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This guy is nuts…but what if…?

There is a guy currently in jail in New York for the crime of making too much money too quickly on the stock market. He started with $800 and, in two weeks, had a stock portfolio worth over $350 million. He did this on in a mere 126 trades, every single one of them successful.

But that isn’t the interesting part. The interesting part is that he says he’s from the future…


Andrew Carlssin says that he’s from the year 2256, and that he travelled back in time with the knowledge that our time period was one of the low points in the stock market’s history. He also had a list of the key stocks and dates to buy. All he wants to do is go back to his time machine and travel back to his own time: if he’s set free, he’ll reveal the location of Osama Bin Laden, and will provide a cure for AIDS.

Okay, the guy is nutty as a fruitcake. But the claim that he is benefitting from insider trading seems pretty darned far-fetched as well. 126 perfect trades? 126 different stocks? This guy must have a freaking huge list of “insiders”, all of whom know exactly how some announcement or another is going to drive their stock. Doesn’t this seem just the teensiest bit unlikely?

So, how did he make 126 perfect and ultra-highrisk trades in a row? Furthermore, there is no record of this guy existing prior to December, 2002. Maybe he is from the future…

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