[ed. note: We’re getting questions about this ad, so perhaps it’s circulating again — to help answer those questions, we’re re-posting this article that we originally published last November when we saw the first version of this ad. The Irregulars Quick Take has been updated above, but what follows has not been updated, changed or […]
Newsletter copywriters are no different from other marketers: they will do whatever it takes to get attention by playing off of something or someone that has celebrity or notoriety. In the past that’s meant implying that some big celebrity investor has a connection to a “secret” stock or technique, or that someone high up in […]
Late last week I started digging into a teaser from Sean Brodrick at Oxford Resource Explorer that promised “three supercharger plays” for the bull market in precious metals that he expects — and though I only “solved” the first teased stock that day I promised to follow up and catch up on the other two. […]
The article below originally appeared on July 17, 2014 around the time the teaser pitch from the Oxford Club folks started circulating. The ad is being seen by lots of our readers again now, and we’re getting a lot of questions about it, so we re-post it here for your information… the ad seems unchanged […]
This article originally appeared on July 22, 2015, and the bulk of it has not been updated or revised since. The meat of the ad is essentially the same, and if Lichtenfeld really “bet his paycheck” on this stock (which was and is Alnylam) on July 22 he’s so far lost about 65% of that […]
Ed note: this article was published about a year ago, but readers continue to ask about it so we’re re-posting this teaser solution for you today. What follows has not been updated or revised since it was originally published on March 14, 2015, and the original comments from readers are still appended. The ad seems […]
I’ve been puttering around and thinking about several different teaser ads recently, but this one percolated to the top of the pile when I read Alexander Green’s characterization of it as the “Easiest Grand-Slam Stock of the New Year” … so what is it? Well, the ad is for the basic membership in the Oxford […]
If I had a nickel for every time some newsletter tout pitched “Silicon Valley’s Next Big Thing” … This ad from the Oxford Club, for their Chairman’s Circle service (a package deal where you pay big $$ up front for lifetime access to all of their newsletters), is all about that next bit thing… and […]
Dave Fessler has an attention-getting pitch circulating right now that compares this opportunity to Halley’s Comet — a profitable trade that has “only appeared twice in the last 85 years.” The idea grabs you, naturally — it is designed to. The whole intro is about what it’s like to miss a rare opportunity, and about […]
Several readers are asking about this one today, so we’re republishing this article from February 2 below. The ad in question is mostly unchanged, mostly what they’ve done is update the numbers slightly (first they teased a $10 stock, then a $12 stock, then $10 again, now $12 again… it’s been a volatile six months)… […]
The relatively new “Black Sky Days” spiel from David Fessler for the Oxford Club’s Oxford Resource Explorer is getting a fair amount of attention,and it’s a very long and involved pitch that is mostly about the fact that our electric grid is old, rickety and not well-protected… and that sells us on some ways to […]
Marc Lichtenfeld’s trading service that tries to “ride the lightning” by uncovering catalysts that will send stocks soaring. Often covers biotech stocks.
Today’s teaser pitch is not new — I first saw this ad in April, 2014… and it’s been running off and on ever since, but we’ve gotten a lot of questions about it this week so we’re re-running it for you today. And I’ve left the comments from the original article at the end so […]
[Ed note: This article was originally published in June, 2013 when the shares of the stock teased, Alnylam (ALNY) were around $30 and the Oxford Club was saying that the first person to live to 1,000 is already alive … now they’re touting it as the holder of the “Magic” Keys to Immortality, but the […]
I couldn’t resist pulling this one out of the bin in the basement — the teaser ad came across my screen several times this week, which probably means that the Oxford Club folks are mailing it pretty heavily again…. and the ad they’re sending out is pretty much exactly, as far as I’ve been able […]
Alexander Green has a new “special report” out to lure subscribers to a letter I haven’t seen before called The True Value Alert — Green has been the head honcho at The Oxford Club for a long time and has put out a bunch of interesting ideas (and has some refreshingly stable and non-hypey stuff […]
David Fessler hasn’t gotten much coverage in the pages of Gumshoe for quite a while, so when he started teasing about a company that he thinks will have gains of more than 100% by year-end… and that he thinks can produce oil for 28 cents a gallon using “Futuristic Technology … it seemed tailor made […]
Monthly newsletter broadly covering natural resources stocks of all stripes, from metals to energy.
