Topic Archives: Amazon (AMZN)

Teeka Tiwari’s basic pitch for his “Genesis” idea has not changed dramatically in the last year or two, he spent a long time pushing previous ads with headlines that he had “just returned from Trump Tower” during the election campaign, since that got plenty of attention, but of late he’s launched a new “presentation” about […]

Alzheimer’s Disease is on everyone’s mind these days, thanks to Biogen’s (BIIB) controversial FDA approval for marketing Aduhelm as the first Alzheimer’s treatment in years, and arguably the first disease-modifying treatment at all… so both hope (for patients and families) and greed (for investors) are back in the picture. The dispute over the approval was […]

The Motley Fool sent out another internal tease in their Investor Digest this week, as a pitch to upsell their readers to Tom Gardner’s Discovery: IPO Trailblazers service ($1,999/yr, no refunds)… so, naturally, we wanna know what it is, right? We’ve covered this IPO Trailblazers newsletter a few times — it was started as one […]

Time again for a quick look at another Motley Fool teaser pitch… this one comes from their Investor Digest email newsletter, and is a pitch for one of their upgrade “portfolio” services, Extreme Opportunities: Trend Spotter ($1,999, no refunds) This portfolio is helmed by Seth Jayson and Emily Flippen, and we’ve looked at some of […]

Bad news… Dream Finders Homes (DFH) did not partner up with Boston Omaha’s Yellowstone Acquisition SPAC (YSAC) to go public, as I had harbored some small hope they might… but good news, too, because DFH did go public this week, which came as a surprise to me on Thursday, since I hadn’t noticed the original […]

This article was originally published on December 1, 2020, but we’re seeing new versions with different headlines and that “March 2021” deadline, so we’re re-publishing our comments below. What follows has not been updated or revised in the past month. Lou Basenese is pitching Elon Musk’s next big idea in ads for his Trend Trader […]

There was a new teaser email from the Oxford Income Letter folks this morning that caught my eye… and in these tumultuous days, when I don’t really feel like doing any trading around these short-term gyrations caused by pandemic panic and political pandering, I confess to being extra-interested in relatively stable dividend-paying investments. So let’s […]

Today I’m getting a lot of questions about the “Coronavirus Recovery Package” being pitched by Alexander Green — he’s selling Oxford Club subscriptions ($99) by promising a special report called “The Three Biggest Winners of the Coronavirus Recovery.” Green’s big-picture intro is pretty reasonable and rational, and similar to lots of other folks these days […]

I’ve gotten a few questions about the new “True Alpha” pitch from Charles Mizrahi that uses “David and Goliath” imagery, so we’re checking that one out today… mostly because the idea of this firm having “a virtual monopoly on the future of 5G and IoT” piqued my interest. Mizrahi’s letter extols his past success in […]

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 […]

Does anyone know about the latest hype to purchase a newsletter that will reveal the ”secrets” to cashing in on the payout to individuals required of Amazon???

I’ve been seeing ads for the Motley Fool’s Stock Advisor Canada service recently that catch the eye… mostly because they promise what we all want, the ability to find that one stock that will turn your small investment into a life-changing fortune. They do this by starting with the story of “Forty-dollar Frank” …. “When […]

The Motley Fool is pitching its Stock Advisor Canada service lately with a tease that refers to Amazon’s “Project Vesta” … and it’s all about some Toronto-listed stock that apparently is about to beat Amazon at something. “Beating Amazon” is one of those stories that appeals to everyone, of course — we all want to […]

The latest email ad from Stansberry Research entices us into believing that Stansberry’s got the next gargantuan gainer, like Amazon or Apple… “Nearly two decades ago, one of our analysts covered an obscure online bookstore called Amazon… “And it went on to change how we shop forever. “Today it’s one of the biggest companies on […]

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 […]

I’ve had a couple readers ask about this one, and it seems fairly interesting, so I thought I’d look into it even though it doesn’t seem to have been particularly actively promoted. The “tease” came in Steve Sjuggerud’s free Daily Wealth newsletter over the weekend, as bait to tempt subscribers into his True Wealth newsletter […]

“Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is waltzing into Australia expecting an easy win… “Too bad he didn’t bother to check a map first. “His firm will be totally lost down here… unless YOU step up to help. “Here’s how to guide Amazon across Australia…all from the comfort of your own couch… and potentially turn a 64-cent […]

