Now that my year’s trial has about expired, I thought I should share with readers that the Wealth Press service called Profit Trends Rotation has gone flat. The premise is that you invest a flat amount of money (say, $5000) into a mix of 2-3 stocks in the proportion they recommend. (Recent common spread is 60% ZIV, 40% EDV). Hold for two weeks, then adjust to their recommendation for the next two weeks (example, adjust to 70/30 ZIV-EDV). This lazy approach allows a comfortable growth of the nest egg over time, or so they claim.
If you review their spread sheet, it seems to work. Starting with $50,000 in Jan 2011, they now stand at about $650,000 as of June 3, 2019. The problem for me is that the approach has gone flat. For the last 18 months, including the 12 months I was a member, the portfolio has netted next to nothing. (Actually it’s gone down about $50K from its peak.) So during a period of considerable up and down movement, Roger hasn’t been able to call the ups and downs well enough to grow the investment. At all.
My advice is to stay away from this one. Roger Scott is a great teacher and pitch man, but not all of his approaches work…and there’s always a better one the next month. I wasted the $997 fee. Worse, when I realized I was wary of the approach, about 60 days in, they would not let me switch services. This is apparently a Wealth Press policy; other publishers are more flexible.
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