Email Pumping

January 27, 2014

This morning I recieved an email from a very aggressive group that bombards investors with all kinds of silver bullet recommendations.

 

Today it was for a new fund SYLD.

 

They always make a convincing case about why their recommendations are superior. But as always, if you check it out, you find that what they say is more fluff than profitable stuff.

 

Here's the headline leading into their recommendation:

 

This 'No-Brainer' Strategy Has Crushed The Market Since 1982

 

Sounds interesting right?

 

It was followed by these stats about the top holdings in the fund:

 

Holdings

 

Shares Owned

Return

 P/E

         

Taser International

137,511

75.2%

53.2

Boston Scientific

160,875

105.8%

-

Safeway Inc.

51,282

99.3%

14.6

Gamestop Corp.

33,165

124.3%

-

ManpowerGroup

22,770

86.8%

29.9

Nil Skin Enterprises

15,173

224.2%

30.0

XinYuan Real Estate Co.

255,123

93.1%

3.7

Northrop Grumman Corp.

16,038

62.9%

13.0

Usana Health Services

21,681

132.1%

14.1

Gannett Co.

 

60,390

57.3%

12.8

Southwest Airlines

96,467

68.5%

3.4

Flowserve Corp.

22,869

45.4%

21.0

Mylan Inc.

 

41,679

40.8%

23.6

Meredith Corp.

30,690

54.3%

19.1

Ameriprise Financial

16,038

61.1%

18.8

Raytheon Company

19,503

45.1%

10.7

United Therapeutics Corp.

18,909

61.9%

14.9

Viacom Inc.

 

18,315

62 3%

19.1

 

You'd think by looking at those incredible numbers you'd hit paydirt. But in truth top holdings are not what you want to look at, neither are the percentage wins. Those numbers are for hypesters.

 

What you want to look at is the TOTAL RETURN of all their trades.

 

The graph at the top tells the real story of their fund.

 

SYLD has UNDERPERFORMED the markets since its inception.

 

Kind of deceptive, isn't it?

 

Don't believe your inbox. Pumpers abound and they have your email address.

 

If you ever get titillated by their claims, check it out yourself. If their claims are not supported by what's on a legitimate 3rd party graph, flush it.

 

By the way, did you see the two lines on the top of the chart? That's what we played this year. The QLD, and DDM. Double beta ETF's. If anything crushed the markets, it was those. We even bettered that performance by exiting on the pullbacks...like over the past week.

 

Grab a trial membership to see why simple investing with well traded ETF's at the right times, is better than any email stock tip you'll ever get.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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