Finance (GLIF) and Cloudtag (CTAG)

Tom Winnifrith please please report me to the FCA you Glenwick owning moron

Published 493 days ago

These morons they just cannot decide how to libel me. As you can see below one Glenwick (GWIK) owning moron at one stage thinks since I have no credibility so it matters not what I say. A few minutes later he thinks loads of folks sell shares if run a story. The twit just can't make his tiny mind up. It then gets better.

Tom Winnifrith #InternationalCatDay Bearcast: at war with inbred Isle of Wighters, thieving lazy Scousers and Glenwick owning morons

Published 493 days ago

Who described me as evil today? A lazy thieving welfare scrounger ( i.e.a Scouser), an inbred chav with a low IQ (ie someone from the Isle of Wight) or the dumbest of them all, a Glenwick (GWIK) shareholder? I pissed off scousers on an industrial scale HERE,, the inbreds HERE and the uber morons on the Glenwick shareholder list HERE.  I discuss this all in today's podcast. Then it is onto IGAS and the other UK shale plays which are all racing ahead today. Then to TrakM8 (TRAK) and Aureus (AUE) before my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley intervenes in a very audible manner to remind us all of what really matters today.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I don't believe you & Meanwhile M&G does irony

Published 494 days ago

In this podcast I look at M&G and Petropavlovsk (POG), I look at Strat Aero (AERO) where I shall be upping the ante next week. And then I look at what cutting base rates means and why the economic policies of post 2008 Britain have not worked and will end in tears.

Buy Concepta at 12p and at up to 17.5p - target to sell 28p

Published 494 days ago

Investment Case: The AIM admission of Concepta (CPT) a couple of weeks ago was through a reverse takeover of shellmeister (Adam Reynolds)-saved Frontier Resources International (FRI). We backed Reynolds when he became involved in Frontier, but despite his track-record, then was clearly somewhat speculative as we awaited a deal to be delivered. Now it has and it looks like Reynolds has delivered another promising one…

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Declaration of War with Strat Aero - specific instances of fraud & crime

Published 495 days ago

Ok this is my declaration of war because the fraud and crimes at Strat Aero (AERO) concern not just this one POS AIM Casino company but also touch many other players in the game. You can read the explosive 338 page legal document we published on Friday HERE. I am amazed that some of those named in it, Zak Mir for instance, have still not read it. They should. But mark my words, what went on at Strat goes on across the AIM board every single working day. If this really blows up there are an awful lot of folks who will be sweating.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: another Vision of suffering for eternity in hell

Published 496 days ago

Earlier this week I discussed HERE how eternity in hell might involve being lectured by a ponce from Bristol City Council on Health & Safety Rules and EU regulations on child car seats. I have another vision of hell today and it involves the Mother in law, Mothercare and discussions about prams. On other, more stockmarket related matters, I discuss, in some detail, Avanti Communications (AVN), Grafenia (GRA) and Glenwick (GWIK). I have a few more words on our devastating expose earlier today (HERE) on Strat Aero (AERO) and I offer praise up to the delightfully politically incorrect Anthony Coombs of S&U (SUS) for his trading statement today covering Brexit in which he sticks it firmly to the liberal chattering classes of doomsayers.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Nightmares arrive in threes: The Mother in law at 5 PM, Avanti and African Potash

Published 497 days ago

Oakley and I are bracing ourselves for the arrival of the mother in law. Wish us luck. At least I can flee to Shipston tomorrow, my poor cat is trapped with his Pokemon. Then I look at Avanti Communications (AVN) where the shares are surging on the back of an FT report - is this bogus? I look at Messaging International (MES) where I am not interested even after the fall, Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP) and a sector read across from the dire news earlier (HERE), Scotgold (SGZ), Johnston Press (JPR) and then do some detailed maths on African Potash (AFPO) and the loan from the FD's wife which could kill it stone dead on September 1.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Brexit, data manipulation, hate crimes, house prices & Malcolm talking Foxtons cobblers

Published 497 days ago

I have been doing some work to show that the claims made by the left that Brexit has caused a sharp rise in hate crimes are at best academically flawed and thus unproven and at worst an outright lie. That leads me very directly onto claims made by Malcolm Stacey today on Brexit and house prices as he discussed Foxtons (FOXT) HERE. I take that article apart completely as my old friend is just wrong.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cloudtag, Starcom, Sunrise - Morons, like cockroaches, are everywhere & have few brain cells

Published 498 days ago

Thanks firstly to those kind folks who showed some appreciation for the introduction to yesterday's bearcast - praise is always welcome. I am still in a bad mood so watch out for some choice French as I discuss Cloudtag (CTAG), Starcom (STAR), ECR Minerals (ECR), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Conroy (CGNR), Iofina (IOF) - in detail - and Sunrise Resources (SRES) and its broker Belfort Securities. Watch out it is placing ahoy at Sunrise as I explain in detail. Just do the math!

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - in an ffing awful mood after ante-natal class

Published 499 days ago

When I go to hell it will be to spend eternity in an ante-natal class such as the two hour ordeal I endured today. I am unbelievably angry at having wasted two hours of my life on this cobblers. Moving on I look at ECR Minerals (ECR), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Avanti Communications (AVN) Eden Research (FRAUD) in the wake of the demise of its sister company Environmental Recycling (see HERE), Braveheart Investments (BRH) - run by an old Sefton man, African Potash (AFPO) and its partner in slime Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR)

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: Ding Dong the Environmental Recycling £65 million fraud Witch is dead - bring on the SFO

Published 500 days ago

Environmental Recycling Technologies (ENRT) was slung off AIM today. But the former 3DM is not telling you something rather more serious which happened 11 days ago. This is a fraud that is now officially dead;. It has cost mug punters £65 million. I explain why it is a fraud (as I did back in 2005) and I name all of those on the roll call of shame including FSA (now FCA) officials who failed investors, nomads, brokers, tipsters, managers. And I explain my next step - write to the SFO.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast: The AIM casino disgrace that is MySQUAR, I name & shame

Published 500 days ago

AIM casino dog with fleas MySQUAR (MYSQ) has today managed a small bailout placing as it teetered on the verge orf bankruptcy just 13 months after its IPO. The roll call name of shame includes pompous PR supremo Piers Pottinger who is a NED, Nomad SP Angel, brokers Mirabaud and Belfort Securities. The shares have plunged to 4p (60% down on the IPO) but are in fact worth 0p. This is a ZERO, an AIM uber-dog. I look at the red flags, talk you through the maths and name the guilty men, the establishment fuckers, the 1% who have made money as poor old private investors took it up the jacksie again. Yes I am angry and use some bad language.

And still the Quindell Bulletin Board Morons try (and fail) to put us out of business

Published 500 days ago

The FCA is set to fine Cenkos over the Quindell fraud, the FRC has thanked me as it panned Quindell for fraud, and the SFO is making good progress on the Quindell fraud yet some morons still blame me for the penury they suffer as a result of ignoring our warnings that Quenron was a fraud. These fools really do believe that Rob Terry was a good guy and, unbelievably, are still trying to put me out of business. Step forward a troll on the ADVFN Asylum posting crap under the nom de plume NickyName.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Tearing Alba apart & help with my dessert gooseberries

Published 500 days ago

I have a stack of dessert gooseberries. I know they should be in a fruit salad but I can't buy into that so want to put them into a crumble but with what? I seek answers from any gourmands or gourmets who are listening. Then I look at Alba (ALBA) in detail, its placing ahoy! I move through Northbridge Industrial (NBI), Gable (GAH) and the mystery of the dog that barked in the night, Gulf Keystone (GKP), Keller (KLR) and FastForward Innovations (FFWD).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a mad mad world is getting madder

Published 501 days ago

Negative interest rates? Mortgages for the unemployed? Theresa May and Hillary Clinton reckoning they can solve the economic mess with "new Government policies". It is a mad, mad world. And sooner or later we will face a day of reckoning for the economy, for shares and for property prices that will be brutal in a way you cannot imagine as I explain in today's podcast

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast Extra - Chatting to Britain's Buffett Nigel Wray

Published 501 days ago

On Thursday I spent much of the day with MBN, the firm run by Nigel Wray's daughter with which we are now putting on UK Investor. More details regarding April 1 2017 soon but it is all pretty exciting. On friday I had a catch up chat with Nigel and in this podcast I look at three companies we chatted about: Guscio (GUSC), Reach4Entertainment (R4E) and a new one, Franchise Brands which was born from the ashes of Myhome. Hmmmm. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Business models that are fecked - European banks to cash guzzlers on AIM

Published 502 days ago

The last podcast recorded with the audience of my father for a few days sees a few comments on how he yearns for the socialist paradise of Albania in the good old days. Whatever. I look at Nostra Terra (NTOG) and what it must do and another bear point for Avanti Communications (AVN) I had overlooked, at FastForward (FFWD) and why it is such a dog with fleas and at broken business models in both new media and the European Banks. The truth is that the Emperor's New Clothes, in both cases, really are not that impressive.

Gulf Keystone PLC More Retail Madness - sell

Published 503 days ago

When I last wrote about Gulf Keystone (GKP) I said it would be my final word on the subject but that was before Friday’s news of a $300 million bid from the Norwegian Oil company DNO, the details of which are on its website.

