Tuesday, September 30, 2008

John Lansing and CROX

Not much to tell about Mr. John Lansing and his trade with CROX.

Mr. Lansing bought CROX onFebruary 7th 2008, after it went from over $70 to $32. He actually bought it at $32.

But CROX, as you know and how Mr. Navellier and GameChangers should know, did not bounce back to $70. CROX continued to sink like a stone.

In February it went under $30 and a savvy investor would have tought "maybe I was wrong, the market is going in a different way, I should close my position and take my 10% loss".

Not John Lansing (your guide to sudden profits). He was so sure CROX had to rebound that he hold on his position with CROX at $25. And even with CROX at $20.

When CROX reached $10 in April that was still not enough for the guide to sudden profits.

He only decided to sell on June 26th 2008 at a price of $8.40.

Than makes a loss of -$23.60 per share, or -73.75%.

Those who followed John Lansing with CROX saw a $10.000 investment become $2.625 in just 4 months.

15 sells for Louis Navellier

Bad day for the markets. The S&P500 went back to 2004 levels of 1.100 points.

What Mr. Robert Hsu calls market correction looks like a bear market we will remember for a while.

But not every news is bad these days. If you have cash (and I hope you do) there will be soon many good opportunities to invest in. Just wait for the end of this market phase and watch your cash stay where they are. No hurry.

But now let's go and see how well Mr. Louis Navellier's $5.000/year paying subscribers have done this week.

As the post title says, there are 15 sells this week. They are closed position so I am sure there is no copyright violation in reporting them (Mr. Navellier always shares his results with all of us in his spam messages).


You have surely noticed that the 15 sells include the 3 fertilizers Mr. Navellier was talking about in his Bloomberg TV interview: CF, MOS and POT.

I am considering the close prices, so actual results may vary (although not too much).
  1. AGU, bought on August 25th, moved from $84.43 to $54.11 for a -35.91%
  2. BUCY, bought on September 22nd, moved from $51.20 to $38.17 for a -25.45%
  3. CF, bought on September 8th, moved from $119.48 to $83.93 for a -29.75%
  4. DRC, bought on November 8th, moved from $36.95 to $30.23 for a -18.19%
  5. FSYS, bought on August 18th, moved from $55.35 to $35.00 for a -36.77%
  6. HGT, bought on July 28th, moved from $31.29 to $24.82 for a -20.68%
  7. MOS, bought on August 4th, moved from $109.29 to $63.75 for a -41.67%
  8. MUR, bought on August 11th, moved from $75.59 to $60.61 for a -19.82%
  9. NTES, bought on August 18th, moved from $24.79 to $20.24 for a -18.35%
  10. ZEUS, bought on September 22nd, moved from $33.90 to $28.24 for a -16.70%
  11. BTU, bought on September 2nd, moved from $55.41 to $41.12 for a -25.79%
  12. PBT, bought on September 2nd, moved from $23.68 to $22.02 for a -7.01%
  13. POT, bought on August 18th, moved from $170.04 to $130.60 for a -23.19%
  14. STLD, bought on September 22nd, moved from $21.14 to $16.06 for a -24.03%
  15. X, bought on August 4th, moved from $139.87 to $72.38 for a -48.25%

Quantum Growth is the service that is supposed to beat the S&P500 30-to-1.

This time we can calculate the average buy date for the 15 trades (that is August 30th) and compare the average performance of these 15 stocks (-26.10%) with the S&P500, that from August 29th to yesterday made a -14.94%.

In September 2008 Quantum Growth outperformed the S&P500 by almost 2-to-1, although I doubt we will see these trades in next spams from Mr. Navellier.

And now a final note: how do you think these 15 sells are rated in Portfolio Grader Pro (updated September 29th 2008)?

