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john sloan
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HI everyone I have all my monthly Safe Money issues plus the special alerts back to Oct 2003. When Travis posted the idea of writing these reviews, I for fun went back and wrote a summary of each issue – too long to post here now. But Martin Weiss has been right on – early noting the coming collapse of housing – mortgages, banks – recommending gold and some funds. Maybe a bit too early in adding inverse funds as shorting is always very volatile. His business for years has been investigating banks and insurance companies and his ratings scores… Read more »
Daniel Victor
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I’ve only subscribed since October 2008 [wish I’d seen it a few months earlier!]. The advice is very sound,and the report really makes sense.Two caveats only – ETFs decay over time as the underlying indices rise and fall – especially the ultras.Also,they keep tring to sell you other,more expensive stuff.

John McKay
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Although this newsletter’s recommendations are ultra-conservative, nevertheless they have been “right on the money”. The advice is sound for all who wish to protect capital. The work done on banks and insurance companies has been invaluable. I have not bought any of Weiss’ recommendations, but I believe him to be genuine in wishing to help people preserve their capital. Of course, other services are pushed, but that’s to be expected, isn’t it? They are in business, after all.

Barbara
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I have subscribed to Safe Money for 7 years and find it very easy to read, informative and accurate. At times I have felt Weiss was too alarmist, yet he has always been right. I feel that he is honest and really wants people to preserve their wealth and prosper.

Eleanor
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I have subscribed since 1995. His advice is sound, but sometimes he expounds on his father’s experience too extensively: but then again, it puts all his advice into perspective. He is not a trader, and his reccommendations are conservative. He has called this catastrophy over the past few years, using sound economic principles. I find both Dr. Weiss and his team a valuable souce for well thought out and knowledgeable guidance.

Stan
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Most of his picks are terrible. Right now, he wants everyone to put most of their money – 75% into short term treasury bills. Sure, that’s safe for not losing, but it’s not safe if you miss the opportunity to ride the initial bull charge up. I like some of his commentary and he has made some correct calls over the last few years. I like his calls about the economy and certain sectors, but his investment picks aren’t too good. He was early to tell people to get out of the market and he’ll be late to tell people… Read more »
John
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Very good value and very accurate forecasting (warnings) also. Smart guy. Only negative is the barrage of email ads for more expensive stuff.

A
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Either Stan is a disgruntled past “Safe Money Report” employee or he might be employed by a financial institution that Safe Money revealed a financial weekness in or maybe he works for another newsletter. As the name of the news letter implies, Safe Money’s primary concern is to keep your money safe. Safe Money has done an admirable job of warning their subscribers about where they think the market and sectors of the market are heading. I have read the free and the subscription services of Safe Money for years. If I had to say something negative about Safe Money… Read more »
Joan
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Weiss is a permabear, so he’s right recently. His recommendation to go heavily into a Treasury $ mkt at <1% interest was fed by his extreme fearmongering… and he has a bit of a conflict of interest given that he owns/runs a Treasury $ mkt with something like triple the industry management fee.
His insurance company and bank ratings (available thru thestreet,com) are excellent and much tougher than normal ratings.

Edwin Schmidt, M.D.
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I have taken this and many other newsletters over the years. I believe Martin Weiss’s advice is the most reallistic and timely that I receive.

Ed Schmidt

Randall S.
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I really took notice when Martin posted a serious warning back in 2007. Of the five letters I receive, I look forward most to Safe Money. His inverse ETF recommendations have helped stem the carnage by about 50%. I feel his conservative views, borne out by his father’s recollections from the 30’s Depression, are serving his clients well in this fiscal meltdown.

