More of those “Bulletproof Stocks to Buy Now”

Yesterday we looked at Louis Navellier’s pitch about his “bulletproof” stocks to buy — mostly pretty reasonable growth stocks that are priced like growth stocks, but not the crazy hyper-momentum valuations that scare people. Today I thought we’d take a quick moment to ID a couple of the other ideas in his ad. The big […]

Three “Bulletproof Blue Chip Stocks to Buy Now”

We continue to see worrisome commentary about market valuations, with hand-wringing about whether the stock market is overvalued or might be in a bubble… and it can get a bit draining, frankly. Caution is important, diversification is important, but worrying does us little good. Yes, investors are paying a steep price for anticipated growth in […]

Navellier says “I’ve Broken All My Rules and Fallen in Love with This Stock”

This one has investors everywhere frothing at the mouth — or at least, that’s how it seems from this end of the email queries your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe is receiving about Louis Navellier’s favorite stock. So at the very least, the copywriters at Investorplace (Navellier’s publisher) are awfully good at catching your eye — they […]

Revealed: “Top 3 Stocks For the Small Cap Surge!”

For those who find themselves feeling a little nauseous about an imminent financial collapse, inevitable hyperinflation, the death of money, the end of America, the zombie apocalypse, or whatever other kind of armageddon is being used to pitch newsletters I offer a simple antidote: read a teaser ad from Louis Navellier. I assume it’s Navellier’s […]

Navellier’s “No. 1 Technology Pick” — $35 to $70 in 2015?

Newsletter ads always sound a little familiar — the same cabal of copywriters are putting together most of these spiels, and they all copy from each other when some new “hook” is found that seems to work to reel in new subscribers. But sometimes it’s a stronger feeling of deja vu than others… and that’s […]

“Three ‘raging-bulls’ to protect and grow your portfolio” from Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier has been around for far longer than most of the newsletter pundits, and his quantitative system has proven itself to be pretty good on average for long periods of time (though it also has taken big hits during rapid market collapses, of course) — we write about his teaser picks from time to […]

“Exploit This American Oil Giant for a Fast Double-Digit Gain!”

I’m officially on vacation, but had a lot of questions recently about Louis Navelier’s “next surge for my top oil stock is about to begin” stock, so I thought I’d throw out a quick answer for you. The story is that this company is growing, with more growth to come, but has seen its stock […]

“Three Biotechs Beating the House”

The following was originally published, along with this companion article, in late February. Louis Navellier is again pushing exactly the same ad teasing the same three biotech stocks, over the last three months two of them are down and one of them has popped up by about 30% (it was, of course, the one that […]

Navellier’s “Three ‘Perma-Bulls’ to Buy Now”

Whenever you’re feeling blue about the market and don’t have the stomach for some Jim Cramer ranting, a nice substitute can be a trip over to Louis Navellier’s world, where there’s always a promise of extraordinary growth somewhere. Today Navellier, a quantitatively-minded growth stock investor (meaning, his system sifts stocks largely based on trends in […]

What is “The Almost Perfect Stock?”

This piece originally ran on November 18, when Louis first started touting this as a must buy “Almost Perfect” stock. Turns out, it was a prescient call this time around and the stock shot up after they raised their guidance when earnings came out late last week. So what’s up now? I haven’t re-done my […]

What’s Navellier’s “$22 Biotech Stock to Hit $44?”

The latest hyperbole making the rounds is vintage Louis Navellier — he’s pitching a fast-growing biotech stock that he says has already netted his readers 392% gains … … but that you have to buy it before Friday because it’s going to double again! So what is it? Well, he shares plenty of clues with […]

Navellier’s “Obamacare” Care Package — Hospital Owner to Double?

“I’m glad to say that no matter how you feel about Obamacare, you can make money from one of my favorite little-known companies. “Look, I’ve studied this Obamacare law since it was first signed into effect. I’ve examined every angle on it I could. “And after months of painstaking research, turning it inside and out, […]

What are Navellier’s “Best ‘Buy and Forget’ Stocks for 2013”

We haven’t tried to sniff out a Louis Navellier pick for quite a while — partly because he hasn’t had a lot of single-stock teaser ads running lately, and partly because, well, they haven’t piqued our interest. But everyone loves the idea of “buy and forget” stocks — it can be fun to be a […]

“Here’s the $1 Internet Doubler” You Asked Louis Navellier For

I didn’t ask him, but apparently the folks who subscribe to Louis Navellier’s stuff have been requesting something cheap that can boom “in as little as the next 30 days” … so he’s responding with a low-priced stock pick for his (very not-low-priced) Quantum Growth newsletter. And, of course, he’s teasing the rest of us, […]

“The Almost Perfect Stock” (Blue Chip Growth)

This is not the first time a teaser stock idea has been pitched to us as “perfect” or “almost perfect,” of course, but using such definitive terms always catches my attention. (Yet another weakness of your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe, I can’t resist the pursuit of perfection.) And as he’s done several times before, this time […]

“Coming Soon: the Paper-Thin iPad … how you can profit now”

It seems a little petty now, with these miraculous little iPad doohickeys, to complain that they’re too heavy, or too thick — seriously? They’re thousands of times more powerful than the Mac that got me through college just fine. Though I will be attending my 20th reunion this summer, and I couldn’t watch TV or […]

“Sell These Five Names FAST … Buy These Stocks Instead”

Everyone loves a bit of “what you should do next year” advice at this time of the year — the magazines are full of it, the newspapers issue predictions, and all the newsletter folks swirl their tea leaves around and proclaim that it’s going to be “The Year of X!” No, not X as in […]

Navellier’s Stock that will Gain 407% from the “Christmas Internet Outage”

What is this “Christmas Internet Outage” that Louis Navellier is teasing us about? Well, the short answer is that so many folks will get online goodies from Santa that they’ll swamp the Internet. Which is sort of possible, I guess — like most holidays, Christmas web traffic as a general rule is down substantially from […]