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With over 20 years of professional experience, Mark Gomes is among the world's most experienced technology stock analysts. During his time as a contributor to Seeking Alpha, over 50% of his official picks were either acquired or tripled in value. Currently, Mr. Gomes is the CEO of Pipeline Data,... More
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PTT Research & Pipeline Data, LLC
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Poised To Triple
My book:
Faster Than Forty
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  • Everything You Need To Know About My Seeking Alpha Picks

    I've created a videocast, which is meant to give Seeking Alpha readers everything they need to know about the research I provide for free on Seeking Alpha.

    You can check it out here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9mr6S-GkVLWUTMxQWNrdFZrT0E/edit?usp=drivesdk

    Oct 09 11:14 PM | Link | 9 Comments
  • Don't Buy My Seeking Alpha Picks

    I was recently contacted by someone who likely lost money on one of my picks. He didn't say so, but I suspected as much because he wasn't exactly cordial. Eventually though (after several of his comments were deleted by Seeking Alpha), he did muster enough civility to enable a constructive discussion. Here's how the exchange concluded:

    ___________________________

    Dear Mr. Gomez,

    You seem to purposely or unknowingly miss the point... :)-

    Why you are so eager to always - and I mean always - publish your bullish articles on public forums like SA (which used to get even far more exposure through Yahoo finance which benefited you and YOUR web site and regrettably starting a couple of months ago SA articles no longer are published through Yahoo finance), and yet fail to publish when the same stocks that you were so excited about go bad (e.g. DLIA)? Can you point me to an article on SA that talks about how disappointed you became for DLIA having gone so bad? :)-

    In any event... all is good. You are just doing what an intelligent business man would do in exploitation of the social media legally to your advantage.

    Everything you do is legal. So no issue. Morally however is a different story for another era to be concerned about...LOL

    Kindest Regards,

    AJ

    _____________________________

    AJ,

    Only one of your posts demonstrated any desire to ask a question with civility. Call me soft, but that's enough in my book (I'm sure SA will delete most of your other posts, thus nullify the valuable time you spent writing them -- just food for thought). So, with that said, here is my response:

    First, my last name is Gomes, not Gomez. I take no offense to honest mistakes, but if your mistake is honest, I worry that your attention to detail may not be well-suited for investing (is that a barb? only if your misspelling of my grandfather-given family name was intentional, God rest his soul).

    Secondly, hidden behind your mannerisms, your question is actually a VERY good one. You (and all investors) should arm yourselves with the knowledge that industry professionals perceive public (and free) forums like Seeking Alpha are marketing vehicles. As the term "professional" implies, we do this for a living. That requires revenue. I receive / accept none from Seeking Alpha.

    Thus, consistent with the growing prevalence of freemium models, you may notice that many SA contributors nudge readers toward their products.

    Of course, I want (and need to) ensure that my work on SA provides enough value to entice readers to pay for premium services (like updates and alerts). Thus, you can bet that I put my best foot forward here.

    That being said, my work has ZERO value to you or anyone else if THE READER doesn't take the time to read the analyst's bio, methodology, disclaimer, and instructions on how his/her picks should be utilized. Failure to do so is akin to buying a blender and sticking your hand inside before reading the instructions.

    Similar outcomes ensue.

    The reason is simple. Every analyst has a different approach and timeline. More importantly, NO analyst is right 100% of the time.

    I do my very best to provide extensive disclosures to PROTECT YOU from misusing my information. After all, if you lose money on my picks, I will never get your business. As someone who has done millions in business with large Wall Street institutions, I feel fairly confident in my ability to serve you well... but not if my information is used incorrectly.

    If you see readers coming to my defense, it's because they have likely done their homework and learned how to play my picks. Indeed, I provide a 30-page "instruction manual", packed with 20+ years worth of investing knowledge, including video lessons from investing masters like Peter Lynch and Warren Buffett.

    My articles so-often urge investors to read it, that my long-time readers are sick of the message. In other words, anyone who hasn't gotten the message hasn't ben paying attention... and if you are as intelligent as I hope, you know that is a deadly sin in the investing world.

    I hope you also agree that pursuing millions in the stock market is worth a modest investment to educate one's self. If you do, you will read my Methodology before deciding if you want to invest in any of my picks. If you do, you will understand why I have people defending me in an article that resulted in a 30% loss.

