Monthly stock advisory based on dividend income and their “IRIS” system of picking dividend growth stocks for retirement investing.
Suite of tools and information to build a dividend portfolio.
You know, I expect, that there’s no secret trove of “programs” where you can “sign up” and get a free check in the mail every month. But still, the notion that there’s “hidden income” out there is tempting… the newsletter promoters know that many of us are worried about income, or about not getting enough […]
Launched in 2016, aims to recommend trades in companies that pay special dividends (either one-time or ongoing)
These kinds of secret income pitches get sent around all the time, and that’s been true ever since Stock Gumshoe started publishing in 2007 — some of our very first articles were about deciphering the “secrets” behind schemes described as “801k Plans” (because they’re “twice as good as 401k plans“) and other terms that are […]
Tom Dyson at the Palm Beach Letter has generally been a relatively low-risk, income-focused guy — he used to run the 12% Letter for Stansberry, before starting Palm Beach Letter with Mark Ford a couple years ago, and for a newsletter guy he does relatively little of the “swing for the fences” stuff. Not that […]
I know that many of you have seen the teasers for the “$1.10 a Day Retirement Plan” that are being sent around the interwebs by the folks at the 12% Letter — not many folks have the email marketing might of Stansberry & Associates, that letter’s publisher, and lots of you have been asking about […]
I haven’t written much about the Palm Beach Letter, but Tom Dyson and Michael Masterson/Mark Ford have been given free reign to pitch their newsletter to most of the Agora and Stansberry mailing lists, it appears, so we sure see a lot of their ads. And lots of folks have been asking about this one, […]
Time with family and bloated turkey-filled bellies did nothing to slow down the avalanche of newsletter teaser ads — heck, we even saw plenty of “black Friday” deals for all those folks who are hoping to stuff a newsletter subscription into little Timmy’s Christmas stocking (yay!) But perhaps the most popular one that’s been sent […]
Dividend-focused stock advisory.
OK, you can stop asking now — because we’re just about to finish up with our latest multi-part series, covering the “loopholes” from the “Black Market Income” teaser for Stansberry’s 12% Letter. This letter pitches the idea that they have a secret website that “Wall Street” doesn’t want you to see — all about how […]
A couple variations on this teaser about “black market income” have been rolling around the marketplace for months now — the actual investments are still relatively normal, mainstream-ish companies and strategies, just as they were when the 12% Letter called parts of this “black market income” strategy by other names, which is why I haven’t […]
Today I’m looking for an interesting-sounding airline stock (yes, that does sound crazy — but bear with me). The tease came in from Roger Conrad a few minutes ago for his Big Yield Hunting newsletter, and he implies that although it’s maybe not as safe and solid as the picks he focuses on for his […]
The folks at KCI have been moving to a “pay by the month” format for some new “entry level” newsletters that have been released over the last year or two, and several folks have asked about Roger Conrad’s new one recently … so I thought I’d give it a look for you. Conrad’s new letter, […]
I haven’t sniffed out much in the way of dividend-paying stocks or income strategies in recent weeks, so this latest teaser from the folks at Cabot caught my eye. It’s not really a tease for Cabot picks, but for the digested picks of the Dick Davis folks (Dick Davis Digest is a regular digest of […]
Bryan Perry is fairly active in teasing ideas to garner new subscribers for his Cash Machine newsletter (formerly called 25% Cash Machine before, one assumes, that promise got to be too much to bear), and some of them have been pretty nice high yielders over the years, so when the questions about his latest tease […]
The article excerpted below was originally published here on August 6 as a Friday File for the Stock Gumshoe Irregulars. It has not been updated, though the stock is up roughly 10% from that time. (For disclosure, I continue to be interested in the stock, but I haven’t bought the shares and continue to have […]
Dividends + Gold = Pretty much 99% of the questions I get from readers in any given day, so the headline of this teaser about getting a “8.4% Dividend From a Unique American Gold Investment” from Ian Wyatt for his Small Cap Investor Pro caught my eye: high dividends and gold? Where do I sign […]
We’re living in a bipolar world these days, it appears — I continue to get hundreds of email promos forwarded to me every day (thanks for that, by the way — the Gumshoe doesn’t work without fuel!), but these days the most ardent requests are those for either microcap gold or rare earth miners/explorers, or […]
I often find myself getting stuck in a rut writing about the same folks over and over — the Motley Fool guys, the various Agora offspring (Stansberry, Angel, etc.), Robert Hsu and Louis Navellier and their Investorplace colleagues come up over and over, largely because they’re the ones who push the most aggressive teasers … […]
