Capital and Crisis

Edited by Chris Mayer, a stock picking newsletter that looks for undervalued and “hidden” stocks.

Mayer’s Special Situations

Focuses on special situation investing — spinoffs, buybacks, etc.

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 […]

What are Chris Mayer’s “CPR Plans?”

Agora Financial has been trying to sell Chris Mayer’s Special Situations newsletter by pitching his “CPR Plan” — which is a strategy that he says he uses for 53% of his investing portfolio, and which has “NEVER lost money.” I generally have a fondness for Chris Mayer’s stuff — he gave a good presentation at […]

Chris Mayer’s Five “Coffee Can” Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Chris Mayer runs the Capital and Crisis newsletter, often looking for far-flung stocks or odd special situations, and he sometimes brings an interesting idea or two to us through his teaser pitches … so I thought we’d take a look at his latest idea today, a spiel about some stocks that you can buy and […]

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 Do You Own Seismic?” (Chris Mayer)

“… even with the ‘easy’ oil gone, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear more discoveries are coming online. Today I want to share with you a special way to profit from today’s newest oil finds. As you’ll see, it’s adventurous. Plus, it could be your way to profit from the next big find, before anyone […]

“Magic Drug” Oil Recovery Technique Brings “$31.5 Billion Bonanza?”

Today it’s time to come back to Chris Mayer, who’s teasing a small oil stock with a “magic drug” and that owns a massive $31.5 billion “oil bonanza” right here in the US of A. Sounds intriguing, right? Several of my readers thought so and passed it along, so let’s see if we can sleuthify […]

“Cash In on China’s $608 Billion ‘Dragon’s Thirst’” (Chris Mayer)

Here’s the latest pitch from Chris Mayer for his Mayer’s Special Situations newsletter: “It’s the ONE resource more precious than oil, natural gas or gold. Without it, China’s growth — and the world’s — will likely come to a screeching halt. “Read on to discover the ONE tiny penny stock that has the breakthrough technology […]

Captain Cook’s “Oil Jackpot”: How to Become the Next Alaskan Oil Millionaire.

“The New Alaskan ‘Oil Gush’ Is Underway… “Forget the greedy oil tycoons of Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Iran… Forget the oil giants Exxon, BP and Chevron… “This Tiny Exploration Company could deliver you a quick and early retirement…” That’s the intro from Chris Mayer in our newest tease — he’s trying to recruit new subscribers […]

What is Chris Mayer’s New “Golden Staircase” Tiny Gold Mining Stock?

I hate to pick on Chris Mayer too much, as he seems a nice enough fella and has teased some useful investing ideas in the past — but so many of my readers are asking about this “Golden Staircase” stock that I felt compelled to sniff it out for you … And, yes, to listen […]

“How You Could Make 4,599% Gains From Iranian Oil Without Dropping a Single Bomb!” (Chris Mayer)

Given the massive mailing list reach of Agora, Chris’ publisher, you’ve almost certainly been sent this ad for his Mayer’s Special Situations newsletter — it’s all about a tiny stock (of course — they’re always tiny) that can make you massive gains by virtue of the oil they’re going to suck away from Iran’s massive […]

The Primeval Portfolio — “Caveman Plays” in Water

I don’t usually write about the same editor twice in one week, but in a land where ads like this hit my mailbox every day I can’t have any hard and fast rules along those lines … and I couldn’t resist taking a look at this latest ad from Chris Mayer, and again it’s for […]

“‘Hard Luck’ Scheele’s Discovery Could Quadruple Your Money”

Here’s how today’s ad opens: “The biggest opportunity of the new world economy… “‘Hard Luck’ Scheele’s Discovery Could Quadruple Your Money by July 14, 2010 “Every country in the developing world needs this 231-year-old discovery, but… “Only 10 companies in the world have it… “Only 3 of them are pure plays… “Only ONE can actually […]

“The Next Franco-Nevada: Chaffee Revisited”

[note: this older piece is from 2008, The "Chaffee Royalty" is being teased again in 2013 but it's pointed at different stocks, you can see our updated take on the new version of the ad here.] If anyone was in danger of forgetting the “Chaffee Royalties” teaser ad for Chris Mayer’s Special Situations newsletter, the […]

“The Endless Paycheck Portfolio” Chris Mayer

“Using this three-step “paycheck portfolio” plan… tap into an endless stream of income, for as long as you’ll need it… starting with as many as 75 checks, sent automatically to your account.” Not bad, eh? That’s the tease from Chris Mayer and the Capital and Crisis newsletter from Agora (which is not to be confused […]

“Chaffee Royalty Program: Mining Profits without the costs”

[note: this older piece is from 2008, The "Chaffee Royalty" is being teased again in 2013 but it's pointed at different stocks, you can see our updated take on the new version of the ad here.] The people of Gumshoedom have spoken, and they have said, “what is this Chaffee Royalty thing?” This is one […]