Topic Archives: Warren Buffett

The teaser pitches from Dan Ferris tend to get a lot of attention from Gumshoe readers, both because there aren’t all that many of them and because the big Stansberry marketing machine sometimes pushes them pretty hard… and I have a lot of sympathy with Ferris’ general “value investing” strategy, and do sometimes find his […]

This teaser solution was originally published on January 22, 2019, when we first saw the ad running. The ads have still been running in recent weeks, and we’re getting questions about it again, so we’re re-posting it here for your information. The ad has not changed, and my article below has not changed, though the […]

I’ve gotten quite a few questions recently about “income” and “buy stocks cheap” letters that are clearly veiled hints about put option selling… so I thought I’d take a look at one of them. The ad in question today is from Karim Rahemtulla, who calls himself “The Frugal Millionaire” in this spiel and has been […]

[Ed. note: Today we have another article from Jim Skelton, the Blind Squirrel, who writes to share what he learned about investing in his many years in the trenches as a financial advisor. He has agreed to our trading restrictions, the opinions he expresses are his own, and we haven’t reviewed, approved or screened his […]

I haven’t bought shares of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) in about a year and a half — the last time I added to my Berkshire holdings was just before Buffett and the board publicly announced that they’d authorize buying back shares if they dipped below what they considered a fair price. At the time that was […]

Just a quick note that this morning a limit order that I’ve had sitting in my account for a while triggered, and as a result I boosted my holdings in Berkshire Hathaway by about 20% (yes, I’m a small investor so these are the B shares — BRK.B in most quote systems). The company is […]

This is a little quickie from Green Chip International, a newsletter that is, like so many others, apparently boasting of more big discounts in their subscription rate — don’t know if anyone ever actually paid the “official” $995 subscription rate, but now they’re trying to get you to subscribe for $300. Still, that’s quite a handful of greenbacks for a newsletter that hasn’t had much opportunity to prove itself yet — so let’s see if we can figure out some of what they’re touting for us today. The big spiel is all about what they’re calling … “China’s $555 Billion ‘Environmental Liability Insurance’ …”

I’ve gotten a lot of email about Porter Stansberry’s latest ad campaign, the one that teases the existence of “secret societies” that you can participate in and significantly outperform the market. Of course, the mystique sells the newsletters … but are these “secret societies” for real? Let’s take a look. This “Pasadena Secret Society” … […]

This one is actually a teaser for a free service — but the Gumshoe doesn’t discriminate. It’s from Investment U, and it’s teasing us with the name of Warren Buffett’s secret portfolio holding, the one that he bought low and averaged up over the years, and recently piled on more shares of after the shares […]

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  • BOMN is a company started by two guys, one a grandson of Warren Buffett, and modelled after Berkshire Hathaway. They ar...

  • I like the notion of "buy and hold", it is certainly easier in some ways than constantly monitoring a stock however the...

  • Travis, those of us who have been with you for a few years, have wondered why you never raised your rates before now. I...

  • yes, they are more pushy. i owe a lot to MF, paid the down payment for our 1st house with gains from one of their recomm...

  • 1987, October, I had just WALKED OUT OF A SMALL BUSINESS WHICH PROVIDED ALL MY INCOME! Then MONDAY CAME! BLACK MON...

  • Wow, no one is up to debating Lemonade? Classic pick that sounds sexy and could be the Future of Insurance? The same ...

  • Thanks Travis. On your last point just curious to what Warren buffett did buy in the 80's? did he concentrate on the ...

  • And we just learned that Berkshire Hathaway bought at least half a billion dollars worth of shares in one of the largest...

  • I agee with previous comment by “coolsoupy”, I’m just too Old for this one! Additionally A lot of things have to ...

  • FYI, Buffett confirmed today that the Kroger purchase was not one of his personal decisions (so it must have been Combs ...

  • $FYI - Warren Buffett Is Making a Big Bet on Solar Power "The so-called Gemini project, which will generate power...

  • I heard that Warren Buffett loaded up on this, after he had loaded up on CRXPF, SPOXF, MIDLF and other newsletter OTC, p...

  • Thank's Travis...I have (or had) a Series 7, 63, and 66; passed the CFA Level 1 (but I was 60 and didn't think it was wo...

  • If I were Teeka and were as smart and prescient as he thinks he is, I wouldn't spend a lot of time trying to sell a serv...

