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What the heck are “Alpha Contracts?” Can you really “Lock in $52,000 with just 4 clicks of the mouse?”

Alpha Contracts! That’s what’s being teased by the Agora Financial folks these days, all as part of a pitch for Zachary Scheidt’s Contract Income Alert. We haven’t covered this particular letter before, but have covered a few income-oriented pitches by Zach Scheidt for his other letters over the years, mostly talking up dividend-paying stocks and […]

Get your “Scheduled Distribution” Now — Better than Stocks!

“On June 15th, 2009, Dayton Superior Corp. is required by federal law to pay investors a 97% ‘Scheduled Distribution’ … “Right now, more than 100 companies are issuing abnormally large, 1-day payouts to their investors … “And while most companies are cutting their dividends – or doing away with them entirely – these ‘Scheduled Distributions’ […]

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    Thank you Travis. I added it to my watch list. When we have a down market, I am wondering if DSEEX will do better than a...

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    Bond Basics: Buying Cheap Bonds By Steve McDonald of Wealthy Retirement Wednesday, August 8, 2018 4:44 AM EDT Buying che...

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    All bonds are have a unique id called the cusp number but I am researching how McDonald gets astronomical 264% etc,etc,...

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    Just listened Jason Bonds add for $297 for 3 months. Sounded very good and may be a good value for the money. Ran the id...

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    Huh.No mention of radio isotopes dusting the air land and water, progressively depleting our biosphere which keeps us al...

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    JUNK BONDS to be exact!...

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    Stockgumshoe again kept me from making a poor investment decision. This time with Jason Bond's service. Best investment ...

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    What's the outcome after your 6+ months of investing in alpha contracts? Zach...

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    So Sam are you still using Jason Bonds service? His fish hook trade may have paid nicely in Dec, did you catch it? I bel...

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    I am a new subscriber. 4 month. But I skipped the down slide of market because of other newsletter recommendation. Had ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Haven't looked at a teaser along those lines lately, but generally when "Mortgage Refunds" have been pitched in the past...

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    I love Jason Bond's service - it has helped me make some money. As long as you don't blindly follow the alerts and manag...

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    That's an insane amount of diversification that's probably giving a false sense of security -- almost all bond investmen...

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    I thank you sooo much Sir for your very professional teachings and I can listen to you all day long , so you didn't bor...

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    I really enjoyed your teaching and you didn't bore me at all, lots of thanks to you sir . question please . i hold 283 E...

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    This review is dated July 2016. I joined Jason Bonds service in November 2018. This is a HEADS UP to anyone thinking of ...

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    Jason Bond could care less about his subscribers. I took this service on because I thought I could actually learn someth...

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    Just found this web site and wish I had found it a long time ago. Over a few of decades I've wasted many dollars on use...

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    Thanks Travis. I love TreasuryDirect and have always felt like it was a little bit of a secret, though I mention to peop...

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    They used some of their cash flow to buy up the convertible bonds they never should have issued, and now they're buying ...

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    There otta be a law -- maybe there is and the SEC will come down on these smooth-talking con artists. They basically tr...

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    https://www.silverdoctors.com/headlines/world-news/jim-rickards-the-bull-market-in-bonds-is-not-over-this-bull-still-has...

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    Jason Bond’s partner/friend...

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    Travis you are a rock star! Your breakdown of the Alpha Contracts presentation is top notch. I too just watched the pre...

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    Private individuals have in the main forgotten the rising interest rate era, and the falling interest rate period was ex...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Generally these things pitch junk bonds that are trading well below par — that way you get the big coupon plus the big...

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    Travis, Steve McDonald of Oxford Club is touting this "Superbond Service" again with outrageous "guaranteed" returns o...

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    Thanks Travis for all these precious information and sight from you. I am actually shaving off my Tech position as I ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yes, there are lots of preferreds out there -- unlike bank stocks, though, they tend to act like bonds, which means they...

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    So basically, "junk bonds" eh?...

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    Thanks for the discussion on Zach Scheidt. Though I was suspicious I had not made the connection with bonds. You saved m...

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    Great "blatheration!" The best article I've read on bonds & junk bonds. Thx....

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    They are buying junk bonds, which is below investment grade. Therefore, banks and or insurance companies are not allowed...

