“How to Buy U.S. Government Backed Silver for $1.25, and get a Free Retirement Loan”

By Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe, July 21, 2009

This ad sounds a little bit like a very popular one we looked at a few months back — then, it was for $1 “Silver Shots”, and it was a teaser for a leveraged derivative trade on silver futures (or, in plainer speak, it was for long-term call options on the SLV ETF).

If you invested in those so-called “silver shots” when I wrote