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Trump and Penny Stocks: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Updated: May 12

Donald Trump  stands before a complex and dynamic graph that exhibits extreme volatility, symbolizing the experiences of investing in penny stocks and following Donald Trump.
Heading for Disaster: A visual representation of the reckless and unsustainable behavior exhibited by those who invest in penny stocks and those who followed Donald Trump, both characterized by unpredictable highs and lows and ending in a catastrophic collapse.

Many people have learned the hard way that investing in penny stocks can be a risky and costly endeavor. Penny stocks are low-priced, unregulated, and often manipulated by fraudsters who lure investors with false promises and hype. Similarly, many people have fallen for Donald Trump’s deception, believing his exaggerated claims and charismatic persona. In this article, we will compare and contrast the experiences of losing money in penny stocks and following Donald Trump, and show how they can teach us to be more skeptical and informed.


The Seduction of Greed and Hope

One of the main reasons why people invest in penny stocks is the allure of making huge profits in a short time. Penny stocks are often marketed with catchy slogans and unrealistic projections, enticing investors with the possibility of turning a few dollars into thousands or millions. Similarly, one of the main reasons why people follow Donald Trump is the hope of achieving change and prosperity. Trump promised to make America great again, to solve the country’s problems, and to deliver results that no one else could. However, both penny stocks and Trump are too good to be true. They are based on lies and manipulation, not on facts and reality.


The Influence of Misinformation and Emotions

Another common factor that contributes to losing money in penny stocks and following Donald Trump is the reliance on misinformation and emotions, rather than on evidence and logic. Penny stocks are often promoted by dishonest brokers, newsletters, websites, or social media, who spread false or misleading information, creating hype and excitement among investors. They also exploit the fear of missing out, the greed for more, and the confirmation bias of their followers. Likewise, Trump and his supporters often spread misinformation and conspiracy theories, creating a distorted and polarized view of reality. They also exploited the anger, fear, and resentment of their followers, creating a sense of loyalty and identity.



The Crash and Burn of Blind Trust

Losing money in penny stocks and following Donald Trump can sometimes lead to temporary highs, but also inevitable lows. Penny stocks can experience a spike in price, creating a false impression of success and validation. However, this is usually followed by a sharp drop, as the fraud is exposed or the market corrects itself.


Similarly, Trump and his followers had a period of glory and influence, winning the 2016 election and controlling the media and social networks. In addition, despite trying to overturn the 2020 election and facing 91 charges, he still retains his popularity to this day.


However, like a shady penny stock that inevitably falls apart, Donald Trump’s influence and popularity will also dwindle. His followers will slowly see the truth of his dishonesty, ineptitude, and divisiveness, as they become more obvious. His support will sink, his legal problems will worsen, and his former allies will jump ship. I think that his eventual, renewed, frantic efforts to keep power by stirring up violence and spreading lies will only cause a feeling of déjà vu and be his final attempt. His legacy will end suddenly, his reputation will be that of the biggest con artist that ever lived, and his followers will be left disappointed and disenchanted.


The Lessons to be Learned

The examples of losing money in penny stocks and following Donald Trump serve as warnings of the dangers of blind trust. They show the importance of applying critical thinking and due diligence, before trusting any leader or venture. They also show the need to seek reliable and diverse sources of information, rather than relying on misinformation and emotions. Finally, they show the value of having a balanced and realistic perspective, rather than being swayed by greed and hope.



 

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