WHO BASHERS PREY UPON?
Bashers rely on fear and the badgering of human psychology! Consider the elderly that are investing for retirement, they find their way to the message boards for validation only to see false posts about “SEC Violations” and “Class action suits”… posting continuous disinformation… what do you think these new investors will do?
The Internet has lured a whole new class of investor into the market. A new investor is just that – New! This new investor, while learning the basics, is particularly vulnerable to the tactics of professional Bashers.
You must always remember that their is a lot of money to be made in just the motion of a stock UP or DOWN it doesn’t matter! And Bashers have money at risk just as you do. But they have the edge of fear, lies, and falsehoods to post while preying on the un-initiated. The average investor dose not have the edge of organized deception.
Recent revelations have indicated that even Market Makers (those charged with keeping the playing field level) have been involved in stock manipulation by Bashing on a stock message board. HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THIS IS A REAL THREAT!
Lesson 1: Remember, BASHERS NEVER Bash A BAD STOCK. Check the boards for stocks with no potential. They never have any Bashers.
Lesson 2: BASHERS ALWAYS BRING UP OLD NEWS THAT YOU HAVE HEARD MANY TIMES. New startup companies always have a few bits of bad news. The Basher will post this over and over again.
Lesson 3: BASHERS POST MANY TIMES A DAY. They try to wear you out. REMEMBER – LONGS… RESIST USING THE BASHERS ALIAS!
Lesson 4: BASHERS WILL LIE TO YOUR FACE. Never trust a Basher. The truth on startup companies is that they make mistakes. What new company hasn’t? The Basher will compare your issue to a another companies, financials – deals – management, etc., trying to lure you into making an Apples to Oranges comparison. BASHERS WANT TO WHISPER IN YOUR EAR – PLANT A SEED OF DOUBT, AND HOPE THAT YOU ARE NOT SAVVY ENOUGH TO RESEARCH THE TRUTH ON YOUR OWN. This is how they achieve their greatest success.
DOUBT + FEAR + LAZINESS = BAIL OUT!
Why Message Board Bashers Bash Stocks
They have motives $$$$$$$$$$$$.
Lesson 5: Bashers know YOU CAN’T VERIFY THEIR STATEMENTS. That’s why they make the vague statements they do.
Lesson 6: The Bashers PLAY ON YOUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. They can lie about information and you won’t know the difference (unless you have done your own DD on the company and know the truth and facts).
Lesson 7: Bashers play on your lack of patience. You have held a stock for a while. You knew it will be a big stock someday, but the BASHER CAN GET TO YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOUR GAIN. That’s when the Basher is best. The Basher is bothersome, so you dump it on a bad day. Some others also dump. Then you get mad for your loss and return to let everyone know how mad you are. Then you turn into a semi-Basher as well. THE BASHER HAS WON, AND GAINED A NEW ALLY – YOU!
Lesson 8: BRING THE PRICE DOWN. That is the Basher’s job. The truth is not important. Lies are the norm. They are trying to scare the newbies that are just investigating a stock.