At the insistence of my team, the people who work in this business and rely on its success, here are some of our unsolicited testimonials.
As you will read, a subscription to Marcus Today more than pays for itself, in some cases many many times over.
This success is in stark contrast to the perpetually optimistic habits of competitors in our space who have called the bottom on every bounce, who spin hollow guesswork and hindsight information as sage advice from positions of trust, and whose only ammunition appears to be a series of “conviction” buy recommendations that lack any timing skill or effort and come at the expense of their customers, clients, watchers, subscribers and listeners.
Marcus Today calls it as it is without agenda, puts subscribers first, and it has paid off for real people with real money. That’s what these testimonials tell us.
We publish them for the sake of our business and because if we keep getting testimonials like these, and you read them and send them to others, it will pay off for us too. From a commercial point of view it is a necessity.
Meanwhile keep reading and subscribing. If there’s one thing you can be sure of, and these testimonials are witness to, it is that you are going to hear it from us “as it is”. It may not be what you want to hear, but it will be honest, interesting, educational, entertaining and it will put you first.
I hope you agree.
Happy to take any comments but if you feel we deserve a testimonial please email us on this link – TESTIMONIAL. It is very good for our business if you do. Thanks very much.
It was terrific to get another market “fix” in your session today. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate what Marcus Today is offering to its subscribers, it really fills a hole. I’m sure plenty of others feel the same way.”
If I had to summarise the reasons for success, I would say well priced; common sense with a bit of humour as a personal touch. MT provides age related knowledge and experience from Marcus and Henry that is not possible to replicate.
Your trade table in the morning and lunchtime allows avid followers of Marcus Today to trade with you and copy you on your actions and thoughts. In fact without running the sums I’m sure if you followed that trade for trade it would pay for your subscription alone – after tax as well – plus still have some left over…I think the main thing is for Marcus Today is the personal level of contact you can provide people. I attended one of your seminars in Perth a year or two ago and was very impressed and I also email Henry every now and then and he is very prompt at replying. Your insiders and facebook page have now allowed members to connect with your team and with each other and to date I think has been very successful.
Gives me good honest advice and strong integrity; unconflicted, deep not shallow; factual and pragmatic; great insights; all helps me to manage my portfolio
I subscribe to your newsletter because you have proven to me that I can trust your no-nonsense approach. (You) help eliminate ‘noise’ from the market in making decisions (and) provide a wide variety of information, education and advice, all with a good balance of philosophy and humour. You have the members’ share market standing at the forefront.
1. To keep me informed on what is going on in world markets, particularly Australia.
2. To provide investment ideas.
3. To learn from your mistakes, you are happy to put your hand up and say I’m wrong and why. This is very valuable.
All the best for the year ahead.
I have learned and continue to learn to be much more disciplined in my SMSF portfolio management AND to hear another voice separate from my full-service broker/advisor. I now feel that I manage them, rather than they manage me.
Great newsletters – keep calling it as it is – no BS. Love the updated news, overnight & daily updates of world financial events & business news — that can affect markets. Love the charts and explanations. The Facebook forum is a is a great innovation > love the ‘no dickheads’ policy
Helping me assess opportunities and get in and get out of stocks profitably.
I attended a seminar at Perth Fraser Suites last year and met Emma and Marcus along with Sean. It was an advanced session which I attended half the seminar (as I am beginning/intermediate). It was informative and solid and as I have not had an actual person in life to teach me this stuff, you along with the website and different articles has enabled me to learn at my own slow pace amongst people whom I have now grown to trust. So Thankyou and I am looking forward to meeting you more in person in the future.
I have been a member for some years now and Marcus today is a very important part of my daily routine.
As Marcus says many times, we must turn the computer on everyday, well I do that to catch up on all the market chatter and to see how my portfolios are going. Marcustoday provides commentary on what you think the market is doing, something a little deeper than the news media.
In addition to managing a SMSF and a trading portfolio I am a convenor for the Australian Shareholders Association organising three meetings a month for Members. The biggest frustration is the lack of information (not data) available to people who are not in the daily work force. Many times I recommend Marcus to Members who want to know what is going on, whether they should sell everything or just stay the path. I know you do not recommend only comment, but even that is better than nothing.
We were all lost when Your Money died, and as Henry says there really is no replacement, so now we watch CNBC and only really receive overseas information. Marcus is on the point so continue please, the trading area changes are not as good, because you don’t say what you are doing more what you have done, but that is probably because the price of the stock changes so much once Marcustoday talks about it.
AND please keep up the humour, it lightens the stresses in the market.
