Performance of Mampilly’s “True Momentum” and “Extreme Fortunes” Premium Newsletters

By patchman, September 16, 2017

I would like to hear from some of the brave souls out there that invested in these two newsletters by Paul Mampilly. I subscribe to his flagship newsletter ”Profits Unlimited”, which I highly recommend to everyone, but have held out on the other two that are much pricier. Specifically, I would like to know his batting average of winners versus losers, and is it paying for itself many times over? I’m not wanting to get his picks for free, but simply want to know if a subscription will be a good investment. Thanks!!

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michale
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I have subscribed to all three of Paul’s newsletters. I agree and recommend Profits Unlimited well worth the money. I Subscribed and Unsubscribed to True Momentum there was one very good recommendation but I had already invested in it from a prior recommendation from MF Stock Advisor. I am very curious about the new recommendation out now to reel in new subscribers. I would appreciate any information about this stock. I have now subscribed to Extreme Fortunes new portfolio since February. The portfolio consists of lower priced equities. By and large the portfolio is doing very well. 13 stocks =… Read more »
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z zeb
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thanks for sharing. I am thinking about true momentum, any feedback would be appreciated.

Just Say'n
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First pick was NRG which I sold for about a 60% gain in a few months. I’m an EF member with about a 5 year outlook. I believe it’s a solid service. Got the TM pick from a bud. Others can comment how it’s done from there.

Mampilly is claiming some huge pick for tomorrow but Banyon Hill is guilty of this type marketing for any of their services.

Sabrina
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I am new to all of this investing in stocks and I have very little money after my monthly bills are paid. I”m trying to break the living paycheck to paycheck mode. I am quick witted and have a great IQ but my family couldn’t afford to send me to college. I tell you all of that to ask you this. If I had to save for half a year an use my income tax return to invest in TM program do you think it would be a wise decision or is it something I need to make a bit… Read more »
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Hank
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Taking your words at face value don’t even consider spending $3,000 for advice. TM and EF are not for you. Or for me. PU will fit your needs fine. Also, try reading Barron’s the next three weeks for the cost of 3 bucks an issue (Saturday weekly). The Roundtable advice there , although frankly not spectacular the last four years(!) is free and, at least, food for thought. The thing that not a single guru in the world EVER explains to their followers is psychology and proportionment. Two things that are as crucial as any genius advice. Really most investing… Read more »
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Rich Hoffman
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I totally agree. Profits Unlimited is a real bargain, I’m already ahead by $1,200 since subscribing two months ago. I also subscribed to Bill Spetrino’s newsletter The Dividend Machine, that cost about the same, but doesn’t give near as many stock recommendations as Mampilly does. He averages a little over 1 stock per month.

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Gr8Full!
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#Sabrina, Join StockGumshoe.com save your money and purchase some #Quality stocks with your savings. StockGumshoe is my only premium subscription and worth 10x+ what it cost! Thanks Travis, #ZKSS and #Gr8Gummunity! #Best2ALL!

mmatfess
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You’re probably going to get a lot of advice on this one, but reading your post I want to clarify a few thoughts…. 1. If you are living paycheck to paycheck, putting money in the market to improve that is not so much “Investing” as it is betting. So if your plan is to put $10,000 in the market with a 10-15 year horizon, then there is one course to follow. (Invest) If your plan is to put aside $10,00o and have it pay your back something every month, there is another path to follow. (Invest in a dividend stock)… Read more »
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Sabrina
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Thanks, I really appreciate the way you broke this down. It makes perfect sense to me. I’ve done a lot of reading since my original post and I get why ETF’s might be the way to go and maybe invest in a few others and cash out as I see fit. For the long haul I’m going to look at the ETF options and mutual funds I believe. I’m learning a lot from you all and I hope to create a diversified portfolio very soon. One building block at the time. I’m doing better financially and paying off all my… Read more »
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Rich Hoffman
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I have done well with the inexpensive Profits Unlimited, subscribing 6 weeks ago. I made the mistake of subscribing to Mampilly’s two other news letters. He sent me an email today, offering me a lifetime subscription. He gave showed part of a letter showing a customer making a $6,000 profit in just eight months. Mampilly doesn’t mention any of the numerous other letters he must receive from other subscribers. What galls me, him advertising that True Momentum has a gain of 325 % . None of the gains for the 13 stocks stocks that he has recommended show a gain… Read more »
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michale
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I like the extreme fortunes, focusing on long term/ high return, less expensive stocks. Buy and forget for awhile.
I think True Momentum is focused on large caps breaking out, just wasn’t performing well for me for the subscription price.
I’m relying on SG to sleuth TM new pitches.
I picked up a servicetip from here by jyoung007.
For the subscription price $20 a month, I think CML Pro is very impressive, it is technology oriented.

