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Discussion in 'Trading/Investing Resources' started by adhityag, Mar 14, 2008.

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  1. adhityag

    adhityag

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    Hi there,
    I was looking at couple of investment newsletter to assist with my investment decision. I have tried trial with Huntley and Fat Prophet to see how their advice pan out from the beginning of 2007 to now. Seems like none has passed the 'bear market' test. Most of their recommendation pretty much collapsed together with the market.

    I tried Eureka as well. Whilst it provides a good finance journalism, it doesnt recommend shares.

    Is there anybody that has good experience with their different newsletter than the above?

    Thanks,
    :)
     
  2. Rainmaker2000

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    Re: Which investment letter is good?

    The intelligent investor is pretty good and will be pretty good in a bear market....you need to keep in mind its not good to use these things as recommendations......as you would have seen from Huntleys......for example: FLT centre was a sell at $10 and a buy later at $26......someone can explain that to me very slowly, lucky I didn't take notice of such things.....

    I can also refer you to 'The Rainmaker', but then I would...Remember, the key to the market will be your genius......
     
  3. The Ferret

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    Re: Which investment letter is good?

    I wouldn't be too quick to "fail" FP or Huntley or any other service if I were you. Judging them on performance over the recent market fallout is unrealistic. They are investment newsletters, not magicians. I do not know about Huntleys but FP specifically state that they are working on medium to long term basis so to expect "success" and that SP will not fall (even substantially) in current times is ridiculous. Whats more important is whether these stocks out-perform over the longer term and if the fundamentals of the company match what the service is saying. If it is then these stocks will be the ones who return to better than average growth as market returns to better days.

    You are setting yourself up for failure and disappointment if you are looking for someone to tell you what stocks will not lose value in current market. Take a longer term approach and you will win.
     
  4. adhityag

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. Really appreciate that. I will check out intelligent investor since they seems to be pretty conservative in their approach.

    Whilst I do my own research, I realised that doing part time investment research plus not having a vocation in the investment industry made me prone to 'bounded rationality'. Misleading confidence due to my limited knowledge of the business. I could've gone to the likes of Centro, ABC or other highly geared LPT if not for the voice of reason that I read from these newsletter/investment book/investment forum.

    What seems risky is when the newsletter that we benchmark set unrealistic expectation. E.g. a well known newsletter proclaimed share market boom time ahead, when the market rebounded Aug-Sep last year.
     
  5. happyjack

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    wise owl has a free trial offer at the moment too, you could give them a spin.

    Happyjack
     
  6. IFocus

    IFocus You are arguing with a Galah

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    Not for stock picking but very useful for a balanced / general view of US and world goings on recommend John Mauldin sign up for his free weekly news letter its free

    http://www.investorsinsight.com/
     
  7. agro

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    smart investor magazine
     
  8. ROE

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    Truely understand the business and how they make their money and from there I don't think you need any fancy newsletter to guide your judgment.

    Save you a few hundred bucks here and there which you can use to top up your stocks.

    The enemy of any investor is fees, be it newsletter, trading cost, subscriptions.
    If you can get away with these little helper you can do a lot better.

    Annual report is free and the best information you can get on a company.
     
  9. explod

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    Have tried them all over the yeas, those you mention F/P 2 years, Huntley's 6months, believe it or not I got a geat deal from the Rivkin report for a couple of years. I learnt something from them all but no great trades.

    You have to probably go through the process of looking at most of them for the education itself. In the early stages I learnt a great deal from the Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books. Its about mindset, you need to see things in a new way, many new ways. Learning to be a good investor/trader probably takes four years if you can cram, I liken it to the toil behind a Uni degree.

    Anyway back to the subject and the question, without a shadow of doubt "The Privateer" newsleter has been my post grad in this business. It does not direct my trade but has made me see the full bones of the financial world and how it works. At the end that is where it is at, so that you can make your own good decisions, which funnily enough is the Warren Buffet way, and he probably gets a copy of the Privateer also.

    Apart from my subscription I am in no way connected to the Privateer.
     
  10. howardbandy

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    Greetings --

    The Hulbert Financial Digest issues a monthly report tracking the accuracy and profitability of many investment advisors and newsletters.

    Very few are profitable or accurate, particularly over a period of several years. And Hulbert regularly points out that following the advice of the advisor who was best in the recent past is usually a poor choice -- luck plays a very large part of advisor performance.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/newscommentary/newsletters

    BTW -- Hulbert was recently acquired by MarketWatch, which is a division of Dow Jones, the publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Barrons, among others.

    Thanks,
    Howard
     
  11. Lucky_Country

    Lucky_Country Formerly known as ijh

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    Marcustoday and Eureka Report I like
     
  12. dan-o

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    Stock Newsletter subscriptions

    Hi Guys,

    Im interested in signing up to a newsletter to help with my investing. Can anyone share their experiences of Fat Prophets, Eureka report, Share Select, and any others...

    Any thoughts welcome.

    Cheers
     
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    Lucky_Country Formerly known as ijh

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    Re: Stock Newsletter subscriptions

    Marcustoday I like daily newsletter and website with bits of info on.
     
  14. kenny

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    I like Eureka report for the constant dripfeed of news and commentary/analysis. It's not going to throw constant Buy/Sell recommendations at you but encourage you to stay informed and provide avenues for further investigation.

    There are free resources out there like Compareshares that will provide similar news.

    I second the suggestion to trial the newsletters if only to find a style that suits your mindset and strategy.

    Cheers,

    Kenny
     
  15. rub92me

    rub92me Don't look back

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    I read them mostly for entertainment value, by picking reports issued 12 months ago and see how they've done if you would have put money on the recommendations and comparing it with the stockpicks of my three year old niece. My niece is winning :D.
    As Howard was saying, some research will show that luck appears to be the distinguishing feature, rather than skill.
     
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    Stockanalysis.com.au is essential for those with bias towards energy sector in their portfolio. Have no hesitation in saying best money I ever spent subscribing.
     
  17. Timmy

    Timmy white swans need love too

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    :2twocents

    I think many of these newsletter-type thingys can be very helpful in the learning process of trying to make sense of the market by yourself. As investment-advice services, though, probably not so good.
     
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    The only way to get real value from investment newsletters would be being able to get them one day ahead of everyone else. Rene Rivkin made his money by knowing in advance what his report was going to print. I suspect some of the others are tarred in the same brush one way or another. When I read these reports (and I read all I can find) my first impression is "too late now." I try and anticipate one that will soon be written about.
     
  19. Julia

    Julia In Memoriam

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    I agree. I've found this better value for money than any of the investor newsletters.
    Remember that you can access Huntleys, Eureka Report, someof Fat Prophets and several others for nothing on E-trade. Sometimes a bit out of date.
    I found The Intelligent Investor the most useless.
     
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    Marcus today is a good all-round read - have a trial with them...
     
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