This market is CRAZY, and Twitter penny stock pumpers are playing their role. In the past couple of weeks, there have been so many blatant pumps it’s only right to warn you.
The volatility created by these pumps is off the charts. My students and I love it. But don’t buy into the hype. Take advantage … but don’t overstay your welcome. Never hold and hope. Take singles and trade conservatively.
To learn how to take advantage of this market, watch my no-cost “Volatility Survival Guide.”
Before I dig into the Twitter penny stock pumpers, here’s the latest…
Many students are asking questions about when I might start traveling again. The simple answer is, I don’t know.
There are more cases every day. I’m in California, which has the second-highest coronavirus case total in the country. Last week it also had one of the highest numbers of new cases every day. Los Angeles is right at the top of both new and total cases in California.
I don’t really want to travel when there are so many cases. But it’s not just that I’m scared of it. It’s because I have no time.
Right now there are SO MANY crazy plays. In June, I’m averaging $13.5K every day.* That’s an average … it’s like $8K one day and $15K another. Some days have been over $20K.*
Also, students are on fire. When I’m making $10K in a day, some students report making $500K.* Remember, I trade very safely.
So when would I travel? Weekends? Thing is, on weekends I’m trying to catch up from weekday trading. It’s non-stop right now. It’s a good problem to have.
The point is, if I take a day off to travel, I’m basically giving up $10K to $15K. And I donate it all to charity, so that would suck for the charities.
(*Results are not typical. My top students and I have exceptional knowledge and skills developed over time. Most traders lose money, and trading is risky. Do your due diligence and never risk more than you can afford.)
Which leads me to Karmagawa’s Yemen fundraiser…
Support Karmagawa’s Yemen Fundraiser
First, I have a special post about the Yemen crisis coming tomorrow. Please share it when it hits the blog — it’s super important. The country’s civil war combined with the coronavirus pandemic is disastrous. They’re desperate.
To date, we’ve raised more than $373,000 with our Facebook fundraiser. But our goal is $500,000. I’m also donating all my trading profits in June — over $268,000 as I write. So we’re now over $640,000.
ALL donations — big or small — are going to support three charities:
- Doctors Without Borders
- Save the Children, Yemen
- Unicef Yemen
Please, if you haven’t already, donate today. Help us get it to $750,000 or more.
Now it’s time to answer…
Trading Questions From Students
Here’s the question…
“Was DLOC just a Twitter pump? How did it run almost 4,000% in one day?”
First, check out the DLOC 10-day chart:
To put the first spike into perspective…
On June 22, DLOC opened at $0.0049 and ran all the way to 19 cents before the hard pull back. That’s a 3,877% spike. And even though it closed at a little over 4 cents a share, it still finished up 849% on the day.
The crazy thing is, I thought it was over after the first day. Take a look at the three-day chart. I’ve included three trades:
The first trade I bought at 1.5 cents and sold at 3.2 cents for a 103.33% win.* The StocksToTrade Breaking News tool alerted me…
“$DLOC(0.05/ + 20.19%) low priced name being pumped on twitter.”
So it wasn’t even a traditional news catalyst. It was a Twitter penny stock pump.
Notice the green news icon on the chart? Overnight, Digital Locations announced it joined an experimental 5G wireless network. It spiked all the way to 35 cents the next day. Then it dropped back down to 9 cents a share.
This is sketchy…
The Twitter Penny Stock Pump Came Before the News
It’s pretty crazy when you think about it. Did the pumpers get the timing wrong? Was the press release to keep regulators from looking into the incredible spike? We may never know. And it doesn’t really matter because my students and I trade the volatility these pumps create.
I dip bought DLOC several times after the initial spike, recognizing it could bounce. Again, I only showed three trades on the chart, but I took over 20% on every trade except one. The second trade on the chart was a morning panic dip buy for a 28% win and $1,548 in profits.*
The third trade on the chart above is another credit to the STT Breaking News Chat. Again, the Breaking News guys alerted more Twitter penny stock pumping. My thesis: it was one last shot at spiking the stock.