  • AGU - Strong Buy
  • BTU - Strong Buy
  • BUCY - Strong Buy
  • CF - Strong Buy
  • DRC - Hold
  • FSYS - Strong Buy
  • HGT - Strong Buy
  • MOS - Strong Buy
  • MUR - Buy
  • NTES - Strong Buy
  • PBT - Strong Buy
  • POT - Strong Buy
  • STLD - Buy
  • X - Buy
  • ZEUS - Strong Buy

Louis Navellier's latest trades

Original post date: September 9th 2008
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Today, as every Tuesday, there is a quick update on Louis Navellier's latest moves.

I will probably come back to some of these trades in more detail during the week, but for now it is just interesting to track the performance of the two $5.000/year newsletters that beat the market 10 to 1 or 30 to 1 or whateveryouwant to 1.

NOTE: calculations consider close prices AND all dates are 2008.


This Week's Sells

There are nine sells this week. ArcelorMittal (MT), Chart Industries (GTLS), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), EMCOR Group (EME), Flowserve (FLS) and FMC Corp. (FMC) were stopped out. I also want you to sell America's Car-Mart (CRMT), ConocoPhillips (COP) and Western Digital (WDC) which no longer qualify to be Quantum stocks.

Let's see now how well Mr. Navellier advised his $5.000/year paying subscribers:

Buy date: August 4th
Buy price: $81.6
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $62.25
Gain/Loss: -23%

Buy date: August 25th
Buy price: $43.85
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $36.95
Gain/Loss: -15%

Buy date: August 18th
Buy price: $95.04
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $76.85
Gain/Loss: -19%

Buy date: August 4th
Buy price: $29.70
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $31.29
Gain/Loss: 5%

Buy date: August 18th
Buy price: $33.05
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $31.29
Gain/Loss: -5%

Buy date: August 11th
Buy price: $72.20
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $68.09
Gain/Loss: -5%

Buy date: July 14th
Buy price: $18.97
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $22.45
Gain/Loss: 18%

Buy date: August 11th
Buy price: $80.23
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $74.69
Gain/Loss: -7%

Buy date: June 9th
Buy price: $38.83
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $25.45
Gain/Loss: -34%

An average of -9.7% for Q[removed] G[removed].


This Week's Buy List

This week, we have four sells and one new buy. Specifically, we are selling Greece's Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (ANW), Brazil's Brasil Telecom (BTM), Britain's Randgold Resources (GOLD) and South Africa's Sasol (SSL). The new buy this week is [...]

Buy date: April 28th
Buy price: $38.19
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $24.99
Gain/Loss: -34%

Buy date: August 18th
Buy price: $30.03
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $27.04
Gain/Loss: -10%

Buy date: January 28th
Buy price: $47.01
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $36.16
Gain/Loss: -23%

Buy date: May 27th
Buy price: $61.87
Sell date: September 8th
Sell price: $47.04
Gain/Loss: -24%

An average of -22.89% for G[removed] G[removed].

Nothing to add, for now...

Louis Navellier and CROX

Original post date:August 15th 2008
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Mr. Navellier fell in the CROX trap too. And more than once.

On December 17th 2007 his $5.000/year Quantum Growth subscribers were invited by Louis to buy CROX with the following words:

The stock is now poised (at $39.78) to resurge higher and is an outstanding buy.

Just a few weeks later, on January 7th 2008, Louis wrote his usual two words: sell CROX. That day CROX closed at $28.14.

In only 3 weeks, Mr. Navellier's subscribers lost some 29%.

I do not have all the issues of Quantum Growth (and I don't care about having all of them) but I found that Louis pushed his $5.000/year paying readers to buy CROX also before December 2007.

In fact, in his teleconference of August 6th 2007 he said:

Things like Crocs — that had been very resilient — got hit with profit-taking (but you didn't take profit at all Louis, did you?)

I don't want you to worry about this [REMOVED]

So, please don't worry about that [REMOVED]
[...] Crocs will bounce back [...]

[...] Crocs is a phenomenal buy now (at $50).
[...] I'm not worried about Crocs. I'm just not worried about it.


OK, Louis was not worried about CROX, we got it. but his paying subscribers should have been...

