Tuesday, January 06, 2009
OK, the holidays are over - it's time to take a good hard look at what you're doing with your investment money in 2009 and, if I can be of some help with that, I'd be happy to oblige.
When writing for the blog, sometimes I forget that I have an investment website that keeps me quite busy over the weekends - Iacono Research - and that this is one of the main ways of letting people know about it. I'm about the world's worst promoter (I've always despised the sales aspect of writing an investment newsletter), so it wouldn't come as too big of a surprise if you've been reading the blog for months now and this is the first time you've heard of it.
Anyway, here's the deal...
The $99 per year rate is back for a limited time only as part of a two year subscription:
For those of you who insist that someone else do the math for you, that would be a one-time payment of $198 for a two-year term.
The regular rate is $159 per year or $279 for two years, so this represents a substantial savings over the regular price and this service remains well below the cost of many other investment newsletters that have produced results that pale in comparison.
Going back four years, the performance of the model portfolio looks like this, based on a starting value of 100 back at the beginning of 2005:
Three very good years in 2005 (+22%), 2006 (+25%), and 2007 (+24%) followed by a not-so-good year in 2008 (-27%) for a cumulative gain of just over 38 percent.
Is it worth it?
Maybe subscriber N.H. from Minnesota can help answer that question:
Tim, hello and Happy New Year. I want to start off with a compliment. I started subscribing to about four investment newsletters in 2007, including yours. Each has its own merits but overall I find yours the best value. In addition to the information you provide, and how you arrange it, I also like your tone and attitude, particularly that you acknowledge what you missed and regret. Thanks for helping us steer through these times.Between now and next Thursday, when this offer expires, you'll be hearing a bit more about the investment service. First, as material for this weekend's edition is being prepared - a review of the year just completed as it relates to the performance of the model portfolio. Then on to other topics early next week.
Anyone signing up for a FREE 30-DAY TRIAL between now and January 15th will be eligible for the special rate for the duration of their free trial period (only one free trial per person, please).
Finally, the service comes with a 60-day money back guarantee with no questions asked, which, when combined with a free trial over a 30-day period means that you can have a risk-free look for up to 90 days.
For more, see the FAQ and look for the next update on this offer on Thursday.