I got into trading in order to support missions and ministries. In 1998 it was the wild west of pennystocks. It seemed so easy. So I promptly lost 3/4 of a small inheritance that I got. I buckled down and averaged down on a solid deal that started @ .43 and went down to .023 and then back to over $1 That was the start. From there I headed up several pennstock letters and retired in 2001 prior to "911" having warned all my friends to be careful of "offshore" accts and that one day soon all of their ones and zero's were going to be gone. I was 40 then. In May 2009 I held a mini-seminar for friends with a market recoil projection that all proved true. $50K would have made $1M - it is all dated and recorded. Except I still expect the drop to 5000 on the DOW. If you want my notes I can send you a link ~ 800 pages and 100+ charts ... I pretty much did the seminar from memory. (Some of the picks are relevant still as the migratory patterns of wealth are fairly consistent.)
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