- 1999 Q4
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 21:42:02 EST
Subject: Up 2000% for the year!!!
I've been enjoying the good life thanks to your picks throughout
the year. Your service has more than paid for itself. Hope to make
the million dollar club by the end of next year. Thanks again not
only for your picks but also teaching me the art of momentum trading.
Happy New Year.
Huntington Beach, California
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 07:17:17 -0500
Subject: My account
Thank you, thank you, thank you !!! Especially for CLRS. I have
been a member since March 99', and had my best day ever today. I
am up 300% since mid-November.
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 08:22:26 -0500
While on vacation the past two weeks I decided to give some deveoted
attention to the SA opportuinty. I have been trading on line since
august and signed up with SA about 6 weeks ago. Still reading and
trading of course. However, while you were in the chat room during
your vacation you asked if anyone had followed you into ICGE. I
did not say it then but I will now, I did and I am glad I did. I
bought at 146 and sold (in violation of the SA rule) at 196 (cost
me about 10K). Keep the bar high to weed out the "something for
nothing" crowd. Your methonds are ingenious. You force subscribers
to either go away or get rich! Keep up the good work.
PS Will be sending 1,000.00 to the SA Charity!
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999
< bama > leaving now to finish Christmas shopping..but felt i had
to personally say Merry Christmas to you and a very sincere thank
you for teaching me how to trade. This is giving me and my family
the financial freedom and peace of mind i have always dreamed of.
Date: 12/19/99 9:34:12 PM Eastern Standard Time
Have you seen MYPT lately? You gave it to me at @18.00. My 1500
shares closed at $58 1/2 on friday Yeahhhhhhh!!!! I am selling 1000
shares hopefully on a gap up on Monday and will let the 500 free
shares ride!!. MYPT went from low $40's to $60 in a week!!! Just
wanted to say thanks.
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 1999
< bbb > no problem joe. i am up 70% in my account since joining
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 13:59:34 -0800
I just wanted to drop by and say hello.. I get a kick out of reading
all the emails that you sent me.. people whinning about their heads
getting chopped off because they want to be traders!
I have been trading for about 2 years right now... just like all
beginners i got my ass kicked.. blew 2 accounts in about 3 months..
took some time to reflect on my mistakes and everything has been
ok afterwards.. i was making decent money... but everthing changed
after i joined your service,, sometime i make more money in a day
than someone could make in a year! I read some of your testamonials,,
and thought it was too good to be true.. I didn't think i would
ever be writing this email to you and telling you how you have impacted
me as a trader.. you showed me how to fish.. no just provide me
with the fish.. I love CHAOS now... i love it when people panic
and sell their shares because they don't have enough DD... i just
go in and scoop it all up!!
I think the most valuable lesson that you have taught me would
be controlling FEAR and GREED... buy when the dogs sell,, and sell
when the dogs buy! simply awesome statement!
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 1999 11:45:33 -0500
NOW I KNOW WHY YOU SOLD OUT OF CLRS AT 64.... I WAS WRONG!!!! YOU
WERE RIGHT!!!!! I ALSO SMELL A CLRS BUY BACK AT THE RIGHT PRICE...I
FOLLOWED YOUR ADVISE AND SOLD IT AT 61 AFTER BUYING AT 49...MADE
12K IN A WEEK... I WISHED I LISTENED TO YOU AT 39.... I FOLLOW YOU
BUT MUST ASK QUESTIONS... IN A DEMOCRACY YOU FOLLOW YOUR LEADERS
BUT NOT BLINDLY... YOU MUST QUESTION CERTAIN DECISIONS....KEEP UP
THE GOOD WORK...YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU HELPED ME...I WORK IN
SALES..... THEY HAVE BEEN DOWN PAST THREE MONTHS...NO COMMISSION
COMING IN...BOUGHT A NEW BIG HOUSE..HAVING SHORT TERM PROBLEMS WITH
BILLS.. MY WINNINGS WITH YOU HELPED GET ME OVER THE HUMP...SALES
ARE COMING BACK... XMAS BONUS COMING IN....LIFE IS GOOD AGAIN..THANK
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 19:21:16 -0800 (PST)
Subject: your gmgc advice
Bought 5000 shares GMGC about 2 1/4 weeks ago----one of your picks
back then. It's 4 1/8 now.
Well worth the 200/month.
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 21:48:46 EST
Subject: Merry Christmas
I was in the chatroom tonight when you were talking about being
a close family with the use of the internet. So i wanted to take
a minute and show you a picture of some of your extended family!
They are Kaitlyn and Drew. I talk about you so much that my 3 year
old wants a "TJ" for Christmas...........ROFL....He has no clue.
You have made such a great monetary impact in their lives........I
also mailed a check today for your charity. Not much but with your
teaching, my ability to give will increase!.....Thank you from all
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 16:41:17 EST
Thank you, went long on gblx based on your call @ 25 1/2 about
10 weeks ago, still long and having great day.
I'm one of those newbies who will never be a great trader (got
a bad case of the buyhiselowsies), but your calls are so good I
can research em ,chart em, watch em, buy em and hold em. A simple
solution that serves me well.
What's up with lois law (lois) my dd says great story as the only
pure play as a B2B in the legal prfession. Stock goes up on no volume,
just like my lawyers bill???
Charity - my check for $200 will be in the morning mail, thanks
for the opportunity to help those who truly need help.
Keep up your good work, TJ and thanks again.
Monday, December 13, 1999
< vws64 > made 45 percent on my equity today thanks joe!
Date: 12/11/99 8:26:39 PM Eastern Standard Time
Enjoying your thoughts and wisdom. New member: You've cost me $200
in monthly fees so far. Made $9,600.00 playing your picks I like
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999
< racelance > TM, I made $17,500 in the past two weeks. I think
I'm finally getting the hang of this shit! Thanks bud!
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 21:48:52 -0800
Subject: thank you
I became your member 3 months ago. I learned a lot from you. I
also appreciate what you have picked. 95 % of your picks are great.
What I need is patience. The most impressive pick was USWC. You
gave this company when it was traded at 4-5 range. I jumped in at
the moment. I paid 5 1/8. Next day, I cut loss sold at 4 3/8 with
a few thousands lost. But after a while, I did a little bit research
about this company and I was getting like this company. One important
factor is that the insider was buying their shares. Ok, so I reentered
USWC in November 4. I bought 5000 shares. My cost is around 5 dollars.
It was a BIG thanksgiving gift as I sold my all shares following
Thanksgiving at 22. I made 85,000. I am so happy. I'd like to thank
you. How many picks Joe made run up huge in a short time? I think
95% at least.
Good luck to your family
Date: 12/9/99 7:40:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
I am still a schmuck and have a lot to learn still, but below
is what you have given me in the last 30 days.
CLRS in at 37.50 now 61.00
RSII in at 26.00 now 51.63
WEBS in at 12.50 now 16.69
RMKR in at 16.63 now 26.69
CNQR in at 27.00 now 33.88
Thanks so much. I am up $30K in the last 3 days. The ONLY reason
my account balance isn't higher is because I have not done the stop
loss properly in the past (ZANY, SSPE, PFSW, etc.) I am a believer,
especially from reading all the other email from SA members making
the same mistakes, but learning. The most frustrating part is not
having the money to participate in the "new winners" because I'm
holding the "old dogs".
Couldn't make the first seminar but can hedly wait for the next
Keep up the great work. Your abilities are unbelievable.
Date: 12/9/99 6:03:23
Joe.....Thank you, Thank you, Thank You as the other member said
" U are the F*ing man". I've been a member for 6 months now and
have tripled my account in the last 3 days, thanks to PERL, CLRS,
WEBS. Can't buy the Porsche yet but maybe a new Corvette....
thanks again ,
A member for life
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999
< phonedoc > TJ...for my second day with SA day one=$8200 day two=$12,000
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 01:12:54 -0500
Subject: What a month
Thanks for the inrs, cnrs, yhoo, etc. ( ones that come to mind
as I write, but there are so many over the past six months+/-) Been
with your service for (can't remember how long) but long past due
to write the thank you! Bought the shares the 'smucks' sold early,
and as usual, the short term growth outweighed the risk. When DD
kicked in, I sold and rebought at a lower price. Bottom line up
I hope that all are getting your message on DD and reacting with
diligence, although I appreciate the buys I was able to get during
their untimly sell offs on your picks. I will take the sells and
buy in many cases along with many others, I am sure.
