TItle: ”How did a tiny $20million market cap startup make Tesla’s entire product line obsolete?” Publishers: Author (Alex Hoyman) Angel Publishing, Microcap Insider, Energy & Capital, Wealth Daily. The discussion is around how electric motors have not progressed in technology to be more efficient since invented, except for minor improvements in some materials. The thrust […]
Since Star Wars day just passed (May the Fourth Be With You!), I guess it’s time for a “Death Star” story — this one comes from an ad for The Wealth Warrior ($99/yr), which is Jason Simpkins’ security and defense-focused intro-level newsletter from the Outsider Club. And the headline, of course, sounds terrifying: “Beijing’s Death […]
Jason Stutman is peddling his Technology & Opportunity letter ($99/yr) with a new tease about blockchain, so I thought it would be good to take a look at that after we sniffed around in Paul Mampilly’s (older) blockchain tease yesterday. The spiel is all about an “arms race” in bitcoin mining that will be spurred […]
A version of this story first appeared on January 22, when we first saw Christian DeHaemer’s ad. The ad has been very lightly updated in recent months and is being heavily promoted now, so I’ve gone through and updated this article and my thinking to reflect the coronavirus collapse and any updates the companies have […]
Today we’re taking a little side path into the gold markets, since gold has recently shown a little spike of enthusiasm following talk of bailouts, and we’ve gotten a bunch of questions about Gerardo Del Real’s “Tier 2 Gold” teaser pitch for Junior Mining Monthly ($99/yr). So what is he talking about? Well, like most […]
This article was originally published on October 18, 2018, we’re re-sharing it here with a minor update because Koyfman is now apparently taking advantage of the fact that Tesla’s in the news again by teasing this as a new spiel, his emails catch your attention with “Here’s why Elon’s Truck is Dumb” subject lines, but […]
Christian DeHaemer’s Bull and Bust Report ($99/yr) is out with a pitch about “Chaos in the Global Shipping Markets” that has gotten the attention of a bunch of Gumshoe readers — and it is based on something real that’s happening, so I thought we’d dig in and take a quick look today. The spiel is, […]
Jason Stutman’s latest ad for his Technology and Opportunity newsletter ($39/yr, which means they’re really not making money on this unless they get you to upgrade to something else in the future) is yet one more attempt to get us excited because of the rising trend of 5G investment that he thinks will bring “skyrocketing […]
This article was originally published on March 21, 2019 when the “deadline” touted was March 25. We’ve lightly updated our piece below, but much of it (like the ad) is unchanged from March. The latest ad for Green Chip Stocks is a doozy — reminiscent of the many “the world is about to change” ads […]
We first published this teaser solution on January 8, and I’m continuing to get the ad forwarded to me here at Gumshoe HQ pretty much every day… so I thought I’d repost this solution and provide you with a bit of an update (the story has changed a little, and I’ve learned a little more […]
The following article was originally published on November 26, 2018… we are re-posting it because of a slew of new questions about this ad, which is again circulating. The ad is unchanged from November, it appears, and the following article is also unchanged (the financial expectations are now a little worse than they were late […]
Defense, defense technology and cybersecurity-focused monthly newsletter.
Nick Hodge is peddling subscriptions to his Early Advantage (currently $1,299/year, 30-day refund period promised) using the pitch that one tiny company has the patents on a key thin film sensor technology that will become the “barcode of the future” and “revolutionize Amazon’s supply chain.” So what is it? Let’s check out the details… Hodge […]
Christian DeHaemer’s latest ad pitch for his entry level commodities-focused newsletter Bull and Bust Report ($49/year, used to be called Bubble and Bust Report) is all about coal… with the big premise that President Trump is behind coal and will be forcing the Chinese to buy a lot of U.S. coal as part of any […]
We’ve got a new pitch from Jason Stutman’s Techology & Opportunity to take a gander at, and it’s another of those “three parters” that pitches a few different stocks as a play on a theme… so I’m going to try to be economical with the verbiage and get to all of ’em before you lose […]
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Entry level newsletter that promises monthly IPO picks and general updates on the IPO market.
