Yesterday we covered our short position locking in over 50% gains. Here is a timeline of alerts sent to premium members:
Our 8/5/2014 call to action:
For the pump and dump crowd, we have APPG. Second stock we found that aims at riding the hype that the popular TInder APP has created. Issues detailed shareholder letter, a common move of prior pump and dumps. Fully diluted share count is 29 million.
Our 8/7/2014 Highlight:
As we predicted, we learned from one of our Geo premium members that a $1 million promotional campaign has begun on APPG.
Our 8/13/2014 call to action:
APPG ($1.17) – Looking to short if we can locate shares. Another pump and dump with a million dollar campaign now in the dump phase.
Our 8/14/2014 call to action:
APPG ($1.37) – APPG is one of the most obvious pump and dump cases we have come across since we began investigating P&D’s in our inaugural report on RAYS which now trades at $0.001.
Some of the characters associated with APPG have deep roots in the pump and dump game.One character in particular that caught our attention is Lyle Hauser. Hauser’s company, The Vantage Group, is well entrenched in the APPG story. Mr. Hauser has ties to numerous past pump and dumps either through being an executive of these companies or by providing capital to them through diluted financing transactions (convertible securities) via The Vantage Group LTD., company where he holds the position of president and CEO. In 2012 We actually exposed his last P&D, First Quantum Ventures (PINK:DIMI). The stock fell from $1.35 to $0.04 in just one trading session. We think investors will easily put the pieces of the APPG puzzle together resulting in a quick dump of its shares.
On 8/15/2014 call to action:
For the last couple of days, we have been highlighting Apptigo (APPG), an obvious Pump & Dump underway. We are shooting to publish our take on the story since we are confident that the company’s shares will tumble, and hard. Please stay tuned. As stated, we are still actively looking to short more shares.
We issued our full short thesis report shortly after our morning highlight. Full article here.
Our 8/19/2014 call to action:
APPG ($1.02) – As we continue to follow APPG’s decline after our Aug 15 article, we will also choose to short more; We see more weakness as the stock has broken $1.00 to the downside in early trading this morning.
Our 8/20/2014 highlight:
APPG ($0.69) – Yesterday we stated we were adding more short shares due to weakness in early trading as shares broke $1.00 to the downside. Shares continued to dump throughout the trading day closing down 35%. We are still short, may look to lock in some profits but believe there is more downside ahead.
We covered our short position locking in over 50% gains. We first mentioned we were shorting APPG in our 8/13/2014 “call to action” when the stock was trading near $1.20. On 8/15/2014 we published our full short thesis report, “The Jig Is Up, The Same “Sexy” Pump And Dump Story With A Different App”. The stock has fallen over 60% since the time of our article.