FYI., did take the 25K portfolio to 100K and looking for 200K
by 1st qtr 2000. No dought about it it will happen
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 20:18:00 EST
WHATS UP I JOINED YOUR SERVICE ABOUT A MONTH AGO BOUGHT A COUPLE
OF STOCKS BUT MAINLY WATCHING AND LEARNING, BEEN TRADING SINCE APRIL
6TH IM UP OVER 200,000K STARTED WITH 6800 BUCKS...AMAZING! MY BIGGEST
HIT WAS TODAY ON VRTL BOUGHT 10000 SHARES AT 3 SOLD ALL TONIGHT
AT 6:30 AT 9 3/4 ...OH YEAH BOUGHT EFAX TODAY 4000 SHARES AT 9 1/2
RITE WHEN YOUR EMAIL CAME OUT AND SOLD AT 11 15/16.. NOT BAD FOR
ONE DAYS WORK............... C YA DALLAS
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999
I have been a member of SA for about a month, just got my second
bill, and paid it laughing. In the beginning I was a little concerned,
things worked out great for the first week or so, then it turned
around. However, as I am a greedy fearfull schumuck, I listened
to your advices and held tight. Drank about 10 bootles of maalox
for my stomach.
I am very happy to tell you that in the end everything turned
out great, I am up 45K since joining, a 65% return in about a month,
being 10K today on RMKR and INTM, wanted to play PERL but was out
of cash, who said life was fair???
Funny thing, some of your picks take while to come true, but after
a month, I learned that patience pays, in a handsome way.
Please let me know when SATT will be up and running, using Prudential
Securities and E-TURD, they are very lousy, too slow, no short availability
and unreliable for fast moving stocks, the kind you can make a killing
or get killed.
I was unable to participate in the first seminar, had to go to
brazil for a biz meeting, but as soon as you plan another one, I
will be there.
Thank you TJ, you are da man.
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999
< Mezzo > TJ, my account is up 15% in two days just holding your
< Zager > great day...thanks TJ
< Bama > thanks for another good day Joe
< dmyers > great day tj- thanks!
< JoMama > great day all...thanks sa and tj
< reco > thnx tj for all the picks
< MarketTrader > by the way,,,Thanks TJ,,,made $1,125 on PERL
in 15 mins
< pabu > out perl +6 Thanks a lot Joe (great birthday present)
< cef > TJ, i do not know how to put in words, how you have saved
my trading career. Thank you does not seem like enought, but THANK
< Racelance1 > Super call on PERL..by the way TM
< norseman > Thanx for PERL TJ out with 6 pts. :0)
< Charlie_D > MMWW. another TJ pick at 14, now 36
< incogneato > perfect call joe on perl
< heycorky > TJ your the BOMB, perl awesome!
< moses > tj, retk just bought me a new pool.
< moses > thanks
< chrisphar > thanks tjfor all picks
< alza > thanks TJ for PERL
< Porsche > thanks for the call TJ, perfect timing
< moses > thanks TJ up 5K on andn
< upabit > tj pick flies again
< chiron > awesome call again TJ thank you
< PhoneDoc > RMKR awesome thx TJ
< PhoneDoc > thx TJ...first day and already up 2k
< Vic > out all perl, 12k +, thk thk thk tj
< MtnMan > up 13k today, thanks so much SA
< e3d > TJ, I'm not mercenary, I spent a year and a half with another
room, I won't mention which, where I lost nearly all I have. I haven't
been with you long but you have made all the difference. I am starting
to dig myself out of a financial hole. I can attest to your hard
work and honesty. I watched daily before I traded and saw for myself
how accurate you are. I am very greatful to be a member and do appreciate
all the work you put in
< mapell > made 72,000 today thanx tj
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999
TJ you just made me 75k on PERL, you are amazing. I am going to
buy a porsche. Vote TJ for president. If only your members would
do some reading and just learn how SA operates everyone could make
Date: 12/8/99 3:37:13 PM Eastern Standard Time
you are the fucking man!!!!!!!!!! What an incredible call. Bought
at 9 1/8 and in 35 minutes stopped out at 19.5. This was my biggest
hit in such a small time frame EVER! You made my Wednesday in rainy
Seattle a bright one. Thanks!!!
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999
I LOVE YOU JOE YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!! :)
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999
mother of good god PERL is a monster, i'm ordering my 540i thank
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999
< timatayo > gotta go to work, THX TJ first day with you and I made
$8200, now to my $25 an hour job...makes me sick kind of
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 17:47:00 +0100
Subject: thank you dear joe
Dear Joe,since 1 month I am a new member of the s.a. and I didn't
regret a second.I have to manage an awful lot of money for clients
with a speculative touch and in a different way the banks are doing
over here in Switzerland. I want to thank you for the terrible job
you do for every member and I am proud and happy to be part of the
s.a. I hold rather large positions in PLUS,RMKR,CNQR,WFII,CLRS,
JNIC and GTHR and I am extremely satisfied. In order to show you
my gratitude I ask you to debit our Visa-Card with an additional
dlrs 200.-- as a charity gift.
Many,many thanks and all the best to you dear Joe
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999
< lizcris > Dear Tj - don't want to interrupt you (5:49 ET) but
just wanted to tell you that I really had my first BIG successful
day following you on Yahoo (only long - too chicken to short) I
made 37K and it was such a thrill - thank you so very much - off
to the states to mail you a small token of my appreciation.
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999
I am also working with $100,000 but for 3 months have only accomplished
a 73% return.
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 08:02:05 EST
It would be much appreciated if the super successful would share
the trades that accomplished such strong returns in 6 weeks to 18
months. I would be interested in seeing the movement in and out,
the winners and losers, and the volume of most transactions. I am
also working with $100,000 but for 3 months have only accomplished
a 73% return. Not bad, but I want to get to the next level.
This could be a learning tool, maybe they would share with other
members. Thanks and please respond.
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 18:51:26 CST
Subject: Re: Thanks, return improved since I joined SA
Just a quick note to let you know that since I joined your investment
club I have substantially improved the return of my portfolio.
I would also like to ask for some quick advise. I own ELNK and
MSPG since they were at 45 and 27, respectively. They seem not able
to break through 60 and 35, respectlively. Should I take profits
now or wait. Apparently, the rally of the NASDAQ is almost over.
Although some stocks continue to rally, profit taking in the vast
majority of them has already started. The number of decliners is
higher in all three major indices.
NYSE Adv/Dec +1,109 / -1,959
NASDAQ Adv/Dec +1,879 / -2,233
AMEX Adv/Dec +238 / -361
Have you heard anything in MSPG or ELNK that should make me keep
Date: 12/6/99 7:20:32 PM Eastern Standard Time
Glad you wrote this admonition, I've been feeling frustrated lately
with the less than elementary level of education evident in the
questions asked in the chat room. I'm not always sure about things
either, but learned quickly the incredible value of the SA website.
Besides that, I'd rather figure it out than demonstrate my idiocy
by typing a question and risk you publicly calling me a f ng schmuck...
I do have my pride, you know. ggg
I was also suprised/frustrated with a few inane questions you
had to field at the seminar...
I was able to say hello to you (in the lunch line where I told
you I couldn't stay for the afternoon session) and even though I
missed the afternoon charting & L2 presentations, feel my trip was
worthwhile because I was able to see and hear you think on your
feet. My level of confidence in you was already high, but I think
because as a psychologist, I make my best judgments about people
by being around them, I needed to experience you in vivo. You have
an unique and winning mix of bravado, humility, and enthusiasm!
