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Lorne Cutler
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Lorne Cutler
July 28, 2012 3:40 pm
While I have no problem with you putting an ad like this on your newsletter (we all have to make a living), it would have been nice if it was a text ad rather than making us sit through 30 minutes of a sales pitch to find out his newsletter promotional rate is $995. The product could be easily guessed at in a minute or two even without a thinkolater. It didn’t however address the issue (for me at least) as to how easy it is to buy these products in Canada when you only have a Canadian brokerage account.
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Goldbug
October 1, 2012 7:37 am
I think that they should keep the $995 prcie especially for smaller users like myself with only $7000 to invest. Although Steve’s picks for bonds can easily make back the $995, I don’t think $4995 for normal subscription is a reasonable price. I will keep this service as long as it is $995 a year. I have worked with his Bond Trader in the past with great success and made about $2000 in profits with a starting investment of $5000 so now I have $7000. Steve keeps you informed of the general markets and keeps you up to date with… Read more »
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moneypenny
October 6, 2012 12:13 pm
About 7 years ago I paid $5k to be a “chairman’s circle” member of the oxford club so all the VIP newsletters are now included in a $125 annual renewal. This latest, the Bond Advantage, is one of the best. This give me the opportunity to make very good money with quite low risk. I’ve bought most of his recommendations so far, all at par or a discount with the expected return on these short term bonds averaging about 8%. That is great in this environment. I like their perpetual income portfolio and the momentum trader as well and also… Read more »
Michael A. Sanders
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Michael A. Sanders
October 3, 2016 5:36 am

Hey, moneypenny: Are you really bragging about 8%? Seriously? Wow! I can beat that wth an index fund. And, it didn’t cost me $125 yearly to find out how to do it, either.

bvigorda
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bvigorda
September 25, 2013 1:01 pm

I like Steve McDonald and I like his newsletter. Just do as he says and buy small positions and you’ll do well. For stocks I like James Stack’s Investech for getting me through all the scary times. He has called all the major trend changes and he helps me ride the rough patches that amount to nothing more than corrections. For stock picks I subscribe to The Dividend Machine and I am making money with this. I believe these are the only three newsletters any investor needs.

Michael A. Sanders
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Michael A. Sanders
October 3, 2016 5:58 am

Hey Oxford Club employee (read TROLL), I mean bvigorda,

Is moneypenny your alter ego? By the way, small positions = small money. Bonds don’t pay much to begin with. That’s why they’re safer than stocks. If Mr. McDonald’s recommendations were all as successful as you suggest they are, provide proof, if you can. Sorry, but your comment doesn’t pass the smell test.

daddyovb
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daddyovb
June 12, 2015 10:51 am

Beware of guarantees. Seems self-evident but really, beware!! New to bonds I believed the professorially delivered advice that “the MEAR is guaranteed.” Unfortunately, neither the MEAR nor the bond is guaranteed when you buy junk. A single bond default can quickly negate any amount of 5% yields. So, for my 3 – 4 year committment to Mr McDonald I have a net 0% yield. Bonds my *ss.

Michael A. Sanders
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Michael A. Sanders
October 3, 2016 5:46 am
Hey daddyovb, Thank you for your honest review. Mr. McDonald’s claims to have made such returns. But, we only have his word that he achieved the stellar performance he proclaims to have received in his portfolio. Where is the proof? Hey Mr. McDonald: either put up or shut up. Sorry, but I need more than his say-so to believe it. I don’t know him from Adam. But, hey. I get it. He has to sell subscriptions if he wants to keep his job at The Oxford Club. So, if he can sell one of of every 100 suckers who read… Read more »
A.S.
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A.S.
July 4, 2016 3:22 pm

I have been a subscriber since 2013. He started out well, however his picks in the Coal and Energy industries have mostly turned out to be duds. 6 of his picks have all gone bankrupt. Losing 100% of your money on 6 recommendations, when the other 20 or so recommendations pay you roughly 7% ….means you need about 5 years …just to break even! So I am not that happy with the service.

Michael A. Sanders
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Michael A. Sanders
October 3, 2016 6:08 am
Hey, A.S., Were you able to get your subscription fee refunded? All the online sales material I’ve seen state that refunds are offered if sought within the prescribed review period. Also, did you follow up Mr. McDonald’s research with your own? Or, did you just blindly follow his recommendations because you were either too busy or didn’t have either the energy or the desire to research said recommendations? I only ask because I would never blindly follow anybody’s advice without conducting my own due diligence. Anybody can make a recommendation. And, if, like Mr. McDonald, one makes enough of them,… Read more »
Michael A. Sanders
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Michael A. Sanders
October 3, 2016 5:33 am
He leaves out one critical detail from the income examples he cites in his promotional video: Over what period of time are the examples given? 42.96% is NOT impressive if it is over a period of 42.96 years. I don’t need to waste $995 (let alone $4,995) for information on how to earn 1% yrly. I can beat that with the lowest-paying CD sold by my bank. Since he doesn’t tell us what time period he’s referring to, it could be anything. The fact that he leaves out said info. from what is an obvious promotional sales video is very… Read more »
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