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Dave Mason
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Dave Mason
February 7, 2009 1:44 pm

I have been subscribing for 8 months. I bought two of his gold stock picks. One tanked and I am up 50% on the other, Matt’s picks are commodities. Price is 50 bucks. Best pick was Royal gold.

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February 13, 2009 5:14 am
Subscribed from 1/08-4/08. Within a few months of finding the Gumshoe (2/08) I figured out that all “for fee” newsletter writers are entertainers, not traders. In July and August last year, AFTER cancelling my S&A Oil Report subscription, I posted a number of short trade ideas involving natural resource stocks through the Gumshoe forum. Some of the trades included selling UNG, FSYS, MCF and others. All were winners. I’d love to hear what S&A Oil Report was telling subscribers to do at that time. My point is, if you learn to trade you don’t need newsletter writers to mislead you… Read more »
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traderbob
April 8, 2009 10:34 am
I am a trader, and I use advisories to prompt me on short-term plays with holding times ranging from hours to weeks. However in downward trending markets such as has been experienced with commodities and extraction stocks (oil, gas, fertilizers, metals etc) I have found it pays to be conservative by choosing companies in good financial position and with favorable growth prospects as my long trading vehicles. I traded high-dividend Canadian energy trusts using Roger Conrad’s recommendations for several years, but found his recommendations unsuitable for short-term trades as were Badiali’s. The S&A Oil Report is a misnomer — it… Read more »
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traderbob
April 17, 2009 6:49 pm

Nine days ago I reviewed Matt Badiali’s S&A Oil Report, and predicted that his current issue’s oil service recommendations would do well. They did: As of today’s close, the three recommendations are up 39.0%, 29.0%, and 27.6%, and these gains are computed from the prices of my first purchases, which could have been a bit lower, although I bought them fairly early in the first trading day (4/8) following his report. Actually, I traded the stocks and did appreciably better than the above percentages.

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Peter
May 1, 2009 10:57 pm
I’m a new subscriber and have only looked at this year’s picks, so take my writeup for what it’s worth. This year’s picks have performed very well, and the three companies he recommended early April are up by 34% to 54%, not bad. I like the fact that the author is a geologist with a focus on commodity industries rather than a jack of all trades and he seems to know his stuff well. The rationales for his recommendations are above average for the newsletter industry but that’s not saying much. Maybe he could balance the upside with a description… Read more »
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BD
June 10, 2009 10:16 am
Mine is a different take on S&A Oil Report. I took it for the reason in it’s name, oil stocks. Other writers have characterized it more as a commodity reporter at this time. That may be in the short run, but I’ve subscribed for quite some time and can tell you the commodity angle is related to oil trades as oil is itself a commodity and the non-oil recommendations are there mostly because after oil tanked there weren’t good trades so Biandi didn’t put his subscribers in them. I don’t mind. Recently as oil has swung up he’s been back… Read more »
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KPR
June 10, 2009 11:04 am

I have subscribed for about 1 year and spent the first 6 months reading and watching Matts recommendations. I now take action as soon as I receive the newsletter and my last 3 plays have all been solid winners.

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NYCguy
June 14, 2009 12:50 pm
I have subscribed to his newsletter for about two years. His energy and gold/silver picks were mediocre at first, but lately he has been hitting some home-runs with a small cap oil producer and a small cap gold miner. I made several thousand dollars just on his small cap gold pick. I’d say for the modest price of his newsletter, a several thousand dollar profit on one pick is pretty good. Unfortunately I didn’t buy his small cap oil stock, or I’d be up 10’s of thousands on those two recent picks alone. If he keeps this up, I’m sure… Read more »
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Confused
June 30, 2009 8:06 am

This report isn’t worth the money. Over 3 years ther are more losses than profits. Profits are only possible if you avoid the losers.

My impression is that Matt is more engaged in other activities than writing his newsletter.

I canceled my subscription prematurely and this was simply ignored. And when the subscription end arrived, I was bombarded with Emails to renew.

Not in this life.

