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On Friday File: How about Hedging?

Good stuff, Travis. You didn't mention one strategy that I think is great when times are uncertain: selling covered calls against long positions in the portfolio. At the best of times, selling out-of-the-money calls can generate healthy cash, especia[...]

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On Leeb's "$26 Billion Treasure Trove 48 Miles North of the Arctic Circle" (Update)

The pump: When I got the email from Leeb last week, I noodled it out for fun, bought some shares, sold them three days later for a 20c/share gain, and now the stock is almost back to where I bought it. I didn't buy enough to retire, so I guess I'll reta[...]

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On "Linchpin Device... and the Next Tech Giant" -- What's Fessler's "$7 Tech Stock" to "Hand You Up to 24 Times Your Money?"

No doubt some investors will enjoy great returns on one or more of these "surefire" 5G stocks, but most of them will be going nowhere. If you were able to buy all of them, you might eventually get your invested money back. But IMO, it's way too soon to pi[...]

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On "The #1 Gold Stock to Buy in 2019... virtually unknown $7 investment"

I usually own SAND, but managed to get out of it near the peak (for once). It's a great play on the price of gold, but as with all commodity stocks, timing is a factor. Gold has a nice-looking upleg going, but it got a little ahead of itself. I'm lookin[...]

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On Microblog: Personal Finance Pitch re Social Security "extra benefits"

Oops, just found Travis' old review of this one. Sorry. Feel free to delete. It was GOV.[...]

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On Unpacking Leeb's "Devastating 5G Flaw Exposed" Teaser Pitch

Wondering the same thing. is showing two dividends for this year, 4.6c (ex 5/22) and 4.5c (ex 7/29). They normally just pay once, mid-year.[...]

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On Sniffing out Wyatt's "$0.50 Cannabis Pre-IPO" Pitch

Pardon me for saying it, but I wonder if some of these guys are enjoying their own product too much.[...]

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On Solving Hodge's "The #1 Gold Stock of the Next Decade" Tease

So many promising junior producers around instead. That's where the money has been for years, and IMO, will continue to be.[...]

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On Friday File: My "Top Ten," plus Some Adventures in Shorting and A Check-in on Gold Royalties

I enjoy both going long and going short, but as you point out, shorting shares can be frustrating, especially when the shares are not available. So when I want to go short, I sell naked calls. Now don't give up on my post until you've read my reasoning. I[...]

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On In Defense of the Egg

We know so little about food and its effects on humans. Witness the ping-ponging of "expert" opinions on the nutritional merits/detriments of wine, coffee, eggs, etc. I have never stopped consuming our chickens' ovoid product (supposedly high in Omega-3, a[...]

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On Short Bits for a Short Month

Thank you for another valuable and informative article, Doc. The discussion of supplements vs cognitive function got my attention. In your travels in that region of medical publications, have you seen anything definitive regarding ginkgo?[...]

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On "By March 19, 2019 Donald Trump Could 'Reboot' the U.S. Dollar" sez Jim Rickards

The LAST thing our govt would do at this time is call for a gold standard. In that scenario, the US would be the biggest loser. I keep more than the average amount of my portfolio (about 30%) in natural resource stocks, of which gold and silver miners are[...]

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On Looking Backward – And a Peek in the Other Direction

Thanks, Doc. Hope you will comment on the news out of Israel this week:[...]

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On Microblog: Keystone Pipeline

I just got Conrad's ad for CE. Suncor fits the description of his first two teasers - pioneer in the tar sands, and in-situ oil extractor. I didn't look into the third one on his list, but the fourth, the company so active in the Shaunavon, is Crescent Poi[...]

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