Who can resist that headline? Louis Navellier is peddling his Emerging Growth newsletter by promising a special report called The Stock of the Century… so, naturally, we wanna know what that stock is.
And we don’t want to pony up $995 for an Emerging Growth subscription to find out, frankly — if we paid that much, we’d be inclined to believe anything he says, and we’d lose our ability to think rationally about whatever the investment is. That’s just human nature — buy a new dishwasher and, if you’re like most people, you’ll find reasons to love it and pat yourself on the back for making that decision… if you want to think critically about that dishwasher and it’s features and costs, you’re a lot better off doing that before you buy it.
So, as is our wont here at Stock Gumshoe, we’ll dig in, check out the clues Navellier drops in his ad to entice you, and fire up the Mighty, Mighty Thinkolator so we can figure out what the stock is. Then you can think about it yourself, form an understanding of the business and whether you think it might be worth researching further… if you want to subscribe to Louis’ Emerging Growth after that, well, be my guest (we don’t subscribe to newsletters that use teaser ads ourselves, in an effort to be fair to all and not give the Thinkolator too much of an advantage, but we do collect subscriber reviews and ratings of many newsletters — if you’ve ever tried out Navellier’s Emerging Growth, please click here to share your thoughts with your fellow investors).
What’s the story? As with many ads we’ve seen over the past few years, the driver is Tesla and the big push from pretty much all other automakers to build and sell more electric cars. Here’s a taste of the ad:
“The Greatest Profit Opportunity of the Century
“Thanks to this breakthrough, auto analysts predict electric car sales will jump 70 times in 28 years—surpassing gas-powered car sales for the first time in history.
“Early investors stand to reap windfall profits as electric car sales hit $7 trillion by 2050. You can be one of them. Here’s how….
“… the technology behind the electric car revolution isn’t just a game changer; it’s the game changer. It’s set to create a whole new set of millionaires.
“If you get in on the ground floor now, you can become one of them.
“This is why Chevrolet, BMW, Ford, Toyota, Kia, Mercedes Benz, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Volvo, Mitsubishi, and Porsche are racing to catch up with Tesla, as the value of these car sales will reach $7 trillion by 2050.
“In a moment, I’ll tell you about the breakthrough technology, the millionaire-making company behind it, and how it could hand you Amazon-, Apple-, and Netflix-like gains over the next 20 years.”
That’s what we all want in an investment, right? The chance to be in on the ground floor, make ludicrous returns, and become layabout philanthropists in our dotage? You can see why this kind of ad really squeezes those greed glands and gets folks to cough up their credit card details.
“Long term, a $10,000 investment could grow well into seven figures….
“Thanks to this breakthrough, auto analysts predict that more electric vehicles than gas-powered cars