Over the past four years, The Successful Investor (TSI) has offered MDJ readers the best deal on the web on Canada’s top stock picking newsletter service. Now they are back again for another round!
Being a Subscriber
I’ve been a subscriber for a little over four years now, and I’m pleased with the service. The membership includes a monthly email newsletter, weekly updates, and access to all previous newsletters. The Successful Investor newsletter contains Pat McKeough’s top picks and detailed information as to why he is recommending them. While most newsletters are advocates of shorter term positions, Pat is a long term investor and has held onto some positions since the newsletter inception in 1995.
I won’t giveaway his picks, but I can say that he’s a fan of dividend investing with a Canadian focus, which is in alignment with my own investment strategy. The newsletter has given me more than a few ideas for my dividend portfolio and reassurance for some of my existing positions.
My only gripe is that Pat writes quite a bit of content, and sends out emails quite often. So expect an email every two days or so. While some would consider this added value, my inbox is quite busy as it is. To be fair though, you can login to your membership account at any time and adjust your email frequency. While I have received mostly positive feedback about this service from readers, there have been some feedback that this newsletter may not be best suited for more advanced investors looking for less conservative stocks.
What about performance? Since Pat first began publishing The Successful Investor in 1995, the advisory’s Conservative Growth Portfolio has had an average gain of 514.4% compounded annually. Over the same 20 years, the TSX has returned an average 229.6%.
Hulbert Financial Digest, for many years the leading authority on newsletter performance rankings, had this to say about The Successful Investor’s Conservative Growth, Aggressive Growth and Income Investing portfolios in its August 2014 issue: “All three have handily beaten a buy-and-hold in the stock market over the time HFD has tracked them, both in terms of raw returns and on a risk-adjusted basis.”
Hulbert created a composite of our three TSI portfolios: “On average, this composite beat the Wilshire 5000 between the end of 2001 and 7/31/14 by a margin of 14.7% to 7.0% annualized. This composite also is well ahead of the stock market on a risk-adjusted basis.”
The Million Dollar Journey Exclusive Promotion
Now onto the deal! I’ve been guaranteed by the kind folks at TSI that Million Dollar Journey readers get the absolute lowest price available on the web. The current promo price on their website is $89 per year ($50 off their regular price of $139). As the subscription service has increased in price over the years, to get the price down as low as possible, they have agreed to offer an exclusive digital only subscription to MDJ readers. For readers who would prefer to receive the paper copies on a monthly basis, I have also negotiated a special price for that service as well.
For MDJ readers only and for a limited time, TSI is offering new subscribers a one year digital subscription for $39 ($100 off their regular price)! This includes 12 monthly digital newsletters, 7 reports you can download free, weekly updates, and access to back issues and hotlines. If you prefer a paper subscription, the one year price special is $50 (print + digital). To top it off, they are offering free trial for the first 30 days. You can review both options here.
If at any time you aren’t satisfied with the purchase, you can get a refund for the unused portion of the subscription. Also a heads up that select libraries carry some back issues of The Successful Investor so you can check it out before committing.
If you’re interested in this exclusive limited time offer, you can sign up here . This offer will expire on July 31, 2016 and I don’t know if or when this offer will come back again.
Deal for Renewing Subscribers!
While this deal is only for new subscribers, all is not lost for existing subscribers who originally signed up through MDJ but want to renew. For existing subscribers, click on this link. From there, you will see the offer of $75 for a digital subscription renewal (regular price $119) or $89 for digital + print (regular price $139).
Upon renewal, subscribers get complimentary 3 month subscription to Stock Pickers Digest (SPD) newsletter ($42 value) which offers a little more variety to the stocks TSI suggest.
For those who signed up, how would you rate the newsletter?
Disclaimer: TSI provided me with a free subscription of The Successful Investor Newsletter and is a banner advertiser.