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earnarson
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earnarson

Some very good ideas and picks and some bad. I think the main problem with this newsletter is that the bullish case is talked up too much (as seems to be very common in this industry) but the bearish case is often neglected. I think the research is pretty good but do your own due diligence.

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I am disappointed with Curzio because of is his constant spam with ‘new offers’. These tend to be not his offers, but someone else’s newsletter. I asked him about it and he said I can just unsubscribe from his emails. The problem with that is I don’t get updates. So much for customer service. In regards to his picks, they are interesting long term holds. I’m fine with that. As of today, my biggest looser is GE. His analysis is pretty good, just very long winded. But, that is common within this industry. Am I satisfied with my subscription? No.… Read more »

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Richard
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Performance of Curzio’s stock picks has been poor to date, hopefully, that will change with time. As mentioned below, the writing style is overly “spammy” with too much up talking of the bull case; GE is a classic example of this where Curzio advises everyone to remove their stop losses, only for the stock to keep plummeting and eventually advising everyone to sell. Also, his investment thesis seems to change quite rapidly with some stocks, having recommended AK Steel Holding Corporation only to advise selling a few months later. Overal I can’t say I recommend others to buy this newsletter… Read more »

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gdoggcrunch
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CRA has Boring picks that Sophisticated investors already know about. He violates his own stop loss rules, ie GE. So if you ride his bad picks you can lose a lot. He says he vets management, but all his traveling didn’t stop him from picking companies that quickly disposed of their ace management. He has no BS detector. For the average investor, you can probably do well buying his picks with a tight trailing stop of 15%, versus the 35% stops he puts on. He overhypes and then digs in. USAU was a transparent Ventures pick (not a Venture Subscriber)… Read more »

Josh
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Josh

Like other commenters, I do think Frank is a little overoptimistic with his recommendation but you can still make money long-term, I prefer his partner Mike Alkin more but you have to pony up $3,000 a year for MoneyFlow Trader and be a more active trader. I am a lifetime subscriber to CRA because it was a good deal and I like reading his commentary on getting my wheels spinning. I have a small position in three of his 10 recommendations and a few more on my watchlist. He has a weekly podcast (Frankly Speaking) that doesn’t give away his… Read more »

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James
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James

I have been a CRA subscriber for a few years and I think the research is good and in depth. Personally I have some experience and have learned a fair amount about analysis, but I am not always to get many companies on my radar. For the money I think this is great value, and often good education about ways to look at the market. The picks do well overall, and I generally use the newsletter to add to my own research and filters.

Jeff Vandenburgh
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Jeff Vandenburgh

I’m more of a technical swing trader and I can’t imagine how one goes about researching the fundamentals of any of the thousands of stocks available in the universe. So, that’s why I have a subscription to Cursio Research Advisory. I have learned over the past year not to just buy whatever stock he recommends, but to put it on my watchlist and buy it when technicals confirm. And to sell when they stop confirming. I was hoping to use his picks to maintain in a buy-and-hold part of my portfolio, but that is a strategy meant for passive investors,… Read more »

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gdoggcrunch
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WARNING — I bought a “Lifetime” Membership, Just got an email stating “I’m writing to let you know that your annual Curzio Research Advisory maintenance fee of $19 is due in 7 days. “. Maybe he disclosed this up front but I didn’t keep screenshots. I can’t justify paying $19 for a bunch of picks I already own or know about.

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Jack LaLane
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Jack LaLane

Me too. What a nerve after a terrible year recommending such dogs as GE and DBD. A refund to the “lifetime” members would be more appropriate. Plus we get spammed with a bunch of offers for other crap. Very disappointing.

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MarcS

I took saved the webpages of the offer when I signed up, and the maintenance fee was disclosed,

Ron Cresap
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I also am a lifetime member. I was really surprised with the maintenance fee. He has hired some high priced employees that will cover topics that do not apply to my investing style. He probably needs more income to play them.There was no mention of a maintenance fee when I signed up. I also am not impressed with his stock picks, There have been more losers than winners in the last 11 months.

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brewski
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brewski

Signed up for Curzio Research Advisory when it first opened and have been tracking every one of his picks. Let’s just say you’re better off using a dart board. He’s had a couple of winners, but they are more than offset by his losers.

