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Very hard sell from Agora / Palm Beach

I recently signed up to Palm Beach Confidential (which does actually seem quite good). Had a phone call today from an Agora salesman who explained that ”by mistake” they had signed me up for their top end Palm Beach Infinity package, which includes their other newsletters (more or less worthless to me). Wouldn’t take no […]

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On Microblog: What is James Altucher's pitch on a pre-IPO that's going to return unbelievable returns
He might be promoting a supplier to Uber's self-driving project. There are many reviews of his services on Stock Gumshoe, worth doing a search.[...]
On Microblog: What is James Altucher's pitch on a pre-IPO that's going to return unbelievable returns
Uber is a private company and it announced plans to have an IPO in the next year or so. It ran a self-driving car pilot project in Pittsburgh.[...]
On Microblog: What is Dou Casey's 3 Canadian pot Millionaire Master Plan
This was covered recently by Travis in one of his articles.[...]
On The 2017 - 2018 Flu Outbreak: How Bad Is It Really, and What to Do?
The anti-vax campaigners do tend to be selective about their statistics, talking about death rates like that rather than incidence rates. Sanitation and improved medicine were of course doing a lot to reduce death rates, although vaccination is as much abo[...]
On Microblog: Crypto Currency Advisory Services - Which ones live up to the hype?
Specifically on whether the newsletters measure up to the hype, well they happen to have been benefiting from a wild bull market, but apart from that, they measure up to the hype about as much as the stock newsletters that Travis discusses. Most investment[...]
On Microblog: Crypto Currency Advisory Services - Which ones live up to the hype?
It depends on your situation and how much you know about investing and cryptos. If you're looking for tips, an issue is that a lot of these markets are quite illiquid so when somebody publishes a recommendation there can be a spike, although it's usually t[...]
On Microblog: 20k Alternative Investment plan
There's not a lot of context (Is this your life savings? Do you have an insight into Ripple that most people don't?) but my guess based on what's presented is that this sort of portfolio is most likely going to lose its owner most of the money they put int[...]
On Mampilly's "Bigger than Amazon and Google combined" Stock Tease
Things have moved on a lot in the last 10 years. According to Tony Seba, the cost of solar+battery storage will very soon (next few years) be not only cheaper in most markets than conventional generation, it will be cheaper than electricity distribution co[...]
On Microblog: #Technology > A Wide Angle Discussion of The Big Picture & It's Players
Maybe Patriot One $PAT.V $PTOTF https://patriot1tech.com .[...]
On Exponential Tech Investor
Happy with the analysis and the performance has been good. Having said that, personally I don't find growth investing easy (I gave the dotcom bubble a miss for example) so I've closed out most of my positions, too early of course :)[...]
On Is Aurinia's Supremacy in Lupus Nephritis Threatened by Glaxo's Benlysta?
Avita Medical (which I hold) seems ahead of Renova in this area, and Avita has a far smaller market cap.[...]
On What's that "August 28 ICO" pitch from Martin Hutchinson about?
Goldstockbull you should charge $3000 ;)[...]
On What's that "August 28 ICO" pitch from Martin Hutchinson about?
I took a quick look at farad and as far as I can tell it's a manufacturer forward selling their widgets to whoever is desperate enough to buy anything crypto-related :)[...]
On What's that "August 28 ICO" pitch from Martin Hutchinson about?
The reason is just that exchange wallets are set up for trading between currencies, deposits and withdrawals; they aren't set up for anything more complex than that. For example, many ICOs require you to send an ether payment to a particular address, a[...]
On Oncotutorial
I used Charles Stanley (old-fashioned phone broker). They are happy to deal in ARTH but they only operate in UK market hours. Interactive Brokers will do it, but with them you need to buy the USD that you need for the trade 2 days in advance, they don't do[...]
On Oncotutorial
Interactive Brokers is very cheap but you will have to do your own FX trades on their platform (with 2 day settlement!) to buy the USD that you need for the trade.[...]
On Microblog: Cryptocurrency
In fact right now looks to me like a reasonable entry point into crypto land, with the recent concern about a possible split in bitcoin having led to a general market decline. Cryptocurrencies are very volatile so in a week or two the situation could have [...]
On Oncotutorial
"The use of coffee enemas has led to several deaths as a result of severe electrolyte imbalance, hyponatremia, dehydration, pleural and pericardial effusions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled that study participants must be warned of t[...]
On Population and Health: Not Just Our Own Health, But the Health of the Planet!
I agree that more resources into family planning in developing countries would help. In Uganda, the developing country I'm most familiar with, the issue is mainly a rural one; in towns families are around 3 children each, in the countryside 5 children, dow[...]
On Oncotutorial
You would need to ask your broker to add them to their list of ISA-eligible securities; those lists are maintained manually so any small non-UK companies such as AKTX which have gone public in the last few years will typically not be on their list until so[...]

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