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 and 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.
Instead 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.
Apologies for our immodesty but from a commercial point of view my colleagues think this is a necessity.
Meanwhile keep reading and subscribing. If there's one thing you can be sure off and these testimonials are witness to, it is that you are going to hear it from us as it is and although it may not be what you want to hear, it will be honest, interesting, educational, entertaining and it will put you first.
I hope you agree.
I've been a member of Marcus Today for the last 4 years - and I've just renewed my membership for another 2. I regard MT as my "eyes and ears" of the stock market - it gives me a snapshot of what to expect from the market in the morning and a roundup of what happened at the end of day.
Besides being an informative and entertaining read, I like that MT interprets the news behind the headlines in a way that's relevant to the retail investor/trader. Best of all, MT continually reinvents itself to become more relevant to a wider readership. Examples are new features such as the small stock portfolio and Insiders.
From: E******* L**** [mailto:*****@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 8 May 2013 10:43 AM
Subject: Feedback for Marcus and Team
Hi Marcus and Team
I just wanted to give you some feedback. I've been interested in stocks for a long time but I have been doing it in a lazy gambler-type way. Unfortunately I have lost loads of money on poor decisions and crap newsletters along the way.
I am a new subscriber to Marcus was impressed with his lucid and funny columns in SMH. I decided to take the plunge last year and didn't buy or sell anything until I learned more. I have followed Marcus on only a few investments this year, as I don't trust myself still, and have been pleasantly surprised with 5-20% returns in a short period of time which has covered the cost of the newsletter.
I would like to express my gratitude to you all in writing an honest, concise and (usually) funny newsletter.
From: J** S********** [mailto:***********@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2013 10:56 AM
Subject: Marcus Today Newsletter
I manage my own SMSF. Just to say the newsletter is great- in good times and bad. Always good to find out why stocks have gone up/down/pear shaped. The reasons why the market behaves like it does and when it does. Looks to me that when you mention 'keep an eye on' or take care buying a particular stock you are pretty correct. The newsletter combined with using an online broker such as Commsec has worked well. Too much info is better than too little. People don't have to read it all- it’s pretty well laid out.
Regards J** S**********
From: C***** A*** [mailto:*********@******.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 12 February 2013 2:36 PM
To: Marcus Padley
Subject: MT portfolios
I think you have really finally hit the mark with your Tuesday portfolio report. Just what I have been looking for - a great result and easy to read - easy to follow. Great work
"Our greatest battles are that with our own minds"
From: N & M ********* [mailto:**********@bigpond.com]
Sent: Monday, 11 February 2013 6:26 PM
Subject: *** JBH
I recently followed you with JBH as my first attempt at a trade since subscribing to your news letter three years ago. I paid approximately the same price as you did. As you can imagine I am pleased to be be up by approximately 27% in 13 days. I will be following your guidance as to what to do with it from here on.
I very much enjoy the honesty and sincerity that comes through your materials.
Results like the above make your newsletter look cheap.
Thank you Marcus & Staff.
From: *******@gmail.com [*********@gmail.com] on behalf of *****
Sent: Friday, 21 December 2012 3:01 PM
Subject: *** Re: MARCUS TODAY NEWSLETTER 20121221
...and a very Merry Christmas to the MT team - been a subscriber for six months or so and am really enjoying the news and views and multitude of analyses and portfolio updates etc each day - I think the service is brilliant, well done folks!
From: R******* D**** [********@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 21 December 2012 3:36 PM
To: Marcus Padley
This is the FIRST TIME that I have ever sent an editor of a financial newsletter a message of congrats on your publication. Put simply your incisive commentaries, practical advice re buying and trading equities coupled with your "stick your neck out" recommendations all make your newsletters both unique and certainly worthwhile.
Congratulations again and all the best for the new year.
From: **********@********.com.au [mailto:**********@********.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 19 December 2012 9:16 AM
To: Marcus Padley
Subject: Question re resources trades
Great newsletter by the way. Have been a member of *********** and *********** for some years and yours is the most useful, interesting to read, you treat recommendations likes its your money and its free of crap. I like the humour and daily snippet too. And I have made money on your recommendations. Good work. Will be dropping the ************ when expiry comes around.