  • A lot of these Options players are similar to "Gamblers" in a casino. You find quality companies that will make you pro...

  • Think the Warren Buffett of France...

  • If it gets at all exciting, as we saw when the WSJ made the Warren Buffett connection las fall, it will be too expensive...

  • Warren Buffett never had a method. I just saw a documentary on his life....

  • I think the key man risk lessens when Buffett dies or retires — my feeling is that the risk he’ll do something big a...

  • Well done! I guess that depends on how much risk you can tolerate, and what it would mean for your future financial wel...

  • In my view, Amazon lives in a universe inhabited by a few other 21st century stocks. These are companies whose underlyin...

  • He had a well-publicized bet that the S&P 500 would beat any chosen hedge fund (or fund of funds) for ten years, a bet h...

  • Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio agree on what to do when the stock market tanks https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/06/warren-buf...

  • Retracement of 18% of BOMN yesterday could be attributed to some expected sell-off subsequent to the previous day’s su...

  • FYI, interesting piece from CNBC that pulls some of Buffett's historical commentary on "investing during inflation" in t...

  • The number of investment bankers banging on the door in Omaha urging Berkshire's board to spin off assets or break up th...

  • I once read that this was done with monkeys throwing the darts. The monkeys did better than the human traders. You nee...

  • $BYD...as far as reluctance to buy into Chinese companies, it is somewhat noteworthy to me that two of my "heroes", War...

  • Yes, the somewhat ancient BVD, now, via Fruit of the Loom, owncd by...wouldn't you know it...the very same above-mention...

  • $BYDDF - Author: Lucky 13 Comment: Got an Energy & Capital teaser email today from Chris DeHaemer (www.energyandc...

  • Agree with you Travis. Warren Buffett a non crypto currency believer compares the invention of the check (which was hug...

  • 11 Powerful Investing Quotes From The World’s Best Investors January 19, 2018 4:45 pm by Sure Dividend See also th...

  • I think if you read about Warren Buffett and what he did in his early years was selling puts when a stock had done a dou...

  • Mama said there'll be days like this. Tom Tucker, is it maybe a blessing in disguise? Warren Buffett says, "Price is ...

  • "The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient." --Warren Buffett $ARTH (lon...

  • Thank you for your Warren Buffett education. Need to catch up with you Travis later this fall. Thank you for all you hav...

  • Since this was last discussed numerous features have been introduced. One, available to lifetime members. is The Billion...

  • This is a longer (16 pg) monthly, with multiple writers, which I enjoy; provides a broader education, from macro to inte...

  • Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just tak...

  • There has been some talk between threads recently on portfolio diversification, and the overall success one can expect i...

  • "You build wealth by concenration - you perserve it with diversification." “My idea of a group decision is lookin...

  • Are there financial advisers that smart? "The trick is, when there is nothing to do, do nothing." - Warren Buffett...

  • Welcome Cuga. I can give you my opinions as to what shares will do, but those are based on what I believe to be rational...

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  • The vast majority is going to the Gates Foundation on Buffett's death, and some of it has already been transferred. Tha...

  • Thought you might like to know: Warren Buffett in new HBO documentary: ‘I’m getting down to salvage value’ http...

  • None that I know of. I'm still. I do think that, as it happened to work out, the time our column appeared on it was when...

  • Joseph, I believe Warren Buffett once said, "There is no harm in putting all your eggs in one basket, but if you do, you...

  • This $ARTH raises a paradox. Alan was right in selling. Others, me included, are probably right in holding. Cleveland...

  • With stocks like ARTH I like to be a total SLOTH and ignore the noise. People here tend to overthink minutiae over a...

  • I too have read Jim Rickard's books and having studied the issues being discussed in the comments on the response articl...

  • Warren Buffett to Donald Trump: 'Have you no sense of decency?' https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/760311688533045248 via @W...

  • Strongly disagree. I think both strategies can work (and both can go sour as well). But if you pick the right stoc...

  • Paul Tudor Jones is more of a short-term momentum trader. That rule works for his style. Value investors like Warren...

  • Arch1 - In the same vein as Martha Stewart is a thought I have had since the Keystone pipeline issues became a political...

  • When Dr KSS speaks, I listen. Doc briefly mentioned Kiadis Pharma/KDS.AS few weeks ago. Tried to get that link but to no...

  • $RLYP (long) Don, you need to make a decision based on what feels right for you. If you follow the lead of successful ...

