The December 2017 edition of the UK Investor Magazine is now live: What will Father Christmas be putting in the stockings of the writers of ShareProphets, nine share tips , plus sexism at the BBC
Published 2 hours ago
I thought I’d do a brief update on the first of my share ideas for 2018 – AIM-listed Bowleven (BLVN). Brief, because not much corporate news has come out, but there were a couple of interesting TR-1s. Tipped at around 30-31p, the shares were 32.7-32.9p at Friday’s close – it’s higher (good) but I don’t think I’ll be selling yet to cash in the odd penny!
Published 7 days ago
A hat tip to Waseem Shakoor for the graphic below. Carillion (CLLN) went bust today. Greatland Gold (GGP) has seen its shares halve as Newmont has pulled out of a jv. So what else do folks owning these two stocks own? See below.
Published 39 days ago
AIM-listed Tern plc (TERN) seems to be a good few steps ahead of fellow AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) in the self-inflicted terminal slide as a result of signing up to a death spiral funding package. Indeed , on the day Tern announced the deal the shares collapsed from over 5p to under 4p. They now languish at 2.625p mid: Impressive stuff – unless you are a shareholder.
Published 48 days ago
Well, the trend is his friend. The shares are now just 3.6p to sell having been c5p when the company announced it was entering into a £10 million death spiral. But Shakoor reckons the bad news is only just starting. Last night he tweeted:
Published 69 days ago
Yesterday at 1.50pm (the back end of lunchtime no-one-is-watching o’clock) Caymen registered, head office in Houston, Texas, operations in Georgia but AIM-listed (why?) Frontera Resources (FRR) gave an update on its Taribani asset in Georgia. It has the drilling permit. Woohoo. But what about the Ud-2 well? Has the company been taking lessons from UK Oil and Gas (UKOG)?
Published 75 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.
Published 75 days ago
Two are mega ramps and their valuations are insane and Waseem Shakoor is (rightly) short. The other one is one he owns. Which do you think is the value play? Here's what Waseem tweets:
Published 78 days ago
On Friday AIM-listed, US-headquartered, Cayman Islands registered and operating in Georgia Frontera resources (FRR) released a Corporate Update on Progress in Georgia. As Waseem Shakoor observes, anyone who was hoping for actual production figures might be a tad disappointed, for what we got was delays and the commencement of a programme of study in relation to its Notice of Feasibility of Commercial Production as announced last April. Oh, and a nice shiny new presentation on the company website (if no countdown clock!)
Published 80 days ago
The bear raider and professional northern git has been tweeting frantically with what he believes is photo evidence that key kit has been removed from Broadford Bridge meaning that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) cannot be flow testing the well. That would seem odd as UK Oil needs good flow data to ramp the shares ahead of the bailout placing it so urgently needs now that all its cash has been spent. Curiouser and curiouser.
Published 101 days ago
My good pal the bear raider Waseeem Shakoor posted a few thoughts on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) this morning over at ADVFN. He, like Lucian Miers, is now well in profit but staying short at 4.6p. I explained in bearcast why he is right to do so. Here is Waseem...
Published 169 days ago
I’ve have a bear of AIM-listed Frontera Resources (FRR) for as long as I can remember. Perhaps it is the accumulated losses over the years of a whopping $479 million. Maybe it is the slide from c. 150p to the current 0.115p. Perhaps it is the boat load of confetti issued of late to settle debts. Maybe it is the delayed work on the South Kahheti gas assets. Whilst it seemed a slam dunk short at 0.42p per share (it was, now at 0.115p) there still seems to be more to go.
Published 178 days ago
Oh how the Lucian Miers baiters were having fun a couple of days ago as UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shares hit 11p. The Bulletin Boards were full of folks gloating about impending poverty for Lucian and for bears such as Waseem Shakoor. The biggest morons were adding to their holdings as they talked of ever more fanciful targets. Oh dear, as wre speak it is those who averaged up who are now hurting and hurting badly. The shares are just 6p-6.15p.
Published 180 days ago
Lucian Miers' 3.1p short call on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) seems to be, at present, right up there with most of the share tips of the market abuser Chris Oil in the pantheons of duff calls. The shares surged yesterday to 7.25p-7.3p. Ouch.