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end July update

Published 503 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Roland "fatty" Cornish - "oops I did it again

Published 503 days ago

I start with Gulf Keystone (GKP) and a share price driven by morons. talking of morons, London's most useless Nomad, Roland "fatty" Cornish has screwed up again. This time it is Nyota Minerals (NYO) although the real issue here is when is Nyota bust. I think it might be already. I look at Avanti and ask who is smarter: Tom Dobell of M&G, a Bulletin Board Moron or an institutional investor in bonds. I look at Koovs (KOOV), Essentra (ESNT) and Audiooboom (BOOM).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My father prepares to sink Fred Olsen

Published 505 days ago

I start with the bad news for whoever owns Fred Olsen.  I think look at Octagonal (OCT), Blur (BLUR), much ramped Keras Resources (KRS), XCite Energy (XEL), Magnolia Petroleum (MAGP), 88 Energy (88E), Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), Sareum (SAR) and then a joke IPO called Widecells (WDC), which listed yesterday and is now the subject of a ramp. Feel the stem cells. No actually don't. Just sell.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Avanti won't be playing Germany in the invasion of France role play

Published 505 days ago

I am challenged to comment on Cenkos (CNKS) as an investment in light of todays news on its role in the Quindell fraud (HERE). Okay, I do my best. Then it is on to Techfinancials (TECH), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and some friendly advice for Malcolm Stacey, Gulf Keystone (GKP), XCite Energy (XEL) and then I end with Avanti Communications (AVN) where I hope you understand the historical analogy.

Vindication for Tom Winnifrith: Cenkos to be fined up to £700,000 over Quindell fraud - not enough

Published 506 days ago

Sky News claims to have a source who says that Nomad and broker Cenkos (CNKS) is to be fined £700,000 by the FCA for its lamentable failings in the Quindell (QPP) fraud - Cenkos has now admiited that a probe is underway. Whilst I see this as another moment of vindication for my work in exposing that fraud it is simply not enough. The FCA is telling the City's banksters that turning a blind eye to white collar crime does pay. Its coke and hookers all round if this is the best that the FCA can do.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Bastards, the lawyers are always the only winners

Published 506 days ago

In this podcast I start by clarifying exacty where I stand on Nostra Terra (NTOG) then I move onto Lead All (LEAL), Blenheim Natural (BNR) and China New Energy (CNEL). Then I look at Strat Aero (AERO) where there is news from Texas ( not good). Finally a stock we own, Bluebird Merchant (BMV) and I assist you with the maths on today's cracking news.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: I don't care if Brokerman Dan used to be a ballet dancer

Published 507 days ago

I explain why there was no bearcast yesterday. Then I look at the allegations made by Brokerman Dan against Nostra Terra (NTOG) and its CEO Matt Lofgran. Nostra did itself no favours at all but insists it has done nothing wrong. I tend to believe it however... Then I look at Marechale (MAC) Servision (SEV) and Vislink (VLK)

Notes from Underground: Worth it

Published 508 days ago

Ah, Worthington tops the leaderboard again.It's a brings back those halcyon days of yesteryear: Nick Clegg was deputy prime minister in a coalition; Boris Johnson was mayor of London and stuck on ziplines rather than being told to zip it; Brexit was a funny old idea that no one would be crazy enough to begin and Worthington was producing videos like this.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Mad Bull Malcolm Stacey just so wrong about the stockmarket (again!)

Published 509 days ago

I am at my father's house in Shipston for my step mother's funeral. Their garden is magnificent and it is a wonderful day in this pretty Warwickshire town. Ahead of that I have a few words on the latest bullish offering from Malcolm Stacey - HERE. Malcolm is just plain wrong.

Purecircle gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Published 510 days ago

Last year Purecircle (PURE) earned $4 million. Since then it has lost its finance director, its chief operating officer, its broker and its auditor. There has also been no shortage of insider selling. Its market capitalization? £555 million. Welcome to the whacky world of Purecircle, purveyors of stevia, a plant-based sugar substitute.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - looking back to 2001 and forward to 5PM today

Published 510 days ago

I start by looking at the collapse of Crowdmix and how it so remoinds me of 2001 and what is says about the tech bubble, someting that is very much on my mind right now, as you can see HERE. Then I look forward to tomorrow in Shipston but more imprtantly to the demise, later today, of Worthington (WRN). I cover Ariana Resources (AAU) where I am cross and puzzled, Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) - how is the placing going Belfort? - Weatherley (WTI) and Ferrum Crescent (FCR)

Safestyle, sod Brexit scaremongering, cracking trading update

Published 510 days ago

Brexit vote fallout saw shares in retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors, Safestyle UK (SFE) decline from more than 260p towards 200p, before recovering towards 240p. The recovery has now been further aided by a half year trading update.

Petropavlovsk: Trading statement and company chat

Published 511 days ago

Most gold shares have soared over the past few months. Petropavlovsk (POG) shares, which we own, have not. At C7p we are ahead of our tip but not by much. It is disappointing and we apologise. But we have not lost faith. There are reasons for the lacklustre showing which came through in a first half trading statement and in a long chat with CEO Pavel Maslovskiy and chairman Peter Hambro.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: £2 for a fecking Guardian "Newspaper" for my Dad, I feel dirty & violated

Published 511 days ago

I had to buy another Guardian for my Dad today. Two fecking quid of my money has gone to Polly fecking Toynbee to pay for the upkeep of her fecking Tuscan castle as she lectures me about all sorts of shite. I feel dirty for buying this rag and violated by the transfer of wealth from me to Toynbee. Moving on I cover Gulf Keystone (GKP), FairFX (FFX), Osirium Technologies (OSI) which I do not get at all and contrast with Falanx (FLX) which I do very much get and whose shares we own. I also look at WH Ireland (WHI), Servision (SEV) and Easyjet (EZJ) which gives me a chance to be rude to Andrew Monk at VSA Resources.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast The blessed Mel for Dad but Steve Moore & Gary Newman fired!

Published 512 days ago

I had to buy a copy of the Guardian for Dad today and carry it home through the streets from the newsagent. How I am shamed in front of my neighbours. Meanwhile dad is reading books I own by Peter Hitchens, Niall Ferguson and Melanie Phillips and is loving them, as his inner reactionary is exposed. On the markets I look at Servision (SEV), Xtract Energy (XTR) - Steve Moore and Gary Newman you are FIRED! - Gulf Keystone (GKP), Taihua (FRAUD), Oxford Pharma (OXP), Judges Scientific (JDG) and another bad day for disgraced Roger "Ramper" Lawson of ShareSoc, Kennedy Ventures (KENV) and finally the poltroons stock of choice for today, Nyota (NYO).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I feel old after ante natal class and more Horse Hill ramping

Published 513 days ago

I spent the morning at an ante natal class with the Mrs. Hell's teeth I am a feminist don't you know? But the whole experience left me feeling just rather old and I discuss why. Then it is onto today's ramptastic news from Horse Hill and I explain what it actually means. I waltz through Gulf Keystone (GKP) - bear squeeze - Stanley Gibbons (SGI) - recovery play? - and Guscio (GUSC)  - Nigel Wray play. Then it is onto Tern (TERN), Gable (GAH), IGAS (IGAS) and Golden Saint (GSR) where I discuss why today's RNS really is just bollocks and how bulk sampling really works.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My father will need to admit to liking Theresa May

Published 514 days ago

Tomorrow my father faces his interview at the Conservative Club and I have been coaching him on what he can say as a deluded lefty to get access to the cheep beer. Elsewhere I discuss how share prices can defy gravity temporarily and why with reference to Gable Holdings (GAH) and Gulf Keystone (GKP). Then I move onto Nyota (NYO), Avanti Communications (AVN), Strat Aero (AERO) and then, in some detail, the dog run by liars that is African Potash (AFPO)

June edition of the UK Investor magazine: Should we stay or should we go? + 7 share tips

Published 515 days ago

The June edition of UK Investor Show magazine is now live featuring Sainsbury v Tesco, Brexit or in, Tom Winnifrith vs Darren Atwater, 4 buy share tips and 3 sells to 0p from Tom Winnifrith, Q&A with Alexander Mining and more. You can download your free copy below.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Shipston Bengal beckons

Published 515 days ago

In this podcast I discuss the !Industrial policy" of Theresa May, the LSE being taken over by the Krauts - a good thing - why I am still an equities bear and a few other things. Must rush. I have a takeaway from Shipston Bengal to collect for my father and me. 

Berkeley Energia: we are now almost 100% up on this share tip after DFS - more to come

Published 515 days ago

We tipped Berkeley Energia (BKY) at a 20p offer - the shares are now 39p-41p after the publication of a Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) confirming that its Salamanca project in Spain will be one of the world’s lowest cost producers capable of generating strong after tax cash flow, even during the current low point in the uranium price cycle.

Notes from Underground: Malcolm in the Middle

Published 515 days ago

I have only question this week - and that is what does Malcolm Stacey think of the Caption Contest run in his absense when he went on holidays. Some of you guys were just cruel. Hilarious, sure. But cruel.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Avanti Communications bull vs bear

Published 516 days ago

I had the weirdest of phone calls on Friday from a chap who insists that as a bear of Avanti Communications (AVN) I have got it wrong. I have spoken about his thesis to Lucian and having thought about it over lunch at the White Bear having run the gauntlet of Shipston's Bulgarian Big Issue seller, I am more sure than before that I am not wrong to remain bearish. I discuss the bull vs bear debate giving both sides of the argument and my conclusion.

