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StansberryResearch.com, home of Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, is a publication website used by independent writers to publish their own personal investment newsletters.

Though Stansberry Research works hard to seem like an investment company, the reality is that they are simply an umbrella website that draws internet traffic to a single site and then sells subscriptions for a variety of people who use them for publishing purposes.

Porter Stansberry, who runs Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, is perhaps best known for his devoutly anti-government stance and his use of viral videos and essays on topics like “The End of America” to bring interest and clientele to his company.

While working for Agora Financial, another financial newsletter publishing company, Stansberry and Pirate Investment were successfully sued by the SEC for defrauding subscribers of a newsletter Stansberry wrote under the name ‘Jay McDaniel.’

The judge found Stansberry guilty of intentionally defrauding his clients by falsely claiming to have the ‘inside track’ on government deals and charging his clients $1,000 each for access to this ‘inside’ information. In addition, Stansberry used the rising price of the stock he was promoting as proof of his knowledge and reliability to convince further clients to purchase the stock.  Since the stock price was only rising due to the purchases of his earlier clients, who were purchasing based on the fraudulent information given to them, Stansberry was additionally found guilty of price manipulation.

Stansberry appealed the court’s decision in 2001 but the guilty verdict was upheld.  A further effort to appeal the ruling was denied.

Stansberry likes to point to his conviction as “persecution by the federal government” who are denying him his First Amendment rights to free speech in order to stop him from revealing the evil truth about America.  It’s an interesting theory, but last time I looked over the SEC’s case against Stansberry, the federal government received no injury from Stansberry’s actions.  Rather, the people who were hurt were the clients who paid a subscription to his newsletter and then had their money taken by Stansberry and Pirate Investment.

A handful of subscribers to Stansberry & Associates Investment Research do say good things about one or two of the newsletters published there, but in general I would recommend looking elsewhere for investment advice.  Knowingly putting your trust in a company run by a man who has already been convicted of fraud, who is known to write newsletters under false names, and has already been found guilty of stock price manipulation just doesn’t seem the smartest thing to do with your money.


 

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Average Rating for " Stansberry Research " is 2.45 out of 5 based on 308 reviews.

  • david Testa says:

    November 23rd, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    im sure stansberry is a scam. there scamming me right now and im sure many other citizens. they go by the last name breuninger now

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    Rich says:

    November 6th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I’ve been a subscriber of Stansberry’s since 2005 and have only good things to say about them. They not only provide recommendations through many different newsletters, but also awesome tutorials on how to research a company, manage stop losses, etc. I’m not a fan of their marketing, which can be heavy-handed, but they definitely put out a quality product. Anybody who says they are frauds has not done his or her homework.

    And no, they aren’t paying me to say this. :)

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    Donna Robertson says:

    October 13th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    As my beloved grandfather was fond of saying,”Never trust anybody with your money, especailly relatives.”

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    Fred says:

    July 22nd, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Stansberry is correct regarding the decline of the $ and the shift to a new world economy.
    It reminds me of the fall of the Roman Empire. One of the primary reasons in it’s demise was that the people no longer had faith in the government and with it, faith in it’s currency. The money became worthless. That won’t happen to the USA, but it will no longer be the worlds Reserve Currency. This will reduce it’s economic might and it’s world dominance.

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    Brandon Bohannon says:
    August 22nd, 2014 at 9:43 am

    China runs a huge trade surplus with the United States. In the year to July, the U.S. was a net importer of goods worth $319B from China; the deficit has tripled over the past decade. American companies, for the most part, have to pay for their Chinese imports in Chinese currency, just as Chinese companies buying from the U.S. need to pay in dollars.

    This brings us to the second key point, which is that the idea China could sell a substantial part of its dollar holdings for euros makes little sense. This action would represent foreign exchange intervention on a massive scale, and the result would be huge drop in the value of the dollar. The renminbi value of the PBOC’s dollar assets would therefore plunge, imposing a gigantic capital loss. The PBOC is not in the business of throwing money away.

    Even if China were willing to take a loss on its dollar holdings, would it really want to hold more euros? China runs a huge trade surplus against the Eurozone too—$117B in the year to August—so it already has an big pile of euro assets. The value of those assets is clear today, but China plays a very long game, in which stability is prized above almost all else. The eurozone remains unstable, despite better recent short-term data, and it is not certain that the euro will exist in its current form in five or ten years’ time. The dollar will, and that matters.

    Once you accept the idea that China’s dollar earnings mostly have to stay as dollars, it is clear that there are no alternatives to owning U.S. securities, government and private. There no other safe, liquid investments available in the necessary quantities. At the margin, China’s sovereign wealth fund can buy equities and real assets like property, but the bulk of the overall portfolio has to be held in liquid securities. These are foreign exchange reserves, remember, not some pot of spare money to be gambled away.

    Finally, it is easy to forget that the U.S. budget deficit is shrinking very rapidly. In the current financial year, I expect it to be less than 3% of GDP, and it will likely be less than 2% of GDP in 2015. Deficits on this small scale will be dwarfed by domestic savings, so the U.S. won’t need China. But China will be there anyway.

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    Smarter than a Dumbocrat says:

    July 18th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    To the chump who thought the bill was not about what Stansberry says, you probably are one of the uninformed voters who gave us the dipstick we have in office now. You are too dumb to know there are many provisions in each bill that is passed. most of the time, they don’t have anything to do with the main subject of the bill. Some renegade congressman just wanted to stick some of his stupidness into a bill.
    The fact that this guy is a convicted crook does cause much concern. In fact how can you trust such a person, yet millions of Americans trusted a liar and re-elected him in 2012! Wake up America and smell the stink. It ain’t coffee! It’s not black, it’s brown and it smells like brown stuff!
    I hope the guy isn’t right, but it would be prudent to investigate the matter further.

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    Darrell Jabin says:
    July 26th, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    “Smarter” –
    are you? Did you read the bill to find out what was in it? Did you check other articles? Yes, bills are gutted and stuffed, but do you know this is the fact in this case? You made an assumption about “the chump”, but it does not appear that you have done much research either.
    I did read an article about this bill and the writer said Stansberry was off base and his accusations were contrary to what the bill would achieve.
    You have made assumptions and accusations and it doesn’t appear you have done much to show you are more intelligent than anyone yet.

    bill morgenstein says:
    July 19th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I have to agree with that. What bothers me though is that Stansberry is promoted on a number of conservative sites. They are so desperate for ad revenue that they accept $ from a number of disreputable companies & people. Greed comes in all manner of people. I for one are against waste and fraud in government and whoever perpetuates it.

  • Smarter than a Dumbocrat says:

    July 18th, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    To the chump who thought the bill was not about what Stansberry says, you probably are one of the uninformed voters who gave us the dipstick we have in office now. You are too dumb to know there are many provisions in each bill that is passed. most of the time, they don’t have anything to do with the main subject of the bill. Some renegade congressman just wanted to stick some of his stupidness into a bill.
    The fact that this guy is a convicted crook does cause much concern. In fact how can you trust such a person, yet millions of Americans trusted a liar and re-elected him in 2012! Wake up America and smell the stink. It ain’t coffee! It’s not black, it’s brown and it smells like brown stuff!
    I hope the guy isn’t right, but it would be prudent to investigate the matter further.

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    Conrad speltz says:

    July 17th, 2014 at 10:53 am

    A scam!

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    Tructor says:

    July 7th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Stansberry makes it impossible to cancel or prevent extra billing by insisting you can only contact them by telephone. You call their 800# and get an infinite loop of talk with no cancel option.
    These guys are dishonest and paranoid.

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    RAD says:
    July 18th, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    I’ve canceled before without any problems.

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    Matthew Trotter says:

    June 24th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Speak for yourself, you do not speak for me nor all the Americans who voted for the president. You sound more like a loser than a politically correct individual opposed to the current administration.

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    Reviewer says:

    June 10th, 2014 at 1:00 am

    I honestly just know one thing for sure, and that is to plan for this so called “up coming event”, in case this Porter Stransberry can be right after all. His “End of America” video was quite interesting, besides the facts of repeating and repeating over and over again his thesis. That was pretty boring, my mother slept for a minute; that’s how boring it was. Any who, I just want to say that this man is clearly trying to help the society with its financial future events or just basically trying to find some attention for his lonely white ass. So, yeah.. That’s all I can say about this whole debate about his topic.

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    jim says:

    June 7th, 2014 at 4:00 am

    OBAMA= One Big Ass Mistake America!

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    Tracie says:

    May 30th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    H.R. 2847 is a bill relating to military dogs/vets. Look it up.

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    Reviewer says:
    June 10th, 2014 at 1:02 am

    That’s actually proof of his fraud. (Pointing out the obvious)

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    Carl La Rue says:

    May 29th, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Oh my. I just stumbled onto this site and couldn’t help but read some reviews, and then many more, with amusement and disbelief. I have been a subscriber to many of the Stansberry & Associates Investment Research newsletters(currently 13)for quite a few years and have made a substantial amount of money from those subscriptions. Additionally, I have learned much about investing from them, including unique ways to use options safely and wisely.

    It is true that some of the analysts seemingly have divergent opinions, but a close reading of those opinions always reveals reasons for the apparent differences, such as timing and degree of risk, more or less, that is an element in the respective letters or other factors which the particular newsletter is constructed to reflect.

    Those differences make for interesting reading and are invaluable, to me, for making informed decisions; indeed, I can trust my eventual decisions more because of them.

    It is obvious that some people are opining or complaining without adequate knowledge, including Reviewopedia, who started this blog. By the way, I do not personally know any person at Stansberry, et al and am not receiving any recognition or compensation for these remarks, but I can guess that Reviewopedia gets paid somehow, right or wrong.

    If you read this far, you are now more usefully informed.

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    Cynthia Jantz says:
    June 8th, 2014 at 12:28 am

    I thank you for your comments regarding Stansberry, I have listened to many of his messages online, and I am inclined to agree with him concerning our current wicked, wayward, globalistic, anti-American, anti-Israel, and anti-Christ, Administration, and, sadly, liar in-Chief!! He is also a follower of Saul Allinsky, not someone any red-blooded American should desire to esteem so highly as their role model! I can certainly understand Stansberry’ s thinking! He has every valid reason to believe our government has aligned itself with Satan!! This Administration certainly has!! The entire Progressive Liberal Movement has been waiting and working for these things to come to fruition; They are beginning to literally water at their mouths with glee, as they are seeing the destruction of America happening before their own eyes; But, in the End, God’s Plan will prevail, and ultimately the anti-Christ and the false prophet will be cast into the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; and Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit for 1,000 Reign of Christ: along with His Saints that Received His Gift of Grace through Faith: for it was not of ourselves; it was the Gift of God; Not of (our) works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 But God Commendedeth (Demenstrated) His Love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ (Mashiach) died for us. Romans 5:8 ; Rom. 3:10,23; As it is Written, there is none righteous, no, not one. For all have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God. Rom. 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; (separation from God in eternal torment and everlasting darkness) but the (Free) Gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach) our Lord. Those who put their complete Faith in Jesus’s Sacrificial death on the Cross as the Full-Payment for all their sin, ask for His Forgiveness for all their sin and shame, and,,invite Him into their heart, and into their lives, to show them how to live for Him: We feed on His Word, leaning on the Power of His Holy Spirit to lead, guide, direct, comfort, heal, correct us when we go astray, to love us as only God can, and give us true and lasting peace and joy!!!!

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    John Appleseed says:

    May 27th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    First of all, the paranoid delusions are hilarious. Lastly, the smear campaign clearly demonstrates that the serpents are on a run for their money.

    Sincerely,

    Your Worst Nightmare.

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  • James says:

    May 24th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I think Porter is a real reliable guy and has very good information for us and to help us through the future that Obama has laid out for us,Obama has his plans for us about the New World Order,He is now planning to run for a third term which is outside the laws of the US,he has never been honest to the citizens of the US,he wants to bring in the muslums and nato to herd us into his fema camps he has laid out for us,its good to have someone with some good insite to inform us,Porter,Thanks

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    W.A.S. says:
    November 13th, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I really can’t believe someone like this person exists, this specimen is called a troll everyone, keep your distance. Stansberry would think this guy is a nut.

    Imthelaw says:
    June 11th, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Yours is perhaps the most repugnant statement I have read all day. I feel sick after having reading your paranoid small minded diatribe. Thank you for further proving that America has truly become a dumbed down, hateful, racists, and absurd nation of twits and fear mongering fools.

    Henry says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Your endorsement of Porter Stansberry is ample warning for any sane person to stay away from his assorted scam enticements.

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    sf100 says:

    May 24th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Stansberry’s research services, at least the ones I subscribe to, are excellent. A quick pass the the Stock Gumshoe site will show the extent of hyperbole to which virtually all stock/investment go to to sell their services.

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  • edm says:

    May 14th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I listened to a ad from Stansberry called the most important day in america in 50 years. is this the same stock letter you are all talking about? He mentions HR 2847. He says the dollar will no longer be the currency of choice but there will be a new global currency. I listened today 5/14/14. i could get 1 yr. for $49.50 plus bonus items. he says to buy non-dollar denominated investments. you have to subscribe to find out. i have no rating yet. he says get money out of reach of us govt; move money overseas; 4 assets you don’t have to report; buy gold and silver. what news letter would this be since he is said to have several. i don’t want to be a sucker and if i try it and it is no good i would want to cancel and some say they give you a hard time which i don’t want. i don’t want my money devalued as i’m retired and have very little income. i want to preserve or increase the value of my money but don’t want to get scammed. any advice would be appreciated. i do have experience with stock market investing but no experience with currency trading. also, i do well with bond trading. i’m still long stocks and bonds and ready to get out at a monents notice if my technical indicators turn negative. no advice intended here. thanks.

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    B.R. says:
    May 28th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I subscribe to Stansberry. What you describe is probably Porter’s letter. Stansberry has several subscription letters by different personalities. They all seem sincere. I believe they will return your money with out hassle, I’ve never tried. I recommend you go to stansberryradio.com and listen to their free podcasts. Frank Curzio is interesting and Porter episode 155 with Dr. Eifrig. Sounds like you would be happier with Dr. Eifrig s letter which they currently have for $39. Search: 3 critical items that are not in your home today. I hope this helps.

    B.R. says:
    May 28th, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I subscribe to Stansberry. I don’t know if the advise you describe would be for you, it’s probably Porter’s letter. Stansberry might give you ideas and a new perspective… There are several separate subscription letters, written by different personalities at Stansberry. They don’t all agree. They all seem sincere. Retirement Millionaire might be more for you, I don’t know. Sometimes it’s offered at $39, you could try asking. I believe they will give refunds without hastle, I’ve never tried. I suggest you listen to their free podcasts at stansberryradio.com. Start with Frank Curzio and Look up past episodes with Dr. Eifrig. I hope this helps you out.

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    Alan E Ross says:

    May 2nd, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Seems there is an Contradiction here from Stansberry, All the scare tactic’s about July 1 , and the Collapse of the dollar ? However as far as Stansberry is concerned we have a chance to survive from investing in the stock market ? Does this make any sense ? Why bother if the money is no longer any good ..Hah ?
    However I have no doubt that our currency is depleting and is miss used by our so called officials in Washington and > ( Obama the worlds SPENDING KING ) and abuser of the entire system . ) it just devastating to think that we don’t have any control any more . There must be another way to stop the insanity in our Government and take this country back. As far as these Scare tactic’s from Stansberry , yes I think he’s taking advantage of our situation to also make money by programing people scared to death .fro the weak minded people ,it’s so depressing ,that some people might commit suicide .It makes me feel there is no hope for any life here at all, especially if you can’t afford to invest in a program that you have no idea if it will work , plus it keeps bleeding you as so you can’t even survive any way …It don’t make sense . BUT then again,does anything any more ? the only thing that makes sense is , Prayer , and faith in Jesus Christ, Amen Amen Amen..

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    weejohn says:

    April 30th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Having just read this long-winded self endorsing bit of inflammatory raving, I can only conclude that HR bill 2847 was NOT written by the House of Representatives, but by President Obama. The only item I believe in his discourse “is that Congress is not doing a decent job of writing and passing bills. They are adamantly divisive, dismissive and will not work as a 435 member team in the House nor a 100 member team in the Senate!! They refuse to work for the benefit of all Americans!!

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    K. Goodman says:
    May 29th, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    The bill he was writing about has nothing to do with Dollars and Finances. H.R. 2847 (111th): Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act,

    Introduced:Jun 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)Status:Signed by the President on Mar 18, 2010 Slip Law:This bill became Pub.L. 111-147.

    Dave H says:
    May 18th, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    You are dead on right sir.

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    April 29th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

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    Mr. Wizard says:

    April 25th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Stansberry was telling this same story back in 2011. He has only refreshed it to make it seem current. As usual, fraud always contains some amount of truth to sound believable. All decisions in life should be made with good common sense and critical thinking. However, this company preys on the part of society that falls victim to “get rich” schemes of all flavors. As in all walks of life, the educated and informed make more than those who are not. If you are an investor researching whether to pay Stansberry for his “knowledge”, I would recommend against it. There are hundreds of better, and unbiased research avenues available on the internet – and most cost absolutely nothing. investing takes time, patience and hard work. And, the more you learn, the better you will be at it.

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    D says:

    April 23rd, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I just finished, with the help of four cups of coffee and six valiums, the seemingly endless story re: house bill #2487 or whatever.

    I have determined 3 things:

    1) The sky most definitely must be falling

    2) This gentleman loves the sound of his own voice

    3) My remaining life is no that much shorter than before I clicked…

    Enjoy tomorrow, it may by some miraculous stroke of luck turn out, contrary to the opinions registered, to be in fact “just like today”

    Yikes!!! Feel free to mark me down for poor punctuation….

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    Marie Harlow says:
    July 12th, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I feel so grateful to read a sane remark.

    Thank you!

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    Shelly Ann says:

    April 19th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    ref1: H.R.2847; Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act of 2013
    ref2: http://thomas.loc.gov/

    I was curious about his ad on the net about an upcoming money crisis. His ad was referring to H.R.2847. So I looked it up, to see what the language of the bill was. It had nothing to do with money at all, other than grants for service dogs.

    The references to H.R.2847 are completely erroneous, it has nothing to do with money. This is an attempt to scam you out of the $99 a year he charges for the newsletters, based entirely on false information. I only listened to a portion of the ad before it was shutdown by my system as a malicious website, apparently it tried to download something to my computer and my security system stopped it. So anyone who wants to visit that ad, be very careful as it may try to download a virus/worm or is a phishing site. Extreme caution should be used. If his ads refer to a House or Senate Bill, I recommend that you go to the Thomas (Library of Congress)website at the address in the references above, and enter the bill number (as H.R.2847 or as S.****) into the search engine on that site then read the bill for yourself. The Thomas Library will provide with all the details of the public laws or bills that are before the respective chambers.

    Shelly Ann, LPN/ret,
    Et secundum diversitatem unitatis pro scientiam
    HM2c(FMF)/USN, Sgt/USAR, ACM/olc, CWVet, VNeVet, GWVet, DAV/VFW Life Member.

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    Sam says:
    May 4th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I remember a senator saying that bills get passed through congress without them knowing what exactly is in the bill because most of the congress members never take the time to read the whole bill. They just read the summary and say “Well, if that’s what the bill is, then I’ll vote yea/nay.”

    Look at the bill. You are making the same mistake a lot of congress members make which is you’re not reading all of it. He is referring to a section, Title V (Title 5 in english terms). “H.R. 2847: the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act” is the official name of the bill and that’s it’s purpose, but Title V is something that was sneaked in there. It’s about people who have off shore accounts. It says that these foreign banks not only have to be taxed 30% for people who have USD, but have to offer the personal info like name, account number, etc to the secretary of the u.s.

    Take a look at “Title V, Subtitle A, Sec. 501, Chapter 4, Sec. 1471, subsection (c), paragraph (1) through paragraph (4)” in H.R. 2847.

    It’s really ingenious how they got it in there.

    Michael GP says:
    May 3rd, 2014 at 1:35 am

    You (all) either haven’t carefully read the House Bill (available directly from the US HoR website) or refuse to understand it. By “forcing foreign governments” etc (the bill’s words) to report or pay a tax to the US Govt, the possibility that many foreign institutions will simply opt to not deal with US dollars is very real and perhaps likely. This is not about “fair share”, this is about the US Govt looking to ways to counter the huge trend AWAY from the dollar. I am not a subscriber to Porter S’ reports or services but the facts and figures in that one video are real. The actions by China (as if being communist makes a difference, as one reader seems to believe) are real; the stated objective of the Chinese govt – to turn world currency away from the dollar – is real and has been stated publicly many times; we DO print money by the millions with no backing and the US debt HAS grown dramatically since Obama took office; big us companies are trying to take over companies in tax-friendlier countries to prepare for even higher US taxes (read about US Pfizer trying to take over UK AstraZeneca). All this means bad news for the dollar and you and me. Finally, dear Ms Shelly Ann: I humbly request you remove the Latin motto from your signoff; youre missing at least half of it; Here is an excerpt from the House Bill: “The bill would impose a thirty percent (30%) withholding tax on certain income from U.S. financial assets held by a foreign financial institution unless the foreign financial institution agrees to disclose the identity of any U.S. individual with an account at the institution (or the institution’s affiliates) and to annually report on the account balance, gross receipts and gross withdrawals/payments from such account. Foreign financial institutions would also be required to agree to disclose and report on foreign entities that have substantial U.S. owners. These disclosure and reporting requirements would be in addition to any requirements imposed under the Qualified Intermediary program. It is expected that foreign financial institutions would comply with these disclosure and reporting requirements in order to avoid paying this withholding tax.” This last part is very important: they say “it is EXPECTED”; so what happens when they don’t do the expected and opt out of the dollar all together? Seems it DOES have to do with money after all, doesn’t it Shelley Ann?

    Michael GP says:
    May 3rd, 2014 at 1:34 am

    You (all) either haven’t carefully read the House Bill (available directly from the US HoR website) or refuse to understand it. By “forcing foreign governments” etc (the bill’s words) to report or pay a tax to the US Govt, the possibility that many foreign institutions will simply opt to not deal with US dollars is very real and perhaps likely. This is not about “fair share”, this is about the US Govt looking to ways to counter the huge trend AWAY from the dollar. I am not a subscriber to Porter S’ reports or services but the facts and figures in that one video are real. The actions by China (as if being communist makes a difference, as one reader seems to believe) are real; the stated objective of the Chinese govt – to turn world currency away from the dollar – is real and has been stated publicly many times; we DO print money by the millions with no backing and the US debt HAS grown dramatically since Obama took office; big us compaies atre trying to buy companies in taxfiendlier countries to prepare for even higher taxes (read about US Pfizer trying to take over UK AstraZeneca). All this means bad news for the dollar and you and me. Finally, dear Ms Shelly Ann: I humbly request you remove the Latin motto from your signoff; youre missing at least half of it; Here is an excerpt from the House Bill: “The bill would impose a thirty percent (30%) withholding tax on certain income from U.S. financial assets held by a foreign financial institution unless the foreign financial institution agrees to disclose the identity of any U.S. individual with an account at the institution (or the institution’s affiliates) and to annually report on the account balance, gross receipts and gross withdrawals/payments from such account. Foreign financial institutions would also be required to agree to disclose and report on foreign entities that have substantial U.S. owners. These disclosure and reporting requirements would be in addition to any requirements imposed under the Qualified Intermediary program. It is expected that foreign financial institutions would comply with these disclosure and reporting requirements in order to avoid paying this withholding tax.” This last part is very important: they say “it is EXPECTED”; so what happens when they don’t do the expected and opt out of the dollar all together? Seems it DOES have to do with money after all, doesn’t it Shelley Ann?

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    Royanne Boyer says:

    April 4th, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Seems a number of the reviewers didn’t do their homework. Before you down them, learn what you’re talking about!

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    Susan says:
    May 3rd, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Please elaborate. I am truly trying to find out what he is recommending. I did google HR 2847 and it does not seem to have anything
    to do with restricting the use of bank accounts. But its long and I may not have gotten all of it. Why do you feel people have not done their homework?

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    rick says:

    March 30th, 2014 at 2:28 am

    I looked up FATCA and what he says is true. I suggest you google FATCA and even on the IRS website it tells you the same thing. I haven’t signed up for the newsletter but the info checks out.

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  • Carl says:

    March 29th, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I think you are a shameful, dangerous person, who hypes messages for your personal benefit and profit. Don’t throw stone! contribute to make things better.

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    MORT Z says:

    March 28th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Stansberry is a fraud.It was impossible for me to speak to someone or get any one to cancel my renuel.I beleave the favorable comments were probably sent buy him ore someone in his firm.I am old and handicapped. Shame on you.My spelling is terrible but I would never do what you do.Do you sleep well at night?

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    Jim says:

    March 18th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Huge flaw in this whole concept.

    Ignores that China is a COMMUNIST Government and lacks a thriving middle class supporting its economy.

    China will never become the Reserve Currency of the world even if they get 100% of every ounce of gold in the world, This is because no one is going to trust the leadership to be a good custodian of that currency.

    China has vacant cities from the worlds recession the article does not even mention that fact. Far from growing China right now is slowing growth possibly botoom line contracting.

    Until China both deals with its enviromental issues develops a middle class, Stops being the worlds greatest pirate of intellectual property and develops a rule of law no one is going to trust them to be the worlds Currency.

    Even if this was to happen it would be decades out not anytime soon and its far from certain that it ever will.

    Yes China is buying Gold cause it is fearful of the decline of the dollar but the Decline of the dollar is not the same thing as the rise of the Yuan.

    This is all about trying to scare you into being a client do not fall for it.

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    Bill Robo says:

    March 15th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I do believe that gold and silver will have its day-again. However,
    that does not mean that Stansberry is some type of prophet or seer. Obama bashing is very much in vogue with many people who have been whipped up to a, perhaps, unreasonable frenzy. That being said, gold, and especially silver, will “soon” be the investment of choice for many people, the middle class to the ultra-rich. Merely my opinion as the result of much reading of investment advice and observation over the years.

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    G. Routzahn says:

    March 11th, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I agreed to a free trial period of the newsletter. I have tried to cancel via email and phone SEVERAL times. Their phone repeats the same message over and over and connects you to NO ONE! On email there is NO place to enter a cancel…they just keep showing more and more subscriptions to purchase. HELP, how do you stop getting this stuff !!?

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    linda says:
    April 24th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    cancel your credit card and get a new one

    J McGrew says:
    March 23rd, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I am a subscriber, and have called them to cancel in the past. You need to call them during their hours, I believe they’re open till 7:00 pm Eastern time. Listen to the prompts to get the right department, and if that doesn’t work, push an extension for a different department, till you get someone and tell them your problem that you want to cancel. They will cancel it! Porter doesn’t want your money (business) if you don’t want his service. They are good company. I called them to cancel at a deadline for a subscription and I couldn’t get any body on the phone. I left messages and emailed them with my phone number, advising that I needed to cancel, they called me back the next day to handle the issue. You must tell them in person on the phone, that you want to cancel. Don’t be nervous, they are decent people. It isn’t like trying to cancel that monthly repeated(From TV Item you bought)and want to stop. They won’t try to talk you out of it, and they’re nice.

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    Mark says:

    March 7th, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I have been a subscriber for over 10 years. I will continue as long as the information is reliable. If you are basing your opinions on what you have read here, well dig a little deeper. The newsletters are full of American history as well as investment ideas. Do yourself a favor, if you would like to learn how to value a stock, how do trade in the option markets, or just invest for yourself, give these newsletters a try. The pricing starts at about $99.00 p/ year. I have subscribed to many newsletters, and I highly recommend trying them out

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    lloyd marker says:

    March 5th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    its a shame he is making money from white people who are afraid of black people. but when obama leaves office stanberry will be done. rem. to wave your freedom flags

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    JOVO says:
    April 18th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    The truth is “not all narcissistic dilatants are white”. You can wave all your flags.

  • Dr. Jason says:

    March 3rd, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Interesting ….. For those who can’t spell business model or believe that trend analysis is a remote concept,the world as we know it actually HAS changed. The old uniquely “American” paradigms don’t apply anymore. You’re entitled to an opinion until Homeland Security finds out … if you’re smart you’ll align yourself with Fox “News” for safety despite their spin on rational issues that favor a particular political party in keeping with the lobbyists instructions. The real question, the only one that should concern you, was Orwell a prophet? As for Stansbury … round-off error.

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    William Jones says:
    March 24th, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Following Fox is not smart for the future. You live in the past, a white only past, where we have to be afraid of anyone not!
    I am sick of people being wound tight from Fox’s scare tactics in the news and blaming it all on the current administration when what Obama was left with from previous unregulated business folly led America to the brink(not a scare tactic) but a real brink.

    If you are afraid of change then you should not be in America. We are and always have been about change, hopefully positive evolution into what God tells us to become. If you like fear, then grab your gun and hide in the basement.

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    Markie says:

    February 17th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I have listened to a couple of his audio promotions, and most everything he says has merit. We, as a nation are in trouble, and our debt that is declared on the books is only the beginning. Without question the Fed is printing fiat money at an exhaustive rate. A few of our largest trading partners are continuing trading amongst themselves but, are bypassing the reserve currency of the U.S.,and this will only hurt the dollar more. This may be signalling the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, and may open the door to a One World or New World currency. What are your investments going to be worth then? Food for thought.

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    James says:
    May 24th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    The US has shown the rest of the world that we are the scam artists and that we print money whenever we feel like it,even though we dont have the backing,Gold or silver or whatever,we have been lying to the rest of the world for years and they are finally wise to us,Other countrys will
    break away from us and start a new world currancy and the Dollar will be depleted as our trust around the world will also be depleted.Watch and see.

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    JD says:

    February 16th, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I have been a subscriber to Stansberry Research for over a year and have been more intrigued by the various Stansberry research analysts reports than the views of Porter per-se. Porter is without a doubt controversial, and he openly admits to being a little nutty. I have read many reports from his staff such as Amber Lee Mason, Jeff Clark,and “Doc” Eifrig, and found their advice and opinions to be diverse, educated and openly divergent from each other’s in many cases. Porter is a character and I appreciate his boldness.
    As far as following recommendations that I paid a hefty subscription price for…. well they’ve paid for my subscription. Others are cynical about the subscription prices, but I’m not cynical about my returns. I suggest that those on the fence about Porter have a listen to his radio network. You will be surprised by the people he attracts. He’s definitely no schmuck to other successful and well regarded investors. The end of the world? I don’t think so, and niether do many of his researchers and analysts. For those interested in the nuts and bolts of creating a winning portfolio, and learning in short order some great techniques for genterating income I would suggest doing what works best for you! Don’t lay all of your eggs in one basket. Stansberrys group is unique in many ways but not for everyone. From the complaints listed above I have no evidence to support a contrary point of view, though my feeling is that many of you have taken a few controversial aspects of Porter himself and decided to throw the baby out with the bathwater. It’s O.K. to disagree, but again, his research group is quite good. I don’t know what else to say.

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    Julie says:
    July 15th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you, I was quite impressed by his research. This all makes very good reasoning to me. Just look what is happening in our country. We are going somewhere fast and it is up to us to decide what is best for us.

    I would love to have some of his books and know how to invest to make good returns. I am 76 yrs young and I need to get good returns to take care of me when SS goes bankrupt and I truly believe it is going that way.

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    steakar says:

    February 15th, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    For the love of God in your “Life Crisis” Videos get to the point.
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH – Just say it already…..

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    Gary says:

    February 15th, 2014 at 10:03 am

    People were making good profits with Madoff until that whole Ponzi scheme collapsed. Be careful that history doesn’t repeat itself.

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    Neil Riordan says:

    February 10th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I listened intently to what Stansberry had to say. I read the first page of what you all had to say. I was a little disappointed to find out all this gentleman is offering is stock opinions. He speaks the truth about our countries indebtedness, and the demise of America. I don’t know if he is pitching foreign stocks or US stocks. If US stocks fail the global markets will fail as well. I really thought he was going to offer a safe haven for the impending dooms day scenario. I’m not saying he doesn’t know his stuff as a researcher. But if all my eggs are in stocks how are they safe when our economy comes tumbling down and our neighborhoods are under attack by criminal element who can’t get their SS checks any longer? He did say that, right??? I can make 80% OK…but what is it worth if the stock suddenly becomes worthless on panic and fears he starts out with on his video. 80% gain on something now worth a dollar isn’t an 80% gain. Are you moving it into gold? Not one of his proponents here says what he recommends when there is rioting the government defaults, the currency is in shambles and markets are collapsing. Where is the safe haven?? Am I missing something?

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    Victor says:
    March 9th, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Well I just signed up for Stansberry. I have not read anything as of yet. I do not play the stock market, so I am not sure what I am getting myself into. But what you are saying is what I was questioning – all of these people gaining all of this money but in short will be worth $0.00 if the dollar collapse. Also, why I purchased his research was to gain some sort of direction to help my family if this crisis were to happen. Your statement about gold investment: are you stating to me that he doesn’t assist you as to when to act or what to do when a crisis does arise? Like you, I believe the demise of the America and the serious debt our country has gotten itself into. Is there no way to protect ourselves. Scary stuff!!!!

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    Tim Osborn says:

    January 30th, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Biker guy It’s hard to believe all these comments are about the same research group. I find it interesting that the ones who have profited from their subscriptions write and spell differently.

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    steve v says:

    January 19th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Someone with that much hatred and anger has some screws outta place! If you believe his info, it may not be the truth!

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    Harry says:

    January 10th, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I viewed his video, on the fall of the American dollar. He refered to HR2847, that,is suppose to go into effect July 1,2013. HR2847.is the Wounded Warror Service Act of 2013. So much for the fall of the dollar.

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    Doug says:
    April 4th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Harry and NetRanger

    Don’t know what it is that you two are looking at but I pulled this up in two seconds on a Bing search.

    http://lawoutlaw.blog.com/2012/02/20/fatca/

    It clearly shows exactly what Stanberry is talking about. H.R. 2847 is the “Hire Act”. This was signed into law to supposedly promote job growth. One of the aspects of this act is that it added a new chapter to the Internal Revenue Code. This is were the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act” portion comes in. This part of the law is what Stanberry is referring to. Don’t know where you guys got the part about wounded warriors but you have to remember that these laws are always large pieces of legislation containing many parts. Apparently, you didn’t look into it far enough.

    Greg80 says:
    February 21st, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Your not looking at the right one. Try here:

    https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr2847/text

    A little over half way down is title V, offset provisions, that he is referring to.

    NetRanger says:
    January 19th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    According to the text of the bill it allocates 5,000,000 (5 million dollars) each year to work with these wounded warriors.

    The latest letter says that once that HR2847 goes into effect on July 1, *2014*. I don’t know if that is the real date that HR2847 goes into effect, but, I don’t see how supplying help to wounded armed service people is going to collapse the dollar.

    I’m going to ask them!!!

    -NR

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    D says:

    January 4th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Can you spell SCAM!!!

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    Joe P. says:

    December 27th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    The results of the complaints to the BBB.org are not excessive, from what I can see.
    http://www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/publishers-periodical/stansberry-and-associates-investment-research-in-baltimore-md-18012257

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    RAP says:

    December 15th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Stansberry gives good general information for free, and most of the publications offer very good specific advice without being overly expensive. Anyone questioning Stansberry should read his version of the SEC lawsuit, it will be a real eye opener.

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    Mikey G says:

    December 14th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    For those that don’t need investment advice such as the top notch stuff Porter provides, then go find your own hedge fund advisor that you like. If you think he is a criminal then screw off, bunch of fricking idiots.

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    Kathy says:
    January 2nd, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Youre a real class act..

    He’s a criminal…

    Who dupes stupid people..

    Look in the mirror..

    Its you lol..

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    terry Delandrae says:

    December 10th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Watch out for the small print clause that states for your convenience they will renew your subscription yearly using your credit card. They do and the credit card companies won’t do anything about it.

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    Klaus says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 10:05 am

    You MUST know that this is common practice (the auto-renewal) and can be easily stopped by advising (in this case) Stansberry & Assocs.

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    Concerned Citizen says:

    November 25th, 2013 at 5:57 am

    This is the first time I am reading about the newsletter and I don’t know it is a scam or not, but it doesn’t change the fact that the US is in debt. We could be looking at another Great Depression and that should scare us. We don’t want to admit that the economy is not going to get better, but we don’t have to because its happening. RAISE YOUR VOICE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.

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    Cathy says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I just bought a subscription to his magazine not because I’m interested in any investment ideas but to learn more about what is going on in the global market. It’s hard for me to believe that the people in charge of running this country are printing money to get out of debt. Nobody could be that stupid!! Which planet are these people and those who believe this crap from?

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    wilfredo stretz says:

    November 24th, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    let me start by saying that i agree with this guy from stansberry about the colapse of the dollar you ask why let me explain when a country is in debt and it make a vase amount of money it does not fix the problem it makes it a lot worst it may look like it’s fixed but no it’s getting shot and putting a band aid on the hole and that’s all you do it will get infected the infection will spread might even lead to your death — however i do not believe that this guy from stansberry knows anything about helping the american poeople why because if he did why would he chrage so much money to help them if he actually knew how to help why not just charge $5.00 per person after helping 1000 people and there stories get out how much his plan worked he would be helping every single american and probably millions of other people from other countries that $5.00 per person would turn into a trillion dollar industry and he is a smart guy so he can do it and he knows he can that’s why in my opinion he is a scammer if you have to charge a lot of money and work very hard to convince people it’s not really going to work for you but if you charge very little money and your plans actually works those people that paid very little will do all the convincing for you to all of the other people
    besides he has already been in court for scamming people that’s already a strike against him but i will say this people of america beware protect yourselves bad times are surely comming

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    Robo says:
    March 15th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Please. I have serious concerns taking adice from anyone who has never taken the trouble to learn to spell. Hundreds of words in a protracted essay should proudly display at least one period.

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    Chris says:

    November 17th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Stansberry is on the money. The complaints I have seen 100 percent do not align with my experience. I make money with advice from his firm. I have never had a problem reaching them by phone and the staff is always efficient and responsive. Any request for a refund was granted immediately. Perhaps the complainers did not follow advice, such as price to buy at, position sizing and stop loss process, for example.) Stasberry does a tremendous amount of education. So… I guess one must decide – am I the shill or the complainers.

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    David Roberts says:
    February 20th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Retirement Trader is a wonderful way to learn about options. In the last 4 years I have made over 6 figures a year “learning” from Doc.
    Is all their advise good? Who’s is?

    wilfredo stretz says:
    November 24th, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    think very hard about what your saying; your right about one thing yes he is on the money about the goverment spending and the colapse of the dollar and inflation reaching it’s all time high but his plan will not work at least not in the long run unless it’s illegal maybe you made a little money here and there and maybe you work for them the fact that you said that they gave you a refund immediately shows that they did something wrong or that you work for them and they need you to get that out there to the people you know that they would give a refund if something went wrong hen you want to dupe people you got to get someone with an i.q. of at least 140 to write these up just because you know how to write a program doesn’t mean you know how to write good luck people bad times are comming

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    Matt C says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I’ve read a bunch of these reviews on this page and have to say that most of the folks posting here are a bunch of spoiled windbags. I have been subscribing to various Stansberry & Associates newsletters for about 7 years. I have never, ever had difficulty getting a refund when I have decided to cancel a particular subscription. In fact, the customer service reps are all very polite, educated, and do not ask any questions. I have also never had trouble getting a representative on the phone. Regarding the investment publications, they are all well researched with all the pros and cons listed out. They encourage stop losses, position sizing, timing, you name it. They also encourage their readers to take responsibility for their own investing and their own actions – their research is only a starting point.

    Regarding the write up here – it is quite pathetic and without basis. Anyone looking to invest should subscribe to one of their letters and give it a chance, rather than expect to get rich in a month from one stock pick, then bitch about them later because they lost money on a recommendation that they didn’t bother to research themselves.

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    ainokea says:
    December 18th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    @”Matt C”, how is it you are so dam happy with this “service” yet you “…I have never, ever had difficulty getting a refund…” can you say shill?

    wilfredo stretz says:
    November 24th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    i have subscribed her’s the thing i did say his on the money about the goverment spanding the collapse of the dollar the inflation but the plan it’s self is not going help in the long run it might help short term but there’s got to be a better way and i am going to find it he might have been right when he was taken to court and everyone just messed up and they took him to court based on there losses i really don’t know my suggestion is everyone do your own investigation all information is out there no information can be hidden anymore what i do is i take all the information complaints opinions put it all together and come up with a solution an opinion or a plan of my own and usaually i’m right on the money good luck everyone bad times are comming

    Alfred Sweet says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I have only invested in 5 stocks so far based on his reports, and I have two running 80% plus profit . Two at 50% plus profit and on at 7% profit. These numbers are current as of 11/14/13 and I have had the money invested for 7 months. I am very satisfied with what I’ve gotten from my newsletters!

    Mr. Integrity says:
    November 12th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I am not sure that name calling and berating people who offered opinions and shared experiences is helpful for those trying to make an informed decision. It seems to me that sophisticated investors would not be looking at a newsletter for serious research and more common investors should not be thinking about “stop losses” and “timing.” It is well established that low costs to invest, asset allocation and consistent investing(dollar cost averaging) lead to better results than futile attempts to time the market. At the risk of being redundant, I suggest that anyone considering buying this or any other newsletter, first spend $25 to buy “Winning the Loser’s Game” by Charles D. Ellis.

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    Bill says:

    November 11th, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I suggest anyone thinking of doing business with Stansberry read the comments of people who have filed complaints at the Better Business Bureau (BBB.org).

