Lockdown is a process to limit the number of paid members in Prudent Equity. After the desired threshold is reached, membership to the site will get restricted. Existing members can renew anytime, whereas new incoming members will have to apply for membership.
The displayed number on the lock represents the number of members left for temporary closure. Whenever renewals drop, membership will open again to fill the gap between those who have left and new incoming ones. Membership thus will remain at a certain number and not exceed that.
The reason for lockdown is that we are recommending small and mid cap stocks. These stocks have daily trading volumes which are not suitable to a large membership base. Lockdown should not be construed as a marketing tool. This is a genuine effort to keep the base low so that entry and exit of small and mid cap recommended stocks by paid members is facilitated without affecting the stock price.