And now for something completely different… since it’s been a nutty week in the markets, I’m going to cover a teaser pitch that doesn’t have much to do with Chinese growth fears, interest rates, gold prices, or momentum stock valuations: This one’s all about space. Which itself is in the news today, thanks to the […]
Today I’m doing something a little different — this ad from The Wealth Advisory about “The Only Pot Stock I Will Ever Own” has been getting a lot of attention from readers and driven a lot of questions our way, so here I’m re-posting for all readers a Friday File piece that I wrote about […]
Today we’ve got a bonanza of content for my favorite people (yes, that’s you!) — a couple quick teaser solutions to close out the week, which morphs right into one little transaction in my portfolio, and then an update on a few other things that are going on with Real Money Portfolio stocks. Ready? OK, […]
Everyone hates their cable company and their wireless company. When we used to have home phones, we hated Ma Bell, too… everyone who has a monopoly or near-monopoly and uses that to keep prices and profits high and customer service low gets ranked pretty far up the “hate” list, whether its the airlines or the […]
We’ll start the week out with a teaser pitch I’ve been seeing from Jason Stutman for his Technology & Opportunity newsletter. As with so many stocks that are hinted at, this one plucks at our greed-strings via comparison with a massive success story — this time it’s Netflix, as Stutman refers to his “secret” pick […]
This article was originally published on January 16 — the teaser pitch in question is still being actively sent and we’re still getting questions about it, so we re-publish it here for your information. It has not been updated or revised, the stock rose sharply in January around the time the ad started running, but […]
The talk of trade war with China is bringing the idea of Chinese mineral dominance back to the pages of investment teaser ads… we’ve seen several in the last week or two that focus on rare earths, where China remains dominant and might have some extra negotiating leverage in trade disputes, and this latest pitch […]
This article was originally published on September 28, 2017. It has not been updated or revised. The stock teased, Xilinx, has been very volatile since the teaser pitch first circulated but has risen roughly 7%, just about in line with the broader market. Charles Mizrahi has mostly pitched stocks that have a “value” bent in […]
Jason Stutman’s “upgrade” newsletter, The Cutting Edge ($1,499/yr), is out with a teaser campaign that promises you the chance at riches from “Charged Ore” … and, in fact, an actual sample of that ore itself as part of your subscription. So what is “Charged Ore,” and what’s this little Nebraska mine that Stutman thinks will […]
This one’s not exactly a tightly-controlled secret (though the ad makes it sound like one), but we’ll put the Thinkolator on the case anyway… we’ve gotten lots of questions about the latest marijuana pitch from Jimmy Mengel, who is advertising subscriptions to his Marijuana Manifesto service ($1,999/year) — seems that plenty of people want to […]
Monthly stock-picking newsletter, priced as an entry-level letter — says it aims to help readers “profit from… bubbles… and escape the subsequent busts.” Formerly called Bubble and Bust Report.
I’m recovering from illness, but have crawled back into the office to get a quick teaser solution out for you today… who loves you, dear readers? (And you’ll thank your lucky stars that the pipes of the interwebs don’t transmit viruses of the human variety, that was an ugly one.) But you don’t care about […]
Trend-focused monthly newsletter with weekly updates, typically recommends hold times of 6-12 months. Kofyman also edits the pricier Penny Stock Millionaire.
