High-end “no refunds” newsletter from Agora Financial that promises access to private placements and other non-public investment opportunities, mostly in gold mining.
“This rare private deal could score you up to 3,000% returns over time — or more!” That’s the attention-getting intro to the latest ad from Jim Rickards, who now has yet another paid newsletter service with Agora Financial — this one that he’s selling today is called Jim Rickards’ Private Dealflow, and it seems to […]
This is the intro from the ad we’re considering today: “Jim Rickards: Halfway to heaven, in a location with life-threatening temperatures, a little-known company is about to unleash… “‘God’s Gold’ “15 TIMES the concentration of the average global gold mine, this deposit contains arguably the highest-grade gold on the planet. “And one company trading for […]
Newsletter helmed by Jim Rickards and designed to profit from his expectation that gold will go to $10,000 — mostly picks gold and silver mining companies.
Yesterday I started looking into the latest James Rickards ad, a gold-related spiel for his Strategic Investment newsletter, and today we’re going to close the loop on that and get a couple more names for you. The full article from yesterday is here, if you’re curious about this whole notion of “Reagan Gold” and the […]
We’ve looked at a lot of Jim Rickards ads over the past couple of years, most of which either promise rapid-fire profits from currency options or predict huge gains for gold and, perhaps, a return to gold-backed money… today’s pitch is another one of the latter, it’s an ad for Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence. The hook […]
We see absurd hyperbole every day here at Stock Gumshoe, with promises of stocks that double or massive “free income” from various “top secret” trading strategies or… well, you know the drill, you get most of those same emails. So after swimming in this sea of hype for almost a decade, I sometimes forget just […]
Pain management is a huge market in the medical world, as you’re no doubt aware — and buckets of money are pouring down on the many, many little biotech stocks who are trying to develop new pain medications, or to tweak existing medications to make them safer or less likely to be abused. So it’s […]
Premium priced advisory from Byron King and Agora, largely focused on finding technology investments that started with military funding or have some defense connection, ranging from cybersecurity to biotech. Seems to have been succeeded at Agora by Defense Technology Alert.
Fanfare, please! It’s time, once again, for the Turkey of the Year announcement! Every year, as millions of American families place a golden-brown turkey ceremoniously on their Thanksgiving table, we here at Stock Gumshoe try to pick out the most overcooked, overyhyped, and overstuffed turkey from among the hundreds of stocks we’ve written about in […]
Now that we’re putting June to bed, I thought I’d take just a minute to check on the stocks we’ve revealed over the first half of 2013 and see what’s happening. As you probably know, we track the prices of each of the stocks we uncover from the hyped teaser promotions — almost all of […]
I’m being flummoxed by extremely slow WiFi on my flight today, so can’t get the research completed for the new article I had planned. In case you’re looking for something to read on this lovely Tuesday afternoon, this is a teaser-unveiling excerpt from a Friday File we published in late March. It has NOT been […]
Well, and we also love you — of course. Just wanted to make sure you know that on this lovely Valentine’s Day. We are inundated every day with email ads that our loyal readers forward on to us, and we appreciate every one — we want to know who’s promising you 1,000% returns, or who’s […]
OK, you’re probably as sick of the “miracle materials” as I am, yes? But your friendly neighborhood Stock Gumshoe is nothing if not stubborn, and we got through the first two of Byron King’s Energy and Scarcity Investor teaser picks so now, dangit, we’re going to clear the slate and get that third one, too. […]
Yesterday we started looking at Byron King’s recent teaser for a graphite/graphene company, part of his new ad campaign for Energy and Scarcity Investor that hypes three “miracle materials” that have the potential to change the world … and today, as promised, we’re staying on this track and getting to his second pick, some sort […]
“What is this Tiny Tech Company in Maryland Hiding? “And why could it mean… “The End of Silicon Valley as We Know It “Much of what you are about to see remains unknown to those outside of scientific and industrial circles… “Many researchers are hailing it as a ‘miracle material’ – and quite possibly the […]
The great Gumshoe faithful have been focused on one thing over the last couple days: what the heck is Byron King talking about with his “oil kitchen?” That term might sound familiar to you — King first recommended a stock using that “oil kitchen” phrase, referring to a large oil source area offshore Namibia, back […]
