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February 23, 2009 4:17 pm
Investor’s Edge (Joe Shaefer,Editor) This publication is worthy of becoming the foundation for any investor’s advisory library. Mr. Shaefer, a former senior VP at Charles Schwab as well as a retired senior military intelligence officer, is both a gift writer and a talented investor. His understanding of market cycles, analysis of major trends (before they become major trends), and strategies for navigating through the investment maze created by the ugly truth of Wall Street finance (i.e., they are in the business to make themselves wealthy, often at the individuals expense) are unsurpassed. In addition, he is absolutely in the market… Read more »
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Peter
May 6, 2009 10:38 pm
I recently subscribed to this newsletter, having read Mr Shaefer’s articles on SeekingAlpha for a while (I highly recommend checking out his writings and earlier calls there). The investment approach is top-down, global, fundamentally-based and contrarian. Two model portfolios are provided, both with superb long term returns (245% and 178% between 12-31-98 and 4-30-2009). Something I particularly like is the low-key, sane tone of the newsletter. No peddling of false certainties or sleazy marketing here. Like Steve, I have subscribed to my fair share of newsletters and find this to be up there with the best. Considering the broad diversification… Read more »
Elaine
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May 7, 2009 9:14 am
We are new traders and on the search for good information and educational opportunities. We really like the down to earth, un-hyped style of this newsletter and they seem to offer good advice and the information they provide is excellent. They also have good educational tools, even the ones you can purchase are very reasonable. We like them the most, after Seeking Alpha. We are looking forward to attending one of their events in the near future as well. Being a newby, for what its worth, we are glad we have found this resource. Many happy returns! Thank you Travis… Read more »
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Keith Jones
April 9, 2010 7:58 am
I recently signed up for this service, $150 for a two year e-subscription. It’s well worth the money. First of all, I appreciate Joe’s honesty and humility–he doesn’t claim to be right 100% of the time, and he doesn’t claim total wisdom over the market. He admits that he doesn’t mind missing a short uptick, because his focus is on preservation of capital along with increasing it. He doesn’t seem to chase trends, rather doing careful analysis before recommending picks. The model portfolios are easy to understand and I am grateful for this low-cost service. I would highly recommend it.
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Steve Day
June 5, 2010 10:09 am
I first noticed Joe Shaefer from his writings on Seeking Alpha, but it was the reviews above that lead me to his newsletter “Investor’s Edge”. I whole heartily concur with the previous reviews and thank them for writing. I am a serious investor, that is how I make my living. I have had a good dozen professionally managed portfolios over the last 20 years, I know very well how they performed, especially since 2000, when the market peaked. When I noticed how well Joe has done since 2000, (1999 was his first publication) I was intrigued. He pretty much had… Read more »
Julie K
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Julie K
August 5, 2010 9:54 pm
I have been a subscriber to Investors Edge for many years now even though I am only a casual investor. Joe Shafer, saved me a year and a half ago (or so) when he recommended that we should move to cash when the market was starting to get dicey. I followed his advice by selling some of my mutual funds and was able to survive the impending downfall that emerged just as he predicted. He is a retired reserve military general and writes so anyone can understand his principles. I think this newsletter should be required reading for anyone interested… Read more »
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MSD
December 3, 2010 11:33 pm

Ok, I’m not a current subscriber, but have reviewed two recent newsletters, August and November 2010. New subscribers should be aware that the newsletter appears to have been short the market for many months, and has gone through a period of underperformance. The November issue stated that the market outlook is now bullish, and has changed their recommendations to reflect this outlook. Based on what otherwise appears to be a solid record, one could expect continued gains.

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Preston Eddy
October 9, 2011 1:16 pm

Outstanding

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abech
September 4, 2012 3:32 pm
Investor’s Edge is probably the best stock newsletter that I’ve read. What I appreciate most about this letter is Joe Shaefer’s honesty and humility, as well as the education he provides. There are no gimmicky attempts to sell you another product. His approach to investing is clear and consistent- looking for high quality companies at a good value. And he tends to revisit the companies that he likes, even if they are no longer in the portfolio. He’ll also tell you what other companies he’s looking at or liking at the moment, even if they aren’t in the portfolio, which… Read more »
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drbradx2
March 3, 2013 2:30 pm

Investor’s Edge is a well written, direct, and concise newsletter. Joe Shaefer gives you his candid assessment of the market and he then gives you a prediction of where the market is heading. After that, he talks about the changes in his suggested portfolios. All-in-all, a quick easy read that packs a lot of information in relatively few words.

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dlewis
March 4, 2013 5:08 pm

I have been in the financial business for years and have seen many newsletters including firm research and advise. Investors Edge is the most consistent, informative,challenging, and competent of them all. Joe Shaefer has a truly global outlook. He is also able to see things from a slightly different viewpoint and in this serious business, is able to do it at times with a sense of humor. I have made some money here.

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dlewis
March 4, 2013 5:11 pm

Just did a review and failed to post the star ratings. Here they are. All five stars.

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lawebb
March 4, 2013 5:32 pm

Most thoughtful and inspiring investment newsletter I have found in my 62 years. Shaefer brings an exceptionally broad array of knowledge and real-world experience to the table and applies it with precise expertise; expertise that is rarely shared with the average investor.

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evltal
March 23, 2014 11:45 am

Investor’s Edge is a unique financial newsletter. Shaefer brings broad experience, impeccable judgment and in-depth analysis to this invaluable investment guide. Investor’s Edge’s research is global in reach, capturing little followed stocks. Great recommendations like GLOG (Monaco), SSL (So Africa), STO (Norway), SQM (Chile), GPL (Canada/Mexico) are a few that demonstrate Shaefer’s international expertise. He knows when to buy them and he knows when to sell them. Investor’s Edge is worth many times its inexpensive price. It’s a MUST for serious investors.

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