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Martin Cramer
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I’ve subscribed to countless investing newsletters and The Dividend Machine, AAII and Stock Gumshoe are the only one that I have continued with. I have followed Bill Spetrino’s advice on the The Dividend Machine’s and have made more money from his recommendations than any other newsletter. I have almost always valued the Stock Gumshoe’s articles; however, I’m kind of disappointed that the Stock Gumshoe is not accurately representing the Dividend Machine’s results. You have to be careful to follow his parameters and not invest more than 10% to 15% outside of his conservative recommendations. I bought Herbalife in the low… Read more »

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You are picking and choosing which of his picks to follow. Following all of his advice, using his buy prices shown in his newsletter, underperform the market. he has some good picks but he has 40 stocks in his current portfolios and most (more than 20) are lagging the market.

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Sorry but there aren’t 20 stocks lagging the market. I follow the dividend machine and have beaten the market every year. You are not looking at when the stock is bought. And your skipping the stocks in the portfolio that are up 500+%. Bill has only sold 2 losing stocks and is up on the market 20+% per year.

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jillsami
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The S&P 500 Index for 2017 returned +18.79 % It returned +21.14% if you include the reinvestment of dividends. The Conservative Portfolio has only one stock showing a loss. He recommends allocating 90% of your money in the Conservative stocks. The other two portfolios each have two losses. Five losses out of 39 stocks is an acceptable amount for me. It’s far better than what I’ve been doing investing in my own picks the last few years, when I lost several thousand dollars in spite of the Market doing very well (except for today). I have not been diligent in… Read more »

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jillsami
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I subscribed to The Dividend Machine today. I appreciate your sharing your knowledge about Spentrino’s stock recommendations. I’m also subscribed to Paul Mampilly’s Profit’s Unlimited which costs about the same as The Dividend Machine newsletter. All the writers emphasis their best recommendations, and attempt to get you to sign up for other services that are very expensive. If I were more knowledgeable I would be interested i subscribing to Spentrino’s BIO (By invitation Only) Forum. i might decide to join down the road when I get my act together (which may be never). I have a friend who is a… Read more »

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IMHO, you couldn’t have chosen a better newsletter to follow. Bill invests in the very same stocks that he recommends. Just follow his lead and you should do fine. I’ve been a subscriber since 2010 and had I listened to and followed his advice diligently, I would be way ahead of where I am. I made the mistake of selling good stocks for profit and loading up on RIG when they were paying very large dividends. All I wanted was the dividends………big mistake! Now I’m sitting on thousands of shares of RIG, no dividends and just waiting for oil and… Read more »

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jillsami
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“real subscriber” I am still subscribing to Bill Spetrino’s TDM newsletter, as well as being a member of his B.I.O. forum. I believe that you are telling the truth. I also believe that Bill Spetrino is an outstanding investment advisor. I was just going over the old posts to see ion there were any new comments. I was wondering how long a period you were following Bill’s TDM picks. I can assure you that the names posts here are actual subscribers to Bills services. Some are also members of Bill’s Inner Circle (Option Trading). I’ve only been a subscriber for… Read more »

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jillsami
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Today I subscribed to Bill Spentrino’s newsletter The Dividend Machine. It’s too early to tell whether I made a wise investment. I did take notice that he only has one recommendation made in July 2017, and none so far this year. I realize that it’s better not to make a recommendation, rather than make a bad one. I’ve been subscribed to Mampilly’s newsletter Profits Unlimited (same cost of Spentrino’s newsletter). since last December. PU has averages a little more than one stock recommendation per month. In the two months that I’ve invested in most of Mampilly’s recommendations, I have a… Read more »

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John
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Follow Bill’s advice and be patient.

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realitybytez
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follow what advice? if the last time he made a recommendation was july of 2017, what are you getting for your $99 a year?

Mark W
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Bill was pushing Apple well before the 7/1 split. I bought quite a bit. The dividend keeps increasing and the stock has more than doubled.

I’m extremely happy and thankful for the advice.

I am in the market for the long haul and want to buy stocks with increasing dividends which drive my cost basis down and increases my total number of shares. After 5 or 6 years the growth is really picking up traction as compounding is in full gear.

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He pounded the table on KORS and QCOM. He said put 16% of your portfolio into QCOM and it’s down 15% according to his latest newsletter. Average that with Apple and the gain is about 70% while the SP500 is up more than 100% over that time. You are right, he has a few good picks but most of his stocks are not good.

