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hot NEW Mining and Oil shares book by Tom Winnifrith – get your FREE Copy

By Tom Winnifrith 8 hours ago

The 49’ers series continues with my newest book – the 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from oil, gas and mining stocks.  It is published TODAY and you can buy it on Amazon for £6.25. Or we have 500 free copies to give away and you can download yours now by filling in the form below..

EPIC code: HYC

Hyder Consulting – there was a higher offer to come, what now?

By Steve Moore 9 hours ago

Last commenting on design and engineering consultancy Hyder (HYC) earlier this month, I noted that a 680p per share offer from Tokyo-listed engineering consultancy, Nippon Koei, looked far from a clear knockout and that there looked clear potential for something of a bidding battle to break out (see HERE). I now update again with Amsterdam-listed ARCADIS N.V. having returned with a 730p per share cash offer, which has won back the recommendation of the Hyder board.

EPIC code: NTOG

Nostra Terra set to go on a bull run

By Brokerman Dan 11 hours ago

It’s been a long time since I wrote up Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG). The feisty oil minnow fighting for attention amongst the bigger, riskier AIM oil exploration companies. Let’s start by saying that this company are run by a team who are decent, honest individuals trying to get their message across against a cacophony of noise from more voluble oilers. The message often gets lost. That is about to change significantly. 

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hot Friday Prize Quiz – The Sheriff remains Ungagged Edition

By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM 11 hours ago

The first prize for this quiz is a full lunch with the Sheriff of AIM in October. And its very easy to enter. All you have to do is identify which company the two quotes below refer to. And there is a tie-breaker. 

EPIC code: CHAR

hot ShareProphets Exclusive; Interview with Chariot Oil & Gas CEO Larry Bottomley Part 1 – Namibian Central Block Licence

By Ben Turney 11 hours ago

A month ago, I wrote a critical piece about Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR) in reaction to its £8.8million placement. The company has responded perfectly. It didn’t petulantly jump up and down, demanding a retraction, but instead approached me, asking if I’d like to talk directly with CEO Larry Bottomley. I thought this was a risky move on Chariot’s part, as our reputation here for not taking prisoners is well deserved. However, the request was courteous and seemed genuine. I was happy to take the call on the understanding everything we discussed would be on the record and I wouldn’t write a PR puff piece. Chariot agreed and Mr Bottomley was refreshingly candid in his answers. In this first piece I deal with the looming deadline for the company’s Central Block licence, offshore Namibia.

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell – The Two Questions about the interims a bull must ask

By Tom Winnifrith 11 hours ago

I emain ungagged despite the Orwellian legal threats made by Rob Terry & Quindell (QPP). Naturally the question I want answered by Quindell was which company was the 41% customer in 2011 – was it TMC Southern?. To see why that is critical and a potential nuclear landmine for Rob Terry read HERE. But there are two pressing questions anyone still daft enough to own Quindell must ask from the interims released yesterday.

EPIC code: BMN

hot Bushveld Minerals. Buy the Tricky Poker Game

By James Parter 12 hours ago

Today I cover a new turn in the Bushveld (BMN) story  that sees the board play a poker game against ASX listed minor Lemur Resources. I was planning to type up a piece on Berkeley Mineral Resources (BMR), but that will have to wait. The new Bushveld developments are just too exciting.

EPIC code: BP

Is BP Worth a Place in Your Portfolio?

By Mark Howitt 12 hours ago

BP (BP.) shares are trading at 481p on a PE ratio just 6.6 and a dividend yield of 4.8%. The quarterly dividend has recently risen by more than 8% to 9.75 cents per share. BP is my largest holding, and the one I have held for one of the longest time. I am not selling.

EPIC code: QPP

Quindell plc – interims, balance sheet analysis

By Steve Moore 12 hours ago

Having earlier looked at the cash flow the interim results of Quindell plc (QPP) showed, in the following I look at the balance sheet impact…

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What if China, Russia Succeed in Going off the Dollar? -- Alasdair Macleod

By Staff Writer 12 hours ago

Sprott Global has just interviewed Alasdair Macleod. Alasdair writes the blog FinanceAndEconomics.Org. His research aims to explain the relationship between the dollar and gold, and to warn investors about the biggest threats to their wealth from macro-economic events. Besides what the Fed is doing by printing money, there is another big threat to the dollar, said Alasdair. Countries in Asia are banding together in order to rid themselves of using the dollar in international trade.