I sign into Marcus Today to help me cut through the financial, economic and stocks media noise to gain relevant insights in how to manage my Super money within my risk profile and my other higher risk profile fun account.
As a subscriber of 10 years or more – firstly in the corporate world of banking and finance, and now retired – your newsletter helps me know the state of the market and individual shares in which I am interested without any bias (really important!). It also helps me understand how the market works in plain language. I can choose to delve deeper – or not – and as I am in no way a share market expert I work to the level that makes sense for me now. It has both complicated (the need to know more) and de-complicated (the need to know when I’m at a point when extra information is pointless) my investment life. One success barometer is that I have made more money than I have lost in the direct market, although I still leave the management of most of our superannuation and pension savings to fund managers. You made that OK too. Most valuable anecdote directly from you at one of your 2018 courses…”I know someone who keeps their retirement money in managed funds and just keeps an eye on the market trends. Gets out when the market falls and gets back in when it starts to rise.” I was already doing this but wasn’t sure if it was the best way to manage our money. Takeaway: do what suits your style and knowledge level best. My husband who has almost zero knowledge of the markets and investments thinks I’m a guru and that’s got to be a good thing! Many thanks for your years of good information with a human touch.
I initially subscribed on your “tell it like it is..” message as I had been suckered into other newsletters that certainly don’t and I stayed because you do what you say on the box. Do you get every call right, no but you do get most right and one of the very few that give you honest, informed market commentary along with fantastic education all with a sense of humour. That’s why I look forward to my market fix first, with Marcus today.
I really like the way you have evolved and suspect that the big increase in subscribers is that you have the newsletter at the moment in just the right space offering everyone what they need/want. ( Chris portfolio’s, daily trade section, henry’s small caps and all the info to guage the daily market temperature…etc etc ) Big kudos for continual improvement as the daily video update and Ask an analyst facebook group are great additions ( you helped me get over the loss of the yourmoney business channel!)
Firstly, I really enjoy the Fresh honest sincere, daily news of what’s happing in the share market world.
Secondly, I am an investor and trustee of my SMSF (> $1 Million) and am looking out if any shares in portfolio are running any risks, that I need to do something about. Also looking out for opportunities for new growth companies on the horizon that I should invest in for the LT.
I do also enjoy the special articles published to sharpen my technical skills. Has helped me to overcome the “Hold” at any price mentality.
However, I have sold some shares on your advice, even though those shares continued to go up after sold…. (e.g. COH and RIO).
I Am currently cashed up and looking for new investment opportunities.
The new Facebook group page to share ideas with other subscribers is a tremendous addition…
Very with the newsletter.
Got burnt a bit by smart arses (in the past) so why I continue to re-subscribe is because you and your team have honesty and integrity, a rare commodity it seems in this world.
Articles analysing companies looking to review management capabilities and strategies to help look for good growth investments.
You admit your mistakes (generally) and don’t sweep them under the carpet.
Your results aren’t sugar coated and I like it when you get it wrong your happy to admit your human.
It gives me more confident knowing you get it wrong as much as I do.
Having said that resetting your Portfolio’s to October last year when the index was at it’s lowest seems a bit sneaky. How about giving us the result for 2018-19 financial year.
I keep renewing because you follow the KISS principle – Keep It Simple Stupid.
Sufficient facts to be credible.
Comments when they are required. When there is nothing new, you say so. You don’t make up stuff.
When you make a mistake, you own up and say so. All goes to credibility.
Keep going. I like what you are doing and I find your guidance invaluable.
I subscribe to MT for information on how the market is going mainly. I am not a trader and am fairly conservative in my investments, the main thing I want to know is if there is another GFC event coming, so the newsletter will hopefully give me a heads up there.
I do like articles on the bigger companies or more top end heavy portfolios like your Top 50 portfolio.
You and your team are already providing what customers expect… You call a spade a spade and provide a personal touch with your humour and opinion… The newsletter caters for all levels of investor across a broad range of stocks and other instruments… without running a personal agenda or sales spin. I feel that your balance is perfect at the moment. Henry runs the SSP which focuses on small to middle market capital growth and income stocks for the investor that may want to take a bit more risk. Chris is doing an excellent job on the portfolio side of things which is good for the less “risk tolerant” and income type of investors, while you provide general market commentary, insights and themes.
To receive straight forward honest advice without the bullshit and without the relentless push by most newsletters to try and constantly upsell you. I’ve only been a subscriber for about a month and already feel that I am getting excellent value for my investment.
Very good commentary about the workings of the stock market, good coverage of lesser known stocks and excellent strategic advice.