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    wilfredo stretz says:
    November 24th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    there you go now that sounds like a good idea however you still have weigh out the good and the bad also if your spending a lot of money for a plan most likely it doesn’t work here is why if you charge a lot most people will not go for only some people if you charge very little you generate more people to buy your plan or newsletter or whatever it may when those people do very well those people are the ones you use to convince many others the difference is a lot you see is you get 50,000
    on you side and then get 1 here 1 there you not really helping a lot of people now if if you charging a small amount of money and your making the same promises your going to get a lot of people on your side think of it 600,000 people are now on you side those people are telling other people how they did pretty soon your plan is the talk of the world
    now you not helping a small amount of people now your helping millions maybe billions it’s a large mind that looks at the world it’s a small mind that just looks at the money in it good luck people for bad times are surely comming

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    David says:

    November 8th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I recently purchased a trial subscription for one of their services (regrettably).

    Now I’m trying to cancel my subscription to avoid being billed on a monthly basis, but am finding it exceedingly difficult to get through to their customer service.

    As they will not cancel my subscription through email, I contacted them by phone but have not been able to reach a human operator. I contacted the company multiple times during business hours but have received the same automated response saying that a meeting is currently in progress and no representatives are available. I even tried outside of business hours just out of curiosity, and received the same automated response.

    Does anyone experience the same problems with cancelling their subscription? Is there a way to solve this problem?

    Thanks.

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    TruthinAdvertising.org says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Dear David, we are national nonprofit consumer advocacy site and are interested in your experience with Stansberry. Would you be willing to contact us to talk further? You can email us at info@truthinadvertising.org or reach us here: https://www.truthinadvertising.org/alert-us/

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    Neldon Mathews says:

    November 2nd, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Do not become involved with this company! They will continue to send their publications long after the expiration date and then bill you the $99 for them.

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    TruthinAdvertising.org says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Dear Neldon, we are national nonprofit consumer advocacy site and are interested in your experience with Stansberry. Would you be willing to contact us to talk further? You can email us at info@truthinadvertising.org or reach us here: https://www.truthinadvertising.org/alert-us/

    wilfredo stretz says:
    November 24th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    this advise is for everyone that already got envolved with the company if you are not completely satisfied and you want to cancel but you cant get anyone from the company to help you call your bank tell them to problem tell them that you do not want these funds taken out of your account when the bank tells you but you made an agreement with the company yoiu tell them yes i made this agreement with the option to opt out whenever i wanted and they are refusing and don’t let the bank tell you that this can not be done because it can it has been done for me on more then one occation thank everyone please people be aware thiongs are going to get very bad protect your self’s and you families god be with you all

  • Jacques Maestro says:

    October 30th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Nobody’s perfect but Porter Stansberry and his team of letter writers have made me a lot of money, not because I bought everything they said but because they alerted me to possible opportunities. The brain-dead critics who take an all or nothing position about any financial letter writer are missing the point — Stansberry’s advice is for critical thinkers ONLY and he says as much when you buy his advice letters. I call that being honest. At the risk of repeating myself, I’ve made a lot of money listening to Stansberry’s writers but only because I did more research — his tips gave me a running head start on some big money makers and for that he has been worth all the small amounts of money his letters have cost me. If you are losing money in the stock market or any place else it’s your own damn fault, no one else’s.

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    Walter Wada says:
    March 27th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Jacques Maestro is not real person. He is a phony person entered by stansbury co. !!

    Alfred Sweet says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    I agree completely with your comments, Jacques!

  • Adam says:

    October 30th, 2013 at 7:57 am

    You know how you know all of these reports are bogus? Because no one gives away “The Secrets.” Tell us, Man what does Stansberry say? What is his secret to making 100%? What is the the most important asset to have during a finacial crisis?

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    wilfredo stretz says:
    November 24th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    this is so right there are no secret’s all information is always revealed (if you can see it it is there but when you cant see it it’s still there)but i will tell you this in a crisis everyone and i do mean everyone does look for 2 things and that is what you should have plenty of food and water money will be totaly useless good luck everyone bad times are comming

    Mr. Integrity says:
    October 30th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    There is an incredible amount of valuable information in Charles D. Ellis’s classic book, “Winning the Loser’s Game” which anyone can get on Amazon for less than $25. I have read it and wish I had done so earlier in my life. I would have made fewer mistakes chasing “secrets” and searching for “hot stocks.” I fear most people spend a lifetime jumping from one form of ineffective advice to another instead of having a well thought out investment plan. P.S. There are no secrets. The market is very efficient and information spreads very quickly.

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    Bob says:

    October 23rd, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I am 84 years old, was the owner of a retail business for 38 years and have been handling my own portfolio of stocks. I have been a subscriber to several of the Stansberry investment letter for over 5 years and consider their investment advice to be very profitable.
    I am very disgusted with the politicians both Democrat and Republican
    who have put this wonderful country in such terrible financial shape.
    At my age I should not have to be investing in the stock market to keep my savings from being eroded by the inflation we have experienced
    in the last 20 years. I would be delighted to put my money in a safe
    CD at 6%, but because of bungling of our country’s finances there is
    no safe place to invest. I would recommend Stansberry Research to anyone doing there own investing.

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    Alfred Sweet says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Bob, I think you are right on. I agree completely. I’ve only been with Stansberry for about 8 months, but my profit is amazing. I recommend his information completely!

    Doree says:
    October 26th, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Bob are your sure?

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    High School Senior! says:

    October 21st, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    It’s very hard to take advice from posts that have blatant spelling errors, and incorrect grammer. Thanks anyway.

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    Ray A. says:
    October 23rd, 2013 at 1:04 am

    *grammar.

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    Mr. Integrity says:

    October 20th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I am a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. I also grew up in a blue collar and low income family. I am now a multi-millionaire. For those of you who want to truly learn about investing, I suggest you read “Winning the Loser’s Game” by Charles D. Ellis currently in its 6th edition. Also, I just read “Street Smarts” by Jim Rogers. An easy read by a guy who is one of the most informed and accomplished investors in the world. The way to protect your assets and make smart decisions is to educate yourself. You work hard for your money, you should do everything in your ability to avoid losing it. Good luck.

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    Richard Vollbach says:
    August 9th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I will get them both. Thank you. Dick V

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    Mike Ock INC says:

    October 16th, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Cranberry and Associates are absolutely real. Ask Karen and Klaire. I bought a prescription yesterday and now I have 25,ooo dollars. I know Karen and Klaire personally and they would not lie. They are my friends now and we call Mr. Salibury for advice every day. He told me to save my money, buy gold and Silver, and to follow the 100 percent secret. It didn’t bother me at all that he was convicted of fraud. I consider myself a risk taker anyway. So now that I’m 25,000 dollars richer. Me Klaire and Karen are going to a vacation on a Mr. Dingleberrie’s boat and we are going to eat caviar and drink Champagne. Did you know that Champagne is from champagne france? that’s what makes it different from sparkling wine. Mr.Rasberry told me so. He is very educated and charismatic. The sec association had no right to say he was a liar. He told me himself he wasn’t a liar so I believed as you guys should too. Buy his mixtape for 50 dollars and you wont regret it. You should trust me. Im 27,656.87 dollars richer now because of him. Free Mr. Blueberry and friends. Thank you for your time and have a wonderful night.

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    Scared Shit*ess says:
    December 13th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    WTF?????

    SJG PhD says:
    November 26th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    LLLLOOOOOLLLL

    Sister Golden Hair says:
    October 26th, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    HAHAHA

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    Dnel57 says:

    October 8th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I tried to listen to him but what a f#^%$&@ repetitious windbag!!!!
    Same four or five general points over and over and over and over.
    Kept saying..I’ll tell you this….but first…
    half hour later I’ll tell you this …but first…
    wouldn’t that be 2nd???

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    joy says:
    January 10th, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I SO agree with you, Dnel57. Nobody could be trustworthy who takes that long to say a few scary things. I kept on listening, frustratingly, out of curiousity.

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    Bill P says:

    September 20th, 2013 at 3:01 am

    This sounds exactly like the power for patriots scam. I mean
    his voice sounds exactly the same as the scammer that did the pitch
    for that phony outfit. I was stupid enough buy into it and I couldn’t
    cancel that one either. The credit card co had to get transaction
    canceled.

    SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY

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    Dan Shea says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    STANSBERRY “RESEARCH” IS PREDICTING AN OBAMA THIRD TERM? Possibly with the help of Michele?
    This is so clearly just a classic move – used by all fringe groups – to SCARE people into sending you their money! What nonsense! (if you want to support such crazy talk, go ahead and send your $$)

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    Cicada says:

    September 18th, 2013 at 1:59 am

    So, we are losing our ability to trade with other countries, because we do not pay our bills? How much do we we really owe — the National Debt, not just the deficit? And how much of that is interest; what per cent of our expenses? Are we the only country that can keep printing money when we want more? What happens when we have no one to buy our bonds. Stansberry seems to have a point. He also seems to be taking advantage of our bankrupt situation.

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    David says:

    September 12th, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Stansberry Investments and Stansberry Research is a scam. I signed up for $49.00 but cannot cancel. They put on auto renew even though it was requested to be turned off from the beginning. I will stop the credit card to stop their fraud debits. Phones are supposed to be 9-5 ET but at 3:00 they say we are now closed. Stay away!

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    Chris says:

    September 9th, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Run AWAY – Fast. These guys are crooks.

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    tommiatkins says:
    October 9th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    hide your money from this guy! Everything I see about this site id propaganda, scams, and chicanery! They want to scare the money right out of your wallet!!!

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    Susan Traver says:

    September 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    From the beginning I knew the man was a fraud. I am delighted that he was taken to court and lost — twice.

    Perhaps he and the people who believe him would read a little history of the Great Depression, perhaps then he would understand the ups and downs of economy and how fluctuations occur. Bankers did not like the restrictions placed on their manipulations then, so they bribed their way out of them. If those laws against investing our money in risky investments where still on the books, the economy would be in much better shape NOW. The richest people in the US compromise under 10% of the population; our schools do not receive enough support to prepare students for the global economy; and for many years in world history, China did lead the world’s economy. He advocates illegal moves? Sounds like someone else we all know.

    And, by the dates he gives, Obama, was not President when most of the events he speaks of happened…the true ones, and there are not many of those.

    How much money from the Iraq war was unaccounted for in the federal budget. Do you think that contributed to the debt? This guy is a huckster and a scam artist to say the least.

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    Daran says:
    October 1st, 2013 at 11:37 am

    How can you compare Bush to Obamah my friends didn’t die in Iraq or Afghanistan because of Obamah your neither they died because Bush lied to achieve his own personal gains. Fact Bush is worse….

    Zack says:
    September 17th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I agreed with Susan Tarver until she started taking up for Obama and going to the classic ‘Blame Bush’ tactic that Obama is still using 5 years later for his failures in the White House. Face it, you voted for someone who is actually a worse president than Bush and 10 times more dangerous. And before anyone thinks this is a republican/democrat thing, I’m not a Bush guy either and can’t stand either party. It’s just hard for me to say anything remotely positive about a guy who has trampled the very Constitution that so many of our men and women died for over the years. Obama is a disgrace, a coward, and should be tried for treason with the stipends he shoved through on his 1,100 page health care bill that no one read.

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    Moon says:

    September 7th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Completely a scam.. Happily I didn’t fall for it. And Karen and Klaire, if you were millionares how come when I search you up, there’s 0 info about you? Huh. You would have thought with that kind of money you would be as well known as Apple, whereas you don’t have a website. A complete phony.

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    Deb says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Karen and Klaire are probably some more of the Kardashian Klan. lol

    Moon says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I bet their getting paid to write that, or they’re some stupid kids writing this nonsense.. I mean really? Karen and Klaire? That’s really stupid and unethical, for it could be misleading and cause someone to lose money.

    Please don’t get it. It’s a rip off and you’ll waste your moneyl

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    Duane says:

    August 30th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    I have been a subscriber of Stanberry’s monthly newsletter for over 2 years now. I enjoy reading his recommendations and keep track of his overall gains / losses monthly. I have not invested any money in the stock market (besides normal 401k) to date; however, have decided to make a go at it online. A lot of Stanberry’s conclusions make sense and I am going to invest in some of his recommendations. There are already a few that I wish I would have jumped in on a lot sooner. Wish me luck!

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    Doug says:
    April 4th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Patrick
    Solar isn’t viable. Battery technology isn’t efficient enough yet to make storage viable with solar power. Even the most efficiently made solar panels aren’t very efficient at capturing/converting solar radiation to usable energy. Let’s not forget that solar radiation actually striking the Earth’s surface is a needed planetary process. If you cover the entire planet with solar panels you interupt that process. Then what? I’m not saying that solar doesn’t work. I’m saying that it’s not an economically viable option. Especially when considered against fossil fuels.

    Alfred Sweet says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve done very well following his advise, Duanne. I support the info he gives.

    Patrick says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    He’s completely full of crap.

    He’ll also tell you that solar isn’t viable.
    He’ll claim he’s a scientist, while talking exclusively about his beliefs, and not about fact.

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    Jack says:

    August 29th, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I’ve read several pages of these reviews, and many of the anti-Stansberry comments sound the same. I see several of the same names over and over. Makes me think it’s the same person making comments under different names…..take for instance Mr X and Mr Y. What a moron. Posting the same comment at just about the same time. Wow, maybe it should be Mr Intelligent!!! I have no idea if the newsletter is valid or not and I doubt I’ll try it, but reading some of these biased comments sure is comical. Sounds like a very spiteful and depressed person who will never find happiness. I truly feel sorry for people like that. As you read the comments below, just take them ALL with a grain of salt and do your own research. The video did have valid points which need to be heeded. Good luck to you.

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    Dan Luna says:

    August 25th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I am a new subscriber. In the 3 months I have been receiving Mr. Stansberry’s newsletter I have made money on the recommendations he has made. I do not invest in all of his recommendations, only the ones I have an interest in. Due diligence is the key! I do my homework before I invest and if all the wisecracks did their homework before investing then they would only have themselves to blame. No one wants to take responsibility for their actions anymore. I greatly appreciate the educated advice he provides.

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    Alfred Sweet says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Dan, you said it all right there! Good job.

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    ShRePa says:

    August 24th, 2013 at 6:41 am

    I’ve been with Stansberry & Associates for over 3 years now. They are the best in their business and have taught me how to become a successful investor and trader. I cannot thank them enough for their services and my only fear in life is that they close their service or the govt shuts them down. The fear is not because I would’ve lost what I paid them 3 years ago (as I’ve made many tens of fold that amount) but because I’ll lose access to the best investment research advise that is available out there.

    I used to be like the others out here that used to complaining. The folks at Stansberry made me realize that we can change that by learning and taking responsibilities for our action and then continue our efforts to keep learning.

    The money you spend with them will be your best investment ever as long as you use their research properly and don’t get too greedy and stay disciplined. More importantly, keep learning.

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    AJ says:
    September 21st, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Nice try Stansberry associate… I’ve noticed before people posting fake replies to scam reports… I have a feeling this could be another… Why trust a man that has already been convicted of fraud and stock price manipulation with your money – EVER!

    Zack says:
    September 17th, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Stansberry plant in the house!!!!!!!!!!

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    Sam says:

    August 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    This guy is so full of it. Like a snake oil salesman. I think he is going to do jail time unless he seize and desist his activities.

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    Zack says:
    September 17th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    @brentwood Maybe he meant to grab a hold of his activities and then abstain.

    brentwood says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 4:45 am

    sieze or cease?

    Toulouse says:
    August 25th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Who are you referring to?

  • A. BARNES says:

    August 23rd, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I”ve been cheated!!! I want my damn money back!!!!!!!!! Who can you trust and believe anymore?

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    TruthinAdvertising.org says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Dear A. Barnes,

    We are national nonprofit consumer advocacy site and are interested in your experience with Stansberry. Would you be willing to contact us to talk further? You can email us at info@truthinadvertising.org or reach us here: https://www.truthinadvertising.org/alert-us/

    Scully says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    He has a money back guarantee?

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    lrry says:

    August 21st, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    i watched the whole thing. sound logical but also listened to a sharp adviser and lost $1,300,000.00. had an arbitration, he went to prison, but i never got any money back. don’t waste your time.

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    Adam says:
    October 30th, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Nobody with 1.3 million to loose could possibly have such poor writing skills.

  • DAN says:

    August 18th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Wow Im glad I had the idea of researching this company before committing to buy !!!

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    Mickey Bee says:

    August 18th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    My rating is for the people rating this!!! I see tons of YOU writing about how you R saving others from heartache with your tremendous advice, but I only hear how not to get sucked in by this & nothing else? How about some real advice then on where to go 4 credable investment firms & info? I bet 99% of the people here, including me, have not subscribed($49.50) to Stanberry’s investment info & are just running their mouths(or fingers as it were.) Are there any here that have subscribed and used the info? If so… Speak! Don’t get on me too bad but I listened to the entire video pitch on the laptop while I worked on my desktop. I’m not paying them one red cent, but I did heard a few things that interested me & I know to be true. Such as… Dozens of countries trying to move quickly but quietly to find a way of getting off the US $ standard. Big shots(Soros) & major Countries buying tons of Gold & other precious metals for insulation. Massive quantitative easing over and over, even after promising not to in the first place. The US credit rating being on the verge of dropping once again forcing our US borrowing interest rates up even higher! Record debt, borrowing, spending, food stamps, etc. The guy makes some valid points you must admit?! I’m a simple Cop with limited funds, but send me some real advice if you can?

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    Scully says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    >> In regards to.. Dozens of countries trying to move quickly but quietly to find a way of getting off the US $ standard. <<

    This is one of the main reasons we invaded Iraq. Saddam Hussein trying to sell oil in Euros. They wanted to spank him to let other countries know that the US will not put up with it!
    jmho

    brentwood says:
    August 29th, 2013 at 4:57 am

    i have not invested or bought a subscription from them but every fiber of my being senses an opportunist using actual fact to base his scam on. (the most believable cons are going to be based on fact, correct?) it kind of puts me off also this guy claims to have spent tons of his own money on his video. it just text with a voice over. i mean if it was that much to produce he shoulda spent a few extra bucks on a pause button, lol. if you do decide to give him a try i wish you luck and let me know how it goes for you

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    Steve says:

    August 17th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Well, at least it got our attention. I’m 50 years old and watched 25 years of very hard work, as a sub-contractor in the construction industry, disappear virtually overnight in 08. We knew there was no way our industry could sustain the growth at the rate it was going. Unfortunately didn’t think it through and had no idea it would be as devastating as it was. I believe the US will pay, very negatively, for the debt we’ve accumulated since then. We can’t just continue to print money without repercussions. I’m currently reading ‘Aftershock’ in order to possibly understand what to do next in preparation for the future. The authors predicted in 06 the meltdown that happened in 08. They are now talking about the price our country will pay for it’s financial behavior the last 5 years. I’ve had to personally get back in the field due to the hit my company took, and am practically starting over. Virtually every home I visit has been, and still is being affected negatively by the economy. What I ‘see’ and ‘hear’ is drastically different from what is being reported. I’m simply only buying what I can pay cash for and trying to educate myself on what to do financially, going forward.

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    Scully says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I also agree with there are NO safe bets these days. That’s why I didn’t invest in Gold. Especially if you invested in a Gold Bullion Bank. The saying goes, “If you don’t posses it, you don’t have it”.

    If times really get bad as they describe, you can’t EAT Gold. The only people that will be prepared are the Doomsday Preppers; and the ones that survive that are the ones that are heavily armed.

    brad says:
    August 18th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Btw I read aftershock too…no one can read the future if I had put my money where the author of Aftershock told me to, I would be worse off. I put his “save bets” on my stock symbol tracker, their all losers, not one winner…unfortunately there is no safe bet these days.

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    F Toler says:

    August 16th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Thank goodness people are taking the time to point out the fear-mongerers who benefit from screaming “fire!” in a crowded theater.

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    MGH says:

    August 13th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Buyer beware – If anyone is dumb enough to give anyone this outfit any money, shame on them.

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    Alan Kovner, PhD says:

    August 12th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    So, you give them your first years $ to get “free” advise. Then
    it’s not free, is it? It’s as if you lost $XX.XX in the market. My Broker gets 1% of PROFITS> I lose, he loses. IT’S CALLED Incentives.
    They took your $ and profits. If you get $100 item for $50, you didn’t gain $50 (saved), you LOST $50(spent).
    Ask for $ back. See what happens.
    Avram
    PS: And K & K are their cute ragdoll friends.

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    r says:

    August 11th, 2013 at 11:56 am

    we would watch your “end of obama” video if you would shut the heck up and get to the point

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    Scully says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I just found out that the “End of Obama” is the exact same video as “End of America”. Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

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    jose says:

    July 30th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Please people – ignore this idiot. He’s already been sued successfully by the SEC and has no credibility at all. He’s just wanting to sell you something and make pure profit for himself. Move on – this is not worth your time, and certainly not your money.

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  • Jake Nelson says:

    July 19th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    just a question for you readers.

    I noticed that on the top of this article reviewopedia states that stransberry was sued by the SEC.

    is that something that the BBB would report about this company? I viewed the supreme court website and read the case information but at bbb.org. under stransberry and associates, it states that there have no reports of any cases opened up about this company.

    follow the link here:

    http://www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/publishers-periodical/stansberry-and-associates-investment-research-in-baltimore-md-18012257

    I know it states that this company is not accredited by the bbb. however wouldn’t all the pertinent information be listed on this site about this company?

    thanks for the clarification.

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    jose says:
    July 30th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Jake – you don’t understand the BBB. They make the businesses join first and then they track responses or problems with them. Unless a company is a member of the BBB, the BBB knows very little if anything about them. They are terribly behind this age of information so don’t look at them as some kind of police dog for you. Get a better source and just google the company in question. Usually if it smells bad (like this guy does), it is bad, if not very bad, and others will have already been pinched or will tell their tale on the internet. So long and short- don’t look to the BBB to have data on every single company in the USA – isn’t going to happen, never has.

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    Nancy says:

    July 5th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    His video does not get to the point, which i assume is you buying something…too much nonsense and bull to wait
    wake up America…its people like he who will destroy our economy

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    jose says:
    July 30th, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    And Karen (and Klaire) what’s your commission for posting on his behalf? If you are making millions, why are you posting on a review site at all? You’re a fake and a phony. Let’s ignore this post.

    Tony O. says:
    July 25th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Why can I find no mention of Karen and Klaire Inc. anywhere on the internet other than this post? Hmmmmm

    Bud Morrison says:
    July 25th, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Nancy, you are RIGHT ON. Hustlers will use every means available to fatten their wallets i.e. a recovering economy being distorted by “the Party Of No” adherents. They never quit. Woe is the fate of the current majority as they are led down the road with misinformation, hidden agendas by Hustlers etc., etc., etc. It’s really comical how gullible folk can be as they proclaim they are following the dictates of their particular religions.

    steve y says:
    July 23rd, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Millions….ya right

    Karen and Klaire Inc says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    You are lying. It did work, infact our own company is promoting it. I have made millions thank to him. He is not a fraud, he wants to help. But people like you are ignorant of the truth!

    Regards,
    Karen and Klaire Inc

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    Jim E says:

    June 27th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I just hate the “appeal to the emotion”. Experience says anything starting like that stinks, political, social or economic. But like a couple of comments – don’t discount all news letters – just read them to start with a VERY jaded eye.

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  • DAN TI says:

    June 26th, 2013 at 7:55 am

    HAS ANYONE JOINED AND PAID THE SUBSCRIPTION? HOW MUCH HAVE YOU PAID INITIALLY WHEN 1ST JOINED? THANKS!!

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    abe says:
    October 25th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I subscribed their advice is not bad they have many different services but have found that a $!000 newsletter and A $50 NEWSLETTER can have the same results and stansberry has good rules for investing here arev his main rules #1 never put more than 4% of your assets or money set aside for investment into 1 stock #2 always sell the stock when it falls 25% from the highest price after you bought I think using these rules make it difficult to lose money this is decent advice

    jose says:
    July 30th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Seriously Dan, were you born under a rock or something?? There is no FREE LUNCH, Karen & Klaire are phony and have no proof – this is a scam of major proportions by a huckster who has already been convicted by the SEC. Get a grip man – are you really that gullible?

    Karen and Klaire Inc says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Mr. Y, it is true that some people had “unpleasant” encounters with him, but it really does work.

    Regards,
    Karen and Klaire Inc

    Mr.Y says:
    June 27th, 2013 at 1:16 am

    huh? read for yourself D. TI — of course people paid and got swindled — then there are those of us who investigate and study shyster gimmicks so we know how it goes and are too smart to get reeled in — some people make about as much sense as a screen door on a submarine — READ FOR YOURSELF but don’t believe the shills of which there are some on here

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    Douglas Knight says:

    June 19th, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Absolutely right! I subscribed, drawn in by a hook for cheap silver coins which could be bought at banks for pennies on the dollar- no info yet, just an seemingly endless stream of stuff I already knew or could access for free. Another hook on how to increase my government pension has not appeared- fat chance probably. Let’s see if I have any luck canceling!

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    TruthinAdvertising.org says:
    January 21st, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Hi Douglas,

    Truthinadvertising.org, a national nonprofit consumer advocacy organization would like to hear more about your experiences with Stansberry. You can reach us at info@truthinadvertising.org or here: https://www.truthinadvertising.org/alert-us/

    Scully says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Good luck Douglas. I read some reviews on other sites where people were having a hard time getting their money back. One guy has been working on it for over a year now. They keep charging his credit card. I personally would of cancelled the card since they will not respond to his requests.

    Mr.Y says:
    June 20th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    With all the negative comments, replies and warnings about scams and how they suck you in with shills and such, it’s amazing that you, Doug, fell for this. You must know this site is here because now you tell us how you got sucked in. You should have read this first and took the good advice that many of us try to give people like you. I wish you luck with the cancellation bit but, there’s a better chance of a three legged horse winning next year’s Kentucky Derby than you getting your money back. If you get taken, you get what you deserve and get no pity from me but, I STILL, with all sincerety, WISH YOU LUCK. P.S.— Our advice doesn’t cost you anything and our advice is no scam. OUR ADVICE IS FACT.

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    J. Bear says:

    June 8th, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Scam, pue and simple.

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    Teel says:

    June 7th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    If any of these guys had a legitimate insight into what was the best, they wouldn’t be wasting their time with a newsletter. A newsletter is just a scheme to play on emotions – fear and greed. Such is the Stansberry collection.
    However, I did subscribe to a few that were repeats of what I saw elsewhere but gave some ideas. When Stansberry said Anyone that participates in collecting social security benfits are criminals, I canceled everythng from them.
    S.S. is a mandatory government annuity that we have been forced to pay into all our lives. If I had invested that money all along, I would be much better off financially. But none of us have had a say in how that system worked. I will take what they promised me.

    I hope Stansberry’s family annuities fail an give them nothing. That is what he is suggesting for us.

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    Common Sense says:
    June 16th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    I do not feel that all newsletters should be judged based solely on a few negative experiences, that would be an over simplified generalization. Are all apples bad just because a few of them are rotten?

    All scams are based on some small premise of truth followed by an emotional immediate call to action.

    I listened to the video and while most of it is fluff, there are a few valid points. However, I am perfectly capable of making my own investments and decisions, I do not need to pay someone else for their investment strategies when I can do my own research and develop my own strategies.

    The trouble is that most people would rather pay someone to do their own thinking for them rather than putting in the work. When it does not yield the results that we expect, then we want someone to blame.

    In my opinion, this is the risk associated with taking someone’s advice……….

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    Jim says:

    May 25th, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Rather than wasting your time and money with this watch the Pete Peterson Financial Summits if you want to understand the current issues with our national debt. It is a big problem and if we don’t do anything we are sunk, but its not to late

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    Shirley Wilcox says:

    May 24th, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    There are always suckers out there to be taken. This looks like a good route. However, the ad on my home page of comcast about “Obama and his biggest problem looming” interested me. So, I looked up “Stansberry Review” and sure enough it was just another bunch of crap to denigrate the President of the U.S. Wonder who paid this “Carney” to continue to defame a President?

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    jose says:
    July 30th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Hey Bubba, and K&K,

    Did you all get together to take the wheels off your new house yet? Do you honestly think people are this stupid? Well some are, and that’s a shame that you prey upon them with this Stanis sucker. Nothing more that simple scams and fear tactics. Nothing to get excited about and certainly nothing to be sending him money for. His insights are heresay and innuendo, not based upon facts. The facts are here – this is a scam, Bubba and K&K work for him and are here to give the appearance of support to him. If you think they are otherwise, I have a bridge in Arizona I want to sell you.

    Karen and Klaire Inc says:
    July 15th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Bubba is absolutely right for your information or as “modern” people say “FYI”

    You are ignorant! Open your eyes!

    Regards,
    Karen and Klaire Inc

    Mr.Y says:
    June 9th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Dear Shirley, Don’t listen to this Bubba guy. He is disillusioned as to whom the republicans care about. They certainly don’t care about the peasants. Another brainwashed by FOX NEWS jerk.

    Mr.Y says:
    June 9th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Dear Shirley, Don’t listen to this Bubba fool. He must listen to FOX NEWS too much and has a disillusioned mind that the republicans care about the peasants. Thanks to these fools we have middle class people who the republicans destroyed and they can never recover.

    Bubba Clinton says:
    June 3rd, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    It is not defamation as it is the truth. Open your eyes and the truth shall set you free. It is you that is the sucker who has been taken in by this charlatan we, regrettably and disastrously, call president. Your beloved entitlement programs will be few once Obama and his backer with an agenda, George Soros, bring this country’s financial system and ultimately this country to its knees, just as Soros did in Europe.

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    Mr. X says:

    May 18th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I read through many pages on here and can’t believe how people give credit card numbers and other forms of payment and get fleeced as a result. Looks like I am right in my fisrt commentary. Then, I notice that some replies have already disappeared. I don’t wish to be harsh but, these replies are meant to be frank and to the point. No wonder these scams survive. When someone tells the truth in America, they’re silenced. Till censorship ceases, this country will continue to be a disaster. I GIVE UP. IF YOU PEOPLE WANT TO BE SWINDLED, GOOD FOR YOU. YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE AND ASK FOR. I comment no more.

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    bill d says:
    August 2nd, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Bubba,

    Every time one of you Obama haters gets desperate you default to George Soros. Soros is just the moron’s version of the Koch Brothers, who I am sure would never use Stansberry’s tactics, but keep their mouths shut and let someone else run their mouths about the greatest POTUS ever.

    Stormyi says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Some of the people are older. People have been misled for so long that they are looking for someone to help them. Now I am not saying that people shouldn’t be a bit more careful due to the time we are living in, but everyone wants to survive. Some do not know where to start because of the smokescreen that the government has placed over our eyes from the beginning. While some of the points that are made in Stansberry’s video are credible, as one reader suggested, do your own research. it may take time and you may come across so much b——-t!!! I guess some people were never taught and become victims to people who gain profit off of them. it is sad and scary out here.

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    Mr. X says:

    May 18th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    What happens after they get the info to recieve your payment? How much else do they remove from your account over time because they do not honor your cancellation? Do they just keep renewing your subscription and you can’t do anything to stop them? You could be stuck paying them thousands of dollars over your lifetime because you can’t afford tens of thousands to take legal action to stop them. If you stop the payments by shutting down the account for payment, they got your address and can sue you for payment and cost you thousands in legal problems and fees. DON’T FALL FOR THIS SCAM! THE ONLY ONE
    MAKING MONEY IS HE WHO TAKES YOUR MONEY FOR THIS SO-CALLED ADVICE. AS
    FOR THOSE WHO OCCASIONALLY WRITE ABOUT THE MONEY THEY’RE MAKING AND GIVE 4 OR 5 STAR RATINGS, I HOPE YOU’RE NOT DUMB ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE STOOGES FROM THE COMPANY TRYING TO FOOL YOU INTO BELIEVING THIS IS ON THE UP AND UP. If you had a way to make all this money, would you tell someone else? Heck no! You’d make all that money for yourself. If you fall for this, you no doubt vote Republican. Hopefully, the legal authorities will convict these scoundrels again just like they did before. But, this time, they’ll be put in prison to stay. If we had proper justice in this country, they would never have been left out and they should have no computer access to set up and run a scam from prison. IT’S TIME OUR POOR EXCUSE OF A GOVERNMENT STOPS THIS. BY THE WAY, WHY IS THIS CRAP ALLOWED ON THE COMPUTER? mAYBE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SCAMS AVAILABLE ON THE COMPUTER SHOULD GO TO PRISON, TOO!

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    Don't I wish! says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Sure… we’d all like to get something for nothing, or in this case, let’s invest $500 – $1000 now and in a years time we’ll all make an enormous profit (over $100K for some according to the article). I mean, hey… if it works for them it’s got to work for me, right? WRONG! Mr.X, above, has got it right “If you had a way to make all this money, would you tell someone else?” Everyone SHOULD know this! I guess that the lure of easy money causes people’s brains to short-circuit!

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    Patrick says:

    May 12th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I have been a subscriber for about 8 months and am doing quite well on his recommendations. I am up in double digit percentages on several picks and also learning how to invest wisely. Stansberry research has done more for me than any other investment advisory that i have found. I won’t recommend it to anyone else, but I am extremely satisfied. The money i have earned in less than a year is going to pay for my lifetime membership, so In a matter of time this service will have cost me zero! MAybe not for everyone, but certainly alright by me!

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    EdB says:
    November 2nd, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I’ve been a subscriber for a few years now. I started with the “flagship” Stansberry Investment Advisory for $50. It wasn’t great, but better than the previous newsletters I’d subscribed to. Later, after seeing how some of the other newsletters in the “family” were doing, I took a “leap of faith” and sunk $1000 into a “Private Wealth Alliance” membership that entitles me to 6 different newsletters for life (I figured it would save me money in the long run). I’ve enjoyed reading what all of these guys have to say; they don’t always agree with each other, so I’ve learned a lot by getting the different perspectives. They’re some pretty smart guys. I like “Retirement Millionaire” and “12% Letter” better than the Stansberry newsletter I started with.

    What I like most is that they’re not just about the stock picks. There’s a lot of general investing advice included, like position sizing, using stop-loss discipline, and how to use options the “right way” to make money (i.e., don’t buy them, sell them). “Retirement Millionaire” has a whole centerfold section with advice for retirees that has nothing to do with investing!

    You can label me a “plant” if you like; you’d be wrong. I’ve made my $1000 back many times over with advice from these newsletters; so much that I recently upgraded my membership again to gain access to some of their pricier newsletters, another “leap of faith” that is well on its way to paying for itself.

    Alan Kovner says:
    August 12th, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Let’s if I have this straight. You’re doing well, but it will take
    you A YEAR to PAY for their advice. I don’t pay anything for mine. I
    made 1,900,000 in investments. n other words you take a
    years worth of profits and give it back to them as a SUBSCRIPTION!?
    That’s a major loss. It’s like buying a TV off the Truck and the guys
    ask,”Do you want to buy a warranty”? My Broker is paid by the Brok-rage as a percentage of HOW WELL I DO. If I lose, he loses. If someone
    is on the “Child Abuse Convictions” list, I don’t hire him as a baby-sitter.
    Tell them you want what $ is left, see what happens.
    Avram

    Derp says:
    August 3rd, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    First, you say how wonderful it is, then you say “I won’t recommend it to anyone else”? Ummm…that doesn’t make sense.

    jose says:
    July 30th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    You are so full of crap. How much are you getting paid to post here? And oh by the way – virtually ANYBODY in the stock market has made up to 20% this year just by following an index fund so even your statement is irrelevant and misleading. You should be ashamed of yourself for even posting here. Here’s some real insight for you – you could have done this well, and had NO EXPENSE to this system at all. A blind man could do it. Your subscription is paying HIM for itself, not you.

    Mr.Y says:
    June 10th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    liar liar pants on fire

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    wizedup says:

    May 12th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I subscribed to S&A Investment Research because I thought it would be god to have an alternate source of advice from someone who agrees that the reckless fiscal policies of the US Government and the Federal Reserve Bank will eventually cause major problems for the US and Global economies. (I also subscribe to advise from Robert Wiedemer, Sean Hyman, and Tom Hutchenson) But I have become increasingly irritated because over 2/3 of the emails from Porter Stansberry are long video sales pitches urging me to renew my subscription or subscribe to additional services. With Porter producing all these videos, how does he find time to do any market research? I’m beginning to believe his marketing and manipulation skills far exceed his financial analysis ability.
    Then when I started looking at the “Special Reports” from previous years on my member website I found he has presented a few of the same reports (word for word) several years in a row. Apparently, when he doesn’t have time to write a new report he just grabs a good one from a previous year and publishes it again.
    I am now going to try to cancel my subscription and see if I ever get any of the promised refund. But I won’t spend it until I have it in my hand.

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    jon joiner says:
    July 10th, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Being that you stated this on 5/12, would you care to share if he did refund your money? His presentation does seem rather slanted and not very objective. Appreciate this. sincerely, jon joiner

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    t beste says:

    May 12th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    What is this 100% investment?

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    John F says:
    June 30th, 2013 at 12:29 am

    It is selling puts. And if the stock is above the price you picked, you keep the full 100%. Hence the 100% investment. If the stock is lower than theput price on expiration day? then you “will be required to purchase the unlerdying stock, at a price less favorable(read: higher) than its current market value (read: price).

    I have sold puts for decades, but only on stocks I feel are near a low or worth owning. WIth his own comments saying he expects a 40% drop int he market in a matter of weeks, put would NOT fair well in that scenario. Not selling them at least. Hope that helps some. :-)

    Mr.Y says:
    June 11th, 2013 at 12:47 am

    a scam to take your money

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    t beste says:

    May 12th, 2013 at 8:31 am

    What is this one 100% secret?

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    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Same reply as above to your other question.

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    Charlie Say says:

    May 11th, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Me says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Wake Up!

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    Neil Riordan says:
    February 10th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I’m not sure this guy even has a securities license. I can’t find a Porter Stansberry listed on Broker check. Can you? Is this his real name? I guess anyone can write a newsletter. You don’t need a securities license for your opinion.
    http://brokercheck.finra.org/Search/Search.aspx

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    wjNelson says:

    May 10th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I wasted all too much time listening/watching the introduction/bragging data which was supposedly to prepare one for the video. How many have the patience for all that hyper-bragging? I talked to it, saying “get on with it”, and I finally gave up. I have no confidence in his manner of presentation and he has lost the attention of someone who originally was intrigued. Forget it!! I take him to be a pompous jerk Class #1.

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    Paul T says:

    May 9th, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    What a fool. I like how this guy starts by insulting our President. Sorry I know you hate to hear this but he helped save America from a new great depression. Even “fox and Friends” wouldn’t have this guy on.

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    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I wonder how much this Wayne gets paid to bash the more honest party?

    wayne says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    paul t repectfully you are beyond help. I will bet you have one of obamas free cell phones too.

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    terry says:

    May 9th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I m 65 yrs old . been around the track many times in bussiness forty years. made my money honestly, never went bankrupt. top 2% net worth in US. not stupid . is porter perfect, bible says none of us are. but I have learned from him. Ive learned that if you want to be in the top 2% in happiness first and wealth second. 98% of the people dont have a clue as to what you are doing. people who need help most reject it first. most people are where thay want to be. if you want your situation to change, you and your habits must change.

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    top 1% says:
    August 14th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Gee Terry,

    From my experience, the top 2% in the US at least know proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Gee Wayne, if you’re such a success, why do you waste your time on here? You should be out on your yahct sailing in the Carribean. Just what is your position with this company? Perhaps daddy gave you a job?

    wayne says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    sounds like most of you people are looking for a reason to not get off the couch and do something. negetivity will get you nowhere. if you dont believe 50% of what portor or dan ferris says in 12% letter. the other 50% will make you sucessful. 3 yr subsciber.

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    Pam says:

    May 9th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I listened & waited for the big secret. Then I went & did the laundry, returned to my computer, & Porter was still talking. No big revelation. All his “revelations” can be found daily on FOX Business & News. My church (LDS) has informed us for decades to keep a year’s supply of food for an economic collapse that seems now to finally be real. LOL on the review that says you can cure insomnia by listening to this guy.

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    John Little says:

    May 8th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    This guy is really good manipulator. His video sucked me in like a bounty paper towel. Wow am I glad to have researched him before spending any money with him.

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    Elliot says:

    May 8th, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I have contacted Stanberry this week to cancel my subscription. I was told that the subscription would be cancelled next month. I told them I had no need for the service anymore. I did not expect a company that pretends to be as sophisticated as their own advertising to result in what I would call a SCAM. If they need my $50.00 that much then I can only assume they are in dire straits.

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  • Are you kidding? says:

    May 7th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I listened to the sales pitch of this BS for about 10 minutes waiting for the “video presentation” to start. How stupid do you people think we are?

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    Smart Investor says:

    May 5th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I listened to his one hour end of America video and found it very interesting and agree that most of what he says about the dollar and our national debt to be very true. The government is out of control. Most people spend more than they make and very few people want to save. They want the government to take care of them. They take no responsibility for their life.

    I actually was going to sign up for his newsletter, but when I was filling out the information sheet to sign up, I was asked for my email address, which was fine. Then it asked for my password. Anyone who would give their password to an on-line solicitor has to be foolish. I ended the form and then looked up this guy on the internet. He is not someone I would want to give my money to even for a newsletter. I certainly would not want him or anyone else to have access to my email.

