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We are a digital content originator and electronic publisher of digital content. We cover publicly-traded companies & financial community events. We do news stories with hyperlinks to articles, company profiles and corporate videos. 

Real Financial Journalism That You Do Not See Everyday. The news stories we create ourselves will aim for objectivity, include risks and put our readers first. We will try to disclose our inevitable conflicts of interest. Because the small and mid-cap niches are neglected, we may be the only one writing about certain companies at any particular time. Stories about some subjects you will not find anywhere else. We try to search for overlooked quality companies and often succeed. 

We are a content-driven news organization, not a design-driven one. We are people with high standards and morals, and we expect the same from the people who choose to do business and interact with us.

Profiles? Yes, we specialize in writing stories and doing research on under-followed companies with upside potential. We know how to make company's come alive in words the ordinary investor can understand.   

Special Situations? Judged by two independent  outside ranking services, The Hulbert Financial Digest and Select Information Exchange, Editor Bob Flaherty has had one of the best long-term performances among all investment advisory newsletters. Because we miss the challenge of competition, we have started to make new picks again.   

HOW OUTSIDE SERVICES HAVE RANKED OUR PERFORMANCE. Bob Flaherty has built an enviable reputation as an early –bird stock picker who again and again uncovers overlooked special situation bargains often before TV’s talking heads or Wall Street’s big financial firms even know of their existence. His track record as measured by The Hulbert Financial Digest and Select Information Exchange is one few other financial newsletter writers have matched. Besides being editor of Equities magazine, Flaherty was editor of Equities Special Situations for 25 years. Bob was ranked No.1 for 14 consecutive months in Long Term Portfolio Gains among all Advisory Services measured by Select Information Exchange.

In a period during the following streak The Hulbert Financial Digest ranked Equities Special Situations #1 among any financial newsletter and #4 in the U.S. for stock performance. In several years Bob was first in his small cap category, according to The Hulbert Financial Digest, gaining an average of 1.7% in 2002, 76.5% in 2003, 16.1% in 2004 and 14.7% in 2005 versus -20.9%, 31.6%, 12.6% and 6.2% for the Wilshire 5000 Index Very few other newsletters have ever beaten their index for four consecutive years and also been up in a sharply down year like 2002. In 2006 Bob retired from Equities, which sadly appears to have slipped under the waves in stormy 2010, while his picks for 2006 were still ahead of the relevant averages. Mark Hulbert reports that over 80% of all advisory letters fail to beat the stock market over the long term. Naturally besides many big past winners, Bob has had a lot of strikeouts too because he swing for the fences, aiming for minimum gains of 50% to 100% over two years.   

All of our recent Flaherty Financial News and Flaherty Special Situation Newsletters have each been opened by about 1.5 million online investors with 13,000 to 24,000 clicks or more. Two have been opened by 3 million, including our CEL-SCI Flaherty Special Situation. That one resulted in a 25% increase in the stock price, generating over 48,000 clicks and increasing daily share trading by over 100,000 shares.  

Take a look around to learn more about the companies we are spotlighting and our insights. We invite you to become one of our friends in the financial community. -Brian Flaherty  

At the NASDAQ Market Site ItsAboutFinance.TV host Nicole Hunt interviews Bob Flaherty about 54 years in the investment trenches. 

54 years in the investment trenches

After graduating with a Distinction in Finance and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1961 in addition to a Magna Cum Laude in Economics from Harvard College, Flaherty started out at Forbes where he retired as a senior editor in 1981. In between Bob wrote 33 cover stories, two shy of the magazine’s all time record. He reported favorably on tiny enterprises like Xerox and FedEx which grew to become household names. Besides his first New York Deadline Club Award from The Society of Professional Journalists in 1978, he is awarded the Amos Tuck Media Award for Economic Understanding for writing the best business story in any magazine. In 1979:  Flaherty is cited as outgoing president by the New York Financial Writers Association “for an outstanding performance in having returned us to a position of journalistic prominence.”

In 1984: Flaherty wins the Pannell Kerr Forster Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism for a story on unethical practices by abusive secret short sellers who destabilized companies by smearing  managements the shorts had targeted. The shorts would engage in prepublication trading by increasing their positions just before publication. His articles were credited by NASD President Gordon Macklin as leading to changes in monthly short selling reporting and many other reforms. Flaherty also wins a second Deadline Club Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for his expose of Denver penny stock scams in an article which was the first anywhere to print the nickname “Blind em and rob em “ of the notorious now defunct Blinder Robinson bucket shop.

The National Investor Relations Institute describes Flaherty as "One of the most respected financial journalist in the nation," while The Journalist and Financial Reporter includes Flaherty as one of the top 96 most influential financial journalists in the country. In 2006: U. S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue dubbed Flaherty “the Mark Twain of America’s Capital Markets,” a comment Bob laughed was greatly exaggerated.

