Topic Archives: Apple (AAPL)

The latest Investorplace pitch for Matt McCall’s Investment Opportunities ($99/yr) promises that we can cash in by “joining the Foldable Phone revolution”… and that sounds both fun and lucrative, so let’s check out the ad and see if the Thinkolator can ID his investment ID for you. The dream of a flexible phone screen has […]

The emails that I started getting a few days ago start out with a tease about a secret meeting… “Right near the Pacific coast… “Where you can smell the salt and volcanic dust in the air… “There lies a secret compound… one visited by some of the brightest financial minds in the world.” And, it […]

Today’s teaser ad that we’ll be feeding to the Thinkolator is for Bill Poulos’ Premium Income Alert ($1,997/year) from Profits Run, and it’s a doozy, funneling two hype-filled trends into one stock idea. Premium Income Alert is not a service we’ve looked at before, but it’s billed as a “weekly trading service” (the “upgrade” option […]

It’s time for part two of our Annual Review, this week I’m getting to a few of my largest holdings, including some that reported earnings recently and have had a big impact on the market. In the big picture, we’ve seen what impact a surprise event like the viral epidemic in China can cause… and […]

This is a teaser pitch that we solved back in May of 2018, but folks continue to ask about it… and our older article is getting pretty stale, so we’re digging in for an updated look today. The headline of the ad pretty much says it all: “The little-known Washington D.C. financial “think tank” that […]

Happy Friday! I’ve got another reading assignment for you today… the researcher behind the Dunning-Kruger effect posted an interesting article called “We Are All Confident Idiots” a couple years ago that just came to my attention (I think someone posted it on Twitter, but forgot to jot down the original source). Here’s a little excerpt, […]

This particular bit of news leaves your friend Doc Gumshoe shaking his head in puzzlement.  To wit, in the US it is expected that there will be a substantial shortage of physicians in the upcoming years.   The American Association of Medical Colleges predicts that this shortage may reach about 122,000 physicians by the year […]

Eric Bleeker at the Motley Fool came out with a big “presentation” recently where he walked around the stage pitching a new high-end project that they’re calling Extreme Opportunities: AR — a $999 no refunds one-year subscription to their thinking about augmented reality, starting with a 15-stock model portfolio and including whatever changes or updates […]

Today we’re looking at an ad about the “Super Crystal Solar Revolution,” which spools up a big surge of excitement about a new kind of solar cell that will change the world. An extremely similar pitch, with all but the company-specific details almost exactly the same, was made by James Stafford and the Oilprice.com folks […]

This article was originally published on July 16, 2018, but questions continue to pile in and new ads out this week indicate that it’s also Alexander Green’s “top stock for 2019” … so we’re re-sharing it here. It has NOT been updated or revised since July, and the ad is also unchanged as far as […]

I haven’t written about this particular ad, but I have seen it circulating over the past couple months… and the questions keep rolling in, so I guess the ad’s still in pretty heavy rotation and it’s time to get some answers for you. The pitch is for Jeff Brown’s The Near Future Report ($99/yr “on […]

Thanks so much to the new folks who’ve joined us as Irregulars this week — we’re midway through our annual charitable membership drive, and it’s looking pretty good… I’m hoping we can get our totals up to last year’s numbers, and we’re almost halfway there with a donation pile of close to $6,000 now. That’s […]

What’s on the docket today? An ad for Jim Woods’ Successful Investing, which seems to be a newly revamped version of that longtime “entry level” investment newsletter (founded by Dick Fabian — Jim took over the Successful line of letters when Dick’s son, Doug Fabian, left the newsletter business in 2017). The letter is being […]

We’ve seen a long stream of earnings reports and other worthwhile bits of data on Real Money Portfolio stocks since I last wrote to you, including some that actually included some interesting news, so prepare for a lot of quick updates…. Medical Properties Trust (MPW) reported another quarter of ho-hum… pretty much met the forecasts, […]

This article was originally published on March 26, with an immediate deadline at the time… but the ad is now being recirculated by Marin Katusa with a new April 30 deadline, so we’re re-sharing the teaser solution. The meat of the ad is unchanged, and the article that follows is also unchanged… and we’ve left […]

Everyone is talking about Facebook (FB) in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the stock is one of my larger personal holdings… so although the stock has not yet hit my stop-loss trigger that always causes me to rethink and re-analyze a holding, I feel the need to share my thoughts and my […]

