Giving Thanks, Giving Back, and “Saddam’s Lost Oil”

I’m traveling this week, and working up our “Turkey of the Year” piece that we’ll post right before Thanksgiving, but I did want to let those of you who are not Irregulars know that we’ve got our second “Gumshoe Gives Back” opportunity of the holiday season going on now… and I’ve also got a teaser […]

Skousen’s “The Best Company Money Can Buy Right Now”

For our Friday File today, before I head out the door to take a week of respite with the family for Thanksgiving (no Friday File next week, by the way, though we will have our annual “Turkey of the Year” piece next week), I thought I’d take a look at a teaser pitch going around […]

“Rare Move by FDA to Ignite Tiny $4 Stock” with a “35-to-1 Bang”

Heads up: I made a mistake on this one when it first went up on the site. We strive for at least a 99% accuracy rate in identifying teaser targets, and this is apparently my mistake for 2014. Thanks to several readers for alerting me to the fact that I moved too quickly in posting […]

“Breathe Free and Be Rich” — the “Breathalyzer” that Can Identify Deadly Disease

Medical technology is always a prime area for investor excitement — we love the idea of a company that can make things bigger, cheaper, stronger, faster in any field of human endeavor, but somehow the idea of a company doing it in medicine, where we can feel both wealthy and virtuous after investing, is even […]

What’s the “Ideal Retirement Booster” (IRB) from Oxford Club?

This latest pitch from Julia Guth is an ad for the Oxford Club Communique, their “entry level” newsletter, and she’s selling us on the idea that there’s an “Ideal Retirement Booster (IRB)” that can help you reduce risk and extend your standard of living during retirement by 27 years. Which sounds almost magical, right? That’s […]

First Steps and Favorite Tools for New Investors

I get asked “how do I start investing” questions quite frequently, and also questions about what kinds of online (or other) tools I use to research stocks — so I thought I’d start the discussion about this by sharing a few of my favorite things. First, if you have never invested before and don’t think […]

Can You Actually Earn “Royalties” From Amazon, Netflix and the Internet’s Top Retailers?

We have had a long line of questions about the misleading “Internet Royalties” teaser from The Wealth Advisory, so I’m going to re-share that one. My initial solution for this teaser pitch appeared at the tail end of a Friday File for the Irregulars (our paid members) on September 12, so some of you will […]

“Saddam’s Lost Oil”: Christian DeHaemer’s “Retire Now” Oil Stock

A couple things to check in on before I get to the “meat” of today’s note for you. First… it turns out that Medical Properties Trust (MPW) is not a dividend grower. I thought they were signaling dividend growth with their increased guidance a couple weeks ago, and thought that they would hike the dividend […]

“Solar’s Quantum Leap” Pick from Nick Hodge

I very nearly didn’t write about this one for you today, even though I know the solution and the Thinkolator was able to make a 100% certain match to the clues. Why? Because Nick Hodge shouldn’t be teasing individual stocks with no trading volume and $7 million market capitalizations to his email lists… and I […]