50 Cent Claims Credit For 350% Stock Increase

UPDATE: Fox reports 50 Cent's stock market tweets may have been an SEC violation.

On Friday, January 7, H&H Imports was being traded at $.10 per share. As of 5:30 pm EST, The Wall Street Journal lists H&H Imports as being traded for $.39 per share. So what happened with the burgeoning tech company over the weekend to make the stock price jump? One of their newest investors, 50 Cent, cites his involvement as the reason for the increase. During the Consumer Electronics Show, 50 personally endorsed the Sleek by 50 wireless headphones and Gunnar Optiks 3D glasses.

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Shortly after the Sleek endorsement, 50 announced that he bought into the headphone’s parent company H&H Imports. A press release proclaimed that 50 Cent through G-Unit, made an equity investment in H&H Imports, which makes him a significant minority shareholder. The investment also provided a clause for 50 to be offered a seat on the board of the company at a later date.

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RT @50cent: Follow my lead there just going to get bigger trust me even if its a small investment it will pay off. <--- About @TVGoodsInc!4:20 PM Jan 8th via HootSuite

After the news hit the Internet, 50 took to his Twitter feed to advice people to invest while the stock was still on the rise. The situation has some similarities to 50’s investment in Glaceau. The company was subsequently bought by Coca-Cola, and 50 Cent made what many analysts estimate as anywhere from $100 to $400 million from his initial investment. The tweets stating any investment would double mysteriously disappeared, most likely due to the unpredictable nature of stocks. Later 50 warned his followers to talk to their financial advisors before making any investments.

HNHI is the right investment for me it may or may not be right for u! Do ur homeworkabout 2 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

UPDATE (01/13): Wednesday, America’s self-proclaimed “family financial expert,” Ellie Kay, told Fox 411 she didn’t think it would be a surprise if 50 Cent was investigated by the Securities Exchange Commission for telling his Twitter followers they could potentially double their money by investing in H&H Imports.

Kay routinely appears on news outlets such as “ABC News Now” to give out financial advice, and she believes 50’s Twitter endorsement of H&H may have raised a few eyebrows.

“There are very strict guidelines as to what a person can do in terms of possibly manipulating the value of a stock,” Kay told Fox 411. After 50’s initial series of H&H endorsements, the stock price rose from $.10 to $.39 per share. As of Thursday morning, the stock has evened out to $.26 per share. Kay added that the potential of an SEC investigation might have caused 50 to back off of his initial recommendations.

“I think that 50 Cent probably has more attorneys than I have Facebook friends,” Kay added. “I would not be surprised if his legal counsel advised him to revise his Tweets.”

50 Comments

  • Craig Smikle

    How the heck is he so successful in business when his spelling and grammar are so atrocious? Twitter is no excuse... there is not they're and threw is not through

  • Anonymous

    Are you still dick riding 50 Cent after he just stuck his hand in his stans pockets??? "YOU STANS DON'T EVEN KNOW WHEN BALLS ARE IN YOUR MOUTH" LOL. LOL That nigga 50 has the dumbest fans in the world and now the whole world knows it and are laughing at you!!!!

  • Anonymous

    *390% stock increase...money isn't anything to be mathematically inaccurate about, you don't ballpark with money.

  • Heat357

    We should've invested a week ago and we could be rich!

  • Anonymous

    50 CENT WILL LEACH OFF OF THE HIP-HOP FAN BASE ANYWAY HE CAN!!! HIS FANS ARE THE ONES HE WILL TRICK, NOT ME. I TOLD YALL THAT SHIT WAS CROOKED AND SOHH HELPED BY POSTING 50's twitter STOCK tip. 50 HAS LET HIS FRIENDS GET HIM IN SOME REAL SHIT NOW!!!! IF 3 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWER & 30 MILLION THISIS50 VIEWERS WILL NOT BUY YOUR CD THEN WHY NOT PUSH SOME BAD STOCKS ON THEM AND TELL THEM IT IS A GOOD STOCK. HELPING CURTIS SALE BAD STOCKS TO MINORITIES LIKE MADOFF. http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/01/12/50-cent-sec-tweeting-twitter-stock-advice-tips/

