A Review of The Stock Swoosh

The Stock Swoosh by Mellissa Armo
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Zero honesty with this trading room. Dont waste your time or money. Mellisa Armo does not trade, and can barely talk intelligently about trading. Disgraceful, lack of morals, character or basic human decency.

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Pros: The trading room is quite entertaining. Mellissa loves to talk, and she communicates well. The environment is light and lively. Mellissa is a great salesperson and you find yourself wanting to buy what she is selling.
Cons: Mellessa Armo does not trade. She just talks about trading. And she talks a lot. She represents everything that is wrong with trading educators: does not actually trade, makes big claims of trading success, is a master of telling how well her methods worked (after the fact). Provides references of people that barely even know her.

Owner: Mellissa Armo
Gap Day Trading Stocks
Cost: $2500 to $249.

The Stock Swoosh is a day trading room room, specializing in gaps, owned and moderated by Mellissa Armo. You can find her constantly running paid webinars on Online Trader Central at a cost of $800 per webinar. Since she has done multiple webinars, then she must be selling plenty of educational packages. But are the educational packages of any value, does she really trade? Is she the real deal?

The First Thing I Notice

The first thing you will notice on her website is that she posts no track record of trades called inside the live trading room. There is not a shred of trade history anywhere to be found. I emailed Melissa and asked for a spreadsheet of past trades, she responded that she did not keep a history of trades, but that I should not worry because most of her trades were winners. OK, I guess.

Asking For Proof

Since she has zero track record, I politely asked for an account statement showing that she actually trades. I told her that it matters not whether the statement shows a profit or loss, just any statement will do. Just show me one singular trade, please. She responded that if she shows trades then it could reveal “the secret sauce”. I am not sure what “secret sauce” is, but it sure sounds tasty!

Any Proof Will Do

Since she does not keep a record of trades, and no account statement to verify, I ask for some personal references from former students. She then sent me the names and phone numbers of 3 people: the first was a black kid that told me that he was a free trial student, and did not have a trading account. The second person told me that they were also a trial student, and the 3rd person was an actual purchaser of the course. However, they were trying to get a refund, and felt they had been scammed. This person referred me to a personally written report that they had submitted to The Rip Off Report. You can read about it here.

But I Always Give The Benefit Of The Doubt

Of course, I know of several other trading educators that have been tarred with a few bad reviews, and you simply cannot judge the validity of a trading educator by the often unrealistic expectations of newbie traders. Regardless of no track record of trades, no account statements, and a terrible review from one her best references, I decided to give Melissa the benefit of the doubt. I would try her service with an open mind. And so I signed up for a trial of the trading room, and then began my one month period of observing and recording. Important note: each trial period lasts only one week, to counter this, and avoid having to pay the monthly subscriber fee, I used a proxy service called Hipe My Ass, and several different randomly created email addresses. This allowed me to sign up for multiple trial accounts and also remain anonymous.

Melissa Is A Persistent Salesperson

The Stock Swoosh Golden Gap CourseBe warned, Melissa is not afraid to sell you. She aggresively attacked each of my fake profiles like a dog begs for rib bones at a barbeque. She is not afraid to call you, and with a sweet voice, she tells you that she just wants to help you realize your dreams of trading success. She is smooth and sweet. Admittedly and a bit shamefully I allowed myself to become bit enamored with her sweet voice and curiously wondered if she were a single lady. Her profile picture is kind of cute, so be warned if you like pretty ladies because Melissa plays it well.

Inconsistencies That Made Me Leary

Quite a few times some things would happen that made me really worry. For instance, on several occasions I was 15 to 20 minutes late to the opening of the live trading room. Every damn time I would show up late, as soon as I entered the room, Melissa would then start cooing about the big winner we had this morning. She would be congratulating the attendees and telling them that this is how its done. While I would sit there green with envy. After this happened 3 times, I began to smell a rat. So I decided to set up a rat trap…

The Rat Trap

I set up a test to see if my theory that Melissa was purposely puffing up the performance as people would arrive throughout the trading day. So I set up 2 separate accounts; account A would show up at exactly on time and record the exact trades that Melissa called out. Account B would show up later in the session to see if Melissa would start up the glory of winning nonsense that I suspected. Sure enough, whenever I used either account as a late entry into the trading room, she would pull this nonsense. Its pretty clever how she pulls it off. I felt like I was at a Las Vegas magic show, a little slight of hand, a little smoke, a nice shiny mirror, etc.