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    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Thank goodness the smart investor lightbulb in your head went on just in time. Disregard the part about being truthful. Even if you don’t live up to the smart part, you weren’t dumb enough to get sucked in on this one.

    At Least Be Truthful says:
    May 8th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    “Then it asked for my password.”

    This wasn’t asking for your e-mail password. Rather, it was asking you to establish a password for the (Stansberry) site. This is a fairly common practice: Your e-mail address is your userID and you establish a password (different from your e-mail password) for use on the (Stansberry) site.

    Smart Investor, huh? I’ll have to take your word for that.

    Say/read/believe what you want about Stansberry – maybe it’s true – but I doubt he’s interested in reading “Smart Investor’s” e-mail.

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    M Davis says:

    April 24th, 2013 at 8:28 am

    You could put this on when you can’t sleep and then you will be in good shape sleep will come on you fast. He is what we refer to in the south as a carpet bagger. There are a lot of those virtual companies out there and what about Martha, she went to jail for taking inside advice. Most of what this guy says is crazy. Our debt is what makes us solid, Hamilton was a genius. He designed our Kingless country to sell her debt for a protective balance of power. If it goes sour we who operate as a business will go bankrupt and then begin business as usual. That is what happened during the Great Depression. The virtual companies will fail eventual because it is only hot air and laundered money that hold that syndicate together. Thak about the kettle calling the pot black.

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    Sammy says:
    June 1st, 2013 at 9:27 am

    LOL…You are so right. I dozed off over and over and he was still going on and on. I started thinking when is he gonna get to the part of what this is gonna cost me, and he did. No Thank you Stansberry

  • nate says:

    April 23rd, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I enjoyed the neuro linguistic programming. Not usually seen in your average finance/econ guy. Generally more widespread in great sales professionals. I must have heard “right now” at least 10 times, but never until it got close to action time. So, take it for what it is. A sales presentation about a product. Certainly he is taking steps to prepare for the coming crash, one of which is racking up $50 payments. I can live with that.

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    A lot of words without substance says:

    April 23rd, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    It’s really simple. If you need 20 minutes to convince your audience to invest in your product…AND it takes 15 minutes to get to the point…you need to stop defrauding people.

    Some stats may be true but those are just twisted to create fear.

    Just because our economy might be, MIGHT BE, headed for a change…doesn’t mean that it is going to be BAD.

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    Peb says:
    June 4th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I agree, it seems that you always have to get to the end of the info to find out they want you to spend more money.

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    Mimi says:

    April 23rd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    While I may not choose to spend the money for the subscription, I agree with him, and have long thought that unfortunately the future of our dollar is very gloom, and I will not be surprised if it ceases to be the world currency. I do not see how the economy is better; the unemployment is realistically worse than the published rate.

    I would love to have money to invest in precious commodities, however, after getting an education, I am still paying off my high interest loans back to the government, along with the extremely high taxes – therefore I am unable to spend much to give back to the economy, or to invest in gold/silver.

    I would like to know how easily this company would refund the money if one is not happy with the material. Nothing against them, but in my experience they take it easily, but very hard to get it back.

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    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    You gave this rating about three stars too many. And, the economy will never improve until the fools stop putting Republican thieves in office. They only live to cater to the rich and are angry because they can’t get away with it at this time. NO CAN HELP THEIR RICH FRIENDS SO, THEIR RICH FRIENDS WON’T GIVE THEM KICKBACKS.

    Potookatuc says:
    May 9th, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Mimi- You are blaming everyone but yourself. Be honest- your life is where it is because of the decisions you made.

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    Robert Moor says:

    April 21st, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Another outrageously sick method of attempting to attract equally sick Americans and Anti-Americans.

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    Mr.Y says:
    June 10th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    dear passion, the word is affect — no effect — hope you run a business better than you spell — that’s ok because at least 90% of the country is illiterate

    Passion for the human race says:
    May 28th, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I own a private company…and I love to help every taxpayer in America. I vowed to myself that I would not overcharge and my consultation is always free for every client. Not to mention 95% of my clients are referred because of my outcome of service. So if you have knowledge or a plan and you know that it will effect many lives and you are selling this, you are no different than those you accuse.

    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Gee Mr. Moor, don’t mind the “third grade” comment because because it comes from a nursery level mentallity. Only someone with a 3 or 4 year old mentallity would think or believe that these people are on the level and are doing something for them.

    brad dickey says:
    April 22nd, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Robert, you throw stones, but if you do the research, and find the comments he made back in 2006, he must be a friggin magician and gone back and made them magically appear.

    When you just spit vile vitriol and offer nothing to further the conversation, you become a pariah attempting to manipulate people’s opinions based on emotional pleas.

    In other words, a 3rd grade petulant whiny brat.

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    sharon says:

    April 21st, 2013 at 10:31 am

    His observations are 100% correct and factual. Will I subscribe…I am not sure. I bought gold and silver back in 2010 before it started to go even higher. I got out of the stock market after way too many loses. You have to listen to all opinions and make your own decisions. Look at all sources and make your own opinions. The US printing money is a fact. Tim G. is going to have one heck of a history in retrospect. One thing my dad always taught me as a youth is that “history repeats itself”. You can go all the way back to Plato, etc. History repeats itself! Be careful. Use your own judgement, but study history and then you will be well positioned. Good luck to all, but be very wary….human nature will continue to bury their heads in the sand till it is too late.

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    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Wait till they drop the value of gold and silver and everyone loses except the thieves that control the market for such things. They can do this at any time. They can arrange for any thing to be worth whatever they want it to be. But, you can be sure they’ll unload theirs before they crash the market. They don’t let the peasants invest to make money, they just rope the peasants in and then, when the time is right, they take it to ‘em.

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    Very upset says:

    April 19th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    The End of Barack Obama? This was about the end of the U.S. Dollar….all he is doing is selling you what you can get for free, and as someone stated before if the U.S. Dollar is doomed why are we paying in U.S. Dollars? He has already been charged for fraud. Anyone who buys this program needs to be taken!!! Everyone that takes his steps will only contribute to the demise of the U.S. Dollar. He is simply anti-government and is trying to scam gullible listeners into helping him out. He states that the government can’t take what they dnt know you have….basically the government can’t give back what they can’t track that he took from you. This reminds me of the other scams where they ask you to put money in an overseas account….I can google or bing you the exact same information if you want to give money away….just send me three easy payments of $11.95. It is less than you will be giving to him! LOL

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    David D says:

    April 19th, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Yes the videos are very long winded and im sure most people will stand on one side or the other of their opinions. I have subscribed to several of the publications for over 6 years and am extremely pleased with my performance over the years. Much better than average in most cases and many ideas i would have never even thought of on my own.
    If you have time to sit around and read and analyze all of the data thats available to you on the financial markets and make your own decisions go ahead.
    I have been investing since 1984 and it is impossible to keep up with everything.
    The 12% letter is outstanding and True wealth systems is excellent for those that want to make more trades and be rewarded for taking some risk. Their systems take all of the emotion out of investing and yes they do tell you when to take profits.
    I will continue to use them from many years to come.
    Happy Subscriber!

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    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I hope Me didn’t fall for this. This 5 star rating is planted by this guy because he’s a shill. Probably the bosses son-in-law or something.
    THIS PLANTING BIG RATINGS TO MAKE THE DEAL SEEM HONEST IS THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK.

    Me says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I’m gonna give it a shot because I certainly see the writing on the wall, not the news.

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    yan says:

    April 19th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I think this is an excellent video. I am not a subscriber yet. but I did finish the whole hour long video. Several points I do agree with. 1) Our nation’s debt is not sustainable, not just base on what he said. any other source of this information would have lead you to the same conclusion. 2) if the dollar fails, we better be prepared. 3). the only reason we are so far, so good is because we basically print dollar as real products. no other nation could do that. 4) dollar could fail, and it has started to fail since some nations no longer use it for trades(this i only learned from the video).
    He does use this as a sale pitch to promote his website. nothing wrong with that. besides, anything useful cost money.

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    Me says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I agree; but, we are ‘thinkers’

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    S King says:

    April 17th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    How many people actually invested in his newsletter, digested the research, and tried out what made good sense? What were your returns compared to your existing investment strategy?

    Yeah. I thought so.

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    Frances says:

    April 16th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Stansberry is a number one crook. Don’t listen to a word he says.

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    Me says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Wake Up!

  • james says:

    April 15th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    isn’t it kind of funny he wants us to invest in a portfolio not watched by the government? that means if he decides to rob us the gov can’t protect us from his thievery.

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    Melanie says:

    April 14th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Could this guy REPEAT himself one more time? Or could he speak any slower and pause any more dramatically? And still not get to the bottom line “what should be done”? Some facts are most likely true….but he ain’t the only SMART guy in the USA. We aren’t all being taken here, I’m sorry.

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    Vincent Vanderbent says:

    April 13th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Judging a book by its cover is never a good thing imho. I might have been interested in Stansberry’s products until I watched one of their videos. At the beginning of the video, which is about 20 minutes long, the female presenter they call Amber, clearly and unambiguously states that she is going to show a particular strategy.

    I’ll be the first to admit that good things are never free. So why would I expect this to be any different? Because of the language used. Not only did I hear it specifically stated that by watching the video I was going to see the strategy in action and explained to me, I was led to believe that I was going to be able to use it myself after I had finished watching it.

    Needless to say, nothing technical, trading related was shown. We never see a chart, numbers, graphs, anything related to trading. We just watch a woman talking and interviewing a male. While interviewing a former trader who Amber claims is going to show the actual strategy so that I, the viewer can apply it, the presenter clearly appears to state that she is going to show the viewer a trade right then and there on her laptop computer. Unfortunately, the camera person may have been glued to a particular spot because the camera never even shows the keyboard let alone the actual trade. We just see the back of the screen with the Apple logo.

    When “Amber” makes the “trade” using the “strategy” that she never reveals in the entire video, she claims to just have made $250 and that I as a viewer was just witness to it. You could have fooled me, but all I saw was a female talking and supposedly moving her fingers across the keyboard of a laptop computer which screen I wasn’t able to see. She could have said “I just made $50,000″ and there still wouldn’t have been anything to see let alone prove.

    The slightly amusing oversight comes at the end of the video when “Amber” states that we just watched her make “$500″ using the strategy (not the $250 she claimed to have made earlier in other words). She also states that we should buy the research report that shows how people make money with this strategy but obviously, if I believe her now, the research report doesn’t appear to actually show the strategy itself.

    Can a company that puts out blatantly misleading videos like this be trusted with anything else? Every other research firm may do it this way. I don’t have time to track them all down. I’ll leave it to your discretion whether to consider my review just another rant, but I have decided not to give Stansberry the benefit of the doubt. If a firm wants to earn my confidence as an investor, they might want to start the relationship differently.

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    interested says:

    April 10th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    some of stats are real so we need to becareful

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    Simply opinion says:

    April 8th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I do think that guy is right in prognosis, I am not sure if he really offers working solution. I am new in US and came from former USSR. In early 90′s we went through currency collapse and it was really disaster. It’s really happened over night and if you had something in your saving account, you waked up completely poor person. If you had 10 000 rubles, in the morning you had 100. The source of the problem was the same. Once you start printing money, spending more than you bringing in, the collapse is unavoidable. Currency was fully controlled by central bank, but even they were unable to stabilize it or to fix something. And he is right, I do know that Russians and Chinese seriously irritated by US foreign policies and by our national debt and they are arranging some alternate ways to get read from the dollar. We are “lucky”, that Euro also has very serious problems, otherwise dollar would be thrown even a few years back. If it’s collapses, it’s like snow ball.

    I am not sure that his strategies will work though. Actual money became a huge deficit. I remember people were going and trying to sell some weddings rings or ear rings or other gold or silver goods but no one will be buying. You can not buy bread and milk using gold, you need real money for buying food but there is no way you can get it. If I remember correctly, actual winners were people who had foreign currency ( in that days who has dollars at home, in mattress). When something like this happens, chaos continues for many months, and you will need to feed your family all this time. From what I remember, you definitely must have a cash at home, and come cane foods, just in case. Stores will be definitely closed for a few days until they will figure out new price tags and will be able to reopen. What he is definitely right, you never believe it will happen to you if you never seen it before. This is why, very sadly I do believe now that it may happen here, I have seen this happening once in my life. I do remember my parents literally sitting and crying in our small kitchen table, we lost everything we had, all savings made over life of hard work. Then, many years back I heard this statement first time in my life,” every nations has a government which it deserves”, and this is definitely true. If collapse will happen here, we have current leadership which we voted for, we elected them so we deserve what we currently have.

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    Mr. X says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    New in US yes. Your 4 star rating proves that. Don’t feel bad. People who are here all their lives get sucked in to these scams all of the time.

    Mr. Y says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Yes, you are new in US. Your 4 star rating proves that. Don’t feel bad because people who are here all their lives fall for this stuff, too.

    jay says:
    May 6th, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Intense… thanks for sharing your account. There is a silver lining however… you survived:) So the real question is how did you manage to sustain the collapse?

  • John says:

    April 8th, 2013 at 2:25 am

    What he says is true: 1) One cannot spend beyond their means, period. it will implode eventually depending on credit limits. common sense. The govt is underwater as am I with no hope of bailing out short of a “blood bath” end of resources. 2) I had a business and can relate to an anti-business and anti-job creation policies. 3) history does reflect what he is speaking of as having happened in the past. China, has their own “baby boomer” and extended elderly crisis and will probably also implode so it’s unlikely to become the reserve currency. 5) writing IS on the wall, and has been, about the reserve currency and the games Treasury and the paper games the Fed play to prop it up. 6) Stats on gold and silver are right on target. Silver does perform better than gold f0r the reasons he has stated. Many more examples being right on the mark.

    What is also true 1) a “2012 Mayan Doomsday” type presentation instilling fear. Justified, perhaps, but still presented in a way to reinforce impending doom and gloom. 2) a “I’ve got a secret” investment presentation and for a risk-free $50 I’ll let you know also. Wonder just home many people have gotten their $50 back? Seems to me it’s in-line with a “make $100,000 working at home” based scam. 3) “The fewer people know, the better”… right… that’s why you you’re selling a cyber newsletter for $50 that costs you nothing to write other than time, imagination and ‘poetic license’ reinforced under the Constitution. How many “happy subscribers” were mentioned… over 100,000 at $50 bucks a pop… ahhh ok. During the 49er Gold Rush, the miners didn’t get rich. The storekeepers selling picks, pans, shovels and provisions did. At least the “Money for Nothing” guy on late night TV has soft bound books with a ‘technique’ (god, I hate that word) for his ‘system’(another of my hated late-night TV words).

    Worth it … probably not but $50 isn’t going to break the bank. Like some other guy later down said, it’s a one-nite family picnic at Micky Ds. What he says is al too uncommon common sense, makes sense, and probably will happen but not to the gloom and doom extent he predicts. It can’t keep going the way it been going, that’s for sure. If only food for thought can be had out of his fantasy, it’s worth his asking price. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and very little lost worse case.

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    Mr. Y says:
    May 18th, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    hopefully i hope you don’t think it’s $50.00 one time and done — once these kind of scammers get your financial payment info, look out for the automatic renewals — shut off the payments? no way — they have your address and can take legal action to collect — these kind of scams take place all too often — you’d be better off with the picnic a the golden arches

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    g pepper says:

    April 7th, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Lets trust Merril lynch or fannie mae or freddie mac instead

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    Big J says:
    April 21st, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Lisa, do you not understand sarcasm?

    lisa says:
    April 14th, 2013 at 1:20 am

    no we shouldnt trust them r u kidding me

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    rapidrain says:

    April 7th, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    This guy’s a bag of wind. I will bet him or anyone else $10,000 that the US dollar will not collapse in a year.

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    Chandu says:
    May 10th, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Abundance of Natural Gas deposits in the country equal to cut in oil imports into the country and higher LNG exports to other countries can only enhance the value of the dollar. This will wipe out current trade deficit.HOW CAN THE DOLLAR COLLAPSE WHEN THE COUNTRY WILL SOON HAVE THE BIGGEST TRADE SURPLUS?
    Keep your investments diversified (to include Narural Gas).
    Build the pipeline and start exporting LNG; DOLLAR IS NOT GOING TO COLLAPSE!!!

    lisa says:
    April 14th, 2013 at 1:21 am

    funny

    Brian says:
    April 10th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    A win-win proposition for you. If the economy does collapse, you’ll only have to pay worthless paper, and if it does not, you get paid in money that is worth something. How about you bet your house against some money, eh?

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    CDA says:

    April 7th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    IMO, this is a very biased article with a single intent…a hit-piece.
    I’ve been a subscriber to Stansberry and several of his newsletters since 2004 and have made some dog-gone good money because of it. Have also varied my 401k mix, not based on his recommendations…they’re stocks only, but because of his…and his other associates, overall take regarding the trends of the markets…and have had results I’m well pleased with.
    I’m not an employee, I wouldn’t know the man if he knocked on my door….I just know I take his recommendations seriously. And being of a conservative bent and not convinced our current government has our; the middle class’s; best interests at heart, I find his commentary delightfully irreverent and very much on point.

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    some guy says:

    April 6th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Ok so if he is telling us to avoid american dollars why is he asking for us to subscribe in american dollars?

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    Arpad says:
    May 6th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    So that he can immediately turn around and convert it into silver.

    Big J says:
    April 21st, 2013 at 4:56 am

    LOL…hard to argue that point.

    another guy says:
    April 13th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    THANK YOU!!! why would they want money that according to them is only going to be good for wiping your ass in a year. Fraud!!

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    PeterG says:

    April 6th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Manufacture fear by hyping a psuedocrisis in order to sell nebulous investment protection.

    Reminds me of selling a war for terrorist protection because of “WMD”, “Yellow Cake” and “Mushroom Cloud”

    How much can one afford to pay for Fiction?
    Just make it up and sell it…like fast food to the masses
    They eat anything up.

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    Randy says:
    April 6th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    yes just get in line with the other sheeple….

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    Thinker says:

    April 6th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Yes, the sales-pitch video is an awfully long-winded blah… blah… but it is true that a 50 bucks expense on alternative news is not foolish if one considers that an average house-hold spends thousands annually on daily ranges of “syndicated brain-wash” in America.

    Equally, some “dooms-day” rhetoric could help creating equilibrium in our distorted fast changing world with predictions flooding us from left-liberals to religious-rights without any guaranties on future benefits!

    As for faulting anybody for the use of “pen name” is preposterous while classics practiced it for ages … Just to name a few; Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835 or George Orwell, was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 or Whoopi Goldberg, was born Caryn Johnson. In fact, most married women adopt their husband’s name while their older friends know them; refer to them by their maiden name or else …

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    commenter says:
    May 11th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Samuel Clemens and Eric Arthur Blair were writers primarily of fictional works…they were not presenting their works as fact that people should base their lives upon. Caryn Johnson is an actress…many, many actors and actresses use stage names. “Most married women adopt their husband’s name…”–uh, what does this have to do with the fact that Porter Stansberry invented a name to hide behind as he writes his screed?

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    Seventeen Year Hiatus of Disaster Confirmation says:

    April 5th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    1) it is not illegal nor unknown to utilize a pseudonym, especially in the writing field. 2) I too publish as I can afford – I would like to SELL what I publish but am encountering many of the same problems Stansberry & Associates outline. 3) I got to go into publishing after a three and one half year long resume (that is res-u-may) based employment search, exclusively at the Department of Labor job listings due to lack of otherwise available ads. This was NON-productive for my employment level of clerical or store based employ. Therefore the end result was A) no one would rent housing to me unless I had a full time job or Department of Social Services funding (which if they had paid attention to their rules, could have happened and I would have had those assets to fall back on – now they are depleted – B) I got to spend everything I saved, inherited, invested and recovered from the sale of my house.

    I also LOST everything I owned except for my then seventeen year old vehicle, my dog, cat and what possessions we had in the vehicle. I have since lost all of those due to some type of criminal action(s) on a local level (the village I am stuck in decided my landlord owned my vehicle, and I am saving what he allows to repair the vandalism and put back on the road and move to a safer area, when the village appropriated it and has it someplace unknown to me), except for some clothing and bedding, two small jewelry pieces, my (music) recorder (a flute type thing) and I have RECOVERED from second hand sales type things the following of my possessions: two coffee mugs, a frying pan, a bread plate, four paperback books, one hardcover and two identical other possessions that were not mine but I have handled and seen before.

    I am not allowed to sue, I am not allowed to recover anything so far and I AM expected to work and make money. Which I, lazy person after seeing my 17 year old cat develop mysterious wounds in a double locked apartment of a suspicious nature, am experiencing difficulty doing. So I am going back out on “welfare, food benefits (which ought to be cash based after all this stuff) and medical assistance, just so I can pay the roof over my head. Which happens to be unsafe in various manners.

    Lastly, the pay part has to drop – that’s right, drop. The wages are too high – the work is too little in availability and hours, too far (per the loss of vehicle, I now get to walk to everything) and they are NOT developing new employment. So I am hoping the stock market hangs on. It will be my only hope when I get to get off PA and food benefits.

    I also recently got ripped off for a refund that had taken two years to refund and would have made the difference in medical care for my cat, the really healthy returning to happiness one with unmistakable markings and is not here now any longer.

    I AM in the 40 to 65 bracket too. It is no longer in effect. I was terminated at age 39 from my last job. I can’t afford to look any more. Take my advice and get a job at the local places; it is all there is for most of it. Maybe that will spur job creation.

    I do think they may be correct.

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    jose says:
    July 30th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    For the most part – you sound like a depressed sorry ass individual who blames his life’s problems on someone else, and never himself. You’re exactly the kind of person this scam artist loves to get a hold of because you are looking for a miracle, rather than taking some time to figure out why you got laid off, what to do next, and be about doing it. I feel sorry for you, especially since the sky is not falling, and not the cause of your problems. Sounds like you have issues with a lot of things in your life – best be about fixing those because no one else will.

    justsomeonethatalmostfellforthisscam says:
    April 16th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    let him vent people sheesh if i was going through all that i would write anywhere too!

    Abarrackwall says:
    April 14th, 2013 at 6:13 am

    At least you have access to a computer, so things can’t be that bad.

    Johnny says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    You need to seek professional help.

    Jimmy says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    What the hell does your personal problem have to do with reviewing the product? I would hate to know you in real life.

    me says:
    April 7th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    WTF??

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    Chuck says:

    April 5th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Fifty bucks is not a major investment- spent that much going to McD twice last week. If there is any useful info it was worth it. Didn’t buy the Lifetime bit- 500 bucks is a little pricey, but I’ll read it for a couple of weeks, look at the “Special Reports” and see what they say. Worst case, I’ll call and get my 50 bucks back.

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    martha says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    What a shame that this bright man uses the half truths to scare people and to sell reviews, if he is an investor why does he sell subscription, get a grip guys.

    HOW DOES HE SLEEP AT NIGHTS.

    GOD PLEASE HELP HIM ON BEHALF OF ALL THE FOLKS WHO SIGN UP.

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    Luise Stone says:

    April 2nd, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Sounds like Stansberry, or whatever name he chooses to use, is trying to make a lot of money on subscriptions for information that may or may not be useful. Basically he sounds like the fraud monger that the SEC sued, and yet he continues to urge readers to follow his advice. Not one of the “good guys.”

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    Holly M. says:

    April 2nd, 2013 at 11:56 am

    If he was able to make ten factual concise statements, rather than numerous scenarios, I may have been interested to investigate furthur. This reminds me of a ‘whole life’ insurance person sitting in someone’s living room until he convinces the people to buy. Give me simple facts without surrounding it with possible scenarios.

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    Elisa M. says:

    April 2nd, 2013 at 12:05 am

    I think the evidence he suggest is compelling. It really makes one think deeply how our Government continues to print money that we don’t have. Have you ever wondered when our Government is going to stop printing money we can’t repay? Have you seen anything closely related or pertaining to this subject that he speaks of? On TV? The Radio? Newspaper? Why? Because the government doesn’t want us to know a thing…. So we just go about our daily lives thinking everything is hunky dory.

    I just did a generic search on “Are other countries moving away from the US Dollar”? And here are a couple of paragraphs”…

    *China and Japan announced plans to bypass the dollar and use their own currencies in their trade relations. Discussions involving a partnership between South Korea and China to exchange their currencies also have taken place. This is a huge development as China, Japan and South Korea are the dominant economic powers in that Asian region.

    *China and Russia have, for more than a year, been conducting trade using rubles and the yuan.

    By the way, I do not work for this company. For $49.50 with a guarantee to review his articles over the next four months and cancel at anytime, I have all that more to gain than loose.

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    dam yankee says:
    May 31st, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    The information is available, just have to pay attention to more than the cheerleaders for debt.

    Randy says:
    April 6th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    …. and now we have obama, our savior, happy days are indeed here again…..hey im just saying….sheeple.

    Al says:
    April 4th, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Elisa did you not just read the top section of this webpage. You’ve just became a victim of fraud and are “subscribing” to someone as crazy as the doomsday preppers. Fifty dollars for what I’m sure could be found elsewhere on the internet? Good investment..

    pete says:
    April 3rd, 2013 at 9:39 am

    if i had a nickle for everyone who said the sky is falling id have alot of nickles i recal when clinton was president from day 1 they were saying he would ruin americas economy ..well 8 years later we have 200 billion surplus? bush becomes president and the same people singing happy days here again…well 8 years later the worst reccession in 70 yrs…hey im just saying

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    Josie DV says:

    April 1st, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Michael G sounds like a Brainwashed Moron Right? He pretty much repeats himself. I believe he’s one of them.

    It’s sad that these people are allowed to try and get innocent, gullible people like that!

    I plan to contact an attorney to stop these scammers!

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    Michael G says:

    March 31st, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    much excellent content here. You know the Titanic was indestructible too, right? $17 Trillion and counting. other great nations have staggered, fallen. It can happen here too. Stansberry says it will. Those who protected themselves and did some advanced planning will be laughing to the bank while others will be crying over spilled milk. Don’t be so naive – while at the same time, I must not be gullible. Wake up people, WAKE UP. It’s unsustainable what we are doing and the world is watching and waiting.

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  • Damon says:

    March 31st, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Stansberry generly uses researched info and many of his subwriters have good reasoning behind their ideas. NEVER just buy because one person or company suggests it. ALWAYS dig deeper and check info out and get other thoughts. I subscribe to 4 of his writers and like them for ideas that I need to check out. Have made lots of money on some M-reits they suggested, I know their info on in-fostructure plays for oil, Nat. Gas, etc are sound and I was investor in pipeline MLPS before I ever heard of Stansberry.
    Use him as idea source unferstanding that their is no one source that is always right or uses the evaluation methodology you may prefer for your situation. Investing takes time and thought and good ideas come from being exposed to them. YOU are the filter to determine which ones are well thought through and reflect you needs. I do not work for them but started reading their info about one year ago.

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    Angela B says:

    March 30th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    What’s blatantly obvious, and very plain and simple, is that he is suggesting methods/techniques that WILL ONLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN DOLLAR NO LONGER BEING THE NATIONAL RESERVE!

    So, in other words, when we follow his methods/techniques his “predictions” will inadvertently come true!!

    His tactics, in addition to making money by instilling fear in Americans, is to instill enough fear so that his predictions come true! We in turn look to him as a hero-”he was right!” Then he’s got us hooked! It’s all downhill from there!

    He likes to throw in all these “Psychology” terms, like when he brought up how while 100,000 people fled Nazi Germany, 450,000 stayed because so many believed things wouldn’t “get any worse.” What he’s doing is going as far as suggesting that if we don’t give HIM $ and buy HIS information-whatever it is, (as he won’t even come out and tell us! WE HAVE TO GIVE HIM $ TO EVEN GET THIS “VALUABLE INFORMATION,”) that all these terrible things are going to happen to our families and our entire nation as a whole!

    I don’t remember the “psychology term” he used while trying to up the fear-ante by comparing our situation to one of the biggest tragedies in world history, but I do know a term that we can all relate to, “MANIPULATION!!” The irony is, he even goes as far as using that example in his “speech,” all the while using tactics that actually mirror one of the biggest villains there ever was!

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    Jordan P says:
    April 5th, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    It’s called the Normalcy Bias, and it is, unfortunately, associated with most major catastrophes in the last century.

    True, he is calling for us to avoid the US dollar (which would contribute to the same problem he is warning us about), but there must be a reason other countries are bailing as well.

    That does not mean that Stansberry & Associates have figured it out, either. It just means that a crisis may be brewing and people who want to survive it should prepare.

    Al says:
    April 4th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    To Michael:
    First off the expression you were trying to communicate is “correlation does not equal causation,” not the other way around. If something is causing something else to happen then they’re obviously correlated in some way, but when two things seem to be related because they are happening at the same time does not necessarily mean that one is causing the other. Second, if he really wanted to save the US dollar and economy you think he’d offer this “life-saving” advice for free, rather than try and collect more of what is “soon to be worth nothing.”

    Michael G says:
    March 31st, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Angela – you must get your head out of the sand. Causation does not equal correlation. Because he suggests some strategies to protect your selves cannot ’cause’ the dollar to lose it world standard as currency. You’re a skeptic – suit yourself. You know the Titanic was indestructible too when it set sail?

    Angela B says:
    March 30th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Just to clarify, his methods will only CONTRIBUTE TO THE COLLAPSE OF OUR NATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM!

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    The Watcher says:

    March 29th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Follow Americans, take note that each and every one of us has his or her opinions and preferences, that being said, let history be a guide to things to come. Keep in mind that since Nixon opening the door to Communist China, and removed us off the Gold Standard, our elected officials have sold our country out from under us year after year. They have chased our American jobs, our manufacturing, technology, personal data, and countless other things overseas. We the people have no more voice in what our government does, it is the special interest groups, the corporations and personal political agenda’s that seem to dictate how our country will be run. Do you believe that if this country gets knocked to its knees that the other countries will come to our aid to get us back to where we were? If you do, may history be kind to you, for those who realize that this is a very possible consequence, they will need to re-exam their deep concerns and speak up, thing need to be put in check and a revaluation of what our Democracy and Freedom stands for. My only concern is my country, my home can be re-built, my cars can be replaced, my job can be replaced, but my country is non-negotiable. Call, write, or personally see and communicate with every elected officials, local, state and national, make your concerns and demands heard, the squeaky wheel gets the oil, as they say. The Watcher.

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    Beth says:
    March 30th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Is this some kind of financial MadLib? Seriously, Watcher, go shill for Nickelodeon until you can pass sixth grade grammar!

  • Martin says:

    March 28th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Who is giving these ratings? Must be Stansberry employees or himself!

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    Grimm says:

    March 27th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Those of you who fell for this drivel need to a much keener web scam radar! If you cant tell within the first seven second of these Stansberry videos that they are a joke, then you shouldn’t be allowed on the internet. Get your kids to come take a look. I bet they know good ol American hucksterism when they see it!

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    Joe Black says:

    March 26th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Just buy the precious metals. You can’t go wrong and that info was free.. so 5-stars

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    Traci B says:

    March 26th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    So what were the 4 items that do not have to be reported to the US government?

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    J.C. Penny says:

    March 26th, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Stupid people will eat this crap!

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    tendstozero says:
    April 9th, 2013 at 5:52 am

    They are not printing all that money? There is no debt? China and Russia are not exchanging goods without US dollars?

  • JOE V says:

    March 25th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I should have read this review first listening to the one hour mind f*ck on aol about the end of america. It was a big tease leading up to buying a subscription to his newsletter about how to survive the end of the american way of financial life. Basically it was about buying gold & silver and some guaranteed commodity that will keep you safe during the decline of america. What B.S.

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    Arcy says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Actually, historically, gold and silver have been the hedge against inflation and a falling dollar. It’s true regardless of who that information comes from. In this case, the truth is being used to sell you a subscription that people don’t need.

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    Ed Anguilm says:

    March 25th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    The most important item to these people is to sell more programs. They do give info on stocks that have done well in the past and as all these type of business ideas of future stocks.

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    Dave says:

    March 24th, 2013 at 1:57 am

    This is NOTHING but a MARKETING GROUP trying to sell you additional “so called advice” every day of the week through wordy, long winded videos. They must do it in house with additional idiots besides Stansberry, because no legitimate firm would produce this drivel. If you have money to waste they’ll take it from you. Investment advice? Some, but marketing to take your last dollar comes first to them, and if you subscribed to several investment letters, you’ll be bombarded with the identical crap from each one for many days on end. STAY AWAY!!

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    Michael G says:
    March 31st, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    $50 bucks a year? Yeah……really a budget buster for some financial advise / consideration…..

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    tony says:

    March 23rd, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks everyone for the reviews, you confirmed my suspicion….. and saved me $50.

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    Matt says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Seriously, except for the one I saw was 60$. Which will apparently be worth nothing by 2014

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    Larry says:

    March 21st, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I am thinking of a subscription, I do not trust good or bad reviews but the bad sound like cranky Yelp reviewer’s!
    I love the good reviews so I am in.
    Thanks for the help.
    Thanks Doug for a great review.

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    hawaiian says:

    March 20th, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    thank you for your comments

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  • phil says:

    March 20th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I do not care for the long videos which I can not control for some reason, so I click to leave and get a message do I want to leave and by clicking “NO” gets the same info in text message which I then can scroll down to see if it is a sales pitch or info that I subscribed to..

    IF it does not say “SUBSCRIBE HERE” then I may or may not go back and read it.

    Maybe there is a shorter way, but so far I have not found it. Hope this is a help to someone.

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    Craig says:
    March 31st, 2013 at 1:41 am

    YouTube has the same video (The End Of America).
    This one you can control!

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    Frank Garrison says:

    March 16th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I just watched their lengthy “End of America” video and their pitch for the $50 newsletter and 4 must-have reports to protect yourself from the coming “catastrophic financial crisis” which they claim will be caused by the collapse of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency within the next one or two years.

    Apparently the video was produced on February 2013, last month.

    Would like to hear from people who have recently subscribed. Are you satisfied with the newsletter? Do the reports really give you the answers and solutions they claim to have? Do they provide you with clear guidance and info or just hype and BS? And would you recommend it?

    Would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks!

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    Steve Gallagher says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Stansberry is an honorable and patriotic American. I cross checked his facts on 10 other objective websites and he is right on, 100% truthfull. Math is numbers, and numbers are what they are. The dollar is finished. America is going to soon be a very poor, garbage ridden, third world country & the Chinese will be laughing all the way to their bank full of real money and gold.

    David P says:
    March 23rd, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    History is a great teacher Frank. Despite the hype and politicization of far too much of our current crisis, we are in trouble when we look at the actual history of the nations who have followed the course Obama has placed us on. Say what you will about his past, Stansberry uses history and those are facts we can learn from. Most of his advice is easily applied. He was saying buy gold when it was not popular, he did predict many of the issues we have gone through.

    Frank Garrison says:
    March 16th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Upon further research it looks like this is the same guy who came up with the crazy conspiracy theory that Obama was plotting to run for 2 additional terms, thereby violating the constitution. So his credibility is greatly compromised in my eyes.

    So the real question now becomes is there any real legitimate merit to his claim (which he actually “guarantees” will happen) that the US dollar is about to lose its global currency reserve standing or is he just using more outrageous fear mongering to sell his newsletters?

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    Cyrix User says:

    March 13th, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I don’t now and never will have enough time to listen to a full sales pitch. Anyone who tries to scare me is off my radar screen. Remember the only 2 ways anyone sells anything is to appeal to fear or greed. Neither work for me. This guy might have a crystal ball but I’m not buying it. My crystal ball tells me that his crystal ball is no better than mine.

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    Richard D. says:
    March 30th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    And what does your crystal ball say.

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    J Olsen says:

    March 12th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I have been a subscriber for almost 2 years. I also purshcased the lifetime package. So far, I am very happy with the results. Especially Jeff Clark’s options advice. Granted they do send a lot of emails. But what service you subscribe to doesn’t? Wade thru it and stop whining. One must actually take responsibility and research the authors of the different letters and then decide. PS does not write all of them you know. Yes, they do publish their results. Anyhow, I too must wonder what all of the haters are about. My guess is that they are haters all the way around. Do your own research and make your own decisions about it. Ignore the haters.

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    DAN TI says:
    June 26th, 2013 at 7:41 am

    OLSEN, CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MUCH YOU HAVE PAID FOR BEING A SUBSCRIBER INITIALLY WHEN YOU 1ST JOINED? THANKS!
    HAS ANYONE HERE JOINED AND PAID HOW MUCH INITIALLY?

    KristaCS says:
    March 12th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    The “unsubscribe” link is only at the bottom of free e-letters. It is not a dead link, it processes that you want your email taken off that emailing list. If you ever need to cancel a paid subscription, you do have to call in for security purposes. The customer service number is 1-888-261-2693. Hours are Monday – Friday, 9-5 EST.

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    fresnojimmy says:

    March 7th, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    These people are interested in nothing but selling more to you once they get your hands on you. I subscribed to their newsletter thinking it would be useful investing advice and then received countless emails with “teaser copy” about the end of the world as we know it…find out for $50 in our special report.

    If you click on the links they provide, you are subjected to a repetitive tyrade of a man reading a script about some “valuable piece of information you can’t miss out on,” which is never actually revealed until the pitch is made…for you to pay $50 for a premium report.

    Luckily, my credit card expired on which they auto-billed renewals, but I continue to receive their ridiculous newsletters. They are such scamsters that the only way to “unsubscribe” other than calling them is to use a link at the bottom of the email: it is a dead link, and purposefully so. There is no way to terminate your account with them online.

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    Delo says:
    March 20th, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Yep, they are scoundrels of the worse kind. They will stop at nothing to make a buck!

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    RN_Chitown says:

    March 5th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I upgraded to their highest level subscription because I made so much money over the last year with Doc Eifrig’s picks. My husband and me get a kick out of it and it makes us better investors.

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    Mark Sheffield says:

    March 4th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I’m not s subscriber to anything but the $10/mo premium radio show, and I might be the only person commenting on here that loves Stansberry’s rants, but whatever. They try to pitch the newsletters in the radio show of course but they do provide 100% money back guarantee (right?), and each of the newsletters as far as I can understand it release reports of their performances per year and are internally graded etc. Regardless of what you think about Stansberry I’d definitely recommend the radio show at least if for no other reason than he has great guests on like John Mauldin, Doug Casey, Rick Rule, etc., and his internal analysts seem to be generally far more than competent: Sjuggerud, Ferris, and Eifrig especially. I’ll for sure admit that that auto-reup is shady, but if you don’t like it don’t buy it. I always learn something, and don’t think it’s a scam. Btw, I don’t work for S&A, but I definitely would, and if I did I would try to change their business model to reflect these negative comments.

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    Donnie I says:

    March 2nd, 2013 at 2:43 am

    I’ve bought 2-Subscriptions from this Co. both were fraudulent. The information they sold me was deceiving! my warning to anyone considering buying from Stansberry & Associates! DON’T!!! The info they sold me was not @ all what they claimed it was. If you’ve ever heard the saying…. THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS! That’s absolutely true about this Co. I can say one positive thing about this Co. Each time I requested a refund within the 30-Day period, They always delivered!!! I got my money back……..

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    PW says:
    April 14th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    If you got your money back, what exactly was fraudulent? At worst you got worthless information that you didn’t have to pay for. Just sayin…

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    Reueben says:

    February 27th, 2013 at 1:33 am

    I have been a subscriber with them for years. I stupidly bought a lifetime membership thinking I was getting a bargain on their $5000 options letter. Well this letter is pure JUNK. I can email you my copies if you want to lose money. They have even more pricey junk, in my opinion the only letter worth reading is the $50/year flagship that provides some sensible insights. Their other letter consistently underperform the market. I hope I wrote this in time to save you the pain

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    Jan says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I am thinking of subscribing to the newsletter, but I would like to read Research Report:
    #1: The 4 Investment Assets You Do NOT Have to Report to the U.S. Government
    #2: The Gold Investor’s Manual
    #3: Secrets of the Silver Market
    #4: The 100% Secret – The Easiest Way to Make Money in a Risky Stock Market
    #5: The World’s Most Valuable Asset in a Time of Crisis
    if there is a pdf

    LeGuajiro says:
    March 21st, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Would you be so kind to forward me the PDF’s as well it’s all I’m really interested in since I can’t afford to play any markets and just prefer to keep what little I have? Thank you.

    dave says:
    March 17th, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I would like to see what this says without paying the money for it and more imortantly giving my cc and email. do u have it as a pdf?

    Thanks

    Research Report #1: The 4 Investment Assets You Do NOT Have to Report to the U.S. Government

    Research Report #2: The Gold Investor’s Manual

    Research Report #3: Secrets of the Silver Market

    Research Report #4: The 100% Secret – The Easiest Way to Make Money in a Risky Stock Market

    Research Report #5: The World’s Most Valuable Asset in a Time of Crisis

    Reueben says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Their strategy is very clever.

    First you sign up for a $50/y letter, Porter’s letter which has some useful insight that you usually find for free on the internet

    Then they start bombarding you with professionally made teasers of people making millions in a year and quitting their jobs, all that just by reading their expensive crap, 2-5 grand a year. This is the stage where you are warming up but thinking, “Gee I can’t afford 5 grand a year, who knows if I can even make so much in a year”

    Then the master trick kicks in, they start calling you about the opportunity of a life time, what they call “The Alliance membership”. You pay them something like 10 grand and you get all the crap they publish for life. They say this offer is good only for this week, so poor idiot thinks “OMG I will be rich in the long run getting all these expensive pro letters for only 10 grand my entire life” until you sign up and you find out that all the expensive letters are just written by monkeys, not real analysts.

