Friends of Stansberry
Friends of Stansberry & Associates are the people and businesses in our industry we respect, trust, and highly recommend. S&A does not receive compensation for any editorial mention of their businesses.
David Hall Rare Coins Van Simmons
Van Simmons and his partner David Hall founded David Hall Rare Coins (DHRC) in 1977. Over three decades later, it is recognized as one of the most reputable rare-coin and bullion companies in the country.
Van and David's most significant contribution to the industry was the creation of Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), a rare-coin-grading company.
They were the first dealers willing to "make a market" for coins, giving customers a buy price and a sell price – like a market-maker in stocks, futures, or other standardized securities. Today, PCGS coin certifications are the industry standard in grading and authentication.
Since PCGS was founded, it has graded and certified more than 21 million coins with a declared value exceeding $20 billion. Van and David's company grades and certifies more than 125,000 coins each month.
As a result, they have built relationships with rare-coin and bullion investors from all walks of life, including executives, celebrities, royalty, and billionaires all over the world.
Longtime S&A readers will recognize David Hall Rare Coins as one of our trusted recommended coin dealers.
Common Sense Publishing Tom Dyson and Mark Ford
Publisher Tom Dyson and Mark Ford are the creators of The Palm Beach Letter, a publication that provides its subscribers with useful advice about building wealth, living well, and investing.
The philosophy behind their advisory letter is simple: Get richer every single day.
As Tom says:
"One of the core tenets of our wealth-building philosophy concerns risk. We don't like it. We believe that long-term wealth building relies on reducing risk at every opportunity. This way, when you calculate your net worth at the end of the year, you realize you are tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands dollars wealthier than you were a year before."
At S&A, we've financially partnered with Common Sense Publishing for that reason.
While picking the right stocks is important to your long-term wealth, it's just as important to know how to save... how to spend... how to compound your wealth over decades... and how to intelligently spread your assets to ensure a safe, rich retirement.
If you're interested in these kinds of safe, long-term wealth building ideas, we recommend taking a look at Tom and Mark's Palm Beach Letter.
Casey Research Doug Casey
Legendary speculator Doug Casey is chairman and founder of Casey Research, one of the world's leading investment-research firms.
Casey Research produces the world's most insightful, in-depth research on natural resource and energy investments.
Casey's analysts and editors are some of the most well-connected in the business. They routinely travel the world, visiting highly prospective geological targets, grilling management and company geologists, and interviewing natives in a variety of languages to find out what they really think.
With over 30 years' experience, the Casey group evaluates dozens of companies every month, conducts due diligence on only the best, and brings those most likely to provide high returns to their readers' attention.
Casey Research's work is considered a "must-read" among S&A editors and analysts. No other group has the industry connections – from financiers, private investors, and geologists – or does the kind of in-depth work they do in the natural resources sector. If you're interested in this kind of investing, we highly recommend their work.
Gold Stock Analyst John Doody
John Doody, editor of the Gold Stock Analyst newsletter, is the single best gold-stock investor we know.
He has a BA in Economics from Columbia, an MBA in Finance, and a PhD in Economics from Boston University, and was an economics professor for almost two decades. John became interested in gold stocks due to an innate distrust of politicians, who for decades have supported policies that weaken the dollar.
He created his own gold-stock valuing system, his now-famous "Top 10 List." John's system helps him find the 10 cheapest gold stocks he believes will outperform the market, which he then publishes each month in his Gold Stock Analyst advisory. From 2001-2010, his "Top 10" returned 1,360%.
His track record is so well-respected, he's been profiled by Barron's seven times, quoted in the Financial Times, and is frequently interviewed on CNBC. He counts several of the world's best-known gold funds and investment managers among his subscribers.
As Porter Stansberry says, "No one in the world knows more about gold- and silver-producing companies than John Doody. No one else even comes close."
Asset Strategies International
Since 1982, Michael and Rich Checkan of Asset Strategies International (ASI) have advised their clients: Don't keep all of your wealth in just one country, one currency, or one asset class.
ASI deals in all the popular forms of precious metals: silver, gold, platinum, and palladium coins and bars; graded, numismatic coins; and offshore storage certificates.
Clients can buy and sell gold, silver, platinum, and palladium online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week though ASI, with allocated storage available in New York City, Salt Lake City, Zurich, London, Melbourne, or Singapore.
ASI also co-created the Perth Mint Certificate Program in 1996 to sell, store, and deliver gold, silver, and platinum coins and bars. Perth Mint certificates are portable and liquid "receipts" for metals purchases.
S&A has known Michael and Rich and the folks at ASI for over a decade. They have treated our subscribers fairly for years and are one of our trusted recommended coin and bullion dealers.
TradeStops Richard Smith
Founded in 2003 by longtime S&A subscriber Dr. Richard Smith, TradeStops.com provides an easy way to track trailing stops in your portfolio.
You see, experienced and professional investors understand that investment opportunities are almost infinite, but investment capital is finite. S&A believes that your first concern as an investor should be the preservation of capital, and one simple way to do this is by establishing trailing stops for your positions.
Using TradeStops, you can enter each position, the ticker symbol, purchase price, date purchased, and what percentage trailing stop you want to use. TradeStops does the rest. It automatically tracks your positions each evening to see if any stop has been hit or if a new high has been made.
When your trailing stop is hit, TradeStops sends you an e-mail and/or text message alert that evening so that you can take the appropriate action the following day.
TradeStops has been providing thousands of investors with this critical wealth-preservation service for more than five years. It is a fully independent service. The confidentiality of your investments and alerts is fully protected – you can rest assured that no market maker will ever see your stops.
Tradestops is an excellent product for keeping track of all your trailing stops, and one we highly recommend. Dr. Smith and TradeStops offers reduced rates for Stansberry & Associates readers.