There’s a clear winner in the “what readers are asking about” sweepstakes this morning, and it’s the latest pitch from Charles Mizrahi for his Park Avenue Investment Club (currently $99/yr) — so that ad must really be making the rounds, and we’ll fire up the Thinkolator to get you some answers today. The pitch is […]
Jason Stutman has a teaser pitch going around for his Technology & Opportunity newsletter (currently $99), and the bait for us is that he’s promising a company that will get you rich as Monsanto dies. Lots of folks have a deep hatred for Monsanto, of course, both because of anti-GMO fear and Roundup resistance/overuse/drift/cancer risk […]
Today we’ve got another pitch from Jason Stutman to decipher… and it’s actually fairly similar to a teaser ad he was circulating a year or two ago, though the company being hinted at this time is different. The ad is for The Cutting Edge, which will run you $1,499/yr. As with his teaser pitch last […]
The promise is familiar to anyone who has had the pleasure of sitting through a promo pitch about a junior mining stock… here’s how Gerardo Del Real’s latest ad for his Junior Mining Monthly opens: “Score at Least 1,000% on This Metals Superplay — But Only If You Get in by Its Next News Release” […]
This article first appeared on August 3, 2017. It has been updated slightly. Nick Hodge takes second place to pretty much nobody when it comes to teasing microcap stocks that he claims will have massive, massive market success and soar to “dizzying heights” … so when I first saw this pitch about a “new FDA […]
These are the kinds of ads that we used to see all the time, during the fun and exciting days when oil was first headed toward $100 a barrel… there’s not so much of that “next Bakken” talk anymore, given the softness in the oil markets, but perhaps that’s a reason to look more closely. […]
Today we look into the teased “Gold-X” from Gerardo Del Real, who writes the Junior Mining Monthly newsletter and calls himself a “Texas gold expert” … his ad promises an easier way to get huge returns on little gold stocks while taking a lot less risk. “Gold-X” seems an odd name for a “secret” investing […]
Today we’ve got a quickie just to answer some reader questions — and, frankly, it’s a quickie mostly because we’ve covered this pitch several times before, in slightly different variations. This time around, the tease is coming from Charles Mizrahi in ads for “Charter Memberships” in his new Park Avenue Investment Club… which sounds pretty […]
Mizrahi’s latest value investing service, started in the Summer of 2017 — he says that he has three “model” portfolios: “Prime Time for large- to mid-cap stocks, Special Situations for mid- to small-cap stocks, and Bargain Basement for small caps at especially affordable prices.”
Apparently, there’s some kind of profit window that “slams shut” on September 30th, according to Christian DeHaemer, and you have to buy this $3 “disruptive technology” stock before then. So what the heck is he talking about? Let’s investigate… The pitch is for Crisis and Opportunity (now being sold at $1,599/year), and it’s all about […]
Premium priced service with recommendations for “fast” ways to profit from volatile energy markets. Perhaps similar to the now defunct Pure Asset Trader from Ian Cooper (and the same publisher).
Welcome back, me! I’ve been vacationing for a week or so, and I’m ready to dive back into the teaser swamps to see what little morsels we might find to discuss. This one was an easy pick for the Thinkolator’s first project of the week: Nick Hodge is pitching one of his newsletters, Wall Street’s […]
This teaser solution originally appeared as part of the Friday File for the Irregulars on June 2, 2017. This excerpt has not been updated or revised, but readers continue to ask about this one so we’re opening up to all readers now. I’ve been inundated with questions about the latest Rick Rule “Interview” from the […]
These kinds of ads always include some huge numbers that sound really, really impressive… here’s a little bit of the intro from the latest ad for Briton Ryle’s The Wealth Advisory: “*Jim T. collected $23,500 last month from ‘backdooring’ Google’s Account *Ron J. ‘backdoored’ $15,804 from Facebook’s Account *Aaron K. pocketed $6,817 last month from […]
A few folks have asked about this microcap teaser pitch from Nick Hodge for his Early Advantage newsletter (currently “on sale” for $1,299), so I thought we’d take a quick look today. The teaser has already been solved by at least one reader in our discussion sections, but let’s see if we can confirm that […]
Seriously? Google’s obligated to pay you every month? Well, kind of. But no, not really. This teaser pitch came in from Briton Ryle and the Angel Publishing folks a few times over the past week as they’ve been advertising The Wealth Advisory… and you might be thinking that it sounds kinda familiar. I thought so […]
Charles Mizrahi moved over to Angel Publishing a year or so ago, so we’re seeing a lot more ads for his Inevitable Wealth Portfolio. And the latest one pretty well bangs us over the head with the huge promises… including a “make 109 times your money” in the next decade headline, which is a dramatic […]
Marijuana-focused stock advisory launched by Jimmy Mengel at Angel Publishing in early 2017, he has been recommending marijuana stocks for his much less expensive Crow’s Nest advisory since 2015 or so.
