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This is first and foremost an OTC stock board. We embrace the nutty wild west investing world of penny stocks! Though we are classy, we are also crazy. And we never play with money that we cannot afford to lose!
Here on the Van Scan you'll find:
- Intra-day quick-flip trading ideas.
- Excellent accumulation-type plays based on good fundamentals.
- Momentum plays.
- Super subbie triple zero one (i.e. .000X) radar alerts.
- Stimulating dialogue.
- Good humor.
- Opinions galore!
- Honest talk about stocks. You don't have to like our picks. You don't have to buy our picks. If we pick a turd, you can certainly say so but more than likely we'll say so before you say so!
So come post your picks and engage the helpful seasoned posters that live here daily. Seriously, POST your PICKS. There's alot of classy people that read this board. And oh, did I mention that whatever you post on this board also reaches my Twitter and Facebook pages? That's an addition 7,000 people that potentially might read and react to your ramblings. Details HERE.
The stocks that trade on the OTC Bulletin Board or OTC Pink Sheets stock exchanges are the stocks discussed here!
All OTC stocks comes with incredibly high risks. But some offer amazing REWARD! Read on...
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Ingredients We Like
- Ungagged Transfer Agents
Decent Share Structure
- MAMMOTH POTENTIAL
What You Will Find Here...
On this board we pick stocks that we think have great short-term potential for significant gains. This is not to say that *some* of these plays will not do well mid-to-long term...but we're primarily looking to pick and publish stocks that will have significant volume and opportunity for near term (i.e. hours and days, not weeks and years) gains.
Here are some categories to help you understand how I am thinking about the different stocks I talk about:
| ||Table Pounders -- Stocks considered to be no-brainer short-term gainers! In most instances I am not looking to scalp or flip table pounders...I am accumulating a significant position and waiting for a 100%+ move. These are usually not intra-day picks. But when they move on anticipated news or the like, these are the very best kinds of moves! |
| ||In Play -- Stocks that I believe will have significant volume and PPS at any moment. By "In Play" There will probably be price fluctutation/volatilty and sharp traders will realize gains by buying low and selling high. You will hear it often in pennyland: "Buy the dips and sell the rips." That's good advice! Scalp and swing and flip stocks that are In Play. These are stocks I am TRADING, not accumulating and holding (like Table Pounders). |
| ||On Radar -- These are stocks that I would look to possibly buy if volume comes in. |
| ||Lotto Watch -- triple zero super subbies (i.e. -- .000X) that have multi-bagger potential. They are called "Lottos" for a reason! Because you have about the same odds as making money with these low priced junkers as you would playing the lottery. Remember, there are good reasons why a stock is trading sub-penny. You don't have to look too hard to find warts. And if you look close enough, you will find gaping cannonball wounds! |
More about the official "Van Scans"
The stocks in the official Van Scans (HERE is a sample) are chosen based on a variety of factors:
- Fundamental Analysis. This often includes reading filings from Pink Sheets, calling the Transfer Agents, and calling and speaking with the CEOs direct.
- Technical Analysis -- ESPECIALLY volume analysis!
- General buzz/rumor/talk over an entire spectrum of stock message boards. A high-tech RSS Reader helps me with this!
- The wisdom/counsel/tips of those I consider extremely good stock pickers because of their proven track record.
- That special gut feeling!
Any whiny posts will be deleted. You have been warned. These stock picks are ALL very high risk and you should expect to lose all your money before investing. If you are playing with money you cannot afford to lose, then you have a problem and should either cease and desist from OTC investing and/or find pastoral help immediately from a Bible teaching church in your area. If you are a crummy trader, learn to be a good one before we and others take away all your money. If you are sitting on 50-100% profits on an OTC issue and have not lightened up on your position at all, you are stupid. Very.
PLEASE NOTE WELL: I reserve the right to buy or sell any securities at any time without warning. You should not interpret anything that I post as a recommendation to buy or sell securities. You should assume that I hold a large position that I am looking to liquidate on any stock I highlight. Everything on this board and in all my posts is simply opinion. If you follow my picks you should be prepared to lose your entire investment.
FIND A TRADING STYLE THAT WORKS FOR YOU! All of us are wired differently and there are as many different kinds of trading styles and methods as there are personalities. The market truly is a microcosm of life. Ebb and flow is an ever-present reality on every stock. That being said there is one ultimate common denominator to successful trades. Sell your stock higher than where you bought it!!!
WHAT HAS WORKED FOR VANTILLIAN is to have a couple different strategies at work simultaneously. The first strategy is to keep my ear to the ground on stocks that may move soon (say between a week to two months out) and begin ACCUMULATING a nice position. I don't mind spending a good deal of money (over $10K) on plays like this where I have really done the DD. But these tend to be somewhat boring plays until the big moves happen. So.....because I tend to suffer from market ADHD I need to have one cash pool designated for ACTIVE DAYTRADING. I probably make between 20-50 trades on any given day. I am looking for anything that moves in order to make quick intra-day gains of 10% or more. I generally invest less than $3,000 per trade on these kinds of stocks unless they are trading insane dollar volume (over $1M daily as a rule). Taking a haircut (i.e. loss) is part of the daytrading game too. But so is averaging down! It's not a precise science and much like a sport such as basketball or golf you must always have the mindset of a humble learner that though they continually improve, they are ever an infinite distance away from perfection! Self-proclaimed OTC Jedi-masters are only fooling themselves! Be careful of those tooting their horns the loudest. You simply will not find the trader/investor who is never wrong. Being wrong is part of the game, but being right more than you are wrong is essential to survival! So learn from all your mistakes. Take something with you that makes you a better and stonger investor/trader. Here is some inspiration and truth from Rocky Balboa!
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