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It’s….Groundhog Day for the FTSE100

By Chris Bailey 12 hours ago

I would hope that most of you have had the opportunity to watch Groundhog Day one of the greatest films, in my view, of the last generation.  Fortunately I am not about to go into a reverie about twenty plus year old films but talk about a couple of stock market related Groundhog Days. Bring up a chart of the FTSE-100 over the last couple of years…  

EPIC code: GFS

Sell Group4 Services; looks undercapitalised

By Robert Sutherland Smith 12 hours ago

I first looked at Group4 Services (GFS) just thirteen months ago. Then the share price had collapsed to 212p after the Olympic Games fiasco and the charging scandal, in which HM Prison service was wrongly charged by G4S for tagging offenders not in custody, when it turned out that they were in prison or not available for such a service. It transpired that the picture of Group 4 operatives turning up for a made to measure electronic leg attachment, had too much fiction about it. Such seeming duplicity was a disastrous public relations and brand image catastrophe with bad vibrations. In July 2013, I found value in the company and the share price of 2012p, which duly obliged by peaking at 274p earlier this month. Last seen, the shares had come down to 261p.

EPIC code: QPP

Quindell plc – interims, cash flow analysis

By Steve Moore 12 hours ago

In a piece on the previous results statement from Quindell plc (QPP), I noted that investment greats have guided that investment is all about cash generation and that the investor is safest guided by demonstrable performance. In the following I update my cash flow analysis on Quindell for the interim results just released.

EPIC code: IPEL

Try Impellam 1-2-3. The Jobs Train Is On the Move Again.

By Malcolm Stacey 13 hours ago

Hello Share Shunters: Let me see if I can interest you in a firm called Impellam Group (IPEL). They are in the job recruitment game. This was not a booming business in the long, dark period after the Credit Crunch. With no jobs going how could you make a crust when nobody was taking on anybody? But things are better now, with many more spare jobs, even if many of them are not paying quite as well as they used to.

EPIC code: AMC

More than hot air at Amur Minerals

By Robert Tyerman 1 day ago

One western entrepreneur for whom there are compensations in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forward policy in Ukraine is Robin Young, chief executive officer of AIM-quoted nickel play Amur Minerals (AMC). His company is expected shortly to produce significantly increased reserve figures for its Kun Manie project in Far East Russia, near the Chinese border. Political uncertainties and investors’ impatience have contributed to the fall in Amur’s shares. At 2.98p these are well off their 12-month high of 8.5p and a mortifying 90 per cent down from their 2006 float price of 33p, but the fall in the Russian rouble prompted by the Ukraine crisis has at least cut the estimated cost of securing a long-awaited production licence from $818,000 (£481,000) to $655,000.

EPIC code: OFF

office2office plc – does recommended cash offer bailout shareholders?

By Steve Moore 1 day ago

Provider of business supplies and outsourced business services, office2office plc (OFF) is recommending a 51p per share takeover offer – noting that it offers “shareholders an attractive premium of 84.6% to the closing price on 20 August 2014” and “97.1% to the average closing price of approximately 25.88p for the six month period ending on 20 August 2014”. With this offer in mind, I take a look at the company now that story has changed for longer-term shareholders.

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell Interims – Accruals, selling shares it issued to itself and more in red flag feast - V2

By Tom Winnifrith 1 day ago

Who was the 41% customer of Quindell in 2011? Was it TMC which had a spare £5.5 million (more than 100% of stated PTP and cashflows) thanks to the Quindell shares it was issued with and flogged? I only ask because of a revelation regarding Quindell flogging shares it issued to itself in today’s interims. That stands out but what about those accruals? Boy oh boy.

