Million-Dollar Rapid Growth Portfolio


Using “Foundation for the Study of Cycles” data to invest a real money portfolio.

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cucuroocha1
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cucuroocha1
March 23, 2010 12:21 pm
Subscribed to M. Weiss previously promoted Million $ Portfolio under supervision of hyped up “worldstar” Klaus Vogt.He was described as the worlds only person to which Martin entrusted 1 Mio $ of his own money. The performance of the suggested investments were less than glamerous to say it in a nice manner. I paid approx. $ 2300.00 for the “privilege” to participate on a six month’s trial basis. After some 3 months I requested a full refund and received part thereof back. Never heard of Klaus Vogt again. It’s easy to drop someone overseas when your own money is in… Read more »
Portfolio Man
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Portfolio Man
March 24, 2010 9:57 am
All, This is another hyped up, expenseive subscription, no name Weiss money manager with no background other than what Martin says. Martin has no credibility anymore, just look at all of his other subscription reviews on this site. I invested in 4 premium subscriptions and all of them lost me a ton of money!!! He puts up $1M and makes 2x to 5x in subscription base so he doesn’t lose. Also, he has closed the money machine (currency), MCP, and his wave one forever like this one. Within 6 months they all re-opened becuase of the huge redemption of people… Read more »
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Gambit77
March 27, 2010 9:14 am

Weiss placed $1,000,000 of his own money in a portfolio led by Klaus Vogt. While the information and insight were helpful, informative and educational, Klaus’ investment advice was not and reduced Martin’s portfolio to approximately $950,000.00 by March 2010. Since March 9th, the S&P 500 has climbed 58.09% or 418 points. The DJIA has climbed 59.48% or 3942 points. The NASDAQ Composite Index has climbed 80.46% or 1041.03 points. Bottom line, Martin’s MDCP lost 5% at a time when the market grew 59%.

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dlst
March 28, 2010 10:47 am

Too early to assess MRGP, but in case anyone is interested, thus far the positions are either unfilled (waiting for dips) or slightly down. Monty, as expected, is doing a good job explaining his moves. So did Claus, of course. I’m hoping that Monty is more in touch than Claus with what the mkt *is* doing, while also considering what it *will* do.

Elmer Fundd
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Elmer Fundd
March 29, 2010 2:08 am

I would rather travel through time and buy a ticket on the Titanic than join another of these schemes.

Roger Rabbitt
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Roger Rabbitt
March 30, 2010 2:13 pm

Rush Rush get in before it closes – deadlines all gone – you are now an exclusive member “BUT: the latest thing from Weiss is membership of the “Inner Circle” where you get acces to all the eclusive clubs that people have paid speceial membership fees for special advise – and the cost is …..click martins box to find out – Really this man is verging on the ridiculous – the name of the game for Martin is that old schemsters trade – symbol ” OPM” ( Other people’s Money) – Please Beware –

Dave
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Dave
April 1, 2010 9:57 am

Fool that I am, I am shorting gold per Monty’s instructions. Unfilled positions continue to rise (pull-back never happened), filled positions continue to fall to compound the misery. Moderate money-loser so far. 20/20 hindsight: best to paper-trade this service for a few weeks and then quit. Monty seems to have caught a bad case of the dreaded Weiss disease, that is, 95% of picks lose money. But it’s early in the game… ;-(

geoff
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geoff
April 4, 2010 2:49 pm

20/20 foresight: best to paper-trade ANY NEW service (from ANYONE) for a few MONTHS and then quit or NOT depending on how THE BOTTOM LINE positively adds up (or NOT). 😀

dlst
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dlst
April 22, 2010 10:36 pm

Update: The RGP has recently blasted into the green, thus transforming it from the Slow Leak Portfolio to the Tiny Green Shoot Portfolio. It now sits (after what, 6 weeks or so?) at a net (and as Travis would prob. say, “nosebleed”) +0.22%. While we can confidently say that “rapid growth” has thus far eluded the portfolio, it is best to think positively about this Weiss service: it could be far worse.

Robert
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Robert
May 3, 2010 8:33 pm

dist,
It’s a Weiss’ service so you won’t have to wait very long before it become the “Million Dollar Rapid Loss Portfolio.” The only green you’ll see with this subscription service is the mold on the mis-timed investments.