K3 Business Technology - Trading Update, our share tip 100%+ ahead but stance upgraded to buy

Published 516 days ago

Drat. There is that phrase again. Results for the year to June 30th 2016 are expected to be "broadly" in line. That is stockmarket speak for "a near miss". No wonder the shares fell a tad on the announcement to 310-333p. We are well ahead of our 148p offer share tip but down on a few months ago.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - sorry this is not very good

Published 517 days ago

I look at sad events in Nice and at Metals Exploration (MTL) but sorry this really is not very good.

Begbies Results, no red flags: Buy

Published 518 days ago

Insolvency, restructuring and property services group Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced results for its year ended 30th April 2016 and that, although cautious, “the recent acquisition of the Pugh auction business, together with the Taylors valuation business, gives the opportunity for growth in earnings in the new financial year”.

Jubilee Platinum Confident update and chat with Colin Bird

Published 518 days ago

Jubilee Platinum (JLP) has updated investors on the performance of its subsidiary, Jubilee Tailings Treatment Company Pty Ltd in the three-months' ended 30 June 2016, of its chrome recovery section of the Dilokong Chrome mine tailings project and a progress update on the Hernic PGM-bearing chrome tailings project. After this Tom Winnifrith had a good chat with the chairman Colin Bird.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Insulting Froggies on Bastille Day and Morons on Gulf Keystone day

Published 518 days ago

It is of course Bastille Day and that, of course, prompts a few jokes at the expense of the Froggies. I then move into Gulf Keystone (GKP) and a spot of moron baiting and working out moron investing game theory. I then move to a detailed look at Digital Globe (DGS) before covering en passant XCite (XEL), LGO Energy (LGO), Trinity (TRIN), Circle Oil (COP), Premier Oil (PMO), IGAS (IGAS) and Nostra Terra (NTOG). I also comment on Glenwick (GWIK), 88 Energy (88E), Strat Aero (AERO) and Inspirit Energy (INSP) 

E-Therapeutics: having bagged shares from sale of Searchbolt, CEO quits

Published 519 days ago

Tom Winnifrith described the deal under which AIM-listed E-Therapeutics (ETX) repurchased a company called Searchbolt (having spun it off some while back) as stinking like a pile of rotting kippers at the height of summer. In the event, two directors of E-Therapeutics ended up with (between them) almost 3.4 million shares in the company from the transaction. Now the CEO (who accounted for 3,350,228 of those shares – plus a cash sum to cover capital gains tax) has quit with immediate effect.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: appeasing Comrade Dad with capitalist bashing at the Opera

Published 519 days ago

My deluded lefty father is sitting in the corner of the room as I record and to keep the old lefty happy I look at who has gained from the Opera Investments (OPRA) omnishambles, what the company is worth and what should be done to stop clusterfucks like this littering the PLC scene.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Follow the Money, always follow the money

Published 520 days ago

A short bearcast because of the family situation flagged up yesterday. I start with the election of Theresa May which seems to have pleased the markets BUT NOT ME!. Then I look at Orchard Funding (ORCH), IGAS (IGAS), Avanti Communications (AVN) and Golden Saint Resources (GSR)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Highland Natural at 19p, fair value 3p

Published 522 days ago

A few words on logistics then after today's debacle at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) I explain why the shares are worth just 3p (or less). Then it is onto PCG Entertainment (PGCE), Jiasen (JSI), Belfort Securities and its morality vacuum, Tungsten (TUNG), Onzima (ONZ), IGAS (IGAS) and Solo (SOLO). Finally, more than a few words about Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: You cant fix the property bubble by making it bigger

Published 522 days ago

In a wide ranging podcast I look at the bubbles in property and elsewhere and how we create bigger bubbles as we fix smaller ones. The day of reckoning can be postponed for only so long.

Why AIM’s woeful regulatory environment makes it a hotbed of FRAUD.

Published 522 days ago

It seems that we at ShareProphets are not the only people concerned about the amount of fraud we see on the London markets – and, in particular, on AIM. We have seen the horror of the biggest stockmarket fraud for thirty years (Quindell, QPP – now Watchstone, WTC) unfold before our very eyes and yet as Tom Winnifrith doggedly banged on the doors of AIM Regulation and the FCA they did nothing and the frauds continued unchecked for far longer than they otherwise would.

Notes from Underground: King of the North

Published 523 days ago

Oy vey. It's been a week since Tom has walked away from editing the site, and yet five out of the top-10 stories are Tom's Bearcasts. And he didn't even record them every day.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the curse of the tipster, commercial suicide

Published 523 days ago

In this podcast I discuss pruning here in Bristol, an update on the Gooseberry crumble and then the lessons about how folks behave as investors or rather gamblers we can learn from the Worthington (WRN) fraud which must now be brown bread as explained HERE earlier today following news on Friday. That section also mentions Cloudtag (CTAG) and tech stocks. Then I look at commercial suicide, the curse of the tipster and Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV).

IGAS PLC Hot on the Heels of Gulf Keystone. Sell at 12.5p

Published 523 days ago

As Gulf Keystone (GKP) sputters toward its inevitable fate, the hunt is on to spot the next equity wipeout in this space. There are quite a few runners and riders. I mentioned Xcite (XEL) a while back and Premier Oil (PMO) is also in the frame.  My nap however is Igas Plc (IGAS) as the next for the chop.

China fraud LED International Holdings and AIM Rule 41: when a rule isn’t a rule at all

Published 524 days ago

ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty member LED International Holdings (LED) has been suspended from trading since 22 Dec 2015 – we are well into month seven of suspension, then. AIM Rule 41 says: “The Exchange will cancel the admission of AIM securities where these have been suspended from trading for six months”. Yet LED has still not been given the order of the boot by AIM Regulation. I dropped our friendly Oxymorons a line….

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Gooseberry Crumble, Avanti crumbles

Published 525 days ago

I have spent the morning getting twitter grief for this article but the one polite twitter enquiry concerns BoxHill (BOX) and I answer that in this podcast as well as explaining why shares are both up and down since Brexit - it all depends how you look at it. I also cover Gulf Keystone (GKP), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) and Avanti Communications (AVN), I meant to talk about Bovis (BVS) but forgot. I shall try to remember tomorrow when I am down to make a gooseberry crumble. I shall report back on that over the weekend.

Tom Winnifrith bonus bearcast - 14 Red Flags you may have missed At Avanti Communications

Published 525 days ago

I would expect the collapse in the Avanti Communications (AVN) share price to continue. You cannot say this site did not warn you. In this bonus bearcast I run through 14 red flags which apply to Avanti and which I managed to jot down in less than ten minutes. Drat! I missed an obvious 15th: the promise to move from AIM to the Main Market. It did not happen. Companies that promise the jump but don't make it (think Quindell) are always red flagged.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My father worries he may be a victim of the peasants revolt

Published 525 days ago

On my personal website I have a podcast HERE about how Chilcot exposes the establishment/rest of us divide again and how this will create even more anger as the war criminal Blair walks free. My father, who is lisening to me record today, fears that he is in the firing line as a member of the establishment. I then move onto the omnishambles Boxhill (BOX), Portmeirion (PMP), Vislink (VLK), Igas (IGAS), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), lie and jam tomorrow producer African Potash (AFPO), Frontier Resources (FRI) and finally onto the fraudsters Eden Research (EDEN) where I will be asking for your help, dear listeners, tomorrow. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am terribly sorry Mr Moron but it will not be different this time

Published 526 days ago

Thanks for the messages about the family issues - hence the lack of bearcast yesterday. There will be other days like that in the next few weeks. I start with a look at Vislink (VLK) where I imagine no-one has any sympathy for the greedy bastards in charge. Then I try to explain why it is never "different this time" as I look at three bubbles bursting: tech, commercial and residential property and I discuss Cloudtag (CTAG) in the midst of that.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - its all about cash & shagging Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders

Published 529 days ago

It seems that Dallas Cowboys News likes my tweets on the matter of its cheerleaders so I talk about them again. Then I move on to ECR Minerals (ECR), Servision (SEV) and the spivs at Belfort Securities, Gulf Keystone (GKP), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Clarkson (CKSN), XCite Energy (XEL) and TrakM8 (TRAK) 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Gulf Keystone toast & shagging Cheryl Cole & the entire Dallas Cowboys cheerleading squad

Published 529 days ago

It looks as if shareholders will very soon hear the final grim news at Gulf Keystone (GKP). I first said sell at 180p and have been given grief all the way down. Folks can line up to apologise to me in an orderly queue. I discuss who is to blame and what happens next. Then it is onto the reason Brexit is not the real issue, there is an elephant in the room and its European but its on the other side of the channel. That takes me to the UK deficit, Cheryl and the cheerleaders and my stance on equities.

A regulatory rant - the FCA is not fit for purpose

Published 529 days ago

When Gotham City published its now infamous report on Quindell, a copy of which was sent to the FCA and the Serious Fraud Office, it was OVER a year later that any action was taken and this despite a high profile campaign against it by Tom Winnifrith Shareprophets and, to a far lesser extent, Dan McCrum at the FT which, in the case of Shareprophets, included many specific allegations of fraud and open exhortations to the FCA to do something about it.

