I first heard about Arch Therapeutics from Tom McCarthy of Prepromotion Stocks and then purchased it after a few big block trades. Tim Sykes ended up buying it the next day and following the increased volume the stock tanked fast and far, likely because the promoters wanted to scare out speculators as the promotion had not apparently started yet. I made some money buying early and selling after Sykes bought but I bought back some shares after it dipped a little (to $0.77 from about $0.82) and then as it dumped I tripled my position by buying at $0.61 and $0.495 before selling most of my shares in the high $0.60s and low $0.70s. Below are my trades on ARTH:
The pump page was posted briefly at ARTHReport.com at the end of last week but it has since been taken down. Even at the time it was posted there was no disclaimer. Here is a PDF copy of the website that was up. Below is a screenshot:
ParagonReport.com / BedfordReport.com / FiveStarEquities.com have a new pump at the open on Monday July 8th and it will very likely be ARTH.
Disclosed budget: $790,000
Promoter: Ian Cooper & Full Service Media LLC
Paying party: Advantage Media Corp
Shares outstanding: 66,330,000
Previous closing price: $0.905 (day prior to this blog post; when post was updated on 7/7/2013 the previous close was at $0.91)
Market capitalization: $60 million
Excerpt from disclaimer:
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[Edit 2013-7-9]: @TMcNasty received a hard mailer promoting ARTH and tweeted pictures of it yesterday. See his tweets about the disclaimer and the front page. Images of the disclaimer and the first three pages of the mailer are below (click to enlarge):
Also, Ian Cooper’s most recent promotion was of BLGX. The landing page for that pump is here: http://www.stockofthedecade.com/. See the PDF copy of that page. BLGX never got much volume so it is hard to say exactly when the pump started. Here is its chart: