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Obie

I subscribed for three years, and overall, find this newsletter rather average with some serious shortcomings. For one thing, Dick Young likes to rant about his political beliefs. I really don’t care what those beliefs are, but I am paying for investment advice, not political advice. Secondly, Young lists a whole bunch of investments, but he does not recommend any type of allocation. Furthermore, his exposure to equities is quite limited. So during up markets he will brag about how much % your investments grew (well, it depends on how many of the zillion selections you actually bought and also… Read More »

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charles l

I subsribed to Youngs newsletter about six months ago. since then I received advertisments for additional stock recommendations that are his top picks (for hundreds of dollars more). When I suscribed I throught his monthly newsletter was his best stock choices, I guess not. I find this somewhat disgraceful if not close to being dishonest. I will not recommend nor renew my subscription.

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Truly awful letter written by a total fraud. Aside from this fraud espousing his fascist, paranoid, tea party viewpoints in an investment newsletter nonetheless, one hears the same old broken record of how you need to buy commodities since the sky will fall tommorrow. Doing a little more research I found that this ultra right-wing fascist lives in super liberal Key West and in fact manages no money whatsoever. He is retired and his son manages an office about the size of most peoples’ closets in Naples. I then looked a little further and found that the few funds the… Read More »

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Mark "Sparky" Mariani

Not as advertised.

The only logical explanation is the advertisement I received was created and sent to me by an independent (from Young) business who got a commission for reeling in a new subscriber. It appears to me that Young was not cognizant of the advertisement by which I judged him!

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NotTerriblyHappy

Been comparing Young to Leeb. the recent most notable separation is Unilever. Young says buy–Lebb says sell. The one thing that annoys me of all the newsletters is that I buy the product but then find out from all the e-mails is that to be “truly successful” I need to re-up my current subscription or I need to subscribe to their “cash cow/premium” news. I can subscribe for 6 months risk free and they will refund my money. If they are truly confident–how come you don’t GIVE me the trial period?? If you are as good as you think then… Read More »

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Albert

BS … I just let a subscription run out. I got suckered in every few years from his mailings … never again. Guy writes cute stories and always says ‘make it a good month’ .. but rarely follows up on his huge losses. I bought some stocks only to watch then dump like 90%. The guy uses stops and never remembers his big losses. The ‘lost $5000 once in my life” is BS. His subscribers lost millions…

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So-So

Been a subscriber to both Young and Leeb for some time. Neither one has made me a big winner in anything. Maybe because I can’t find it in me to blindly follow the picks and maybe because it seems lately the ones I have followed have immediately if not sooner go into the hole. As with others, I find it offensive that I pay good money for good advice only to find that I need to upgrade to a higher priced newsletter to get the “real story”. Also find it interesting that Young’s investment firm won’t touch you unless you… Read More »

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mesa1546

You can mail him a check like I did or use Bill Pay from your bank. PayPal is easy to use–I did that too.

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Ron
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Ron

I have been getting Young’s newsletter for years now. I read some of the criticisms and there are no specifics. What’s up with that? If you have a problem, spell it out. With details. I do not invest through them. I read through their recommendations and pick and choose what I want to buy. I have not missed with his recommendations.

b kolo
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Subscriber for about 20 years.
Young suggests 32 stocks over $300K investable, Or mutual funds under that amount.
Gives a great opportunity to make money with that many dividend stocks even if prices dip.
He advises Vanguard Wellsley Income for anyones mother- he has been right. If you are near or at retirement, you will make money with this guy.
He also likes utilities, natural resources especially the pipeline stocks that move them
which are less affected than owning the gas and oil stock cos. outright.

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Anna1

I have watched my elderly father subscribe to this newsletter over many years, and watched the recommendations that this newsletter suggested essentially wallow about, doing little more than sitting where they were when initially purchased, if not devalued shortly after purchase. (This latter event always made me wonder if the recommendations had a double life.) My father liked the newsletter because he liked the conservative politics of the author. Not a good reason to buy a stock!!! It was gifted to me by my father, and when I read the first issue, I cancelled the subscription for the same reason… Read More »

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jtkacc
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Bill O’Reily and Sean Hannity are
his heros.Had enough of Dick Young when he
talked about bomb shelter food to purchase
right away.Now that he’s close to retire i see
him trying to sell his service to what must be
his son in law to take over.
Sincerely,
Al Coburn
PS Also likes his guns and the Pres. is really Allah.Got me for a few hundred never again.

Mike
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I have been a 14 year subscriber that has done well with his conservative approach ( dividends, compounding, utilities, etc). Three years ago I would have given him a B+ rating, now a B- rating. The drop is for his continual effort to sell his family investment practice ( RETIREMENT COMPOUNDERS and MAXIMIZERS) . Most subscribers would prefer full issues on stock picks and portfolio adjustments, not pitching the family business. His charts are excellent and he writes interesting side stories, like his more recent trips to France and New England. His monthly “Top 10” are usually solid but you… Read More »

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Mary
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Mary

I’ve tried many, and this is the best I’ve found. It reflects exactly my investment principles, which have worked well over a long time (age 90+). Too expensive and somewhat repetitive. Right wing views suit me fine!

Don Gilbert
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Don Gilbert

Have been a subscriber from the first issue. Also subscribed to the the letter that Richard wrote before the Intelligence Report.

bill bladykas
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bill bladykas

Disappointed that Dick has stopped the newsletter especially since he just introduced a new investment strategy. I’m guessing his energy is going to go into asset management. Too bad, he did kind of leave us long time (25 years) readers out to dry.

Youngster
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Youngster

Is anybody dumping Vanguard (including Wellington and Wellesley) funds and buying individual dividend payers now? Intelligence Report endorsed Vanguard funds for many years.