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Peter Hansen
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Peter Hansen
February 14, 2009 8:43 am
“The Winning Edge” ,is an OPTIONS picking email service. $795 per year with a 90 day trial period . I must say that customer service is very efficient, and you will get an unquestioned refund if not happy. The Editors are Chris Johnson and Jon Lewis. I had some success in the beginning with some of their picks , but then the picks semed to have gone wrong , and I wound up losing $800. My big mistake was not setiing a 30 % stop on the options . Mr Johnson does not have any recommended stops with his options… Read more »
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Trader
March 26, 2009 2:30 pm
I am a subscriber for about 1 1/2 months (signed up for a quarter only) and have kept a very accurate record of the newsletter’s recommendation as well as my actual trade costs and outcomes. Overall, this advisory service is going through a very rough spot right now (March 26). He has been short on several stocks during earnings and even though the call on the earnings was right (i.e. miss) the stocks went up any way creating loosing trades. He also recommended some long term bearish plays that started with a great gain but ended up with severe losses.… Read more »
Tony
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Tony
April 4, 2009 4:50 pm

I papertraded it and had more losers than winners. Avoid it.

JoGusto
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JoGusto
April 29, 2009 6:08 am
Just a note before I continue: I rated Customer Service as One Star, when actually it is excellent. You won’t have any problems in that area. However, since the whole business of a stock newsletter is to help you make money, I didn’t feel like 1/5th of the overall rating should be weighted towards customer service — that would skew my negative opinion of this news letter in the wrong direction. After all, if a news letter is making you GOBS of money, and the customer service is bad, I think you’d still want to rank it highly, since it’s… Read more »
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nd
May 7, 2009 11:15 am

It is very clear that Chris Johnson’s value comes not from following his Options picks, but from betting against him. The only honest part of this scam is that he posts all of his tremendous losses for his members to see once you’ve signed up; almost all of them being in the high double digits.

Using your money as toilet paper would be a better investment than listening to this clown.

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Sam
May 13, 2009 6:16 pm
I have been a subscriber of the winning edge since early April. At first, the trading was a little rough as the portfolio that I allocated for these trades had more than a couple of losses. There were a large number of puts traded that wound up as losing trades. Starting in late April, the service’s performance turned around quickly as I have booked many more winning trades than losers following their recommendations. The current open trades are 3:1 puts to calls which has served well as the market has started selling off. I like the approach of the service… Read more »
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TechnicalInvestor
May 30, 2009 7:25 am
I subscribed to this service for about 3 months but as a subscriber, I had a chance of reviewing the trades for the last year or so, and the short summary is that average performance is awful. It does not take a genius to look at the history of trades and realize this is a losing proposition. The plays are mostly around earnings and follow a contrarian attitude, for example a stock with high expectations for earnings and high ‘buy’ recommendations for analysts would be a put candidate. Problem is that this strategy occasionally works (providing fuel for the ads)… Read more »
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Sam
May 31, 2009 11:45 pm
Hello, just wanted to provide a summary of May’s performance for the Winning Edge service as promised earlier in the month. I have to say that the Winning Edge service continues to improve as the trade management has improved. The services’ returns have grown positive. For the month of May, I netted somewhere around 8% following each trade from the service. There were a few losing trades that were closed quickly after sharp after-earnings moves but there were also sharp winning trades that were closed out over 100% in days following their recommendation. I noted that the trade holding period… Read more »
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ht
July 20, 2009 11:23 am
here are my results of the june and july trades.-$1456 this does not cover all their picks as i did not enter everyone. again the result is a minus 1456 and that is just an approximation. thinking that this guy has his act together, prompted me to choose other option prices around his picks.that would just compound my losses much more. enough to say that he called a goog put on the friday before earnings. goog started up from that point without looking back causing me my largest loss of almost $1000. the whole week they did not send a… Read more »
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OptionBob
September 29, 2009 9:29 am
I joined this service recently and have yet to make any buys of their recommendations. I paid $99 for a 2 months trial as a result of a “Today Only” email special. After the 2 months, I would be automatically billed $295. per quarter. In looking over their open and closed plays, I found: For 160 plays from Oct 20 2008 (the earliest buy) to Oct 25 2009 (the time of writing): Number of profitable plays: 53 out of 160 or 33% Number of loosing plays: 107 out of 160 or 67% Number of loosing plays with a 100% loss:… Read more »
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Brian
July 28, 2010 10:09 am
I am a subscriber to this and a couple others right now.. I think its a very good service but just like the others only if you trade your own charts. There are many open trades right now on the current month and I am in none of them because my charts dont agree with any of them yet… there are two closed that my charts did agree and I made 30% and 50% respectively on those two trades. I think it can be very good as long as you trade the recommendations when and if your charts agree. Does… Read more »
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spjuliman
August 24, 2010 8:21 am
Hello, I am subscribed to TA for more than a year and I did quite a bit of analysis on his portfolio and picks before I started investing real dollars. It is also important to say, that I was (?)a big fan of Jon after having read two excellent books of him. After 3 months of trading I was down and his portfolio was too, so I stopped real money trading, but I continued to monitor his portfolio and to read his newsletter (now daily). Have a look what happened to the portfolio in 2010: Jon Markman Trader’s Advantage Portfolio… Read more »
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D. W.
September 9, 2010 10:57 am

The Winning Edge is the opposite of its name. It should be called “How to Lose Your Money Quickly”. I subscribed for only about six weeks and, following his recommendations, lost about $30,000.00. You read that correctly. Thirty Thousand Dollars. The few small gains were a joke to the massive mistakes he makes. For instance, he recommended to buy puts when T was going up on huge volume. He also recommended buying puts on SPY and IWM when they were at the bottom of the stochastic and MACD curves. Massive losses. My reccomendation: Hey, Chris, give me my $30,000 back!

Bob
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Bob
February 8, 2011 7:03 pm
Somebody complained about Jon Markman above. Losing money is certainly NOT the case recently not only on stocks but options also. (I swear I’m a subscriber and not actually Jon) Some very serious money has been made with him in the last couple months and I haven’t seen a losing month here (around 2 years) yet that he caused but I am doing other things and don’t always take the trades. Sure should have this month. All these guys like everyone else have strong and weak points. Learn what they are and double up on the strengths and avoid the… Read more »
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