Please keep scolding, coaching, nurturing, and briefly banning
us as the need arises. You are onto something big here, not merely
financial, but potentially paradigm-shifting. Your vision of a grass
roots group of regular folks becoming a market force may be closer
to reality than we know.
If you are thinking of a seminar on the West Coast (Bay Area);
I've got a great connection for 5 star facilities/hotel in San Jose...
For goodness' sake, that's where most of our profit comes from!
All the best to You & your family,
PS, I only joined in July; gained 100% through mid-Oct, then joined
Chat, up 450% from 11/1/99 through today... Thank you, kind sir...
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 18:12:25 EST
I don't know can you help even though it all i was very sucessful
today up 12000. thanks
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 21:05:08 -0500
Even though I will not be there tomorrow (I observe the 7th day
Sabbath), I am praying that you will have a great day. You have
lots of knowledge to share, not only about investing but about the
world, history, art, love etc. You will do well tomorrow!
I am eternally grateful for your kindness, compassion and sharing
so generously of your knowledge. I have never spent $200 a month
for education and learned so much. In another chat room for the
past year, I lost beaucoup before SA, was down to less than $4000.
I am now over $21,000 and listening carefully every day. I will
let you know when I am even and making profit!
Good luck tomorrow, even with the geisha girls. LOL
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 17:33:46 -0800
Subject: Good luck tomorrow!
Best wishes on the seminar tomorrow! You 'da man! If it's anything
like a day in IRC, then you have nothing to worry about. ;-)
BTW, I emailed you a few weeks ago saying that my daily gain was
averaging $1k...now it's up over $2k/day and still growing! Thank
you for everything!
< beach1 > TJ, up 70% since joining SA.
Date: 12/3/99 2:10:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
Subj: A lesson and hope for newbies
I just wanted to write to you after everything that has happened
to me in the last few days with your calls. I wanted to tell you
my story and what has led me to this point. I have told this story
in the chat channel for those who remember but I thought all the
newbies might benefit!
I started, what I thought was, trading in April of this year.
Up until then I did not know what bid, ask, short or, most importantly,
what a stop loss was. I was coaxed into trading by my brother, who
said he had the tip of the century in stocks for me. All I had to
do was open an account and he would give me the tip. I opened an
account with Datek and waited for the stock. A matter of fact it
was 2 stocks that coming out, IPO's. The first came out in May,
and I was told to buy at 60. That stock was TSCM. The other a few
days later BNBN at 25. Needless to say you all know where they went
after that and the $10,000.00 I started with became $900.00. It
became the SHOCK of the century!
In June, pondering what to do next, I was watching CNBC to try
and learn something so I could get my money back, and I heard TokyoJoe
mentioned on the air that he was responsible for running up a stock.
It caught my curiosity and I found his website. In July I joined
as a regular member and as ditsy as I sound read three of the books
listed. I poked a few current alerts and made a few dollars. Then
going through the website more thoroughly I saw that he had an IRC
channel so the first week of Sept. I joined. The first week on the
chat channel, I took my $900.00 or so and I made back $8,000.00,
mostly from a stock called CMRC & ENGA! Yes I had a few learning
setbacks in Oct. with a few stocks ZANY, PDYN & PVSW, but I did
not despair. I became smarter and more experienced and I overcame.
This leads me to this past week of trades. Having chosen winners
like CNRS from 7, PFSW from 41, CLRS from 44, PLUS from 17, PUMA
from 42, RMKR from 11 3/8 I am up $29,000.00 in 2 1/2 months. To
me that is phenominal!
The learning experience in the chat channel is unmatched. I may
talk alot but I always try to listen and learn from you as well
as other SA members who are willing to help me. And I have learned
that the more you curse, spit, yell, piss at us the more you like
us and enjoy teaching us. I hope I didn't ramble to much here and
for all those who do not know me, my name is ----------------Tiffany!
Thanks for everything TJ!
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 13:52:02 -0800
Have been with SA for about 9 mos now.
Started with limited capital and limited trading knowledge. Was
in IRC before premium requirement, watched, listened, and learned.
Still made plenty of mistakes.
Recently have been very focused on 100-200 share lots of SA picks
and taking profits (relentlessly).
Reached a personal milestone this week with profits of $10k+. From
a previous high of $4.7k two weeks ago.
Date: 12/3/99 2:30:31 PM Eastern Standard Time
Just wanted to say thanks! After being up around 34K in june I
was down 6K in November. I read about your service on a messageboard
and check it out. I decided to give it a try and it turn out being
one of the best moves I have made this year. By buying 100 - 200
shares of your recommended stocks I was able to make up that 6K
loss plus add another 2K within a month. You are the real deal!
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 09:59:12 -0500
Didn't think this would happen.
I lost 11K this year and was down to $900 three weeks ago. Scratched
together 2K to play again. Today I am even and going green. My hands
Big news for a little player.
I would be dead without SA.
- Jonathan (SA handle: Gumbo)
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 05:13:12 -0800
T.J. August 1st. I had $7.4k in my IRA account.By playing IPO,s InQ.P.
I,ve turned it into $135k , Not a mil but a start.Next week putting
$110k in H and Q IPO fund.Will build the rest then bury another $100k.Learned
a lot about how market works from you.Keep it up!
Date: 12/3/99 6:03:08 AM Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Subject: making big coin.
I took 17k and turned into 147k in 12 trading days. Year to date
I am up over 2200%. I started with $7500 in December last year.
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 05:33:06 -0500
I started out with 50K, ended up down to 6K. After the first month
I signed up to SA, I slammed all 6K on JNIC, and begin to ride your
"Picks"....Now I am even for the year. Thank you very much!!!
I hope to begin the new year 2000 with a new atttitude....and
Date: 12/2/99 7:16:12 PM Eastern Standard Time
3100 to 48 000
Date: 12/2/99 8:51:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
100,000 to 1.7M in about 6 weeks.
Date: 12/2/99 8:51:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
100,000 to 3.75 mill in one year.
Date: 12/2/99 9:09:15 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam)
Tj....i'm not even remotely close to a million. In fact, I'm a
college student, so I can't even trade all day. However, I'm contend
that I've turned 1k into 50k since last december. :-)
Date: 12/2/99 9:10:24 PM Eastern Standard Time
Last september 1st I had 13 or 14k. Since then I`ve made 1 1/2
Date: 12/2/99 9:59:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
Well, I'm up 1,000% for the year. but only starting small, and
of course still small compared to others.
Date: 12/2/99 10:09:07 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (sim)
i started last year with $2,000 and now have $127,000 1500 trades,
$40,000 in commissions
Date: 12/2/99 11:38:16 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: TheSlayer@TokyoJoe.com (J. Bjorkman)
I have someone who says she fits the bill - but wants to remain
anonymous and wants me to make sure the reporter will keep her that
way. If you give me the contact I will call and arrange it.
Date: 12/2/99 11:41:20 PM Eastern Standard Time
i started w/ $10,000 last december and got the account up to $600,000
by the end of april.
Date: 12/3/99 1:30:12 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alex)
Had $30k Sep 98... Have grown it to $213,000 presently, not a million
but not bad...
< antigua > thx again tj - doubled my equity in november
Date: 12/2/99 1:02:21 AM Eastern Standard Time
Subj: One of the best decisions I ever made!
I have only been a member for about six weeks and I am still learning
the ropes, especially in the chat room. I don't really feel qualified
as of yet to interact to much, because there are so many who are
much more knowledgeable that I am. I'm sure the time will come,
but as of now I am trying to stay out of the way.
But I had to write and tell you how much I enjoy the membership.
I learned about you on some bulletin boards and what I read went
from one extreme to the other. Some were shouting "Tokyo Joe is
a con artist getting rich off small investors with his pump and
dump scam" others were saying you were "God"
I figured like most things that the truth was somewhere in the
middle. People tend to believe whatever they hear without checking
it out and then they parrot it to others with no consideration for
the truth. So I took a chance and joined SA to judge for myself.