  • Anonymous

    Are you still dick riding 50 Cent after he just stuck his hand in his stans pockets??? "YOU STANS DON'T EVEN KNOW SEE HIS BALL ON YOUR FACE" LOL. LOL That nigga 50 has the dumbest fans in the world and now the whole world knows it and are laughing at you!!!! YOUR A USED AND ABUSED BROKE ASS 50 CENT STAN THAT THINKS 50 WILL GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY BACK FOR THAT STOCK IF YOU KEEP SUCKING HIS DICK ON THE BLOG SITES. HAHAHA............ DON'T FORGET THE BALL AND DON'T LIE OR PLAY LIKE ALL YOU DICK RIDERS DON'T OWN SOME OF THAT PISS POOR STOCK. LOL (When you read 50 made 8 million you started bragging about getting fuck with no grease) AAHAHAHA!!! 50 was dirty for that shit... Your fans and followers trusted you and you deceived them, glad i didn't buy any. I guess you are playing the game like you were taught, except you put the disclaimer out to late. Too late! He should've disclosed that he owned shares in the company when he made the tweet. He didn't say it at the time. Well this site promoted that rinky dink company as a successful company with a glorious track record. Of course it's a scam. The only value any celebrity endorser has is their ability to dupe and exploit their groveling fans.

    • Sludge

      You can hate all you wamt and you can call people stans But you never had no mutha phukkin work in your hands You a weak azz sucka and you really ain't that smart Another punk got stomped by the poopy butt farts! Get ready ya'll!! Poopy Butt Farts album droppin this spring on youtube! Peace Ya'll!!

  • Anonymous

    More money, more problems? Rapper 50 Cent may have momentarily gotten $8.7 million richer after encouraging his Twitter followers to invest in a money-losing penny stock, but now the hip hopper may be in big trouble with the Security Exchange Commission. Last weekend, 50, born Curtis Jackson, reportedly Tweeted to his 3.8 million followers, “You can double your money right now. Just get what you can afford” and “They are no joke get in now” about H&H Imports, previously a money-loser with a reported deficit of at least $3.3 million. Jackson reportedly received 30 million shares of H&H stock in a private placement last October. H&H owns TV Goods, a direct response marketing founded by infomercial guru Kevin Harrington. H&H closed at 39 cents on Monday, up 29 cents, netting Jackson's shares the aforementioned $8.7 million. “There are very strict guidelines as to what a person can do in terms of possibly manipulating the value of a stock,” financial expert and 60-Minute Money Workout author Ellie Kay tells FOX411. “I don’t think it would be a huge surprise to anyone if 50 Cent were investigated for what he did.” On the SEC’s web site, a list for common violations that could lead the government agency to conduct an investigation include “manipulating the market prices of securities.” When contacted by FOX411, an SEC rep had no comment on whether or not Jackson was under investigation. "We can neither confirm nor deny" an investigation is taking place, the rep said. Calls to Jackson's lawyer were not returned. Later, Jackson apparently back-peddled a bit when he reportedly deleted his original posts and Tweeted, “I own HNHI stock thoughts on it are my opinion. Talk to financial advisor about it.” And “HNHI is the right investment for me it may or may not be right for u! Do ur homework.” “I think that 50 Cent probably has more attorneys than I have Facebook friends,” laughed Kay. “I would not be surprised if his legal counsel advised him to revise his Tweets.” Read more: http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/01/12/50-cent-sec-tweeting-twitter-stock-advice-tips/#ixzz1AqGMkO91

  • Ricc

    IT WOULD BE NICE IF ALL OF 50's TEAM HAD SPELLCHECK. His business savvy is great, his spelling and grammar suck.

  • KushNGrapeCigz

    twitter is for bitches and 50 is a bitch for using it... come on what real gangsta nigga uses twitter to broadcast there every move? last time i checked real niggaz kept there personal life on tha low... fuck outta here for u niggaz on twitter and big ups to my real niggaz not broadcasting there life on tha fuckin internet...

