This ad is being circulated again, and sending a lot of questions our way, so I’m re-posting our solution (which first appeared on September 4, 2019) and taking an updated look — the ad itself has not been updated at all, as far as I can tell, but I’ll add my updated thoughts throughout and […]
Almost as soon as I posted my update to our teaser solution about Stephen Leeb’s big copper pitch last week, the questions started coming in about his other mining ad that’s been popping up with gold’s rise — the ad is for The Complete Investor, his entry-level newsletter over at Investing Daily ($39/yr), and the […]
I’m updating this quickie teaser solution for you today because we’re getting a LOT of questions about it over the past few days. The ad originally ran in mid-January and we published the first version of this article on January 20, but it is still circulating widely. The ad seems identical to the one we […]
Today we’ve got another ridiculous promise, made to sell you a subscription to a very expensive and nonrefundable newsletter — sound familiar? This time it’s Jim Pearce advertising Investing Daily’s Radical Wealth Aliance, which will run you $2,495 (“on sale” from $5,000) with no hope of a refund (they offer the “if you don’t like […]
Heydy ho, Gumshoe friends… today I’m going to go a little over my allotted time, this is the last Friday File for 2019 so I’m going to throw in a teaser solution for you first, then go over some updates and changes and news items from the Real Money Portfolio… ready? The teaser that some […]
This article originally ran on October 25, the ad is again circulating in slightly different form and sending a lot of questions our way, so we’re re-publishing it here for you today… the basic spiel and the stock are still the same, though they’re being used to pitch a different newsletter. The stock has bumped […]
Stephen Leeb is out with a new teaser pitch for his Real World Investing, and it’s pretty typical of the “high end” letters — he promises access to a secret stock that has an extraordinary asset that no one knows about… and he’ll give you the info for your $1,495 subscription payment. With no refunds, […]
High end letter that includes commentary from all of Investing Daily’s pundits, aims to find “10 bagger” stocks that have the potential for huge gains (small caps, biotechs, technology, junior mining and energy stocks, etc.).
This article originally appeared on January 24, 2017. It has not been updated. This ad has generated quite a few questions from Gumshoe readers, and I’ll agree that it sounds pretty enticing (of course, almost all ads do — that’s why they work so well!)… here’s part of the Jim Pearce email that gets the […]
We haven’t looked at silver in a while, so let’s check out the latest ad pitch for Jim Fink’s Velocity Trader — he’s talking up a silver trade that he says you can make for $1 and generate 400%+ returns. This is the intro: “I’ve found a way for you to make an absolute fortune […]
This article originally ran on May 24, 2016, when we were in the midst of a run on virtual reality teaser pitches that had lasted for months. Apparently the ad is running again and this older article has been difficult for readers to track down, because we’re getting lots and lots of questions about it […]
This is a great ad, because it both gets us shaken up about “secret” technologies that the world’s largest companies are using to take control of your computer… and it gets us revved up a bout the “shocking story” of how we can “turn the tables” and “ride this invention to gains of up to […]
Watch list service.
This ad caught me eye as I was browsing a bunch of energy-related teaser picks recently — I’ve been starting to get tempted by the MLPs and the other energy infrastructure plays of late, and will probably be writing about some of the teaser picks for those sorts of companies in the near future… but […]
Today we’re releasing an old Friday File for all of our free readers (and as a reminder for any Irregulars who missed it the first time around) — this ad has been running off and on for a long time, but we covered it on July 10 and the article below is not updated. The […]
Investment advisory focusing on technology trends, they say they’re looking for “growth and income from the utility stocks of the future.”
