What is The Stansberry Investment Advisory About? $199 Scam?

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To future-proof your market portfolio, choosing the right stock should be your highest priority.

If you are new to the stock market, I am sure you know how confusing it is to pick your first stock. Perhaps, that is also one of the reasons why you wanted to learn more about the legitimacy of this investment advisory.ย 

So, what is the Stansberry Investment Advisory about, and is it something you should consider subscribing to?ย 

The key to winning big in the stock market is for you to outperform the market itself by purchasing diversified stocks.

The number of possible returns will depend on how these individual companies perform, and this is the tricky part. How exactly can a beginning investor get the best of the best?


Let me share a quick story of my journey. ๐Ÿ™‚

You see, just like you, I have found myself drawn to the idea of diving head-first into the market with the hopes of being on the โ€œgreenโ€ for a lifetime.

I did not study the candlestick patterns, historical data, and even the companies itself. Simply put, I did not have the faintest idea back then. I was just simply motivated to earn quick cash. ( and thatโ€™s the wrong approach)ย 

A few months after, I checked back on my portfolio with complete dismay. I found out that my investment has been sitting on the โ€œredโ€ for a very long time.ย 

Since I am a beginner, I decided to cut my losses right away and vowed never to invest again.


But alas! Withย the market being bullish, I was back in the game. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธย 

This time, I decided to subscribe to investment newsletters. For me, investment newsletters are best for those who would rather invest based on recommendations than learn the analysis themselves.

These monthly โ€œprophecies,โ€ as Iโ€™d like to call them, contain advice on when to hold and buy and the specific stock recommendations based on my risk appetite.


Do they work? ๐Ÿง


The answer is yes, they do work sometimes. There were months when these newsletters could help me to maximize my earnings exponentially, but there are also times in which I took extreme losses.


So, what did I learn from this experience? ๐Ÿ˜

I realize that you should never blindly take investment recommendations for you to earn from the market. Although it is good that you have stock suggestions, it is still your responsibility to do your OWN research.

With that being said, this article will delve into the efficacy of one of the most popular investment newsletters from the Stansberry Research Advisory.

I have decided to write on this one since I find it timely, given that more and more people areย turning into the stock marketย due to the pandemic.ย 

To save you time, money, and effort, I will comprehensively discuss this subject to the best of my ability.

However, before I start, let me be completely transparent with you.

I am in no way, shape, or form connected to Stansberry Research, which means this article is solely crafted to help you make an informed decision.

I do not intend to persuade you to subscribe to their products. Instead, I will simply discuss the facts about this company and let you decide for yourself!ย 

So, with that out of the way, let us head on to our review. ๐Ÿš€


Who is Frank Porter Stansberry?

Frank Porter Stansberry is the man behind the Stansberry Research. He holds under his belt a degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Florida.ย 

He founded and co-founded multiple companies across industries, one of which is Stansberry Research (SR).

Based on his profile from the SR’s website, Porter brought the company to life in 1999 from a borrowed computer at his humble kitchen table.ย 

Since then, the company has grown massively with its direct approach to providing market forecasts through its publication.

Besides being a highly sought after financial guru, he is also best known for his editorial writing skills.

He was the first American editor of the “Fleet Street Letter,” the world’s longest-running English language financial newsletter.ย 

He is also a frequent contributor to the American-based news website called the WorldNet Daily.

Frank Porter also wrote five major financial booksย available on Amazon: The American Jubilee (2017), America 2020 (2017), America 2020 Vol. 2 (2016), The Pirate Investor’s Bible (2004), and the America 2020 Survival Blueprint (bundled version of the America 2020).


What is Stansberry Research?

Stansberry Researchย is a subscription-based publishing company best known for its world-class investment research. It is privately held and is based in Baltimore, Maryland, where Frank also founded it.ย 

The company offers various financial products services from macro-level services, specialized level research to complete portfolio solutions.

It basically helps in promoting optimized investment opportunities with a continuous commitment to risk management.ย 

In simple words, they aim to provide you investment advice that is tailored-fit to (1) maximize your earning potential and (2) promote the limited risk of losing hard earner investment.