Here is the conclusion I came to. (big deal right ggg)
First let me say that this was one of the best decisions I have
ever made concerning my investing life!
Here is what I discovered:
At the beginning It took awhile to understand your e-mails and
comments in the chat room, First I thought it was some kind of secret
code that I had to learn, until I realized you just think faster
than you type. It's almost like trying to learn another language!
I thought ROFLMAO might mean either "buy" or "sell" the first time
I logged on until I read the explanations of the acronyms on the
website. but it's getting a lot easier everyday! A couple of times
I went to look at a chart of a stock you mentioned only to get a
"No such symbol in database." Then someone usually asked what symbol
you meant to type and you retyped it.
A fair percentage of the calls you make are on stocks that have
large floats and aren't really susceptible to manipulation by your
alerts. And more often than not the stock moves in the direction
you stated because you have taken the time to study it's force and
intercept it's move.
People constantly ask the same questions like "Whats the target"
as soon as the alert is given and are ready to push the sell button
on the first small down move on a long term pick (Like RMKR). I
may be wrong but doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of the long
On the momentum plays you clearly state in various ways " You
decide when to get in or out, I have given you the ticket, take
a ride if you want or don't jump in if your not comfortable, you
need to make your own decisions on these calls like an adult" I
cannot believe that anybody playing the alerts would expect you
to ride a stock down as it tanked just because they don't stick
with reasonable stops. (I confess though that I did that with ZANY..
In closing I just want to thank you for your research. I noticed
that I get e-mails day and night, and I have an idea that you put
25 hours of work in a 24 hour day. Unfortunately as much as you
say for us members to do "Due Diligence" I think many of us want
you to do all the heavy lifting and we just reap the benefits of
You constantly tell us to check out the calls ourselves with DD
because we will be rewarded with high percentage returns if we study
the charts and research the stocks. That reminds me of another person
who said the same thing and your in good company!
"He who has a lazy hand becomes poor, But the hand of the DILIGENT
Proverbs 10:4 (King Solomon)
I intend to continue my membership and also transfer my account
from Datek when you start the brokerage.
Thank you Mr. Parks!
< pinto > tj:sorry, Im new and Im up 60 k
11/30/99 11:44:13 PM Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Full Circle Date:
Joe, I bought a stock at 4 1/2 last september. I averaged down
to 2 3/4 then joined SA. I ended up with 6000 shares till I ran
out of money. The stock went to 2.
I em'd you when I first joined. i asked you about that stock and
you told me "use sa rules", "use your judgement", and "look at the
chart". I did and em'd you back that I thought the stock still looked
good. I sold it all at 2 3/4 and at a sizeable loss finally after
reading the whole website, especially the parts about stop loss.
That stock was VONE, and you know what it did today. That 6000
shares would have gone from 16,500 to 96,000 today. I should be
Truth is, I turned the 16,500 into 175,000 by getting out and
playing sa picks. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999
< antigua > tj - equity up 30% in two days - thanks!
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999
< StockWonk > I made $18k today... was up almost $50k for the day
until wfii pooped out
< bruce7 > up 20k for the week so far :-)
< rdt > up 10k this week :-)
< E > thanks for another great month TJ, ended +17k !!!
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999
< markettrader > porfolio up over 30% in 2 days
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999
< raydar > my biggest day was 55k recently ...I have to give SA
credit for help
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999
< iggy > a plus $5000 day for this newbee thanks tj great calls!
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999
< cheesemaker > TJ, awesome up 100% this week
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 15:06:47 -0600
I'm a member of one month next week. I will be joining premium membership
at start of Dec. I love the idea of SA brokerage. One silly question,
I am in Canada - will I still be able to use your brokerage??? Because
I am not in USA I cannot take advantage of IPO's before hitting
market - any chance with SA brokerage??? Please advise
PS I wrote in Oct. when I joined I was up $4000 first week, now
am up $15,000. Many Thanks
Date: 11/23/99 2:22:50 AM Eastern Standard Time
Dear TJ -
I made $25,000 in the last couple weeks since joining your service
(This includes the mistakes I made ). I'm sure this is not alot
compared to many of your members, but I think its pretty good as
a start! I started w/ email membership, but since then have upgraded
to the premium membership - makes alot of difference. I'm really
enjoying the "trading room" - watching - listening - learning as
you suggest one does in the beginning (i cannot resist small trades
here and there).
I especially like the fact that you keep in mind to give to charity
- its easy to get wrapped in MONEY & TRADING and to forget about
the less fortunate.
Also - if you are ever in Philadelphia area - you are a special
guest for the best home cooked Pakistani food you'll ever have (you
can't get any better in any of the fancy restaurants in NY!!).
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 15:39:39 EST
Subject: TURF......Your call 11/15 at 3:45
Up over 50% now....just another example of buy and hold. LOL
< bama > RMKR best single trade i every made ($19,000) still
holding 1/2 angst free..thank you teacher
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:16:27 EST
Subject: Thanks for NFNT
They were bought out today, thanks for making turkey week one to
remember. Thanks again. Take care
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 23:28:27 -0800
Subject: Thank You!
Thanks for all your tips. I'm only here for a week, but I'm very
satisfied with $50,000.
Keep all your tips coming. I'll see you at the seminar.
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 14:07:05 -0800
I too would be interested in a video or CD of the upcoming SA
BTW, I've been a premium member for for about 4 months and have
learned a great deal. Your picks and advice are priceless...I've
been trading for a year now, but joining SA has greatly improved
my consistency. I am now averaging $1k/day...I'm not a high roller(yet)
and trade from work, but I'm growing my capital for that day, when
I will leave the corporate ladder b.s. behind and trade full time.
Trading is the only thing that can provide the freedom to enjoy
life...the time and money to travel, learn, live and experience
it all. You have been an excellent mentor!
I'm looking forward to joining the SATT brokerage.
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 1999 02:51:19 -0800
Subject: Oct/Nov Performance (Testimonial)
I just spent several hours going over your emails over the last
couple months. (I saved about 95% of them--over 1000!) I pulled
up a two month chart on all your picks and couldn't believe the
results. I didn't write down exact stats, but I would conservatively
estimate that about 75% made impressive to phenomenal runs at some
point, another 15% went nowhere and the other 10% were losers (which
would have been stopped out if proper exits were observed.) If anyone
questions your results, and they have also saved emails, I would
encourage them to do the same as I did. (It also helped me to understand
your selection method.)
Another thing I noticed was that the stocks that you sent several
emails on were typically the ones that moved the most. (ZANY seems
to be the lone exception.) Some people would say that these stocks
moved because you manipulated them with your recommendations, but
no one, no matter how influential, can manipulate individual stocks
over a period of months. It just doesn't happen.
Unfortunately, I missed out on most of those moves, and only profited
on about $1,000 from a couple picks. Time to start trading 100-share
lots. Thanks again!
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999
< TC > I'm only 1 week old, i'm still in learning process, but
I'm up 50k this week.
< mrB > tj thanks for everything 4th profitable week in a row,
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 18:13:11 -0500 (EST)
Your stock analysis and recommendations are direct and straight
to the point. I truly appreciate your service. The majority of my
investments after joining SA have been very profitable and am currently
up 30% since joining SA two months ago. I have been able to do this
while working 60 hour weeks as a consultant design engineer by using
stops. I still have not decided if I would do better if I was trading
Thank you for your service. Your emails are especially helpful.
I use everyone as my seed for dd. It is great that they are strait
to the point and there is no need to read fluff! who really has
time for that!?
The time I am able to spend in the chat room in eves and weekend
is also very helpful. Wish you had your seminar in Miami, I would
have been there! I am currently holding clrs,rmkr,ispd and a bit
BEST $200/Mo I HAVE EVER COMMITTED TO!
