2014′s Turkey of the Year

It’s a tradition to give thanks at this time of the year, and one of the things we are supremely grateful for is the never-ceasing parade of promises that the financial newsletter industry throws our way in their perpetual search for new subscribers. After all, without those overhyped promises in their teaser ads we’d have […]

What’s the Motley Fool’s “Holy Grail investment into ‘Oil Boom 2.0?’”

The carnage in energy and oil services stocks over the last six months or so is causing a lot of contrarian investors to sit up and take notice — the combination of lower perceived demand (because of efficiency, slower growth in China, and the recession in Europe) and increased supply (because of the huge shale […]

Three Stocks Revealed for Motley Fool’s “The Year the Internet Disappeared”

“An opportunity this good only comes along once twice in a lifetime. “These 3 quick-action interviews with our Foolish investing experts (below) show how to prepare yourself for the $19 trillion revolution that’s swallowing up the Internet. And how to zero in on the 3 next-generation technology stocks that are best positioned to profit. “I’m […]

“Warren Buffett’s WORST NIGHTMARE Is About to Come True”

May 12 Update: The lateset teaser pitch from the Fool is touting this same stock again, only with a different spiel from a different company as they tout the “connected car” instead of the “autonomous car”. I presume they’re just testing different ads to see what works best — this latest one pitches it as: […]

What are the “Duke Street Trusts” From Motley Fool?

“You Won’t Read About ‘Duke St. Trusts’ in Bloomberg… “But for Over a Decade They’ve Minted Returns Like 197.7%, 3,265.6%, and even 5,389.9%! (Seriously) “The financial media is at it again: After a great rally they’re all blabbing that stocks can’t go higher, but they’re missing the biggest story yet… “Because the 2 newest Duke […]

“The Sleuth of Wall Street”

These are my notes and instant reactions from a presentation at the Value Investing Congress, the notes below might contain errors, paraphrases, incorrect quotes, or misinterpretations. Richard Pearson wasn’t touted by name in the materials for the Congress, but he is a private investor and former banker who specializes in unconventional due diligence — and […]

Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital — Top Equity Investment for 2014

These are my notes and instant reactions from a presentation at the Value Investing Congress, the notes below might contain errors, paraphrases, incorrect quotes, or misinterpretations. Kerrisdale Capital is a little bit unusual — they are a value-oriented investment manager, but they also publish pretty heavily, including on their own free email distribution list and […]

“The Little-Known Canadian Stock That’s Made Investors 48 Times Their Money— And Is Just Getting Started”

Usually when you hear “little-known Canadian stock” you think, “hey, that’s probably some miner lying about their assay samples out of a storefront office in Vancouver” … but this one’s a little different. To start with, it’s not a mining stock, and has nothing to do with gold or tar sands or pipelines or any […]

Stock Advisor Canada

Modeled on the Gardner brothers’ Motley Fool Stock Advisor, this is the first premium newsletter coming from Motley Fool Canada. Focuses on Canadian and US stocks for an intended audience of Canadian investors. Print this

Deciphering Motley Fool’s “R.I.P., INTERNET: 1 Explosive InterWorld Stock for 89x your Money by 2020″

Another Motley Fool growth stock to sniff out for you today … David Gardner has gotten a reputation as a compelling “rule breaking” growth stock picker over the past few decades, with some huge winners chosen (and held through very tumultuous times) as he built the Motley Fool with his brother Tom. The flagship Motley […]

“The Intel of NFC: One ‘Ground Floor’ Stock Every Opportunistic Investor Should Snap Up Today.”

David Gardner has touted and teased many stocks for both his Rule Breakers and his Stock Advisor services — probably, in fact, we’ve covered more Motley Fool teaser ads here at Stock Gumshoe than we have any other publisher (and according to the quick calculations of one of our readers, they’ve had more winners than […]

“America’s $2.89 Trillion Super Weapon Revealed!”

“It’s not some new type of nuclear bomb… It’s not a secret stealth drone army… (We’ve already seen plenty of those lately)… And it’s definitely not some crazy Area 51 mad-scientist experiment. “To tell you the truth, it’s the furthest thing from a killing machine that you could possibly imagine. But its 41 million moving […]

“The Santa Claus Bubble of 2013″ — David Gardner’s Online College “Rule Breaker”

“This is the only company in the online higher education industry that’s creating a win-win for everyone. Which means it’s the only one with long-term staying power. The sad truth is, most online colleges exist for one simple purpose. To suck away federal loan dollars from Uncle Sam. These “diploma mills” don’t even care whether […]

“1 Stock Set to Dominate the Hundred-Screen Future”

The Motley Fool folks have been sending around a promo email that teases a “Project Purple” stock that they think will “dominate the hundred-screen future” — it’s all about the proliferation of screens in our lives, and the incredible advances made by one “secret” company. And yes, I know that some of you will have […]

“Big Banking’s $20.8 Trillion Secret” Pick from David Gardner

About a month ago I wrote a Friday File for the Irregulars that was based on a pitch the Motley Fool was making for an Internet banking company — it was all about how bricks and mortar are dead, and about how a prescient “mysterious investor” at the Motley Fool had a history of picking […]

“Warren Buffett’s New Toy” Teased by Motley Fool

The Motley Foolies are running an ad this week that teases us about a stock Warren Buffett has been buying — his “new toy” is something in the oil services business, and they’re calling it a “no brainer”. Like many of their recent ads, this one’s signed by someone other than the Gardner brothers who […]

“The ONE STOCK to get rich from Internet banking … Big Banking’s Little $20.8 Trillion Secret”

It’s been a very long time since I’ve looked at a teaser from the Motley Fool’s Hidden Gems service — that’s the “small cap value” newsletter which used to be run by Tom Gardner. It’s now edited by Andy Cross over at the Motley Fool, and has dropped some of the “value focus” but still […]

Motley Fool’s “Secrets of Silicon Valley’s Hidden Empire EXPOSED”

I was all set to write up a little teaser from someone else, but then this latest pitch from the Motley Fool crossed my desk and, well, it’s exactly the kind of thing that Gumshoe readers are going to be asking about. So look out below, here some some answers! The tease is from Joe […]