Robert B.
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Robert B.
July 10, 2009 11:15 am

I have subscribed since July, 2007. I have made seven trades recommended, both Calls and Common Stocks: LOWES CORP
ALLIS-CHALMERS
VALERO ENERGY
ATP OIL & GAS
ROYAL GOLD

Lost money in six and made profit in only one.
Total loss so far = $16,083.
I ignore their recommendations now.

I get the service as part of a larger package. Would not subscribe to it by itself.

JT
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JT
August 31, 2009 11:10 am

If you’re interested in investing in Oil, Gold, Silver and other commodities, this newsletter is one of the better ones. His rational for recommendations is well thought out, makes sense and has overall been quite profitable. I also like Gold Newsletter and Real Wealth newsletter.

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CK
September 30, 2009 11:44 am

I have subscribed to multiple publications. I look for picks and then compare them to other services such as Yahoo Finance, Vectorvest, etc. I get a little nervous about penny stock recommendations. Sometimes the hype over a stock is absurd, but overall the newsletter provides a good starting point and background for some picks

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Jim
September 30, 2009 12:26 pm
I subscribed to what was then the S&A Oil Report. I found Matt’s analysis to be very insightful and interesting. He has provided recommendations on oil companies (integrated, services, exploration, etc.), metals, commodities. He supplies rough targets and also stops, and does follow-ups. I always do more research on his ideas before I buy. (As I do with anyone’s recommendations.)I have bought about 8 or 9 of his recommendations and only lost on two (which I think is good considering the interval includes the collapse of 08). The service is an absolute bargain at $79/yr for a renewal. It has… Read more »
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Charles R
September 30, 2009 1:17 pm
I have been subcribing to the S&A resource report for several years. The report was orginally the Oil report and I liked the narrower focus, but the oil industry has been a less attractive investment area the last year so he has shifted to a broader commodity focus. I have made quite a bit of money using this newsletter, has he hyped some dogs, of course, but he has picked quite a few winners with 30% to 50% returns. Transocean rig was a winner, as was Petrobras. I am surprised anyone lost money on his newsletter last year, the gains… Read more »
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HFJ
October 22, 2009 1:26 pm

I recently subscribed to this newsletter; so it’s too early to evaluate mid- or long-term performances of the current Portfolio.
This cheap newsletter is offering clear advices on several “commodity” stocks (from penny stocks to high-cap stocks). An enjoyable reading as complement of others financial newsletters.

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SageNot
November 28, 2009 8:05 pm

Matt is presently the 2nd highest rated S & A Investor by net profits, is there any other kind?

For $39./yr. Matt’s work is an outright steal, bar none. He went flat when crude oil tanked, since he is a registered geologist, he’s well qualified to reco precious metals & other rare commodity types.

He rates 4.5 stars in my book.

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DaveDPR
November 30, 2009 8:36 am

I’ve been subscribed to Matt’s “resource” report for almost a year primarily to source reco’s for mining stocks. I like his no hype, detailed narrative. On more speculative reco’s he’ll tell you so. I’m up 70% on SVM and expect to do better based on Matt’s buy and hold rationale. This is probably the only S@A newsletter I’ll continue to renew.

Alan in Los Angeles
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Alan in Los Angeles
February 16, 2010 5:58 pm
I just started subscribing in January 2010, and bought 3 stocks so far. IOC was a big teaser lately and it is almost even at 70 but I’m not unhappy with the pick. GG I have a 16% gain and RGLD a 6% gain. His other picks have done well since the initial picks, although some losers. According to his latest list, he has 12 winners, 7 losers, but the winners are up substantially against the losers. The subscription came when I signed up for the Stansberry Private Wealth Alliance so I don’t know the individual cost per year on… Read more »
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Gary
February 16, 2010 9:56 pm

They have only cost me about $50K in losses with their BQI and OPC.TO picks. I canceled my subscription so I recouped a few bucks on that. Oh well so is life.

Alan in Los Angeles
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Alan in Los Angeles
March 4, 2010 1:08 pm

An update to my earlier review and the latest Gumshoe guess on DNR. You are right, as usual. I just got my update yesterday and DNR was touted as a buy. Didn’t buy the stock, just too many in my portfolio right now but it does look like an interesting play.