FDM Group shares plunge - here is why you should buy

Published 529 days ago

Post the Brexit vote and the profits warning from Interquest (0ITQ) shares in FDM (FDM) stood at 550p. They are now 450p. I have a private email from a top City analyst which explains the fall but also why the shares are cheap and a buy. It reads:

Tom Winnifrith BearCast - the FCA has been investigating me for the past few weeks - poltroons

Published 531 days ago

In this podcast I relay to you news of an investigation which has now closed into me and others relating to InternetQ. It shows the sinister powers the FCA has and uses but also the crass stupidity of the regulators in pursuing such an obviously flawed investigation. Not only was I 100% innocent but I was demonstrably so. What makes the fact that these fascist poltroons go after an investigative journalist who has busted so many frauds is that the FCA has not gone after the frauds despite me handing it evidence on a plate. I refer to Quindell, 3DM ( where in its FSA days it actually helped protect the fraudsters), Globo and Sefton This has meant that investors have been screwed as a result. The FCA is not fit for purpose 

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end June update

Published 531 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Once a Fraud always a Norfolk (Eden) & Fisking Belfort Securities Research

Published 531 days ago

Ahead of my hot date with the most amazing woman tonight I am just counting down the hours. Meanwhile I contemplate the nature of fraud with explicit reference to Eden Research (EDEN) which - pro tem - retains its AIM listing. I am sure PR fecking genius Paul Queenie McManus won't like what I say but he can just go chat to his BB Moron pals, smear me again and go fuck himself. Moving on I do a complete fisking of a "corporate hold" ( ie sell as fast as you can) research note from Belfort Securities on piece of Turkish Servision (SEV). Yes this podcast contains yet more quite appalling language.

Filthy 40: Hooray! ANOTHER Nomad resignation as Eastbridge joins Death Row

Published 531 days ago

Three strikes and you’re out: ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty Eastbridge Investments (EBIV) – the former China Wonder and then Quihang – announced the resignation this morning of its Nomad, Northland Capital Partners, with immediate effect. The shares are consequently suspended, and if no replacement is found within a month then it is lethal injection time. Mind you, there is a rather more pressing deadline in ten days, in that Eastbridge will be given the boot anyway if it can’t fulfil its investing policy as an AIM investment company by then. Since that was reliant on some hare-brained plan to raise more cash, that surely will now not happen. In short, Eastbridge is toast.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast- After 11 Years 3DM your boys took one hell of a beating...next up Eden

Published 532 days ago

It was 11 years ago that 3DM as was, Environmental Recycling (ENRT) as is and its sister company Eden Research (EDEN) were sending me lawyers letters. Both were frauds. Both are still frauds. Today Environmental lost its Nomad and as it is bust it is game over. Now I am going for Eden but in this podcast I tell the amazing story of both frauds, explain who was involved and is disgraced, accuse certain City folks of lying and worse as part of the cover up and demonstrate why this should have ended years ago but did not down to failings ( again) at AIM Regulation as well as disgraced Nomad WH Ireland. I warn you there is some bad language as I am pretty emotional right now. Enjoy, this is no holds barred stuff and it will shock you.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: No-one is watching O'Clock Results from Servision - it is bust

Published 532 days ago

I warn you that this podcast uses bad language as I am unspeakably angry about the numbers from AIM cesspit posterboy Servision (SEV). In so many ways its results, which were issued at no-one is watching O'clock yesterday, are a disgrace. At least it is prepared to admit to some of the financial crimes against humanity which I have accused it of. But it is clearly bust and I comment on its numbers, on what the directors and auditors say, on its partial admission of guilt and on the reprehensible behaviour of Jon Bellis and his colleagues at Belfort Securities around the time of the (grossly misleading) interims of 30 September. The target price is 0p as this company is almost bust and truly is a piece of Turkish.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 4 stocks worth 0p - Servision, CNEL, PCGE & Jiasen

Published 532 days ago

Are you listening Jon Bellis at Belfort Securities? You know your form is acting for fraudsters and shite companies yet you are happy for Belfort to keep banking the retainers. This is morally wrong. How do you sleep at night? In this podcast I discuss four stocks that are each worth 0p: Jiasen (FRAUD) - broker Belfort Securities, Servision (SEV) - where are your crooked accounts? Broker Belfort Securities, China New Energy (CNEL) a fraud, broker the disgraced Daniel Stewart and PCG Entertainment (PCGE) another China Norfolk, broker Belfort Securities.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast 29 June: Dedicated to a miracle baby 15 today

Published 533 days ago

Fifteen years ago today my daughter was born weighing just 1lb 4 oz. Jim Mellon still has the photos on the old t1ps server but for some reason his organisation refused to send them back despite repeated requests. Miserable bastrads the lot of them. Anyhow this bearcast is dedicated to that miracle baby, my daughter. On the agenda, the numerous AIM suspensions today, including the FRAUD Environmental Recycling (ENRT) which is now on a double suspension, plus Fitbug (FITB) and a detailed look at CloudTag (CTAG) and the strange nutjobs ramping the shares which are a storming sell.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: crack whores like Eden, Golden Saint & Cloudtag as Polly Toynbee spikes Stockmarket

Published 534 days ago

The worst newspaper in the world in the truth and analysis department is the Guardian and its worst columnist is the loathsome haridan Polly Toynbee. Silly Polly has today caused the stockmarket to surge as I explain. I then move onto FastJet (FJET), Teathers Financial (TEA), Tern (TERN) & Nigel's dynamite expose today and an array of AIM crack whores: Servision (SEV), Eden Research (EDEN) and Cloudtag (CTAG). Warning: this podcast contains some very bad language.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - how much does a fishing rod cost?

Published 535 days ago

I ask that question just to make a point about discretionary consumer spending and as part of a discussion about Fishing Republic (FISH). I also cover Domino's Pizza (DOM),  Biome (BIOM), Foxtons (FOXT), EasyJet (EZJ) as well as more post Brexit coverage following up on points made at the weekend HERE 

If you missed it - Tom Winnifrith recording as lightning strikes his house in Greece

Published 535 days ago

If you are not one of our weekend readers you may have missed the drama of the thunderstorm in Greece which hit my house. As I recorded the Saturday bearcast lightning hit the small hovel in which I live in the Taygetus mountains. It is all too audible in the podcast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Go ahead start sacking the investment bankers, I'd pay to watch

Published 536 days ago

No lightning strikes today, thank God. What was he punishing me for? I start by discussing Richard Poulden's excellent letter on why folks are so angry so backed Brexit, but it is a wider issue as you can read here. Then I discuss liquidity in an investment company's portfolio, ref Teathers Financial (TEA) and finally I challenge the banks to make good their Brexit threat to fire investment banksters. I will pay for a ticket to watch but I explain why it was always a spoof. It won't happen.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Chatting to Mark Slater & struck by lightning mid recording

Published 537 days ago

Well that is a first. You can hear mid recording how my house was struck by lightning. The light flickered, the crash was audible and plaster fell from the ceiling around me. What is God punishing me for? Do not answer that. Elsewhere I look at company's reporting in a tardy fashion next week and what that means and a chat with Mark Slater on Brexit and shares. 

Prime People results - check out that yield

Published 537 days ago

Recruiter Prime People (PRP) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that“current activity is resilient across the group”. The results show a pre-tax profit of £2.15 million on net fee income more than 20% higher than in the prior year, at £12.28 million, generating earnings per share of 13.84p, up from 9.28p. The dividend per share was maintained at 8.84p.

Tom Winnifrith Independence day Bearcast 3 - housebuilders vs gold miners

Published 538 days ago

In the third bearcast of today's trilogy celebrating Independence Day I look at stocks or rather at two sectors - gold miners and house builders. One is soaring the other tanking. Is this all Brexit related? Or any of it? Could both trends accelerate? I focus on the house builders and explain exactly how bubbles collapse and this is a bubble. But do not blame Brexit for the collapse. All bubbles have to implode in the end. 

Tom Winnifrith Independence day Bearcast Part 2: Political panto, sterling & the stockmarket

Published 538 days ago

Earlier, in Independence Day Bearcast part 1, I looked at how we the people had given the elites a well deserved kicking on the Brexit poll and what that says for Europe as a whole. Now I turn to the political panto but more importantly to waht happens to Sterling and the stockmarket and I mention a few stocks featuring today. Don't panic but be realistic is the message.

Tom Winnifrith Independence day Bearcast part 1 - the little people over-rule the elite

Published 539 days ago

There are three bearcasts today on Independence day. The first looks at how the little people, the have nots told the elite where to stick it. This could start a trend across the EU for we plebs in the UK have more in common with the plebs of France or Holland than with our own elite of media, business, political, artistic, academic and bankster interests. The same is true across the channel. I discuss why the mood is so angry and after 41 years this is family business finished and I celebrate.