Bob Brown
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Yes, I think it’s true, as Joan says, that Martin Weiss is a perma-bear. In bull markets he tends to be wrong, and in bear markets he’s right. If he has a newsletter archive that goes back 25 years or so, you can check this out. If I remember correctly, he said that his father made a bundle investing borrowed money in the Great Depression, which seems to have galvanized him into bear-ishness for his entire current incarnation. To be fair, I have not subscribed to “Safe Money Report,” but about 20 years ago I did buy his bank rating… Read more »
Bud
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I subscribed to Stock Options Trader and promptly lost 25K. I used to subscribe to Safe Money and around 2002 the permabear called the mortgage crisis 7 years in advance. Safe Money is too safe. Edelson was responsible for all the above mentioned losses including the ones with Joan up above, he was completely out of control and way off the mark in those days. I did however respect their prompt response when I asked for the receipt for Stock Options Trader and got it. After I received it, I joined the class action lawsuit by some Florida lawyers who… Read more »
OT
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He is a permabear and given the last year he’s right. The nightmares he’s given me helped me pull out of the market in Oct so mission accomplished. His picks were bad during the boom years but pretty good now. Yes he bombards you with more expensive package deals incessently. I’ve subscriber for 10 years. He does show you how to preserve your money. I’m not complaining.

Spenser
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Hey Bud! Could you give me some more info about the class action lawsuit? I’d like to join up but don’t know how. Thanks!

andrew
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If 50000 people buy an investment package for $1500 per subscriber to follow a $1000000 investment strategy then you get what you deserve. Do the maths folks. Who do you think has won on this deal? I had some respect for this crowd until a month ago. This would be one of the best scams I have ever seen. The man has no conscience, despite all his rhetoric and hand wringing about caring about people. I am just amazed at the gullibility of ordinary folk. Only Elliott Wave International seem to have a handle on this financial mess – and… Read more »
NYCguy
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I subscribed to Safe Money around 2000. I later subscribed to Larry Edelson’s “Real Wealth” around 2005. Both reports were about $89 or $99/yr at that time. I have since monitored their recommendations because they send you almost daily email once you have been a subscriber. I would have to say that Weiss is a Permabear, or as the saying goes; “a broken clock is right twice a day”. Throughout the largest bull market of this century, Weiss was warning that a crash could happen any day, and always recommended keeping most of your money in Treasuries. As a result… Read more »
Contessa June
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I noticed a big change in Weiss’ free newsletter a few months ago. I found out soon after that he was bought or joined with the Street.com. I believe one of Agora’s publications. They deal in EXTREMELY lengthy stories and partial info to get you to join their paying publications. I have noticed several newsletters now doing same thing..I click them off. I have lost faith in Weiss and his group. Especially with his new : “I am putting up one million of my own money (of course, if enough of you fall for this I will have made it… Read more »
fabien hug
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I was almost ready to subscribe when he started to tout a way to safeguard one’s retirement a couple of month ago. I watched the video and he was promoting his new currency service with Crock “there is always a bull market in currencies”. I really dropped when I saw that; you lost 50% of your assets in the stock market and you are supposed to make it back gambling on currencies!
That was it.

Bob S
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I agree with many of the other reviewers – Martin seems to be a permanent bear. I’ve been a subscriber for nearly 5 years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him so excited that he’s finally hit a home run. He did a great job in September telling subscribers to completely get out of the market. But I also fear he will be late telling folks to get back in. I am down on two of the inverse index ETFs he recommended. I didn’t buy them right away, but with the market now lower than when I did buy… Read more »
Ray
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I have subscribed to “Safe Money” for almost two years. The subscribers that label him a “Permabear” may be right because everything I have read in the service has been bearish. That having been said, if I had gone to cash (Treasuries) a year ago as he advised, I would be way ahead of the game. Like Bob S., I too am trying the Contrarian Portfolio. It is fully refundable within 90 days. I’m only using one tenth the value of the reccomendations and will use the rest of my portfolio to pursue much more bullish positions when the time… Read more »
newowl
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I have subscribed for years. I always understood that he was ahead of the curve about predicting the fall of housing etc. I think that he has been waiting to duplicate his father’s success during the depression. He can’t see the trees because he is only interested in the forest. That said he has made some good picks along the way. For the price there is a lot of good information in his newsletter. The newsletter that I trust for market timing advice is The Shepherd Investment Strategist. It is much cheaper than the new newsletter that Weiss is promoting… Read more »
Smitty
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I have had numerous investment advisory newsletters for 3 to 10 years including Agora Financial Reserve for which I paid $5000 about three years ago for life time subscriptions to a half dozen or more newsletters–those of which actually report their portfolios have done poorly since mid 08 with the exception of Don Amoss. Agora’s general advice to buy gold has also fared well. But I digress: I’ve had Weiss Safe Money and Edelson Real Wealth for about 8 years. I’ve had mixed results. Although their recomendations often make a lot of sense, somehow I haven’t made much $ following… Read more »
Bud
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Spenser, it is too late to join the class action. I was solicitated from that law firm a year ago this past January. You only had a couple of months before the trial which ended in a settlement to respond with all kinds of documentation including the receipt. You may have gotten the solicitation and thought it to be junk mail; at any rate, I’m sorry that you weren’t able to participate. I am still waiting for the check.