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 20:12:12 -0600
Subject: Thank you!
It was my first membership day, and after I bought RMKR, my portfolio
grew in value more than it did in almost 3 years of my self-investing!
I tried The Bull Market Report, The Street.com, various sites and
message boards, but nothing really could beat your single email.
Thank you for getting me out of darkness to the wonderful light
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 15:40:49 EST
Subject: New Member (thanks)
Hi TJ Today was my first day in the chat room after signing up
with basic 4 days ago It has to be the smartest thing I have ever
done.I actually showed a profit.Thanks trademesam
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 15:33:23 EST
Joe, Thanx for amtd.....$5K profit Rmkr.......$8,000 profit
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 11:02:55 EST
Thanks for LARS!!!! Just the boost my profits needed!!
Date: 11/15/99 8:23:11 PM Eastern Standard Time
Awesome day! your pick OBAS from $7 and XTND from $8 APAT INPH
from $17 CLIC all ran like the wind today!
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 16:11:18 -0500
Subject: China shines
Thanks for the early morning insight about the China WTO agreement
and the idea that 'certain Chinese companies' would do well, including
CHINA.COM. I bought in pre-market at 64, sold half at 90 and the
other half at 115.
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 12:01:02 -0800
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 05:58:49 -0800
Subject: T J membership
I am very happy and excited, so far I've done great.
I've lost a lot of money with other services T J seems to be the
Date: 11/11/99 6:31:49 AM Eastern Standard Time
TJ- Just thought I send you a quick note, thanks for the recent
picks- made 30k in two weeks.
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 17:30:22 -0800 (PST)
TJ, I'm a newbie only been a member one week. I'd just like to
say I've learned more from you in the last week that since I started
trading a year ago. I've got to put three kids through college and
I'm more confident now than ever that it's going to happen. Sometimes
when I read your posts it's like you're watching me trade. The one
today on rsii was right on the mark. I was trading like a 20 dollar
whore. Thanks for all your help.
Joe, Kathy, Emily, Sam, Julia W.
Date: 11/10/99 5:20:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Thanks, Joe
I've been following your plays now for the past 8 months and I've
greatly improved my trading performance 600%! I wanted to thank
you for helping me become a better trader. I OWE YOU ONE!
Date: 11/10/99 4:54:58 PM Eastern Standard Time
I'm up 50% the last eight days. A good deal of that is due to your
picks. I'd be doing even better, but I don't have the capital needed
to snag all your suggestions! If I did, I'd be in amazing numbers
right now. So thanks.
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 15:06:41 -0600
I have seen you over and over again, teaching and teaching and
teaching. Not just trading, but as willy states, of life.
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 15:06:41 -0600
< willy > tj, I can't thank you enough- I have lasted 8 months
now with you and everything now comes like second nature! thanx
you are a great teacher of life and finance!
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 10:39:30 -0500
Thank you …….. SGNT and DIGL rule ,, another double before 2000
Joe In St Simons
Date: 11/10/99 2:29:11 AM Eastern Standard Time
I became a member in late September & have been quite pleased with
your service (I am up nearly 50% since that time)......
Date: 11/9/99 3:11:23 AM Eastern Standard Time
Subj: thank you
I have been trying to make some money in the stock market for
the last 5 months. I read all the books on TA and day trade, bought
a ton of software and subscribed to newsletters, magazines, journals
I read a lot of posts of message boards that mentioned your name,
but was unable to find your website. Untill I read a message that
had link to TokyoJoe.com and joined. Of all the thousands and thousands
that I spent so far, your website has been the best investment I
had made so far.
The chat room and your picks have saved me from hours and hours
of (almost) futile search for good picks. The first pick i played
was JNIC last week. To tell the truth, my confidence was a little
shaken at first, I got in @94 for 1K shares and got stoped out @88.
I decided to give it another try got another 600 @ 72 1/4, what
an awesome ride.
Today with CLRS JNIC and ECTX, i got all my money back with a
Thank you man
You are da best.
Date: 11/8/99 7:37:46 PM Eastern Standard Time
Thanks for the JNIC heads up....and especially the encouragement
this morning to hold tough. I already owned some at 79 and tried
to buy more at 73, but my brokerage account was overloaded and could
not process it in time. (wish I had had level2). Also your instintive
pick of CLRS was one of the best I have seen. I wasn't as convinced
of your abilities when I first came to the service....but I am slowly
learning to listen....and trust. Trust was the hard part...but I
also realized it was my responsibilty to manage the trades after
purchase. The people that expect you to give them buy points and
sell points should spend a little more time learning about the market
and less time expecting you to hold their hands. Thanks for the
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 19:22:38 EST
Signed up on Thursday. Needles to say that I've been trading on
and off for several years while continuing my real job. I decided
several weeks ago to give this a chance and see what I can do. I
was OK, except like most I was fighting myself and not the trade.
I had read several times about the SA group and decided "What the
Fuck do I have to lose"? It `s bills I can trade through 2 bills
in a nano second. So, I join SA, in order to see what happens. Watched
you and the rest of the folks trade tips, etc., and I decide buy
your picks,,CRLS (saw the weekend news on it) NITE, JNIC, OMGA .
Needles to say, am up in 3 days what I would have been up in a month.
Not to shabby!!!! I like the Sa`s approach to investing. Your people
don`t take any BS, which is very good. Anyway, please use this letter
as a token of my appreciation to you and the SA`s.... Thank You
for your great insight and investing technique....
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 18:23:08 EST
Subject: First day with SA
First day today trading with SA. I am experienced trader but have
never experienced so much information and ease of trading as with
your guidance. Had a terrific day - Thank you TJ
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 15:56:52 -0600
Subject: Sagent Technology
I am , as you would say "a newbie" to your site. I joined 1 week
ago. I have already made $4000.00 following your recommendations.
Just before I joined I bought 1000 shares of SGNT at $18.50. Your
recommendations have been working out quicker then I expected. Should
I hold SGNT or sell off and follow you? Or should I hold for the
expected breakout like I did when PPRO was at $28.50?
Date: 11/8/99 4:58:35 PM Eastern Standard Time
YOU ARE THE FUCKING MAN! Seriously, I've learned so much from
you & SA it makes me shiver! I went full time (daytrading) exactly
6 months ago. I immediately signed up with Executioner & loved the
lightning fast executions (by the way can't wait for SA trading
tool). I was super conservative when I first quit my fathers 25
year old business - tough to do! I knew I could make more money
following SA, so I did it (I quit).
Well, to make a long story short for the first 7 weeks I was questioning
myself for doing what I did (quitting). I was down 7.4% over all,
I found out quickly that I was being to conservative! Now I learned
to go for it!
Well, - 7 weeks being down 7.4%...now just 19 weeks later, I've
got this figured out! I'm currently up 74.3%!!!! I'm so damn happy...that's
not including this week - JNIC was a super winner today, but I'm
still holding majority of the shares! I bought my first shares of
JNIC at 86 1/2...bought another 100 at 81 1/2 & finally the last
lot at 73 this morning, I listened to your every move & now I'm
up & feel so good about what I did! Normally I would have stopped
out & been kicking myself when I saw it start to go without me!
So, I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!
I've learned a lot! I learned to paper trade after quitting your
job...even after you have traded before, take a break & never jump
right into it! Oh, I have been up for 11 weeks in a row! Then I
went on vacation to Florida & ended up not being able to concentrate
as well as I normally do & that killed that streak! Oh well another
lesson learned~ never trade while on vacation unless you have the
time to dedicate to it!
Thank you very much, I deeply appreciate everything you've done
for me & the rest of SA!
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 15:33:35 -0600
Go Joe Go
Date: 11/8/99 4:40:26 PM Eastern Standard Time
mr.tj...bought jnic at 73 this am (thank you!!!).
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999
< cef > You are right TJ, this is the best trading room. I know
cause I have had trials with mtrader, Underground, #daytrader, and
2 others....hands down this is the best trading room with less noise,
less hype, more precise calls, and calls that move more than just
a 1/4 or 1/2.