I traded DLOC seven times from June 22–24 for a total of $12,007.50 in profits.* View my DLOC trades here.
(*My results are not typical. I have exceptional knowledge and skills developed over time. Most traders lose money, and trading is risky. Do your due diligence and never risk more than you can afford.)
“You sized down after a loss on $MARK on Monday. Were you adjusting to the market or was it overtrading?”
Yeah, it hasn’t all been rosy. I’m having my best month in years but it’s not like every day in June has been amazing.
There have been some pockets where you just didn’t get the big spikes. Early last week and the previous week, some of the big gainers weren’t spiking as much. I’m not sure if they’re tired because they were spikers in May and their story has played out, or if it’s the overall market. But some of the recent spikers like XpresSpa Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: XSPA) and Remark Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) didn’t do as much last week.
Every day is a little different, so I size up or size down accordingly. The crazy thing is that when the Dow closed down 695 points on June 24, I made $9,611. And when it closed up 329 points on June 25, I made $8,097.*
Last week that loss on MARK was my only loss between Monday and Thursday. See all my trades from last week here. The point is, I take it one trade at a time. I modulate and adapt one trade at a time. And I always follow rule #1: cut losses quickly.
MARK was another big twitter penny stock pump. I don’t have anything against Remark’s technology — it’s irrelevant to me. And I don’t know specifics. What I do know is this: it was pumped up blatantly.
It’s another clear example of the…
Rise of the Twitter Penny Stock Pumpers
I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes with these pumps. But I do know there’s a whole lot of BS. And when I try to call it out — because it’s my job as a teacher — people say, “Come on Tim, you haven’t done your due diligence.”
Two decades. That’s how long I’ve been doing due diligence in this niche. I know how news can be manipulated or even faked. Even when a company does sign a big contract they’re likely to screw it up somehow. Trust nobody. Expect the worst out of everybody.
To learn how to spot a penny stock pump, watch this video…
How Can You Spot a Penny Stock Pump?
You can’t afford to be naive. You MUST understand…
It’s All a Smokescreen
What you need to know is the press releases, contracts, and Twitter pumps are all a smokescreen. It’s all irrelevant compared to what’s really going on.
What’s going on? Penny stock companies do financings and sell shares to raise money. Insiders sell at inflated prices. They raise enough money so they can pay management’s salary for a few years. Then they go out and pitch their ‘miracle technology.’
And it’s not just MARK. Right now, Twitter penny stock pumps are blatant…
CRAZY how people risk their hard-earned $ on pumps like $IDEX $DLOC $GNUS $MARK $SHIP $GAHC $JAKK $SPOM $CTRM without knowing how this works. Don't make it your funeral, read my FREE https://t.co/LZD2Yz9Opu & FREE https://t.co/SKdarBuL7k & https://t.co/QTYT7tQ5da too, stay woke! pic.twitter.com/JErZuQeMfv
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) June 25, 2020
How do I know they’re pumps? I use…
StocksToTrade Breaking News and Social Media Search Tools
You can literally see the pumps happening using these tools. The social media search tool lets you scan for any tweets with cashtags. (A cashtag looks like this: $MARK.) You can filter the scan using the same criteria as the other StocksToTrade scans.
The Breaking News Chat tool is awesome. Two very experienced traders curate only the best news. It’s been a game-changer for me.
(Full disclosure: I helped develop StocksToTrade and I’m a major investor in the platform. That said, it’s my dream stock-scanning tool. It’s designed to help save time in finding the best stocks that fit my patterns and strategy.)
Respect the Pumpers
I have nothing against promoters and pumpers. My goal is to help you understand how the game works. Even though I don’t believe the hype, I understand and respect it can influence a stock’s price.
Especially when they get spread around by promoters. Whether it’s a Twitter penny stock pumper or an email list owner…
… if someone has offered to pay for promotional services, that means it’s a pump. It doesn’t matter whether it’s cash or in shares.
This is so important that I’m writing a dedicated post about dilution and why penny stocks get pumped. Watch for it. It will go into more detail about the financing/offering angle.
