Here are the sure signs that the XUII Pump & Dump is almost over.
1. OTC Markets Assigns Caveat Emptor Status
On Wednesday, the OTC Markets nailed XUII with a skull and crossbones, indicative of Caveat Emptor status. According to the OTC Markets website:
Reasons Why a Caveat Emptor Designation is Assigned:
While it is certainly possible that XUII could have had the skull & crossbones slapped on it for any of the above reason, it is likely the long term APS pump, accompanied by ridiculous assertions, that got it tagged. At any rate, this is not going to help the share price Thursday and we could see panic selling as word gets out.
- Promotion/Spam without Adequate Current Information — The security is being promoted to the public, but adequate current information about the company has not been made available to the public. Adequate current information must be publicly available during any period when a security is the subject of ongoing promotional activities. At such instances, as a matter of policy, when adequate current information is not made available, OTC Markets Group will label the security as "Caveat Emptor." Promotional activities may include spam email, unsolicited faxes or news releases, whether they are published by the company or a third party
- Investigation of Fraud or Other Criminal Activities — There is an investigation of fraudulent or other criminal activity involving the company, its securities or insiders. When OTC Markets Group becomes aware of such investigation, the company’s securities may be subject to Caveat Emptor
- Suspension/Halt — A regulatory authority or an exchange has halted or suspended trading for public interest concerns (i.e. not a news or earnings halt)
- Undisclosed Corporate Actions — The security or company is the subject of a corporate action, such as a reverse merger, stock split, or name change, without adequate current information being publicly available
- Unsolicited Quotes — The security has only been quoted on an unsolicited basis since it entered the public markets and the company has not made adequate current information available to the public
- Other Public Interest Concern — OTC Markets Group has determined that there is a public interest concern regarding the security. Such concerns may include but are not limited to promotion, spam or disruptive corporate actions even when adequate current information is available
2. New Quarter About To Start
The Pump & Dump campaign was strategically timed just as a new quarter was starting and the company name and business plan all looked brand new. That way, a crappy looking financial statement could be reasoned away by crafty salesmen. Now the current quarter will be coming to an end next week, and it will be difficult to justify pumping when everyone already knows the bottom line will have the same emptiness as the previous quarter, and in fact, likely show more liabilities. How do you push the stock on the basis of new deals when the old deals likely didn't generate a red cent?
3. APS Says It's Almost Over
According to Tuesday's emails from APS, "Members should know that we will profile XUII into August". Well don't look now, but August starts next week. Now it's true that "into August" can mean August 1 or August 15 or whatever, but do you think that experienced APS players are going to start guessing at what that means?
4. The XUII Pump & Dump Is Just About Played Out
Even the most gullible and newest of the newbies is tired of hearing the same old crap from APS' emails, like John Monopoly's supposed involvement or the Akon concert broadcast, none of which earned a dime, or that maybe Justin Bieber and Kanye West will sign up ("maybe" is not a deal). Most have grown tired of phony analysts' phony projects of $1.00 then $2.00 and finally $5.00 a share. Not once has any of the phony analysts ever correctly projected a share price for an APS promotion. Except for us, of course, when we project that the share price will eventually be flushed down the toilet. Players have had it with excuses for 50% crashes like Tuesday's puke job and then listening to APS put the blame on short sellers, leaving bag holders with the dilemma of whether to cut losses or hope for another rally just to break even. Speaking of bogus short claims, the July 15 short numbers were released last night by FINRA and on that date there were a paltry 6,211,303 shares short, peanuts for XUII's liquidity and the number of shares outstanding. Shorting is certainly not the cause of crashes like we saw on Tuesday.
So how will we know the end is finally here? Well according to form, we will be witness to one final colossal crash, much like Tuesday's barfing, on a day that APS' guns are still a-blazing. It could be the next share dump or one after that. That night and without warning, APS will go quiet and that will be that. The next day will see further jostling for best price action, followed by steady degradation of the share price, interjected by the occasional day trading pop. Where will it all end up? Well we can't say it any better than litigant George Sharp already has on his website, www.AwesomePennyScams.com, which is rife with depressing charts of the last couple of years worth of APS promotions.
Let the count down to the funeral begin. Just try not to be one of the ones left for dead.