EPIC code: EGS

eg solutions – highly positive first half, should we buy the shares?

By Steve Moore 2 days ago

Shares in back office-optimisation software company eg solutions (EGS) currently trade approaching 30% higher today, at 70p, on the back of an announcement of “a material new contract with an existing client” and “strong momentum in trading”, which see that it now “expects to report financial performance for the full year to 31 January 2015 ahead of current market expectations”. Following the rapid share price  rise yesterday, what is the value situation here?

EPIC code: SBRY

Buy J Sainsbury at 302p

By Mark Howitt 2 days ago

Shares in J Sainsbury (SBRY) are currently trading on a PE of 9.6 and a yield of 5.8%. You can buy Sainsbury's as both a value play and a long term buy and hold share. This article examines the strengths of Sainsbury's brand as well as the value investment case.

EPIC code: BOR

Borders & Southern: More Falklands Hysteria?

By Chris Oil 2 days ago

After the excellent article by Gary Newman the other day on Borders & Southern’s (BOR) farm in deal, I became concerned about these rumours. I tried to phone the managers of the key Falklands plays but most are on holiday. Does this mean a farm in is imminent? No. Are there farm in discussions? Yes. But that is as per the last annual report.

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hot NEW Mining and Oil shares book by Tom Winnifrith – get your FREE Copy

By Tom Winnifrith 8 hours ago

The 49’ers series continues with my newest book – the 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from oil, gas and mining stocks.  It is published TODAY and you can buy it on Amazon for £6.25. Or we have 500 free copies to give away and you can download yours now by filling in the form below..

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell Interims – Accruals, selling shares it issued to itself and more in red flag feast - V2

By Tom Winnifrith 1 day ago

Who was the 41% customer of Quindell in 2011? Was it TMC which had a spare £5.5 million (more than 100% of stated PTP and cashflows) thanks to the Quindell shares it was issued with and flogged? I only ask because of a revelation regarding Quindell flogging shares it issued to itself in today’s interims. That stands out but what about those accruals? Boy oh boy.

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell Morons Smear Campaign – these people are just so incredibly stupid

By Tom Winnifrith 2 days ago

I see that on the Bulletin Boards Quindell owning morons have a new smear against me from 2010. It is just a pity that they are so clueless they cannot get their facts right. Our own demented loon of a poster Kebab has happily reposted it here while the guy who sent me a death threat on twitter – James Beckwith has now moved on from bogus restaurant reviews to tweeting the failed smear to me.

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell – The Two Questions about the interims a bull must ask

By Tom Winnifrith 11 hours ago

I emain ungagged despite the Orwellian legal threats made by Rob Terry & Quindell (QPP). Naturally the question I want answered by Quindell was which company was the 41% customer in 2011 – was it TMC Southern?. To see why that is critical and a potential nuclear landmine for Rob Terry read HERE. But there are two pressing questions anyone still daft enough to own Quindell must ask from the interims released yesterday.

EPIC code: QPP

Quindell plc – interims, balance sheet analysis

By Steve Moore 12 hours ago

Having earlier looked at the cash flow the interim results of Quindell plc (QPP) showed, in the following I look at the balance sheet impact…

EPIC code: QPP

Quindell plc – interims, cash flow analysis

By Steve Moore 12 hours ago

In a piece on the previous results statement from Quindell plc (QPP), I noted that investment greats have guided that investment is all about cash generation and that the investor is safest guided by demonstrable performance. In the following I update my cash flow analysis on Quindell for the interim results just released.

EPIC code: BOR

Borders & Southern: More Falklands Hysteria?

By Chris Oil 2 days ago

After the excellent article by Gary Newman the other day on Borders & Southern’s (BOR) farm in deal, I became concerned about these rumours. I tried to phone the managers of the key Falklands plays but most are on holiday. Does this mean a farm in is imminent? No. Are there farm in discussions? Yes. But that is as per the last annual report.

Gagged

hot Friday Prize Quiz – The Sheriff remains Ungagged Edition

By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM 11 hours ago

The first prize for this quiz is a full lunch with the Sheriff of AIM in October. And its very easy to enter. All you have to do is identify which company the two quotes below refer to. And there is a tie-breaker. 

