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Do you use The Value Line Investment Surveys as a tool for your investing?

Asked by LuckyGuy (36410points) 2 weeks ago

A friend of mine pays for the service and gets the weekly booklets and advice and gives me his old copies. I, in turn, give him my copies of the Economist.
The service is a bit pricey but he thinks it is worth the money. I am not so sure. I get all I need for free by using either goog or yahoo finance. Maybe i am missing something.
Do you use Value Line? If you do, do you think it is worth the money?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

I subscribed to Value Line for a while, in the pre-internet days (1980s). Useful, yes, but expensive. Then I discovered that my local public library subscribed to it, so I checked it out there.

Now, there’s enough investment and corporate info available through my broker (MerrillEdge) and through the internet in general, that there’s no compelling need to get ValueLine.

I do get the Economist. Worth every penny.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@elbanditoroso I get info from the tools at my broker as well. The old Value Line papers do burn well in my woodburning stove. (They are worth about 4 cents in heating oil.)
I love the Economist – and read the ink off the pages! It gives a world view and the statistics ready show how the US stacks up when compared with the rest of the world.

The article about the 150th anniversary of the Periodic table in this issue is the best description I have ever seen. There is something in it for everyone. It shows how experimental method, deductive reasoning, guess work, hard work, and a bit luck all had a role to play.
And it was a super chemistry refresher.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Same for me, I get all the info I need from my brokerage house.

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