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Awesome Penny Stocks Scam?

Updated on May 21, 2014

Awesome Penny Stocks Scam?

I know I’m taking a little bit of a risk by publishing this hub, but I felt the need to address the so-called “Awesome Penny Stocks scam” that’s circulating around the Web. Now I am using my words carefully because I myself have not subscribed to, nor do I plan on subscribing to Awesome Penny Stocks in any form or fashion, so you have to take that into consideration when reading this hub. Why, you may ask, am I not going to subscribe to their service? It’s free after all, right? Well, if you are truly earnest about that question, it’s proof positive to me that you haven’t been around the block enough in the penny stock trading world to really know what you’re getting into. Most of these subscription services that offer these magical stock picks will usually start you off for free and then begin using high-pressure sales tactics, spammy emails, or annoying sales calls to get you to upgrade to their paid subscription service. According to Awesome Penny Stocks website, they claim that their subscription service is being offered 100% for free, but the “free” aspect is only for “a limited time”…and then they give you absolutely NO idea of how limited that “limited time” is. Who knows if you’re even still in the runnings for the subscription? With no deadline or any indication of when the “limited time” runs out, it’s easy for them to flip the script on an unsuspecting subscriber. So, that’s one strike against them in my book.

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Is Awesome Penny Stocks a Scam?

But can I get brutally honest with you guys here? I have a problem with this Awesome Penny Stocks subscription service that runs a little deeper than just the issue with the mysterious limited time frame. And, this problem is not limited to just the nice folks at Awesome Penny Stocks (whoever the heck they are). It has to do with the “pie-in-the-sky” mentality that these types of subscription services feed (and repeatedly capitalize on). I find in the mentality of the average investor of today a certain mental laziness when it comes to understanding their own investments, and their willingness (or lack thereof) to do their own homework to find penny stocks that will actually make legitimate market moves instead of “pump-and-dump” gymnastics. Most people want to be spoon-fed with recommendations of “hot penny stocks” without doing a shred of research of their own. I’ve been trading penny stocks online for almost 10 years now, and honestly, this stuff does not come cheap. You have to pay your dues to be a well-balanced stock trader (or any other type of trader for that matter), and if you think that all you’ll have to do to make money in the stock market is just subscribe to some flimsy penny stock email newsletter where they hand you all the “home run” recommendations on a platter, you’re deceiving yourself. Not only does it take time to understand the markets and get a feel (by studying price charts) for the stocks that are actually going to make significant moves, but then you have to deal with all of the internal aspects of becoming a good trader, including self-discipline and money management. None (and again I say NONE) of these aspects of successful stock trading are discussed or even mentioned by these (mostly) bogus subscription services. They want to convince you that you need them to succeed in your trading career. They want to convince you that they have some magic formula that unlocks the “Holy Grail” secret to picking winning stocks every time, and that you’ll hardly ever lose money if you follow their recommendations. Is that really true? Can you really bring yourself to believe that crap? Do they really have an angle on the markets that nobody else has? Isn’t it amazing that these same people that have such an “inside track” on the markets have to charge you and make money off you to offer you the “privilege” of knowing which stocks they’re picking? Let me get really “raw” with you guys here: You can have a doggone psychic to come in and predict market movements with 100% accuracy, but if you don’t know how to operate in self-discipline and proper capital management, you can still blow it and crap out in the markets. Yeah, it’s true. You can still not know when to exit. You can still wait too long to get out, not sell out at the top, and watch the stock’s price come crashing back down right along with your long position. It still takes time, practice, and good old fashioned WORK to become a good trader that makes consistent money in the markets. People love looking for quick fixes, but actually they don’t exist. Yeah, you may make a little money off some pump-and-dump fluke, but will it be something you can replicate every time? Do you have an actual trading system? You will need to answer these questions before you can expect to be successful long-term in the markets. History and tons of research have shown us that even the most successful traders out there only have winning trades about 30% of the time. Folks, it’s all about self-discipline and proper management of your trading capital. Anyone promoting anything else is only giving you a partial picture.

One final thought that I want to leave you with is found on the “Disclaimer” page of the Awesome Penny Stocks website. Here it is: “ .com received amounts from third party(ies) for publication of the information contained in this website, as follows: (a) $5,000 CAD from a third party for Recycle Tech Inc. This compensation may constitute a conflict of interest as to’s ability to remain objective in our communication regarding the profiled company.” That was just one example and one stock. There’s no telling how many times they do this type of thing with other stocks that they’re basically paid to promote. Many of these penny stock newsletters are ran by people who basically receive either monetary compensation or large blocks of very cheap shares of the stock in question as payment for promoting the stocks in their newsletters. Let’s face it folks; for the most part it’s pump-and-dump. This is an age-old practice, and it’s not going to go away, as long as subscription services like Awesome Penny Stocks can side-step their accountability to unwary investors by putting the bare minimum amount of legal jargon on their website to keep them out of hot water. Please don’t fool yourself…you may be asking “Is Awesome Penny Stocks a scam?” I want you to really read back over this very long hub and make that determination for yourself.


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      Tom 3 years ago

      Check out the price action today on HEMP and DEWM. I got these recommendations from:

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      rubie blanco 4 years ago

      I agree with you 100%. I started to invest in small cap stocks and it has been going great for me. My friend told me about this small cap stock newsletter that was awesome, it is how I made my first profitable investment.

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      AZCHI 5 years ago

      That's awesome AZMIGHTYMULEYS. That is how you play the game Ive been watching APS forabout 8 months now and ready to jump in. Watched their picks and how it works. Get in get out. Make your money and move on. You in Arizona btw?

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      residential paper shredding 5 years ago


      please visit my link

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      art-vandalay 5 years ago

      If you want to track all stock promotions like Awesome Penny Stock then you need the right software. You can’t find out about good promotions like APS by visiting forums etc.

      The only program that does this is OTC View by a company called OTC Dynamics. They are worth the visit if you want stop losing money or make money.

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      Daryl 5 years ago

      I have been following APS for a little over a year now. Had I have bought at initial alert, could have made very good money. Bought several of their picks when they were already on the way down, then watched them go even further down. To me, this is my learning curve. I did not invest a lot, so I am only a few hundred down. Now, not receiving their newsletter, it seems to have disappeared. I still believe in their picks, does anyone know what happened to them.

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      scott 5 years ago

      The site is great . Do your research. If you

      did you would know this. 10 years my ass. If that were true you would know how good there picks are.