Motley Fool Canada launched a new dividend-focused newsletter service called Dividend Investor Canada earlier this year, and they’re now promoting it using a promise that they’re finding retail’s “next generation of ‘hidden millionaires.” And, of course, the bait that they dangle to entice you to subscribe is a report with some “secret” stocks that they […]

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 […]

Just a brief note here to let you know that I’ve sold a little over half of my Shopify (SHOP) options position. I was pondering whether to hold on to this speculative position in the April $60 SHOP calls last month, since the one clear remaining catalyst before option expiration would be their quarterly report […]

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 […]

The Foolies are out in force with another ad for their flagship Stock Advisor newsletter, we’re on vacation this week so I’m not putting together brand new articles but I reminded you about their “#1 Stock Across the Motley Fool Universe” yesterday … and today we’ll remind you about the other pick they’re pitching in […]

“ONE AMERICAN BRAND POISED TO POWER INTO THE GLOBAL MAINSTREAM! “Every decade or so, a brand is born in America that goes up like a moon shot and becomes a recognizable symbol all over the world… Brands like Levis… Coca-Cola… Harley-Davidson… Heinz… McDonalds… GE… Budweiser… Disney… Gillette… Pepsi… The Gap… IBM… Wal-Mart… Apple… Nike… Microsoft… […]

The subject line of the email was enticing indeed — “Bigger than Amazon or Ebay!“ So what could it be? Well, if you sign up for the research report from Brian Hicks at Quantum Investor (and consign yourself to a life of “free trials” and endless additional spam emails, perhaps), he’ll tell you. Or, you […]

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  • I think AMZN would be extremely tempting below $3000, but it’s a pretty easy stock for me to nibble on anywhere below ...

  • Bezos has been selling billions of dollars worth of AMZN shares for years, that’s where the money to start his own Spa...

  • Can you explain where the 900% comes from? Imagine AMZN hits 4000 on expiration day, then your 3600C will be worth 400 (...

  • I'm trying to imagine what it would be like if an AMZN option actually got exercised! (instead of just re-sold early). 3...

  • I can justify buying Amazon up to about $3,750 a share, and I'm quite confident in the potential of that investment over...

  • AMZN NOvember 3600 Call strike at 116.00 . I bought one day on hope of 1-10 split . If AMZN hits 4000 i make 900% or I l...

  • What does microdose signify? How can you microdose in AMZN when one share is more than 3 grand?...

  • Travis, You use the term "microdosed" with respect to AMZN. How do you microdose when one share of AMZN is over three ...

  • Could be. I occasionally have similar qualms sometimes about some of the big tech folks... but I would put Amazon (AMZN...

  • It's interesting that David Gardner is stepping back from stock-picking, and I wonder whether he believes that the glory...

  • I do hate the way he markets his product. He's following stansberry and guys like that to me they seem like sleaze bags....

  • Coupang (CPNG) fits all the stats quoted in this article. $4.6 billion IPO in March 2021, 1/24th the size of AMZN....

  • Yes, indeed, all your arguments play a role, most notably the lockbox idea. Your emotions are the greatest enemy of your...

  • I'm a simple minded Okie. I keep asking myself, "if the market went up 25% with a corp tax cut, what will it do with a ...

  • I paid the $49 to see the names of these three stocks. I got hundreds of pages of history hwen he bought AMZN< TSLA,...

  • As a subscriber to Hidden Alpha and Stock Gumshoe both, I want to say, Kudos on your well-reasoned suggestions! Some o...

  • The major averages didn't go up a fraction of what these picks have. I have analyzed several of these and the appreciat...

  • I'm more of a diversifier than a weeder, a lot of the best growth stocks I own are in a "hold" area for me -- the ones t...

  • Damn, I had to break this reading down to two different sessions. Great detail. The homework, Jeremy Grantham's podcast...

  • Just because a stock goes up in price doesn't make it safer. In fact, I will argue that chasing a rapidly rising stock ...

  • I wish when I read your article on "Another great recommendation by Fool, we think like AMAZON " back in 2017 when you ...

  • FinTech fortunes is a disappointment. I'm sure you're already familiar with MELI, AMZN (!), SCHW, GDOT, V, DFS and ADY...