    But this is not the end, half their letters contradict seriously their other half letters. This is not a publisher or an analyst that aims at increasing your wealth through a dedicated team of experts because there is nothing consistent here. You will be so confused and bored. You will take a shot with one letter, usually the expensive ones that I am certain are only meant to be the bait for the Alliance victims. These letters loose money consistently simply because 10,000 Alliance idiots buy the same option within the same time frame, how unprofessional must you be to offer this type of service without revealing how many members receive this info?

    I will not get into more details. You can do bad on your one just as fine. Save your money and stay away from these people

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    Edwin says:

    February 20th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Fraudulent company. I saw some employees at a conference in San Francisco, and they thought they were better than everyone. Their videos suck, and they have no presence. All they do is dupe old people into buying their stuff through scare tactics.

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    David Mines says:

    February 20th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    They keep sending their crap every day and every day I request they take me off their mailing list. I recommend you stay away because they are hard to get rid of once they get your email address.

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    David says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Caution do not subscribe to any news letter!

    Whats wrong in America can only be fixed one Way !

    Abolish the Federal Reserve System!!!

    Why should our Gov have to pay interest on its own money?

    Why let a privately held company like the FED control our money supply ?

    Then charge our Gov for its use. If the Gov didn’t pay interest on its own money to a privately held company there would be plenty of money for the obama care and the obama phone and any other handout that the public needs..

    The fed has sucked the wealth out of America for far too long!!!!

  • R. Winters says:

    February 20th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Kelly – Thanks for your comments.
    Any other former or current subscribers to this plan out there?
    I’d really like to know what you think of it. Even if you are against
    the required subscription with automatic roll over, does his “plan” or
    advertisements really work? (Using Options) Any one?

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    Richard T says:
    March 2nd, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I am more suspicious that there are so many negative opinions floating around out there. It sounds more like some disgruntled subscriber is fabricating all of these negative comments. Likely they lost money because they didn’t follow the guidelines of how to use the newsletters properly (i.e. trailing stops not entered in the market, buy-up-to prices, position sizing, etc. I bet almost no one who has bad results used the recommended position size of no more than 4% in any one recommendation. That way if you stop out at -25%, you don’t lose more than 1% of your portfolio.

    I have been subscribing to a half dozen or so of their newsletters for several years now and I do profit, though not 100% of the time. If you buy a recommendation for the same price they do, you are going to make the same gains as they show in their results. They report all their results to subscribers annually. The newsletters information is well researched, informative and useful.

    As for being bombarded with advertisements, it is very easy to tell the advertisements from their useful free publications. How hard is it to just ignore the ads? If you don’t want to spend a few thousand for some of the letters then make use of their money back policy – there is absolutely no reason to complain about spending too much for a newsletter. If you don’t like it, get your money back!

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    Kelly says:

    February 13th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Loads and loads of junk. Waste of time. Also somewhat fraudulent. Renewing subscription automatically and have to cancel on the phone after long hold. I tried to cancel it over email, computer. Never understood why it is so easy to sign up for lifetime charges and membership but cannot cancel with the same degree of ease.

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    R. Winters says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Kelly – Thanks for your comments.
    Any other former or current subscribers to this plan out there?
    I’d really like to know what you think of it. Even if you are against
    the required subscription with automatic roll over, does his “plan” or
    advertisements really work? Any one?

  • R. Winters says:

    February 10th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I am trying to get some advice from anyone out there
    who has tried the “Jeff Clark – Options” program and
    subscription requirement. Is this legit? Have you
    made money doing it? How is it structured?
    Please respond back.

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    nate says:
    April 23rd, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I cannot comment on his strategy, but ultimately, every strategy involves making a call. If the call is right, you make money. If there was a sure way to make money, people who have multi million dollar budgets to try to get 1 extra percent on their portfolio would be using it. Warren buffett does not fly to people’s companies with teams, and pay people several hundred thousand dollars per year because using this guys option strategy is not fun enough. Options are a way to leverage or to hedge. IN a way you could say it is like betting in roulette. You can go black, or you can go different variations all the way to a single number. Furthermore, you can also be the house. In the end, mutual funds are usually the house. You can be the house, but you make less, but a better than average chance of winning.

    In no Scenario can you have very high probability of winning significant amounts of money without significant risk. The exception is you are a great stock picker. In the end, if you think he is that, and he is, then his picks will make you money more than a strategy.

  • L.K. Broadrick says:

    February 7th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Haywood Jablomi stated that he recently subscribed to Alpha and it did not work for him. He gave no reason. Is there one?

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  • Suzanne says:

    February 5th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Okay, if what is said in the sales pitch is TRUE about the USA and the threats involved in our economy and our bank accounts I want to know what he offers as solutions to avoid ruination. If it isn’t true, then it is an illegal scam.

    Mainly, right now I want a method of communication so I can be assured that they are not taking the liberty with my credit card to renew subscriptions WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. Any time there is no way to write or call a company who is supposedly legitimate, that is a red flag to me.

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    magpie says:
    February 10th, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I am a life time subscriber since 2000 and have always had instant customer service EST M-F from 9-5 at the following number 1-888-261-2693.

    Yes, they do tend to run on and on when they advertise their products, but I have learned how to just fast forward to the bottom line and then they do allow you to try most products for 30-90 days first before making a decision and some products give you back from 80-100% of your purchase price after the trial.

    I am very happy that I took the time to join 10 years ago as I have been hoodwinked by Merrill Lynch and 2-3 other big name brokers before taking on my own research.

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    Willem Erasmus says:

    January 29th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I’ve been subcriber to Stanberry Research since 2006 and still a happy subscriber. S&A’s advice is factually based. Porter and his analysts’ predictions are mostly spot on, and I bought gold and silver on S&A’s – I’m glad I did. I love their podcast, especially the listener rants. I agree with Porter’s anti-government stance and love their “national Scumbag Registry”. S&A guys knows that true economics is personal freedom and freedom from government, true Libertarians.

    My overall experience with S&A is very positive, 5/5. S&A’s guys has helped me tremendously in being becoming financially literate and put me on the road to financial freedom and wealth. I’m very satisfied with S&A’s excellent customer support. BTW.,

    I live in the home of corruption, South Africa.

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    Michael says:
    March 13th, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Smith,
    Do your research. Obama is trying for a third term. Other presidents have also tried. It’s not that uncommon

    Smith says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    What happened to the end of America? Where’s all the talk about Obama’s third term? The company has already been convicted of fraud. ENough said!

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    RR says:

    January 28th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Hey Guys, Alpha has had 3 huge hits since I have been following 11/2012 the fist one cbi is up over 30% the others are doing great!
    Go Porter, Go Alpha!

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    DPNY says:

    January 18th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I’ve been listening to the podcast for a while, and have subscribed to a couple of the newsletters. Aside from the occasional bigotry (I’m Canadian, all American’s sound Bigoted to us but Porter especially) and anti-gov’t freakouts the financial information and the analysis is great. And yes walking through the analysis takes time but that’s what you pay for, why would you ever want to shorten it by cutting out the reason and just listing results? Why would you ever pay for that?

    All in all I like these guys from an analytic point of view, even if I would punch porter in the nose if I met him in a bar.

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    Doug says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Oh boy, that is RICH! The very definition of bigoted is to say something like “ALL Americans sound bigoted to us”. Guess what, you super-duper tolerant and “progressive” Canadian? You are officially a bigot! Feels good don’t it?

    Signed,
    Just another bigoted American (Doug)

  • Haywood Jablomi says:

    January 17th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Haywood Jablomi says:
    January 17th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    My apologies – I inadvertantly posted this earlier in a REPLY to a comment from MICHAEL. I guess “doubling up” won’t harm anything so here it is again with corrections to my initial typo’s.

    I find their sales approach sleazy and un-neccesarily long winded.
    On the other hand, I do subscribe to several of their products. All I really seek, in any of their products, is some basic principle that I can apply my own brain to and prosper according to my own choices. When dealing with my investment dollars, I consider that the cost of the publication is considerably less than the market movement in any given hour of the day. I have been using their OPTIONS strategies since July 2012 and at this point (January 2013), my options transactions have generated over $50,000 in net income. I consider that a pretty good return on my initial payment outlays.

    I also recently subscribed too their ALPHA product for $1,200 and after applying the ALPHA principles, find that it does not work for me but will probably produce great returns for most average investors. (ALL my investment $$$ are in IRA’s and thusly have a 100% margin requirement as opposed to non-IRA investors that only have a 20% margin requirement). I will shortly apply for their promised 90% refund. It was worth the $120 to me (net after 90% refund) to personally analyze and make a determination for my particular set of circumstances The BASIC PRINCIPLE is very sound in my opinion. Just doen’t work for me.

    I am a retiree and have many years of investing experience and I am a
    satisfied subscriber.

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    Junkett42 says:
    March 24th, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    …..and with a name like Haywood Jablomi, we should trust what you say? And you’re retired? Were you a comedian? LOL

    I’m not a subscriber, but it is interesting that many here in America have no clue what it will mean for America to lose it’s status as the world’s currency. Soon, however, we will all find out. I hope you have done something to hedge your losses and PROTECT your family.

    private says:
    March 22nd, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    typos

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    nyct says:

    January 16th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    All I see is a information for your credit card but no number to contact them. So,already I am skeptic about the product. What could have been.said In 10 minutes took an hour.

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    Al says:
    March 9th, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Contact your CC company to cancel

    Suzanne says:
    February 5th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I agree totally. I subscribed today after listening to the selling dialogue forever. As soon as I subscribed for a YEAR I then see a pop up type statement that they will automatically renew this subscription every year, which I neither like nor want. I wrote in response to the confirmation e-mail saying I did not want the automatic renewal nor did I want my credit card used to renew without my permission. Then I get a return of my comments saying that e-mail could not be processed. So what is this? They provide NO basis of communication, they force renewal of the subscription without permission, and I have no confidence in the fact that they waited until my information and credit card were processed before saying they intend to automatically renew the subscription. That seems wrong and unacceptable. Now how do I contact them?

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    DJ says:

    January 11th, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I have never purchased the newsletter and may not. As to the comments about the length of Porter’s oratory, I think it is mostly fact based and his predictions have generally been good to excellent. I am a Civil Engineer and deal in reality. His comments about politics and national wealth shouldn’t be questioned. They are a matter of history and fact. Whether his recommendations on specific investments are accurate, I do not know. But his logic in the assessment of opportunities is spot on. I am firm believer that one should believe nothing they hear and only half of what they see. I do my own thinking and research but I never reject opportunities that are fact based.

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    Felter Snatch says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    After all the potential to double investments and the big money to be made…I laughed when I read that my credit card would be debited for the 2 year term after my subscription ran out….I don’t like auto-renew, it always seems like a scam to me and I run for the hills when someone threatens to hold my credit card hostage in this way. And why is this guy so interested so much in my $39. anyway, good God what is $39. gonna buy him that he doesn’t have already?

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    redqueen says:
    February 20th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Really? With a moniker like felter snatch we would hang on your every word…

  • 2Good2B says:

    December 14th, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Would anybody with half an ounce of brains believe it would make good sense to fork over money to an internet based business, formerly named Pirate? (Just an afterthought).
    It sounds like CrispyJ picked the name ‘CrispyJ’ because his/her brains are fried like a piece of toast.

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  • 2Good2B says:

    December 14th, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Hey Crispy J. You said WHAT? “If he were a scammer, he would be charged criminally”.
    Do you even know anything about Porter Stansbery ? Up until the Bernard Madoff news broke– Stansberry was synonomous with investment scam artist notables like Charles Ponzi, Ivar Kreuger..and others
    He went under the pseudonym – Jay McDaniel .. scammed thousands of investors and was found guilty !!
    The only thing that’s changed today is his tactic. He lures naïve people in to pay for his subscriptions using false predictions of America’s future.

    These ponzi schemes will never go away.

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    midway Gardens says:
    April 2nd, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Uh, Bill. You are a conspiracy nut job.

    Bill says:
    March 31st, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    This comment is in response to the comment by Lee Cox who seems to think that there is no way Obama will still be in office in 2016 because the 22nd Amendment specifically limits him.

    I am not a conspiracy nut job but there are several scenarios out there which he would use to stay in office. After all, we have been in “a state of emergency” for several years now provided very broad executive powers. The pending financial crisis here has the potential to split our county, literally. It would be an easy declaration of martial law once unrest starts. Perhaps Alaska or other states may vote for succession. Once we are financially unstable ANYTHING is possible.

    Lee Cox says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Seriously. I made the mistake of listening to one of this moron’s rants, and I had to turn it off after 10 minutes because I was sick of his self-righteous blatherings, which aren’t even in the same zip code as reality.

    Do you know this blowhard is predicting now that President Obama is destined to be re-elected in 2016, and possibly again in 2020, due to an unprecedented oil and gas boom to take place in 2015? That’s what this idiot is actually saying will happen now!

    Hey, Porter — evidently you forgot to read the Constitution that you pretend to tout. The 22nd Amendment specifically limits President Obama (and all elected presidents) to two terms, and two terms only. In other words, he couldn’t run again in 2016 — much less get re-elected — even if he wanted to, no matter whether this supposed “miracle” happens in 2015 or not. The lone exception to the rule doesn’t apply here, as President Obama did not succeed to the presidency two years into his predecessor’s term due to the death or disability of said predecessor. So take your prediction of an “unfettered tyrant” and cram it!

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    kdp59 says:

    December 13th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Just another hack/scam artist (this one is even convicted already!).

    but he uses POLITICS as a way to scam the easily led. The fact that he runs ads all the time at the top of Drudge report (and proabably at many fox news and on hate radio shows) at least tells us he KNOWS his potential customers.

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    rwoodham says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I joined i call no answer.I try to log on they won’t let me.Really pist off.DO NOT BUY IN.12/12/12

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    John says:

    December 9th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    True Wealth advised me to buy gold. This was about five, maybe six years ago years ago.Boy; Am I glad I listened to him.

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  • Greg says:

    November 26th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    What??? I just put every cent of my nest egg into natural gas production!! Don’t tell me this guy isn’t for real!!!

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    Doug says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Apparently redball hasn’t heard of that thing called satire yet.

    redball says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Never put all of your money in one place. Diversification is the only way ensure you don’t loose all of your money.

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    M.A. Morris says:

    November 25th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I would sooner introduce my little sister to the neighborhood Pimp than trust this guy. I see more red flags than a southerner’s recollection of General Lee.

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    Mike says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I don’t know about S&A, but as for the long-winded explanations, I’m reminded of a seemingly endless series of TV informercials during the early 80′s. Badly rehearsed actors were placed in an elaborate but hokey studio set. They read teleprompted lines that were trite and cliche’ enough to make Pauly Shore seem like an oracle. For an excruciating hour, they touted the coming revolution in communications and how this seemingly science-fiction tool would change the world forever, while making its first investors millionaires virtually overnight. Over and over and over, the same message reverberated for the full hour. While I laughed, a friend urged me to take it seriously, and I laughed more. He bought in. I ignored it. He’s retired at 55. I’m still working to make ends meet.

    The product?

    Cellular communications networks.

    Not everything is what it seems. From that one experience as a 24-year old, I’ve learned to listen and investigate, even when it seems abusurd. I know these people have no monopoly on knowledge, but neither do I. One’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure (speaking of trite cliche’s). There’s a scam artist lurking in every product or service offering known to man. I’m grateful to those who posted warnings here, while at the same time encouraging others to do some homework and come to your own conclusions. If you don’t like what you find, the only investment you’ve lost is your own time.

    I hate my cell phone. It reminds me of my youthful arrogance.

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    Michael says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    He goers on and on talking about how great a plan he has and playing testimonials. He keeps promising to tell you what the plan is, but never really does after more than an hour.

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    Michael says:

    November 24th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    He goes on and on talking about how great a plan he has and playing testimonials. He keeps promising to tell you what the plan is, but never really does after more than an hour.

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    catsklgd1 says:

    November 21st, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I just listened/watched as much of the video as I could (thirdterm4.com) and finally couldn’t take it any more. This guy was so obviously full of crap it made me laugh. But, as PT Barnum said,”There’s a sucker born every minute,” so undoubtedly there will be those greedy/naive souls who will fall for his line of bull. Lots of luck!

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    Satisfied Subscriber says:

    November 20th, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I have invested a considerable portion of my assets recently in companies covered by Stansberry and Associates research reports. I am not new to trading in securities and have done due diligence sugggested by S&A in their disclaimer on the bottom of each advisory. Their’s is not a guessing game as born out by independent research on all securities I purchase with ideas from S&A analyst. Their timing is accurate most of the time and all portfolios are updated routinely. So for 12 of 14 recent trades are playing out as planned. I also enjoy the thesis presented by Porter and his team of professionals. I look forward to working with these guys into the future. These guys are not trying to sell me anything but good ideas.
    The research tools I use on the platform of my online brokerage account are only a keystroke away.

    Making Money 2

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    Michael says:
    November 24th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    This strikes me as a spam posting by Stansberry or one of his minions. Other readers can decide for themselves

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    GEORGE BAIN says:

    November 18th, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Re: order no.4812720 with Stansberry’s Investment Advisory

    I have not been able to get any of the reports to date .

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    cwx says:
    December 31st, 2012 at 9:20 am

    all the reports are online. I am not a “strawberry minion”, but am extremely satisfied with the research I receive from S&A.

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    Lady in Florida says:

    November 17th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Lady in Florida says:
    November 17th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Speaking of graphs, Crispy J…take a look at the one for “Oil Rig count vs Gas Rig count” on http://pro.stansberryresearch.com/1210THIRDLIA/PPSINB31/

    Can you tell it’s COMPLETELY fake? The lines are IDENTICAL only reversed. The oil rig count is exactly proportional to the gas rig count? Really? He had me until that graph, even though I don’t share his political views.

    Sorry, but if he is so obviously making up data I can’t believe a single word he says about absolutely anything.

    I can bet though that the graph is going to disappear or be fixed soon enough, so to all of you reading this please go take a look at it and be my witness.

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    Chris says:
    November 22nd, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Uhh, Lady in Florida, the graphs HAVE to be equal and oposite, it is a based on a percentage. If one is 20%, the ohter has to be 80%, if one is 35%, the other has to be 65%. The data is referenced on the chart as from EIA. I googled “EIA rotary rig count” and found this page on the US energy administration website. I graphed the data, and while it was not exactly as in his graph, the trend he is looking for, gas rigs declining and oil rigs increasing is just like what he is showing.

    http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/showtext.cfm?t=ptb0404

    Don’t be so quick to judge but do your own research before deciding

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    Hal Lloyd says:

    November 17th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Stansberry goes on much like a carnival pitchman for what seems like hours. One thinks he’s about to wrap
    it up every ten minutes or so, but continues and blathers along ad nauseum.

    Note that I already had signed up for two years of the standard level newsletter a few months ago.

    In said pitch, which he offered repeatedly, were two higher levels of reports, the standard (mine), a second
    higher level and a third top level of report. He offered the second level at no charge so I thought that it sounded too advanced for a beginner, such as I, yet why not, since no charge,eh?

    Aha, gotcha Hal ! At pitch end I was offered two choices: One: The second level at $99 or the third level at -
    I don’t know, I stopped reading at the $99. What? You said No Charge! This has the earmarks of a scam!

    What’s my complaint? I was offended by being played for a sucker by a fast talker. Also bored to the extreme.
    What do I want? Zero, just get out the word to perhaps save others from boredom & potential money loss. HL

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    Paul In San Diego says:
    November 19th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Hal…..listening to his forever “pitch” right now and my thoughts are already parallel to yours. His continued dwelling on the same point over and over is actually after a while; insulting.

    Thank you for positing a message, after 45 minutes, I have no motivation to even get to his “money pitch”!

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    The Truth says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    “Crispy J” sounds a lot like Stansberry’s Marketing Director who came from the highly reputable world of BlueHippo.

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    bboretsky says:

    November 13th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Personally, I find his “the world is ending” shock selling to be distasteful. However, if he were giving great actionable information I would tolerate it just like I put up with my grandmother’s nagging advice because she was often correct.

    However, I really don’t have much confidence in Mr. Stansberry’s ability to be an accurate forward thinker. First of all, his prediction that Obama may serve a third term is absurd. Second, he is referring to the practice of horizontal drilling as the basis for his prediction for newfound oil riches in the US. What he fails to recognize is that production in these wells falls off by over 90% after year one. Additionally, the pro-formas show that it is unlikely that this technology will ever be cost effective. To date, not one of these drilling operations has turned a profit and with the dramitc decline in production of these wells over time it is unlikely that any ever will.

    He banks on his sensationalist presentation style and outlandish claims to hook more fish. He takes us on an irrelevant history lesson to try to build credibility. Personally, I’ll take a pass.

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    Willy says:
    November 25th, 2012 at 1:26 am

    If none of these shale oil and gas wells are profitable I guess the oil industry will have to write off say $10 billion or so. Bboretsky maybe you should invest in a bicycle. Willy

    Crispy J says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Yeah, I can tell you don’t like Stansberry. But the only thing that should matter is whether he can, in a legally legitimate way, make his clients money. If he were a scammer, he would be charged criminally. He has only been sued, and only once successfully, by the SEC. If you know of crimes that he has committed, you should contact the FBI.

    Also, notice that Stansberry provides an actual product, stays in business, states his many past successes, and gives graphs and charts with relevant history to back it up. Please feel free to take a pass, but if you’re going to talk like an expert on horizontal drilling, please state your authority, and it better be something more than “I heard it from a friend of mine,” or “I read it on the internet.”

    You’re offering is weak. Wise up and you might make some money.

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    Prasanna says:

    November 11th, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I have been with porter and his advisory services since 2005 and been pretty happy with it. He is great thinker and analyst. Has been wrong yes few times. Has been right. Yes most of the time. I am life member that paid over 3k to his subscription at that time and pleasantly happy with it. I am proof that he is good analyst.

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    paulx802 says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I would understand a scam to mean defrauding people. Buying a product or service that is not what it seems, with no possibility of having your money refunded would be a scam. Whether we like Stansberry or not is irrelevant. The question is, does he refund your money or not if you are not happy with the product. Well in fact he does. Therefor, no scam. I know this to be a fact, I have tried some of the products and on those that I didn’t like I got refunded just as promised. So I buy a hyped up product ( yes, they are definitely hyped up ) and I decide that I don’t like it, they give me my money back. Where is the scam? My guess is that some of the negative reviewers subscribed to a service and then loaded the boat on one or two recommendations, lost some money ( or maybe a lot of money ) and turn around and call the service a scam. Poor position sizing, lack of proper asset allocation, no due diligence and ignoring any type of stop loss does not make Porter Stansberry a scammer.

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    Suzanne says:
    February 5th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Paul, thank you for encouraging me by saying Stansberry operates in a reliable and trustworthy manner. I don’t know how much investment he considers enough, because I am not a high level investor, as I have many costly responsibilities. However, the main reason I subscribed with Stansberry is to know how to deal with what has happened to our economy, and what we face in the future. I hope and pray he doesn’t start trying to withhold advice unless I pay more, as some have insinuated he does.

    I believe what he says about our economy, about where this country is heading, and about what will be done to destroy our economy and our lives. I am very interested in what he says about how we can protect our investments, our homes, our lives and all things we now enjoy which we have always had in this country. It doesn’t matter one iota to me if people think that is ridiculous, because I am not an idiot and I have already observed what has been done, so I know we can expect worse.

    I want Stansberry to give me good advice as how to protect my properties, my financial assets and my family.

    Crispy J says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Nice Try, Paul X.
    Stansberry is not a scammer just because he is anti-government. I don’t even accept that he is necessarily antigovernment, or that this would necessarily be a bad thing. The US Constitution is very anti-government, providing for a very limited government only, and I hope you see the Constitution as a good thing.
    ALSO, and perhaps more importantly, you have told or at least perpetuated a lie that we see at the top of the page by whoever wrote the review. Stansberry has no criminal record. He was sued civilly by the SEC. He was never charged criminally, because he never violated any criminal law. This is a huge difference! People get sued all the time. It doesn’t make them criminals or scammers. Get a clue, Paul.

    MizLaTee says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Paul X,

    Whether or not you think Stansbery is a scammer, his anti-government stance is quite clear. He was convicted by a judge of defrauding people a few years back….folks with that kind of chicanery in their back grounds raise a red flag flag for me. Personally I am not impressed and I don’t trust the group.

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    Bill Marks says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    They only want to have you subscribe to other newsletters that are the ‘real ones ” to help you gain wealth ! this company is a shame , run do not walk away from them !

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    Lefty says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    What planet are you on? WHY ARE YOU SO DESPERATE? The thought of Obama hanging around for a 3rd term is INSANE. You just try to sucker every little penny you can out of people who are already going crazy cause the THUG won 2012. Don’t forget we do have Congress in t here babysitting THUG BO! You disgust me with your sick predictions! :(

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    The european says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I can only advise to be careful before signing anything with S&A!

    The case: I agreed to a one year service for 50$ (following years 99$) At the same time a page popped up with impression of a repeated confirmation for this service, so I said again yes.
    Now I was informed per E-Mail that I will be charged with 50$ (this is OK).

    Minutes later I was informed that I will be charged 450$ for an advisory service. Looking back the mentioned page for this decision can nowhere be found, but with programming tricks “disappeared”. I definitely feel cheated.
    So be warned.

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    Fast Freddy says:

    November 2nd, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I have three of the Stansberry subscriptions and their advice has been excellent. I have found and invested in many great stocks/companies that I never would have known of otherwise. I feel badly for those of you who have lost large amounts of money. But if you follow their advice on proper position size, use of trailing stop-losses, etc. you could never lose more than 1% on any given position in your portfolio. Most people ignore that advice, bet the farm on one stock and then if it does not pan out, blame Porter Stansberry. Sorry guys, I’m a big fan of his. He shoots straight and tells it like it is.

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    redball says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Having read dozens of these posts, your’s makes the most sense. I’ve subscribed to S&A for several years. I don’t think they are a scam, but Porter suffers from extreme hubris (who actually listens to his ranting, excesive videos?). Your points: limit your position size, use trailing stop-losses, these are the essentials. And diversify.
    My biggest investing problem is not paying attention to trailing stop-losses. Example: bought First Solar (a 5 star Morningstar recommendation) at $123, sold at $23. I have subscribed to many investment letters, and all of them give winning picks, and all of them have losers. S&A is, in my opinion, maybe better, but certainly no worse than most other news letters. Last word: DIVERSIFY

    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    November 2nd, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I have used various Stansberry newsletters for at least 7 or 8 years and have made 10s of thousands from the advice of both Porter Stansberry and others. In my opinion he is above reproach. At present I use 3 of his newsletters and plan on adding 1 more this month.
    His money back guarantee is beyond reproach and I have also used it at least twice.
    Those who accuse this of being a scam are in my opinion both ignorant and in most cases immature with little if any investment experience.

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    Jorge Getson says:

    October 30th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Why don’t one of you set up a web page to collect names to petition News Max to stop sending this crap out. Prefferable with a long list of subscribers who are opting out due to this scam.

    I find News Max to be 99% fraud also.
    I have attempted to subscribe to them twice for a so called freebee.
    I have only seen one mag for all my efforts.
    Never again.
    Fortunately the endless blathering of the Stansberry crap put me off so much that I’ve never listened to a whole presentation. I can just stand so much bs.

    If you lost money to these jerks, I’m truly sorry.
    Not for the loss of your hard earned money, but for your obvious gullability or maybe even stupidity.

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    Elle Estriet says:
    December 25th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Getson provides no factual content. No facts = no credibility.

    jj says:
    November 29th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    And we are supposed to believe some one with the name of George Jetson? I suppose you invested your money in “Spacely Sprokets”. HA!!

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    Pete G says:

    October 30th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Fortunately I have an attitude regarding something that is repeated endlessly and repeatedly to be just like a Democrat motto.
    Tell a lie, the bigger the better and repeat it enough and people will soon believe it.
    Nope I can’t go there.
    Anyone who buys into this pipe dream must have an IQ slightly less than the hat size of a six year old.
    If I offend you maybe you should take an IQ test.
    If you know what that is!

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  • Pete G says:

    October 30th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I get these email links to the endless repetition of how great the big secret win all investment secret more often than I like.
    My opiniion is anyone who can sit through all the hipe for the amount of time requiered is really being pulled into a sucker game.
    There is no reason to talk for 15 minutes while repeating the same thing over and over while telling you soon I’m going to reviel the secret but let me tell you a little more, blah, blah, blah.
    We need to find a way to shut these jerks up!

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    Marvin K. says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    very well put. I could not agree more!

    Copernicus says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    you missed “requiered” “reviel” Obviously 2nd grade education…

    Ras says:
    November 5th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Peter Stephens:
    It may be spelled ‘hype,’ but your use of ‘your’ is incorrect.
    It is spelled you’re. It is the contraction for you are. Your statement “your the one…” misuses the word ‘your.’
    If you are going to point spelling fingers, make sure your comments are correct. (and the use of your in the above statement IS correct, as it is the possessive form that is used).

    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    November 2nd, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    It is spelled Hype and your the one spouting it.

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    Leona says:

    October 27th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    When anything is that long-winded and repetitive — then red flags go up – and I consider it a scam. If it were real, it would only need to be one paragraph….

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    Pete G says:
    October 30th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    How many of these so called success story’s have been backed up with facts?
    My bet, zero!

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    JMH - Investment Advisor says:

    October 26th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    As an investment advisor who manages money for others for a living, I can tell you firsthand that the newsletters produced by Stansberry and Associates are anything but a fraud. I currently subscribe to three of them (12% Letter, Stansberry’s Investment Advisory, and Retirement Millionaire) just to get different perspectives on what’s happening in our messed up world, and I learn A LOT from these letters. Each of them cost me $39 – a meal at a decent restaurant – and they have provided much more value than what I paid. My favorite is the 12% Letter, written by Dan Ferris.

    Each day I receive something like 4-7 emails from S&A, with about 2-3 of those being relevant, useful information. The rest are advertisements to try and get you to sign up for his other letters. That’s the only negative thing I have against him, is his aggressive marketing that cannot be turned off. But the content is excellent and I have been very pleased with everything so far, and he has certainly helped aid my development as an investment professional.

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    Watchers says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    You are the blighted one, the dark handed servant, the fiery mouthpiece of the nether regions, the hellish imp and occult harbinger of the Dark Lord Stanisberry.

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    Ron Pikielek says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I have currently subscribed to the “Retirement Trader” after watching their lengthy video. After getting the details, I find it to be nothing more than a way to sell an option trading service. In the video it lists Dr Ehrig (or whatever his name) as having a phenomenal “win” record. The results from the service do not seem to support this claim

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  • Doc says:

    October 8th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you for supplementing what I found in 5 seconds on the internet, i.e. that this outfit is fraudulent…!

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    Inquisitive says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Doc-Hahaha terrible you only spend 5 seconds researching. Maybe if you put more time and effort into what you do-your results would be better… :-/

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    John R. says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I been a subcriber to Stansberry and Assoc. newsletters for several years and a Flex Alliance lifetime member for over a year now. This has been one of the best financial decisions I have made. I have been very pleased with the results I have gotten from them. My menbership allows me access to all of their newsletters but one. I have my favorites – some for long range investments /I.R.A.’s (like 12% Letter and Advanced Income)and others for trading. My favorite is Doc Effrig’s Retirement Trader. His letter teaches you how to sell put options (you get paid upfront) on great companies. Just try and get your local broker to help you sell put options! Doc has a current track record of closing 81 straight profitable trades and has not closed a losing trade.

    Porter Stansberry is one of the few newsletter writers that actually try and make you a better investor. Every Friday, he authors the S&A Digest and covers many topics like: how to use trailing stops, position sizing, how to learn about a company by its balance sheet and SEC filings as well as safeguarding your families financial health. He taught us how to sell short failing companies like GM and First Solar with great results.

    Before I became a lifetime member, I tried different newsletters from them. Some didn’t fit my own investment style, so I cancelled. I got an immediate refund along with great customer service.

    I am just a middle-class guy and I do not work for Stansberry & Assoc. I started out with the $49.00 “Stansberry Investment Advisory” and added more newsletters after the results I saw. Though some may not approve of their marketing plan, they are definitely not a “SCAM”.

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    Leona says:
    October 27th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I find it hard to have any confidence in – or listen to such a long winded, repetitive rant. It could be reduced to one paragraph — Anything that long winded – to me – is a scam.

    Maggie's Drawers says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    You’re full of BS and a site troll

  • C. D. says:

    August 24th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Make your own conclusions, but the Stansberry and Associates Resource Report and The Douglass Report both come from PO Box 969 in Frederick, MD. Stansberry says the two companies are not connected.

    Neither Agora nor Stansberry are BBB Accredited, but the BBB does show a long list of the “Alternate Business Names” each uses. My beef is whether the elderly who order one product, then get solicited by many, many of the subsidiaries, understand they are giving money to the same parent company soliciting them under several subordinate company names.
    http://www.bbb.org/greater-maryland/business-reviews/publishers-periodical/agora-in-baltimore-md-211

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    making money says:

    August 18th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    SPOILER ALERT: For all you nay speakers out there I am probably one of the few that can speak almost positively about a few of the Newsletters. Fore $99 a year I receive the following ones: True Wealth, Investment Advisory, Resource Report, 12% Letter, Retirement Millionaire, and Small-Stock Specialist. And although I receive them all, I only follow 3 of them regularly because I have made money on their advise and I use them strategically. For my retirement IRA accounts I use the 12% Letter and True Wealth, and for day to day trading I look at the Small Stocks newsletter. I do follow all of them on eTrade with fictious trades so I can gauge their advise on my own. These 3 have “Watch List” have all been making money, the 12% Letter account that I setup in 2009 is up by over 70%. And although I didn’t invest in all 12 picks, these 5: KEYUF, WTSHF, PEYUF, EPD, A, have made me over $135% of my initial investment. I can’t speak for the other Newsletters and emails that are discussed above but these 3 have been very nice to me. The key is that this should not be the only source used for investment and you shouldn’t invest in every single stock recommendation given but rather the ones you have personally done research on and you feel comfortable with. But once you do invest in a pick, follow the emails and Newsletters regularly. I also review what other investment sites are recommending and compare. Overall, a several of their picks have made me a lot of money and have covered the cost of the subscription. The only reason I give it 3 Stars is because of the other subscriptions I don’t like or read and the amount of hype they use to sell some of their other subscriptions. Hey, don’t take my word for it, here are the current BUY recommendations: BDX below $77, SYY below $33, MSFT below $30, WPZ below $55, ECA below $25, and ETP below $54. Follow these stocks in a Watch List and see how they perform, granted you won’t know when to sell but you’ll be able to judge on your own over time (these are long term retirement picks).

    Good luck with what ever tool you use.

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    Inquisitive says:
    November 18th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Maggie’s Drawers-Shut up. Get a life. You add nothing to these comments for those of us who are really interested in what others have encountered. Lol.

    Maggie's Drawers says:
    October 18th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    You’re full of BS and a site troll

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    Jersey says:

    August 18th, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I can’t believe I spent $79 for a 2 year subscription.All this letter
    is an advertising to buy something else. “Dont waste your money”.
    And by the way Stansberry why dont you answer to these accusations.

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    veteran says:

    August 14th, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Everyone should watch the documentary “Zeitgeist” (especially parts II and III) to see what’s going on in our country… Look at first hand accounts…. It’s a must see.

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    McGill says:
    November 7th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    http://conspiracies.skepticproject.com/articles/zeitgeist/part-one/

    Zeitgeist has been debunked in this meticulously researched document in the above link.

  • Drop Dead Fred says:

    August 3rd, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Well I’m glad that I learned from the experiences of others long ago and decided to check the web first for scam reports. Just remember folks, If it sounds too good to be true, Check the scam reports before sending a dime. Hell just check them anyway for good measure.

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    Leigh C says:

    July 15th, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I am giving a fair rating because I believe Stansberry has it nailed as far as the economy is concerned. I strongly believe the financial bubble in this country has to burst. That is where his value ends. Sadly he oversells himself and his “firm.” When someone has to do this there is usually something inherently wrong.

    I have seen more than one of their video presentations. If you are sharp enough you can pick up the fact that he attributes the purchase of a multi million dollar yacht to 2 different people in 2 separate videos. Same exact picture in both presentations.

    Do yourself a favor……take the $49 bucks and go have a nice dinner!

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    Knowstoomuch says:

    July 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Why can’t I give a zero rating. One is too high and skews the average. I joined a few days ago and had need to use the Stansberry customer service. As a result of that experience, I am canceling my subscription to the website obtained though David Eifrig. (Pronounced eye-frig) It should be You-Frig because you are the one that will be frigged.

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    Knowstoomuch says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    My phone number is on the do not call registry and have not received a sales call in several years. Since joining less then a week ago I have received 2 calls from people trying to sell me products. I don’t know if there is a connection but sure seems strange. Has anyone else had this experience?

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    Want to sue him says:

    June 12th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I must be the biggest idiot paying for a lifetime subscription about $6000 and $250 per year. I put a lot of trust on his services but after 3 years I can surely say it’s over-hyped and crooked.

    1) There is nothing of real value, other than some long term macroeconomics that can be picked up for free anywhere on the net
    2) I was mainly interested in the expensive option letter by a guy Jeff Clark which is a plain scam. I lost enough to get out thankfully tasting the waters with small amounts. Out of 10 recommendations he didn’t nail more than 1-2. Even worse, there so many idiots like me following his crap that the options spiked the same day he put it out. Must be thousands of us fools buying or selling at the same time
    3) Half of his letters contradict the other half so he is always boasting some huge gains at any time

    bottom line: stay away from his expensive crap or the lifetime memberships, they are USELESS. You can give a try to his $50 letters and cancel them if you dont like them, he’s got some smart views on his PSIA that I am sure he is stealing from other letters. His retirement letter is ok and cheap and made by a more serious medical guy who throws in some good longevity advice along with well thought out stock advice. This other idiot sjugarud must be his flagship asshole, I havent seen any recommendation that hasnt claimed 1000% gains…he should be working for NASA, recommended italian stocks in the middle of the euro crisis when the italian market plunged a further 30% and is still far from bottom

    bottom line again: you can live happily and wiser without them.

    Can someone tell me if and how I could sue him for a refund of the lifetime BS I bought for a fortune?

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    Lou says:
    October 14th, 2012 at 3:18 am

    You paid him $6,000!!! WOW! I’d hire a lawyer and pay double that in legal fees just to break even (and put him through a trial).

    As for investment advice, first…

    1. Don’t buy into scams like this or any “get rich quick” schemes in investing. It doesn’t happen legally (especially to non-connected people). I’d really like to spit in this guys face.

    The way he talks about race, the economic bubble in our country, and the worlds problems (when people like him are what put our nations economic growth at risk; and when he is the epitome of the world’s problems). Pure greed and preying on greed. SCUM.

    I bet I could give you three honest investment tips that will make your money work for you (totally free). If you want a sound and reasonably stock advisory service, look to the affordable Motley Fool services (and split the costs with some friends who invest). I subscribed to 3 motley fool subscriptions; totaling $500/year at a discount price (I was able to call and negotiate the prices too with them). I split the costs with 7 buddies. I got some of the best investment advice I’ve ever received from them (and it was sound, long term, fiscally responsible advice). It only costs me around $80 year.

    Here is what good investing entails;

    1….doing your home work (or paying a small fee for someone to do it for you (like motley fool) to find strong financially sound companies and investments that show dedication to shareholders.

    2…making added contributions to your portfolio when the market dips (do you benefit more from the peaks).

    3…Most importantly, BEING PATIENT (let time do it’s work for you)and don’t buy and sell too much. Don’t let dips scare you into selling (see #2). Something like 75% of all stocks purchased are sold within 1 year. And the average time people hold on to stocks are less and less, because people are impatient, greedy, and buy into scams like the one above (selling sound investments for get rich quick scheme advice). Build a sound portfolio with a good portion of strong (too big to fail) companies (like Google, Apple, Berkshire Hathtaway, Johnson & Johnson, Hallaburton, Costco, WalMart, American Tower, Amazon) and time will be on your side.

    As for this scum bag….He should try building something of value for himself (instead of straight scamming people out of thousands of dollars at a time). My bookie does more for the economy then this scum bag. I’d spit on his face if I could.

    Knowstoomuch says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    How did he earn two stars from you?

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    Barb H says:

    June 8th, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I think that the part about a disaster coming is valid. The signs are there and warnings are coming from many in the know. The steps that Stansberry associates tell you to take could help a little like buying silver. But other steps need to be taken also. Stop trying to live for riches and give God (Jesus Christ) first place in your life. Grow vegetable gardens and get out of debt. Live simply and honestly and be generous to the poor. Pray for wisdom.