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Just Say'n
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Agree with Michael. EF has been good and should deliver great results in the upcoming years. Naturally curious about the highly advertised Mampilly pick due out tomorrow (9/20). Hoping Travis can bust the mystery promising huge gains.

chuck0815
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@Just Say’n, could you let me know “EF has been good…” what is EF stands for. I’m a rookie to this stock thing.
Thx.

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Just Say'n
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Chuck – Extreme Fortunes.

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Rich Hoffman
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Do not be mislead by the 325 % gain Mampilly comes up with. That figure is the addition of his gains & losses. It is not an indication of what to expect as a yearly percentage gain/loss if you invest in all 13 of his recommendations. I’ve made a realized profit of a little over $1,000 investing in Profits Unlimited stock picks since I subscribed 6 weeks ago, but I haven’t been doing well with his other two newsletters, that I subscribed to 5 weeks ago. I made $2,000 when I sold some of my shares, but I have an… Read more »
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jillsami
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I had read posts saying that both True Momentum & Extreme Fortunes were nonrefundable subscriptions. I’m subscribes to them as well as to Profits Unlimited. I’m not able to invest enough money in the stock picks listed in
the two pricier subscriptions (TM &EF) to recoup the $5,300 I paid. Hopefully, I can get my money refunded. So far, I’m doing quite well with the all the PU stocks I invested in since subscribing 11 days ago.
bought as a result

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Hank
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Jill, I think if you are 84 you should have known better. I highly doubt Banyon Hill/Mampilly will be giving you your money back. I am truly sorry. Please take care of your money from here on out, and ask questions beforehand before you use a credit card again.

For any purchase.

Services are RARELY refundable, Jill. Besides, you have seen all the picks….why would they let you (NOW) get your money back?

Take care Jill. And be patient with the picks you have chosen and get out of them when told.

I wish you better luck.

Rich Hoffman
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Sad to say Wisdom does always come with old age. There are
often young children that talk more sense than us old folks. My name is Richard, not Jill. I’m an old codger who plays around with trading stocks willy-nilly since my beloved wife died, after we were married for 43 years. She never had any interest in stock trading. My only experience was reallocating
the money that I had in my 401K account, back when most stocks were doing well. There was no charge at first. Take care.

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Investor Clouseau
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$humble advice Investing in cheap stocks looking for huge amounts of growth is, as mentioned here already, pretty much gambling. Tinkering around with things like options on a very limited budget (something I’ve done in the past with “mad money”) doesn’t allow you to buy enough different positions to catch enough of the rare big winners and more than cover the many assured losses. If you decide to go the boring but more-or-less tried and true route of long term, sturdy, usually dividend paying stocks then my advice (and something I still mentally struggle with) is that you don’t need… Read more »
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Rich Hoffman
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A 13.9% gain is much less than the S&P 500 Index that was up +18.78% in 2017.
If you include dividends being reinvested it’s up +21.14%. If you include what you paid for Extreme Fortunes it doesn’t pay to invest in his Mampilly’s pricey newsletters. Profits unlimited is a real bargain, but not the other two. I’m subscribed to all three, but regret that I spent $5,300 for True Momentum and Extreme Fortunes.

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Short term trader
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How about also including the subscription called Earnings Drift Alerts (EDA). The phenomenon of post-earnings drift (PED) has been studied academically. You can find such studies by internet search. In general there is an observable phenomenon of unexpected good earnings causing the stock to “drift” higher even after an initial rise after EPS data is released. The opposite is observed from unexpected bad earnings. Anyone find the EDA subscriptions worth the price cost?

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michale
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I transferred the subscription money from Earnings Drift Alerts to Extreme Fortunes. Chad had some good picks and he really talked those up but for the bad calls which were about as plentiful, he had no mention and I stayed too long. If you develop good trade management rules it could be worthwhile.
I still have projects to oversee and I needed to get out.

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dannynmoney
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profits unlimited gave a decent reco on stm microelectronics, any info out thier on a sell alert

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michale
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still in portfolio.

amdeist1
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Stm still has a 9.6 very bullish rating on Fidelity, with three major analysts recommending buy. It is also one of the Internet of Things stocks, along with INTC which bought Mobileye, Altera and Movidius, TER for buying Universal Robots, and others.

