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I have most likely lost money using his picks over the last 2+ years. I will use the example in your letter AOD. If you look at the cost when added your principal is down more than the dividends paid, net loss. If you try to add more at these lower prices to average down, you are paying a premium since it has been trading at a premium to NAV for some time now. He has been slow to change to a sell on many holdings. As with most letters, they are good reading, good source of things to research,… Read More »

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From : Cash Machine June 9, 2009 “One of the country’s highest-rated and little-known income funds is about to go ex-dividend on June 12th.” Wrong: ex. June 22, if they’re talking about AOD “You Have 2 Days” (Received June 9) “That’s when shareholders of record have to lock in their payouts. By simply adding it to your holdings now, you’ll grab SIX MONTHS’ worth of dividends for owning this fund just one day!” Wrong: pays monthly, not semi-annually ! Six months of WHOSE dividends Couldn’t even find the fund in their literature. A Google search came up with the Stock… Read More »

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Hi folks … for a diversified agriculture investment I still would stick with Sprott Resource over Stonegate specifically, though i continue to have a position in Stonegate warrants as well and do know that the shares have come in considerably of late. Stonegate is pretty early on in exploring their properties and has not even done any of the feasibility studies yet, Legend is much further along in that regard and will almost certainly be generating revenue before Stonegate does. I haven’t studied the differences between their assets, but my speculation on Stonegate warrants was largely a “story” speculation —… Read More »

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I can’t give it any stars. I subscribed in early 2008 and within months, everything I chose had tanked. Perhaps I made bad choices but all were highly touted and presented as conservative. Perhaps just unfortunate timing. But I felt he kept his own counsel and didn’t see what some other newsletter writers were predicting.

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adagio

I have never subscribed to this service, only bought the one pick teased–AOD–and it’s been great month after month for at least the past four months. Hence, the rather odd number of stars i’ve given the newsletter per category.

In the first teaser ad of his that i received, he actually gave away for free the name of this company.

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John Mills

I do not subscribe to the newsletter, but I did buy a little of AOD (200 shares) back in early May, in time for the June dividend. Paid $7.58 per share. Since that time it has paid $24.00 a month, for 3 months so far.Share price today is at $9.08, up 19% over 4 months. Okay, I’ll take that. Did call a local radio stock guru named Paul Winkler, “The Invesing Coach” here in Nashville TN. He said to run far away from AOD, that they were ‘churning’ to come up with the dividend each month. He alluded that that… Read More »

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Thanks Mouse, I do check up on sites like this on occasion, too — they mix some useful information in with the marketing. Navellier got very aggressive about sharing his portfolio grader database for free when his book came out (and more aggressive in marketing at the same time — you’ll note that to get access to the database you have to register, and that he’ll send you email after email after email following that until he can talk you into subscribing). I think his book is a snooze, by the way — that’s the one in the “Little Book”… Read More »

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Hi, I have been a subscriber since June, 2009 2.5 months ago, and so it is not a longvery long time for a few months now, and am favorably impressed with this newsletter. I have learned that it’s important for me to do my “due diligence”, as they say, and not blindly follow another person’s advice. Therefore, I do not invest in all Bryan’s picks; but use his picks as a list from which to cull the picks that seem best to me. His suggestions are a jumping off point to do a bit of research on my own, and… Read More »

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I agree that registering for the Portfolio Grader opens you up to a considerable e-mail from Louis but the hotlist section (accessible when yo register for Portfolio Grader) is quite useful as an aide in confirming his teaser picks. It also reveals a considerable amount of “idea sharing” among Investorplace newletter writers. Example in Navillier’ “building, Construction and Engineering” group, Flour is his top pick. It was also a recent pick by Hsu (no doubt soon to be teased) based on their involvement in the Middle East due to infra-structure boom there (Dubai among other places) because of the vast… Read More »

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I have read and heard Bryan speak at San Francisco Money Show
each year. I am a retired mutual fund manager and what I like
about him is that he is a money manager and therefore has a lot of street smarts and puts his money where his mouth is.

