Investor Advisory Service has made the 2014 The Hulbert Financial Digest Honor Roll for the fifth consecutive year. This is a distinction given to financial investment newsletters that consistently outperform the market in all conditions, with an eye toward generating positive long-term results. Mark Hulbert since 1980 has tracked more than 160 different financial newsletters, and names to the honor roll those whose recommendations have steered investors in the right direction during up and down markets.
Some newsletters promise very lofty returns, which is especially common when the market is booming. But getting positive results over the long haul as the market goes through ups and downs takes a special approach, and that is what Hulbert honors.
In writing for MarketWatch recently, Mark Hulbert, editor of The Hulbert Financial Digest, says: “There are numerous reasons to pay attention to which newsletters make it onto the HFD’s Newsletter Honor Roll. Perhaps the most obvious is that, on average, they tend to outperform the newsletters that do not make the grade.”
He notes further: “The idea behind The Hulbert Financial Digest’s Honor Roll is quite simple: To make it onto that Honor Roll, an adviser must exhibit above-average performance in both up and down markets. On the face of it, it shouldn’t be all that difficult to jump over both of these hurdles. But it is: Just 17% of the HFD-monitored advisers make it onto the Honor Roll ”
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