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Farley 5
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February 27, 2009 3:11 pm

Breakthrough Technology Alert – Agora – Patrick Cox
Strange investment picks under $10/share.
Track record: -6.54, +56.14, -30.25, -50.00, -45.70, +113.33, -48.45, -53.65, -86.78, -49.33, -75.88, -33.05%
The two winners are overwhelmed by the huge losses. No stop loss orders in place.

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dweign
March 26, 2009 12:24 pm
This newsletter is worthwhile more for the interesting read factor than the performance. Every single reco is something that is fascinating — stuff that we once thought was far in the future, and now is nearly ready for primetime. This is probably why the track record is so poor. It is difficult to get the timing perfect for such technological advances as RNA interference, medical robotics, stem cells, and nanotechnology. This is due to political, ethical, and IP concerns, among other things, which he clearly points out in his research. The best way to utilize this research is to put… Read more »
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Matt
July 28, 2009 3:12 am

I have bought 4 of his reccomendations masde money on 3 and just bought 4 in almost a year–so you have to use discretion and not buy everything–but on balance you can mae money with him.

I feel he is too long term for me to follow blindly but if I have had several doubles and triples buying cheap and selling maybe too soon for his perspective but I feel a profit is a profit especially after the beating I took last year when everything I hsd went down

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peter c.
September 21, 2009 11:55 am
I have been with Breakthrough Technology Alert from the beginning and was very gun-shy at the beginning because it was taken over by Cox when Johnathan Kolber was fired by Agora. It taught me a good lesson because Wiggin, the main guy at Agora, kept pushing Kolber’s publication hard, and I lost thousands of dollars on his recos. SOLM, Pleuristem and others. Kolber had a horrible knack for predicting losers and Wiggin kept pushing his program! Anyway, Cox started out a bit slow but his info was really interesting and right on target, and soon he started picking up some… Read more »
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Tor
September 21, 2009 8:29 pm
I have been with this newsletter from the begining and also with two of the previous similar ones,Emerging Capital Report and Vantage Point Investment Advisory since 2002. I found them to be very interesting and well worth the cost. I do agree with the reviews by Dweign, Peter C and Matt. This is called Transformation Technology and most of these are for long term and should be put on a watch list. After the hype of a newsletter, wait for the stock to return to a lower level before buying. (I have bought and sold Biotime three times this way… Read more »
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jacketgent
January 20, 2010 9:59 am
I subscribed to Technology Alert in mid-October of 2008, prior to the “HUGE” Michael West announcement, and did put a few thousand dollars into three of the four recos. And, of course, I watched them tank. I made the cardinal mistake of getting in too late, as the newsletter hype and Patrick’s “insiders” had already driven the stocks up prior to the “tipping point” declarations from West. They took profits, I licked my wounds and waited months for the stocks to rebound enough to cut my losses and get out. I was able to sell the Biotime for more than… Read more »
Christine B.
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January 26, 2010 4:53 pm
I subscribed to Breakthrough Technology Alert In September 2009 under the 90-day risk free offer. I bought all 6 stock recommendations, and hold them all in my portfolio to date. Of the 6, 3 have returned substantial profits and other 3 have been under water since a couple of days after purchase. The successes have been Biotime (BTIM), ISCO (recently after being in the tank) and RXI Pharmaceuticals (RXI). Patrick Cox’s reports on these stocks were in-depth, well-researched and convey a very convincing story for each “transformative” stock. Appears they are all very long term, and he does make that… Read more »
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NewsletterJunkie
January 29, 2010 11:47 am
Began subscribing 1.5 years ago and love the easy explanation of scientific breakthroughs in nanotechnology, stem cell, and robotics/artifical intelligence. Patrick Cox is a gifted writer and his editing staff excel. The financial comparisons of these infant companies along with the easy to read technology explanations are thorough enough to be able to make subjective judgments about the timing of our own investments, albeit longterm is definitely the keyword here. We are not subjected to too much hype, but honest enthusiasm. Out of 6 stocks, 4 are up a total of 186% (including International Stem Cell and BioTime)and 2 are… Read more »
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Shredder
April 30, 2010 5:35 pm
I subscribe to other Agora publications & thru some screw-up (which just got fixed…bummer), I could get all their publications when I logged onto the site. I downloaded every report from every advisor & tried a few of the trades. If anyone here is making money off candlestick Steve…congrats…I couldn’t. I am way up on ISCO since Feb 2010 (163%, sold my initial investment when it was even higher & bot BTIM), BTIM 46%, down a wee bit on MNRA & have 2 others on a watch list, to buy when they come down a bit. Patrick has attended the… Read more »
Danny
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July 11, 2010 2:37 am
I subscribed to BTA since January 2010. Bought small stakes in about half of the recommendations and saw the portfolio go up pretty nicely till May, but it has since come down to show a small loss. I do think the newsletter is a good help to find the most promising stocks in what is a difficult field to understand. Let’s not forget that the Amex Biotech Index (^BTK), is one of the only benchmarks that has already broken above its year 2000 and 2007 peaks, so is officially in an ongoing bull market. I plan to hold these stocks… Read more »
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Jake
October 2, 2010 10:32 am

