Investor Advisory Service Named to 2011 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll
January 11, 2011 -
Newsletter Cited Again by Hulbert Financial Digest for Exceptional Long-Term Performance in Both Up and Down Markets
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. — For the second consecutive year, Investor Advisory Service, a monthly investment newsletter published by ICLUBcentral Inc., is among just six equity and mutual fund newsletters named to the Hulbert Financial Digest 2011 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll.
To be included on Hulbert's Investment Newsletter Honor Roll, newsletters must show above-average performance, on a risk-adjusted basis, in both up and down markets over the past decade. This is a remarkable achievement for any financial professional. Also of note, the Investor Advisory Service has been eligible for this accolade for only two years because Hulbert began tracking the Service in 1998.
Of the fund and equity newsletters named to the 2011 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll, the IAS posted the second-best performance in "Annualized Gain of Domestic Equity Portfolios" since June 30, 1998, ranking third in "Grade in Up Markets" during the same period.
According to the Hulbert Financial Digest, an investor following the Investor Advisory Service’s picks could have earned an annual 9.4% total return during the period from June 30, 1998, through November 30, 2010. This considerably outperforms the Wilshire 5000 Total Stock Market Index return of 2.8% during the same timeframe.
"We are proud to be named to the 2011 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll," said Editor-in-Chief Douglas Gerlach. "This acknowledgement demonstrates what our subscribers already know — that the Investor Advisory Service is a practical source of long-term-oriented stock research. Investors who are on the lookout for high-quality stock selections from a trusted source could profit from our analysts' picks."
The Investor Advisory Service owes its success to the team of Chartered Financial Analysts at Seger-Elvekrog, an independent money management firm. Seger-Elvekrog provides market commentary and three in-depth stock analyses for each issue of IAS, following an unbiased, long-term growth stock investing approach. Each stock pick is accompanied by a thorough assessment of the company's fundamentals and an evaluation of the projected risk and return for the stock over the next five years.
"Our focus on longer-term holding periods allows us to rise above the 'noise' generated by technical traders and profiteers in the day-to-day and minute-to-minute gyrations of the stock market," said Seger-Elvekrog President Scott Horsburgh. "Free from the conflicts of interest faced by many traditional Wall Street institutions, our buy-side analysis bring real value to subscribers, as this accolade from the Hulbert Financial Digest demonstrates."
Adds Gerlach: "A disciplined approach to stock selection and analysis can generate results that are superior to the gains earned by passive investment strategies. By focusing on the quality of growth and management, we have consistently uncovered companies that outperform their peers and the overall market — all for the benefit of our subscribers."
Available in both print ($399/year) and online ($299/year) editions, the Investor Advisory Service is published monthly, with additional alerts and updates provided regularly for subscribers. For more information or to subscribe, visit http://www.iclub.com/IAS/.
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About the Investor Advisory Service
Since its inception in 1973, the Investor Advisory Service has provided investors with a highly focused stock picks selected by the Chartered Financial Analysts of Seger-Elvekrog Inc. Available in both print and online versions, every issue of IAS highlights three recommended stocks and tracks a universe of approximately 80 prior recommendations. Since 2003, IAS has been published by ICLUBcentral and edited by financial author Douglas Gerlach (The Armchair Millionaire, Investment Clubs for Dummies), and it continues to post record results each year. Since June 30, 1998, IAS has provided investors with an annualized 9.4% annual return, more than three times the 2.8% annual return of the Wilshire 5000. For more information, visit www.iclub.com/IAS/.
Founded in 1981 and located in Novi, Mich., Seger-Elvekrog has been named "One of the World’s Best Money Managers by Nelson Investment Management Network. The firm has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 Index by providing clients with a 10.1% annualized return since 1990. Seger-Elvekrog’s portfolio managers are Chartered Financial Analysts who conduct independent, unbiased evaluations of securities. For more information on the firm’s Personal Money Management program, visit www.seger-elvekrog.com.
ICLUBcentral Inc. develops quality tools for investors and investment clubs, including software products such as Toolkit 6, the StockCentral.com Web investing portal, and the market-beating Investor Advisory Service newsletter. ICLUBcentral, a for-profit subsidiary of nonprofit investment education association BetterInvesting, develops and market software products that focus on investment club accounting and partnership tax preparation, as well as stock analysis and stock screening for individual investors. For more information, visit http://www.iclub.com.