From: *************@gmail.com [mailto:*************@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 18 December 2012 5:58 PM
Subject: **** *****
Your news letters are the best thing that has happened to me, some light in the tunnel.
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you and your team.
From: G****** D****** [mailto:*********@rebar.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 5 September 2012 11:30 AM
Subject: FeedbackMarcus / MT team,
I just wanted to thank you for your candid emails, speeches interviews and particularly your book. I have now completed the book and it was great reading in an easy to understand format and it has changed the way I now invest. I even recommend the reading to non finance interest people as I found it generally enjoyable. Your thoughts have also reinforced some of my knowledge I have learnt myself through market misfortune.
Tactics regarding stop losses are now more integral than ever before and are the cheapest and easiest way to limit downside risk. I now setup stop loss prices before buying shares as part of my pre-purchase diligence. It has changed my outlook and I now love the market even more than before as the future looks a lot clearer.
I look forward to the latest book. Thank you and keep up the great work.
From: c***** [mailto:*******@bigpond.com]
Sent: Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:49 PM
Subject: *** readjusting stop losses for equity raising
Hello M.T. team,
Thank you for your prompt and considered response. I will take you up on your offer to educate me! I have been reading your articles about stop losses with great interest for a while now. You have probably saved me considerably more than my subscription with your advice.
From: R****** C**** [mailto:**********@yahoo.com.au]
Sent: Sunday, 1 July 2012 12:50 PM
To: marcus padley
Subject: Thanks + Comment...
I have been through busts back to Posieden....but as with so many others can select companies reasonably but am hopeless at selling. You have been wonderful Marcus ...Thank you, Thank you...I followed your advice almost completely re selling...and will follow your stops when you trade/ buy again...wish you had come along earlier in my life!
You have given strong portfolio advice, educated us and put stops up daily to surely make it impossible for us not to honour...thank you you again.
Regards R*** C****
From: m***** b*** [mailto:**********@iinet.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:51 AM
Subject: been following your articles for years
love the way you make it interesting and fun....great work..
From: B*** K***[mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, 23 December 2011 11:41 AM
Subject: FEEDBACK ON MT
I get continuous emails from [other investment newsletters] telling me the supposed way. But the claims these three competitors of yours make is clearly c***.
Your reports and other articles do not have this arrogant tone about them- much more factual, balanced and useful, to me anyway.
So thanks and looking forward to continuing playing the game, with your guidance, in the new year.
Best regards, B**** K***.
From: j****** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 19 December 2011 10:14 AM
Subject: Thanks for a great year
I thought I should just say thanks for a great year of clear, concise and considered reporting. Marcus today is a must read for me. I've given up all other news media - it's just negative fear mongering or rehashed press releases. It's refreshing to actually get an opinion and personal perspective on world events - whilst also being able to get quick highlights at a glance. I know you must work hard to get the balance right, and I think you do.
All the best to you and the staff of Marcus Today.
Sent:Thursday, 27 October 2011 1:54 PM
I would like to express my view on the report – It is the best comprehensive report available and it has helped my trading/investing profits Significantly. Apart from the factual data in the report I admire the straight shooting/views expressed by Marcus.
From: j****** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 25 October 2011 12:15 PM
Subject: Excellent Newsletter today
Thanks for the newsletter today. The quality and depth of your analysis never ceases to amaze me. Day after day...I don't know how you do it. I enjoy the personal and frank tone of your market calls.
It's like catching up for a chat over a morning coffee.
From: A***** B*** [mailto:**********@yahoo.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 13 September 2011 9:16 AM
Subject: Brilliant Advice
I must say how VERY valuable, honest and informative I find your regular articles in The Age and commentary on TV and radio financial news segments!
There is a mountain of information overload out there - how great is it to find gold in your in your most welcome articles.
Very much appreciated.
