The latest ad from Louis Navellier for his Growth Investor newsletter is a doozy… they’ve dropped the silly video of Louis with his fancy Porsche and replaced it with a “Trump wants to secure super-fast 5G” headline, but they’ve kept the red “turbo” button imagery from Navellier’s supercar, with that serving as a “you’re too […]
The opening to Eric Fry’s latest teaser ad sounds similar to many other gold-focused teaser pieces we’ve looked at over the years… “If you want to make a fortune in 2020, there is only one thing to know. After four years of going nowhere, gold is once again in a bull market. “Because of events […]
The latest Investorplace pitch for Matt McCall’s Investment Opportunities ($99/yr) promises that we can cash in by “joining the Foldable Phone revolution”… and that sounds both fun and lucrative, so let’s check out the ad and see if the Thinkolator can ID his investment ID for you. The dream of a flexible phone screen has […]
This isn’t a brand new ad, it’s been circulating for a couple months now, but I’ve gotten a lot of questions recently and haven’t covered it before… so I’m digging in. The pitch is from Eric Fry, who launched Fry’s Investment Report as an entry-level stock-picking newsletter fairly recently (last summer, I think), and the […]
Entry level monthly newsletter that says it will look at “big picture trends that drive huge, multiyear moves in entire sectors” and pick stocks for that trend “at the best prices.”
The latest ad from Louis Navellier for his Growth Investor newsletter is a doozy… full of images of Louis Navellier driving his midlife crisis Porsche supercar around and showing off the red “turbo” button, with that serving as a “you’re too dumb to get it otherwise” metaphor for the tremendous potential of 5G wireless. We […]
Yesterday I started digging in to Matt McCall’s tease about a huge opportunity in Chinese biotech… and, as promised, today I’m finishing the job. The basic premise is that China is pushing to make biopharma a bigger part of its economy in both the current five-year plan and the “made in China 2025” plan, and […]
What have we learned about teaser ads over the past decade or so? A lot, I hope, but two lessons stand out: First, dates in teaser ads are often made up and don’t really represent meaningful “catalyst” events, they’re just a way to make you feel rushed and get you to pull out your credit […]
Weekly options trading service that focuses on income — primarily, per their ads, selling covered calls on optionable marijuana stocks.
This article was originally published on January 17, 2019. The ad is still in heavy circulation, and we are still getting a lot of questions about it, so we’re re-posting our commentary here. The ad is still dated December 2018, and what follows has also not been updated or revised (the price of the primary […]
So… anything happen this week? 🙂 We’ll start with a few headline-grabbers from the Real Money Portfolio in the technology world, slide into a little teaser solution for you, and then share some updates on a couple small buys I made, plus some additions to the watchlist, along with the usual blather… Xilinx (XLNX) had […]
This is an odd one, so be forewarned. A bunch of readers jumped in to ask me about emails coming out of Investorplace that pitch a tiny private company heading into FDA approval as the focus of their “Blockbuster FDA Approval Summit 2019” presentation… and yes, of course, the Mighty, Mighty Thinkolator can tell you […]
Matt McCall is touting a tiny company that has created a miracle battery that is safe, inexpensive, more powerful, charges super fast, can charge millions of times without degrading, etc. What’s the symbol?
Travis, would you care to toss this one in the ol’ Thinkolator? https://orders.investorplace.com/chain?cid=MKT382818&eid=MKT385762&encryptedSnaid=8/nxPUAKgF+p6YqIshLGqvBz5H0cD45RbBkE8+D2YRs#AST94130
Here’s a bit from the email that Matt McCall sent out introducing his lastest teaser ad: “When it comes down to it, there are really just three ways to get truly rich in the stock market. You can put thousands into the market every year, hold for decades, and retire with a fortune. You can […]
Matt McCall’s entry level newsletter Investment Opportunities (currently $49/year) is being advertised with a promised “free” special report about the three stocks you need to own before more states legalize sports betting… perhaps as soon as September 6. What’s so special about September 6? That’s just a guess that more attention will come to this […]
Premium-priced monthly newsletter that seeks to recommend small or early-stage investments, launched in 2018.
Time once again for an overheated pitch from our friend Louis Navellier… he’s been circulating ads for his Emerging Growth newsletter ($695/yr) that promote several of his favorite ideas for the year ahead, including a rehash of his lithium pick from a few months ago as well as this newer (to me, at least) “World’s […]
Monthly “value” stock picking service, looks for “undervalued stocks with strong fundamentals” to provide a margin of safety and consistent double-digit returns.