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John
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John

I’ve been following Curzio for years now. He provides good analysis but his stock picks in both CRA and his previous newsletter have not performed well overall. Definitely way under the performance of the S&P 500. I’ve lost a lot of money trusting Frank’s picks. I still like listening to his analysis, but rarely buy any of his recommendations.

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Sloop
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Frank Curzio is a snake oil salesman that really needs to look into the mirror and realize he is doing way more harm then good. I hope he seriously is trying to pick winners, but sometimes I think he just wants volume sales of his newsletters and doesn’t really put much effort into his picks. I tried giving him the benefit of the doubt, but you seriously have to try to hard to be as bad as he has been. Especially in this raging bull market where buying FANG or index funds could have made a lot more money. His… Read more »

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tim P
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tim P

Love his Podcasts but since starting his own company the quality of his picks have really dropped. He gets winners but his losers cause massive damage to the portfolio. Subscribing to his newsletter has literally cost us thousands in losses. This is not the safe long term hold newsletter touted in the beginning – its turnover is high and he manages to multiply our losses with double down bets. I really like him but I’m scared to listen to his picks at this point.

Dee
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Dee

What a joke. Like the others in this commentary, I got burnt ever listening to this salesman. My portfolio without his picks +30% annum… with his picks -25% I lost a thousands with his garbage picks. He provides worthless advice unless you short everything he recommends as a buy. To boot, his $19 annual maintenance fee… I paid lifetime but have been locked out because I refused to pay the maintenance fee.

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gdoggcrunch
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Thought I’d update, since I cancelled WITHOUT paying the maintenance fee. Frank must have had a battle with his conscience. Although I’m locked out of his worthless site. He is still sending updates and his latest picks. I give him some credit for that. I assume other “lifetime” subscribers received the same deal. At least then the other lifetime subscribers can get out when he gets out and buy his new picks (see suggestion below). I’ll also give him credit on CTRL, which I knew nothing about. The CTRL management is impressive on con calls, hiring the right people, etc.… Read more »

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Dre
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TEVA,GE,DBD,T,DAL,MCD (he said short MCD, but it doubled since that call) …Just to name a few of his dogs. I cant think of one pick that he ever said in his broadcast thats up. I like his podcast, but his picks are terrible.

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MarcS
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I’m enjoying CRA. It’s the low-cost newsletter, so it isn’t where the best picks are. How well are their picks doing overall? I cannot tell you simply, because he removes the closed positions (i.e. the failures) from the model portoflio on the website, and doesn’t publish performance numbers of the portfolio. The mistakes I’ve made are to try to pick and chose his picks and to take too big positions on some, so I’ve lost out of some of the winners I wasn’t convinced about initially. The right thing to do is not the second guess and cautiously buy everything… Read more »

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brewski
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STAY AWAY from CRA. I couldn’t figure out how to update my original post, so I’ll add this one. By my count, Frank has recommended 24 stocks via CRA. Of those 24, eight (33%) declined so bad he dropped them off his list – including such winners as GE, DBD, GROW, JD, OII and AKS. Of the 16 that remain in his CRA portfolio, only 6 are in positive territory. His biggest gainer – AMZN. Would you really need to pay someone to recommend AMZN? Great pick Frank,,,, duh. Frank is a great salesman. The man knows how to sell… Read more »

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joet
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joet

Lots of losers for me with no big winners to offset. Was initially excited about what I saw as his sincere attempt to create a newsletter for the masses but now I’m just about done giving the benefit of the doubt. I’ve hit stop limit on just every pick except one which is barely above.

Brownie
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Brownie

As I read through the comments, a majority of them have had a poor experience with Curzio Research Advisory and I couldn’t agree more. I purchased a lifetime membership on CRA and a limited subscription of two other products (MFT and CRO). None of these have resulted in any significant gain for me. I’ve since dropped CRO and plan to drop MFT . I also plan to stop paying the maintenance fee for CRA when it comes up. I’ll be interested to see how they respond. Honestly, I’d love to get some insight on quality newsletters and what separates them… Read more »