Another Monday morning, another “next wave of the internet” teaser. This teaser comes in from the Oxford Income Letter, edited by Marc Lichtenfeld over at the Oxford Club, and it’s a bit of a departure from the crazy small cap names he has more often touted of late (usually for his MicroCap Tech Trader newsletter). […]
Sean Brodrick is hawking not a subscription this time, but a one-time publication he calls The Goldstone Strike Report. In this report, he claims to have the “greatest gold arbitrage play of the century” … a company that has benefitted by the fact that “The world’s richest country is practically giving away its gold at […]
I haven’t been doing a lot with my personal portfolio over the past month — sometimes, even when the market makes you feel twitchy, I do manage to stick to the adage that has most often provided good guidance to my finances over the years: “Don’t just do something, sit there!” Sure, there are plenty […]
There are a lot of different ways of appealing to investors … but two of the most appealing are by letting them know that you can get them in on a secret, hidden investment that’s connected to a superstar hedge fund; and telling them that you can earn a high income yield and/or get a […]
Um, no. That’s just stupid. But it is the subject line of the latest teaser pitch from the Oxford Club for their membership and their Communique newsletter — the subject reads, “The One Stock Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About.” Why? Well, it’s not even really implied in the ad message that follows — […]
The Oxford Club is looking at the promise of a new material and technology again — last time around, a few weeks ago, it was genetic material and the power of RNAi to extend human life … this time, it’s thorium and the power of that material to make nuclear power generation safe and fuel […]
If you can harness the frustration of the thousands of people whose cell phone batteries die at an inopportune time, or those whose children run through dozens of AA batteries in a weekend with their electronic toys, you might just change the world. Or at least, get a lot attention for your latest stock newsletter […]
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of snooping around in Ian Wyatt’s teaser for a “Real Estate Tax Rebate,” so when I saw this latest Oxford Club pitch for a “Reverse Income Tax Fund” that you could invest in, well, it seemed only fair to give it a gander. So what’s the story? […]
Monthly newsletter focusing on income investments.
Every biotech-related teaser ad promises that you can make life-changing profits while also curing the world of a dread disease, of course — that’s why we love ’em. But this one’s a little bit different — they are teasing a biotech company that is trying to develop new drugs, but according to the pitch this […]
OK, there’s two statements that really caught the eye of Gumshoe readers in this latest teaser pitch from the Oxford Club — first, that they say it’s the “most profitable energy company in the world” … and second, that they say it will triple by the end of the year thanks to a “shocking announcement.” […]
For our edutainment today we’re sniffing out the solution to the latest teaser ad from the Oxford Club — Steve McDonald, one of their analysts, spins a long story about cybersecurity that reminds us of several other past ditigal security teasers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — this is, by all accounts, one […]
This one may not be entirely loaded with secret stocks, since I suspect quite a few ardent Gumshoe readers have already figured out who they’re talking about as “Steve Jobs’ Mentor” … and therefore figured out which company they’re teasing … but, well, I’m still getting a lot of questions every day on this one, […]
Newsletter focusing on corporate bonds — usually investment grade or nearly, and relatively short term. Follows same strategy as his previous letter from another publisher, The Bond Trader.
“This company is about to IPO – for $100 Billion … If you follow the insiders you could turn every $1,000 you invest into $1,650 in the exciting weeks ahead.” That’s the lead-in to the latest pitch from the Oxford Club folks, which, in short, tells us that facebook is going to IPO soon … […]
Marc Lichtenfeld, who we’ve covered a number of times in this space, focuses largely on biotech investments — he’s teased a number of them for a variety of different newsletters that he has helmed or contributed to, but it looks like he’s now launching a new letter from the Oxford Club called FirstLine Investor Alert. […]
Biotech-focused newsletter from Lichtenfeld, who previously edited the similar-sounding Access Group letters for White Cap Research.
That’s the headline of the latest ad for the Oxford Club, which is teasing us with a special report on the “Black Ops Resource” and the huge wealth it will create for you and yours. And no, you can’t be cynical yet — it’s only January 5th, for pete’s sake! Let’s read the ad with […]
Short-term trading service in international markets.
Weekly newsletter focusing on energy stocks, with recommended portfolio.