Swishes and Swooshes: good luck attempting to replicate

Mellisa uses two primary words to describe her trade set ups; either a swish or a swoosh. But does she call out exactly entry and exit points? Nope. Not even once during the month I spent in her live trading room. She would use a lot of nebulous words like “thats the swish pattern we have been looking for guys! That’s it! But no mention of the entry or exit price. The best way to describe her trading service…imagine that its a clear night, and there is not a cloud in the sky. There are plenty of stars in the sky. And both Melissa and yourself are desperately attempting to find a UFO. Every so often, you will hear Melissa’s sweet voice make a mighty declaration, “There is it! A UFO. Did you see it?” But just as you look at the direction she is pointing, and see nothing, she say’s “Wow, you need to be just a bit faster in your observation”. And then she mutters, “Don’t worry about not seeing it as quickly as me, if you just spend $2500 on my advanced course, you will be able to see the UFO’s with no problem.”

Finally Its Over

Money Down The Drain

The Mellisa Armo investment method.

Admittedly, I was really glad to get out of the live trading room and get this report written. The constant deception made me tired and irritable. I would catch myself, time and again, thinking to myself that she is going to start that glorious winning nonsense everytime someone new arrived late into the trading room. And the constantly talk of swishes an swooshes, with no data to prove here theories was frustrating. At the end of the day, Melissa knows its all just a hustle and she is praying upon the gullible person, that is desperate to learn and earn. She is just another in a long line of hucksters with a never ending supply of snake oil to cure every ill. However, I have to give her a few positive accolades. And that would be that at least she does not populate her website with fake and fraudulent performance numbers. She is old school and relies on pure salesmanship to get the deal done.

What are your thoughts? Thanks for reading.

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That f\'king voice
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That f\'king voice

I did the free week trial (mostly for laffs), and lasted less than 2 days as I found myself wanting to puncture my eardrums with a Phillips head screw driver after 30 seconds of that voice. That neanderthal shrieking at a stock is more than I could stomach. I still have occasional nightmares.

avgdwner
Guest

I don’t think it’s even worth it for the “trade porn” with the shrieking and babbling. At least Alla Peters “fibonacciinstitute” has a soothing voice and doesn’t need to use web site silhouette photos to try to look attractive. FibQueen Borodin could be a 7 , but she’s a tool of John Carter’s room now. LBR is a has-been, 20 years over her prime.

Bob V
Guest
Alla Peters doesn’t even trade the markets with real money! She is full of crap! Her methods are open to interpretation and confusing. She says one thing and does another. She makes all her money by selling her bull crap course that she shows how to do in webinars only.Alla does not even have written material on what she teaches. A successful trader should be selling and teaching, not someone who does not put his or her money where his or her big mouth is! Show live trades on a live trading platform with real money every day and make… Read more »
Ricardo De Furgburber
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Ricardo De Furgburber
Full scam. Any of us in the industry can tell. I watched on of her webinars and asked her a simple question which she fumbled over and tried to make sound right. Melissa, I can tell that you’re highly insecure and have some deep issues, so I know you probably check this twice a day; Sweetheart, you’re not fooling ANYONE. Only people too dumb – the older crowd it seems, to know any better. Enjoy that rented, overpriced, NYC pad while you can cause I am long puts in size on you and your company. Also, take out the part… Read more »
Jeff Breakstone
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Jeff Breakstone
I have spent 2 weeks in Melissa’s “The Stock Swoosh” Trading Room. I have been in many trading rooms over the past few years. What I like about Melissa is that her calls are focused – she has a total of maybe 8 – 10 gapping stocks TOPS that she reviews in the morning. She uses a 26 point rating system and every stock she reviews gets a rating. For the stocks she selects as having the most potential, she will type and speak the rating, along with resistance and support levels and various targets, including her “dream target” for… Read more »
David
Guest
Total scam. I can prove it. I have recorded her. Total denial. She said “I am in” and 5 seconds later when stock moves against her she would say “didn’t get in.” I wish I can give her minus 5 stars rating. Giving her 1 star is a tragedy to explain how dishonest and mischievous she is with training. 100% she doesn’t trade real money. Total garbage. This review above and the only positive review is writen by her. Seriously, how hard it is to stop by here and give yourself a positive reviews but to write a negative review… Read more »
Thomas Power
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Thomas Power

