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Raymond OBrien
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Raymond OBrien

They don’t produce any responses through the mo. and sometimes not even the mo newsletter. Very disappointing

kern50440
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The first recommendation I took was to buy FRE.PRP a no way to loose 10% return guaranteed by the government, went from 20 to less than 1!!

JOHN BRAZELTON
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JOHN BRAZELTON

And people laughed when I suggested a position in KRE on July 23. I just invest in what is, not what could be. Goodnight.

Jim Fisher
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Jim Fisher

This family of newsletters urges you to use a “25% trailing stop”. One recommended purchase I made collapsed more than 50% one day after I bought it. I have lost a ton of money investing with this guy.I have not renewed my subscription.

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Subscribed from 1/08-4/08. Within a few months of finding the Gumshoe (2/08) I figured out that all “for fee” newsletter writers are entertainers, not traders. Over the course of the past year, and through the Gumshoe forum I learned of numerous investments that yield 15%-30% and are significantly safer than the blind “buy and hold with a 25% stop” recommendations put out by this service. The reason this particular service is so insidious is that most income investors seek safety as a primary consideration to invest. This newsletter is unsafe, primarily because its editors do not know how to trade,… Read More »

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custer

I won’t renew my subscription. Haven’t seen any recommendations that seemed to live up to his high income goals without obvious high risks.

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Bbo Grievews
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Bbo Grievews

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Reggy
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Reggy

Hi, Good info, I’m new at this how much is the minimum investment.
Thank, Reggy

doctor know
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doctor know

My dear child, you have taken your piggy bank,and want to turn it into the goose that lays a golden egg….how sad and sweet…. you mean you actually have a trading account and are ready to invest 2,500 into stocks?? Lets pretend this is like playing monopoly,and just i will offer my best stock picks for a 2,500 dollar account. pick number 1)Watch UPWRF for the next few weeks,or days, and IF it falls back to between 2.25 and 2.10…..BUY 600 shares. That leaves you with about half your hard earned money. Pick #2) Right now, BUY NNVC at 1.07….… Read More »

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AVERY
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AVERY

THANKS FOR THE INFO I WAS RESEARCHING THE CO’S U LISTED I FOUND ALL XCEPT THE CNE ANY THING I SHOULD LOOK 4 TO PULL IT UP?

Sarge
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Sarge

Been following Tom for a year or so. Am not a trader, so love the dividends from pretty safe companies. I see nothing particularly risky in averaging down in solid companies like those recommended.

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Carl
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Carl

I’ve been a subscriber for several years and have consistently made money most of the time with the obvious exception of the recent market ‘dump’ which has had its toll on just about every strategy.

Robert Cassa
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Robert Cassa

Have made money from Realty Income O never would have known of them.Would never tired covered calls.Gives good fundamentals for traders and investors to START research on.

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Peter Handley
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The 12% letter is one of the moreinteresting newsletters that I have ever subcribed to. The author Tom Dyson does not talk down to subscribers He subscribes to the viewpopint that the only way to make gauranteed returns is to thoroughly research your investments before you commit to them. He explains his thinking and leaves the choice to you. His newsletter is split 50-50 between investments (stocks) and covered calls on blue chip stocks. I had never understood the covered call methodology until Tom explained it fully in his newsletter. If you want to make a really worthwhile investment in… Read More »

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Nils
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They have the same recommendations all the other dividend letters. However they complicate it a little bit by recommending option plays in combination with their stock recommendations.

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Randall S.
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Randall S.

I bought two energy companies that tanked and he sold the next month. We’ll see what happens with Iowa Telephone; it’s down from where I bought it but it’s still in the portfolio. I am learning from the covered call strategy.

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I bought this as part of a “lifetime” package deal of five Stansberry newsletters. Now still pay about $150 maintenance fee and sorta feel locked in. Tom got caught like most by the severity of the drop. Now has reco several large cap “super safe” stocks with decent dividends, then recos some covered calls to boost income. Of course it doesn’t work in an IRA. And even those stocks have dropped by 10-15% already. Tom is now supplementing his monthly with a weekly to try to keep abreast of the market better which is a good idea. But as for… Read More »

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glenn freedman
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glenn freedman

Great writeup re Torn,,,I’m slowly swinging in the wind with Sept Calls DRYS. Tim

JRW
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JRW

Very good research and consistent strategy; average financial results

PKS
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PKS

I have been a subscriber for, I think, some 5+ years. I have been an investor for over 30 years. I am now at age in which I don’t want the risk associated with spectacular returns. I just want a good steady and dependable decent return. That’s exactly what Tom has provided.

EA
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EA

this is my second year because tom reacted as markets went down with new strategies.Some picks needs more support

Pat
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Pat

THE 12% LETTER IS ALL OF THE ABOVE. I HAVE USED SOME OF THE ADVICE..BUT I’M NOT AN ACTIVE TRADER…JUST ONE WHO LIKES TO KEEP A STOCK FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. I SUBSCRIBED AT HALF PRICE WHEN HE HAD A SPECIAL. I ESPECIALLY LIKE HIS WEEKLY UPDATES…IT HELPS KEEP THE MARKET IN PERSPECTIVE. I DON’T PLAN TO ENTER THE MARKET UNTIL CONGRESS GETS RID OF ALL THE TAXPAYER CHEATS AND ESPECIALLY FRANK AND DODD AND PUT THOSE CONTROLS BACK ON. THEY HAVE PLAYED TOO FAST AND LOOSE WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS AND UNTIL THEY INDICT THESE PEOPLE, I’M ON… Read More »

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Thanks! Blathering is my weakness, but I am trying to be a bit more concise — I don’t want to exclude any useful info or fail to be interesting, but I know we’re all living in an information-overload blur.

