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Friday File: Two Sell/Buy Simplifications in Mining, plus more Buffett, a Dating Trade, and thoughts on a dozen other holdings

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, […]

Checking out Lindzon’s “How to bank up to 1,000% gains thanks to the ‘Crypto Terminal’ … All without buying a single cryptocurrency!”

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 […]

Friday File: “Why This Big Data Company is Set to Jump on Earnings Again”… plus Increases to Two Stubborn Positions

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 […]

Friday File Earningspalooza — Data Centers, Auto Electronics, Google and More

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’s Nov. 1 “Hybrid Dating Stock” and “The Biggest Upside Earnings Surprise in Two Decades!”

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 […]

Motley Fool’s “The 4 Stocks We Believe Are Poised To Dominate The Virtual Reality Market”

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 […]

“Virtual Reality Motion Sensing and Computing Power… These Two Companies are Giants in the Making – You Need to Own Them Today”

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 […]

Agora’s 11-second “not safe for work” video… “How You’ll Have Dinner with Shakespeare… Speak Any Language… Know Everything… And Live Forever!”

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 […]

“‘Sky-Fi’ — Silicon Valley’s $2.2 Trillion Breakthrough Bigger Than The Internet As We Know It”

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 […]

“This Tiny Tech Company Will Have More Users Than Apple, Google, and Facebook… … Combined”

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 […]

Very Pleased with Facebook

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 […]

“Secret Loophole into Silicon Valley’s ‘Most Valuable Private Company'”

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 […]

Cabot Dividend’s “TODAY ONLY:Get My No. 1 Income Stock Free”

“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, […]

“One of the Greatest Businesses We’ve Ever Found”, plus a look at Facebook for the Friday File

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 […]

“One of the best biotech companies that I’ve ever looked at…” Plus some updates for the Friday File

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 […]

“Facebook for Just $4/Share?” (DeHaemer’s Network Leveraged Entities, part two)

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, […]

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  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

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    Steven is actually a really nice guy, and has a great website, with good information on there. His focus is on managing ...

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    Hi Keith, some investors have joined here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/agaltinvest/ The previous FB Group was shut ...

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    Have followed Fool's newsletters for years but only bought twice and was disappointed. The stories are always good and l...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Thanks Britt, I've also been adding to MKL for the first time in a long time recently, and still own some FB (stopped ou...

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    Late to this one, behind in my email. Thought I would add in four other stocks that are supposedly Tom Gardner's top ho...

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    $CECBF - CellCube Announces Sale of Fb Modular to Project in France https://www.cellcubeenergystorage.com/cube-pr...

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    Do not buy this guys newsletters. I'll give his latest tip: Intuitive Surgical for $500 a share and Facebook for $150 a ...

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    Well I've been concerned over the market since September and sold over half my holding and kept it in cash, Friday I bou...

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    I read the information (the first time I saw it advertised on FB). The offer looks sketchy, it appears to be a very non...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Also reasonable strategies, I’ve done similar things with other stocks on the past....

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    I doubt that it's Facebook - I don't think the numbers match... Isn't there a Chinese company with both gaming and socia...

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    Sounds like Facebook to me...

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    I keep hearing bad things about Chuck Hughes. This program is like a lot of these ventures. They all tell you about how ...

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    SCAM- The scammers will call you or email you stating you won, or you must do this in order to receive a prize etc. or e...

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    FB - how can they grow? Who is going on FB that has never been on FB? My aunt Sally? They are going to continue to gr...

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    Per Fox news, Facebook algorhythms suppress and label the US Constitution for containing "hate speech" !! http://ww...

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    Facebook-Zuckerberg has been fingered and caught. Facebook algorhythms have been routinely employed to suppress and ...

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    Travis you are the best! I think Facebook is really up-playing their security spending, while down-playing their general...

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    I wonder if Facebook and Twitter's efforts to clean up fake and malicious content will result in permanently lower earni...

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    He has a new thing called "Fast Fortune Club". It should be named "Lose A Fortune Club". He recommended selling...

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    Thanks Travis. It is always great to hear your take on things. I did a few moves myself yesterday. Finally got rid o...

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    New York Times reports China changes direction on permitting Facebook to operate in China. Wonder why....

