On August 15, the monthly price for Tipping the Scale, TTS, will increase to $40 and the annual price to $320. That's up from $32 and $250, respectively, and will represent the third price hike in as many months.
In my opinion, this is only fair. Those who have been subscribers since the beginning were doing so on faith, and because they liked the idea of a rating system where a simple number told all. However, the coverage universe continues to expand, value traps have been successfully identified, and the system itself is proving its worth with legitimate returns. Don't take my word for it, here's one review by a subscriber who has been with us since near the beginning.
rsStockDec•Jul 23 1:29 PM
I love it
"Great "Tipping the Scale" service provided by Brian and as always love his articles and his thoughts What I like Most - * Stocks are reviewed periodically and updated if there is any change that affects the ratings * Also Brian provides his plan of action depending on the stock rating, for a novice trader like me that really helps * Clarifies any questions and can be easily reached using the online chat or ask me anything feature provided by Seeking Alpha * Also provides tips on how to handle market correction if there is any * This service is for everyone, have seen short/long ideas."
As explained in a recent blog post, the four stocks with the highest point total have outperformed the broader market by a ratio of 16% to 1%. While good, that ratio has actually improved at 20% to 1% over the last eight sessions.
In addition to highly rated stocks surging higher, subscribers are knowing when to get in and out. After two high rated stocks surged double digits, about 20%, over a course of two months, both stocks were updated. Subscribers were then told to sell, and that the upside was very limited. Since then, both have declined 7% to 12%. Then there are portfolio strategy articles, like the Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) piece, which led to stock gains in excess of 50%.
The point is that TTS creates value, and that is now more evident that ever. Rather than trying to grow as quickly as possible, and lowering the price following this performance to capitalize, I am putting the current subscribers ahead of prospective subscribers. Those who were subscribing when the content was bare, the performance was unknown, and the strategy unproven to those beyond myself, they deserve a reward of sorts. My way of doing that is to ensure that those dozens of people pay the least amount, and that the price of TTS rises as the content and performance improves.
That said, once you're locked into a price, that's it! The price won't rise, decline, or be fickle in any way, shape, or form. But, for those who choose to wait, the price is only going to rise. So, in 15 days the monthly price will rise by $8 and $70 for annual subscribers. If you want to get locked in at the current price, I suggest subscribing. If you don't like, then just unsubscribe. There is a money back, no hassle guarantee.