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A self proclaimed, millionaire day trader that refuses to verify anything. No track record of trades. Live Trading room has no live trading. Moderator refuses to verify existence of live trading account. Absolutely no free trial, period. Instead, room owner is running a single month, turn and burn subscription service that primarily runs ads on Craigslist looking for naive people looking for a job. A charlatan with nothing to offer.
Today’s review is AwesomeCalls.com.
A stocks day trading room owned by Anthony “AJ” Haworth. The monthly fee for the service is $197, and the trading room is moderated daily during regular market hours.
Awesome Calls is a relatively new day trading room, a quick search on Wayback.Org shows that the website was built and began offering day trading advice during the month of June, 2014. A quick look at the original website proclaims that “AJ” is a millionaire day trader and that we can learn his exclusive strategies for a small fee, and we can also quickly become amazing traders just like AJ.
The most recent website dated June 2015, shows a little bit more marketing polish. AJ appears to have abandoned the proclamation that he is a millionaire trader and instead now proclaims that he is a “Proven Professional Day Trader”. Personally, I like the bold statement that he is a millionaire day trader instead of just a proven professional day trader.
On May 10, 2015 a reader of TradingSchools.Org contacted me via email, and asked if I could please review AwesomeCalls.com. I said sure. Next, I contacted AJ and requested a free trial. However, AJ responded that their is no free trial, that his trading was far to valuable to be given away for free. He proclaimed that you don’t become a millionaire day trader by giving away trading secrets, instead his secrets could only be purchased by first spending $197 each month, and then the secrets would be “dripped out like a fountain of golden rain”. When I read that the secrets would be dripped out like a fountain of golden rain, my initial thought was of someone trying to pee on my head. But AJ apparently has a different perspective on what is golden rain.
Next, I asked AJ if he could please provide me with some sort of proof that had earned a million dollars day trading. He denied my request with the explanation that revealing his trades could accidentally reveal his core strategy. Next I requested only a single day’s worth of trading statements, he replied that I must be hard of hearing and that I did not need to see his trading results. Instead, he explained that all I needed was to read his twitter feed, where I could see masses of adoring fans that were “making bank”.
My final attempt at getting AJ to open up was to reveal that my name was Emmett Moore from Trading Schools.Org. I would be writing a review about his service. And that his repeated denials at any sort of transparency would likely result in a negative written review. I also requested that we meet in person, so that he could see that I am not such a horrible ogre. AJ lists his address at simply, Beverly Hills. He flat refused me and stopped answering my emails and requests.
One Month Later
About a month later, I got an email from the same person that contacted me several weeks earlier. This was the person that had originally contacted me, and requested the initial review. Apparently, he did not take my advice to avoid AwesomeCalls and inspite of me telling him that this guy was as shifty and evasive as an August cockroach, he still went ahead and spent the $197 to discover the secrets of AJ’s golden shower. Things did not turn out so well. After three weeks, he quickly discovered that AJ is not revealing anything more than stock market conversation. The only time AJ would announce a trade was well after the market had moved, and then mysteriously AJ would begin shouting and crying that he had told everyone.
The subscriber was not going to renew his AwesomeCalls monthly memborship and was feeling pretty foolish for sending this guy money. However, he did have three days remaining on his trading room membership. Of those three days, I attended and recorded two of those days.
Everyday, AJ will have a list of about 10 stocks that are on his watch list. After sending AJ a direct chat while in the live trading room, and through the online instant messaging system, it became very quickly and very painfully obvious that AJ knows absolutely nothing about the stock market. Sure, he knows how to put a chart on a screen and apply a technical indicator…but I am afraid that if you ask this guy anything about fundamentals, he is way out of his league. He is simply a mouthpiece that just talks about stocks.
At the end of the trading day, AJ will pluck out a few charts and mark them up with after the fact market magic. He creates these cute little pictures with commentary of supposed events that took place inside of the trading room. Unfortunately, its all pure nonsense. Anyone can be a genius after the market closes. He then posts these lame little pieces of fraud onto Twitter for everyone to see.
After recording 8 hours of AJ’s useless dribble, I can tell you with absolute clarity, this guy is a complete fraud. No live trading whatsoever. No trading DOM. No order entry or exit on the screen, just a nonstop useless dribble from a guy just smart enough to display a chart on computer.
Awesome Calls Business Model
Obviously, this guy is a one pump chump. A person subscribes to his service for a month, quickly discovers he is a fraud and then moves onto the the next trading room. AJ understand this, and so in order to keep finding suckers to pay into this lameness, he will resort to spamming Craigslist for more suckers. Below is one of his Craigslist ads, which you can find he spams on Craigslist nationwide like an out of control meth head tweaker.
How could anyone fall for this stuff? He proclaims to have the largest and most successful stock day trading room in the country. Really? Quit my day job? Ok, whatever.
Truthfully, I dont have much sympathy for anyone that that would fall for such a blatant and obvious fraud. The guy is just a loudmouth moron that is looking to hustle a few suckers for extra cash. A small fish that barely deserves a review. However, one of my readers got suckered by this fraud, and so I figured I would just put in a little time and expose him.
Who is This Anthony “AJ” Hayworth?
Apparently before became AJ became a millionaire trader, he owned an escrow company. But that went down the drain when the State of California busted him for collusion. He is pretty lucky that he avoided a criminal prosecution on the collusion charge, but is this really relevant to his day trading room? Well, as a former ex-con myself, I would like to grant him a little extra wiggle room. However, he is obviously just continuing his shady nonsense in just another industry. Within the context of the trading educator community he must feel like a deer that just found a bag of fresh corn. He fits right in!
The Way Back For Anthony
As hard as I can be on some of these blatantly fraudulent trading rooms, I always attempt to offer a way back because these reviews hurt their income. Perhaps AJ can change. I would love to come back and write a new review. But before that happens, he would need to do the following:
- Create a spreadsheet of trades that users can view in real time. Not these lame after market pictures.
- Put his trades live on the screen, for all to see. I have plenty of stock day trading rooms that do this now, he should as well.
- Stop with the No Free Trial nonsense. At the very least, offer a single day.
- Be transparent. Stop proclaiming you are a millionaire trader living in Beverly Hills. Nobody believes your BS.
I have written some pretty nasty reviews before, only to come back and write stories of success and redemption. There is a way back. But with this guy, it might take a little longer. My suspicion is that he probably has never even had a trading account.
Well that’s it for today. Thanks for reading. And a special note to the reader that informed me of this trading room, I am sorry if I made you feel like a fool for falling for this guy. But you should of had some reservations when he would not show you any prior trades, no live trading account, and no free trial. Hopefully, you learned something and can avoid this type of nonsense in the future.
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