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Elissa Stein
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The Complete Investor costs $39, for a year, so this is an inexpensive publication. Leeb is a “peak oil” advocate, but TCI is well-rounded, because it contains everything from financials to infrastructure, emerging markets, tech, etc. The publication recommends at least two stocks each month. The analysis is thorough and well written. Additionally, if a stock has lost its Mojo due to a flaw in a company or other adverse changes, TCI will advise to sell positions. There are two levels of sell recommendations: red and orange alerts, and you can receive them, and the publication itself, via email. TCI… Read More »

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Timothy Leeb
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Thank you for the commentary. I’d be excited to communicate updated services and portfolios, where our trade by trade success is exceptional. We are also on Facebook now http://www.facebook.com/theleebinvestor.

Warmest Regards,
Timothy Leeb
The Leeb Group http://www.leeb.com
timothy.leeb@leeb.com
(914) 483-7654

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Bill Pohlman
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Send me a phone number so I can get the $39 annual price with the other info as sent to me in the regular mail. I lost the subscriber forms.

Dusty
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Dusty

This newsletter is one that I began in the fall of 2008 mostly as a tax deductible expense. The price is a beginning subscriber rate that will increase a lot with renewals. My ‘star’ ratings are based on inadequate experience. My situation and the current Market have not cooperated in allowing significant use of this data. I can agree that the flow of information is interesting and well written. I am not impressed just by a flow of pretty words and ideas. I think the listing of usable picks for a small investor is limited. Some of that, however, is… Read More »

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Thanks Mark. I don’t have a set sector plan that I implement, I tend to choose investments from the bottom up — look for good ideas, but avoid being too exposed to any single sector. That said, I do try to keep close to half of my investments in overseas companies, and in non-dollar-denominated stocks. I think it’s important for any investor who needs growth in his portfolio to invest in the growth engines of the world, which are the emerging economies, both large and small. Russia is the one I like least politically, among the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India,… Read More »

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A. Nony  Mouse
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If I were to recommend one newsletter to anyone this would be it. I subscribed to “The Complete Investor” in September of last year and by following the advice therein, have actually been able to make money. Subscribers can choose from a number of Portfolios detailed within it to suit their investment strategy/risk tolerance: 1. Growth, 2. Income, 3. Fund Portfolio, ( included in it are mutual Funds from various sectors: Large Value,Large Growth, Large Blend, Mid- cap Value, Mid-cap Growth, Small Value among others) 4. FundFinds Portfolio (what some hot mutual fund managers are buying) 5.Fast Track Portfolio (generally… Read More »

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I’ve been a subscriber since early 2008, so I guess I’m about to expire. I’m not sure how it is with new subscribers now but when I enrolled I did receive a couple of bonus reports. Both had to do with long term energy supply(with sidelights of precious metals) and both were pretty much spot on. I’m a small time investor and a $2,000 play weighs heavily on my investment portfolio. I made a couple of investments last year which were mainly due to the Complete Investor and the reports I received for signing up. Both did well but required… Read More »

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Overall a good publication. Dr. Leeb is a big believer in commodities and the coming era of inflation so there is a lot of talk about buying gold. Aside from stock picks which run the gamut from blue chips to small caps I’d never heard of, this newsletter is also educational if you are interested in economics. But you need a long term focus here, Dr. Leeb is a forward thinker (peak oil, coming water & mineral shortages etc.) so if you’re looking to get rich overnight, this one may not be for you.

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cprohrer

You know…We’ve all seen a lot of companies, and university research (MIT), touted as having the
most likely battery of the future….My personal feeling is that there are only two ways to
profit from high capacitor lithium batteries (If that is truely the ultimate trend).
The first is just invest in “Nanotechnology” (Van Eck’s Vector ETF for Nanotechnology, is a dandy). Or a major automaker like Daimler. Or just waite it out….Sooner or later something will rise to the top (Mostly later).

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That’s still the “forever battery” teaser ad, I assume — it’s XDSL, I wrote about it a couple times. It spiked to 15 cents when the ads started early this year, and it’s at about 2.5 cents now.