We'd like to be right behind Liz Hurley - Vote Brexit today

Published 539 days ago

Liz Hurley has released a charming new portrait below as she has explained why she is voting for Brexit. Your current and next editors (Tom Winnifrith & Steve Moore) stand firm with Ms Hurley and urge you to ignore all the lies from Dodgy Dave Cameron and have faith in your own country, the word's fifth largest economy, and in your countrymen and countrywomen. Please vote to leave the EU today. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: My wife's sneering, patronising, elitist, lefty pals drive me up the wall

Published 539 days ago

Some of my wife's pals are such patronising bastards. They work in the public sector, read the fecking Guardian and are so fucking self righteous they can drive me up the wall as they let it be known that they just know what is good for the rest of us, we ignorant oiks. Today they sent my blood pressure soaring as I explain HERE. Then it is onto Glenwick (GWIK) and why the poltroons can't get their maths right and African Potash (AFPO) which is worth 0p. Finally a division with my daughter & her mother, Big Nose, looms, it is Wales vs Northern Ireland.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: IGAS this is a disaster & a last passionate appeal on Brexit

Published 540 days ago

I start this bearcast by being nice to a bunch of folks: the bosses of Nostra Terra (NTOG), Mirada (MIRA), a junior doctor and British Airways. Then I explain why today's news from IGAS is a disaster and heralds the shares being toast. Then take apart African Potash (AFPO) after being goaded by a poltroon on twitter. Finally a final impassioned but reasoned plea to you all to ignore the lies and smears and have faith in yourself and your country and to vote for Brexit tomorrow

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - I am utterly fecked off with everyone

Published 541 days ago

I am not writing much today as I am 100% fecked off with everyone especially Ben Turney, Jason Drummond and lyin' George Osborne. Instead I finished my olive pruning. I think I am going to quit writing and become a full time olive pruner. I discuss Teathers Financial (TEA), the Brexit vote, Photo-Me (PHTM), Chemring (CHG), Churchill Mining (CHL), xCite Energy (XEL) and dog spreadbetting waste of space London Capital (LCG)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Drown all cat haters including my brother in law

Published 542 days ago

I am back in from the fields where I have been labouring in 40 degree plus heat. Today I offer a few thoughts on Circassia (CIR) and the risks folks just dont seem to appreciate of a) biotech and b) backing stock selections of star fund managers, in this case Neil Woodford - who incidentally is clearly a very talented chap. I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP), XCite Energy (XEL), China Frauds and then in some detail at Blur (BLUR). For further info on its brain dead dickhead of a PR man Dominic Barretto go HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Cancer, Fewer Bearcasts & Articles & Advanced Oncotherapy

Published 543 days ago

I start with a few personal issues and then in this bearcast I explain why the mountain list of red flags at cancer play Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) matter but what will be the killer blow and when I shall deliver it.

Norcros strong results - buy

Published 543 days ago

Supplier of branded showers, taps, bathroom accessories, tiles and adhesives, Norcros (NXR) has announced results for its year ended 31st March 2016 and that “with our leading market positions, portfolio of strong brands, continued new product investment and self-help initiatives focused on market share gain, the board remains confident that the group should continue to make further progress for the year ending 31 March 2017”.

Notes from Underground: Show Me the Money!

Published 543 days ago

Two hard days in the pizza business gave me a roaring headache on Friday, so I crossed Clerkenwell Road to the Sainsbury's for some pain reliever.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Brexit Bollocks from Gary Newman and the stench from Strat Aero & Regent Pacific (i.e Plethora)

Published 544 days ago

I start with a discussion on how the sad events in Yorkshire may sway the Brexit vote before turning to Gary Newman's nonsense earlier today about Brexit, house prices and Foxtons (FOXT). Then it is onto a detailed look at Strat Aero (AERO) and also Regent Pacific, the new owner of Plethora (PLE) and in both cases its red flags ahoy big time.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Teathers/Drummonds/MediaCorp scandal the darkest day yet for the useless bastards at AIM Regulation

Published 544 days ago

The earlier piece on the Drummonds, Nilesh Jagatia and the Media Corp scandal needs to be read in full. What horrifies me is that it shows that AIM Regulation knew everything in July 2014 but failed to act.  The Bogus Sheriff of AIM, Marcus Stuttard, should either resign on Monday morning or find out who failed to protect investors, sack him and agree to compensate anyone who has lost money in Teathers Financial (TEA) and possibly Inspirit (INSP) as well. I warn you that I use bad language in this bonus podcast as I am furious with the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation over this appalling failure.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 40 degree heat with the snakes including Phil Crawford of Lombard Risk

Published 545 days ago

I start with the murder of Jo Cox MP and the disgusting way EU suporters are using it to lie and smear as you can read HERE. In Greece today it is 40 degrees plus and I am a sweating wreck after a session of olive pruning, braving the snakes which brings me to Phil "InterX" Crawford of Lombard Risk Management (LRM) and the question he has to answer NOW. Elsewhere I look at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) following up on this piece, C-Dialogues (CDOG), XCite Energy (XEL) - all shout Timber!!!!!! - Scancell (SCLP) and the uber dog Mkango Resources (MKA).

Shoe Zone - no slip up with results

Published 546 days ago

Value footwear retailer with 518 stores across the UK and Ireland, Shoe Zone (SHOE) has announced results for its half year ended 2nd April 2016 and that “the group has traded in line with management's expectations since the period end and the board continues to look to the future with confidence”. Its another solid share tip from us but there is more to come.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - one week to Brexit?

Published 546 days ago

Well fingers crossed anyway - I cannot claim to be hiding my views! The Mrs flies back to the UK today so normal full work service resumes tonight. Pro tem I have comments on Vast Resources (VAST), Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), PHSC (PHSC), XCite Energy (XEL), Gulf Keystone (GKP), Totally (TLY) and Skil Ports & Logistics (SPL).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - is Highlands Natural the biggest scam on the AIM casino?

Published 547 days ago

In today's bearcast I start with a brief look at Highlands Natural Resources (HNR), explaining why I knew it was a wrong 'un as soon as I saw who its management team included. I have two follow up articles on today's collapse to come but suffice to say that at anything above a couple of pence its shares are a slam dunk sell. I also look at Aureus Mining (AUE), cover Servelec (SERV) and what it says about equities in general. Steve covers it in detail very well HERE. Then it is onto Fitbug (FITB) and how today's scandal at Thor Mining (THR) begs AIM for a big change in the rules to stop mug punters getting shafted as poor Paul Scott was at Cyan (CYAN). I also have another warning of doom and more questions for Lord Tim Razzall of disgraced Boxhill (BOX) - target price 0p.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Oy Oy Paul Scott - what the feck is happening at TrakM8

Published 548 days ago

Why are shares in TrakM8 (TRAK) plunging. This is not a "Winni-wobble." The company needs to make a statement either officially or via its spokesman on earth, Paul Scott. Elsewhere, after a visit to Mistra which was amazing, I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP), death merely postponed, Avanti Communications (AVN ) - ditto - Edenville Energy (EDL) ditto and Cyan (CYAN) where I explain who is shafting Joe Retail: brokers and management. 

Don't be a Bulletin Board Moron - get free copy of new Tom Winnifrith book

Published 549 days ago

Get the new ebook by Tom Winnifrith out next week, 22 Mistakes ALL investors in shares must avoid (Don't be a Bulletin Board Moron). ORDER NOW FOR DELIVERY WITHIN 24 HOURS

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 1200 Miss World Contestants and Harriet Harman are on stage and you MUST go on a date with 1 of them - who would you pick?

Published 549 days ago

The Mrs is sitting in the room and thinks my analogy is a bit sexist. Fecking political correctness gone mad, that is what I say. In today's bearcast I cover, in some detail, African Potash (AFPO), Avanti Communications (AVN) and Fitbug (FITB).

Fusionex What’s Wrong with the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange?

Published 550 days ago

Many years ago, in order to close a short position in Leeds United after it had gone bust, I bought stock for a nominal sum off Leeds City Council, and remember thinking it a little strange that it had invested tax payers hard earned cash in such a dodgy enterprise.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: The warnings of Soros & the Wonderful Mrs

Published 550 days ago

Struggling to think what to say, the Mrs suggests that I tell you how wonderful she is. That is surely self evident. I then move onto Carolyn Fairbairn the head of the CBI who is not wonderful. She is in fact truly ghastly as I explain. Then it is onto the grim warnings from George Soros, amazing poll data from France and how we should reposition our portfolios accordingly.

Notes from Underground: Scam capital of the World

Published 550 days ago

Today's story by Cynical Bear regarding Leni Gas Cuba's move to the TSX Venture Exchange from the ISDX brings back some old memories.  The TSX Venture Exchange is the successor to the wild west run Vancouver Stock Exchange, which Forbes magazine called "The Scam Capital of the World." 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Good journalism is not insider dealing & how to make money when we win the Brexit vote

Published 551 days ago

I start with a look at how in stockmarket terms insanity begets insanity. No this is not how David Lenigas thinks of me and my mother but our case study here is Highland Natural Resources (HNR). I think explain why good journalism, that is to say breaking stories that are price sensitive, is not breaking the law. Finally as the polls move our way I ponder how you make money when team Brexit wins the EU referendum. One reason why I think we might win is how Labour voters are shifting and that is covered in a podcast on my own website HERE.

Avesco - very strong results still a buy

Published 552 days ago

Avesco Group (AVS) has announced results for its half year ended 31st March 2016 and that “with net debt now at historically low levels and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to come over the summer, the outlook for the group remains very positive”.

Distil, FY results good now watch operational gearing kick in big time!