      I signed up on the site. I've used fake money. bought and sold every pick for a year." No charge for the site"750000 I would have made off a starting investment of $10000. That's reserch.

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      AZMIGHTYMULEYS 5 years ago

      My father in law introduced me too APS in October 2011 . He has made millions w/ APS !!! I jumped in on NSRS at .41 . I sold NSRS at 1.26 , made over 300% . Turned 5k into over 20k. Then I bought SNPK at .37 , sold it at a 1.15 for 300%+ gain, turned 20K into 60K . Then bought GWBU @ .94 , sold it at 1.56 .. Do the Math . I turned 5k into 100k in less than a year . These percentages weren't a matter of being Greedy . My initial goal was to make 100% on each pick . I've learned there promotions last about a month, so I just don't sit at my computer all day everyday . I sold GWBU almost 3 weeks ago . Buy on the initial alert, stay in for a couple weeks and get out before the "DUMP". Now let see what APS's next Pick will bring .... hopefully a lot cheaper Pick than GWBU . Do Not pay attention to APS's affiliates or "Sister Sites". You will get burned . Like when they alerted RARS, I bought it and lost 9% .

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      Johny 6 years ago

      V.I.P-GUYS have produced some wonderful reports, which have assisted me in the decision making process and though this I have gathered a better understanding of WBSI, for this visit, vippennys tocksite . com

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      slarowe 6 years ago

      The trick is to monitor the SITE, not wait for the emails. They post their stock pick within the first 5 days of the month, the email gets to the the people about 14 days into the month. As soon as they advertise a pick, JUMP on it. Then set a trailing stop price, that way no matter what you gain money and when it starts to drop you only lose a little bit of that free money anyways. If you buy when that email goes out you are going to be screwed outta money.

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      Sun 6 years ago

      Awesome penny stocks is NOT a scam , they offer picks that they research and that always go up due to hype and due to the picked company's proformance. Keep your asks( stocks selling price) ONE CENT only higher then the bids (stocks buying price) unless your looking to sell fast which I don't suggest because the stock price fluctuates frequently though out the day so try to sell for the highest price don't get too disappointed if it slightly goes down and sell because your ruining it for everyone, also don't pump and dump buy and sell within 30 days unless you are seeing the stock fall very quickly which rarely happends ( investors need to realize stocks fluctuate don't sell for cheap just because the last trade went down a Little, chances are within the day it will reach high again it's a up and down motion don't sell just because it goes down a little be smart hold for 30 days After the first email Not just a couple of days because if we all do that the stock will go down and u will loose money.

      I have already made millions from awesome penny stocks picks by following this method

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      brian 6 years ago

      GWBU...probably at 3$ in three weeks. Watch. Be Amazed. Learn.

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      zeke 6 years ago

      it seems that Jim Jones seems to know what im talking about. By the way Jim, how much did you profit of SNPK. Me netted $43k. Now that SNPK is a "dump" I Cant wait for their pick in the coming weeks.

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      zeke 6 years ago

      the problem is some are not educated on how to play the pump and dump. If you did, you would know that APS is one of the best, long lasting promoters. many that know how to play them, as i call it" unlocking the holy grail" make 6 if not 7 figures playing APS.

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      ana 6 years ago

      I have been trading this AEGY for a while now. I got alerted well before the volume started to pick up and because of this I was able to score a nice profit a few times. The report helped me understand the complete scenario and the pros and cons. It’s always best to buy before everyone else does. Check it out at (Kindly, copy and paste the link in to your browser.)

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      Violetta 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for this great article.I am not an investor,but I want to learn about it.I red what they posted,but I had a feeling that something is just not right.I have decided to investigate about them.So my feelings were correct.Thank you all once again.

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      Deva Sananda 6 years ago

      So my friends, what exactly is wrong with Pump and Dump? If you win - "Yaaayyy! " If you lose, "Ah ah, you loooz!" That's all. It's a game. Drop the moralizing and judgements and have some duplicitous fun like a good old Republican!

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      anonoymous 6 years ago


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      James Foster 6 years ago

      Well I would have to agree that at the end its a pump and dump, but if your are smart and you buy on the first alert and sell right when hits a dollar, as most of their picks due at some point, you can make some really good gains. Watch how it will get alerted at a low price, hit a dollar within three weeks, and get dumped the same day. Bought one of their alerts alerts at .18 and sold it right when it hit the dollar mark and it just died the same day, but made some really good gains. So I would strongly recommend observing their picks and pick up on their common trend. :)

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      James Foster 6 years ago

      Well I would have to agree that at the end its a pump and dump, but if your are smart and you buy on the first alert and sell right when hits a dollar, as most of their picks due at some point, you can make some really good gains. Watch how it will get alerted at a low price, hit a dollar within three weeks, and get dumped the same day. Bought one of their alerts alerts at .18 and sold it right when it hit the dollar mark and it just died the same day, but made some really good gains. So I would strongly recommend observing their picks and pick up on their common trend. :)

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      Grizz 6 years ago

      cobradane.....APS is a scam, if that's what you wanna call it? It's quite simple really. They promote a penny stock, send their newsletter out to millions of subscribers, they buy (after APS has prob already bought even cheaper), the price goes up for a period of somewhere between a week and 4 weeks, then APS gets out, with a big profit, and the stock quickly drops as everyone tries to bail out! It's all about timing. If you're not greedy, there's no reason why you can't make a bit of money! I've been following their picks for a year now and almost every one has skyrocketted in a matter of a week or less! It's all in the timing! The part i want nothing to do with is the one's they recommend on the OTC BB. Too difficult to sell when the time comes!

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      kossarian 6 years ago

      allIknow is NTRZ was recommend to buy at .06 and is now at .14

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      cobradane 6 years ago

      APS is a scam. Following their pump and dump advicec for several weeks now I have lost 1000's of $'s. I am done with those creeps. They don't even have a "contact us" feature so that you ocan communicate with them. Someone made 10's of $'s on NSRS. I was following that stock and watched it go up and up. Then suddenly in a matter of days it virtually went to zero at which time APS dropped them. What gives?

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      Clumsy 6 years ago

      I'd like to launch out on Penny stocks but, where can one get honest info. I'm suggested to keep away from "Awesome" but I need some basic info to start looking for decent prospects.


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      Grizz 6 years ago

      Why are so many of APS offerings on the OTCBB? When i first signed up there was one even on the TSX here in Canada. Now it's all these BB ones that i can't buy through my bank!!!