Again, I want the pumps to be good. The best pump ever. Why? Because that makes the stock more volatile. It gives me more trading opportunities.
Millionaire Mentor Market Wrap
This is an amazing market. Learn from it, enjoy it, and profit from it. But understand this is not normal. The market won’t always be this way so take advantage of it every single day.
And keep an eye out for those Twitter penny stock pumpers … It’s actually kinda fun once you see what they’re doing. Just don’t fall for the hype.
If they say, “To the moon!” You focus on the process, take singles, and lock in profits.
If they say, “It’s going to $100…” don’t believe it. It’s not. And if it does, it’s a short squeeze.
If you’re brand new to penny stocks start here with my FREE Penny Stock Guide. The next step after that is “The Complete Penny Stock Course” by my student Jamil. Then, when you’re ready to learn the nuances and become a self-sufficient trader…
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RRSP Investors: How to Buy the Best Dividend Stocks
Retirement stocks are meant to be reassuring. But choosing stocks that one can comfortably forget about isn’t always an easy task. As pundit Jim Cramer would say, “Don’t act on your emotions, and don’t go against your homework.” Of course, this mantra, while useful, relies on two things: one, that investors can emotionally detach from their assets; and two, that investors have actually done their homework.
But it’s not always that simple. For instance, take the low-risk forever investor with an RRSP packed with dependable dividend stocks such as Fortis (TSX:FTS)(NYSE:FTS). This type of later-years investment vehicle represents a large part of what constitutes a comfortable retirement. And that’s something that a lot of shareholders will find themselves invested in in more ways than one.
However, so long as a prospective stakeholder in a company has done their due diligence, those forever stocks should be fairly safe, or, at least, as safe as a basketful of equities can ever be during times of economic crisis. That’s why Canadian investors need to peek under the hood of every company they plan to go long on. Doing so will allow investors to sleep a little easier at night.
Do your homework and know what you’re holding
An overall health score can be achieved by looking at a handful of characteristics. Would-be Fortis shareholders should consider the company’s balance sheet, its track record, and its outlook. They should also look into a company’s dividend. Another key facet of a solid buy-and-hold stock is its value for money. Within each of these categories, investors will find a number of sub-factors to weigh up.
Fortis scores high on two fronts: dividends and track record. However, its balance sheet could be a little healthier, and its valuation could be a touch more appealing. Utilities stocks tend to operate in a saturated market, though, so the outlook is less of an issue with this asset type. However, earnings are still set to be positive for the foreseeable future, which tips the overall balance in Fortis’s favour.
Buy stocks that reliably outperform the market
Consumer staples stocks are always a good play for all-weather investing. Utilities have also proven stubbornly defensive. Gold never goes out of fashion during times of uncertainty, and some names are still undervalued. Investors should also consider other strongly diversified business types, such as infrastructure stocks. Supply chains have become must-have assets to buy and hold during the pandemic.
Another way to gauge which dividend stocks are the best ones to buy and hold for the long term is to go back and consider the market itself. Income investors should peruse the TSX and see which names are up from last year. Despite the bullishness and the headline blur, there aren’t many names that have seen strong returns in the last year. A higher number have managed to remain flat, though. This resilience to market uncertainty is key to building a sleep-easy portfolio.
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Manic Monday – S&P 3,000 Holds as We Pass 10M Infections, 500,000 Deaths
I guess people ignore stuff all the time.
There were 165,534 NEW cases of Covid-19 YESTERDAY – that's double China's TOTAL number of cases yet President Trump still calls it the China virus while China calls it the President's total failure to contain the virus like they did more than 2 months ago.
ALL Donald Trump had to do was do what the Chinese did and what most of Asia did to contain the virus and this never would have happened. Instead the President ignored the experts, denied the virus was a thread, did not react fast enough or appropriately when he finally did act and TO THIS DAY, he still isn't doing what needs to be done to contain this Global threat and 38,845 people were infected in the US alone yesterday - HALF of China's TOTAL infections from the "Kung Flu" as the President likes to call it.
