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I committed the equivalent of financial heresy in late December 2013 and again in January 2015 when I said Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) was a bug in search of a windshield and recommended shorting Twitter stock. The blogosphere went nuts and I was taken to task by Twitter-lievers.
Since then, the stock has fallen 63.31% from a high of $74.73 to a low of $27.04. It's rebounded slightly in recent trading and the rally cry has begun anew…
…Twitter Interim CEO Dorsey Buys More Shares in Show of Faith – Reuters
…Twitter Rebounds: Here's Why You Should Be Buying Shares – Bloomberg
…Jack Dorsey and Other Twitter Insiders Make Show of Support – The New York Times
The company still has serious problems, and the narrative you're hearing is intended to do one thing and one thing only… separate you from your money.
We're going to talk about that today because knowing what not to buy is every bit as important a tactic as knowing what to buy.
Here's why Twitter stock is still a disaster waiting to happen.
The narrative is certainly alluring, and I don't blame you if you're tempted to think "why are insiders buying Twitter stock now?"
That's what "they" want…And who, exactly, are "they?"
Wall Street's investment bankers, venture capitalists, early investors, and legions of analysts who have slapped "Buy" ratings on the stock because of the company's potential.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, you and I have talked a lot about this and why it's so dangerous. If you've just joined us, here's the CliffsNotes version…
Potential doesn't equate to profits but, rather, a much more dangerous element – hopium – as in you "hope" that the stock goes up so another more gullible investor pays more than you did at some point in the future.
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Keith Fitz-Gerald has been the Chief Investment Strategist for the Money Morning team since 2007. He's a seasoned market analyst with decades of experience, and a highly accurate track record. Keith regularly travels the world in search of investment opportunities others don't yet see or understand. In addition to heading The Money Map Report, Keith runs High Velocity Profits, which aims to get in, target gains, and get out clean. In his weekly Total Wealth, Keith has broken down his 30-plus years of success into three parts: Trends, Risk Assessment, and Tactics – meaning the exact techniques for making money. Sign up is free at totalwealthresearch.com.