From: J*** A***** [mailto:**********@**.com]
Sent: Monday, 12 September 2011 9:41 AM
Great article on timing the market. Clear, concise, detailed with an action item at the end..The quality that I love the most about your writing and the newsletter is that it is theoretical ( so I can understand the why) but pragmatic (so I can get my head around the how...the what to do with this information question), whilst leaving me enough room to do my own thinking and make my own decision - no spoon feeding here - you're like the nutritionist....it's up to the reader to go the shop get the ingredients and make the meal....first class as always.
From:C**** D**** [mailto:C****.D****@********.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 19 August 2011 5:01 PM
Subject: Comment on the week that was.
You do get it so right. Went to cash as you said weeks ago but thought I knew better. Last week I jumped in on the dip, caught the knife in mid air (what a champ!), saw 3 fingers on the ground today ….they were mine.
Seriously, thanks for steering us mere mortals through the dark times.
From:m*** l [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, 19 August 2011 2:20 PM To: email@example.com Subject: TESTIMONIALS
This not quite a testimonial per se but more to lend support to your early August stop loss call.
I only got around to reading yesterday's newsletter today. Well, where are all stop loss naysayers today? Do their own stop loss selling maybe? You have simply laid out the facts and taken a position. Hopefully each of us is mature enough to decide if we agree or disagree with your position and take appropriate action. Most importantly, accept responsibility for your personal decision. Any investor who thinks their subscription fee absolve themselves of responsibility for their own decision is sorely mistaken.
As someone who have watched and invested in the market for over 20 years I certainly back your statement that everything in hindsight seems so logical. If only our foresight is also similarly logical then there will be no need for MT and everyone will be happily invested. In this perfect world scenario every rational person will act in unison, buying or selling. The only catch is that there will be no counter-party to these transaction because of the perfect foresight.
Thanks for the continuing education and keep up the good work.
From: D**** O****** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, 12 August 2011 10:59 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Testimonial
Just read the testimonials on your site and would like to add my applause for your newsletter. I'm one of those nearing retirement who, over the last few years, has intensified my focus on trying to better understand the equity market and I'm getting there. I think. It's certainly been stimulating!
Your newsletter has played an important part in helping me keep some balance in those efforts over the last few years. I actually am amazed at the value it offers. You pack a lot in and the constant improvements are appreciated.
I also subscribe to 2 other well known newsletters that seem to range from what seems at times like irrational exuberance/excess optimism to a more dour 'slow as she goes' outlook. I reckon you're right on the money in the middle there somewhere. I could go on but I won't. Gotta get back to the ASX site......! cheers D**** O******
From:M**** G********* [mailto:********@optusnet.com.au]
Sent:Wednesday, 10 August 2011 12:19 PM
I’m enjoying the honesty of your Newsletter. A Broker recommending staying in cash in preference to the market ,at any time, is quite paradoxical
From: S***** B******** [mailto:*******@fjc.net.au]
Sent: Thursday, 11 August 2011 12:25 PM
I would like to convey my appreciation for the "down to earth" and no b... s... comments in your daily newsletter. It has helped restrain me from making some major mistakes, especially over the past few months, and I am more than happy to be substantially in cash at the present time.
I also subscribe to another newsletter which has recommended members be fully invested for months and that each dip was an opportunity for "selective buying"!
Having preserved my capital, I look forward to your views on the timing to re-enter the market in a significant way.
Sent:Thursday, 11 August 2011 12:09 PM
Who would have thought that a stockbroker could make a living from starting a newsletter telling people not to buy shares. Brilliant!
From:C******* T********* [mailto:**********@austral-asian.com.au]
Sent:Thursday, 11 August 2011 11:29 AM
Subject: Done it in spades!
My subscription has paid off in spades!
Your 4th August call in particular, and the on-going international context, was stellar. Apart from getting out in time, it’s finally restrained me from getting back in again too early. The key elements paid off brilliantly for a close associate in another Asian market as well.
Keep the hard-knocks, I-call-it-as-I-see-it insights coming.
Thank you, and best regards, C******
From:M*** ******** [mailto:*******@yahoo.com]
Sent:Thursday, 11 August 2011 10:35 AM
Thanks for saving me HEAPS with my losses. I sold off 98% of my portfolio on Friday(5th) on your advice. I was ecstatic the following Monday when other investors squirmed, but, the gambler in me bought few stocks yesterday.