Published 552 days ago

Distil (DIS), the owner of premium drinks brands including Blackwoods Gin and Vodka, RedLeg Spiced Rum, Blavod Black Vodka, Diva Vodka and Jago's Vanilla Cream Liqueur, has announced results for its year ended 31stMarch 2016 and that “we look forward to further growing revenues and expanding the reach of our brands over the coming year”.

Friday Caption Contest: Morbidly Obese 3 legged cat on Farage

Published 552 days ago

I, Tom Winnifrith, may be in Greece and have voted anyway so what about those yet to vote such as my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley? Oakley scored last night's Boris vs the three witches contest as a win for Brexit but what about Farage's showing earlier in the week. The best caption for the picture below wins a signed photo from Oakley. The deadline is midnight tonight (Friday). Post away in the comments section.  

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boxhill now not an invitation to sell but an obligation - it goes legal

Published 552 days ago

We start with Boxhill (BOX) chaired by Lord Razzall who still refuses to answer 10 questions from Cynical Bear. The company has now gone legal. It is utterly uninvestable. Then I look at Wandisco (WAND) - which schmucks backed its placing today? I also cover FastJet (FJET), Fox Marble (FOX) and Nighthawk (HAWK)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ahead of a trip to Paddy's House

Published 553 days ago

The excitement mounts - we are soon off to vist the house of superhero Paddy Leigh Fermor as I explain HERE. Ahead of that I look at: Ascent Resources (AST), Volex (VLX), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), African Potash (AFPO), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), Fastjet (FJET). Aureus Mining (AUE) and China New Energy (CNEL).

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast- China Fraud specialist Paul Shackleton & the accounts cock up at Croma

Published 554 days ago

He has emerged again from under another stone. Now at disgraced WH Ireland (WHI), Shackleton represent a company called Croma (CSSG) which has not covered itself in glory today. I take a detailed look under its bonnet. Ho Ho ho. I do the same for Ambrian (AMBR) where Richard "piggy" Chase once worked and then discuss Nyota (NYO) which he trainwrecked suggesting a fair price for the placing it urgently needs. Ouch! And there are a few words on corporate governance, executive greed and Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO)

Tom Winnifrith's shortest bearcast ever: putting the Mrs first & flagging up Advanced Oncotherapy is "in sights"

Published 555 days ago

This is, I think, my shortest bearcast ever as I flag up that Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is "in sights". Sorry Malcolm but it is acceptable to be bearish on a cancer stock. But the real message is that the Mrs is now looking very big and its time to put her first.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: On the toast rack are CIC Gold, xCite and Gulf Keystone & what's happening at TrakM8?

Published 556 days ago

There may not be a bearcast tomorrow. It is all down to the arrival of the Mrs as I explain. Meanwhile I look at Gulf Keystone (GKP) and XCite (XEL). The best time to kick a man is when he is down. So says Evil Knievil. And that applies to these two oilers where events are moving fast and the shares are near enough certs to be toast already. CIC Gold (CICG) is in an even worse state and today's RNS is a shambles. The curse of boy scout mugger Stuart Bromley strikes again. It is doomed. Then I discuss what, if anything, is wrong at TrakM8 (TRAK). Then a question raised by the share price move on Friday at ADVFN (AFN).

Bulletin Board Moron of the Week - I am Spartacus, No you are all Tom Winnifrith

Published 557 days ago

Cynical Bear has discovered a gem of madness on the LSE Asylum. It seems that if anyone posts a bearish piece on this website it does not matter who the author is named as, the piece was actually written by me, Indeed I am a busy chap because such loons are also convinced that I spend my entire day posting bearish comments on various bulletin boards under various nom de plumes. Hmmmmm why get paid to write when you can post crap for free...why didn't I think of that before?

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Inspired by a wavering wife: the full case for Brexit on June 23

Published 557 days ago

My wife is wavering as to how she should vote on June 23rd. I hope I answer her points in this podcast as well as many others and explain why a Britain outside the EU would be better off, more democratic and more open to being part of a wider world. A free Britain can stand on its own two feet and thrive and be a far better member of the world community. I do hope that you all ignore the horrible smears and lies from Project Fear and vote, as I have done already, for Brexit on June 23.

Begbies Traynor - good bolt on: buy

Published 557 days ago

Begbies Traynor (BEG) has announced an initial £2 million, and up to £4.625 million, acquisition of Pugh & Co, the largest firm of commercial property auctioneers operating outside of London, with regular auctions held in Leeds and Manchester.

Notes from Underground: Who are the real rats and snakes?

Published 557 days ago

Over on TomWinnifrith.com, Tom writes about the latest person who has annoyed the Daily Mail (and thus, Tom), drinking ouzo down the Kambos pub, and waging the WW III against snakes and rats.

Fox Marble Results - no shock we knew they would be poor: the shares remain a buy

Published 557 days ago

Having previously warned, calendar year 2015 results from Fox Marble (FOX) are unsurprisingly “disappointing”, though the Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier emphasises that it is now“seeing the results of our efforts in establishing our product in key marketplaces throughout the world and the benefit or having our marble actually installed in developments”.

Good news indeed from IRC for Petropavlovsk - buy

Published 558 days ago

Petropavlovsk (POG) has welcomed latest news from its Hong Kong-listed associate company, IRC, as “a significant step forward in bringing K&S into full commercial production during Q3 2016”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - where has all the money gone at Teather's Financial?

Published 558 days ago

In today's bearcast I look at Inspirit (INSP) and Teathers Financial (TEA) and the common threads that show why both bring shame on AIM and are uninvestable. I then look at Teathers and ask where has all the money gone and what is it trying to hide? And I explain to two prize twits what a flip flop means. 

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - sticking it to Mayair, Jupiter Energy and in fact all Australians bar Kylie

Published 559 days ago

In today's podcast I start with a few words on Greece as I head up to the Greek Hovel and the snakes. Then I move through TrakM8 (TRAK), Avanti Communications (AVN) and onto Boxhill (BOX). Lord Razzall: we will give you the day off to compose a resignation (in disgrace) letter, there are two more bombshells for you but they can wait until the weekend. I look at Bushveld (BMN), Jupiter Energy (JPRL) - and what its crisis says about oil companies in general - and finally I spend a good time taking apart Mayair Group (MAYA)

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - The Times Newspaper, financial journalists are part of the problem not the solution to crooked markets

Published 560 days ago

I start by analysing a very odd paragraph concerning Aureus Mining (AUE) in the Times Market Report. Then it is onto Boxhill (BOX) which is a zero, Lord Tim Razzall you are "in sights" there is more to come. Then it is onto Armadale (ACP), Purecircle (PURE) and FastJet (FJET), oh Duck & Dive where are you? It's time to say "sorry TW was right, as usual - I am sorry for daring to suggest that his analysis was wrong."

ShareProphets readers tips for 2016 competition - end May update

Published 560 days ago

Having asked for readers tips for 2016 for the amazing prize of lunch or dinner with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected a buy & sell pick and those to be listed on the LSE or on the AIM Casino)...

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Boxhill, Avanti, Eden, the race to ZERO

Published 561 days ago

Ho Ho Ho, documents regarding Boxhill (BOX) have now arrived at Sheriff Towers. Can you hear me Lord Tim Razzall, are you sweating yet? I think Boxhill will beat Avanti Communications (AVN) and Eden Research (EDEN) to zero but all three are fighting hard to win and are discussed in detail. I look at Ascent (AST), Fusionex (FXI), Falcon Acquisitions (FAL) and Challenger Acquisitions (CHAL). Woof Woof Mark Gustafson.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Saying the unsayable - Advanced Oncotherapy is surely a massive sell

Published 562 days ago

You can't be critical of shares in companies that are fighting cancer or of ones beloved by Bulletin Board Morons and Malcolm Stacey. Yes I can! Sorry but shares in Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) are surely a stonking sell. Then I cover PCG Entertainment (PCGE), and with reference to Teathers (TEA) I look at Boxhill (BOX) which will go to zero one way or another. I have a few comments on Highlands Natural Resources (HNR) but flag up that I am penning a piece tomorrow

Gulf Keystone Petroleum - Revelations: The Final Judgement

Published 563 days ago

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

It is with no small sense of humility that I disclose a token short position in Gulf Keystone Petroleum.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Answering the Question asked by the Daily Mail

Published 563 days ago

I prepare for a celebration lunch with lefties in the grim North. Woe is me. But my mind wanders to what else was happening in 1966? I am really not on the ball today. Then I ask how can we say that investors are protected if fraudster Rob Terry can raise cash for his Knob Park ponzi via crowdfunding? Then I answer the question in today's Daily Mail (a loathsome rag) - in a low interest rate era should you pay off your mortgage?

Highlands Natural Resources begs to be shorted

Published 565 days ago

Every once in a while a share price goes ballistic for no discernable reason other than retail investors firmly grasping the wrong end of the stick. Invariably reality soon sets in, and although timing is a bit hit and miss, shorting such situations almost always pays off.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - My Grandfather will spin in his grave as my father & I vote on Brexit today

Published 565 days ago

I am back in the UK for the 50th Wedding Anniversary of my in-laws but on the way to the Grim North today my father says that he will be filling out his Brexit referendum postal vote in front of me. Touche, I have my papers too and will fill in my vote. Back in 1975 my father's father was a spokesman for leave. He will be spinning in his grave as his son, but not his grandson, votes today. I discuss that. Then I move onto Nick Hewer trying to stop old folks being scammed by unregulated boiler rooms. But what about regulated scammers. I go back to poor Mr Bagot, WH Ireland (WHI) and John Molyneux a broker who has retired a rich man having trashed the savings of Mr Bagot and others. Why is Molyneux not being hauled up before someone? What message does that send out?