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 16:04:55 -0500
Excellent job on picks !!!!!!!!!
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 19:23:22 -0500
Thanks for the great picks of late. I'm however feeling overwhelmed
by the quanity of picks that I am receiving. I'm doing my research
on all the picks u send me and then I try to decide which ones make
the most sense. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how
to filter through your selections .
I had a great week. Rode DTLK from 13 to 22. Rode SGNT from 13.5
to 18 and TSFM from 42 which I am still holding. I will probably
dump it before earnings are released. Flycast and DCLK both sold
off after earnings were released. Seems the street doesn't like
companies who aren't showing a profit even when they have huge revenue
Date: 11/6/99 11:40:30 AM Eastern Standard Time
Hi Joe, I am curious about the hedge fund that you had mentioned
opening. Is there any more news on its development? I have MUCHO
faith that your fund will kick ass and prove to be a leader. Also,
This H&Q IPO fund I would also like to get involved in that. Will
you please send me more info on it?
Joe, more praises from another schmucko who finally got the balls
to fire his broker and start listening to a real pro. You are my
GURU!!! The ol' "SWAMI OF STOCKS!!!"
Since I started following your advise in September, My assets have
climbed over 400%. I used to be afraid to tell my wife how my trading
was going since I was loosing so much. NOW I am afraid to tell how
my trading is going so she won't start spending all of the money
I am making!!!
You will also be receiving a check soon for your charity drive.
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 23:30:25 -0600
Subject: October = 100%
Thanks. I am a new member. My trading average over the last 6 months
has been 53%. I joined SA after watching from a distance and having
a perfect 100% trading month (OCT)as a result of your recommendations.
You sold me! Took home the bacon on all 4 of my trades in October
(GBLX, ISLD, EGRP, AXP). Still in Zany @ 11 and SGNT @ 13.25. If
they clear in the plus, it will be a perfect month. Thanks and keep
up the good work. Your service is well worth the fee.
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 21:14:26 -0500
Thanks from a former member, soon to be a current member thanks
to one of your picks in October. After trading NFF and IMAA the
wrong way, I had dwindled my investments down to the point that
it did not warrant keeping my membership current with you. Thankfully
I saved, and followed the last E-mail alerts from you, from early
October when my membership lapsed. I bought into DTLK and had a
great recovery today. Thanks, I truly have missed not being a member,
not just for the stock picks, but also for SA's sharing of life's
Your friend, Mike
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 02:21:42 -0500
Subject: Art of trading
Just been looking at some charts and your entry and exit calls
for the last two days. It may sound weird but aside from the monetary
aspect I see trading as a form of art. Your trading the last couple
of days has truly been a thing of beauty.
Thankyou for the great work you are doing for SA and for sharing
Marco (Alessandra's dad)
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 16:06:01 EST
Subject: Made $80,000 in 2 days from your picks!
Whew, what a couple of days. Went from $120,000 balance to $200,000
in 2 days on JNIC and RDWR. Incredible. Thanks for the guidance.
Date: 11/2/99 2:05:23 PM Eastern Standard Time
I just want to thank you for your picks recently that jumped me
over 100k. I've been a member for about 6 months and started trading
begining of the year.
i was down over 70% at the start, made some really bad trades, common
newbie mistakes, too greedy, no control, etc., etc. But after learning
patience, controlling losses and learn sell for a profit and to
mimimize losses, i made all my money back and then some. i was stuck
in the 90-100k range for the longest time about 3 months, but finally
broke though within the last week, on iwov, rdwr, jnic, and jcda.
now heading toward 200. thanks again
one happy trader, atc
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 08:49:25 -0600
Yeah babeeeeeeeeeeeee! 42% in one day
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 21:04:03 EST
Gotta tell you ...i analyzed your picks for the day...your fucking
amazing...i bow to you..im sittin on the side lines too busy spinning
my wheels in the garment center in n.y....my computer is slow..so
im not patient enough to watch your mail unload....i could, woulda
shoulda..jordan...help me rhonda
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 16:38:46 EST
Just want to say "Thank you."
I am a SA member for more than 6 months now and had learned a
lot from you since joining. The most important lesson I learned
is how to be disciplined and not be greedy. Greed is probably the
worst enemy of all day traders. I usually set a target on how much
I want to make on a day or a week and will try to stick with it.
Once my target is met I will exit that position and will not look
back. Sure those stocks I sold may still go higher, like many of
the calls you made, like cmcr, isld, hsac, bvsn, etc.., but there
are so many other great companies / stocks available. I learned
not to chase and not to blame myself for letting go of a stocks
too soon. I believe "watching" you in the chat room and learning
the way you trade are indeed a good lessons for all of us newbies.
Thanks again. You are a good teacher indeed ( minus all the "F"
words that is :) ggg)
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 18:38:35 -0700
As I hide behind the veil of the internet, it is hard to believe
I am having sincere feelings about someone who has affected my life
so much, yet someone I have never met or seen. I have followed you
on SI since Feb. '98, and joined Nov. '98. You have proved to be
an inspiration and an excellent teacher. I am up a modest (by SA
standards) 200% this year, and could not have done it without you
Above all, I see that SA is built on the trust and honesty that
you have instilled through you actions and thoughts. I appreciate
your take on life, Zen, and the big picture. I will continue to
watch, learn, and hopefully profit from the knowledge you and SA
Thank you...I hope someday to meet you.
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 02:00:32 -0500 (EST)
I'll make this short and sweet. Through your service I have made
more money then you can imagine.
I started out in Feb. with 2000, Currently my portfolio is worth
300,000!!! yes largely due to CRDS, I made a killing with a 100,000
gain in 2 days.
Well to give credit where its due you have been a strong influence
in my trading, and have made me mature into a fine tuned piece of
I'm currently a Sophomore at college, majoring in Computer Information
Systems and probably the richest around!!! hahahaa!
But I never boast or have told anyone of my financial position,
however I am a regular donater to the Local mosque (I'm muslim).
What I have learned from you are 2 things
1. Never let your emotions over power you.(Dont chase,dont get
greedy, buy when the dogs sell)
2. Donate to charity with an open heart and God will bless you
with twice as much.
I LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVING MY FERRARI F355 SPIDER FROM THE TOY
I had to enjoy some of the money I made!!!!
Date: 10/24/99 11:29:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time
IWOV has changed my life!
Thank you and God bless.
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 19:14:55 -0400 (EDT)
TJ---This may be a duplicate email...sent one earlier..but when
i hit send...my mail crashed...so i wasn't too sure if you received
the email....but i do want you to know that you are greatly appreciated..i
am a newbie...have been in chat room about 2 months...i am trading
a little and watching and learning alot...i want to thank you for
gblx...bought it at 26 1/2 and thanks to you i held for the 3 to
3 1/2 weeks of basing...even when it dropped below 24....you remained
firm that this was a go...and it was...i sold the few shares i had
at 35 15/16 and made money...
i want you to know that during this last week....i really feel
very fortunate being a part of the team...when you are a newbie...and
you see ibm do what it did...and then again today...the scmr...you
kept us very focused and gave us direction...it would of been very
easy to do something very stupid....but you kept our focus where
it needed to be....i watched most of the week and learned alot,
thanks to you!
with my profit i purchased zany....i am holding...like i have
stated in the chat room....tj + trust in tj = $$. i want to thank
you for being there for the small player....which i am..
also want you to know that it was really great how you helped
out "beach" and personally helped him from where he was at....and
with your direction...he made money today...it was good to see you
take a personal interest in someone who was struggling and having
a hard time making the move....
hope you have a great golf game...my husband and i are both golfers
and if you ever come to my part of the country....let me know and
i will get you on!
also....i think zany will have a new doll coming out...guess its
name......"the tj cha cha cha doll" hah!!
ps...sorry if this is a repeat email
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 1999 15:22:53 EDT
Subject: taking a minute to say thank you
Joe, I just wanted to thank you for your great stock picks. Your
advice and your ability to consistantly pick winning stocks in a
down market is uncanny. I have been trading for three years and
I would consider myself an excellent trader. I an self-taught, which
means that I lost money the first 18 months...lol . The good news
is that I have gone from $27,000 in Oct 1998 to over $1,000,000
ytd. I credit your stock picks for $400,000 of this gain in the
last two months....as the DOW fell over 1,000 points.LOL I made
money on BRNC LOOK ENGA GBLX ZANY IMAA. My three biggest winners
though are CMRC IWOV and VIGN. These three picks alone have made
me over $300,000. The disapl and dd that you speak of so often has
also helped me be a better trader....I now cut my losses at 3 to
5% ( capital preservation) and I take the time to research every
pick before I buy, these two things have made a big difference in
my trading profits.