Today I'm hoping like hell for what you call "sell into a relief rally" if ever there is one tomorrow or next day.
From:T****** C******* [mailto:*********@bigpond.com]
Sent:Thursday, 11 August 2011 10:34 AM
After 2002 I vowed never to be caught again but instead of selling when the market was so high in 2007 stayed in (and on advice bought in 2008 ) only to have the SMSF portfolio almost halve by the lowest point. This time however, I followed your recommendations and put a line under the entire fund and sold all but a very small amount of the total share portfolio .The important thing is that I do not wake up every day wondering what is going to happen.
From:N***** L***** [mailto:Nfirstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent:Thursday, 11 August 2011 9:41 AM
Your candid uncompromised advice is much appreciated. Sleeping at night beats “vomiting on the grass” (Alan Kohler).
Yours is the only analysis I actually understand – the platitudes of the other commentators feels like the anxious gambler who doesn’t want to admit their mistakes.
Keep it going, please
From:G*** S******** [mailto:****.*********@***.edu.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 9 August 2011 8:51 PM
Subject: Thanks Marcus
Thanks for all the great advice and guidance over the past week or so.
I’ve been a subscriber to your Newsletter for a few years now. However, I must say the quality of your advice and support over recent days / weeks has taken your Newsletter (in my opinion) to a new level. I do not make such comments lightly.
Thanks again, G***
The University of Western Australia
From:B** B******* [mailto:*******@ozemail.com.au]
Sent:Tuesday, 9 August 2011 2:22 PM
Read with interest your call about going into cash in early May when the market was around the 4800 mark.
I watched and waited until it was slightly above 4600 after a bit of "sawtooth" movement but still trending down and then moved to 90% cash in my super fund.
I enjoyed my coffee when I was out this morning safe in the knowledge our planned trip to the USA later this is still very affordable.
Your subscription cost, is not a cost.
Sent: Tuesday, 9 August 2011 12:51 PM
Subject: General Comment
Dear Marcus and the Team.
As a trader for over 25 years this is one of the best newsletters in the market. I congratulate your team on producing such a great newsletter. One good thing about your letter is that you tell no BULL S***. It still amazes me why 99% of the broking industry are bullish on a falling market.
From: P*** & J*** A**** [mailto:********@internode.on.net]
Sent: Tuesday, 9 August 2011 7:13 AM
Thought your comments yesterday were quite modest actually. You've been proven right at this point, don’t trust the market, stick your stop losses, be disciplined and your decisions will be made without having to 'call' the market. We did and they did. Able to sleep well and concentrate at work.
Wished I sold more in April / may but now realising the benefits and what we have learned from your newsletter!
From:J**** and C**** [mailto:***********@bigpond.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2011 7:00 PM
Subject: Enjoy a few frothies,
Just needed to send you our apologies for not attending your Sydney talks, we were really looking forward to seeing you in action and meeting you in person. Next time, I hope.
However we were too busy getting out [of the market] on Friday. Yippeee!!!!! I know, I know, we should have taken your advice and got out earlier so we could have seen you on stage.
Thank you also for all your upfront information, I hope you can enjoy a few frothies yourself. (Love your way with words, don’t change!)
You deserve,, after giving the heads up to be “ all cashed up”. The way to go,,,, and for calling those nasty people who want to blame someone and also the ones who want to sell more of, what is going down, “Richard heads”! Well done!
Cheers, as you sip a frothie, we will be staying tuned to all of your updates.
J**(the subscriber) and C****(the husband)
From: M**** [mailto:*****@************.com]
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2011 5:58 PM
Subject: Personal for Marcus
Many thanks for your talk at the Trading Expo in Sydney on Sat, really enjoyed it.
You could have been a standup comedian, your timing is perfect!
Also love your weekly column. Am currently enjoying your book, bought on Sat.
Thanks for giving us the lighter side of this industry.