It also provides free resources such as:

  1. The Daily Wealth
  2. Health and Wealth Bulletin (living the millionaire lifestyle)
  3. Stansberry Digest (real-time access for paid subscribers)
  4. Stansberry Investor Hour (podcast)
  5. Stansberry NewsWire

All of the services and products mentioned above are available for everyone interested in investing. On the other hand, the lifetime bundled memberships are exclusive and are only available by invitation.

It includes three major services: (1) the Stansberry Alliance, (2) Stansberry Choice, (3) Permanent Wealth Program.

The company seems to have a strong following online. As of writing, the Stansberry Research has around 295k followers on Facebook, 23.4k on Twitter, 5k on LinkedIn, and a whopping 89k on YouTube.

Checking atย BBB, the company has gained over 60+ total complaints (28 were closed within the last 12 months).


What is the Stansberry Investment Advisory About?

The Stansberry Research specializes in financial newsletters, publishing, and marketing. Its top of the line service is what we call the Stansberry Investment Advisory (SIA).

This newsletter is available every month and is mainly lead by Alan Gula, chief financial analyst, and editor of SR’s advisory. The advisory issues industry-specific news about target stocks, stock picks, and hold and selling prices.What is the Stansberry Investment Advisory About It is mainly targeted for beginning investors who are still testing the water on buying profitable stocks for their portfolio.

The picks are available on an international scale, which means that investors from other countries can also benefit from the monthly contents aside from the USA.

According to their website, the SIA is designed with the following in mind:


Promise 1: Generate safe gains ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

What I like about the portfolio position is that it is perfect for those with conservative risk appetite. I can already sense that blue-chip companies mainly populate the stock recommendations.

Also, to reduce the chances of losing money, the advisory clearly states that the holding period for the diversified recommendations should be at least one year or longer.


Promise 2: Take advantage of the trends in every sector ๐Ÿ“ˆ

Again, this is a good thing! Diversification of stocks allows you to spread gains and losses. Depending on the event or current situation, specific sectors in the economy may take serious hits instantly.

To ensure maximum protection of assets, it seems to me that SIA actively holds to this promise by recommending a mixture of stocks and commodities.


Promise 3: Know which stocks to avoid ๐Ÿ“‰ ๐Ÿ˜ก

The SIA can play a huge role in an investors’ projected portfolio. I like it because it offers news and evidence as to why their subscribers should steer away from a common stock.

They do this by compiling current news about the company and the projected price by which you should sell it (if ever it is in your portfolio).


Is the Stansberry Investment Advisory Worth the Price?

There are two ways by which I can answer this one. If you are a complete beginner, then the annual $199 price tag for 12 issues is worth the price.

In totality, the SIA provides comprehensive information regarding market conditions, stock recommendations, and the current price of a stock (or previously recommended stocks).

But then again, you should not follow these stock predictions and recommendations as it is. As an investor, it is still up to you whether you would like to invest in a specific stock or not.

Additionally, remember that despite the extensive research and analysis of Stansberry, there are still factors that can significantly affect these predictions.

On the other hand, if you are a professional investor, I recommend that you go for other newsletters that offer more technical explanations on how they arrived at their recommended stocks.

Unlike other newsletters, I find SIA’s explanations and charts to be a little bit inadequate, but I cannot blame the company as their target audience are beginners.

Also, as someone who has experienced the stock market first hand, I believe that the technical charts available at Bloomberg and Market Watch are already powerful enough for analysis.

There are also readily available apps that can serve as a news aggregator for specific companies. So, if you are someone who can handle research on your own, then no. The SIA is not worth the price.


Is the Stansberry Investment Advisory a Scam?

And now for the ultimate question, is the Stansberry Investment Advisory a scam?ย No, Stansberry Investment Advisory is not a Scam.ย 

The Wall Street Survivor even recognizes it as one of theย best investment newsletters of 2020.ย 


Here’s the thing. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I realize that there are many people online saying that the company is a total scam, but the truth is that the problem is not with the company but with the subscribers.

