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It’s time for part two of our Annual Review, this week I’m getting to a few of my largest holdings, including some that reported earnings recently and have had a big impact on the market. In the big picture, we’ve seen what impact a surprise event like the viral epidemic in China can cause… and […]

Happy Friday! I’ve got another reading assignment for you today… the researcher behind the Dunning-Kruger effect posted an interesting article called “We Are All Confident Idiots” a couple years ago that just came to my attention (I think someone posted it on Twitter, but forgot to jot down the original source). Here’s a little excerpt, […]

We’ve seen a long stream of earnings reports and other worthwhile bits of data on Real Money Portfolio stocks since I last wrote to you, including some that actually included some interesting news, so prepare for a lot of quick updates…. Medical Properties Trust (MPW) reported another quarter of ho-hum… pretty much met the forecasts, […]

Everyone is talking about Facebook (FB) in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the stock is one of my larger personal holdings… so although the stock has not yet hit my stop-loss trigger that always causes me to rethink and re-analyze a holding, I feel the need to share my thoughts and my […]

I like reading Howard Lindzon, a hedge fund/venture capital guy who became a widely-followed trend pundit and co-founded StockTwits, and he now has a newsletter in partnership with Agora… so Gumshoe readers were curious about what he’s selling, and, frankly, so was I. Let’s dig in, shall we? Lindzon is a prolific opiner, so you […]

I’m always interested to see what kind of big-growth ideas are being teased, particularly in a market that already feels so expensive, so a Cabot pitch caught my eye again this week — this time it’s from Mike Cintolo for Cabot Growth Investor, and this is what grabbed my attention: “My Expectation: A 25% Jump […]

NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) and Visteon (VC) both reported results this week, both pretty much in line with what I would have expected and pretty close to analyst estimates (Visteon earnings were well above estimates, revenue well below because analysts have a hard time getting very specific on Visteon quarters — but their big picture remains […]

Keith Fitz-Gerald is dangling “The Biggest Upside Earnings Surprise in Two Decades” as an inducement to convince folks to sign up for a subscription to Money Map Report, which is the “entry level” newsletter for Money Map… so what is the stock they’re talking about? He calls it a “hybrid ‘dating’ stock,” and thinks that […]

This is not a fundamental look at any of these stocks, but just a quick update on my personal portfolio. Like you, I have many priorities in my life… and some of those priorities changed a bit over the last week or two, so we’re considering some real estate transactions that make it important for […]

This article was originally published on May 23. It has not been updated or revised, other than to update my disclosure and ownership stakes. We haven’t seen many big new teaser ad pushes from the Motley Fool Stock Advisor lately. They did pretty aggressively promote David Gardner’s latest IPO recommendation over the past month or […]

I covered the first virtual reality pick hyped by Ray Blanco a few weeks ago, but I forgot to follow up and dig into the second and third picks he was teasing in that ad… so when I saw a new version of the ad circulating over the weekend, with the attention-getting “hook” changed from […]

ed note: This article was first published on March 31, 2016 — the ad has been changed a little bit and now we’re seeing a version that leads with “Virtual Reality Pornography” and catches your attention that way, though the company being teased and hinted at is still the same. What follows was published on […]

This ad has been running again and generating a lot of questions from Gumshoe readers, so we’re re-posting the answer here. The article below has not been updated or revised since it was published on July 20, 2015, other than an update to the Irregulars “Quick Take” box and an updated disclosure at the bottom […]

Each year I go through all of the stocks that I either own personally or have brought to the attention of the Irregulars (there’s quite a bit of overlap on those lists), and I make sure to update my thoughts and opinion on that stock in an organized and, hopefully, disciplined way — that helps […]

Yeah, probably not. But that’s the promise — and there is some mathematical possibility that it could happen, if all the ducks line up in a row and this company becomes dominant. You never know, I suppose, but let’s go into this with somewhat more realistic possibilities… like, “this company could double.” That I could […]

Several readers have asked what I’m thinking about Facebook (FB) following their most recent quarterly release — which was, as you’ve probably guessed, for a pretty seasonably quiet quarter. Advertising revenue tends to peak in the holiday season, no surprise there, though Facebook tends to see growth bounce back pretty quickly after it dips sequentially […]