  • TdotFrog

    This nigga 50 made 8.7 million on Monday, and after he let word out about the stock, and he probably started shorting the stock by making money on the 13 point drop of the stock, knowing the stock was inflated and that it would level out, through this he made another 3.9 million. Man, if I had a few hundred thou I would have cleaned up to. F'n sucks that you need money to make money. Kinda defeats the purpose.T

  • g

    HOW MANY OF YALL MADE $10,000,000 IN 2DAYS??? EXACTLY GO FUCK UR SELF AND STOP HATIN CUZ THIS NIGGA IS SUCCESFUL. BOTTOM LINE IS WE WOULD ALL RATHER LISTEN TO 50'S OLD SHIT THAN YOUNG MONEYS NEW BULL SHIT. FUKIN HATERS

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    you allready know they gone look into this

  • sekond2Nun

    All that money still aint gonna save him from judgement day

  • Nico 3

    Check back next week when the stock has crashed. Money rules this guy's soul. Take some acting lessons instead.

  • Suspect!!

    Just a brutha from oversea promoting his song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL9qtn1oRrA dont click on it if your not interested, thats all im sayin

  • Anonymous

    fades are played out i rock ceasars

  • c.webb

    iam talking because i love the unit but i talk facts ,the things that we all niggas know.

  • c.webb

    iam wondering where this nigga fifty has picked up his brains business-wise i don't think there's anyone better than he is in this rap game,he cleared his image he comes from being shot nine times to becoming a multimillionaire entrepreneur,multiplatinum emcee,actor whose own company has just landed 200 million dollars,he had diamond album,he has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide he's made childhood friends millionaires rap stars, his label has seen many multiplatinum artists,over the last decade hate it or love it gunit is the crew that has impacted the game most,they have made their brand known worldwide ,fifty is the internationally most known rap star i have been to many countries in different part of the world people know fif's history more than any other rapper they enjoy his music whether good or wack,he's created himself a legacy he will leave millions for his son if he passes away today,he's accomplished what took jay and diddy over 2 decades to accomplish in over 7 years ,can't knock his hustle no one has ever thought he would become so big in the business,there are a lot of niggaz out there they pretend not to fuck with fifty but whenever he calls they are glad to collaborate with him,he said in an interview that it's good to become bigger than a record ,he actually is truly,fifty is bigger than a multidiamond album,in 7 years he outdid a lot niggas been around a long time,even snoop said he's the only nigga in the business who cares much for his artists he makes sure that everybody eats,if yayo weren;t part of gunit he wouldn't crawl out of this hole he was he would be still in jail ,he paid for prodigy to bounce out in ferbuary,iam talking because i love the unit,but i just give credits where due,if you don't valuate people who makes efforts i don't think you will never know your own value.fifty is more than a business man .

    • onelove

      @c.webb co-sign my nigga, hate on 50 as much as u want but he keeps stackin them dollars.

    • truetalknewyork

      Diddy and jay are greater business men than 50. Diddy is the starter and innovator that 50 follows and Jay has the most money check the forbes. Fifty got money but he aint fucking with Jay or diddy. get real

  • Anonymous

    DX IS A 50 CENT DICK LICKER!!!!!!.. HELPING CURTIS SALE BAD STOCKS TO MINORITIES LIKE MADOFF. WHAT IS DX'S CUT???? 50 IS A CROOK AND THIS HEADPHONE SCAM IS STARTING TO COME TO LIGHT. THE HEADPHONES ARE A SCAM SO IDIOTS CAN INVEST AND HELP RAISE THE STOCK. .

  • Anonymous

    funny u haters must wait for a 50 post.. 50 is one of the realest ever and yes i agree his music sucks now but u cant be number 1 forever!! and he is as real as they come when it comes to history in the streets!! unlike your favourite rapper 50 done most things he talk about

    • Heat357

      Exactly... Everyone wants to say 50 is wack now and they all wanna talk sh!t about anyone who supports him... They wanna call 50 fans d!ck riders and stans... But the truth is G-Unit has made phenominal music but their time on top ran out a few years ago. BIG DEAL! Snoops time ran out 15 years ago, Waynes ran out when Em came back... Everyones time runs out.. But that shouldn't stop people from listening to their older albums..

