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Knowledge is POWER. Educate yourself. If you find something worthy to help educate all means post it. You have a standing invitation to do so. Help make this a better community by helping others to LEARN.

Real investing is WORK. Not physical work, but mental work. Equip yourself. Flex your mental muscles. Don't fall victim to the dangerous idea that you can just follow some other popular investor and do what he/she does and become rich quickly. That is a pipe dream! There are many people in this community that will readily testify to this fact. If you expect to make money buying and selling penny stocks then you need to first invest some time and effort educating yourself about the interesting and unusual OTC world.


Before you begin your journey, settle this question in your mind: "Do I really want to buy penny stocks?" Included within that question are more nuanced questions such as: "Should I be buying penny stocks?" and "Why do I want to buy penny stocks?"

Here is something I wrote a while back that might help you answer these important questions: 25 Axioms of OTC Investing (please note well: this is required reading and entirely preparatory toward achieving meaningful due diligence).

Understand the substance of this article.

Understand the difference between stock fundamentals and technical analysis: HERE and HERE

So, let's do some Due Diligence!

  • Determine the ticker and company name (duh)

    Go to and type in the ticker symbol of your company.
    • Determine what "tier" the stock is. Is it current? Is it skull and crossbones? Look for the graphic next to your ticker! Is your stock in a desirable tier or a crummy one? Don't even think of staying invested in a skull & crossbones overnight!
      Note the transfer agent. Write down the name of the agent, the contact there if provided, phone number, and email address if one is given. This is important data!
      Note the share structure under the "Company Info" tab. We will talk about this more in a bit...
      Write down any names you see there: CEO, CFO, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc, etc, etc. In just a minute you'll be googling all these guys...
      IMPORANT...under "Company Info" tab look for past reverse splits or re-organization. It is worthwhile to google the past companies and see if the current principals are the same ones that pulled those shenanigans.
      Find out in what state your company was/is incorporated.

    Go to the company board on Investors Hub and look in the "intro message box" -- you will almost always find links to places necessary for thorough due diligence. VISIT THE ACTUAL WEBSITES. The information provided in the "intro message box" is often OUTDATED. Seriously...don't ever trust a stock message board for up-to-the-minute accurate due diligence. If some yokel is invested in the stock, and that same yokel finds some data that could positively impact the stock's price...there's a good chance said yokel will post it and cheer about it even though it could be data that is years old! Don't trust anyone except yourself. I can't pound the table enough on this!!!!! Don't be naive.
    Visit the state website of where your company is incorporated. They often have very interesting filings. Most penny stock companies are incorporated in Delaware, Nevada, or Wyoming. A listing of most popular state websites is HERE. If you don't find your state there is a complete listing HERE.
    Determine what level of scumbag the CEO (and other principals involved) really are. All of them are scumbags, by the way...that's simply axiomatic truth. Your job is to figure out if they are small scumbags or really big ones.
    • Start googling. You can do this! wink
      Visit all these boards and search for their name.
      Do a public message search by their last name here on iHub. Like this ONE
  • Get serious about the share structure. Call or email the transfer agent. If the transfer agent is GAGGED (i.e. they cannot give out the share structure) or it is the transfer agent's policy not to give out the share structure information...then make a decision to not be invested for long. Investing in stocks where you do not have ready access to current share structure data is fiscal SUICIDE.

Now let's talk about Public BUZZ.

"Too much due diligence can ruin a good play!" I will comment on this soon.

  • Remember that you can look up two "different" words that are mentioned in the same post too, this can help you to pinpoint "specific talk". 
    Create a list of things to look to look for. Some suggestions might include..., Dilution, Lie,CEO,Lawsuit,Bad,etc. "To each his/her own" of course. Every stock has it's own unique Universe of language. The negatives come to mind first because that's the problem you have to find and determine. Part of the benefit of using iHub is the ability properly gage investor psych. If you have 20,000 posts this become very useful obviously.
    Consider well all these THINGS  (these will help you answer the question: "Is this company a scam?")

OTC Nirvana! What would the Utopian penny stock pick look like? Find out HERE

Can Retail Investors Short My Precious Penny Pick?

Other Links I Use Regularly
Is my stock on the Reg SHO list?
Reverse Split Repeat Offenders - Good DD tool...
Scammy, scummy stock & IR alerts - with a grain of salt, but decent info here:
ADP Investor Communications (NOBO LIST)
Delaware Secretary of State - For Delaware Corporations
1) Go to: -
Find Articles ( Free and Fee Based )
Monthly Short Interest Reporting List
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Link to all States/Secretary of States:
Links to several presentations on doing technical analyses of stocks:
Daily listing of stocks being pumped by compensated promoters:
Helpful volume analysis linkage:
Time and sales and other data:
Dollar volume:



Misc. Indexes

Daily Updates

Rule 3360:

Market Makers

info on promoted stocks

View FREE profiles of HOT women (and men)...