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    Midwest Mama says:
    October 21st, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Nana, your comment was difficult to read. Please proofread to eliminate all the spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

    veteran says:
    August 14th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    The signs are there, but I believe everyone should taking a look at the documentary “Zeitgeist (especially parts II and III)” then “gas hogs” on Netflix to see first hand accounts on what’s going on in our country… It’s a must see for EVERYONE

    Nana says:
    July 10th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    The President and Nancy Pelosi has been in it for a long time got a copy of obama’s 1040 for 2011 his salarly was $394,821-his mainz income was & 441,369,now you tell me why we are paying for their vacation’s and all the families and friends they take or when they go somewhere we shouldn’t pay for any else only the four that belong in the White House and the few Secret Service not 68 like she has had her trips have to stop and so does his coning the people again to let more people into America and take more of our systems from our old and children wake up .every President has done wrong even before they got in office,so wake up e-mail and find out how many of our so called protectors are making so much money and we have to pay for rental cars or rentals to stay in or dinners no it’s got to stop and No more paying for those that have left office they pay for all the things they need to have we are being stabbed in the back once again.Lets get America back on course

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    Jasper992 says:

    May 28th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Only one thing of value to be taken from Stansberry:

    The only thing giving the dollar any value in the world is oil: It can’t be bought with anything else. Once that ends, the dollar has no value to the rest of the world and subsequently our economy will nose dive. (worse than ever before)

    He’s not wrong about Oil and the Dollar. But I would never invest with him. EVER.

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    Charley says:
    November 14th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    For Jasper992 – Why would you NEVER EVER invest with this guy Stansberry??? WHO do you recommend as I need someone knowledgeable with no political partiality – Don’t trust Obama and his policies or future vision for USA.

    JMH says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    @ Bobj, Dan Ferris is a different person and writer. If you would listen to the free podcast you would get to hear from Porter, Dan, and the other newsletter writers occasionally.

    Bobj says:
    June 24th, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Now they have some guy Dan Ferris on there he’s probably the Same dude

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    P says:

    May 27th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    The best review is the totality of the “Peter Courtenay Stephens” posts on the thread. Reading them says not that you’re a fool to have anything to do with the “Stansberry” organization(s?) but a dumb fool.

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  • Tom Jenkins says:

    May 23rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I was Stupid and signed on and found that even the E-Mail address is not valid. Now have to call by telephone to cancel . I should have known better. A real spam

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    Colorado says:

    May 10th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Hey folks the bottom line is this: the 1st 2/3 of the video as it outlines the economic situation is pretty darn accurate. There are facts that can be substantiated with your own research. Is he trying to make a buck in the process?

    OF COURSE!

    That’s capitalism at its finest for crying out loud!

    Whether or not he’s a fraud is irrelevant, as anyone who is considering investing their money should do the appropriate research before committing their money. If I made a video and promised that I could make you millions would you really just give me money? If so, please contact me and we should set up a meeting!

    So those of you who have posted prior to me, please listen up. You’re all right and you’re all wrong. The 1st 2/3 of the video like I said is sound material. The last 1/3?. Pure salesmanship. He presents self-serving sensationalism to further his cause of getting rich and like Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” If you bought into a program without doing the research the. You deserve everything you get (or don’t get as the case may be)

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    BDSH says:

    May 8th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Interesting.
    I scrolled all the way to the last page and the first post was dated April 30th, 2011 at 1:59 pm. That was more than 12 months ago.
    I thought I heard, maybe I am wrong, but this chaos was supposed to have happened by now.
    Also, anyone who didn’t have their head buried in the sand saw the crash coming.
    Scam.

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    BDSH says:
    May 8th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Found this on Wikipedia:

    Fraud Lawsuit LossIn 2002, the SEC subpoenaed Porter Stansberry’s company as well as parent company Agora, Inc for the names and address of every single subscriber of each company’s database. Stansberry’s company filed a protective order citing the protection of the 1st amendment, and as a result the SEC counter sued. [3]

    Stansberry was successfully sued for fraud in 2003 by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a “scheme to defraud public investors by disseminating false information in several Internet newsletters”.[4]

    In 2007, he and his investment firm, then called “Pirate Investor,” now known as “Stansberry & Associates,” were ordered by a U.S. District Court to pay $1.5 million in restitution and civil penalties, the court stating “Stansberry’s conduct undoubtedly involved deliberate fraud, making statements that he knew to be false.”

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    Brian O. says:

    April 8th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    The S &A Short Report is a bunch of BS. Jeff Clark is full of it. non of his recommendations have been successful. They talk about these trades that will make a lot of money for subscribers but he has not done it. I recently joined and bought option contract on two of his recommendations that he made sound like winners. Instead these two Option recommendations by Jeff Clark are totally phony. What’s worse is I keep calling Stansberry and Assoc. to find out if Clark is going to put something up on the website about these trades and he hasn’t. He’s done nothing but run and hike from his phony recommendations. I’m getting all my money back.

    Don’t get involved with this nonsense. You’ll end up losing. They Suck.

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    JMH - Investment Advisor says:
    October 26th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Lol…trading involves risk, Brian. Not every pick will be a winner.

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    Scott says:

    April 4th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I came home from an overseas tour in Afghanistan and saw their ad on tv and watched it – I already agreed with much of what he said & I’ve put my money where my mouth is:

    I’ve opened bank accounts in foreign countries and I’ve deposited money in non-dollar denominated accounts & have considered buying some gold. I just don’t believe that the gov.gov can pay back $16 trillion in debt without serious cuts and pain to our economy.

    Anyhow, I signed up for the $49 service and get two or three emails each day. 2 of 3 are “hype” in that they tell you about some “secret” investment but then you have to pay for some other service to find out the “name” of the secret stock or investment idea.

    But, the 1 of 3 emails talks about a good report – they are usually links to other stories or industry experts – about the price of oil, gold, financials, etc. Today’s email about oil is a list of a study that shows that inventories are backed up and a “potential” fall in oil prices if the Iran situation cools off. In my case, I’m looking for a buy in for Exxon – so, this is helpful to me.

    Like anything, buyer beware and do your own homework. I considered refunding the $50 I paid but I’ve picked up a few ideas here and there that are worth it. I won’t buy any of the other stories, but the daily emails give me a lot of good investment ideas – to research and verify on my own.

    His entire “pitch” of selling puts versus buying stock – I think – was worth the $50. I’ve traded options 20 years and I’ve never sold puts because I thought they were “dangerous” with unlimited liability. His recommendation to sell them led me to research some puts on some stocks I was considering buying and I found that I could profit 12-15% on the upside – while limiting downside risk in case of mass financial collapse (buying a lower priced “insurance” put). So, if my picks go well, I could pick up nice gains while limiting my downside losses. If the stock price goes down, I can own it at a lower price – if I choose. Interestingly, I’d never known this strategy in 20 years and I learned it here. Worth $50? I think so.

    And no, I’m not a plant for the company, I’m currently watching the “Federal Investment Rights” webcast that is forecasting 1100% returns – how f-ing annoying that I have to pay to get pitched to buy further products. I wish my subscription only introduced me to ideas that are included in my subscription, I don’t need to wade through adverts just to see what I paid for.

    Make your own call – is $50 worth it to pick up a few good investment ideas? You make the call.

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    Manny says:
    October 25th, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Yea, I totally agree with you on this. I am just a novice at this but that selling stock options advert they had up probably got my attention the most… that and and other silver/gold commodity oddities…. that I”d rather not mention here.

    I really can’t deal with all the bloat that comes with it though. So upsetting. I signed up around Nov. 22 2011 and I have the Stansberry Report for two years. ALl the other stuff wants me to input m ore money. I called and had them take me off their e-mail list. I thought one day I was going to read all of it but its just too much information especially for someone that doesn’t have a brokerage account—yet.

    I’d give it 3 stars. They expect people to know too much. Hey, I was never taught how to trade in the market in high school! Government workers, lol. Sigh >.<

    Hey if you'd like to chat with me about thi stuff maybe you can help me with it? Whatever, drop me a line sseccajd@gmail.com.

    thanks!

  • Chris B says:

    March 31st, 2012 at 12:41 am

    He is correct on the devaluation of the U.S currency and in the predictions of rioting, street marches and so forth. However his invesment strategies are hardly worth the paper you use after taking a dump. The only investment worth making that is mentioned in his article is the silver trade which will likely outperform gold in the years to come due to it being less expensive and more viable. All I know is that a collapse is coming, just won’t be to the magnitude of this mans predictions. I’d rather spend the $50 on a box of ammo for my 40 cal. at least I’ll keep a few marchers away from my family.

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    Mark F. says:

    March 23rd, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I will have to agree with JB123! Is stansberry asking for payment in yen or euro? NOPE, Good Old Fashion American dollars, the same ones that he claims will be worthless in the near future!!! Now take this into consideration Stansberry says within the next 12 months we will be under Marshall Law due to the “Dollar Collapse” now if this is so how are the Men and Women in the military going to be paid to maintain marshall law in the United States. Will they be paid with Yen,euro,gold,silver, no it will be the good old fashion American dollar which is predicted to be worthless in the next 12 months. If you are a smart investor like myself you will stay as far away from this guy and his associates as you can. About 10 to 15 minutes into his info video Red Flags start to pop up and you have to start questioning what he is saying and the more he talks the deeper the Red Flags and S**T gets. You will be doing yourself a favor by not even taking the time to watch the video. If you see on TV to the NewAmerica8.com or NewAmerica4.com or NewAmerica20.com and so on don’t even bother to look at the website it will be the longest wasted hour of your life. That’s all I have to say!!!!

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    DD says:
    February 7th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Mark, allow me to suggest that you are perhaps not as smart as you state that you are: it is “martial law”! Also, of course his revenues are in US dollars… if he were to charge in other currencies, how would you & the other subscribers pay him, do you have Yen or even know how to get some? If he wanted to, once he had your dollars, he could easily do a foreign exchange transaction and convert them into the currency of his choice!

    homanda says:
    May 7th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    That’s funny! “Good Old Fashion American dollars”!

    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I have subscribed to PSIA and several other of his newsletters and have made tens of thousands from his and their advice. Yes he sends out other emails for more expensive and advanced letters and many who subscribe and I say many, to these, have made small and possibly large fortunes using the advice so grow up and stop expecting a $49 investment advice to make you an instant millionaire.
    In addition we are now in a full blown Police State and the United States Government under the Obama Junta has become the enemy of Our Constitution and Our Freedoms and Liberties and is an enemy of We the People.
    Wake up.
    Death to Tyrants and Traitors !

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    Tom Tales says:

    March 22nd, 2012 at 1:48 am

    This guy is as bad as Madoff. No audit performance results provided so its like the kid selling magazines at your door to so he can go to college. I offered him $100 bucks if I used his plan and cleared 2%. He didn’t take it. If you are afraid your words of wisdom can’t generate a meager 2% return, then your “plan” is worthless. Instead, go to schwab, ameritrade, or even etrade and hook up with an entry level clerck who just got his securities license and I bet you would do better than what this clown advocates. If he is so good, he would never tell us his “awesome” secret. He just wants to make (I mean steal) some coin on his porn (I mean investment)subscription sales. Show me GAAP audited results. Show me SEC approved results. Show me an independant auditors confirmation of results or even FINRA should take a stab at verifying this guys pontifications. Don’t send this moron a penny. Send him a bill for wasting 45 minutes of your time. Why the media lets low-life scammers out to take advantage of the poor and easily influenced elderly is sad and disgusting. My kids will generate a better return this summer operating a lemonade stand out front.

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    Anonymous says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Why don’t you post a copy of it so we can all see it?

    Anonymous says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Why don’t you post a copy of the audit?

    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Hey come work for me for a year and if your work proves satisfactory and i make money from your work then I’ll pay you. You are an ass and are a broke ass to boot.

    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Not true. He provides an audit every year and it is far better and more honest than any other I have seen.

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    Marvin Mentor says:

    March 18th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Stansberry’s latest warning that First Solar will go bankrupt is premised on his claim that solar electric cells violate the second law of thermodynamics, because they “don’t generate heat” and thus cannot be viable. I presume Mr. Stansberry also pans hydroelectric power from Hoover Dam because it doesn’t bring Lake Mead to a boil, or wind turbine power, because it doesn’t blow hot air — like Mr. Stansberry. For those of us who DO understand the laws of thermodynamics, we also know enough to throw cold water on anything that comes out of Mr. Stansberry’s mouth.

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    Knowstoomuch says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Who is this Peter Courtenay Stephens??? I see his post all over here like a Stansberry cheer leader or… or something? He can’t seem to stop bragging about how much money he made and jumps on anyone who dares to say anything against Stansberry. I know and have known many very wealthy people and have met many more. Out of all of them only Donald Trump brags about his wealth. Anyone who knows Mr. Trump knows he will brag all the way to bankruptcy and back again. And has. Nor would he take offense at what I just said. I say good for him but I don’t see him playing cheerleader for companies investigated for fraud. Unless the wealthy can increase their wealth with publicity it is smarter to stay hidden for many reasons. Especially these days. But not Mr. Peter Courtenay Stephens. So what’s his game? You might think paid cheerleader or… I just can’t think of what that “OR” might be. Can you? Man your watches. Let us see how soon Mr. Peter Courtenay Stephens attacks. My shields stand at the ready. Damned the torpedo, full speed ahead.

    happy sub says:
    April 23rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    yeah and how is first solar doing now? exactly…

    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    What comes out of your mouth is the same as what comes out of the other end. Fool.

  • Rick says:

    March 17th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    So what is his 100% secret anyways Options? Covered Calls? I want to know just out of curiosity; nothing more. I watched the info and found it entertaining but I still want that hour of my life back. Please don’t buy this guys crap. So transparent but creative.

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    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:23 am

    More ignorance for the broke peanut gallery.

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    Rdobson says:

    March 17th, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Save your money.

    I’ve been using this service since 8/11. Porter provides interesting essay but most of the services are overpriced and when you perform due diligence you can find equal or better performing mutual funds. Here is one example:

    I ordered the Gold Stock Analyst 11/8/11 for $495 and performed a detailed analysis of the approach. I found a readily available mutual fund with nearly identical performance (TGLDX). I personally could only initially invest $1,000 per recommended stock. So I would be paying ~$500 per year plus $80 for 10 stock purchases (assumes no additional trades are required). The only way this subscription would make a business case is if an individual initially invested $70,000 spread amongst the 10 recommended funds in one shot and did not have to buy or sell any additional funds. In comparison, TGLDX would charge $637 for a $70k balance. This business case still would be iffy because Gold Stock Analyst literature indicates there may be one or more changes to the portfolio and we investors still would want to perform some dollar cost averaging. I cancelled this service 11/13/11.

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    Jay Strauss says:

    March 13th, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I was ready to sign up for their newsletter & other goodies @$39/yr
    they asked for my EMAIL address and that was OK
    but then it required my PASSWORD
    NO WAY in HELL
    I dumped the web page and decided to look into them on Google
    thanks for all the replies
    Jay

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    eggnonymous says:
    June 16th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    They want you to make a password to there site. They don’t want your email password.

    Tom J. says:
    May 24th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Jay, shared same feelings about password! If you are going to send me emails you don’t need my password!!! RED flag!!! No debit card Red flag!!!
    Premise and information is more than plausible. Award in court. Red flag. Don’t mind him making money, but with the red flags that aren’t addressed and are not necessary, turns out to be interesting reading and listening material that can be acted on without Mr. Stansberry. What a shame!

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    Not buying it at all.... says:

    March 8th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Don’t be an idiot. Don’t waste your money, or your time. Leave, don’t buy anything from these thieves who REALLY ARE under investigation for fraud and SEC violations….my guess is they are trying to stock up on gullible people’s money so they can have some commissary funds for prison, and pay off their staggering fines.

    I can’t believe anyone would buy this crap. I knew it when I opened the email it was garbage. Why sell this info if you are making Sooo.. much money doing what you do? Because you don’t.

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    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:51 am

    And your attitude and ignorance is why you are broke and can not rub two wooden nickles together. Stansberry, put me in gold and silver in 2004 and I have made more money on that one investment than you will make in the next 5 years combined.

    mark says:
    March 11th, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    When you even try and navigate away from the page a pop up comes up and gives you the same pitch I unfortunately listened to for an hour. It vehemently tells you not to cancel. That is the definition of the scam. My dad tried this guys, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” book or audio tapes I can’t remember which one. The point is the guy sold my dad the scam in becoming a millionaire in the allotted time period he gave. I would love to say it worked, but then again I am 21 years old, full-time college student paying everything besides rent and my dad says I’m lucky I am not paying that too.

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    abc says:

    March 7th, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    ya but isnt’ that what he’s saying. That these countries that are pegged to the dollar want out. It makes sense from a common sense level. What sane country wants to hold a weak useless currency if the US dollar and economy further tanks? And I dont’ think the rest of the world is ignorant to the idea of a war economy can only have so many friends over time. It’s called Karma.

    why not refute him on a point for point basis instead of calling it all a scam. Have you already forgotten 2008 and what the big banks are capable of?

    I agree with the other post that, take what you can from his long video (yes, it sucks that there is no progress bar) and learn. Think for yourself. Come to your own conclusions. And most importantly, stop following the crowd with a herd mentality.

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    Matt says:
    April 12th, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Fifty bucks is fifty bucks – Over a week’s worth of food, twenty cups of coffee at *$ or over 5 gal of gas.

    All of that is worth more than a bunch of half-baked pandering and upsell advertising – Unless the ‘Financial Freedom’ you’re talking about is Stansberry’s.

    Wake up. Nobody’s going to sell you a sheet of magic instructions to make money.

    J says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I agree. What’s $50 bucks anyway for a chance at financial freedom.

    Anonymous says:
    March 20th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I agree.

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    Anonymous says:

    March 6th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I live in Baltimore where Stansberry is based and have met a few of the “experts” who work for him. NONE have any investment experience except working for Stansberry and they all tout whatever tip de jour his websites decide is going to be peddled. DO NOT TRUST S&A. They are going down at some point. If you research them on the internet you will see all roads go back to Agora Financial, the company Stansberry originally worked for. Its all a scam.

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    Anonymous says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Really? Because the folks I’ve met other than the 2 you are referencing started for Stansberry right out of college or didn’t even go to college. SCAM

    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    You are full of it. Several have PHDs and have worked for large investment companies like Goldman sachs and JP Morgan. You are lying.

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    Stansberry says:

    March 6th, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Punchline: Give me $50 and I’ll send you some paper to read.

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  • Ray M says:

    March 3rd, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    This is a scam plain and simple. Don’t let these paid trolls convince you it isn’t.

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    Blimey B says:

    February 29th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    At the very least, its a good presentation. Its very informative, based a lot in common sense and insight. The video isn’t a waste of time, by far. It causes you to think about what’s going on, ask questions. Don’t just take what you hear and read at face value. There are investments which we should carefully consider to protect ourselves from an upcoming economic fall. That I believe.

    However, I’m not going to pay him for any further information. The video is enough to go on. I don’t need to know what the “single best asset” is. I don’t need another answer to “The Secret.” Consider what his company is doing. They are information brokers. That’s one way they are protecting themselves. Keeping other people informed, based on the experience of their contributors. Think how you could do that yourself. How can you become an “authority” in a market, an information market. IMO, that’s how you can get started.

    In the movie Wall Street, Gordon Gekko says: “the most valuable commodity I know of is information.” We have at our disposable a paradise Gekko’s character couldn’t even conceive of: social media. Between Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, you have the thoughts and feelings of the human race at your disposal. Learn how to use it as effectively as you can.

    The point is, try to take Take a positive from watching the video. Stansberry is an expert information broker. Learn how to become one, too, and you’ll have an asset nobody can take from you. You really don’t need to buy anything.

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    Yah right says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Excellent post, information is the one asset that has an almost infinite profit margin. How much is information worth? what someone will pay for it. but it costs nothing to manufacture it.

    Ray M says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:21 am

    “At the very least, its a good presentation.” It’s NOT a good presentation and it’s filled with lies and inaccuracies (WAY too many to list here) and never actually tells you anything except one persons opinion based on faulty data.

    “Its very informative, based a lot in common sense and insight.” More like nonsense and hindsight. The stupid video is seemingly endless with more pats on their own back (about some unverifiable predictions that have come true in the past) than an NFL team after winning the Superbowl.

    After watching the entire video (well over an hour of redundant hysteria and scare tactics) I actually feel like I wasted my time and I wish someone had told me about it before I wasted well over an hour watching it. (there’s not even a progress bar on the video, so you don’t even know how much longer it’s going to last)

    Sorry, but it has ALL the qualities of the typical scam and watching this was a big waste of time. Only a naive fool or a child under 5 would think this was a serious video and not see it for the obvious scam that it is.

  • John says:

    February 26th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    It’s obvious that Stansberry has infiltrated this post in attempt to fool the suckers that come here. Stansberry is a crook, a liar and a scumbag. You are much better off on your own than handing your money to this liar.

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    Anonymous says:
    May 9th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    “Peter”- he lost.

    Peter Courtenay Stephens says:
    April 5th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    You are a liar. How many people who were accused of fraud by the government were willing to spend several million dollars in legal fees and taking their case all the way to the supreme Court? Stansberry did. Not Madoff or any of the crooks in Congress or the White House. Stansberry, and no I am not paid by him or any one else as I am just a subscriber who has read his letters and used his info for 8 years and made a very sizable return on his advice, gives top notch information for those who have the wherewithal to use it, which most of you on here do not. Most of the posters here couldn’t rub two wooden nickles together and are complete amateurs when it comes to investing.

    Ray M says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Agreed, only a complete moron would think this was anything more than a scam.

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    John Malki says:

    February 25th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    My friends, Stansberry has forgotten to mention an extremely important point; when the US Dollar devalues, all other major currencies either pegged to the dollar or not will subsequently devaluate as well. If you ask why? The answer is simple the time lag effect of the Dollar being the world’s currency denominator has enormous currency effects across the globe affecting currency rates, trade shifts, etc. it’s all inter related. He makes it seem as if we are living on multiple planets with separate economies. Unfortunately that is not the case. Sorry Stansberry, didn’t mean to embarrass you but people have to understand the truth.

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    J says:
    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    If you watch it again he does inform you that everything derived from the US dollar will have no value. He makes a. Good point and for ppl not equipped or want to research then paying the money can be worth it. “My Opinion”

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    Richard says:

    February 19th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    And I will add this…. I subscribe to a half dozen or so of their newsletters (as a Private Wealth Alliance member it costs me $149 a year, $500 up front). I don’t subscribe just for hot stock tips and other such fast money ideas – that’s not what it’s about. I subscribe for their wisdom on investing techniques that can keep you from being a bad trader and losing a lot of money. They do have that kind of information readily available. I also subscribe for their take on the economic backdrop of the markets which affects the potential direction of the markets. I have seen them pick short and long term top and bottoms accurately a number of times.

    Now you also have to realize that the upside on their recommendations is virtually unlimited until they call a top and issue a sell or you hit the protective stop. The downside is limited to 25%. But here’s the kicker… 25% of what? 25% of the position… They also say that no position should ever be more than 4% of your entire portfolio. Therefore when stopping out of a position, that loss will never be more than 1% of your portfolio. So theoretically if they can just drum up more winning recommendations than losing ones, you have to realize an overall gain in your portfolio when using proper position sizing and stop-loss techniques they describe. What has the overall market done over the last 10 or 12 years? Virtually zilch. Right now (Feb. 18, 2012) they are calling for a short term pullback then a huge new bull market before the end of 2012. Let’s see how they do.

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    RichardA1 says:
    March 28th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Just learned about this guy today and wanted to find out more, what he says makes sense. Alex Jones gave it his approval thats why I paid special attention. I personally wont pay for his newsletter, but am thankful for what I did learn.

    Ray M says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:25 am

    You subscribe because you’re an idiot or a plant from them. In fact, I don’t believe for one second that you’re anything more than an employee of theirs or a paid poster. If you actually pay for anything from this company then you are a retard and I have a bridge to nowhere I’d like to sell you.

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    Ahmed says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    It’s insider information and there are a LOT of writers for them–some good some bad. If someone gets sued then it’s their fault for taking the information to heart.
    Stansberry has done a lot of good work in disillusioning the public about the fiat system and it’s ultimate effects and also investing in energy stocks.

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    Richard says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:49 am

    My friend, the fiat system is no disillusion. No such currency or economic system in the history of the world has ever lasted very long on such a system. And ours will not last long either as much debt as we are in. We are following in the footsteps of the Euro countries. And we’ll end up the same way. If you invest with Stansberry, at least you’re following the ideas and recommendations of someone whose head is not in the sand about the way thing really are in this country.

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    Richard says:

    February 18th, 2012 at 5:47 am

    You people need to consider this: Ridiculing Stansberry for his EndofAmerica Video, newsletters, etc. is like lampooning wasting money on auto insurance, homeowners insurance or any other kind of personal insurance. All Stansberry is doing is looking at the government’s own economic data and using common sense to project the sure eventual collapse of the American financial system and the dollar. He constantly advises all the ways people can protect themselves (i.e. owning gold, offshore investments, etc). Just as with insurance policies, it seems like a waste as long as nothing happens. Should we be so bold as to think we’re completely safe, needing no protection, from the government’s continued reckless spending and appropriation of our wealth through currency debasement, inflation, and taxation? We all need to have enough common sense to realize such flagrant policies cannot and will not continue forever. Folks, there is no free ride – get that thought your collective heads. You don’t get something for nothing. We keep voting these self-serving bureaucrats into office because of their tantalizing promises which never seem to be realized – always promises for the future but never any follow through. Do we ever learn? Apparently not.

    Scam? I have been a long time subscriber and never had a problem getting my money back if I canceled a particular newsletter. I have always gotten more than what I paid for which is beneficial investment advice that when used as directed provides far better average returns on my investment than any mutual fund out there. Also, this is not a get rich quick service. It’s a get rich slowly service. If you subscribe and don’t get rich quick, don’t blame them – blame your own stupid, ignorant, greedy self. You will always remain broke. These newsletters literally teach methods to get rich slowly, exactly as the millionaires and billionaires did it. If you subscribed and didn’t see that, you’ve completely missed the point. Again, blame yourself. No boneheads need apply. This service is for serious, investors who actually want to succeed. Just apply the principles given.

    Unsolicited, self promoting, bloated advertisement fluff? What – you never received unsolicited advertisement in the mail? Gimme a break. Sure, they’re in the business to make money, they are a for-profit enterprise. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. After you subscribe it is easy to tell when you are getting more advertisement fluff, just tune it out – not that hard.

    SEC law suit? Have you taken the time to hear Stansberry’s side of the story? It’s available to read. The SEC, like all government bureaucracy, is above the law themselves so they can make up their own rules and bully individuals into seeing it their way. And it is only getting worse thanks to us voters letting them do it. I hope everyone knows that the federal government has recently enacted law that gives them the right to detain indefinitely any individual, citizen or not, without cause. It’s law. And the constitution no longer seems to matter. What is the end result of this encroachment on our freedom? Communism? Fascism? Dictatorship? Perhaps any of the above.

    So take the newsletters’ advice at face value. What’s in the newsletters is valuable and worth the money – but as I’ve said – no boneheads need apply.

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    smart enough to think says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Richard speaks in the language of a plant. Just pointing it out. Just like the video, he uses (and ill give him credit here) incredibly clever and illusive mental tactics to make you believe he is trying to help. Ultimately though, to many red flags go up. REAL USABLE information is withheld, scare tactic frequented, Dragged out “wait for it” moments. Its beautifully made and I give props. That was the most manipulative thing ive watched in my entire life. TV has got nothing on it. It manages to target almost all audiences in some way. It drew me in because I like to know things, and it offered fresh information. Ultimately though, the red flags that everyone should have developed by now from living in a commercial environment should have gone up at some point, especially when he said the word “free” and there was no download button.
    My absolute favorite most manipulative part of the whole video was the part where he talked about how people tend to hold onto what they know, and used it to literally force you to listen to him and try and believe it or else be deemed “the statistic”, something no one ever wants to be. generally anyway. True props.

    The information in the video was excellent, but none useable. That’s not the sign of someone who wants to help you. He should make commercials, but im sure hes making more money scamming the populations who I’m sure i could easily convince that Obama is the antichrist.
    things for free are to good to be true. He almost convinced me otherwise. Real props, but I disapprove.

    scam

    Doc says:
    March 25th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I feel the very same way as Ray.If you all would have a open mind and see what’s happening around us you would agree too.

    Ray M says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:41 am

    It’s a scam and you know it…you haven’t been a long time subscriber of anything, liar. Anyone who tries to say this is legit is a paid poster or an employee…PERIOD. And since this isn’t a Stansberry site, the very fact that you’re even at this site means you typed in “Stansberry Investment SCAM” into a search engine looking for the site so you could come on here to promote this garbage.

    “After you subscribe it is easy to tell when you are getting more advertisement fluff, just tune it out” Typical scam language…”if you think it’s a scam then subscribe and you’ll find out it isn’t…blah, blah, blah”. Of course by then you’ve already lost your money.

    “SEC law suit? Have you taken the time to hear Stansberry’s side of the story?” Again, typical scam language. Stansberry’s “side of the story” is never mentioned at all, you’re just told to go check it out for yourself (something you know they’ll never do) which is designed to make it look more legit.

    And of course all of these ridiculous arguments are followed up more of the very same scare tactic rhetoric that’s in the video. This so-called “testimony” of yours has BS written all over it. Now get lost Ricky, no one here is buying your garbage.

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    JB123 says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Lmao is all i have to say! Is stansberry asking for payment in yen or euro? NOPE, good old American dollars folks, the same ones that he claims will be worthless in the near future!!! Nuff said .

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    G Ray says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Dean,
    Nice try at the mis-spelled words, but otherwise perfect grammar. You a truly a professional at making it seem as if you are not a paid poster. Idiot.

    Ray M says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:43 am

    LMAO Dean is getting upset because no one believes his company’s lies. (yes Dean, we’re all aware that you’re a paid poster otherwise you wouldn’t be here)

    Dean Massicotte says:
    February 20th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    You are as dumb as stump, just cuz he’s excepting american dollars, doesn’t mean he’s not gonna convert them to physical gold or silver silver, or stocks that rise against the coming crash. It’s how long you hold the dollars idiot.

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    Steve says:

    February 17th, 2012 at 1:08 am

    The previous reviewers that say you are continually bombarded to purchase other newsletter subscriptions are absolutely correct. Like an idiot I subscribed to several, the most expensive, by far, being Phase 1 Investor for $3,000 annually. I received my renewal notice for year 2, that said they were going to hit my American Express. I immediately called and cancelled. No problem, they said. Couple weeks later they zapped my card for $3,000! I appealed the charge to Am Exp. a day ago. They are investigating, but told me not to worry. I’m worried.

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    Anthony says:

    February 16th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling! I better subscribe to Stansberry & Associates so he can direct me where to stand so it won’t fall on me! OH MY GOD…talk about no conscience or scruples, this is such a crock of s**t. You know it’s a scam when you start seeing copycats who attempt to use the same highly questionable and unethical tactics to relieve you of your hard earned dollars. Check out this site: crisis3.com; by Weiss Research. Same outrageous drivel.

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    Ray M says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Even the TV commercials keep using different URL’s in their ads. That’s a typical scam ploy and it’s how they know which member of the pyramid (as in pyramid scheme or MLM) to credit the click to.

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    Frank says:

    February 11th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    If you’re considering Stansberry & Associates do yourself a favor and reconsider. Their whole gig is to get people to sign on to their newsletters and take your 39 bucks or whatever they can scam you into and then no way can you ever get a hold of anyone to get off there list. Without fail every 3 months there’s another charge on your credit card. If that’s not enough the advise you receive if followed will send you to the poor house. These people are all scam artists and should be run out of business.

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    Ray M says:
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Nice try Robert, but we all know a plant when we see one. Why are you even on a Stansbeery Investment SCAM site anyway, if not because you’re being paid to find these sites to spread more fear for your employers?

    Robert says:
    February 15th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I have received good service from S&A. One of the associates named Steve Sjuggerrud has given good advice for years now in his newsletter “True Wealth”. I have subscribed to MANY newsletters, and have continued with True Wealth because it has been consistently better than the other newsletters. BTW, Steve is currently bullish, and openly debates with Porter Stansberry, who in a certain way, is his boss.

    Also, just a little food for thought from a pretty sharp fellow…

    Thomas Jefferson: “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.”

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    Deano says:

    February 6th, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I would have to say that many of his predictions have turned out to be true. In fact can any one name one prediction that has not came true? And the US Dollar is already on the way out as the international money. I find it harder and harder to do business with a US Credit card or USD over seas.

    And in what we do or manufacture where I work we had to move our manufacturing overseas to stay competitive in the world market. I would venture to guess that is the same for most if not all companies manufacturing and selling goods internationally. And no it is not the labor costs at all. Its the Tax’s both coming going that make it impossible or at the very least cost prohibitive to manufacturer in the USA. Look at the Auto industry over the last 50 years and that is a good example of the world economy. US auto makers can build better quality but it costs more so they skimp on quality to keep pricing competitive. However, safety regulation and fuel standards have forced more improvements then we have as consumers.

    I really believe that weather you are republican or Democrat or independent makes no difference its knowing right from wrong and the fundamentals of right and wrong that will make us as a country strong again. And that we need to focus on our own people more than international concerns. That being said there are still many international concerns that will directly reflect our economy and we have to protect these concerns. But everything else we need to drop like a hot potato and move on. We need to focus on products and services that help make us less reliant of foreign resources to survive. If that means less dependance on foreign oil then so be it. But it I feel it encompasses more than just oil. We need to elect politicians that have long term goals not just their term in office in mind. I have the utmost respect for someone who chooses public office but they need to have the same respect for us… I fear that most don’t its just a power thrill for them or the hunt for the proverbial gold ring. Not all but some.

    How do you? Well we don’t; its like a box of assorted chocolate you never know what you get till you bite into one. What can we do to protect our selves that is the question I had when looking at this and I still don’t have an answer to that question that I would say I am 100% positive that I can properly protect myself and my family in the future. I have lost so much out of my 401K over the last two stock market debacles and I cannot afford for it to happen again. That’s what I really need help with and I think most of us are looking for the same thing. Just sitting back and complaining about the problems wont fix it. Someone write me a report on this and please quit wasting my time with crap about how democrats can do it better that is just utter B.S. Sorry but I know its true; history supports that statement. We are all human and we all make mistakes now lets move on and do what we can to fix our monetary problems.

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    Hans P says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I am with you. It is impossible to come up with an answer as to how to protect ourselves from my perspective having lived through Germany devaluation – once the $ starts its devaluation process there is no halting it and printing more paper has run its course here in the USA. When it happened in Mexico the US bailed them out and there is no one to do the same for us. Porter may be a scam artist but the case he makes is rather plausible. Has any one a better scenario?

    John says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    You are clueless kid. Stansberry did not predict anything. You are either working for him or you are naive to believe his false claims.

    Erick says:
    February 16th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Tons of ads last year said that something was going to happen in 2011 that would destroy the country. Now they’re running ads saying it will happen in 2012. That’s one and the only one anyone needs to go on.

    David Sutton says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    You’re simply wrong and you must work in their name.

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    Steve says:

    February 5th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    OK. He advises putting a portion of your money in a foreign bank using foreign currency because if the stuff hits the fans your money in US dollars in US banks could become worthless? Be seized or whatever. So how are you going to get ahold of any foreign money if the American banks fail? Sounds to me like everyone would want to posess only physical gold/silver, land and commodities to barter with. I dunno. It was very interesting but, I what he touted were to come I don’t know why u would want to be investing in anything, but, rather taking all your pretend money out of the banks and buying actually things that could be battered with and stocking up on food, gas, generators, a way to distill moonshine for fuel and medicine, guns for protection etc. seriously? Anyway. It was an interesting little vid.

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    Real subscriber says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    It looks like a lot of people are reading the “reviews” on this site and most of these readers probably really want to know something about Stansberry’s investment advice … unfortunately the vast majority of the reviews here (and elsewhere) focus almost exclusively on either Porter’s entertaining rants, or on Porter’s embarrassingly shameless email solicitation machine, or both … but not on the actual investment advice put forth in Stansberry’s many (currently about 14) semi-independent newsletters. I can comment on the latter, so I’ll add my two cents:

    For the last couple of years I’ve been experimenting with a number of newsletters to see if any of them is worth the time spent in reading them or the money spent to subscribe … 2011 was my year to try Stansberry’s “Alliance” which gives the subscriber access to almost all the Stansberry newsletters. I read the newsletters and traded on their advice fairly actively for the first half of 2011 … during the second half of 2011 the number of new recommendations dried up as world markets deteriorated, and many if not most of the earlier recommendations got stopped out with 25% – 33% losses … my impression was that Stansberry’s boys got rather cold feet in the second half, which isn’t surprising considering that almost all of them seemed to be lagging their benchmarks for 2011.

    Anyway, trading these newsletters on a purely experimental basis during 2011 (“experimental” means very small size trades, and try to follow the advice without second-guessing), I bought (and mostly sold) about $500,000 worth of stocks and options, and I lost about $20,000 – $30,000 … a very small disaster relative to the flat performance of the broad market in 2011. That’s the bottom line for this reviewer, but many, many comments can be added … I’ll just make a few:

    1.
    These are real, legitimate investment and trading newsletters … if you only read the free pitches it’s easy to conclude that Stansberry is purely a marketing machine with nothing backing it up, but that’s not so.

    2.
    Stansberry’s boys are no better than anyone else at their game, and not a whole lot worse … but knowledgeable readers don’t need me to tell them that because it’s the nature of the financial markets: it’s very hard to outperform, but conversely it’s very hard to underperform consistently and by a wide margin – if the latter were possible then it would be easy to beat the markets by shorting the underperformer all the time, but we know that such consistent outperformance is not possible.

    3.
    Many of the recommended option trades, and most of the recommended small stock trades, are very difficult to put on because Stansberry is popular enough that the recommendations move the markets a lot. So often the best trades are either missed completely, or alternatively you have to pay up a lot to get into them, which lowers the returns very significantly. Conversely, the trades you DO manage to get into at decent prices frequently turn out to suffer from “adverse selection”: the very fact that you can put them on means they were bad trades to begin with, or are turning bad when you get into them.

    4.
    Be very careful when evaluating performance numbers, especially in Porter’s “report cards”. They almost always choose their preferred time period instead of doing the obvious year-over-year reporting. For example, during 2011 they mostly used the period starting at the 2009 market bottom … then in Porter’s most recent “report cards” he chose the period starting from March 2010 … obviously a red flag here. Also, several of the letters focus on volatile small stocks which should use a small-stock index as a benchmark, but often the broad market is used as a benchmark … this comparison makes them look great when stocks are going up; when stocks are going down they will use other common tricks to whitewash their returns. Also, the option trading newsletters pull the common trick of reporting either the raw returns without considering margin, or the returns relative to minimum margin requirements … then they can talk about “100% annualized returns” and so on without ever pointing out that no sane person could possibly trade these recommendations with any significant capital – so the newsletter returns relative to a sane investor protecting his capital are very small in terms of the overall portfolio.

    5.
    There’s a lot of survivorship bias going on in Porter’s world … he’s quick to kill the poorly-performing letters, so in general he’s able to crow about the relatively high-performing lot that has managed to survive … but “relatively” is the key word here – frankly, this reviewer didn’t see anything really interesting or exciting either when studying and reviewing the pre-2011 performance, or while trading the 2011 recommendations.

    6.
    No, as you all strongly suspect there is no point in getting suckered into Porter’s promises that there are fabulous, little-known money-making concepts waiting for you if you will just pay the toll … for example, the “greatest money-making system ever devised” is just old-fashioned put selling … the “second-greatest money-making system ever devised” is just buying very junky junk bonds … and so on. Not necessarily bad trading or investment ideas if executed carefully, but definitely not new revelations.

    7.
    Final comment: yeah, they suck pretty bad overall … but as noted in #2 above, it’s just not possible for them to suck much worse than the average newsletter peddler. If you can’t resist the marketing then go for it! You’ll be very happy if you happen to catch them in a bull market!

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    ALM says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    acting like good cop and bad cop

    ALM says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    seems like Stansberry is writing some of these reviews??

    Richard says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    RichUncle….. If you want some good advice, take your $49 and subscribe to a much small (so far) newsletter which has the advantage or recommending smaller, but very stable companies, alternative investments, etc. And that is The Palm Beach Letter (Google it). Yes it is written mostly by an ex-Stansberry writer of the 12% Letter (Tom Dyson) but he has now teamed up with Mark Ford, a real life self-made millionaire with some good ideas and investing techniques if you listen to them. The recommendations are good values and generally have a good track record in past bear markets. Use Mark Ford’s investing techniques first, then use the recommendations as the investment vehicle. Best $49 you’ll spend.

    Richard says:
    February 19th, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I subscribe to a half dozen or so of their newsletters. I don’t just subscribe for hot stock tips and investments – I subscribe for their wisdom on investing techniques that can keep you from being a bad trader and losing a lot of money. They do have that kind of information readily available. I also subscribe for their take on the economic backdrop of the markets which affects the potential direction of the markets. I have seen them pick short and long term top and bottoms accurately a number of times.

    Now you also have to realize that the upside on their recommendations is virtually unlimited until they call a top and issue a sell or you hit the protective stop. The downside is limited to 25%. But here’s the kicker… 25% of what? 25% of the position… They also say that no position should ever be more than 4% of your entire portfolio. Therefore when stopping out of a position, that loss will never be more than 1% of your portfolio. So theoretically if they can just drum up more winning recommendations than losing ones, you have to realize an overall gain in your portfolio when using proper position sizing and stop-loss techniques they describe. What has the overall market done over the last 10 or 12 years? Virtually zilch. Right now (Feb. 18, 2012) they are calling for a short term pullback then a huge new bull market before the end of 2012. Let’s see how they do.

    Sard says:
    February 17th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I guess I have to throw my hat in the “about to pull the trigger” circle. Read RichUncle’s reply…I couldn’t have said it any better.

