MACDad...thanks for the kind comments. If we can save a single investor from making that BIG mistake, the board would have been of value. There are many Ihub posters with member marks approaching stratospheric levels throwing out recommendations after loading the truck up and the lemmings (myself included) just follow without doing the appropriate amount of DD (or they discount their own DD and second guess themselves).
It behooves investors to really dig into some of the negative aspects of a company when posted by so called "bashers", for the most part they are right and the HERD is wrong. It's easy to dismiss someone when their opinion runs contrary to the $2 in 2 months pump. The larger the pump the bigger the fall.
I know several really conscientious and super folks with member marks in the multi hundred+ area who do not operate in this manner. Those folks are few and far between and I mean them no disrespect. I hope to highlight those folks here, so that at least the newbies and the unseasoned among us will reduce their chances of getting KILLED by MrMarket.