The cost of owning Chinese junk just went up. (CAGC, ZSTN, FSIN, SYUT, HRBN, etc)

Over the weekend, brokerage firm Interactive Brokers sent around an interesting list. The firm is raising its margin requirements for those silly enough to invest in Chinese reverse merger trash. Check it out here. The margin requirements for these stock will rise from 50% on the 11th of April, to 75% on the 12th, to 100% on the 13th of April. The cost of investing in this garbage asset class has just gone up. A lot.

These are the stocks on IB’s hit list: ADY, AUTC, BORN, CAAS, CAGC, CAST, CBEH, CCME, CDM, CEU, CGA, CHBT, CHNG, CHOP, CIL, CMFO, CNET, CSKI, CTEK, DEER, DGW, FEED, FSIN, GFRE, GPRC, HEAT, HOGS, HRBN, JGBO, LIWA, LTUS, NEP, NEWN, NIV, ONP, PUDA, RINO, SCEI, SDTH, SKBI, SOKF, SYUT, UTA, VALV, YONG, YUII, ZSTN.

Buyersstrike! readers will certainly recognize some of the names on the list.

CAGC and NEP are Gareth specials.

ZSTN, CDM, CIL, NIV are all names from the Westpark stable. ZSTN, CDM and NIV are also clients of John Baldissera‘s BPC Financial Marketing, see more about John here.

CAGC, CAAS, and SDTH have all used the services of blogger-threatening Kevin Theiss. Read about his Very Bad Week.

Ping Luo is the notorious “analyst” behind the famous Global Hunter CCME report. Her coverage universe included these gems from the IB list: CMFO, SOKF, VALV, SDTH, CAST, CSKI, FEED, and HRBN. Read more about Ping here and here. Asensio & Co. has written extensively on CSKI, Read the reports here.

CAGC and DGW‘s sister company DYNP are G. Michael Bennett companies.

While many of the names on the IB list have already been halted (CCME, CAGC, NIV, CDM, SDTH, CIL) and others have already been delisted (RINO), there is still a treasure trove of juicy junk to be explored. SYUT was involved in the tainted milk scandals. FEED, FSIN and GFRE are particularly interesting….perhaps worthy of greater examination.

The content contained in this blog represents only the opinions of the author. The author may hold either long or short positions in securities of various companies discussed in the blog. This commentary in no way constitutes investment advice, and should never be relied on in making an investment decision, ever. This blog is not a solicitation of business: all inquiries will be ignored. The content herein is intended solely for the entertainment of the reader, and the author.
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