Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Gold Stock Bull and who is Jason Hamlin?
A: Gold Stock Bull was created to help investors preserve wealth and maximize returns within the gold, silver, energy and agriculture markets. There are free articles full of valuable information on the website, as well as a premium membership, which includes a view of the GSB portfolio, trade alerts, the monthly contrarian newsletter and a series of guides for how to prepare for and thrive during a financial crisis.
Jason Hamlin is the founder of Gold Stock Bull. Mr. Hamlin has a background analyzing charts and trends for the world’s largest market research company, is versed in fundamental and technical analysis and has consulted to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Jason is a cycles investor, student of Austrian economics and speaks regularly at investment conferences throughout North America. The Gold Stock Bull newsletter is focused on finding junior mining companies that are undervalued relative to their peers.
Q: Do members learn the trading strategy?
A: Some members simply want trading signals while others want to learn all of the details. The premium membership is designed to cater to both investor types. Even if you are a member for only a short time, you will learn valuable trading strategies that can be applied across a variety of investments types.
Q: What is the Gold Stock Bull portfolio?
A: The Gold Stock Bull portfolio is a model portfolio that covers both core and speculative positions that we believe will generate significant returns. It includes stocks in the gold, silver, energy and agriculture sectors.
Q: How many stocks do you hold in the portfolio and how often do you issue buy and sell signals?
A: The GSB model portfolio typically contains 10-20 positions, including both long-term core holdings and more speculative positions that can be swing traded. I look for opportunities to profit no matter the direction of the stock market. On average, I issue trade alerts once per week, but it all depends on the action in the markets.
Q: Why do you invest in junior gold miners and explorers with small market caps?
A: These companies are often the ones with the greatest upside potential. I put in hours of in-depth research to determine which junior miners are undervalued and under-appreciated by the market. It is not uncommon for select juniors that we track to return 100% or more in a year. Many takeover targets go up by 40% or more on the day the acquisition is announced. Of course, higher reward is always accompanied by higher risk. However, we attempt to mitigate this risk thorough due diligence and careful assessment of the key factors for a successful junior mining company. These include seasoned management with a track record of raising funds and bringing projects into production, high insider ownership, politically-stable jurisdictions, high-grade drill results, low costs, proper road access and infrastructure, strong balance sheets and other factors.
Q: How do you provide the trading alerts?
A: Trading alerts are emailed to members whenever I buy, sell or make any allocation change to the GSB portfolio. I provide a short description of the company and my rationale for the trade. Members can login to the password-protected area of the website to view the current portfolio, my trade history and the latest newsletter at any time.
Q: Can you manage my money and trade for me?
A: While I passed the necessary investment exams to do so, I am not a licensed investment advisor and can not manage your money or make trades for you. If you are looking for this, please consult with a licensed investment adviser.
Q: Do I need to open my own online brokerage account?
A: My service makes it simple for anyone to trade their own money with an online trading account from TDAmeritrade, E*Trade, Schwab or any other broker. Most online brokers only require $1,000 to get started and charge as little as $7 per trade. You can add or withdraw funds as needed and can track your performance as you go. It is empowering to take control of your financial future, rather than leaving your money in a low-rate savings account or CD, weak performing IRA/401K or with a poor-performing money manager.
Q: Is there a minimum amount that I need to invest?
A: There is no minimum requirement that you need to use my newsletter and service. It is up to you to decide how much you want to invest. In terms of the amount to make the subscription price worthwhile, just a 5% improvement on a portfolio of only $5,000 would more than pay for the price of the membership.
Q: Do I need to be able to trade stocks on Canadian exchanges?
A: All of the stocks that I research and hold in the GSB portfolio are available both on Canadian exchanges and on U.S. OTC/Pink Sheet exchanges. While the OTC exchange has less liquidity, I usually find it sufficient to enter/exit trades around my target prices. However, due to larger spreads between the bid and ask price, it is important to use limit orders when trading OTC stocks. If you don’t want to trade on the OTC exchange, you can open an account at a brokerage like Interactive Brokers, which allows you to buy and sell on Canadian exchanges and multiple international exchanges.
Q: How do I get started when you already have positions that were purchased months ago? Should I buy in at a different price or wait for new trades?
A: Some subscribers will go ahead and pick up current positions at a different price, ideally on a dip, while others will wait for new trades. Some subscribers like to model their portfolio after the GSB portfolio and others will pick and choose a few of the positions that are right for them. It is ultimately up to you how you use the information. However, if I am still holding a position, I am still bullish on that company and believe the stock price will continue moving higher.
Q: Do you sell client email addresses and other personal information?
A: No, I never share or sell your personal information to anyone, for any reason. I hate getting spam as much as you and have nothing but contempt for email marketers that fill up my inbox with unwanted offers.
Q: How do I pay for the membership and is it safe to pay online?
A: You can pay with any major credit card, PayPal, Bitcoin or offline methods such as a bank check or money order. Gold Stock Bull uses the latest security encryption methods and never views or stores your credit card information. Credit card transactions are processed by Authorize.net, one of the largest and safest payment processors. Authorize.net and their parent corporation processes over 1 billion transactions per year, representing over $75 billion of e-commerce. Gold Stock Bull is a verified merchant with both Authorize.net and Paypal, which you can confirm by clicking on their logos during sign up. We are unaware of a single issue with credit card security or fraud at Gold Stock Bull.
Q: Are the membership payments recurring?
A: Yes, all of the memberships are recurring for your convenience. Your credit card or PayPal account will be automatically charged each month, quarter or year, depending on your membership type. You can cancel at anytime if you aren’t 100% satisfied.
Q: How can I cancel my membership or change my email address?
A: You can manage or cancel your membership using this link, which is always available at the top of the Premium Member page. To cancel your membership or stop the auto-renew feature, simply login to your account page, click “Payments History” and click the “Cancel Auto-Renew” link.
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