Some subscribers say that they invested in a specific recommendation, which turned out as a failure.ย 

You see, if you are going to follow their advice with complete faith blindly, then there is a fat chance that you will certainly lose your hard-earned investment.

As I have said time and time again, aspiring investors are accountable for their own decisions.

If your sole purpose for picking a stock is because it was hyped in SIA, then believe me when I tell you that that is not enough. Consistent personal research is still the way to go.

As a word of advice, I recommend that if you’re ever going to subscribe to SIA, make sure that you will just use the stock picks as a springboard in finding your stocks.ย 

Remember that the SIA is just a guide at the end of the day and does not guarantee that you will be on the “green” forever.


How I Make A Living Online (and how you can do the same) ๐Ÿ˜Š

Unlike in investing, I take pride in earning in a more laid-back and less stressful environment, and the thing I love the most about my ‘job’ is that I get the chance to help beginners like yourself to start out on their own journey.ย 

I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it before, but the business model I’m working with is called affiliate marketing and is perhaps one of the best ways that you can get started online.ย 

The concept of affiliate marketing is straightforward, but it requires dedication and hard work. (just as the same work and effort you will put in investing)ย 

It’s a very simple business model based on revenue sharing, where you get paid every time someone clicks on your affiliate link and purchases a product or service that you’re recommending.ย 

And do you know what the best part is? The product and services are not even yours, meaning that you only need to focus on getting traffic to your links and let others do all the selling for you in the backend.ย 


I have an idea! ๐Ÿ’ก


Why don’t you take a look at my ultimate affiliate marketing guide for beginners that will teach you how to plant, grow, and manage a $6000 per month affiliate marketing blog. (in less than 12 months)ย 

I’m completely in love with affiliate marketing because it gives me the freedom to promote products/services that I’m passionate about. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also enjoy the freedom of building and promoting my own online presence, but what is even better is that:ย 

  1. It is very beginner-friendly (Get started for FREE) ๐Ÿ‘ˆ
  2. It does not require expertise (you learn as you go)ย 
  3. It has relatively low investment costs and risks (unlike trading!)
  4. It promotes convenience and flexibility.ย 
  5. The possibilities of earning are endless!ย 


Similarly to investing, you must first make an initial investment in yourself first. And if you are going to ask me for my most recommended way on how you can start, then without a doubt, check outย Wealthy Affiliate.

Wealthy Affiliate is an online platform and community which aims to train and educate aspiring affiliate marketers about the industry’s ins and outs.ย 

It supports all of its members by providing them with relevant training, tools, and resources to crush the online opportunity.ย 

I’m a premium member of this community myself, and I can personally vouch for its legitimacy.ย 

You see, the blog you’re on now is a perfect example of what an affiliate marketing blog should look like, and I couldn’t have built it without the support from Wealthy Affiliate.ย 


Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trying to brag about how great my blog is. ๐Ÿ˜„

Instead, I’m trying to open your eyes and make you realize that it’s a real possibility for you to reach the four figures in passive income online in less than a year.ย 

If you don’t believe me, then I’m sure I’ll persuade you by showing you that others have done the same. ๐Ÿ’ฏ


And you know what the best part is? I can personally mentor you and show you how to achieve the exact same results. ๐Ÿคฉ

It’s time for me to end this review, and with that being said, I sincerely hope that I was able to shed light on the realities I found about Stansberry Investment Advisory.ย 

If you enjoyed this article, I would sincerely appreciate it if you can share it on some of the social media platforms you are using. It is going to help my blog to rank higher, meaning that my income will likely increase.ย 

Also, comment down below your realizations and your decisions on whether you will push through with subscribing to the SIA, and if yes, why so.ย 

Take care my friend, and know that I wish you the best of luck. If you happen to need anything, you know where to find me. ๐Ÿ‘‹ย 

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  1. Gorjan,

    I agree with you when it comes to be most people blaming the investments going south on the company that they intended to do well with. Often, people read or see only what they want to see and often ignore the downsides to anything, especially when it comes to financial advise.