Notes from Underground: The Circle Game

Published 565 days ago

OMG. This week's top 10 literally contains of Chris Oil, Brexit, Globo, Paul Scott, Quindell, plus Bearcasts. It's a perfect storm of ShareProphet's reader fantasies. At our next staff retreat/Global Shorting Conspiracy meeting, I'm going to suggest to Tom that he just dedicates his Bearcast each day to one of those topics: Monday: Chris Oil, Tuesday: Quindell, etc.

Reach4Entertainment - results: buy

Published 566 days ago

New York and London theatre and entertainment media company, Reach4Entertainment (R4E) has announced results from a “milestone” 2015 and is now “confident that the company has a solid platform from which to progress in the coming years”.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Sam Antar accounting lessons, for me, Rob Terry & Lombard

Published 566 days ago

Recording in Kalamata, I have one last day in sunny Greece before I head back to the UK for five days of family time. Boo hiss.  I start with another reminder of how thick some AIM folk are - London Capital (LCG). Then I look at the different way that private and public businesses account for profits running through how Sam Antar cooked the books at Crazy Eddie's. That makes me reflect on accruals causing me to examing the balance sheet of Lombard Risk (LRM) as Phil "InterX" Crawford drives it onto the rocks and also how Robert Simon Terry accounted for industrial deafness, something that will send him to gaol.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast- Some folks trading AIM stocks are so fecking stupid: I don't believe it

Published 566 days ago

I was pruning my first olive tree of the day and heard a noise behind me. Fearing the worst I turned and it was a tortoise which just sat there blinking at me. It was a special moment. That tortoise is smarter than idiots buying Circle Oil (COP) shares today. FFS how thick some folks are. Then I move onto Nature Group (NGR), Boxhill (BOX), Blenheim Natural Resources (BNR), Gable (GAH) and Wishbone (WSBN). Then a section on a PR man telling me what I should or should not be writing about Watchstone (WTG) The fecking cheeky bastard should stick to being an evil spinmeister and leave journalism to the professionals. Maybe PRs dont want us writing about an admission of £100 million fraud on AIM and would rather we just eprinted their lies/press releases? It is just not the way I work!

Distil - US clearance received for RedLeg spiced rum which means...

Published 566 days ago

I am not a great lover of rum but the US market is much bigger in both absolute and relative to population terms than the British one. It matters. Thus it is good news that Distil's (DIS) RedLeg spiced rum has been approved for sale in the USA by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the TTB.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: A bad day for family Bick as Gable crashes & UKOG places ( Told Ya!)

Published 567 days ago

I start off with Avanti Communications (AVN) the spoof share purchase by uber bombastic CEO David "taffy" Williams and Lucian celebrating as the shares slide. Then it is onto a bad day for the Bick brothers. Baby Bick spins for Gable (GAH), Thirsty Bick spins for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and I comment on both. I touch on POS Magnolia (MAGP) where it is almost certainly placing ahoy then it is onto LXB Retail (LXB), Prospex Oil (PXOG), Hostelworld (HSW) and finally a detailed comment on Nyota (NYO).

Paul Scott's fantasy - let's get this straight

Published 568 days ago

Given how a number of followers of lyin' Paul Scott went onto twitter last night to retweet or like tweets about me which were simply untrue I feel the need to publish a private email which, I fear, shows that the blogger wwas just making things up. I do so merely to protect my own reputation. It all stems from Cyan.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Dealing with the PLC Bullshitters like Lorne from FastForward

Published 568 days ago

More stilly tweets from free speech deniers Paul Scott prompt a further defence of an unmuzzled press. I deal with Paul's bizarre conversion to totalitarianism and Cyan in a seperate podcast here. Lorne Ebony of FastForward (FFWD) asks you to accept that black is white. It isn't and his shares are a sell. I look at Gable (GAH) where a free press that warned you all is vindicated. Maybe some folks think I should not have let you know? I cover Marks & Spencer (MKS) and its problems before dealing with grossly overvalued Nyota (NYO) and its boardroom coup.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Eden I am not "warned off" - results out - it is a fraud

Published 568 days ago

Eden Research (EDEN) had results yesterday. Drunken Sailor says that BB Morons reckon that I have been warned off with legal threats and so am not saying anything. Au contraire, I just missed them. I'd love to see the Eden bitchez in court, It all ended so well for them and the 3DM motherfuckers last time they tried it on in 2005 did it not? So for the avoidance if doubt Eden's results show that it committed wholesale fraud in 2015 as is its wont, it will run out of other people's cash by Christmas 2017 and is a worthless piece of crap as I explain in the podcast. If PR oaf Paul "Queenie" McManus wants to keep briefing the morons that I am scared so be it. The facts are otherwise.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast for Paul Scott - this is why moral journalists break news of placings - ref Cyan Scoop

Published 569 days ago

Paul Scott is slating me for breaking news of the Cyan (CYAN) placing which the company has now confirmed in a grudging sort of manner. I examine why Paul is upset but explain why his argument is flawed and why he needs to direct his ire at the company not at me. Ever since there have been financial journalists our job has been to break stories of placings, bids and profits warnings. I explain why that is the moral thing to do and exactly why it was the moral thing to do to break the Cyan placing today. I've been breaking such stories as a financial journalist for 25 years. I am bloody good at it and so have no plans to stop. It is one of the few things I do which I can say, without doubt, is morally right. My snake encounter article, I mention in the podcast, is HERE

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - a Globo loser wants me to work for him for free!

Published 569 days ago

Jeepers what a fantasist. He is probably related to yesterday's Scouse fantasist. Get in the real world chaps. Moving on, in today's podcast I cover: IGAS (Igas), Highland Natural Resources (HNR), Guscio (GUSC), Armadale Capital (ACP), Chamberlin (CMH), Cyan (CYAN), Management Resources (MRS), Imaginatik (IMTK) and Mr Robert Simon Terry, the serial fraudster.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - the facts of life for a whinger from the Liverpool welfare safaris

Published 570 days ago

I start by putting one scouser straight on how things work in the real world. Then it is onto DDD Group, China Norfolk Aquatic Foods (AFG), Glenwick (GWIK), Sovereign Mines of Africa (SMA), Wishbone (WSBN), R4E (R4E) - go Dr Hon! -  and Gulf Keystone (GKP).

Tom Winnifrith Photo Bearcast - some porn from the Hovel in Greece today for Paul Roberts, Justin the Clown & other Welsh listeners

Published 571 days ago

Finally, the grass cutters have arrived at the Greek Hovel and I have a couple of pictures to delight Paul Roberts of Stockomendation, Justin the Clown and other Welsh listeners. Then I move onto why I am bearish about shares, it's about earnings but also debt. 

Safestyle motoring ahead on our share tip after great AGM update

Published 571 days ago

Shares in Safestyle UK (SFE) are heading further higher on the back of an AGM update including that “the group's new financial year has begun very well” and that it is “confident that the group will deliver excellent results for 2016”.

Avanti Communications PLC: Circling the Drain

Published 571 days ago

At the UK Investor show last month, during a discussion of Avanti (AVN), I listed a random sample of the many instances where the company has made statements which later prove to be wildly optimistic, or are contradictory to earlier ones. Last week’s 3rd quarter update, 16 May, provides another gem: It states:

Waterman - a cracking trading update: BUY!

Published 571 days ago

Engineering and environmental consultancy group Waterman (WTM) has updated that revenue during the first nine months of its year (to end June 2016) is up 10%, that it continues to anticipate “a significant increase” in adjusted operating margin and that it now expects year-end net cash will be above the current market forecast.

Daniel Stewart mortgages itself again. How’s that 10p a share price target doing, Rob Terry?

Published 571 days ago

A curious filing has appeared at Companies House with regard to our dear friends at Daniel Stewart (DAN), the formerly AIM-listed company which used to be a Nomad, used to have a Nomad and which is still a Broker. Back in January a debenture in favour of the mysterious Asian outfit Epsilon appeared at Companies House: it seems that the parent company had entered into an arrangement with its largest shareholder in return for a charge over all its assets, as was covered at the time by Tom Winnifrith. Now we appear to have one covering all the assets of the only operating subsidiary.

Notes from Underground: Yes we Khan

Published 572 days ago

Last week I promised you a love letter to new London mayor Sadiq Khan. Actually, I don't have much to say about him other than if he drives Tom so mad, he must have some redeeming qualities. TW Note, I said I was glad Khan won, check your facts beardie,

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Even Cheryl Cole knows ( from personal experience) that George Osborne is talking bollocks on Brexit & House Prices

Published 572 days ago

George Osborne says UK house prices will fall by 18% if we vote for Brexit. At every single conceivable level he is talking bollocks. Even the lovely Cheryl Cole can testify to that as I explain in today's podcast.

Some good news from Fox Marble...its about time!

Published 572 days ago

Fox Marble (FOX) has announced that its “order book has increased to €3.9 million for the year” and developments offering further potential.