1. You are not a Broker as such, therefore I place more credence to your information.
2. Your suggestions and comments tend to align with my thoughts and ideas. Call it confirmation bias if you like.
3. Your article last week re what goes on behind the scenes with Brokers is just what I’ve been looking for. It confirmed my suspicions about what “skulduggery” they get up to behind the scenes. I have often “banged on” to my investing friends about how the “big guys” don’t buy or sell at the going price. If they want to buy they will push the price down and the opposite if they want to sell. So what. I’d do the same IF I have the money that they have to Play with. Several of my friends have now been convinced and purchased subscriptions (one for 2 yrs I think). Knowing what moves the market helps me learn to be a better player in this game of “snakes and ladders”.
I hope these few comments give you some insight as to why I subscribe to Marcus Today.
Only been actively trading for 6months and while watching Your Money, I found Henry to be trusted source of information. I enjoyed his persona and commentary around stocks. Subscribed to Marcus Today shortly after. 3 emails a day, with whats happening in the market (and around the world) that’s easy and enjoyable to read.
Initially I subscribed after reading your newspaper articles and seeing you on the ABC over a number of years, realising that ‘he thinks like me’, no fluff, to the point with a bit of humour. What I like about the newsletter is that your team does the initial work, alerts me to stocks I probably wouldn’t read about, and then I do my own analysis and before making a decision. This I enjoy but it also gives me more time for other endeavours.
Essentially a place I can go to get everything I need that is stock related… I really like seeing how you manage the growth portfolio. In particular, what stocks you are adding and why… I also enjoy the humour both Marcus and Henry inject into the newsletter.
Someone I can trust to help manage my SMSF
I like the “down to earth, tell it like it is” language of Marcus Today as well as a wealth of information and daily updates (3 times a day) which keep me well informed.
Because I get ideas on stocks to buy (or sell) but mainly because I rely on it to tell me when to go to cash to avoid being smashed as I was in the GFC
For me it is all about buy ,hold and sell and the accuracy thereof
An industry professional cutting through ie It’s not buy and hold, it’s about an active investing approach, so do yourself a favour and learn something about trading. Candid assessment of his industry and the debunking of myth and mystique. Lively daily chatter: informative and entertaining for those for whom the stock market is also something of a hobby.
Introduction to new companies. Broker views as well as Marcus Today views on companies. Close of market prices on various securities / commodities / FX. Another opinion on what’s going on in the market / the world
Marcus, I value your view on the market.I use your newsletter for assessing my balance of stocks, bonds, hybrids, cash, Overseas shares, RESI and unlisted real estate.
Just to keep me informed about the market, by someone who follows it in some detail, knows the ropes, and “tells it like it is” (as you say).
Don’t change anything! I subscribe because you tell it like it is – your background note last week about your ‘bovver’ mate and what really drives markets is just one example. These background stories provide an underlying confidence in the underlying investment strategy and reduces the tendency to make panic decisions.
Keep it coming and thank you.
Insight, understanding and some good suggestions.
I subscribe to outsource the initial stock selection process and to understand what your team are seeing in the Market. What I like most is your honest no-nonsense approach. Too many stocks on the ASX for me to cover them all, so I allow you to narrow the field of potential candidates. I take your recommendations and then research them in detail myself to decide if they are suitable for me and those whos money I manage.
Why I subscribe is to go to ONE SITE and get ALL the information I require news and world events in brief. What’s happening stockwise as well. I like the simplicity of the layout. And one thing I dislike are price movements shown in percentages, real dollars and cents are what you put in the bank. Keep up the good work and you keep my subscription.
You have a very succinct and good variety of daily info on ‘macro crap’ and also on companies through the ‘stockbox’ and daily newsletter. This all lets me get a ‘feel’ for the market and individual stocks. I also like that you include a world view as well. I would like to see the international stock boxes expanded.
As a trusted source of equities advice particularly in stock picking growth stocks as a kicker for our SMSF
Quick access to a wide range of updated information, quickly. I like reading about the range investment ideas, gaining an understanding of strategies adopted by different people, and developing/adapting to my investments over time.
I subscribe to quickly and accurately get a finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the markets today. I notice there are times when the road seems clear ahead and I feel confident to invest or sell . Those times are valuable and I’m happy to sit and observe until they come. You guys are all I need to run a portfolio worth a couple of million with confidence, and have done so for years.
Share ideas, an independent view on markets, and as a sanity check! Well done on your service.
REASONS and INFORMATION. I don`t always take the tips, but you give me the information that i sometimes struggle to find as to why certain things are or had happened.