John
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You really need to get your facts straight. Im well over 100% just in Appl, Kors , QCOM, are all up. I only invest in The dividend machine stocks an am beating the market. I also follow his inner circle and am up 88% in 1 year

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real subscriber, I have read a number of your posts, and I am beginning to believe that you are not an investor; rather a “picker and chooser” who bets big on a few stocks instead of spreading your investments equally over all of the recommendations that Bill Spetrino makes. If so, your approach has a very high probability of consistently losing. Further, you are particularly “fast and loose” with the facts. You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts. So, post the real performance record of Bill’s Dividend Machine investments and stop… Read more »

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jillsami
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I recently subscribed to Bill Spetrino’s newsletter (The Dividend Machine), and then decided to pay to be in his BIO group. I like the fact that Bill responds with a personal email sent from his iPhone (even after midnight). I also like Paul Mampilly’s inexpensive newsletter (Unlimited Profits). Bill only invests his money in good large cap companies, whereas Paul does not risk his money, but sets up a model portfolio for his subscribers to follow the risky small cap companies, that have a 50/50 chance of making a profit for you. I try to invest only in the ones… Read more »

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jillsami
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Bill Spentrino allocates various amounts of money to his stock picks. His entry date for AbbVie is January 2013. He recommends not paying more than $31.50 for this stock, which is now $95.21 at yesterdays close. Bill is recommending Gilead for 2018, but the price of that stock is too high. The only stock that I have invested in so far is Snap, Inc which I feel will never do well. Facebook offer similar unique services (so I’ve read. I subscribed this morning, so I haven’t had much chance to decide whether I made a good investment, or not (only… Read more »

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bill
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snap is up over 40% and the market is flat in that time frame

jillsami
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I was holding onto my Verizon & AT&T shares (reinvesting my dividends) before I retired, but then I foolishly
cashed in a good part of the shares in order to invest in other companies that I judged to be good investments. I ended up losing several thousand dollars doing it “my way”. Now I hoping that Bill Spentrino’s and Paul Mampilly’s newsletters will help to guide me to making a profit.

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vita
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I’m still pleased with my Dividend Machine stocks! Bill said to buy Apple pre split and then post split I bought again and again, almost all under $100. I’m ahead by 61% ! So far I have over a dozen stocks recommended by Bill and only 3 are slightly in the red but 1, RIG, being down a bit more. I layered down recently with more shares and will continue to do so to get my cost under $10. so long as RIG remains low as I anticipate. I’m fortunate to have other gains from Bill’s picks, 94%, 141%, 36%… Read more »

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Heath Ochroch
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The Dividend Machine has literally changed my life. I am up 86% in the last year on the Inner Circle option plays. Apple has been the gift that keeps on giving. Qcom has rebounded, and is fighting off a takeover bid. MU has taken off. So has KORS. So has URBN… I am kicking the crap out of the market thanks to Dividend Machine and Inner Circle.

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Spetrino: you said YY proves you’re a genius. Address RIG (40% of the portfolio and down more than 50%), SFUN down more than 40% and CBI down more than 50%. Every trade you closed this year gained less than the market. I would be better off in an index fund. You are lagging the market and that’s the measure of success, not individual stocks but the portfolio. And, SNAP – get real. You research this with your daughter. Read the NY Times or get broker research to learn about companies.

Tyler Phillis
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Tyler Phillis

Don’t feed the trolls, folks…that’s all this person is. If you want facts talk to Bill himself or contact Newsmax.

This “Real Subscriber” is a retard.

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Why do you defend Spetrino by calling others names? The facts are the facts. He is trying to claim he beat the market. Please call Newsmax and post the numbers they give you. They have them available and they prove the point. This is easy to resolve. And you will see I am 100% right – Spetrino did not beat the market.

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rdennyofin
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realsubscriber, you claim to know so much about performance of the Dividend Machine, so stop all the idle chatter and post Bill Spetrino’s Dividend Machine performance, and be sure to keep it real!! You claim to have the facts, so post them!!!

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Real Subscriber, it’s hard to tell what your beef is with Bill but if you look at things a little differently you might find a way to make up your loses if in fact you have them rather than trying to say negative things and everybody thinking you’re trolling him. You say “YY proves you’re a genius”. YY didn’t prove he was a genius. He was a genius long before he recommended YY. Just look at AAPL. (I’m up over 72% this year)! Take a look at MU. I’m 4 points away from 200%!! And QCOM you mention: Up 17%… Read more »

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You pick and choose what to do rather than following his advice. Good for you. I follow his advice which is what he provides the newsletter for. Credit where credit is due: His pick in FL is doing great. It’s up 8% today as I write and he advised allocating 4% of the aggressive portfolio to it. He advises 5% in the aggressive portfolio so that 8% gain in the stock added 0.16% to my account. The day’s losses in SNAP, HLF and GILD are more than that in dollar terms when you use his allocation. The S&P 500 is… Read more »