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    The Trump cards: I have expressed confidence that Trump is in a strong position (barring assassination) and this may ...

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    Thank you, Andre. Coinbase sure has changed! I had a devil of a time figuring out how to log into my old account. The...

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    $FYI - Daily news from pv magazine USA - 7/20/2018 https://us13.campaign-archive.com/?e=052d095e56&u=2790e780a...

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    Facebook or Google could launch a competing service in two days, and leverage their existing global presence and clout, ...

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    The one thing that I believe stock history teaches is that you can never predict the timing of the fall but you can accu...

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    Hi Florence, you might want to check out this Facebook Group to chat with other investors looking at Simply Natural and ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    The notion that I've "panned" Fox or the Trump Organization is silly, did you actually read what I wrote? I'm not criti...

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    I don't have one standard. I sometimes buy a stock or option because of what I think is a temporary price imbalance...

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    Yes, though I haven’t added any more since the big earnings surge. Lots more optimism now, so hopefully we’ll see v...

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    Zenith Trading Circle, Shah Gelani, and Money Map Press are so bad and deceptive with their outrageous claims that they ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    No. Part of the reason I let the stop loss hit was because my risk assessment for the company changed, and I still thin...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Yes, the've been touting NVIDIA for these markets for a long time, often also tossing in Alphabet and Facebook as well (...

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    A little info about mass roots it’s run by a 25 year old opioid addict 4 employees he crashed his Lamborghini while hi...

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    A bit of personal history I'd like to share for the hell of it. Match was once known as Que Pasa Dot Com its concept bei...

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    I just watched his presentation on Facebook tonight. He was only charging $39.00 for a year of membership with a 60 da...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    From Barron’s today — the benefit of having an editor, they put it far more succinctly than I could, though I agree ...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Tariffs that have been announced so far won’t hurt the US internet stocks directly, either, they generally are aimed a...

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    Thank you for the detailed reasoning on basically flushing $1950.00 down the toilet. I have "wisened up" regarding the...

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    Hello all,thank you to Roberthebel for sharing the fruits of your research. I also understand the difficultys of typin...

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    I invest in cryptocurrency with the same rationale that I invested in Facebook with. I tripled my money before I took my...

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    I agree with you, it won't last. Who is still screaming about the huge data breach at Experian? No one. The informati...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    And there you go -- stop loss order triggered, my Facebook position is now half the size it was last week....

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    FYI, just updated the Real Money Portfolio because the color notifications on the "stop loss" column weren't showing pro...

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    Jenny A friendlyinfo on Glnnf as well as any one hoping to be the preferred payment now that the Canadian govt has pai...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I think it's probably more accurate to say that we dupe ourselves -- the personal connections in Facebook, the original ...

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    I have no position in FB but my wife uses it to stay in touch with family on the other side of the planet. What I have n...

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    I was reading the Wired or New York Times article that goes more in depth about the whole situation. While FB made a c...

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    I agree I see the young kids are not at all intrested in facebook, there are many more other places they can hang out. N...

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    I bought 100 shares of FB on IPO day around $40 per share. I remember it dropping to $20 and I thought I made a mistake....

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    We'll see what happens with Facebook, it's just important for investors to have some sort of plan in case it doesn't wor...

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    Just saw this on my facebook feed. No idea if it's been discussed before as a possible competitor to ARTH Would value ...

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    Chet Not a fan of the mgt either first time I ever threw money at them but like it or not they hold the big pcs to the...

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    $MYSZ - My Size CEO Ronen Luzon to be Featured on "New to the Street" on FOX Business Network 9:23 am ET February 22, 2...

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    So CNN is deceived by Russian operatives and favorably covers the "Not my President rally organized by them...(gotta lov...

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    Get Out of Facebook and Into the N.R.A.’s Face https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/opinion/get-out-of-facebook-and-int...

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    Alphabet • Get Updates on GOOGL Baidu • Get Updates on BIDU Facebook • Get Updates on FB Impinj • Get Updates...

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    I have used and like Grubhub, but they are not the only game in town, there is also DoorDash who is partnering with Wend...

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    Sharon, Please take off the tin foil hat. Conspiracy theories Origins Genesis Right-wing conspiracy theories began...

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    You are really bringing up another de bunked conspiracy Seth Rich? Do you believe in Pizzagate? Do you think the w...

