What Do Jack's Subscribers Have To Say?
Here are some comments from Jack's subscribers ...
I especially enjoyed reading your letter this week.
I found it very informative
Hank D. Sept.
Given your vast knowledge of the markets, incredible
insights into the workings of Wall St., prophetic grasp of the value
and potential of stocks; your wit and humor displayed in your
newsletters, and your keen sense of market timing - I've renewed my
subscription (2 years) and look forward to more successful years of
Keep up the good work
Tom Farkas, August 31, 2011
Not a new position - just changing my e-mail address from my home to
Thanks for your great work
. Mitchell August 14,
I always look forward to your newsletter and comments I though I didn't
like the comment about you thinking about retiring!!!!!!!!! We need voices
like yours out there. You help preserve our sanity.
There is fairly good technical evidence that we are starting a new
seasonal cycle and statistically this cycle should exceed the May high.
I'm not sure how to reconcile that with a Dow Theory trend change yet. But
nevertheless there should be an opportunity for at least some
"trades" over the short term. My question is what of the stocks
you follow would you recommend adding market exposure to first.
Mark Rodgers, August 10, 2011
Reading today's letter reminded me what a good job you're doing
for me. I just wanted to pay you that compliment and to say thanks!
April 24, 2011
I've been very untrusting of the market for a while. This
recession threw me for a loop. Recently I started reading your
astute newsletter more closely again and decided to go with mostly
income portfolio stocks and a little gold with your hawk eyes
watching over them. I feel much calmer and think that the level of
safety is appropriate to my senior age status (no matter how young
and feisty I feel.) Given money market and CD rates I'm happy to
have the quarterly dividends coming in to my account. I like that
you unceremoniously dropped a couple of stocks with squirrelly
books, as we need honest companies to invest in. I avoid CNBC most
days as it gets my adrenalin levels too high to make wise decisions.
I like the pullback right now as I can get in a couple more
stocks that you reccommended instead of chasing the darned market. I
also enjoy your frank analysis of the companies and market trends
including the charts. One of my favorite "rants" was about
the over leveraged derivative traders bringing the system down
around our ears. I can count on you not to mince words and to tell
it like it is.
Thanks so much for all the research and analysis of the
companies. Thanks for being such a wonderful person.
Barbara G, Marin County, CA,
March 15, 2011
As a long time subscriber, I would like to express my gratitude
for your service.
Over the years you have picked stocks for companies which I would
have never ventured on my own (e.g. MOS, BTU, OII, CHK, DWSN, NLY,
CIM SLW, PBR just to name a few) as well as pointing to those that
are right in front of us (AAPL, VOD, CLX, DO and then some).
I value the honesty and open opinion that you express when you
recommend a buy (with the limits you set), and that you yourself
invest in the very same stocks. Your portfolio updates are very
important, and often contain the 'between the lines' comments. I
feel that you are doing an exellent job as a Guardian of the
I do love the mix of the Plus portfolio and the Income portfolio
where I have invested to about 50/50 in both my IRA and Trust
accounts. I must say that I don't get fired up by the hedge stocks
which you have recommended on and off in the last couple of years,
the timing on these are hard to gauge, and I just stay away and
weather the corrections....
I have seen a week ago the movie "Inside Job". I do
feel very lucky that I found you first with the "Insiders News
letter" and have kept up with you in Jack Adamo Online.
Last but not least, I appreciate your prompt responses to a
number of e-mails I sent you over the years.
With best regards,
March 4, 2011
(Name withheld by request)
As a small businessman who does not have a government or union
pension I have the pleasure of managing my financial future. I enjoy
your straightforward, easy to read writing style, and most
importantly you have increased my financial net worth and retirement
You're a good man, you are trustworthy, and I would highly
recommend your services.
January 12, 2011
Throughout my 20 years in the financial industry, I’ve looked
for advice and research in hundreds of different newsletters,
magazines, and financial institutions. Jack, you are far and away my
favorite source. You’ve helped me understand the basics of
industries and asset classes where I had been reluctant to invest.
