Investors Underground ***Update***

Thanks for reading today’s brief update of Investors Underground.

I have been highly critical of Nathan Michaud and his live, stocks day trading room. You can read my original review of Investors Underground here. Investors Underground, when analysed using Google search patterns and estimated volume of traffic, is one of the most popular live, stocks day trading rooms on the internet. The hustle has its roots planted in Timothy Sykes Investimonial’s website, where Nathan has massive number of fake positive reviews.

My original review was a pretty scathing hit piece on Nathan Michaud as well as some of the moderators within Nathan’s live trading room. The core complaint was that there is simply no transparency within Nathan’s live trading room. It is primarily a social hub, where people gather and simply chat about stocks. Nathan has no track record, nor does he trade live. Nor do any of his moderators have any track record, and there is no way to track the performance of any of the trading moderators. Truthfully, I consider the vast majority of trading educators to be low level criminals with plenty of bark, but little bite. Now that I have gotten that little it of entertainment out of the way, lets talk a moment about Investors Underground and if things have changed since my original review.

In the past month, yet another subscriber of Investors Underground sent me an email asking that I take another look at this company. And so I did. From August 11 through August 13, I spent an additional three days in the Investors Underground chat room. What did I find? Well, nothing has changed. Its the same old story. Plenty of newbies chatting, but absolutely no clearly defined trading signals from any of the trading room moderators. Once again, I asked for specifics of any trades that were called by the moderators, and yet again I was simply ignored. However, the best that I was offered were the chat logs of everyone that conversed within this highly popular, and expertly marketed trading room. The closer that I attempted to penetrate the cloud of chatter, the more misdirection that was deployed.

Truthfully, I was hoping that my highly negative review would of spurred some positive change. I can be quite the troll and be downright nasty to some of these trading vendors. With Nathan, in particular, my attack was vicious and I really went after him. However, he has flat refused to engage with me on a personal level. The only time I am able to have any sort of conversation with Nathan is when I change my identity and act like a fresh lamb ready for his marketing slaughter. Disappointing. It appears that he is only willing to lash out at me through proxy…getting Erik Wood to call me at all hours of the night and scream at me over the phone. Poor Eric Wood, being used like a puppet by Nathan, and he doesn’t even realize it. Oh well.

From time to time, I do receive feedback via email or blog post from current subscribers of Investors Underground. Today, I received one such blog post. The message was from a current subscriber, that took the time to write out their individual experiences inside of the trading room. His/Her review is pretty gentle, but I feel like the writer did a great job of highlighting their own person experience. I would like to wrap up this quick review with the content that was sent to me, referencing their personal experience inside of the Investors Underground live day trading room.

This review is my honest and scrutinized opinion.,unbiased .I was a member of IU for 2 months .I am trading about 2 years now .Cant say very successful But consistent .I have tried different newsletters – like Tim’s Penny silver . i heard a lot about IU so thought to give a try .Then i joined and was there for 2 months .

First of all , $197 p/m for IU standard is pricey .Their aim to advertise to make this community for both new traders and experience traders .so most of the traders (newbie) who takes good amount of time to be make money ,$197 a month is definitely expensive for them also if you add software fees , L2 ,brokers fess etc.

Secondly there are no alert from nate and other moderators .I know alert service is not good to be blindly followed but it is definitely helpful to understand the trade plan to be educated and to support ( from a pro trader) your trade idea on a particular stock ( if you already have before alert)

It is for sure that IU is a great community for all pro traders But most of them (95 % ) do not participate any ideas ,discussion , watch list ,trade plan in the chatroom . Which is more annoying is that most of them do not response to you if you ask some trade related questions or any other kind of advise You feel like a dickhead and left alone! They are already successful so why they have to care about you !They will discussing ideas among good friends – Nate,modern rock ,d4ytrad3,elkwood etc. But i assumed that as it is a paid chatroom ( specially $197 pm ) so I expected more than nate’s watchlist !

Thirdly you have to be very careful ( newbie ) when asking Q because IU love to Gag ppl .Most of the ppl in the chatroom do not ask nonsense questions but also for some funny reason IU moderator are very sensitive .It is rather a chatroom for elite pro traders with their alien discussion ( terms / phrase difficult to understand for new trader ) than a free discussion of trade plan which actually can be useful in a day trade making some real money than showing off who is more knowledgeable and smart !!!

Fourth Nate hardly trade stocks between $1 – $5 , Most of his trades based on over $10 – $100 ,which is not convenient for small accounts ( I think most of the start-up traders have small account )No one can grow a small account with a high price stock because most of your money involved in one high price stock trade !

Fifth Nate and other traders do not mention their entry exit , profit ,loss etc in the chatroom .So you are blindly following a GURU not knowing what is his activity .I think it is very important to get motivated if you know how is your Guru performing.

Overall it is a great community for Pro trader if you want to make friends , share trade ideas and praise among themselves But definitely confusing and not useful for New trader because I believe with learning curve someone need to make some money while trading otherwise it is like being smart ass with no real work.

I am sure Nate is a great person and trader I like him for his humble attitude But also he needs to understand to run a paid service ,services need to be actually there .That chat room need some changes like other available chartrooms – alert , trade plan ,low price stocks , giving priority to every paid members not only friends etc. Then I am sure it will the best chartrooms among others .

