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The basic premise of The 12% Letter is that you can collect an even greater income stream than your current one by investing in “high-yield” securities – stocks, real estate investment trusts (REITs), master limited partnerships (MLPs).

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Good Writing, Sub-Par Results
Dan Ferris took over the writing of this newsletter from Tom Dyson in November, 2010. The newsletter is one of a suite of newsletters published by Stansberry and Associates.

The comments in this review are based solely on the period when Ferris was the writer.

NEGATIVES:

1. In 2011 Ferris recommended 15 stocks. By the end of the year, counting closed and open positions, he had six winners and nine losers.

2. In 2011 he had an annualized return of negative 38 percent, compared to the S&P500 which was basically flat.

3. In terms of accuracy, hed did make a couple of outright errors, such as selling a stock from his portfolio when it didn't actually hit the stop loss, and also not reporting a stock when it hit the stop loss (PSEC).

4. Porter Stansberry confirmed my negative impression by giving this newsletter a "D" in his annual review.

5. Displeased with the results in 2011, in 2012 I tracked only his select picks, the "World Dominating Dividend Growers" (through 11/13/12). There he had five winners and one loser. His picks returned 3% as oppsed to 9% for the S&P500. This underperformance seems like a lot to pay for the relative safety of large-cap, blue-chip dividend payers.

6. Dan Ferris also wrote a previous newsletter called the "Penny Stock Report" which was such an unmitigated disaster that Stansberry shut it down early and transferred the subscribers to Porter's own newsletter, the Porter Stansberry Investment Advisory.

POSITIVES:

1. Thorough write-ups on recommended stocks.

2. He shows good investment discipline by giving buy-up-to prices for his recommendations and sticking to them.

3. I like his concept of "World Dominating Dividend Growers - WDDG's". These are companies with a dominant market share, a wide moat, and that raise their dividends consistently.

BOTTOM LINE:

His style is mostly buy and hold. He is a follower of the Graham/Buffet school of thought. I like his style and his writing. He cuts through all the hype and is down to earth.

I wouldn't trust his recommendations, though, unless you stick only to the WDDG's. Personally, I have used his picks as a screen for suitable candidates and then followed up with my own analysis. I wouldn't be inclined to pay more than the introductory offer rate for his service, either, around $40. I'm currently not subscribing. I rely on Investment Quality Trends and Doc Eifrig's Retirement Letter for income picks, or the free content that I'm bombarded with on the internet.

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MountainMan Walnut Creek, California

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ok newsletter, not bad results
First, this is not one of the get rich quickly newsletters. I have been subscriber for almost full year as have done pretty well. It will not wow daytraders or even swingtraders. This newsletter and strategy is probably better suited for long term investors focused on collecting dividend income.

I will not be renewing my subscription because this is not my preferred strategy at this point, but overall I have enjoyed this newsletter.

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TomaszT Charlotte, NC

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Fair income newsletter
The reports that come with this are very interesting.

He (now run by Dan Ferris) talks about DRIPS (Google this) and gives suggestions for some DRIP stocks. I had not known about DRIPS so this was worth the price of admission.

Each month he reviews the current portfolio he has, suggests new stocks, deletes any old stocks that are not performing well. He talks about each stock and the reasons for adding or deleting.

He gives the buy (i.e. purchase up to value $X) value and gives a trailing stop percentage. He answers questions raised by newsletter subscribers in emails sent out each month.

A fair value.

I am still investigating strategies and finally realized that income investing is not for me. It is too slow, but I would recommend this for those who want a slow steady stream of income. And I may come back to it....

I had no trouble getting a refund, they did suggest I keep it for a few more months, which I did, but it still wasn't for me so I got my full refund.

Cost for me was $39 and well worth the funds for the information I received.

The newsletter comes out once a month by mail. I got my February newsletter around the 10th. Could be faster - but he does send it by email too - I just can remember when I got it.

He made one recommendation for CIM for up to $4.10 and it was floating at about $4.13 but I put in a limit order and was able to get it at $4.10. It went up to $4.26 and I was able to sell it at $4.23 before it fell to $4.15. But see, with income stocks you want to buy and basically hold to get the dividends, that's when I realized I don't want to do dividend investing. Too slow for my temperament.

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what's the deal on this?
Still waiting for my three special reorts after my 12% Letter renewal... what's the deal on this? How long must I wait? 1. How to Finf Unclaimed Monet etc

2. The Dividend Boost

3. The Stock Market Savings Account

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I can't say that Tom's advice has gone wrong by me
I've been following the Stansberry & Agora crowd for some time. I can't say that Tom's advice has gone wrong by me. I don't take his word as gospel and I compare and contrast to other writers- you have to do some research on the companies he recommends like anyone so that you know what you're walking into if you decide to buy. The few recommendations that I have gone with (MWE, KMP, O, and a couple other oil MLPs) have all gone down in 2008, but its not his fault...

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