“Microeconomics is what you do, macroeconomics is what you put up with”

That headline is a quote from Charlie Munger from today’s Annual Meeting for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) here in Omaha, and it’s one of the ones that really caught my ear. He was responding to a question about how he and Buffett avoid making big predictive calls about the economy, or assessing the near-term health of […]

“Virtual Reality Motion Sensing and Computing Power… These Two Companies are Giants in the Making – You Need to Own Them Today”

I covered the first virtual reality pick hyped by Ray Blanco a few weeks ago, but I forgot to follow up and dig into the second and third picks he was teasing in that ad… so when I saw a new version of the ad circulating over the weekend, with the attention-getting “hook” changed from […]

Agora’s 11-second “not safe for work” video… “How You’ll Have Dinner with Shakespeare… Speak Any Language… Know Everything… And Live Forever!”

ed note: This article was first published on March 31, 2016 — the ad has been changed a little bit and now we’re seeing a version that leads with “Virtual Reality Pornography” and catches your attention that way, though the company being teased and hinted at is still the same. What follows was published on […]

Gold, Copper and Oil

Happy Tax Day! (OK, not really — I’m told you get until the 18th because of holidays this year… but still, April 15 holds a special place in our hearts.) I’m coming to you a bit early with your Friday File this morning, since I’ll be traveling later in the day — our publishing schedule […]

“Apple’s Going Wireless” Pick Teased by Nick Hodge

We’ve seen a few teaser pitches about “wireless charging” over the past couple years, and it is indeed a compelling story — who among us wouldn’t be happy to have their phone, watch, or other electronic doodads being recharged over the air, relieving us of the irritation of having to find the right cord and […]

VentureCap Strategist’s “Safest and Smartest Way” to play the Virtual Reality Revolution

We’ve certainly seen our share of “next breakthrough” promises from Louis Basenese — he has worked for a variety of publishers (mostly under the Agora umbrella, I think) and is now promoting a service that he calls VentureCap Strategist, published by Wall Street Daily, and now he’s dangling his take on virtual reality in front […]

What’s the “Drug Royalty Program” that Sid Riggs says “Averages 180% Per Year?”

This percolated up to the “most asked about” teaser pitch over the weekend, and it’s easy to see why — everyone loves royalties (or as the newsletters like to call it, “getting money for free without doing any hard work”), and Sid Riggs is saying that “you can get super rich in a matter of […]

Stansberry’s “Metropolitan Club” plan for the Gold Bull Mania

Porter Stansberry is probably the best marketer out there in the financial newsletter world, and has access to the biggest email lists both within his company and in partnership with all of Agora’s other subsidiaries and affiliates… so when one of his ideas or letters gets a big marketing push, it tends to have a […]