R4E - Hon up to 17%, no make that 18%, shares up to 2.2-2.25p, still cheap

Published 573 days ago

Shares in R4E (R4E) have raced ahead to 2,2-2.25p on news that Gate Ventures, the vehicle of controversial entrepreneur Johnny Hon has taken its holding up to 17%.  No make that 18%, the TR1's come thick and fast.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - why wont African Potash answer my fecking questions?

Published 573 days ago

In a very British way I start by complaining about the weather. Right now it is sheeting it down here in Greece. Then onto Plethora/Regent Pacific before tackling what the phrase "little or no value" actually means ref Circle Oil (COP). Then onto African Potash (AFPO) and I answer the questions it will not. Target price 0p. 

Buy Jim Mellon's Port Erin?

Published 573 days ago

Tom Winnifrith recently suggested that Port Erin Biopharma (PEBI) has gone limp because of pessimism about Plethora's premature ejaculation treatment. Cynical Bear says be suspicious of sub-scale investment companies on AIM, full of related party transactions and corporate overheads. So… obviously the moronic thing to do is pile in, right? But still, I am long Port Erin, at least when the price is right (sub 4p). Here’s why.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - so what happened to Plethora?

Published 574 days ago

I don't feel like writing today. This is what i want to be doing. But ahead of that I start by clarifying what I think of Matt Lofgran of Nostra Terra (NTOG). Then I look at what happened to Plethora (PLE) and that explains in part why shares in Port Erin (PEBI) have tanked. Then I touch on Thomas Cook (TCG) and prepare for ouzo o'clock when Environmental Recycling (ENRT) goes bust as I explained yesterday. Following that piece the shares are the biggest fallers today. Finally I have a warning for shareholders in African Potash (AFPO). Incoming! That is when I can be arsed.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: 3 China frauds, Golden Saint scam and Jim Mellon's Port Erin

Published 575 days ago

I start with more news on frigana cutting. I am a sweaty wreck after a day of mega slashing as I "take it out" on various folks in the City. Then I cover Asian Citrus (ACHL), Jiasen (JSI) and Taihua (TAIH) before I move onto Johnny Hon and R4E (R4E) then the scams and scum at Golden Saint Resources (GSR) - why won't PR fecking genius Steffi tell us about her shares? Then it is onto doomed Outsourcery (OUT) and then, as we expect more news tonight on Uramin, I ask a few questions about Port Erin (PEBI) another vehicle of my friend Jim Mellon. Oh and there is bad news for a company trying hard to bring jobs and wealth to the grim Northern welfare safaris, DX Group (DX). Moral of the story, let them rot, stick to doing business in the hard working South.

Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Why Malcolm Stacey is 100% wrong on Commercial Property stocks

Published 575 days ago

Earlier today Malcolm wrote a buy note on Land Securities (LAND). In this podcast I explain why I disagree with his analysis of that stock but also of the wider commercial property market in light of recent news.

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: bad language alert I am in a fecking awful mood

Published 576 days ago

I was in a great mood this morning. I am now in an awful mood and explain why. After that I cover Ten Alps (TAL), Lakehouse (LAKE), Inspirit (INSP), Alecto Minerals (ALO) and Imaginitik (IMTK). I am now off to slash some more fecking frigana while thinking about certain folks in the Square Mile.

Video: Dragon's Den 3 from UK Investor Show - Premaitha, Asiamet et al

Published 577 days ago

In the third Dragon's Den session at UK Investor Show the Dragons were myself (Tom Winnifrith) Steve Moore and Brian Kinane. The companies pitching were United Cacao (CHOC), Premaitha (NIPT), ECR Minerals (ECR), Forbidden Technology (FBT) and Asiamet Resources (ARS)

Tragic News: Chris Oil Quits blogging & twitter - His top 14 "new media moments" listed

Published 577 days ago

The petty criminal, market abuser and deluded fantasist Chris Oil has announced that he is to quit social media and to stop posting on his tedious blog. He fails to explain why but he has put out a pompous statement on his blog echoed in a tweet. I bring you highlights of Oil's two years on Social Media below but first his blog statement which reads:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ryanair's Michael O'Leary hoisted on his own fecking EU £315m petard - rejoice!

Published 577 days ago

The link is in the side bar but Ryanair (RYA) Euro loon Michael O'Leary  is today hoisted on his own £315 million EU petard. Fecking excellent news. Elsewhere I look at the piece of Turkish that is Golden Saint Resources (GSR) - still pissing away £3k a month on PR genius Steffi - as it heads for insolvency again. Then it is onto Nighthawk (HAWK) and Trinity Exploration (TRIN) and the problems for banks that lend to oil companies. Then I refer to HSS Hire (HSS) and cover Andalas (ADL) again as its shares sink like a stone. They have a lot further to sink, sell now!

Video: Tom Winnifrith grills Johnny Hon at UK Investor Show

Published 577 days ago

In this interview I put controversial Mr Hon of Gate Ventures (GATE) fame on the spot about the Gate fiasco on AIM, the Chinese economy ( a bubble?) and about China fraud on AIM. Enjoy

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast special - the delightful symmetry of Andalas & LGO Energy

Published 577 days ago

There is so much delightful (for we bears) symmetry between LGO Energy (LGO) and Andalas (ADL) as both sink to a level where flippers in the recent placings must now take a loss. Right down to the CEOs both having facial hairs. It is uncanny and the subject of this podcast which also makes general points about stocks where the share price dips below a placing price in short order. It is all about human psychology.

Video: Tom Winnifrith on why David Lenigas should be drummed off AIM from UK Investor show

Published 577 days ago

This was recorded before the summer truce and so that really is it from me on Big Dave. He can site on his luxury yacht checking out the birds in Monaco, I shall sit in my Greek Hovel, clocking the snakes and rats and not having to meet another human all day. I think we can safely say that neither of us would want to swap! I hope we both have a relaxing and stress free summer. Anyhow here's the video from the show. Enjoy.

Video: Tom Winnifrith Introductory Remarks at UK Investor Show

Published 578 days ago

I cant remember if I said anything of any interest whatsoever in this short introduction so this is possibly the most boring video of all from UK Investor Show. But, as in that 2014 classic from the UK's most talented chanteuse and original creative mind, "I don't care".

Video: Nigel Wray, TW, Chris Bailey & Paul Jourdan at UK Investor Show - value investing

Published 578 days ago

After Saracens European triumph on Saturday I imagine that Nigel Wray will be a happy man. He was at the centre of the value investing panel at UK Investor Show with Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit, Paul Jourdan of Amati and myself, Tom Winnifrith. Enjoy

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - Petroceltic's O'Cathain blames others - bring out the piano wire for him

Published 578 days ago

I start with a few comments on Brexit The Movie, noting how the EU has screwed the little guy across the continent but especially here in Greece. Then it is onto the pathetic bleatings of Mr O'Cathain of Petroceltic (PCI) and also a demented analyst from Cenkos. Both deserve piano wire. But what lessons do we learn from the wipeout of Petroceltic and their dismal attempt to gain forgiveness? 

Notes from Underground: Four Strong Winds

Published 578 days ago

In a more perfect world you would be looking at a picture of yours truly gladhanding the governor of the Bank Of England, Euro loon Mark Carney, in this space.

e-Therapeutics - more on that transaction to re-buy Searchbolt: were the rotting kippers stuffed with rotting pickled anchovies?

Published 578 days ago

Tom Winnifrith has already stuck the knife into e-Therapeutics (ETX) over its related party deal to re-buy Searchbolt – a company it had previously spun off as non-core (see HERE). Noting the lack of recent accounts, following an extension of its accounting period, there have been no numbers since the period ending July 2014 – figures which were filed very late (14 months post period), and which showed net current assets of MINUS £12,615 and net assets of MINUS £166,078 and £831,528 of losses had been racked up over about seven years (with about £45,000 during the year to July 2014).

Fox Marble placing - we take part: the shares are a buy

Published 579 days ago

Kosovo and Macedonia quarrier Fox Marble (FOX) has announced financing developments – including a conditional £2 million gross placing at 10p per share and we took part in a small way. The funding is:

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Darren a fecking genius, Uramin scandal explodes & Malcolm wrong on Advanced Oncotherapy?

Published 579 days ago

I had a really weird computer snag which threatened to stop play. Luckily pizza hardman Darren Atwater can be a fecking genius and talked me through a solution. After that digression I move onto Uramin, possibly the biggest mining scandal for decades. It moved up a notch yesterday with events in France now moving apace. Oooh er missus. Finally I explain my concerns about Malcolm Stacey's bullishness on Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO). It may well demonstrate many sad truths about how new tech often plays out.

GW Pharmaceuticals. A Drug Fueled Valuation at £1.2 billion

Published 579 days ago

A glance at the chart of GW Pharmaceuticals (GWP), the developer of Cannabis based cures for a variety of diseases, since its appearance on AIM some fifteen years ago perfectly demonstrates the fact that when it comes to ramping and promoting drug companies the health obsessed Americans have no equal.

Minoan, a setback but only a temporary one: buy

Published 580 days ago

Minoan (MIN) disappointingly announced after hours Tuesday that two appeals have been lodged following the issue of the Presidential Decree granting land use approval for its project in Crete.

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