Louis Navellier’s “Glitch”

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, September 4, 2008

Just a quick note for those of you who might be getting inundated with Louis Navellier’s latest email barrage — this time, he’s telling us that we have just a few more hours to take advantage of the special sale he’s offering on Blue Chip Growth, one of his newsletters.

What’s the special hook? Apparently there was a special mailing that went out to alert folks to this sale, but due to a “glitch” with his IT folks over the Labor Day holiday Louis is afraid some of his readers didn’t get it.

The cynics among us will quickly guess what the glitch was: Not enough people signed up for the newsletter, a horrible glitch indeed. Secondarily, the terrible glitch was that people were on vacation, so they didn’t read their email from him. Awful.

I can verify that the same glitch has impacted StockGumshoe.com … so if you want to sign up for the free email subscription, or just register for the site and share your delightful comments, I’ll let you do so at the special, low low price of free free free until midnight tonight!

OK, so you can sign up tomorrow, too. Or the next day, if you want. Heck, wait until next week if you prefer. Or don’t register at all, and just come wandering back to read when you feel like it.

By the way, I looked back through my email archives: Louis (among others) has tried this exact same fishing strategy several times before, I just finished re-reading virtually identical emails from both President’s Day and the Fourth of July … so if he’s got a technical glitch and has bought the only servers that take vacations, well, I really do feel sorry for the guy. But doubt creeps in.

Hope you’re all doing well, and that the switchover to my new Daily Update email system has not caused you to become overwhelmed with Gumshoe goodness while the kinks are worked out (or worse, cut off — the horror!). Seems to all be working now, so hopefully you’ll all be successfully getting your emails once a day from now on, each one bursting at the seams with wit, wisdom, and investment ideas.


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Tony Powers
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September 5, 2008 8:13 pm

RE: Navellier and Quantum Growth newsletter
Navellier recommended Solarfun Power to double quickly, based on the quarterly sales results to be issued the next day. I bought a lot at 19, the announced sales results were much better than anticipated. However, over the next few days the stock dropped steadily. I exited at about 14. Quantum Growth came out but omitted mention of Solarfun Power. It was later added to the buy list, with a stop loss of 7. No subsequent mention of the fast double.

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WaveRider
September 6, 2008 10:15 pm
Hello Gumshoe followers I am still learning how it all works but here’s my thoughts so far – Gumshoe, Farley5 & Ladywithaportfolio please feel free to re-educate me here: The spruikers merely give you the name of a company you hadn’t heard of, or thought to look for, either to boost the price on shares they already bought, with a view to selling, or because there may actually be something coming out of left field that will boost the price for everyone. You could find it yourself, if you had the time they do, and knew where to look. Gumshoe’s… Read more »
Rexas_Texas
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Rexas_Texas
September 7, 2008 12:26 am

WaveRider,

Whew, what are you smokin’ man.
This could be made into a ‘Destiny Calendar’ and widely marketed.Keep it lit man, I’ll be looking for you here.

John
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John
November 2, 2008 8:38 am

Louis is not honest if not a liar.

His performance like beating S&P 4:1, 10:1 & 30:1 in his newsletters only mean his sucessful trades. He did not count his loss trades. Overall this year, index beat his portfolilio at least 2:1.

Edward M. Fischer
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November 3, 2008 12:09 am
John, WHICH of Louis’s portfolios are you dishing? Blue Chip Growth, Emerging Markets, Global Growth, or anon. What support do you offer,that the index beats his portfolio 2:1 AND that he excludes the losses from his ratio to the S&P that the ratio only includes his successful trades? Just go to his web sites published Track Record to see the truth. Do you really believe someone would consistently subscribe to his services if they weren’t making money following his picks. Managing a multi $billion investment firm for many years lends support to his integrity and honesty and the only lies… Read more »
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fred
January 10, 2009 5:11 pm

The January issue of Navellier’s Blue Chip Growth shows 25 of his recommendations out of the total portfolio of 30 picks are in negative territory ranging from -3.27% loss to -70.65% loss. Only 5 are positive ranging from 6.56% to 128.03% (Monsanto recommended in Feb.05). His writings sell hope, alas, for me not profit.

John
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John
March 7, 2009 8:38 pm
Simon
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January 28, 2010 4:27 pm
Louis Navellier has his best luck (like a good number of so called ‘Gurus’) in a bull market… and i think he assumes he always is in a bull market. From what I can tell, he’s typically an earnings guy and bases alot of his recomendations on potential run up’s from a company reporting better than average earnings. Unfortunately no one told him that were in a recession, and in these volitile times… that strategy doesn’t always work. I think where Louis fails his subscribers more than anywhere else, he leaves them to twist in the wind when one of… Read more »
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G. Shannon
August 22, 2010 1:26 pm

If I had the great knowledge these people claim to have I would just invest for myself and make a fortune and then retire young. Guess it really doesn't work that way because these people are really not that sure of themselves.

Stocklord
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Stocklord
September 6, 2008 12:11 pm

Louis the Liar!

He also said GTE would double a few months back and it didn’t. He uses this “ploy” over and over because it must work for marketing his newsletters- he probably makes more from his subscriptions than his investments… It has turned me off big time! I was once a faithful subscriber of his blue chip growth and he has me tempted by his latest ploy “Turn $100,000 into 1 million in 1 year!” But Louis Navallier’s star has faded for me.

StockLord

Edward M. Fischer
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November 3, 2008 12:26 am
Is it possible that the picks didn’t pan out because the panic had already started and trades weren’t made for any other reason than fear and a get out at any cost mentality. He’s the first to admit that not all of his picks turn out to be winners, but he’s far more often right than wrong. The whole market’s star has faded, but …there’s still money to be made. Not to brag, but I selected 17 of his Blue Chip and Global Growth suggested buys for $59K and I’m up $7.5k. At least his logic is always on and… Read more »
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