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      carl 6 years ago

      don't use ameritrade it sucks.. they wont allow you to buy awesome penny stocks picks sign up for etrade or schwab instead

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      paul p 6 years ago

      Is ameritrade a good company to use when dealing with penny stocks

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      Jim Jones 6 years ago

      don't know how I ended up here...but the ones that cry are big babies that don't know how to trade!!!

      Traders make MOney!

      Investors Hold Bags!

      promotion or not...that's penny stocks for you!

      Awesome Penny Stocks:

      How can you not make money???

      my Profits

      POTG - 96k

      MILV - 25k

      AMWI - 56k

      NSRS - 110k

      Scam or not...WHo gives a Rats ASs!!!

      Learn how to trade!! Don't believe my Profits..I don't care!!

      Chart it up! then you will believe me!

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      matty 6 years ago

      If you can figure out there game, you will notice a pretty solid pattern. Once you get a feel for the pattern. There's money in if for everyone. Set a couple of rules for your self on when to get in and what percentage (either loss or gain) for you to get out on. In 2010 7 out of 10 picks spiked after announcement. In 2011, 11 out of 11 picks spiked. You do the math!

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      AJK 6 years ago

      You are much to kind in your description of Awesome Penny Stocks. They are Crooked and dishonest at every turn. They collude with others using press releases. They give people half truths and inuendo to intice them into buying stocks and as they rise they have others who are selling huge amounts and making lots of money. Then they just stop promoting the stock and start promoting another. Meanwhile many honest people who believed their lies get shafted and lose the money they invested. This is a really dirty game and it is very illegal. It is an embarrassment to the SEC although they do not seem to care. It makes a mockery of our legal system and it shows how lame our legal system and elected and paid officials are. There is no excuse for this to be allowed to happen and continue to happen although many complaints have been made. Anyone who reads this should beware of anything they might read from this newletter as it is all done by design and with a plan. Even if they are only reporting what they are told, it does not change the fact that they know they are aiding individuals in the act of defrauding others. The pattern of this they have developed rises to the level of RICO and they should be prosecuted for this along with their co conspirators.

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      txsweethrt 6 years ago

      I looked on their website and i did not see a significant source of info. about themselves. I'm intrigued by the fact of making money from pennies...literally. I'm glad you posted this because before I get started, I want to get a good feel of what's going on and not get sucked into some BS subscription plan. APS looked "too easy" to me in the first place...nothing good comes easy. Maybe it works maybe it doesn't, but putting a significant amount of $ in 1 stock pick from APS right off the bat is foolish. Thanks for posting this, I'll keep my eye on the details of these sites.

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      Realist 6 years ago

      Unfortunately the grand majority of micro-caps are hole in the wall companies. Yes, there is a lot of manipulation in the OTC Market. Fortunately, I am not the one doing it.

      As a buyer, you can still make money even if you have suspicions that the company is not legitimate. (There are so many of them, it is realistically impossible to be a trader and avoid them). Unfortunately, most all of the stocks in the penny stock world have been promoted at one time or another. This is not the buyer’s fault. Also, why isn’t it just as wrong for Jim Cramer on CNN? Why is it ok for Coca Cola to be advertised and not for a stock? Get a clue, guys!

      Just like -everything else- in life, there is a learning curve. Yes, you can lose money -at first-. But you can make money. There are a lot of people who have made lots of money on penny stocks, even though most of them are virtual. Look up Timothy Sykes. What it takes is -self conrol- . If someone places 20,000 on their FIRST TRADE with NO EXPERIENCE, they are SETTING THEMSELVES UP FOR DISASTER. THEY HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME BUT THEMSELVES. In fact, I think APS is would have ended up helping this person because if they happened to accidentally buy at the “right time” they may have quadrupled their money instead of losing it in other securities, that may have even been absolutely legitimate.


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      seethelight 6 years ago

      im confused...i had intreperted these sites to be...well...just what people have confirmed. They pump; you buy, and probably sell same day or next day at the most. You make money and out. They are letting us in on a "scam" if you will so that we all make money. Anybody getting the emails that stays in long enough to get scammed is not being scammed. They are either ignorant or dumb

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      mmckibbin 6 years ago

      Increase Your Chances of Making Money:

      Buy in at Initial Alert

      Don't get too greety

      Keep eye on the stock

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      mmckibbin 6 years ago

      I am watching NSRS right now and it is doing really well. However, it can dump way dowm at any time. I would not recommend investing in this stock so late in the game. This is how people get burned and lose so much of their money. It's best to wait for the next pick.

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      mmckibbin 6 years ago

      The question is how much longer before they issue the next pick?

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      JamJells 6 years ago

      Agree with Chris. Have to catch the top and short these stocks. Do your homework and never become an investor lemming. Continue to educate yourself and keep your goals reasonable.

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      Chris 6 years ago

      Their NSRS pump was so successful that a ton of people are waiting for the next promo from them. I'll bet you it will start with a huge gap up. They are the most successful promoters out there.

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      AZMIGHTYMULEYS 6 years ago

      I've been watching these email alerts filter in by APS for about 3 months now . This is nothing but a Pump and Dump strategy way of trading and I can clearly see how you can make a ton of $$$$ . For 2 months I've saved every email alert, have analyzed everyone of them and there is no scam about it . NSRS as we speak, Hell I now wish I could've boughten it long ago, and I'm sceptical into buying it now . Has it peaked . There is a price target set for this stock for $5 . That could be another 800% in Gains .

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      Dong Do 6 years ago

      Thanks to APS, I just made $4000 with their NSRS pick. Bought at 0.23 and sold at 0.4. I could make more if I let stock fly to 0.7. Love APS. I am waiting for their new pick this month

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      DoSomeResearch 6 years ago

      Blah, Blah, Blah. Did you do any research at all before writing this article. It took me all of 5 minutes to determine that these penny stock promoting websites are getting compensated by the companies that they are promoting. They actually admit to it in their disclaimer. Maybe next time, instead of writing massive paragraphs full of unanswered questions, just gather some facts first and then write those down. It would make or a more interesting article.

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      Letstrade 6 years ago

      I'm a member of awesome penny stocks. And they are AWESOME. Period

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      gpv 6 years ago

      Well I read almost all the reviews and it seems to me if you get in at the right time and out at right time you can make a few dollars. I have a few extra dollars to invest so I think I will try my luck.

