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Lucca 27
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Lucca 27
January 31, 2009 10:36 am
I subscribe to PRO, Stock Advisor, Million Dollar Portfolio, Global Gains, Hidden Gems and Rule Breakers and will post this review on all the sites. In general I found the letters useful for ideas in an up market, but not terribly helpful in our current down market. I found some excellent companies like DWSN, EDU & CTRP that I would not otherwise have looked at. Sell recommendations usually come too late and analysts tend to fall in love with stocks and catch “falling knives”. For example the repeated recommendations of Select Comfort, Irwin Financial, First Marblehead all the way down… Read more »
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July 10, 2010 7:55 pm
The Global gains picks have really only had one period where they were successful and that was the first half of 2009. Every other pick going back to 2006 has underperformed the MSCI EAFE. The vast (%80?) majority of those have lost value (avg 20-40%). To their credit, this information is available to members. The percentages above are estimates, but I can tell you if you look at the performance of their recommendations its pathetic. Otherwise, its not such a bad service. I mean I have learned some things (some the hard way). Also, they will give you a refund… Read more »
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October 24, 2010 9:32 am
I subscribe to all of Motley Fool services. As usual some Advisors are right on the money and some are less. In total the service has one unique trait: they have forums for every stock and you can interact with the Advisor who reccomended it. I do not expect 100% accuracy and do not think it is possible to reach, even Buffet made some major mistakes. I have made several 300% gains from 2006 to 2010 and my port is Up. Very large (relatively for a newsletter) advisory and support team help them keep watch over the picks which us… Read more »
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