whenever i get spam about ways to make money in the market i try to figure out what they are trying to sell for educational purposes. i recieved this one today. i thought i would post it here as a little test for the option gurus.who can guess what the trick is? here it is: How to Double Your Money Even if Your Stock Stays Flat I have created a list of 55 companies for which the following statement is true - âIf two years from now, the price of the stock is equal to or above its current price, you will at least double your initial investment. Guaranteed.â And it gets even better. Read on. We all know that there are thousands of get-rich-quick investments scams circulating on the Internet. Most of them are just that â scams. I am not a neophyte investor. I graduated from the Harvard Business School. I have a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Univ. of Virginia. I have held a seat on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). I have traded on the floor of the CBOE. For over 25 years, I have bought and sold options virtually every trading day. I have been so successful trading stock options that I have given away over $365,000 a year ($1,000 every day) to mostly Vermont charities for the last four years. I only list these credentials so that you wonât think Iâm some deranged lunatic when I say that you can double your money, guaranteed, if you pick one of 55 companies on my list and in two years, the stock does one of three things: What Has to Happen to Double Your Money 1) Stays the same in price 2) Goes up by any amount 3) Falls by no more than 5% (for some stocks, it can fall 10%). On the downside, the stock can fall by 30% or so, and you will still make a small profit. You can figure out your exact returns before you invest. Of course, in two years, if the stock is more than 30% lower than todayâs price, you will lose money. A Really Simple Strategy In order for you to double your money, you will not have to follow any complicated stock options trading strategy. In fact, you will only have to make two trades to get started, and then sit back and wait for about two years. Thatâs why I call it the âLazy Wayâ to Double Your Money Strategy. With this simple strategy, you will not need to know much about stock options in general, or LEAPS in particular. Just pick a stock you believe in two years will be at least equal to its price today, and make the two trades I specify. Choose >From a List of Popular Companies These 55 companies include many well-known companies such as Amazon, Apple Computer, Applied Materials, AOL, Cisco, Motorola, Oracle, and Yahoo. If you make two simple trades in any of these companies, you will at least double your money if the stock doesnât fall by a large amount over the two-year period. Average Company Return Over 250% For many companies, the return is far greater than 100%. In fact, the average two-year return for the 55 companies is over 250%. And it even gets better. For a few companies, the return is actually infinite because your initial cash investment is essentially zero. Your broker will allow you to put on these positions without putting up any real cash. I know it sounds crazy, but it is true No-Risk Guarantee I offer a DOUBLE-YOUR-MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE that you can calculate your 100% profit in two years (even if the stock doesn't go up) before you make the investment in any of the listed companies. Itâs that simple, and sure. So far, no one has asked for their money back.