Saturday, August 27, 2005

Christian Traders - A Modern Day 'David vs. Goliath' Battle, on Wall Street

Phoenix, AZ July 14, 2004 -- Christians On Wall Street? For far too long now, the Wall Street Wizards have viewed the Christian investor as a gullible, unsophisticated and terribly naive individual, a sheep ready for the slaughter. But a wave of change is now sweeping the markets and Christian Traders is leading the advance. They are bringing unbiased, relative, in-depth information to the Christian community via a unique strategy that has many Investor Relation firms wondering just how secure their future may be.Typically an IR Firm, or an Investment Banking Firm, is paid either in cash, stock, and warrants, to promote, publicize and profile companies to the investment world. How much would you charge to say nice things about someone? The Christian Traders approach is just the opposite. No amount of money or stock can gain you entrance into the CT Portfolio. The cost of admission is decidedly different. A company must be incredibly undervalued, with a unique product, idea, or service, combined with a staggering market for what they offer. The CEO of CT must then get to know the people behind the company on a personal level. No matter how brilliant, solid or sexy the business plan is, the men or women at the helm of a publicly traded company are what will make it, or break it.Mr. Reeves discussed his philosophy during a recent interview. " I look deeper than their degrees, leadership resume, and all those kooky letters after their name. I look into their heart. I look for integrity. I look for women and men who understand and live the principles our forefathers built this great nation upon. I look for men and women who pray. Who call upon the Lord when making tough decisions. Who utilize a portion of their profits to benefit those less fortunate. When I am able to locate all of the above under one roof, I get excited. Very, very excited, because I know God himself has a vested interest in what is taking place. I don't trade their stock, I buy the company. Not the whole company mind you, just all I can. The roller coaster effect in the early stages of a company's growth has no effect on me. The longer the ride lasts, the more opportunities we are given to increase our position before reaching our ultimate purchase price. Once that happens, we simply wait and grow old with the company. When we invest, we're not looking for a 20-50% return, we're seeking a 10-50-100 fold increase. Patience is a virtue. It takes patience and faith to buy companies. This style of investing opens the door to a legacy. Unless Jesus comes first, on the day you read my obituary, I want to know that the Aids-Orphans of New Hope Orphanage in Uganda will still eat, learn and be loved. I want to be assured that the women and children of Cassie's House, who have been abused at the hands of someone who promised to love them forever, will still be safe. When I close my eyes that final time, I want to rest in peace, knowing that the Gospel will continue to be preached in the barrio of Puerto Penasco, Mexico. So you see, when I make a decision to buy a company, I have to be careful, because it's not about me, or building bigger barns, it's all about them, which makes it all about Him."In addition to the above, Christian Traders also offers daily selections for the active trader. From a purely technical standpoint, undervalued, healthy, profitable companies, poised to make a 20%+ run within 60 days, are selected at the signal and sold at the target which is usually 20% below the company's true valuation. These trades create the daily cash flow necessary for the company to fund its ministries and cover operating costs. Recent discussions with management have included placing the company in the hands of the public trust. With an estimated two billion Christians worldwide, many with above average incomes, and over 50% in America with internet access according to independent research conducted by the Barna Group, it would be a bold endeavor indeed to give them not only investment guidance, but an opportunity to become an owner in a Christian company. To validate Barna's research, simply look at the statistics from Mel Gibson's movie, "Passion of the Christ". The movie had no big name Hollywood Stars, everyone knew how the story would end before they walked in, yet it grossed $370 million, making it one of the top ten all-time leaders in domestic box office revenue. Christian Traders is currently accepting advice from Christian firms who specialize in compliance with SEC guidelines.Mr. Reeves asked that as a caveat, the following excerpt from an article written by James Tucker of a popular Capitol Hill Newspaper be included in this release.AFP - Criminals are taking advantage of the faith of Christians throughout the nation to bilk them out of many millions of dollars, court records show. Over the past three years, securities regulators in 27 states have taken actions against hundreds of companies and individuals that used religious or spiritual beliefs to gain the trust of investors—more than 90,000 nationwide—before swindling many of them out of their life savings. "I've been a securities regulator for 20 years and I've seen more money stolen 'in the name of God' than in any other way," said Deborah Bortner, director of securities for Washington state. "When you invest you shouldn't let your guard down merely because someone is appealing to your religion or your faith," she told a Washington news conference. "Always do your homework. Be as skeptical and as careful when you invest with someone who 'shares your faith' as you would with anyone else." In 1989, the North American Securities Administrators Association and Council of Better Business Bureaus conducted a survey and found that 15,000 investors nationwide had lost more than $450 million to criminals posing as Christians in the previous five years. "Cloaking an investment in religion can give it a false aura of safety," said Brad Skolnik, Indiana securities commissioner. "It's one thing to tithe or give an offering so that your money is used for good works. It's another thing if you are led to believe you'll get a monetary return. It's when people are promised earthly returns that we see a lot of fraud." The "Baptist Foundation of Arizona," shut down by state regulators in August 1999, used a maze of 120 shell corporations to raise more than $590 million from 13,000 investors nationwide. "That the 'foundation's' senior management could solicit hundreds of millions of dollars from investors, knowing that what they were running was nothing but a huge Ponzi scheme, is unconscionable," said Mark Sendrow, director of securities for the Arizona Corporations Commission. Three officials involved with the "foundation," including treasurer Donald Deardoff, pleaded guilty to defrauding investors. The three officials also agreed to cooperate in the ongoing investigation of five other "foundation" officials who have been indicted on 32 counts each of theft, fraud and racketeering in Superior Court of Maricopa County, Ariz.Although Mr. Reeves is overwhelmed by the incredible talent exhibited by his staff of editors, analysts, and researchers, he states that it is the members and subscribers who are the true driving force behind the success. He also wishes to extend a word of thanks to all the companies who have partnered with the firm by providing state of the art technology - Concept Marketing Group, PRWeb, Oddcast Inc., Traders Nation, ProBoards, and Pink Sheets.You can view current CT profiles and trading alerts at the Christian Traders Online ForumCurrent profiles include AZMN-Azco Mining, DHPI-Desert Health Products, DJRT-Dale Jarrett's Racing Adventure and CMKX-CMKM Diamonds, which carries a special disclaimer.One final interesting statistic from the Barna Research Group: In a recent survey, 55% of Christian Churches in America could not be reached by telephone. Christian Traders is available Monday through Friday from 9:00AM until 6:00PM @ 1.800.357.5953 or you can e-mail the CEO - ct@christiantraders.com.This article courtesy of http://christianlivingnet.com.You may freely reprint this article on your website or in your newsletter provided this courtesy notice and the author name and URL remain intact.
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