Michael Robinson this week is pitching his Nova-X Report with a promise that “we’re about to witness one of the most massive rollouts in history” as a new “magic electricity” ends the days of wires and plugs and dead batteries and makes us all filthy, stinkin’ rich. So what the heck is he talking about? […]

Quite a few eagle-eyed Gumshoe readers forwarded the latest ad from Dr. David Eifrig to us over the weekend — he’s pitching his Retirement Millionaire newsletter, which is an “entry level” offering from Stansberry that includes money-saving retirement tips and health tips as well as investment ideas. It tends to not be an aggressive or […]

This article originally appeared as part of the Friday File for the Stock Gumshoe Irregulars (our paid members) on November 20, 2015. The article has not been updated or revised, other than a couple quick updates to numbers and valuations, but we’ve had questions about the ad of late, so we’re moving it back to […]

Despite the fact that I almost never bet against stocks, either through shorting or put option buying, this is not likely to be shocking news for those who follow my Friday File commentaries. I wrote about having this personal inclination about this specific stock in my Friday File note on August 19… … and since […]

This article was originally published on May 19, and the ad we’re covering has been heavily promoted over the past month, leading up to a big final push before yesterday’s supposed catalyst date of June 13, when Blanco (or his ad copywriter) was certain that Apple would announce some big news about “this tiny company”. […]

ed note: This article was first published on March 31, 2016 — the ad has been changed a little bit and now we’re seeing a version that leads with “Virtual Reality Pornography” and catches your attention that way, though the company being teased and hinted at is still the same. What follows was published on […]

We’ve certainly seen our share of “next breakthrough” promises from Louis Basenese — he has worked for a variety of publishers (mostly under the Agora umbrella, I think) and is now promoting a service that he calls VentureCap Strategist, published by Wall Street Daily, and now he’s dangling his take on virtual reality in front […]

This ad has been running again and generating a lot of questions from Gumshoe readers, so we’re re-posting the answer here. The article below has not been updated or revised since it was published on July 20, 2015, other than an update to the Irregulars “Quick Take” box and an updated disclosure at the bottom […]

Each year I go through all of the stocks that I either own personally or have brought to the attention of the Irregulars (there’s quite a bit of overlap on those lists), and I make sure to update my thoughts and opinion on that stock in an organized and, hopefully, disciplined way — that helps […]

Yeah, probably not. But that’s the promise — and there is some mathematical possibility that it could happen, if all the ducks line up in a row and this company becomes dominant. You never know, I suppose, but let’s go into this with somewhat more realistic possibilities… like, “this company could double.” That I could […]

When looking into “buy the correction” ideas, a key problem is getting your head around when a stock has finally “blown off” any excess valuation — fundamentals aren’t falling for most stocks, at least not for the stronger, growth-oriented names in the market, but the stocks are falling anyway… why? Well, obviously we have the […]

This article was originally published in late January — Andy Obermueller is teasing Apple suppliers again, hinting that the Apple “Growth Window” will close up on September 30 (presumably when we start freaking out about their next wave of iPhones and iPads, usually introduced around then), and the descriptions of the teased stocks that he […]

Christian DeHaemer launched a newsletter called Technology & Opportunity about a year and a half ago, piquing investors’ interest with the idea that you can “Ride the Robot Revolution” and make massive gains, just like getting in early on the computer revolution by buying Apple, Microsoft or Dell 30 years ago. And now it looks […]

All of you, dear Irregulars, know that Stock Gumshoe is not a “tip sheet,” and I don’t operate a portfolio for other people to emulate or copy, or even attempt to track the stocks we cover as if they were a portfolio of buys and sells with consistent trading advice… but I do keep a […]

The following was originally published on November 10 and has not been updated or revised. The teaser ad covered is being circulated again today with a slightly different headline pitch about cellphone royalties, but the balance of the ad (and the teased company) are largely unchanged. —from 11/10/14— Dr. David Eifrig is touting something that […]

We’re closing up shop early today for Veteran’s Day, and in the spirit of the holiday we’re running a membership special today. Stock Gumshoe will donate 50% of all membership revenue today and tomorrow to Homes for our Troops, an excellent charitable organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely disabled veterans — so for […]

Jeff Ubben’s ValueAct is an activist investment group, they try to get access to companies, develop relationships with them, serve on boards, and create value. They don’t hedge or short or use leverage and he keeps his own money in the fund, so he is very, very careful. And he defines value, which most people […]