    Indeed, it is because they understand that my approach entails making 100-200% on 60-70% of my selections, which requires us to accept 20-30% losses in 30-40% of my selections. If you check my Portfolio Tracker on the PoisedToTriple website, you will see that my AVERAGE return is in the ballpark of 80%.

    Is the occasional 20-30% loss worth achieving a 100-200% gain on your other investments? That's up to you to decide. There is no wrong answer.

    However, if you don't read my Methodology, you cannot make an informed determination, in which case it is my sincere hope that you do not follow me or my picks. Why? Simple... for the same reason that a good blender manufacturer doesn't want its customers using its blender without reading the instructions.

    A good blender doesn't deserve to accused of malfunctioning when its owner misuses it.

    I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck in your investing endeavors.

    Kindest Regards,

    Mark G.

    _____________________________________

    Moral of the story: In my 20+ years, I have probably picked a thousand stocks. That means I have picked HUNDREDS of bad ones. Success with my picks REQUIRES investors to accept those losses, but to do so AS SOON as I realize my error and wave the white flag.

    Instructions on how to do this are provided for free and in great detail on my website.

    This limits our losses to 20-30%, which get overwhelmingly offset by the rest of my picks (which are typically 100-200% winners). However, if you KEEP my bad picks after I have waved the white flag, you may be subject to a 100% loss.

    Running the math, a 30% loss offset by a 200% gain gives us an 85% average profit ((200%-30%)/2)... but a 100% loss offset by a 100% gain results in an average return of 0%. That's a big difference, especially over time.

    Thus, understanding the rules of my method is CRITICAL to your success with my method. In other words, if you haven't read my disclosures and Methodology, PLEASE...don't buy my Seeking Alpha picks!

    Best wishes for great prosperity,

    Mark Gomes

    Oct 08 8:09 AM | Link | 19 Comments
  • Become A Millionaire For Free!

    From the beginning, PTT Research decided that we wanted to create a business that would essentially give our customers the money to pay for our services before they sign up.

    If you don't know who we are, you should probably read this first. In short, I'm the CEO of PTT Research and a technology veteran with over 20 years of experience. PTT aims to discover emerging companies that can triple in value. When correct, we gain 200%. When wrong, we lose 20-30%. We're right more than half of the time, so the 200% gains and 30% losses average out to 85% profits for our subscribers.

    My introduction to Main Street investors started with four years of free service on Seeking Alpha. I wanted to give investors a chance to get comfortable with me and my picks. The world is full of scam artists and I wanted to show everyone that I wasn't one of them. My Wall Street customers (including Jim Cramer's Cramer & Co.) already knew it, but Main Street investors like you did not.

    During those four years of free service, I picked numerous stocks that tripled in value. Then, starting with Pixelworks (NASDAQ:PXLW) in May of 2013, we started to sign readers up to our free blog at PoisedToTriple.com. Finally, after putting literally billions of dollars in the hands of 50,000+ readers, we launched our pay services via PTT Research.

    Hundreds signed up immediately. Our five year investment was paying off.

    But we were just getting started. Our first pick for paying members was Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU). It was an instant winner. Customers were sitting on big profits before we finally released it to the public... and then the public made big profits too!

    As I write this, GLUU is up 74% in just 9 months.

    Going forward, we will continue with this free / premium (a.k.a. freemium) model. Subscribers of our PTT Newsletter now receive my picks to triple months before we release them to the public. They also receive my exclusive weekly research updates and educational investment commentary.

    This provides the ongoing information and psychological reinforcement needed to maximize their profits on our picks. Our goal is to enable our free readers to double their money every three years, but for our paying members to triple their money in the same timeframe.

    If we succeed, everyone becomes a millionaire!

    But observe the chart below. In it, we show the results for readers of our free research who achieve our goal for them versus paying members who achieve our goal for them:

     

    Investor 1 (Free)

     

    Investor 2 (Paying Member)

        

    Year

    Start

    26%

     

    Start

    Post-PTT Dues

    44%

    1

    $10,000

    $12,599

     

    $10,000

    $8,500

    $12,259

    2

    $12,599

    $15,874

     

    $12,259

    $10,759

    $15,517

    3

    $15,874

    $20,000

     

    $15,517

    $14,017

    $20,216

    4

    $20,000

    $25,198

     

    $20,216

    $18,716

    $26,994

    5

    $25,198

    $31,748

     

