So you are going into stock market

Few minutes after my tennis game last Friday in the ongoing All Filipino Tennis Tournament, a Kabayan approached me. He told me that I could probably be the right guy who could give him tips on how to invest in U.S. stock market.

I have no idea where he got the information that I am connected to this type of service, that I could be of help and the right guy. Am I?

While resting and enjoying my sweet victory, he enumerated with passion the reasons why he is interested in investing in the U.S. stock market:

  • he learned from his friend that investing in stock market is one sure way to make money.
  • he has some cash that he can use to play in the U.S. stocks.
  • he too can do what his friend does – making money from U.S. stock market. “Kung kaya nya, kaya ko rin.

Few minutes have gone by, notwithstanding my not-so-encouraging remarks, I noticed that the guy is hell-bound, este hell-bent on following his friend’s investment tale. The idea that he can make money easily on stock market is so great that (I presumed) his clear thinking is overwhelmed by his emotion. Being the case, with this type of investor (as always), no amount of logical explanation will suffice and whatever rational discussion is just a waste of time.

Without dampening his spirit and me, avoiding the typical side comment “na suplado mo naman, parang di ka Pinoy“, I, true to the form of a modern day hero and who, like all other super heroes out there with a mission to save the human kind from evil forces on earth, I had him my one hundred percent, full-proof recommendation that is Garantisado and Aprubado!

My recommendation: Invest your money in McWhortle Enterprises.

This company has, for the longest time, never failed any of the potential investors in their quest for happiness in stock investment adventures.

I am sharing with you here some interesting facts about this company which I took from their official website to support my recommendation above. I have underlined the salient points for you to read and analyze carefully as well. Please click the link to the company’s website at the end as this maybe your chance of a lifetime to learn something.

About the Company

McWhortle Enterprises was created 35 years ago by Thomas James McWhortle, III. The company markets exclusively to the world’s largest corporate enterprises, providing the best protection from all terrorist bio-hazard attacks. So confidential are its products that major corporate customers have asked that McWhortle not reveal their names. Suffice to say that they all involve multi-country operations in areas where security is a must.

Pre-IPO Investment Oversubscribed!

McWhortle Enterprises has had to stop accepting investors for Stage 1 of its Pre-IPO investment after the program was over-subscribed by nearly 200%. Because of the enormous demand, we will, for a very limited time, accept new investors into this program.

The Stage 2 share price means that current investors have already made an average 217% annualized profit! (Dividends have been excluded from that calculation.) Bidding is now accepted for Stage 2 of the McWhortle Enterprises Pre-IPO offering. Estimated share value is approximately $10, which will, upon conclusion of the IPO offering in three (3) months, be worth more than 400 times the initial investment.

To bid on these shares, you must quickly e-mail us the number of shares you wish to purchase, together with your major credit card number and social security number (for identification) so we can reserve your slot.

More About McWhortle Enterprises

To increase production capacity to satisfy anticipated demand levels, McWhortle Enterprises is, for a limited time, offering a small number of prudent, thoughtful people the chance of a lifetime to invest in this ground-floor opportunity.

With major financial backing from a top-tier investment banking firm (the name of which will be revealed to those who invest), McWhortle easily raised in its January initial public offering the $64.2 million dollars it needed to build additional production capacity.

Those lucky few who were able to invest early in this venture pre-IPO saw the value of their investment increase by many multiples overnight. Yet opportunities still exist to get in on this unbelievably good opportunity, before the Bio-Hazard Detector is released to major chain stores throughout the United States. Your investment in McWhortle stock is absolutely guaranteed to at least triple your investment.

For more information visit McWhortle Enterprises’ official website.


In my long years of meeting and talking to almost all kinds of prospective investors, I could tell, even without asking the typical blah blah blah questions like investment objectives, the risk and etcetera, that the guy is an Aunt Millie type and a potential and willing scam victim.

Why? If you are following his statements, it is very clear that he has no clear idea of what he is going into except that he learned from his friend and that he can do it also like his friend. It is also very evident that what is driving him to invest is based on emotion, and not based on careful study using whatever mental faculty he has.

A good, prudent or intelligent investor does not believe easily on someone else’s incredible tales and usually does the thing they call due diligence before and after taking his money from his pocket. For all we know, “our guy or our friend” is just boasting but in reality never put his money where his mouth is.

As they say, “when it is too good to be true, it is 99.99 percent untrue.” Chances are, it is a SCAM and you will be SCAMMED if you allow your emotion to bring out the greed in you.

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17 Responses to “So you are going into stock market”

  1. 1 bw September 5, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Good tip ! It’s really not easy to speculate in the stock market and think that you’d be raking in tons of profit. It is much like entering a casino. There’s no guarantee to win 😦 For those who do not have expertise, it is much better to dabble in mutual funds where the risk isn’t as great as the funds are being managed by experts.

    myepinoy says, most experts in investment and most of the great investment books i’ve read always recommend not to put all our excess money/cash/funds in one investment basket. They are almost one in saying that the mix should be 10-20% in stocks (after much due diligence of course) and the rest on fix investments like, cd or td, mutual fund and other fixed income investment instrument.

    Kahit ano man ang paglayan ng excess funds, dapat lagi gamitin ang common sense.

