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February 7, 2009 2:55 pm
SSR-Strategic Short Report- Agora- Dan Amoss-$995/ year-Options service This one is a winner. Dan is very good, good commentary, updates, interesting analysis, when to buy and when to sell. The service rec’s buying options. He has made very good picks so far.I have been a member since 11/08 and have made over double the subscription cost in profit in 3 months. Not a lot of picks, very careful, 1 or 2 month, sometimes none. Tends to rec options further out in time so you will hold them for a while (months). On a few picks I closed positions for nice… Read more »
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farley 5
February 7, 2009 5:16 pm

Confusing title for a report. He has three longs and one short. In reverse purchase order, +23.08%, +26.53%, -27.14%, and +244.83%. Very short track record, (11-14-08), but seems to know his stuff.

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ahappyfred
February 7, 2009 9:50 pm

I have had very good success with this service.
Dan seems to have an almost uncanny ability to spot opportunity.
I have several services and this is the one I value the most.
The explanations given are logical and easy to follow. The details make his trades easier to connect to a logical trend. I feel very comfortable with his trades. It today’s markets comfort is scarce, very scarce.
May God grant and guide you to health, happiness and prosperity.

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chaken
February 20, 2009 10:58 am

I signed up April 2008, I must admit I was dubious for sometime…but to this date as the previous commentators have stated he has been on the money.

The main issue I have (If you can consider it an issue) is that he only gives you one pick a month…but and this is a BIG BUT!!

True to his word…when he gives you the pick “IT WILL BE THE WELL THOUGHT OUT”

That pick is generally a winner, I plan on reupping with him until/unless I find a new “HEAVY HITTER”

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NK
February 27, 2009 2:32 pm
One disadv that all newsletter advisories suffer from is making picks every month. I have yet to see someone make 6 or less picks for the entire year. So in such cases it is important that the editor look for both buy and sell recos to improve his chances of scoring. Dan does both. His portfolio did great in 2008. His picks are sound for his fundamental analysis which looks diligent sometimes too diligent. An ocassional loser does show up but thats cool. Since he recommends options his margins are huge. Till now given the great market upheaval Dan has… Read more »
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denis
March 8, 2009 1:54 pm

very intressting

Dustin
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Dustin
March 21, 2009 9:21 am

This is the best service I’ve used. I’ve lost lots of money with other newsletters, but had some big gains in this one. I think he’ll do well in any kind of market — not only because there are always losers, but because Dan recommends good calls as well as puts.

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johnK
March 23, 2009 7:49 pm
subscribed for a short while. Couldn’t get into the trades at reco prices. Very fustrating. This is definately a service for a fast mover. You have to be absolutely right on top of the recos to profit substantially. I called customer service after about 2 months and received an instant refund AND was offered the remaining time on the ninety day test drive. Absolutely amazed by customer service. S&A is the first anything I have ever bought on the internet that made good on thier promises. I received a 100% refund because the service wasn’t for me. Amazing. I may… Read more »
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Bob
June 26, 2009 11:09 am
With most newsletters I regret ever having tried any of their picks. This one’s different. I mostly regret the picks I *didn’t* try. Dan Amoss has been right much more often that he’s been wrong, so just try every pick and be ready to stop out of the few that go wrong. He uses fundamental analysis and recommends long term options that give plenty of time for the fundamentals to work out. (It can take an earnings release or two before reality hits the market.) So while this is an options oriented newsletter, it’s very different from the short term… Read more »
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carodox
July 3, 2009 9:03 am

This is one of the few services I’ve made money with. There are, however, some losses, to be expected. What I like is that Dan admits he was wrong. He just says it straight out.

My main problem is that there are so few recos. On the other hand I’d rather have fewer and more winners than more.

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SnowCrash7
July 24, 2009 4:39 am
There is no doubt that over a very long term this service might have a good record. There can also be no doubt that up until a few months ago he had some winners. Picking shorts is a hard thing to do as we all know the market very often does not want to cooperate. However for the past few months the performance has been nothing less than abysmal. There are currently 9 holdings in the portfolio. 8 of them are under water with most of them in the -30 to -40% range with some as high as -89%. He… Read more »
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PhilfromOz
July 30, 2009 11:00 pm

I have to agree with SnowCrash. I subscribed to this newsletter mainly on the recommendations from this site but the performance the last few months has been terrible. The RJF put has been a shocker down 100% and the POOL put down %90 with most of the others down 20-45%. It is easy to make good recommendations when the market is heading in the one direction but when it is up and down or turns completely against you that is the hard part. I think most of the profits made on this newsletter were during the general market pull back.