Byron King is pitching another teensy weensy rare metals stock for his Energy & Scarcity Investor newsletter from Agora, only this time it’s not the rare earth metals but a really light metal that he calls the “Fourth Element.” Which brings to mind several of the periodic table-focused teasers of years past, though particularly the […]
I like to mix things up a bit, cover different newsletter “gurus” and their teaser picks and try to put a good variety of folks under the Gumshoe microscope — but Byron King’s latest ad has caused so many questions to come pouring through the floodgates here at Gumshoe HQ that I feel like I […]
Friday File articles, like “Idea of the Month” writeups, are generally password-protected for our paying members — this commentary was made available to all readers on October 7, 2011 but the content not been edited or revised since the original publication date. The author continues to not have any personal interest in the stocks mentioned […]
Rare earths mania among investors has hit extraordinary new heights over the last eight months or so, and I’ve written about almost all of the rare earth miners of any size at one point or another during that time. Most recently, the promotion that caught a lot of attention from my readers was from Byron […]
Man oh man, I’ve been using completely the wrong strategy. Clearly, since last Summer when the rare earth element mining (or let’s be honest, “exploring for”) stocks started taking off like gangbusters whenever the Chinese flexed their muscles, the newsletter copywriters started wetting their pants in excitement. And what I should have done was look […]
Though the “secret” stock behind this teaser has been identified many times in the comments here and elsewhere, I continue to get a lot of questions about the “Serbian king’s gold” — so since I wrote this one up in a Friday File for the Irregulars about two weeks ago I can now share my […]
This week the competition for the Gumshoe’s attention has been fierce, with two of the largest publishers blanketing the internet with aggressive ads that are getting many of my readers all hot and bothered. The first of those I covered yesterday, so now the second comes — yesterday was Frank Curzio and his Manganese “outer […]
Questions are piling in once more about Byron King’s “Oil Kitchen” teaser ads about a big oil field offshore Namibia that he hopes will mirror the huge fields offshore Brazil, so I thought I’d share the article that I wrote to the Irregulars (the paying members of Stock Gumshoe) in the Friday File on July […]
This is one of those teases that clearly jumps out at people — when a relatively high profile newsletter teases a new and undervalued oil reservoir held by a tiny penny stock, folks get interested … or at least, that’s what I conclude from the vast number of emails I’ve received in just the last […]
Just to be clear, when I include that “3-to-1 Gains Guaranteed” in the headline, that’s a quote from the ad — your friendly neighborhood Stock Gumshoe doesn’t guarantee anything, except that I’ll continue to do my best to dig into these fabulous teaser ads … you keep reading, I’ll keep writing, that’s the deal. Today’s […]
Now this is what a teaser ad is all about — a bold copywriter doing enough research into the history of a particular investment thesis or company to track down something worthy of an action movie screenplay, and using that to hook our interest in a newsletter. Good stuff. Today it’s Byron King, better known […]
Advisory service focused on energy and commodity investments, often very small junior resource companies.
This monthly newsletter focuses on natural resources investments.
New teaser stocks from Byron King always get a lot of attention, both because they come boosted by the marketing might of the Agora newsletter empire, and because they come from the person who currently runs Outstanding Investments, a newsletter that has ridden the commodities boom to a very impressive record over the last six […]
It’s been a little while since I looked at something from Outstanding Investments, so this one caught my eye. It was buried in a long teaser email that was all about Saudi Arabia lying about their oil reserves, and the various solutions to the oil crisis … but about halfway down, Byron King started teasing […]
Many of you have emailed me about this one, and a few have ventured solutions in email or in the forums or comments on previous articles (most of you are right, of course). This is a teaser from Agora’s Energy and Scarcity Investor edited by Byron King, which I don’t think I’ve looked at before […]
In all the time I’ve put in as your friendly neighborhood Stock Gumshoe, I think this might be the most-forwarded email ad I’ve seen yet. People are clearly intrigued by this teaser for the “slow volcano power” company … either that, or it’s the Gumshoe’s smoldering, soulful and sensuous eyes that make everyone think “volcano!” […]