About Bob Brinker
Bob Brinker is a legendary stock market analyst and financial radio show personality. He has been trading and advising for over twenty years and has established a large following for his show Money Talk.
Over the years he has made some pretty impressive predications and accurate market adjustments. Conversely, he's had his share of missed opportunities and unprofitable calls, but overall he has an above average track record.
The important thing to understand is that no one person can ever be right all the time. This is why Bob Brinker encourages his listeners to think for themselves and study as much as they can.
He also tries to get people to think in terms of their big picture investment strategy and long term goals. On his show many times he'll steer the conversation away from discussing the particulars of one fund and help his caller understand the market trends that he's seeing.
There's a reason why Bob Brinker has managed to stick around for so long and maintain a loyal following. He has proven his understanding of market trends and sound investment strategies and holds an accuracy rating of around 60%.
It's important to realize that there is no one guru or program out there with all the answers. It's up to you to learn as much as you can through a variety of resources in order to understand the big picture of trading. If you do use Bob's strategies do so in conjunction with additional trading resources in an ongoing educational process.
60 ‘Bob Brinker’ Reviews
He has made me a lot of money over the years.
I have been listening to Bob Brinker since the early 90s. He has made me a lot of money over the years. He told me when to get out of the market (I thought that he was crazy) and when to get back in ('he must be nuts') and he hit everything right on. Now he seems to be tired. He is on what - one weekend a month or something like that. I think that his heart is not in it... or he does not know when he should retire. Time for him to pack it in I hate to say. He has missed some market bumps. I am still making money though. I would rate him higher if he showed up every Sunday... and he does use the same old cliches. Is it true that he is no longer on Saturdays - not of his own choice? This is what I have read.
What a joke
This guy is so off base. Dork keep quoting stats instead of reality.
Doesn't have a clue what's gonna happen as they quit faking the stock market and Oblunder care shows up.
Minus 2 stars
Try Rush Limbaugh
You don't have to be easily duped
Bob is a Global elitist who thinks the Fed is Federal
I was listening to Bob today and a caller asked him what he thought of the talk that the Federal Reserve was created during a secret meeting on Jeckle Island. There are plenty of videos on the Fed these days and how they are raping our nation. He said it was all a conspiracy theory. In Bob's world there are no conspiracies so just stick your head back in the sand. I think he's a NWO puppet at this point.
Thank you, Bob!
I've been aboard the Starship Moneytalk almost since the maiden voyage. I was an investing novice those first few months, but Bob gently mentored those of us who turned in week after week since 1986. His newsletter also provides a very good diversified asset allocation strategy no matter where one is in their investing life. I know he has helped my family get to the Land of Critical mass. It is nice to see Mark Hulbert rank Bob's newsletter among the top market timing letters out there. Great job, Bob!
I have listened to Bob and enjoy his program. He's write a lot of the time but he is often wrong about day to day living. For example, more than once I've heard him challenge guests about the rising costs of food or base commodities. I don't know where Bob lives but I'm guessing he hasn't done his own shopping in a few years now. Food prices for people who actually cook (not buying junk food) are up almost 38% in the past 4 years. We keep a detailed budget and do not eat any more today than we did 4 years ago. My wife and I buy the same staples and fresh foods are up far more than the 2% he reports. He is wrong which makes me wonder if he's in the tank for one particular political machine.
I have been listening to BB for almost 20 years now, he has made many excellent choices and calls over the years. What people do forget is that we also make some bad choices we are not perfect we are only human.
Overall his advice has been very profitable for many people who stuck with his advice, but for those of you who did not stick to his advice it seems your upset.
I will continue to listen and subscribe to BB newsletter.
Brinker is a fraud in terms of his politics. He's in the tank for Democrats even though he claims to be non partisan. Anyone who is so clueless in terms of politics does not gain my confidence when it comes to money.
Brinker has help me get out of the way of a falling knife twice. He missed the housing fall but did call the bottom of it within days. I have used Brinker since the tech bubble burst and will continue to follow his advice.
I also invest in several of the no load funds that he recommends.
bob brinker is not bad,, you learn alot from him and I have gotten all my money back since the 2008 crash,, can't stand that lynn that is on sometimes,, and I have read alot of complaints about ric edleman online,, I would not pay anyone a percentage to invest my dough,, that is what I learned from brinker,,, to invest my own dough,, and his picks have been great for me,, rock on brinker,,, I wonder what his birthday is so I can check his horoscope sign,,,
I have listened to Bob Brinker for many years and use to subscribe to his news letter. Enjoyed it, very entertaining, he not always correct.
However, Bob was total clueless about the 2008 debacle. Most people lost about 40 % to 50 % of their money. I got completely out of the market on that early morning of that crash, because I did not really trust Bob's insights.
That same time I shorted the banks made tons of money.
I can not believe, Bob as of 4/3/2012, again! is way too enthusiastic about the stock market.
We are heading for a depression that will make 1930 look like a picknique. Bob is again clueless. Currently,market is 30-40% overvalued. Europe is going broke !. And so is the U.S.
Real unemployment is about 17 %. There is going to be crash worse then 1930 and 2008. Greed and a Ponzi fixed election.
Elections are all about money NOT merit. That is the real problem in the U.S.
2013 - 2014. CRASH !!!
Cash is going to be king ! Treasuries for safe"" keeping.
Again Bob has no clue !!!
