“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 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 as a play on Apple’s early-September announcement but otherwise remains unchanged. The same stock is being touted and teased, and the original article below has not been updated or revised. —–from 8/6/14——- I was reading the latest pitch for the […]

“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 […]

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Chris Mayer’s “Magic Formula” Stock — “A Business Model Like No Other”

Chris Mayer has a lengthy ad out now for his Special Situations newsletter, and in it he teases a handful of different ideas, from Mongolia to spin-off investing to S&L conversions … but there was one particular pitch in the ad that caught my eye. He says that he’s found a unique stock … and, […]

“How to Grab Explosive Mining and Manufacturing Gains All in One Shot”

OK, you’re probably as sick of the “miracle materials” as I am, yes? But your friendly neighborhood Stock Gumshoe is nothing if not stubborn, and we got through the first two of Byron King’s Energy and Scarcity Investor teaser picks so now, dangit, we’re going to clear the slate and get that third one, too. […]

“The $10 billion jackpot awaiting whoever can stamp out the flu… and one small player that has the inside track”

If you ever want a dose of optimism, just read through (or listen to) any of the ads for Breakthrough Technology Alert — Patrick Cox will have you swelling with rosy thoughts about a future without disease or hardship, with a nice dose of 1,000,000% returns thrown in … that, after all, is the raison […]

“Live 20 Years Longer … Tobacco Resurrected!”

Now this is how a teaser ad should look! Any editor can promise huge gains — and heck, maybe even occasionally deliver on those dramatic gains if they get lucky or smart for a moment in time … but how many investment newsletters can tease that you’ll “live 20 years longer?” Here’s how Patrick Cox […]

Cox Picks: Alzheimer’s Fighter in Phase 1, Anti-Virus Patent Awardee to make us millions?

I always feel a swell of optimism when I read a teaser ad from Patrick Cox — something about his relentless happy-facing about the teensy tiny technology and biotech companies he loves just stirs me up a little bit, reminds me that the reason many of us dabble in microcap stocks, little mining companies, new […]

What’s Patrick Cox’s New Obesity-Fighting Teaser Drug Stock?

Patrick Cox is not a shy guy. I don’t think I’ve ever read one of his biotech teaser ads that didn’t leave me convinced (at least for a moment) that the world was about to be changed because of the newest potion or pill that his favorite little companies were developing. And this latest one […]

“Enormous ‘Oil Kitchen’ Discovered in Energy’s Last Great Frontier” (Byron King)

The great Gumshoe faithful have been focused on one thing over the last couple days: what the heck is Byron King talking about with his “oil kitchen?” That term might sound familiar to you — King first recommended a stock using that “oil kitchen” phrase, referring to a large oil source area offshore Namibia, back […]