Published 187 days ago
Lucian Miers advised shorting UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and went short himself at c3.1p, boasting that twice before he had made a packet on the short tack with this perennial darling of the educationally sub-normal wing of the provisional private investor army. The shares are now 4.65p and the Bulletin Boards and the comments section on this website are full of posts by folks laughing at my old friend, the Bard of the Boleyn. So has East London's most feared short seller lost his marbles as well as a vast amount of dosh?
Published 202 days ago
I am grateful to the great Waseem Shakoor who has made me realise just how much of a darling of the Bulletin Boards MySquar (MYSQ) has become. The posts are legion, the idiotic hatred of myself ( he always gets it wrong) of Waseem, the casual homophobia is all there. That makes me more convinced that ever that with its crackers valuation and misleading statements this is set to crater. Earlier I addressed that matter of insane valuations and casual use of language to hide the truth but there is a secondary, and more devastating issue.
Published 242 days ago
The great bear raider Wassem Shakoor has termed Frontera (FRR) as one of the three most overvalued bits of crap on AIM. Another is MySquar (MYSQ) where Lucian Miers has just published a devestating expose HERE. Back to Frontera where Waseem has stuck it to the Bulletin Board Morons today. He writes:
Published 249 days ago
AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) has rather slipped since I last wrote about it last month HERE and HERE, concluding that it had a gaping black hole in its balance sheet. The shares were then trading at around 0.4p. This afternoon the shares are 0.31p in the middle (last seen) and it has announced its AGM. Just one thing: where are the full year results? The company is trying to raise c. £40 million in cash and loan settlements, and won’t show us the balance sheet? How big a RED FLAG do you want?
Published 285 days ago
It seems that despite bears not being universally popular, I'm not the only one who thinks that AIM-listed Frontera (FRR) is an out and out bargepole stock. In the wake of yesterday's ramparoonie (oops) highly informative RNS, the Twitterspere has seen a few comments - not least of which from Waseem Shakoor and investment house Jub Capital - sticking the knife in.
Published 285 days ago
Readers will know that I'm far from convinced at the buy case for AIM-listed Frontera (FRR), shares in which have again been on the rampage after what looks like a rampety-ramp RNS yesterday. The ShareProphets RNS Translation Service thought it should chip in...
Published 322 days ago
Good try Waseem. The great Bear raider and professional Northern git nominated himself as the Bulletin Board Moron of the week for expressing sympathy with Cloudtag Morons who had lost money on the fraud. In normal circumstances I would give Waseem the prize. But his was one of 50 entries last week. As you can see HERE many of them were splendid as the Cloudtag (CTAG) loons went into meltdown. The winner arrives late in the day and displays such a string determination to ignore all the known facts, that I almost admire this moron.
Published 332 days ago
Bear raider and Northern git Waseem Shakoor is far nice than I am in my tretament of Cloudtag (CTAG) after today's fraud unravell as discussed in the bonus bearcast HERE. Waseem, the soppy nice guy predicts a 0p target too but writes:
Published 332 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!
Published 340 days ago
The great Northern bear Waseem Shakoor owns just over 1% of Bowleven (BLVN) and has been a long term critic of its useless board led by the grossly overpaid Kevin Hart. He has written an open letter to his fellow shareholders urging them to back Crown Ocean Capital and oust the board. I agree - as I usually do - with Waseem. Over to the great bear and professional Northerner:
Published 343 days ago
I was not the only person to go to the Spring Fair last week to check out the Onitor, the "product" of AIM fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). The great bear raider Waseem Shakoor sent along someone too. Waseem reports back:
Published 349 days ago
Bear raider Waseem Shakoor has let rip again on the fraud Cloudtag (CTAG). The great Waseem, currently recovering from a sporting injury common among middle aged athletes, has served up a real reality check to the morons on how quickly, if ever, Onitors appear in British stores. This is a strong follow up to yesterday's coke penis photo report from the Spring Fair. What is fascinating is how the LSE Asylum is applying selective censorship of Waseem who says that he has received a message from LSE asking me to refrain from saying "I've spoken to a Cloudtag source" as it couldn't be verified. Since when did everything you write on a bulletin board have to be verified asks the Bear. Indeed. Waseem's two posts, which will no dount be removed altogether soon, read:
Published 361 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.