EPIC code: SBRY

Buy J Sainsbury at 302p

By Mark Howitt 2 days ago

Shares in J Sainsbury (SBRY) are currently trading on a PE of 9.6 and a yield of 5.8%. You can buy Sainsbury's as both a value play and a long term buy and hold share. This article examines the strengths of Sainsbury's brand as well as the value investment case.

EPIC code: NTOG

Nostra Terra set to go on a bull run

By Brokerman Dan 11 hours ago

It’s been a long time since I wrote up Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (NTOG). The feisty oil minnow fighting for attention amongst the bigger, riskier AIM oil exploration companies. Let’s start by saying that this company are run by a team who are decent, honest individuals trying to get their message across against a cacophony of noise from more voluble oilers. The message often gets lost. That is about to change significantly. 

EPIC code: LLOY

hot Black Beauty Could Kick Your Portfolio into Life.

By Malcolm Stacey 2 days ago

Hello Share Sharpers: Uncle Tom is showing his tremendous moral courage on this outstanding website yet again. Let’s all marvel at some of his forthright and detailed posts over the last few days. May I also exhibit a small show of bravery by drawing your attention once again to Lloyds Bank (LLOY). This is perhaps more foolhardy than courageous, though, as the beggars have let me down so often since the big crunch days of 2008.

EPIC code: CHAR

hot ShareProphets Exclusive; Interview with Chariot Oil & Gas CEO Larry Bottomley Part 1 – Namibian Central Block Licence

By Ben Turney 11 hours ago

A month ago, I wrote a critical piece about Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR) in reaction to its £8.8million placement. The company has responded perfectly. It didn’t petulantly jump up and down, demanding a retraction, but instead approached me, asking if I’d like to talk directly with CEO Larry Bottomley. I thought this was a risky move on Chariot’s part, as our reputation here for not taking prisoners is well deserved. However, the request was courteous and seemed genuine. I was happy to take the call on the understanding everything we discussed would be on the record and I wouldn’t write a PR puff piece. Chariot agreed and Mr Bottomley was refreshingly candid in his answers. In this first piece I deal with the looming deadline for the company’s Central Block licence, offshore Namibia.

EPIC code: BMN

hot Bushveld Minerals. Buy the Tricky Poker Game

By James Parter 12 hours ago

Today I cover a new turn in the Bushveld (BMN) story  that sees the board play a poker game against ASX listed minor Lemur Resources. I was planning to type up a piece on Berkeley Mineral Resources (BMR), but that will have to wait. The new Bushveld developments are just too exciting.

EPIC code: BP

Is BP Worth a Place in Your Portfolio?

By Mark Howitt 12 hours ago

BP (BP.) shares are trading at 481p on a PE ratio just 6.6 and a dividend yield of 4.8%. The quarterly dividend has recently risen by more than 8% to 9.75 cents per share. BP is my largest holding, and the one I have held for one of the longest time. I am not selling.

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It’s….Groundhog Day for the FTSE100

By Chris Bailey 12 hours ago

I would hope that most of you have had the opportunity to watch Groundhog Day one of the greatest films, in my view, of the last generation.  Fortunately I am not about to go into a reverie about twenty plus year old films but talk about a couple of stock market related Groundhog Days. Bring up a chart of the FTSE-100 over the last couple of years…  

EPIC code: OFF

office2office plc – does recommended cash offer bailout shareholders?

By Steve Moore 1 day ago

Provider of business supplies and outsourced business services, office2office plc (OFF) is recommending a 51p per share takeover offer – noting that it offers “shareholders an attractive premium of 84.6% to the closing price on 20 August 2014” and “97.1% to the average closing price of approximately 25.88p for the six month period ending on 20 August 2014”. With this offer in mind, I take a look at the company now that story has changed for longer-term shareholders.