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    STM, I couldn't agree more. I think KSS did have great insight into the science that he shared freely (early on at least...

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    It has to be bonds. They are talking about how YOU can profit. Sounds like dividends to me....

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    Are there any mutual funds that accomplish the same goal as Stansberry Credit Opportunities Newsletter? What sector/area...

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    Thanks Travis, a terrific overview of bonds in general and junk in particular! It seems ZS is pitching the idea that he ...

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    Probably Preferred Stock, not Bonds...

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    They don't say that you instantly have money deposited to your account ... they say that you have locked in future incom...

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    Hi Helen do you have supper bonds From the Oxford club and how it works Thanks let me know...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    We’ll put, George... and it seems like a lot of bonds now have almost no real covenants to protect investors from irre...

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    I was a professional bond trader, specializing in corporates and short-term (maturing within 1 year) government issues. ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Are you referring to my trading restrictions? No, I'm just forbidden from trading in anything I write about for the thr...

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    Travis: the two companies now in bankruptcy were more "speculation" than "investment" - the possible percentage returns...

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    Could be, that's one of my fears -- though if the companies themselves are stable enough to get through the next downtur...

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    Whoo boy,ya gotta have some big brass ones to start monkeying around with junk bonds, or even anything BBB rated these d...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    You can screen for individual bonds at Finra -- I'd suggest going to their site (http://finra-markets.morningstar.com/Bo...

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    Stansberry has a service that deals with these "depressed" bonds that I have subscribed to with mixed results....

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    Where are those bonds paying > 15%? Point us to a list? The quality may be going down; I just want to look at it for ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Thanks for the feedback, sct2ali -- sounds like you've got a rational plan for those individual bonds, and a reasonable ...

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    Please note, Travis DID respond, in a way, by covering this subject of Junk Bonds, pls read ay 30, 2018 / Travis Johnson...

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    Thanks, Travis, for a very! informative discussion of how bonds "work" and what role they might play in one's portfolio....

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    sorry I could not read full story, never like bonds from morning. takes too long, have no patients, I like to buy toda...

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    I find the logic compelling, that private investors shouldn't have been cut out of the cash flow after Fannie Mae recove...

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    I'm afraid I don't know much about building a fixed income portfolio, and I allocate very little of my portfolio to bond...

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    Sounds like it's a bond-buying advisory -- those folks have a terrible time convincing subscribes to sign up and buy cor...

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    There is insufficient information to answer this question. It depends upon where the bonds are held, ie: retirement fund...

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    Travis, could you publish, on the real money page, how does your whole portfolio look like, including your passive and a...

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    Sure. We have high-risk global politics combined with historically high market valuations and rising interest rates. T...

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    OK, Here are some dumbs question from someone who knows little about investing: What's with all the doomsday predictions...

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    Understandably stock selection companies market via teasers, and you do a great job investigating those. It all seems l...

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    I'm curious to know your opinion on fixed income investments (bonds, etc.). What portion of your portfolio is devoted to...

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    Stansberry has a similar service on discounted corporate bonds with good success, but they are straight up about what it...

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    These alpha contacts are indeed bonds. The confusion becomes more because they never say how much to invest in order to ...

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    It says it's not options. I also think it is bonds....

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    Sounds like bonds to me. I'll save the $2000 and buy a bond with it....

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    Yes. Though ideally, of course, you invest in a company that can increase the payout each year and also sees the value o...

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    You are welcome, dungac. I mentioned it before, but the same conservative advisor put me into some coal bonds which ...

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    At eTrade also sometimes one can get 1 or 2 bonds. A lot of 5 is commonly available, 10 almost always. If the offer req...

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    I basically like bonds. My stock portfolio now has a bunch of growth stocks that don't pay dividends; I have capital ga...

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    Jody, Years ago I had two of his services. One recommended Iceland government bonds. In about two years later the Gov...

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    I like the Oxford Bond Advantage and Steve McDonald's picks. The interest payments on the bonds are a welcome site when ...

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    Utility forecaster is very reasonably priced, and recommends fairly conservative stocks and bonds suitable for long term...

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    Rocketman impressive thaughts. One area I am concerned with is paper of any kind money, stocks, bonds, etc. would be as ...

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  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    China and other countries hold a lot of our bonds, but we owe our own citizens much more (through institutional investme...

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