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Stock Spam Effectiveness Monitor Spam comes in, graphs come out. You are not buying stock based on spam, but surely someone must be, or else you wouldn't be flooded with more spam everyday. This tracks one user's inbox and the stocks spammed therein. A bit more analysis here and here
posted by mikepop (11 comments total)

 
Previously
posted by rxrfrx at 11:10 AM on April 26, 2006


Worth it for the reminder of DirtyCreature's unbending defense of SNFX (They're just poor! This is their only marketing channel! You're rascist! It is too a real product! SCIENCE!).
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:20 AM on April 26, 2006


Just to clarify - this is a different project, not a double post. While both projects involve spam, they are quite different. This one has the focus on the immediate effects of the spam on the stock's trading, with an archive of daily activity going back to late 2004 (as compared to pretend-investing in stocks received via spam).
posted by mikepop at 11:27 AM on April 26, 2006


Oh assumed a double was being called out. Have to take a look now, I love this stuff

(SNFX is down to 0.72 BTW, after a 52 week high of 5.15. DISMAL SCIENCE.)
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:28 AM on April 26, 2006


I've been getting gobs of this crap lately. I'm tempted to short the stock they're promoting, since if they're selling via spam their company is probably not long for this world.
posted by mullingitover at 11:35 AM on April 26, 2006


SNFX is down to 0.72 BTW

ahahaha
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:18 PM on April 26, 2006


I've been getting gobs of this crap lately. I'm tempted to short the stock they're promoting, since if they're selling via spam their company is probably not long for this world.

I'd be suprised if they were companies in any real sense. They're shells of defunct organizations taken over by scammers to drive a price up of a worthless non-entity.

It's the exact same thing that used to happen here in Vancouver on the Vancouver Stock Exchange, until the exchange rolled into the TSE Venture exchange, except the promoters used to sit at a steak house bar at the lunch hour talking up a stock, so that the gullible would rush back to their desks to buy. And there are plenty of 10,000 square foot house in West Van that were purchased with proceeds from this very type scam.
posted by Keith Talent at 1:55 PM on April 26, 2006


"SNFX is down to 0.72 BTW"

Now is the time to buy in, you fools.
posted by 2sheets at 2:06 PM on April 26, 2006


Ahhh, it spiked to 0.78 (8.3 %!!) immediately after 2sheets endorsement.
posted by mach at 3:40 PM on April 26, 2006


Seems like you could make a lot of money shorting spammed stocks...
posted by delmoi at 5:31 PM on April 26, 2006


From the previous discussion, which linked to a background on short selling.

"Restrictions:
There are many restrictions on the size, price and types of stocks you are able to short sell. For example, you can't short sell penny stocks and most short sales need to be done in round lots.

In addition, the SEC, NYSE and NASD have rules preventing short selling unless the last trade of the stock is at the same or higher price (known as an uptick or zero plus tick). These rules exist so that investors can't sell short in a declining market. Continuous short selling on a falling stock will keep forcing it down, damaging the market further."
posted by inigo2 at 7:11 AM on April 27, 2006


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