January 15, 2014 08:00 ET

The Focused Stock Trader Becomes One of the First Financial Newsletters to Accept Bitcoin

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 15, 2014) - The Focused Stock Trader ( announced today it will start accepting Bitcoin via BitPay. For a limited time, The Focused Stock Trader will accept 1 Bitcoin for an annual subscription representing a 50% discount.

  • The Focused Stock Trader's Editor, Harris Shapiro, has over 50 years' experience in the securities industry and started providing investment ideas to friends and business contacts in 2010. In 2013 TFST Publishing was formed and created a subscription newsletter, The Focused Stock Trader. Shapiro and his team were correct 79 out of 84 recommendations with an average return of 24% per trade with several trades generating returns in excess of 100%. The average holding period for the recommended trades was 23 days. THE FOCUS STOCK TRADER WAS CORRECT 94% OF THE TIME GENERATING 24% EVERY 23 DAYS OR AN ANNUALIZED RETURN OF 266%. The complete track record is available on the site

Commenting on the announcement Mr. Shapiro stated, "Given that the acceptance of Bitcoin is growing by the day, I felt it was appropriate to begin accepting Bitcoin as payment for subscribers."

The Focused Stock Trader offers a monthly subscription for $150. A free 2 week trial is available to test the service. Please visit The Focused Stock Trader at or contact them by email at

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