Well, I don’t think there’s anything I can tell you about Apple (AAPL) that you can’t read anywhere else … except for the fact that I just increased my AAPL position by about 15%. Apple and Berkshire Hathaway have been jousting back and forth for the coveted title of “largest holding in Travis’ equity portfolio” […]

Markel released their earnings last night, and they were, well, typical very good Markel earnings — they actually had an above average year in some ways, with good underwriting and not much catastrophe loss and good increases in sales (written premiums). And now, after crashing to about 1.05X book value after announcing the Alterra acquisition, […]

Everyone in the investing punditry game has to make predictions, so I’ll go out on a limb here and let you know which of the stocks in the Gumshoe universe I’m most excited about for the coming year. I’m also, so you know, going to be revamping how I present and track the “Idea of […]

Well, I noted about two weeks ago that I still had a lingering Apple (AAP) limit buy order in, but that I didn’t expect it to be triggered during the (then pre-earnings) AAPL selloff. Surprise, surprise, suddenly Apple is in “bear market mode” according to all the pundits, and the stock is falling further still. […]

This one may not be entirely loaded with secret stocks, since I suspect quite a few ardent Gumshoe readers have already figured out who they’re talking about as “Steve Jobs’ Mentor” … and therefore figured out which company they’re teasing … but, well, I’m still getting a lot of questions every day on this one, […]

I won’t buy any shares right away, since it often makes sense to let investor expectations shake out a bit, but I’d love to add to my Apple (AAPL) holdings by a little bit over the next several months if the market continues to write the shares down. In case you’re the one person who […]

That quote above is from George Leong, who’s trying to get you to sign up for his Small-Cap Growth Stocks newsletter. He says that new subscribers can “be the FIRST to read about a great undervalued, undiscovered American company that could hand you a $120,000 gain by year’s end.” Sound good? Well, he makes it […]

Today I picked up a few more shares of two companies that were already fairly large holdings in my personal portfolio — I increased my holdings in both Apple (AAPL) and Lonrho (LONR.L LNAFF) by roughly a third with limit buy orders that triggered this morning. Apple reports earnings today after the market close, as […]

Now that Apple is the largest public company in the world, and the most popular stock, the eagerness with which newsletter guys tout “secret” Apple suppliers is ramping up still more … impressive in itself, since the basic “buy Apple suppliers” pitch has been around and making money for subscription-sellers ever since Synaptics was pitched […]

As the market tumbles thanks to the failure of the Super Committee and the rising level of feelings of impending doom, I picked up a few more shares of Apple this morning when they triggered a buy limit order down here in the $370 neighborhood. I have no idea whether or not this will be […]

Sometimes I look back and realize I’ve been a dope. This is one of those times. I’ve been holding and/or actively buying shares of stocks that benefit from the mobile revolution and from the massive consumer businesses the breakthrough products from Apple (iPhone and iPad) have essentially created from scratch over the last couple years […]

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    I have first hand experience from a Telecom vendor as well as working with Finnish software developers for the last thre...

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    Jeff Brpwn. Brownstone Research newsletter Any comments on top 5g or his newsletter?...

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    I agree, anytime there is a cure, a secret, conspiracy, or a book for sale creates more caution. Greed is writing the ...

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    Are you still naming INSG, MRVL and VZ for 5G winners? INSG’s CFO is changing. Steve Smith is leaving....

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    5G is Xilinx from his newsletter. I paid $79 for 1 yr....

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    I read his informatioñ since I paid to get it. The 5G was Xilinx, Which I bought....

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    Akoustis Technologies (AKTS) 11/06/18 $4.45 $7.95 $0.00 78.7% $0.00 (H) Buy up to $8 Lumentum (LITE) 04/09/19 $59.11 $84...

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    Does anyone know the name of JEFF Brown's #1 stock pick for 2020,a maker of an RF semiconductor that will be in all 5G...

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    Who are you commenting on that is connected to Agora Financial!...

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    * Has anybody the idea/guess of which California 5G Company Motley Fool is referring to, that will beat dotcom boom, bi...

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    He mentioned the Meeting with Commisioner PAI and spectrum auction. Intelsat. $INTEQ Fits the description. It recently...

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    What does the TT after the 2317 stand for on the Taiwan stock exchange?...

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    Because o the high frequency of 5g, i doubt that satellites will be any part of 5g....

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    Fake, Am I missing something? My numbers are different. I have 8 stocks in the tier 1, 7 in tier 2 and 4 in tier 3. ...