This teaser solution first appeared as part of a Friday File that was sent to the Irregulars on January 15, 2016, so it just passed its first birthday… but so many readers are asking about it again now that we’re re-posting it for everyone to read. What follows has not been updated or revised since […]
There’s no shortage of long-winded teaser pitches to sit through today, but we haven’t looked at an energy teaser in a while… so let’s check out this latest spiel from Christian DeHaemer about “Energy Megafields” and see if the Thinkolator can identify some interesting oil and gas stocks for you to research. We’ve looked at […]
Alex Koyfman, who edits Angel Publishing’s Penny Stock Millionaire, has an ad out that caught my eye mostly because it’s headlined “Einstein’s Extinction Prophecy” … because, and I don’t know if you know this about me, I like not being extinct. So I thought I’d dig into it for you — it’s a pretty typical […]
I’ve got several teaser pitches percolating right now, but this one quickly rose to the top after a couple readers sent it to me this morning. Why? Not because I’m all that excited about the stock (it shouldn’t be a public company, frankly), but because the promises of absurd returns are so specific and over-the-top […]
No, you’re not getting any free money. OK, maybe that’s not fair — but I like to put that disclaimer up front, for those who haven’t been around Stock Gumshoe very long and might mistakenly believe that the marketing craziness put out by the investment newsletters is somehow a fair reflection of reality. Christian Dehaemer […]
Several readers have forwarded this latest ad about the “Hackberry Secret” to me, and those who read the Friday File last week might find that we’re covering similar ground here — no surprise, there are likely to be more pitches about this new “Secret” in the months to come. But is it really a secret? […]
Nick Hodge is out with a teaser pitch for another “upgrade” newsletter he’s selling — this time, the upgrade is only available for folks who already subscribe to his Early Advantage newsletter, which is where he used to pitch his speculative microcaps. Early Advantage is $999/year, and that’s the one that’s still pitching “Obama’s Secret […]
Jason Stutman’s tech-focused trading advisory that tries to find breakthrough technology opportunities when stocks are oversold and, he thinks, ready to surge.
I’ve got a few stocks to mention in the medical space this week — one to update that’s in my portfolio, one to confirm as a teaser pick (since folks keep asking) after several Gumshoe readers discussed it last week, and one to note as a teaser idea that’s being pushed pretty heavily (though the […]
I’ve got a half dozen notes and comments on companies I own and follow for your Friday File pleasure today, but first I want to toss out a teaser solution for you to chew on… it’s a fun one. The pitch is from Keith Kohl for his new High Yield Energy Report, a newsletter that […]
“America’s Most Elite Investment Collective Just Netted 67,350% Gains… “And it’s about to do it again! “Thanks to a proprietary investment ranking tool, this group has its hands on a game-changing technology… “And it’s about to take early investors for another ridiculous profit ride “They’re called the Midas Supergroup… “And they DO NOT miss. “When […]
This ad is a little bit less relevant now than it was when DeHaemer and his copywriters first wrote up the ad, presumably a few months ago, but the ad is circulating heavily and I’m getting questions about it today — and it is, in truth, an interesting idea that I thought you might like […]
I very nearly didn’t write about this one for you today, even though I know the solution and the Thinkolator was able to make a 100% certain match to the clues. Why? Because Nick Hodge shouldn’t be teasing individual stocks with no trading volume and $7 million market capitalizations to his email lists… and I […]
Newsletter that looks for very tiny stocks to make huge moves, doesn’t seem to have sector focus. Appears to have been launched late in 2014.
This article originally appeared on August 14, neither the article nor the ad I cover here have been updated or changed, but the ad is rolling again and generating questions from readers so we’re lifting it to the top of the page for you. —-from 8/14/14—– I didn’t look at this pitch right away, since […]
Nick Hodge has been focusing a lot on biotech-ish companies for his Early Advantage newsletter lately, and they usually end up being pretty early-stage stocks with good stories about some kind of breakthrough or unique compound or device and no real financials yet (meaning, little to no revenue or earnings) — just the kind of […]
The “Wal*Lord” teaser from Brian Hicks is not a new one, but I’ve had readers asking about it over and over during the last week or so — which must mean that it’s being re-run by Angel Publishing in an attempt to hoover up some more subscribers to The Wealth Advisory. So I took a […]
For our Friday File fun today I’ve got a couple udpated thoughts and check-ins on some companies that I follow and have written to you about before, but I also always like to toss in a teaser solution as we go along — so first we’ll have a look at the latest pitch from Keith […]
[ed note: We got a lot of questions about this pitch after we solved a different DeHaemer teaser yesterday, so we’ve brought it up for all to see again. The stock spiked up in the Spring, a few months after this article first ran back in January, but has come back down to a bit […]
Looks like we’ve got another small cap company being touted by Nick Hodge for his Early Advantage service — but now, instead of the “blue blood” company that he’s been touting for a year or so as the potential enabler of a cancer cure, he’s pitching this “blue light” company as the one that will […]
“Started in 1873 to provide monthly income to widows and orphans in Scotland… “‘Title VI’ Funds Are Now the Preferred Investment Secret of the Super-Rich! …. “There’s a type of fund — a fund that most Americans know very little about — that’s responsible for protecting and growing the wealth of the world’s greatest investors. […]
I’ve been getting questions about Keith Kohl’s pitch for his (secret) favorite “Petroplex” stock for almost three weeks now, so I guess it’s time to dig in and see if your friendly neighborhood Stock Gumshoe can throw a few answers your way. The pitch is for Kohl’s pricier newsletter, Oil & Gas Trader, which they […]
“Upgrade” limited-readership newsletter, publisher says it’s capped at 3,000 subscribers and aims for the “fast money” in energy trades. Includes subscription to Kohl’s Energy Investor newsletter.
