To: anthony1234anthony who wrote ( 835) 10/7/2010 7:19:45 PM From: jmhollen Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 1589 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. FYI: Message 22803955 . siliconinvestor.com . siliconinvestor.com . siliconinvestor.com .