To each his own as to what constitutes a legitimate stock. But don't pretend it "didn't go well" for me because you happen to disagree with my point of view. I guess what I would note is that the ability to rely on the veracity of AERL's reported financials, the thing that most often is cause for concern with "legit" Chinese small caps, is what separates AERL from any stock on your list. Admittedly, you did not call their numbers in to question, but instead find them guilty by association. They are not the subject of any investigation and no suggestion has ever been made that they engage in any unsavory activities. If LVS or WYNN is found to be guilty of anything currently being investigated the material effect to AERL will be negligible to zero. Clearly you are not risk adverse because you apparently play in the China space. It's my opinion that AERL provides less risk exposure than any stock on your list, but I can tell no amount of fact based evidence will convince you of this since your mind is made up.