From:T***** H***** [mailto:**********@optusnet.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2011 4:35 PM
To: Marcus Padley
Subject: Re: MARCUS TODAY ... Stupid Question
First I would like to say that I really enjoy your newsletter and your warts & all approach to reporting on the market. Further I have made some money following ur calls particularly ASX, FGL, SFR, MND & RHC and a handful of others...
I am not the kind of investor that religiously follows any one newsletter or brokers advise but I try and carefully weigh up a variety of opinions when attempting to make up my own mind.
Keep calling it as u see it ur frankness is refreshing ... Cheers Andrew
From:M***** Y**** [mailto:M*****.Y****@*****.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2011 2:58 PM
Subject: Please keep telling it like it is......
Dear Marcus and colleagues,
As a recent subscriber I have a lot to learn, but I would like to join others in congratulating you for the quality and good sense of the newsletter. I suspect selling is the hardest thing to do for us all, and a lot won't or can't even if you TELL us to. So please don't feel pushed to dumb down for the complainers.
Yours, M***** Y****
From: j****** [mailto:*******@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2011 10:53 AM
Subject: Thank you from a reformed Lemming
I agree with your comments today. More than once this year you've saved me the cost of subscription this year. I exited my stocks mid last week...I can't tell you how good it feels to be one step ahead of the pack.
From:M*** G****** [mailto:****.*******@optusnet.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 5 August 2011 4:01 PM
To: Marcus Padley
Subject: 4 MAY CALL TO CASH
Following your 2 presentations today, I am about to re-subscribe to Marcus Today after your brilliant 4 May call.
From:R****** B***** [mailto:*******@iinet.net.au]
Sent: Friday, 5 August 2011 1:30 PM
Subject: Capitulated today to stop losses
I have stop-lossed out (last week) – pruning my portfolio by 60 per cent and leaving a rump which won’t keep me awake tonight, even if it falls by a further 50% from here.
Quite cathartic really. Another learning experience!
Keep up the honest calls.
From: l**** w********
Sent: Friday, 17 December 2010 10:27 AM
Subject: Marcus Today
Please pass onto Marcus and the team my congratulations on producing the best and most comprehensive daily newsletter in the market.
The range and diversity of the topics covered can only be appreciated by your subscribers.
The comparative 2,5,& 10 year US Bond yield graphs produced yesterday are very compelling evidence the US recovery is well and truly underway. Next year is looming as a strong Equities recovery.
Marcus's Book has been received. Your efforts are greatly appreciated, thank you.
From: j***** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:06 AM
Subject: Thank you
Marcus and the team – Thank you.
I have just read in detail the Portfolio section for the first time. I do run my own super fund and I cannot believe the quality of the information and advice I receive on a daily basis. It is phenomenal value. I have had a "financial adviser" for many years - which amounts to the odd call to sell me something...Your service is light years ahead...
Wonderful. Thank you.
From: J**** D****** [mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:58 PM
To: Adam Hunter
I'm loving the newsletter. After years of average trading results I decided some months ago to simply trade one good trading stock , and so I've been encouraged to read Marcus's recent positive comments about one-stock portfolios. BHP is my stock, and having been born in Broken Hill and having much of my family involved in mining and finance, it's kind of apt. So, I am using the newsletter to build my knowledge, track the stock and get a good sense of where the market in general is going.
Thank you again and best wishes for the future.
From: ************** [mailto:******@optusnet.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:54 PM
Have re-subscribed to your newsletter – and it is a ripper – you have changed heaps and added heaps. Am very impressed and grateful -- besides it has helped me increase my portfolio worth with planning and strategy. I am already turning those fund managers’ losses into profits!
M****** A*** M********
From: E*** G****** [mailto:************@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, 12 July 2010 9:48 AM
To: Marcus Today
Subject: Re: MARCUS TODAY NEWSLETTER 20100712
Have been a subscriber for a few weeks now. Absolutely fantastic review of markets and stocks. Marcus + Team are like Occam's Razor, cutting out the nonsense and delivering core and relevant information and ideas for investors. Thanks and best.