    RichUncle says:
    February 15th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Real Subscriber – Thanks, I was about to pull the trigger on a forty nine dollar offer for one year subscription blah blah blah and I decided to do a little ‘due diligence’ which lo and behold brought me to this site. The lucidity with which you state things seems to make a pretty good case and almost for a moment that case seems to straddle the rail of ‘neutrality’ but I can read between the lines and especially like your final assessment “they suck pretty bad overall”. So again thanks, I’ll invest that forty nine dollars elsewhere.

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    Milwaukee_traveler says:

    January 28th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Like most, I’ve read the reviews and the initial stuff from sites like reviewopedia.com. Maybe there’s some truth in what Stansberry’s got. Jim Rogers has been a trustworthy source of information, which Stansberry references. I’m still skeptical. As for “predictions”- even a broken clock is right 2 times a day. I remain skeptical as there are fewer and fewer places to “hide your money from the government”- scary thought in and of itself. I think there’ll be a major revolt if Congress tries to take control of our 401K funds as Stansberry believes. I think Jim Rogers appears to be a more trustworthy source- maybe I’ll see what he recommends. I’ll pass on Stansberry and hope it wasn’t a mistake.

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    Happy says:

    January 24th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    The Value of a dollar is relative. When my 4 year old son gets a penny he gets excited because he knows that if he saves enough of them he can buy a piece of candy from our corner store. As I watch him savor his prize I can remember how much better candy used to taste to me when I was a child simply because I had to earn it.
    The best “advice” anyone can give is to teach your children to value the time and energy they put into getting what they want. Time is the real commodity we should all strive to appreciate because not a single one of us can truly lay claim to it. Nobody knows how much time they have, and because of this it is best to learn to use it (and everything else) wisely.
    If you study Anthropology you learn pretty early on how Cultural Anthropologists measure life and it isn’t with money, it’s with happiness. They measure happiness very simply by using the word “subsistence” which just means how much time and effort it takes you working each week to provide the basic needs of yourself and family. According to this principal it has been found that the happiest people on the planet were those who survived in tribal societies like the African Bushmen, who (though they lived in severe climate and face death everyday) only worked an average work week of 8-10 hours and spent the rest in leisure. Not the results that most of our “advanced” societies might have guessed…
    I still save my pennies in a jar. If I waste what I DO have I have to spend more time away from the simple moments and I prefer a walk to the corner store with my kid over a shift at my minimum wage job any day! We don’t have much, but WE DO have each other and it’s my “real” job to teach him that if you apply this principal to all that you do then you can be happy more of the time with less effort.
    Save your money and your time and invest in enjoying the little things… Current market trends guarantee you that your life will be all the sweeter! ;)

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    Jerod for Christ says:
    March 4th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    I could not agree more. You are so wise.
    Better to have one handful and tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 4:6

    I would much rather have one handful and a free hand to share, with peace and happiness in my heart and life, than to be so double fisted with stuff and things that don’t matter that a three car garage is not enough room to keep everything and I need to rent storage space for my STUFF…..

    Chatty Kathy says:
    January 31st, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Thank you for taking the time to share your wise and inspiring thoughts!

    Love and agree wholeheartedly with what you said!

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    Mikey says:

    January 24th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Stansberry is all Hokus Pokus Bull Manure. I get multiple “GREAT DEAL” commercials sent to my email weekly. I have been tracking the success. The only folks making money off these “GREAT DEALS” is Stansberry who sold your information to the idiots sending the “GREAT DEAL” audio to your email.

    You don’t get the reputation of a liar and theif by helping folks. Check out Stansberry’s reputation.

    Nuff Said!

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    Opinionated Soul says:
    January 31st, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I wonder if anyone would like to “share” the 4 investments you don’t have to report to the government. I’m assuming it’s not illegal, and am interested to hear his marketing technique.

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    STP says:

    January 20th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Dont waste your time. You pay for an initial subscription and all you get is more commercials to buy other things. Had this for 1 year. Never got one piece of usable advice and wasted a lot of times looking at basic commercials that go on and on with the next best thing only to find out you have to spend more money. Be smart and stay away

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    Opinionated Soul says:
    January 31st, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I can’t believe I listened to his whole spiel, but I did, while playing a computer game to pass the time.

    Of course his rants about big government are meant to incite reactionaries and get them riled up enough to buy his “product.” But he forgets to mention is that theoretically WE are the government (if we have the guts), and part of the reason people grasp at these kinds of scams is that they are, and have always been, the “have nots.” They fight the government rather than make it what it should be. That is: a service to the country. If we all contributed more to it’s function, we wouldn’t hate it. I notice he’s not trying to save the USA from the coming financial disaster (I think he’s right about the value of the dollar), instead he wants to pretend YOU will survive while the rest of us are enslaved by the Chinese.

    Chatty Kathy says:
    January 31st, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I sort of got that impression when the word “TRY” was boldly emphasized before the ordering process ! I assumed that when one subscribed to “TRY” it out…one wasn’t going to get any solid investment information except perhaps, to purchase another report for a much larger SUM of money. Including investment strategies that may or may not pan out!

    However, I do agree this country in a financial crisis!

  • Nicholas says:

    January 18th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Stansberry selling and promoting fear with remarkable skill

    After watching the Stansberry internet video, my intuition presents all kinds of red flags in regards to his predictions, his presentation and motives. Right away, I felt that there was something not quite right about this. As a student of history, and one of the areas that I have looked at is the effective use of propaganda, it really seems like a very sophisticated version of what I would call The Effective Use of Propaganda 101. That does not mean that some of the things he is saying is incorrect – most propaganda has some truth to it, or that propaganda cannot be used for good purposes. It can. But what makes propaganda effective is how it is used in order to convince/manipulate the listener, viewer or reader that the case the propagandist is making is beyond question, irrefutable. Stansberry is very, very clever. One of the things he does that is just brilliant is that he states right away that many people of all stripes, indeed, powerful people, have and will disagree with him, but that, ultimately, he is the best authority out there.

    Another thing he does – and I have a little understanding of this as well – is that he uses a tone that is sort hypnotic. Most people making sensationalized claims offer all kinds of striking bells and whistles, disturbing visual images, etc. (think of the anti-Muslim film, Obsession), but not Stansberry (other than cartoon drawings and graphs). He makes his apocalyptic claim in a low and confident tone that lulls the listener into a sort of rhythmic acquiescence to his claims (Yet, it can be used for good, as well – check out Paul McKenna, Britain’s leading hypnotist, who uses it to help people become more confident and empowered). And Stansberry knows what he is doing in using the venue that he does – creating a sort of personal, internet infomercial, which gives him a very persuasive means to create the impression that he is talking directly to you, and that goes a long ways toward making one feel that they can trust this guy.

    Also, I have looked at apocalyptic-type an other fear-based claims, historically and modern, particularly end-of-the-world claims, and, well, we are still here! Most of these fear-based claims, while not as sophisticated and lacking the marketing-savvy of Stansberry (except for maybe Hitler’s then cutting-edge propaganda machine), tried to convince people of their authority and claimed, like Stansberry, that what they were predicting would definitely come to pass, no question. Most even come up with a date, and when the date had come and gone, the claimant had to scramble to explain the inaccuracy of his/her predictions (they should write a book, Apocalyptic 101, or Apocalyptic Predicting for Dummies, which opens by stating, “Never, ever, ever, ever offer a date and time when it will all come to an end.”). I don’t think Stansberry does gives a date, but he does, I believe, say that the certain threat to our way of life is fast-approaching. I think that Stansberry will, sooner or later, have to scramble as well, putting into force his true creative talent of persuasive propaganda in order to explain why it did not occur the way he said it would.

    I am no economist, but I do think we are stronger economically than Stansberry says, and I believe we have the ability to face and creatively transcend even a severe depression, if by some chance that happens. I believe in us more that Stansberry, and I believe in the resilience of the human spirit. People did not go crazy and resort to some sort of Hobbesian war of nature in the 1930s – and my grandparents talked about how abysmal things were then. Even Steinbeck, who portrayed the intense woes and suffering of the Great Depression, captured the triumph of the human spirit, the hope, the compassion that surfaced, even as the world that people knew fell apart.

    Stansberry is not a prophet, even though he is acting like one. The careful and thoughtful prophets, such as Edgar Cayce, would not have claimed absolute authority in their predictions – even if they believed that they were going to occur. Cayce believed that people could ultimately change their destiny, even in the face of a prophecy that seemed destined. And this is where Stansberry makes the biggest mistake, I believe. He may be able to come up with his interpretation of an economic prediction by stringing together all kinds of evidence, sounding extremely persuasive, but his reliance on quantitative evidence here causes him to distort the qualitative aspect of human beings when facing odds or dire circumstances. He misunderstands and underestimates people, or at least that is what he wants us to do.

    So why would Stansberry make such a powerful and impressive effort to convince listeners that the world as we know it is going to turn into hell? I am not sure, but my intuition leads me to a few reasons. One, he is a true believer. He has become a victim of the fear-making that has been going on for the past decade, and selling in record numbers – the avalanche of doom-and-gloom stuff that you see on TV, in theaters and in the papers. Perhaps this has distorted his lens and perspective. Two, Stansberry knows what he is doing – distorting – in order to sell his services, and understanding that fear sells, he is creatively using it to his advantage. Three (which follows two), he is not honest – it does appear that Stansberry was successfully sued in the past by the FTC for misrepresenting facts and defrauding investors. And four, he is not well.

    If you ask me, Stansberry is selling and promoting fear, and doing it with remarkable skill. My advice: ignore him and work in your own way, in your own life, in your own community, to help make the world a better place, believing that, indeed, the world can be better, not worse.

    Nicholas Patler

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    Rob(masterp) says:
    January 25th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    great comment, I don’t buy into this guy but have studied whats going on and he’s partially right only in the sense that other countries are abandoning the dollar, Europe is almost bankrupt and what are country is doing “the ultra elites” aka politicians are going to destroy are way of life. There just bad policy

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    RV says:

    January 18th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    No government can ever fix the citizens problems, we all need to wake up and do the basics: 1. Pay off all your debt so you don’t need to make as much 2. Live within your means, i.e. don’t spend more than you make, put aside a minimum of 10% off your gross, 10% to your local church/charity, you have to be able to live on the 80% that is left, if not, try to find another source of income…Use common sense, there are no free rides!
    3. Start your own business, either part-time or full-time, if you are employed do it part-time, if you are not, make it happen.

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    Bob Marley says:

    January 16th, 2012 at 1:59 am

    First rule of investing: NO ONE can accurately predict human behavior, aka, the markets. “Predictors” often appear “right”, because they make lots of predictions, and only vaunt the ones they guessed “right”. First rule of “predicting”: predict often. This guy is predicting, and selling advice. Second rule of investing–don’t follow advice. Follow high probability moves you can actually see. Trade for the short term to limit your exposure. Lucky runs never last too long, so exit with your profits early–and don’t be scared by doomsayers. (The market is still free, so are we, and America is still strong. Just look at the GDP relative to the rest of the world.) This is far superior to mere guesswork, and following the guesses of others. At present, Gold is at its lowest price in 6 months. Be glad you didn’t buy at $1900/oz. Guess what. I’m not selling advice. Take it or leave it. Be rational. Be rational. Gold may go up, but it may go down too. And this guy doesn’t KNOW what the future holds.

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    A Real Person says:

    January 15th, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Stansberry is simply trying to scare people into subscribing for their newsletter for profit. If they truly believed in what they say, and especially about the value of the dollar dropping to nothing, why would they work so hard for one’s money? The only product they have to sell is fear, in which they say that one must prepare for what’s to happen, even if anything they do say is near to the truth, there’s nothing one can do about it. Stansberry is fraud, and no one should invest or be involved in such scandals.

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    Stansberry CS says:
    January 17th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    If you have any questions about Stansberry and Associates, please do not hesitate to call customer service at 1-888-261-2693. We would be happy to assist you. We are open Monday – Friday 9-5 EST.

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    Curious says:

    January 13th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I was curious when I saw the TV adds, so I watched the newamerica30.com video. It was interesting, but I was skeptical (must be that “Dave Ramsey” training). Anyway, I think I’ll stick with what Dave has to say.

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    LIFE says:

    January 13th, 2012 at 1:56 am

    I watched the whole video. I think that he is telling the truth. Better yet i know just from the hardship that the united states has had in the past 5 or so years. I think that a change for the worst is in the makings. Bottom line is i would not pay to know inside secrets. I am a very smart human being and google will let me do all the research that i will need to do to prepare myself so i will not subscribe to whatever he is selling. Let thou be done. All we can do is pray…

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  • herofighter says:

    January 12th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Invest in guns and bullets! If America collapses the only true form of wealth and power will lie within the one who has the most fire power.

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    Dennis says:
    February 15th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Right on! Stock up on ammunition, silver, and food.

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    Hmmmmm says:

    January 11th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    The below statement is taken from above:

    “Knowingly putting your trust in a company run by a man who has already been convicted of fraud, who is known to write newsletters under false names, and has already been found guilty of stock price manipulation just doesn’t seem the smartest thing to do with your money.”

    The funny thing is that 2/3 of this statement applies to 98% of the politicians we elect to our government.

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    HMM? says:
    January 18th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Really, name one? And cite your sources for the fraud convictions, plagiarism, and stock manipulation accusations.

  • Virused says:

    January 10th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    After watching the lengthy video, I almost bought the brooklyn bridge. Good thing I paused and made more research… Thanks!

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  • LMAO says:

    January 9th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    What gets me is that this guy is still running his commercials on how something WILL happen in 2011. 2011?! Get with the times man! We have to worry about Planet X now, and not something that didn’t happen last year! heh…

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  • Heavy Metals always Win... says:

    January 4th, 2012 at 12:38 am

    One simple question. Why does the site address keep changing on his T.V. commercials? Weird…

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    Niki says:
    January 6th, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    A lot of websites will do that so they know which channels, time slots, or different commercials their traffic comes from. A good example is education connection. They have different ones for each commercial.

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    ConBlack says:

    January 3rd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Investment community regardless of its name or origin can get away with ripping off people (Leehman Brothers and Global are good examples) because they are protected by the government.
    US Dollar can not go down as mentioned in the video. Timmy will ensure such things do not happen because he wants his boss to be re-elected. After the election, yes, things will get ugly.

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    Robert says:
    February 15th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Has Timmy paid his taxes yet? ;)

  • bilesponge says:

    January 2nd, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    This man is a genius and everyone should act in accordance with his sage advice. But the masses usually scoff at the geniuses until it is too late. The problem is, most of the ignorant hordes will not have the patience, persitude, or prescience to listen to the whole video, and get to the enlightening facts – the USD has zero value in Cuba, and Iran is dumping the dollar. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW? ACT NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE! THE KEY TO SURVIVAL IN THE TURMOIL THAT IS OUR FUTURE IS TO BE READING THE RIGHT NEWSLETTERS!! SOMEBODY SMACK SOME SENSE INTO EVERYONE!

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    FinancialAdvisor says:
    March 11th, 2012 at 1:42 am

    LOL! This might be the funniest comment on here! You should completely rethink your strategy! Using ridiculous misinformation only works when the audience is too stupid to realize the information is wrong. Your target audience are mostly people that do some bit of research; these people are not mid-middle class portfolios that don’t watch the news because it is “boring and depressing.”

    To the people that are paying these bloggers: You need to step up your game! You are paying for semi-quality blogs that are getting creamed by people who don’t even know economic basics!

    Scarlett says:
    February 4th, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I listened to the whole video, and I must say that he is very convincing, and I do believe in a lot of what he says. Although, when it comes to paying for the “secret”; I thought to myself something smells “fishy”. I came to this site and read the review, and many of the comments posted. One thing I can tell you for sure is, the US Dollar is only worth 0.27 here in Kuwait. I can also tell you that I thought I hit the jackpot when I purchased 30 “silver” coins minted in the US from 1849-1911. I was ecstatic, thinking I’ll cash them in and make a bundle. Guess what? Fake!! That’s right there all fake. From internet research I found out that they are counterfeit from China (great counterfeits have fooled expets), and not only did I buy US coins, I purchased coins from Cuba, Germany, France and Mexico, all between 1832 -1900 timeframe. All fake as well(did the magnet test). I think RV has the best advice. I guess I’ll just get out the metal detector and scour the beach.

    TJG says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Is ‘persitude’ like myrrh, or something like that? Have you made up any other words that make you sound smart to all your dumb friends? You’re a Gingrich fan, aren’t you?

    jayzee says:
    January 16th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Your “name” (bilesponge)says it all… soak up all that crap”! If more people believed in family, getting rid of credit card debt AND stop looking for the big score, we wouldn’t be in this position!

    Lawyer says:
    January 2nd, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    The US dollar had no value in cuba between 2004 and 2011 because Fidel Castro decreed so by law. The Cuban Embargo is a federal law that forbids Cuba from using US dollars. Cuba has been consistently using Swiss banks to do transactions using the US dollar. Raul Castro restored the use of US dollars in Cuba in 2011.
    By the way in Cuba you are forced to exchange the foreign currency for a Cuban Convertible Peso that is the legal tender. It doesn’t matter what currency you have (Euros, Yens Canadian Dollars etc) you have to exchange all for the Cuban Convertible Peso.
    Iran is dumping the dollar not because is loosing value is because they are getting into a situation similar to cuba. Iran has multiple international sanctions because of their nuclear program and most of their dollar holdings are getting frozen by the US government in connection with the United Nations therefore they are getting rid of most of their dollars before they get frozen and taken away!
    God bless you

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    mynameissecretandiwonttell says:

    January 1st, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I heard about this guy on a commercial that kept bleeping up on my tv so I went to his website the so called endofamerca4.com. So I went to his website and they showed me a 90 minute video of how the American currency is going to lose it’s place as the world exchange currency and how you can protect your money or something like that. I realized at the end of the video that this video was just a scam with all those booklets and subscriptions.

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  • Truth be Told says:

    January 1st, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Lack of regulation led to our current economic downfall….

    Sure … lets give Corporations less rules… let them lend more money knowing that it can not be repaid, yet profit from it by buying default insurance….

    Perhaps we should buy insurance against stock devaluations… that pays 300 times it’s current values, and confiscates their their entire net worth, houses, cars, jewels, wives, and children’s worth.

    After all… Investment is risk… isn’t it? Why would risk be only the investors risk, why not the cpo who gained millions lost nothing, and gained more by the loss of millions?

    We used to burn women because of their knowledge of medicine…
    Perhaps we should begin to burn cpo’s for their lack of knowledge in the economy… and their dreadful gain and lack of remorse!!!

    Wow… It’s the end of 2011,

    and I am now listening to the infomercial, newamerica23.com… and yet I have heard the same infomercial with at lest three different addresses….

    I guess… since it is now the dawn of 2012… the mayan’s have a better chance of predicting the end of America… indeed the world…

    wow… and how many hundreds of years ago did they live?

    every civilization has its down fall….

    but cashing in on it… especially when your firm has numerous claims of fraud against it…

    depicts the current state of western finance….

    Suck the poor dry, live from their sweat… then kill their children for profit!

    capitalism… in it’s purist form

    Just look at china!

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    David G says:
    January 16th, 2012 at 11:24 am

    what scares me most is people such as “Truth be Told” actually are allowed to vote.

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    Shiraz says:

    December 31st, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    He says we should buy farmland. Land always appreciates and in the coming “end of America” growing your own food will be important .

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    Ron says:
    January 9th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    If you are thinking about buying some farm ground yet worried about saving $50, let me tender some more free advice. Here in Iowa, where I live, farm land is trading for $8-10 thousand per acre, and up. And unless you want to invest a half million or more, the small parcel size is going to drive up the unit price, somewhat like buying a 1/10 once gold coin.
    Here’s my free advice: plow up your back yard and try growing a garden. (It’s not simple to grow things) Knowledge and skills will secure your future, not money. Become informed and learn how to do things yourself. God Bless America

    No name says:
    January 7th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Thank you.

    kerissa says:
    January 2nd, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    thank you shiraz for the inside info, you just saved me $50. makes perfect sense to be able to ‘weather the dependency storm’ and then after always be able to keep it or sell it. now if we can just afford the farmland……..

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    Dusty says:

    December 31st, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Did I read someone saying to google the SEC case against Stansberry? Do you really think that they have reported anything truthfully for the last decade (at least- maybe ever)? If he were right, these would be the last people to tell you… Don’t have so much blind faith in government agencies. Think for yourself.

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    Peter Hoyt says:

    December 31st, 2011 at 10:02 am

    This was the longest, most winded sales attempt I’ve ever heard to sucker people to buy silver, gold and other investment scams. These people are snake oil salesmen.

    The problems mentioned with the us dollar do exist, but the answer is not silver, gold, or cheating your country by not paying your fair share, the answer is electing leaders that understand economics, business, regulations, taxes and jobs!

    Give the President a chance to fix the problems. Elect all Democrats to the US House and Senate in 2012.

    Give your children and America a chance!

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    Suzanne says:
    February 5th, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    To Passed 6th grade math, Dyenomom, and baldrad, THANK YOU! I agree with all you said, and cannot believe that people are idiotic enough to think this administration can be trusted or depended upon. For heaven’s SAKE this country is ruined, and still spiraling downward. After all that has happened in the past four years, when I hear people saying to trust the president and the democrats I feel as though we are living in a wilderness of idiots. We need to hear how to save what we have from the government takeover, to utilize investments that are stable, and to stay safe.

    baldrad says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    ….and now comes another economic and financial illiterate (Greg K) who thinks he can tax business (“..tax the corporations”), and it won’t come out of his own pocket. His pied pipers have told him so.

    Clue, Greg: add another cost to my total cost of production, and I’m going to charge you more for my good or service. More tax is just more cost. It’s ok–just tax yourself by putting it on business, it’s all the same to me. As much as it may surprise you, I’m in business for the profit opportunity. It IS an opportunity requiring tremendous commitment and a high cost on a number of levels.

    At some point, you add so much cost to the price of production, YOU will not be able to afford the product or service.

    Do I need to draw you a picture?

    baldrad says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    ….now comes Bill, to try to convince us that it was a Republican idea to make loans to people who weren’t qualified to make mortgage payments.

    C’mon, Bill–that doesn’t fit the “greed” profile you guys love to draw of Republicans. Nobody’s gonna believe ya. Republicans like to get paid back when they make loans.

    Do a little of the most elementary research, and then common sense will hopefully arrive: Liberals concocted the snake oil (everybody has to have their own home, so we’ll intimidate the banks into making the loans, and guarantee them with Fannie/Freddie).

    Dems concocted the snake oil, and banks/Wall street careened down the highway with it as fast as the party-mobile would go…..

    But don’t look ridiculous trying to say that the Democrats weren’t at the party. Hell, they got it going.

    Oh–one more thing. We were ALL at the party.

    baldrad says:
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    ….so silver and gold are investment scams. Thanks for letting me know.

    Don’t you think you should share your wisdom with the University of Texas endowment fund managers? They recently took physical delivery (don’t know where their storage is) on $1 billion of gold.

    Wow—those guys are just dumb—reading too much Stansberry, I guess.

    BILL says:
    January 13th, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Lets not forget who put america in this situation 8 years of Bush and his Republicans.

    Greg K says:
    January 10th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Peter is write on the money, through all the teabaggers out with all the rest of these greedy backward thinking Republicans and lets do some real legislating to get people back to work and back to paying taxes. If the GOP had taken the 4.7 Trillion dollar deal of spending cuts and increasing taxes on the uber wealthy we would have been on the right road but the GOP has done nothing but block everything Obama has tried to do to get things moving and reduce our debt. All you so called conservatives need to look at who and where your getting your info from. Rush and Fox 5 are nothing but big corporate mouth pieces that have brainwashed half of the American People. The GOP of Lincoln has the value set of the modern day Democrats. We need to get money out of politics period and get things done with s centrist approach. Cut spending but tax the shit out of the Billionaires and the Corporations.

    Dave says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Peter Hoyt, that’s the best joke I’ve heard in the longest time!!!

    Dyenomom says:
    January 4th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Give the president a chance???? He’s had a chance and he keeps making it worse. Getting more and more government control. Government control over health care and the cost will be one more huge push on the slide downward. We don’t need more big government. Give America a chance by getting rid of the long term congressmen and women and long term senators and especially this president.
    I agree we need to go back to the values that made a America great. “Hard work, thrift, delayed gratification, creativity, opportunity,
    competition made us great.” The government is creating an enslaved people meaning a people that are dependent on the government for everything.

    Passed 6th grade math says:
    January 3rd, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    The president and congress will “fix” our problems?
    I think you just hit the nail on the head.
    Unless we go back to the values that made America great, we are in big trouble.
    Hard work, thrift, delayed gratification, creativity, opportunity,
    competition made us great.
    If we want everyone to share the same lifestyle regardless of the choices they make, we will become the next Greece.
    Go back to 1st grade and read the Three Little Pigs again.
    Here’s another suggestion for our presidant who understands economics so well- when you find yourself in a hole, quit digging.

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    watcher says:

    December 30th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    With a history of perpatrating fraud and preying on the emotional impulses of fear and greed, I would RUN not walk, away from anything this man is involved with. Stansberry has skillfully side stepped the injunction imposed upon him. With this latest scam he will find protection under the First ammendment. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. If you just want to throw your money away, post here and you can throw it to me, I promise you nothing in return (which is exactly what you will get from Stansberry)
    Google the SEC case against Stansberry to get to the TRUTH.

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    Ron says:
    January 9th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I haven’t watched the video but the comments on here are great!! Like the first amendment says, Stansberry is free to speak his mind, as are the rest of us. Most things in life are a waste of money, or in other words, simply for our entertainment and comfort. But the thing that really gets my attention is that I would seek out a govt agency to get the TRUTH. The SEC has overlooked more cases of obvious fraud in the last 5 years than I have time to make a list of here, but think of AIG and Leaman Brothers since their stories did make it into the mainstream press, and ask yourself who was prosecuted for these frauds against investors? Nobody! Nobody is accountable for their actions, not on Wall Street and not in Washington. From where I stand, it is obvious that the two of them are in bed together. So let’s not be to quick to settle for their version of the truth.

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    Paul says:

    December 30th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Last I checked, it is Johns Hopkins.

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  • SLAP says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I liked the video but wouldn’t buy a thing from this guy. The bottom line is we have scum running our country down the tubes and there is nothing we can do about it!!! Work hard stop crying about crap you can’t control. You all have way less rights than you think!!!

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    baby jesus says:

    December 26th, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Much of what was written is correct, however the only thing that can happen here is that peter gets rich based on the very facts he describes. Bancor has been discussed since the 1940′s but they came up with a slicker way to keep you from getting money. Ever wonder how few new rich family’s are developing in America?

    The Pareto principle states that for many phenomena 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes, will ultimately trump the theory of black swan events once you have seen a black swan. The black swan being the many financial crashes of the entire hello history of man all of which we have survived.

    Equally funny is his smug in your face telling you, that he knows how stupid you are. Using the Normalcy Bias he is telling you predators are less likely to eat prey that isn’t struggling. If you get upset enough you will act. Studies have shown that more than 70% of people check with others before deciding to act. But the easy money is in the 30% willing to act without thought.

    however a cognitive bias is demonstrated in acts of poor judgment proving once again a sucker is born,, ah forget about it

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    T. Dupree says:

    December 25th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I just watched his hour long pitch and am curious. If the U.S. Dollar is in such peril and another currency is waiting to take the place of the dollar as the world reserve standard; then why is he asking for 49 U.S. Dollars in order to subscribe to his doomsday messages which of course will be automatically be renewed for 99 bucks every year. OOOOOOOOHHHHHHH Y2K here we go again.

    Did you know that stress is the number killer? It leads to diseases and heart problems. Quit giving people money who stress you out over something that may never come to pass. I never fix a water pipe until it breaks and when it does break people usually make their way through it. If history tells us anything is that people can and will survive any catastrophe. QUIT FREAKING PEOPLE! When the end of the world gets here, we’ll all know it without a doubt. Until then, live peacefully.

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    Virginian says:
    December 31st, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Dupree – In case you haven’t noticed, the USD has lost in excess of 98% of its purchasing power since 1913. If that’s not a failed currency, perhaps you can enlighten us with a better example. Otherwise, feel free to continue to believe that “all is well” and this is simply another “Y2K” event. I, like many others (Stansberry included), will continue to accumulate gold and other tangible stores of wealth – to the benefit of ourselves and our families.

    Virginian

    G W says:
    December 30th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    That is well written. Thank you. Your reality check is good.

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    Big un says:

    December 23rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    First of all, I didn’t subscribe to any newsletter. There’s something inherently wrong with an investment company that wants to help average people. This is demonstrated by the continuous use of the word “free” which is followed up by a request for “only” $49. There’s also the fact that they “don’t want to let the secret get out”, yet I watched this video on youtube. I understand that companies need to make money and get returns on their investments, but this is nothing but a drawn out commercial. If this was truly to help people, the “valuable newsletters” would be posted online, or available for free (the real free, not the investor’s “free”). This type of thing makes me angry in that the type of people who are likely to buy into this are the ones who can least afford too. Yet, his “charitable” company will probably make millions of dollars. Don’t even get me started on the comment about them not answering phones to cancel services…

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  • John says:

    December 20th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Fear tactics? – YES, Truth? – A lot…but our government never uses them and always tells us the truth – NOT!!! Remember weapons of mass destruction which Mr. Bush claimed which now, 9 years later has set the people back another 800 Billion (yes – close to a TRILLION fake dollars). And then there is the Banking community bailout initiated by Bush boys, and GM bail out and Chrysler bailout and the insurance giant bail out and Freddie and Fannie’s continuing bailout and obama’s stimulus plan of spending…the list goes on and on. One very good thing about his informercial is that it is EYE OPENING and if your eyes aren’t open then you obviously are a fool or ignorant, not stupid…er…now that you have been told and your eyes aren’t open…well then.. you ARE stupid.

    To think that the banks have already paid back their bailout money is BS (after all with all the foreclosures, the banking industry has both liquidity & reserve issues – why do you think they are not lending [oh, I hear some moron in the back saying they're lending - sure they are, but not to the extent they could be if they weren't faced with reserve and liquidity issues).

    In 2008 the Federal government stated that over 14 million Americans were unemployed...if any of you have ever been unemployed like I have been in the past you would know that unemployment benefits are not enough to pay for your rent and/or mortgage let alone any other debt you had or put food on the table and gas in your car to be able to FIND a j.o.b. (just over broke) as you go from making $50K a year to $10k - $15K per year on unemployment depending on the state you reside (and the gov has the cahones to tax that too!) Tell me how you survive.

    Last year, 2010, a porterhouse steak cost about $8.99/lb at the grocery store...today $15.99/lb...and there is no inflation says the government...oh that's right it's because they don't include the price of food and fuel in the "CORE" Inflation rate(another gov trick...let's make up a term and the public won't recognize their money flying out of their wallets - because they are stupid! - right?)

    I could go on and on and on ...and there is no special report you need to buy, I don't need your credit card or anything - you all should KNOW the problems we are in.

    Oh ye blind people who do not realize HOW MUCH TROUBLE this country is in!!!!

    One thing for sure is his infomercial should make you wake up and think!

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    Truth Seeker says:
    February 2nd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you for calling to attention what we all need to hear. His article is based on facts and we need to wake up to reality. The truth is that the problems are much more serious and deep rooted than we know. The “Corruption of America” is based on a lot of hard facts that people need to be aware of.

    Magic Words says:
    January 20th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    @ John, This is by far the best Post/Reply here! I got your six anytime John!

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    T-out-west says:

    December 13th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I was captivated by the TV ad and watched the online video–It educated me on important issues that I need to pay attention to that I was not as aware of as I should previously have been–the real difficulties that our monetary situation is in, etc….

    MY two cents is:
    When I signed up for the Porte rStansbury introductory $49 service at the end of the online video, I was “automagically” enrolled in being charged for the additional $20 1/2 price additional year service and an attempt at backing out of the billing process screens did no effect. It was eerily sneaky how the setup of the web purchase buttons cleverly/automatically separated me from more of my money than I was willfully agreeing to spend. I had to take it up with my credit card provider which charged back/charged off the “additional” purchase amount of $20 for that extra year at half off item. I got out of paying it, but maybe that too is one of Porter’s “income strategies” for their own online business activities. Be Warned…

    Other than that i find their inundation of emails and information a bit overwhelming, and very fear oriented, but it has also been somewhat enlightening. I have not enacted any financial trades/investments on the info yet (other than the $49 I gave them to bombard me with emails).

    I recommend setting up a separate free email account to receive their info (gmail or yahoo, etc) as it could inundate your regular email from the normal sources (personal email etc…).

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    MIKE says:

    December 9th, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    This website is just scam. They won’t pick up the phone when you want to cancel the trial. called them 3 time waited someone to answer for over 45 mins but they won’t pick up.

    They won’t cancel on email/website asking me to call.

    Watch your money guys.These guys are fraud. THEY SELL SMOKE.

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    Stansberry Customer Service says:
    December 23rd, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Toll Free 1-888-261-2693

    Stansberry Customer Service says:
    December 23rd, 2011 at 11:10 am

    We ask subscribers to call in to cancel because of security purposes. We do not want to discuss credit card information via email, because it is not safe. We do like to confirm credit card information with a subscriber when we issue a refund. If you have any more questions about our cancellation policies, we would be happy to answer them. Our customer service team is available Monday – Friday, 9-5 EST.

    Christopher says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    They refunded my money immediately when asked. Not all of their services work for me. I have since subscribed to more of their services and have enjoyed a very good track record.

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    l johnson says:

    December 8th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Stansberry uses some true concerns and some real information to create a case for his information that may be dangerous to the investor, yet profitable for him. I believe that we need to be very, very careful.

    Take information from everywhere, conservative, liberal world wide and local sources. Look at how far America has fallen and look at the corruption in all governments.

    America is in financial trouble; the world is in financial trouble. A global economy may be on the horizon. Our savings are in danger. I, like most people, don’t know what to do. Be careful, though Don’t fall victim to scams including scams that our American banks have perpetrated on us.

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    J Mendoza says:

    December 6th, 2011 at 4:17 am

    after a one hour video with no audio and about 5 minutes worth of real content he sent me to buy services that were vague and seemed useless.

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    Stansberry Customer Service says:
    December 23rd, 2011 at 11:12 am

    If you do not want to watch the whole video, there is a way to turn it into script form. This will allow you to read the video content in a printed form. Attempt to exit the page, only the page that contains the video- not your whole web browser. A pop-up will appear on your screen, giving the option to stay or exit the page. Click “Cancel” to stay on the page. At that time, the script will appear on your screen.

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    Liberty or Life says:

    December 4th, 2011 at 3:01 am

    The video is being hyped on TV ads now.
    I believe it is a first time for that.

    I saw this a few years back and it is the same shtick.

    Per many of the above statements, the video is a ‘Scare Tactic’
    filled with much half-truths.
    ———————————
    One reply above discussed the impending over-load of debt 15T+
    Yes, this is the worst issue facing American Citizens and the worlds citizens.

    Dr. Paul is the only candidate with a plan to cut spending and truly balance the budget. This is the only plan that will deliver what America needs in these difficult times: Major regulatory relief, large spending cuts, sound monetary policy, and a balanced budget.
    http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/ron-paul-plan-to-restore-america/

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    jfm says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 2:29 am

    Wow what a bunch of blind people. I have not spent a dime on the report but even the Whitehouse did not celebrate the recent unemployment figures as they calculated at least 300,000 people are no longer eligible for benefits just this month. There are other prominent people speaking to the currency problem, China, and the middle east. His investments may be in accurate but the price of gold and silver are factual..

  • one year says:

    December 3rd, 2011 at 3:24 am

    That is, I think this article is fair, not the originaly Stansberry video, which is what most commenters seem to be rating.

    I noticed the dates when these reviews started, and when this video was posted–almost a year ago. That says enough, in itself. Many of the trends that Stansberry cites are indeed true and there are enough of them selectively presented to create a convincing scare tactic (a convincing lie should be made up of 40% truth). The comments from former subscribers citing difficulties with cancellation and the barrage of daily emails they received pitching other products also speak volumes.

    In addition to his erroneous comment about how the unemployment rate is calculated, I couldn’t get past this other error: it’s “JOHNS Hopkins University” with an “s”, not “John Hopkins”. Anyone familiar with top colleges or accustomed to working with clients or colleagues who went to top colleges would know that.

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    Dan says:

    December 2nd, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I have not read a word from people who have experienced a long term, profitable relationship with Stansberry and Associates. Get ready because here it comes! Instead of getting hung up on the infomercial about the …”End of America,” and it’s merits, I chose to buy several of the newsletters published by the Stansberry organization. I paper-traded for a year after the 2008 debacle, and wish I had used real dollars. A $73,000 pool of investable money has risen to $128,663 in fifteen months. I have been taught to sell covered calls, buy and sell puts, buy on dips and hold World Dominator stocks for their increasing dividends. I keep a little on the side to fund a promising long shot when I see one. The writers are skilled analysts. Porter Stansberry has little or nothing to do with their reasoning or their picks. Their styles are as varied as the instruments they recommend, and I have profited mightily in my education, my experience and my investments. So much for your “scam.”

    Advertising and Promotion make this world economy work. I find it curious so many of you are shocked to find it on the internet.

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    JD says:
    December 10th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Dan,

    Anyone who started investing after the stock market dropped, had good returns. Even if you picked the wrong investment advisers.

    Christopher says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Dan,

    How appropriate that your doubter is named bs. I have the same experience that you have except that I did too much of my own trading in addition and ended up giving some of it back. :(

    By the way, bs – Stansberry supports capitalistic America, it’s the corrupt cronyism and socialist fiat money system he decries.

    bs says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Nice job trying to appear as a supporter of this publication. However, it is painfully obvious that you are a member of the organization profiting from half full information that you use to further deface capitalistic America and profit on the less knowledgeable. Wow with all the scare talk of the American dollar, you will gladly accept U.S. currency as payment. Let me guess, you will only accept this currency until it depreciates, then collapses, then only precious metal payments. Decent half full info, nice transition to now that I scared you I will gladly take your “American Dollar” and profit from you. The American Way, profits over people.

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    Mark says:

    December 1st, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Complete Scam! I just wasted an hour watching an infomercial. The newamerica7 video made sense at the beginning but then the sales pitch kicked in.

    I fell for a similar type scam with PMI run by Anthony Morrison and was scammed out of several thousand dollars. Never again!

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    Smiley says:

    November 30th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Waste of time….a whole hour of scare tactics!!! I hope people are smart enough to figure that out BEFORE they spend any money!!

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  • C-Note says:

    November 30th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Does anyone know what the ONE ivestment that he did not reveal is? I listened to that infomercial and I would love to know what it was he wouldn’t say.

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    Shirak says:
    December 31st, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Farmland.

    CamAC says:
    December 30th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    AI believe it was farmland, been a while since I last searched it.

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    marry says:

    November 29th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I just wasted my one hour..

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    Kurty says:

    November 29th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    SCAM….SCAM….SCAM…. Know how to spot an iligitimate review?

    Check out the reviews of Stansberry online. When you find a positive review on these guys, Gooogle search a portion of the quote in [brackets]. You’ll find MANY identical quotes…Which means these scammers are paying someone to post a bunch of the same IDENTICAL positive reviews across many websites. I can’t believe that some Stansberry-phile is such a crusader that he posted the EXACT same POSITIVE review on 40 different websites.

    This bastard sounds clever but says ABSOLUTELY nothing NEW. Save your money and put a stop to those who prey on the FEAR of others.

    If you lose money with this scammer, Darwin is trying to tell you something.

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    Hannah says:

    November 26th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    ~The debt problem is very real and true
    ~The dollar is gradually losing value;that is also true
    ~Euro has as much trouble as US, ans is ahead of us in terms of debt trouble, he didn’t mention
    ~But the more he bubbled on, the less credible he sounded to me

    When US becomes poorer, so do the rest of the world because they depend a lot on US market to sell their exports.
    China may buy the world’s commodities to manufacture goods, whom do they sell to?

    Therefore I didn’t finish listening to the video.

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    Bill says:
    November 29th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    You are exactly right about the Euro having just as many problems as the U.S.’s monetary system. Additionally, Stansberry (Jay McDaniel) makes the assertion that the unemployment rate is determined by using the statistics from Unemployment Insurance (UI). This is totally false! The Department of Labor (DOL) uses its own sampling techniques to determine the unemployment rate for the country.

    Stansberry (Jay McDaniel) states that an individual does not ever have to reveal that they sent money outside the U.S.for investment purposes. This also is not true as anyone who has filled out a 1040 IRS form has to state that they do not have any bank accounts outside the U.S.which are producing revenue that is taxable! In fact, a few months ago, a bank in Switzerland gave the IRS a substantial number of account numbers and names of individuals in the U.S. who had established secret bank accounts in Switzerland.

    I will agree that the U.S. has a very serious problem with our debt–there is no denying that the U.S. is in debt to the tune of $15 trillion (yes, that is trillion with a “T”–more money that anyone could ever imagine the U.S. would owe!) What we are going to do about this unfortunate and scary problem is a situation that none of the current Republican candidates have a clue about how to deal with! There is going to have to be some very tough “give-backs” from both the rich and the middle class. The U.S. cannot continue down the path we are currently on–I wish I knew what the solution to the financial problems the U.S. has–but one thing I can say, Stansberry’s solutions are not going to fix what is wrong with the country’s problems!

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    Logikal1 says:

    November 26th, 2011 at 12:51 am

    This character opted to use a specific type presentation where one is locked into his VERY slow VERY long cartoon-style ‘kiddeo’ which warns of impending disaster lurking around the corner. Per Stansberry every America could (quite probably) wake up tomorrow and find their bank locked, their credit cards deeveed and a civil war that would rival the one to end slavery. Oh, Woe Is Me!!!