I always like to see what Dan Ferris is recommending for subscribers of his Extreme Value newsletter, in part because I’m personally invested in a few of his picks that have done well (Altius Minerals and Sprott Resource), and in part because I’m generally sympathetic to the notion that long-term “value” investing is the best […]
I’ve been getting lots of questions about this secret toll-free phone number this week, so I thought I should try to take a look for you today. Apparently it’s all about some way to boost your dividend by calling a special phone number — which can’t help but conjure up a mental image of vast […]
This ad from Jim Nelson for his Lifetime Income Report caught my eye, in part because most of my ancestors came here from Sweden a few generations back to farm the upper Midwest and, apparently, strike stern poses for photographers. Today, though, the “Scandinavian Income” we’re being teased about is from the really wealthy part […]
There’s something just lovely about the humble quotation mark — throw a couple of ’em around a word, and you can put that word wherever you want and apparently face no consequences. This ad is for the Safe Haven Investor newsletter from Taipan, which is now edited by Kent Lucas, and, as usual, it’s pretty […]
On this bright and sunny Spring day our thoughts turn … to Mark Skousen. He’s selling subscriptions to his Forecasts & Strategies newsletter, and his pitch is that he predicted the 1980s boom, and warned investors that corporate profits were peaking in early 2007 … and that he’s got the best ideas for you to […]
This teaser comes in from Paul Tracy at the StreetAuthority family of newsletters, it’s for their High-Yield Investing newsletter that’s edited by Carla Pasternak … and, as so many newsletters do, they’ve taken a fairly commonplace investing strategy and given it a fake and mysterious name. Is that enough to get you to sign up […]
Bitterness over the financial bailouts seems to have waned a bit, but there’s certainly a strong vein of anger to mine … and that’s exactly what copywriters are paid to do. This time, it’s in an ad for Jim Nelson’s Lifetime Income Report — and this is the investment idea he’s got for you: “This […]
This teaser ad is from Jim Nelson, who’s trying to sell us his Lifetime Income Report for about $100 a year — this is a dividend-focused newsletter, and we’ve written about them before when they were teasing their system as “Plan B Pension Paychecks” (or if you prefer plain language, “dividend reinvestment”). But this time […]
Steve McDonald is trying to get us to subscribe to his Sound Profits newsletter by telling us that he’ll share the “Rabbi’s Secret” for making money in the markets. Now, in my experience McDonalds rarely have Rabbis — but it sounds like this is all based on a cute nickname for a broker that worked […]
Many folks have sent in this fun ad from the Oxford Club, one of many Agora-related publications — and a few folks even suggested the solution, which is easy if you’ve heard of it, but a bit obscure if you haven’t, and especially if you’ve never been a New Yorker. How’s that for a tease […]
Peter Schiff has become one of the rock stars of the economic collapse. If you haven’t yet run across his fans or his critics (and they usually end up at the same place), then here’s the brief: Schiff is a broker, he runs EuroPacific Capital. He has written two books in the past couple years, […]
Who can resist a headline like that? High yields, low risk … that’s pretty much the holy grail for investors these days (well, except for those who haven’t yet given up on finding the next Google, or the next Seabridge Gold). So what is this all about? Today I’m working with just a wee snippet […]
Quite a number of you, it appears, have seen this recent ad from Stansberry & Associates, trying to sell you a subscription to the 12% Letter by Tom Dyson. The teaser begins with the intriguing promise that there’s a “Postal secret” that will let you become a “1 share millionaire.”
“Whether stocks go up or down… some companies return tens of thousands of dollars a month starting with just a single share. But you can’t buy them on the market: They’re available through the U.S. mail. ‘It’s almost impossible not to make money’… says the SF Chronicle. What?
A big part of the advertising that comes out for Carla Pasternak’s High Income Investing is by way of their writeups on the “income security of the month” — and, as she has done this month, she often recycles these ideas … it looks like today’s “Income Security of the Month” was also the income security of the Month for October.
Times are tough, everyone’s cutting back — so no need to hire another copywriter if you’ve got a perfectly good sales letter sitting around!
Some of the comments below first appeared in this space back then, which now seems a lifetime ago, but I’ve added some more info and done some updating.
“These special hybrid securities not only provide strong returns during market turmoil thanks to the ‘AAA’-rated portfolio of their parent company — they also provide unlimited upside potential since the shares are convertible at any time into stock of the underlying company.”