Thanks Dave, I spent an hour in here listening to this BS about how gaps don’t have any meaning as in have no history for support or resistance, just her swish and swoosh. Oh by the way she’s expecting new highes this year. Huge short squeeze.

steve chisholm
Guest
steve chisholm

well i can tell you i have been in her room and i must say i see a snake all the way
and it sounds like she is the one that wrote this review her self …she is that type of person

Rob B
Member
Sam, Man what are you talking about! I was just losing money hands over fist day after day. Then I discovered Melissa and how trading was fun and easy and starting with a $3K account trading futures within 2 days I was making so much money that I bought a private jet and Lamborghini. Gosh, by the end of the week I will have so much money I do not know what I will buy. I wonder if there are any islands for sale. Vendors are you reading this I am available for testimonials. I am running a 40% off… Read more »
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Tom
Guest

Oh god, I cant stand this witch.
Make a Million with Mel !!!
Who’s account hers or yours?
SO glad you went after this chick.
She is pond scum…
Her trade room is one big infomercial , absolutely brutal.
No doubt she prey’s on lonely middle aged guys who have not been laid in years.
Women is nothing but a bimbo…..

Great Job Emmett ….

Todd
Guest
She is really all about that marketing, as are the best scammers in the business of course. She is always advertising on OnLine Trader Central and then makes a promo video now on that ad that she has you click on for a close up of her jibber jabbering away. The funny thing is, I think she looked better when she had the camera at more of a distance, though I don’t find her attractive. When it was at a distance, at least I couldn’t see her as well,and could imagine her being attractive. Now, I not only don’t find… Read more »
sam
Guest

The site’s changed with a “swoosh” sound. And you were prescient about it. There are more “glam” pics on each tab click. Where is that place she’s at? Good looking professionally done scenic photos. She must have taken these comments to heart and upped her personal glam marketing. Even the “faq” tab links have more pics. http://www.thestockswoosh.com/armo/faq.html

mike
Guest

thank you for this report , to my amazement paul lange formally of pristine just joined this snake oil site.

Todd
Guest
She seems to be ramping up marketing She has 2 webinars on OnlineTrader Central last week and then yesterday I got this email… Lots of desperation to get dollars in the door apparently. Good marketer!!! She works really hard at creating a persona that CARES about people etc It is safe for me to change. I now release all thoughts or vibrations of confusion, chaos, disharmony, disrespect, or distrust-they are eliminated from my consciousness completely, and I feel like a brand new person! Welcome Spring! Are longs different than shorts to trade? Yes! What is one important reason to learn… Read more »
FedUp
Guest

Total Scam – I am an experienced trade and you need to use at least basic charting/Technicals and who the hell has time to go over a 26 point check list gimme a friggin’ break

bobby
Guest
i have day traded 15 successfully years and was listened to her strategy in the webinar and its a total scam …shes making all her money from people that don’t understand trading and people that have lost money and that are looking for a fast way to make back the losses…don’t waste any hard earned money getting swooshed to the poor house.Just think about it, a person that repeatedly refuses to provide a track record has a lot to hide..she claims that she makes $1000 a day easy…..then why are you scared to put your money where your mouth is… Read more »
theReaDone1
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theReaDone1

She was a successful mortgage broker until 2008 when she gave it up to pursue her love of trading….Yeah, right. It didn’t have anything to do with the housing crash or anything. Seems legit

Lamont
Guest

I see everybody chooses to ignore the “black guy” comment. Emmett, would you like to explain?