  • Anonymous

    When you niggas were selling mad records you didn't want to fuck with nobody now you got everybody on your tracks cuz your careers went from sugar to shit. Can't have respect for niggas like you. Shit on others when you're up but come kissing booty when you're down. You should have built business relationships not destroy them.

  • Anonymous

    DX IS A 50 CENT DICK LICKER!!!!!! HELPING CURTIS SALE BAD STOCKS TO MINORITIES LIKE MADOFF. WHAT IS DX'S CUT???? 50 IS A CROOK AND THIS HEADPHONE SCAM IS STARTING TO COME TO LIGHT. THE HEADPHONES ARE A SCAM SO IDIOTS CAN INVEST AND HELP RAISE THE STOCK. .

  • SuperGucciRap

    Man fuck 50 Cent. All his fans worship all the stupid shit this pussy raps about. Gucci Mane is where real Hip Hop is at. 50 Cent only raps about Vitamin Water, what a pussy ass nigga. It's Gucci Time!

    • Anonymous

      go lick his ice cream new tat ROFL

    • gucci is a fag u idiot

      FUCK GUCCI nigga!!! his music is wack..dude this nigga makes no sense at all

    • Dalton O'Connell

      gucci mane is a faget. most of his songs u cant understand him and he is slow in the head thats why he claimed incompentancy so he wouldnt have to go to trial. gucci and the whole bricksquad mafia have no lyrics whatsoever. since when do u say burr when its a 100 degrees outside?

  • Anonymous

    DX IS A 50 CENT DICK LICKER!!!!!! HELPING CURTIS SALE BAD STOCKS TO MINORITIES LIKE MADOFF. WHAT IS DX'S CUT???? 50 IS A CROOK AND THIS HEADPHONE SCAM IS STARTING TO COME TO LIGHT. THE HEADPHONES ARE A SCAM SO IDIOTS CAN INVEST AND HELP RAISE THE STOCK.

  • Anonymous

    DX IS A 50 CENT DICK LICKER!!!!!! HELPING CURTIS SALE BAD STOCKS TO MINORITIES LIKE MADOFF. WHAT IS DX'S CUT???? 50 IS A CROOK AND THIS HEADPHONE SCAM IS STARTING TO COME TO LIGHT.

  • Anonymous

    DX IS A 50 CENT DICK LICKER!!!!!! HELPING HIM SALE BAD STOCKS LIKE MADOFF. WHAT IS DX'S CUT????

  • Santos

    Tdotfrog, explain to me how this article doesn't make sense; there is no math involved in this. There are no pump and dumps here the company is an actual company that makes an actual product. The product happens to inferior to other headphones on the market. The case is he could have purchased 1,000,000 shares at .10 cents and spent 10k and make 290,000 which is still peanuts to a man who made so much money. This is a short term stock and that is what this is so people who have money should check out the stock and invest wisely even purchasing 1,000 share you can make some serious money if the stock takes off.

  • TdotFrog

    Why is 50 advising ppl to buy penny stocks? OTC is extremely risky, and the fact that this stock is less than 2 bucks, is way too much risk for me. Fiddy just inflated the stock and the minute ppl start buying into it, he will sell his shares and make a profit off of suckaz. Classic pump and dump.

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  • GGENERAL

    Most people don't know how the stock market works, so I'm not even gone attempt to explain how stupid this article is( and factually incorrect on a number of levels).

    • Sean

      That was meant for TDOt frog.. But General.. please explain what incorrect about this article, as you see it. Some of us want to know.

    • Sean

      How can this be so risky.. if the stock is only a .10 $50 can get you a good 400 shares. People blow $50 in bars and strip clubs.

  • Atl2Trill

    50 is great businessman. Can't knock that at all.

  • smartblackguyinasuit

    yea if you got money invest in it, ofcourse its gonna blow up the stock. and 50 cent can put as much money he wants in it to manipulate it but yall niggas dont know bout real cash flow

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