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Steve
August 16, 2009 7:00 pm

Dan is obviously a well informed guy and I respect his incredible work. The abysmal performance lately I believe is due to the apparent lack of technical analysis and ignoring overall market sentiment. These factors should be studied and then be used to accompany his thoughtfully laid out thesis’. Personally, I never have just taken someone elses “tips” and plunked my money down. It really is up to us, the subscribers, to do our own due diligence. He definitely provides the “what”, just not the “when”.

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carodox
September 27, 2009 9:59 pm
I subscribed a year ago and the first few picks were good, but he has had a quite a loosing streak with recent picks just expiring for a total loss. I was astounded when the day before BMO was to announce earnings, he sent out an e-mail suggesting we buy more before the conference call because the conference call was going to cause the stock to lose ground. It did exactly the opposite and has been up until the last few days! I was so glad I hadn’t taken his advice. How could he be so wrong! Actually, he may… Read more »
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LEAGLE
October 6, 2009 9:06 am
Subscribed 8/20/09. Subcribed because of a hype letter saying subscribe by … to get great information of a stock to short. On it’s earnings day BMO was recommended by Strategic Short Report as a short. Bank of Montreal. He had recommended it as a short previously. BMO went up and has been stable to up since then. I observed his shorts had been doing poorly. He had even admitted it and hoped to do better later. BMO was recommended for a short by Strategic Short Report. The blogs were announcing people were upset about their losses with shorts on BMO… Read more »
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Rob
October 9, 2009 9:53 am
I have followed Dan Amoss in Stratigic Short Report for over a year and disagree with the majority of submitted reviews. I have lost money, lots of money using the advice from Stratigic Short Report. Now, no one can predict the movement of the market and there are going to be winning trades as well as losing trades. I understand that but since April (of this year) Mr. Amoss has made 10 recommendations. Only two have been profitable, the other eight are losers. Not just losers but BIG LOSERS. Most of those losing trades decrease in value between 50% to… Read more »
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Jerry
October 14, 2009 11:51 pm

Terrible performance (90% losers) and Dan Amoss has completely misread the overall market sentiment. Yes, he may be right in the long run that stocks are overpriced but with options trading you have to give yourself enough time to be right and he hasn’t done that. Follows his picks at your peril. BTW – relying on picking some winning trades over 12 months ago doesn’t make a good track record.

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Al
October 15, 2009 5:19 pm
I’m a successful and experienced (been doing it for a while up/down/sideways market) options trader and had to just put in my “2 cents” after reading the, regrettably, huge losses suffered from what appears to be, inexperienced options traders. First, know how options are designed folks. It is very important to trade with the trend, if such exists, b/c long options (calls or puts) experience time decay and lose value if the underlying (stock or etf) does not go immediately in the direction of your thesis. Options of 3 months to expiry or less lose the greatest time value. Employing… Read more »
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Maryanne
October 16, 2009 9:03 pm

Brought on the hype about BMO going to crash. Good thing I only dipped toe with one contract, lost $140 the next day. Took several emails to get refund. Last I know, he is STILL recommending to hold BMO puts (there are actually two recos, from July and Sept) Pity the July ones that are still holding. Sept put is now down 75% and way OTM.

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Paul
November 24, 2009 7:32 pm
Dan Amoss saved my portfolio in 2008. He was short investment banks, retailers, you name it, he was short and we all made a killing. Here we are at the height of a tremendous bear market rally and wouldn’t you know it, Dan Amoss is still short. Moral of the story, don’t buy put options in an upward trending market. If you do, you will get your head handed to you. As previously mentioned, his market commentary is top notch. His logical approach to identifying stocks that appear ready for a nose dive of a cliff is more than likely… Read more »
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Mike
December 30, 2009 1:42 am
I’ve been a subscriber for over two years. I’ve ridden his recommendations up, now I’m riding them way down. His newsletter write-ups are well written, and his conclusions are very well thought out. He is also wrong wrong wrong. He’s not even wrong some of the time. He’s been totally wrong for most of this year. How is that possible? He likes to use the term “in hindsight”. He talks about how his timing was a little off. No kidding. He laments how the market is not seeing what he’s seeing. Wow. That kind of arrogance will lose you a… Read more »
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jack
January 9, 2010 2:22 am

This was a disaster in 2009.