From: T***** C******** [mailto:**********@bigpond.com]
Sent: Friday, 2 July 2010 4:58 PM
Until I subscribed to your service I struggled with technical indicators. But now I have an uderstanding of the MACD indicator. I can now see the buy and sell signals. Thanks for what I have now discovered - Although early days I feel more in control of the portfolio than I have ever been.
From: P***l A******** [mailto:***********@bigpond.com]
Sent: Monday, 20 July 2009 4:09 PM
Subject: General Comment
I am a 45 yo accountant in industry (who never really liked the profession or career – only did it an Uni because my mother told me to at the time) so I am duty bound to take an interest in the business world. Having said that, I do enjoy market and economic commentary, just not ‘accounting’ per se.
May I say, that of all the areas I read and all the publications I look at, I find your articles in the Saturday Melbourne Age something to really look forward to.
Your honesty and approach, often in ‘story telling’ mode, is both refreshing an entertaining. I have recommended you as a must read to many people.
I recently bought the box set of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” – a landmark series explaining the universe and all that’s in it by one of the foremost scientific thinkers the world has ever seen. In one particular episode, only an hour in length, he managed to describe the position of a single cell of the human body in relation to an Oak tree and the formation of the entire universe.
I am in awe of the clarity of thought displayed in such circumstances and, whilst perhaps not on the same ‘cosmic’ scale, similarly rejoice in reading your next instalment of pure common sense.
With all the ‘noise’ that is around clotting economic commentary at the moment, I implore you to keep up the good work.
From: D****, H**** [mailto:*****@****.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 24 December 2008 1:49 PM
To: Marcus Today
Subject: Merry Christmas
Just a quick note to wish you and your family all the best for the festive season. I appreciate all of your constructive comments and work over the year and still rate you as the best independent market observer around who calls it as it is and has no hidden agenda. I hope that going forward you can still maintain this high standard of unbiased commentary as it is surely in short supply from the rest of the financial community.
Once again, all the best and well done on a good year of commentary.
From: J**** [mailto:Jemail@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 24 December 2008 1:44 PM
To: Marcus Today
Subject: THanks Marcus
As a result of your constant reminders about the horrors of a bear market, I sold most of my shares months ago. Thanks Marcus - I now know there is only one thing worse than selling at a loss today, and that is selling at a bigger loss tomorrow and a bigger loss the next day.
Merry Christmas to you and your gorgeous family,
From: J**** B****[mailto:*****@bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 24 December 2008 12:15 PM
To: Marcus Today
Subject: have HUGELY enjoyed the Marcus P writeups
Merry Xmas all
have HUGELY enjoyed the Marcus P writeups in our local paper
and your emails
keep up the good work
great stuff, brilliant
Thanks so much, and regards
From: j****** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 23 December 2008 5:08 PM
To: Marcus Today
Subject: Thank you and merry christmas
Marcus and team,
One of the highlights for me this year was subscribing to your newsletter.
It's been a great year to learn - and I've learnt a whole lot. The level you pitch your material is spot on. A quality product you can all be very proud of.
While I have gained a wealth of information, the thing that has changed me the most have been your insights into taking your partner on the journey with you and the consideration of family in decisions we make. I have personally found these words of advice worth the subscription price alone.
All the best to you and your family.
J*** and S****** A*****
From: K****B*** [mailto****@*******.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 21 October 2008 11:16 AM
To: Marcus Today
What a damn good site you have ....look forward to your emails....
Regards ....K**** B***
From: H****** [mailto:m*****@b*******.net.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 10 September 2008 3:31 PM
Subject: Excellent Marcus
You are at your best when you give straight-forward explanations of what is happening out there. Your emails explaining why the resources sector has crashed have been a great help. Many thanks.
From: A***** [mailto:a******@e*************.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 5 September 2008 3:24 PM
I am a new subscriber and would say now that I intend renewing my subscription - excellent commentary for daily (and day) traders
From: L** W****** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 26 August 2008 11:43 AM
Please pass on to your staff my congratulations on the magnificent, prompt, succinct and comprehensive job that they have done in covering this seasons Financial Reports. It has been very much appreciated.
