Sounds great, right? Well, here are a few observations:
- Making 10 times your investment in 4 months is, effectively, earning a 900% return on 4 months, which on an annual basis (without even considering compounding), is a 2,700% return. Sounds great! But the reality is quite different. Out-sized returns like that just don't happen.
- Yes, the penny stock that is his hot-stock pick has just bought mining rights from another company, but:
- This is not news (the transaction began last year and was finalized this year), and
- The fact that a successful mining company sold mining rights to a not-yet-developed want-to-mine company, should tell you something about those mining rights [if they were so valuable, why didn't the succesful company keep them?]
- The risk of all the investments he discusses are significant.
- The stock he claims to have predicted a movement for is Seabridge Gold. It's stock history dates back to 2004 and it has never traded at 50 cents and has never closed above $38 per share.
What is he selling? His reports, sent through email. The "best value" is only $362.90. And, if you act fast, you can also get a free book with your subscription.
A few things to consider:
- Is the person recommending this investment a successful investor? The author claims to have worked with Credit Suisse in Derivatives, but you don't know much more than that. Having been employed by an investment house does not make you an expert.
- Is he trained in analysis? Anyone can look back and identify great investments. If you cut out the drama in his verbage, is there substance there? Not much.
- What is this person's track record with respect to the advice that he is giving? Track his hot stock (CMIN) and any other of his pitches over the next year before you take him seriously. It is best to gauge performance over 1, 3 and 5 years.
- Is there any information that you can get from him that you could not get elsewhere? I doubt it. The "news" he mentions is at least 6 months old. Check out the company he is touting at www.sec.gov, using the links to the company filings, and at finance.google.com.
- Should you really be in penny stocks? The answer for most everyone is No. These are high risk stocks and you should be prepared to lose everything you put in them.