What In God’s Name is Fluorescent Sand

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What is fluorescent sand

The conflict between the men who make and the men who report the news is as old as time. News may be true, but it is not truth, and reporters and officials seldom see it the same way. In the old days, the reporters or couriers of bad news were often put to the gallows; now they are given the Pulitzer Prize, but the conflict goes on. James Reston 1909-1995, Dutch Born American Journalist

 

Subscribers to both our premium and free services wrote in asking us to look at this ad.  We normally don’t have the time to commit to such endeavours, but today we will examine the situation from a mass psychology perspective. You will be amazed to find out that there is nothing mysterious about fluorescent sand; in fact, ever Tom, Dick and Harry knows what it is, albeit a different more commonly used name.

So, let’s start off with the ad that states that huge fortunes await those that are astute enough to respond immediately

“We have one mission: To help Main Street Americans live richer lives through investing.

“And that starts right now with this fluorescent sand opportunity.

“You can get in on the ground floor of a potential $12 trillion revenue stream….

“At just $5 a share, this is the best bargain you can find in the stock market. Period.”

Fluorescent sand Is Nothing But Fibre Optic

If it’s too Good To Be True Then………

The first sentence should set off warning signals as no one in the financial sector is on a mission to make Americans richer. If they knew this secret, they would not need to push out the information and certainly not for a measly $47. Which implies that the only way the seller is going to make money is by selling hundreds of thousands of subscriptions or using this subscription to push higher-priced subscription.   Secondly, if this stock is going for $5 and it could appreciate as much as the author claims, then the author should plunk 100K to 200K into these shares which should be more than enough to provide a lovely retirement.

The second problem here is why create a new name for something that everyone is already familiar with. We are referring to the use of the words fluorescent sand, which is just another fancy albeit probably deceptive name for fibre optic.

Hope does not produce winners

The third part that is interesting is that the investment implies that one $5 dollar company stands to be the sole benefactor of this $12 trillion dollar industry.  Even if we were talking about Google that would be ludicrous as in a free market system it is virtually impossible to have only one player.

And $5 share issue we already addressed. If we were just 75% sure that one company stood to benefit so much, we would deploy a huge chunk of money into that investment.  So pray do tell, why is this guy giving away such valuable info for 47 bucks.

One of the few legit financial sources on the interest is stockgumshoe.com and Travis the main guy behind the operation. He seems to have a natural knack when it comes to revealing the true story behind hundreds of pitches marketers use to lure new customers. If you want a full takedown of this pitch or any other pitches, that site is a good place to drop by.

So what is this stock?

The company is INSG and to be fair it has appreciated over 100%. Ian king does have a decent background when it comes to investing, he used to work at Salomon Brothers, and he has appeared on Fox five. Having said that the sales pitch is just too long and contains a lot of psychological hidden triggers that attempt to make it appear that the train is about to leave the station forever.

Additionally, there are dozens of stocks that have fared better, and more importantly, one should remember that this stock was trading at over 25.00 back in July of 2007. We don’t know how many times this stock was pitched before, but if you bought in from 2007 to 2010 you would still be sitting on dead money. If you jumped in 2011, you would have just about broken even.

INSG Inseego Corp. monthly Stock Chart

Focus on Facts and Not Fiction

When examined from that angle, the performance is far from spectacular. As it stands the stock is trading in the extremely overbought ranges is and it’s likely to pull back as opposed to trending past the 15.00 ranges.  The stock is likely to test the 7.50 ranges and if it does not close below the 7.20 to 7.50 ranges on a monthly basis, it has a fair shot of taking out the 12.80 ranges. However, as a lot of the driving force behind this stock upward trend is based on hype, we would be wary of investing more than a small portion of your funds into this play. A better speculative play is HIMX.

HIMX Himax Technologies, Inc. monthly Stock Chart

Other stocks that look interesting are:

NVDA, NFLX, BOX, NOW, TWLO, FIVE, TCEHY; even ITNC and CAT make for better long-term investments in our opinion.  As some of the above stocks have taken off, we would wait for a sharp pullback before adding opening new positions especially in NVDA, NFLX, TWLO, and FIVE.

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