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I have been a Richard Band subscriber for the past 20 years. And I plan to continue as long as he and I can go forward together.
I read his letters and his twice-weekly posts religiously. He is probably my prime source of investment advice for my personal managing efforts with regard to my liquid assets—not including cash assets. I do have other sources I use, including other letters, but I listen most closely to Richard because I trust his research and his viewpoint. I guess that is because we both are conservative investors who look at things from a similar perspective and world view. And I have been reading his writings for 20 years.
My biggest success is that with Richard's help I have been able to outperform a professional money manager who manages another chunk of my liquid assets. For the last 9 years, with Richard's help, I have managed to achieve a 10.76% compounded return with the money I manage. I am very grateful to Richard because I attribute most of this success to Richard's thoughtful advice and counsel. Needless to say, I use this when I speak with my other money manager. It keeps him motivated to pay close attention to my account so that he can be competitive with me and Richard.
–S.L.J., Nashville, TN