  • Hey Travis. Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year. Thank you so much for all your guidance and wisdom this year. It...

  • Not sure which list you're asking about. On their stock screener, TWLO is currently #10. AMZN is #1....

  • I’d bet that COST and AMZN will do better. Nothing special about next “28 day” neither ”! - =cause this time i...

  • Anybody thoughts on SNOW Snowflake - IT Services?? This article discussion included Gumshoe's thoughts on AMZ Amazon ...

  • Thankyou Travis, I have seen the info about the big payout for Amzn several times now! Figured it was some type of hype!...

  • Are there folks that use PTON bikes? Really curious what the experience has been like. And also once the covid-19 episo...

  • I used to subscribe to Leeb and he had lots of recos, enough so that there were many winners and some losers. Then he wr...

  • I for one have found MF to be one of the worst, if no the worst site on the internet. It's basically the sky is falling...

  • I'm long AMZN, NVDA, and INTC but not AMD. I read an interesting piece on INTC that they don't have a design problem...

  • $FYI - Some Smaller And Newer EV And EV Related Companies To Learn About by Matt Bohlsen @SA - Includes: ABB, ABL...

  • I am not interested in Cargojet, but have been looking into competitors of Amazon and Shopify. One I came across is Big...

  • Hi Vadivel, Where can you trade the #AMZN LEAPs, please? I can't find them on French or EU stockbrokers platforms....

  • Leap Options: Travis, Your options positions are very useful and made hefty profit by replicating your buys and sells. ...

  • Trade Note: This is a fairly minor shifting of the deck chairs on the good ship Gumshoe, but it does involve a meanin...

  • Love Market Hero. Been on a few of Steven's webinars and should have joined when I first heard about it. Profited on my ...

  • It's expensive, but AMZN is already back to pre CV-19 highs, and beyond. BABA is also holding up strong. In addition to ...

  • Of the following I could probably purchase one of them. Which would be the most solid to purchase in order of best to le...

  • 83 and kicking......

  • This is off topic but thought it might be of some interest so I'm posting here too. $FYI – Buy These Top Mobile Pa...

  • $FYI - Buy These Top Mobile Payment Providers To Benefit From One Of The Biggest Trends Of The Next Decade by Matt ...

  • I don’t think recommending AMZN over the last 5 years has been bad advice, even if they re -recommend it. It’s perf...

  • I own shares of Tesla at 180 for the really long haul because I love the product. I actually bought it as a trade in 2...

  • Turns out it was the obvious ones... AMZN NVIDIA and MSFT. I got their teaser and followed it to here: https://www.fool...

  • based on a month? MF's success is measured in 10+years. Sure, they don't get every pick right, but boy when they do, ...

  • Travis, curious to hear your thoughts on TTD. Valuation and the recent AMZN announcement. Thanks....

  • Good article Travis. 1 question, do you know what the symbol is for Azure, mentioned above in your comments re. AMZN? ...

  • OK it's expensive but it's the best in its class. It's the AMZN or MSFT of BDCs. When or if the price drops, buy. You'll...

  • Agreed. I work in an industry that relies heavily on web conferencing for training, meetings, etc. I have seen most ev...

  • I've caught them in outright lies on what they sold an option for as I follow AMZN all day long. They are very deceptive...

  • The only thing they did for me was put me on to trading options on GOOG and AMZN . I'm currently scalping these option...

  • With Uber you'd be buying the network effect to some degree (more Uber drivers equals better service for riders, means ...

  • Kohls - KSS just announced expanded AMZN returns program, so maybe that's his pick....

  • I had to bail on his low end newsletter when he suggested AMZN and INTC. I like Frank, but he's more of a salesman tha...

  • abhinavsukumar, Thanks for the idea. I did some research on PagerDuty and was happy to find that the IPO didn’t collap...

  • Thanks Travis for your insights. Have you heard of Pagerduty (PD)? They only just IPO'd and it has shot up (rather predi...

  • Latest Frank spam says it’s a retailer that could be bought by Amazon for a 40% premium. DDS or JW and appeared to be ...

  • Have followed Fool's newsletters for years but only bought twice and was disappointed. The stories are always good and l...

  • Solid work from Motley fool, SA is their best and most valuable newsletter. Bad part - they re-recommend same picks so...