This is the headline that got a lot of readers’ attention: “WARNING: Do not put a penny into any cryptocurrency until you read this urgent message.” It’s part of an ad for Louis Navellier’s Blue Chip Growth, and he goes on… “If you want to make a fortune in the red-hot cryptocurrency markets, there’s only […]
Pretty much every newsletter publisher is trying to ride on the “bitcoin mania” with new products and new ads, so this is “bitcoin week” (or “blockchain week”, if you prefer) here at Stock Gumshoe, as we try to ID all of the cryptocurrency investments being hinted at by the latest waves of teaser ads… … […]
Short-term trading service that seems to be distinguished from the similar NexGen Trader by the use of options to “multiply” profits on the “mega trends” they seek.
Entry-level growth stock advisory that focuses on “mega trends” investment themes. Seems to have replaced the former NexGen Investor letter… has a longer holding period than the short-term focused NexGen Trader (now called Moneyline?).
Short-term trading service that focuses on “mega trends” stocks.
I’m running out of time today, so you get a quickie: Louis Navellier’s latest “stealth buy” promo, solved for your pleasure… but without any real analysis from me. The ad is for Navellier’s Emerging Growth ($995/yr), and it pushes the possibilities of small caps and the particular appeal of one small “secret” $14 stock that […]
Yesterday we looked at one of the stocks Navellier has been pitching for his Ultimate Growth service, and today I’m moving on, as promised, to look at the second pick. And perhaps I should have swapped the order, since the ad actually called this one his “#1 Stock to Buy Today”… but, well, it seemed […]
Louis Navellier hasn’t popped his head up here in Gumshoedom in a while, so when a reader asked me to pour his latest slurry of tantalizing tidbits into the Thinkolator, well, I hopped right to it. For those who don’t know him, Navellier has been around for a few decades as one of the original […]
We haven’t looked at a Louis Navellier pitch for a little while, and this one caught the eye of some intrepid Gumshoe readers — it is, like virtually every Louis Navellier pitch, a promise that his favorite growth stock will double this year… though he goes even further in announcing that “long term, a $1,000 […]
I’ve never looked at a teaser pitch from Charles Payne before, but this one about a “buy and hold forever” stock caught my eye. Payne’s Smart Investing newsletter was started by Investorplace about six months ago as a way to capitalize, I expect, on his growing presence on Cable TV… you’ve probably seen him if […]
Generalist newsletter launched in Spring of 2015, recommending a variety of stocks, including blue chip-type ideas — marketing material says he sometimes “trades around” those positions and uses technical analysis to pick entry and exit points. Payne appears on Fox Business and also runs his own newsletter called Common Sense and a website called Wall […]
Options newsletter edited by Rick Rouse for Investorplace.
I always try to take at least a quick look when one of the major publishers pushes a new newsletter — this time, it’s Matthew McCall, who has written some tradng books and is apparently a money manager and a bit of a Fox Business News personality, with what he’s calling the FUTR Stocks letter […]
FUTR Stands for “Flying Under The Radar” — Matt McCall says he uses screening to identify fundamentally attractive stocks, and technical analysis to find stocks ready to “break out” with a specific catalyst for growth. Two issues a month, two stock recommendations in each issue.
Advice on Fidelity Funds.
An options trading service.
The following was originally published, along with this companion article, in late February. Louis Navellier is again pushing exactly the same ad teasing the same three biotech stocks, over the last three months two of them are down and one of them has popped up by about 30% (it was, of course, the one that […]
Louis Navellier likely had a good year last year, since the kinds of stocks he typically likes did very well (generally growth stocks, those with rapid earnings growth that beat estimates and grow at increasing rates … and often look expensive, with high PEs) — and he’s out now with a new ad about biotech […]
Short-term options trading service — several alerts a week, positions often held for just a day or a few days.