Because of this understanding, I’ve been very successful in my
years reading Insiders Plus. Thank you Jack!!
Brian Siegel, 1st
Vice President, Investments, Wayne
Hummer Investments, December
The newsletter has been great and the selection of precious
metals stocks has been very timely. Thanks for all your help.
Michael Brunner, Charlotte, N.C. August
I would like to move my month to month to the two year
Thanks for all the work you do, you're the best in the business
by far. I appreciate your candor and honesty. I'm also a financial
advisor and have subscribed to many newsletters in the past. The
information you provide and the depths to which you analyze your
individual recommendations is amazing.
I used to subscribe to several letters as a form of screening
tool, then do my own valuations. But your analysis is always much
better than mine. I wish I could say the same for any of the other
services but you are the only one I feel comfortable following as I
feel you truly believe in the Zig Ziegler philosphy, "You can
have everything you want in life, as long as you're willing to help
enough other people get what they want first".
I've built my business on always doing what is best for the
client and I know that will be best for me in the long run as well.
Amid all the scandals and greed rampant now, it's refreshing to know
there are still a few good guys out there with their clients’ best
interest at heart.
I'm more thankful for your advice than I could ever possibly
convey in an email.
Chad Englebert 11/9/2009
I must compliment you. I am a short term subscriber, I think since
11/07. Although I am only partially invested in your portfolio - 6
or 7 positions so far - I am currently showing a 16.2% gain,
with RIO at 39%. The only loser currently is AEO (10%). I like your
philosophy and approach. I look forward to you newsletter every
week. Great stuff!
Tom Wilby, May 17, 2009
My Dad became aware of you when he went on an investor’s cruise
with John Dessauer. He was so impressed with your presentation that
we started subscribing to your newsletter. I don’t remember what
year that was, but it has be quite awhile. This weekend I just added
another two years to our subscription. It would please me to help
you in any way to benefit from your efforts and keep writing your
newsletter. You have my permission to use quotes from the emails
that I have sent you.
Craig DeMoss 11/23/08
OK, how's a guy supposed to keep a
well-balanced, diversified portfolio when you keep making
recommendations like MOS? The darn thing's 40% of my portfolio,
but I just can't bring myself to sell something that just keeps
going up. It's very annoying.
BTW, did I mention that you are a
stock picking god?
Bill (Last name
withheld by request) 4/16/2008
Thank you for your insightful and prompt response. Have a great
one and as always, I love getting your updates...it's the only money
I made last year.
Adam M. (Last name withheld by request.) April 14,
Once again I wanted to let
you know that you are the person that I trust most in the world of
"Wall Street." Thanks for your responsible guidance.
Morning Jack --- Happy Monday, and greetings from the resort city of
A couple of things; first
off, I just can't tell you what a tremendous job I think you have
done with your portfolio selections .... with much of the overall
market an absolute mess, my portfolio looks great, and that is due
to your expertise ..... you have just done a marvelous job Jack. My
main worry with you is that you will retire before I've made enough
to provide college educations for my 4 children, but nonetheless,
you have really done well, and I want you to know how much I
I also wanted to pick your
brain on something. I remember a year or two ago, you had briefly
recommended Citigroup, and then shortly thereafer, you took it off
the table. Once again, in looking at what has happened to the
financials as well as Citi, that proved to be a superb move. My
question is, what tipped your hand that Citi might not be as
attractive as you'd thought ??
Have a great week Jack, and
have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
(Brunner) in Houston 11/12/2007
First, wow what a year for
your recommendations. I'm very thankful as are my clients.
Second, have you looked at
any of the MLPs that are actually the general partners (GPs) for the
MLPs that are limited partnerships? I'd be interested in your thoughts
when you have a chance.
Hunt (Last name
withheld by request) 10/29/2007
After reading this week's letter, I just wanted to give a quick
As a long time subscriber, I just want to state that you have
done an EXCELLENT job for me. I appreciate the fact that you
"put your money where your mouth is" and buy the stocks
yourself. I also appreciate the fact that you give me clearcut
advice that is practical and backed by sound logic and research. I
trust your recommendations more than any other source out there.
