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Alpha Contracts! That’s what’s being teased by the Agora Financial folks these days, all as part of a pitch for Zachary Scheidt’s Contract Income Alert. We haven’t covered this particular letter before, but have covered a few income-oriented pitches by Zach Scheidt for his other letters over the years, mostly talking up dividend-paying stocks and […]

“It doesn’t involve Stocks… Government Bonds… Currencies… or even Options.” Steve McDonald wants to sell us a service that will help select safe investments. The ad says that “back testing the strategy to 1920 proved that it was 99.77% risk-free.” Is that kind of return really possible … or, more importantly, is it likely? And what is he talking about?

“On June 15th, 2009, Dayton Superior Corp. is required by federal law to pay investors a 97% ‘Scheduled Distribution’ … “Right now, more than 100 companies are issuing abnormally large, 1-day payouts to their investors … “And while most companies are cutting their dividends – or doing away with them entirely – these ‘Scheduled Distributions’ […]

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  • I have held what some say are too many bonds, for a very long time. Yes, that is money that didn't grow much in this lon...

  • Travis, great article but alas I'm being redundant. Your advice on hedging seems very sound,; the question I would offe...

  • TreasuryDirect, you can really only buy them online, direct from the Treasury dept. website is a little cumbersome, but...

  • They’re not as simple as savings bonds, since they price in the inflation rate pretty quickly and are heavily traded b...

  • No idea where the "top" might be, though in many cases the valuations are at least much more reasonable than they were i...

  • I have learned of fixed index annuities lately. My opinion is that they are suitable for those without the stomach for t...

  • Given how the market has been as of late, in hopes it may be of some help, I thought I would share the following articl...

  • I was surprised to see TransDigm (TDG) in that Yen Liow list . I recently looked at it because I saw it's bonds in a ju...

  • Beats me. I'd plan to have a portfolio that is at least somewhat insulated against the possibility of inflation snowbal...

  • Wish I had read this before subscribing this week. Confirmed the negative comments below are all true and the marketin...

  • Here is the discussion of the other names in the pitch: "In fact, when we started True Wealth back in 2001, we felt th...

  • What is your thought process on the ABST calls? They are pretty far OTM. Great, thorough write up on the savings bonds...

  • Travis: I appreciate the enormous amount of information presented in this piece and time required for Michael Jorrin to ...

  • Considering the story is about preserving wealth in a crashing market, it is likely U.S. bonds or treasury bills, or a...

  • The survey didn't go well. Tried to go back and change one of the selections but could not. The arrow moves to easy. Any...

  • There is typically a short-term correlation between rates and stock prices, as you noticed, and one of my market hedges ...

  • Yes, treasuries are down because yields are up. If you own a Treasury Note with a 1.2% coupon that you paid $1,000 for,...

  • Dear Travis, I know this SPAC, NPA, pretty well but I pass this one because too many competitions and requires a ton o...

  • I have been a member for several years and I enjoyed your book on dividend investing etc. I think that your research ...

  • The Oxford Income Letter is right on target in suggesting income producing stocks and bonds, and provides concise action...

  • We think alot alike so your advice and research means less work for me, a dinosaur just hoping to survive the next ic...

  • The Oxford Club has revolutionized my investing. Of all the contributors at OC, Marc is my favorite, narrowly beating Mr...

  • BTW, just got a REPLAY, DENTed, saying 30 year US TREASURY Bonds, hold em for two/three years while THE BUBBLE BURSTS! ...

  • Sometimes I'm too late to buy a recommendation from you, so I just watch & wait for another. I still don't unders...

  • Your years of experience and knowledge come thru. You have empathy for your subscribers and the new stochastics is a ga...

  • Alex recommended NBR bond month’s ago. It’s up 75%. Should I hold or sell. I don’t see any information since recom...

  • I don’t own any individual bonds at the moment, but I’ll keep an eye out for that ad. Thanks!...

  • I expect there's a short-term impact from interest rates normalizing post-election, which might have cut into the tradin...

  • Stansberry Credit Opportunities . I'm a recent former subscriber having been lured in by all the hype they published ...

  • I subscribed for a year. They do an excellent job of evaluating the bonds they recommend. I Trade at TD Ameritrade an...

  • Any thoughts on this $1,500 offer for investing in corporate bonds?...

  • I think I remember reading somewhere that he didn't recommend starting with less than $10,000, (to make sure you recove...

  • barnkb: I've been an Oxford Club Chairman's Circle member for 5-6 years now - gives lifetime access to everything they...

  • Given the large stock market drops of spring 2020, consider "hedges" to control losses. AGG bond ETF is one. Share price...

  • I disagree that things look particularly bullish right now for the long term. Every valuation metric I can come up with...

  • Just watched the current version of this "Super Bonds". Now the discount is $1,800. As with most of the supposed great ...

  • If you're in it for the long term, that's a perfectly sound plan. Funds build in some diversification over individual st...

  • from my Merrill Lynch broker I learned that this particular TSLA bond is only available to institutions and cannot be pu...

  • A Stansberry service, recommending distressed debt -- bonds that are selling for 40% to 95% of par because bankruptcy is...

  • Found this on Oxford (off the current conversation) Collect More Than 10% Per Year on This Bond Now, the specific ...

  • I suppose that's true over the long term, though it depends on the portfolio (if the bonds in their portfolio are fixed-...

  • "Central banks had been dumping gold since the 1960s in an effort to suppress the price and to get out of a noninterest-...

  • Once you sign on to this expensive letter and buy their recommendation you almost have to keep renewing in order to kno...

  • The -PA are their Preferred series A bonds, issued at 9% cumulative yield and paying about 7.5% where they trade now. T...

