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About Weiss Ratings
Weiss Ratings (formerly Weiss Research), at www.WeissRatings.com, is a financial newsletter publisher that provides research and analysis to their members, so they can make independent decisions about their investment opportunities.
Weiss Research was founded in 1971 by consumer advocate and financial author Martin Weiss, and currently has over 500,000 active readers, making it one of the most widely read investment newsletters available.
What Weiss Ratings Offers
Weiss Ratings has five different divisions they offer their members, each providing a different service useful to independent investors. It provides two free newsletters, Money and Markets and Uncommon Wisdom.
WeissRatings.com claims that Money and Markets contains unbiased daily market commentary, while Uncommon Wisdom provides daily email updates on growing your wealth and profit opportunities.
The remaining three divisions offer a variety of specific features. The Weiss Money Network provides internet television programs which offer financial and investment advice.
Weiss Ratings offers ratings of businesses and other investment institutions, while their Weiss Watchdog feature sends email alerts concerning the change of ratings on companies you choose to monitor.
The Bottom Line
Generally speaking, financial newsletter publishing companies can be dangerous things. They tend to offer personal opinions as guidance for investors, and they have no legal responsibility to you if you follow their advice and things turn out badly.
It’s troubling that often of these companies let people with no significant financial experience or training contribute to their newsletters. In the worst case scenario, many of these companies are paid to bring investors to certain companies.
Weiss Ratings claims to not accept payment from any company for their ratings or reviews. Still, Weiss has used “Financial Doomsday” videos to market themselves to new customers, which is a questionable tactic.
The bottom line when dealing with any financial newsletter publishing company is to do your own research regarding where and how to invest your money. Never act wholly on the advice of an internet newsletters.
98 ‘Weiss Ratings’ Reviews
On Jan.25, 2021 I subscribed to the "Weiss Crypto Investor" Newsletter for $39/year. In the process I was caught in several upsells, and I eventually took a $78 subscription for 2 years.
Upon my very first week of subscription, I immediately realized this wasn't for my standing and condition of small trader, and under their 364 day money back guarantee I asked for a refund. I collected half a dozen email addresses, but all are labelled "A Permanent Error", and I keep hoping and waiting for an answer...
... Well, today March 1st, I'm glad to let you know that upon my 4th email attempt, I eventually succeeded in getting my money back. Therefore I revise my review/comment.
Weiss Research is the greatest scam online. They consist of a group of
so called experts who will grab your money and run.
How they all stay out of jail is a mystery to me.
I want to get my $2500 back. I was told there in the small print first user no money back.
Several of the A ratings have done abysmally but I took that in stride. However, I now cross reference them with any other ratings I can get my hand on before proceeding with a stock.
Do NOT get sucked into their Weekend Windfalls or other high priced trading subscriptions. The videos show easy "quick click" method of trading and promise "step-by-step" instructions (which never came) and neglect to tell you the extremely high cost to make that $1000 per week. You need 100's of thousands to do the trades on sufficient contracts to make that kind of income and it's still very high risk.
The first trade that came out wasn't just the sell put option advertised. It included a second Buy leg and for a beginning trader was way over the simple, clear and clean trade promoted in Weekend Windfalls.
Same old adage: If it's too good to be true, it probably is!' Don't buy! And good luck getting your money back!
Weiss spins a good yarn so I took the $59.00 deal. I had some problems with setting up a password. The next day I try to access the ratings info and it states I have the wrong password. It is a poor system if you have to set a new password each time.
Really frustrating. Makes me think it is a SCAM.
Having been in the investment business for 40 years, I am quite familiar with Weiss. I never trusted him then and more so now. Customer service is practically non-existent, and Martin sits there in his palatial Palm Beach home, paid for by subscribers to his garbage.
I am suspect that he has a large position on gold, thus reason for scare tactics---to get us to shore up the price for him.
It took me about one minute of listening to "The Next Phase of 2020 Collapse" to start wondering if it was a scam.
The first hint was that it's one of those never-ending videos. When I tried to backtrack this video to hear something again, I found no way to do this. There was no way to move it forward.
The next thing some scammers do is start making threats. Just listening to his tone made me feel like he's evil. He's strangely calm and says, "I don't want to scare you...."
Even if we're headed for another drop in the markets like what we just saw happen, I would recommend finding more than one source of guidance.
An above post states, "people were paying 5-7K for his advice..." and there are also posters who said they were not able to log in.
