Thursday, January 29, 2009

TD Ameritrade to pay $6,400 for each Investools custumer

I was perusing the documentation of the pending sale of Investools (SWIM) for $606 million and one figure jumped out at me. TD Ameritrade is paying about $6400 for each of the current 94,000 Investools customers. That to me seems high, but another fact that jumped at me was the average customer trades 450 times a year. That is about 40 trades per month.

That should give you some insight as to what to expect if you decide to become a customer. As I have mentioned before, be prepared to fork over some hefty cash to the Investools scam. Money which I think can be found elsewhere on the web for much cheaper. I plan on reviewing my books overnight and look at some good authors I would recommend in my next post.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Investools being sued

It appears as though there may have been some foul play by the board of directors at Investools (Ticker : SWIM). The company is being bought by TD Ameritrade for $3.34 cash and 0.398 shares of TD Ameritrade common stock . The lawsuit questions whether the board acted in the best interest of shareholders.

In other news. Investoold is a major sponsor of the new CNBC options show. By now you have some of my feelings for the Investools scam of over charging for information. I do have a high regard for CNBC though.