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weaver22
March 4, 2010 1:19 pm

The stock indeed is Encore Acquisition (EAC). Matt Badiali has done very well on some picks and lousy on others. Overall, I am pretty well pleased with my “pick of the picks.” As with all stock buying, perform your own due diligence and don’t blindly follow any newsletter editor.

Jim F
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March 4, 2010 7:27 pm

I have been taking this newsletter since at least 2007. Some of the recommendations I bought have bombed, but I have made money overall. Matt seems to be candid and forthright about the risks connected to his choices. I definitely feel the cost of this newsletter is worth it for anyone interested in investing in energy and natural resources. His copy writers may need medication for mania, however.

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Minuteman
March 16, 2010 6:15 pm
Matt Badiali is a geologist who started out writing the S&A Oil Report, which was later renamed to the S&A Resource report which was a more pragmatic name, as he recommended more than just oil positions. Any resource letter suffered greatly during the 08 and 09 market. Although the market is up from it’s lows of March 09, many holdings have yet to reach new highs, and thus could still be down from where they were first purchased. That said Matt had some losers, sold some loser’s and still has some underwater position, but then again so do most resource… Read more »
griffin
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April 27, 2010 8:45 am

I subscribed a few years ago, and did not renew. He hits some home runs, but strikes out more often.He hypes his picks to get you into a stock, but never tells you when to get out. His duds simply disappear without any explanation. He could easily send out an e-mail alert, but doesn’t. I got really burned on some of his “can’t miss” stocks like opcdf and atpg. Check out the charts and decide whether or not you can rely on him. I couldn’t.

Alan in Los Angeles
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Alan in Los Angeles
May 3, 2010 11:33 am
You were right on your pick of IO which looks like a real winner, especially now that oil prices are rising because of the gulf disaster. I also agree with griffin that Matt doesn’t really do much about notifying you via email on exit points in case of real problems arising with his stocks. Frank Curzio who also writes a newsletter is more attuned to updating his readers via email alerts in case of a major change. I’d like to see Matt do that also. Otherwise I’m pretty satisfied with his picks and have done well by them.
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Jerry
May 3, 2010 12:26 pm

I have been a Stansberry subscriber for several years and Matt is one of the best and most rewarding advisors that they have along with Steve, Porter, and Jeff Clark. His advice is usually right on. Honest group of advisors that do their best to keep you informed about market conditions.

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Robert Palmer
May 3, 2010 12:34 pm
I have suscribed to the Resource Report for about six months now and am quite satisfied. The newslatter is a refreshing departure from much of the Agora hype (e.g., “bag up to 6000 per cent by next Thursday”). In general there is useful fundamental analysis of the securities covered, whether recommended or not. One of his great successes is JINFF, but he has had only a hold on it for awhile as he considers fair value to be about $4. JINFF has recently leveled off. The bull market in oil and precious metals helps, but I think this newslatter is… Read more »
roger r
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May 3, 2010 1:03 pm

this is part of the wealth alliance which includes several different types of letters/subjects. In my opinion, the fundamental reports are outstanding. They are well written and easy to read and understand. BUT, in some cases the stock prices of recommended issues have already started moving before the write up. SO, an investor must be careful about buying. Maximum buy prices are to be honored. Many recommendations are long term in nature so sharp investors can likely trade the short term swings while keeping a core position.

Bob
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Bob
May 3, 2010 1:43 pm
Matt Badiali is usually pretty good…what does scare me about his, or for that matter, any S&A recommendation is in the back of my mind I am always thinking I’m getting set up. That they are fronting for a seller…I’ve seen their touts before, and sometimes they work out (although you can’t buy what they recommend immediately due to market impact and you will be paying up, maybe even to their seller)…if the idea looks good, do your own research, and then do your own thing. They can be used for generating ideas, maybe the industry, or at least a… Read more »
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Mike B
May 3, 2010 4:16 pm
Subscription date: June 2008. Excellent results, actually between 4-5. Focus: Natural resources including oil, gas, and minerals. Price: $99. I renewed early for the obvious reasons that follow. Matt is a good writer with a background in geology, and he is just technical enough that a non-geologist can follow what he says. Tough balance. I do not invest in all of his suggestions by any means, but those that I have have produced very satisfactory results. Northern Dynasty (NAK), purchased at about $7 (I got in late) and sold at $9+, proceeds for use elsewhere. Silvercorp (SVM), priced at purchase… Read more »
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Mike B
May 3, 2010 4:49 pm

Just left feedback on S&A Resource Report on first trip to gumshoe. Mistake on price; I think it was $79. I gave him a 4-star on consistency, but that was with reference to my picks of his suggestions. Like other of your respondents, I use letters as a shortcut for ideas, but do my own research before buying. Can’t grade him on the consistencey of his selections, since I don’t follow them once I decline to buy.