jan
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I have subscribed for 18months, believing there was credibility because of the safe bank ratings. I believe the recent effort to get subscribers to buy his book at 29.99 and send copies to their politician, to friends etc, buy multiples and get an equivalent value in a service from Weiss, was plain opportunism. He lied by saying it would cost them nothing. He aimed to get 50,000 signatures to take to Washington, and you could put in a signature if you bought a book.t was self promoting opportunism, and profitable. As are his video/online seminars nastily promoting his products. Additionally… Read more »
RDC
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Anyone who expected any advice and recomendations to happen overnight would been and will still be disapointed. While the market is being manipulated by proping up failed institutions anything can happen. The market will eventualy fall and reflect the economy instead of the hype, spin and hot air it is based on at the moment

Frank J
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Anything offered by Dr. Weiss or his group (including Edelston “the gold expert”) should be viewed with a jaundiced eye. I once paid 5K for an options newsletter of Weiss’s and then lost my shirt in one month following his recommendations. So, did many others who put their trust in him. Consequently, the SEC fined him heavily, pointing out Weiss’s blatantly false advertising and other deceptions in arriving at their decision. The fact that he continually advertised (via a barrage of e-mail ads) that his latest option picks made money when they actually lost money is indisputable, as I saved… Read more »
Dave
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The two biggest mistakes I have made in my investing “career” were to not get out of the market a year ago, and then later to follow Martin Weiss’ advice to sell everything, which I finally did in late February, thus missing one of the largest upturns in market history. I would be far better off financially had I never heard of Weiss Research. He is still predicting a depression. Perhaps he will be right (his arguments are still compelling), but as of now his followers have paid a very high price in missed gains and have not done well… Read more »
Jimmy
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I’m on my 3rd or 4th year of subscription. I’ve followed most but not all recos, however with only a portion of my investments. Results, I think, are mildly positive. As indicated in these previous reviews, “premature” is the best description of Weiss advice. And I’m beginning to think that also applies to the new “Contrarian” letter.

Giuliano Gatta
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Dear Stock Gumshoe:It has something of a trickster.He keeps sending you requests for new services that are just one a repetition of the other.But what I will never forgive him is his pounding on silver in 2001.He started calling it a dead duck and never stopped not even when facts denied it .The missed gains he caused had been enormous because I was invested in silver.To me it has been the greatest blunder I have ever seen.He completely missed uranium and base metals bulls.The only good thing is he gives you your money back if you ask for it.

William
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Terrible. Martin Weiss is an idiot. Subscribed for 10 years throughout the 90s.
Missed out on the entire raging Bull market as Weiss always had us short or buying puts on the markets.

Broken clock is right twice a day, wrong the other 99.99%.

Weiss is that broken clock.

Sorry, but he has zero intuition on market direction… zero.