A few years ago, Bob would have gotten an excellent rating. I cannot believe what has come out of his pie hole lately. He must have read George Gilder's Wealth & Poverty "", but he has forgotten what he read. On his Dec 18 show, Brinker actually said cutting government jobs is damaging the economy. YIKES !! It is the Feds taxing, spending, and wasting money that can be put to better use that is killing the economy. They produce no wealth. Taking it from those who know how to produce and provide goods and services and transferring it to deadbeats is not a winning formula for job creation and wealth."
Brinker actually believes the us govt numbers on inflation and employment. His show today was one lie after another. I wonder if current administration is paying him...that is how incorrect he was in what he was saying. I only listen now for entertainment and to see how far off base his advice really is.
I have followed Bob since the early nineties. Like all market timers, he has had good calls and bad ones. He made me a lot of money in the 90's by recommending staying in equities during what he called he greatest bull market of all times"". And he shined with his advice in 2000.
But I also lost on his QQQ recommendations, never heard him admit he missed the boat in 2008. And do you remember Ultratech Stepper (UTEK)? What was that all about (recommending a stock he did work for)?
My problem now with Bob is that, more than ever before, we live in a global economy. The US used to drive the world's markets. Now, it is the other way around. There are just too many variables in the world today to time with accuracy. A single event anywhere on the planet can tip the balance big time.
I think Bob is a very bright guy and I enjoy his style. While I do not like how he sometimes does not listen to questions or jumps on people, it is precisely his style that I find so interesting and fun to listen to. It is, after all, a radio show.
While I no longer take all of his advice (like his most recent one to jump back into the market), he has taught me a lot over the years and that is what he is all about."
I have listened to Bob Brinker and subscribed - on and off - for the last 20 years. Yes, he blew it in 2008 and never admitted it - pretty annoying for someone like me who teaches his kids to take personal responsibility and also accept that they are not perfect. He is condescending and talks way too much about political garbage on his show that will have no influence in the long or short term or will have no effect on an individual listener's own investments.
However, I stayed the course and remained in equities in the 90's and took his advice in Jan 2000 and went completely into cash. In March 2003 - again on his advice - I went all in to equities and rode my investments up to where I tripled my portfolio.
Missing the 2008 drop caused me to lose a couple of years of performance, but I'm almost back to where I was in 2008 and way, way better than where I was in 2000. I may have lost 3 years of growth, but my peers who didn't heed Bob's advice in 2000, lost the entire decade.
In short, I rely on Bob for major trends and usually it works out well (like 2000 & 2003) - occasionally it doesn't (like 2008). Today (Sept 22. 2011), he put out a bulletin advising subscribers to go all in again in to equities(instead of dollar cost averaging back in) as he is predicting the S&P will be into the 1400's in 2012. If you are reading this at the end of 2012, you'll be able to make your own judgment on whether Bob still has it and is worth $185 a year or listening to him drone on about off-shore drilling or some other topic de jour.
For more detailed investment advice on the radio, I would recommend Ric Edelmen. Knowledgeable, entertaining, down to earth and strategic. In the end, however it will be gathering as much information from multiple sources and understanding economics - and keeping one's emotions and greed in check to be a successful long-term investor.
I am a subscriber to Marketimer and have followed BB since 1999. Although his model portfolios have performed well over the years, I really think he needs to incorporate such things as liquidity and the number of investors on margin that could influence equity prices in a big way, as they have recently.
I must give him poor marks for missing the latest bear market and the current swoon. I give him even poorer marks for not admitting his mistakes. I stopped listening to him when hearing no admission from him to missing the bear market in 2008.
I was notified of a special message to subscribers at his website recently. I was disappointed that the message did not warn of the current swoon in the equities markets, but advised to continue dollar cost averaging.
Overall, I find his advice informative and conservative, which has aided the careful investor.
I thank you for this helpful forum.
I think you could miss a 10% drop, maybe a 20% drop , and maybe even a 30% drop. But if you call yourself a market timer, there is no excuse for letting your subscribers stay in the market all the way down to the bottom in 2008. I have never heard him address this or apologize for the tremendous loss we all incurred. I have dropped my subscription, because I think I can loose my money without his advice. How can he possibly explain this grave error?
I started listening to Bob in 1998 and I learned a lot from him in the beginning, but after his 2000 call which was a great call
He missed the most important call of our life time in 2008 and 2009.
I canceled my market timer subscription after he missed the big one I thought he should of gave his subscribers a free year of Market timer for missing that call. How can you call yourself a market timer and miss the biggest crash in 70 years?
Although I am a long time fan of Mr. Brinker, I am disappointed in him when you need his advice or comments"" the most. He has a tendency to take off when something critical is going on. He took off last weekend after the S&P downgrade. I'm also a long time subscriber to his Markettimer newsletter. Overall I am satisfied but I would like to see him post more bulletins when we have major movements in the markets or events."
He is a master of making it look like his past advice was right. He made the one excellent call in March of 2000. But even that call was to only lighten your equity load. But he always refers to that call as if he advised to sell all stocks at that time.
His investing acumen is only average, but the real reason for the one-star rating is his ego. I am stunned at the difference between his current show and the one of 15 years ago. He is actually snide to callers, particularly those who may have made investing mistakes, or to those who ask questions which he considers silly. The success of his radio program has corrupted his ability to see through the fog of his own inflated head. He loves to hear himself pontificate, the result being that he takes far fewer calls than he used to. It used to be average people could call up for basic advice; now most of the show is people calling up with their political opinions. As if there's not enough of that already, on every media outlet! God what a bore. I am definitely a former"" listener. Good riddance to Bob ---"