Sam
Guest

So I finally read this review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmQ6awLsRVc
I noticed she lost weight just in the last month. Her voice has changed from sweet to more scratchy. maybe she has a cold? However, the message of the video “trading is easy” with the positive-thinking
bull is so far from the reality of trading so an instant warning to stay away. Agreed, she has a salesmanship and attractive vibe. She could be in sales but I guess we all want to stop working for lousy bosses.

Joe
Guest
I also almost fell for her sneaky charm. I must admit she is sexy even behind a computer. The way how I figured out that she is a scam is once I paid attention to the way she talked. She talks fast. Now not every fast speaker is a scammer but I am in sales and most scammers and great scumbag salespeople talk fast. Why? Because when you talk fast,you confuse the listener and they lose track of what you actually really say. You may be talking about horse shit and after a while the person only gets focused on… Read more »
Ricardo De Furgburber
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Ricardo De Furgburber

She is NOT sexy. Those teeth, flabby arms and sagging breasts are gross. If I were her I would fly to Thailand and get some work done on the cheap. Mellissa, if you ever give up this fraud life I hear women your age can do well ‘abroad’ if ya know what i mean.

Joshua
Member

thanks for your effort, appreciate that. salute =)

Todd
Guest
By far the most frequent marketer with online trader central. Heavy marketing the last couple of months. I logged into a webinar about 3 weeks ago, this was not an online trader central one, and listened to her say how she predicted various directions of the market to pinpoint accuracy several times over the past 4-5 years or so, as if anyone is to believe that. Then, she very clearly stated again, we can expect the market to continue UP UP UP and break through the last highs etc. Of course, since her prediction, the market has continued down and… Read more »
Todd
Guest

Latest promotion. She went from promising $20K a month trading to $300K a year now. The more outlandish the claims, the more people get on the “yellow brick road” with their bag of cash hoping to find the wizard “holy grail” that is promised by these bottom feeders

Ricardo De Furburger
Guest
Ricardo De Furburger

No it’s 1 million a year now. She is so full of shit. Melissa – show us some trade statements. At least make some fake ones up for us.

Hmmmm....
Guest

I’m interested in knowing why you chose to point out that one of the references you spoke to was black. What does that have to do with anything?

Ricardo De Furgburber
Guest
Ricardo De Furgburber

Melissa we know this is you. Get back on your lithium ya crazy ole bat!

Lamont
Guest

Whether this is Melissa or not the question deserves to be answered. Why is that mentioned?

Koala
Guest
Hello Emmett Moore (concerning your Review of The Stock Swoosh(Melissa Armo) on tradingschools.org), and (commenting on that review) That f\’king voice, avgdwner, Ricardo De Furgburber, Rob B, David, Thomas Power, RV, Alexander, steve chisholm, Sam, Tom, Joe, Todd, mike, Todd & FedUp All of you seems to have voiced complaints about Melissa Armo concerning -How she looks -How she sounds -How she Markets -Taking the Trade she calls -Doing/showing the things you think she ought to. First off, what is the most likely reason one would subscribe to an online trading room? Shouldn’t it be that her methods are ***effective***… Read more »
Ricardo De Furburger
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Ricardo De Furburger

Melissa, you are one crazy bat! Tell us how the institutional traders trade. Show us how you did it when you worked at JPM Securities and SAC. Oh wait! You never traded anywhere. And BTW – Nobody leverages $3,000 for intraday trading anymore this is not 2000 you clown. You’re a clown, the worst part about u and your type is you guys think you’re smart but you literally are clueless to how finance actually works. That’s why we laugh at you.

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