James Dale Davidson Reviews

James Dale Davidson is an investor and financial writer who authors the Strategic Investment newsletter, which is intended to help people protect themselves in the event of an upcoming economic crash.

How Does It Work?

According to their website and promotional video, James Dale Davidson is a world famous economist best known for predicting some of the world’s most catastrophic economic events, including the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Japanese Depression, the Dot Com Crash, and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis.

Currently James Dale Davidson is predicting a new financial crisis, one that he says will result in a 50% stock market crash, a 40% real estate meltdown, and 25% unemployment.

People who are trying to “play it safe” by simply keeping their money in a savings account won’t be safe, because this crash will result in a 30% drop in the value of the American dollar.

In order to protect yourself and your assets, Davidson is recommending that people subscribe to his Strategic Investment newsletter which will give people access to his model portfolio, as well as additional books and materials which will help people understand and prepare for his 2016 predictions.  

Cost/Price Plans

Customers who purchase the Collapse Survival Package includes a book called "The Age of Deception," "Collapse Survival Guide" a blueprint for surviving the crash, "The Great Reset" a report for precious metals investing, "Lost for Two Centuries" an economic guide, and "The Bauman Letter" a newsletter from editor Ted Bauman who promises to teach people how to protect their assets.

In order to get this Package, however, you must purchase a full subscription to the Strategic Investor newsletter, which is priced at $47 for one year of a digital subscription, $149 for one year of a digital and print subscription, and $97 for their special promotional subscription which includes the full subscription plus three additional exclusive reports.    

Refund Policy

The website says that customers who are unhappy with what they have received have a year from the date of purchase in which to contact their Customer Service, cancel their subscription, and request a refund of their purchase price.

Unfortunately they do not publish their Return Policy anywhere; instead they simply make brief a mention of it on their sales page.  

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints will need to find contact information from their billing information, as this company does not publish their contact information for the public. 


Unfortunately it seems as though James Dale Davidson and his newsletter and other products are not likely to really be worth the money or the effort.

First, even though Davidson claims to be a world famous economist that is well known for predicting some of the most important global economic events of the past few decades, the reality is that the only context his name is known in at this time is for selling this very newsletter, Strategic Investment. 

In addition, this company has some very serious and unethical billing practices, including the fact that their website includes very fine print which states that not only will customers who choose the promotional option have their subscriptions automatically renewed at $129 per year, instead of $97, but the “free” Bauman Letter is actually only free for three months, at the end of which time customers will be charged the full subscription fee of $79. 

In general this appears to be just another financial newsletter that is using scare tactics to get customers to subscribe and then uses terrible billing practices to get as much money from their customers as possible, without providing them with a legal Terms & Conditions, a published Refund Policy, or even information to contact Customer Service.

Customers should avoid this product and choose another, more reputable option. 

Competitors and Alternatives?

There are many other financial newsletters, books, and advisors on that market.

In order to find the product or service that best fits your needs, customers should decide the type of information they are most interested or concerned in before looking for an alternative. 

If you have any experience with James Dale Davidson or their products, please leave your reviews below.

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James Dale Davidson Customer Reviews

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The usual "Seer of the Future scam"
December 6, 2020
It's a scam. The newsletter states the obvious. People must stop trying to follow the so-called "forecasters of the future". It's a numbers game: sometimes their "predictions" will work and sometimes don't. Don't waste your time and money with such scams. What I can surely predict is that these writers get richer and richer. The subscribers not much so...

tim December 11, 2021

I subscribed to this conman's so called investment letter in the 90's and he is a nightmare. more ego than skill.

Excellent assessment of trends and good stock advice
February 10, 2018

I am a very small investor who is more of an academic than an investor. However, I place a high value of the newsletter's assessment of marketplace directions. they do recommend stocks and do follow up with performance reviews. I just never felt ready to invest at the time. Presently, I hold commodities and a have a first year 401K through my employer's 401K program.

I think his stock advice is sound. I no longer receive the newsletter which is $59 per year. Personally, I need someone to hold my hand when investing. I would recommend the newsletter. I discontinued the newsletter the summer of 2017. The monthly newsletter is small (8-12 pages, black and white on heavy yellow stock paper). It was reliable and readable and I did look forward to reading it but at a cost of roughly $5 per issue.