US-Dollar

What if China, Russia Succeed in Going off the Dollar? -- Alasdair Macleod

By Staff Writer 12 hours ago

Sprott Global has just interviewed Alasdair Macleod. Alasdair writes the blog FinanceAndEconomics.Org. His research aims to explain the relationship between the dollar and gold, and to warn investors about the biggest threats to their wealth from macro-economic events. Besides what the Fed is doing by printing money, there is another big threat to the dollar, said Alasdair. Countries in Asia are banding together in order to rid themselves of using the dollar in international trade.

EPIC code: AMC

More than hot air at Amur Minerals

By Robert Tyerman 1 day ago

One western entrepreneur for whom there are compensations in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forward policy in Ukraine is Robin Young, chief executive officer of AIM-quoted nickel play Amur Minerals (AMC). His company is expected shortly to produce significantly increased reserve figures for its Kun Manie project in Far East Russia, near the Chinese border. Political uncertainties and investors’ impatience have contributed to the fall in Amur’s shares. At 2.98p these are well off their 12-month high of 8.5p and a mortifying 90 per cent down from their 2006 float price of 33p, but the fall in the Russian rouble prompted by the Ukraine crisis has at least cut the estimated cost of securing a long-awaited production licence from $818,000 (£481,000) to $655,000.

EPIC code: EGS

eg solutions – highly positive first half, should we buy the shares?

By Steve Moore 2 days ago

Shares in back office-optimisation software company eg solutions (EGS) currently trade approaching 30% higher today, at 70p, on the back of an announcement of “a material new contract with an existing client” and “strong momentum in trading”, which see that it now “expects to report financial performance for the full year to 31 January 2015 ahead of current market expectations”. Following the rapid share price  rise yesterday, what is the value situation here?

EPIC code: OMI

Orosur seeks growth after slashing costs

By Robert Tyerman 2 days ago

South American gold play Orosur Mining (OMI) is on the look-out for yet more assets after turning a $14.8 million (£8.7 million) loss into net profits of $5.1 million in the year to May. It subsequently acquired Toronto-listed Colombia-focused Waymar Resources, with gross assets of $14.75 million, in a share deal giving Waymar shareholders nearly 20 per cent of the enlarged company. Orosur is based in the Chilean capital of Santiago and quoted on AIM and Toronto. The company achieved this turnaround largely thanks to a plunge in asset impairments from $14 million to $557,000 and a fall in exploration expenses and write-offs from $4.3 million to $245,000.

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EPIC code: QPP

Quindell Lawyers Letter Received – it’s Stalinist and I shall see you in Court Bitchez

By Tom Winnifrith 3 days ago

I have this morning received a lawyer’s letter from Quindell (QPP) as has ShareProphets. It does not cite any specific factual errors made by me but none the less demands that I withdraw all articles on ShareProphets, put my name to an apology and admission of God knows what else drafted by Quindell and that I never write about the company again. Is this not a tad Stalinist?

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell – what Percent of 2011 sales came from the covert sale of Quindell shares? Almost 50%? And More than 100% of profits?

By Tom Winnifrith 3 days ago

Quindell concedes that in 2011 one customer accounted for 41% of revenue. In Gotham City’s detailed report on Quindell (QPP) it stated that this customer was SMI Telecom. That was the one point where Quindell stated explicitly that Gotham was wrong. For indeed I bet you £5 (that is not £2 + £2, but £5 in case Rob Terry wants to take the bet) that this company was TMC Southern and that this means that 41% of Quindell’s sales were simply round-tripped proceeds of the sale of Quindell shares. Let me explain.

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell: Rob Terry Fraud of the day – BestPriceHotDeals.com Red Flag Number One Zillion

By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM 6 days ago

Fraud is using shareholders cash on things that do not benefit shareholders. Rob Terry at Quindell has now been shown to have spent vast sums of shareholders cash buying worthless companies off his mates. That is fraud. I have already outlined a series of fraudulent deals and here is another one – BestPricedHotDeals.com

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell Interims – Accruals, selling shares it issued to itself and more in red flag feast - V2

By Tom Winnifrith 1 day ago

Who was the 41% customer of Quindell in 2011? Was it TMC which had a spare £5.5 million (more than 100% of stated PTP and cashflows) thanks to the Quindell shares it was issued with and flogged? I only ask because of a revelation regarding Quindell flogging shares it issued to itself in today’s interims. That stands out but what about those accruals? Boy oh boy.