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      realist 6 years ago

      Taking part in buying and selling stock for capital gain is puming and dumping. We all do it but we all like to pretend we're not. They're making the stock go up by hype to the point so many buy into to it that it is over valued. So when it goes up sell it. End of story. If you read disclaimers, and translate it, it says "This stock will go up but will also go down."-Thanks for the tips, plural on purpose, APS.

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      Dan T 6 years ago

      Say what you will scam or not I am up $20,000 on one investment. Let me repeat that $20,000 on one investment. Now that is my kind of scam. I will say that you had better not be investing any more than you are willing to lose. It is the stock market afterall.

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      Charlie 6 years ago

      I was a skeptic. My brother is a hedge fund manager and told me to stay clear away, until I explained NSRS, they alerted a month or so ago, and I ignored it but followed. The stock was down to .07 and now its at .55 If this was a pump and dump, HELL I would sell right now! or maybe hold off a little, but the last few people make real sense if you willing to take a gamble. Its better than sticking money into a machine and hoping you get 777 :-) at least you can make a little money and run to the next victim.

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      fanofpennies 6 years ago

      these guys are the best, that's all i have to say!

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      Nick 6 years ago


      For what it's worth, if you understand what's going on with the magical penny stock picks, there is money to be made through them. All of these entities that select the magical stock picks and mail them out have one thing in common...they receive compensation for making their picks. The compensation is often in the form of the very stocks they will be promoting. As mentioned, the entity selecting the magical stocks will often list a small portion of the stocks at a low price when they send out their alerts. It's no surprise, then, that the price shoots up quickly as they start to raise the price themselves.

      By sending out all the alerts, the entity who 'selected' the stocks generates revenue and higher prices for themselves to sell the very stock they were compensated with. In essence, the alerts create a self-fulfilling prophesy that drives prices up...then the entity dumps all their shares at a nice profit while the company dumps the rest of it's shares at a profit. If, in the midst of the rise and fall you are able to buy at a low price and sell at a high price, you get to make some money. I might suggest that you settle for a modest gain and get out while the getting is good if you try your luck, but the stock market is zero-sum...somebody has to buy at the top and lose money as the stock races down. You obviously don't want to be that guy. However, there is always a greedy seller and a fool to buy at the very top of the peak. Don't be greedier than the fools are willing to support, and there is money to be made in 'pumping and dumping'.

      I don't suggest this as a long-term investment strategy, but if you understand the mechanics there is viable easy money--as long as there is also volume to support the sale when it comes time to get out.

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      Matt Cain 6 years ago

      ive subscribed and this site works on very basic principles. supply, and demand. everyone reads, then they buy, the price skyrockets for 2 weeks, then everyone sells and it plumets. its not a scam. as long as you don't plan on investing long term, you wont get burned. get in at the initial alert, sell after doubleing your money, then don't ever look back. sometimes you see huge jumpes, the last pick amwi went from .18 all the way to 1.50

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      Roger 6 years ago

      Man, there are a lot of dumb/ignorant people, including the Author/OP here. I have been a member of APS since Feb of this year (2011) and they have NEVER charged me a single dime and I check my bank statements very closely on a monthly basis! If APS ever did charge a fee to subscribe, would I pay? Hell yes I would! They are without a doubt the best in the business at a pump and dump.

      For you haters out there. Go back to Oct. of 2010 and look up CPMCF and tell me how that did starting around the 26th or so when APS started to pump them. Look at POTG in Oct. of this year.. same as MILV in Oct.. AMWI in Nov to now.

      If you know what you are doing, there is a TON of money to be made.

      I have only seen 1 stock from APS NOT hit at least 50% in profits AFTER they released a pick.

      Do they load up before announcing the pick? Of course as do other penny stock newsletters and you would to if you owned a newsletter that has a huge following!

      I have noticed during this current AMWI pick, that other penny stock newsletters have jumped on the AMWI bandwagon because they know that APS has such a huge following because its free and their picks perform!

      OP/Author has admitted he hasn't subscribed to APS but feels qualified to write an article about them? lmao What a joke!

      I have flipped AMWI twice for a profit each time as well as made money on POTG and MILV. I look forward to their next pump and dump.

      In and out is the name of the game and if you cant do it, sucks to be you!

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      Ali Baby 6 years ago

      APS recommended AMWI @ .16...........Went up to $1.35...

      Penny stock is what it is get in and get out. Don't camp out on a penny!!! Live and learn.

      Only buy with money you can play with ( NOT THE MORTGAGE)

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      bill gates 6 years ago

      I don't know much...except I've made a good bit of money on this thing and I'm in high school...what a thrill!!! Now maybe I can go to college.

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      TruthBEtold 6 years ago

      The author is correct. These sites are scams. They want to make money for themselves by having thousands of small investors push the stock price up then they dump their shares and leave you with nothing. Just watch the movie Boiler Room. Same thing.

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      teebster001 6 years ago

      I also don't know much about trading penny stocks. Can someone with experience recommend a penny stocks trading company where I can purchase and sell for free or real cheap?


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      Saint asha 6 years ago

      I don't know much about this stock stuff, i only wanna get started. Can someone put me tru,contact me on pleassse

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      anonfr 6 years ago

      The first thing that struck me about the APS website is that

      (1) domain name, page title and copyright note says "Awesome Penny Stocks"


      (2) at the bottom it says "Penny stocks in the media" followed by a number of well renowned sites. Notice, how it doesn't say "Awesome Penny Stocks in the media" there but most people will probably get the impression that all these renowned websites were talking about the company, not penny stocks in general.

      This is probably intentional and if so, it is dishonest as they are trying to convey an impression about themselves that is misleading.

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      Andy007 6 years ago

      Jay, I hope you sold MILV at .14; it's now back to .02 (price before APS recommended it). If you did sell, then some unlucky souls bought it at .14... APS will never mention MILV again; they already made the money and move on to scam with another stock. If APS is that good with there research, why almost all their recommended stocks felt back to where they were before the recommendation? Every they recommended with a statement saying it will go over $1 no matter what price the stock is currently at. There is no research; the companies who pay APS to recommend their stocks also benefit by selling their holding during the bump. There are lots of poor souls out there who got tricked... It's their fault too for being greedy...

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      Jay 6 years ago

      Bought APS's latest tip stock @ .03. It jumped to .14 today netting me over $4,000 dollars. Eat it, hater.