That headline comes to us from Wall Street Daily, soliciting subscribers for Robert Williams’ True Alpha, and it’s one of the more attention-getting strategies that newsletter use to pitch ideas: Getting in early. Sometimes “early” means buying a stock before a catalyst is widely known, sometimes it means just buying before your investing friends have […]

“Free” does not necessarily mean what you think it does. Neither does “Today Only” … not if you’re wandering in woods that are infested with marketing copywriters. In this case, “Free” means “Free with-subscription-to-my-paid-newsletter-for-$100″… and I don’t know what “Today” means, but I first saw the ad from Chloe Lutts Jensen at Cabot yesterday and, […]

All of you, dear Irregulars, know that Stock Gumshoe is not a “tip sheet,” and I don’t operate a portfolio for other people to emulate or copy, or even attempt to track the stocks we cover as if they were a portfolio of buys and sells with consistent trading advice… but I do keep a […]

We’re closing up shop early today for Veteran’s Day, and in the spirit of the holiday we’re running a membership special today. Stock Gumshoe will donate 50% of all membership revenue today and tomorrow to Homes for our Troops, an excellent charitable organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely disabled veterans — so for […]

I’ve got a big ol’ pile of updates and thoughts about a dozen or so companies to get to, but we’re going to start with a teaser solution today. Paul Mampilly of Agora Financial’s FDA Trader apparently sent around a teaser note to his own subscribers (I say “apparently” because I’ve only seen the cut-and-paste […]

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, […]

As I noted a week or so ago I might do, today I picked up shares of Mail.ru, the Russian web company, for my personal account. These guys are owners of shares of the “Russian Facebook” as well as a couple other Russian social networking sites and their namesake Mail.ru, Russia’s biggest portal site. I […]

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    I can confirm that Teeka's 'free pick' is DASH -- I just wasted 2 hours and 3 minutes of my life to learn this!...

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    That is a reasonable supposition, but bear in mind that Palm Beach Confidential is not the only newsletter pumping altco...

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    @Hsliu70 according to the most recent of the gazilion emails I get from PBR the Final 5 are different....

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    Funny how I did some homework on this topic just last month! I am inclined as well towards investing in blockchain techn...

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    Is your retirement secure enough that you can risk your actual core retirement savings on cryptocurrencies? If so, good...

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    I came across one that looks interesting and will implement a method other than lightning networks or sharding for incre...

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    If you don't understand cryptocurrencies just buy Bitcoin. It's the most secure, but remember "Not your keys, not your B...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yahoo Finance doesn't track cryptocurrencies very well -- try coinmarketcap.com or coingecko.com, they tend to have good...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Perhaps, but that doesn't match the size clues -- EOS has a "market cap" of about $5 billion, it's the fifth largest of ...

  • SoGiAm

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    I spend most of my time as an business and Cybersecurity Advisor to blockchain and crypto projects. Buying XLM now aro...

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    If you like to speculate I would recommend getting out of the stock market and get into cryptocurrencies. Not only are t...

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    IMHO, currency needs to have value beyond speculation. It needs to be widely accepted in commerce for the exchange of go...

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    Travis-I would be interested in your opinion of Michael Robinson's discussion/advice on cryptocurrencies- this is part o...

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    The text below comes from the pitching byJeff Brown published in ”Bonner& Partners” newsletter: ”Amazon Coin: T...

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    Zcash as is with all cryptocurrencies is completely unregulated by any agency so there coin price could drop to zero ove...

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    The team developing the EOS software has been deliberate in stating that it doesn't stand for anything. In the true natu...

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    Coffee you are right I will correct myself. ZCash is a respected coin with a strong team that invented its own privacy a...

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    I am a software engineer and I've been in bitcoin since 2013. Whether you are in crypto or not there is absolutely one c...

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    NASDAQ Cryptocurrency Exchange Coming, Partner with Gemini to Back Three Major Coins Expected Cryptocurrencies to be ...

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    Almost. The connection to the banking system is getting regulated in some places (you have to wire money or use a credi...

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    Foolish. Going all-in on anything is foolish. I'm biased against cryptocurrencies, I expect, though do have tiny pos...

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    Methinks the horrendous amount of Aussie shares is partly to blame for the dismal share price. And how many can you act...

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    Please pardon my naivete, but with the barrage of email clogging my Inbox, nobody – and I mean NOBODY – explains how...

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    Travis, you nailed this one. Mathew is an idiot or a fraud. HempCoin has been at best a pump & dump coin its entire exis...

