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Friday File Earningspalooza — Data Centers, Auto Electronics, Google and More

NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) and Visteon (VC) both reported results this week, both pretty much in line with what I would have expected and pretty close to analyst estimates (Visteon earnings were well above estimates, revenue well below because analysts have a hard time getting very specific on Visteon quarters — but their big picture remains […]

Keith Fitz-Gerald’s Nov. 1 “Hybrid Dating Stock” and “The Biggest Upside Earnings Surprise in Two Decades!”

Keith Fitz-Gerald is dangling “The Biggest Upside Earnings Surprise in Two Decades” as an inducement to convince folks to sign up for a subscription to Money Map Report, which is the “entry level” newsletter for Money Map… so what is the stock they’re talking about? He calls it a “hybrid ‘dating’ stock,” and thinks that […]

Motley Fool’s “The 4 Stocks We Believe Are Poised To Dominate The Virtual Reality Market”

This article was originally published on May 23. It has not been updated or revised, other than to update my disclosure and ownership stakes. We haven’t seen many big new teaser ad pushes from the Motley Fool Stock Advisor lately. They did pretty aggressively promote David Gardner’s latest IPO recommendation over the past month or […]

“Virtual Reality Motion Sensing and Computing Power… These Two Companies are Giants in the Making – You Need to Own Them Today”

I covered the first virtual reality pick hyped by Ray Blanco a few weeks ago, but I forgot to follow up and dig into the second and third picks he was teasing in that ad… so when I saw a new version of the ad circulating over the weekend, with the attention-getting “hook” changed from […]

Agora’s 11-second “not safe for work” video… “How You’ll Have Dinner with Shakespeare… Speak Any Language… Know Everything… And Live Forever!”

ed note: This article was first published on March 31, 2016 — the ad has been changed a little bit and now we’re seeing a version that leads with “Virtual Reality Pornography” and catches your attention that way, though the company being teased and hinted at is still the same. What follows was published on […]

“‘Sky-Fi’ — Silicon Valley’s $2.2 Trillion Breakthrough Bigger Than The Internet As We Know It”

This ad has been running again and generating a lot of questions from Gumshoe readers, so we’re re-posting the answer here. The article below has not been updated or revised since it was published on July 20, 2015, other than an update to the Irregulars “Quick Take” box and an updated disclosure at the bottom […]

“This Tiny Tech Company Will Have More Users Than Apple, Google, and Facebook… … Combined”

Yeah, probably not. But that’s the promise — and there is some mathematical possibility that it could happen, if all the ducks line up in a row and this company becomes dominant. You never know, I suppose, but let’s go into this with somewhat more realistic possibilities… like, “this company could double.” That I could […]

Very Pleased with Facebook

Several readers have asked what I’m thinking about Facebook (FB) following their most recent quarterly release — which was, as you’ve probably guessed, for a pretty seasonably quiet quarter. Advertising revenue tends to peak in the holiday season, no surprise there, though Facebook tends to see growth bounce back pretty quickly after it dips sequentially […]

“Secret Loophole into Silicon Valley’s ‘Most Valuable Private Company'”

That headline comes to us from Wall Street Daily, soliciting subscribers for Robert Williams’ True Alpha, and it’s one of the more attention-getting strategies that newsletter use to pitch ideas: Getting in early. Sometimes “early” means buying a stock before a catalyst is widely known, sometimes it means just buying before your investing friends have […]

Cabot Dividend’s “TODAY ONLY:Get My No. 1 Income Stock Free”

“Free” does not necessarily mean what you think it does. Neither does “Today Only” … not if you’re wandering in woods that are infested with marketing copywriters. In this case, “Free” means “Free with-subscription-to-my-paid-newsletter-for-$100″… and I don’t know what “Today” means, but I first saw the ad from Chloe Lutts Jensen at Cabot yesterday and, […]

“One of the Greatest Businesses We’ve Ever Found”, plus a look at Facebook for the Friday File

We’re closing up shop early today for Veteran’s Day, and in the spirit of the holiday we’re running a membership special today. Stock Gumshoe will donate 50% of all membership revenue today and tomorrow to Homes for our Troops, an excellent charitable organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely disabled veterans — so for […]

“One of the best biotech companies that I’ve ever looked at…” Plus some updates for the Friday File

I’ve got a big ol’ pile of updates and thoughts about a dozen or so companies to get to, but we’re going to start with a teaser solution today. Paul Mampilly of Agora Financial’s FDA Trader apparently sent around a teaser note to his own subscribers (I say “apparently” because I’ve only seen the cut-and-paste […]

“Facebook for Just $4/Share?” (DeHaemer’s Network Leveraged Entities, part two)

I promised yesterday that I’d try to work through the rest of Christian DeHaemer’s “Network Leveraged Entity” teasers that are supposedly better buys than facebook for those looking to speculate on the impact of facebook’s IPO. So what are they? Well, let’s look at the teaser hints — this is “Number Two:” (and don’t worry, […]

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