David Stockman says this is “The Next Major U.S. Stock to Crash”

Who can resist that headline, right? If for no other reason than you want to check and see if maybe you own that “next major U.S. stock” that former Reagan budget director David Stockman thinks is going down. That’s the headline from latest ad from Stockman’s Bubble Finance Trader newsletter service, which was launched fairly […]

Stockman’s Bubble Finance Trader

Options trading advisory from former Reagan budget director David Stockman, who is looking for “bubble” stocks to bet against by buying put options (maybe other “bubble popping” trades as well, but put options are what has been promoted thus far). Print this

“The Under-$3.00 Restaurant Stock that Could Be the Next MCD or SBUX”

Yes, that’s not my headline — I borrowed it from the ad I was asked to look at, the “special presentation for fast-moving readers” from Agora Financial’s Microcap Millionaires. The other possible headline would have been, also from the ad, “This Tiny Company Could Be The Next Household-Name Mega-Brand.” So you see, that’s not much […]

Two new Liquid Biopsy teases: “Free Shares” and “End the 8 Deadliest Diseases”

Today we’ve got a two-fer — two different big publishers are teasing different “liquid biopsy” stocks, and I’m no expert on the technology or the prospects for this diagnostic “trend” that we’ve been hearing more about… so I’ll just sift the clues, identify the companies, and let you chatter about their merits amongst yourselves. The […]

Ray Blanco’s : “What This CEO Says on Nov.7, 2015 Could Revolutionize Modern American Medicine…”

I know I’ve said this before, and sometimes it’s a lie: I’m going to try to keep this one brief. Agora Financial’s FDA Trader service has a new pitch out — which normally might not get that much attention, since everyone is suddenly terrified of biotech stocks after a brutal month or two — but […]

“This Tiny Device Could End All Unnecessary Pain” says Byron King

Pain management is a huge market in the medical world, as you’re no doubt aware — and buckets of money are pouring down on the many, many little biotech stocks who are trying to develop new pain medications, or to tweak existing medications to make them safer or less likely to be abused. So it’s […]

Military-Tech Alert

Premium priced advisory from Byron King and Agora, largely focused on finding technology investments that started with military funding or have some defense connection, ranging from cybersecurity to biotech. Print this

Chris Mayer’s “$4 LED Trend You Don’t Want to Miss”

I always like reading Chris Mayer’s stuff — he often presents at the Value Investing Congress, he seems to be an interesting and low-key guy in person, and the ideas that are pitched by his various newsletters at Agora often catch my eye. They don’t always work out, of course, but every once in a […]

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

This article was originally published on August 6, 2014 and the ad is circulating again and sending a lot of questions our way. The same stock is being touted and teased, and the original article below has not been updated or revised… the stock teased is up by about 50% since it was first teased, […]

“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 […]

“The Scientists Who Really Might Find a Cure for Cancer,” plus some thoughts on seismic, hospitals and hedge funds

I’ve got a few thoughts for you on some companies I follow and own, and a little follow-up on last week’s chatter about hedge funds, but first I thought you’d like a quick teaser solution for your Friday File fun… The pitch is for Stephen Petranek’s Breakthrough Technology Alert — there’s been some discussion recently […]

“The End of Obesity” and the FDA Announcement expected on June 17

That’s right, the end of obesity. That’s what’s being touted by the new letter that as far as I can tell was just launched moments ago by Agora, which they’re calling FDA Trader and for which they apparently hired away Paul Mampilly from the Palm Beach Letter (OK, they didn’t really “hire him away” — […]

“The Tiny ‘Miracle Water’ Play That Could Make You a Mint.”

This is a special bonus solution for the Irregulars, because the company is very, very small and probably quite foolish to trade — if you do buy it and the company doesn’t do well, it will be very hard to sell it quickly. Especially if you’re not willing to take substantial losses. That goes for […]

Chris Mayer’s next “Chaffee Royalty” Investments

We first heard the “Chaffee Royalty” pitched a little more than five years ago, back when Chris Mayer was touting the “next Franco-Nevada” with a pitch about passive mining royalties — and, as you’ve probably guessed if you’ve read this far, it’s baaaaack! The basic idea of royalty investments is familiar to most Gumshoe readers […]

The God Switch: Human Beings Become Immortal, We Become Rich?

This article originally ran on January 8, 2013. It has not been updated save for the addition of this brief introductory note. More recent ad pitches on this same topic that say the stock and ticker have been “hacked” probably refer to our coverage of the story, but the more recent ads do not appear […]

“If you find any of these coins floating around, you may want to begin saving them..”

Well, we’ve already covered one non-stock idea this week (that was the “Phi Account” pitch about philatelic investments) … so we might as well jump right in and look at another. This time, it’s a lot easier and is based on pocket change. And no, it’s not the same pitch for pre-1965 coins that have […]