Carla Pasternak’s High Yield Income Investor (International
and Domestic) are more thorough in their analysis. She has 4
degrees including a PhD in Finance. I feel more comfortable
as an MBA reading her material.

The costs are not that bad. Read both.

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Thanks Rich. For those who enjoy sending me money (and I do love you for it), checks to either Stock Gumshoe or Travis Johnson are A-OK. Address is
Stock Gumshoe, PO Box 9751, Washington, DC 20016-9751. Details of what you get, if you want to call it that are under the “donate” tab at the top of this page.

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Maryanne
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Joined Cash Machine in June 2009, very timely, just prior to the mid-July correction and a bond got called. All of his picks have been performing great with significent distributions and capital gains. I agree with the others that you must do your due diligence and use the newsletters ONLY as a starting point. And anyone who brought before Sept 2008, of course you’re going have a large loss, this includes AOD which I’m still holding. Looking over his archives, I think he could have done a better job on sell/exit and employ a stop loss strategy which has done… Read More »

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I have been suscribing to 25% Cash Machine since Feb 06 and have had a good run of winners and dividend earnings over time. Brian Perry was giving a warning in Sept and Oct 08 that trouble was going to happen – but as turned out the overseas prediction did not occure and the trouble was on Wall Street etc. I really do not see Mr Perry to be faulted for the “October” surpise we all went through. Even with that I still have good returns on the pre Oct investment given the grade of the on going dividends. In… Read More »

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Joe

AOD yield looks great but take a look at how much NAV has been lost since the etf started. It came out about $19 per share and now has a NAV of $6 and change…a far larger drop than the over all market over the same time period. So much for diversification and dividend stock safety. The problem is that the yield is a return of capital…i.e dividends of the companies AOD invests in. Stocks fall just after going X dividend to account for the value of the dividend. AOD buys high just before the dividend and sells low just… Read More »

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Gandalf14, I am about 70% cash and have been for over 6 months. That is not to say that I haven’t lost money in the insane market because I have. Most of the money I left in the market was in dividend paying preferreds and MLP. Both of which have had their respective heads handed to them of late. I am curious why you think that having cash right now will translate into millions down the road. Can you eloborate? Do you really think this mess of a stock market is going to turn around any time in the 5-10… Read More »

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This advisor creates the illusion that it is possible to enjoy huge dividends, while also achieving significant capital appreciation. It sounded very impressive. I was a charter subscriber and lost my shirt. Any investor who stops to use common sense knows that stocks that pay unusually high dividends, do so for a reason. They are typically extremely volatile and risky investments. When the market began to get bumpy, these high dividend paying securities dropped like a lead pipe, falling much faster than conservative, blue chip stocks. So don’t be fooled. You may very well make some money, but these types… Read More »

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Hal
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I’ve been following Mr. Perry’s advice since 2006. I started helping elderly family members get a fixed monthly income from the Cash Machine recommendations. We went through the down cycle at the end of 2008 and have yet to recover full invested capital but the dividend stream has continued at almost the same level throughout. That has been our goal and the Cash Machine service has performed. I have just retired and have invested a good portion of my rollover 401K to receive a steady high yield monthly income. It is important to stay diversified and follow strong sectors as… Read More »

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the capital losses are staggering; we’ve tracked every single dividend paid and since we have ZERO trade costs since we have a Wells Fargo tier that doesn’t have brokerage costs it’s easy to see where we stand. the yield claims are true, but, the “total win percentage” is not, unless you entered the trades at the same moment Bryan did. he does have some capital winners and steady stream of dividend payers, but, 36 months into his system if you compare dividends paid+capital gains vs. capital losses; we’re down over 18% his “system” is based on some hot tips, trend… Read More »

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I subscribed to Bryan Perry’s newsletter for about two years and it was a complete disaster! I have only myself to blame. Afterall, if it looks or sounds too good to be true, it is…right? So when this guy starting touting investments that pay anywhere from 10 to 20% in dividends, with the opportunity of another 25% capital gain, well, how could you go wrong? Everyone knows that dividend paying equities are much less volatile than non-dividend paying investements, right? Bryan Perry taught me a valuable lesson: high yield investments may be more risky and subject to dropping through the… Read More »