Dr. S.
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Dr. S.
May 3, 2010 8:59 pm

Have been a subscriber since inception. By far the best value out there. 12% letter also very good.

Dale
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Dale
May 4, 2010 11:13 am

Subscribed last in 2009. Some good gold and oil picks, but no detail as to what to expect and when. Most annoying was to get constant solicitations for an expensive ” more exclusive” letter with better picks. And also never a word on past picks that just sit.

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Caulker
November 10, 2010 8:30 am

S&A Resource Report
Matt Badiali does a very good job of researching his picks. He knows his subject and is very interesting (as are all the S&A writers) and educational to read. I have done very well with his picks even though lately it isn’t too hard to be successful in this sector.

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DM
March 6, 2011 1:58 am

Thanks to Matt Badalli’s dirt-cheap S&A Resource Report and John Doody’s Gold Analyst Report I have been able to “get back” the half of my retirement that I lost in 2008 (when I didn’t have their advice). I am very thankful for their advice this past year-and-a-half and hope that they will continue to do as well! I should be writing them a letter of thanks instead of posting my review here.

James Nelson
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James Nelson
June 18, 2011 5:54 pm

I very much appreciate the warnings as well as the specific good ideas given. Even though it is quite evident Matt Badiali both knows and enjoys his subjects he will occasionally give stern warnings about getting out and taking a breather. There is an apparent honesty and believeability throughout his letters.

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John Galt
July 20, 2011 1:13 pm
First, their tout was part of a naggingly persistent inflammatory SPAM that continues to evade blocking – Townhall, so One Strike for even being associated with them. The come on states many accurate, but kind of DUH circumstances, that anyone can pretty much see just looking out their front door. Other over reaching statements and inaccuracies are purposeful in creating a “compelling buying proposition”. Strike Two. Smells like late night T.V. adverts. Just Google map their address mentioned as a “Brownstone Mansion in the Historic Mt. Vernon district”, and check out the street view. Mansion? Here in Baltimore we call… Read more »
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Mr T.
July 26, 2011 4:02 pm
I have kept track of Matt’s recommendations for the past year as well as I have bought into a few of them myself. He seems to be good at recognizing a company that has a great business model. Although I find that I am usually to late on an entry price by the time I receive the information I still watch the companies he researches for a while before I pull the trigger. I like his geological background which helps in picking resource stocks. however just like any newsletter you will find maybe 2-3 really good picks out of 25-30… Read more »
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tomtom73
February 19, 2012 2:11 pm
Porter Stansberry”s S&A Resource Report is now saying Red China is buying and hoarding gold to use to back its currency and make it the world currency over the US Dollar. The effect on the US will greatly devalue our dollar and make our cost of living much lower. Even lower than our US government’s insane spend and debt will take us. He mentions a way for individual investors to handle this is to buy gold miner’s stocks, especially the ones that are beginning to pay dividends in gold, not dollars. He is coy on listing them as he’d like… Read more »
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toff
February 27, 2013 12:17 am
I enjoy Matt’s newsletter, and always take the time to read it carefully because I’m interested in resource investing. He is very knowledgeable both financially and geologically. Sometimes his picks work out great, and sometimes not so great … I guess that’s true with all letters. But I think his reasoning is generally sound and he’s quick to admit it if he’s wrong. Sometimes he’s too early, and his pick may get stopped out before really taking off. He generally has several picks to choose from, with some being more conservative and some being more risk for more reward in… Read more »
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February 28, 2013 2:43 am

Some good picks, but I have switched to Big Gold. I liked this letter when I was subscribing.

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