“Exploit This American Oil Giant for a Fast Double-Digit Gain!”

I’m officially on vacation, but had a lot of questions recently about Louis Navelier’s “next surge for my top oil stock is about to begin” stock, so I thought I’d throw out a quick answer for you. The story is that this company is growing, with more growth to come, but has seen its stock […]

“A new opportunity is taking shape right now that’s like buying Disney in 1971…”

I’ve looked at the teasers ads for Jim Fink’s Roadrunner Stocks a few times over the couple years it’s been around, with middling results — he’s had one great pick, one that has gone down substantially, and a few “middling” picks that were in those teaser pitches. So is it worth trying out his latest […]

iBeacons and the Motley Fool’s “Inside the iStore: The One Stock to Own When Apple Takes Over Ecommerce.”

I think I saw this ad a few months ago and didn’t write about it for one reason or another, but it just started a heavy rotation again — so let’s have a gander. David Gardner is a growth stock dynamo — he and his brother Tom founded the Motley Fool as an AOL chat […]

“Seven Times More Profitable Than Apple with Zero Competition”

Now that Apple is a few weeks from the release of their next i-device, lots of teasers will come floating out about “better than Apple” or “buy this before Apple’s new iPhone” or the like. That’s a pattern we’ve seen ever since the original iPhone sent shares of suppliers soaring — or, indeed, even before […]

“Big Oil Wants a Piece of His Pie”

The Casey Energy Report is pretty pricey these days ($995/year), and so it gets quite a bit of reader attention when they hint around about a hot new idea of theirs. And so it was that your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe got a nice, full mailbox this morning with folks forwarding a story that the Casey […]

Explaining “How to Collect Your Government-Backed Real Estate Tax Rebate Checks”

This pitch has been around for more than a year now, but apparently it’s in heavy rotation again so I took another look today. And yes, you guessed it, the ad is almost completely unchanged from what ran in the Spring of 2013… the same pitch for REIT dividends being “Real Estate Tax Rebates,” the […]

“A Gold Royalty with a 10% Yield On Deck” (Dan Ferris)

I hate to continue to write about this small company with great frequency, since it smacks of “talking my book” (it’s a major personal holding), but we have received a lot of questions from readers today about Dan Ferris’ latest pitch, so we’re re-running our previous free article about this one. Last time around, it […]

Energy Harvesting, Thermal Fracking, and the “15 Stocks that Double Each Day”

First, I should tell you that this is bad for you. This searching for stocks that double in a day. Seeking such instant gratification in investing is like drinking three beers for breakfast every day because you’re thinking you might run into a friendly Brazilian model on the subway and you want to be “loose” […]

Alex Green’s “Next Golden Cross” to hit August 29?

Alexander Green has a new “special report” out to lure subscribers to a letter I haven’t seen before called The True Value Alert — Green has been the head honcho at The Oxford Club for a long time and has put out a bunch of interesting ideas (and has some refreshingly stable and non-hypey stuff […]

The True Value Alert

Premium-priced newsletter recommending value stocks trading below asset value, perhaps focusing on those with positive momentum trends as well. Print this

“Living Metal… Tiny Company has Monopoly… $141,478 for a Thimbleful”

Ok, this is definitely the “most requested” ad over the last 24 hours — I can’t tell you how many folks have asked your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe to look into “Living Metal,” but the list is getting loooong. And we are, of course, happy to oblige. The pitch is from Michael Robinson for his Radical […]

“The Future of our Next Internet Depends on this Tiny Breakthrough”

I was reading the latest pitch for the “next Internet” and thinking that it was yet another spiel about the “Internet of Things” that we’ve covered so many times (like the Fool’s “The Internet Disappears” or Marc Lichtenfeld’s “Web 3.0″ pitch)… … or even about the “wearable tech” revolution that’s often likened to the “Internet […]

“40X Bigger Than the Bakken… And you don’t have to buy a single oil stock to make a fortune…”

That’s the headline for the latest ad from David Dittman, who inherited leadership of the Canadian Edge newsletter when Roger Conrad left for greener pastures. And I was intrigued enough to take a look — not least because he’s touting some ancillary stocks that benefit indirectly from oil money… but also because, unlike every other […]

Marijuana Millions: “The Kennedy Story You Were Never Told”

Famous families and historical fortunes fascinate investors — the idea that these families you know and (sometimes) worship created vast fortune because of one wily speculator way back in the family tree is almost irresistibly interesting. It gives us the feeling that any family can rise up and make a big bet on the way […]

“Walmart Goes Out of Business Without This Company”

I haven’t written about Richard Band in a long time, but he’s one of the “old guard” of the newsletter pundits and has been around forever — according to Hulbert, his Profitable Investing, which professes to be contrarian and “safe”, has indeed beaten the market by a whisker over 15 years — but has done […]