Financial Dictionaries:


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#268  Sticky Note Start $BTC #Bitcoin Mining Remotely TODAY vantillian 12/12/17 10:30:48 AM
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#318   $BTC #bitcoin going for 20,000 break vantillian 12/16/17 03:56:21 PM
#317   Added $ETH yesterday around $690 vantillian 12/16/17 07:56:58 AM
#316   #Litecoin $LTC 311 vantillian 12/15/17 04:37:27 PM
#315   Holding $REFG over the weekend vantillian 12/15/17 03:59:02 PM
#314   Added $VPER .0005 vantillian 12/15/17 03:25:12 PM
#313   $LTC #litecoin I been adding the dips there. vantillian 12/15/17 01:53:07 PM
#312   In $CSSI .23 vantillian 12/15/17 12:00:02 PM
#311   $FERN alerted .0011 now .0036 looking for more there. vantillian 12/15/17 11:15:26 AM
#310   IMTL big news just out 300% increase in efficiency: nvidiaforgames 12/15/17 09:14:07 AM
#309   $FERN very nice news at the close vantillian 12/14/17 04:10:35 PM
#308   $TCEHY over 50 bucks now I was pounding vantillian 12/14/17 01:36:16 PM
#307   Hearing good things on ASAB we will see. vantillian 12/14/17 12:23:07 PM
#306   $GRDO .0006 vantillian 12/14/17 10:36:14 AM
#305   Added $ASAB .0002 vantillian 12/14/17 10:32:58 AM
#304   I own: $FVRD $FERN $TRON $FZRO $GRDO $GRCK vantillian 12/14/17 08:50:30 AM
#303   "Cancer" News Out [SMART MONEY] 12/14/17 07:40:41 AM
#302   I'm thinking this is going to do really well $MJTK Markss40 12/13/17 04:01:53 PM
#301   In $AEMD 1.34 vantillian 12/13/17 03:58:08 PM
#300   $GRCK .0040 vantillian 12/13/17 03:31:43 PM
#299   Added $ASAB .0003s why not it's only chips vantillian 12/13/17 03:22:41 PM
#298   $TOPS .315 vantillian 12/13/17 02:28:22 PM
#297   40 boardmarks for TMM :-) Can we hit vantillian 12/13/17 12:56:44 PM
#296   $TRON EBIDTA of approximately $7.6 million news out vantillian 12/13/17 11:58:10 AM
#295   Would love to see the cryptos stay flat vantillian 12/13/17 10:41:40 AM
#294   $TRON nice news maybe this sees a few vantillian 12/13/17 10:30:30 AM
#293   Np, today is playing out like a classic nvidiaforgames 12/13/17 10:17:08 AM
#292   Taking a look thanks bro. vantillian 12/13/17 10:16:31 AM
#291   Super accumulation right here at support. vantillian 12/13/17 10:16:10 AM
#290   ELTZ notes got all bought out today 8K nvidiaforgames 12/13/17 10:14:20 AM
#289   $FERN looking 4 a breakout 0021 subslover 12/13/17 10:05:35 AM
#288   $GRDO added some .0006s there vantillian 12/13/17 09:55:18 AM
#287   $FZRO .0325 vantillian 12/13/17 09:53:11 AM
#286   $FERN .0019 on sale vantillian 12/13/17 09:50:33 AM
#285   Added $MJTK .0011 vantillian 12/13/17 09:50:20 AM
#284   Thanks for stopping by! Please contribute your ideas! vantillian 12/12/17 04:14:27 PM
#283   BM'd here VAN, good to see you layupdrill 12/12/17 03:31:07 PM
#282   Took a starter in $MKSEF vantillian 12/12/17 03:03:22 PM
#281   Good boy.. Lol :-) Carjockey2 12/12/17 12:54:25 PM
#280   FZRO I’m in vantillian 12/12/17 12:43:25 PM
#279   FZRO.. GETTING READY TO TAKE FLIGHT HERE IT LOOKS Carjockey2 12/12/17 12:32:45 PM
#278   $GRDO dipped toe in there at .0006 vantillian 12/12/17 11:03:20 AM
#277   I added $XRT #ripple last night .248 first entry vantillian 12/12/17 11:03:04 AM
#276   Reminds me of bloated JBZY nvidiaforgames 12/12/17 10:57:52 AM
#275   Wow! vantillian 12/12/17 10:56:02 AM
#274   Van, ALYI big unveiling coming on Thursday and nvidiaforgames 12/12/17 10:49:09 AM
#273   crazy how much power they use koolmc 12/12/17 10:38:34 AM
#272   Maybe like a Fidelity Renewable sector fund? vantillian 12/12/17 10:38:22 AM
#271   Where would you buy there? Carjockey2 12/12/17 10:37:40 AM