Thanks again and God bless you and your family
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 19:34:43 EDT
Just wanted to say thanks for all your help. I've been a member
for several months now, about 6 or 7 I think. Haven't been able
to trade for the last 3 months but paid for your services anyway.
Never knew when I would be able to get on line and trade and wanted
to be ready. Finally got some time off and logged on and made some
money. Surprising to me in this market. I am a retired police officer
and have to supplement my income, I am trying to do it by trading.
I made 1100.00 Friday and am up 1250.00 for today (haven't sold
yet) so anything can happen. All I need is about 1000.00 a month
extra income and I can truly retire. I truly beleive that with your
advise I can do this but I don't have the confidence in myself yet
so I must wait . I beleive I will get better and I have since I
first joined. I don't care to become rich, I just want to make it
on my own (at home trading). I've read every book you posted (twice).
So I am a learned person, I just need the experience. And when you
start trading you learn real quick what those books are really talking
about. I advise anyone that is interested in trading to read first,
IT WILL save you money. This is too long already, so thanks Joe.
I just hope you stay around awhile. I need more time before I can
go it alone, if I ever decide to do that.
Date: 10/17/99 1:18:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Very concerned Newby
I wanted to first thank you for all the insightful tips and strategies.
My first week of trading I more than double my training fund of
$2000 to $4500. I would say not bad for one week
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 21:48:13 EDT
Subject: reality check
Dear joe, I've been a mamber for about 5 months. i have made a
lot of money following your advice, but money is money! there is
one thing more valuable that one of your member e-mail reminded
me off. the way you responded to the e-mail from that member who
had just lost a sister put everything in prespective and gave me
a new found respect for you. you showed everyone that you are not
about money,money,money....of course we(capitalists)love it but
the tenderness and caring way you answered to that persons e-mail
gave me a higher high tan the best trade i could ever make, and
showed me the true meaning of life!I hope you are proud of yourself
because you should be!i sure am!!!
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 13:34:44 EDT
I wanted to thank you for continuing to beat up the newbies. In
my case I have been a serious trader for 3 years. I was first trained
in the Wade Cook program(s)and have been sucessful using some of
their methods. I have been consistently in the 80-85% winning trade
range. I thought that I was a trader,but I was really just fooling
myself. I read all of the books, I have fast execution, level 2
for 3 years....all of the tools, but I wasn't a trader. When I joined
SA 5 months ago I proved that I wasn't a trader. Losing money sobered
me and crushed my ego. It was hard for me, a person who teaches
chart analysis and options trading, to admit that I picked a loser.
Watching and listening as a premimum member has allowed me to know
that we continue to learn and we should be quiet and pluck the little
jewels of trading wisdom from the real traders. Perhaps newbies
should be blocked from commenting for 30 days after joining. They
would benefit greatly.
Looking forward to meeting yourself and some of the other real traders.
I made $6K on black Friday so I guess that I am teachable!
Forever in your debt
Date: 10/16/99 9:59:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time
I guess I would like to add myself to the list of traders with
a few years of experience, yet not focusing nor "seeing the light".
I have had great gains and great losses. Much learning and still
so much more to learn.
I believe what your service does best is to help members to "focus"
better. I always tell myself that I would be a better trader if
I just stopped second-guessing myself. You're really helping in
that regard. Since I joined this month, I can honestly say, your's
is the first advisory service (I have tried a few in the past) that
really stands out. And the best part is.....YOU ARE RIGHT! Thank
you for the recent great picks and advice! (GBLX, VISX, ZANY, ......
and CNCX - which you are not mentioning in yr ems btw)
But Joe, I have to admit that I am always the sceptic. Years of
being ripped off have taught me to be that way out of necessity.
(DD ya know) When I saw that Truthseeker press release, I said to
myself, "Wow - what if all this "pump and dump" talk were somewhat
true? What if I am being "led" to take a large position in ZANY
and then have it crap out on me".
I admit I lost some faith when I saw ZANY open at 12 on friday.
I sold half my position. Then I watched as ZANY bounced back. I
wish I had kept those shrs. I think my selling was solely due to
the Truthseeker release. Which incidentally made me lose focus.
Never again Joe, I promise !
Many Thanks and good luck to you and all SA members!
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 20:56:19 -0400
Subject: In stride
My best learning experience with you in 2 months is how to"move
on." Tues amd Wed I found myself moving out of a much loved gblx
and loading up Thur with zany. I finally, like you, learned to sence
gblx was tired and zany was ready to "knock em dead."
Thanks for awakening any ability I may have to be an on-going
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 19:52:40 EDT
Just a few lines to say how much I appreciate the advice.I just
joined this week.I know nothing about this .But the information
you have on your site is fantastic.Your wisdom is a Godsend to me
. Please don"t ever quit. I"m in on Zany & Iona.I cannot thank you
enough. You have a great weekend.May God Bless Your Soul, for You
have a heart of gold!!!!!!!!!!!
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 18:57:09 EDT
I am sending you this note to thank you and tell you how much
I appreciate being a member of SA. You have a great thing going
here. I have seen you say in the chat room that the Hedge Fund will
be how you make a ligitimate name for yourself and leave something
for your kids. In my opinion you have already done that. But I wish
you continued success with everything you venture into.
I have been a SA member for about 3 months. And was recently down
significantly do to stupidity. I've read all the info on the web
site (several times), read a number of the recommended books, and
spend lots of time doing DD. Then I went right ahead and did the
opposite of what I learned. I knew what I was doing wrong but had
no discipline to fix it. Three weeks ago my starting capital had
dwindled by 65%. Then I started reading the recovery plans on the
web site on a regular basis and found some discipline to use stop
losses and trade smart. I also gave up on becoming a millionare
overnight. Now, three weeks later I have my starting capital back
(which works out to about a 300% percent gain in 3 weeks). What
took me 4 months to lose, I got back in 3 weeks. Again, I have to
thank you, without all the education from you and the members of
SA I would probably be done trading for a long time. Now, I feel
like I'm just get started and the sky is the limit. I look forward
to meeting you someday.
Real Happy Here!
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 18:51:45 EDT
Thanks for an awesome 15k profit day here, you are the best my man!
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 17:18:13 -0400
Subject: Great Job!
Today's meltdown has not been bad on me, thanks to your advise
Thanks for your DD and hard work.
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 12:54:27 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Short PG
Thanks for zany and the short recommendation on PG, bought NOV
95 puts @ 2 3/4 and doing well, called the company and they announce
earnings Oct 28th..
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 20:36:47 -0700
Joe, you are amazing. Your sense of timing, your depth of knowledge,
your philosophy on life. We are enjoying the experience. We have
made money with you. We will make more.
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 17:38:16 -0700
Subject: Value in DD
These e-mails I get all day from SA <--- WOW!
I do a lot of research and DD work and I know how much time this
takes to find the real gems amongst all the stocks that there are.
I also know that actually finding this stuff requires a lot more
than just a search engine. You have to filter a lot of crap to sort
out the stuff that is worthwhile. You also have to know where to
look, make phone calls to IR department and do a lot of reading
between the lines. My hat's off to you TJ, to you and your staff,
for sleuthing out this information and getting it out to your members
in such a timely fashion.