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    Hot spot 5G? Like Clear tried and failed? I don't see fixed devices without the services being all that profitable....

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    This is very interesting, and you make it easier to understand than most! Thanks. Travis...on a different note you ha...

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    Doing my own investigating - I am looking a QCOM, TWLO, CCI, MU, WIFI, TER, LITE, MTSI, SWKS, CHL, and VZ. I also think...

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    Zippyd, Thank you for sharing so generously to this community. May the Lord bless you abundantly!...

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    I don't know what 5G companies they are talking about.... I wasn't willing to pay the $49 dollars to find out LOL.I wo...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I'd say no, 5G is real and available and "Apple-Fi" is a R&D project. 5G-related stocks might or might not rise from ...

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    Earlier this month AG Bill Barr mentioned ERIC and NOK as potential key players in the future of 5G roll out across the...

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    Jeff Brown enjoyed you on the College campus last night when you spoke about the s almall Califirnia company so envolv...

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    Hi Lowell, I am new to Teeka's stuff. IT makes sense that you can get it on an app like Robinhood, but that is just a ge...

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    Great writeup, very well explained...

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    I was reading an article on Calls and Puts. It discussed someone buying a large number of calls at $100 for different do...

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    For the 5G boom, Jeff outlines these - AKTS, LITE, IIVI, MTSI For AI, he outlines - AMBA, YEXT...

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    I am interested in what they are recommending also. I hate teasers like that!...

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    Wow, I was sold on Prime Payouts. Had put myCC info in and thought. Let me check on any complaints or strories. Came aco...

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    All the talking heads are missing the point entirely by suggesting that ANY stock purchases be made now. All evidence cl...

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    Travis: sorry to go off topic. But are you familiar with this promo? https://secure.caseyresearch.com/?cid=MKT443726...

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    Thanks for the insight, Woodwork. This seems to be the key prob to investing in 5G rollout - there are a lot of conflic...

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    Did anyone ever invest in the stock? If so, how is it doing for you? If not, why not?...

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    Ive heard a lot about Massive Money being spent on Low Orbit Satellite Internet Service while AVAV announced on Creame...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Just means some note holders, probably the "rescue" backers from a couple years ago, have agreed to convert some of that...

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    For the very fastest speeds using millimeter wave, yes, there need to be a lot more antennas and base stations since the...

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    WIFI -Canadian stock exchange. Maybe this small company does have the answers to stop the radiation that 5G produces....

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    I think for the most part, you don't want to buy the stock if it's being teased. Isn't that the basic premise of teaser...

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    Thank you for the 'Irregulars Quick Take' summary - a key benefit for paid Gumshoe Irregular membership..... I did not e...

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    How can I get in on the IPhone tsunami stock and how much does it costs?...

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    I sill like AMT & CCI best for 5 G. I also own VZ & ATT. My other 5 G is Qualcomm. I prefer some dividends with...

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    Well, I committed to the unthinkable. I listened to the missed earnings report and happily discovered that Ceragon is an...

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    I have Nokia and am thinking of buying a long covered call as I don't want to sell at the recent 30% drop. Th...

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    I AGREE NO SENSE WASTING TIME AND MONEY WITH A LOSER. THERE ARE BETTER FISH IN THE OCEAN LIKE 5 G.... I AM INTERESTED IN...

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    Thank but I have more interest in 5 G the next Generation.....Can you help me find the 3 best companies involved in perp...

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    Hello, I am a follower ! Can you uncover the 3 companies at the forefront of the 5 g revolution. It is difficult to ge...

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    Would really like to know which AI stock everyone is talking about and why the big secret....

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    This is a perfect breakdown of the D1-z Income Stream and how it becomes an extension to nearly all passive income strea...

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    This is a great video that will show you exactly how it works and why it's a legitimate alternative to mainstream stocks...

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    I don't own Nokia (but I do Ericsson) yet I think there is more juice in it: 5G spectrum licenses haven't been awarded i...

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    How about Skyworks Solutions Inc. ?...

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    CCI, AMT and QCOM are all solid plays on the mobile and 5g advances coming at us....

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    @kevinrawle, what's in your portfolio if you don't mind me asking?...

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    A possible explanation why NOK and ERIC do not move up can be found here: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-future-of...

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    I am posting this in regards to high speed semiconductor chips for 5G. Using photonics alongside a semiconductor chip...

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    Dear Travis; Thanks for your valuable work. I share the following information from Jon Markman regarding the 5G subject...