    $26,994

    $25,494

    $36,769

    6

    $31,748

    $40,000

     

    $36,769

    $35,269

    $50,866

    7

    $40,000

    $50,397

     

    $50,866

    $49,366

    $71,198

    8

    $50,397

    $63,496

     

    $71,198

    $69,698

    $100,522

    9

    $63,496

    $80,000

     

    $100,522

    $99,022

    $142,814

    10

    $80,000

    $100,794

     

    $142,814

    $141,314

    $203,811

    11

    $100,794

    $126,992

     

    $203,811

    $202,311

    $291,783

    12

    $126,992

    $160,000

     

    $291,783

    $290,283

    $418,660

    13

    $160,000

    $201,587

     

    $418,660

    $417,160

    $601,649

    14

    $201,587

    $253,984

     

    $601,649

    $600,149

    $865,564

    15

    $253,984

    $320,000

     

    $865,564

    $864,064

    $1,246,196

    16

    $320,000

    $403,175

     

    $1,246,196

    $1,244,696

    $1,795,163

    17

    $403,175

    $507,968

     

    $1,795,163

    $1,793,663

    $2,586,910

    18

    $507,968

    $640,000

     

    $2,586,910

    $2,585,410

    $3,728,806

    19

    $640,000

    $806,349

     

    $3,728,806

    $3,727,306

    $5,375,705

    20

    $806,349

    $1,015,937

     

    $5,375,705

    $5,374,205

    $7,750,945

    For demonstration purposes only. This is not a guarantee to obtain the results displayed. Pre-tax results displayed.

    The numbers speak for themselves. At the end of this example, the readers of our free research has turned $10,000 into $1,000,000. Their annual profits are over $200,000. That's fantastic (!)... but our paying PTT members are multi-millionaires with nearly $8 million, with profits growing at more than $2,000,000 per year!

    Even though this is just an example, I can tell you that "Investor #2" closely resembles what has happened to me since 1996.

    In other words, this is real... and it can happen for you.

    Of course, taxes might eat into your profits depending on where you live and what kind of account you have. I pack as much profits as possible into a ROTH IRA account, which incurs zero taxes! Oh, and by the way, PTT subscriptions are tax-deductible, too :)

    Regardless of taxes, as you start to make money, you will want to deposit more of your paycheck into your stock account(s) to accelerate your path to making millions. Overall, you might find (as I have) that taxes and savings offset one another, making the numbers above very attainable.

    So, are you Investor #1 or Investor #2?

    The choice is yours. Visit PTT Research today and decide if signing up is right for you. If you want to try our free service first, sign up for our PTT Insider newsletter!

    Bonus Article

    What Happened To Our "Picks To Triple in a Correction"?

    In short, they took off. In the seven weeks after releasing our report, "Picks To Triple in a Correction" all three stocks rose sharply. They delivered an average of 37% (which equates to an annual return of more than 850%!):

    Company

    Ticker

    May 19 Price

    July 9 Price

    ROI since
    May 19

    Glu Mobile

    GLUU

    3.80

    5.46

    44%

    Pixelworks

    PXLW

    5.71

    8.73

    53%

    AeroGrow

    AERO

    5.30

    6.10

    15%

       

    Average

    37%

       

    Annualized

    863%

    Source: PTTResearch.com

       

    Of course, our readers profited greatly. Investors who panicked out these stocks in May took heavy losses. The difference between the winners and losers was very simple -- our readers stuck with us and trusted in our Methodology. They were given the research and encouragement to buy into the panic, while most investors were running for cover.

    I know the feeling... I used to be one of them.

    Thankfully, with the help of some real Wall Street mentors, along with the publicly-available lessons of Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham (Buffett's mentor), and Peter Lynch (arguably the most famous mutual fund manager of all-time), I was able to transform my investment results (and my life). Now, I want the same for everyone who started with nothing.

    It's not genius. It's just education (the right education, which most of us never even get offered). Using that education and the PTT budget (funded by subscriber revenues), I hire the best industry experts that money can buy.

    Industry experts don't know how to pick stocks and I don't have their industry expertise. But together, they provide me with the information and insight needed to pick stocks like the legends do. Then, we share our lessons, guidance, and stock picks with investors like you.

    Leave the scams and losses behind. Join us today.

    Click here to visit the PTT Research store

    Tags: GLUU, PXLW, AERO
    Jul 09 6:50 PM | Link | 29 Comments
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