Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I gained appreciation for a trading term today...

Apparently stock has been a classic "Pump and Dump" all along, as I got curious about the sudden decline in price yesterday and today:

The Google Finance Discussion board about this stock has a guy practically screaming "Short! Short! Why can't I short this stock!"

Monday, September 10, 2007

"Aggressive Trader Alert"

100 more shares of CYTV @ $0.19. Unfortunately, this puts me at 400 shares of a stock that was at $0.41 when I first bought it on 8/10.

However, is at $2.72 leaving me with a gain of $109.00 (+66.87%). Some good news.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

So much for junk-faxes having better quality stocks...

This morning brings us ACEN @ $0.17/share. Judging by the past performance of my other stocks purchased at that price point, this one should be around 2 or 3 cents by mid-September.

However, yesterday's purchase of CAJT is up 5.52%. Go!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


... I may start showing a profit soon.
This morning's addition is With a market cap of 260 odd million, it looks like this may be a business in the making. I have to issue one caveat here. This addition comes as a PDF junk-fax that arrived via my eFax account, so no SPAM filtering can really catch these things.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

EXMT... again

Another EXMT PDF just appeared in my Inbox. Up to 400 shares... and down $0.02 from this morning's third purchase at $0.15. A rule is a rule.

A Dubious Start

We've all gotten them. Those annoying SPAM with the !!!***HOT***!!! stock tips.


Too often I wanted to check back a few days later to see how the stock (if it even existed) had fared. So, for months (years?) I've been infrequently curious as to this, as fewer and fewer SPAM made it past Outlook's SPAM filter, let alone the company's.

Then, I started to notice an uptick in the SPAM making it through, mostly in the form of attached PDFs. How are these stocks doing? Am I missing out on real stock tips? Could I harvest stock tips via SPAM and retire early? Then it hit me. I had just the tool sitting at my fingertips. Google Finance's Portfolio feature. I could track these SPAM there.

But how to track performance? I'd have to "buy" some of the stock to see how it performed over time. Plus, I'd noticed that some of the SPAM that came through were repeats of the same ticker symbol. To keep things simple, I decided that for every SPAM that made it into my Inbox, I would "purchase" 100 shares at the current market value. If a repeat stock tip made it in, I'd purchase 100 more shares.

My first "purchase" was June 21st for 100 shares of Score One, Inc. (SREA) at $0.60. Since then I've been averaging about 1-2 "buys" a week. As a foreshadowing as to how this portfolio is going to turn out, SREA's performance since Jun 21st has been to lose me $43.00, a -71.67% loss.

So far, I'm down 25%. So much for retiring early.