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Regina
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February 26, 2009 1:43 pm

I am reviewing the Trigger Event Strategist by Shah Gilani. It is published by Mike Ward of the Money Map Press. I gave this service one star because I can’t give it anything lower. Don’t waste your money or your time on this advisory. My husband and I felt that because the market is so volatile and conditions so perilous in the world we needed an expert to guide us through. Anyone can call themselves an expert! And as we have found out just because someone calls themselves an expert does not mean they will give expert advice. This one doesn’t!
This is a premium service. It costs $999 for as long as the recession lasts. We were told this is a cheap price to pay for such expert advice. You are given only 30 days to evaluate this service. 30 days won’t be long enough because almost every recommendation has been wrong. The recommendations have been based on nothing. You are given a list of stocks and no explanation as to why those stocks were chosen. So if you did happen to purchase one of these recommendations you waited and waited for something positive to happen with the stock and you would be disappointed. Perhaps the stock just sat there or if it was a long it probably went down, instead of up. So now what does the “expert” suggest. Well, with this service you get no alerts. So if your stock went down it would still be listed in the buy column. Even if it took a dramatic drop! Or perhaps you would get an apology like we received 2 days ago saying “sorry, we didn’t advice you to sell CAT so sell it now and just take the loss. You can’t win them all.
If this were isolated it MIGHT be acceptable. But even a cursory look at the portfolio of recommendations of this advisory shows that almost every one has been wrong. We were told buy C because well, it’s only $3.50. Buy LUV, BMY, ED, GE SKS, TSN, EWY even though they’re not rated very high right now. In fact most analysts advice staying away from highend retailers and banks. All of these have gone down.
The recommendations do come with a buy and sell target. Unfortunately they have never hit it, not even close. And “no explanation” really insults my intelligence. I would like some info as to why they are chosen. No info is just as bad as an advisory that goes on and on about one stock and then is wrong.
We are given a lists of longs and some shorts. Unfortunately the shorts have’t done well either. Can you have confidence in someone telling you to short something only to see it rise quite far? You are simply told that strategy didn’t work and well another investment will come along. Well, it’s too bad you lost money. They don’t tell you how many people lost money on their advice.
We have been a subscriber for 3 months. We are still waiting for the information that was advertised in their come-on advertisements. For example where is the list of IMF contributors and what are the companies they are going to sponsor. No word on that! Where is the info about the bond crisis and where to invest. And where is the info about the insurance industries and how to invest in it? As for the list of good banks- well you can figure it out yourselves, not many are left, and you don’t need this advisory to tell you. They have written a beautiful expose. Too bad they don’t follow through and their advice isn’t worthwhile.
The service promises to report once a week. The reports have many times been just wait, be cautious, do nothing. In the meantime we watch the markets just explode all around us. Yes, sometimes it pays to be cautious but some advice would be helpful, especially because this service did not come cheap. Oh and yes, there was ONE recommendation that has been correct. We were told to short HOT. Well, it has gone down. (then up and not very far down) But it was upgraded at another advisory and has invested in 5 new properties in China. Would you feel confident to take this advice? We aren’t.
Just save your money. This advisory isn’t worthwhile. WE wish we could get our money back but 30 days goes by very quickly.

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James
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James
February 27, 2009 3:28 pm

The concept seemed great but the picks were terrible. At least I got one good thing out of it. In their teaser advertisement, it mentioned taking advantage of a bubble in the Treasury Market. I knew what that meant and bought TBT, which yielded thousands in profits! Remarkably, he never even recommended any trade to take advantage of the situation he mentioned in the teaser, even after I emailed him twice about this! He instead recommended garbage like Citigroup and Saks ’cause it’s cheap. Sheesh!

I would suggest that Regina from the first review call them and try to cancel without mentioning the 30 day trial. At the very least they should give you a credit towards one of their other publications and perhaps a complete refund!

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DrBen20027
March 18, 2009 7:39 pm

I read the other reviews but I’m giving it a chance. I read (and was impressed by) his Open Letter To Ben Bernanke and have been reading him in the Money Morning newsletter. I think he’s spot on the markets, and while I’ve been in the service for about a month now, I still have a month left to get my refund. It’s a tough market out there and if he thinks it’s better to wait than invest in trash, I’d say he’s pretty smart.

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Goldbug
September 1, 2009 8:47 am

Shah’s fundamentals about the stock is correct but his timing and pricing is off. I had to make a few adjustments to his recommendations on my own. For example, he overpaid for CIT at $1.50 and out of my intuition, i put a limit for under $1.00 rather than buy at $1.50 as he recommended. Low and behold, the stock for CIT shot down to $.36 a share which is what my limit bought me in for!! If you have this service, set the limit to at least $.20 lower than his recommendations. Even his Marvel reco, I paid less than him at entry. This service is not for amateurs and needs expert adjustments.

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donald
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donald
June 14, 2010 2:49 pm

Shah Gilani produced this poor product. Has it closed down? Now he is producing a new product – Capital Wave Forecast – which probably won’t be any better.

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Chuck F.
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Chuck F.
February 21, 2012 3:39 pm

Nothing has changed. His Capital Wave Forecast is mostly hot air. Lots of hype to sell the subscription but if you are 1 day over the 90-day trial period, there is no pro-rated discount, even after 6 weeks of no recommendations. In tracking his recommendations, only selling puts in an attempt to buy at a lower price has made money while he misses the entire upleg of this market. His options have all been losers and his he is just now recommending divident paying stocks that all others have recommended for a year. Too little – too late and definitely not worth the time or effort.

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