For those who don't remember (those who did not buy CROX) here's what happened after August:

September 4th: buy CROX below $64.02
September 17th: buy CROX below $61.13
October 1st: buy CROX below $71.62
October 15th: buy CROX below $75.55
October 29th: buy CROX below $77.60

And finally on November 5th with CROX closing at $41.45:

Thanks Louis, your readers will be happy.

Now I don't know what Mr. Navellier did with this trade, but the readers who followed him between September and October 2007 brought home a loss between 30% and 45%. But Louis was not worried about it.

As a very last point I would like to compare the chart of CROX in the last year with the score it got in Louis Navellier's Portfolio Grader Pro, the companion website for his booklet (humorously titled "The Little Book That Makes You Rich").

First, this is the CROX chart:

This is the score CROX got in PGPro every month. A stands for Strong Buy, B for Buy, C for Hold, D for Sell and F for Strong Sell.

Let's also see the average price per month, just as an indicator.

Anything strange? I think you got it. Mr. Navellier's PGPro tells to buy on high prices and to sell on low prices.

That shouldn't be the way to get rich, should it?

Robert Hsu and AUO

Original post date: September 5th 2008
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On March 19th 2008 Mr. Hsu wrote to his $3.000/year Asia Pacific Edge paying subscribers:

New Buy: AU Optronics Corp.
Strong Growth Ahead
AUO's solid growth, favorable exchange rates and improved economic ties with Mainland China will push the stock toward $26 over the next few months. That's a 30%+ gain from today's price. I want you to buy AUO under $20.
You know I love when Mr. Hsu makes his forecasts...

In the next three months Mr. Hsu did not say anything but "Buy AUO when shares are trading below $20".
I suppose some of his subscribers bought it close to $20.

Until one day, June 25th 2008, he wrote:
Sell AU Optronics Corp.
[REMOVED] I think that it is best to sell AUO to preserve your cash.

Well, I think that in order to preserve your cash you shouldn't follow this guy at all...

-26% for Mr. Hsu on this round

Louis Navellier and GRMN

Original post date: August 21st 2008
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This post is sponsored by Jenny K***** donation.

Mr. Navellier bought GRMN on July 2006 at $46.51. He then sold it on May 24th 2007, when he wrote his Blue Chip Growth June 2007 issue at $60.87 for a nice 30% gain.

He was so happy that he suggested to buy GRMN again on August 23rd 2007 at $101.30 with the following ridiculous words to justify the 60% missed profit he could have made in 2 months:

[Sorry guys, I had to remove this, but it was reallt hilarious. I just leave this: If you are looking for a stock that’s headed in the right direction, Garmin is the place to be, quite literally.]

Buy GRMN below $99.

In October 2007 he also put GRMN as number 1 of his Top5 Stocks and increased the buy below price (his subscribers should have had sold at this moment...).

1. Garmin (GRMN) [REMOVED] Buy GRMN below $115.

November 2007 issue: buy below $120

December 2007 issue: buy below $92

At that time a reader sent a question to Mr. Navellier (I am sure the reader's question is not copyright):
I am new to investing in markets, and have been slowly putting funds into your Blue Chip Growth Buy List. I have been concerned about Garmin and I know you have had a lot of inquiry on this stock. In your recent hotline you mentioned that the stock might be going “soft.” I do not know what that means. Could you please explain. Thanks! ~Reilly J.

Poor Reilly J...

I cannot report the answer from Louis Navellier, but I can tell you he said The stock is a great buy.

January 2008 issue: buy below $114

February 2008
Buy below $70.

March 2008 issue: buy below $75

Ready for the April issue?

April 2008 issue: edited March 17th: GRMN closed at $53.76 on March 16th.
This month, it’s time to sell [REMOVED], Garmin (GRMN), [REMOVED]

Did anybody buy in October 2007?

Let's recap now:

  1. Louis made a 30% profit from July 2006 to May 2007
  2. He missed a 66% profit from May to July 2007
  3. He made a loss of 47% between July 2007 and March 2008.

Without counting the missed profit, from July 2006 to March 2008 GRMN brought Mr. Navellier a 31% loss.

