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A solution for payment of the wall

I have had it up to here with all this discussion about ’the wall’ . Here is my proposal: Why not have an assessment to pay for the wall. There are 15 million taxpayers that earn over $100,000 per year. An assessment of $400 each for taxpayers in this category times 15 million equals 6 […]

Motley Fool Biotech

Not many clues; which company is this? The best biotech investors consistently reap gigantic profits by recognizing true potential earlier and more accurately than anyone else. Let me cut right to the chase. There is a product in development that will revolutionize not just how we treat a common chronic illness, but potentially the entire […]

What Stocks Leon Cooperman Just Bought

Today I watched a CNBC video with famous investor Leon Cooperman as a guest. He was asked ’what is he buying?’. Two of the new names he mentioned were ”Monetize” a mobile wallet company, and ”Technique” an LNG construction company. They didn’t give the stock symbols, so I had to do some gumshoeing to figure […]

Selling GOOG and buying VXX

A writer on Seeking Alpha (name not given) was going to take his profits on GOOG and buy VXX in this article, dated March 7,2013. http://seekingalpha.com/article/1257061-i-took-profits-on-google-should-you?source=yahoo Since I own GOOG, I was curious about VXX. This is the S & P 500 VIX short-term futures ETN (exchange traded note) issued by Barclays iPath on January […]

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On Friday File: One Sell, One Short, A few add-on Buys... plus some quarterly updates
Hi Travis I have shorted a few companies this year with TD Ameritrade and have not been charged a borrowing fee. I thought the original announcement of the China tariffs would have a negative effect on Dollar General #DG, Dollar Tree #DLTR, Lululemon #LU[...]
On Friday File: A Cloud Growth Swap, and a little timid buying as worries mount
Travis it looks like Arista Networks #ANET should be in red for the stoploss in the Real Money Portfolio[...]
On Friday File: Two Sells, Six Buys... Earnings and Stop Loss Busy-ness
wcjbic since you are a member, you have access to the Real Money Portfolio a spreadsheet where Travis posts the stop loss trigger for the stocks he is invested, Under 'articles' at the top of the page, hit 'premium content' and on the right sid[...]
On Two Stocks for King's "Spectrum" -- Is this the "Future of All Technology?"
Hi Frank, I think wino1943 is referring to Ian King of Automatic Fortunes who gets 5 stars in Travis' newsletter rankings with a small sample size of 14 votes. https://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/automatic-fortunes/ But we all know Travis b[...]
On Yastine's "$5 Biotech Stock Revolutionizing Health Care"
Edmund where are those quotes coming from? 'We at Antares'[...]
On Friday File: My "Top Ten," plus Some Adventures in Shorting and A Check-in on Gold Royalties
RE shorting I am with TD Ameritrade and they do not charge a fee for borrowing shares that are readily available.[...]
On Friday File: My "Top Ten," plus Some Adventures in Shorting and A Check-in on Gold Royalties
Hi Travis; Do the TradeStops posted in the RealMoneyPortfolio spreadsheet get updated? It seems like they stay the same as they were when originally posted.[...]
On Friday File: India, China, the Big Picture for 5G, and a bit of Selling
His name is Travis and since you are a member you have access to The Real Money Portfolio, a spreadsheet with loads of info on all Travis' holdings, including percentage allocations, stop losses, etc. Hit 'Articles' at the top of the page, then 'Premium Co[...]
On What's Mampilly's "perfect buy" April 24 Trade Alert ad teasing?
The "man" is our own Mr Gumshoe, Travis Johnson (TJ)![...]
On A Cube, a Metal Pole, and an "Absolute Killing"
Hi Frank, I am also holding QCOM calls . Don't you think that this settlement clears the way for QCOM to be an active participant in 5G development and thus has more upside?[...]
On Friday File: We're All Doomed! Maybe!
Steve take a look at Travis Real Money Portfolio. The spreadsheet has 3 of those stocks with stop loss triggers from Trade Stops VQ. He doesn't always act on these but uses them as a guideline. https://www.stockgumshoe.com/personal-portfolio-irregulars-onl[...]
On Friday File: We're All Doomed! Maybe!
So now we know how Travis beats us all at the investment game....he's clairvoyant![...]
On Friday File: We're All Doomed! Maybe!
Hi Pierre-Louis; I am not a customer but have you tried InteractiveBrokers? They are global from USA but I am not sure if they operate from France. I know of one member who uses them from the UK. https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/home.php[...]
On Can you really "Buy Lyft Stock Before the $23 Billion IPO?"
Travis did you forget the $329 for Platinum membership (one-time payment) for as long as this site exists?[...]
On Motley Fool's "Small company with a $147 billion opportunity" De-teased
There was an interesting show on ABC 20/20 Friday 3/16/2019 about Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos. She supposedly had invented a device that could perform almost 100 blood tests with a sample from just a single fingerprick. She was able to escap[...]
On Short Bits for a Short Month
Tom M re: flu shots. Flu vaccine may contain Thimerosal which is a mercury-based preservative. Most pharmacies that give the shots use the vaccine that has the preservative. During the flu shot season (Oct & Nov), you may be able to find the preservative-f[...]
On Microblog: What are the stocks to watch for the 5G revolution in your opinion Travis?
Travis is one step ahead of you with this https://www.stockgumshoe.com/2018/10/friday-file-5g-time/[...]
On Will Trump Publicly Back "USACoin" to Become New No. 1 Crypto?
Another blockchain cryptocurrency to think about; KaratGold (KBC) supposedly backed by gold. https://medium.com/@karatgold/competition-in-the-cryptocurrency-market-why-a-good-number-of-cryptocurrencies-will-vanish-in-the-7de03692619b[...]
On Alex Green's "No. 1 Stock in 2019" -- $3 "Single Stock Retirement Plan" trading under a "Secret Name"
I suggest that you take a look at the RealMoney Portfolio. All the stocks that Travis has invested in are listed there but there are no guarantees of compounding. Also follow the Friday File for changes to this portfolio. Make sure you are signed in, a[...]
On Microblog: The Coming Global Currency Realignment...Gold Standard in the near future ?
Hi HN; Is that something that can be established with presidential powers alone or does it have to pass thru 'roadblock' Pelosi or 'mumbles' McConnell?[...]

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