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CANDICE
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CANDICE
February 7, 2010 9:20 pm

Portfolio Man,

I’m an active trader. Who is Paul and what type of newsletter he publishes?

Portfolio Man
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Portfolio Man
February 9, 2010 12:11 am

Candice,

Paul Goodwin is with Cabot newletter (China and Emerging Markets).

Martin Prechner
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Martin Prechner
February 9, 2010 11:49 am
First of all let me reassure everyone on this board that I am a real person. I have been a subscriber to the newsletter for about five years and although it is right to say this is not for short term traders there is consistent good advice on the macro movements and how investors should react to them. I am amazed at the accuracy of some of Chris’s market predictions and particularly at his timing. He advised getting back into the stock market within days of the March 2009 low and last week advised selling all stocks not held “free”… Read more »
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Lukester
February 20, 2010 12:20 am
I have not assigned any ratings to Chris Weber because I’ve never been a subscriber and have literally not read a single thing he’s written. I have a long acquaintance with the Aden Sisters and think very highly of them, and indeed it sounds like Chris Weber is a market participant of great sobriety and many decades of experience. I also know various Agora publications and while they sometimes give me a tin ear with their incessant marketing and endlessly logorrheic marketing direct mails (I really do object to that) I have a strong intuition that Chris Weber is head… Read more »
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Lukester
February 21, 2010 1:02 pm
Just a follow on comment about Chris Weber. I found a reference this morning to a current interview with him where it’s explicitly stated that he got all his clients fully into stocks in March of 2009. Therefore I wish to qualify my comment above by stating that I have no idea, whether he did “sell everything” or not in February 2009, and if he did indeed formally endorse climbing substantially into stocks in March 2009 then whatever he had done in the prior one or two months is academic. The main point was simply to be among that small… Read more »
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Steve
February 23, 2010 12:27 pm
I cannot rate Mr. Webber since I have not yet subscribed. Being very ‘green” at investing, I’m perhaps overly cautious. I have never invested before but I’m no youngster and need to protect what little I have. However, I know it won’t be enough to retire on that’s why I’m looking to improve my finances through investing. To say I’m terrified at possibly losing what I have is putting it mildly. Any advice from you readers? Everyone says to invest in gold and silver but they never tell you where? I hear to invest in infrastructure…but where? Every newsletter I… Read more »
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Bill
February 24, 2010 4:36 pm
Having subscribed for awhile, and having read most of the comments, I would suggest that they do not give that clear of a view of this newsletter. I am a traditional market investor, dividing my investments primarily between stocks and mutual funds. To my perspective, the Weber Global Opportunities report will appeal to people whose understanding and horizons are wider than mine. Cash (generally foreign currencies) and precious metals have been the crux of his recommendations over the past year. He has been largely disinterested in the markets, and his primary recommendation has been through broad indexed funds or etfs.… Read more »
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JPL
March 6, 2010 9:44 pm
Hi, Steve, I’m not a subscriber of Mr. Webber’s newsletter either. However, from the many positive review, and it has a full refund policy, I would say it might be very worthwhile to try it out. That said, I too, have some hesitation – as I have the tendency to let the subscriptions expire rather than canceling them. ( To Mr. Weber, if you’re reading this, how about sending me , or us an outdated newsletter for evaluation whether or not to subscribe? I’m not looking for “freebies” such as current investment recommendations, but like to see whether it would… Read more »
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Charlescmt
March 7, 2010 11:15 am
I am not a subscriber but am familiar with Chris’ work from way back. He does, indeed, have at least some links to Agora. Agora & Stansberry publishers frequently run blurbs and interviews with him that are clearly pushing his newsletters. Also, in the 90s, he was investment head at the The Oxford Club newsletter – an agora product – just when I started a subscription there. I remember that he resigned and his explanation was that he felt it was a dangerous market to be invested in. Since the newsletter had to continue offering investments, I suspect they chose… Read more »
Chris Weber
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March 8, 2010 12:33 pm
I own my newsletter. I don’t put a penny into advertising it and never have. Anyone, however, is free to promote it, in exchange for a lion’s share of the amount that comes in for the first year. I have very good relations with two of the division heads at Agora, having worked with them in the 90s. They are Porter Stansberry and Julia Guth, both of whom like my newsleter very much. They are both free to promote or not, whenever they want. Besides them, there are other publishers who advertise my letter on the same terms. I wish… Read more »
JPL
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JPL
March 8, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi, Chris,
You indicated that one should not “form an opinion on anything” unless he has experienced it. Good advice, as too many times things are not what they appeared to be.
Hope I did not tarnish your reputation in any way.

