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To: jmhollen who wrote (834)10/7/2010 1:36:38 PM
From: anthony1234anthony
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Quick question?
I have just got into the markets recently but i don't understand how just sending out emails and newsletters can bring in so much buying/volume in penny stock that almost don't even trade at all. Whats the trick behind this? Do so many people start believing in the companies that send out newsletters. Can someone please give me an answer for this.

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To: anthony1234anthony who wrote (835)10/7/2010 7:19:45 PM
From: jmhollen
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The point of this Board is to identify stocks being 'promoted', the amounts being spent (usually by illusive 3rd parties), and show a track record of firms and individuals directly involved in the industry. Ie: it's not investing, so "..Caveat Emptor..".

The promotional snail mail, fax blasts, and emails appear to be directed at people who either subscribe(d) to stock newsletters or whose addresses are bought from brokerage lists, stock chat sites, or other related sources who are willing to sell out their membership. I would presume that some WWW data mining is involved as well, to glean 'mad money' from buyers of niche and high end purchases from Abercrombie & Fitch, Eddie Bauer, Sharper Image, Hammacher Schlemmer, Saks Fifth, etc., etc. Like USPS "..Junk Mail..", a small percentage of response can obviously return sufficient gains to sustain the practice.

Some recipients are either dedicated or aspiring momentum players looking for an angle, or the less astute who may take the bait for fear of 'being left out' on an issue that might 'rocket'. It could be described as a postal and electronic media model loosely based on Boiler Room, a 2000 film starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, et al. Concurrently, there seems to be a little of the 1987 "..Greed is good.." film, Wall Street, thrown in for seasoning.

Most likely, the few successful players in the game are computerized program traders or very experienced day traders who buy-sell-flip at typically conservative +% gains as the insiders, front runners, and MFMMMs/Broker-Dealers work the stock in some form of pump-&-dump scenario.

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To: jmhollen who wrote (836)10/7/2010 10:24:11 PM
From: Pete Mason
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dude, ur such an expert!! :-D

-- Pete

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To: Pete Mason who wrote (837)10/8/2010 1:23:27 PM
From: jmhollen
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Simply a matter of learning from you guys, Pete..!!! And watching players like SI's golden boy, Anthony@Pukerific, get sent off to the slammer for being a FED snitch, working related insider info, and then subverting FBI agents to help run his '$1000/mo. paid subscriber' Short, Bash & Extort Parade newsletter.

Lots of folks around here either evaporated or changed their aliases after that debacle. Other were left holding the bag on unfulfilled $1K A@P subscriptions. The 'Ferrari Lawn-mowing & Lamborghini Club' didn't fare much better. Even iHub has had it's little difficulties with these subjects.

"..Such a deal........ It even drove ol' 'mmmary' totally squirrely (tee hee)..!!!
O/T: mary-cummins-animal-advocates-crackpo.blogspot.com

:-)
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From: peter michaelson10/9/2010 6:38:59 PM
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From: peter michaelson10/9/2010 6:53:13 PM
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WKBT.ob $3.02 Received Oct 9, 2010

China Stock Digest, Trippon Research Inc.
8955 Katy Freeway, #308, Houston TX
www.chinastockbargains.com

"DSC Holdings paid $284,483 to marketing vendors...."


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To: peter michaelson who wrote (840)10/12/2010 9:17:53 PM
From: peter michaelson
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UGDM.ob $0.74 received 10/12/2010

"Sundome Enterprises Limited paid $735,952.77, which it received from a shareholder(s)of the featured company"


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To: peter michaelson who wrote (840)10/13/2010 9:16:35 PM
From: Q.
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re. WKBT, that company has surprisingly good financial statements. In fact, the best I've seen for a paid mailer. Usually there's no company at all, or almost none, behind these paid mailer stocks and it shows in the Q's and k's.

Of course, since it is a Chinese microcap, the numbers might not be for real.

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To: peter michaelson who wrote (841)10/14/2010 12:54:19 AM
From: peter michaelson
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SILA.ob $0.86 rec'd 10/13/2010

"Gold America Mining Company (hereafter 'SILA"), the company featured in this issue, appears as paid advertising, paid by Beltran Investments Inc. $778,000 to enhance public awareness for SILA"

hey, i didn't write it!


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To: Q. who wrote (842)10/14/2010 1:01:10 AM
From: peter michaelson
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Yes, the best financials for a mailer stock, ever, although I am very skeptical regarding those 60% gross margins, among other items.

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