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Notes from Underground: Roll 'em if you got 'em

By Darren Atwater | Sunday 14 April 2019

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

The story that I think truly shows the value of ShareProphets this week is: SHOCKING: ADVFN promotes an insolvent mini bond ponzi - welcome to Burrito Bonds by Tom.

As far as I can tell - this still has not been covered by the deadwood press. Unsuspecting punters across the nation may eat their not untasty Chilango burrito and be tempted to invest without the full picture.

But what truly represents the importanct of ShareProphets and what we do that the deadwood press doesn't, our secret sauce as it were is this: we do the work.

The Burrito Bonds story wasn't a brown-envelope-in-a-dark-car-park operation. Tom read the prospectus. Then he looked at the financials from Companies House. You'd think all financial news organisations would do this. You'd be wrong.

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The most-read non-Tom story, excluding bearcasts, is This week’s top disaster for Neil Woodford  by Nigel Somerville at a flying #5 or #12 if you include Bearcasts. 
This column itself shot up again to #33, which is completely undeserved.

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Our top 10 most-read stories this week were:

  1. Julie "Under FCA Criminal investigation" Meyer completely loses plot – claims “known fraudster” Tom Winnifrith going to prison
  2. Video : London & Capital Finance victims speak out – but should they be compensated?
  3. SHOCKING: ADVFN promotes an insolvent mini bond ponzi - welcome to Burrito Bonds
  4. Yourgene – FY Trading update, Do the maths - this is incredibly good!
  5. This week’s top disaster for Neil Woodford
  6. Charlatan and snake oil salesman Darren Winters fleeces another punter for £29,000 – the Teacher’s Tale
  7. Concepta – £2.3 million placing at 3p: what a bunch of (another word beginning with C)
  8. Good news for Neil Woodford as Allied Minds falls under the gaze of Crystal Amber
  9. And this week’s disaster for Neil Woodford is…..Guernsey
  10. Wednesday Odd One Out Caption contest - nothing to do with vibrators (on or off expenses)

The most-listened to Bearcasts this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Reviewing my portfolio
  2. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to the Grim North we go (and you the taxpayer are paying for the move!)
  3. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Why Julie Meyer was the odd one out & the mystery of Toople and what it did not say
  4. Tom Winnifrith Bonus Bearcast: Concepta EVERYTHING that is wrong with AIM Casino Placings on display
  5. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - another high yielding blue chip Neil Woodford is having to dump & another shite note from FinnCrap 
  6. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast - an email to my dear friend the China fraud specialist Paul Shackleton
  7. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Brokerman Dan takes a 3% stake and would you Adam & Eve it ( again)?

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