I hope Nate read this and do something about it .if changes comes I will be the first to join IU again .

I felt like this was a very friendly, forthright, and honest review of Investors Underground. My only caveat to this written review is that the reviewer was never actually able to verify that Nate and his moderators are ever actually trading. And so, from his perspective, he paid for the service for two month and spent $400 dollars in the hopes that he would be able to synthesize what the “profitable” moderators were teaching.  I would take this a step further and just come right out and state that I dont believe that Nathan Michaud is even trading. Rather, Nathans game is one of a professional marketer. Nathan probably understands with great clarity that he is probably only going to be able to heist these folks out of roughly two months of paying subscriptions, and perhaps the purchase of his DVD.

Well, that’s if for today. Thanks for reading.


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Hi Emmett, I’m not going to defend Nate here. But I do feel like your reviews about him aren’t exactly fair. Especially if you are affiliated with someone like Dekmar trades who seems to be lacking a lot of basics regarding to trading. First of all I am not a member of Nate’s chatroom, and never have been, but I have read in many reviews before by other people as well that his chatroom is moderated pretty badly. Everyone can write whatever they want. And from my understanding it’s better to approach Nate’s friends, not Nate himself if you feel… Read more »
Carlos D.
Thanks Emmet for your review. after a lot or research this confirm my suspicion, definitely NOT joining IU. I also want to mention that exactly the same thing happens in Tim silver chat room. ppl get gag constantly, you can not ask for help because some members will LOL at you. sometimes you can see Tim talking in the room (which I doubt is really him), if you ask him something in private or in open chat, he will not respond to you, i feel like im in a chat room full of teenagers and immature people, Unfortunately i have… Read more »
Emmett, I have been following Nate, ModernRock, Eric Wood and the rest of his buddies on Twitter for over 2 years and have just recently become suspicious about Nate. I knew about his prior SEC run in, but I decided to google him and ran across your review. Amazing, I knew I wasn’t crazy. You know as a new trader you just are not able to pick up on certain things, and you feel like this guy is always on the right side of the trade. I am not in the IU chatroom, just simply talking about his Twitter feed(which… Read more »
Extremely thankful I came across this website as I was first ready to buy Tim Skyes stuff. I used to be in internet marketing and Tim appears more like Frank Kern(master marketer) then an actual trader with ALL of his marketing so a little red flag went up. After digging some more and coming across this site it confirmed what appeared to be obvious. It’s just great marketing. After being disillusioned about Tim I was jumping over to IU and it’s looking like the same thing if not worse. Guys selling high ticket items and making a KILLING on marketing… Read more »
Happened to me aswell, after consuming a lot of free youtube about the topic with Tim and his students, I was just about to buy a DVD…..then I started to dig around and well… conclusion is that there are a lot of legit guys which maybe started with the Tims and Supermans etc…..but they did what everyone should do: Study like a mad man, read books and try to find an edge somewhere else than this marketing fakes. And you definetly wont find the edge if Tim teaches you about basic Stock Penny patterns and basic dip buy strategies. Tim… Read more »
Sure…. let’s all listen to the guy with the blog bashing every trading program out there. IT IS OBVIOUS this guy is a gun for hire. Best reviews go to the firm that puts money in his pocket. That’s why he has this BLOG!! wake up people! .. The truth is the best review can only be done by YOU and trying some decent programs, and there are some decent ones out there. Read read read trading books from well known professional legends, they are not hard to find and you’ll be able to sniff out a scam right away… Read more »
Stray Dog

@Jacques I am nominating you for the “Long Winded Nonsense Post” of the month award. How does anything you’ve written relate to or refute Emmett’s review of Investors Underground? You start by attacking Emmett and then attack trading gurus which must include Investors Underground. Did you have fight with the girl friend or something? Save us all some time next time and go go straight to kicking the cat.

Stray Dog

This may be old news but I saw this link posted in a chat room They’re a good company to stay away from

I’ve been a UI member for since 2012, Nate is the real deal, but honestly not the best educator out there; so if you are new to trading and need lots of hand holding, it may not be the best spot for you. There are plenty of experienced traders in the room that bring a lot of different skill sets. Some people are helpful, some not. Personally, I use the chat as a place for idea generation various people may alert different things and then you can decide to trade or not based on your plan, Probably around 90% of… Read more »
IU is one of the best chat rooms out there. The first thing to do is get his DVD’s so you know the lingo and set ups. Hell, if you can’t afford them, torrent them. Nate’s profits are real. A 70% success rate is not that hard to achieve for an experienced trader. If you doubt he really trades, watch his free video trade recaps on Youtube . He isn’t verified on profitly any more because him and Sykes had a falling out back when Sykes was dumping his gurus. Every night Nate has a watch list posted and trading… Read more »
Stray Dog

@ Guest, how hard would it be for Nat to verify his trades? I can’t think of anything easier in the world for a trader to do. I can’t think of a single reason why someone who is selling a trading product wouldn’t do it and quadruple the number of people signing up for their service. I can only think of one reason why they wouldn’t. There’s only one reason that Nat doesn’t verify his trades. He’s hot a trader, he sells products.