The ultimate in ‘story’ stocks. Pays no attention to valuation whatsoever. in another time would have touted price to eyeballs sorts of measures. his picks could read like the national enquirer – “cure cancer now!” “we can kill all viruses with a simple pill” “lose weight painlessly!” Of course some picks will go up, the the majority are losers.

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jerome
October 29, 2010 3:26 pm

you just cost me thousands with your sell call on isco.ob.confict of interest??? nothing has changed with the company.your sell call was wrong as was your later supposed apology.and then i find that before your call short interest increased from 186,129 on oct 25 to 623,416 on oct 26.a coincidence?? you tell me.price fell from a high of 2 dollars before your call to a low of 1.36.it closed today at 1.50.thanks for the call moron.i am forwarding short info to sec and finra.

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Discodogendz
November 8, 2010 2:43 pm

I have made money on 90% of his picks. After a new recommendation is sent out the stocks gap allot higher.I usually wait until after the hype of a new recommendation is over. I wait to buy on a sell off in the stock on no new news.I don’t buy all his picks, just the one I think have a good shot at being a commercial success.

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John D
November 8, 2010 3:16 pm

Most of the recommendations have made money if you get in at the beginning and sale on the rise. Of coarse if you stay in for the long term that does not always work. I have found that Patrick knows his business very well and seems to be very educated in the medical biotech field. Agora has a rule that none of their advisers can own any of the stocks they recommend. And yes the stock is AVXL.

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GMarc
November 8, 2010 4:11 pm

You guessed right… AVXL

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Stephen
November 8, 2010 9:42 pm
I paid the $127 quarterly to get into Patrick Coxes newsletter, and $29 for Ray Blanco’s “TPC” alert. As a total moron, (new comer) to the arena of trading, I guess he’s been real good, don’t forget, low commissions and exposure to market fluxuations, for those caught up in frequent in-and-out trading, commission + taxes? Some of my buys with him went up and down, most have held on, though a bit down. I think he’s good, Patrick. The wait cleans out the suckers. I am either that, or a future winner. I subscribed in April of 2010. Be keeping… Read more »
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Benny Penny
November 11, 2010 8:53 am
I didn’t subscribe – couldn’t afford it. I just want to comment on the “Breakthrough Profits” pitch I wasted about 15 minutes watching. Of course, almost nothing good is for free, but for some reason, I thought that this would be an exception. So I watched the video pitch – thought it would be 3-5 minutes. I didn’t actually time it, but it must have been 15-20. All along, he kept saying mentioning “the stock that I’m about to reveal to you” – that “about to” was long in coming. He never did mention that “free” pick. In the end,… Read more »
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Carl
November 13, 2010 4:20 pm
I subscribed to BTR like so many about 2 years ago after reading one one of his compelling promises. I quickly moved into some of his highley touted life altering positions. After watching these go up everytime he pumps them, and to watch them fall again after his sell wears off I concluded his recos. are definately high risk – long term positions. I think if you have the fortitude to watch your investments rise and fall double digits in short periods MAYBE one or so of these will pan out. In the end to each his own, but if… Read more »
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Shredder
November 14, 2010 11:27 am
I invest in several high risk sectors..jr resource stocks & with Patrick Cox’s BTA In the resource side, 997/1000 Co’s will never find an economic ore body, I pay for advice to avoid the 997. Same here, Patrick weeds out the dreamers & schemers. Does that mean all ~12 picks a year only go straight up? Would be nice but an investor only needs 3 good stocks/yr to stay retired. Patrick had the best Agora writer presentation this past July, annual Agora Wealth Symposium in Vancouver. The best outside presenters were DR Michael West & Marcio Mello….both whom are making… Read more »
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Shredder
November 14, 2010 11:45 am

