Cash Machine

Author/Editor: Bryan Perry

Publisher: InvestorPlace Media


Income-focused advisory that looks for high yielding stocks and funds.

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Edward
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Edward
May 26, 2009 10:54 am
I have most likely lost money using his picks over the last 2+ years. I will use the example in your letter AOD. If you look at the cost when added your principal is down more than the dividends paid, net loss. If you try to add more at these lower prices to average down, you are paying a premium since it has been trading at a premium to NAV for some time now. He has been slow to change to a sell on many holdings. As with most letters, they are good reading, good source of things to research,… Read more »
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Mark
June 11, 2009 1:10 pm
From : Cash Machine June 9, 2009 “One of the country’s highest-rated and little-known income funds is about to go ex-dividend on June 12th.” Wrong: ex. June 22, if they’re talking about AOD “You Have 2 Days” (Received June 9) “That’s when shareholders of record have to lock in their payouts. By simply adding it to your holdings now, you’ll grab SIX MONTHS’ worth of dividends for owning this fund just one day!” Wrong: pays monthly, not semi-annually ! Six months of WHOSE dividends Couldn’t even find the fund in their literature. A Google search came up with the Stock… Read more »
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Marjean
June 26, 2009 12:24 am

I can’t give it any stars. I subscribed in early 2008 and within months, everything I chose had tanked. Perhaps I made bad choices but all were highly touted and presented as conservative. Perhaps just unfortunate timing. But I felt he kept his own counsel and didn’t see what some other newsletter writers were predicting.

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adagio
August 20, 2009 12:10 pm

I have never subscribed to this service, only bought the one pick teased–AOD–and it’s been great month after month for at least the past four months. Hence, the rather odd number of stars i’ve given the newsletter per category.

In the first teaser ad of his that i received, he actually gave away for free the name of this company.

John Mills
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John Mills
September 18, 2009 10:59 am
I do not subscribe to the newsletter, but I did buy a little of AOD (200 shares) back in early May, in time for the June dividend. Paid $7.58 per share. Since that time it has paid $24.00 a month, for 3 months so far.Share price today is at $9.08, up 19% over 4 months. Okay, I’ll take that. Did call a local radio stock guru named Paul Winkler, “The Invesing Coach” here in Nashville TN. He said to run far away from AOD, that they were ‘churning’ to come up with the dividend each month. He alluded that that… Read more »
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Sue
September 18, 2009 10:15 pm
Hi, I have been a subscriber since June, 2009 2.5 months ago, and so it is not a longvery long time for a few months now, and am favorably impressed with this newsletter. I have learned that it’s important for me to do my “due diligence”, as they say, and not blindly follow another person’s advice. Therefore, I do not invest in all Bryan’s picks; but use his picks as a list from which to cull the picks that seem best to me. His suggestions are a jumping off point to do a bit of research on my own, and… Read more »
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rgb
September 19, 2009 12:58 pm

I have read and heard Bryan speak at San Francisco Money Show
each year. I am a retired mutual fund manager and what I like
about him is that he is a money manager and therefore has a lot of street smarts and puts his money where his mouth is.

Carla Pasternak’s High Yield Income Investor (International
and Domestic) are more thorough in their analysis. She has 4
degrees including a PhD in Finance. I feel more comfortable
as an MBA reading her material.

The costs are not that bad. Read both.

Maryanne
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Maryanne
October 16, 2009 9:20 pm
Joined Cash Machine in June 2009, very timely, just prior to the mid-July correction and a bond got called. All of his picks have been performing great with significent distributions and capital gains. I agree with the others that you must do your due diligence and use the newsletters ONLY as a starting point. And anyone who brought before Sept 2008, of course you’re going have a large loss, this includes AOD which I’m still holding. Looking over his archives, I think he could have done a better job on sell/exit and employ a stop loss strategy which has done… Read more »
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D Miller
November 14, 2009 11:54 pm
I have been suscribing to 25% Cash Machine since Feb 06 and have had a good run of winners and dividend earnings over time. Brian Perry was giving a warning in Sept and Oct 08 that trouble was going to happen – but as turned out the overseas prediction did not occure and the trouble was on Wall Street etc. I really do not see Mr Perry to be faulted for the “October” surpise we all went through. Even with that I still have good returns on the pre Oct investment given the grade of the on going dividends. In… Read more »
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Joe
February 17, 2010 12:15 pm
AOD yield looks great but take a look at how much NAV has been lost since the etf started. It came out about $19 per share and now has a NAV of $6 and change…a far larger drop than the over all market over the same time period. So much for diversification and dividend stock safety. The problem is that the yield is a return of capital…i.e dividends of the companies AOD invests in. Stocks fall just after going X dividend to account for the value of the dividend. AOD buys high just before the dividend and sells low just… Read more »
conservative investor
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February 20, 2010 12:40 am
This advisor creates the illusion that it is possible to enjoy huge dividends, while also achieving significant capital appreciation. It sounded very impressive. I was a charter subscriber and lost my shirt. Any investor who stops to use common sense knows that stocks that pay unusually high dividends, do so for a reason. They are typically extremely volatile and risky investments. When the market began to get bumpy, these high dividend paying securities dropped like a lead pipe, falling much faster than conservative, blue chip stocks. So don’t be fooled. You may very well make some money, but these types… Read more »
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Hal
April 11, 2010 6:57 am
I’ve been following Mr. Perry’s advice since 2006. I started helping elderly family members get a fixed monthly income from the Cash Machine recommendations. We went through the down cycle at the end of 2008 and have yet to recover full invested capital but the dividend stream has continued at almost the same level throughout. That has been our goal and the Cash Machine service has performed. I have just retired and have invested a good portion of my rollover 401K to receive a steady high yield monthly income. It is important to stay diversified and follow strong sectors as… Read more »
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p woo
April 11, 2010 11:28 am
the capital losses are staggering; we’ve tracked every single dividend paid and since we have ZERO trade costs since we have a Wells Fargo tier that doesn’t have brokerage costs it’s easy to see where we stand. the yield claims are true, but, the “total win percentage” is not, unless you entered the trades at the same moment Bryan did. he does have some capital winners and steady stream of dividend payers, but, 36 months into his system if you compare dividends paid+capital gains vs. capital losses; we’re down over 18% his “system” is based on some hot tips, trend… Read more »
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Obie
May 26, 2010 9:25 pm
I subscribed to Bryan Perry’s newsletter for about two years and it was a complete disaster! I have only myself to blame. Afterall, if it looks or sounds too good to be true, it is…right? So when this guy starting touting investments that pay anywhere from 10 to 20% in dividends, with the opportunity of another 25% capital gain, well, how could you go wrong? Everyone knows that dividend paying equities are much less volatile than non-dividend paying investements, right? Bryan Perry taught me a valuable lesson: high yield investments may be more risky and subject to dropping through the… Read more »
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joe post
June 23, 2010 9:08 am
The AOD fund’s high yield is a joke. If it seems to good to be true it probably isn’t. That the best advice here. Look at the Madoff returns(much smaller than AOD but proved to be a fraud). If dividend recapture worked why wouldn’t all money managers do it given the computer power available today? There is no brilliance here on the part of AOD management that couldn’t be duplicated by most anyone…if it was valid. One should look at the fact that the fund net asset value has fallen from $20 at inception to $5 and change today. Combined… Read more »
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E. Lester
December 4, 2010 12:07 pm

