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Lambs Of Wall Street

I regularly receive virtually identical e-mails along the line of,

I have been contacted by brokerage X here in [some locale] pitching me on two stocks that they claim are going to the moon, ticker YYYY and ZZZZ. What is your opinion?

I am not going to do any work on those. However, I would strongly recommend either ignoring the sales pitch or shorting those stocks as they are almost certainly frauds or promotions. Read The Wolf of Wall Street to learn more about that type of call. Never buy anything as a result of listening to an unsolicited inbound sales pitch. Precisely zero good investment ideas are given away in that manner.

Do you get such solicitations? If you have a story to tell about specific fishy brokerages or stock frauds and promotions that you've learned about via sales hype, please post in the comments below.