  • Warren Buffett : "The stock market has a very efficient way of transferring wealth from the impatient to the patient". I...

  • Buy some gold, buy some silver. On this not-so-super Super Tuesday, I see two frontrunners who would both continue Ameri...

  • I honestly thank you all the guys here who have shared their beautiful mind. Everyone reading here shall find the forum ...

  • Points well taken, thanks for the input. But if I may elaborate, I was very much interested to invest in those companies...

  • Glad to see the good Doctor back in good health. His comments above prompted me to take year-end "stock." I don't agr...

  • Warren Buffett should consider buying out Reeds. Of course, I'm sure it's a bit too "small" for him. However, his affec...

  • 50 Years of Wisdom Warren Buffett Just Wrote His Best Annual Letter Ever: http://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Wa...

  • Alexander Green is currently pushing this "SECRET FORMULA " called The 7 Minute Habit. Does any subscriber have any inf...

  • Anyone know what the below is is ? America in 2025: Bill Gates’ Scary Prediction "I don't understand why some peopl...

  • Warren Buffett specifically said he has no particular interest in silver right now at the annual meeting a few weeks ago...

  • I forgot to mention one of my favorite books, and Warren Buffett reminded us of it on Saturday (he mentions the book all...

  • “Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful” ― Warren Buffett...

  • What matters most to people at the very end? I spent a few years both working for and volunteering in hospice programs. ...

  • Do not know if this is right place to post but this looks like a interesting play for those that do not do strictly Biot...

  • Last thing I heard about warren buffett was his raving and ranting about how great a value he believes companies that bu...

  • for the record I am an irregular, meaning that I pay for my access to the gumshoe. Some people wonder what IRR means abo...

  • Ironically, my largest % loss for the day in one of my accounts is in my widows/orphans utility company! (Which I've ...

  • Just because the FDA has to respond to the company's request within 30 days does not mean they have to respond EFFECTIVE...

  • Or there's Warren Buffett, who's quoted as saying "Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sens...

  • Having owned BRK.B for some time, the track record is the real story here, (pun intended for train buffs). Frankly, if ...

  • well if anyone wants an alternative to Embraer, ERJ, which may not be the Foolish Pick, we have a Canadian competitor ca...

  • Thanks Frank, I know you're right. I can never sit on any cash in my account. How Warren Buffett can sit tight for mon...

  • Larry (10): Your closing comment reminds me of top gold critic/disbeliever Warren Buffett who is in the "barbarous relic...

  • Randy, you might also benefit from reading a few of the prose portions of the annual reports of Berkshire Hathaway which...

  • Doc....what do you refer to by RSI? We wouldn't want to end up fanning the flames like the women did in their battle of...

  • It is not worth the money for the amount of info your getting. Theirs not always a connection between quality and price....

  • Starting to see the "overcapacity" chatter more about these tank cars now, there have been some downgrades, here's one f...

  • Interesting. I missed where you speak about any dividend or payment to investors. Is this a Warren Buffett model, where...

  • I think the idea is to buy when everyone else is fleeing the scene, leaving super-cheap bargains for the brave to snap u...

  • I can. Send me all of your money. Seriously, if you're interested in investing, go to Investopedia and read their guides...

  • He was teasing IBM for a brief while earlier in the year, which didn't seem notable enough to write about but is probabl...

  • I agree with much of Choco says, except Lance was not the accountant for Chris Skase, he was actually the accountant for...

  • I don't usually like to defend myself on here but my successful newsletter has received hundreds of referrals from this ...

  • What I want to know is how Motley Fool, Louis N., and the rest can advertise "Apple" anything and not get sued...

  • Validea Uses the strategies of many well known Wall Street investors, such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Lynch...

  • There's two ways to make money, speculate or invest. Bill excels at investing in the style of the great Warren Buffett. ...

  • I subscribed to Robert Hsu’s newsletters for the last 2 years. I have to say I was very disappointed. He thinks hes th...

  • It is no fault of Chris Mayer, other newsletter writers or Warren Buffett for the economy and thus the market to go CRAS...

  • Invest in good companies for the long haul.* The Fools have it more right than most of the rest. Benjamin Graham, ...

  • I have a knack for drying up conversations, when I stick my oar in...This time won't be any different, probably. If w...

  • http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=MTL Bigdummyjoe ISN'T!!! You bet that you're gambling when you say that buying stocks...

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