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Michael Adler
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Michael Adler
May 7, 2012 5:26 pm

John Doody’s main thesis , adopted wholesale by ‘Doc’ Effrig at Stansberry, is that gold is supported by negative real interest rates. Intuitively, this is highly plausible, as many people run to real assets when the inflation adjusted return on Treasuries is negative.
This hypothesis regarding levels is, however, unable to explain the current weakness in gold and its miners, as the fundamental, that the level of inflation can be expected to exceed the level of nominal returns on T-bills, has not changed. For that, I suppose, one should look to the changes: in what direction can real interest rates be expected to move?
Personally, I have no idea: but I have heard it said that real rates might be expected to rise in the absence of a QE3, the absence of which might cause inflationary expectations to fall.
All this is not necessarily sufficient to fault Dr. Doody for not having a crystal ball something he has never said he had.
All told, Doody’s Top Ten are a excellent bet on condition that one believes that real interest rates are not going to become positive any time soon.

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Warren
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Warren
May 8, 2012 2:46 pm

I subscribed several years ago. The deal was that Doody was supposed to pick us gold stocks that would outperform gold. As I recall, Doody had us divide up our investment $ into 10 lots. 10 lots for 10 picks. Imagine my consternation when at one point Doody had us devote 3 of our 10 lots to GLD! For crying out loud, it was obvious gold was in a bull market. Any fool (this one included) could therefore pick GLD. The whole point of paying him the big bucks was to find stocks that would appreciate better than GLD or bullion. I was furious and had a fruitless email exchange with him over the issue. I felt ripped off. He was unrelenting with lame excuses. The icing on the cake was him getting out of the position at, as I recall, a loss. The thought of taking a loss on gold was preposterous to me and so I held for about a year or so and got out at a small profit.

In sum, I find this guy to be way overrated. He seems part of a mutual admiration society comprised of various newsletter publishers. I got some good recos from him. But I have also gotten recos that were as good for free elsewhere. After all, gold is in a bull market. TGLDX has been great for example. I got into that back in 2003 just on the basis of a WSJ article. Sometimes I wish I had just plunked all my $ into that and “set it and forget it”.

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chuckr
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chuckr
May 16, 2012 12:06 pm

I am still trying to learn how to pick good stocks to invest in and the mining companies that you mentioned have been reviewed many times before by another investing outfit.
Your information seem to track what I was reading and narrowing down the picks a bit.
Thanks.

chuckr
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chuckr
May 16, 2012 12:10 pm

I almost got involved with Stansberry when I read that his recommendations have not done nearly as well as touted.
Now he is selling information about -if Obama does one thing, the whole world will crash type thing.
From what I have read, I will stay clear of his recommendations. . . .
What is the connection between him and Doody?

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toff
February 27, 2013 11:49 pm

Although it’s early days for me with John, I’m quite impressed. Audited results over the last 10 years show very impressive returns. He does very detailed analysis (lots of numbers) on all the gold stocks out there, and reports all the facts in a shorthand form. The top ten are the ones the best bets at the moment, with a balance between big gold, juniors, and royalty companies. I’m investing a significant percentage of my account in his picks, because I think gold will be what will keep its value over the next ten years.

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summerpd
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August 15, 2013 1:02 pm

A great value at $600 per year. Then the price skyrocketed and I did not renew. At $1500, if you follow his advice, you still come out ahead. Now for the $600 you only get the top 10. 🙁

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bonny
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bonny
January 5, 2014 2:52 am

He did’nt see coming the big fall of gold…, and I lost a lot of money

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Bob
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Bob
July 1, 2015 8:48 am

Better go buy the gold etfs gdx or gdxj they will outperform GSA Top ten all all day lomg

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hones720
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May 12, 2016 11:53 am

Have been a subscriber for about a year now. Doody recommends investing equally in the top ten stocks. So I did. As of today, I am down 90% – only one of his ten is profitable. The other nine are all down over 90%. None of them appear in his latest newsletter. Like any newsletter hawker, if one picks enough stocks eventually something will hit. Might be better off throwing darts at a dartboard.