And people incredibly pay him to read his advices...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Louis Navellier and ABB

Original post date: September 4th 2008
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Another example from Louis Navellier of how buying at a maximum can void your previous gains...
September 4th 2007
Company: ABB Ltd (ABB)
Buy Below: $25.50
Close price was $24.73

October 29th 2007
Buy below $30.93

November 5th 2007
Buy below $31.86

November 12th 2007
Buy below $29.43

December 10th 2007
Sell ABB ($29.77). ABB is up 19.3% since we bought it. (unless you bought it in October or November at $29-$31...)

May 27th 2008
Price was $32.50, the highest price of ABB in this millennium.

July 28th 2008
Sell ABB at $26.06.

The first trade generated a +19% and the second trade generated a -19%. This is what I call "constant returns". In absolute value...

Louis Navellier and GTE

Original post date: August 9th 2009
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Months ago I created an email address on HotMail to use only for stock spam messages. I get offers, promotions, forecast.

Sometimes I like to go through the old messages and check how the forecasts were accurate.

Today it is Louis Navellier's (and his $5.000-year Global Growth) turn. Here is what Mr. Navellier was writing on June 26th (if it is too long just read the bold sentences and skip to the end of italic text):

Up 24% in two weeks, Now Set to Double by Next Friday‏
Grab it Before it Hits $12 by Next Friday

“All thanks to historic oil prices and the company’s mammoth Colombian, Argentinean, and Peruvian reserves."

“Buy this one today and I guarantee you’ll thank me a thousand times by July 11th—or you won’t pay a dime.”

Fellow Investor:

If you didn't move on the Canadian oil play I told you about two weeks ago, it’s not too late for you to profit.

While the stock is up 24% since my June 6th recommendations, my updated research calls for a double in the next two weeks with the possibility of a 10-bagger by this time next year.

Here’s why:

The highest oil prices in history have triggered a mad dash to find new oil reserves as worries deepen over world supplies.
This is why oil hit $140 a barrel last week…

… why the brain trust at Goldman Sachs proclaimed oil could easily fetch $150 barrel this summer…

… and why the lightning rise in this Canadian oil play will be driven by three mammoth forces:

  • The falling dollar, which makes oil more expensive for Americans
  • Rising demand from emerging countries like China and India
  • Saudi Arabia’s pledge to pump more oil having no effect on prices

Adding to the explosiveness of this fast-moving situation are OPEC’s mixed review on pumping more oil, Venezuela’s continuing threats to stop US oil deliveries, and ongoing attacks by Nigerian rebels on that country’s oil infrastructure.

When you add everything up, we are facing a supply/demand squeeze of epic proportions—leaving the world with only two—and I repeat—only two choices:

  1. Develop alternative fuels fast, or
  2. Find more sources of oil IMMEDIATELY.

To be sure, developing alternative fuels is a great solution for the long term.

But finding new oil sources is the only short-term solution that makes sense now.

The reason is simple:

Unlike alternative energy sources that are still on the drawing boards, the oil exploration, production, refining, and distribution infrastructure is already in place.

So while solar sounds nice, ethanol is interesting, and wind power has some possibilities—they’re all future solutions and not those that will help you pay your bills TODAY.

For these reasons, and four more, I’m telling my reader to expect…

A Double in the Next 14 Days—Guaranteed

Here’s why:

  1. Over the past decade, this company has quietly acquired the drilling rights to more than 6 million acres in Argentina, Peru, and Colombia—countries whose combined oil reserves are equal to half of Venezuela’s reserves.
  2. In addition (and unlike our OPEC suppliers), Argentina, Peru, and Colombia all have stable democratic governments that are friendly with the United States—a huge plus in the world today.
  3. What’s more, this company’s quarterly revenue is exploding twice as fast as the big oil companies’—at an amazing 373% year over year! So it’s no surprise the stock is up a shocking 478% over the past 12 months.
  4. PLUS, with analysts now estimating the company’s sales growth to exceed 710% for the current quarter, you could easily expect a double in the next 14 days as the pension funds and oil and energy funds realign their holdings to improve their second-quarter performance.