We’ll be skipping almost all publishing next week, including the Friday File, as Stock Gumshoe closes down for a few days for vacation and redesign prep on the new and improved StockGumshoe.com — so I’ll try to make this one good enough to last a couple weeks for you! The new site, in case you’re […]
Nothing quite stirs the soul like the promise of undersea adventure and finding sunken pirate treasure — just ask Clive Cussler, who has so excited millions of readers with his stories of undersea adventure and treasure hunting that he doesn’t even have to write his own books anymore. And that fact hasn’t escaped the investment […]
It’s been a little while since we dug into an Oxford Club promo, so this latest one that uses the eventual Facebook IPO as a hook caught my attention … in exchange for signing up for a membership in this particular club, they say you’ll “learn everything about making money from the ‘Facebook Effect.’” No, […]
If you’re like most of my readers, you’ve probably seen this very high-voltage teaser a few times in recent days — it’s all about cybersecurity, but the Oxford Club folks aren’t content to just tell you that online security and hacker-fighting is a large and growing business, they apparently also want to scare your pants […]
Today’s delightful tidbit of teasermania comes in from Marc Lichtenfeld, who tends to focus on biotech and health care stocks. He’s been around for a while, and is now drumming up members for the Oxford Club instead of one of his own biotech-focused letters, and pitching some ideas that sound like they’re a little larger […]
I always like to write about a bear case on a stock, or a put-buying or short-selling teaser, because they’re so rare — most people wouldn’t consider shorting stocks because of the different risk profile and the unfamiliar process, and many folks even think there’s something vaguely un-American about betting against a stock. And, of […]
If you were with us yesterday for our trip down memory lane into the Bakken Formation, then you’re ready for the followup — the folks at the Oxford Club teased us about three companies that have acreage and/or production in the Williston Basin in and surrounding North Dakota, and I shared two of those with […]
The latest ad from the Oxford Club has been rolling in on Gumshoe Beach in mighty waves, so let’s jump right on it before our loungers are submerged … it’s all about oil, as you might have guessed from the headline, and it’s all about a huge oil field that’s “buried beneath the midwestern prairies.” […]
The folks at the Oxford Club are launching a new service this week that they call Peak Energy Strategist, run by David Fessler, who I guess has been an energy analyst for them for a while … like many folks, he claims to have a special set of indicators that he uses, in this case […]
If you’ve been swabbing the decks on the good ship Gumshoe for more than a few weeks, you probably know that I’m a sucker for a good made-up name — so I couldn’t very well resist writing about the Oxford Club’s Fredonia Reactor, could I? Now, if the letter had been signed Rufus T. Firefly […]
I have instituted a little tradition here at Stock Gumshoe, each Thanksgiving I like to pick out my favorite “Turkey of the Year” … the teaser stock pick that promised millions, but fizzled despite the best attempts of newsletter writers to promote the stock to new subscribers. And if you’ve been around this space for […]
Longtime readers of this space might recognize the gist of this teaser just from that headline, but it has been reformulated and is getting pushed harder and harder of late, so I couldn’t resist another look at it. The ad is for the Oxford Club and their Communique, a relatively inexpensive newsletter (according to the […]
Healthcare-focused newsletter, recommended stocks primarily of emerging device and biotech companies. Was helmed by Marc Lichtenfeld, who moved on to other publications, but stopped publishing after a short while — Lightning Trend Trader, a current publication of Lichtenfeld’s with The Oxford Club, sometimes covers biotech stocks.
Many folks have sent in this fun ad from the Oxford Club, one of many Agora-related publications — and a few folks even suggested the solution, which is easy if you’ve heard of it, but a bit obscure if you haven’t, and especially if you’ve never been a New Yorker. How’s that for a tease […]
This is the main investment ideas newsletter from the Oxford Club, published twice per month.
The merry lads at the Oxford Club are at it again, promoting their subscription service with a nice long teaser ad that promises to turn you on to the next hot investing strategy. And as usual, there’s a little truth and a lot of obfuscation — so let’s give it a look. Here’s how they […]
I’ve seen this particular ad a few times in the last week or so, and I know that there are many folks out there in Gumshoe Land with a yen for silver, so I thought it deserved a few minutes of consideration. The ad is for a special report from the Oxford Club — sounds […]
Does calling something an “index” automatically make it sound safe? That seems to be part of the premise for the recent swath of ads from the Oxford Club for what they’re calling their “Recession-Proof White Cap Index.” The ad, from Louis Basenese, is about a new investment newsletter service that they’re calling the White Cap […]
Alexander Green at the Oxford Club has been sending out a series of emails touting not an investment newsletter, but his own recently published book: The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio. I’ve heard from a lot of you that this is of interest, though I haven’t read the book, so I thought I’d take a gander at […]
I don’t know exactly when this email might have first circulated, but it touts a stock that the folks at the Oxford Club believe should be the top grower, and best performer, of 2008. Naturally, they’d like you to subscribe to receive their special report — it’ll cost you $79 a year, which may or […]
This one is all about the coming electricity crisis, and the coming “post oil” era when new energy sources will be in high demand. The teaser is for the Oxford Club, which is a newsletter service to which I know quite a few Gumshoe readers subscribe. They have a special report for you: “Drilling for […]
This teaser email comes in from the folks at the Oxford Club, who are selling what sounds like a new service from Alexander Green called the Insider Alert. It normally sells for $2,900, they tell us, but is currently available for $1,011. This service tracks insider buying, as do so many others, and tries to […]
Apologies for those who were unable to get in to the site this morning — some technical problems with my host really messed things up. I hope to be able to fix it soon so that doesn’t happen again. Anyway, on with the work at hand: This teaser has been circulating for a few months, […]