That headline comes from the new teaser pitch for Global Income Edge, a newsletter that’s currently being helmed by Richard Stavros at Investing Daily — I’ve never written about this one before, it started publishing last year sometime and aims to be a relatively safe global income advisory, with a big focus on dividends (I […]
Several Gumshoe readers have been asking about the high-yield, high-safety pick being teased by David Dittman for his Australian Edge service — it’s touted as “The One Cloud Computing Stock to Buy Now,” and it’s a fairly easy stock for US investors to buy if they’re interested… … and we do love to at least […]
Roadrunner Stocks is a newsletter run by Jim Fink at Investing Daily, and I think I’ve only covered his teaser pitches once before — that was back in October, and the four stocks he touted at the time are more or less a wash over that time period, half better performers than the market and […]
I haven’t written about Benjamin Shepherd’s Global Investment Strategist in quite a long time, so when folks started asking about his pitch for “Black Rock Fuel” I thought I’d take a look for you — and it so happens that today is Friday, so we’ll be doing it Friday File-style, Irregulars only. Before I dig […]
I thought that Big Yield Hunting had disappeared as a newsletter, but apparently not — this letter is put out by the Investing Daily folks, and it had been the baby of Roger Conrad since inception, but when Conrad left for other pastures I stopped seeing the big teaser pitches for “Big Yield” picks. Until […]
[ed note: This teaser pitch is exactly the same as one that started running in late February this year, so we’re just re-running our teaser solution from February 28, 2013 below — the basic idea of the investments is the same, the four teased stocks are exactly the same. More on how those stocks have […]
There are some folks who believe that oil is on a path to becoming inexorably cheaper, thanks in part to the resurgence of the United States as a growing oil producer, but I think most experts agree with Robert Rapier, the editor of the Energy Strategist, that we’re going to remain in a pretty strong […]
Global Investment Strategist is the newsletter that was called Silk Road Investor back when it was launched with Yiannis Mostrous at the helm six or seven years ago — it was given the less evocative new name once the market crash and the huge wave of Chinese frauds made investors worry about the new “silk […]
“…. the telecom industry had just recently taken a big hit. One of its industry leaders had just cut its dividend by 26%. The stock fell 23% in a single trading day. “Panicked investors started selling – dragging down all stocks in this industry. It happens. And more frequently than I would like. “So it […]
Focuses on using a “growth-at-a-reasonable-price” strategy to identify undervalued growth stories. Seems to have absorbed the former Roadrunner Stocks service from Jim Fink, which had promised small cap “ground floor opportunities” in growth stocks, and still appears to maintain a portfolio of “roadrunner stocks” under the Growth Stock Strategist umbrella.
I gave the Irregulars a quick preview of this one over the weekend, and a lot of folks have been asking about it, so I thought I ought to take a more detailed look. This is from an ad for the Energy Strategist newsletter, now run by Robert Rapier for Investing Daily, and, as always, […]
“DEEPSEA DRILLER ALERT: Rates are rising fast for ultra-deepwater drillers. One company commands the sweet spot. It owns a fleet of rigs and drillships—some capable of drilling 35,000 feet under the sea. It just signed a five-year deal paying $635,000 per ship per day. It passes along most of that cash straight to shareholders. If […]
We’ve written about Roger Conrad’s Big Yield Hunting several times in the year or so that he’s been publishing it, and folks are usually pretty interested — Conrad also runs the more conservative Canadian Edge, Australian Edge and Utility Forecaster newsletters, but for his Big Yield Hunting letter he tends to recommend very high yielding […]
You’ve probably heard of LNG tankers — I’ve written about them a few times, and several stocks in the LNG shipping business have been teased over the last few years. Essentially, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is a super-cooled form of natural gas that can be shipped via large ocean tankers, and the promise is that […]
CORRECTED — I originally published this article with the wrong solution, due to, well, simple idiocy as I wrote the wrong ticker down and didn’t backtrack to check myself. Many apologies if I confused anyone, the revised article follows: Sheesh, just using the phrase “rich uncle” is probably enough to get my message to you […]
A few readers have asked me about this one, and I’ve got sand on the brain since I’m putting in a patio tomorrow if I can get my lethargic heinie out of bed in time, so I thought I’d take a look for you in today’s Friday File. And yes, I do wish that I […]
People love high dividends. No matter what else is being teased and touted, it seems, the ones that get forwarded to me en masse are the emails touting the high-yielding MLPs, trusts, REITs or plain old dividend-focused stocks that pay out unusually high amounts of cash every month or every quarter … and it’s hard […]
This particular ad, or one very much like it with a few edits, has been running for about six weeks — it’s a pitch to get you to subscribe to Global Investment Strategist from Yiannis Mostrous ($497, thanks very much), and it’s all about a key Apple (AAPL) supplier. Which has been a hot investing […]
Roger Conrad has been a well known fan of relatively stodgy income stocks for a long time, with his Canadian Edge and Utility Forecaster both ranking among the top income-focused newsletters according to Stock Gumshoe reviewers for most of the past several years. And today’s he’s teasing us with yet another somewhat unusual income investment, […]
That’s what we all want to see, right? A skinflint CEO who skimps on perks and saves money for shareholders, and who pays out cash to those shareholders (well, that’s what we want to see if we don’t work for him, at least). And that’s what Roger Conrad is teasing today for his MLP Profits […]
Recommends Australian stocks that they think have strong balance sheets, high dividend yields, extraordinary growth potential.” Plans one aggressive and one conservative pick per month. Co-edited by Roger Conrad when he was with Investing Daily. Appears to have stopped publishing or rolled into some other Investing Daily newsletter soon after it was created in 2011. […]
Casual monthly newsletter highlighting favorite picks of Elliott Gue and Yiannis Mostrous that don’t make it into their higher-profile newsletters. Stopped publication when Gue and Mostrous both moved on to Capitalist Times.