  2. 2 Patrice September 6, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    “when it is too good to be true, it is 99.99 percent untrue.”…this rings true for us when we decided to invest in the stock market under an employee stock option of my husbands company (a hurricane window maker). sadly, we are at a loss now. can’t wait for the real estate market to pick up again in florida so we can sell or at least trade.

    myepinoy says, with the ongoing sub-prime problem, i guess it will really take time however, in stock market, nobody knows exactly what’s going to happen. In the meantime, the best option left if you are already holding them now (i hope it is not held by the company which is always the case for employee stock option) is to place a GTC (good til cancel) sell order at the price you think is right. This way, once there is a crazy upward movement, even if you are not watching the market you will be able to sell them. If you think it will go up farther, then you can cancel the GTC sell order anytime as you wish provided the deal is not done yet.

    If in case you have them physically under your name, find a good stock broker, open an account and deposit them there. It is a lot easier selling them with a broker than you personally since it entails a lot of paper work. parang nagbebenta ka ng lupa. Also the custody of them is a lot easier and safer than say keeping it in your vault.

  3. 3 verns September 7, 2007 at 9:25 am

    uhhhmmmm I don’t know anything about stocks or the stock market 🙂 just dropping by to say hello myepinoy 🙂

    myepinoy says, thank you.

  4. 4 ladybug September 7, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Hahahaha…ok yang tip na yan ah. Baka sumunod agad yung guy kung gullible. Antindi, hiningi agad nung website yung credit card number and SSS number. Pilyo ka myepinoy. This is one area where I’ve learned my lesson and I refuse to dabble in stock markets now and forevermore. My first experience was good kasi kumita ako but the second I lost a lot of money. Let’s put it this way, nabili ko na sana ngayon yung gusto kong d80. Hay buhay. Mabilis ding maloko yung husband ko dati and he also invested in a bogus investment project. Pagka-alam ko hinigh-blood yata ako. Never na niya gagawin ulit yun. So far, nagtatanong na muna sa akin bago mag-invest.

    myepinoy says, well this is what this site is designed for. to teach prospective investors. as always the case, parang meron din yatang beginner’s luck dito eh. dami ko ng narinig na ganitong story. Anyhow, charge to experience na lang with narratives, lesson learned the expensive way. lol

  5. 5 Sidney September 7, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Well in stock market you can win big but you can loose it all….

    myepinoy says, a king or a pauper in second.

  6. 6 tutubi September 7, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    i invested a million pesos a few years ago at the PSE and made quite a sum after a few weeks even if stocks took a plunge when “hello garci” came into the picture…

    bad thing is that it’s only a simulation at the PSE site. it’s nice and risky but a huge return if you’re lucky or good.

    not for the faint of heart!

    myepinoy says, meron din ako account dito kasi nagpa praktis kasi ako sa Philippine stock market. Iba kasi dyan sa atin eh. btw, this is what they call before as paper stock trading pero ito maganda kasi online. Dapat talaga pag aralan mabuti (due diligence )ang lalagyan ng pera para di masayang.

  7. 7 Jayred September 7, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    After losing a lot of money in the Philippine stock market in the past, ayoko na. 🙂

    myepinoy says, ha ha ha, right decision.

  8. 8 annamanila September 8, 2007 at 6:51 am

    I thought so, myepinoy … I can smell the whortle stink from where I sit. Ikaw talaga.

    I bought Petron stocks a few years ago when it went IPO. It really went up but as you know it crashed but I had already sold out by then. So I made some money, not much. That’s the sum total of my stocktrading experience.

    myepinoy says, congratulations. you have one over them. doon sa PNB. My wife is still holding her meralco shares. I told her before not to go into it pero type nya then before the asian crisis sabi ko sell na pero ayaw kaya hangga ngayon hawak pa at di pa gaano naka recover. pero okay na rin, natututo sya at sumunod sa akin na gawin na lang long term investment at isipin na parang wala lang instead of selling them when the stock dived.

  9. 9 annamanila September 8, 2007 at 6:58 am

    Not a few years ago .. must be 10 years ago which just seem a few to ole me.

    myepinoy says, ha ha ha.

  10. 10 SexyMom September 8, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    when it comes to stock market, all i can give in return is a blank stare.

    myepinoy says, good decision.

  11. 11 Jayred September 10, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    Hello, Myepinoy. Hay basta, no more stock market for me. Flea market na lang. LOL.

    Off-topic: Just wanna say you won in my most recent blog contest (runner-up). Congratulations! Please e-mail me your contact address so I can send the block of four Roger Federer stamps pronto.

    Thanks for joining the contest. Hope you’ll like the stamps.

  12. 12 Francis Camoras November 9, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    Okey iyan, good tip, no difference from Yahoo & Google stocks,
    time lang, and patience, but I think it will go in this direction,
    kasi presently, about 1 year ago, they are experimenting & studying
    the “senses,” nang mga insecto natin, modules replicating their senses will be installed sa satellites natin.

  13. 13 romelettedj November 25, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    thanks for this. actually have read it already na noong una. thanks for the tip!

  14. 14 Chris the Stock Market Investor December 1, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    A previous comment suggesting that investing in the stock market was like playing in a casino. The comment isnt too far off the mark, although, if you do your due diligence, you have a better than average chance of making money.

    I think where most people fail is they take the advice of people, without researching. If my buddy is invested, then so should I… that kind of thinking always loses you money.

    Do your research first, then invest. You wont guarantee a winner, but you’ll improve your odds….

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