Most newsletters promise the moon but come up short on delivery. Our plan here is to try to analyze the promises made in the newsletters and see if we can drill down to the meat of the thing to see if there is any substance to it.

The long and short is that if you get a good advisor and you follow what they say, you’ll do well in the long run.

I have my portfolio on view.

I have another site called “Wealthy Simple.” I post my current holdings (for now, anyway) on the front page.

You can take a look at my current holdings. I’m not claiming to be an expert at investing. I’m just good at learning how to follow other recommendations from some good technical analysis tools and being consistent in my implementation of what they tell me.

The problem is there are so many bad ones out there.

Stock Evaluation Tools

For do-it-yourself, check out VectorVest. For the good version, it’s not cheap. But it does help you zero in on good stock picks if you apply yourself to learning how to use it.

You might also want to check out Investor’s Business Daily. They have products that are cheaper than what you might get from Vectorvest – and if you’re an amateur trader or don’t want to spend your life analyzing, they have some great entry-level recommendation tools.

But what about the newsletter guys?

Investors Alley

Money and Markets

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