Ask a Stupid Question…

Have an investment-related question, and embarrassed to not know the answer? A question about what the heck Stock Gumshoe does? Today's your lucky day!

Have a question in mind that you think is so dumb you’re embarrassed to ask it?  That’s what we’re here for today!

This bonus post was inspired by a reader who wanted to know “where to ask a dumb question” here on Stock Gumshoe… and while his question was not actually stupid, and I’m happy to see questions pop up in our comment threads anywhere on the site, I thought it would be a great idea to open the floor and be more welcoming for the shy, the embarrassed, or, yes, even the uninformed.

So this is a no-judgement zone… smart people do things we’d call “dumb” all the time: Warren Buffett didn’t invest in Google in 2004, Albert Einstein married his cousin, and I just had to go back and double check that I didn’t call him Alfred Einstein (which I’ve done before, in print).  So if you have that question that you can’t ask your stockbroker or your brother-in-law or Twitter without feeling like a dummy, let ‘er rip by submitting it below.  I’ll be nice… and we might all learn something.

And yes, the SEC is always watching, so I must remind you that I can’t give personal investment advice… but I’ll try to share whatever opinion or answers I can provide to any investment-related question you’ve got, though if we end up with a lot of them it might take me a little while to answer thoughtfully.

So please, let your questions fly using the friendly little comment box below… and thanks for being the best readers in cyberspace!

(I will moderate the discussion just to make sure we don’t get too much profanity or offensive stuff, or personal attacks, but I’ll use a light hand — you can be mean to me if you like, just don’t be mean to any other participants.)

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David
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Is there data available on the volume of high frequency(millisecond) trading?

mskleber
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What is best trading platform to buy Cryptos. Robinhood doesn’t sell pot or cryptos in Georgia

rookie2294
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Hi Travis,

I’m wondering if you would consider adding a column to your Real Money Portfolio, something along the lines of “I would consider buying more shares of this company below this price” kind of thing. You are often specific about this during the individual stock updates in the Friday Files (for example, IIPR under $35, at least as of last week) and it would be nice to have those ideas in one place.

Teri Franz
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where do I find stocks paying qualified dividends?

Teri Franz
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Is there data available showing which dividends are qualified dividends?

Allen
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Travis, enjoy your insights on the sales pitches I get in emails everyday. New question, since so many stock shares are held by mutual funds, hedge funds, and under the umbrellas of ETF’s it looks like individual investors have no “say on pay” on executive compensation. I’m a big believer in the free market and people earning what they are worth but companies paying a handful of executives $100 million a year plus the directors $300K or more is becoming plundering the company for ridiculous pay rates. The executives appoint board members that will give them more compensation and everyone… Read more »
Robert Dewey Peebler
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Is the money zone legit?

Robert
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It’s probably a scam. He says that each recommendation will cost $300 to $500 per contract and 5 to 10 contracts are necessary to generate the numbers he throws out in his spiel i.e up to $11,000. He then says the scheme is credit spreads on the SPY. A credit spread results in a credit of premium so why do contracts cost $300 to $500. His other service, Zenith, is a scam and is non-refundable. Out of the first 10 recos since I joined 9 have been a 100% loss, such as buying a $120 put on FB, or a… Read more »
Martin
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I think I have figured out how to show huge gains LOL. I bought 10 lots of $CVSI about 2 months ago, yesterday I sold out 2 lots recovering my initial investment and some profit. I then proceeded to reconfigure the price of the remaining 8 lots that now have cost me nothing to $.01 per share and low and behold I have a 2390% gain. LOL. Travis thanks again for your coverage of $IQ my Dec 15 calls are up 107% and my Jan 25 calls 194%

Gr8Full!
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dbiggs
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what is a good firm to buy eos from. E trade does not deal in crypto

Martin
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Ok I chickened out sold 80% of my $IQ Jan $25 Calls for a very nice 474.37% profit and all of my Jan 32 $TWTR call for a nice 146% gain. I would not have bought these shares if not for the research done by Travis. Thanks, I still hold $IQ shares and $TWTR

Martin
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Darn, forgot to log in again, old age

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