JPL
3/08/2010

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Dave H
April 11, 2010 12:12 pm
First of all – why are all these reviews here from people who state they do not subscribe and have not even read anything from Chris Weber? I don’t understand why people are posting their uninformed opinions in a review space. I don’t appreciate it and it is certainly unfair to Chris. From what I have read of his in the past year that I have subscribed, Chris made his fortune in precious metals many years ago. He has a currency and savings strategy that has worked well over many years also. He takes a long term view, basically conservative… Read more »
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Dave H
April 11, 2010 12:27 pm
I understand people’s suspicions of newsletter writers but my experience of Chris is that he is honest and quite low key. For the record, as Chris stated earlier in this space he did advise his readers of this review site in his Feb 16th 2009 edition. As a subscriber I have access and copied it from that issue: Rate My Letter, Warts and All There is a sort of “consumer’s report” for investment newsletters to be found at: http://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/ . It is meant to be reviews “by investors, for investors”. You may find it of interest, and if there is… Read more »
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Don
May 18, 2010 4:42 pm
I subscribed to the letter for one year. I let my subscription expire, but may join again in the future if Mr Weber is willing to address an issue I raised with him before. Chris takes a very macro view with regards to investments. He does not really invest in individual companies (though he has done so within biotech in the past) and prefers broad sector indices. His writings make a lot of sense and I completely agree with his assessments on the macro economy. One of his letters around March 2009 did indeed recommend readers to tip their toes… Read more »
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May 22, 2010 11:35 pm

I am a current subscriber but will not renew. It is not that the newsletter is a problem, but that I find that the information and viewpoints are available for free at other sites on the Internet. There are many editorials, forums, and specialized sites for precious metals on the Internet that are free, and if you take the time to find them and read their reports and research, you will gain the same information.

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C Trout
June 5, 2010 2:48 pm
I only subscribed for Chris Weber’s report for a year. To keep this review short and simple he is basically a cash and hard asset (gold & silver)promoter. Now I am a big fan of hard assets and keeping some of the portfolio in other currencies (I live in the United States.) The few picks he did have were rather small positions. So although he correctly positioned into the Dow 30 Stock a year ago, there was very little conviction. A 10% investment in to what turned out to be a major market move seems to be more of a… Read more »
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Madinvestor
June 10, 2010 9:23 am
I subscribed this newsletter based on the ratings here a few months ago but I don’t think I will renew the subscription. I liked his insights and comments about the market but it is very macro. Even though he seems to read the market well, he is so cautious. As a result, he tends to be very defensive when you have to be aggressive. I think his comments and advice would be very beneficial to those who want to defend their wealth. But it is not for those who want to make money with small amount of asset. I also… Read more »
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CD
June 16, 2010 8:24 pm
I’m a real person. I have been a subscriber to Chris Weber’s newsletter since it was a biotech focused newsletter. He had a simple and very valuable insight – that the picks and shovels of the budding biotech industry is where people will make the best long term gains. And it was exactly right. Chris wrote a book a long time ago called “getting rich outside the dollar” – it’s a good book and you can get a low risk look at his writing and history through a used copy of that book. Chris is wealthy, and even if you… Read more »
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S.Day
August 3, 2010 11:40 am
I subscribed to Webber’s Opportunities Report, mainly based on the glowing reviews received here. So far in my six issues I have read nothing except his continual bragging of buying gold at much lower prices. He would like to buy more, but since he bought at much lower prices he is happy to not buy, unless it comes down to much lower prices. Well hey, I bought gold also, over 35 years ago “at much lower prices”, and I still own it, but what does that have to with investing now. One reason we subscribe to a newsletter is to… Read more »
JPL
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JPL
August 4, 2010 8:27 pm

Hi, S. Day,
Thank-you very much for your comments. I’ve been “itching” to subscribe based on those glowing reviews, too. But after reading your perspective, presuming they’re candid opinions, I hadn’t missed anything.
Your humorous style of writing gave me a chuckle too.

Take care.