Your letter is a "breath of fresh air" compared to most
that I have seen out there. This is why I have been a long time
subscriber. The returns on the portfolio don't hurt either!
Thanks again for the great job you do. Keep it up! I have
recommended your letter to many of my acquaintances and will
continue to do so!.
Dominic Nicita 9/25/2007
Jack I did not get your
letter via e-msil this week. I went to your web site to get a copy.
Is the problem with AOL? Do I have to go to the web site to get your
letter? I have told several friends about your timely stock picks. I
have read your letters for many years and have been very impressed
with your advise. Keep up the good work, your letter has paid for
itself many times over.
Many thanks for your reply.
Yes, indeed you 'work for me' : in your first incarnation (many
years ago) you made me about $15,000. Since I rejoined you (forget
when that was) I've invested most of my savings on your advice and
you've made me, over $150,000 -- astounding !
Sorry I misjudged you on
OIA, I should have known better.
Thanks for attachments. When I've had a chance to study them I
think I'll probably give OIA a try.
Thanks for all your help -- may you live for ever (or at least
Richard (Last name withheld by request) June 28,
[Note: the "first incarnation" referred to here is
Jack's former paper-based newsletter "Inside Track" which
is no longer published. OIA refers to Jack's covered call newsletter
Option Income Advisor.]
This is just a
note to commend you on your remarkable stock picking ability in the
recent past! I only purchased 11 of your picks but over half of them
have more than doubled and this portfolio of 11 stocks is up more
than 38% since January 1, 2007. A remarkable achievement considering
that the averages are up less than half that this year! Thanks for
your good advice and for writing such a sane articulate newsletter
every week, one that I thoroughly enjoy reading.
Keep up the good work!!
Gordon H. A
Subscriber since Inside Track days. 6/21/2007
withheld by request)
As of today you have helped
me increase my total portfolio over 50% in total since I first
subscribed. Just amazing. Just between you and me this is an
increase from 70,000 to 114,900.
Keep up the good work.
If you ever come to Chicago
I will gladly buy you dinner.
name withheld by request) 6/4/2007
I don't think I responded
to your e-mail after I subscribed to OIA in which you gave me $ 200
off the price of the subscription. I want to thank you very much for
extending that coutesy to me. I really appreciate your work, and it
has helped me a lot in managing my own account as well as my
One day, I hope I can meet
name withheld by request) 4/26/2007
Just a short note to tell
you how pleased I am with your service. I know that I told you last
year that I was doing my taxes, and could not understand how I had
made so much income. This year is more. It is so much that my CPA,
who signs-off on my return, wants to know who you are. I told him
about you, and he said after the 17th that he is going to be your
Again, thanks for all your
help the past few years. I hope all is good with you and your
I guess I just didn't get
it. Couldn't figure out why the original purchase price is
shown as $5.30 and the advice is only to buy up to $5.00.
But I really didn't look at the purchase price at the time, just the
buy up to price. Anyway, it's not important, I am just confused.
However, maybe it's because I didn't have the funds available when
you first recommended BBI so I came in later, then had to sell, and
then I was able to come back in after the big fall. I was lucky by
By the way, thanks
incredibly much for your help in 2005, I ended the year up 62%!
Happy New Year!
It's my pleasure renewing. You really once again called the 2004
market correctly as well as turn in some unbelievable returns with
just a handful of quality stocks.
Keep up the great work.
Fred J. Buglione 11/5/2004
After reading your letter this week I felt a need to thank you
for all the wonderful advice I've gotten from you for the past few
years. Many, many winners, a good balanced portfolio. Though
weighted to sectors, certainly, most would argue that's really the
only way to make money, unless you abandon to indexing.
Both my parents passed away within the same seven months this
past year. Tough to lose both so quickly. But my mom, Elsa who died
this past July, would always ask in her heavy German accent,
"Vat did ADAH-mo say today?" Even when she was at her
sickest, she loved to talk about the market, and kept up with her
For the last few years I made her trades for her, but we talked
market all the time. We spent many fun hours at our computers, (she
lived in Philly), and on the phone, talking about your
recommendations. My mom was a brilliant lady, a Ph.D., and was
interested in everyone and everything. She used to love to hear your
letters just to hear them. LOVED that you were an accountant and
delved into the options thing.