When you consider the stock is up 60% in the last 30 days and has already doubled investors’ money over the past 90 days…

…you can understand why I not only see the next big move coming in the next 14 days but also have no problem offering you a no-questions-asked money-back guarantee if my Canadian oil stock—or any of my recommendations for that matter—doesn’t deliver as promised.

After all, over the past 10 years, my eight-point stock-picking system not only has beaten the S&P 500 by $10 to $1 but has delivered 1,408% returns, thanks to great trades like these:

[usual bullshit here]

Grab my Canadian oil stock today. I guarantee today’s trade will be your most profitable investing decision for 2008—or you won’t pay a dime.

The stock Mr. Navellier was pushing is GTE. What about a chart now?

GTE was $7.60 on June 26th and it looks to me it failed to double by June 11th (when it was at $7.13 / -6%).

Today (August 7th) GTE closed at $5.18, some 31% below the entry price and much much lower than the promised $12 for next Friday.


GTE is trading at around $3.75 (-50% from the pre-double day)

What you get for $5.000 per year

Original post date: September 5th 2008
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For only $5.000 per year you can subscribe to Q[REMOVED] G[REMOVED] and beat the market 10 to 1.

If you are not convinced, just have a look at Mr. Navellier's [REMOVED] portfolio (thanks to P.J.).

This post seems to confirm what a reader wrote a few days ago.

Buy Price09/04/2008Gain/Loss
Stock 1$76.00$66.35-12.70%
Stock 2$120.15$80.36-33.12%
Stock 3$45.94$44.10-4.01%
Stock 4$95.04$80.97-14.80%
Stock 5$18.97$20.709.12%
Stock 6$72.20$67.61-6.36%
Stock 7$75.59$71.91-4.87%
Stock 8$84.43$74.08-12.26%
Stock 9$42.69$37.96-11.08%
Stock 10$55.35$52.25-5.60%
Stock 11$109.29$87.78-19.68%
Stock 12$23.68$23.61-0.30%
Stock 13$81.60$65.52-19.71%
Stock 14$43.85$39.09-10.86%
Stock 15$29.70$32.218.45%
Stock 16$20.10$20.160.30%
Stock 17$31.29$29.29-6.39%
Stock 18$170.04$150.39-11.56%
Stock 19$139.87$112.67-19.45%
Stock 20$55.42$51.45-7.16%
Stock 21$75.33$73.59-2.31%
Stock 22$20.58$20.07-2.48%
Stock 23$26.71$26.21-1.87%
Stock 24$80.23$76.48-4.67%
Stock 25$36.95$36.75-0.54%
Stock 26$103.73$110.036.07%
Stock 27$128.06$113.87-11.08%
Stock 28$24.79$24.800.04%
Stock 29$7.19$8.3115.58%
Stock 30$14.73$14.800.48%
Stock 31$93.42$85.60-8.37%
Stock 32$38.83$26.18-32.58%
Stock 33$15.48$14.74-4.78%


Louis Navellier and FSYS. Again. And again.

Just a quick note this time. I just got another copy of Navellier's spam pushing FSYS.

He is saying that FSYS gained 481% in the last 5 months (actually from March to August) and it will do it again.

For now what we can say is that:
  1. Mr. Navellier did not have FSYS in his portfolio during this 481% rally, but he bought it after
  2. When he says "Is it any wonder that the stock gapped up almost 29% recently in a SINGLE SESSION?" he refers to August 8th. Not very recent. Then if this was not wonder to him, why didn't he buy it before this 29% jump?

We will see what FSYS is going to do and will report again on it.


I just posted this and FSYS opened with a -7%...

History: Robert Hsu and JOBS

Original post date: September 13th 2008
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Once upon a time Mr. Robert Hsu decided it was time for his Asia Edge $3.000/year subscribers to buy 51job Inc. (JOBS).

