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Whitney Tilson’s Stock Picks EXPOSED [Updated May 2022]

May 26, 2022 by Anders

If you're looking for Whitney Tilson's stock picks then you're in the right place.

Here I've put together a running list of stock picks that he's teased, which I'll be keeping updated as he continues to pump out the investment teasers... and you probably know this is fairly often.

Tilson was nicknamed "The Prophet" when it comes to predicting the future of the market, and there have been quite a few people looking for a nice list of his stock picks. 

Well, here it is.

If you're familiar with our website, then you know that here at GreenBullResearch.com we expose investment teasers by digging into the clues they leave us... all for free.

I've ordered the list of Tilson's stock picks below so that the newest ones are at the top. This should save you some time and frustration. You'll also be able to skip ahead to any of the picks you want to see with this nifty table of contents here...

*Got a recommendation that's not on the list? Let us know in the comment section below this post*

Tilson's 2022 Picks

The "$4 Inflation Stock"

  • Title of Teaser Presentation: "The $4 Inflation Stock"
  • Name of "Special" Report: "The $4 Inflation Stock That Could Change Your Life"
  • Promoted Under: Empire Stock Investor

Inflation is running rampant and Tilson claims that he has just the solution for us... a "$4 Inflation Stock" that he thinks it's possible to make as much as 100x off of in the coming years.

100x? That's what he thinks is possible.

In fact, he even says that:

"If I had to invest my wife's full retirement account in one stock (again)... Hands down, this would be the one."

Tilson thinks the industry this company is dominating will have a bigger impact than the internet, and he might be right.

What he's talking about here is, yet again, synbio, which is, simply put, a field of science where organisms are redesigned for uses that are more purposeful to humans - anything from microorganisms having their DNA engineered to clean pollutants in the ocean to yeast having its DNA altered to produce rose oil for perfumes.

Overlooking the fact that synbio can be quite frightening if used for bioweapon purposes, there's a lot of good that can come from the industry, with many thinking that it is critical to a sustainable future with human life.

At any rate, the market is expected to grow at a fast pace in the coming years, although probably not as much as Tilson leads us to believe. Coherent Market Insights thinks the market will be worth over $100 billion by 2030, coming from $13.9 billion in 2022.

The stock pick Tilson has for us is what he calls a "Perfect 10 Stock", which is why he thinks it could skyrocket so much in the near future.

Some of the clues he drops include:

  • that the company started in 2008
  • it writes code for synbio platforms
  • it has a codebase that is "the world’s largest reusable, standardized genetic parts list", which over 400 million proprietary codes
  • it just went public last year

Yep, he is once again teasing Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DNA) here, which as listed below, he teased in his "America's Next Big 'Monopoly'" pitch. And, as already mentioned below, this company has been teased by other "experts" in the industry.

>> Full write-up of this "$4 Inflation Stock" here

His "America's Next Big 'Monopoly'" Stock

  • Title of Teaser Presentation: "America's Next Big 'Monopoly'"
  • Name of "Special" Report: "America's Next Big 'Monopoly'" - same
  • Promoted Under: Empire Stock Investor

In this teaser presentation, Tilson tells us that he's predicting "America's Next Big 'Monopoly'"...

He tells us that this has nothing to do with tech like AI, 5G, robotics, blockchain, etc., and that it is "much bigger" and "much more important".

This whole pitch has to do with what he's calling the "quaternary code", which is just DNA. 

Unlike our computers which function 0s and 1s in binary code, DNA functions using four different molecules (A,T,C,G) in what can be called quaternary code.

Scientists have learned to program DNA and now we have an emerging industry known as synthetic biology, which we've already seen quite a bit of real-world application for, such as in agriculture with Monsanto and others.

The company he's looking at here, which we know he thinks has "America's Next Big 'Monopoly'", supplies custom genomes in code form.

We're also told that:

  • it already has partnerships with Roche, IARPA, Cargill and others large companies
  • it produces its genomes inside a 219,000 sq ft lab in Boston
  • and, that it has the largest library of DNA codes in the world, which they call a "codebase"

We think this pick is Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DNA), which we've also seen teased by Joel Litman as one of his SynBio stocks ,by Luke Lango as "The Next DNA Sequencing Giant", and even as Jeff Siegel's Helix-Scaling stock.

