Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Get Rich

Today's mail contained one of those advertisements disguised to look like a stock market newsletter. Here's a picture of it, with the enticing headline plastered across the front, just shouting out to you that here's the way to the gravy train (click the pic to enlarge):

Then on the back page, in fine print, is the acknowledgment that this "newsletter" is really an advertisement. What amazed me, however, is the fact that the publisher was paid $320,000 to do this! Unbelievable. Here is a copy of that fine print (you will need to click to enlarge):

I was dumbfounded that such a large sum of money would be paid for something like this. As sleazy as this may look, I am sure that this is just a smaller, and more mild model of what goes on at the big brokerage houses under the guise of legitimacy.

Here's a picture of the back page, where they try and get you to also subscribe to this so-called newsletter at a special rate. I also put the return envelope in the picture so you can see what cheapskates they are - they make you use your own stamp!

I wonder just how profitable operations like this are? I'd be curious as to the response rate on the newsletter, as well as whether there is a blip on the charts for this stock they are pushing.

Okay, now those of you who want rush out and buy this stock, go ahead and send me an e-mail instead of posting it in the comment section. I will keep it hush hush, haha.. Thing is, what if this does turn out to really be that road to riches that we all hope for? Might be..

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