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jillsami
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I have a lot of faith in Fidelity’s ratings. STMicroelectronics now has a 9.2 equity rating, and is rated very high in every category. They say it’s very undervalued.

PU sub
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I have observed that the MORE expensive the subscription service, the more meh it is.

jillsami
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I had to look up the meaning of “meh”. I think Profits Unlimited is well worth the subscription price. Paul’s other newsletters are much more expensive. It will be difficult to make enough gains to recoup the $5,300 subscription price for True Momentum & Extreme Fortunes. I was considering cancelling them both, until I considered the “excitement” of investing in companies that are more interesting than those held in the Mampilly’s PU portfolio. I have been taking “uneducated risks” for the past few years., and I feel it behoves me to pay for an expert’s guidance. I’ve tried to decide… Read more »
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Raj
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Does anyone has a guess on Paul Mampillys Alert from yesterday ?

PU sub
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If u r asking about the reveal on 9/20/17, people r saying it is PCOM.

Short term trader
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Beware that PCOM trading volume is a few tens of thousands shares per day. That is pretty light.

sunglobes
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@ Raj…..The True Momentum pick by PM released at 11:00 PM EST on 9/20/17 was NTNX (Nutanix)

Just Say'n
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PCOM was an EF pick a few weeks ago. Typical EF pick basically illiquid at this point.. Mampilly likes it that way for entry waiting for institutions to take notice. They ultimately drive the price and volume up. He hasn’t hit a home run with the service yet. Meaning it won’t hit a 1000% gain within a year. Not a show stopper for me as I’m in for at least the next 5 years.

Nicki
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Any interest in sharing your True Momemtum service? I subscribe to Extreme Fortune and Profits Unlimited.

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Bill
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Extreme Fortunes has been very successful. I am up more than 30% on at least 6 of the recommendations. Those that pulled back substantially Paul put out sell recommendations on before they became too serious. I have earned back my investment by more than 5 times.

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Susan
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Bill, what would you say would be a decent size starting capital to invest in EF picks? The subscription is $3k so to make it worthwhile, the returns have to be significantly higher than that. I was very unimpressed with the entire EF marketing play and call customer service when trying to learn more. Both phone reps I spoked to, I asked about current YTD portfolio performance. They both said the picks AVERAGED 10% return and not the 1000% they are advertising. They wouldn’t give me any additional information, sample newsletter, or any thing that might help me make a… Read more »
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mmatfess
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I subscribed to Profits Unlimited (started in Feb 17) and within a month my investment in one of the stocks (MBLY) gained 30%, so I thought Paul could do no wrong. So I spent a LOT more money on True Momentum, back in May 2017. I track Pauls results against the idea of “What would happen if I put the exact same amount of money into IVV (S&P 500 ETF) on the exact same days as when I buy his stock recommendations”. I deploy an average of $6,000 per stock recommendation, and learned my lessson the hard way that when… Read more »
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swing trader
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mmatfess, Thanks for your experience. I also have PU and it is doing well. But I am on the trial subscription of the Alpha Stock Alerts ($95 for 3 months). It is not good at all. It is a mechanical system of screening about 1000 large cap stocks and selecting the top 10 based on whatever their “backtested success” formula is. BUT 50% of capital is in a SHORT general market ETF which is losing money. The regular price is $995 of the year, but I’ve already canceled any auto-renewal feature. Since PU generates plenty of picks, I don’t feel… Read more »
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Richard RF Hoffman
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The consensus, from what I’ve read from subscribers to all of Mampilly’s newsletters, is decidedly in favor of Profits Unlimited. His other newsletters are far too expensive for most of us. I have recently subscribed to all three nl’s, because I prefer having more recommendations to choose from, than what you get from PU. I usually don’t hold onto a stock for very long, and since I don’t pay commissions on 100 trades/month, I am quick to dump a stock. I’m in my 80’s, and I’a anxious to see a quick profit. I’ve never been a Day Trader (too stressful).… Read more »
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Rich Hoffman
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It’s very annoying the way they keep trying to get you to buy additional subscriptions, and to upgrade to a lifetime subscription, before the price goes up. Mampilly even tries to get you to buy one of Matt Baldiali’s newsletters. I guess all salesmen are alike.