JOBS moved from less than $15 in March 2006 to over $30 on mid May 2006 (2 months - 100%) and Mr. Hsu decided it was the right moment to get in.

New Buy: 51job


Mr. Hsu wrote to buy JOBS on dips under $28.

He was looking for a move to $40 in the following three months.

JOBS dipped under $28, and it dipped so well that it went to $20 between June and July 2006.

On July 5th 2006 Mr. Hsu decided to sell JOBS.


Only a modest -13% this time for Mr. Hsu.

Louis Navellier and September Top 5

Original post date: September 8th 2008

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On his September 2008 issue of [REMOVED] (last modified on August 19th 2008 at 9:56:57 AM) Mr. Louis Navellier highlighted the Top 5 stocks for September.

[REMOVED - sorry...]

Let's see how well the Top 5 stocks performed:

StockPrice August19thPriceSeptember 5thGain/Loss

Notice that Stock 3, Stock 4 and Stock 5 were in the 200 to shun list...

UPDATE September 26th

Stock 2 is not at around $92 (-31%)

Stock 3 is not at around $76 (-26%)

Stock 4 is not at around $71 (-43%)

Stock 5 is not at around $207 (-20%)

Robert Hsu and AAPL

Original post date: August 17th 2008
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I must say I love Apple. I love my Mac Book with its Mac OS X on it. I love the iPod and the iPhone.

When once upon a time I subscribed to Mr. Hsu's China Profit Strategy AAPL was trading at around $150 and Mr. Hsu was saying Buy AAPL under $150.

He continued to rise the buy below limit until January as follows:

September 20th 2007: Buy AAPL under $150.

September 27th 2007: Buy AAPL under $170.

October 18th 2007: Buy AAPL under $170.

October 25th 2007: Buy AAPL under its new limit of $190.

November 15th 2007: Buy AAPL under $190.

December 20th 2007: Buy AAPL under $190.

December 27th 2007: Buy AAPL when you can get it on dips under $190.

January 3rd 2008: Buy AAPL when you can get it on dips under $190.

January 10th 2008: AAPL is still a buy under $190.

January 17th 2008: Buy AAPL under $190.

And finally, when he thought the perfect timing has come:

January 24th 2008: I want you to sell [REMOVED]-- Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and [REMOVED]

For those who bought around $190 this trade generated a 29% loss.

Once more, selling when Mr. Hsu said buy and buying on January 24th at $135 would have been the best thing to do.

Emerging Growth August Top 10

Original post date: September 9th 2008
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Let's review together how the Top 10 E[REMOVED] G[REMOVED] stocks for August 2008 have performed up to yesterday September 8th. The August 2008 issue of E[REMOVED] G[REMOVED] was sent on August 1st 2008).

The Top10 stocks were: [REMOVED - I have to call them Stock 1, Stock 2 etc.]

Let's compare again their performance to the S&P500.

The S&P500 was beak even (+0.0..%) in this month, while:
  • Stock 1 moved from $55.08 to $46.49 for a -15.6%
  • Stock 2 moved from $74.7 to $55.66 for a -25.5%
  • Stock 3 moved from $16.21 to $12.11 for a -25.3%
  • Stock 4 moved from $129.82 to $104.86 for a -19.2%
  • Stock 5 moved from $35.37 to $35.12 for a -0.7%
  • Stock 6 moved from $162.54 to $119.48 for a -26.5%
  • Stock 7 moved from $28.525 to $24.58 for a -13.8%
  • Stock 8 moved from $40.07 to $30.81 for a -23.1%
  • Stock 9 moved from $53.91 to $43.83 for a -18.7%
  • Stock 10 moved from $101.97 to $72.65 for a -28.8%
On average the Top10 stocks lost a 19.7%, which once more outperformed the S&P500 by whatever-you-want to 1.

UPDATE on September 26th

Stock 4 went down to $89 (-30%)
Stock 6 went down to $91 (-43%)
Stock 7 went down to $16 (-43%)
Stock 8 went down to $27 (-32%)
Stock 9 went down to $30 (-43%)
Stock 10 went down to $59 (-40%)

Introducing Michael Shulman

Original post date: September 10th
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The content of the message is not copyright since thousands of people were spammed...