This is more proof (to me) that you are not the "P&D man" that
people say you are. This is the crap that is being spread in the
message threads and certain other chat rooms. I think they are just
scared or envious of SA and the TJ Man....
These continual and informative em's from SA are proof that you
perform the research and the DD, you trade your picks, and you walk
I have experienced "P&D" first hand (and holding the bag). I have
been in a lot of other chat rooms in the past 3 years some for "free"
and some for "fee". I think I finally found a home!
Glad to be with you and the SA members,
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 21:46:57 -0500
I have been with you for 3 months now. Because I am a public school
teacher who also has a public school teacher salary, I cannot write
you saying I made all the big bucks I read about on the previous
letter. But I can say you have given me more than $$$- you have
given me hope-hope that I can use my persistence coupled your knowledge
and experience into a second income which will help me help my kids
through college and some other things single school teachers couldn't
possibly do or afford. I have managed about $1500 avg. the 3 months
I have been with you and I have done much paper trading and been
quite conservative as I must teach eight hours a day. That almost
equals my monthly teaching salary!!! - and the market certainly
has not been tremendous. On top of that I have truly learned much
about the market and many other things. For all this and for all
you give in the future goes my sincere thanks!!!
A LOYAL follower,
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 18:02:30 -0400
Subject: Thank You
TJ - I sent you an email thanking you after my first day with SA
($8,250 gain) a week ago...After 5 more trading days with 2 heavy
down days in the Dow and Nasdaq, what can I say that would indicate
my appreciation for your stock analysis and recommendations...The
last 5 days have provided me gains of $3500, $6250, $28000, $7700
and $6875...Over $60000 in 6 days!!! The best part is I am still
holding a piece of ZANY and GDEN with some nice gains going into
tomorrow...My prayer is that you don't retire anytime soon...
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 16:52:09 EDT
Subject: Awesome day today!!!!
Thank you very much for such a terrific day today.
This is the best day I've had since I joined the chat room. I've
been there for about 3 wks now and I've learned much already.
SA is the best!!!
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 14:55:33 -0700
Subject: new trader-so far so good
Thanks for all of your insight! After 8 yrs with professional
stock brokers I knew that I had to do something different. I joined
your club, studied the home page, paper traded, absorbed your warnings,
memorized the rules and perform my dd.
I also appreciate the added insight in many of the emails. I am
a business consultant/accountant and I know how important instinct
& experience is for clients to absorb. I pay particular attention
to absorbing your instinct and style. So far, ( six months) I am
averaging 110% annual return. Only reason the return is not higher
is because I am stubborn at positioning stop loss. Stop loss is
emotionaly hard to due, but I think I have it through my thick head
Thanks for everything, keep up the good work with us. Appreciated
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 01:56:29 EDT
Subject: My First Month With The SA (Testimonial from a Newbie Schmuck)
Yeah, I'm a newbie schmuck. I joined the SA one month ago, and my
portfolio is up 40%. When I joined, I thought like most newbie schmucks,
all I had to do was get the EM and buy the stock, then sell it at
a higher price. Yeah right! I learned after I was stopped out of
my first trade that I was way in over my head. I went to the members
pages and read everything twice. I re-read some of the books, and
just watched, day after day. No L2, no premimum service, and a slow
28k connection, I knew not to even try! I started doing my own DD
on the EM's and started selectively buying only the stocks that
I knew I could handle. GPS @ 32, WFC @38, and yes GBLX, lots of
GBLX. GBLX was a no brainer ever for a newbie schmuck with my hardware.
When it broke through 27, I doubled-down, and profited! I would
have never had the insight to get into any of these positions without
your tips! Thank you very much. I will not be renewing my subscription
next month, I will be on vacation to Amsterdam, and then to Greece.
Where I will enjoy the trip that much more with the profits from
your service. When I get back I'll re-subscribe (to the premimun
service of course), get a faster connection and L2. Yeah I know
I have so much to learn but I think with time and paper-trades I
will be much better off!!
Thank you VERY MUCH!
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 18:17:26 -0700
Subject: Killr Week
Fukn a Joe , inin, gblx & look = killer week Thx 4 all, Dave
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 21:18:00 -0700
tj, i know how busy you are, am sure that you must spend as much
time planning as you do trading each day. I am very pleased with
the experience i am having with the society. Your calls are timely,
and your expertise is very evident. I was especially fortunate that
you were soo persistant about buying global crossing. Your attention
to detail, insightful understanding of their business sector, and
willingness to put your neck on the line, pushed me to take some
large positions in gblx. I don't want to seem to brag, but i am
proud of the following. i bought 7kshares average price of 24 3/4,
of which i still hold the majority of them. I bought a 40 lot of
the october 25 call options at 5/8 and sold them shortly thereafter
for 5$, and i bought frontier stock before global crossing closed
the acquisition with them for a 10k profit. all told, a profit of
about 60k, plus some given some scalping. I clearly would not have
stayed with this, save your constant table pounding . thank you
for your time and patience.
Date: 10/7/99 6:08:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time
thank you for gblx i got 12000 at 25 1/2
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 17:45:45 EDT
Subject: Thanks alot
Just wanted to thank you for giving me the heads up on GBLX the
other day. Got in @ 25 1/4 and sold today @ 32 1/8. Made about 2.5k.
Not alot but every bit helps to recover from my mistakes before
SA. Also, thanks for CLIC. Did some major scalping on it and made
another 1k on it. That is 3.5k in less than a week. Thanks alot!
Couldn't do it without your help
Date: 10/7/99 8:07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
I'm a newbie and am still learning, but I want to thank you for
your great lessons in living life as well as in trading stocks.
Before your help I was slowly pissing away about 10,000, but since
I've been with you for about two months I'm almost back even and
with a bunch of gblx in hand it looks pretty good to keep going.
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 16:22:49 -0400
tj, I've been watching the markets for two years. never having
time to day trade. I just subscribed about a week ago and to date
I'm up. 4 straight days. My target to start $500.00 per day. I'm
up $3000.00 in 4 day's. Thanks tj, u are an inspiration.
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 13:13:15 -0700
Made $1,300 on GBLX options. Been with you less than a week. Thanks,
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 18:02:33 EDT
TJ-- Thanks. Sold 700 FDRY today, up 22 pts. No pig -- and those
were my thoughts exactly.
Good Man, TJ --
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 18:23:33 -0700
Subject: yesterday's help
Note of thanks - followed sa rule, entered vixl, rode for a profit.
Got out prematurely, but trying to not get greedy - has cost me
too much in the past. Thanks again
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 19:49:46 -0400
I've been following your picks under current alerts on web page
for a couple of months and decided on Saturday to join you and the
others at SA...The first day of following your trades was today
and I finished with a gain of $8,250 (CYBS, VIXL) and I still have
1000 VIXL and 3000 LPAC with small gains going into trading tomorrow...Not
bad for my first day with SA...What can I say???
Thank you so much for sharing your stock research and trading recommendations...
Although I did not chat today, it was great to have your ongoing
comments and recommendations in real-time...Do I think this investment
was worth it??? With my MBA in one hand and my HP-12C calculator
in the other ($8,250/$200 = 41.25 months), I can now use your outstanding
services for 41 months with a cost of $200...Now that is what I
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 18:23:05 -0700
Subject: Thanx Big Guy
Dear TJ: Please do not share this e.m. with other members. It's
for your eyes only. I've been with SA since "skyt" (around April
this year) until now. Just letting you know that your picks paid
for 1/2 of a 99 Carrera. Thanx a big bunch. Until our next correspondence,
I' ll remain ...
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 21:41:29 -0500
Joe, sorry to bother u, i am trying to learn.I appreciate the opportunity
to have created for all of us in SA. Been with u 6 months, and have
increased portfolio 120% (great by my standards), but still leaving
a lot of $ on the table.