She was angry at me that I refused to ask you about Genentech for
her; she had made a lot of money on it herself, and wanted to know
if she should sell or hold. I tried to explain to her that you
covered the stocks you placed in our portfolios only; that you're
not in the business of running "lightning rounds" about
any issue that came to mind. But because of your track record and
honest devotion, she wanted your say on it nonetheless. You had her
great respect indirectly through me. And even though she didn't know
you at all, she liked you because she knew you made her son lots of
I bought Harvest and PWE this past week, and don't mind the dip
at all. Some of our biggest winners dipped before they took off.
Chesapeake was down 20% after I bought it back then, and look at
Keep up the GREAT work. Atta boy, Jack.
Jerry Kissel - Nov. 12, 2006
I am sitting here reviewing my taxes and trying to figure out
where all this income came from. I want to thank you for part of
that. I started with you about 2 years ago and did not totally
understand what we were doing. However, we have been very successful
in those two years, both financially on all the deals that you
suggested that we do; and also, I now understand what is going on.
I appreciate your keeping us out of the market last summer when
things were not good, and I appreciate your insights in the market
to know what sectors to hit with the covered calls and when to hit
Thanks again, and keep up the good work so I can pay more taxes
Joe Key Dallas, TX 4/06/2006
Jack, this last letter received today via email is the most
cogent, informative letter I have ever seen from an investment
advisor. Congratulations for telling it like it is.
William A. Bloomer
Your financial news letters are great, timely, honest and
straight forward, thanks for your insight and help in that financial
jungle out there!
Just a quick comment and no need to reply. I think your emphasis
on the real circumstances surrounding a stock is very welcome amidst
all the hype from the sell side brokers etc.
Having been in business for over 30 years--running companies all
over the world-I know only too well the games that can be played
with financial statements. At the end of the day, cash flow tells
the real story!
Just a comment to let Jack know how much I appreciate his advice.
I am the President of a mid-size engineering company in
Automotiveland (Michigan). I invest a good deal of money and have
paid top dollar for the best advice money can buy. My subscription
to Insiders Plus is better advice than I have ever received from
expensive "experts". I like the conservative, yet
aggressively "ahead of the street" approach Jack has. I
also admire the great attention to the customer you have. It is an
approach I discuss with my management staff often. Thanks for this
invaluable service. If you ever get to Michigan please allow me to
buy you dinner.
I'd like to offer my compliments and thanks: I feel you're both
honest and concerned - and also pretty good at selecting (on the
whole, that is - we'll forget Conseco and Boston Chicken . . . ). In
my experience these three virtues are rare indeed in your
profession. Of the thirteen advisors I've tried, … 9 have lost me
money (some significant money) and 4 (including you) have made me
money. Of the winners you are tops by far. Thank you! I'd have done
better if I'd followed your advice to the letter instead of second
guessing you at times….
R.A.F. (name kept private by request)
thanks for the response jack ---- i always liked your ideas, your
presentation of the facts as you saw them, telling us when to sell
as well as when to buy, and most of all, i liked the way you would
take responsibility for those times when you were wrong on a
company. i had great results with ivax, rational software, a couple
of others that i don't remember, and the only one that didn't work
out for me was commscope.
but i remember the time or two when you would miss one and then
just say you were wrong, apologized, and we moved on. to me, it
shows a lot more character to be able to admit mistakes rather than
just harp on the wins (like many of your competitors do!!) -- it
shows me that you are a lot more secure in your practice and
methodology than many of your peers.
make no mistake, i'm here to make money --- but i'd rather take
my chances w/ somebody i feel l can trust, right OR wrong, than w/
people who always say how great they are and always seem to find
ways to sweep the losers under the rug.
good to be back, jack . . . . have a great week, and let's make
some money ---
Michael I. Brunner, Houston, Texas May 21, 2003
In response to your request for feedback, let me say that I read
your newsletter more for you commentary and especially for your
insight then for your recommendations. While your recommendations
are valuable to me, your insight is what keeps me from loosing money
by buying stocks that look like winners on the surface but are
really troubled companies. Any format you want to use is okay with
me, as long as you keep me informed.