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      Iced Out 6 years ago

      I've been leery on jumping in on the stock market game, and unfortunately, both friends and family have never been majorly involved other than their company's stock. The most help I've received from them are recommendations on very old book, caution and more caution. The research is something that will have to be done, but sifting out the important information is best done with the more experienced advice. Is there any tips or readings you would recommend?

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      Taylor 6 years ago

      Sure you can make a few dollars, but it's all artificial growth with companies that have no real value. Why not do the research and buy in a penny stock company that has value, has a REAL business model, and plans to move? If it moves even a Little you will have gained with out having to worry about selling within hours, and worrying if you'll be fast enough keep your money from being lost.

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      Brian 6 years ago

      I do have to say that a particular stock namely MILV is doing incredibly after hearing about it in an e-mail from Awesome Penny Stocks. It has risen steadily in the last few days and is definitely a great suggestion if you want to make a few dollars.

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      Andy007 6 years ago

      According to their disclaimer, it is obvious bump and dump for them. This way, they indirectly take your money without you relying it. I followed their recommended stocks for years - never took action - and the most, if not all, of them felt back to where they were before the recommendation. What does this mean? Along the bump, there are lot of people who made lots of money but there are also many who lost lots of money. You can think of this as wealth transfer since no new money is introduced in the system (buyer pays the same amount that the seller asks including the gain/loss). A big portion goes to AWESOMEPENNYSTOCKS since they always have the head start and dump; this is why the newsletter is free. Along the way, many members could get rich as they master the strategy like Robert above. But there are many unhappy members who lost money (remember, no money is created, just transferred). The losers will probably quit this game with a lifetime learning experience that they swear will never happen again. New inexperience comers is needed to keep the game rolling; hence their add on popular finance sites.

      In short, AWESOMEPENNYSTOCKS always come out winners for every recommendation since a good portion of wealth goes to them. The rest is dived between their members but the total wealth of all the members are lowered by the amount gained by AWESOMEPENNYSTOCKS. AWESOMEPENNYSTOCKS.COM IS A SCAM.

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      hatefruad 6 years ago

      ok just the facts, i subscribed to awesome penny stocks to see if it was a scam, all my statements will be 100% accurate. the first stock that awesome penny stocks keyed me to was POTG.PK, now the news was that POTG.PK had purchased land in peru that had potential to have gold on it, after doing a lot of painstaking research i found that

      1. if potg had purchased that land the local community in that area was not allowing mining at all.

      2. there was no actual record of potg purchasing that particular plot of land

      3. the report they published about the land and the potential for gold on it was published in.... get ready for it 1986. holy crap.

      4. at the same time as awesome penny stocks listed this stock so did about 5 other, "penny stock investigation groups"

      what does this tell you. well it's all a lie, the pr reports are inaccurate, probably fabricated by companies or by these "groups".

      more evidence of this scam.

      the next and current awesome penny stock pick is

      1. is a ipod/blackberry app company that has been around since..... wait for it 2007. the year ipods came out.

      2. Milv has.... wait for it, one, 1, a, singular, employee, who is also the president, ceo, treasurer, etc.

      3. milv reported this year to the stock market that it currently valued it's own stock at.... wait for it, .0001 cent/ share. holy crap.

      4. milv reported that it just bought a bioceutical company. why? why would an ipod app company be interested in bioceuticals.... weird.

      5. since awesomepenny stocks has picked this stock a whole bunch of "potentially good news" has been flooding the net, about what this bioceutical company is "trying to do". which are a lot of claims that are impossible. not to mention that at the bottom of the reports there is a disclaimer saying that certain words in the report actually mean that the "company may be talking about it, but may or may not plan on proceding with it."

      it's bull, this is a scam all of it,

      even more proof,

      1 awesome penny stocks claims that 19 out of the last 20 stocks saw 1000% gain,

      what they don't tell you is that gain only lasted an average of less than a day,

      2. i have looked up the last 10 stock picks by this "company" and found that no company that they picked retained that growth, not one, all of them are currently lower than they started. what does this say to you.


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      dan S 6 years ago

      the tipoff that a stock adviser is phony is that it is free. dan S

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      Al 6 years ago

      What about advice to the ones that want to start on this Penny Stocks. would love to give it a try but would like some on e to help or teach. it would b a great time to learn.

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      GO TO HELL AND GOOD ADVICE 6 years ago

      FOR All of you out there don't believe A word of it ARE they Making money on their own STOCKS YES PUMPING AND DUMPING. Don't worry you'll get money out of them. Just sit buy the computer and wait. ALL DAY I CAN'T Stress this enough GET A TICKER WAIT AND SIT WHEN IT GOES UP WAIT Till it goes down a point then sell it's just common sense ARE They running A scam yes of course but they do their research. Their stocks usually rise point .0000 Some odd sense usually .0010 cents or down. NEVER NEVER TAKE STOCKS AT .000 OR .00 CENTS THAT'S where you get screwed get three all the penny stocks or the most you can three recommended you got a winner. Never sell when it goes down ten points. .0010 to .0020 just wait always start fresh the next day and wait. if it turns out to be a flop just Sell of course there is risk just take four if you can or ten to cover the whole grid for Will it make it duuuuuuuuuuuuh stupid ones got to make it BUT YOU GOT TO SIT And wait all day you got one 1000 take that divide it by .0000 cents boom you already made your money in stocks the amount of shares even though you it works that way in basic math just take A caculator however many stocks you have divide that by stock x .0000 price it goes up and up I won't say how much it's real big the stock price only goes up a 1-to a thousand depending on how much you got then turn around buy more the next day clean slate you have one plus equals to right yes but you multiply trade king all the way

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      Mike 6 years ago

      All of the criticisms of APS on here true. But who cares?

      Do they make money on the picks? Yes, of course.

      Do they get paid for the picks? Yes, of course.

      Is it a pump and dump? Yes.

      My question is so what? The point of flipping penny stocks is to make money correct? Then who cares why or how they make their picks? Who cares if they make a profit? Who cares why the stock goes up?

      It's real simple people:

      1. Company A pays APS to promote their stock.

      2. APS buys up tons of their stock.

      3. APS then sends an email promoting how great Company A is.

      4. Thousands of people buy their stock, and the price goes up, rapidly.

      5. APS sells the stock and makes a huge profit.

      All of that is true and irrelevant!

      Buy the stock right when the email comes out. Not 3 hours later or 2 days later but right when it comes out. Sell the stock when it goes up, 9 times out of 10 that's within a few hours or maybe the next day. Take your quick profit and move on. Don't hold the stock for 4 days or you might lose your ass.

