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Subject: Re: Gardner's brothers picks - everyone using th Date: 12/6/2007 3:41 PM
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The problem is that to be truly valuable, it could recommend no more than a few stocks per year, and very few subscribers would be willing to pay $200 for only one or two or three recommendations.

That's the key issue. Most people subscribing to an investment newsletter (any investment newsletter) want stock picks. They want something they can go out and buy today that will double their money by next month. Or something like that.

The problem is that there aren't that many good stock choices that often. There may only be one or two stocks worth buying in a year. And there may be a year or two where there simply isn't anything worth buying. It's tough to sell a newsletter on that basis. "Hey, give me $200 a year, and I may or may not tell you about a good stock in the next 12 months."

So instead we get a dozen newsletters from TMF, all picking something every month.

--Peter
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