    His video is an endless cartoon and he opted for that new style where the controls are deliberately locked from viewers’ sight & use – you can’t rewind, fast forward or do anything other than let it play…and play…and play while he repeats & re-presents his ‘facts’.

    Waaay back in the 60′s Isaac Asimov wrote about word loading – how every word has a positive, negative or neutral value based on where it’s located, how it’s used etc. When you add up the ‘plus’, neutral & ‘negative’ words and subtract one from the other you get the actual value of the message. A quick made this one a negative 11 – which is at the far end of the -12 to +12 scale. The goal, in this case, was to scare people into grabbing their credit cards and handing them over to this renowned scammer without a moment’s rational thought.

    Give my credit car to this proven thief? Fat chance. Next thing I know I’d find them being used by some Somalian hijackers or Nigerian web hounds.

    Where is the Justice Dept to shut him away for good?

    He claims to have received death threats? I think those are more related to taking up too much valuable time or locking up one’s computer with his video that’s long on dire warnings but geniethan it is to whatever he’s blithering (Personally, I gave up after 4 restarts (none got past 5 minutes before throwing my computer into fits).

    Holding viewers hostage to watch one’s iterminable video does not win friends or ifluence persons to your viewpoint.

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    whatever... says:
    January 9th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    JR> “The reason for succession you may ask, since you obviously don’t know? Oh, because the Constitution and Bill of Rights was no longer there to protect the people because the Government that is sworn to uphold it was ignoring it and making their own laws to get rich. Freedoms were being taken, and it was becoming well what we have today in a nutshell.”….so the plantation owners that became wealthy on the backs of slaves wanted to succeed from the Union
    because “freedoms were being taken”…interesting.

    RH says:
    January 2nd, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    All you have to do is click the video to pause it.

    baby jesus says:
    December 25th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    J.R>
    “Our government has failed us since its inception” lol based on your logic? what is it with you people.

    You are an idiot and expose the same crap (oh its all about the constitution blaa blaa}, yet not use any concrete details. You want to keep the government out of your pockets, but your the first to complain when your child dies because of a tainted food system created by your desire to get the same government to stop taxing you waaaaa

    Always on about the bad guys,since you never got beyond a high school education let me school you on this. You are the victim and we eat up victims every day. You love fear and we use your fear every day, I got a lot out of this video because, suckers exist to be used, that’s just the way the world works like it or not.

    J.R. says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    My appologies, “Jay” not “Jim”. Haha. My mistake, I was half way into that reply.

    J.R. says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Seeing how ignorant you were in your first paragraph, I feel that I wasted my time reading the rest of them. Yes, this guy is a scammer that much is obvious. War to end slavery? I suppose you know about as much as this Jim guy about facts. Instead of trying to sound intelligent, try sitting back and just reading what others say that dont know what they’re talking about. He may be a scammer, but he IS speaking truths to scam you. Don’t negate any negative things you may have to say about Jim by making yourself sound irrevocably ignorant to anyone that may read what you have left steaming on the web.

    As a side note, to help you out in the future for arguments sake. The American Civil War was not about slavery, in fact this didnt become an issue in the matter until 1863 with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Which was actually signed for the simple reason that the Federals were in fact losing the war, with the Confederate army only 20 miles from the capital. The reason Washington wasnt taken and the war ended then is simple. Lincoln signed a bill freeing all slaves, and ordered these slaves to pretty much take that pitch fork and kill the people that owned them.

    Now, if your a soldier and your family(women and children) are at home watching the place that has 60 slaves that were just ordered to kill said family where would you go? Well, confederates can take the capitol but the 50,000 troops will still come back later. So Lee decided the only chance we had was to defeat the army and then take the capitol. Enter the battle of Ghettysburg, which they lost. Then soldiers were deserting left and right to protect their families. War over, you know that war that was started because the Federal Government wouldnt let the Confederates leave(and take money with them in the form of illegal taxes also). The reason for succession you may ask, since you obviously dont know? Oh, because the Constitution and Bill of Rights was no longer there to protect the people because the Government that is sworn to uphold it was ignoring it and making their own laws to get rich. Freedoms were being taken, and it was becoming well what we have today in a nutshell.

    The “bad guys” were simply saying we want what our country was founded upon without the rich tyrants trying to own it all. They literally adopted our nations Constitution and Bill of Rights with the additions that would make it nearly impossible for this new government to be corrupted the way our government already had been in less than a century. Lincoln was a racist along with his entire staff, which is why after the war they didnt want the freed slaves up there. They offered no safe haven or nething they promised, they were simply a weapon of war to save them. Slavery was already being questioned by the new Confederate government, it just wasnt practical to free the majority of the work force during an already financially trying war.

    A bit off topic, but I like to cure my own ignorance in any way I can so I dont make irrational statements. Of course you cant find real history anymore unless you buy a book the Government doesnt deem “truthworthy”. If you want to know where we’re headed you should start by looking at where we’ve been, not listen to some guy with “all the answers”. Our government has failed us since its inception, we just cant admit it to ourselves. They haven’t, on the other hand, ever failed themselves. This is the key thing to remember when trying to plan for your future in this country. Either throw all your chips in with “The Man”, or hold them all tightly in a place not easily discovered by him. If all you care about is your BMW and penthouse apt., then the choice is simple but I have a feeling you wont be happy either way you choose.

    J.R.

  • Dante.d says:

    November 25th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    You shouldn’t listen to anything this man says. He fails to mention that there are more than one world reserve currencies. He uses the german mark and the euro as examples of currencies that would would require exchange. The German mark although no longer in circulation since Germany joined the euro zone was for many years one of the top global reserve currency as well as the euro which is currently a top valued global reserve currency. It is true that the world is in dire straits, however listening to people like this can only do more harm. The only way out is to pull together as a global economy and become more ingenuous in everything we do as citizens of the world.

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    Mike says:
    December 23rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Dante.d:The only way out is to pull together as a global economy and become more ingenuous in everything we do as citizens of the world.

    Holy cow, a globalist! I am an American citizen and I do not subscribe to the notion that it will take the entire world pulling together. It takes leadership in our nation, something presently in short supply, to make things work. We need smaller government, lower taxes, a balanced budget, and leadership who cares more about getting this country back on track than their own political future.

    It doesn’t take a village to raise a child it takes parents. It doesn’t take the entire planet pulling together singing kum by yah to fix the economy, it takes leaders.

    Its nuts like you that think the UN is actually a constructive organization. Get a grip, dante.d, and take a stand for America, unless your some foreign bozo and if that’s the case then shove off. Go back to France or whatever hole you crawled out of and chase rainbows.

    Brent says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Yes, and lets all sing and hold hands while we continue to ignore the problem. Let’s all just think positive – because that is all it takes. People don’t pull together until it’s too late. This country only takes action when it is too late. The 2008 collapse is proof of it. Ignore, ignore, ignore, at the expense of the masses. Only when the problem has occured do we do anything – and then it is just a band aid. I love my counrty, saying it will collapse is not un-patriotic or believing it has lost it’s way is not a slap at those that came before. It is reality, it is inevitable in this global world.

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    Biblically speaking says:

    November 25th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I find it sad how none of these reviews talk about the book of Revelation. The future of the monetary system is all clearly written and America is going down. Watch and learn about the four horsemen in endtime.com The only one you need to think about is you and your loved ones. End times are here people – WAKE UP! Who cares about the money system that is going to become worthless! It’s your soul that is worth a fortune!

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    baby jesus says:
    December 25th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Biblically Speaking… you are a simple pagan worshiping the false church of Christianity, of which btw I was never part of. God never needed money so he has no good understanding of it much less listens to your needs for it. Food you freaks abounds and grows wild even in a Trump slum, nation wide you can live homeless hunting and fishing and want for nothing, but your trouble is you covet everything, and imprisoned by all you get.

    On the other hand he pulled me after only 33 years and I am his son so why do you think the bible has any help for the ills of the world man created.

    things are not always what they seem says:
    December 20th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    In reply to Biblically Speaking,

    It is funny you mentioned the book of Revelation because as soon as I got done watching Stansberrys presentation, regardless of the stance that I took on it, I immediately thought about Revelation and how man is only limited in his predictions and answers to what is best. If people would just read the Bible and truly seek God for wisdom, we would be in a lot better shape. I am curious as to what Stansberry says is the one thing you must invest in, even to protect your life. Very interesting nonetheless. I just hope in these last days people remember that worldly knowledge and what we think we know, appears like a fool in Gods eyes.

    Sb says:
    December 8th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    When he comes ask him to see me I have a few questions

    Non-believer says:
    December 6th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Not everyone believes in your pagan gods, you know.

    Revelation is here says:
    November 28th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    You are correct my friend. It’s unfortunate that many people, like the scammer, will attempt to use this tragic time for man to fill his pockets, relying on the fear of those listening.

    His statements about the current crisis are true and increasing quickly. His position on how to find relief are quite crafty and deceitful.

    I hope he, and everyone else find repentance.

    Buy food. Cherished your loved ones. Find Jesus – I mean really find Him.

    He. Is. COMING!

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    apzy3485 says:

    November 22nd, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    i think all information that stansberry points out is very legitimate, but his motives are all wrong. it is a true statement that the us dollar is very quickly losing its value, cause its just based on “air”… nothing but credit… no longer based on gold. our economic decline is directly connected with our moral decline… corrupt politicians, corrupt media, corrupt outcome. we are just in toooooo much debt and we have no possible way to ever pay back the debt we owe. we have outsourced our big businesses… which has increased unemployment and decreased our exports… we just arent promoting capitalism which is a necessity. even though our current administration and ones before have told us otherwise. i think it is our responsibility as the people to hold our government accountable and demand a moral change… lies beget more lies and eventually lead to dire consequences. its time to rid ourselves of these money hungry scheming politicians and economist, like stansberry, who are using our country’s downfall to their advantage. we must trust god and work hard. its gonna be tough obviously because we are caught in the trap that we made, but we must take responsibility for ourselves, and hold our government accountable.

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    Paul Glynn says:
    November 26th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Organized ignorance

    Organized ignorance!!! The value of the dollar has gone up and down for over a century. The “gold standard” was simply an amount of gold the federal government guaranteed you would get if you
    “cashed in”. That changed over time, and was set by the Federal Government based on economic factors in the U.S. as well as around the world. You could actually trade in your paper money for gold (if the bank had any), and the amount you would get depended on the market value of gold. The big problem was that if the price of gold went down, so did the buying power of your money. And, of course, in times of peace and prosperity the price of gold went down just at the time you would like your personal money to buy as much as possible. So to try to keep the countries money stable, the federal government had to support the price of gold by buying up surplus and releasing more to the market. This is an excellent example of the basic law of supply and demand. I am old enough to remember when the price of gold was supported at $32 an ounce. The government was constantly having to buy up (take out of circulation or make unavailable) gold or selling some of it’s own gold on the world market to maintain just enough gold circulating in the world to keep the value at a specific dollar amount. That is how the gold standard worked.

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    Tom Messimer says:

    November 20th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    There will always be snake oil salesmen. Seems most of the ads come from moneynews.com.

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    Sb says:
    December 8th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    True..from car salesman to bank lender…credit card company…snake oil

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    WAKE UP TIME says:

    November 19th, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Even though the facts as presented on his presentation are basically true.

    He is blaming the “Federal Reserve”, instead of putting the blame in the laps of a SELECT FEW who have been pulling the strings for years.

    That day in 1910 at a meeting on JEKYLL ISLAND,

    www.jekyllislandhistory.com/federalreserve.shtml,

    that set up the program that eventually in the fall 1913, changed the “Federal Reserve” from a Federally owned system, into to a “Private Banking System”
    (Indirectly owned by the Private Bankers)

    THAT was the beginning of the end.

    You Americans and us Canadians and for that fact ALL of the world, are in for the biggest SHIT KICKING, the world has ever seen.

    IF YOU THINK THE DIRTY 30′s WERE BAD THE WORST IS YET TO COME

    What really amazes me is his search for money, that will be worth NOTHING, instead of educating people, so they can fix the Problem.

    WE HAVE ABOUT THREE MONTHS TO PUT OUR HOUSE IN ORDER.

    Ps. It does not matter what stock you buy or what money you acquire, It will soon be worth nothing.

    Try feeding your family worthless US Dollars

    Or calling the Police who are not being paid to come and protect you from vandals

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    TruthBTold says:
    December 23rd, 2011 at 10:48 am

    After reading so many comments about how this guy is a scammer, it was refreshing to see that someone understands some of what’s really going on here. This is all about the banks. It’s about how the people who really run this world (like the Rockefellers, the Morgans, the Goldman-Sachs, and all of the other families who stemmed from the Rothschilds…have a stranglehold on everything that happens in this world. Conspiracy theory some would say. Based on facts is what I say. No one here is talking about how the housing market crashed and how it will again, simply because the system is set up to make it happen. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac through MERS is the kind of scamming people should be talking about. The banks are bankrupting America, and the system gave them the pass to do it. No one here talks about how the banks are forcing families out of their homes and onto the streets because it’s much more profitable for them to do so, because of the multiple insurance policies they have taken out on each mortgage. They WANT it to go into default. THEN, they LIE to the homeowner about giving them a loan mod, which is worthless anyway because they can AND DO take it right away. THEN, let’s talk about “fractional reserve banking” and how that has spiraled out of control in the past 10 years. I see NO ONE here talking about the real issues. It’s the big bankers that play us all like fools. PLEASE people, wake up and start educating yourself on the REAL issues at hand. It’s the lies and fraud that you’re fed on FOX and CNN that is the problem. Start reading some alternative and investigative journalism. You’ll thank yourself later

    jojo says:
    December 20th, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Why three months?

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    James Adams says:

    November 19th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    They seem to use their website to allow various “investment analysts” to profess the lastest and greatest stock offering. There is some truth in their “End of America” video, but one only has to look at the way Washington continues to spend and the “Bernanke” or however you spell his name,my suggestion,”MUD”, his willingness to continue to print monopoly money further weakening our “on life support” economy. Just got burned with IPRC Alert put by someone THEY allowed to get access to their clientels email addresses.

    They may not be technically responsible, but it’s like giving someone a gun and then they use it to rob you. You have to accept some blame, espeecially if you continue to allow this type of BS to continue. I’ve blocked them from sending me any further info. Wall street and the economy is being manipulated anyway. Very little if anything is functioning normally.

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  • cat6 says:

    November 19th, 2011 at 3:31 am

    the day will come again when america has a financial crisis like the depresspion. But im still not giving money away for financial advise i will save it for the the crisis. this guy seems like a crook

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    Sandy says:

    November 18th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Holy Crap ! I just busted 1 hour listening to all that non-sense. Finally, he wants 49 US DOLLARS – the same currency he wants all of us to bail out of !! A commerce grad fresh out of college could have given us these sermons about hedging investment risks. Oh – there is a noise outside the house – gotta go – maybe the riots have broken out ! Douche Bag !!

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    G W says:
    December 30th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    It boils down to Food, Water, Shelter, and Protection. I do not see gold coins coming in handy unless I can turn them into throwing stars for protection. If times are going to get as bad as this guy suggests then we need to find ways to access these four basic necessities. I would rather buy some seeds and turn my grass yard into a vegetable garden before I would buy gold and silver.

    Brent says:
    December 9th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I agree with “Goog News Bad News” but with exception. You are right, what will a coin do for you at the worst moment. But I have a better questions, what will a fist full of dollars do for you? Nothing… Gold will be exchanged again, better than currency. The arguements in the video are simplistic to anyone who knows about how the economy works. But the video isn’t for those people, it is for people who don’t even know what “monetary policy” and anything of the like. That is where many will fall victim, because they are ill informed to begin with. However, while not groundbreaking by any strech, buying metals will be preferrbale to investing in US stocks and bonds. Economic trends and cycles are inevitable. History gives us much of what we need to understand that crisis equals panic. I don’t need to spend $49 to understand this. Most people don’t in fact, so I agree with you there. However, the problem is growing and the collapse will occur. Depression is on the horizon.

    Good News Bad News says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Sandy I suspected this was going to end in a pitch for my (soon to be worthless) money and I appreciate your confirmation! Lots of online marketing scams use compelling videos that don’t give their length and can’t be fast-forwarded. I hate ‘em, too.

    The bad news is that the message is true but the cures he suggests aren’t. Rioting HAS broken out all over the world…including the US. Our currency and economy are illusions controlled by an incredibly elite handful of people. The problem is that I don’t know how to achieve “security” with the financial tools at my disposal: cash, stocks and real estate…ALL of which can and have depreciated instantly and arbitrarily over the past couple years. What to do?

    It seems crazy to stockpile food, water and weapons…but they are real tools for survival in a world (or neighborhood!) gone mad. And forget gold and precious metals. Who in their right mind thinks a gold coin will have any value in a world full of hungry, angry, confused, armed people???

    So I remain confused and frustrated about how to protect myself and my family for what’s next. And it’s clearly coming. I agree with you that the answer isn’t available for $49 but I also know that the questions…lots of them…are available for free in every media outlet.

  • Mark Bailey says:

    November 18th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Stansberry and Associates and Porter Stansberry are out and out crooks. They offer subscriptions with a money back guarantee. Suffice to say they have not honored their guarantee, even though I cancelled well inside the cool off period. Don’t trust them.

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    CRed says:
    November 29th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    I second that! Please publish here!

    StewMcGravy says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Dude–if you bought the info and can’t get your money’s worth, get your $49.95 worth by publishing the secrets here…

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    Derp de Derp says:

    November 17th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    You have got to be kidding me! This guy is a world class scam artist who has been convicted and had that conviction upheld by the courts. The guy is an obvious douche preying on the stupidity and gullibility of the masses. And he must be making money to afford all of those mid afternoon commercials on MSNBC and other news stations.

    What a complete jackoff. And you are too if you give this guy and his cronies a penny.

    http://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/comp18090.htm

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    tard says:

    November 17th, 2011 at 2:34 am

    wow! I just wasted 1/2 an hour watching that crap!! Worst infomercial ever!!!!!

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    hart says:

    November 16th, 2011 at 1:44 am

    I first saw this video seems like almost over a year ago.. I was impressed with the
    historical perspective and the analogy of what happened in Britain and the other
    examples he gave. I don’t see how you can argue with the historical truths. What
    had me rolling my eyes the first time I saw this video was his predictions about riots in the streets.. and now WOW just look at it happening with the Occupy Wallstreet movement. A fifty dollar
    money back offer to check out what he has to say.. I am almost ready to sign up.. oh wait
    its that darn normalcy bias kicking in again.

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    al sterl says:

    November 14th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    7. It probably does make sense for investors to diversify their cash holdings. I would hold the Yen and the Indian Rupee in addition to dollars.

    from frank truth’s review!

    its simple and easy like i said. step 1 can’t fail

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    Frank Truth says:

    November 14th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    When he said to invest in gold, I knew he did not know what he was talking about. Even if you believe the dollar will fall and hyper inflation is around the corner gold is not a good investment.

    1. When you buy gold you have no leverage. If you buy $20,000 worth of gold, and it doubles, all you have made is $20,000, which will not save you. On the other hand if you sell T-Bills short instead of buying gold, you would make a fortune.

    2. Gold does not pay interest.

    3. It costs money to own gold. You either have to pay someone to store it for you, or you risk having it stolen from your home.

    4. There is often a substantial difference between the bid and the ask. If you buy gold coins today and sell them tomorrow, you will take a big hit, even if the price of gold did not move.

    5. Gold has already seen a huge run up in price. Many people believe gold is the next bubble. George Soros sold all his gold. A billion dollars worth.

    6. When the price of gold increase, mines that were not cost effective in the past start producing more gold. Gold doesn’t disappear, so the supply continues to increase.

    6. With the population of the Earth increasing geometrically and more of this population being able to afford basic consumer goods, there is a very good chance consumable natural resources will increase in value: oil, coal, natural gas, cooper, aluminum. There will be greater demand for these natural resources and they will likely go up in value. There are also natural resources that are very scarce that are needed for military and high tech applications like platinum, titanium, tungsten, rare earth metals, and others. You can by futures contracts for some of these commodities, and keep rolling them over every four months. It is not cost effective to buy far-out monthes because there is no liquidity in those markets, and traders will rip you off when you try to purchase a small contract that is many years out. I have specific recommendations here.

    7. It probably does make sense for investors to diversify their cash holdings. I would hold the Yen and the Indian Rupee in addition to dollars.

    8. Food producing farmland is a good investment as there will never be more of it, and there will be more mouths to feed. American farmland that produces wheat and corn (animal feed and ethanol) is especially valuable, and will continue to increase in value. There are many ways the average person can invest in farmland. I can help you invest in farmland.

    9. I have a market-index neutral, stock-trading system that should double money every year. It should succeed no matter which direction the market moves, or even if it just moves sideways. It should make money whether the VIX is high or low. Now, I will be honest with you here. This sounds like a scam, and something that is too good to be true. If I were reading this, I would not believe this claim. At this point, I am not selling anything. I would like to show the system to potential investors for criticism and reivew, without them having to invest a penny. They could watch as the system was paper-traded for as long they like to convince themselves that it really works. But really, the reason it works is quite simple. It is based on a sound, common sense princple, not silly ideas like Elliot Waves which make no sense. In fact, most indicators have no predictive value, and if you combine many indicators with no predictive value together, you still have a system with no predictive value. The logic why this system must make money is irrefutable. It is based on arbitrage. But most arbitrage systems require a lot of money. The margins are small. Execution must be perfect. My system needs very litttle capital to work, the margins are very large, and there is no need for split-second timing or well-excuted trades. It is hard for me to believe that trading houses don’t know about its existence. I would suppose many of the most successful traders use this system, but there is of course no way for me to know. If you have money to invest, and you wish to meet me in person, email me. I invite you to be extremely skeptical, cynical, suspicious, and cautious. Don’t trust me. Look at this system yourself, then tell me the chances of it not working? My email address is advanpropcons at aol dot com. –Michael

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    captain nemo says:
    November 23rd, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    you assume it took a $100 investment to go short. this is not the case. In some cases it is a net cash flow gain

    Frank Truth Lies says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Your point #1 makes no sense: Short-selling by definition has an absolute maximum earning potential of 100% (ie. double). If you sell a stock worth $100 short and the value falls to zero, you made $100.

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    Al Sterl says:

    November 12th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    i’ve used step one of the method in the video. it’s worked and still is working.
    plus i am able to benefit in a whole new way from this because of using my own initiative. will share but please keep your hostility to yourself if not interested.
    use a currency that is lower than the US dollar like that of vacation destination that you can take off to and reap the rewards like i have.

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    Lucy says:
    November 22nd, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I almost subscribed to Stansberry’s newsletter but decided to research first. I’m glad I didn’t follow my impulse. I know he was stating some facts but if he was truly concerned about this country’s future, he would have given the “secret” information on the video instead of trying to scare us into giving him $49 for it. I am willing to listen if you are willing to share. I do want to protect my family from the doom that I know is coming.

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    Cjguru says:

    November 8th, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    OK, I watched the video. Those of you basing purchases of Silver or Gold to “get you through” the crisis should look at reality a bit better:

    If what he predicts comes true:

    -Very shortly after the initial “crisis”, the demand for both gold and silver will drop expeditiously. This is for 2 reasons:
    #1. The governments of the world will quickly invest/prop-up another currency. Perhaps a world one like he states… they would remove their investments in Gold and Silver to do this propping up.

    #2. There simply would not be any money to invest as everyone scrambles to survive.

    -Every current investor in the dollar or the American consumer or American enterprises would take a huge hit. One that they already KNOW about and know that they can avoid merely by not pulling out. I mean, if this boob can see the situation, you think China can’t?

    -The commodity portion of both Gold and Silver would be reduced. As they are both used in electronics, industry, medical applications, etc. All of which that are based on consumption. If non-survival consumption is limited to the rich and the American consumer is eliminated from the world stage, ALL of the world’s economies would fail. Not just ours.

    Long story, short: If the world’s economic powers, other than the US, decided to act rashly, they would be killing themselves. No… they are too smart for that. So, this will be a slow process where each of them egresses away from the dollar slowly, allowing the American economy to “sustain”. They are just too dependent on us to pull a trigger and do it all at once.

    What it does mean is that we should expect many years of stagnant to negative growth in the U.S.. We should bet on that.

    I think that investing in gold/silver may hedge you against some of the heat that is coming, but unless you have impeccable timing and get out at just the right time, it would not hedge you against the total collapse that weirdo describes.

    **Does anyone else think that our country would consider it an act of war if China dumped the dollar quickly? That could be a scary WW3 video game. **

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  • Nancy says:

    November 7th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    A++ to the guy on the dry/erase board.
    A+ for presentation & scare tactics.
    B- to the person “reading” the script.
    D- for Subscription transaction options:
         Major Credit Cards only?
         No PayPal
         No Google Checkout
         No Debit Cards
         Arghhhh, how about Pieces o’ Eight?

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    Fair Grader says:
    November 20th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Nancy I agree with your grades…but would give the narrator a B+. That clean, perky delivery of the end of the world helps sell it. (-:

    As for paying in gold…pay quick. I think the US govt has been out of gold for years. The first 10 minutes of Meltzer’s investigation convinced me that Ft Knox is empty…

    http://sgtreport.com/2011/10/brad-meltzers-decoded-fort-knox/

    G says:
    November 8th, 2011 at 7:14 am

    wonder if he’ll accept gold

  • mistersaxobeat says:

    November 7th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    can you people stop doubting him??? HE IS A LEGIT SCAMMER! he is no different than Harold camping. Let me give you all a summary of his video. First of all it’s about an hour long. he start out by scaring you to death when he says that America is going down. He makes it sound like we are on the brink of the end of the world. Then he goes on and on about how smart he is and about how smart he has been in the past and how nobody believed him. Well boo hoo you stupid scamming jerk. Anyways, then he goes on to talk about how the dollar will die and how this will cause the end of America.

    Then, he compares the people who don’t believe that this will happen to the Jews in Germany when he says that just like them we don’t believe it’s gonna happen because it’s never happened. Then he starts promoting some free ideas after which he decides to care you and threaten you to death again. Finally, here comes the back hand slap I knew was coming. He asks for money. Pathetic. Anytime somebody threatens you into giving them money, it’s a scam so DO NOT BUY INTO THIS!

    Oh and on top of that he has an annoying very strict American accent. He can’t talk right. he says things like “assoshiates” and “hunret” when he wants to say associate and hundred. So annoying. I don’t know him that well, but I hate him to death. So stop supporting this douche.

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    J.R. says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I like you, I dont know why just yet. Oh, maybe because you remind me of…well, me. Haha

    Lynn Chase says:
    November 25th, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Tell us how you really feel. lol Good post.

  • sk says:

    November 6th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    In regard to Stansberry’s complete lack of faith in the dollar, I find it rather ironic that the only method of payment for his magazine subscription is US dollars.

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    David Buckwitz says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    That’s funny…point taken. David.

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    Holy Moly says:

    November 6th, 2011 at 10:25 am

    A friend just posted a link to their “End of America” video. I have to say that I’m a twenty one-year-old, reasonably intelligent, international business major, and I got hooked in right away. My entire focus shifted to the turmoil I always knew I would end-up facing. Ten minutes went by turning into twenty minutes I was transfixed until the narrator kept mentioning his secrets and how they would help save you from the economic end of America. Up until this point I knew nothing about this video, who had made it, or any basis for its creation other than that to inform, and I still got the feeling that I was being sold. I then stopped the video and decided to do a little research on the topic. To my unsurprise the content posted here only further confirms original suspicions of intense financial motivation. His scare tactics closely mimic those of a small town evangelist promoting his books sales which contain the key to personal salvation from eternal damnation through his words guided by the heavenly father AMEN, and who can say no to that?

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    rosco says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Haha! Same exact experience as you both.

    Colleen says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    If you pick apart the video and get rid of all the psychological repetitiveness and research some of the searchable quotes it is an eyeopener. He uses statements that are documented. If anything I hope it will get more people to do their homework about how much economical trouble the whole world could be in. If he gets people to buy into it then they deserve it. With the internet available there is no excuse for not researching. Canada starting to look inviting.lol

    stryder222 says:
    November 11th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Too funny! I had the exact same experience that you did. I started the video, and started buying into what it said, but after awhile I started to get suspicious (thankfully), so I googled it as well. Amazing how easily we can get sucked into this type of stuff!

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    BobJ says:

    November 5th, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Taking heed or advise from someone who still thinks Germany uses Marks as their currency deserves to be duped.

    Oh and don’t forget his AIDS vaccine that he was peddling

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  • @WhiteHart says:

    November 2nd, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I bet you Stansberry is probably a left guy just using scare tactics to get people like you to invest in securities he holds and wants to dump. Be careful of this left and right BS. At the end of the day we all came here alone and will go alone.

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    AT says:
    November 21st, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I agree with JG.
    Dear Whitehart, your statement is incredibly ignorant.
    What is going on in your head?

    JG says:
    November 4th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    You actually contradict yourself in 2 sentences. Not to mention that dying alone has nothing to do with securities.

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    Ron Hankes says:

    November 2nd, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I made the mistake of asking Porter Stansberry an investment question via email. His response was curt, condescending, and totally uninformative. I cancelled the service.

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    J.R. says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    You are both idiots. First, Ron is an idiot for even subscribing so the cancellation did nothing to help this label. Second, Al throws the worst, and most cliche’, sales pitch Ive heard in a long while. “If not for me, do it for your family.” HaHaHa

    If, like many, you find yourself sold after watching this video then go ahead and purchase this subscription. The fact is, if that be the case I dont hold much hope for your survival in this world anyway. You know Darwin really was a pretty smart fella’.

    J.R.

    al sterl says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    feel free to contact me and ask me questions, I’m more than willing to provide you with the truth about how to make some serious money through interpreting what he is telling you to do in his video. i don’t know him at all but he sure convinced me. i may be a bit slow when it comes on to working with them as i don’t know them like i said and also am not interested to make someone else profit unnecessarily from rewards of my hard labor so i didn’t get in touch with them at all and wouldn’t mind if they didn’t get in touch with me either.

    as for potential and already benefiting individuals money will never be a problem, even if it was before you started to utilize the methods.
    just make sure you understand it before you start because maximum benefit depends on how well you are able to make the systems work in your favor.
    sounds fake?
    it is and always will be to those who refuse to try as for those who do try lets just say, i haven’t heard or seen any complaints yet, just benefits so far.
    still sounds too good to be true?
    i wont try to convince anyone further i myself am benefiting enough and the longer i get to do this the more my family gets to spend quality time together and that is what motivates me to advise others to try. the love for my wife, kids,parents,brothers, sisters and close family members and friends and the beauty of it is the more involved the persons you love and yourself gets with the methods the more you all benefit.
    but not every opportunity is fit for everyone though it is said opportunities are there for everyone

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    David Holroyd says:

    October 31st, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I have been subscribed for 2 or 3 years. I am happy with the advice I have received. All of it has worked well, except that some of the stocks selected by Byron King in the last couple of years have gone down. I am holding them because the companies have excellent prospects and I expect them to do well over the medium term. I am especially pleased with Doc Efring’s newsletters. They carry low risk high return to a very high level. I am sorry that I did not follow all of Porter’s suggestions on selling puts because they would have made me a lot of money.
    Porter does write a lot about the government but I accept this because governments and in particular the Federal Reserve have an enormous influence on the short-term action of the markets.

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    SGP says:

    October 29th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I could not be happier with the level of support, thoroughness of the research…and the main thing I have made money using their guidance. I recommend it to all my friends. Thank You Porter

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  • Jeff says:

    October 24th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    The grammar you all are using is more alarming than stansberry.

    No wonder the Chinese are going to own us in the near future. We can’t even string 3 coherent and grammatically correct sentences together.

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    Sven says:
    November 24th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    To policing the grammar police: Jeff did say that “we” can’t string three grammatically correct sentences together, thus including himself in the group of people who cannot write correctly and who, according to him, the Chinese will own. So maybe you missed the point slightly – by your own judgments you have actually proved him to be correct.

    Mike says:
    November 6th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve been a subscriber to his and Daniels newsletters for years, always made money – and my grammer still ain’t improved. If anyone can hire an analyst to work 1/2 as hard – make as many accurate predictions as Stansberry, then I suggest doing so. For fifty bucks you can’t go wrong.

    Yes, he’s a left headed idiot on politics, but knows the markets well.

    Oh, yea. If we were to get rid of these blasted teacher’s unions, we may be able to fire (and hire) the right kind of teachers. Government involvement in things like education – and the travesties of pension programs are what’s ruined education. Spend a few minutes reading the Annual Financial Reports of these States, Cities, Townships, Police Stations, Chancery Clerks Offices, Circuit Court Offices, Federal Court Offices, etc., all who operate through Corporations (HO! Those evil corporations!) http://www.cafr1.com – it’s incredible.

    Policing the grammar police. says:
    October 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    stansberry (sic)
    Stansberry is a proper name, therefore should be capitalized.

    In regards to writing numbers, most experts agree that single-digit numbers should be spelled out (i.e. “three” not “3″).

    Moral = “before you cast the first stone – board up your own glass house”?
    =-)

    Sign me,

    Judging the judgers

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    Lewis says:

    October 23rd, 2011 at 3:11 am

    I have seen this video at least twice (the first time months ago!)
    I never hoped to fall into the trap again, I can’t remember which link brought me there tonight.
    This time, a “fictional dramatization of a press conference by president Barack Obama” has been added, that tries to scare the hell out of you.

    This time, I started to fact check.
    There are a few errors: it seems that the video is not updated very often!
    Other facts are easy to check and are, well facts.
    But with interpretations that could be challenged.

    I won’t spent time on this. Do your home works.

    His reference to John Paulson does not impress me much either!
    Just Google “John Paulson mistakes”

    Still I think that even if this video may seem alarmist, it depicts a scenario that is quite plausible, and no one interested in the matter should turn the eyes away from the facts.

    What I hate from this video is Stansberry’s terribly long introduction in the hope to create real fear in order to make money for him-self and attract people into some “investments” to multiply their savings and stay or become rich, to encourage people to hide their money abroad and so on, and oh yes, also try to make money for him-self.
    A selfish view, not intended to help the US in anyway!

    If you came here to see if signing with Stansberry was, or would be, a good idea… that’s something else.
    I would personally never sign with someone like this.

    Think twice before you make this move!
    Aren’t you alarmed by the barriers you meet when you want to close the browser window? (Press OK to continue, press CANCEL to stay!) Close the pop-up and you are still there?
    Would you let a serious investing counselor lock you in like that?

    Have you ever heard of Warren Buffet asking you to sign and pay so that he will deliver his secrets to you?

    But for anyone who came here to verify Stansberry’s ideas on the future of the US dollar, and in general on the economy, and the future of the US economy, I’d suggest Catherine Austin lengthy and fascinating analysis, but with positive and non self-serving ideas.
    She shows how proper investing can be good both for the investor AND the whole community. And she has credits that are way over those of Stansberry.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUlQ7vElqqo

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    TB says:

    October 19th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Informational video. I think that it all starts with the individual but also as a whole. Save, spend wisely, and try to make a return on investment(which means to make sure whatever you want to accomplish, work hard for it)

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    al sterl says:
    November 15th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    my point exactly!!~!
    there will also, always be critics….ever heard the story of noah and the ark. then again all is human and have fall short, therefore pick sense from nonsense and make a good idea work for you. No B.S. Guaranteed.

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    Mich says:

    October 19th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    if a collapse does happen you need to stock up on food, water, guns and seeds. it would also be wise to keep chickens, rabbits and a goat or cow for milk. if the world goes to hell money will be worth nothing, food and water will be EVERYTHING!!!!

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    J.R. says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    @WhiteHart

    You are too worried about making yourself look smart, instead of actually doing it. “Native Americans were not the first americans”. Well, if you want to be a smart a$$ instead of smart you can argue this all day. But would that not mean that we arent “native earthlings”, because we either evolved from primates(that evolved from something else making them not the first either), were put here by a “God”, or were put/stranded here by aliens. So of course nobody is first to newhere, so good point and score one for the idiot. Now if your done trying to bash a perfectly logical statement by 2Bleu, if you have anything intelligent to add to the discussion please do so now.

    Secondly, good statement 2Bleu. While I agree, even without regressing into a primitive lifestyle we could make huge leaps in several areas by doing so. A neighborhood starting a community garden would make a world of difference for instance. Tell kids that its ok to play outside and you will save thousands per year. Teach these kids how to tend that garden, you get quality time while teaching quality lessons. Your garden gets tended easily with the extra help, everbody wins.

    J.R.

    WhiteHart says:
    October 28th, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    2Bleu

    You are too naive in your assessment of the “native” (no one on this continent is a true native) American. In their tribal units, to an extent, they shared amongst them selves. They still took things, by force, from their neighboring tribes. If you study the languages of the various American Tribes, in every case the name the tribe calls it’s self by means “the people”. You are either of “the people” or you are not. You are a human being or you are of the outside, and these are the people you want us to emulate?

    Good God

    2Bleu says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    That’s why we should all have a small victory garden like we did years ago (if possible). At least some food is better than none if your broke. America has good fertile land, we should not need guns but rather everyone help each other sharing the food, or at least offering a bowl of soup to a homeless guy or family when you can. It’s better for people to help each other, as native Americans (the original Americans) did before we robbed them of their country. Communities work if it were not for the GREED of the NEW Americans (us).
    Technology and mass transport of goods has corrupted humankind and is taking away what really matters…. Love for each other and living for today (aka: living in the now). ‘Dolche Fare Niche’ rather than the rat race. JMHO

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    Mrs. Wright says:

    October 19th, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I think the video is true. Everyone keeps wondering why he is asking for money but everyone knows that NOTHING is free! Not even freedom itself is free. I’m sure as many copies as they send out, the paper, printing, shipping and labor must be paid for people! Just remember, if you get something for free, someone else is paying for it so it actually isn’t free (just to you). Thats part of the problem…too many people are sitting back wanting something handed to them. Now even if you do not subscribe, at least get up and do something about what is about to happen. Some people don’t believe that Stansberry is honest or real but he is taking action and obviously he is making money because many people have subscribed. We should all do whatever it takes to save our families. Keep in mind that there will always be people that discourage you and try to bring you down.

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    J.R. says:
    November 30th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Listen to James. Where are all those people on TV talking about how they sold everything they own to buy billboards with the end-world date on it? Yeah, that old man raked in hundreds of millions and spent maybe a few million. Have you seen these people since? No, they are somewhere trying to earn back all that money that “means nothing now”. Do they all feel stupid? Probably not, some are still listening to the updated “date of doom” as it continues to pass by and be changed. Idiots, dont be one if possible its no fun I assume.

    J.R.

    james says:
    November 6th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Mrs. Wright, how could it be true? If he really believes all those things are going to happen, what value would money have for him?

    2Bleu says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    (clears throat)…. um…. you can give the information away for free without printing by using the internet, JUST LIKE HIS SALES VIDEO!
    ….Just sayin.

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    kathy caruso says:

    October 16th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I agree the American dollar isn’t worth what it was 10 yrs ago. When I watched the video it froze up and I was unaware he asked for $$$. Here I’m thinlng he’s here to help fellow Americans and as I read he asks for money! Get outta here! NICE VIDEO!! WAS ILLUSTRATED NICELY. He had me interested untilled I read that! I’m not worried about our country collapsing financially I’m more worried about 2012 disaster in December. We have bigger problems from this planetary alignment. Will we have electricity? Why doesn’t someone report on this subject? Why aren’t scientists reporting on their theories for what will be the outcome? All I’ve heard is polar shift. What will happen other then power loss? What about the weather? I’m more worried about how medication will be manufactured, food will be shipped, if cars will run, what will happen after and during the alignment period. If anyone knows or has a link I can go to please share with me.

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    Adam says:
    October 18th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    To BetteR:

    Why are you mentioning a website headed by a convicted felon and conspiracy theorist wacko. That isn’t what we need here

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_LaRouche

    BetteR says:
    October 18th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    1. Financial crisis: please go to Larouchepac.com and watch the video “The Seven Necessary Steps”. It explains what needs to be accomplished NOW and gives directions for us to follow for a prosperous future not only for the good ol’ USA but the entire world. There is hope: we just have to act!
    2. The 2012 scare- the world is coming to an end! – No, not physically. What is actually happening is a shift in worldwide spiritual consciousness to heights whereby the old world as we know it now is going through growing pains and will come out of it as great civilizations as we had on earth 40,000 years ago. The terrific storms, earthquakes, political disheavals we are experiencing are all part of the planetary shift for a better world. Please watch “The Privileged Planet” (from Netflix), and “2012 – A Message of Hope” on YouTube.
    If we all ACT individually and collectively for the betterment of our world, it will be so. Remember, we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.
    Also, I have to thank the rest of the reviewers for your remarks on Porter Stanberry: we will not subscribe to his “service”.

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    Jay says:

    October 14th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I’m a college student and a business owner. I know the government and the state of the dollar are on the decline fast. However there are too many very rich people to stand to lose the millions or billions they have acquired. What good is a currency you cant even spend in your own country? Lets face it if all goes the way this Stansberry guy says it will then all the billionaires will just be millionaires. I don’t think they will allow it go that far. Me I only stand to lose a few hundred I have in savings, I eat ramen and lunch meat most days and I’m concerned. So If I thought I was going to lose millions and my in home chef I’d be panic.