Bryan Perry runs the Cash Machine newsletter, looking for high-yielding investments — and recently a lot of those investments have been MLPs or similar equity investments in the oil and gas business. We sleuthed out his “top pick for 2013” back in December and that turned out to be a pretty nice pick so far, […]
We haven’t tried to sniff out a Louis Navellier pick for quite a while — partly because he hasn’t had a lot of single-stock teaser ads running lately, and partly because, well, they haven’t piqued our interest. But everyone loves the idea of “buy and forget” stocks — it can be fun to be a […]
I promised I’d keep sniffing around this latest Hilary Kramer teaser for you, so we’ll jump right in. But first, I should note that yes, the headline is stolen from her ad — the lovely Ms. Gumshoe works with lawyers, and I lived in Washington DC for 17 years, which means that some of my […]
The Gumshoe faithful have been asking about Hilary Kramer and her latest teaser pitch, so we’re going to ID at least her “#1” idea here — and possibly we’ll get into the rest of ’em if there’s interest. The basic idea is much like past ads from the Motley Fool and others — that cloud […]
Hospital acquired infections are a huge health care problem — and where there’s a huge problem, there are people trying to make money by solving it. That’s the beauty of the entrepreneurial spirit … and you’ve probably seen various teasers over the years about companies that are trying to “kill the superbugs” and help both […]
Yesterday we took a quick look at one of the stocks teased by Hilary Kramer for her GameChangers newsletter … and since I got started, I can’t seem to help myself, I’m going to go ahead and sniff out another stock teased in the same ad. Why? Well, partly because the lovely Stock Gumshoe readers […]
I haven’t written about one of Hilary Kramer’s “Gamechanger” stocks in a while, so while lots of folks are feeling blue, doldrummy, or just plain pessimistic during the ides of July I thought I’d throw in a little of her optimism for you. She’s teasing a few stocks that she thinks her subscribers should load […]
We haven’t looked at a pick from Rober Hsu’s China Strategy in quite a while — and it’s not just that we’re ignoring him, as far as we can tell InvestorPlace has not been promoting his newsletters very actively over the last six months or so. Which probably isn’t a huge surprise — China stocks […]
This is not the first time a teaser stock idea has been pitched to us as “perfect” or “almost perfect,” of course, but using such definitive terms always catches my attention. (Yet another weakness of your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe, I can’t resist the pursuit of perfection.) And as he’s done several times before, this time […]
It seems a little petty now, with these miraculous little iPad doohickeys, to complain that they’re too heavy, or too thick — seriously? They’re thousands of times more powerful than the Mac that got me through college just fine. Though I will be attending my 20th reunion this summer, and I couldn’t watch TV or […]
I’ll admit right up front that there’s something appealing about this company’s service, at least for your friendly neighborhood Gumshoe … who is a bit more roly-poly than he might like. It’s Hilary Kramer pitching to us again, teasing us that she’s recommending a company that can “freeze the fat away” and that should be […]
That provocative headline is there to get your attention, of course — plenty of folks disagree with Warren Buffett on one thing or another, but few believe him to be “mad.” No, what Hilary Kramer is trying to do is to draw your attention to the fact that Buffett finally bought a tech stock, IBM […]
It’s been a while since Bryan Perry’s ideas graced the glorious pages of Stock Gumshoe — his Cash Machine newsletter has generally teased high-yielding picks in the past, but it looks like he’s downplayed the “high current yield” bit somewhat for this new teaser. And yes, to be fair, we should note that the last […]
Louis Navellier is never shy about making promises — here’s how his latest ad for his Blue Chip Growth newsletter opens: “Why a tiny office in suburban Israel is our best bet — for repelling the attack — and turning a $7,500 investment into $22,500 by May 2012. “I don’t make this prediction lightly… you […]
Louis Navellier is certainly not shy — he’s sent out several ads telling folks that the recent market turmoil is your opportunity to buy his favorite stocks (he’s a “growth” guy, so his faves are stocks with big revenue growth, earnings growth, momentum and upside surprises). I thought that might be a nice antidote — […]
Weekly option trade recommendations, focuses on what Ken Trester calls “undervalued options.” (Trester also writes Power Options Weekly, both seem to offer several short-term options trades per week and are priced similarly.)
My readers tend to have a love/hate relationship with Louis Navellier. He seems like a nice enough guy when I’ve heard him speak or briefly met him at conferences, but he’s also a numbers guy who recommends a long list of stocks in his newsletters and rides quantitative trends like earnings surprises and stock momentum […]
Weekly newsletter that trades low-priced stocks (used to be “Breakout Stocks Under $5” and then “Breakout Stocks Under $10) with “breakout potential” either because they’re at bargain prices, are in turnaround, or are about to get a sudden growth surge.