Giuliano Gatta
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May 10, 2010 10:08 am

Dear Sir:I never subscribed to this particular service of Mr.Weiss but I did to his newsletter published together with Larry Edelson.He is the biggest charlatan I ever heard of.How can you otherwise define an analyst who calls silver at 4 dollars a dead duck?Who keeps saying so even when silver goes up,”because it just goes up reflecting gold”?The amount of losses he caused to investors who followed his advice is simply horrendous.He should be sued.I wonder if these charlatans bet against themselves when things go against their expectations.If so they should be put in jail.Regards Giuliano Gatta

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Norge
May 15, 2010 7:32 pm
I have been subscribed since the beginning, carefully evaluating the picks and the rationale behind them. So far, so good. Hopefully I can update my ratings as time goes on, since the service is very new. Some highlights: – As of today, the portfolio is up roughly 1% in 1.5 months – Actual performance is somewhat better, since they wait 48 hours after announcing their picks until they actually make the picks – Mr. Agarwal was out of the S&P a day or two before the 1000 point “flash crash” – His recent pick is up 10% in 2-3 days… Read more »
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MindBender
June 4, 2010 4:18 pm

Well Norge, looks like it’s time to update your reviews of yet another pig-poor Weiss service. We are down down down and going lower with this lot. I canceled my subscription today.

disapointed1
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disapointed1
June 6, 2010 12:32 am

garbage.

Dave
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Dave
June 6, 2010 10:37 pm
The only current holding is now in the red, but the portfolio is still slightly in the green–0.65%. If the dollar strengthens, that green will turn red in a hurry. And if the current uptick in nat.gas is only a head-fake, things will get redder still. Monty A. has done well in a couple of picks, but the over-all % is what matters. In that regard, so far not so good vs. the Weiss hype (as always), although just breaking even is rare for a Weiss service, let alone being ahead. I suspect I will cancel, as there would have… Read more »
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Peterg
June 13, 2010 10:39 am
First thing about investing or trading….or services for either: Don’t Buy. Do Your Own DD, first, always. Some of the cycle concepts Weiss et al. postulates are interesting, whether they can call the “technically” best, or even optimal Entry is another story. If you check out the some what hyped and teleprompted video, the dollar cycle is said to be choppy and volatile; therefore any dollar denominated asset will be as well. So expect short term heat and draw down. Legging in and out of positions is an ideal strategy. And, since the premise is cycle trading…then also look to… Read more »
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Dave
June 14, 2010 8:54 pm
Peterg, Monty A is not a hard-core cycle-boy (I suspect he initially had to appear to use them to a degree since Weiss just paid a bundle for access to the cycles data); he has just made it clear that he is not relying on cycles data for his picks–he is instead using tech. analysis and fundamentals. IMO he’s doing a better job than any other Weiss guru I am familiar with. If the price of the subscription were a tenth what it is, I’d stay with it just for his takes on the mkt and the occasional pick (I’m… Read more »
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Does-ANYONE-know-what-they're-doing?
July 28, 2010 10:51 am

I was a charter subscriber and canceled after three months due to lower than expected returns. I did make a small profit but not enough to continue with the service. Considering I’ve lost money on every other Weiss service, I was very glad Monty seems to at least follow good money management practices and never lets losses get out of control (unlike the Contrarian Portfolio!)

Out of curiosity I just contacted customer service to see what the current overall return for the portfolio is and it’s up .57% since inception. Not exactly rapid growth. And definitely not worth the subscription price!

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Audacity
July 28, 2010 2:32 pm

I canceled my subscription after the first 90 days. They refunded my money with no hassle. I did make some money but not enough to justify the subscription price. As of today, the portfolio has a .57% gain since inception.

That’s not exactly my definition of “rapid growth.”

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larrman
October 18, 2010 2:17 pm

I charted with both m.d.c.p.an m.d.r.g.p. After over a yr. of losses with Klass an his line in the sand stop losses; I think he tried but I had enough torture! So switched to the new r.p.g. with Monty his calls are better an he watches the losses closely. Giving it till the end of the yr. Up about 1% but seems almost all of Weiss portfolios are expensive losers with good service, lots of info, mostly neg. world famous investor’s! RIGHT! Always a new angle or portfolio every month! My advice save your money! good luck!

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jackal
October 18, 2010 10:42 pm

It all souded great , but it dawned on me that that I could never recoupe the subcription fee even on a great year.Far too expensive for very so so returns.
All the same, I believe Monty is sound enough , but with the market swinging as it is, a longer term view is essential.No point trying to time little moves.
I’m out.

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dlst
October 20, 2010 12:34 pm
I had high hopes for Monty as he is not a knee-jerk bear like the rest of the Weiss squad, and perhaps he will pan out after all. There’s an interesting change in the RGP: the decrease (from 2 days to 1) in the “head-start” time subscribers are given. Not that getting into the latest reco ASAP is necessarily better (as we learned so well from Klaus the De$troyer and his perpetually plunging picks), but this must have been Monty’s idea–suspect he was feeling hamstrung by the 2-day policy. This change would imply that his picks are actually tending to… Read more »
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Ishortyou
October 22, 2010 3:06 pm

Can the new subscribers of October tell us how they feel about Monty’s recommendations and timing?