Just Say'n
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Totally annoying. Shameless and insulting. Mampilly/BH continue to try and sucker folk to pay stupidly. EF has ONE stock worth speaking of. Members are OWED a free year per the “guarentee”. A honest outfit would not be seeking money when the advertised promises have not been met. Subscribers are due a free year. Mampilly hasn’t delivered on a single pick to achieve a 1000% gain. Unfortunately he wasn’t even close to a single 1000% gainer. Based on the advertised promises EF is a colossal failure. lifetime membership for big bucks not happening in my camp

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jillsami
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The writers of these newsletters go from place to place, therefore it’s not very likely that you will have the same writer for more than a few years.
There should be a clause in your membership agreement that gives you the option to remain with the new writer, or accept a prorated return of your money, if the writer is changed. There should also be lower “lifetime subscription fees” for older people like myself.

Hank
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One of the best posts ever and I agree with everything you said. I must say, though, its easy to discern who are the the good guys vis-a-vis the bad guys regarding the Banyon Hill characters. Excepting PM, everyone of the others knows little. I was a stockbroker forever and I remember a few of those shills decades ago saying the same things they are saying today. BUY GOLD! In any event, depending on your finances, age, and personal experience, $3,000 is sizable commission money to shell out, i.e. in the digital age. Weighting the picks and experience are necessary… Read more »
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Richard R Hoffman
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It all boils down to whether it’s worth paying “a sizable commission”.
PM was wise to get into writing about stocks, rather than risk the fortune he had made trading stocks. He’s still workings long hours (mostly from home). He’s making another fortune as a writer. I do not agree with him saying it’s to help investors who are not wealthy.
Only a wealthy person has enough money to invest enough to make it worthwhile to shell out thousands of dollars.

mmatfess
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Wealthy is a relative term. Someone with 300,000 to invest could pay $6,000/ year to have their money managed, or pay a service like pm.

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Richard RF Hoffman
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I totally agree with your comment about “wealthy”
being a relative term. I think Paul saves subscribers from a lot of hard work that’s required to find good companies to invest in. His information, if used properly by astute investors, is well worth paying for,
if you can afford shelling out a large sum of money.

jillsami
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The Motley Fool thinks an investor should not pay more than 1% of their stock investment for a newsletter. I think some investors would profit from allocating 2 to 3 times more than 1 % , because each reputable newsletter not only gives you their stock tips (that you should research further before investing in any of the picks), but they also help to educate a new investor, or possibly teaching someone with lots of experience, but very little success, a different approach to selecting stocks that have good potential. You may also learn about risks that you had never… Read more »
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saintsfan
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can you post an email, or is it against rules? I’d love to chat with you. I have been a profits unlimited investor since January 2017 and I”m thinking of getting in True Momentum or Extreme Fortunes, but I’m concerned about the price.

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investor
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Great insights on the PU and TM portfolios, thanks much! I am wondering about the volatility of the PU vs. TM portfolios? I have the PU since Sept 1st, and it has done great when the S&P is flat or up but poorly (vs S&P 500) when the S&P is down. How do you think about the volatility of the two portfolios? Has anyone been tracking the performance vs. S&P 500 over a longer period to see how PU and TM do during down days? Thanks.

Mmatfess
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I “feel” like both newsletters are more for the buy/hold Long horizon holder (1+year) rather than trading on volitility. PU seems less volitile than TM. But I’ve not measured it. Based on the growth of both v s&p though, in the short run they seem quicker to rebound. One of his early stocks in TM (one of the ones I mentioned, tracked from feb, months before the newsletter started) had 0 growth first few months and has taken off over 3 months. (40%). So if you’re an in and out investor, I’m sure this newsletter isn’t for you. Also, it… Read more »
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Thanks mmatfess, very helpful! I am a buy/hold investor and wanted to understand if the PU portfolio also beats the S&P500 during down days or down markets. Since I am past 60 yrs old, I want to take prudent risk on my investments and want to have sufficient downside protection. I chose PU because it felt like it would have less volatility vs. the TM, but don’t know if this is true or not. I will stay with PU for now and will look for additional insights from this blog to see if it makes sense to invest another $1995/year… Read more »
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There are plenty of stock picks on PU alone. I cannot imagine trying to buy even more recommendations from those pricey subscriptions.

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Richard R F Hoffman
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I just read a post that mentioned Banyan Hill was
considering tripling the price of Profits Unlimited.
Hopefully it is just a ploy to get subscribers to renew their subscription right away.

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I didn’t want to say anything, but if you are 60 years old and want to take prudent risk, you definitely would want to stay away from Extremes Fortunes. It’s highly volatile and sometimes drops as much as 30% in 1 day. Almost half of Paul’s EF recommendations are losers as of today and some people are losing money like bleeding blood from it. Look at PI and KNDI. I just didn’t want older people like yourself to risk or lose their retirement savings from it! Banyan Hill Publishing will never tell you the real truth. They got no soul.
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