    As a prior banker for 12 years and part of the investment portion of the banking world, my customers would ignore the downsides to the investments. When things would go downhill, they would come to my office complaining that I steered them in the wrong direction, regardless of the risk level of their investments.

    I started having customers repeat back to me the negatives they could face in the investment world several times before they made a decision. While my bosses didn’t like this approach, my customers were very loyal because they started saying I didn’t mislead them like so many others had in the past. Being honest in the financial world means less customers, but loyal customers over time.

    Great information on this review. I really enjoyed reading about it.


    1. You said it best! Honesty brings fewer eyes on your business, but they all carry curious looks on them.

      I’m overjoyed that you like my review, and know that I wish you the best of luck! ๐Ÿ‘‹

  2. When I was looking at investing in the stock market in the early 2000s, I came across the Motley Fool. They’re still going as far as I know. They offered some free training on trading on the stock market but they were USA-focused. In those days, it was harder to buy stocks without going through a broker and paying hefty fees – it’s so much easier these days.

    Buying stocks outside of Ireland was problematic too. So, in the long run, I ended up buying stocks through brokerages who offered groups of stocks rather then letting me pick the stocks I was interested in.

    I’ve subscribed to newsletters of financial gurus like James Altucher and others over the intervening years but I never really got a good feeling from any of them. Not that there was anything overtly bad about them, more that one of their core interests was selling their stock tips than anything else.

    I didn’t come across the Stansberry Investment Advisory in my research, so that’s a new one to me.

    But, having been on the white-knuckle ride of stock investments during the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, I prefer a less anxiety-inducing form of investment these days! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Same as you, I once gave trading a shot, but the lifestyle was just way too much for me at that time.

      I tried my best, became profitable on a couple of occasions, but finally decided to move on and look for something that’s not that stressful on a day to day basis.

      Long story short, I’m now making a full-time income through deefunnels.com, and I’m more than delighted that I made the decision to experiment and try something else instead.

      Thanks for taking the time to share your thought with my readers and myself, Gary. I appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Thank you so much for doing this review. I guess the main problem with programs like this one is that people think that they will get everything ready. They invest in the stocks that the program recommends and then if the stock goes down, they blame the owners and call it a scam. The truth is that one is always responsible for his/hers own decisions and we should always do our research before investing our money.

    Great review. Keep up with the good work ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. I’m glad you liked it, Delyana, and know that I’m thrilled to see you as a returning visitor to my blog. (you know me; I always try my best)

      People are blind believers by nature, and my Stansberry Investment Advisory review just proved that.

      They firmly believe that they can become overnight success stories by entirely investing a couple of hundred bucks in a stock recommendation that gets shared with thousands of people monthly.

      I’m sorry to say, but things don’t work like that. Profiting out of trading is a genuine opportunity, and it requires a lot of research analysis, and most importantly, ba**s of steel. ๐Ÿ˜„

      Once again, thanks for stopping by, and know that I wish you all the best!

  4. Hi there,

    I think you’ve absolutely nailed it with your advice about “doing your OWN RESEARCH”, and I think this is where many people fail with these types of investments.

    As you say, some people simply blindly follow advice, without putting in the hours beforehand, and then can’t work out why things haven’t gone their way.

    I actually loved your idea about initially signing up to various newsletters, even before you came across the Stansberry Investment Advisory.

    I find this to be very astute of you, and it shows that you understand the importance of research and increasing your own knowledge.

    Base on your review, Stansburry appears to be a completely legitmate route for investors to take, especially those that are new to stock market investing.

    Just the fact that they have a seal of approval from the Wall Street Survivor speaks volumes about Stansberry.

    Your review of the company is also excellent and you’ve certainly provided some true insight into investing in stocks.

    Great job.


    1. There’s nothing more encouraging than to see a pleased reader on my blog. I am so happy that I could help, and please know that your kind words are welcomed and appreciated.