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell Red Flag of the day (it’s a big one) – TMC (Southern)

By Tom Winnifrith 4 days ago

Gosh this is complicated. The Quindell (QPP) relationship with TMC Southern owned by Mark Ford (see HERE and HERE) is incredibly hard to untangle but one thing is clear: the numbers just do not stack up. Annual returns and reports conflict and there is an awful lot of cash which seems to have gone somewhere? Where? Read on…

EPIC code: QPP

hot Why is TMC Southern not declared as a related party to Quindell in 2011

By Tom Winnifrith 2 days ago

In yesterday’s half-baked attempted rebuttal of my recent allegations against Quindell (QPP) the company inadvertently let something critical out of the bag and it now begs a quite enormous question about the 2011 accounts. I refer to TMC Southern.

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell & Himex – just a bit of background

By Tom Winnifrith 2 days ago

You thought Quindell (QPP) had gagged me with its threats? You misjudge me badly. When Quindell’s lawyers have read this please would they remember to ask your clients “did TMC contribute 41% of 2011 Quindell Turnover?” Think disclosure and bring on the legals, bitchez! Tomorrow I shall comment on the interims and then my wife arrives at the Greek hovel for our wedding anniversary week and I largely down tools until September. But for now I have started looking at Quindell’s biggest acquisition Himex. By way of background…

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell – The Two Questions about the interims a bull must ask

By Tom Winnifrith 11 hours ago

I emain ungagged despite the Orwellian legal threats made by Rob Terry & Quindell (QPP). Naturally the question I want answered by Quindell was which company was the 41% customer in 2011 – was it TMC Southern?. To see why that is critical and a potential nuclear landmine for Rob Terry read HERE. But there are two pressing questions anyone still daft enough to own Quindell must ask from the interims released yesterday.

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hot Death to the bucket shops –now private investors can do the discounted placings themselves: AIM Revolution starts TODAY!

By Tom Winnifrith 6 days ago

A revolution on AIM starts today. The days when small AIM stocks could only raise money at a huge discount with private investors excluded and screwed are now over thanks to a new platform  PrimaryBid.com which is going live right now – this will screw lazy City corporate brokers and – hopefully – put the bucket shops to the sword by allowing private investors to directly offer funding to AIM stocks. Let me explain, this is revolutionary and brilliant

Tom

hot NEW Mining and Oil shares book by Tom Winnifrith – get your FREE Copy

By Tom Winnifrith 8 hours ago

The 49’ers series continues with my newest book – the 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from oil, gas and mining stocks.  It is published TODAY and you can buy it on Amazon for £6.25. Or we have 500 free copies to give away and you can download yours now by filling in the form below..

Gagged

hot Friday Prize Quiz – The Sheriff remains Ungagged Edition

By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM 11 hours ago

The first prize for this quiz is a full lunch with the Sheriff of AIM in October. And its very easy to enter. All you have to do is identify which company the two quotes below refer to. And there is a tie-breaker. 

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell owning Moron James Beckwith moves from death threats on twitter to bogus restaurant reviews

By Tom Winnifrith 7 days ago

Last week Quindell (QPP) owning Bulletin Board Moron James Beckwith told folks on twitter that he’d like to put a knife to my throat – see HERE. This week he has a new game, joining all those other Quindell owning morons who delight in posting bogus reviews of Real Man Pizza Company on Tripadvisor.

EPIC code: QPP

hot The Quindell Rob Terry Fraud of the day: Sun UK Limited

By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM 5 days ago

This is the gift that keeps on giving. Already I have unearthed FIVE transactions by Quindell PLC (QPP) where it has bought worthless companies off mates of fraudster Rob Terry with Quindell shareholders cash or shares. I am in a good mood as I trawl through another 51 subsidiaries so here is a sixth fraudulent deal for you, meet UK Sun Limited.