If you’re going to start your ad off with a line like this: “One Stock is the Difference between a Good 2011 and a Rolling-in-the-Dough 2011 … AND YOU DON’T OWN IT!” Well, you’re going to get the Gumshoe’s attention. I haven’t had a good “roll in the dough” since Scrooge McDuck invited me over […]
Happy Holiday! It’s President’s Day here in the U.S., and Family Day up on the Canadian side of the border, so the markets and interwebs are pretty quiet. On this placid day, I thought you might be interested in a look at a teaser I thought I had shared with everyone before — turns out, […]
Here’s how Louis Navellier pitches his next uber-hot idea for a stock that gives you three phone numbers on one phone and 10-bagger profits: “Last May I told you about a new wireless juggernaut whose 3-in-one proprietary technology and earnings growth matched Envirodyne, which handed us a monster 1,700% gain a few years back. “Since […]
It’s been a little while since I wrote about a Nancy Zambell teaser — she writes the Buried Treasures Under $10 newsletter, and in the short history of that letter she’s apparently had pretty good performance … and, one expects, makes it sound even better than it was (the letter launched two years ago, almost […]
Well, as you can imagine, the “GUARANTEED” part of that headline isn’t my word — nor are the rest of ’em, for that matter, I borrowed it all from the latest teaser for Robert Hsu’s Asia Edge newsletter. In that ad, Robert (or his intrepid copywriters) tell us about a Japanese exporter that will jump […]
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 […]
I wrote about Hilary Kramer and her new(ish) GameChangers newsletter for the first time just a couple weeks ago — so it’s certainly too early to judge whether her teaser stocks tend to perform as she predicts (that pick, Metalico, is down about 10% from when I wrote about it … but I don’t hold […]
Well, the questions have been pouring in for months about this newsletter … so finally I’m taking a look. This teaser comes in from Hilary Kramer, urging you to be a charter subscriber to her Breakout Stocks Under $5 newsletter, which looks for, you guessed it, stocks trading under $5 — a category that some […]
Sometimes the teases that catch the eye of your friendly neighborhood Stock Gumshoe are long, detail-filled, and exhausting … and sometimes, they’re like little frustrating snacks, just enough of a hint that the Thinkolator might track it down, but often requiring a bit of a sleuthing slog. Today we’re looking at a small smorgasbord of […]
You know who I’ve been missing lately? Good ‘ol Louis Navellier — no one spins a promise and gets the heart racing for a growth stock like he does … so even though his latest ad isn’t one of the oldies but goodies (“this stock will double in a month or your money back!”), it’s […]
Robert Hsu’s copywriters can tease your credit card out of your wallet as quick as just about anyone, but the clues I wanted to dig through today are from something that Robert Hsu wrote that poses as an actual “article” on his AsiaInsider site — this is all about one of his China stocks that […]
Today the world’s thoughts are turning to gold … but just to be contrarian, I thought we’d look at something a little different. OK, a lot different. This is a teaser from Nancy Zambell for her Buried Treasure Under $10 newsletter, which I wrote about several times last year but hasn’t been quite as high […]
Several folks have sent along a teaser article that Robert Hsu published on his free site a couple days ago — in it, he tells us that China and India have joined on with the nonbinding Copenhagen Accord, and that as a result China has voluntarily agreed to reduce its “carbon intensity” significantly over the […]
I know I should stop rising to the bait of these Louis Navellier teasers … but I can’t help myself. Every month or two he throws out a new teaser along the lines of this one — some teased pick or another that is going to double “with or without you” … he’s not alone […]
I don’t end up writing about Jon Markman very often — he does a lot of marketing for his newsletter, but he rarely teases specific companies in his ads, he does a lot of short term (for me, at least) trading and uses ETFs for his core trading ideas, it seems … but he does […]
Robert Hsu has been a lot quieter over the last six months than he was in 2007 and early 2008 — back when “buy what China buys” was the mantra and almost every Chinese company with a US-listed stock was booming, his China Strategy newsletter was very popular with my readers, and his ads always […]
“High volatility growth stock” monthly newsletter, has a large recommended portfolio of stocks that screen well for earnings growth, earnings momentum, revenue growth, analyst estimate increases and “beats”, and other metrics Navellier focuses on. Focuses more on Large cap stocks. Navellier’s Quantum Growth was a previous newsletter with a similar strategy.
Large cap growth newsletter. Entry level letter from Navellier, who recommends a portfolio with monthly buys and sells based on his quantitative grades. Seems to have replaced what was called Navellier’s Blue Chip Growth.
This is a small- to mid-cap growth stock newsletter, released monthly. Relatively large portfolio of picks chosen by Navellier’s quantitative system that emphasizes, among other factors, revenue and earnings growth and stocks that have beaten analyst estimates.
Edited by Robert Hsu, this services recommends stocks of Chinese or China-focused companies.