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John
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If you are really interested you can Wikipedia: Money_supply which has a complete article on it. It is surprising to some that money is created that way – but it has been for hundreds of years – starting with the ‘tally stick’ in England. Wikipedia: Fractional_Reserve_Banking When creating a currency the first thing a sovereign does is institute a tax to collect it back – which is why – when Wilson sold out the country to the bankers in 1913 – they created both a Federal Reserve – which is neither Federal nor a Reserve – but a made up… Read More »

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The AOD fund’s high yield is a joke. If it seems to good to be true it probably isn’t. That the best advice here. Look at the Madoff returns(much smaller than AOD but proved to be a fraud). If dividend recapture worked why wouldn’t all money managers do it given the computer power available today? There is no brilliance here on the part of AOD management that couldn’t be duplicated by most anyone…if it was valid. One should look at the fact that the fund net asset value has fallen from $20 at inception to $5 and change today. Combined… Read More »

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abe zieff
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abe zieff

YOU ARE RIGHT ON THE MONEY, BUT YOU CAN NOT CONVENCE A LIBERAL THAT IS THE WAY IT WILL HAPPEN The only way is to make every liberal rich and then try redistrabution,and maybe they will get the picture.

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streek53

>>Seems just a wee bit suspicious no?

What doesn't these days?

jake
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I was curious and read the Casey report. It was disappointing; I had wasted my time. There is a dose of would-be psychology that quite frankly is difficult to even classify as up to the standard of being amateur. There is neo-conservative chatter about an Obama socialist program. Sad to say, but Casey wouldn’t know a socialist program if it ran up his leg and bit him on his arse! I sincerely hope Casey’s stock picks are better than his political analysis.

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Casey is a combination gold bug/libertarian/ Austrian economist. He’s been very critical of the Fed and any attempts to save the economy. He reasons our economic system is so messed up that it’s going to collapse sooner or later, so the sooner the better. His wise subscribers who put all their money in gold will live happily ever after. These days he is outright gleeful as financial Armegeddon draws near. Personally, I find his attitude disturbing.

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all i can say professor.. You must be tenured.. does the University of Georgia know you’re not a Keynesian?.. with professors like you, the next thing you know Americans will discover limited government and capitalism works; and people like Steve Leisman (sp?) will no longer state on CNBC “you people lost, Keynesian economics is the answer”, without some flak from the powers that made him their “economic editor” (argg!)

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E. Lester

Despite the 3 star ratings I confess that I have subscribed since well before it donverted from the “25% Cash Machine”. BP seems more willing to set a sell these days as I rode a lot of his recommendations down, down, down in the 25% while he dithered (yeah, I know, I should have pulled the plug on my own) before accepting the failure of his thesis on multiple positions.

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I subscribed in Dec 09 and took 4 months to rotate 300K into his picks. I used his picks to identify stocks to research and decide for myself if they were worthy of my portfolio. I even bought in on few, during a pull back, and got in below his buy price. Eventually went long on 24 of his picks at prices well above his buy price. My 12 month jan thru dec 2010 results in the portfolio built from his picks was 24.8% total return. approx. 12% average gain and 12% yield. This includes a $1800 net loss on… Read More »

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my1cin
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Had some good picks and some bad picks. Bailed out at 89 days. I thought I could do better. Used ETF Connect and did just that. Better. Safer. Found nice 7-11% yields on ETF baskets with more diversification than single stock ideas.

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J. H. Deitch
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I have subscribed to Brian Perry for about three years in order to maximize dividend income while maintaining or growing capital. His recommendations have been generally timely and effective, with only a few losing selections among the 40 or so. He concentrates on certain sectors and stays away from others. He communicates weekly and provides alerts to sell or buy when a special situation arises. I believe he does a good job of managing his selections and newsletters. I’ve been pleased with the results.

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Jim
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Subscribed for a year after meeting Brian at The Money Show in San Francisco. Good speaker but don’t think he’s really qualified to research and make high yield recs. Lot’s of bad advice mixed with a few good. The Greek dry bulk shippers were a real low point. Avoid.

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