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    Speaking of which, I think an interesting blockchain stock is Neptune Dash Technologies (DASH.V). They buy and operate D...

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    Travis, Thank you for your insight. I think the primary draw of the MJ industry is that it is borderline illegal...

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    Sorry for no response to you aarhus. I am NOT someone you can talk to about cryptocurrencies. To quote Sargent Schultz...

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    Good point. In extreme crisis like global war, nothing protects you better than weapons and food. However, what I talk i...

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    Do you think the dominated cryptocurrency is a better way to store value and transfer wealth across countries than gold?...

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    I'm in you same boat. My year expired in March, so I called in February to express my disappointment and take the second...

  • bluesharpbob

    Interesting article about cryptocurrencies in this month's Smithsonian Magazine - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovat...

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    You note, "...but Wyoming is certainly trying to lead the way in blockchain and has made a big effort to set up a legal ...

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    I beg to differ! About two years ago I started to look into cryptocurrencies. If found Teeka's analyses of various coins...

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    Skyblue. How are you involved with crypto advisory group ie in what capacity? The group you’ve mentioned is charging...

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    Crypto Craze is right! I've been a subscriber to The Palm Beach Letter for about 5 years and, in fact, was the first ne...

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    StuartH above just gave his thoughts... looks like a good guess, but as always DYOR...

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    Hi, thanks for that info Sunshine on the Water. Does anyone know if Ripple is still being recommended? I watched a prese...

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    The only way you're going to make 10x on Twitter with crypto is by getting in early on an active pump & dump. If you're ...

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    April 27 is their quarterly earnings report date and call. Last November, it was reported that Amazon has purchased t...

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    There are a lot of financial research hucksters out there, many of them stationed in Baltimore. Are they all conspiring ...

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    I signed up for Palm Beach Confidential in late November and despite the major correction in January, I'm still up. To m...

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    I did buy AML. Coins. They sounded legit. Approved by the banks and governments. I am going to wait and see....

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    $ BLKCF Taking First Mover Advantage! With over $60 million raised to date, as well as the leadership of a world-cla...

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    They publish his stock's portafolio, and recomends a few enterprises to invest and cryptocurrencies based on some law;s ...

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    I was surprised that James said there was a 100/1 chance of making big gains investing in cryptocurrencies. He cautione...

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    I just read that there are 1,374 cryptocurrencies, and growing. I may take a few years before they become more accepta...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I'll tell you for sure what's happening in about two years. :) I've never seen a year start so aggressively, with su...

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    Anyone know who this is? Or how old this is? America's #1 Crypto Insider Has Just Released a New FREE Guide Revea...

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    As Travis noted, Stellar is a solid network with a global footprint, substantial Corp. buyin, fast transaction speeds, a...

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    Yes please identify the five cryptocurrencies that Altucher is recommending Mr. Travis....

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    Author: d3t0x Comment: This market is incredibly interesting and should be treated like you do things like super che...

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    This market is incredibly interesting and should be treated like you do things like super cheap research stage Biotechs....

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    Thank you for all the information, Travis, and the link to the NY Times article and the volume of feedback. My gut reac...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Cryptocurrencies are not regulated, and do not trade in regulated exchanges. In order to buy them you generally have to...

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    Thanks Travis for insight on XYL. While reading came across an ad on Cryptocurrencies by James Altucher. I fell for it...

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    Travis, could you identify the five cryptocurrencies that Altucher is recommending?...

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    BAYP), (“Bayport” or the “Company”), a holding company active within the cannabis technology industry, that is d...

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    It is a way for the foreign countries to have FAKE money, that can be manipulated by the elites, foreign bankers to take...

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    Seems to me I am paying him to send me upsells. Purchased subscription to learn more about cryptocurrencies offered as b...

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    blockchain IS the technology. Folks often confuse it with cryptocurrencies. It's not. It's a computer science idea th...

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    What happens to these cryptocurrencies when quatum computing comes online?...

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    New cryptocurrencies like IOTA do not use GPUs or ASICs in order to validate transactions....

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    What do you mean by "assured value?" Bitcoin has already been diluted, by the spinoff of Bitcoin cash... and many cry...

  • goldstockbull

    Spot on. It is all about ASICs these days and the near monopoly enjoyed by Jihan Wu and Bitmain. Beyond that, many crypt...

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