Willaim

wdg
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Review of Weiss’s Safe Money Report I just found this site last week, when googling a newsletter teaser. Gumshoe seems to be a great idea and I support your efforts. I currently subscribe to Weiss Safe Money, Jim Shepherd’s Shepherd’s Investment Strategist, and Elliott Wave. I have subscribed to Safe Money Report for 10 years, and I have subscribed to several Weiss premium services with mixed results. I agree with the review writers that are tired of the screaming headlines and overblown marketing style. I still trust and use Weiss’s bank ratings, insurance ratings and bear market “SAFETY’. It’s way… Read more »
Ron A
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I have subscribed to the Weiss “Safe Money” report for a while. Following his instructions I bought 50 shares of DOG, PSQ, and SEF. His May issue still said buy these. He never said to sell, and I took a bath before I realized what was happening.
Should haveknown better because he states that “editors and research staff do not hold positions in companies recommended…”
If he is not willing to put his money where his mouth is…I shouldn’t have either.

Larry Jones
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All the naysayers regarding Martin Weiss’ “short”comings are right on. Although I had subscribed for a period back in year 1999, I can attest to the legitimacy of the complaints offered in the prior comments relating to Martin being a permabear and missing just about every bull run imaginable. I too, out of sheer morbid interest, continue to opt to receive the fear-mongering Weiss emails. They make me want to scream. I also believe Martin is highly manipulative and cares nothing about others. He appears to be a true psychopath who actually hopes and prays for a depression in order… Read more »
Damien
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Improperly named service. Should be called “Martin Weiss’s Never Ending Self-Serving Promotional Media Machine”. He even sends you his world’s coming to an end emails on Sundays and holidays. Another losing service I bought into along with the MDCP. That’s the new service that assists you in buying high and selling well never because they don’t believe in stops, just mental notes. That’s an example of some of the secret sauce that makes this service so invaluable. One pick alone is down after today over 18%, but no need to worry as Claus has a mental stop in his head.… Read more »
j.t.
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Damien: Your reviews are hilarious as well as true. You should take over for Conan whats his name on late night TV.

j.t.
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Bob Brown
Martin sold his bank rating service to thestreet.com
Go to thestreet.com – click ‘Portfolio & Tools’
On drop-down menu click ‘Banks & Thrifts Ratings’
Follow instructions – fill in banks name
This service is free

SteveD
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Subscriber since September 08. Thanks to all who have shared an opinion. I read his most recent book, and drew the conclusion that he positions for a deflationary depression. If this happens, it will happen in spite of every politicians’ every effort to inflate the economy, because debtors benefit from inflation, not deflation-and the voting populace in America is rife with debtors! So, Weiss probably misses the mark on this one. But Weiss’s bailiwick is safety. OK, fair enough. But I have to agree that 75% of your portfolio in short term Treasuries is overkill for safety. Heck, even Jeremy… Read more »
Sammy
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I made the mistake of believing the fear and hype of the latest product from Weiss in his million dollar portfolio. I should have known better. I ran across a copy of his 1980s book “How to Survive the Money Panic” and really believe he is on a mission to do the same thing his father did and will look for disaster everywhere it might seem to appear and wants to be a savior. Unfortunately, this makes him a constant bear. I am down 18% now after 3 months….so much for capital preservation. He also said the fund would be… Read more »
Super_unhappy
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Instead of Safe Money Reports… or Million Dollar Contrarian… Dr. Weiss should change the name of his services to Unsafe Money Reports… invest your money using my recommendation, I sure will help you lose your money.

The sky is falling all the time…. He pray in the fear of others. It is shameful!. … but even more shame on me for actually listening.

The one thing that he does have is that he returns you your money promptly..

Buyer behave…. he is a SCAM!