Published 364 days ago
Shares in the AIM listed fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) have dribbled lower to 6.5p to sell today but what is noticeable is the volume, or rather lack of it. In the face of a complete lack of orders from CES as well as minimal evidence that Cloudtag even has a sales ready product, buying interest seems to have tried up. Even the Bulletin Board threads are going quiet as the company appears to have stopped issuing lies about orders, potential orders and shipments of product. So what happens next?
Published 378 days ago
He is at it again, flip flop Ben Turney has another company in his sights and this time it is rather larger than before. It is Bowleven (BLVN). And in his attenpts to push for management change, we can reveal that Turney has the support of bear raider Waseem Shakoor who is not part of Turney's group but has a material stake.
Published 382 days ago
Yesterday I tried to explain the psychology of AIM fraud and fraudsters with reference to both African Potash (AFPO) and Cloudtag (CTAG). The great bear raider Waseem Shakoor also published a note explaining the seven steps of Cloudtag hype to facilitate is main business of share issuance. As you'd expect it is a cracking read. Over to the great Waseem
Published 383 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
Published 383 days ago
Yesterday the bear raider Waseem Shakoor tweeted that he expected another conversion notice within 24 hours as L1 sought to offload another line of its death spiral loan funding onto AIM-listed CloudTag’s gullible shareholder base. Right on cue, this morning we learnt that the conversion notice was served yesterday, seeing L1 convert £250,000 of notes into shares at just 6.5p. That, against the current bid price of 8.5p. Having thought that my plan for great riches as an AIM death spiral financier might be fraught with danger, I wonder whether I should reconsider.
Published 397 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.
Published 401 days ago
AIM listed fraud Cloudtag (CTAG) has unveiled the rebrand of its product which may or may not exist and which despite being first launched almost a year ago has generated sales of exactly 0. That this has excited the moronic shareholders of this company as the followed the countdown clock on the company's website says everything about the pea-brained fools,
Published 406 days ago
Steve Moore has passed on the task of judging this contest since we had 96 entries including my own. As you can see HERE there were many splended suggestions as to what Cloudtag should rebrand its product as. But there can only be one winner of a golden ticket to the UK Investor Show incorporating a night at the Saracens cabaret.
Published 406 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.
Published 412 days ago
AIM-listed CloudTag shares have again been on the up this morning, racking up to 9.125p mid last seen. L1 will no doubt be delighted. Meanwhile the saintly Waseem Shakoor explains what he thinks is going on here, explaining it all to the BBMs – as if they’ll pay any attention.
Published 416 days ago
I sense that Waseem and I will not be getting that many Christmas cards this year from the morons who still hold shares in Cloudtag (CTAG) but we did warn you time and time again. Waseem has now issued another stark warning: If you think the share price meltdown is going to reverse, think again. It is about to accelerate! The great man writes:
Published 419 days ago
The great bear raider is a charitable soul and is doing his very best to explain to Cloudtag (CTAG) owning morons how death spirals work for frauds like the one they are invested in. What a nice guy Shakoor is, spending his valuable time educating the (soon to be) poor and stupid. Give the man a bloody knighthood for services to the intellectually challenged. Saint Waseem explains thus.
Published 420 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!
Published 420 days ago
Bear raider Waseem Shakoor had called Cloudtag (CTAG) pretty well so far and he is also bang on the money on the matter of free speech. He has just posted this on the ADVFN asylum and he is 100% correct. Or is he? My target is 0p as this is a fraud. Shakoor is just too generous with his 0.1p target. He writes:
Published 435 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.
Published 438 days ago
Cloudtag (CTAG) has today confirmed that net proceeds of £1.44 million on its recent financing have been confirmed as arriving and as such has revealed the financier to whom loan notes are being issued: L1 Capital Global Opportunities Master Fund. Bear raider Waseem Shakoor now points out why this is such terrible news. Waseem writes:
Published 439 days ago
Bear raider Waseem Shakoor has openly accused Cloudtag (CTAG) CEO Ben Haim of misleading investors in a podcast recorded with the ever gullible Justin the Clown. Waseem writes:
Published 442 days ago
As we wait for the lies and fraud to be exposed at Cloudtag (CTAG) as it fails to deliver guaranteed sales or even targeted sales in 2016 those morons who have fallen in love with this stock need to keep themselves occupied. Clearly the fact that the shares have retreated from 25p to 14.25p and are not at £25 or wherever the fantasists think they should be is nothing to doi with gravity or the fact that Cloudtag is a worthless fraud with no product but all to do with wicked bears like myself and Waseem Shakoor.