JPL
08-04-2010

Alexander in California
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Alexander in California
August 26, 2010 6:15 pm
Below is a copy of the letter I sent to Mr. Weber. I have made paper copies of all his newsletters since January 2003, but I think I was a subscriber for at least a year before that. Either Mr. Weber, or Dr. Steve Sjuggerud said in that time period, “Get out of Debt!”. Probably both of them did. So, I did. My wonderful wife cried when we sold our house in June of 2004. I liked it too. It was the only house I had seen that had a wall around the lot. None of the other houses had… Read more »
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Wanderingwillie
August 28, 2010 2:23 pm
I was an earlier subscriber, but most of the negative critique here is correct. Most of those who have commented before me have complained, basically, that he is too “macro” (which I myself quite liked), but also that he is too stuck in the one investment, precious metals and of course cash. Those who advocate selling the farm for precious metals’ investments never tell us how we will actually USE the investments on the Day of Judgement, when Armageddon comes. Will we go to Walmart with our gold coins? And will the check-out person at Safeway take our Barrick Gold… Read more »
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Todd Thomas
September 1, 2010 12:44 am
I’m in the camp of reviewers who say if there is only one newsletter you could have, this is the one. I’ve subscribed for 2 years and subscribe to several other newsletters, including Gumshoe Irregulars, but this is the one I enjoy reading the most and consider my most valuable financial compass. For those of you who take anything from Stansberry & Associates, you know they quote Chris from time to time and refer to him as the best investor they know. I think the Aden sisters might agree with that assessment too. This letter is not for the short… Read more »
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Dr. Wayne
September 27, 2010 7:42 am
Chris has apparently made a lot of money over his decades in the market. Unfortunately he’s not made any for me. I wrote him that most of his stock picks were made years ago and that he rarely changes them. One example is Coeur d’Alene mines which he bought 7 years ago. It’s lower than its original recommended price, but he still won’t sell it. In fact, there’s no mining stock on his Gold/Silver list which has been added in over 2 years! He has a buy and hold strategy and keeps reminding you that that he’s got all the… Read more »
Chris Weber
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September 27, 2010 10:04 am
To Dr Wayne, above, it is clear that you have not taken my advice to be in actual gold and silver. There is a reason I have not recommended stocks for a couple of years: I thought they would lag the metals, and they have. The only reason I keep stocks is when I can do so completely risk free: CDE was bought, doubled, and the principal banked or put into actual gold or silver. The rest is just held. I tell people I don’t expect much from it, but it costs me nothing to hold it. The deeper problem–and… Read more »
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Jack
October 1, 2010 11:04 am
I have been a subscriber for three or four years. I am 77 years old and may be getting on the forgetful side, but it occurs to me that there are times when it is best to just sit tight and not get excited. This is one of those times. Chris is smart, knowledgeable about the markets and yes, macro stuff. Guess what? You guys that need constant reco’s and excitement, go somewhere else to subscribe and lose your money. Or become a rodeo rider. I hauled hazardous materials for 40 years and that was pretty exciting. The point is:… Read more »
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DEVIL DOG
October 1, 2010 5:35 pm
I started subscribing to Chris Webers’ newsletter about two years ago and unfortunately, I did not heed any of his advice until last January. Since then, I have taken his advice and stayed out of the stock market with 50% in cash and the remainder in gold and silver. So far YTD I am up 15.3% using trailing stops for safety. He is definately a force in the market to be listened to and studied. I was a late comer and so far I’m ahead of the game by listening to what Chris has to say. This guy is the… Read more »
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Brian
October 25, 2010 1:48 pm

As a potential subscriber. Can somebody please clarify Mr. Weber’s calls on March of 2009? When gold stocks dropped severely. Regarding his call to sell everything.. There seems to be some difference in opinion.
Thanks,
Brian

MarkHu
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November 1, 2010 6:34 pm
I subscribed to Chris Weber’s newsletter in February 2009 after reading a number of positive reviews on this stockgumshoe.com site, and I am happy to say over a year-and-a-half later that it has been a very enlightening and educational experience. Weber is totally understated and not at all like the hypesters at Agora (though I do continue to read Stansberry and his crew.) Weber is even more understated than Richard Maybury, another anarcho-capitalist crypto-libertarian. I use these terms with the utmost fondness, and you will too after you read these guys and their predecessors like Murray Rothbard and other Austrian… Read more »
sram
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November 6, 2010 1:24 pm
I had subscription for a year and did not find anything useful except for some educational advices. Most of the picks or stance in the market are not definitive. For example, when gold moves up, the author publishes newsletter saying, “I said so..” and somewhere in the last paragraph will negate his own statements with caution. Later, after few weeks when gold moves down, the author will say, “I did caution about this…”. You do not need to subscribe from experts to get this kind of cat on the wall advice. You either stay affirmed in your pick or not,… Read more »
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G.H
November 6, 2010 3:06 pm

Anyone who can not select individual securities during any kind of market is not doing his reader a service. Peter Schiff can tell me to buy gold and he does on television for free.