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hot Financial Crime Activists (FCA) – a call to arms

By Nigel Somerville 3 days ago

Aware that one of our number, the Sheriff of AIM, has been kidnapped by evil forces accused of buying worthless companies for large sums of money, the Deputy Sheriff is calling up  a Posse to rescue Tom Winnifrith.

EPIC code: XEL

hot Directors at the trough; Xcite Energy

By Ben Turney 3 days ago

It was very disappointing to read about Xcite Energy’s (XEL) options award this morning. In total the company has awarded 6.7million options, with an exercise price of £0.64 (yesterday’s close), to various members of staff and the board. The bulk of these options go to employees and there shouldn’t be many concerns about this. I appreciate the need to keep the troops happy and to retain key players. Giving employees a sense of ownership in the business has to be positive. However, the 2.65million options the directors have awarded themselves are in extremely poor taste. Broadly speaking, I’ve become a fan of Xcite’s over the last four or five months, but I’m under no illusions that recent performance can yet be judged a success. The new strategy is risky and so far, judging by the share price, the market is not convinced. Xcite’s board is in serious need of a credibility overhaul. Today, it has, rather unfortunately, thrown away an excellent opportunity to demonstrate its contrition for not securing a farm-out and genuine commitment to building future shareholder value. 

EPIC code: QPP

hot Fraudster Rob Terry of Quindell, the BestPriceHotDeals scandal – new revelation it gets worse

By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM 6 days ago

Yesterday I revealed HERE how Fraudster Rob Terry had sent £139,000 of Quindell cash helping out a mate by buying 50% of BestPriceHotDeals.com  - an almost worthless e-tailer of garden equipment – from a pal of his Mr Farrelly. I am afraid this gets worse with a new revelation.

EPIC code: QPP

hot Quindell Red Flag (small one) Note 20 2011 Annual report – that Chris Farrelly chap again

By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM 5 days ago

This is just a small Red Flag but it is a tad confusing none the less. I refer you to note 21 of the 2011 Annual Report from Quindell (QPP):

EPIC code: QPP

hot Open Letter to Peter Shea CEO Daniel Stewart cc AIM Regulation re Quindell & fraud

By Tom Winnifrith, The Sheriff of AIM 5 days ago

Peter Shea is CEO of Daniel Stewart a firm that listed Quindell (QPP), acted as its Nomad and broker from May 17 2011 to January 31 2012 and which was paid handsomely in cash, shares and warrants for its efforts. As Nomad to Quindell it was responsible for ensuring that it did not do things such as hand cash to pals of Rob Terry or lie to shareholders but did it do its job?

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The reasons to be bullish about bombed out Uranium and Uranium stocks

By Amanda Van Dyke 4 days ago

Uranium stocks are bombed out. Survival is seen as the name of the game but I remain a big bull of yellowcake as do my colleagues at Palisade Capital. Hence we bring you Dr. Keith Barron, an exploration geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the mining sector. In 2001 he privately co-founded Ecuadorean gold explorer Aurelian Resources Inc., which made the colossal Fruta del Norte gold discovery in 2006. He is also the founder of U3O8 Corp, a uranium exploration company. Enjoy.

EPIC code: KEA

hot Avoid Kea Petroleum - it's heading lower

By Gary Newman 4 days ago

Investors in Kea Petroleum (KEA) awoke yesterday to the shock news that its appraisal drill in New Zealand had been a failure. This caused the share price to tumble by over 60 per cent to a little over 1.1p, but even after such a drop I think it still looks over-valued at a £10 million market cap and certainly wouldn’t be rushing to buy in.


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Together Robert Sutherland Smith and Tom Winnifrith have now been working in finance for 71 years - the last ten or so together. Tom wishes to stress that RSS accounts for most of that, the great value investor starting his City career at the Unilever Pension Fund the year before Tom was born. In this book they outline 71 tricks of the trade for making money from shares.

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Zak Mir: The 49 Golden Rules of Making Money from Technical Analysis of Shares

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