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Notes from Underground - Thoughts before hurling through the clouds

By Darren Atwater | Saturday 22 December 2018


By the time you read this, I may be whizzing through the air to Vancouver, assuming the authorities are able to keep the airports clear of toy helicopters.

My mum and dad tell me there is a spiffing new marijuna store in the shopping centre near their house, next to the Wal Mart, so I am interested in seeing how normal that looks now. Also, the local council has built a 300 foot statue of Justin Trudeau for all to geneflect at, so I can't miss that. Also, it's mandatory. 

Don't forget to send me a photo of the view outside your window. We'll publish your photos every day from Boxing Day to New Year's Day. The reach of ShareProphets continues to fascinate me.

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The most-read non-Tom story is Sosandar – read-across from calamitous ASOS warning? Nothing to see here... by Nigel Somerville at a middling #17 (when you include Bearcasts).
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This column itself has dropped to a pitiful #67

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Our top 10 most-read stories this week were:

  1. As UK Oil & Gas shares plunge to 1.225p – it's time for another Lyin’ Steve Sanderson caption Contest
  2. Optibiotix – CLN issue by Probiotix – upgrade stance to BUY
  3. Frontera Resources Court Filing - hung in its own words: we publish damning court papers
  4. The distressed seller of BCA shares revealed – it is, as I suggested, Neil Woodford
  5. Winnileaks: Breaking - Frontera Resources under FCA investigation for misleading investors
  6. Boohoo vs ASOS – “shy bear” explains why both are sells, but ASOS could unravel very soon indeed
  7. Malcolm Stacey's Santa Rally Caption Contest - deadline Sunday night
  8. VINDICATION: Telit – FCA enquiry widened, implication is of wholesale securities fraud re 2017 placing
  9. Sosandar – read-across from calamitous ASOS warning? Nothing to see here…..
  10. Optibiotix – board strengthened, Buy at up to 90p

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Two cracking shorts for 2019 from Shy Bear
  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: does the BCA RNS mean Neil Woodford's funds are at death's door
  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: a dark day in the fight against corporate fraud & the share price that tells you a B2C stockmarket bloodbath is on the way
  4. Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: I'm sure the FCA now in daily contact with Neil Woodford - how close are we to end game?
  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: From 5.30 tonight think of me dear listeners as I undergo sheer torture
  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Are they all stark raving mad?
  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - when does forced selling by fund managers become a flood?
  8. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: ASOS again shows why broker research is worthless shite & weekend retailaggedon

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