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Evil Knievil on Gate Ventures: “The LSE/AIM must suspend the stock”

Evil Knievil on Gate Ventures: “The LSE/AIM must suspend the stock”

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Lucian Miers sought to challenge LSE chairman, Chris Gibson-Smith, at yesterday’s AGM but was sidelined by a chairman who clearly felt authorised to push on regardless. Mr Gibson-Smith tried to justify misconduct at AIM by claiming that AIM had been very successful commercially and therefore should not be criticised. In so averring he missed Lucian’s…

The Evil Diaries: “A Jolly Good Citizen”

The Evil Diaries: “A Jolly Good Citizen”

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Master Investor was packed on Saturday. I do not know whether this is down to the endeavours of the Burnbrae Media management or a reviving interest amongst private investors or whether it is a bit of both. At a guess it is the last identified. At the end of my own contribution I was asked…

The Evil Diaries: “Take your choice”

The Evil Diaries: “Take your choice”

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I caught up with Andrew Monk of VSA Capital this morning. VSA are brokers to Madagascar Oil (MOIL) and Andrew is, to put it mildly, bullish. I started by pointing out that Madagascar is hardly the safest territory politically speaking. However, he countered that the World Bank is in there and the new president of…

The Evil Diaries: “Spoofing”

The Evil Diaries: “Spoofing”

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This matter of Mr Sarao has unsurprisingly attracted a lot of comment in today’s press. What shines out is the inability of anybody to identify what has occurred and how it breaches any law remotely understood to anybody. One correspondent (I asked four expert traders yesterday what they thought had gone on) remarks that, seemingly,…

The Evil Diaries: “Good on Mr Sarao”

The Evil Diaries: “Good on Mr Sarao”

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The secret of announcing losses is to describe them as “non-cash”, which means that they do not count. As if. However, should one knock off intangibles from Tesco (TSCO)‘s balance sheet, one is left with £3.3bn tnav. This contrasts with a market valuation of the order of £19bn. This is quite alright provided one reckons…

The Evil Diaries: “I’ll be back on it”

The Evil Diaries: “I’ll be back on it”

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Ben Edelman, an associate professor at Harvard where he lectures on the MBA course, stayed with me and my wife over the weekend, preparatory to talking in public on Adware Shenanigans in 2015. It was really interesting – clearly there is massive fraud taking place. The chief villain in quoted UK is blinkx (BLNX). Seemingly,…

The Evil Diaries: “It’s great being bribed with your own money”

The Evil Diaries: “It’s great being bribed with your own money”

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Poundland (PLND) faces legal problems at the hands of the Competition and Markets Authority in taking over 99p Stores since the authorities have invented the notion that this particular band of discount retailing should be treated as different from all others. I trust that further reflection amongst those who impose these pointless costs of enquiry…

Sex in Practice: 2 longs, 2 shorts and “a joyous romp”

Sex in Practice: 2 longs, 2 shorts and “a joyous romp”

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Greatly to my surprise Petro Matad (MATD) has announced a farm-out of aspects of its Mongolian properties with BG Group (BG.). The money problem is also resolved. Petro Matad retains Block XX – apparently this could be pretty good as well. I bought 100,000 at 10p – just to keep my hand in. My friend…