Florida, where I live, had a 6.4% rise in infections on SUNDAY – that's pretty much a doubling rate of 10 days! We are back to a state of emergency a month after opening but everyone knows it's too late – there's really no going back now. On Thursday, Trump’s administration asked the Supreme Court to throw out the Affordable Care Act, including its protections for people with pre-existing health conditions, in its entirety — despite the president’s frequent insistence that he will always protect such patients. He has never offered a plan to replace the law known as Obamacare.
On Saturday, Trump said on Twitter that he’d win re-election, once again proclaiming that a “silent majority” supports him. He boasted about high television ratings for his recent campaign events and said “these are the real polls, the Silent Majority, not FAKE POLLS!” Trump has repeatedly said, falsely, that the U.S. has more cases of Covid-19 because it’s conducting more testing for the disease. He’s also expressed skepticism that some of the reported cases are real. “You’re going to have a kid with the sniffles, and they’ll say it’s coronavirus,” he said Thursday.
DURING a White House coronavirus task force briefing Friday — its first in two months, held at Health and Human Services headquarters and without Trump — the president tweeted a wanted poster for 15 people who allegedly…
The IPOX® Week, July 6, 2020
- Key IPOX Indexes surge. IPOX 100 Europe, (ETF: FPXE) and IPOX International (ETF: FPXI) close week at all-time high.
- IPOX 100 U.S. (ETF: FPX) adds +3.79% to +6.33% YTD. IPOX International (ETF: FPXI) surges +4.21% to +31.10% YTD. IPOX 100 Europe (ETF: FPXE) gains +3.81% to +10.92% YTD.
- Hong Kong set for flurry of deals this week.
Key IPOX Indexes surge. IPOX 100 Europe, (ETF: FPXE) and IPOX International (ETF: FPXI) close week at all-time high. The key IPOX Indexes surged last week as: 1) U.S. technology stocks staged another strong technical reversal with the Nasdaq 100 (NDX) closing the week at an all-time high amid 2) Stable U.S. yields despite strong U.S. unemployment numbers with U.S. equity risk declining sharply (VIX: -20.30%). In the U.S., e.g., the diversified, broad-based, FANG-free IPOX 100 U.S. – underlying for the $1.4 billion “FPX” ETF – added +3.79% to +6.33% YTD, lagging the S&P 500 (SPX) by -23 bps. on the week. Here, 81/100 portfolio holdings rose, with the average (median) equally-weighted stock adding +3.20% (+3.35%). Gains extended to the IPOX Indexes focusing on non-U.S. domiciled stocks trading in the U.S. and/or abroad: On the international level, e.g,. the IPOX International (ETF: FPXI)- underlying for the fast-growing $141 million “FPXI” ETF – added another +4.21% to +31.10% YTD, a fresh all-time high, and now a massive +4270 bps. YTD ahead of the MSCI International (ex. U.S.) (MXWOU), the funds benchmark. A big week for the IPOX China Core (CNI) and IPOX Europe (ETF: FPXE) drove the strong
Rotation matters: IPOX International (ETF: FPXI) since 2015
showing in the “FPXI” ETF with continuing gains in the “New Generation” of stocks underweight or ignored in the stale global equity benchmarks, including recent IPO Swiss-based biotech ADC Therapeutics (ADCT US: +18.31%), Sweden’s B2B live casino solutions provider Evolution Gaming (EVO SS: +14.31%), Saudi Arabias health care services provider Riyad-traded 03/20 IPO Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Services Group (SULAIMAN AB: +13.01%) or H.K. traded “hot pot” restaurant supplier Yihai International (1579 HK: +12.13%). Health care services provider 1 Life Healthcare (ONEM US: +20.09%), CA-based insurance provider Palomar Holdings (PLMR US: +11.34%), drug discovery software maker Schrodinger (SDGR US: +9.66%) and Spin-off refrigeration solutions provider Carrier (CARR US: +9.25%) ranked amongst the best performing portfolio holdings in the IPOX 100 U.S. (ETF: FPX) last week.