  • You must have been extremely unlucky in the bonds you were able to get into. They quote their overall success rate at 80...

  • Completely agree. Worst investment advice I ever bought was Stansberry’s CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES; highly hyped, highly ad...

  • Hey Max, Good for you to be looking at investing. Because the #1 rule of investing is TIME. Warren Buffet Travis o...

  • FYI: There's a financial technology startup now operating in the UK called WiseAlpha who offer a portfolio of corporate ...

  • Travis, thanks for all you do. You are the investment guru from realville. Agree completely on bonds. My only experience...

  • Thanks to Travis, as usual, and also to George C for his common sense comments about bonds. I was a sucker who got roped...

  • Hey, Travis, I hope your vacation was enjoyable; I took a lot of time off this year, though it had more to do with a bad...

  • My thanks to bunion132 and dadams1234. If Caveat Emptor ever applied, you're looking at prime examples right now with t...

  • I can’t believe that they’re still running this alpha contract ad. I got sucked in, but I got my money back. The ad ...

  • Thank you, Travis, for this Corporate Bonds 101 Crash Course and for the reality check that one will need to allocate ~ ...

  • Thanks George. Yes, you can buy and sell corporate bonds -- but if you're used to stocks you'll definitely be surprised...

  • Porter seems to be a big believer in corporate bonds, and has tried to launch a bond advisory newsletter probably three ...

  • Next time you see an ad for anyone promising to make you rich if you can identify a rocket, a fishhook and a pennant run...

  • 1. Most indebted non financial company in US with over $177B of debt. 2. Very limited ability to sell assets to pay dow...

  • The debt jubilee is process of debt forgiveness. Student loans are but a piece of all the debt that could be forgiven. M...

  • Thank you Travis. I added it to my watch list. When we have a down market, I am wondering if DSEEX will do better than a...

  • Bond Basics: Buying Cheap Bonds By Steve McDonald of Wealthy Retirement Wednesday, August 8, 2018 4:44 AM EDT Buying che...

  • All bonds are have a unique id called the cusp number but I am researching how McDonald gets astronomical 264% etc,etc,...

  • Just listened Jason Bonds add for $297 for 3 months. Sounded very good and may be a good value for the money. Ran the id...

  • Huh.No mention of radio isotopes dusting the air land and water, progressively depleting our biosphere which keeps us al...

  • JUNK BONDS to be exact!...

  • Stockgumshoe again kept me from making a poor investment decision. This time with Jason Bond's service. Best investment ...

  • What's the outcome after your 6+ months of investing in alpha contracts? Zach...

  • So Sam are you still using Jason Bonds service? His fish hook trade may have paid nicely in Dec, did you catch it? I bel...

  • I am a new subscriber. 4 month. But I skipped the down slide of market because of other newsletter recommendation. Had ...

  • Haven't looked at a teaser along those lines lately, but generally when "Mortgage Refunds" have been pitched in the past...

  • I love Jason Bond's service - it has helped me make some money. As long as you don't blindly follow the alerts and manag...

  • That's an insane amount of diversification that's probably giving a false sense of security -- almost all bond investmen...

  • I thank you sooo much Sir for your very professional teachings and I can listen to you all day long , so you didn't bor...

  • I really enjoyed your teaching and you didn't bore me at all, lots of thanks to you sir . question please . i hold 283 E...

  • This review is dated July 2016. I joined Jason Bonds service in November 2018. This is a HEADS UP to anyone thinking of ...

  • Jason Bond could care less about his subscribers. I took this service on because I thought I could actually learn someth...

  • Just found this web site and wish I had found it a long time ago. Over a few of decades I've wasted many dollars on use...

  • Thanks Travis. I love TreasuryDirect and have always felt like it was a little bit of a secret, though I mention to peop...

  • They used some of their cash flow to buy up the convertible bonds they never should have issued, and now they're buying ...

  • There otta be a law -- maybe there is and the SEC will come down on these smooth-talking con artists. They basically tr...

  • https://www.silverdoctors.com/headlines/world-news/jim-rickards-the-bull-market-in-bonds-is-not-over-this-bull-still-has...

  • Jason Bond’s partner/friend...

  • Travis you are a rock star! Your breakdown of the Alpha Contracts presentation is top notch. I too just watched the pre...

  • Private individuals have in the main forgotten the rising interest rate era, and the falling interest rate period was ex...

  • Generally these things pitch junk bonds that are trading well below par — that way you get the big coupon plus the big...

  • Travis, Steve McDonald of Oxford Club is touting this "Superbond Service" again with outrageous "guaranteed" returns o...

  • Thanks Travis for all these precious information and sight from you. I am actually shaving off my Tech position as I ...

  • Yes, there are lots of preferreds out there -- unlike bank stocks, though, they tend to act like bonds, which means they...

  • So basically, "junk bonds" eh?...

  • Thanks for the discussion on Zach Scheidt. Though I was suspicious I had not made the connection with bonds. You saved m...

  • Great "blatheration!" The best article I've read on bonds & junk bonds. Thx....

  • They are buying junk bonds, which is below investment grade. Therefore, banks and or insurance companies are not allowed...

  • STM, I couldn't agree more. I think KSS did have great insight into the science that he shared freely (early on at least...

  • It has to be bonds. They are talking about how YOU can profit. Sounds like dividends to me....

  • Are there any mutual funds that accomplish the same goal as Stansberry Credit Opportunities Newsletter? What sector/area...

  • Thanks Travis, a terrific overview of bonds in general and junk in particular! It seems ZS is pitching the idea that he ...

  • Probably Preferred Stock, not Bonds...

  • They don't say that you instantly have money deposited to your account ... they say that you have locked in future incom...

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