Mike
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Mike
December 1, 2010 6:15 pm
I subscribed in early October and as a novice investor I conceded my judgment on timing to Monty’s judgment. The advice on how to enter the portfolio was against my grain and what I had read. The portfolio after I entered it (immediately invest in all positions) showed only slight profit (less than 1 percent at best) after the first month or so, and then turned to the red. I just bailed out (December 1) for a full refund and a realized loss of about 1 percent. I am still holding onto the gold and agriculture ETF’s for the longer… Read more »
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Skid Rower
December 4, 2010 12:43 pm

hind-sight is 20-20 for sure – and i’m forced to view the steep entry fee and ~$2k in losses as tuition to the school of hard knocks – in my case, to learn that i should have listened earlier to my gutt and bailed out for a refund, that lackluster performance was not going to change, and that so-called experts can drone on about how great things are going to be without ever getting there

Portfolio Man
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Portfolio Man
December 9, 2010 9:18 pm

Skid Rower,

Sorry to hear. Didn’t you read the reviews under Million Dollar portfolio offered by Weiss and Claus Vogt? The warnings were out there. Plus I put the 2nd posting on this review. STAY AWAY and make your own money. THESE GUYS ARE SCUM AND WILL LOSE YOU MONEY!!!

Dave
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Dave
December 11, 2010 12:15 pm
Surprising that even Monty A (hedge-fund guru) can’t seem to consistently beat the S&P 500. The portfolio was slightly ahead of the S&P for a while, but now lags by a few percent. The change from a 48hr heads-up notice to a 24hr heads-up notice (presumably to get better performance for the portfolio by reducing the lag time between each reco and it’s buy/sell order) has not helped so far. I like to see the pros fail as it makes me feel better about my own failing, but it also makes me wonder how we individual investors stand a chance… Read more »
Portfolio Man
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Portfolio Man
December 12, 2010 10:33 pm

Dave,

These guys are not pro’s, they are the worst stock pickers ever because they are perma-bears. This is now the 2nd year running that they are predicting a double dip in the economy. If they do it every year, they will be right eventually. By that time you will be broke. Please go find more reputable people to follow and stop losing money with these guys or save your self the money and buy SPY and call it a day.

Thomas A.Smith
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Thomas A.Smith
December 13, 2010 3:01 pm
I have appreciated the good intentions of Martin Weiss and associates. My gut feeling is that they mean well and certainly explain their findings adequately. That having been said, I can’t feel the confidence in their overall recommend- tions. The market has shown many areas of appreciation in which I feel they could have shown more positiveness in, and according-ly, profited measurably. I realize they run a conservative program – perhaps too much so! My approach to entering into the “Million Dollar portfolio” was premised upon running a phantom amount of money out of my over-all personal portfolio following their… Read more »
Dave
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Dave
December 14, 2010 9:07 am

PortMan, thanks for your concern, but I’m not losing any money nor am I following; I am only observing. Monty A is a pro and not a perma-bear (well, he does have one $-losing inverse hedge–perhaps a prerequisite for collecting a salary from Weiss, Inc?). He uses a range of approaches and thinks globally and is diversified across the “asset classes”. And he *still* can’t beat the S&P consistently.

Your SPY idea is probably a good one.

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EagleFl
July 26, 2011 4:52 pm

The actual performance versus the hype to sign on is gigantic. I signed on at the beginning of the service and made several trades with an average gain of about 1-2 percent. The published performance history that Weiss publishes show the largest winner of 5.5 percent. Expensive and not worth it in my view. The portfolio result to date says -0.17 percent.

Jim
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Jim
August 21, 2011 1:39 pm
I suscribed to the MIllion-Dollar Rapid Growth Portfolio (RPG) in October 2010 after falling for the much hyped re-introduction. All I can say is that the recomendations and portfolio, except for GLD, which anyone could have picked, have went absolutely no-where. Monty Agarwal has no strategy, or clue for that matter, other than to hide the money in cash and gold, or take risks that result in loss. I canceled my subscription at the end of July 2011…thank goodness! When I called to cancel, there was no asking why or follow-up as to why I left. It is interesting to… Read more »
Dave
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Dave
August 24, 2011 7:04 pm

Just goes to show that no matter how articulate, seemingly astute, self-confident, and worldly a portfolio manager is (referring to Monty here), the picks can be as lousy as those you’d make yourself. Well, at least he didn’t lose much of Martin’s money while not keeping up with the S&P. So now it’s Mr. Kerr taking over the stock-picking helm. I hope someone writes a review, because I’m not subscribing–had more than enough of these Weiss boondoggles.

Dave
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Dave
August 28, 2011 10:10 am

Posted to wrong thread…deleted.

Dave
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Dave
August 28, 2011 10:10 am

Posted to wrong thread…deleted.

Sully
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Sully
September 13, 2011 5:14 pm

I have followed Weiss for several years, he has a lot to say and usually is correct. However, every subscription with his group including this one had been a dismal event. Either the picks simply don’t perform or the investments are market neutral and don’t return much. Additionally, one could probably do well buying the opposite of what Monty recommends as he seems to be on the wrong side more often than not. Only exception would be gold, but by now anyone investing would have that figured out.

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