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Spam Stock Tracker (Worse than Wall Street!)

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On October 6, 2005 @ 6:56 am In Investing | Comments Disabled

If you are as annoyed about "stock spam" as I am, then here’s a website that will make your day: the Spam Stock Tracker [1].

It was built by Joshua Cyr, chief technology officer for Savvy Software [2]. Josh was curious about how much money he would lose if he followed all of the breathless stock spam he recieves too regularly. So he built a web page that tracks the prices of all the stock spam he recieves, and updates it in real time. It also calculates the total net gains or losses.

What’s the net return? Since May 5th of this year, had you bought 1000 shares of each unsolicited stock spam you recieved (multiples don’t coun’t), you would have lost more than half of your capital.

Stock spam is way worse than Wall Street — down 50% in less than 6 months! It took Wall Street several years to do that — the S&P500 was down about 50% peak to trough (March 2000 to October 2002) — and that was after an 18 year Bull Market.

Its worth noting that out of 47 stocks, there are big 3 winners, 3 break-evens, and 41 losers — and most of those were jumbo losers. More than a third — 14 stocks — were down 75% or more. Hey, even fundamental analysts do better than a 7% success rate, and most of their losers aren’t this huge!

Here’s the full Spam Stock Tracker [1]:

Hot Stock Purchase $ Current $ Today Current Value
VS Purchase
Purchase Date
WYSK.PK $0.160 $0.035 -0.004
  21.88%
May 05, 2005
FCDH.PK $0.410 $0.0009 -0.0001
   0.22%
May 06, 2005
IGTS.PK $0.030 $0.018 +0.002
  60.00%
May 06, 2005
NDIN.PK $0.085 $0.008 0.00
   9.41%
May 06, 2005
AGMG.PK $0.030 $0.006 0.00
  20.00%
May 09, 2005
CITCE.OB $2.060 $0.00 N/A
   0.00%
May 10, 2005
MOGI.PK $0.247 $0.14 0.00
  56.68%
May 10, 2005
IFXH.PK $0.360 $0.08 -0.005
  22.22%
May 10, 2005
EOGI.PK $0.055 $0.017 -0.0005
  30.91%
May 10, 2005
LMMG.OB $0.053 $0.0565 +0.0025
106.60%
May 11, 2005
LDTI.OB $3.200 $0.35 0.00
  10.94%
May 11, 2005
NCSH.OB $2.410 $1.48 -0.12
  61.41%
May 12, 2005
TSHO.PK $0.380 $0.36 0.00
  94.74%
May 20, 2005
SLXI.PK $0.360 $0.13 -0.002
  36.11%
May 20, 2005
PHXI.OB $0.006 $0.0003 -0.0001
   5.00%
May 20, 2005
EHPC.PK $0.040 $0.0032 0.00
   8.00%
May 20, 2005
VNBL.OB $0.171 $0.099 -0.01
  57.89%
May 24, 2005
MPLK.PK $0.055 $0.005 0.00
   9.09%
Jun 01, 2005
CALB.OB $0.185 $0.038 +0.003
  20.54%
Jun 01, 2005
FRBV.PK $0.015 $0.004 0.00
  26.67%
Jun 01, 2005
ORTE.PK $0.620 $0.70 0.00
112.90%
Jun 10, 2005
TFTG.PK $0.155 $0.028 0.00
  18.06%
Jun 10, 2005
MAUG.OB $0.090 $0.05 0.00
  55.56%
Jun 10, 2005
DIAAF.OB $0.033 $0.01 0.00
  30.30%
Jun 10, 2005
MTNU.PK $0.085 $0.00 N/A
   0.00%
Jun 10, 2005
BMXP.PK $1.100 $0.57 -0.05
  51.82%
Jun 10, 2005
BMXI.OB $0.400 $0.14 -0.01
  35.00%
Jun 27, 2005
POPT.OB $0.025 $0.0129 -0.0021
  51.60%
Jun 27, 2005
SWNM.PK $0.085 $0.068 0.00
  80.00%
Jun 27, 2005
SNFX.PK $1.170 $2.58 -0.02
220.51%
Jun 27, 2005
DGSU.PK $0.100 $0.03 +0.015
  30.00%
Jun 27, 2005
AMBD.PK $0.020 $0.0045 +0.0005
  22.50%
Jun 27, 2005
UDSG.PK $1.150 $0.75 0.00
  65.22%
Jun 27, 2005
HTSC.PK $0.190 $0.17 0.00
  89.47%
Jun 27, 2005
KORH.OB $1.050 $0.70 0.00
  66.67%
Jun 27, 2005
WSRM.PK $0.780 $0.00 N/A
   0.00%
Jun 27, 2005
EMTI.PK $0.040 $0.019 +0.0009
  47.50%
Jun 27, 2005

Kudos to Joshua [3] for thinking this whole thing up! Thanks!


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URLs in this post:

[1] Spam Stock Tracker: http://www.spamstocktracker.com/

[2] Savvy Software: http://www.besavvy.com/

[3] Joshua: http://www.joshuacyr.org/

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