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haha sorry Real subscriber…. go look at QCOM right now? Time proves how well or ill advised someone is and I am afraid to tell you that Bill is a winner. I was skeptical with him at first too… but after being with him for a year.. I wish I was with him sooner… just follow his plan and his allocation % per section i.e. no more than this % in agressive/conversative/internation. Oh and no one is posting his performance numbers because you have them in his newsletter and you can see exactly what he entered in at and how… Read more »

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jillsami
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Bill Spetrino now admits that RIG was a very bad recommendation. Some members may have disregarded his recommended allocation for the International Portfolio which Bill recommends only investing 5% of the total investments in the three different Portfolio’s. RIG was only 2% of the Entire Portfolio (40% of 5% equals a mere 2 % ). Some investors neglected following Bill’s guidelines and bought more than Bill suggested. Many of the members told me that they regretted the times they didn’t follow Bill’s guidelines. To get a clearer idea about how good Bill’s recommendations have been, focus on the Conservative stocks… Read more »

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hiren
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are you serious man ?? Bill does make some bad choice but made lots and lots of greatest choice.. visa, altria ( i can’t mentioned every one of them ) but i got atlas 500% back… i burned myself in oil stocks but that was a lesson… everyone makes mistakes even warren buffett too… but so far since i follow Bill he has been amazing. look at SNAP as well.

John Y
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John Y

I have subscribed to The Dividend Machine for over 4 years. It is a fantastic newsletter and by following Bill’s advice, I have consistently increased my net worth year after year. This is the only newsletter that anyone needs.

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And I should add that I increased my net worth at more than twice what DJ or S&P indexes have grown. If you don’t subscribe to The Dividend Machine, you are missing the boat big time!

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Could you prove that with math? His portfolio has NOT beaten the S&P 500. He made a few good picks., a few really bad picks and a lot of okay picks that lagged the market. Please state the returns of his portfolio with numbers rather than hyperbole.

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Why is it that when I ask for portfolio performance numbers everyone goes quiet? You are all quick to call me names but no one ever says “I called customer service and you are correct. Spetrino has not delivered portfolio returns that beat the market and if you follow what he says you will be behind the market.”

Larry R
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Larry R

I joined the Inner Circle this summer. I had never invested in options before. I was scared at first because I was afraid of losing all of my investment. It turns out that joining the Inner Circle was the best decision of my life. Bill’s picks have been amazing and in 6 months I am up close to 200%. Thank you Bill. You are the greatest.

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Dividend machine is not like owning a mutual fund. You can’t just get in and out because of his buy at or under prices. Once the stock price exceeds the buy at or under price, you aren’t supposed to buy it, so when you subscribe, there are many stocks you can’t buy. However, if you follow it for a year or two, there are often many conservative stocks that you can buy, and there are always some aggressive stocks that you can buy. So as far as performance numbers, if you’re looking for performance relative to his stated portfolio, probably… Read more »

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I have subscribed to Bill’s Dividend Machine for several years and his is one of the very best I have found. His recommendations are overwhelmingly successful and he has an uncanny pulse on the markets which usually makes for excellent entry and exit points. Sure, he’s had a couple of dogs, but if you follow his investment allocations you’ll be way ahead of the game and the S&P500!

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Dividend Guy

I am looking for higher dividends, around 8-10% a year. This newsletter is called the DIVIDEND MACHINE. I NOT found anything about dividends being paid by anyone who uses his newsletter. It’s all about stock appreciation. Why?

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hiren
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Look into his newsletter and see you will find so many. I don’t know if you read that or not ?

jillsami
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I just wrote a lengthy post, in defense of Bill Spetrino, and neglected to point out what I like best about my being subscribed to his investment services. Bill is a teacher. He has unique instincts that have helped him to be a successful investment advisor. I’d remain a member of his B.I.O. forum, even if I decided to stop trading stocks & options. I am honored to be associated with so many outstanding folks. Bill’s Cafe section is hard to beat. We share our interests, and experiences that have nothing to do with serious trading. If “real subscriber” had… Read more »

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Frank Perri

# 1 newsletter on the planet, bill spetrino is amazing. You can hear the conviction in his voice on the podcasts. I have done extremely well with divided machine and inner circle.

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I figure it to be my duty to all serious investors to continually update my thoughts about Bill Spetrino. All the menbers of Bill’s By Invitation Only Forum have total confidence in his advisory skills, as well as his sincere caring for all the members. I am not a member Bill’s Inner Circle, because I lack the skills to be a successful option trader. I did consider joining, & unscrupulous advisors would have taken my subscription money, but Bill told me that it would not benefit from being a member. The people that associate with Bill Spetrino are a quantum… Read more »

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