Hank Dierschke 5/5/03
I was impressed to get your voicemail at my home! I renewed my
membership yesterday from my office computer versus trying it from
my home computer. Maybe that was the problem?? Keep up the good work
and thanks again for the personal attention!
Tom White March 04, 2003
I heard an A.G. Edwards representative on the radio this afternoon
trying to rally investor's confidence. In so doing, he said 'those
who were lucky enough to be out of the market, should start buying
the stocks of good companies'. I assume he meant that those who were
lucky enough to have not listened to his advice of the past two
years, should now trust him. As for me, I think I'll stick by Jack.
Everett Souza, Jr. 7/19/02
Thanks for the update on remaining Inside Track stocks. If you
an eye on Devon and Equity Office Properties from time to time, that
great. Your faithfulness to the Inside Track subscribers is a
testimony to your
character, always an important commodity in any endeavor. We also
Insiders Plus newsletter.
Thanks for everything.
Dave Bullock (April 2002)
I really enjoy your subscription. Your honesty and integrity far
exceed anything I've ever been accustomed to on Wall Street. You
really have called this market correctly. Keep up the great work.
Kindest Regards and Thanks,
Fred (Buglione) - April 30, 2002
In your letter this week, you said "If I feel we are in
danger, or I feel I can no longer judge important matters, I'll sell
any stock, or all our stocks, and put us entirely in cash, if
necessary. ... I will not allow pride to stand in the way of good
risk management. There are few people talking about this market who
have any idea how nasty it might get from here. I do. Rally or no
rally, I'm sleeping with one eye open and my arm around a
That is PRECISELY why I'm letting my other newsletter subscription
expire, and staying with you!
Portfolio management should not have ANYTHING to do with egos,
appearances, or "relative performance". It should have
EVERYTHING to do with good analysis of where we are right now, where
we're trying to get to, and how we can best get from here to there.
I appreciate you calling things as you see them, in clear, concise,
unambiguous terms. Keep it up!
Carl Sopchak 7/29/02
I commend you on your comment " I will not allow pride to
stand in the way of "GOOD RISK MANAGEMENT". It offers a
great deal of comfort and confidence to hear investment advisors use
that term. So many forget risk management. I thank you for not
following the crowds.
Joseph LoVerde 7/29/02
Just a quick comment.
I am an avid fan of yours way back since the Inside Track days.
Generally I follow your recommendations and I do trade options (have
traded them for a long time) thank you for a good newsletter.
Dave Freund 10/14/02
I personally have used your past OPTION recommendation with AU,
and I plan to act on SUNW Monday if the price make sense. I find
your explanations very well written and clear, one major difference
between your investment letters and others that I have tried before
is that yours are very educational. NOT ONLY AM I GETTING INVESTMENT
ADVICE, BUT I AM BEING TAUGHT HOW TO BE AN INVESTOR. Selling the
call in AU was my first experience with OPTIONS outside reading a
few books. Your letter gave me the confidence to actually make the
trade and in doing so I was excited that I finally understood
Please keep the OPTION info coming,
regards, Rick Bell 10/14/02
just wanted to comment on the nov 17 letter, the paragraph starting
"You may wonder why I periodically go through so much trouble
to debunk stocks I'm not recommending......"
i have to say your commentary is not wasted at all!!! i enjoy that
information every bit as much as the actual stock picks... you just
cant get that kind of candid analysis anywhere else. keep up the
good work and keep us informed on all the baloney out there...
thanks, chris ellis 11/17/2002
Although the dust has probably not quite settled on the upheaval
in the stock market, my recent experience has caused me to reflect
on my relationship with you over time, formerly via Inside Track
and lately, through Insiders PLUS.