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Megha
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I have read Stephen Leeb’s basic newletters for a long time. Now I can’t find any of my old issues – before “The Complete Investor” – but I remember how long it took him to understand that the fallout from the Enron scandal would affect a number of his picks that he kept saying were safe to hold on to. Of course I remember that vividly because I held on until some of them were worthless. I would say that his timing had been terrible and if you like his picks, be sure to track the technical indicators before investing… Read More »

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Timothy Leeb
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First of all, thank you for following us on and off throughout the years. I believe we have made vast improvements regarding “timing” our trades as well as strengthening our portfolios. I’d happily comp you, so you can see for yourself, what I believe to be our strongest publication, most focused on timing, also requiring more focus on behalf of the subscriber. If we send a sell alert to your email and you don’t open your email, the trade alert is meaningless. Feel free to call me direct at 914 483 7654 or email me at Timothy.leeb@leeb.com Kindest Regards, Timothy… Read More »

Lee
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I subscribed for the Complete Investor for four years, just dropped it…..costing me about $79/yr. Also signed up for his “Agressive Trader” for $1000 (options trading) a couple years ago but dropped it and got a partial refund promptly (I made a small amount of money with the Aggressive Trader newsletter but it felt like a casino….win big, lose big). He is a “peak oil” guy and was ahead of the pack. He also claimed to have a “Master Key” (based on oil price changes, among other things) that was “proven” to alert subscribers of market downturns. Well, we just… Read More »

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Haven’t looked at this one yet, but I hope to get to it later today — thanks1

Stan
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Stan

He makes some good picks and it’s nice that he has all of these different types of portfolios to choose from. It can get confusing though because there are too many to choose from. I don’t remember him providing any good guidance on which portfolio(s) to choose for a particular investing style.

He’s a smart man and seems to have pretty good timing.

Of course, it’s an investment letter; so it’s buy and hold, which isn’t the best thing in these times.

Timothy Leeb
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Stan,
We have made huge improvements since 09 with regards to trading services where our timing has been excellent. I think you’d be excited about utilizing Brain Trust Profits. The link is http://www.braintrustprofits.com. Our average gain per closed trade will have you motivated to check your email. Do not hesitate to contact me directly at Timothy.leeb@leeb.com or via phone at (914)483-7654.

Kindest Regards,
Timothy Leeb
The Leeb Group http://www.leeb.com
-Also, visit us on Facebook via http://www.facebook.com/theleebinvestor

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SageNot
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Have any of the 8 folks above read either of Dr. Leeb’s books on crude oil? If so, why do you think that we have crude oil trading below $35./brl on the Future’s Exch.? In his “The Coming Economic Collapse” he gives advice on how to thrive when oil costs over $200./brl, HUH? It never occurred to Dr. Leeb that when oil costing $147./brl blew up the commodity business in general, time had come to BAIL. Thrive Dr. Leeb, surely you jest. My last subscription to any of Dr. Leeb’s work was pre-Y2K, & he wasn’t any more accurate then… Read More »

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Amanda
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I subscribed to TCI for about three years. The cost was $79 a year, and it just expired. His advice was fine when the market was doing well, but his timing has been off, and he didn’t seem to see the overall weakness developing in the market. There were far too many choices, so if you couldn’t buy them all, and happened to pick the poor performers, oh well. His “Master Key” predictor might simply have stopped working (that’s his alleged secret to success.) The two worst “picks” that I followed were Nova Gold and GE. He recommended NG, a… Read More »

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They’re really a global company, including OMI’s old offices in Stamford, CT, but Torm’s headquarters are in Hellerup.

cprohrer
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cprohrer

Lilli,
Torm is not the real name, it’s an abreviation…..Sort of…The last time I tried to pronounce the whole thing; I did myself an injury…
The symbol is “TRMD”…….You can google that, as well as the name “Torm”, and
you’ll locate it’s website, without too much trouble.

Well okey-dokey….I can spell it (Likely get carpal-tunnel):
“Aktieselskabet Dampskibsselskalet Torm “…TRMD

Jim
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Jim

I subscribed from 2003 through 2006. Leebs comments about then current economic trends was the best part of his news letter. His recommendations were conservative, mostly blue chip types, with no wild out of space ideas! His portfolios rarely changed…. indeed two semi-annual issues would find almost the exact same names on his three lists. When it came time to re-subscribe for 2007, I dug out all issues from the previous years, and reviewed winners and losers. Except for Leebs reviews of “then current” market conditions, there were no real recommendations worth $39 a year. His free weekly emails were… Read More »

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It’s Boston Scientific (BSX) — wrote about them a few months ago when Porter started this campaign.

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Jim S
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I’ve been a TCI subscriber for a year or so – recently signed up for Leeb’s Real World Investing – for I believe in his overall themes (peak oil, gold) – only catch is, his timing’s awful. A couple examples: he called for a bottom in oil in Aug of last year, just before USO dropped a mind boggling 70%. Example #2, during Jan 09’s brief rally he called the market bottom – right before the Feb meltdown to new lows.. The real test of an analyst is what they say or predict at important market pivot points – and… Read More »

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JPA
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JPA

Bear with me as I may ramble. Steve Leeb has decent logic and knowledge on the stock market and the economy, in general. I subscribed to his Leeb Income Investor and his Complete Investor newsletters because they are packed with picks like Personal Finance is by Elliott Gue. Not being a fool, Leeb has since come out with three more newsletters, one geared to taking $250k to $1 million in 6 years. Apparently exisiting members of his two other newsletters were not worthy of such advice without paying the extra fee. Ironically, he charges $500 per year for this service,… Read More »

