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The Value Line Investment Survey

Our flagship publication, The Value Line Investment Survey is one of the most highly regarded and widely used independent investment newsletters. Published weekly, it tracks approximately 1,700 stocks in over 90 industries.

 
 
 
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Value Line is the a great service if you really want to be sure of the fundamentals. top quality research, great data with like 3,000+...
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The Define Value
When I think of the word "value" the first words that come into my mind are "cheap" "low-quality" & "Wal-Mart". Sadly, The Value Line Investment Survey fits that description perfectly. They are cheap but not very accurate and not frequent enough to keep my interest.

I would not recommend this as the greatest investment newsletter out there - that is why I gave it only three stars. So do your research and try to find a better one with a five star rating, preferably on this site. Thank you and I hope this helps you.

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Stock Chart that far supersedes that of Yahoo! and Google
The Value Line Investment currently uses the traditional stock quote function, that is, providing users a table with solid data.

Today I'm recommending you a stock chart that visualizes the financial information, including news sources, blog posts, market data and analysts' opinions.

A quick demo of our interactive chart can be found here: http://www.kalengo.com/apps/asset_beta/ibm. Just to list a couple of very important differences, our site has visual interpretations of financial information from more than 10,000 news sources and blog posts, earnings and analyst opinions coupled with interactive stock charts. This makes understanding the trends far less tedious and can help any type of investor gain a large prospective over an asset with little research.

Combining excellent research service and advanced investing analysis tools, I'm sure you will create more value to your clients. Please let me know your thought about this suggestion.

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More for the old man investor
Traders don't have too much use for this survey, but it could come in handy every now and then. They throw out a lot of the big names with good research and information. My argument is while all this sounds great, what happens when the next crash comes...well for starters your subscribers are pissed because they're caught up in very illiquid companies, most of which will have trouble getting out of the hole with a stronger credit squeeze. What if their fundamentals are good? Well that is great but when you're a sitting duck, you better believe all the hunters on Wall St. are waiting for you to get nice a fat right before they take you out. Stay nimble, stay liquid!

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Get it at my library
Value Line is the a great service if you really want to be sure of the fundamentals. top quality research, great data with like 3,000+ stocks, over 18 years. It's great because I hate researching these companies myself, I have much more important trading execution and TA to worry about and this takes out a lot of the legwork. Great to get a long term picture.

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Indispensable for Long-Term Equity Investors
Value Line is an invaluable resource for long-term investors, providing a wealth of historical perspective (data) on 1700 companies and a solid fundamental approach to analysis.

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The Best has seen Better Days
There is no question in my mind Value Line were innovators. More or less the the first house to share empirical research with the common man, they were the first Quants. Everyone's techniques today bear some heritage with the what Value Line Started. Many of the world's most famous investors still use/reference it. (Warren Buffett, Walter Schloss, William O'neill etc etc)

The survey itself is heavily technical but easily digestible. They have a clear and easy ranking system so even if you don;t understand what xyz metric means you'll know what VL thinks about it. It comes once a week and fits into a custom binder they give you. It is expensive, but if you account is large enough it won;t matter. Some libraries carry ti so you can go it there for free if you desire.

The website is bit of a mess and I still haven't used it much. But they do have a computer stock screener that updates weekly you can purchase form them.

their long term track record is impeccable. Who else has had nearly 70 years of market beating performance! 70 years! I can attest to this my grandfather was an early adopter and he used it his entire life and grew a small fortune that my family still benefits from today.

However the last ten years have not been kind to Value Line and I fear for its future. They have not changed well to match with the internet age and are losing subscribers. What was once fast top notch investment research is now in the internet age slow top notch investment research. Weekly isn't fast enough anymore. And the no gain market hasn't helped either.

Worse there seems to be trouble under the hood. legendary Sam Eisenstadt (one of the creators of the Value Line ranking formula) has been unceremoniously been given the boot and the company is being investigated by the SEC for their accounting practices.

They may have seen better days but they still are the best for conservative investors. I still recommend them.

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Not my cup of tea but I often read it for free...
...at the public library.

I have requested the giant volumes behind the desk more than a few times. The info is thoughtful and thorough, it is just impractical to a degree, in my humble opinion.

The price is kinda steep for this kind of data.

Remember the Beardstown ladies?

http://www.amazon.com/Beardstown-Ladies-Common-Sense-Investment-Market/dp/0786881208

They used Value Line almost exclusively, and claimed to do well, until it came out that their later returns did not match their earlier ones.

I think the guides provide a good concise fundie analysis of the firms and their projected earnings, but that is hard to do accurately over time and consistently. One is better to adopt the IBD model of momentum position plays and limit the fundies to their stock health analysis, and in using their online content version subscriptions, than using VL.

Best *practical* thing about VL is their updated timeliness and safety ratings, arguably.



The trouble with financial services is everyone professes to be an expert and everyone professes to have simple solutions for making us all rich and able to quit our day jobs, see:

http://ezinearticles.com/?There-Is-No-Such-Thing-As-Good-Stock&id=2567025

But if it was that easy it would have already happened!

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Flowing ideas!
I have never actually subscribe to Valueline, yet I have always found a way to get my hands on a copy whether through the library or for the last few years a colleague of mine lent them to me.

I never traded directly from the picks, yet I often used some of the analysis techniques in my own research. It always has gotten ideas gushing in my head!

Excellent service, I am not quite sure if I would pay ~600$ for it although in retrospect this service has probably made back much more then that figure!

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Outstanding!
Value Line is the only service I subscribe to, and have found it invaluable. I think some of the reviewers are missing the point... as with any provider, you're not supposed to blindly buy a stock because of someone's rating.

What Value Line Investment Survey offers (and delivers!) is top quality research, invaluable data and annual results for 3,000+ stocks, over 18 years. It saves me a huge amount of research time, and is, in my opinion, the only service an investor could ever need.

I have also found their ratings to be reasonably accurate over time; that said, I don't buy based on ratings but based on my own analysis.

Overall, VL is a life saver.

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Picks Tanked
Got involved in an expensive service...got my first pick and the stock tanked. Almost zerod out. Waste. Other companies do it better.

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