White Gold ??? [question about newletter claim]

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White Gold ??? [question about newletter claim]

Post by tetractys » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:37 pm

What's this:
This Breakthrough "Superfuel" is 1,693X More Powerful Than Gasoline

Unearthed in the Andes Mountains, these mysterious crystals contain what MIT researchers call energy’s “Holy Grail.” And they could ignite a $7.2 trillion economic revolution!
Comments? -- Tet

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Jack FFR1846 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:41 pm

Coal?
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Re: White Gold ???

Post by sreynard » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:43 pm

Call me an Unbeliever. :)

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Sidney » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:43 pm

Jack FFR1846 wrote:Coal?
:beer
I always wanted to be a procrastinator.

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by alshayed » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:43 pm

What is there to comment on? No real info, just clickbait without the click.

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Jimmie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:11 pm

White Gold? Chilean Tea! :D

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by willthrill81 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:14 pm

This kind of thing pops up all the time. People swear they've found the answer to (fill in the blank), and nothing ever materializes.
“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. Tolkien,The Lord of the Rings

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Sidney » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:19 pm

willthrill81 wrote:This kind of thing pops up all the time. People swear they've found the answer to (fill in the blank), and nothing ever materializes.
Are you telling me that magnet I strapped to my fuel line isn't helping my gas mileage?
I always wanted to be a procrastinator.

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by willthrill81 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:23 pm

Sidney wrote:
willthrill81 wrote:This kind of thing pops up all the time. People swear they've found the answer to (fill in the blank), and nothing ever materializes.
Are you telling me that magnet I strapped to my fuel line isn't helping my gas mileage?
It's probably helping your perception of good gas mileage. :wink:
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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Wakefield1 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:24 pm

Cold fusion
Platinum ? (Even more rare than gold but not nearly as friendly to work on as would a jeweler)

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Sidney » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:25 pm

willthrill81 wrote:
Sidney wrote:
willthrill81 wrote:This kind of thing pops up all the time. People swear they've found the answer to (fill in the blank), and nothing ever materializes.
Are you telling me that magnet I strapped to my fuel line isn't helping my gas mileage?
It's probably helping your perception of good gas mileage. :wink:
It's really the flux capacitor that does all the heavy lifting.
I always wanted to be a procrastinator.

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Pajamas » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:26 pm

Lithium carbonate

Fun website, identifies all those "mystery" stocks newsletters tout in their subscription pitches:

https://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/en ... -gasoline/

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by TX_Man » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:35 pm

This sounds like one of those ridiculous clickbait advertisements you get on financial/investment/economic websites

This CEO is betting it all on this one stock...

He turned $5.75 into $7,750 billion...

Get rich, own this...

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by climber2020 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:38 pm

tetractys wrote:What's this:
This Breakthrough "Superfuel" is 1,693X More Powerful Than Gasoline

Unearthed in the Andes Mountains, these mysterious crystals contain what MIT researchers call energy’s “Holy Grail.” And they could ignite a $7.2 trillion economic revolution!
Comments? -- Tet
Wow. That's a lot of hyperbolic buzzwords in a few sentences. I'm surprised they didn't also throw "space aged technology" in there.

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Tycoon » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:25 pm

Dilithium crystals no doubt... duh. :shock:
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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Teague » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:33 pm

Pajamas wrote:Lithium carbonate

Fun website, identifies all those "mystery" stocks newsletters tout in their subscription pitches:

https://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/en ... -gasoline/
Wow, reading that link it looks like someone was manic while writing it. Very fortunate they located ample Li2CO3 to treat that.
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Re: White Gold ???

Post by TimeRunner » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:34 pm

It's probably frozen dihydrogen monoxide. 8-)
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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Nicolas » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:40 pm

I think it's related to the Rockwell Automation Retro Encabulator.
https://youtu.be/RXJKdh1KZ0w

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Jimmie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:49 pm

Nicolas wrote:I think it's related to the Rockwell Automation Retro Encabulator.
https://youtu.be/RXJKdh1KZ0w
LOL! Good share. That's a basic motor control center. One of the lowest tech components in industry.

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Kenkat » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:57 pm

Antimatter

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Re: White Gold ???

Post by Nearing_Destination » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:51 pm

It's dihydro IBTL

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Re: White Gold ??? [question about newletter claim]

Post by Alex Frakt » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:22 am

That was fun. But now that we know the claim is both a) absurd and b) from a newsletter pushing an obscure lithium producer stock, it's not really a qualifying investing question.

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