Alexander Green's "Single Stock Retirement Plan", aka the "Single Stock Retirement Play", has received a lot of attention lately. He claims that this one single stock could make you rich, and set you up for a comfortable retirement. But what stock is he talking about here and is it really that great?
In this review I'll be piecing together the clues and exposing the Single Stock Retirement Plan stock, but let's first talk about what we are told in the teaser.
There are several different variations of the teaser presentation that I've come across and likely others I haven't seen...
These presentations are setup to look as if Alexander Green is giving a presentation to a live crowd, but they seem fake to me. It's probably all just a setup for promotional purposes, just like I've we've seen before with Jeff Brown's "#1 Tech Stock" teaser.
But anyways... the hype for this single stock is great. Some of the more outlandish claims that Green makes include:
- "a modest investment in a single $3 stock could generate a multimillion-dollar dream retirement in the coming years"
- and that it "could hand you the kind of carefree retirement most people only dream of"
Green even goes as far as to talk about how stocks like Amazon made early investors very rich, and hints at this stock he's teasing here being able to do the same. And let's remember that Amazon has seen over 100,000% gains!...
He goes on to talk about how it's a tech company that holds thousands of patents and is making deals with just about all of the big well-known tech companies (Microsoft, Apple, Nintendo, etc.), and that its products will be found in just about every tech device imaginable, including in all the devices dealing with AI, IOT, 3D printing and other fast-growing industries.
Sounds pretty good right?
I mean, a $3 stock that has the potential to grow with all the new big trends and all the big companies rely on it... sounds good so far.
He also mentions that it trades under a code-name and this is why it's still unknown to most.
And of course, if we want to make big money from this then we "need to move really fast".
The sales pitch:
If you were able to sit through the entire long-winded presentation then you know it ended in a sales pitch.
Alexander Green wants to give viewers a copy of his new report titled The Single-Stock Retirement Plan: How to Retire on This Obscure $3 Stock. He wants to give us this "for free"...
BUT, in order to get this report "for free", we first must purchase a subscription for his The Oxford Communiqué newsletter advisory service. This is a follow-along advisory service that provides investment recommendations on a monthly basis, and the cost for a premium subscription is $99/yr.
Normally you'd have to buy into this to get the free report so that you can find out what the stock is that he's teasing.
Fortunately you won't have to do that because I'm exposing it here.
Who Is Alexander Green?
Alexander Green is a chief investment strategist at The Oxford Club, which is an investment advisory firm that publishes various investment newsletter services, and he is said to be an expert in the areas of momentum investing, value investing, and investing based on insider activity.
Before all of this he worked on Wall Street as an investment advisor, research analyst and portfolio manager... so his expertise is a good fit for his new role running the different investment newsletters that he does for The Oxford Club.
What else is quite notable about him is that he's a best-selling author. Two of his top books include The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio and The Secret of Shelter Island, among others.
So, all-in-all, he is the type of person you'd probably want to provide you with investment advise... BUT DON'T FALL FOR THE HYPE OF THIS STOCK HE'S TEASING!! He's always putting out over-the-top investment teasers, such as the one teaser with Bill O'Reilly.
The "Single Stock Retirement Plan" Stock Exposed
Without wasting any more time, let's talk about the stock.
We know that it is a tech company that has amassed a large amount of patents so that big tech companies are pretty much forced to have them manufacture different components for their devices... and some of the things they manufacture include bluetooth devices, wireless LAN drivers, LCD screens, processor motherboards, computer chassis, etc.
Some other good clues that are provided in the presentation include that:
- it's a little known firm that trades for $3
- has deals with Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, Sharp, IBM, Hewlett, Nintendo, Apple, and more
- "has over 29,000 patents inside the U.S. and more than 49,000 registered globally"
- "was started by the blue-collar son of a career police officer" with only $7,500 in seed money
- signed an agreement to build 8 different motherboards for Intel, is building LCD screens for Sharp with an $8.8 billion production plan, and has a $29 billion deal with Apple to have its components in just about all iPhones
Luckily we were given a fairly decent amount of information on this one and I've been able to find a good match.
I can say with certainty that the company he's teasing here is Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., which trades as Foxconn Technology Group and is better known as simply... Foxconn. I'll just be referring to it as Foxconn to make things simple.
Foxconn is a Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company that has manufacturing facilities all over the world, including in the US. They do manufacture all sorts of different tech devices, such as those mentioned above, and are the second largest electronics manufacturer in the world, right behind Samsung (definitely NOT a small company!).
- Yes, Foxconn was founded by a son of a police officer, Terry Gou, in 1974 with only $7,500 in startup money and 10 elderly workers
- Yes, Foxconn has deals with Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, Sharp, IBM, Hewlett, Nintendo, Apple, and all the other companies mentioned in the presentation
- Yes, Foxconn is a large holder of patents and has over 29k in the US and over 40k globally
- Yes, Intel selected Foxconn for the manufacturing of their motherboards back in 2001 (big step for the company), Foxconn and Sharp announced their plans to build a $8.8 billion LCD plant back in 2016 (in China), and they are a big manufacturer for Apple
The price of the stock is in TWD (Taiwan New Dollar), but after a simple conversion right now it's floating around the $2 range.
That said, Alexander Green's presentation is somewhat outdated and it makes sense that he's been teasing it as a $3 stock. The price has went down over the past several years.
Should You Invest? And How?
Well, if you are looking for a single stock to retire on, then this might not be the best bet.
I know Alexander Green leads us to believe that this is going to be like getting into Amazon, Microsoft, or Apple in the early days, but this is a very different situation.
Foxconn is already a big company. It's true that the company isn't all that well-known to the public, but this seems to be mostly due to their lack of branding. Most people probably just know the company as "the company that makes the iPhone", or something along these lines. They are more like an anonymous company that works behind the scenes doing the manufacturing, which could be seen as good or bad.
But anyways, the point is that the company is already big, and you won't see the astronomical gains Green hints at here... or at least it would be highly unlikely. It already has a big market cap of over $70 billion (according to Business Insider) and is far from being some small-cap stock that can easily multiply in price.
Not only that, but the stock price hasn't been performing well for years, and this is even with the company being the second largest electronics manufacturer in the world and having a lot of good deals with top brands.
That said, there are still definitely a lot of proponents for investing here who believe in time it could be a solid buy. Just don't expect to have the same results as early investors in Amazon or Apple!
How to Buy
It's a Taiwanese company. Some brokerage services offer global investing accounts, and this makes things easy, but not all do.
There is also the option of investing in an ADR (American depository receipt) in the US, which represents the Taiwanese shares of the company. If you want to do this then you are going to want to search under the ticker symbol HNHPF, which is what the Foxconn ADR trades under. The downside to this is that the large majority of the trading volume is done in Taiwan and this is where the more accurate price is set. The US's ADR stock price is quite a bit higher.
Quick Recap & Conclusion
- Alexander Green claims that a "modest investment" in this one company "could generate a multimillion-dollar dream retirement in the coming years" - and he calls this The Single-Stock Retirement Plan.
- He compares this stock to that of Apple, Amazon, and even Microsoft in their early days.
- In order to find out what the stock is that he's teasing, you normally would have to get his "free" report, titled The Single-Stock Retirement Plan: How to Retire on This Obscure $3 Stock.
- In order to get his "free" report you first have to pay to subscribe to his The Oxford Communiqué newsletter service.
- I've done the research and pieced together the clues. All things point to Foxconn being his stock pick.
- Don't expect to retire on this stock like early investors of Microsoft have been able to do. These are totally different.
And there you have it.
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