Patrick does not worry about market timing……you should
Yeah his hatchet job on ISCO sucks…bot more

Shorters target his picks once the news dies down a bit, so be patient & pick them up after a short attack.

Great investment ideas can be profitable, picking up a whack more shares after a short attack is even better.
Patrick presents the ideas, timing is your forte.

I keep a core holding & will trade out/in as market dictates

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Mathew
November 18, 2010 3:52 pm
Been a subscriber for about 6 months now. I don’t buy the whole portfolio, but use it was a winnoning procoss. Also I use technical analysis for help with market timing. Most of these stocks are pretty volatile, wait for a good dip. Of course since they stocks ARE volatile, you should be making sure to diversfy a bit, and only be investing a reasonable amount of your portfolio. And be prepared for the long hall. Really if just one of these picks turns out to be the next big thing, it will be pay any loosers. Also, I actually… Read more »
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Jack
November 20, 2010 6:53 pm

I am not submitting a review as I am not a subscriber, not fair to judge what I have no knowledge about. Just wanted to mention that an Agora add for “TECHNOLOGY PROFITS CONFIDENTIAL” arrived today. The lengthly presentation sounded just like the “BTA” letter described by the Gumshoe reviewers. Priced at $49/ year or $89 for two years, I am wondering if this is the economy version of the of “BTA” letter? Once you subscribe will offers of more expensive publications flow into your E-mail?

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Pondswimmer
December 4, 2010 10:36 am
I have been a reader for nearly two years and think it is the best newsletter I get. Investors need to understand that these are high risk picks but based on what appears to be really good analysis. They are buy and forget shares but I look at them most days and am usually happy. I am top heavy now in my two favourites BioTime and ISCO but believe so strongly in this technology that I will just let them ride. I do believe that Patrick is honest (and he had told us earlier that he was advising ISCO) so… Read more »
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gunther
January 6, 2011 9:47 pm
This report has, for many persons, interesting and perhaps valuable articles. My COMPLAINT is that after reading a complete issue the info was not of value to me. Three times, over 30 days, I have sent messages that I am not satisfied and that I want to cancel for full refund. So far no acknowledgement, no credit card credit, and a new issue has just been received by e-mail (I rejected it without reading it). Potential subscribers should be made aware that cancel and refund appears to be outside their policy and such is not mentioned in their solicitations. BT… Read more »
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Nigel S
February 8, 2011 11:25 am

I have subscribed but chose not to review, despite being offered very low renewal prices. Forget making money on their recommendations, its not going to happen as most of the companies struggle to survive and, if they do get lucky, sell out so that any gain is limited. In my darker moments, I wonder whether this is anything more than a boiler shop operation.

