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The Van Scan is a place to discover and discuss worthy speculative trade ideas on the US stock markets.

This is a place primarily for speculative traders (not investors). I am primarily interested in high-risk / high-reward trades. Penny stock ideas are happily tolerated. Option trade ideas are encouraged. Witty dialogue is always a must.

When I'm actively trading, you can find me on this board and in these other places:

1. The Option Millionaires chat room. If I could be in only ONE place, this is hands down the place I would choose to be. The wealth of education I receive here from experienced and successful professionals is unparalleled. I know I am biased as I am involved in the development of this site/service, but I have found the trade ideas given out during market hours in real-time are the best currently available.

2. On SKYPE. Add me my ID is: vantillian

3. On PalTalk in BB's Stock Haven. This is a free room and you'll see alot of the popular iHub personalities in there. Solid, consistent alerts.

A kind word to the would-be penny-only players.

Friends, penny stocks can be fun and profitable. More often than not, they can prove addicting. I do trade penny stocks and often fall in and out of love with them. I like to research penny stocks and discuss them with others. But penny stocks are not for everyone. They are attractive because of the potential for multi-bagger gains. They are attractive to those who have the "gambling spirit."

But all of us that have traded penny stocks for any length of time have gotten burned by lies, dilution, shorts, or any number of the enemies against a share price going up.

Penny stocks are not all that I trade. I use about 5% of my portfolio to trade in pennyland.

I use another 5% of my portfolio to invest in stock options.

I want to humbly suggest looking into stock options if you are looking for the same kind of high-risk / high-reward potential without all the drama of pennyland. Here is a recent post by my good buddy jimmybob that will help summarize the allure of stock option trading. For me, its not one or the other. I trade penny stocks. I trade stock options. I trade anything that moves, really. But I'm also a speculative gambler, and I want to put that 10% of my portfolio money in something that has the potential for mammoth returns.

If you are interested at all in the wonderful world of stock option trading and investing, there is really only one place I can recommend with every fiber of my being.


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 frominvesting 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


Learn about RSS and how it can help you trade better. RSS is a tool I use to help monitor both general and specific stock chatter in REAL TIME.
MONEY 101 is a great board that EVERYONE (newbie and experienced pro alike) should read at least twice!!!

TOP 25 AXIOMS OF OTC INVESTING -- Read through this post at least twice too. Doing so will give you a fighting chance at surviving the OTC JUNGLE!!!



Disclaimer: Absolutely nothing said on this Board or on Twitter nor anything ever said, written, published or reproduced by vantillian on Investors Hub or Twitter, or anyplace, whether via public or private messages, is legal, trading, investment, or financial advice and should never, under any circumstances whatsoever, be construed by any person(s) whomsoever as the rendering of any sort legal, trading, investment, or financial advice or, for that matter, any advice whatsoever upon which the reader(s) should rely. All statements, whether expressly stated or implied, directly or indirectly, is simply the personal opinion of the author and should be treated as such.  All material posted by this poster (vantillian) is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities. By reading this or any post by this poster, you are accepting the sole responsibility for your own investment decisions. By reading this post or any post by this poster, you acknowledge that the information hereunto contained within this post (message) is provided solely for general opinionated discussion and informational purposes and therefore should not be considered to be complete, precise, accurate, or current. Beware that posters on not only this message board but other message boards not limited to this website may be increasing or decreasing their share positions in a security regardless of what they are posting and/or may be compensated in some way from a company or 3rd party investor in the company mentioned in the post. Assume that any security mentioned by this poster is owned by this poster and that this poster may be buying or selling or adding or subtracting from a position they may have irregardless of anything said, inferred, construed, or believed. Always do your own due diligence prior to making an investment decision. Never borrow money to buy penny stocks, and always remember that all penny stocks are highly risky. Also be aware that information provided by this poster concerning certain securities contains forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. NEVER INVEST IN A PENNY STOCK UNLESS YOU CAN AFFORD TO LOSE YOUR ENTIRE INVESTMENT. No statement within this post or made by this poster (vantillian) past, present, or future should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a security or to provide investment advice. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Trading securities and options involves extreme risk and professional guidance. This poster does not give specific trading advice nor claim that a thorough analysis of each security mentioned has been conducted. This poster is not a Financial Analysts, Investment Broker, Financial Adviser, Guru or any sort of professional that would be deemed as an individual someone would rely upon for investment advice. You should discuss the asset allocation and risk tolerance level which is appropriate for your personal financial situation with a professional financial planner / adviser. This poster encourages viewers of this post to invest carefully and read the investor information available at the web site of the SEC at: prior to investing in anything. You should also not make any trades or decisions based upon anything said or written by this poster with regard to investments without consulting a professional financial planner/adviser. Always assume at all times that this poster may have a position in any of the securities they mention and could be buying or selling at any time. Any opinions expressed by this poster are subject to change without notice.


