“Illusions are something pleasant. The disadvantage is that they tend to burst like a burble.” – Wolfgang Kurz
Investopedia describes a high-yield investment program (HYIP) as a fraudulent investment scheme that purports to deliver extraordinarily high returns on investment. High-yield investment schemes often advertise yields of more than 100% per year in order to lure in victims. In reality, these high-yield investment programs are Ponzi schemes, and the organizers aim to steal the money invested.
Someone nicknamed ‘Handle123’ on Elitetrader.com says that [the trader] is like the tortoise and the rabbit, no wonder the tortoise lives to be over hundred years old, he learned to go slow and don't take dumb chances of moving a foot before knowing if it can be life threatening risk. And rabbits have little defense other than speed, but many more rabbits in the stew pot than tortoises (square brackets mine).