The clues given here match up nicely.

>> Read our full write-up of this "quaternary code" stock here

"Netstake" Stock Pick

  • Title of Teaser Presentation: "Netstake"
  • Name of "Special" Report: "NETSTAKE: The Netflix of Sports Betting: How to 10X Your Money Without Placing a Single Bet"
  • Promoted Under: Empire Elite Growth

"Netstake"...? This is the word Tilson is using here, in a teaser where he talks about a "little-known company that's using the Netflix blueprint"...

Have you heard of decision No. 16-476 made by the Supreme Court?

Well, the ruling favors sports betting and this is the opportunity that Tilson is teasing here, which we've heard some talk about such as from Stephen McBride with his "Phase 2 Crypto" picks (he mentions that he expects Solana to be the go-to crypto for sports betting).

He sees the sports betting industry as massive, and claims this is "one of the biggest opportunities he has come across in his career"... but there's a good chance he says that a lot.

Just as Netflix brought movies into the average American's home like never before, he tells us that "this company will bring the excitement of sports plus the adrenaline rush of gambling in casinos, into people’s homes."

Much of the teaser talks about how dominant Netflix is. Just as Netflix cut into the profits of Blockbuster and other brick and mortar movie stores, Tilson predicts that this sports betting company is going to dig into the profits of traditional casinos.

Of course, if this company really follows Netflix's trajectory then you'll want to get in asap. But, the cost to find out the name of this company? $2,000/yr to join the Empire Elite Growth service.

Luckily, we think we've been able to positively identify his pick here as being GAN Limited (Nasdaq: GAN).

You can see how the clues given match up with GAN Limited in our full review (link below).

>> Full review of this "Netstake" stock here

Those "TaaS" Picks

  • Title of Teaser Presentation: "Have You Heard of 'TaaS'?"
  • Name of "Special" Report: "The #1 Way to Profit on the Electric Vehicle Boom" and "The Two Critical Driverless Technologies You Must Own Today"
  • Promoted Under: Empire Stock Investor

"TaaS" again? 

Yep. This is one of the longest-running teasers I've ever seen. He's been teasing the "TaaS" investment opportunity since at least 2020, as you know if you've looked lower on this list, and this teaser is still actively being promoted in 2022, although not as much.

There have been quite a few variations over the years, but the basics of the teaser are still the same.

Just to recap here, since I've already talked about this teaser in detail under the "2020 Picks" section, Tilson is predicting the rise in what he calls "TaaS", which is an acronym for Transportation-as-a-Service, not to be confused with Ian King's "MaaS" teaser.

In summary, he foresees a future where there are fleets of autonomous, driverless electric vehicles scooting around providing services like Uber and Lyft, which we've mentioned that there's been talk about in our review of Jeff Brown's SAV stock pick (they make image sensors for autonomous vehicles). He thinks that this will not only change the transportation industry, but will also have far-reaching effects, such as on city tax structures, the insurance industry, car values, and more. 

In this teaser, he teases us with 5 recommendations, the first of which he gives us for free - "Investment #1: Buy Waymo".

Then, he teases two investments that "Own the Most Important Technology in the Electric Car Space" and two more that "Own the Two Key Technologies for Autonomous Vehicles".

We think that 2 of these 4 other recommendations are Aptiv (APTV) and Nvidia (NVDA).

>> You can read how we came to these "TaaS" stock conclusions here

The "Connexa Terra" Stocks

  • Title of Teaser Presentation: "Connexa Terra"
  • Name of "Special" Report: "Five Ways to Earn 10x on the World’s Biggest Tech Shift"
  • Promoted Under: Empire Stock Investor

He calls it "Connexa Terra"...

There's a good chance you've never heard of this term before, and the reason for this is because it's a term coined by Tilson. He made it up.

But, what he's really talking about here when he says "Connexa Terra" is the metaverse, which is something we've been hearing about quite a bit lately - we've reviewed teasers by Jeff Brown and Michael Robinson for metaverse plays.

The metaverse is a 3D network of virtual worlds that's largely focused on social interaction. Think virtual reality. This is a large portion of what can be called the metaverse.

