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Cat-lover
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Cat-lover
February 8, 2010 5:04 pm

Mr. Dines has been publishing for over 50 years. As such he is a member of a very small club of veteran advisors who have seen many bull and bear markets come and go. He is a brilliant and somewhat eccentric thinker, but that’s what makes him interesting! He likes to refer to himself as the Original Gold Bug, Original Internet Bug, Original Uranium Bug, and currently, the Original Rare-Earth Bug. Unlike many advisors, he does not follow the herd. He gets out there and leads the herd in new directions! I’ve subscribed to his letter several times over the years, and he covers other issues he feels are important, including health. Very thought provoking reading.

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Bill Roberts
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Bill Roberts
February 16, 2010 8:46 pm

If you want to read 15 to 20 pages of hot air per month then subscribe. If your desire is to watch hot pick become cold and turn your dollars into pennies, then subscribe. Dines tells you what to buy, but doesn’t tell you when to sell. He makes predictions without time frames. Sure, gold, uranium etc. are great investments if you’re willing to wait a lifetime. In brief don’t waste you money on this guy.He is a great self-promoter, but the product is very inferior to the marketing.

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February 4, 2017 3:06 pm
Reply to  Bill Roberts

I lost many thousands like 40% of my IRA due to this same issue. I couldn’t afford to lose this. I would just like to enjoy 5 years of retirement someday. Anyway, I agree good advice on buying and lots of it but not nearly enough timely advice on selling. Hence I got stuck in the market crash and saw a lot of my speculative nuclear investments tank and then I couldn’t sell them as the market was so thin. I had restricted trading for many years because of my job but am now in a position to trade again but I’m afraid to try and not sure what I want to do yet but being currently unemployed, I can’t justify spending money on the newsletter or bulletin unless I can watch it like a hawk and decide when to sell and sell quickly when needed or if I could definitely get a flash signal somehow (text, email) on when to sell what and how quickly…. I think we are in for a big cycle of build then crash again personally.

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Lukester
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Lukester
February 18, 2010 7:42 pm

I subscribed to Dines’ letter from 2003 to 2007. I was also a client with the (much ballyhooed) Peter Schiff’s Euro Pacific Capital during that time. I cashed out my portfolio (100% Dines uranium juniors and mid-caps) from the start of 2007 through the summer of 2007 and went to all cash. James Dines has a fine nose for the red-hot sectors in the commodities markets. And for that matter, he really and truly did “write the book” on a great deal of the technical analysis which is so commonplace today. He developed an entire theory of tech analysis back in the *1960’s* before most of today’s analysts were even a twinkle in their father’s eyes. Long story short, I made 150% across the board in a portfolio of his stocks – and even then, I was my own worst enemy, buying and selling out and then back in to several of those positions along the way. Won kudos from Euro Pacific for being “the top performing customer” in a three year time span – well the kudos go to James Dines, most certainly not to me. He’s the real deal – a very very canny and astute picker of investment themes – Personally I regard those newsletters which are most leery of market timing, to be the most serious and reputable. The only times I ever made money on stocks in a decade are when I hung onto them through all the gyrations like a bulldog – and that was with Jim Dines’ portfolio. I’ve also subscribed to Steve Sjuggerud’s True Wealth and for several years to the Aden’s newsletter out of Costa Rica, and BOTH of them are also class acts. I think very highly of both of these, and *also* of Jim Dines. One caveat – Jim Dines is quite obviously, NOT a market timer, and on occasions like the recent huge bear market, this is a large black mark. If you signed up with him just prior to that event you will have been severely traumatized. But my suggestion is that newsletter subscribers cannot relinquish all responsibility to the newsletter for their exposure to the markets. Grow up guys – investing is a tough, risky business (I hate stocks and investing anyway)- so you can find an immensely talented newsletter such as all three of the above mentioned, but the ultimate responsibility to remain exposed to the market remains yours. The longer you hang tough within the investments, the wiser you get as to which markets you can live with, and which ones you can’t. I routinely got used to seeing my $60K portfolio jink up or down by 40% and learned not to blink. If you want to ride a small cap portfolio to massive gains you must understand that’s a given.

And lastly – a word of praise for Stock Gumshoe. I’ve just recently landed here and the more I read of his work, the more bracing and salutary an influence I feel he provides in the newsletter world – there is so much flatulent, self congratulatory crap out there from all quarters – Stock Gumshoe provides a fabulous service. Count me for a new and stalwart fan! We appreciate the work you put into this website!

Lukester