Our Treasure Chest of Ideas

Our annual “Favorites of the Famous” recommendations, started when Bob was editor of Equities magazine and continues today in a March issue of Flaherty Financial News Newsletter. The combined portfolio's of our panels of wise men and women have beaten  the S&P 500 18 out of 25 efforts, including a streak of 13 consecutive times. This is one of the best long-term track records of an annual  favorite stock feature anywhere on the planet. We get HIGH with the help of our friends. 

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We continue to spotlight overlooked bargains and unknown quality efforts with the help of our friends in the financial community. 

 John & Bob Loved To Exchange Ideas. 

Sir John's wisdom lives on: Our spiritual and financial pathfinder Sir John Templeton ( left ) exchanging ideas with editor Bob Flaherty has "gone home" as Sir John called dying. His wisdom lives on.

Look globally in every country for bargains. Seek the least popular and bests buys as measured by comparative price- earnings ratios and other value screens. Be contrarian. When nearly everyone thinks and acts quarterly, have the discipline to look out at least three years and buy what will become popular again. Take profits and invest some of your gains in new bargains. Be humble! When you make a mistake admit it as quickly as possible. Diversify by industry, investment style and especially geographic region. In this unpredictable world, no more than 25% of your equity holdings should be invested in the stocks of any one country, especially your own. Don't sit on too much cash. Remember you will never live to see a year when a U.S. dollar will buy in December as much as it did in January! Above all, be optimistic for the long run. Don't waste time worrying. In the short run try to turn every negative into a positive. Stress positive thinking! Have purpose. Everyday focus on what is positive and productive. See opportunities you would of missed. Happiness can not be found by seeking it directly. It is a by product of living a life of serving others. 

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International investors flew from Medellin over 500 miles deeper toward the Columbian border with Ecuador before transferring to military helicopters which landed guided by brush fires lit by heavily armed soldiers. Everyone exiting, including South American Gold President Ray De Motte (left) and Editor Bob Flaherty (right) , was ordered to keep moving quickly because FARC guerillas were rumored to be in the area. Next came a bumpy winding ride up around a mountain to South American Gold's (SAGD.OB) initial Santacruz Gold Project in the least explored most dangerous and therefore least picked over part of Columbia. Alas SAGD terminated the venture but the ride was fun.



We experiment to get spectacular response. We featured enhanced CEO conference presentations to very small groups in highly readable old Forbes short story style snapshots.
Flaherty Financial News Newsletters
sends these profiles out to over 20 million opt-in U.S. online investors. About 1.5 million open the the issue with 13,000 to 24,000 clicks or more.
Recently our sister Flaherty Special Situation Newsletter, which turns out much longer BUY reports, was sent to 40 million opt-in investors in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. with impresive results. Please consider making your company or fund one of our snapshot profiles or a BUY report in an upcoming issue.


February 24, 2015
Flaherty Special Situation Newsletter #38
CEL-SCI (NYSE: CVM) is the most undervalued Phase lll biotech in America. This turnaround aims to enroll 880 head and neck cancer patients in over 100 sites in at least 21 countries before yearend. Success in this global Phase III trial of its lead immunotherapy drug regime Multikine could be rewarded with a one day stock jump of $ billions. Other tantalizing possibilities exist for HPV and rheumatoid arthritis. Dreamer CEO Geert Kersten and his outstanding team are building a keeper.

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January 13, 2015
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #48
Six Promising Medical Breakthroughs at Bargain Prices!
After the January dip, thrilling medical breakthroughs efforts from Rodman & Renshaw's fall conference sell at bargain prices. CEO snapshots of APDN, CFRX, HTBX, NBY, NURO and ONCS.

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December 13, 2014
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #47
A Very Bullish 2015!
Singular Research's Bob Maltbie's very bullish on 2015! Two sleepers - INTL and YGYI - from its "Best of the Uncovereds Conference." From SeeThruEquity: PESI to the resue and ARTH will stop bleeding after surgery or injury in seconds versus minutes today.

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November 20, 2014
Flaherty Special Situation Newsletter #37
BioSig Technologies (OTCQB: BSGM) is revolutionizing the recording of abnormal heartbeat wave signals to improve innovation - starved arrhythmia treatment. Cardiac electrophysiologists who monitor and correct electrical activity of the heart need cleaner, clearer, real time intra-cardiac within the heart recording. Success should bring improved better results for thousands of patients, shorter operations, reduction of unacceptably high recurrence procedures and lower costs. Follow Up: Remembering the fairy tale life of one of America's first female financial writers courageous Clare Reckert.

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October 9, 2014
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #46
Stevia First Corp. (STVF): Now open for business with all-natural, safer, sweeter-than-sugar stevia. An important deal gives this research-oriented startup the opportunity for commercial sales in this quarter and positive cash flow within 12 months. Developing even sweeter next-gen stevia products. Follow Up: Significant management and director upgrades for mobile-app, smart-phone, cancer- screener Vantage Health, Inc.

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September 2, 2014
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #45
Five Promising CEO Presentation Snapshots.
Turnarounds at Cryoport (CYRX) and Carmanah Technologies (CMH.TO). Follow up: Progress at Champions Oncology's (CSBR) breeding your own lifesaving avatar mouse and a Nasdaq listing for Fusion Telecommunications (FSNN)! Also: "About Harvard's Dave What's-His-Name?"