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DEVIL DOG
December 7, 2010 5:37 pm

I HAVE READ THE LAST 4 ENTRIES SINCE MY LAST COMMENT WHICH WAS OCT 1ST AND THEY ARE LAUGHABLE! I TOO SAT IN THE BLEACHERS READING WEBERS ADVICE AND THEN I JUMPED INTO THE FRAY WHICH WAS LAST JANUARY. BY LISTENING TO WHAT CHRIS HAD TO SAY, I AM NOW AHEAD YTD 29.5% AND COUNTING. IT’S RATHER HUMEROUS READING THESE NAMBY PAMBY SIDELINE GENIUSES CRITICIZE CHRIS WEBER WITHOUT PUTTING THEIR MONEY WHERE THERE PENS ARE AND GETTING INTO THE GAME. THEIR LOSS, OUR GAIN! SEMPERFI!!

Jacob in Virginia
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Jacob in Virginia
December 27, 2010 10:58 am
I’ve subscribed to Chris’ letter for between 4-5 years (I can’t recall the exact length) which I feel is enough time to form an opinion and perhaps address a couple of the questions/criticisms from previous reviewers. It’s funny, being a subscriber to several letters, this is the only one that I feel the need to review/defend which should give one an idea of the high regard in which I hold it. While I am a “real person” and paying subscriber, the anonymity of the internet makes these claims dubious at best, so I’ll leave it to the readers of this… Read more »
Karl Hungus
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Karl Hungus
January 11, 2011 7:26 am

I have been a subscriber for about a year. I find Mr. Weber’s newsletter to be informative and interesting. I would describe his investing style as conservative, he doesn’t constantly go in and out of investments. When he recommends an investment he reminds subscribers to set trailing stops in case things don’t go as planned. At the end of each newsletter is a review of active investments and their performance since recommended. I am very pleased with the results I have experienced based on Mr. Weber’s advice. I plan to continue my subscription.

Ronald D
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Ronald D
January 12, 2011 3:13 pm
For one thing, Weber’s newsletter is now being touted by the hucksters at Agora. They don’t reveal his full name, instead mysteriously referring to him as “Christopher”, a man who has put out 11 great “Prophecies” in the last 20 years, ALL of which (no less) have come true. According to the undisputed scumbags of the investment world, Agora, Weber lives in hotel rooms and has no home…..this apparently makes him appear more mysterious. Their rant is filled with words like “He Divined” to imply that Weber is some sort of gifted physic, rather than a run-of-the-mill investment advisor who… Read more »
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Richard
January 24, 2011 4:52 am
Dear everybody, I am a real person, a German living in Thailand. Ten minutes before I found this review page I subscribed to “The Weber Global Oportunities Report” as newsletter number 26 in the last 2 years (number 25 was Gumshoe-Irregular, sorry, very late). Then I read through all your postings for 3 hours and waited for the promised Weber-email which never arrived. Now I hope that my credit card account is not debited. According to all your comments the Weber is at least good for the overall picture, so I hope that he gives me the signal when the… Read more »
Enrique Gutierrez
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Enrique Gutierrez
February 5, 2011 7:39 pm

I have recently subscribed I have not got any information so far, neither my User name and password . Enrique Gutierrez M.D.

CK
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CK
February 8, 2011 8:25 am

Same here, I’ve recently subscribed on 3rd February 2011 and have not yet receive any username or password. Sent an email to their customer service and still have not receive any reply.

Garry S
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Garry S
March 1, 2011 1:40 am

The Weber report is the most interesting and informative letter on finances that I have ever read…i am a new subscriber, but i have gone back and read every issue carefully…it is certainly not for those that think they will be millionaires in five minutes…but in 5 years you’d probably make it. His linking of money over hundreds of years to the various countries involved is fascinating…it always helps to know where youy’ve been before you know where to go…Keep up the good work Chris….