  • Sorry if I'm stepping on your toes- but I'm so surprised someone would write what you wrote I've got to share my truth: ...

  • Hi adbrpb, I appreciate and second your comments about the educational value of Stansberry et al. Because of them, I ...

  • I was surprised to learn that AMZN, being the largest American corporation has paid no taxes to the Federal Government ...

  • I agree. And I’ve been trading just amzn on a daily basis. Even very slow days it moves $10-20 and you can pick up a f...

  • If they do good they tell the truth. If they lose they lie. I've learned about trading AMZN my way not theirs....

  • I caught PFS in a direct lie. One day they said they sold an AMZN option at certain price and I was tracking AMZN option...

  • PFS uses some kind of computer generated picks. I've been following them for 8 months now and I am a subscriber. I lost ...

  • What amzn call option did PFS recommend? I’ve only seen puts last 2 weeks. Or was this your own pick? And if so, I ass...

  • Since July 2018 I have been trying to figure out PFS. I just made 7500 paper-trading on a AMZN call option for the 11th...

  • If you trade like Julie does with PFS you can make money. Just make sure the FANG stocks they trade are doing good. I a...

  • I would say 70% of what I do is basic debit spreads- bull calls and bear puts. I generally create the spread at the mone...

  • Your the best Julie I wish I could pay you to trade my money. In paper trading AMZN not listening to PFS I made like 500...

  • I'm down with PFS because of Autotrading. DON"T AUTO-TRADE WITH THESE FOLKS.They have good weeks which they report but t...

  • $FYI - An Update On The Autonomous Vehicle And Ride Sharing Trend by Matt Bohlsen @SA - Includes: AAPL, AMZN, APT...

  • I wanted to warn Travis about Amazon. I have an Amazon Prime credit card and I am going nuts trying to link it to the lo...

  • SHOP'S infrastructure offerings: Storefront, inventory, payment processing, shipping, foreign and languages, loans, plu...

  • Just FYI, HUYA is a Chinese company that's effectively a copy of Twitch, they do video streaming of gamers but not a lot...

  • I have 38 shares of AMZN; I had a 15% trailing stop loss that was triggered last week but did not sell...….after readi...

  • Not sick of reading your analysis at all. Travis, you are really quite talented in investment. I did reasonably well o...

  • Interesting about BRK and the S&P 500 actually performing pretty closely these last five years. BRK itself has been in t...

  • I use Stop Loss triggers similar to your practice- as an initial opportunity to re-analyze a fund. I do use TradeStops ...

  • I noticed a trend from many months back. This stock was not a hit below $1 until it got to $2 bucks and all of a sudden,...

  • I did not have a good feeling about any of their trades except ntes, and even that one is losing. They bought at $5, I b...

  • As I am position trader this trading service is perfect and satisfies all my needs. I have been looking for a service li...

  • Thanks Travis for the pot stock sermonizing; it is spot on. I do own 13 pot stocks, including your mentioned IIPR; the...

  • How This Canadian CEO’s Bet Turned A Few Million into $20 BILLION Here the link to the video: https://www.fool.ca/or...

  • Could this be Twitch? It is owned by Amazon thus the cloud computing touch. The video streaming comment seems correct....

  • In one of his reports on cryptocurrency investing Jeff mentioned an interesting discovery. He saw several domain name r...

  • Quite a thorough article with lots of good information. But of course this brings us back to the original tease that we ...

  • If Amazon announces that they're adopting a cryptocurrency on October 26 (or anytime this year), I'll eat my hat....

  • What crypto is Amazon going to announce on 10/26/18 to adopt?...

  • I’ve been researching this and I’m pretty sure it’s ROKU. I’ve been looking for a tv that has streaming built i...

  • "That isn’t unusual, of course, and this kind of 'if you had bought XX stock 15 years ago you’d be sitting on life-c...

  • Here is a list of black boxes with capabilities of the promo. Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku 3, Nvidia Shield ---...

  • Those are typical stocks pitched by most folks when it comes to crypto currencies.... though they’ve both noted that c...

  • Amazon and J P Morgan just announced a partnership. That bodes for big things to come. Blockchain technology is explodi...

  • The explanation is easy to understand while ridiculously simple in theory. Walmart is close to its market cap, most ...

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