Kate
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I agree with all the critical remarks made about Martin Weiss. Martin alarmed us that the DOW would reach 5,000, and told us to sell everything. To add further injury, he advised us to buy inverse ETFs and leverage inverse ETFs. I made a huge mistake taking his advice that I regret for life. I bought several leverage inverse ETFs positions. While the market was rallying +35%, Martin kept preaching the imminent collapse. All the while, in fear, I kept holding the decaying inverse positions. He was right about the collapse; all my inverse positions collapsed. Many of my positions… Read more »
carodox
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I have been following Weiss since around 2002 and have subscribed to his Safe Money Report. His chief value to me was a counterbalance to market cheerleaders and creating enough cognitive dissonance for me to try to learn what it was all about. I don’t know if I would have made money or lost it, had I been in the market these past 7 years. I have managed to hold on to my principle and am roughly even after 7 years. I have not followed all his recommendations and made money with some of his picks. What is clear to… Read more »
Portfolio Man
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The real problem with Martin, Claus (MCP) and Mike (COET) is that they do not know how to trade based on the news and their research. They have a lot of good data but don’t know what to do with it. Hence, just panic everyone now and they will subscribe!!! However, in his new product offering for $2K, you can time the market with some trends and waves. In that model, they show an up market this year. However, if you look at MAM today, Martin is saying the sky is falling again and to follow his safe money picks.… Read more »
Portfolio Man
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Consistent with Safe Money’s theme, a new stock for the conservative portfolio was a natural resource play and said to buy at market which was $14.58 (closing price on June 5th). Now it trades at $12.19 or a (16%) loss a little more than a month later. Just like your MCP offering you have, how can you pick so bad. Almost everything these 2 services suggest buying is in the 10% loss club within the first 30 days. I could have thrown dart at the WSJ and picked better stocks that have gone up in the last 3 months. This… Read more »
Tom in Midlothian
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I have been reading Dr Martin Weiss for a number of years and
have respected his market positions and the education he is
constantly attempting to provide. I signed on to his “SAFE
MONEY” report, @ $50.00/yr, in April of this yr, and though
very conservative, have had both a solid gain of over 22%, but
more IMPORTANT, the learning experience a novice as myself
needs with positive results. Self directing my savings is new
for me, and I would recommend this letter to the novice investor based on personal experience. Gonna LIVE LARGE;
Tom in Midlothian

Mark P
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Perma bear – but he NEVER admits a mistake (and he’s made some whoppers) and he’ll keep shoveling the same crap even when it’s obviousl he should give up the ghost. Moring of the London subway bombings “Panic in the Dow – Here’s how to profit.) Market didn’t react as he predicted and if you’d done as he said you would have lost a buinch of money but he never admits he flubbed. That’s jsut one example.

I was never so glad when a financial newsletter subscription ran out.

Portfolio Man
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Tom in Midlothian – how the heck did you make money since April using Safe Money??? That is impossible as his inverse fund picks are deep in the red since April and his conservative picks of gold and other natural resources are down. Also the rest is in T Bills (no return)??? Are you sure you picked the right newsletter to rate or do you work for Martin Weiss? There is no way possible you made money unless you did the complete opposite of what he did. By the way, this month’s newsletter was real insightful (I am being sarcastic).… Read more »
Portfolio Man
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For those who want to read the truth about Martin and MAM, type in the search bar above “Million-Dollar Contrarian Portfolio” and read those reviews on this website. Martin does not deserve 2.5 stars for his “UN-Safe Money” subscription. Maybe he should rename the report and call it “Your personal guide to wealth destruction”. His motto should be, why lose money on your own, I can help you by joining one of my high high paid subscriptions. I am down huge with his selections on this subscription as well. It should be a 1 star best case.
Campbell
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I subscribed to the Safe Money Report starting in early 2008, just before the crash. My biggest problem with the Weiss group is that they do not seem to understand or communicate the linkage between overseas markets and stocks and the U.S. stock market. While I have lost money on most of their stock choices due to the market decline, I would have pulled my money out of the overseas funds and stocks had I known they would also decline by 40-50%. Also, I was in one of their recommendations, UNWPX, for years and pulled out because it was a… Read more »
Richard
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I was sucked into a 6 month “discounted” subscription to the Interest Rate And Currency Trader, (no longer available), for $2600. I could not get any of the brokerages to take my business(thank God). It’s track record was terrible. There is a page on his website that, at the bottom, lists links to past performances. From what I can now see, most suck. When I asked for my money back sometime latter, I was told “gee, you should have called us sooner”. I will never again pay more than $100-$200 for a newwsletter. If any were worth more, the headlines… Read more »
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