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    Well got to make you wonder if someone was trying to r take him out? DR Congo President Kabila's motorcade in deadly...

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    Sharon - thanks for your kind and very well written response. I don't know what others are doing about the condition of...

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    I'm going to guess Stellar Lumens, Electroneum, and Funfair. Reasons - Stellar IBM - Electroneum and Funfair possible F...

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    Sorry I am not on twitter of facebook. There used to be a lot of mining in NC. Gold, even. Reed's Jewelers was founded...

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    Latest tease "We're betting $1,005,998 on ONE stock in 2018" this one is Facebook FB...

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    Awesome article. Concise, thorough, point by point evaluation that makes it easy to follow and better yet, understand. ...

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    I don't know if that's true or not, though it's possible. I think the technology is very powerful and could be remarkab...

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    $FB $BABA $SHOP Long all Sunday reading. Not biotech related (sorry). Fascinating peek into the reality behind a n...

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    It's not broken in a financial sense, it's making tons of money -- but it's certainly broken in other ways, such as the ...

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    Richard: I'm one of the "pro-Paul" people, not a shill. In fact, based on my user name, I am guessing you could find m...

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    See clean teq Facebook page - great info of what they have been up to behind the scenes...

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    The company is Patriot One Technologies Inc., and It's getting ready for mass market roll-out. You can join the offic...

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    We should definitely talk! Not tonight since I'm about to go out for a dinner-and-contra-dance to celebrate(?) the new ...

  • SoGiAm

    $LNCZF, $CTEQF, $IVPAF, Robert Friedland, $EUC.asx, $SYR.asx, $JRV.asx etc. - #Australian #Billionaires #CY17 article, ...

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    I thought it would be Solomon Exchange. Not surprisingly their website and Facebook group vanished 1 week ago...and al...

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    Another turkey? AAOI by Cabot TTD by Motly Fool. STON (18% div) by someone Christmas Gift: TCEHY, Tencent has b...

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    Insightful analysis! Saw the ad on Facebook and wondered what the truth was. Rayton Solar is another one that gets pumpe...

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    Scott Galloway has a recently-released book titled "the Four" about Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple. Most of it is q...

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    I am surprised he brags about Facebook earning or Netflix. He got out of bot at around $20 each, FB is now around $180 a...

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    Travis, I am not on Facebook or Twitter but I would like to know if you have any stocks that you have looked at in the "...

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    Hi Travis, I am not so sure Apple/Facebook and the other Fang stocks will continue doing so well. Their stockprices ar...

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    $mitochondria I shared a little bit about longevity and mitochondria with my Facebook friends, and one of them answer...

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    Agree. Project approval does not seem to be a slam dunk especially given that the current provincial government is BC i...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    And now Criteo is down 5% on an analyst downgrade that was itself precipitated by Apple's moves to restrict tracking in ...

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    $INTC - The company is currently on track to achieve 100 times greater AI performance by 2020. Facebook and Intel Are ...

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    Intel and Facebook have collaborated on an AI chip https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/fortune/2017/10/17/intel...

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    $MEI.asx #WVarticle - You have reached an article available exclusively to subscribers. Read more: http://www.afr.com...

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    Doc, I was lured back to Facebook by their evil geniuses lately, but it's not all bad. A post by the author Jonathan Ca...

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    No ticker, mitochondria. Pete, I'm sorry, but I can't find it. It was just something that came up randomly on my Facebo...

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    Those of you at wits end with the medical establishment may want to look into a tree that has been in use since the cave...

  • SoGiAm

    $YUM - Stocks to watch next week post from SA Weekending 10/07/17: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3298556-stocks-watch-n...

  • SoGiAm

    Can Blockchain Disrupt The Programmatic Advertising Duopoly Of Google & Facebook? https://briandcolwell.com/2017/09...

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    The facebook group for Alternative Investments (including Simply Natural) can be found via the link attached. I found th...

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    Maybe someone is fronting him, did you buy yours off of a Facebook ad, or his site?...

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    I would be very interested to talk to you about certain stocks. If you are interested in sharing please contact me. face...

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    I did a deep analysis of kin by kik. I backed out at the last minute. The only thing that made it appealing to me was ...

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