Recommends high-yield Master Limited Partnerships, mostly in energy.
Here’s the promise from Roger Conrad, in a teaser ad for his Big-Yield Hunting newsletter: “11% Yield… AND a 27% Profit Gain, Too! “It’s a Big Yield Hunter’s Dream Pick. Bad news baked into the price… a sustainable high yield… and a big price surge right around the corner!” And I gotta tell you, that […]
Yiannis Mostrous teased us well over a year ago about the stock that he thought was “the next McDonald’s” … and readers are telling me that he’s sending out a very similar ad campaign right now, so I thought I’d take a look. At the time, Mostrous was looking for subscribers to his Silk Road […]
Several options trade recommendations per month, self-described as “conservative options for aggressive income.”
I love love love the stories of swashbucklers and voyages of discovery that pepper the finest investment teaser ads — long lost islands, pirate treasure, ancient mines left fallow since the days of the Pharaohs … now that’s how you pitch an investment idea! If we didn’t all want a little of the romance of […]
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, […]
Service that recommends one high-yield investment per month. Stopped publication, Conrad is no longer with Investing Daily (he and Elliott Gue now run Capitalist Times, which publishes a couple utility and energy newsletters)
We’re mired in snow emergency up here in Massachusetts, so today’s article is a rerun — this was originally published as part of the Friday File for the Stock Gumshoe Irregulars on November 12. It has not been revised or updated except to update the disclosure information at the bottom. As far as I know […]
That headline comes from the top of the latest teaser ad from Roger Conrad for his Canadian Edge newsletter — and he usually recommends relatively sedate high-income investments like utilities and Canadian trusts, which made the pitch for this idea stand out as a bit extra-hypey for him … and therefore, of course, I wanna […]
Elliott Gue has gotten his share of Gumshoe attention in the past, in part because of the bull market in energy stocks, which are his bailiwick at the Energy Strategist newsletter, and in part because he fairly recently took over Personal Finance, the longstanding high-circulation investment newsletter. But lately the most heavily pushed promos attached […]
Dividend-focused advisory recommending global stocks — seems to have replaced the more growth-oriented Global Investment Strategist, which was last edited by Benjamin Shepherd.
Edited by Roger Conrad, this newsletter focuses on utilities and related companies.
Monthly newsletter focuses solely on high-yield Canadian income, business and royalty trusts.
Monthly newsletter focuses on investments in energy-related stocks in US, Canada and overseas.
This twice-monthly newsletter includes general market commentary and recommends individual stocks for growth and income. Previous editors include Roger Conrad, Stephen Leeb, Neil George, and Elliott Gue.
Weekly trading letter that focuses on short-term options trading. Formerly called Death Cross Trader.
This one is probably a few weeks old, going by the share price in the teaser, but it still might be interesting to folks … it is, at the very least, a truly unique investment. Good or bad, you can decide when you know the facts … but certainly unique. The teaser is from Yiannis […]