      Wish you the best of luck, Partha, and feel free to reach out to me if you need anything. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. As an investment newsletter, Stansberry and his team’s goal are to sell your newsletter subscriptions. Since that is where their bread and butter lie, they are going to attempt to hook you in via some controversial marketing tactic. So use an investment newsletter’s recommendations as a starting point for picking my investments and don’t accept what’s recommended blindly. Even if you invest yourself, it could be beneficial to hire a financial advisor to get insight into your overall investment strategy & asset allocation

    1. I agree that many places are more suitable for beginners to invest their money in, but I’m not sure if the price of $199 is enough to cover those costs.

      Hiring a financial investor can get quite pricy, but people can always choose to go for the less-expensive option and search overseas. (outside the US)

  6. I am a complete newbie when it comes to stocks. The only way I have really invested is by using the Stash app. That probably doesn’t count much. I have been interested in learning more about stocks and possibly investing more as well. Thank you for this informative review. I will definitely look further into the Stansbury Investment Advisory. It might be just what I need.

    1. As said in my article, since you’re a beginner, subscribing to the Stansberry Investment Advisory might the ideal option for you.

      By doing so, you’ll start to receive weekly stock recommendations, but that alone might not be enough.

      That’s why I also encourage you to take things a step further and do your OWN research alongside that!

  7. Thanks for the great review and very helpful information. For now, Iโ€™m also just thinking about investing options, and I donโ€™t know where to start at all. Your tips in this review are very helpful. I will definitely follow your advice and research the background before any investment. Thanks!

    1. Hey, Nina!

      Anything I can do to help. Do not hesitate to ask for help and advice if, at any moment, you feel like you need it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. This is an excellent and very informative post. I only have a bit of experience with Forex trading, so at least when you mentioned the word “candlesticks” I knew what you was referring to lol. Investing money in stocks etc. is often overlooked I guess as there are just so many holes money disappears into that many times I personally feel that I do not have much money to invest in stocks, despite that I think I am probably missing the mark by not doing so.

    I am of course interested in investments and will surely visit this article for guidance in regards to where to start with investments once I get to the point where I feel I am ready to invest. I am now first trying to scrape the money together to invest in property as a first priority.

    1. By the looks of it, you have e long way to go my friend.

      You should know that I fully support your plan to invest in properties, but I also advise you to stay away from traditional ones (houses,apartments, AirBnb,etc.) and give ditial ones a shot.

      What do I mean by that? To put it in simple terms, digital properties = websites.

      They are much more affordable, manageable, and they don’t require you to travel just to see in what condition they are. You just need to login to your WordPress dashboard, and do your magic from there.

      Click here if you want to learn more about investing in digital properties! ๐Ÿคฉ

  9. I’ve been in your situation as well. I discovered a business opportunity, funny enough, it was affiliate marketing (your latter recommendation), and I thought I will get rich quickly just because the idea sounded simple at first hand.

    Needles to say, this attitude backfired and now I’m one experience wiser than before. My affiliate business is growing slowly but safely after a lot of work and effort invested and now, I’m looking to expand my portfolio into stocks.

    Stansberry Investment Advisory seems like a legitimate place to get started and receive basic education, mentorship, and investment advice. I’ll check them out for sure. And to your readers, make sure to check out the affiliate marketing recommendation at the bottom. It’s an amazing way to build a stream of passive income as well.

    Thanks for sharing this review!

    1. Subscribing to the Stansberry Investment Advisory might be the best option you have as a beginner and know that I’m very grateful that you supported my recommendation.

      I wish you all the best, Ivan, and stay safe! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. Hi,
    I have heard of Stansberry, I thought it was also part of a hedge fund. You are right, people need to do their own due diligence when investing in these stock market tips from stock market “advisory services”.
    These are nothing new and they have been around since before the beginning of the Dow. Understanding some technical analysis or at the very least some fundamental analysis would go a long way towards avoiding losses.
    Good post thank you.

    1. People tend to lose money because they’re too lazy to go the extra mile and do their own research. Instead, they’re better off spending hours complaining that investing in the stock market is a scam, but the reality is much different than they say it is.

      Thanks for the kind words, Michael! You’re welcome.

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