For some reason, the investment newsletter audience (and their publishers) find “anti-aging” pitches quite appealing… maybe it’s because so many of us are reaching those “golden years” and wondering how to extend them without pain or poverty. I’m not quite in the “core” demographic yet at 49, but I’ve got the knees and hips of […]
Today we take a gander at a pitch from Mark Skousen, who has been a newsletter guy for decades with his Forecasts & Strategies newsletter (he’s also an itinerant economics professor, and runs the big “freedomfest” conference in Las Vegas each year, among other things). And the headline of his latest “presentation” pretty well sums […]
We see “Amazon can’t beat this one” ads every now and again for retailers — that was part of Oxford Club’s push for Planet Fitness earlier this week, for example — but this one is generating quite a few questions… and I haven’t written about one of Hilary Kramer’s ads for a while, so it […]
Today I decided to sit down for a while with a teaser ad from Dr. Mark Skousen’s Forecasts & Strategies ($50/year) — this letter is actually from his publisher, Roger Michalski, but it focuses on an idea of Skousen’s that he calls “American X”. So what is this secret “American X” company? It’s apparently got […]
Newsletter driven by “smart beta” strategy, includes both options and equity trades to leverage Skousen’s “Five Pillars of Profitability” (previously advertised as: Sales growth over 11%; Profit margins over 12%; Profit growth over 23%; Price-to-earnings ratio under 29; Major institutional buying)
I’d like to know if anyone has any experience working with Bryan Perry and his Quick Income Trader advisory service. His pitch comes in the form of the ”500% Profit Summit”. It consists of guided covered calls and naked puts against blue chip stocks. Gains are claimed to be anywhere from 40% to 100%, with […]
Newsletter about selling covered calls.
What’s on the docket today? An ad for Jim Woods’ Successful Investing, which seems to be a newly revamped version of that longtime “entry level” investment newsletter (founded by Dick Fabian — Jim took over the Successful line of letters when Dick’s son, Doug Fabian, left the newsletter business in 2017). The letter is being […]
We haven’t heard from Dr. Mark Skousen for a while, so when a few folks asked me about his latest biotech pitch I decided to jump in… let’s see if the Thinkolator can get us some answers. (Since we’re talking biotech, I should point out that he’s an economics PhD, not a medical doctor — […]
Nicholas Vardy has been pitching this “secret” stock for a few years now — I first noticed his ads along these lines back in 2015, when he called the stock a “Buffett clone” that had beaten Berkshire by 70%, and then looked at it last year when he started using that “greatest wealth compounding machine” […]
For those who were interested in the spiel about Chris Mayer’s special “Skype Call” that I wrote about earlier in the week, I thought I’d loop around on that — yes, he was talking up the potential of mutual conversions (he usually calls them “thrift conversions”), and I actually listened to most of the presentation […]
Nicholas Vardy has a newer low-end advisory called Smart Money Masters, and it looks like he’s aiming to be one of the “whale watchers” who run 13F-following services — the folks who watch the big buys by Warren Buffett and a couple dozen of the big hedge funds and institutional investors, and try to emulate […]
Short-lived service that followed and recommended the investments owned by large money managers and well-respected investors (Warren Buffett, successful hedge fund managers, etc.) No longer publishing, Vardy left Eagle Financial for the Oxford Club in 2018.
Mark Skousen is an old hand in newsletterdom now, and we’ve looked at pitches for his newsletters that are published by Eagle Financial many times over the years, including the “entry level” Forecasts & Strategies letter as well as his more expensive options-focused services. And he’s launching a new service to take advantage of the […]
New service introduced by Mark Skousen with claimed insight into Oval Office policies and decisions, goal is “turn politics into profits” with recommendations on stocks to flourish under President Trump.
This is a combo you don’t hear about very often, “founded in the 17th century” and “cancer killing blockbuster” … usually, the little biotechs that newsletters drop hints about are tiny, young, risky, sometimes fly-by-night outfits that are betting it all on a clinical breakthrough. Not this time, apparently. So that’s why my eye was […]
Today we’ve got a pitch from Nicholas Vardy’s Alpha Investor Letter, and it is blissfully not about the election at all. Let’s all just breathe a sign of relief, “ahhhhhhhhh.” Soon, one hopes, every day will be like this moment. Here’s what caught my eye about this “personal invitation” from Nicholas Vardy: “Discover the Profit […]
Retirees and those who are near retirement are desperate for income — bond yields are ridiculously low, not just for municipal bonds and Treasuries but for riskier corporate bonds, CD rates are too low to take seriously, even dividends are getting lower as more and more investors overpay for income… so the marketplace is ripe […]
Options newsletter, using a strategy called “Fast Money Windows”.