JR Eric
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I do more reading than trading, but have found several issues that yield excellent returns. Have not tried the covered call strategy yet, but no one I know of explains it better.

johnK
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I always look forward to my 12% newslwtter. It is good reading. I have about broke even during the past year with THIS newsletter. My deferred comp account at work is down almost 50%, so I think a break even is great. The dividends keep rolling in. One could do a lot better using the covered call strategy. All S&A publications are loud and clear that you are responsible for your own investment decisions. They talk about due diligence a lot. I appreciate their transparency and the tidbits of investment process advise ie. investment size, max entry price, percentage of… Read More »

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Hi Christine, that list changes every day but is always on the homepage of the Reviews section here: http://www.stockgumshoe.com/reviews/

JPA
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JPA

Only quite recently has Tom Dyson started with the covered calls. Covered calls aren’t for everyone and I prefer to just buy stocks and not mess with option trading. That being said, many of his investment recommendations are okay and do yield double digit returns. I am undecided as to whether I will renew because too much space is now devoted to option trading.

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Re Lehmann comment – DITTO Marcia brenner

CoolSoupy
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CoolSoupy

12% Letter – Stransberry Associates
Reasonably priced high income advisory that recommends covered call options in this volitale market.
You will outgrow it as you become more proficient but great for beginners.

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http://oneguysinvestments.com/gumshoe/comments.php?DiscussionID=2064 See Post #7. Leo Melamed’s autobiography is a study in perseverance AND an exciting story. Here are 5 more books for more advanced traders that all concentrate on trading methods, techniques and set-ups in no particular order of importance: 1)Fibonacci for the Active Trader by Derrik S. Hobbs 2)Street Smarts: High Probability Short Term Trading Strategies by Linda Bradford Raschke and Laurence A. Connors 3)High Probability Trading Strategies: Entry to Exit Tactics for the Forex, Futures, and Stock Markets by Robert C. Miner 4)Entries & Exits: Visits to 16 Trading Rooms by Alexander Elder 5)Trading Spreads & Seasonals by… Read More »

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L.L.
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L.L.

Subscribed almost a year ago. Was disappointed, not much consistency. Less hype than most.

Parry laird
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This newsletter was and is a LOSER

Ray Miller
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Ray Miller

I subscribed to this newsletter beginning in Jan. 2009. It is very clear and concise about what you need to do. The editor is informative and tells it like it is. This newletter suits my investment style–it doesn’t shoot for the moon but provides lower risk options that provide better than average gains. My first trade is right on track with the recommendation.

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John, very sorry that I missed your comment until now (many months later). The swings will probably continue to be wide, though the shares are currently back in the 80s again (cents, that is) and I’ve added to my position since I first wrote this. As far as I know this one hasn’t been teased by any of the newsletters, so it hasn’t gotten that kind of massive exposure, but it has been recommended by a few of the gold bug/mining letters, which could have helped to boost the shares last Winter when I initially opened a position. Just did… Read More »

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johnK
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This is my second post. I couldn’t resist. My dividends seem to accumulate faster than stock prices go down (at least if you follow ALL S&A’s investing methodologies.)

I don’t know about other subscribers, but my in-box gets a weekly update and an in-depth monthly pub. (sometimes it is five or six weeks in a month for Tom Dyson) Much better than that Robot guy.

If you want to make 12% a year, subscribe. If you are focused and diligent, you will make more!

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Joan
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Tom Dyson does his research and usually recommends solid, dividend paying companies, and he writes clearly. Don’t get in a guffuffle about the Stansberry hype – that’s just how they sell newsletters. Unfortunate that they don’t ever tell you the potential downside of their recommendations, though – they tell you why you should buy something. not the risk. But you can go to Morningstar.com’s Analyst Reports for that. They have a section on each stock called, “Bulls say…” (about the particular stock) and another called “Bears say…” so that you always get both sides of the story. After all, for… Read More »

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Wildly fluctuating sentiment for all things relating to Chinese consumers, and some significant uncertainty about what the currency movement might mean for DEER, but I am personally not worried and still think it’s a good buy — and a more inexpensive one at that. The appreciation of the Yuan over time could be expected to hurt their exports slightly, but their most dramatic growth will be domestic. If you’re worried that the Chinese (and the South Americans, etc.) will stop moving up to the lower middle class and buying blenders and coffeemakers (or whatever), then DEER Is probably not for… Read More »

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Another great product from the Stansberry. Good strategy but if you don’t follow the trailing stops you can’t bitch when if you lose on one of his recommendations. The team at Stansberry puts out some excellent research but their marketing is so outrageous that most can’t help but be a little disappointed when they realize these guys are human like the rest of us. Overall a very good product, but don’t use it as an excuse to not do your own homework on his picks.

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Yes, there are a few MLPs that produce nat gas — most prominently Linn Energy (LINE), but also Legacy Reserves (LGCY) and others. They don’t have the utility stability or the big production growth potential that I see in NFG, but they certainly have much higher current yields. If you’re focused on an above average current yield (as opposed to dividend growth), there are lots of options in the energy space, including some of the former Canadian trusts like Enerplus (ERF) or preferred shares like Chesapeake’s (CHK-PD for the series D preferred, for example, which I think currently yields about… Read More »

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I subscribed to thios a few months ago. I have been using only ONE of their investment strategies and that is what they call the “dividend capture” It’s a goofy name to describe doing very short term Covered call options. You don’t make a lot on each trade but they start to add up and it is a conservative strategy. They make it easy for those of us trhat don’t have a lot of time. You get an email on Thursday telling you to buy Stock X and a specific strike price call option which expires the next month. When… Read More »

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