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? Β 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). Β 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. Β 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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BubbleChaser
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BubbleChaser

What is zack scheidt’s marijuana beer stock?

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steveflick
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copied from my response to similar question on page 1,Yes, Travis of Stock Gumshoe just had a discussion May 18, 2018 β€œFriday File: β€œAnheuser-Busch has their sights on one specific microcap marijuana company.” and as stevo says it is HIKU. suggest read more of Travis article.

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Frank Jones
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Frank Jones

Hello, I am wanting to know this cannibus company being teased that will supposedly be bought by Anheiser Busch that is being teased

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steveflick
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Frank, see my answer to BubbleChaser immediately above. Also some
of my comments on page 3 response to Martin on pot stocks.

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jnsesq48
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jnsesq48

Will Aurora Cannabis ever stop diluting the hell out of my shares?

And should we be optimistic long term for Arch Therapeutics?

Oh, and why is Congress allowed to use insider information in financial transactions? (Just kidding. We all know why.)

toff
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toff

Only answering question #2 for myself … I am!

Johan Engelen
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Johan Engelen

When you put a stock limit order, are they visible far market makers (or MM (computers).

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Mike Kennedy
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Mike Kennedy

The system is rigged like Trump says. Ever notice how in the pre and post market when earnings are announced the stock usually rises softly and falls hard at the least bit of “off” news? Ever notice how the price changes very dramatically with even a slightly bad report? WHO is setting these prices when there is minimal trading going on in the after markets?? It’s not a supply and demand issue. Can’t be. Someone somehow has insider information ahead of time before the herd hears about things. And what good are so called analysts when they can’t seem to… Read more Β»

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chengunlam
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chengunlam

How do so many publicly traded companies keep operating and afloat year after year.while still having/showing no profits? Is the source a piggy bank from early investors or other similar benefactors? I assume the funds show up on the assets side as cash, but where does it show on the liabilities side?

bob
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bob

apart from all of the technology—————–what makes 1 bitcoin worth anything?????????????

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William D Edwards
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William D Edwards

Just wanted to know if you knew just how important this site and your work are? Countless times when so tired of trying to get that #@&$ carrot that is dangled by so many writers, that you take it all away. Like relaxing in a huge hot water bath. It’s fun to read, as you dissect their glorious writing and show the truth beneath the subterfuge. How much can I give ya, have saved me so much money, not joining every newsletter that dangles that carrot.
Sincerely thanking you every day
William D Edwards

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wayne
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wayne

do you give stock picks to your paying subscribers

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glomerulus
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I love the part of the world where you live. But, did you freeze your nads this winter?

And, yeah, I’d like to know if Harsimran Singh is mostly bogus. I have his service, have done some of his wacky option trades, profited on some, others not so much.

wayne
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wayne

do your members get stock recomendations

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sst2plj
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sst2plj

I am a subscriber to all of Stansberry products, some Casey, and a little Bonner. I still enjoy seeing you reveal the teasers they all send out, although I I don’t need to read them except for their interesting stories. Clearly, these large newsletter companies know of your existance. Have any of them attempted to recruit you since your analysis and writting style would fit very well in their stables. Is your background in copywriting for any newsletters (other than yours). I cross reference recomendations between publishers and always value your take.

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dorare
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dorare

which stansberry product do you prefer? or would you advice?

Hugh R.
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Hugh R.

Who is paying for Elon Musk’s tunnel under LA?

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Steven Roussey
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Steven Roussey

Elon Musk

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Dave
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Dave

Why do some analysts initiate stocks they cover or upgrade a stock they cover to buy but the price target is still under the current price??

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William D Edwards
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William D Edwards

Anton Kreil and the ITPM. YouTube video kind of made me angry after thinking about how the system works as he explained it. Everybody gets a cut, brokers taking the other side of my trades, fees, commissions etc. question would be have you heard of him and is his explanation of how the system works true? Heard it called The cost of doing business, when was at Apiary learning to trade Forex.

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Ropetrick
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Ropetrick

Do brokerage houses get a wholesale price for stocks they sell? in other words when I buy a stock did a pay a retail price and the broker got a price differential over and above the commission?

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2018ruup
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2018ruup

What do you think of seasonality? I’ve realized my account is at it’s highest level every mid Jan and then it’s downhill from there: I think exiting every mid Jan, getting in for a short time near April earnings and then out and entering near July earnings and then out until sometime in Oct. What’s your opinion?

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jehouse
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is denys gold advice belivable?

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Joseph Tyszkiewicz
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Joseph Tyszkiewicz

Thank you for your offer. I would like to find a source of financial info.
like, earnings dates, dividends, forecasts, comments ect.

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viktor69
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Travis, could you publish, on the real money page, how does your whole portfolio look like, including your passive and active funds investments? I mean what is your % allocation to growth/value stocks, HY, short/long duration bonds, gold coins, gold miners etc?

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