For advice that I can trust and is therefore useful in making my investment decisions.
Fearless advice, tell it like it is, lots of ideas.
I have been a subscriber for several years. I was attracted to Marcus from the various articles he wrote in the newspaper. I like the direct and understandable content. I had been quite an active “trader” over a number of years with my SMSF. A couple of years ago I put my toe in the water with the MTSMA. I have since added to my positions. I had got to the point where I would closely manage my portfolio and then get busy or travel and not do anything for several weeks. Of course this led to me keeping holdings I should have got rid of and missing some opportunities. I have decided that I would try a few different “managers” and to take myself out of the investing game – leave it to the experts. I have invested in WAM and WGB (not good so far), Platinum Asia and Europe (also just treading water) and the MTSMA – a very good year. I have hybrids and probably too much in term deposits.
I read the MT newsletter on most days just for interest. So my next big decision is at renewal time for MT newsletter. I can follow movements in my MTSMA but I have no short term desire to recommence trading (and I am no good at it). So has the success of the MTSMA put my ongoing subscription at risk. Possibly.
Financial education, stock ideas, prompt financial news and some interesting “off topic” narrative
I was almost fully invested in the market in 2008. As a result, I took a bath. I want guidance to help prevent me making the same mistake again. You are my canary in the coal mine.
I like the daily commentary because it is both granular in the daily here and now, as well as grounded in a longer-term market narrative. Commentaries are insightful and authoritative within the constraints of a daily feed. Commentaries are also candid about the uncertainties, dilemmas and mind games associated with market assessments. I value the tools and resources, but I rely more on Stock Doctor for ongoing portfolio management tools…. Above all, I subscribe because of the simple and insightful connections drawn between daily market events and long-term emerging trends – enabling the reader to be challenged by the quick snap shots of future implications for companies/sectors/countries/portfolios.
I wanted a one stop shop with solid unbiased views on the market and the economy. By subscribing I have cut out a lot of noise which has given me clear focus. Marcus Today has all the tools I need such as the Stock Box, Portfolios, Database and the new Facebook group which is wonderful.
To receive information which is useful in managing our SMSF. This has included specific share info, general comments on what you think market is going to do, ‘heads up’ on different opportunities/dangers the market presents at various times. I also find the succinct daily reports interesting.
Hello Marcus/Team, your common sense, practicality, teaching, and stock selection is much appreciated… I do appreciate your application in trying to do your best for us ‘punters’ out here. Your innovations in trying various presentations and approaches will strike a chord for many. Henry also seems to fit in well, with some inspiration, balance and common sense also. As we learn along the way, we can’t get it right always, but a few good ones more than make up for the duds. Marcus, you seem to have recruited and developed a good team.
The newsletter is one of the highlights of my day. It’s brill.
MT provides personal, honest opinions and writings from Henry and Marcus that make the report extremely educational. Quick information on what is going on in the premarket report and judgement calls on company reports and announcements…not a copy and paste from the company that I won’t understand… Marcus shares a lot of his experience of years in the market…He keeps repeating things like the dangers of reporting season and confession season. People learn through repetition, and they need to be constantly reminded of the dangers before they fire up the computer.
I like your frank reporting on your investing decisions both good and bad. The others try to hide their mistakes.
I am retired with a SMSF to live off. I enjoy investing and the mental challenge of picking, buying and selling, Enough about me.
I selected you for my newsletter for this year (coming off FNARENA) because you have:
- Opinions about companies to go with the data (Stockbox)
- you report long and short analysts
- you report on market and theme based stories.
I enjoy the ideas and information contained in the daily news .It helps with managing my SMSF, thank you!
I like the short and to the point Stocks in the End of The Day section, specifically with emphases on the stock with a “big” jump in value. Never use Market Map section and I can’t imagine why anyone will use it. I am often looking for Henry and now Chris’ confirmation of my ideas regarding what to buy. This is very helpful. To be able to ask questions and get short/long answers is very important for me. I love Henry’s Take section … again it’s an excellent place to confirm my ideas with an experienced professional. Keep it to the point, without telling me history of the humankind.
Easy. No bull. No crap. No hassle
Just keep telling it like it is. No bullshit, no sales-pitch, no hidden agendas, no excuses or blaming, no game-playing.
If you get it right, tell us how. If you get it wrong, tell us how. Sick to death of brokers, commentators and newsletter spruikers who pedal bullshit in their own interests, akin to the barbers who always “advise” you to get a haircut.
Keep being different.
