2021 Turkey of the Year

This year's Turkey reminds us that it's OK to be an optimist... but not to over-promise.

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, November 23, 2021

For our 14th annual Turkey of the Year we’ve got a little something new… I always include my worst pick of the year when I’m covering the Turkey of the Year, too, to be fair… but this time around, they are one and the same. I too bought the Turkey, and I too paid the price.

What am I talking about, you ask?

Around Thanksgiving time each year, we identify the Turkey of the Year — the teaser pitch that provided us with the worst-performing, most-overhyped, or otherwise just the goofiest gobbler of the past twelve months.  We try to avoid those that were just bad luck or bad timing, like maybe a hotel or travel stock that was recommended a month before COVID hit, but, like creating a great Thanksgiving dinner, it’s not exactly science.

This honor is not bestowed lightly — to be named Turkey of the Year in Gumshoedom, you must have been a truly awful stock idea, chosen within the last twelve months, and, preferably, you should stand for all that is entertaining (and misleading) in stock newsletter teaser ads.

Most years, we’ve got plenty of candidates… ove