“While most folks earn tiny 2%-6% dividends on Blue Chips (like Pepsi, Johnson & Johnson, and AT&T) savvy Americans are secretly “boosting” those small yields to dizzying heights – earning incredible 30%-50% on the exact same shares. Originally available only to executives at America’s richest Blue Chip firms, this income secret is now available to […]
This morning we’re taking a brief break from the multitude of investment teasers that focus on the changes we expect from the Obama presidency — lately, many of those ads are hinting at riches from alternative energy companies and infrastructure-related firms, and I’m sure we’ll get back to them before too long. But today, I’m […]
A big part of the advertising that comes out for Carla Pasternak’s High-Yield Investing is by way of their writeups on the “income security of the month” — I’ve looked at a few of these in the past, but it’s been a while, so now seems like as good a time as any to dig […]
This wee teaser comes to us from an ad for the Alternative Energy Speculator, which is the newsletter that came into being about a year ago and has so far been popping up like a Whack-A-Mole every couple months to push Westport Innovations and some solar power companies. And this time around, it’s a wind […]
“Using this three-step “paycheck portfolio” plan… tap into an endless stream of income, for as long as you’ll need it… starting with as many as 75 checks, sent automatically to your account.” Not bad, eh? That’s the tease from Chris Mayer and the Capital and Crisis newsletter from Agora (which is not to be confused […]
It’s baaaack! Jeff Clark’s Advanced Income investment newsletter is now being sold using yet another ad that has a clever invented name for his strategy — this time, we’re told that you can make a “market commission” on your stock and pull in money from your broker in just ten minutes. “Beginning right now, you […]
Today I’m looking at a teaser ad from Andrew Gordon of Investors Daily Edge — I’ve looked at a couple of Gordon’s teaser picks over the past year or so, one good (SunPower) and one very bad (Microvision). Apparently now his focus has moved a bit, he’s not talking about breakout high tech companies these […]
Let me just warn you up front — this is a rerun. But I calls ’em like I sees ’em, and Carla Pasternak runs this same exact ad so often that I get questions about it once every few months. This is no exception — she’s been calling this particular Closed End Fund (CEF) her […]
I know many of my readers are dividend fiends, and I always appreciate a buck in my pocket as much as the next guy, so I thought this latest missive from Tom Dyson at Stansberry and Associates might be worth a look. The ad actually began as a Daily Wealth article last month — back […]
Since writing about the “John and Helen Scott’s Drive Thru Retirement” teaser a few weeks ago I’ve heard from many folks that are interested in monthly dividend companies, so your Gumshoe thought he might poke around a bit and find some more for you. Who knows, maybe all the excitement is because it looks like […]
This teaser came in recently for the Motley Fool’s Income Investor newsletter which, you will be unsurprised to hear, is focused on dividend investing — though they often focus just as much on dividend growth as on current yields, so not all of their picks have super-high yields. They would love you to take a […]
[regular readers: this originally appeared last week and I’m just correcting some bad coding, sorry for any confusion] Can you really buy McDonald’s or Coca Cola for “pennies a share?” Leaving aside the fact that “pennies a share” means nothing, of course (with enough pennies, you could easily pick up some of Steve Sjuggerud’s favorite […]
“And collect up to $3,000 a month in TAX FREE income starting as early as Feb. 13, 2008.” That’s how a recent email teaser ad from Stansberry and Associates for Steve Sjuggerud’s True Wealth newsletter opens — and this kind of investment is always very appealing for folks when stocks are in crisis mode, as […]
This is an interesting one from Doug Fabian that I got a few days ago, teasing an income boosting strategy that uses dividends in a special way. He’d like you to sign up for a subscription to High Monthly Income to find out how to get this great dividend cash flow. In his words, “I […]
I hope that everyone who reads the teaser email from StreetAuthority.com for Carla Pasternak’s High-Yield Investing takes their claims of a 35% forward dividend yield with a little bit of a grain of salt. Obviously, there’s no way to get a 35% annual dividend that’s sustainable and/or safe, so there must be something unusual going […]
This one comes in from Rob Fannon’s Medical Investor, another publication of Stansberry and Associates — we’ve seen a few of his teasers before, with actually some quite good results on their ideas for “SNiP Investments” and a few others. This time, as with so many Stansberry ads, there’s again an invented term to juice […]
Well, here’s another teaser that appears to have been resurrected from the backfiles, for a government-created “economic security fund” that “could help you safely earn 180% or more over next 2 years.” The last time around, more or less the same teaser email, for Steve Sjuggerud’s service with Stansberry and Associates, went around with the […]
This is a post I sent out a few months ago, around the time of the launch of the Dividend Grabber service — it used to tease a “$9000 one day payout” and now teases “Wall Street Bonus Checks,” but the main stock teased is still the same one, and I’m just adding this note […]
“Is it really possible to safely make $5,500 or more, in cash, in the next 24 hours?” That’s how they open this teaser for a new investment newsletter from Stansberry and Associates, called Jeff Clark’s Advanced Income. And just as an aside, duh, of course you can safely make $5,500 or more in 24 hours […]
This one comes in from Mark Skousen, who we hear teasing new ideas with some regularity, but this particular ad is for his high-income alert, which I haven’t seem an ad for prior to now. I have heard him talking quite a bit about dividends of late, whenever he gives a talk or is quoted […]