This latest pitch coming through from the Wealth Daily folks, for Jimmy Mengel’s The Crow’s Nest advisory, has caught the attention of plenty of Gumshoe readers — it starts with a long spiel about tapping into the “secret” holdings of billionaires by using a SEC disclosure rule that these rich folks are all fighting tooth […]
Monthly newsletter with general articles (IRA planning, etc.) as well as specific investment ideas.
Christian DeHaemer is pushing a newsletter called Technology & Opportunity 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 I think it’s a new letter, though I’m not certain — it’s […]
Small-cap technology newsletter aims to “buy advanced, unproven technology stocks on the cheap – and sell when they become proven and are being snatched up by the great unwashed masses.” Previously edited by Christian DeHaemer.
Almost every ad that refers to options in some oblique and secret way likes to throw in the fact that this is now a sector that is “regulated by the U.S. Government” … but it it “used to be illegal.” Which makes it sound both more exciting, and safer, than it is really is for […]
The Wealth Advisory is one of those “entry level” newsletters that pretty much all publishers put out — it costs less than a hundred bucks a year, and it gets you used to paying for financial analysis without feeling too much pain … sort of a gateway drug before you get pitched on the “hard […]
Jeff Siegel’s been going a bit wild with his promos for the Power Portfolio newsletter, with several new “over the top” teaser ads blanketing the interwebs in the last couple months. And since he’s running on so many huge mailing lists, his teasers always catch the attention of the finest and most erudite readers in […]
This article was originally published on May 25 as a Friday File for the Irregulars. It has NOT been updated or revised, and the original reader comments on the article are also included below. Today we’ve got a couple things to share with you — first, a look at stock that Keith Kohl’s Energy Investor […]
The latest pitch from Jeff Siegel for his Power Portfolio newsletter (that’s the one that replaced the old Green Chip service) has gotten a lot of attention from Gumshoe readers — and a few of you have even sent in suggestions for the answer (correct suggestions, for the most part … never let it be […]
Nick Hodge started touting a new solar stock last night or this morning, and it’s already driving dozens of reader questions in to Gumshoe HQ. He’s selling subscriptions to his Early Advantage newsletter, which used to be called Alternative Energy Speculator, and he’d like $499 for access to this “free” report. So naturally, I thought […]
Several eager readers have forwarded along this teaser, which started running in the last week or so and which pitches a way to profit from the big infrastructure investments that will be made around the world in the coming years. The ad is for Jeff Siegel’s Power Portfolio over at Angel Publishing, a newsletter which […]
When it comes to resource stocks, the way to get people excited is by saying that you can buy a massive stockpile of X (oil, silver, gold, lead, whatever) for a fraction of its real value. If you can make that kind of promise, you’ll get at least some investors excited … even if the […]
I promised yesterday that I’d try to work through the rest of Christian DeHaemer’s “Network Leveraged Entity” teasers that are supposedly better buys than facebook for those looking to speculate on the impact of facebook’s IPO. So what are they? Well, let’s look at the teaser hints — this is “Number Two:” (and don’t worry, […]
The “Don’t buy Facebook’s IPO” bit is not from me, just to be clear — I doubt I’ll want to pay whatever the price is that FB costs when it’s actually trading on Friday (if it goes through as expected), but if I could get shares in the actual initial offering at the offering price, […]
I wrote a few weeks ago about Christian DeHaemer’s “Ring of Fire” teaser that was all about the revolution in hydrofracking and the huge natural gas profits that will come to folks who buy his favorite stocks. And yes, if you remember, he wasn’t pitching the actual natural gas producers (that’s a bold and contrarian […]
Christian DeHaemer appears to have gotten a bit of a reputation in the great Gumshoe Universe — readers started asking me about this pitch before I’d even seen it, which is rare, indeed. And perhaps they’re not to be blamed — he and his colleagues over at Angel Publishing (Nick Hodge, et al) have been […]
Christian DeHaemer is perhaps more active than any other newsletter guy I know in his pursuit of the out-of-the-way and dangerous natural resources companies — which means the picks he puts out as teasers for his Crisis and Opportunity newsletter (and previously, with his Crisis Trader for a different publisher) can be even more volatile […]
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Mining stock recommendations, mostly tiny junior miners. Similar newsletter from same publisher was previously helmed by Luke Burgess.