|Select IPOX® Indexes Price Returns (%)||Last Week||2019||2020 YTD|
|IPOX® Indexes: Global/International|
|IPOX® Global (IPGL50) (USD)||4.69||27.93||26.44|
|IPOX® International (IPXI)* (USD) (ETF: FPXI)||4.21||31.37||31.10|
|IPOX® Indexes: United States|
|IPOX® 100 U.S. (IPXO)* (USD) (ETF: FPX)||3.79||29.60||6.33|
|IPOX® ESG (IPXT) (USD)||4.83||–||–|
|IPOX® Indexes: Europe/Nordic|
|IPOX® 30 Europe (IXTE) (EUR)||4.33||34.55||22.00|
|IPOX® Nordic (IPND)||4.99||38.52||28.80|
|IPOX® 100 Europe (IPOE)* (USD)||3.81||30.97||10.92|
|IPOX® Indexes: Asia-Pacific/China|
|IPOX® Asia-Pacific (IPTA) (USD)||0.23||4.41||14.49|
|IPOX® China (CNI) (USD)||5.01||26.31||35.33|
|IPOX® Japan (IPJP)** (JPY)||-1.14||37.91||-2.25|
* Basis for ETFs: FPX US, FPX LN, FPXE US, FPXU FP, FPXI US, TCIP110 IT and CME-traded e-mini IPOX® 100 U.S. Futures (IPOM0). Source: Bloomberg L.P. & Refinitiv/Thomson Reuters. For IPOX Alternative Strategies Returns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|TESLA (FPX)||25.94||JOHN LAING (FPXE)||-15.37|
|ZUR ROSE GROUP (FPXE)||20.42||ZOOMINFO TECH (FPX)||-12.64|
|1 LIFE HEALTHCARE (FPX)||20.09||CLOUDERA (FPX)||-10.37|
|ADC THERAPEUTICS (FPX)||18.31||ASTON MARTIN (FPXE)||-7.27|
|EVOLUTION GAMING (FPXE)||14.13||SLACK (FPX)||-6.82|
|SHOPIFY (FPXI)||13.18||WUXI BIOLOGICS (FPXI)||-5.75|
|DR SULAIMAN (FPXI)||13.01||MYOKARDIA (FPX)||-4.43|
|YIHAI INTERN’L (FPXI)||12.13||KOOLEARN TECH. (FPXI)||-4.25|
|SHOP APOTHEKE (FPXE)||11.92||FJORDKRAFT (FPXE)||-4.04|
|SEA (FPXI)||11.81||MEDACTA GROUP (FPXE)||-3.73|
IPO Deal-flow Review and Outlook: Dun & Bradstreet, Lemonade, and Accolade kick-off July with strong debuts. After holiday, U.S. IPO market set to slow, while Hong Kong sees flurry of deals. At least 9 sizable IPOs commenced trading across the global regions last week, with the average (median) equally weighted deal adding +80.70% (+55.68%) based on the difference between the final offering price and their respective market’s close. Data and analytics veteran Dun & Bradstreet (DNB US: +23.18%) returned to the public with a solid debut just 16 months after taken private by private equity. Unicorns Softbank-backed insurtech Lemonade (LMND US: +139.34%) and health benefits platform Accolade (ACCD US: +35.00%) also soared, while Korean biotech SK Biopharmaceuticals (326030 KS: +236.73%) and massively oversubscribed Chinese medical device maker Kangji (9997 HK: +112.54%) more than doubled abroad. Amid the 4th of July week-end, no deals are scheduled for the U.S. market , while H.K. enters the busiest week since the pandemic with 9 IPOs scheduled with e-cigarette vaping device maker Smoore (6969 HK) lined up. Other IPO news include: 1) Apple device software management company Jamf and fintech unicorn nCino filed for U.S. IPO 2) Brazilian online education platform Uniasselvi revives U.S. IPO plan 3) China Bohai Bank to raise $1.85B in HK’s biggest offer YTD followed by beverage giant Wahaha‘s $1B IPO plan; 4) Online used-car seller Shift to go public in reverse merger.
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