Mark Skousen has caught our attention with his big promises and teases several times over the years, and this latest pitch of his looks like a doozy — he’s saying that he has identified the “most important event in 2015,” and that this accomplishment has been completed in “secret” … so what’s the story? Well, […]
This ad caught my eye as readers were forwarding it in because it looks like a biotech pitch at first, but quickly morphs into a technology story. The spiel is all about stopping deaths, and about how it’s about time someone put a stop to the unnecessary level of pain and suffering we’re all suffering… […]
Growth and income focused advisory, with some focus on dividend-payers.
I thought we’d take a look at a new teaser from Chris Versace today, someone I don’t think I’ve ever written about before. This one caught my eye because it’s being pitched not just as an unknown semiconductor maker in a sweet spot for one of what Versace calls global “Power Trends”, but because he […]
Newsletter that seeks to identify large trends (internet “always on” connectivity, medical technology, etc.) and pick “horizontal” winners that will profit from those trends.
Newsletter focused on high dividend stocks (ranging from 5-15%). No longer publishing, Vardy left Eagle Financial for the Oxford Club in 2018.
You might notice that asterisk in the headline — Nicholas Vardy’s publisher, Roger Michalski, used the asterisk to note that he’s only releasing this “one stock” to the first 500 people to sign up … I’ll use the asterisk to tell you something else: *not really Sometimes people do “retire on one stock” — but […]
I do love it when newsletters are teasing themes that we’re familiar with (they tend to run in fads, just like everything else), and especially when they give specific dates by which you need to act in order to reap these fabulou rewards. Not that the dates always really mean anything — sometimes they’re predictions […]
“12,000 Feet Below the Surface of the Ocean the Last Untouched Reservoir of Crude Oil Lies Waiting — and Only One Company Can Bring It to An Increasingly Desperate World!… “… now oil could be heading for $150 a barrel… politicians are talking about attacking Iran … and everyone is scrambling to tap the tens […]
Mark Skousen has spent the past few days touting a stock that’s supposed to skyrocket TODAY — and your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe was busy lolling about over the weekend, so we’re just getting to it now. And don’t worry, the stock is actually down a bit over the last week or so, so if there’s […]
Monthly newsletter with a recommended portfolio focusing on global stocks, including US multinationals. No longer publishing, Vardy left Eagle Financial for the Oxford Club in 2018.
There are lots of different “story” pitches you can make about a stock, but one of the most compelling ones is the “next big thing” that will destroy a product that we already know and love, and that is extraordinarily profitable. And, not coincidentally, a product made by the company that has the most popular […]
Here’s the top of the tease that I just got in my email from Nicholas Vardy, trying to get me to subscribe to his Global Bull Market Alert ($995/year, in case you’re wondering): “On November 15th, a Top Chinese Internet Company’s Announcement Could Send Its Stock Soaring “While China’s economy levels off, its Internet sector […]
Picks focused on high dividend income, with options trades and other income-focused trading strategies also used.
Momentum trading service, took the place of the defunct Bull Market Alert which offered weekly international trading ideas. No longer publishing, Vardy left Eagle Financial for the Oxford Club in 2018.
Recommends international stocks that trade on US exchanges.
Free e-letter focused on international stock investing. No longer publishing, Vardy left Eagle Financial for the Oxford Club in 2018.
Uses rapid trading of ETFs and associated options plays.
Dividend and income-focused service that aims for monthly income.
Uses technical trend-following approach to make recommendations — continued by founder’s son, Doug Fabian, and then handed off to Jim Woods when Doug left the business in 2017.
Free scorecard of poor-performer mutual funds.
Looks for “beaten down” stocks that might provide a profitable short term recovery trade.
Aims to create a “mini hedge fund” for subscribers with long and short positions and options trades, generally short term focused.
Provides big picture economic commentary and “unique and safe” investment recommendations.