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EL
August 4, 2010 9:56 am

I subscribed to Jeff Clark’s Short Report for 3 months at $500/quarter and pulled the plug after the first quarter. He makes a very good case for each of his recommendations, but unfortunately they were almost always wrong. Eventually his advice will turn out to be right, but there’s no point because everyone can make the right call EVENTUALLY. So the best thing you can do is to take the opposite side of his recommendations each time, but this takes guts. To be fair to Jeff, his logic while sound, has no place in a market that is artificially propped up by the Fed. Whenever he thinks the market is primed for a fall, some mysterious force will step in and drive it up. Until the Fed stops interfering, there is simply no point in listening to any analyst who uses conventional logic and extrapolation from past events.

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October 6, 2010 5:18 pm

‘The Ultimate Home Business’ is being advertised again for the modest amount of $3000, a 25% discount from the regular $4000 price. When you see 1 positive and 26 negative reviews here of this or similar products, you can usually assume that the overblown copy writing hype typical of financial service firms (second only to ‘male enhancement products’ copy) is what you think it is – crap – and buyer beware. Possibly the loss of another large batch of subscribers this past quarter has triggered another advert cycle. It will be interesting to see the comments over the next quarter…

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February 14, 2011 10:47 pm

I subscribed to S&A ‘Flex’ Alliance which includes Short Report. Tried *one* option he recommended, went to 50% loss in uder a week, now a week or so after that is almost to ZERO. Should be a complete loser by the time the option expires. His other two options he recommended at the same time are *also* losers, so I predict three total losses by March Options expiry.
He also assigned *no* stop loss to any of these! WTF! Plus his service is the most expensive!!! Fortunately with my lifetime subscription I can pick any 5 newsletters and that one *won’t* be on my list. F-

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February 26, 2011 7:47 pm

I agree with many who say that Jeff Clark is very knowledgeable. I understand the term front running. But my gut tells me that is not happening. Yet I am totally surprised by one of the reviewers here who mentioned watching the minute by minute changes in options prices recommended by Jeff and noting a spike in price 20 minutes ahead of his email recommendation. I have had a lot of faith in Jeff’s integrity based on a few years of reading his reports and his comments on “Direct Line” Doggonit I want to give him the benefit of the doubt. But that does not mean that after he makes his recommendations, if they are reviewed prior to his hitting the send button, someone else in Stansberry is not getting an order in ahead of the subscribers.

I have also experienced the quick rise in the option price on may of his recommendations. I believed this was due to a multitude of subscribers jumping in there before I received the email. Believe me I have a life, I don’t sit there and wait for these recommendations to be emailed to me.

Another subscriber mentioned that three of Jeff’s recommendations all failed. I have gotten into a few and learned quickly that they can change direction in heartbeat. So, I have held a tight and “greedyless” reign on myself to achieve some profits. By the way I consider myself a novice even though I work hard to educate myself and learn from others – and Jeff Clark is a good teacher.

What I have done is reread some of his possible trades he never initiated. I was reading one of Jeff’s comments about a trade surrounding the BDI index when it was at 14. By luck when I read it BDI had dropped to 10+ and the shipping company he recommended as a proxy to the BDI index had followed suit. Looked to me like one of Jeff’s converging triangles so I made the trade he was thinking about and no one was there spiking my price. That was worth a 2-1/2 time gain. But the very next day the market changed directions abruptly and that trade was almost worthless.

What I hear many people say about many of these high priced options newsletters is the same thing subscribers here are saying by assessing a poor grade to Jeff. And I wonder if our expectations are to high for these folks. We are really betting that they have more experience in forecasting the future trends for us than we have. That’s what I am paying him for! Maybe modest success is all we really should expect out of any of them and not 80%? After all none of these guys are ancient biblical prophets!

By the way I am a long term subscriber to Stansberry and I get all the news letters except that big spendy one. I believe that if I would have followed more of the direction given to me by other newsletter writers at Stansberry instead of getting in the way ( I am my own worst enemy) I might have been more successful.

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