MarketWatch columnist Mark Hulbert says ICLUBcentral’s Investor Advisory Service newsletter makes money “whether the market is up or down.” Hulbert, writing an opinion piece for MarketWatch, lists his Honor Roll of six newsletters that keep kicking out winning stock choices.
IAS has been on Hulbert’s Honor Roll for nine consecutive years, appearing in his own website, The Hulbert Financial Digest, and now in his MarketWatch column. IAS is edited by Doug Gerlach, president of ICLUBcentral, a subsidiary of BetterInvesting, with Dan Boyle and Scott Horsburgh of Provident Investment Management providing the stock selection.
You can read Hulbert’s article here.
He notes that fewer than 10 percent of advisers have above-average returns in both up and down markets. “That is our first indication that making it onto the Honor Roll really means something,” Hulbert writes.
“On average, the model portfolios of newsletters that have made it onto my past Honor Rolls have been 31% less risky than the newsletters that did not make it onto the Honor Roll, as measured by the volatility of their returns. And, yet, over the last decade, they have done better than those non-Honor-Roll newsletters — by 2.7 annualized percentage points,” he adds.
“It’s a winning combination to perform better with less risk, of course.”
Thanks for the spot on your Honor Roll, Mark.
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