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I searched but couldn't find an answer - short version: do you/have you used/can you recommended or not recommend a trading report like:

Eureka
Wise-owl
Huntleys
Fat Proophets etc.

Long version: I'm looking to spend a few hours a week (read 2-3 hours every Friday) looking at market reports/making decisions and I dont want to employ a fund manager as I want to remain in control of the buy/sell button, even if i miss a few opportunities. I'm looking at long term views on high dividend stocks & am happy to pay the $400-900 per annum if it will save me/make me the same over time. Hope that helps...
 
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Gday, I was in the 'Rivkin Report' about 20 odd years ago...that wasnt to bad but dont know about it now...I know the ole man is gone , but the sons are running it now.

Also one that does teach you as well is "The Chartist' which i am currently using and is good ..

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Thanks a lot, I hadnt come across it. Looks promising...

And I agree, going to be interesting to see what happens to Berkshire Hathaway when Buffet steps away
 
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Steve

Check the growth portfolio with chartist.

Hard to beat IMHO but based purely on T/A, Nick has all the back testing stats to back it up.

Worth a look.
 
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Of course you could always subscribe to mine, although it is US based, saying that I will be adding Gold to it this week, and likely silver in the future. To date it is only the S&P500 via the SPY ETF

Here is a link to the current results so that you can evaluate the value for yourself.
http://leduc998.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/newsletter-results/

jog on
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Also interested in a similar report, I've heard that there are some that go as far as recommending a stock or two per week, does anyone know of such services/sites that they have used before with success?

A quick search brings up something like -
http://www.intelligentinvestor.com.au ??
 
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Take the time and pick one the suits. Alot of newletters are bull!-ish . I use Stockanalysis and O&G Weekly , that will cost about 800 dollars for the 2. Well good luck as there is a lot of "bulla - bulla" out there . Maybe best to do yus own !
 
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Hi.
For emerging companies I use Intersuisse. Free but have to log on to site.
SLR was a buy at 36 cents.
MAK has just bounced on news.

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some could be bs, but may be hard to know without subscribing first i guess? unless they offer free demo accounts. doing your own research is good when you have the time, just handy to have something put together for you to read sometimes :) keen to see what others are using/have had success with.
 
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some could be bs, but may be hard to know without subscribing first i guess? unless they offer free demo accounts. doing your own research is good when you have the time, just handy to have something put together for you to read sometimes :) keen to see what others are using/have had success with.

Most are bs or of marginal value in my opinion.
 
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fair call, care to elaborate?

I don't want to get sued so I won't name names but I've subscribed to a few of them. Some of the things I've seen:

Recommending lots of trades (too many for any one to take) and then pointing to the succesful ones

The prices of the subscriptions are usually so high that unless you have a large account you are starting way behind the 8 ball. If you are paying $1000 and you have $50000 to trade with you are already down 2%.
 
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I don't want to get sued so I won't name names but I've subscribed to a few of them. Some of the things I've seen:

Recommending lots of trades (too many for any one to take) and then pointing to the succesful ones

The prices of the subscriptions are usually so high that unless you have a large account you are starting way behind the 8 ball. If you are paying $1000 and you have $50000 to trade with you are already down 2%.


The problem of 'many' trades is an interesting one: essentially many systems require all the trades to be taken, or as many as possible, you are relying on statistical probabilities over time to allow expression of the 'edge'.

Where you trade only an index, all the stocks are already contained in that index, so you only need to trade that 1 stock, the ETF. Of course the volatility is lower, and the returns less than if you happened to latch onto the big winner/winners, but the losses are also lower than the big individual losers.

Further, contained in the newsletter is a hybrid methodology, which is entirely optional, you can trade just the signal, but the hybrid methodology is designed to combine two timing methodologies that will over time compound the growth of the portfolio in excess of the returns from the index. They are not frantic day-trading, rather position trading combined with swing trading.

I post the results with as much 'transparency' as possible each weekend after the market close, and all past newsletters are available on the blog, and these can be cross-verified via the results.

jog on
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You might also consider subscribing to a Racing Tipster's Newsletter - they get a few right too!

Sorry for the cynicism but if any of these people really knew what was going to happen, do you think they would put it in a $400 newsletter?
 
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You might also consider subscribing to a Racing Tipster's Newsletter - they get a few right too!

Sorry for the cynicism but if any of these people really knew what was going to happen, do you think they would put it in a $400 newsletter?

Sure why not? It doesn't stop us [the newsletter writers] from taking positions. It simply provides an alternative income stream, and assuming we are correct, bragging rights.

But more importantly, what might the prospective subscriber gain? Over time I suggest that they will learn how to analyse the market, how to trade trends, which is not as easy as one might imagine, and learn to spot major inflection points, in short, an education.

In addition, if they are trading the signals, they will make a profit. So an education and profits, seems fair for $400/year. Of course, if they are unhappy, many will provide a pro-rata refund, or simply subscribe for short introductory periods of time.

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