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After having implicitly disparaged U.S. banks here’s a reasonably low risk trade that takes a year that you can do. I chose this stock for the combination of the chart picture and the dividend yield. I have no clue about its fundamentals. Some traders may want to wait for this to pull back some as it is somewhat overbought. Buy 100 NYB; sell 1 January 2011 NYB 15 call at .75 cents to cover the stock; sell 1 January 2011 NYB 12.50 put for 2.00. Total premium into your account is $275. This effectively reduces your break even (BE) on… Read More »

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Oliver Vandagriff
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Stephen Leeb’s The Complete Investor I have subscribed to this monthly newsletter/email advisory longer than any other, about one year. The cost was only $79/yr and for that I receive detailed news on fast growth companies, funds, banking stocks, energy/commodities stocks, and emerging markets. Early on I accepted their picks as gospel and invested in ten of their high rated picks. I lost money in all but two of them. One of them, Helix (HLX) I lost a LOT. I bought it at $27, got out at $17. It is now down to $5! And yet on page 10 of… Read More »

Richway
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Richway

I only signed up for it to get one of his books, and I should have just bought the book on amazon.com

He is even more of a wimp on his picks here than he was w/ Personal Finance, where he recommended so many picks to hold Warren Buffet would have been hard pressed to follow.

And of course as with all the rest, we are constantly bombarded with teasers for “The Big Money Makers” services. By the way, he does not even list how much up or down his picks are, so I think that says it all.

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coachellabill
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coachellabill

I have been subscribing to this newsletter for several years. Some of his advice has made money for me, chiefly in Gold and Energy stocks.. But I am increasingly perplexed by his ability to play both sides. In his ads for special services he trumpets how the newsletter warned of the coming financial storm, but if one looks at the portfolios he espouses, one can see that the losses there have been just as severe as the market in general. If he knew, why didn’t he close those positions instead of suffering the losses? (and tell us to sell).

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I like reading the letter for his sentiments. The picks make an interesting watchlist, but has to be combined with a timing system. If the other service of his I subscribe to takes off, I’ll stick with this one, but otherwise I’ll probably just start assembling my own watchlists from stockgumshoe, which are just as interesting and free. So far he is a good example that you can be right in the long term and dead broke before you get there. One of the reviewers said he doesn’t post performance…he doesn’t give an overall percent up or down of the… Read More »

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What do I think of Petro Matad’s prospects? No clue, except that I understand that they MAY have found oil, that the oil is in a politically repressed location where the rules of the game may change at any time and are likely not what they seem, and the price of oil is presently retracing its steps from a steep downtrend that began in July 2008. The stock is “highly speculative” as opposed to a reasonably prudent “investment” and it would be wise to understand the difference. I’ll add that nobody’s “opinion” will shed light on where this stock will… Read More »

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JohnnyHeck
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I will not be renewing my 2 year subcription this fall. This letter is a confusing mess of multiple portfolio recommendations with the usual data light “story stock” approach to justify the recommendations. The greatest “crime” of this service was it’s assertion that based on Oil prices it could predict when it was time to get out of the market. Well, it actually did! But unfortunately Leeb decided to ignore his own indicator under the “peek oil” theory. Too bad – If he just suffered 6 months of relative under performance before the crash, he would now look like a… Read More »

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SLY DOG
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SLY DOG

Not much to report here, other than the usual disappointments due mostly to a bear market. I do agree with others that I’m tired of the constant e-mails. He needs to provide some sort of grading device for his picks, as well as others. I tend to pick some of his dividend paying stocks, which is my preference, right now. Overall, just ok, at best.

randy
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randy

the sky is falling buy gold. definetly a reconstructionist. If someone wants someone to tell them what to do, Leeb will definetly let you know but after the fact. Spent your time before youspend your money. More sales than guidence

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Pat in FL

Don’t know why the HRT stock (UNX recent buyers) iwent down but I wouldn’t sweat it. They had a gigantic IPO and will start drilling in some of Brazil’s hottest spots. In addition, they also own lots of acreage in them in addition to that where UNX is located. I think that UNX will be an eventual real winner. I would also own HRT but not at $1,100 per share. (as of 2 weeks ago).

Bill in MA

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My two year subscription is about up and I won’t be renewing. Like alot of people I became aware of Leeb through some radio interviews and his book, “Oil Factor”. About two years ago, he sounded like a sage and I could see where he was going, agreed with many of his picks, and his rationale for doing so. His strategy seemed, well, pretty smart. And then he completely ignored his own “oil factor” and lost a bundle for his subscribers! I agree with JohnnyHeck, what w