Despite the 3 star ratings I confess that I have subscribed since well before it donverted from the “25% Cash Machine”. BP seems more willing to set a sell these days as I rode a lot of his recommendations down, down, down in the 25% while he dithered (yeah, I know, I should have pulled the plug on my own) before accepting the failure of his thesis on multiple positions.

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Clarence
February 7, 2011 3:56 pm
I subscribed in Dec 09 and took 4 months to rotate 300K into his picks. I used his picks to identify stocks to research and decide for myself if they were worthy of my portfolio. I even bought in on few, during a pull back, and got in below his buy price. Eventually went long on 24 of his picks at prices well above his buy price. My 12 month jan thru dec 2010 results in the portfolio built from his picks was 24.8% total return. approx. 12% average gain and 12% yield. This includes a $1800 net loss on… Read more »
my1cin
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February 27, 2011 3:15 pm

Had some good picks and some bad picks. Bailed out at 89 days. I thought I could do better. Used ETF Connect and did just that. Better. Safer. Found nice 7-11% yields on ETF baskets with more diversification than single stock ideas.

J. H. Deitch
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November 7, 2011 11:32 pm

I have subscribed to Brian Perry for about three years in order to maximize dividend income while maintaining or growing capital. His recommendations have been generally timely and effective, with only a few losing selections among the 40 or so. He concentrates on certain sectors and stays away from others. He communicates weekly and provides alerts to sell or buy when a special situation arises. I believe he does a good job of managing his selections and newsletters. I’ve been pleased with the results.

Jim
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August 21, 2012 2:26 pm

Subscribed for a year after meeting Brian at The Money Show in San Francisco. Good speaker but don’t think he’s really qualified to research and make high yield recs. Lot’s of bad advice mixed with a few good. The Greek dry bulk shippers were a real low point. Avoid.

Frank
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August 22, 2012 12:59 am

Got out of his newsletter a few years ago. He seemed to be over-reaching with his 25% Cash Machine. I did not lose with him because I had tight stops and I bailed out fast. I do own ARCC at this time. Dividends pay.

Tampabob
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Tampabob
August 23, 2012 10:51 am

I’m in my third year of getting Bryan Perry’s newsletter. Overall, very satisfied. What I like most is that he follows up his selections with continuous tracking and tells you when to get out of a stock with email alerts. Don’t pay full price for the newsletter, look for discounts.

tampabob
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tampabob
February 26, 2013 2:29 pm

I like Bryan’s advice because he tells you when to get and when to get out and monitors all the recommendations. You will get an email alert to either buy or sell a particular stock. Also diversifies among many companies, not just a few. If you’re retired and need income (like me) give this service a try.

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sully1c
February 27, 2013 9:23 am

This is the only newsletter I’ve dropped and decided it was worth the money and came back to. I like the high yields for the aggressive section of my portfolio. However, I do not buy all his recommendations, just the few that fit my needs. Also, wait for 2 for 1 offers as this makes it a very good value for the money.

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panaseef
December 29, 2014 7:58 pm

I subscribed about 4 months ago looking to get better yields – Bryan’s portfolio had a heavy weighting in MLPs that got crushed when oil tanked – as well as other stocks exposed to the oil sector. A very expensive lesson, and a far riskier portfolio than the author even seems to understand. He does follow up his recommendations as others have stated – he recently closed out 3 positions with average losses of 40%.

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