You probably received the same message I got.

It came from Michael Shulman, one of [REMOVED] experts.

In the message Mr. Shulman was praising himself for many big profits: 28 money-doublers, or better, already this year!

In case you didn't get it, here it is:

The stock touts hate me. They want you to throw good money after bad. They want you to invest “for the long-term.” They want you to believe that the market is about to turn around.

But it’s NOT!

How much money have you lost chasing their hype?
Well, my friend, getting rich is the best revenge.
At ChangeWave Shorts, we’ve already doubled
their money or better 28 times in 2008.
And we’re just getting started.

Fellow Investor,

Investing in stocks today is a sorry proposition.

I’m sorry you’re losing money.

I’m sorry that consumers are tapped out. I’m sorry that many people won’t be able to heat their homes this winter. I’m sorry that the banking system is in worse shape than anyone’s telling you.

And I’m sorry that a load of broken companies are headed much, much lower in the months ahead.

Sure we get a nice up day everytime the government announces another bailout, but those good times don’t last long.

If you own stocks, you’re going to take more big losses. But I can show you how to offset those losseseven get ahead while others are losing ground… and double your money several times a month, for many months to come.

My name is Michael Shulman, and I run ChangeWave Shorts—a wildly successful investing service that helps you earn big profits when bad stocks go down.

I recommend simple put option trades that anyone can execute. I tell you exactly what to buy; what to pay; and when to sell to bank money-doubling gains.

The stock touts can call the market “bottom” all they want to. They hate me, because I’ve been right over and over again. And they’ll continue to hate me, because I’m right again.

Hundreds of companies—battered by tight credit, a consumer breakdown, the housing mess and more—will face rough sledding for many months to come. And mark my words, there’s even more horrible news that hasn’t come out yet. And at ChangeWave Shorts, we will ride every bit of negativity for more big gains like these:

176% gains in 5 weeks;106% gains in 3 months;
184% gains in 7 weeks; 121% gains in 3 months;
152% gains in 11 weeks; 155% gains in 7 weeks;
175% gains in 2 months; 246% gains in 8 days;
% gains in 2 months;108% gains in 3 weeks;
137% gains in 2 weeks;179% gains in 2 months;
143% gains in 2 months; 262% gains in 7 weeks;
138% gains in 7 days;132% gains in 14 weeks;
285% gains in 4 days; 157% gains in 3 weeks;
109% gains in 10 weeks;% in 6 weeks;
108% gains in 3 days;195% gains in 2 ½ months;
200% gains in 6 months;133% gains in 14 days;
118% gains in 3 weeks; 114% gains in 21 days;
115% gains in 2 days; 144% in 1 month.

That’s 28 money-doublers, or better, so far in 2008. All trades of record, listed with our fullChangeWave Shorts track record at our subscriber Web site.

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I just got the first peek at our latest ChangeWave Alliance reading on business spending, and it’s BRUTAL.

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Spending is down virtually across the board. And when you couple that with our recent consumer numbers—the numbers were so dismal, they almost made me cry—it is crystal-clear that no matter what the government wonks are chirping…

…we’re headed for an even deeper economic mess.

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We recently banked another 144% gain
from Merrill Lynch

Merrill was such an easy target. For the life of me, I can’t imagine why more people aren’t trading the mortgage meltdown this way.

It’s easy money just laying there.

In fact, Merrill Lynch has been the “gift that keeps on giving.” We’ve banked 77% gains, 27% gains, 51% gains and 88% gains in previous Merrill trades.

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But while Merrill’s folly has proven quite good news for us, we’ve fared equally as well—and in some cases much better—from other companies caught up in the mortgage meltdown.

Sales of antacids went through the roof as the homebuilders collapsed, but my subscribers banked gains like these:

  • 300% in Hovnanian puts
  • 173% in DR Horton puts
  • 223% in Lennar puts; among others.