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mikemassey
April 27, 2010 7:07 pm

I was a new subscriber to strategic short report. my first trade that Amoss recommended was to buy WFSL puts. I lost 100 percent of my money. My second trade he recommended was to buy BMO puts. I lost all my money again. This guy has a terrible track recored. He is totally guessing when he advises his subscribers to buy or sell. I lost nearly $9,000.00. I can tell you from experience to totally avoid this guy.

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Dean
November 8, 2010 12:31 pm
I tried this service last year for about 4 or 5 months, and finally quit because following it’s recommendations was causing me to lose too much money. In retrospect, had I done exactly opposite of it’s advice, I would’ve made a decent profit. But Dan’s reasoning to his specific recommendations sound so convincing, it would’ve been a very difficult thing to do. As stated, the author does come across as being astute and knowledgeable. But the bottom line is how it performs. I was very disappointed in the results, as I lost quite a few thousands of dollars following it’s… Read more »
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Steele
January 11, 2011 4:11 pm
I was initially very enthusiastic – the first recommendation I bought was Lehman puts! It’s been largely downhill since then. My record on closed positions is a 13.9% loss; there have been some winners over the last year or so, but more losers. I haven’t followed all of his recommendations, but my impression (which may or may not be accurate) is that there are still a lot of losers. Amoss writes well and clearly, and the material is detailed, interesting, and well-written. The problem is that even when stocks are clearly overvalued, such overvaluation has the bad habit of persisting… Read more »
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Fred
March 5, 2011 8:28 pm
Looks like everybody has bailed on this guy. I have finally given up on him and canceled the subscription. As others have noted, he is a prolific “talker” and gives you loads of research smoke. His record for the past 2 years has been absolutely horrendous. I don’t know how you keep a job with the record he has compiled in 2009-2010, and so far this year. I hit big on his Lehman Bros. reco a couple of years ago and made some good money on his GDX call, but who needs to pay him to trade gold? He refuses… Read more »
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GUFFEY
May 10, 2011 9:51 pm

Shorted PTRY, Down 19%, the guy is an idiot.

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Thomas
August 12, 2011 10:43 pm
I get this service as part of the Agora Reserve. I like the guy, I generally like his research. That being said, his track record the last 2 years was CATASTROPHIC. Clearly, a short bias will hurt anyone in an up-market which we had for the last 2 years. However, I do have 2 big criticisms: A) at some point you have to take into account the macro picture with stock valuations going up purely because of QE, yield-chasing and the declining USD. In fact, when the dollar declines, profits in USD go up. He never understood this. He has… Read more »
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rew
March 24, 2013 12:46 am
First, it may be a bit outdated to file this newsletter under options because Dos Amos now often does straight stock long and short recommendations. Anyhow, here is the performance of his portfolio as of 3/24/2012. I have left out the underlying assets, as the particular recommendations are no doubt protected by copyright. Long Portfolio Asset Gain 1 -39.7% 2 7.3% 3 -51.5% 4 -17.3% 5 -73.3% Short Portfolio Asset Gain 6 1.1% 7 -5.8% 8 -27.1% 9 -23.7% 10 -8.9% 11 13.9% 12 9.7% 13 -49.5% 14 -45.1% 15 -27.0% 16 -58.0% 17 -97.1% 18 -80.8% 19 -1.2% 20… Read more »
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rew
March 25, 2013 4:55 pm

Oops… the portfolio I showed is for 3/24/2013, not 3/24/2012.

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jay_
December 22, 2013 1:05 pm

Great analysis by this fundamentalist trader. But the QE and the fact that we are in a bull market seems to have evaded his scope. A rising tide raises all boats may not be a consideration in his case.

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