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fango08
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This letter has been significantly improved over the last year. Patrick Watson took over editorial duties, he has sent out updates beyond the monthly cycle as he sees necessary, and has thrown in better advise regarding the mechanics of trading such as reminding folks that “do not reduce” might trigger a sell order that was in-intended. I think his macro-level, dividend focused approach is better now, and the price is down-right cheap for the subscription.

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Yield Shark didn’t work for me

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mattfair
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I too was a charter member of Yield Shark. Had some winners as well as a slew of losers. Found the TM situation most disturbing as I was taken out, sent a question to yield shark help and heard NOTHING. Cancelled before the report came out last week. Tony Sagami is a HORRIBLE STOCK PICKER. It was actually not too bad a service I didn’t think when someone else or Mauldin was running the show? Or maybe I was fooled and Sagami ran it from the beginning. but I likely lost money on my membership even though as I say… Read more »
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groovygeek
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Another charter member here and another decision to drop the subscription. Mr. Mauldin has, in one form or another, cost me dearly. I have enjoyed reading his free newsletters for nearly a decade, so when he offered a subscription service I decided to give it a try. As others have reported, after several years of strong general market returns I am somewhere between break-even and midly down. I would be willing to ascribe that to his somewhat contrarian views… but a few of his selections raised eybrows along the way. GRMN when GOOG maps makes it completely pointless to own… Read more »
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Joe Scott
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I too was a charter member. I’ve read John’s newsletters for years and was really excited to have his team guide my investments. Unfortunately, my trust was misplaced. I’ve followed their recommendations as exactly as I have been able to. My total (~3 year) return is ~0.1%. I find their support unhelpful. They know nothing about the newsletter and seem unable to collect relevant answers from the analysts. Several times (most recently with TM) a stop loss was triggered but the stock wasn’t officially sold from the portfolio. I asked support what to do and they responded with a completely… Read more »
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gm171
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Was a charter member, but found the service to be of little value to me. I do respect John Mauldin’s world view. I just found this newsletter lacking in investment strategy meaningful to me.

D Brown
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Best I can do here is share my own experience, on the basis of which I am continuing with the service, which recently announced a new “buy and hold” portion of their portfolio, in response to supposed subscriber criticism about overly frequent trades. I’ve bought 6 of YS’s recommended holdings in 2013 and have unrealized gains on 4 of them. The one realized loss was 12% when a trailing stop triggered, and the stock has continued to decline so I’m glad about that stop. Overall I’ve gained 6.7% since my first purchase in May 2013 (incl dividends reinvested), and it’s… Read more »
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agau
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A charter subscriber in 2012, I chose not to renew after the first year. The initial sales pitch was that a subscription to the newsletter was ‘buying John Mauldin’. Not so! Example: In John’s free letters, he made it perfectly clear that his no-lose investment for the second half of 2012 was to short the yen, (and long-time readers of Mauldin know that he seldom calls anything a sure thing.) Although this timing coincided with the launch of Yield Shark, what was the recommended Yield Shark suggestion for shorting the yen? There was none! Instead, nine months later, there was… Read more »
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budwood
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I, too, am subscribing to Yield Shark. Picks are not bad, but the timing is a little behind the times. Good picks in several cases and good overall evaluations. However, I haven’t made money and will probably not renew. There are better newsletters for my time and money.

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Stefan
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As a longtime reader of John Mauldin’s website and his regular world view articles, which are 5 stars excellent, I was excited to subscribe to the new Yield Shark newsletter, which was to name actual stocks for investment. It proved difficult to invest in many recommendations, which were often “buy at X dollars or less” when the stock was already higher, and in many cases continued higher. Outside of a stop loss figure, there was little follow up advice on these stocks. Mostly you received one newsletter per month and were left to fend for yourself in the interim. In… Read more »
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investletters
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We have recently written a number of blog posts (at InvestLetters.com) about Yield Shark inconsistencies and difficulties in interpreting stop loss order instructions. Since we personally subscribe to Yield Shark and try to mimic their portfolio with our own money we certainly echo some of the other user reviews regarding POOSF (our broker did not accept limit orders on “F” stocks either). And recently they even added a bonus reco to their portfolio even though it never dropped into the “buy price” range given. Frustrating and I hope that they are monitoring their online reputation and paying attention to all… Read more »
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misty6
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I think one pick tells the whole story. Poseidon POOSF. Touted at about $15 saying all that could go wrong was “competition and regulation” and that it had “PROFITS ON FIRE”. In less than a month POOSF lost 70% of its value. In 2 months it was down 95%. It closed at 1,24 on 1/28. In other words Mauldin picked the worst performing stock in the entire stock universe. How does the man do it? (He excuses himself by saying there was a stop loss but as many of his subscribers found, you can’t put a stop order on a… Read more »
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tampat
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SInce launching the service in July, 2012 they have made good picks. Only one of their rec’s turned out to be a loss and that was the pink sheet stock referred to by another reviewer. If you follow their recommendation to use a 20% stop loss thats what you would have lost on that one. Every other pick has been a winner when closed out and the one’s still being held are all profitable picks. All the stocks they rec are dividend stocks. The previous review stating they just pick pink sheet stocks is just plain wrong and you could… Read more »
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donwen1331
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This news leter is not what it claims to be, and its claimed results bear no relation to reality.The reccomendations are well thought out, but the analyst is very weak on technical analysis . The definition of “reasonable” includes pink sheet stocks and most brokerage houses do not allow stop losses on pink sheet stocks so you are flying without a parchute. Ideas are good fundamentally and bad technically. The site gives access to Mauldin’s ideas. These tend to be those of a fiscal conservative but not a nutty one as those on Fox, but Mauldin has a free news… Read more »
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