Upon analysis of my portfolio performance, it became clear that
any losses I’ve suffered over the last few years were in direct
proportion to the extent to which I strayed from your advice.
Subsequently, swearing to follow a course truer to your
recommendations, the ship was righted, and I enjoyed the prosperity
that followed. At this time I would classify myself as a true and
Holding degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from
Rutgers, Harvard, and Drexel Universities, it is tempting to think
one is capable of managing one’s own money. Experience has taught
me, however, that there is no substitute for the financial
expertise, time and dedication you bring to the table. From now on,
I’m going to dedicate my energies to the firm that bears my name,
and let you take the financial worries off my hands.
I look forward to each of your newsletters.
Very truly yours,
Charles J. Frederick, Jr., RA, AIA, CLA, ASLA, AICP, APA
Principal, Cee Jay Frederick Associates, Architects
Your last newletter was great! But then, most of them are. I have
to put my two cents in, in response to the first few paragraphs.
I signed up for your newsletter for one reason, your knowledge
and insight into stocks. That's it! I value your comments a whole
heck of a lot more than Rukyeser or any of the other guys hawking
stocks. How many years can people keep believing these guys? My
subscription is coming up for renewal in the next few months. I was
worried about getting a renewal notice. The last thing I wanted was
for my subscription to lapse. So if the best you can do is bright
red notice on the newsletter. That's fine by me. Just so long as I
keep getting the newsletter. I look forward to reading it every
I'm interested in hearing more about writing calls. I've written a
few. AU being one of them. I foolishly wrote some December 30 calls
and by mid December was praying that they didn't get called. Oh
well, if the worst I can say is "I didn't make as much money as
I could have due to my own mistake" then I guess it's been a
pretty good year. I'll be very interested in getting your advice on
AU. Should I buy more at the current price and write calls or wait
for a pullback? I'll probably wait for pullback but . . . Hopefully
you'll address that in a newsletter sometime this month.
Thank You and keep up the good work.
Joe [Edmund] 1/6/03
Subject: Re: Jack Adamo subcription
I was having a beer with an old buddy a few weeks back that I hadn’t
seen in a while. Out of the blue he said whatever became of that
"insider trading guy - that Jack…"
Well we started laughing and then started shaking our heads as we
reeled off a few of your previous stocks. It was "do you
remember Ivax", "what about Fairfield", "Commscope
was beautiful wasn’t it", etc. You would have thought we were
talking about women.
Jack I know there were a few that didn’t pan out, but there weren’t
many. I use to always equate you as a ‘good contact hitter’ (I
mean that as a compliment). Your letters were always a good solid
read where you weren’t always swinging for the fence (the old pigs
get slaughtered stuff). But in the end I do remember many home runs.
I also always remember and appreciate the fact that you were not shy
to call a spade a spade.
There is that adage ‘people don’t care how much you know till
they know how much you care’. It is so difficult to get that
across in an email or a letter, but in the end over time I always
came away with that feeling toward your advice. You showed a genuine
concern for those on the other end with a refreshing absence of
condescension, ego and arrogance.
Later on in the night we put your newsletter in the category of
things that worked so well we stopped using it.
At any rate you popped into my brain this morning on the drive into
my office. I am swamped today, but I have read your last four
letters and have printed off a bunch to read this weekend,
especially on AU. NLY, DVN. It is the same mantra in my mind after
recalling your letters from previous years. Looking at these
individual issues quickly I say to myself, "I see Jack working
here, yeah another Jack stock, on the surface I see what he likes
Your analytical background lends itself well to your advice. Your
logic is straightforward and often compelling. We both know that the
market has its own mind so compelling logic and good fundamentals do
not always translate into appreciation, but more times than not it
helps on the downside.
So back to work for both of us and I am glad to re-connect. I
promise not to be one of those knuckleheads that are always writing
emails. Looking forward to the next 24 months, stay warm (I chuckled
over the global warming/aerosol can intro) and have a great weekend.
I'm glad to see that you are back to publishing information about
insider stocks. ... your track record was awesome. My father in Fla.
also received the newsletter ... WELCOME BACK!!!!!