An information source to assist idea generation and market overviews allowing the investor (me) to make my own decisions.
– Broaden perspective
– Alternative views
– Big picture themes
– Idea generator, company analysis
– Mid-small cap company introductions valuable, hard for retail investors to be aware of potential opportunities to follow
I subscribe to Marcus Today as I am especially interested in
1. the articles on the ‘hot’ areas of the markets, eg. oil, gold etc; and world events that are likely to effect our markets; and
2. I got my first five bagger this year, PNV, and would like to think I could do it again. Thus especially like Henry’s tips on smaller stocks.
I am overseas on holiday at the moment but your newsletter is first preference to read each day – great news clips, love the thoughts on the company updates & following some of your portfolio suggestions. I also enjoy your views on whether you are being cautious, selling or buying overall etc as I have found the last couple of years particularly challenging in the markets (I have been investing for about 30 years and have subscribed to many publications along the way).
Simple really, I’m getting to that stage where I should be taking a far greater interest in my SMSF than I have been. I’m lucky in as much that a considerable amount is going into it, which has lulled me into being lazy. Having a reasonable handle on TA, having used and been a part of MDSNews in the past, but not knowing where to start looking, the information that you provide is excellent, making it easy to make decisions on where to invest my funds.
Really happy being a subscriber, keep up the good work!
The reason I subscribe and have done for several years are numerous. Yes all the things you covered in your preamble, honesty, tell us how it is, stockbox etc. etc. brings me back to the ‘fold’. However what I really think it is, is that I can personally relate both Marcus’s & Henry’s mental demeaner. Its not something you can bottle and sell. You either have it or you don’t. These guys don’t put themselves on a pedestal, they stuff things up as well, this also helps me mentally knowing that even the best are infallible. There is lots of good stuff in this newsletter but most of all it is the integrity behind the words.
Keep up the good words
Love your work! …. multiple reasons
1. Education that helps me do a better job eg I carry Marcus SELL missive from 2015(?) in my notebook, use the stock ATR numbers per stock in my spreadsheet and finally understood candles from the article earlier this year. IE gives me the tools!!!
2. Specific stock ideas to test what fits with my portfolio and objectives.
This includes Buy Hold Sell, Henry’s small stock portfolio ( I would never find these ideas elsewhere eg PNV) and understanding the ideas and structure in the growth, top50, and income portfolios. The ideas are really valuable.
Prompts me to do more research.
3. What’s happening in stock announcements and some ideas around movements albeit just a large fund mgr selling however what’s facts or just momentum.
Some context on specific stocks and the overall market.
4. BTW I have a LinkedIn account but never a Facebook account. However I opened a Facebook account just to get the Marcus stock discussions. Jury out however it demonstrates the power of your brand!
I like Marcus Today because the amount of information suits me, and I enjoy the educational articles and insider yarns. I like seeing what you are doing with the portfolios and there is enough commentary for me to decide for myself if I follow or not.
Stock picks that make me money
Someone to back my judgement (anyone I agree with must be smart. Someone to research areas beyond me (other brokers, overseas stuff, obscure companies etc). News that is current, (not 3-6 months old like some. News that is trade specific, not motherhood/generalization. Someone who can say “I don’t know!” rather than bullshit!
We subscribe to the Marcus Today newsletter to become better investors for our SMSF. Through the newsletter we are better informed and make better investments. The newsletter is beneficial because it Educates, provides advice and tips and have improved our performance immensely since subscribing in the distant past. Thank you for your informative reading in the newsletter and the many other articles, Buy, Hold Sell in particular.
We subscribe to the MT newsletter to become better investors for our SMSF. Through the newsletter we are better informed and make better investments. The newsletter is beneficial because it Educates, Provides advice and tips and have improved our performance immensely since subscribing in the distant past.
Thank you for your informative reading in the newsletter and the many other articles, Buy, Hold Sell in particular.
At the outset, let me tell you that I am very pleased with my investment in Marcus Today.
I read your daily Bulletins with great interest – and they have certainly influenced my investment decisions.
Your commentaries on current Market movements are most enlightening
particularly enjoyable when they are spiced with your wit and humour.
Having read the article “Character and experiences are your aces in life’ published in the West Australian yesterday, I need to say that the level headed comments from the article are a breath of fresh air compared to the hyped up media stories we have been bombarded with lately.
It was genuinely refreshing to hear someone state the obvious fact, that if you have a passion for sport and you are given a rare, (well paid) opportunity to make it your career, why wouldn’t you make the most of it, financially and socially?
I shall pin this article on my wall at work and hope that everyone reads it.