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Codes
May 2, 2011 5:33 pm

The letter was at times interesting but the service was delivered in a way that made it difficult to follow. This is clearly an investment letter that you need to do a lot of your own research on and monitor positions very closely. The other problem is the customer service – these guys indicate that you selected automatic annual renewal – even though you didn’t – who in their right mind would. Then when you try to cancel – well goodluck – they waste your time with BS.

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J Golden
May 10, 2011 3:42 pm

His selections perform much worse than the biotech index – he is comnpletely useless.

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DW
June 6, 2011 12:08 pm
I subscribed two years ago. Since then I have bought two picks — BoiTime and International Stem Cell Corp. Both are underwater since I bought them. Although Cox’s analyses are informative, they are over long and over confident. He encourages subscribers to take a long-term view of small companies that may or may not break through. This approach will be familiar to many investors whose fingers have been burned by financial “experts”. The question that investors should put to all such advisors is this: if your picks are so good, why do you still need my subscription money ?
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Barry
August 18, 2011 10:45 pm
I just dropped BTA after two years. It is very entertaining and educational. Each stock’s story sounds wonderful. Patrick never sells the stocks or puts in a stop loss. I picked the right stocks the first year and made money. But I held on to Patrick’s biggest winner as it was cut in half. Some of the stocks have 90% losses if you held on from the start. Fortunately I never bought those, but I had plenty of others that cost me. The science sounds great, but most of the stocks are down right now.
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Larry
September 1, 2011 11:53 am
I don’t know what the fuss is from these “unsatisfied” subscribers, no one gets them all right. The best you can expect is that the winners are big and the losers small I have subscribed for 2 years and am very satisfied. When I was younger I used to finance several small companies like these and you must be patient. Short attacks are no problem if the company is real and develops it’s product. Markets in stocks like this are volatile by nature and in a down period even more so, but they come back quickly as well. Patrick does… Read more »
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bob9867
October 22, 2011 5:45 pm

Terrible track record. Bought this service about two years ago. I bought about twenty of their recommendations and with the exception of one they all turned out to be big losers.

Bob
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Bob
June 7, 2012 5:08 pm
A good deal of money could be made with this newsletter by waiting for the short pop in price after each recommendation and then shorting the stock, using a 50% stop loss. You would have stopped out on Biotime and made money on just about every other recommendation. Patrick Cox seems to pay no attention to the financial condition of the companies he recommends. If they have nifty technology, or seem about to develop nifty technology, he recommends them. There was one semiconductor company he recommended that kept going down, down, down, and Pat couldn’t seem to understand why. Well,… Read more »
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August 24, 2012 12:00 am

What is the company Canadian mining company that just bought a mine in Alaska that produces minieral that can be used to create what they call the mirical material

Tim
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August 24, 2012 12:16 am

Stansberry & Associatesinvestments is toughting a small mining company from Canada that has recently purchased a mine in Alaska, that is suppose to produce a type of mineral that can be used in making what they call the mirical material, An yone know what this mining companies name is.
China controls most of the worlds supply of this materal creating an almost monopoly.

Larry
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Larry
September 8, 2012 5:50 pm

Re Tim 8/24/12 The S & A company that they are again “recommending” is likely Northern Graphite Company ( NGPHF) we got sucked in @ 2.50 –now @ $1.00 L

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bjnash
September 12, 2012 9:07 am

Breakthrough Technology Alert: why would anyone send in $2000 and wait to receive a rebate of $1200 from Patrick Cox?

Now hyping anti-aging. Thank goodness for the Stock Gumshoe!

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jcoulborn
February 28, 2013 2:37 pm
Breakthrough Technology is a boom or bust newsletter that is made of hype and story. And it’s fascinating. Cox says straight out that many of these picks will go to zero, but the ones that don’t will go up hundreds or thousands of percent. His more heavily hyped ones (BTX, STSI, NNVC) haven’t lit the world on fire, at least consistently, but they are still out there with worlds of potential. As well, he hasn’t closed out a stock for a loss, which may be an alarming figure given that some of them are down 90%, and those he has… Read more »
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