From: R** M**** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 13 August 2008 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: MT Morning Email
I LOVE your Newsletter! I no longer read the Fin section of the SMH and have stopped buying the Fin Review. Your summaries are much better and wittier.
Best regards, R**
From: b*** r****** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, 11 August 2008 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: MT Morning Email 20080811
Your newsletter is simply great reading and very informative, giving sound advice and reality checks on some wild broker forecasts.
From: J*** & T*** H***** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 7 August 2008 9:18 PM
Your Newsletter is a good one! I particularly like your refreshing sense of humour and your personal comments on stocks in the market.
From: J*** D***** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, 19 May 2008 12:47 PM
To: Cath Oconnor
Subject: RE: MARCUS TODAY QUERY
...By the way, I spend a lot of time overseas and it's not often possible to access daily information about the market. Marcus' newsletter is invaluable for me. It provides me with exactly what I need.
From: P*** V******* [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 10 April 2008 4:19 PM
Subject: Quote of the day 10.4.08
Let me say immediately that I find your newsletter immensely useful, entertaining and humane.
From: R*** H**** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, 7 April 2008 2:26 PM
To: Cath O'Connor
Subject: Many thanks
Hi Cath, I am enjoying the insights Marcus provides; his views and news are giving me a much greater understanding of the factors at play in the marketplace, and will help guide me in carrying out our investment strategy. Many thanks, and keep up the great work!! Best regards, R***
From: A** F******** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 7 April 2008 5:13 PM
To: Cath O'Connor
Subject: Thank you very much
Thank you very much for your prompt, helpful and kind reply.
What a marvelous down to earth outlook and sense of humour the man has! It is truly a pleasure to follow the way his mind works...Do tell him he has another devoted "FAN" for his collection.
Many thanks again and keep up the excellent work you both do.
From: a**** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 1 April 2008 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: Marcus Today 20080331
Your newsletters are worth their weight in gold ....YOU are honest !
From: P**** V******* [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, 11 March 2008 5:09 PM
Subject: Feedback to M.Padley
Dear Mr. Padley,
I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your newsletter. It is very important to have early attention drawn to potential new “themes”, whether or not they eventually lead to trades. I also appreciate your humane approach and that you don’t confuse means with ends.
All the best,
From: H***** M*** [mailto:m******@b******.net.au]
Sent: Friday, 7 March 2008 12:46 PM
I wonder how many of your subscribers are being kept sane by reading updates from Marcus Today. I see it as a voice of reason at the moment.
From: C**** Z***** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 5 March 2008 4:06 PM
Just thought I’d send some positive feedback on your new layout. I find it much easier and more efficient to read, and the news summaries are great. Good move!
The newsletter is great, wouldn’t be in the market without it.
From: H*** M*** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 29 February 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: Honest analysis of market swing
I think Marcus Padley is about the only sane, objective, honest commentator who can explain the HUGE swings in the market. Straight talking - honest appraisal - who/what is messing up the market.
From: I** H***** [mailto:i**@a************.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2008 5:49 PM
Excellent coverage and really like your brokers section on the website.
Regards I** H*******
From: S**** K**** [mailto:c*****@****.co.nz]
Sent: Tuesday, 12 February 2008 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: Marcus Today Membership
It is a pleasure to be a member of Marcus Today and I could not miss this opportunity to get the daily dose of the market news from the man - genius - whose talent I do admire very much. Absolute to the point reporting and excellent coverage of the share market for the beginners to the share trading.
Thank you , good luck
From: E**** E******** Pty Ltd [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, 8 February 2008 2:11 PM
I was just wondering if you could pass my sincere thanks to the team that produces this great newsletter.
Marcus Today – “Inform, explain, educate, entertain” – Yes it does – but it’s bloody addictive!!
From: H*** M*** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, 4 February 2008 3:24 PM
Subject: reasons to subscribe
Would you please tell Marcus that I am still finding reasons why I like 'Marcus Today'. Today's Results Calendar is yet another one. I realised how much you must need a break at the end of the year (Marcus works so hard I am concerned he will burn out which would devastate all Marcus Today readers I am sure) but I felt lost without the commentary from MT.
Don't burn out your readers need you.