There are all sorts of growth predictions floating around out there. For example, on PRNewswire, they mention the market size is predicted to hit $678.8 billion by 2030, but Emergen Research forecasts it to hit $1.6 trillion by 2030, and there are even more wild estimates out there. But, the bottom line here is that it's likely going to be huge. Heck, Facebook even changed its name to take advantage of this opportunity.

Luckily for us, Tilson says that we "could make 10x your money on the five 'buy now' stocks that are about to take control of it all".

5 stocks he teases here... 

  1. The first pick he actually gives us for free - it's Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook) - not that exciting.
  2. One is big in the music industry and has 15 different recording labels. We're told they're going to create an entire band that is tied to the metaverse.
  3. This is a chipmaker that is providing microchips crucial to the AI needed in virtual reality tech.
  4. Here he teases a crypto play that he thinks will be a big player in the metaverse.
  5. And then there's a gaming company that's been around since the 80's, which Tilson thinks is going to dominate the metaverse in this space.

We've identified the remaining 4 picks as being Universal Music Group (Amsterdam: UMG), NVIDIA Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA), Ethereum (ETH), and Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: EA) respectively. 

>> Full write-up on how we came to these "connexa terra" stocks here

Picks From 2021

Not much here, but here's what we have from Tilson from 2021...

"TaaS" Stock Picks

  • Title of Teaser Presentation: "Have You Heard of 'TaaS'?"
  • Name of "Special" Report: "The #1 Way to Profit on the Electric Vehicle Boom" and "The Two Critical Driverless Technologies You Must Own Today"
  • Promoted Under: Empire Stock Investor

Yep, he's still teasing his "TaaS" picks here in 2021. There have been some other variations of the teaser presentation floating around, but let's just use this "Have You Heard of 'TaaS'?" one again as an example...

If you've read below this, then you already know Tilson has been teasing this "TaaS" opportunity since 2020, at least.

Since I already talked about this teaser below, I'll keep this short. 

In a nutshell, Tilson is teasing the opportunity to invest in the "TaaS" industry. TaaS stands for Transportation as a Service and he sees a future with autonomous EV's running around like Ubers or Lyfts, all completely autonomous and completely EV.

This is all possible and becoming more practical thanks to dropping costs of EV batteries and advancements in the tech behind the autonomy of these vehicles, which we've seen quite a bit of teasers focusing on (there is Matt McCall's "Quantum Glass Battery", Ray Blanco's "Million Mile Battery", and so on).

Tilson teases 5 picks total here, the first being Waymo (he gives us this one) and then 4 others, 2 of which we believe are Aptiv (APTV) and Nvidia (NVDA).

>> Read our full report on how we came to these "TaaS" stocks here

2020 Picks

Some of Tilson's 2020 stock recommendations...

Here Are The "TaaS" Stocks He's Been Teasing

  • Title of Teaser Presentation: "Have You Heard of 'TaaS'?"
  • Name of "Special" Report: "The #1 Way to Profit on the Electric Vehicle Boom" and "The Two Critical Driverless Technologies You Must Own Today"
  • Promoted Under: Empire Stock Investor

A "new tech breakthrough affecting you and your money"?? That's what Whitney Tilson is telling us about this "TaaS" stuff, which he claims "could put up to an extra $5,500 back in your pocket each year."

Sounds good to me, but "Have You Heard of 'TaaS'?"...

You probably haven't ever heard of the acronym "TaaS" before because it's not very common. 

Tilson tells us that "A slew of new technologies are leading us to a new development, a transformation called TaaS."

This is supposedly going to affect the value of homes across the country, help save families "an estimated $5,600" each year, will have an impact on car value, change the tax structure in "almost every city and small town", and will change the insurance industry.

What is "TaaS"?

We're told that it's the combination of 2 new technologies and a new business model.

"TaaS" stands for "Transportation as a Service", and the technologies he's talking about here are EV technology and the tech that goes behind these vehicles' autonomous capabilities, which could be "computing power, cameras, sensors, laser range finders (called LiDAR), GPS, and artificial intelligence software", etc.

The business model he mentions is that of Uber and Lyft.

