Education - Frequently Asked Questions

There are several Question & Answer features on our website. Most are focused on topics related to investing. However, THIS one is mostly a catch-all for website & customer service questions & answers: how to use website features & benefits and similar. As we receive new questions of this type, they are added to this stack so that future followers can help themselves to quality answers. 

Do you invest real money in your ETF and Stock recommendations?


Since we are 110% confident in our own investment abilities, we would never recommend a Stock or ETF that we wouldn't want to trade ourselves!

We are confident enough to buy our own Stock and ETF Recommendations just like our subscribersUnfortunately, most newsletter service competitors do NOT actually buy their own recommendations…which we have often suspected mostly reflects a lack of confidence in their trade selection abilities. Worse, some are perceived to be buying and selling BEFORE sharing recommendations with subscribers.

AFTER every recommendation is published on the website and emailed out to all subscribers, we place the very same recommendation ourselves -- with no special advantage -- exactly like any other subscriber. AFTER we get our fill confirmation, we immediately place the GTC and T-Stop automatic exit orders too, also exactly like any other subscriber. Our goal is to mirror following this service just like any other subscriber.

For official buy and sell price tracking, we use the actual fill prices we get from our broker. A subscribers own fill prices could modestly vary a bit from ours, based upon when orders are placed and how timely orders are filled.

Bottom Line: WE COMPLETELY BELIEVE IN OUR ABILITY TO DELIVER A VERY PROFITABLE much so we trade it just like subscribers can, and let real money investments set our official buy and sell prices. All subscribers enjoy a service run by traders who put their money where their mouth is!

Do you have a list of quality stock and ETF brokers?

We cover this topic in the latter lessons of our FREE ETF & STOCK BASICS COURSE, available in the Education menu…especially in Lesson 22. Since it’s free to registered users, login for access or get your free password right now so you can access this and many other essential investing lessons we cover in that course.

How do I contact the customer service team?

Visit the contact us page. It is loaded with all the various ways to communicate with us.

But, BEFORE you do that, please take note that we provide answers to many customer service questions on this page, and in the Help and First-Time Visitor pages. 

If you are relatively new here, the website tour might also help answer many questions.

If you are a newsletter service subscriber, the “how to use” New Subscriber Guide is loaded with virtually everything we’ve ever been asked related to the service. It even has its own FAQ section especially for subscribers. Download the latest edition of that on the NSG page

You have many special reports and webinars. Is any one of them the best one to read or watch first?

No, they are all self-contained, so none of them are intended to be reviewed before another. 

We may publish some special reports or webinars from time to time that DO have a recommended review sequence, but that will be clearly shown on the special report and webinar pages and/or the titles will include a reference like “Part 1 of 2” to make it clear.

You list MANY books in the Recommended Reading page. I have NONE of them. Is there a few you recommend to get first?

There is such an amazing wealth of knowledge in all of our book recommendations, it’s hard to single out a few key ones for any individual, since everyone has different interests and backgrounds.

Having said that, here are our top three recommendations in each book category, listed in order of preference:

Investing Fundamentals: 

  1. Peter D. Schiff's “Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From The Economic Collapse”
  2. Charles MacKay's “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds”
  3. George S. Clason's “The Richest Man in Babylon”

Technical Analysis:

  1. Stan Weinstein’s “Secrets for Profiting in Bull and Bear Markets”
  2. Gary Antonacci's “Dual Momentum Investing”
  3. Michael W. Covel's “Trend Following”

Economic Theory:

  1. Robert P. Murphy and Donald J. Boudreaux's “Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action”
  2. Murray N. Rothbard's “Man, Economy and State with Power and Market”
  3. Ayn Rand's “Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal”

Money, Banking and Business Cycles:

  1. Richard M. Ebeling’s “The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle and Other Essays”
  2. Murray N. Rothbard's “What Has Government Done To Our Money? and Case For The 100% Gold Dollar”
  3. Jesus Huerta de Soto's “Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles”

Economic History:

  1. Murray N. Rothbard's “America’s Great Depression”
  2. Thomas E. Woods Jr.'s “Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse”
  3. Murray N. Rothbard's “An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought”

I just discovered this website. Where should I go first?

Welcome! There is a page designed especially for people just like you. It’s called First-Time Visitor and it will point you to a number of features to help you quickly gain familiarity with the website, our many educational features and our newsletter service. 


How do I gain access to ALL of this website?

Almost ALL of this site is accessible with a user name & password. If you already have one, login when prompted to do. If you do NOT have one, you can get your own user name & password for FREE in only a few minutes by registering on this page.

Can more than one person use my username and password?

A site subscription is a personal license: FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL USE ONLY! 

Besides being illegal, sharing your user name & password with others could make your own access erratic, as some security features of the site are programmed to notice if a user appears to be in two or more different locations at the same time. While they are logged in as if they are you, you could sometimes find that you can't get in...which could make you miss valuable new education or recommendations, live webinars, etc.

Our advanced security systems could also tag your access as potentially hacked and reject subsequent access for both you and anyone else with your user name & password. You can avoid any such scenario by reserving use of the subscription YOU purchased for YOUR own use...exactly as it should be.  

Subscriptions are solely what pays us to do all of the hard work that we do for subscribers. Our business depends on subscriber growth and fees are fundamental to improving our services over time. Our subscription is much less expensive than what it would cost to hire any comparable research source in traditional ways. If someone you know would like to have access too, encourage them to BUY THEIR OWN SUBSCRIPTION so that both of your experiences with us will be as good as they can be, the security system doesn't flag access and potentially block you, etc. Doing the right thing on this topic only leads to improvements to your own experience.

If you are a business and want a group subscription rate for multiple users (over 10), please contact us directly. 

How do I log out?

The website is designed to automatically log you out after you leave the site for about 20 minutes.

If you checked the “remember this computer” box when you logged in, it will automatically log you back in when you return (assuming you are using the same computer). This can create the illusion that the website  never logs you out, but it does.

If you want to formally log out after you are logged in, there is  a logout link in the footer links at the bottom center of any page. Click that and you will be logged out immediately.

Is my website order secure?

Yes, we use latest-generation, VERY secure ecommerce technologies to secure your information so that you can order with confidence.


Keep in mind that there are many other educational resources on our website. Investing questions are covered in other features such as the Member Q&A, the Stock & ETF basics course, our webinars & seminars, our Special Reports and in our regular Insights column and its archives. Many of those features GROW by followers just like you asking new questions or requesting new if something is not covered just very likely WILL be soon.  

If your question is website usage or customer service-oriented, it might also get answered in the website tour or on the Help or First-Time Visitor pages.

However, all that offered, if you've had a good look around and can't find your question covered anywhere, don't be shy about submitting your question by clicking the orange "Ask A Question" button up at the upper right of this page. We strive to help every follower get high-quality, valuable answers to any questions that we can answer.