This article was originally published on July 16, 2018, but questions continue to pile in and new ads out this week indicate that it’s also Alexander Green’s “top stock for 2019” … so we’re re-sharing it here. It has NOT been updated or revised since July, and the ad is also unchanged as far as we can tell — the stock teased is down by 10-15 percent over the past six months.
Alexander Green at the Oxford Club has a new ad out for his “single stock retirement plan” that’s sending a ton of questions our way — and you can see why. He’s promoting this one stock as being able to deliver a “multimillion-dollar retirement”, and there are obviously huge numbers of us holding out hope that there’s a way to “save” the retirement we know we’re not financially prepared for.
Here’s a little taste:
“I’m going to show you how a modest investment in a single $3 stock could generate a multimillion-dollar dream retirement in the coming years.
“I call it the ‘Single-Stock Retirement Plan.’
“Some might find the idea of retiring on one stock outlandish, yet many thousands of Americans have already done it.
“In fact, as you’re about to see, the 20 wealthiest men and women in America today made their fortunes thanks largely to a single stock.”
And he says that if you’re going to retire on one stock like those wealthy men and women did (though they mostly built businesses, they didn’t invest passively in one stock), Green says it has to be “the perfect stock.”
He’s even got a checklist for what “perfect” looks like when you’re seeking this “dream stock” for a one-stock retirement… which is when the clues start to drop in about what stock he’s pitching:
“Leader in cutting-edge technology….
“products used by billions of customers…
“profit margins protected [patents, trademarks, etc.]…
“hundreds of billions of dollars in future sales and profits… contractually guaranteed…
“pay an enormous dividend.”
And he says this “perfect” stock should have catalysts — upcoming announcements that could drive the share price — and that the “one key element” is that the stock must be “undiscovered.” And that it should “trade for a just a few dollars a share.”
The per share business is silly, of course, but investors do get hung up on the idea of paying a low per-share price as a prerequisite for huge future gains. Different countries and different eras have different expectations for “per share” pricing — some large Australian companies trade at what we would think of in the US as “penny stock” prices, for example, and it used to be that most large US companies would aggressively manage their share price, using stock splits, to keep it in the $40-100 range. The market cap and the valuation of the company are what matters most, the price per share is mostly irrelevant.
But anwyay, that’s all a lead-up to this stock that Alexander Green is teasing… what other clues do we get? From the ad:
“I only recently uncovered it.
“And if you move quickly – before an upcoming announcement set for August 20 – this $3 stock could hand you the kind of carefree retirement most people only dream about.”
And then some specifics…
“The company has inked deals with Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, Sharp, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Nintendo, Sony, Nokia and Apple…
“In total, I expect it to receive more than $34.5 BILLION from these partnerships alone….Are you getting our free Daily Update
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“According to data from Intellectual Property Watchdog, the firm has quietly amassed one of the largest tech patent libraries of any company in the world.
“It has 29,187 patents inside the United States and 49,599 registered globally.
“You can see why the world’s most famed tech companies are all signing blockbuster deals with this little-known firm trading for $3.”
And it sounds like this is not a small company, despite that $3 share price…
“… earnings per share recently surged 106%.
“And I expect the company to hit $164 billion in annual sales as early as 2019.
“The company pays a big dividend too… 116% bigger than the S&P 500 average.”
Why is this stock “unknown?” Green says it “does not trade in a normal way” and it’s not on a US exchange… and, far more mysteriously, that it “literally trades under a secret name.”
So that’s enough to get our answer, I bet, but let’s throw a couple other clues into the Thinkolator…
“A major multibillion-dollar deal that involves both Apple and Donald Trump is about to bring this secret company into the mainstream….
“… the $3 stock I’m talking about had very humble beginnings.
“It was started by the blue-collar son of a career police officer….
“… he scrounged together $7,500 in seed money and went to work.
“He founded a tech company, but a very different kind…
“He realized that he probably couldn’t compete directly with the Apple, Amazon, Samsung and Google of the world.
“But if he could quietly do business with these tech giants, he just might turn his own venture into a successful company.”
He started out building computer hardware — the chassis for a desktop computer, and then aggressively expanded to build and provide components for all kinds of tech products. Green cites a few recent contract examples”
“The company has signed an agreement to build eight different motherboards for Intel.
“It’s also building five more for the $5 billion semiconductor company Advanced Micro Devices.
“It’s building LCD screens for Sharp in an $8.8 billion production plan.”
And a dozen others, components for Amazon and Nokia and Acer and Nintendo and Apple. So who is it?
This is, as several readers have already figured out, the Taiwanese company Foxconn, known for playing a major role in assembling Apple’s iPhones but also a bit supplier to most of the world’s gadget makers. Foxconn is the world’s largest contract m