      It's an artificial price hike, don't get stuck holding the bag when it all crashes back down to earth. Get in and get out.

      I made money on 8 out of their last 11 picks. I lost $ on 2 and broke even on 1. 1 of the losses was just plain useless, nothing I could do. The other one I held onto way too long, 8 days.

      Get in and get out, very very simple.

      Put 100 bucks in and see what happens, don't trust an author who has never used it.

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      Mike 6 years ago

      What a useless article. I signed up for APS about a year ago, no one has tried to charge me a dime. That "limited time" thing is just marketing to try and instill a sense of urgency and get you to sign up. That's all. It's not a trick to get you to pay for something you though would be free. They never ask for your CC info or anything like that.

      Now, I've made 11 trades based of their emails. 8 made big gains, 1 I broke even on and 2 I lost money on. 3 of the 8 winners were HUGE. Turned 10k into 65k. CPOW last December did even better but I was late and missed the boat. That one would have turned 10k into 100k in a matter of days.

      Of course it's a pump and dump, that's the point. Buy the stock when the email comes out, hang onto it for a few hours or overnight, maybe 2 or 3 days depending on how gutsy you are, then sell it and move on. APS does not claim to be a wise long term investment and it's not. Take it for what it is and make some money, no big deal.

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      Jim Callus 6 years ago

      Man I've made almost a hundred thousand on a single stock these guys alerted they completely changed my life for the better. Maybe some people have bad things to say about them but in my opinion they are the best thing that's ever happened to me.

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      Roger 6 years ago

      I wish that I had found this hub note before I put my money into the "Awesome Penny Stocks" picks. The first pick dropped 75% immediately after I bought in and is even lower than that (now two months later) and the second one did jump almost 200% in a few days, but is now lower than when it was recommended. So, yer right--it's a pump and dump scam.

      My recommendation: Don't have anyting to do with these crooks and let all the rest of us rookies know before we lose big bucks.

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      Mark 6 years ago

      He's 100% right. No one is that good at beating market return. Do your research. Go look who the best investors of all time are and see what their returns were. No one can sustain huge returns.

      People remember the winners and all their glory and forget the losers. It generates this bias that you can get these crazy returns. Go look though and see how often day traders actually beat the market. The loses are just as big as the gains.

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      Rachel 6 years ago

      I was very hestitant in believing the pennystocks site so I went and did some research. After reading your hub it makes perfect sense that it is in fact a scam. I appreciate your honest outlook. I will continue to trade penny stocks at my OWN risk.. and most likely avoid what PennyStocks suggests in fact.

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      greg 6 years ago

      Thank you soooooo much. Was going to jump right in and play the game. America needs more people like you. We need to help each other before its to late. Look around and see what's going on in this country. Hey, I got an idea. YOU should run for the BIG HOUSE!!!!!!

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      Robert Hauser 6 years ago

      For at least the past couple of weeks, they have been blowing sunshine up our back staircases about "POTG", apparently a mineral and rare metals mining consortium. I never bought into it simply because I know of no way of doing so without going through a broker---who of course specializes in making suckers broke...but i was intrigues enough that I wouldn't have minded wagering ten or twenty bucks on the issue and if you lose, you lose and who cares? But they have no phone number...frankly, I don't trust them: if they can get stink rich off of POTG, then why are they telling US?

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      hototc 6 years ago

      Generally penny stocks pass on to the low-priced (i.e. equal to or below $ 5 per share) provisional securities of very small companies. They are quoted over-the-counter, such as on the OTC Bulletin Board or in the Pink Sheets.

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      Dick Tracy 6 years ago

      Don't marry these these stock picks. Get in and get out. Their last pick made me 49k. This game is not for wining and crying. Its for making money. If you cant do that. Stay away from penny stocks and Work Hard for the money. I mean work real real real hard. lol

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      Chad 6 years ago

      Life is all about taking risks and over coming fear. I invested $10000 on their last pick POTG at .10 cents a share and sold yesterday for .56 cents a share, do the math. I mean after all it is the stock market, its all about winning and losing.

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      Chris Wandel 7 years ago

      Pennyshares investing- they make money, you make nothing.

      I just looked at the site and saw everything I needed to see in minutes.

      There are no people named or identified as behind this company.

      The web site is a shallow shell giving you no real information, just empty promises.

      It is unclear as to how they will benefit from telling you about their 'finds'.

      They were never mentioned on Yahoo finance, Market Watch or msnbc.

      Their testimonials are not real time social media referrals, they could be anyone or anything.

      My first thought was that they try to use a bunch of susceptible people to create a bubble by driving prices high whilst they sell out at the top of whatever they put into the company and then get out before it bursts.

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      smart guy 7 years ago

      they should be investigated. I cant believe they haven't already been scoped out. my friend told be about them 6 months ago. He is one of those guys that wants the quick cash too... well we all do, but you have to be smart.

      they get paid by the companies to release them as a pick. they have a bs analyst to make it look legit. he calls himself goldman research... sounds like goldman sacks right? lol be smart people.

      so i monitored their picks to see what is up. they pump the stock up before they even release it. they the suckers get in which allows them to get out. if you look at when they send you emails, it stock is already up and they dump. if they have enough millions of people to buy the stock, then the stock will go up. but that has happened only once out of 6 that I saw. they got luck on that one.

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      bad luck 7 years ago

      i got to be honest whit all of you , i suscribe whit awesome penny stock about 6 mots ago , in i have to tell you at first they had some good pick, i means i watch a lt of my friends make some good money whit then that's why i decide to subscided wit them , but i was just a beginer i didn't know any better i just wanted to make some quick bucks , after six mots i wacth all my friends making good money bying luxury car, you know i feel like i left behing so i jump in 2 weeks later i recive the e-mail it was(writ) i pawm my grand mother wedding ring to com up wit a 1000 dollars to buy it , when i recive the e-mail it was 0.06 i was so happy i jump without a second touhgt ,wel ever since i bought i beein killing my self that thing never went more then 0.0215 not even 0.03 i feel so bad , i hate it my self i feel like nothing ,i feel lost , so for you out there before you jump up wasting your hard earnig money specialy on this bs economy do your omw damm research

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      GDI 7 years ago

      Click on my initials above to see a really great opportunity.

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      mikev9359 7 years ago

      PennyInsanity: Most of what you said is true. Especially about the 'free' offer. Just need to keep vigilant. I also also did some research about their recommendations.

