written by reader 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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michale
September 17, 2017 11:52 am

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 =
1 stock closed out for a loss of 15%
3 stocks down on a average of 20%
9 stocks up from 2% to 81%
overall up 13.9%

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z zeb
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z zeb
September 19, 2017 4:32 pm
Reply to  michale

thanks for sharing. I am thinking about true momentum, any feedback would be appreciated.

Just Say'n
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Just Say'n
September 19, 2017 5:08 pm
Reply to  z zeb

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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Sabrina
January 17, 2018 11:22 pm
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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 more with profits unlimited before I play with the big boys. (ANY advice would be welcomed.)

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Hank
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Hank
January 18, 2018 12:18 am
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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 skill comes from experience and you best get some first.

For example, let’s pretend: I could give you the best pick in the world but think about it: What good would it do for you?

You would never know it was genius advice at the time. Maybe you’d buy 100 shares. Hence, the greatest tip ever would go largely to waste.

Do not spent money on commissions. PU has 100,000 “members. ” Paul Mampilly will probably not betray that following.

That P U portfolio is just fine for all of us.

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Rich Hoffman
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February 2, 2018 7:05 pm
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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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SoGiAm
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January 18, 2018 4:23 am
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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!

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mmatfess
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January 18, 2018 11:28 am
Reply to  Sabrina

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) And if you are looking to invest $10,000 with hopes of getting in and out of stocks constantly, that’s a 3rd road. (that’s called betting). None of those roads (for you) are reasons to sign up for any newsletter. If you are a small, single investor with limited funds and limited ability increase those funds, I’d find a low cost ETF (like one that follows the S&P 500) and set your money there. (I like IVV). If you are looking to have your money make money, finding a high dividend ETF might pay 4-5% per year with some stock price increase maybe. Or search out a higher paying REIT that might provide as high as 8-10%, but know there is risk and you might see the stock value decrease over time. Lastly, if you are a betting man, find a few stocks you like, go all in (on 3-4 so you spread your risk) and take profits as you see fit. (this last one might be bad advice…I really am not that kind of investor). Don’t pay for a service that promised ‘get rich’, you wont. I’m mamphilly’s biggest TM fan, but he’s on a run right now, and that run could end. Also, he’s the first person to say don’t go all in on one of his stock picks. If you have $100,000, then maybe paying $2000 for advice makes sense. But even Profits Unlimited at $49 isnt going to make you rich….It’s just gonna grow you a bit faster than the S&P (Maybe). Final note: You’re gonna see a lot of informaiton about buying options and getting rich in Penny stocks. 80% of options lose money, and penny stocks are as much a gamble as a trip to vegas is….

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Sabrina
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February 13, 2018 10:20 am
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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 debts as I try to build a fund for retirement. THANKS AGAIN, truly it means a lot.

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Rich Hoffman
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January 27, 2018 3:06 pm
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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 over 91.5%, and many of the others are less than half that percentage. It’s difficult to determine what the yearly return is, because twelve stocks were recommended at different times last year. Mampilly has only made one recommendation for this year, and that stock only has a mere 0.32% gain. Be careful when you subscribe online. Banyan Hill charged me for a lifetime subscription to Profits Unlimited, that I was able to change to a $100, yearly subscription. when called them up. I had assumed I could get a refund when I subscribed to the other pricey newsletters, but
I was wrong. Lots of luck with the Profits Unlimited, if you decide to invest in that newsletter. Many of the stock picks from Banyan Hill Publishing and other companies selling stock recommendations are discussed here on Stock Gumshoe. If I had know about this website, I’d never have spent $5,300 for
True Momentum & Extreme Fortunes. I have been
fortunate to have made a realized profit of $1,500 from Mampilly’s stock Picks in the two pricey newsletters.
I am losing a net unrealized loss of over $1,000 from
the stocks I haven’t sold. I don’t expect to make near enough profit at the end of the year to cover what I paid for the subscriptions. Mean while Paul Mampilly says the model portfolio has a gain of 325 per cent. I
wonder what kind of “pseudo math” he’s using. Paul’s
a well educated man, with a tremendous success record while working in Wall Street. He’s an excellent
writer, who clearly explains all his reasons for recommending a stock, but you have to be cautious
about interpreting what the overall gain actually indicates. He also offers his views on manipulations that cause stocks to dip in price. He tells us not to panic. We should hold onto the stock, until he recommends it time to sell (it’s up to each investor whether they follow all of Mampilly’s advice). I’ve read many posts here, that said they did much lot better when they selected what they thought were Paul’s best picks. I did just that with Profit’s Unlimited, and I have a realized gain of a little over $1,000, with no unrealized loses. Maybe I should stop while I’m ahead.
I find stock trading to be very exciting, even when I lose a few thousand dollars on stocks I picked out.
Mampilly is far more capable of selecting very good companies to invest in, than I most investors can ever hope to be. He also offers a wealth of information in
the medical and scientific sectors the I never came across of when searching the web. Stock trading will require a good deal of your time, and patience, if you expect to make a good return. Read through some of
the posts, and you will be able to get somewhat of an
idea of what to expect from investing in stock investment letters. Have a good year.

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michale
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September 19, 2017 5:40 pm
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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 lar