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Friday File: Two Sell/Buy Simplifications in Mining, plus more Buffett, a Dating Trade, and thoughts on a dozen other holdings

We’ve seen a long stream of earnings reports and other worthwhile bits of data on Real Money Portfolio stocks since I last wrote to you, including some that actually included some interesting news, so prepare for a lot of quick updates…. Medical Properties Trust (MPW) reported another quarter of ho-hum… pretty much met the forecasts, […]

Checking out Lindzon’s “How to bank up to 1,000% gains thanks to the ‘Crypto Terminal’ … All without buying a single cryptocurrency!”

I like reading Howard Lindzon, a hedge fund/venture capital guy who became a widely-followed trend pundit and co-founded StockTwits, and he now has a newsletter in partnership with Agora… so Gumshoe readers were curious about what he’s selling, and, frankly, so was I. Let’s dig in, shall we? Lindzon is a prolific opiner, so you […]

Friday File: “Why This Big Data Company is Set to Jump on Earnings Again”… plus Increases to Two Stubborn Positions

I’m always interested to see what kind of big-growth ideas are being teased, particularly in a market that already feels so expensive, so a Cabot pitch caught my eye again this week — this time it’s from Mike Cintolo for Cabot Growth Investor, and this is what grabbed my attention: “My Expectation: A 25% Jump […]

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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  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I don't have one standard. I sometimes buy a stock or option because of what I think is a temporary price imbalance...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    No. Part of the reason I let the stop loss hit was because my risk assessment for the company changed, and I still thin...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    From Barron’s today — the benefit of having an editor, they put it far more succinctly than I could, though I agree ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    And there you go -- stop loss order triggered, my Facebook position is now half the size it was last week....

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    FYI, just updated the Real Money Portfolio because the color notifications on the "stop loss" column weren't showing pro...

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