It might be less expensive to keep an eye on the news reports to figure out what might happen to your stocks. There are free sources of information you can tap into and I would recommend trying them all and then decide which one you like and trust.
This guy was recommending shorting Amazon back in the early 2000's. No barrier to entry, and up starts would crush Amazon. Good call ..... People were paying 5-7K for his advice. You may find him credible,
I do not.
I have only been involved with Weiss Rating for a short time but it is virtually impossible to talk to customer service. My calls were not answered & I was forced to listen to "elevator" music for 10 minutes. Customer service is very important to me so I will be canceling my subscription (hopefully) by email.
As phony as a $4 dollar bill...their so called investment analysts are people who failed in other endeavors..one for instance ran a real estate agency into the ground when that business was booming..got a 1 yr subscription as a gift...very surprised they are still around
I subscribed to their Weekend Windfalls, but when I try to sign into their website, I'm taken to a page that says, "You must be a subscriber."
I contacted customer support and was told that they had no issues accessing the site, which didn't do me any good at all. I am also supposed to get email alerts from them, but about half of those emails didn't arrive.
Customer support told me that I not only got the emails, but opened them, which I did not. Instead of trying to help me solve an issue to a service that I am paying for, they did everything they could to push me aside so they could get on to more pressing issues than taking care of their customers. In fact, it felt like they were taking pleasure in making this entire thing difficult.
Bottom line is that their customer support is abysmal. You are a problem they would like to just go away.
I also got scammed by believing Weiss. I am another who bought & paid for "lifetime" subscriptions to newsletters from four of their writers. I paid the large upfront fee because I wanted to follow those particular analyst/writers.
But after a few years they transferred my subscriptions to newsletters from Banyan Hill. I had no choice in this, and find very little value in the simplistic Banyan Hill subscriptions. It's not like Weiss sold out or lost their analysts... who still write the same basic newsletters at Weiss.
Initially upon cancelling my subscriptions Weiss told me I would be given lifetime access to Weiss Ratings site. This lasted a while, but every several times I tried to log on I would have to call customer service to get it turned back on. Now they refuse unless I pay for a subscription.
This is less about the value of any subscriptions and more about basic honesty. Dr. Weiss and his people are clearly not interested in keeping their word or promises. Proven scammers.
I bought a lifetime sub to Weiss ~10 years ago. They sold it off to Banyan Hill, and now I cannot access Safe Money Report, the original reason for subscribing. Worse, I sub'ed to Weiss Crypto Investor and Ratings, but I can only access one of them.
Customer service is a stiff-arm operation.
I paid a lot of money $1,197 for 5 years of E-Wave trader in may 2017. had a blazing row on the phone with them as they were trying to sell me the same service with a new name. They were only interested in selling me more rubbish services. I was paying them to lose me money! Now they have transferred my account to Banyan Hill.
Not impressed by them either.
I cancelled my subscription one week after ordering, and as of yet have not received my refund as promised in their solicitation. You cannot call them directly, you leave a message with an answering service, who then supposedly passes the message onto someone who will call. However, they never do.
I am still waiting for my refund.
Very poor service.
These guys are SHYSTERS. Email indicated a charge of $59 but card billed a $129. Called the 877-934-7778 co called customer service number got an "overflow operator" who could not execute a refund or cancellation. Their website is blank does not provide links to cancel subscription or to get refund.
These are professional con men.
Scam, do not join this i have been trying to cancel for a year they are again trying to
charge my Credit card i just called again and was promised a conformation of cancellation, did not receive one.
Now i have to dispute with Credit card company and cancel credit card to stop them
there news letter is not worth what they say and service is frustrating.
The Weiss refund policy on their main website is not the same policy hidden in the terms and conditions when you place an order. This is a misleading way to have the consumer believe that the purchase is refundable for the unused portion of the subscription when in fact you do not get a refund for the first year. The first year is not refundable and this is hidden on purpose in complete contradiction with the refund policy on their main website landing page. In my opinion, this practice borders on being very close to; CONSUMER FRAUD.
I've used Weiss Investment services for several years. The only service I would recommend is Safe Money Report. It has a very low cost, about $60/year, and provides excellent information about global economic developments. The investment recommendations have been decent.
I would avoid the more costly investment services. I have used three of them and the recommendations haven't been any better, or have been worse, than the recommendations from Safe Money Report. I would have had better results if I had just invested in the S&P 500.