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#32102  Sticky Note I am continually amused by all the crusading vantillian 03/14/14 08:02:23 AM
#30720  Sticky Note My famous 25 Axioms of Penny Stock Investing vantillian 11/29/13 07:56:19 PM
#30719  Sticky Note 10 Advanced Axioms of Penny Stock Investing vantillian 11/29/13 07:54:53 PM
#33165   The Van Man is picking a fight. vantillian 04/18/14 02:27:23 PM
#33164   Forget I said that. I didn't mean for pauljack13 04/17/14 10:33:37 PM
#33163   That is wronggggggggg on so many levels. Sometimes vantillian 04/17/14 09:25:50 PM
#33162   Holy SITS. Looks like it could hit .03 pauljack13 04/17/14 07:05:25 PM
#33161   You are a stud, but MONA gets around. LOL pauljack13 04/17/14 06:46:12 PM
#33160   MONA alerted here when you could buy .0004s vantillian 04/17/14 06:17:45 PM
#33159   Someone trying to put a move on SLRW vantillian 04/17/14 03:21:06 PM
#33158   GYST .002 x .0021 total turd i hate vantillian 04/17/14 02:01:43 PM
#33157   ORFG if this breaks .03 then .04 is vantillian 04/17/14 01:12:38 PM
#33156   PDMI churning bigpumper 04/17/14 12:02:24 PM
#33155   TLAG caught a big bid here at .0002 vantillian 04/17/14 12:00:53 PM
#33154   VGPR .0099 gonna be holding about 500K of vantillian 04/17/14 11:43:19 AM
#33153   UTRM breaks .01 vantillian 04/17/14 11:00:55 AM
#33152   Cool! pauljack13 04/17/14 10:51:17 AM
#33151   NPWZ .023 x .024 I bailed. VFIN heavy vantillian 04/17/14 10:50:02 AM
#33150   No MOMO is in bigly also. vantillian 04/17/14 10:45:38 AM
#33149   Hey Van, Are you the only yellow star pauljack13 04/17/14 10:45:14 AM
#33148   MONA .004 now an 8 bagger LOL vantillian 04/17/14 10:45:12 AM
#33147   HRDN .0008 x .0009 hearing updates vantillian 04/17/14 10:32:35 AM
#33146   NPWZ .024 x .025 moving clean and green vantillian 04/17/14 10:27:16 AM
#33145   MONA .003 now a bonafide 6 bagger vantillian 04/17/14 10:23:43 AM
#33144   NPWZ .023 took a starter. If this breaks vantillian 04/17/14 10:22:08 AM
#33143   MONA .0026 x .0027 from .0004 x .0005 vantillian 04/17/14 10:12:21 AM
#33142   BNYN moving pauljack13 04/17/14 10:05:57 AM
#33141   LOL! Okay Vlad! vantillian 04/17/14 09:58:45 AM
#33140   I think it hit it's bottom, comrade. RNWF pauljack13 04/17/14 09:55:20 AM
#33139   $BTZO PUMA and BKMM on the bid pauljack13 04/17/14 09:37:10 AM
#33138   Added .0012 AVTI this one ain't done IMHO vantillian 04/17/14 09:32:56 AM
#33137   I'm so red on that one they think vantillian 04/17/14 09:27:43 AM
#33136   Still holding RNWF. Bought some 6's today. Expect pauljack13 04/16/14 07:36:45 PM
#33135   I honestly think it'll see .006s again before vantillian 04/16/14 04:38:07 PM
#33134   I'm holding some .0040's of VGPR, so it's herpderp 04/16/14 04:32:54 PM
#33133   golden cross coming on RAYS stockticks 04/16/14 04:32:51 PM
#33132   CBYI selling pressure drying up there watch for vantillian 04/16/14 04:29:12 PM
#33131   VGPR ... shoulda sold was just convinced it vantillian 04/16/14 04:07:49 PM
#33130   AVTI maybe continuation tomorrow vantillian 04/16/14 04:02:58 PM
#33129   AVTI beasting pauljack13 04/16/14 03:59:22 PM
#33128   CBYI a little volume hit it. pauljack13 04/16/14 03:48:20 PM
#33127   >>>>>>> $DEJ MEGA SQUEEEEEEZZZEE $DEJ <<<<<<<<< myopinion 04/16/14 03:45:24 PM
#33126   REDG .0025 be careful looks like more downside vantillian 04/16/14 03:34:32 PM
#33125   AVTI .0013 x .0014 moving vantillian 04/16/14 03:14:55 PM
#33124   AVTI .0008 x .0009 on watch vantillian 04/16/14 03:11:55 PM
#33123   HRDN .0009 x .0010 vantillian 04/16/14 03:01:38 PM
#33122   REDG .0026 x .0027 feels close to bottom vantillian 04/16/14 02:13:51 PM
#33121   RAYS me likey vantillian 04/16/14 02:04:50 PM
#33120   RAYS .0011 x .0013 pauljack13 04/16/14 02:04:04 PM
#33119   Hearing updates and big move vantillian 04/16/14 01:33:34 PM
#33118   Shit!!! As soon as I sell it it pauljack13 04/16/14 01:32:59 PM
#33117   HRDN .0008 x .0009 watch for .001 break vantillian 04/16/14 01:29:10 PM
#33116   HRDN .0007 x .0008 could be a runner vantillian 04/16/14 01:26:42 PM