So, basically, he's envisioning a future with a bunch of autonomous EVs going around like taxis, similar to what Koyfman envisions with his "EV flight" company (just we're talking about autonomous air taxis here), and we're already seeing this in some parts of the US, although not at scale.

Battery prices have continued to drop over the years and the "crossover point" where buying an EV is cheaper than a traditional car is expected to come in 2022 - claims Tilson. Not only that, but advancements in AI and other needed tech for autonomy have advanced to the point where his envisioned future is possible, and practical in his mind.

So how does he suggest investing to get in on this future?

He teases us with 3 different investment areas here, which include 5 stocks in total. 

  • "Investment #1: Buy Waymo"
  • "Investment #2: Own the Most Important Technology in the Electric Car Space"
  • "Investment #3: Own the Two Key Technologies for Autonomous Vehicles"

So, obviously, for "Investment #1" he gives us his pick for free (Waymo), but this isn't that exciting. The other 4 stocks are elusive, but we think that Aptiv (APTV) and Nvidia (NVDA) fit the bill for two of them.

>> Read our full write-up of these "TaaS" stocks here

Who Is Whitney Tilson?

He went to Harvard for both his bachelor's degree as well as his MBA. He's been all over the media.

Seems legit, right?

Whitney Tilson

The picture above shows Tilson giving a speech at a Robinhood conference.

He's also been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and other big financial media outlets. Heck, CNBC even gave him the nickname "The Prophet" a while back.

But, of course, having a lot of publicity isn't necessarily a good thing. After all, it seems that many investment "experts" are more of just talking heads.

Not only that, but let's not forget what happened to Tilson's hedge fund, Kase Capital Management - he had to shut it down in 2017 due to underperformance. If you want to know the full details, I suggest you read my full review of Whitney Tilson here, but in summary, the investment strategy Tilson was using didn't fare well in the decade-long bull run that we saw going on starting in 2009, and with the underperformance of his fund (was trailing the S&P by 9%) he was left with no choice but to shut it down.

That said, it's worth pointing out that Tilson doesn't hide from this failure. He has been vocal about it and claims to have learned his lesson.

Two years later, in 2019, was when he entered the investment newsletter business and launched Empire Financial Research, which is probably how you came across the guy - lots of hyped up promotional material that is bound to lure just about anyone in - keep in mind that his company here is under the umbrella of The Agora.

Now he runs several investment newsletter services under the company, from which he provides market insight and above all else, specific investment recommendations.

But, how well do these recommendations actually perform? 

Conclusion & Should You Buy Tilson's Recommendations?

Here at GreenBullResearch.com we uncover his picks for free, if possible, but this doesn't mean we are telling people to buy them. There's only one stock advisory service we actually recommend, and it has nothing to do with Tilson.

We're well aware of the bragging that you often see in the promotional material... things like making...

  • "268% in 13 months on gun maker Smith & Wesson (245% annualized)"
  • "156% in 10 months on casino stock Penn National Gaming (189% annualized)"
  • Investing in Netflix at $7.78 a share and Apple at $1.42 a share

BUT, keep in mind that claims like these are often misleading. For example, as I mentioned in my full review of the man, Tilson did indeed invest in Apple early on, but only held the stock for less than a year. Not only this, but of course, in the promotional material, you will not find any mentions of losses. Only big gains are talked about.

If you are unsure about whether or not to trust Tilson's stock picks, then I highly suggest reading the full review of Whitney Tilson that I've mentioned. There have been several negative comments about him that we've received at the bottom of the post, one of which is from a lifetime subscriber to Tilson's services (this costs $6k/yr) who claims to have lost a substantial amount of money following his recommendations, calling this subscription a "BIG MISTAKE".

But that's not to say that all of these stock picks are worthless. Just be sure to do your own due diligence and don't blindly follow what he's saying.

I hope you've found this list of Whitney Tilson stock picks helpful. As always, let us know what you think in the comment section below. 

***If you have a stock pick from Tilson that isn't on the list, please let us know!***


Anders is the founder and chief editor of Green Bull Research. When he's not investigating new opportunities and adding to his portfolio, you might find him taking a nature walk or reading a Steven Pressfield novel.

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