“#1 Micro-Cap Stock for February” teased — what’s up with this “1,000% gains starting February 22” pitch from Behind the Markets?

What's being teased in the Breakthrough Wealth pitch from Dylan Jovine?

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, January 26, 2021

Everyone seems to love a “micro cap” these days, so the latest teaser pitch from Dylan Jovine over at Behind the Markets for his “upgrade” newsletter caught my eye — it’s called Breakthrough Wealth ($997/yr, 30-day refund policy), and he’s pitching a service that he says will be shooting for 1,000% gains in small companies.

Here’s part of the spiel…

“My name is Dylan Jovine.

“while making nearly 490% on your money just ONCE would be a huge victory…

“Target 1,000% can potentially deliver those types of life-changing returns…

“Month after month…

“All year long.

“As long as you have five minutes a day to spare…

“And can press a couple of buttons on your phone or computer…”

Which sounds fun, of course — though as we all should know by now, when you shoot for 1,000% gains in any kind of short time frame (less than 5-10 years), you’re going to be taking big chances. Risk and reward are always tied together, at least when you’re dealing with a whole portfolio of stocks and looking at averages.

And to entice new subscribers, he dangles this “#1 pick” that he says je just identified…

“Because just hours ago, a tiny micro-cap company…

“Whose stock is trading for just $6 a share right now…

“Lit up the screens at Target 1,000% HQ.

“And our modeling algorithms indicate that starting on February 22, 2021, the value of this small company could skyrocket by up 1,000% or more…

“And potentially turn every $5,000 invested into $50,000.

“This is the best profit opportunity Target 1,000% has ever detected.”

So that’s what we’re curious about — what is this little fella?

We get some more spiel… reinforced by the notion that these little micro-cap stocks are under-followed because the big institutional investors really can’t get involved…

“The truth is that most Wall Street firms are banned from buying micro-cap stocks.

“They’re just too big. A $100 billion mutual fund can’t realistically buy shares in a company with a $100 million micro-cap.

“That means we’re not competing with Wall Street giants that have armies of researchers working for them.

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“That means there’s less competition. And that gives us a powerful advantage.”

And he says that the stocks he’s picking these days for huge returns are a lot trickier than the ones he liked the last time the market created some real “crash” values…

“… most of the money I’ve made investing has been when something bad happens to a company and the stock plummets.

“Just like during the 2009 Market Crash. It wasn’t hard to buy American Express at $13 or Starbucks at $18. Those were no-brainers.

“But now we have a consistent way to spot these in the market even when the market isn’t crashing.”

I don’t know about that — don’t wash the sentiment most of us had following the 2009 crisis memory away that easily — I was buying stocks in 2009 and it was often HARD. Everyone was just beginning to recover from the idea that the world almost came to an end, and while I did end up with some big winners back then I also specifically remember looking at some stocks that were no-brainers in retrospect, like 3M (MMM) in the $30s and Starbucks (SBUX) around $15-20, and passing because I was feeling so cautious. It’s not easy — and, of course, the pundits didn’t make it any easier by screaming about stimulus and Wall Street failing “Main Street” and the fact that we had a new “socialist” in the White House who was going to burn it all down (sound familiar?)

But anyway, before we get to the clues let’s look quickly at the criteria Jovine says he’ll be using for these stock picks…

“Our goal is to make as much money as possible with as little risk as possible.

“And mark my words – it’s the second part of that statement that made this challenging.

“So, I painstakingly went through 50 years of market data.

“I was obsessed with answering one question….

“What do stocks that go up 1,000% in a year have in common?”

That’s the kind of navel-gazing we all do, of course, and there’s no mathematical answer — if there were, it would disappear in a matter of months as the computers absorb it into their trading algorithms. But sure, there are common themes that come up with the big long-term winners… here’s what they pitch as the “key ingredients” they’re looking for:

“Ingredient #1: A Company Has to Have a Unique Advantage….

“Put simply, we have to avoid copycats….

“This could be a new drug, new technology, a new system for doing something, a new medical device.

“Or it could be the best piece of property in an exclusive location.”

OK, so some sort of “special sauce” uniqueness for the company. Can’t argue with that. Next?

“Ingredient #2: A Large Gap Between the Value of a Company and What t