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Old 08-17-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:03 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2015, 01:09 PM   #3
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Seems the MF is also in the dark as to why people subscribe...

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go back and look at the MF recommendations right before the 2000 crash - and the answer is...NO
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:23 PM   #5
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Try signing up for one of their services, and see how you like the endless sales pitches that will arrive in your inbox. I swear, if I receive one more e-mail telling me that this is my final, final chance to sign up for their Million Dollar Portfolio, or whatever the heck it's called, I will not be held accountable for my actions. (Funny how, after my "final final" chance, I am usually offered "just one more chance." Aaaaargh!)

I have lost count of the number of times they have told me, "You have until midnight to sign up" or some similar exhortation.

I have subscribed to their Rule Breakers newsletter for the last few years. Each year, I decide not to renew, and each year they keep offering me cheaper and cheaper deals until I do renew. This needy behavior is kind of annoying. At this point, the few "Rule Breakers" stocks of theirs I am holding represent such a small part of my portfolio (and will be even smaller after this years mini selling spree), even the $50 they are charging me this year (down from the $199 they were initially trying to get from me last year) is too much.

To be fair, I am not an individual equities kind of guy but even so, their sales tactics are annoying. They should start setting up booths at county fairs to demonstrate kitchen gadgets and knife sets. They certainly have the sales patter down.

But then again, maybe I'm just a grumpy old codger.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:40 PM   #6
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Many years ago I subscribed. It took years and years and years to get the spam to stop. I don't know if this is still a problem. People's wants differ. I never thought too much of the site.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:55 PM   #7
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Never thought about subscribing to them or any other stock picking service.

It has always seemed a bit strange to me that some person or company who purports to know how to make money picking stocks needs you to send them money, and even stranger that someone would actually do it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:57 PM   #8
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It has always seemed a bit strange to me that some person or company who purports to know how to make money picking stocks needs you to send them money
Sort of: " if you're so smart why aren't you rich?"
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:31 PM   #9
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It took years and years and years to get the spam to stop.
This is all too common among the current crop of financial gurus.

Once the "Final (And We Mean It) 24-Hour Only Special Price Offer" expires, you start getting these:
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Seriously, MF is not worth it, no matter what kind of great deal they might offer you.
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:49 PM   #10
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I read the article in the paper and have clicked on free links, but paying for this doesn't appeal to me.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:53 PM   #11
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This is all too common among the current crop of financial gurus.

Once the "Final (And We Mean It) 24-Hour Only Special Price Offer" expires, you start getting these:


Seriously, MF is not worth it, no matter what kind of great deal they might offer you.
MF is almost as bad as Sirius!
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:54 PM   #12
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:42 PM   #13
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Check out your local library as you may have online access to MF through your library card.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:48 PM   #14
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If they have just great information on the next hot stocks, why would they share that information with all of us, rather than investing every cent of their life savings, and even borrowing some money, to buy up all the stocks they can before they skyrocket?
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:49 PM   #15
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Years ago when I subscribed as in login with password, I didn't pay anything. Later the spam for money started. Definitely I wouldn't subscribe if I had to pay.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:43 PM   #16
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It's of just one of many sources for financial info, but their info is about individual stocks. Too bad it's so hard to get really good advice on mutual and ETF's--where so many people park their company 401K's. Many companies' 401k's don't offer the really good mutual funds and they also won't offer the most risky--trying to balance risks and rewards somewhat.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:28 AM   #17
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:14 AM   #18
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Go ahead be a fool. Maybe they will send you a joker hat with special instruction..... on how to be fleeced.
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I never even thought about a subscription to anything like MF. When I first heard of them, a very, very long time ago, the message seemed logical, but at some point they seem to have gone to maximize their profit, not their listeners'.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:20 AM   #20
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Thanks to all for taking time to answer my inquiry.
I own mutual and bond funds, but no individual stocks. I was playing around with the idea of purchasing some stock for my grandchildren and wondered if the Fool would be helpful, but had my doubts. The old saying, if it sounds to good to be true, yada yada.
Again, thanks for the reality check. Will stick with the 529's or similar products.



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