Then more teeth-gnashing followed as the banking sector collapsed. But we bet against…

…Wachovia for 195% gains
…Bank of America for 114% gains
…Bear Stearns for 285% gains
…Citigroup for 179% gains
…Countrywide for 175% gains
…and even the whole sector using puts on an ETF for 143% gains.

All in all, my ChangeWave Shorts subscribers
have doubled their money or better 28 times already this year—and I see nothing but more short-side opportunities ahead

The mortgage meltdown was the “perfect storm.” But you don’t need the perfect storm to make a ton of money by trading put options.

Since I started this service nearly two years ago, we have capitalized on minor trends, mega-wipeouts and company-specific problems to load up on profits:

  • As the home market sputtered, the pain radiated outward. We banked 131% gains from puts in supplier Louisiana Pacific and 152% gains from a Home Depot trade.
  • Consumer confidence dropped like a rock, and spending followed—leading to big opportunities in retailers (200% gains in Liz Claiborne puts; 190% gains from Dollar Tree, among others) and restaurants (244% from Ruby Tuesday puts, among others).
  • And of course—like always happens, bad markets and good—we’ve enjoyed big profits in companies with their own specific problems: 175% gains from Vonage puts; 184% gains from a trade in Amgen; 262% gains from Motorola puts, among others.

If you believe that the market is headed straight up from here—a “rising-tide” market that lifts all boats equally—then ignore what I’m saying and buy stocks with abandon.

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ChangeWave Shorts

P.S. 28 money-doublers, or better, already this year!

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It is so promising that I decided to have a look at his current portfolio so to understand how happy his customers are now.

Recession/Consumer Spending
SymbolDate BoughtEntry PriceLast PriceReturn %Sell Stop
Option 1removed$2.45$0.75-69.39%None
Option 2removed$0.85$0.05-94.12%None
Option 3removed$1.55$0.20-87.10%None
Option 4removed$1.00$0.15-85.00%None
Option 5removed$1.55$1.29-16.77%None
Option 6removed$2.00$1.34-33.00%None
Option 7removed$2.90$0.75-74.14%None
Option 8removed$1.35$1.30-3.70%None
Option 9removed$1.65$0.45-72.73%None
Option 10removed$1.00$0.45-55.00%None
Option 11removed$0.50$0.35-30.00%None
Option 12removed$3.80$3.70-2.63%None
Option 13removed$1.15$1.3013.04%None
Option 14removed$3.90$4.207.69%None


SymbolDate BoughtEntry PriceLast PriceReturn %Sell Stop
Option 1removed$2.74$2.03-25.91%None
Option 2removed$1.75$2.2428.00%None
Option 3removed$1.20$1.254.17%None
Option 4removed$1.62$0.78-51.85%None
Option 5removed$3.50$2.30-34.29%None
Option 6removed$1.00$1.4040.00%None
Option 7removed$0.60$0.9863.33%None


Homebuilders and Cousins
SymbolDate BoughtEntry PriceLast PriceReturn %Sell Stop
Option 1removed$1.80$0.05-97.22%None
Option 2removed$1.55$1.00-35.48%None
Option 3removed$2.14$1.55-27.57%None
Option 4removed$2.60$1.65-36.54%None
Option 5removed$1.25$1.05-16.00%None


Tech and Biotech
SymbolDate BoughtEntry PriceLast PriceReturn %Sell Stop
Option 1removed$1.08$0.41-62.04%None
Option 2removed$1.90$1.35-28.95%None
Option 3removed$1.20$0.25-79.17%None
Option 4removed$1.00$0.05-95.00%None
Option 5removed$1.30$0.20-84.62%None
Option 6removed$0.63$0.30-52.38%None
Option 7removed$1.02$1.2522.55%None
Option 8removed$1.37$0.85-37.96%None


Commodities and China
SymbolDate BoughtEntry PriceLast PriceReturn %Sell Stop
Option 1removed$2.10$0.55-73.81%None

On average, Mr. Shulman is currently down 36.67%