From: A**** M******[mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, 2 February 2008 10:59 PM
Just thought I’d let you know that I’m a very busy radiologist in a rural practice and I never get lunch either, BUT I truly enjoy reading your daily newsletter in amongst the chaos of my day, and I’m very pleased with the value returned for my subscription.
I think you very ably fulfil the aims you state on the home page – keep it up and don’t let ’em grind you down!
From: T**** S*** [mailto:t*********@d******.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 29 January 2008 3:41 PM
Hi Cath: Please tell Marcus that I thoroughly enjoy his newsletter and insights into the share market. My performance as a trader has improved markedly since I stated subscribing.......alas didn't win the i-pod offer.
From: a***** [mailto:a*******@**************.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, 24 January 2008 4:06 PM
As a new subscriber I was a little hesitant about my decision at first. However, I am writing to congratulate you on a very infornative and interesting subscription and I can assure I will recommend you to my investing clients and friends.
From: a** w**** [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, 22 December 2007 3:59 AM
Subject: Happy Christmas to all!
Dear Cath, Marcus & the team- thanks for your help-Marcus your emails are so helpful.
A merry Xmas & prosperous prosperous. I appreciate your charts so much.
From: G***** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 20 December 2007 7:06 PM
Subject: Merry Christmas and a New Year - a satisfied punter
Cath and Marcus
Thanks for your efforts over the year. Although I have only recently subscribed to your daily newsletter - I had two "tries" and on both accounts, should have followed your advice. I have read your weekly column regularly in the West Australian.
Marcus, you have an exceptional gift of getting to the nub of the matter. Brokers hate it when their clients quote Marcus Padley. Wishing you all - your family and loved ones, a Very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with Happiness Love and Laughter
From: L** W******* [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 20 December 2007 3:59 PM
Subject: Service Appreciation
Dear Marcus, Sam and the balance of your co-coordinating staff. Congratulations on achieving your 90% Subscription roll over rate.
It is a direct reflection on the consistent quality of your DAILY publication. Its presentations are insightful, the sectioning of the market is edifying and I really enjoy the daily Snippets.
Best Wishes for Xmas and may you prosper in 2008.
From: L** K**** [mailto:L**.K***@******.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 18 December 2007 8:01 AM
To: Cath O'Connor
Subject: Padley newsletter
Thanks for the subscription offer. There isn't the air of paranoia, egotism and hard sell that is displayed in many similar organisations. Best of all, Marcus seems like a down-to-earth, smart guy with a sense of humour and good communication skills.
From: jimcc [mailto:j***@x**a.co.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, 5 December 2007 2:43 PM
To: Marcus Padley
I felt it was time a faceless number from the masses actually told you how I appreciate your news letter.
It is not easy to have to write every day and I remember how you once compared yourself to and author and how many million words you must write each year. (Not forgetting how much they got paid!!)
Nevertheless, it is a wonder that Rupert hasn't bought you out you do such a fantastic job with so much humour to keep the worst economist smiling. Let's hope no one else has snaffled you up and we can keep reading for the forseeable future.
From: J** R******* [mailto:j***@c*********.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 26 November 2007 8:32 PM
To: Marcus Padley
Subject: Your column on Saturday.
Just wanted to let you know I loved your column in the SMH on Saturday and your advice in Marcus Today! Please tell me you are writing a book with all the capitalist conscience (title?) excerpts from your reports, it would be amazing and would sell very well (I won't take a cut I promise). Thank you for the inspiration. Take care.
From: M***** J*** [mailto:m***.J****@********.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 19 November 2007 6:00 PM
Couldn't let this opportunity pass to say thanks for contributing to my investment strategy each day.
Love the sense of humour expressed by you and your team.
Great to know that you share my view that life is not just about the money.
Keep up the great job. It makes a difference.
From: T****D**** [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, 16 November 2007 2:33 AM
Subject: RE: Marcus Today 20071115
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.
From: E*** M*** [mailto:m****@***.***.au]
Sent: Thursday, 25 October 2007 10:25 AM
Subject: Thank-you for the article-'Character and experience are your aces in life'
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.