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    Any possibility of Nokia being a takeover target? If so, by which company?...

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    what happened to n o k and e r I c being major 5 g players or is it too soon to ask??...

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    Has anyone invested in company Inseego? If so what are your thoughts now? Is it still a buy? What concerns do you have n...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    He has touted a great many 5G stocks over the past year, including NOK and SWKS and some of the little filter companies ...

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    Dubious..some of the large caps are huge of course..Alphabet, Apple, American Tower, AT &T, Cisco, Crown Castle ( a ...

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  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Could be, I can't say that I've often been successful at choosing an "all in" point for any investment... always better ...

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    Being în the industry for the last 20 years, I'd say it will come a time when the shares of 5G vendors will go down as...

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    G'day Travis, I've been following AR and VR now for a few years and seen a lot of the device being readied for market ...

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    Do you have any idea about this add from Profit Watch? : The One Company Critical to the Roll-Out of 5G in Australia in...

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    What is Paul's stock for AI?...

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    YOU GET MY RADIATION STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU MICROWAVE OVEN THAN YOU DO IN A LIFETIME OF DENTIST X-RAYS. POWER LEVELS A...

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    Cloud, Permian, Bitcoin, Cannabis, 5G are all SO yesterday. Gimme a "tomorrow" pick, Gumshoe...

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    Hi all. First comment since joining this wonderful community. Thought I'd share this interesting read on 5G. https://w...

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    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has discovered in a recent investigation that human skin acts as a type of receptor f...

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    Will 5G undermine Weather Satellite Performance?? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/05/21/will-5g-undermine-weather-predi...

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    Thanks Travis, I just may re-invest my stopped out QCOM funds and purchase SWKS. Happy Friday!...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I would assume that all rural subscribers are far less profitable than urban ones — that’s why telecoms are allowed ...

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    What about the two class action lawsuits that have been filed, one against ATT in California and another in the Southeas...

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    ridi pagliaccio, now a new riddle. the wather predictors magi told FCC that the 5G wavelength present a problem (as thei...

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    Great post Travis. As a former HP employee I accumulated shares of A and ultimately KEYS. I never thought of their as...

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    5G is going to be rolled out whether you like it or not. Too much money already invested to too much money to be made t...

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    BIG teaser: what is Jeff Brown's unveiled new 5G device that will be the number 1 tech stock of 2019, going from $0 to $...

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    I was going to buy a new wifi 5G enabled toilet that I recently saw advertised but I soon discovered that it was full of...

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    We are all guinea pigs in this 5G experiment,all in the name of greed There are a few cities in Europe that have banned ...

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    I did an update on Nokia and another 5G stalward todya, May 14, on www.global-investing.com which I sent to Travis. I su...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    NOK, which I do own shares of, has probably been the most aggressively teased 5G stock over the past year or so... but n...

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    In the Knick of time...from Thinko’ Yesterday this Rooter was on the search for literally essential small “parts....

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Sure, the big players in telecom will be big players in 5G... it's just hard to sell a newsletter, particularly one that...

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    Thanks for the comments on Harge's 5G teasers. A more rational discussion of 5G is here https://www.choice.com.au/elec...

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    Was Telstra a consideration in all of this? I heard from sources they where anti NBN due to 5G coming. They are also bui...

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    It is CL1.AX. Thanks for these two Travis. I have been email bombarded by Harje's 5G teasers for the last month or so, s...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Nokia should have a stronger second half of the year and much stronger 2020 as 5G investment heats up, but "should" is n...

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    what company is mike ward saying will make millions ontheir 5g boxes?...

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    Just like Vanadium better! No liquid electrolytes to re-invent into a less explosive format as you, “Dr. Thinko “ re...

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    New info on 5G, Ericsson, ERIC, is also getting to be a supplier. your welcome...

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    I am curious about this $1.63 NYSE stock as well. It may some 5G angle....

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    Either company appears to be good acquisitions for 5G giants....

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    I agree with Nokia. I have been waiting for a time to get some calls. I got Jan 2020 6.00. With the options falling ...

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    Great read, explains topic well to a relative novice in tech stock investing. I have heard allot about Sierra Wireless ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    The only note has been “Yay!” So far. I think this is both great for Apple and Qualcomm and likely to speed up 5G a...

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    C.B. Right on, the biggest health issue! But there is another issue...SECURITY. China's biggest tele com , HUAWEL is pro...

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