    Listen in the bronze age it was most lucrative to sell bronze, in the industrial age you made money by either owning or working in a factory. So in this information age it’s profitable to make others think you have information they don’t so they can sell it to you. I don’t know if this a scam but if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck….? I’m not so sure he is preying on peoples fears as much as their laziness. “Fifty bucks and you’ll give me all the answers?” Nothing is secret or sacred for that matter these days. If there is knowlage out there, at least in this country you can have it for free if you just go to the library or read a book or even do some web searching. I think people, rich, poor or in between are credulous and gullible and guys this Stansberry know it and exploit it.

    So what are the all the wealthy folks doing right now? They’re holding on to their money. I do think that the guy is right, there is a lot of info out there about how the governments of the world want one currency and it looks like they may get it. But that could have greater consequences for the rulers then anyone. when one percent of the population defecates on the other ninety nine percent all at once in stead of this isolated trickle effect the world will see a change and when that happens I wont care how much anything is worth. I’ll care where you live if your among that one percent. So will everyone else.

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    Skeptic says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 am

    How do you know the billionaires you speak of haven’t already moved their assets into precious metals and/or foreign currencies to prepare for the dollar collapse? You “don’t think they will allow it go that far”, as if rich people somwhoe have the power to stop the Fed from printing massive quantities of money. WAKE UP! We ALL need to stop this by electing leaders who believe in fiscal responsibility, not massive new government spending programs!

    Anonymous says:
    October 20th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I can’t help but wonder how many of the comments were made by people with ties to Stansberry…

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    Peter says:

    October 13th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I have subscribed to several of Stansberrys newsletters for several years now. These folks are right more often than not and I have made money following their advice.

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  • Symptoms or real problem says:

    October 12th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    The Stansberry video is pursuave for many reasons. A bit like a Tom Clancy “Fiction” novel. I enjoyed the format and found the conclusions correlated to the data but probably no real solid causation. But, if trend continues causation is obvious…. we have to compete internationally on making stuff not just consume

    In our opinion the real problem is US is not manufacturing / creating value / wealth enough. Furthermore, our culture as a nation has been damaged with “noise” from those who think we can just provide services or innovation. Economists that push consumption vs. wealth creation

    The fix…. build something, make something, look to export not import, hire politicians with this philosophy. Study the German model more…. very innovative creation of products, value, exports intertwined in culture ???

    After listening to video and analyzing it vs. decades of supply chain / management consluting / financial analysis work with dozens of fortune 100 companies and smaller firms there is a parallel. The parallel is the continued trend by firms like GE to grow – but do without growing US prescense… grow offshore, keep profits offshore, keep jobs offshore ?

    Love to borrow the video format for an honest video on what is the real problem and some REAL solutions…. Which had the budget to do but… who knows maybe we could ? Nice format …hats off to them

    Love to see industrial policies by our government that give small to medium US based firms incentives to compete globally and export vs. supporting only Fortune 100

    Until then check out Texaslcc.org as knowledgebase for US manufacturers to restructure their operations to compete globally ? This was created by our firm as a philinthropic effort in conjuction with TX Industry cluster economic development a few years back. We have paid to support and keep it live as believe in message

    Jon
    www.DCRASolutions.com
    The supply chain solutions firm

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  • Jim says:

    October 10th, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I guess the questions we should be answer are:
    Is the information is worth $49/$60? Does the information make you a worthwhile amount of money that you otherwise would not have made?
    If so, its worth it, no matter the intentions of Stansberry.

    If there is no benefit, discard it as a TOTAL scam.

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    WhiteHart says:
    October 28th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Problem is those who call it a scam get their undies in a bundle because they believe they were “duped”. I am here trying to do my due diligence to decide if I want to sign on with Stansberry, but I still left with the problem. I have found several scams in my life, but I have also found that those who don’t have the where with all, the energy or the drive to make use of the information properly and thus decide that it is a scam and feeling embarrassed then do all they can to give a good thing a bad name. Ah I guess that my research must continue.

  • Jim says:

    October 10th, 2011 at 11:14 am

    How about taking Paypal, so I can take control of stopping the subscription whenever I want?

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    Jay says:
    October 14th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    you still can just use a pre-paid credit card. put the money you need on it and throw it away after you use it.

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    Willie says:

    October 9th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    The facts about the economy and death of the dollar are all well-presented and logical. They want your $49.50 so they can convert it into a foreign currency and not be left holding dollars. Of course, anyone can do that by opening a foreign exchange account and buying any currency you want.

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  • saved 49.50 says:

    October 9th, 2011 at 12:48 am

    He got me very very scared!!! Until i read this article and made me thinks the opposite. Yes, we have to be more careful with our money and need to educate our self’s more on finances. The most important thing to do is to research the person you are going to trust.

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    John Smith says:

    October 7th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    For the sake of all will you imbeciles quit asking why hes asking for us dollars! Because thats what you have in your bank accounts stupid! As soon as you get a dollar or 1000X49.50 dollars you can trade it for a better currency immediately. Thats it so we can do without that question again. Golleedamn.

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    Joe Gardiner says:

    October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Although he tends to lean on already manufactured idea from the right on what actually might be going on in the country. I can’t help but wonder what fools he thinks us to be to listen to that entire message. I made it through the end just wondering “what are you trying to say that we don’t already know”. The budget is in shambles, and you are feeding us the exactly same poison that got us here. We need to make some serious decisions in the future, and your rhetoric is not leading us in a prolific manner. Too many of us are looking for the get rich scheme, and have forgotten what it means to truly be an American. This site makes me sad. There are so many answers to be found in our communities without federal assistance……if we put more effort and resources into what make our communities strong, then it would lend a strong arm into our collective American economy.

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    Skeptic says:
    November 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 am

    It’s not just about the budget being in shambles. It is about what happens when the world abandons the U.S. dollar, and we are forced to purchase foreign currency to buy oil, minerals, and the other goods we import. I would never invest one dollar with Stansberry who has already been convicted of investment fraud and stock manipulation. However, the warnings about our out-of-control Federal Reserve printing trillions of new dollars and leading us to financial disaster are very timely. Unless we start electing fiscal conservatives who stop the massive government spending and start paying down our debt, our nation is doomed!

    Andrew Yolch says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I’m glad you understand. Hopefully there are more people like you in our country.

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    PATRICK HARRISON says:

    October 4th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    If you look closely at the bottom just above filling in your personal and financial information, it says no Debit Cards.

    Why is that? Because debit card users tend to use those accounts with small balances whereas credit cards can be billed over and over since they usually have larger limits?

    Makes me wonder so I used my Debit card since he does offer a 4 month full refund guarantee. It will be interesting to see if he fulfills that promise because I will definitely ask for a refund
    after reading all these blog statements.

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  • bob says:

    October 3rd, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I knew this was going to be a scam because I heard it advertised on AM talk radio. ALmost every ad on there is a scam ad. I decided to listen to this crap only so I could see the end (the scam).

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    Frank Truth says:

    October 3rd, 2011 at 5:35 am

    1. FRANK PORTER STANSBERRY was successfully sued by FTC. He had to pay a 1.5 million dollar fine for making misrepresentations and defrauding investors. See: http://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/comp18090.htm

    2. Stansberry claims a weak dollar is a bad thing that will destroy the US. If that was true why would China and every other country fight to keep their currencies artificially low? A weak dollar would attract tourists from S. America, Europe and Asia, which would bring influx of foreign capital. It would make US products more attractive. It would lead to Americans throwing away less food, and throwing away less money on goods they really don’t need. A weak dollar would revitalize American industry, and improve our trade imbalance. A weak dollar would be good for the American worker. A weak dollar would attract foreign investment in American companies and real estate.

    3. In a kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. The US may be having econonmic problems, but most other countries are in much worst shape.

    4. Printing money and monetizing a debt can lead to inflation, if not hyper-inflation. That part is true. But in a recession or a depression “cash is king,” money goes up in value, commodities and real estate go down in a value. You can print money and monetize a debt during a recession, because recessions are deflationary. Ben Bernacke is a pretty smart guy. He did his PhD on the 1929 depression. The job of the Fed is partly to prevent inflation, and to avoid deflation. In bad economic times, no one has money, and credit is hard to get. There is a liquidity crisis. QE-1 and QE-2 were just what the doctored ordered, because recession-deflation are more a threat now than an overheated economy and inflation. Homees and real estate losing value, and a falling stock market are recessionary-deflationary. Helipcopter Ben has come to our rescue pulling us out of a downward spiraling vortex with his helicopter, with his printing money and easing credit in a time where money is a scarce commodity.

    5. Who are the big losers if the US monetizes its debt? China, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Japan. They are the biggest holders of US debt. Will you shed a tear?

    6. When you owe a creditor a lot of money, your creditors have a stake in your success. If the US dollar sinks who loses more than the US? I am thinking of a five-letter word that starts with a captical “C.”

    7. The FED has powerful weapons in its aresonal to curtail inflation. Ben correctly believes the greater danger now is recession-deflation, not inflation. Should inflation really become an issue, he can stop it in a millisecond. Ben follows US inflation closer than any other American. Ben is a sharp guy.

    8. If the US Stock market collapses, that is recessionary-deflationary. The more the US stock market goes down, the more Ben can pump money into the economy without creating inflation.

    9. Ben looks at every part of the US economy for signs of inflation to keep it in check if necessary.

    10. Congress can do many things to raise revenue. The US has one of the lowest tax rates of any country in the world, not one of the highest. My father was in the 90% tax bracket. That did not disincentivize him. He continued to work hard to make money. So did every other entrepreneur. We can lower our military spending. We can close many loopholes, and stop giving so many tax credits. One of the biggest loop-holes is allowing wealthy individuals to use charitable foundations as tax shelters. Charitable foundations do not have to spend much money on charitable causes. Charitable foundations can invest their capital. They can pay huge salaries to their founders, and to friends and family members of their founders. That is why Howard Hughes and Bill Gates created their charitable foundations. They did so to avoid paying taxes, not because they are such caring individuals.

    11. Social Security can easily be fixed by raising the age of retirement, and means-testing those who get benefits. It should be insurance to care for people who are too old to work, who do not have savings to care for themselves to live a decent life. Social Security should be a safety net, it should pay benefits on a sliding scale, giving more to those who need it most. Today, Social Security pays wealthy people money who do not need benefits. Means-testing would save the system a lot of money.

    12. Yes, a small percent of the population pay a large percent of taxes. That is because a small percent of the US population earns and controls most US wealth. Wealthy American have the most disposable income. They can afford to pay more taxes without lowering their standard of living.

    13. The rich do not create wealth. This is a fallacy. Creative people, innovators, entreprenerus and inventors create wealth. Most creative people, innovators, entrepreneurs and inventors are not wealthy. They start their businesses with borrowed money. Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft, Apple all started with borrowed money.

    12. Money flows up, trickles down. When the poor and middle class have money they spend it on consumer goods and services that create jobs and wealth for everyone. When wealthy people get more money, they save it, not spend it. They buy frivilous, luxury items like dresses that cost tens of thousands of dollars, diamonds, $20,000 watches, mansions, yachts, jets, homes, and high priced cooks that relatively speaking employ much fewer people. It is the spending of the lower and middle classes that drive the economy of any nation, not the spending of the upper class. Which helps a nation’s economy more. One rich guy doing a huge remodeling job on his home, or 10,000 middle-class home owners remodeling their homes?

    13. Ronald Reagan tripled the national debt, and nearly drove the US into bankruptcy. Ronald Reagan was the greatest deficit spending president of all time. Little wonder the US economy grew in his time. All knowleable parties agree, Ronald Reagan had no effect on the fall of the Soviet Union.

    14. Al Gore never said he invented the internet. Al Gore did create the internet we use today, by sponsoring legislation that allowed the public to use it. Prior to Al Gore, the internet was just a tool of the US military and US universities. By the left-wing, liberal biased-media kept the truth a secret from the US public.

    14. There is no real argument amoung climatologists that global warming is taking place. Out of 20,000+ climatologists, less than 10 claim global warming is not taking place. Less than 50 claim man is not the cause. The evidence for global warming is overwhelming. The evidence man is causing global warming is overwhelming. Man is having a profound effect on his enviroment. There are much fewer fish in the ocean. Fish are becoming smaller, because small fish are able to swim through the nets of trawlers who fish with nets that are miles long. Man has fished many species of ocean fish to verge of extinction. Mankind did create an observable hole in the ozone. Most people who don’t believe in global warming, do not understand the principle of a green house. They don’t understand how green houses trap heat. Glass allows sunlight to pass through it, but blocks infrared heat energy from escaping. Certain gases like CO2 have the same effect as glass. CO2 allows sunlight to pass through, but blocks infrared energy. Venus is an example of a planet suffering from the “green house” effect. It would be hotter than earth even if its orbit was further from the sun because its atomosphere traps the suns energy. Forrests remove CO2 from the air. By deforesting the Earth to make room for civilization, and by burning fossil fuels we create CO2. Before the colonists came the US, the US was almost completely forrested. We destroyed over 80% of forrests on American soil.

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    RMM says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Len is obviously a liberal.

    WhiteHart says:
    October 28th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Yes this post is amazing. Amazing that any one can believe the leftist claptrap that is spewing off his keyboard.

    Len says:
    October 27th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Great post. As an aside, I believe that in a few years global warming deniers will be looked upon in the same light at “earth is flat” believers or the “the earth is the center of the universe” people. Seems like the good old USA is the only country where deniers prevail (good work you oil producers and Fox News! (the latter whose audience is the most misinformed according to a recent U. of Maryland study)!

    Steve says:
    October 22nd, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Absolutely amazing but only if you subscribe to Marx and Engels….

    Jerry says:
    October 15th, 2011 at 12:49 am

    The further you went, you more delusional you got. You actually started with a FACT (#1). By #11 you are turning Social Security into yet another take-from-the-rich-and-give-to-the-poor welfare scheme. By #13 your liberal bias is in full bloom. The deficit is the baby of the US Congress (you know, the guys who actually write and pass budgets) and even though federal tax revenue shot through the roof due to Reaganomics, the Congress still could not get enough. They spent every extra dollar Reaganomics brought in and still more. Gee, what a surprise!

    And then you end with your pants at your ankles, praising Al Gore and Global Warming. Al Gore is perhaps the biggest idiot to ever serve an office as high as VP. To think he almost became President is truly frightening. He makes Dan Quayle look like an Einstein. AGW is a hoax, and Al Gore was a snake oil salesman getting rich off his bogus claims. “The Inconvenient Truth” is that Al Gore is certifiably insane, and if you still believe his gobbly-goop, you belong in the padded cell right next to his.

    Super says:
    October 13th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    you are good at historic facts, but like everyone else, is only on a soap box, with nothing but hot air that we have already heard. What we need is answers, which we don’t have. I don’t have them and you don’t have them. We must just get along the best that we can, work hard, and hope for the best.

    Mitchell says:
    October 13th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Best Post I have read on the internet. Thought provoking and completely on point. Every American should read this to know how things work in this Country. I wish more learn of these truths and some of this statements will come to fruition in the future. I have little faith but hope!

    lololol says:
    October 11th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    This post was amazing. Unfortunately, those of whom this post was aimed at will never actually believe anything you said to begin with.

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    Kurt Schlarb says:

    October 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I heard about this Stansberry character a few years ago. As I recall he was a crook. However, some of the points he makes are based on real data, although his presentation methods reminded me of those guys at the carnival that would entice you out of 4 bits to see the amazing two-headed, three-legged, whatever.

    Sounds like he’s still a crook to me.

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    L says:

    October 1st, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I just want to hear at least a little bit of those reports! I look on here and see a few positive reviews, but nothing really to back those views up. and a see possiblies of the same for the negatives. For example, maybe the subscribers are bombarded with other offers because it was Stansberry was funded by them?
    I am a college student with, (relatively speaking) my whole life ahead of me. This video scared the living crap outta me, and through some of it, I was actually comtemplating ideas for anarchy/totalitarian situations. But maybe halfway through the long video, I considered the possibility of a scandal.
    Anyway, TO GET TO THE POINT, I don’t see how anyone could be completely behind OR against this, whatever it is that stansberry has conjoured up, without a full and extensive experince of it. and this is truly impossible, since we have to wait for the future to see the truth. But I am absolutely certain that it is not 100% accurate.
    I offer my rather inconclusive hypothesis:
    This is a scam. It uses many tatics that a scam would use, such as the filibuster length of the video, the scare tactics, difficult to track sources, and the witholding of knowledge(hiding the “true” solutions with a purchase). However, the scares are, well, scary, and realistic. They are backed up with some simple explanations and go right down to the basics of economics. The fact that I saw the ad for it on TV also blurs its legitimacy. The hardest question to answer I think is: What is the true intent of this? To inform people of the coming storm and give them possible solutions, BUT making a profit on the side? OR is it to grossly scare people in a message it doesn’t fully believe in scamming a profit?
    Either this is a scam; lying with a twist of truth, creating unrest, giving false hope with false solutions and causing problems for people to make money.
    Or it is a semi-scam. Giving unfortunate, but true warnings. May as well make a small profit on it.
    and if the latter is the case, and the prediction is true, are the solutions legitimate, or are they just false hope in a grim future, again created just to make money?
    Personally, I believe that it is quite possible that the crisis will happen. But i don’t believe that Stansberry has the purest of intentions. Get rich? If things are going to be so bad, I think i’d rather be just well off. Much rather that than be filthy rich while everyone else is suffering. I think all that i will do, until I get some hard answers on it, is stay in the rural area, get some self-defense, and put half of my savings into cash, and I’ll try to put as much of that into the purest gold currency I can find.

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    MS says:
    October 17th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    And increase self-sufficiency

  • Alemieneh says:

    October 1st, 2011 at 2:12 am

    what Kind of concern is this ?….the dollar is dead ..don’t save it but….Give it to me???? with your cards which I think are worthless?for me this is just trying to create and take advantage of people panic ..irresponsibly.

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    John says:

    September 27th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I liked the video. Very eye opening and tells the truth the media and government is too scared to tell us. We are in for some tough times (worse than what we are seeing now. Stansberry does a great job for providing awareness on how bad it is really going to be. At this point we are definitely going to be on the hook to pay for the debt and misakes of the government. I am heavily involved in “Non-Taxable” investments and recommend it to every American. The government cannot touch insurance or Roths (for now). Stay away from 401Ks and anything that is tied into taxes. Great job making folks aware Mr Stansberry but your investment ideas can be done by a good financial advisor…..Spend the money on that and non-taxable investments rather than a get rich quick idea. He spends a great deal of time sharing the problems and being very detailed. If he spent some more time on why his reports are so good and some of the specifics I might be inclined in finding out some more. Use the video as an eye opener and make smart investment decisions. Save and spend wisely. If half of our citizens were more financially competent and just did some of the basics (i.e., pay off credit card debt, work on variable expenses, and live within their means) they’d be better off.

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    EW says:

    September 24th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I have been a subcriber to a few of their newsletters. I’m not renewing when they expire this month.

    No, there is no “get rich” scheme. I’d say the real get rich scheme is what he is doing himself: selling people “advice.”

    Porter Stansberry is right at some ideas but in terms of investment advice, he is really bad in timing. For example, he’ll go over a company’s financials and say there is no way this company can make it in the long run. So he’ll recommend short. Then the stock will keep going up and the subscribers will be stopped out with a big loss. Then the overall market will turn down, and his recommended short would go down a lot. He then would tout how “brilliant” he was that he recommended short on the stock, not mentioning that his subscribers were long stopped out with 25% or more losses.

    The opposite is true too with some long stocks. He’ll recommend it. It will go up initially if the market is trending up overall and due to the fact that his subcribers all are buying it. Then market condition changes and they’ll be stopped out with a loss. Then market turns up again and that stock may go up too.

    He onces touted Boston Scientific (BSX) when it was trading at 10. He claimed he had some “inside” information about how great and under valued the company was. and how he knew the CEO, how he had a direct phone line with the CEO, and how the CEO thinks the company is completely under valued, etc. He touted how this stock would make you a ton of money. Then earnings announcement and the conference call came and the CEO was very negative about the medicare reform, etc. The stock tanked immediately to 8, 7, 6 then 5 and is still at $5 range.

    Before BSX fiasco, he used to tout how his company has wall street and various senior level management insder tracks and he gets “tips” on great investment idea direct from them. He used this fraudulent claim on BSX. By the way, he didn’t just recommended BSX to his subcribers, he wrote up a big “report” and used it mainly to bait new subcribers.

    Often, they publish a letter from a subscriber saying he/she made a lot of money based on the recommendations. One such letter says he made 50% since he subscribed in March 2009. Gosh, the market gained 100% in the same time frame. So effectively, he lagged the market by 50% gain. Other time, perhaps the subscriber who wrote did make money. But the bottom line is, if you just follow his advice 100%, you’ll be lagging S&P index. In effect, most people can’t follow every advice for lack of funds. So you have to choose to follow some advice and ingore others. It may turn out the ones that you follow are all losers. So yes, someone may have gotten lucky and picked winners out of his recommendations and consequently made money. If you think you have this kind of luck, you can get lucky picking your own stocks.

    Porter Stansberry has always touted this “end of america” thesis. To go with this, he had touted shorting treasury bonds back when TLT was trading at under 90. Bonds of course soared and TLT trades at over 120 now. If you had followed his advice and go short on TLT, you would have lost a third of your money.

    From my experience, I learned that if you want to manage your own money, then learn everything you can from books, internet, and company’s financials, do your own due dillengence, and start very small. You’ll not do well in the beginning but you’ll learn and become better.

    And if you find out that you are just not good at this investing thing on your own and just want to follow some investment advice offered by someone once a month, you’re better off putting your money in the market index, bonds, gold, and silver. Or, if you must invest in individual stocks, you’d be better off going with Cramer on CNBC than going with Stansberry. What Stansberry is good for is making money for himself. He is not good at helping you make money.

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    slicker-than-stansberry says:

    September 22nd, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Of course it’s a scam! And they’re inspiring other scammers who are running scare tactic ads just like theirs. If you’re gullible enough to believe some wealthy insider is going to give a peon like you a shot at riches and privilege, you deserve the fleecing you get!

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    Mr. D says:

    September 19th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    What also comes along with the subscription that he doesn’t tell you about will be the predictable constant and never-ending bombardment of “additional” paid subscription services, (most of which at much higher costs) that will continuously be thrown at the “initial subscribers”. Half of these “services” will almost certainly contradict the other half and only result in more wasted capital, (in terms of subscription fees and trading losses)…This is where he really makes his money…selling your information to Marketers. (Interesting how he’s after the same US dollars that he claims will be worthless!)

    The concerning part about this is the basis of this information is generally speaking quite plausible, (perhaps even a highly probable scenario for that matter). The problem however is the approach is a textbook example of “Fear Mongering” which ultimately leads one to question if the set remedies are in fact all that appropriate or even worse…perhaps leading people down a path of even worse destruction than the actual “problem” that’s been presented.

    Quite impressive when you sit back and think about it…Here’s a fellow that is over-simplifying quite possibly one of the most complex economic scenarios of modern times, and has a cute little “remedy package” all bundled up with a nice bow ready for any and all that are willing to shell out $50 to save their financial, emotional and physical lives…What a deal!

    It’s people and programs like this that drive complacency, ignorance and what I call “paralyzing fear” among the masses that for the most part will lead to no action taken at all…which brings most people back to square one but with more panic and anxiety as a part of their daily lives than what they had before the “pitch”…More and more, everything that is happening in terms of the headlines, the “problems” and the “solutions”…it’s all starting to appear as mass behavioral manipulation…leading folks towards solutions that probably are the wrong ones or worse paralyzed to the point where they do nothing and concede to a battle that has yet to even take place!…Smells like an agenda to me…

    Lastly…The symbolism says it all…What do I mean by that?…take a close look at Stansberry and Associates symbol/logo…Have a look at the US $1 bill…find any similarities???…No coincidence as far as I’m concerned…Just who is Porter Stansberry, (name sounds kind of fictitious) and just who is he really working for???…Doesn’t feel like you and me!

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    Jonathon Croft says:

    September 18th, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Wow I cant believe I sat there and listened to this garbage. Typical get rich quick manipulation scheme. He says that the US dollar will soon be worthless yet he asks for $49.50 to let you see his investment secrets haha Unbelievable….

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    AWatts says:
    October 23rd, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Of course he will convert those $49.50 charges to silver and/or gold.
    I am not buying anything here except, perhaps, the part about how our money could be put aside in favor of a different currency on the world market.
    It cannot hurt to have hard money in any case; hard as in precious metals.
    How are your IRA’s and 401K’s doing these days? Naturally, if you don’t have any retirement fund put aside, this message isn’t for you anyway. Good luck collecting Social Security (or living on it if it is there).

    Super says:
    October 13th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Classic! he is slick though a lot of folks will pay him, for nothing that we can’t do on our own.

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    Mike says:

    September 16th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Those of us who have paid for the services know, that they are the real deal without question. You can’t judge just the video, I’m an active trader and I clean house with Stansberry.

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    dan smith says:

    September 13th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Stansberry is right about the collapse. How many times can you sugar coat a mountain? I guess we will all find out soon. I agree with half of the replies posted on this blog. There truly is nothing you( at least from a financial standpoint)can do when the shit hits the fan. Except buy plenty of weapons, ammunition, and supplies. If you know people who live out in the countryside get to know them better…your lives may depend on them. Get used to walking and start learning how to use a map…you know one of those things you used to buy at a gas station. Learn to survive on the least expensive methods and learn to communicate without all the fancy electronic communications devices. At least this is what I think..

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    Jay Mon says:

    September 12th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    They robbed my whole bank account without any warning. Now I am getting my Bank to look into this.

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    Yaba Daba Do says:

    September 12th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    *I checked out the video and quit somewhere around the spot when he started talking about why it’s too costly to do business in the U.S. (So why is HE doing business here)?

    *When someone continues to repeat themselves about how smart they are and blathers on and on with more and more… and even more… and then, STILL MORE stories and so-called “facts” about why I should trust them, I always suspect their only real interest in me is to separate me from my cash.

    *These guys are just carnies trying to sell you a ticket to their freak show. By the time you realize you’ve been tricked, they’ve already left town with your money.

    They’re playing on your legitimate fears, but you don’t need to pay someone else to tell you what you already know. Do what seems wise to do to protect yourself and yours and walk past their tent with a smile on your face… still holding your money (all-be-it less valuable)in your pocket and not in theirs.

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  • Tony P says:

    September 12th, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I have seen the video and read the comments here and have one question. Why is Stansberry (James Ott, Lewis & tassaro) even offering a comment? You’d make a better investment with MegaMillions and Powerball than this Stansberry trash. Talk about the Glenn Becksonian theory of death and destruction.

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    Tony says:

    September 11th, 2011 at 5:52 am

    He is 100% correct in what he is saying. The USA is screwed financially. In fact they can’t even pay back the interest on the debt and they never will till they stop spending trillions in wars to benefit the “elite” (scum). HOWEVER, I did not like the fact he was trying to sell something. We should live in a society where we all help each other out without demanding something in return. Buying Gold, Silver and growing foods is definitely wise.

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    DemiGod says:

    September 8th, 2011 at 4:46 am

    For God Sakes Man get to the Point! Knew all the main talking points which is why I’m long Oil/NG in the ground assets.

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    steve says:

    September 7th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    To those dissatisfied with the service, how about telling us what the initial reports said? We all know gold, silver and foreign currencies. What were the other points: the one asset to own and the secret investing technique?

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    Pete says:

    September 1st, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    you can clearly note the people with half an idea compared to the sheep that no longer require the sheep dog and paddock fences to stay still. There are going to be thousands of thirsty sheep dying by the river.

    I’m not American but I get the implications and know I am surrounded by people not willing to be divergent with the truth in the face of obvious oblivion.

    Reminds me of the dodos on Ice age.

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    Ryno says:

    August 31st, 2011 at 11:12 am

    The US dollar will soon be worthless. Please send me some US dollars so I can tell you about it.

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    Jim says:
    October 10th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Incorrect…its “Send me US dollars SO I CAN CONVERT THEM to non-us dollar assets.’” Really, was that so hard?

  • F.Scott Baker says:

    August 30th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Moving away from the dollar and toward the Bancor would expose “the global authority” as a myth. Relative to all the rest, the dollar will remain the world’s most solvent.

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    Edmund A. Hamburger says:

    August 29th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    While I don’t know enough to comment on the SEC’s case against Stansberry (I am a retired securities lawyer), I am heartily in agreement with Stansberry’s prognostications on the destruction of the dollar and the end of the exceptional country the founders of our nation bequeathed to us. Since early this year, I have been calling the dollar the “dreck”, a la Douglas Casey’s 1980 book entitled “Crisis Investing”. Furthermore, based on Obama’a reported sayings over the last 5 to 7 years, Obama has plotted the destruction of the United States as so bequeathed to us and his plot is succeeding. In other words, I have anticipated Stansberry’s words in the pamphlet I received in June and the “End of America”, which I viewed a week or two ago.

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  • me says:

    August 29th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    if the dollar is going to collapse why is he asking for $49.50 dollars

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    CharleyDog says:

    August 26th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Last night I decided to listen to Stansberry’s presentation. Pretty soon an hour had passed, and his was still “at it”. But he wasn’t about to get to the point, and every time I thought that was — finally — dispensing some usable facts, he went into another iteration of repetition and regurgitation. But I forced myself to the bitter end, when he come to the by now obvious — titles of reports on the types of investments that one would expect he’d push. He had kind of gotten my attention when he pontificated on being in denial, like the German Jews were when Hitler got started — I was there (and lucky to get out of of Germany before it was too late). But the end of Stansberry’s long filibuster did raise some flags on me. In any case, I did not subscribe, and I’m glad I did not,

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    Bob C says:

    August 25th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Stansberry is a scam artist of the lowest order. Why he is allowed to continue to peddle his worthless “research” is beyond me.

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    Steve says:

    August 25th, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I watched the video and found it interesting. But it was obvious soon into the video that the end game was to sell you a subscription by trying to scare the hell out of you. I don’t know, perhaps he is correct about the collapse of the dollar. I know he is correct about silver being cheap and in short supply. People like Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, Naomi Wolfe have been preaching doomsday for a long time but they aren’t experts.
    Just use some common sense about your life and finances. If it does go to hell there is nothing you can do about it.

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    annonymous says:

    August 24th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    i gotta laugh with the last reviewer i must admit they are spot on!!! i too have definitely experienced the same things as the other reviewers but then i must add that in general all of them out there seem to use the same script. the hardest thing is that we are just poor schmucks who just try to come close to breaking even for those we love. but alas…..oh well!!!!!in my personal opinion all of them are outright frauds…. Nigerians in sheep’s clothing!!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    August 23rd, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I did not use any of their services but I took their advice and bought some silver and I am glad I did that. I also want to say one thing: SEC and the FED are the biggest scams themselves.

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    Ralph says:

    August 21st, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I’m a subscriber. Honestly, the relatively cheap subscription to this ‘newsletter’ is just a cover up for getting you invested and interested in their several-emails-a-day promotions.

    They know that a paying subscriber is more likely to take the promotions seriously. A non-paying subscriber would unsubscribe from everything quickly.

    While the actual monthly recommendation this newsletter is about doesn’t seem to be very profitable, they’ll send you one or more announcements for secret opportunities every day – but you have to subscribe to more expensive newsletters then to actually get the tip.

    Their newsletters seem to cover contradicting advice, so it’s clearly more about marketing to different types of investors than about actually creating wealth for the subscribers.

    In other words: it’s just a big marketing machine feeding on the dreams of people to get rich easy by following an expert’s advice.

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    Suzanne says:
    February 5th, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Steve, I am beginning to become very anxious and wondering what I got into today when I used my credit card to pay for what I thought was a year of guidance and service in advice and investments. Now what was supposed to be a year’s subscription I am reading 4-months in the confirmation of my subscription, and now you are saying you can’t even get the tips promised unless you pay for a more expensive subscription. That sounds like a “come on” that made promises that now would not be fulfilled unless you pay more. I am beginning to wish I had not used my credit card, and now fear they might charge me more than the initial cost. I don’t really need this stress.

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    USAMaid says:

    August 17th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I made the mistake of watching the End of America video, then subscribing to Stansberry’s service “at half price!”. That marked the beginning of a non-stop daily barrage from finance-related companies (they obviously sold my email address) by email and by snail mail. Each one had a come-on at the end that required throwing money at them.

    I made four telephone calls and sent several emails, each time forwarding evidence that I had called and/or emailed previously, asking that I receive one thing only — the Digest. Yet the barrage continued.

    Finally, I asked for a refund and requested cancellation of my subscription. The one positive thing I can say is my money was refunded without question and from that point on I received only a few emails from affiliate companies. Each time I unsubscribed.

    Now, at last, I am free of any Stansberry-related junk mail.

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    tassaro says:

    August 17th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I have been an alliance member of S&A and I see a lot of good work going on. They have many good ideas you can choose from and their bond letter is unbeatable. It’s a small firm anyway unlike Crammer and others who make millions selling snake oil.

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    Mr. Smith says:

    August 11th, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I have used their techniques to go around wallstreet and make 5-10X the money. Wall Street will not profit from these guys independent non biased recommendations. I can see why they are getting heat from brokers, money managers, and managers of the SEC. They are taking money out of their big fat mouths.

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    Jim Haycock says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I watched the video, and there are some pieces of worthy advice in there. (In fact, I’m in favor of buying gold and silver myself, and I would assume that they recommend buying land or other real estate as well — although that message was not actually contained in the video.)

    However, there were some seriously erroneous comments made that have caused me to question their intent. In particular, they seem to be mis-informed about exactly HOW the US Government calculates the unemployment rate. (see: http://www.bls.gov/cps/cps_htgm.htm ) A comment was made in the video that the unemployment rate is actually much worse than what is reported by the government. However, the unemployment rate is calculated by extensive surveying and what is reported is accurate to within a statistically significant range and has always been a solid measure. (i.e. The rate is NOT calculated on the numbers of people filing for unemployment each week.)

    Without getting into any of the other flaws in their arguments, that one misrepresentation was enough to convince me that the company is not trustworthy.

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    Mike says:

    July 30th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I find the information about the dollar to be mostly true (not all). I do not see people trading gold when things are really bad. I think precious metals will be as worthless as currency if this happens. It will be a time of skills and food that will get you through and yes guns and amo. I dont see the currency going that direction, however I would keep my eye on the possibility that we will be approached with a one world currency in the future. Our dollars are printed and inflated every day. So are other countries. Our dollars are being printed faster than lets say canada right now because we get our oil from canada. Dont waste your money on this guys news letter there is no magic wand you can wave that will save you from the crisis. Only what you own, your gardens, your guns and amo, will all be worth more than any gold or precious metals or bank accounts will be.

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    Bret Blythe says:

    July 25th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    The publication is ok, the information presented is radical format and is unhelpful if you are looking for stock/ bond suggestions. The fair majority of the e-mails I receive are merely advertisements for their other publication; frequently emails are presented in video form so if you have an hour to blow each day hearing about the guy’s credentials and 5 minutes hearing about the company itself then you might find it of some use.

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  • KAQ says:

    July 22nd, 2011 at 11:47 am

    If I had a successful formula for building wealth why would I want to sell it for 39 D?
    I would keep it close to my chest and just keep making money for myself?
    There were legitimate comments: the one who failed to connect with the financial information that was provided. Also the one mentioning the conflicting recommendations. Also the failure to cancel and refund. Also the failure to mention the amounts invested to generate the touted income streams. Also the failure to mention failures and risks.

    None of the negative commentators mentioned losing money because of Stansberry Research.

    Like with everything else one can not get an unbiased opinion. It becomes a leap of faith.

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    Troll says:

    July 16th, 2011 at 2:25 am

    It’s a long sales pitch. Buy some silver, get some foreign currencies. Basically crap Glen Beck screams about.

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    William F. McDonough says:

    July 12th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I subscribed to the this 12% Letter back on June 9,2011. As of yet I have only received another pitch to subscribe to the Daily Wealth Premium, which I do not wish to have. Several times an attempt on my part has been made to “get connected” with some financial information that I may be able to act upon with no success. I would like to know how to unsubscribe to the 12% Letter and get a refund. This is a totally a bad decision on my part to have initiated this from the out set.

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    Carax says:

    June 18th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Scam. The longer I listened to his marketing video(which made everything sound simple and clear cut) the more I knew I was being taken for a ride. I found something better for myself; trading FOREX; making a lot of money takes a lot of work, discipline, and patience. No short cuts.

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    James Ott says:

    June 16th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I have had very good results with the info I have received from Stansberry Research. I am an alliance member and consider it the best money I have ever spent.

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    Suzanne says:
    February 5th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    James, I just subscribed to this today. I am gathering from what people are saying that you don’t really get what you subscribed for unless you pay more money for various reports. My main concern is that they might have charged more on my credit card for the subscription than what they said it was. Also, I don’t even know what I get for my subscription. Do they sell stock and we send them checks to buy stock and we can rely upon them to be trustworthy? Or do they just give us advice and we buy stock elsewhere? By dealing with Stansberry do we invest in things that protect our money? At this point I am beginning to worry about the banks collapsing and our money with them.

    Tyler says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 12:58 am

    So I’ve spent an hour reading these back and forth posts of bashing and praising SR. I figure that the only way to get a feel for the legitimacy of any of it is to ask for someone who praises SR to email me a couple of the reports for me to read myself and make a decision.

    I won’t even consider sending any money without checking it out first.

    James (or anyone else), are you willing to email me a couple of reports? tylermilar at gmail dot com

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    Lewis says:

    June 15th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I call a foul on Reviewopedia and the author of this article. There’s way, way more to the SEC case than is presented here. Please read Porter Stansberry’s perspective here: http://dailyreckoning.com/why-the-sec-sued-me-and-why-you-should-care

    Also, Stansberry is himself an excellent financial analyst and honest publisher. He, alone, accurately predicted the bankruptcy of GM years before it happened and advised his subscribers to short the stock. Those who did profited from his advice. Moreover, he has assembled an excellent team of other analysts. I subscribe to all but one of the Stansberry publications. Overall, their research is by far the best that can be obtained from any one firm.

    If you do your homework, you’ll discover that Porter Stansberry and his team are top notch and an amazing good deal.

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    RMM says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I suppose his prior conviction was just a fluke, eh?

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    J Bowen says:

    May 31st, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    They sent me a postcard saying my subscription would be renewed for another year at $79.00 unless I called their phone number. I have tried to call to cancel — the lines are always busy and you cannot leave a message. Do not get involved with these people — it is a scam.

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    Kshitij Gupta says:

    May 27th, 2011 at 5:51 am

    These guys refused to take my email for subscription cancellation (for banking errors they claim !). They asked me to call on phone. I called on phone and they confirmed that they canceled the subscription. And voila, they have continued to charge me for a year! Giving these guys your credit card number is risk. See the entire mail below. These guys are frauds.

    Dear Valued Subscriber,

    Thank you very much for contacting Stansberry and Associates. For security reasons and to prevent banking errors you must contact us by phone to cancel a paid subscription. Submitted email to cancel a subscription will not be processed. To cancel a paid subscription, please call (888) 261-2693 or for international subscribers (410) 895-7964. Our customer service center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST.

    Regards,
    Stansberry and Associates
    Customer Service Dept.

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    Ken says:

    May 20th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    SCAM

    Try to send a stop sending email they keep coming, charge them right back penalties and interest and take all your written documsnts to court and see if their we want you to call to get your money back ploy. Why would I call a company who lies in an advertisement, has a lure false information. Just document what you wrote them send it to the FBI and the states Attorney general, I pose that all the applause is the brokers that write the letters or family members. STAY AWAY

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    Dave S. says:

    May 14th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I listened to the whole presentation at endofamerica14.com, I should have known better, because the advertisement I heard on the radio had “Alex Jones” doing the voice-over. What a waste of time.

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    BarryM says:

    May 10th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Tales of income streams of XX dollars per week are meaningless when there is no indication of how much the people had to invest to earn that income. Such tales are rampant on Stansberry’s advertisements for new subscriptions. How can I trust someone who intentionally leaves out information so critical to making a decision?

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    BrunoT says:

    April 30th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I’m a Stansberry subscriber. For $49 it’s worth it just for the charts, general analysis of markets, and conceptual ideas, but they do definitely give very conflicting “advice” using clever wording and multiple columns from different “experts” so that when called on the conflicts Porter can simply claim that he doesn’t tell his analysts what to say. They also use very clever parsing of terms so that later on multiple meanings can be claimed for various phrases used. They also will show “results” w/o putting them in context and often w/o making losses easy to find in their archives. They also like to selectively pick starting points to go from, even though they didn’t specifically buy anything on those dates. You can find their losers, but not w/o a lot of hunting. And they certainly don’t emphasize them. They use a LOT of hype in a tacky way and barrage the subscriber with multiple come-on emails daily for more expensive products. Mostly my issue is that they advise strategies that are often diametrically opposed to each other (buy bonds/don’t buy bonds/buy gold/be in cash only/be in cash and gold only/be in the stock market/etc). I trust the guy about as far as I can throw him, but don’t mind dropping a few dollars on it.

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  • Concerned Citizen says:

    April 30th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Government is Good!! Everything is ok! Shop faster, keep consuming stuff you don’t need and watch hours of TV. Gas prices are normal, taxes are going down, the budget is balanced, the deficit is paid off and inflation has stopped!!! Who are you going to believe?

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    rory c. says:
    April 22nd, 2013 at 9:04 am

    NOT YOU


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