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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wayne
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wayne
May 18, 2018 12:34 pm

do your members get stock recomendations

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cavemann
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cavemann
May 21, 2018 12:54 pm

Wayne, as a paying member, I get to read Travis’ picks and his thinking behind them. Some of them I invest in myself if I agree with his views on the stock or sector in particular – in my case MPW and ATUSF were stocks he bought that I decided I wanted as well once I looked into them. I’ve even beaten him into a couple. But in the end, it all comes down to your own research, risk tolerance, and diversification strategy. After being a free member for a few years, I then bought the annual membership and then a couple of years later, I bought the lifetime membership. I can attest that Travis works hard to provide his thinking on individual stocks he invests in and in my opinion he has great integrity. When he gets it wrong, he tells you. I can’t ask anymore than that from him. Thanks for the hard work Travis.

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May 18, 2018 12:41 pm

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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