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April 4, 2014
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #42
Flaherty's Favorites of the Famous 2014 Stock Picks! Stock Picks of the Pro's. From the group with the best long term annual favorite stock record on the planet.

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March 10, 2014
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #41
CEO Profile Snapshots: Fine tuning Dan Lufkin's crusade to identify deadly melanoma earlier at MELA Sciences, Inc.! Jeremy Barbera's start-up Vantage Health Inc. (VNTH) licenses NASA space telemedical technology to enable your smart phone to detect lung cancer before it is too late.

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July 23, 2013
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #37
An update on CORT's unfinmished crusade to offset morbid obesity and other deadly side effects afflicting millions of mental patients and stressed veterans relying on our five major antipsychotic drugs.

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September 11, 2011
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #28
A tear for the friends we lost in 9-11.
Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT) tackles the single biggest dilemma in psychiatry. Antipsychotic drugs stabilize mental patients, but with harmful metabolic side effects of morbid obesity, arterial heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes.

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Updated August 17, 2011
June 21, 2011
Flaherty Special Situation #25 
At OncoSec Medical Incorporated (ONCS.OB) an experienced team with money raising know how and two products. One kills cancer cell: The other strengthens immune responses capable of killing cancer cells.

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February 2, 2011
Flaherty Financial News
Newsletter #25
Expose Part 12: The Return of The Invisible Man Jason Galanis; Mission Accomplished!

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Companies with Archived Coverage: 2015 -2014

 A.K. Transneft (TRNFP.ME), Ambit Biosciences Corp. (Nasdaq:AMBI), Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:APDN), ArcelorMittal (NYSE ADR: MT), Arch Therapeutics, Inc.  (OTC: ARSD), BDCA Venture Inc. (Nasdaq:BDCV) formerly Keating Capital, BioSig Technologies, Inc.  (OTC:BSGM),  BM&F Bovespa (BVMF:BVMF3) , Bovie Medical (NYSEAmex: BVX),  Carmanah Technologies Corp. (CMH.TO) , CEL-SCI Corporation  Champions Oncology  (OTC:SCBR)  , Chemtura Corp. (NYSE:CHMT) ,  Churchill Downs, Inc. (Nasdaq) , ContraFect Corporation (Nasdaq:CTRX), Corcept Therapeutics (Nasdaq:CORT), CoverAll Technologies (NYSE:COVR),  Cryoport Inc. (OTC:CYRX) ,  Dynavac Technologies (Nasdaq:DVAX) ,  Ergomed Plc. (ERGO.L)  , Fabrinet (NYSE:FN) , Fairfax Financial Holdings (OTC:FRFHF), Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:FWM) , Fusion Telecommunications International (Nasdaq:FSSN),   Graphite One Resources (GPH.V), Heat Biologics, Inc.  (Nasdaq:HTBX), Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:INO), INTL FCStone Inc.  (Nasdaq:INTL), International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT), International Speedway Corporation (OTC:ISCB) ,  Kia Motors Corp. (000270),   Moon River Studios, formerly Medient Studios (OTC:MDNT) , MELA Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: MELA) ,  NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq:NURO),  NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:NBY) ,  OncoSec Medical Inc.(OTC: ONCS) , Patriot Transportation Holding, INc. (Nasdaq:PATR), Perma-Fix Environmental Services Inc.  (Nasdaq: PESI), Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq:QCOM), RENN Global Entrepreneurs Fund (NYSE:RCG), Stevia First Corp.  (OTC: STVF), Teva Pharmaceuticals, Trex Company (NYSE:TREX), Trulia, Inc. acquired by Zillow Group (Nasdaq:Z), Vantage mHealthcare, Inc.  (OTC: VNTH)   Youngevity International, Inc. (OTC: YGYI).

Golden Oldies:  July 13, 2007 - our very first issue of Flaherty Financial News issue:  Pre-Paid Legal Services Inc. is a classic case history on how to defeat abusive short sellers.  November 20, 2014: The fairy tale life of Clare Reckert.   The New York Times’ first female financial writer and its first woman financial writer to get a Times’ byline, Clare   didn’t even receive   a print obit when she died at 100. Years earlier a male boss made her misspell her first name Clare without an “i”.  He wanted readers to think she was a man. Way to go guys!

See our Feb. 2, 2011 “Mission Accomplished!” Big time media finally picked up our reporting. Thanks guys and gals! This issue concluded our 12- issue, 15-month expose which commenced in Oct. 4, 2009 with: “The Invisible Man Returns:  Jason Galanis Reappears.”  Also see Expose part Ten: The Invisible Man doesn’t appear in his active ETF IPO prospectuses.   The expose companies featured Inc.  (FNDM.PK) and GEROVA Financial (NYSE:GFC) both subsequently collapsed. 

See our Nov. 29, 2009 “Our missing angel goes home” – a salute to financial writer Phyllis Feinberg. Also in that issue “Woof, Woof for Mantra Venture Group (MVTG).  

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