Another “Contrarian Bonanza” — “world-beating stock that has recently been unfairly taken to the cleaners”

I said I’d keep digging into the picks from Martin Weiss and Tom Essaye as they teased ‘em for their Million-Dollar Contrarian Portfolio service, so let’s sniff around and see where the clues send us. The first unveiling of one of these picks, if you missed it, also included the basic background on the MDCP […]

Top “Contrarian Bonanza” Picks from the Million Dollar Contrarian Portfolio

It’s been quite a while since I wrote about a Martin Weiss teaser — he publishes a number of letters at Weiss Research, and this is is “contrarian portfolio” letter that follows along as an analyst (Tom Essaye in this case) invests Weiss’ own million dollars. They haven’t been teasing many specific picks for this […]

“What you don’t know about Steve Jobs’ final vendetta …” (Motley Fool)

The folks at the Motley Fool have run lots of ads for stock picks that “piggyback” on the iPhone’s gargantuan success — as have lots of other newsletter publishers, of course — and it looks like that trend will continue. The ad I’ve seen today takes a somewhat different tack on this same basic idea […]

“Territory 4: How to Make a Fortune in the World’s Richest Gold Belt” — “Thinly Traded Gold Firm” for “75 People Only” (Frank Curzio’s Phase 1)

I generally don’t like to write about super-heavily-hyped microcap stocks for the whole Gumshoe readership, because we’re almost guaranteed to cause a spike in the price for that stock. So when I saw the latest teaser for the Phase 1 folks over at Stansberry, and those teasers always cause a huge flood of emails to […]

“Freeze the Fat Away … Quick 40% Profit” (Hilary Kramer)

I’ll admit right up front that there’s something appealing about this company’s service, at least for your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe … who is a bit more roly-poly than he might like. It’s Hilary Kramer pitching to us again, teasing us that she’s recommending a company that can “freeze the fat away” and that should be […]

“Miracle Stem Cell ‘Cure’ Could Allow 10 Million Blind To See Again”

Curing the blind — that sounds lovely, eh? That’s the headline of the latest ad from Patrick Cox … … we’ve seen many overpromising ads from Cox’s Breakthrough Technology Alert over the years, and they never fail to catch the attention of the great Gumshoe readership. It is, after all, just the kind of thing […]

What is “The ‘Black Ops Resource’ – 51 Times More Valuable Than Gold?”

That’s the headline of the latest ad for the Oxford Club, which is teasing us with a special report on the “Black Ops Resource” and the huge wealth it will create for you and yours. And no, you can’t be cynical yet — it’s only January 5th, for pete’s sake! Let’s read the ad with […]

“Dividend Diluvia” and the “Fed Savings Account” Secret

I haven’t written much about the Palm Beach Letter, but Tom Dyson and Michael Masterson/Mark Ford have been given free reign to pitch their newsletter to most of the Agora and Stansberry mailing lists, it appears, so we sure see a lot of their ads. And lots of folks have been asking about this one, […]

“Sell These Five Names FAST … Buy These Stocks Instead”

Everyone loves a bit of “what you should do next year” advice at this time of the year — the magazines are full of it, the newspapers issue predictions, and all the newsletter folks swirl their tea leaves around and proclaim that it’s going to be “The Year of X!” No, not X as in […]

“An unstoppable $160 BILLION force that could make early investors a small fortune…” (Motley Fool)

The folks at the Motley Fool have been promoting Dave Gardner’s Rule Breakers newsletter for years by using the same basic theme for their ads: Cloud computing scared Bill Gates into retirement, and the “Kings of Cloud Computing” in the next era will make you rich. If you’re not familiar with Gardner, he’s basically a […]

“Collect a $6,500 Payday Every Three Months”

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a teaser ad that says you can “collect a $X,000 payday” — and it’s obviously appealing, there aren’t many among us who don’t find their eyes drifting toward a headline like “$6,500 payday,” even if, like your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe, you light your cigars with $100 bills. OK, […]

“MLP Yielding 10.2% Makes BIG, Bold, Bullish Move!”

Now that even Jim Cramer won’t shut up about Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) as a safer, high-yield, non-euro-exposed investment, perhaps we’ve “jumped the shark” on this investment? It’s always hard to tell — popular investments can always get more popular. But one thing’s for sure, Roger Conrad’s been talking up MLPs for quite a bit […]

“The Next Big Thing: 3 Penny Stocks You Must Buy Now!” (Taste of the Friday File)

During our Holiday charitable membership drive I’ve been getting quite a few questions about what it means to be a Stock Gumshoe Irregular — so I thought I’d share another older Friday File for all of you, this is a piece that was originally published in the Friday File in early October, and it so […]

Navellier’s Stock that will Gain 407% from the “Christmas Internet Outage”

What is this “Christmas Internet Outage” that Louis Navellier is teasing us about? Well, the short answer is that so many folks will get online goodies from Santa that they’ll swamp the Internet. Which is sort of possible, I guess — like most holidays, Christmas web traffic as a general rule is down substantially from […]

“The Apple partner set for strongest 2012

This particular ad, or one very much like it with a few edits, has been running for about six weeks — it’s a pitch to get you to subscribe to Global Investment Strategist from Yiannis Mostrous ($497, thanks very much), and it’s all about a key Apple (AAPL) supplier. Which has been a hot investing […]

“Obama’s Blunder: The Sorry Truth About Alternative Energy”

The Foolies are back in our inboxes — or in mine, at least, and I can’t imagine they’re not plying their promises to the rest of you as well. This time, they’re trying to sell subscriptions to their flagship Stock Advisor newsletter, along with their annual special report on stocks for next year. We’ve looked […]

“How the strange disappearance of element ’107′ could make you a fortune”

There’s something about using the atomic number for an element that makes you feel extra smart and exclusive, isn’t there? Or at least, that’s what I’m forced to conclude from the fact that most of the newsletter jockeys appear to delight in intriguing and mysterious references to the “fortune making” fourth element or the “battle […]