Published 622 days ago
Sound Energy (SOU) has today boasted that it has signed heads of terms for Euro 28.8 million of new bonds with a coupon of just 5%. Sound fantastic. Except that if you dig into the detail you will see that, in fact, Sound could get away bonds only at junk pricing with a related party. That tells you that its shares are a stonking sell.
Published 823 days ago
It is ouzo O'Clock for the Sheriff of AIM. At the last minute Julian Hamilton Barns and Athabasca Resources have pulled out of their attempt to injunct me, to have articles withdrawn and to gag me. That means:
Published 938 days ago
This morning, ADVFN (AFN) confirmed speculation that it has entered into a heads of agreement with the directors of London South East about a possible takeover. Although this deal is still subject to “certain conditions” being met, it has piqued our interest - why would anyone wish to buy the LSE Asylum, a website noted for publishing duff reports of broker notes and for providng a platform for the countrys looniest Bulletin Board morons?
Published 940 days ago
One of the things which investors should ask themselves is: who gains? And with reference to Afren (AFR) this is a pertinent question. It surely is clear as day that it is the bondholders who have been calling the shots (or shorts!) since the company essentially ran out of cash. At any moment, the bondholders could have called in their cash and Afren would have been toast. That they didn’t suggests that the current proposals on the table offer the bondholders a better deal. It surely is better for shareholders too – the alternative being a certain wipe-out, as opposed to a gamble on recovery – but should shareholders put more of their cash into Afren via the Open Offer? I have grave reservations.
Published 941 days ago
The voting at yesterday's AGM from Afren (AFR) was interesting, to say the least. Whilst there was only a tiny proportion of shareholders who took part, there was a rather curious result. The majority of the resolutions got overwhelming support, not least the re-election of Alan Linn, who is the new head of the company.
Published 942 days ago
There is just so much to say about the restructuring it is hard to know where to start. A good place would be Waseem Shakoor’s piece HERE, but there are concerns that Afren is being, shall we say, less than helpful to its beleaguered shareholders as they decide upon whether to take part in the open Offer as part of the proposed restructuring. Let us take a look at a few statements in the RNS and Prospectus from last Friday.
Published 943 days ago
When I returned as editor of ShareProphets at the start of the month a lot of people questioned why I would want to associate myself with this corrupt nest of shorters (or words to that effect). Today’s RNS from Quindell (QPP) has more than answered those doubters. This website does excellent work. No-one else ventures into the darker recesses of AIM in the way our intrepid contributors do. This market is in desperate need of reform and if a move towards that end ever gains momentum I fully expect us to be at its vanguard.
Published 943 days ago
It has been some time since I wrote about Afren (AFR) but, suffice to say, anyone who chose to ignore the warnings about what would happen in a restructuring will now be sitting on very severe losses. From memory, I first called Afren out as a short at 7p, and then added heavily to that position as retail buyers drove the price up to as much as 14p. On Friday, the firm announced that the predicted dilution was on its way as a vast amount of shares would be issued to bond holders in exchange for a very modest reduction in debt:
Published 1031 days ago
The competition as to who is the stupidest shareholder in Quindell (QPP) is an intense one with a crowded field but I think I have a winner from the ADVFN asylum, whites123, who has revealed his cunning plan to destroy myself and Waseem Shakoor. The sheer insanity of it all defies belief and involved Gate Ventures (GATE). Whites123 posts today:
Published 1065 days ago
Oh dear. Having yesterday suggested that 99% of Bulletin Board posters are sane and just 1% morons I appear to be getting some stick from our readers for being too much of a nice guy. I can’t win. With PWC looming for Quindell, insolvency looming for Afren and with the revalation of a fraud a day promised by me for Worthington, this week promises to see the loons in a true frenzy. Just remember:
Published 1071 days ago
Both of these stocks were Bulletin Board darlings and both will ultimately deliver either total or near total wipe-out for shareholders. It just struck me that they have other things in common. And the price action as death approaches is the most striking.
Published 1074 days ago
You cannot say that Lucian Miers, the Great Waseem and myself did not warn you often enough! Bid talks with SEPLAT are officially off and Afren (AFR) shares have tanked to 5p. Next stop 0p. To those who responded with abuse, enjoy poverty suckers but it is still not too late to get out.