Your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe is still working feverishly on the new and improved StockGumshoe.com that we hope to be introducing in the weeks to come, so today we’re sharing an older article that originally appeared in the Irregulars-only Friday File. I’ve shortened the article to remove some of my blather, but it has not been […]
These are the kind of teaser ads that always bring a smile to my face — top secret technology from “rogue” scientists, unknown breakthroughs that will change the face of the world and make us rich, that’s what teaser-land is all about! And certainly Nick Hodge knows that — all the publishers use the same […]
I’ve got a couple things to share with you today — the first is the solution to a teaser from Luke Burgess that’s come out as part of his big “Inflation Nation” promotion that’s more or less in line with all the “dollar doomed” teasers that have dominated the newsletter business in recent months (including […]
One of the all-time best-performing ideas in the history of stock teasers, right up there with NetFlix and Skyworth Digital, came to us from Christian DeHaemer as the first salvo in the enthusiastic battle of Mongolia’s resources. I first wrote about this pick of his back in February of 2010, when it was one of […]
Energy-focused stock picking newsletter, formerly called Green Chip Stocks with a real “alternative” focus on solar and the like and now focused more broadly on “Modern Energy Technologies”.
This teaser ad that I started seeing about ten days ago has both promise for the families of Alzheimer’s sufferers and, of course, the promise of riches for those who get in early on the next hot biotech with a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. The ad is from Brian Hicks, for a new letter that […]
Today for our Friday pleasure I thought I’d look into another really tiny and illiquid stock — partly because lots of folks have forwarded questions about it to me, and partly because it’s hard to write about $20 million market cap companies without driving the shares crazy when I mention them on the free site. […]
This is a fun, classic teaser — all about a huge oil rush that’s taking place under our noses, without getting a lot of press. And better yet, it keys on a particular man who acts behind the scenes as one of the leaders of the new revolution in horizontal drilling and fracturing, but of […]
Ian Cooper is teasing us about an options trade on a little biotech stock again — you might remember that about a year ago he and a few others were throwing out hyperactive teaser ads regarding Arena Pharmaceuticals, the company with a new weight loss drug that was on the verge of releasing results of […]
“This tiny gold outfit already tripled investor’s money since we first alerted you one year ago! But over the next five minutes, find out how Wednesday’s historic news could triple your money… AGAIN!” That’s how the latest missive for Greg McCoach’s Insider Alert gets started — McCoach also runs a wider-circulation newsletter called Mining Speculator […]
Looks for opportunities in beaten-down stocks around the world, similar to his previous newsletter Crisis Trader from a different publisher.
Invests primarily in stocks, with some bond and income investments, and focuses on risk. Formerly helmed by Brian Hicks and Steve Christ.
Focused on investments in energy companies. Formerly called The $20 Trillion Report and edited by Brian Hicks and Nick Hodge, with a “peak oil” focus.
Recommends stocks of small mining companies.
Looks for volatile, often small cap, alternative energy stocks and “early” new energy and mining investments. Formerly called Alternative Energy Speculator.