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northern mn
March 20, 2011 2:00 am

paid up subscriber. excellent newsletter. i’ll be a subscriber for a long time. never had any problems getting letter. very informative and good picks.

Charles Miller
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Charles Miller
June 20, 2011 9:11 pm
I subscribed to the Chris Weber Global Newsletter in Feb 2011 for $250. Every month they are SUPPOSED to send your monthly password to enter the website [the password changes monthly and you have to get it from the Chris Weber Organization or you don’t get in the site] I have YET to get my password…not ONCE have they sent it to me. I have done what they say by making sure they are listed in my contacts list…STILL no password. I have complained for several months now [it’s June 2011 at this writing] to no avail. Their customer service… Read more »
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Charles Miller
June 22, 2011 10:23 am

Since posting my June 20th review, the people at Weber Global have made significant progress in solving the “I can’t seem to get my password” problem. At least, it appears so for now. I did get my password for June and promises of future passwords on time. At this point I’m MUCH more comforted that they will come through with an appropriate solution.

Charles Miller
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Charles Miller
July 16, 2011 10:36 pm

The customer service people have come through as I have gotten my password on time this month. Looking forward to Mr. Weber’s insights and vision of the times we live in.

dbh
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dbh
July 19, 2011 10:07 am

How can Charles Miller rate performance as 5 star when he’s had less then 1 month to review. 1 to 5 star on customer service? Sounds fishy.

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NTrepid
October 21, 2011 2:54 pm
The only difficulty I have had with Chris Weber’s twice monthly newsletter is that I have not followed his thinking more. Had I done so, I would be far richer today! Not to say he is always spot on, but he carefully thinks out his position and and explains it in plain language. I have bought some of his suggestions which turned south, but since I use tighter stops, I actually made small profits. Conversely when he has suggested that something might go down, I have not always followed along and have lost money as a result. Can’t blame him… Read more »
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niall
November 3, 2011 9:39 pm
To me, Chris Weber is one of my mentors. One of the main investment voices I listen to and respect. He is very conservative. He can go through months of newsletters without a trade recommendation. He does not attempt to cater to anyone’s expectations of “hot stock picks.” I have purchased some of his suggestions and they are doing well. I don’t take all of his suggestions but I use Chris’ wisdom so I can make wise decisions in terms of riding this gold and silver bull market, which Chris is rather expert at. I would not use this newsletter… Read more »
Martin
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February 25, 2012 11:05 pm

I am a paid subscriber to Chris Weber. I am renewing today. His advise is excellent. He always gives backup plans in case his recommendations tank. He is very realistic. Also he warns to get out, which other newsletters seem to miss. Sometimes he says “You might want to take some profits on that one”, and you really do have to do that. He doesn’t have a crystal ball, so when he recommends to “lighten up” on something, you really have to do that.

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alanjenkins2
April 16, 2012 7:21 pm

I have only been a subscriber for a couple of months,and I have only read three editions,but so far,I have been disappointed.There have been few new picks during that time,and those that there have been have been income oriented – which does not suit -okay,that’s not Chris’s fault.But he seems afraid to recommend anything new that is likely to produce a capital gain.He is happy to list some of his old picks as ‘holds’ but not ‘buys’.Also,he doesn’t sound particularly positive or enthusiastic about anything.So his report hasn’t been of much use to me so far.

So Long
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So Long
October 19, 2012 12:09 pm
It’s time to part company. As Weber explained a couple of years ago he decided to change how he makes (or doesn’t make) recommendations. He seemed to start stumbling, not sure what the letter was supposed to be about or how to say it. Sometimes the letters seem like an afterthought slapped together at the last minute. The letters have been more coherent lately, but sometimes he doesn’t seem to remember what he said or didn’t say. As time went on I began to notice inconsistencies and on occasion downright ignorance. The good: Weber seems to have a knack for… Read more »
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barbacana
January 29, 2013 2:27 am
Weber has a solid track record of identifying big, long-term trends. Readers who followed his advice on gold several years ago have made a lot of money. He also advised his readers to get out of stocks before the financial crash of 2008, and back into stocks near the 2009 bottom. A truly impressive record. He doesn’t make monthly ‘picks’; if he thinks the best thing to do is nothing, he says so. That’s good. Lately, his newsletters have seemed less coherent, and he completely missed the current stock-market rally, apart from a handful of drug company stocks which he… Read more »
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