      A few actually paid off. But the trick is getting out quick. To avoid big losses, you need to find a stock where you can but only $100 worth. A stock at 0.001 gets you 100,000 shares.

      Granted these 'finds' are 100 to 1. The biggest gain I made was Telefonos De Mexico (TMX) back in 1992. It was 0.0004 when I bought 100,000 shares. I am glad that when it hit 0.10 per share I only sold halh because it eventually split several times, then spun off AMX & TII, both 1 for 1. Needless to say, I continue to invest in penny stocks, but do not take any sole recommendation.

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      chamilj 7 years ago from Sri Lanka

      I do invest in stocks for long term but I prefer Forex Day trading than penny stocks.

      Great hub. Voted up!

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      JamJells 7 years ago

      Thanks PennyInsanity for the write up. Enjoyed this thread and getting yet another dose of reality to the real risks, and foils of penny stocks, The pay to pump web email web site known as Awesome Penny Stocks is everything you are warning is about. Being a green investor and still looking for that goose with those golden egg tips still plague me when I open my email box. But after seeing one of my anxious investment go south right before my eyes and too frozen for weeks while I took a painful bath (ICOP)didn't get the monkey complexly off my back yet. But its more of a relief to catch this post early before the markets have opened. You have saved me thousands possibly. No harm in reading for a few minutes and smelling the coffee! The insidious drug that are penny stocks is that some do move up past 300 to 1000% in the short term and everyone who decides to risk it will never admit how greed will keep you in check till the dumpers slap you down. Some will push up for a time and you might make a killing once, but then you have tasted the false success of an empty stock. Case in point for doing homework. I found the CEO on another social website looking for ladies and friends to party with. Had a photo of himself in a Hawaiian shirt and looking almost like a mobster. By the way; this penny stock had only three officers and no background! That was enough to tell me two things. A sucker is born every day and Im not vesting a dime where the CEO is found out to be trolling for chicks! Penny Stocks for fully for the sharks that bottom feed and for every winner there are many losers in this game. Tim Sykes makes his money playing that game and charges big bucks to get the edge in this nasty game. Pay for the education rather than risking your capitol. Only takes time and you have to admit knowledge is power. Grab it and slow down. It will pay ten fold in the long run. This Hub is a great wake up call to those with little resources and only one account in which to protect whether it's a 401k or some of granny's inheritance. Being prudent doesn't make you rich, but you can slowly get rich taking smaller risks. Only being in the game less than a year and having my ass handed to me once almost wasn't enough. Thanks again for the warning, and to anyone glancing at this thread. Read and risk only a small amount towards your gut, and head long into the knowledge of a solid stock. Penny stocks are for total risk capitol and not the rent.

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      Ewing 7 years ago

      Seriously, I subscribedto one of these list and it has been nothing but GREAT to me. I didn't invest in their picks at first, but after seeing the stock jump the day after the email was sent on 4 different picks, I decided to start investing. Sure, the stock will flutter then possibly drop a little bit after a few days but who cares? I ride the wave and get out on top everytime. I recommend awesomepennystocks to anyone who wants to make a quick buck. I've now invested on 5 different penny stocks that they offered and each time I have at least doubled my money and then gotten out. I don't want to do this for a living, who has thr time??? I do it for extra cash and it's great.

      I think that all the haters that have posted here are just bitter because they do it full time or really research and analyze and are tormented by every stock they choose and it always ends up being "so so". Get over yourselves. Do all the research you want, I have a bachelors in Finance and an MBA from UCLA and I can tell you that picking stocks based on hours of research for the average individual is as good as shooting craps. I'm in sales because that's where the money is. I can use my degree when I'm dead....

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      1ton 7 years ago

      Try this, subscribe for free and don't even look at them for a month or two. Then go back and look at what they suggested. You will find that by the time you got the "hot tip" it has reached it's peak and if you had bought it (they would have sold it) you get to ride it all the way back down. If anyone is curious about them do it this way and you'll be convinced never to follow their "hot tips". Buy solid stocks which pay dividends and if you have to join for advice go to Motley Fool ( are rank the best on the web for investing advice. I don't work for them but I have used their website and it is trustworthy.

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      James Bond 7 years ago

      I agreed 100% with the author. All penny stock subsriptions are designed to dupe the naïve money-hungry poor souls to part with their money. It's all about pumping and dumping. I have seen it way too many times. I would have better luck scalping on the forex market.

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      rwharris311 7 years ago

      In response to the original post. I just signed up for the newsletter. They "say" that anyone who signs up for free has it free forever. Is that true? Darn if I know, but if they hit me with a fee, I can always say "No thanks". As to track record, I plan to watch their picks to see if their claim of "9 out of 10 make money". Sounds rather dubious but again it doesn't cost me a cent to track their picks and find out. Frankly, I would settle for 6 out of 10. Also, what does "make money" mean. It is easy to look at the chart of a stock, and say, "Hey here is where I would buy and here is where I would sell and I would make a zillion percent." However, there is the term, "the Hard Right Edge" which means that in reality you have to go with what the latest price price moves are telling you. So even if they are 100% correct on their picks, I could still go bust by purchasing a stock, watch is go up a zillion percent, get greedy and think it is going further, watch is go down thinkging "It's going to come back", watch it go further and think "I lose to much if I sell now", finally get frustrated and sell at a loss, usually the day before a rebound. Can anyone say Enron or AGI, folks? How much money was lost by people sitting on those stocks while they dropped like a stone? I personally know someone who dropped about a million on AGI as it went south. So whether APS is a scam or not, some smarts is required. Any readers can bet that I am not going to bet the house payment on the first pick that comes to my email box from these folks. I will have some idea of what both they and I are doing. In summary, it doesn't cost me a time to take a look.

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      chelseafcno1 7 years ago

      Wow...just think of all the sex you could've had instead of wasting the time writing this. seriously man, get laid. its quite obvious that this is a scam. anyone with a brain could figure that out just by looking at it. go touch some vagina. it's really nice.

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      warren buffet 7 years ago

      i think you are just an angry person.

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      Mark  7 years ago

      Pump or Dump ??? sounds like a bad memory from school master hitting days, discipline without justice?? The stock market is a volatile place and your investments may go up or down. Catching the wave and trading using chartist techniques may remove the artificial pumping but i guess the idea is get out quick and quit while you are ahead and do not invest speculatively if you need to invest cautiously!! Know what you are doing and always consult an adult.

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      AccountingMan 7 years ago

      I came across this blog and I also read the other blog linked to in the second paragraph of this one. I'm a "financial fundamentalist" when it comes to stocks. I don't believe it's anyone's jurisdiction (regardless of how much money they successfully make) to tell someone else what information they should or shouldn't use. Yes, we have to think for ourselves and at the end of the day, everyone has their own way to ultimately make money. What everyone should remember is that the PURPOSE of a stock market is to facilitate trade in ownership of companies. It doesn't exist to help regular income earners to get rich quick fast. They are very efficiently priced, albeit with plenty of rich people manipulating the prices of specific stocks once in a while.

      I don't like people comparing stock trading to gambling because gambling is taking away someone else's money for personal enrichment out of selfishness (whether they want to admit it or not). Even if two or more gamblers mutually agree to try to win money off of each other, in the end, their motives are to take their neighbour's money away and not care about the other person's loss. Stocks are different. It's a business transaction. When you buy a stock low and sell it high, it doesn't mean that someone else lost money. It's real supply and demand at work. I can see how people would view it as gambling if they didn't want to read financial statements or take financial ratios into consideration. Not all movements in the market are explained by all the companies' individual performances in the real world. A very large percentage of movements in the markets are the result of general sentiment toward the market. Sometimes fundamentals come into play, especially when examining past performance and what's going on in the real world.

      Case in point: I bought shares in an alarm company when the price was only $8.45 and now it's trading at $9.00 just a few days later. I made $1400 bucks in a few days without getting into risky penny stocks and trying to watch the price every two seconds. Are penny stocks bad? Not at all. They are out of my present risk profile. Fundamentally, I can see crime going up and that a well-established company has continued to operate successfully. Those are conditions that probably have a positive impact on the stock's price. Fundamentals people!

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      anon 7 years ago

      This thing is legal as long as they are promoting and not the company who is receiving the shares.

      E.g I have a friend that has a company, I tell people to put their money into his company, then oups he goes bust. its Legal as I don't own the money the law doesn't see me get a backhand from it which is hard to trace as its cash.

      and that's 1 way to fiddle the system, owe and then they play with the money.

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      francis 7 years ago

      sure it is a pump and dump scam, but the idea is to know that and play the game. the stock market is all about fear and greed, just know when to be what. APS is just another tool to help you do what wall street has been doing for over a century..

      i have found that APS's picks take a day or two for speculators to bite, then skyrocket on their volume pumping tactics. is there or has there ever been a stock that has not ben manipulated?

      as for their latest- Clean power, this could be a legit pick and i believe is worth more than their current .17, as the real news has attested to. my advice, wait a day after their call, buy and take your profit before the inevitable decline.. happy trading.

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      7 years ago

      Im sure there are plenty of investors that play penny stocks and have struck it rich. Whether they were receiving tips or doing their own research is irrelevant. Plenty of people of people make tons of money off penny stocks. If you get burned on something you never researched then you only have yourself to blame but you cant make a blanket statement like you cant strike it rich off penny stocks because many have

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      Bill 7 years ago

      this entire subject of making big bucks in exchange for "pennies" comes down to something as simple as the old adage that you do not get anything in this world for free and those who believe that you can will suffer the same consequences that they always suffer. just as gambling is sometimes referred to as a tax on the stupid; so too is the belief that one will strike it rich in the penny stock world...

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      BL 7 years ago

      Thank you!

      glad i came across you article

      nearly got hooked


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      SimplyPennies 7 years ago we launched in Nov of 2010 and are NOT affiliated with anyone.

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      hoopjr3 7 years ago

      I don't know the date signed up but it was a long time ago.I believe you are referring to simply pennies which launched in nov 2009 which may be affiliated with awesome but that wasn't the point most everyone knows to do their homework before investing.I don't know about you but i love every tip i can get.unless your a warren buffet you just don't have time to research the thousands of companies on the market so i take what i can get!!!!

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      PennyInsanity 7 years ago

      @ Robert: I understand where you're coming from...APS could possibly save some people the hard work of doing their own research, but you see, that's EXACTLY what I'm promoting. I'm promoting, as I said in response to Angel's comment above, self-sufficiency in trading. The kind of thing where nobody can pull the wool over your eyes, because YOU know what to look for. As for the comment about leaving a trailing stop and having a stop-loss order in place, do you know how herky-jerky the OTCBB markets are? CPMCF is an OTCBB stock, and I'll guarantee you that you won't get a decent fill with a trailing stop on a stock with that type of erratic price action. You have to be very quick on the trigger with OTC stocks. Here's my greater point: Just because some service can recommend winning stocks to you doesn't mean that you will TRADE THOSE STOCKS PROPERLY. Emotionalism, desperation, fear, greed, all those things can cause you to exit prematurely or stay in too long and watch the stock crash before your eyes. You have to come to the place where you know how to properly trade these recommendations, or you'll never make money in the markets.

      @ Skye Richards: Your profile has disappeared. Sorry.

      @ Josh: Again, I would never knock anyone for making some money. If the recommendations have worked for you, and you know how to properly trade the recommended stocks, then more power to you. You said it best, though: "In the end it's all a gamble". You have to learn how to "gamble" skilfully, like the Poker players who consistently win tournaments year after year. There's more than just luck to this thing.

      @ jim/hoopjr3: Again, your phrasing further illustrates my point: You said "Had you invested $10,000 in their latest tip (CPOW)...". It's all hypothetical! Anyone can look at a past stock chart and say that they "could have" made money on this-or-that move. But that doesn't matter. What matters is what you ACTUALLY DO with the information you're getting. How and when you ACTUALLY place the trade, how you manage your position (and your own emotions, etc.) while it's open, and how you exit when your objective has been reached (or, how you bail out when it doesn't go your way). APS won't teach you that. Nobody is going to teach you that. It's a process, and no "hot penny stock" recommendation is going to teach you how to ACTUALLY TRADE. Identifying hot stocks and actually profiting from them with your trading are two different worlds.

      @ Eric: I'm really not afraid of anything, and I really don't need to sign up at all. I know pump-and-dump when I see it. I love the euphemism--"stock promotion site". I do just fine without any recommendation service whatsoever. I will have to say that I found your comment quite humorous--I've been trading penny stocks for about a decade now, and for someone who "doesn't understand how the penny stock markets work", I've done pretty good for myself. I really don't feel the need to prove anything to you or anyone else for that can check out my blog (link is in the text of the 2nd paragraph of this hub, if you feel like looking for it) to see how much I don't know.


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