IAS Beats Market for 5th Consecutive Year
March 27, 2005 -
Newsletter Provides Superior Long-Term Performance for Individual Investors
Cambridge, MA - The Investor Advisory Service, a monthly investment newsletter published by ICLUBcentral Inc., has continued its superior performance record for a fifth consecutive year, posting a gain of 14.1% for its portfolio picks in 2004, compared to a gain of 12.6% for the Wilshire 5000 Index.
Each year since 2000, the Investor Advisory Service has outpaced the overall market as represented by the Wilshire 5000, and the cumulative returns generated by the IAS have been substantial. An investor following the newsletter's picks since January 31, 2000 could have earned a return of 79.8% on his or her investment (a 12.4% annual return) by January 31, 2005, compared to a loss of 5.5% of the Wilshire 5000 Index (a -1.1% annual return) during the same period (as tracked by the Hulbert Financial Digest.)
The IAS's longer-term performance has also been exemplary. In the nine years ending January 31, 2005, the IAS gained 14.1% a year, compared to 9.1% for the Wilshire 5000.
"In their ongoing quest to achieve financial success, we are proud that investors have been able to use the Investor Advisory Service as a trusted resource to identify long-term stock picks," said Editor-in-Chief Douglas Gerlach. "The independent research provided by the analysts of Seger-Elvekrog provide subscribers with ideas and advice that they can use to boost the returns of their individual portfolios."
The Investor Advisory Service owes its success to the team of Chartered Financial Analysts of Seger-Elvekrog, an independent money management firm. Seger-Elvekrog provides the in-depth stock analysis and market commentary for the IAS, following a disciplined, long-term growth stock investing approach. Each month, IAS presents three recommended stocks for subscribers to consider. Each 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.
"Seger-Elvekrog prides itself on its own unbiased stock selection processes and analyses," added Seger-Elvekrog Chairman Maury Elvekrog. "Free from the conflicts of interest inherent in much of the research provided by traditional Wall Street firms, the recommendations presented in the Investor Advisory Service are an example of the value that true buy-side analysis can provide to individual investors."
Available in both print ($399/year) and online ($299/year) editions, the Investor Advisory Service is published monthly, with additional alerts and updates provided on a regular basis for subscribers. For more information or to subscribe, visit http://www.iclub.com/IAS/.
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 continues to post record results each year. Since 1996, IAS has provided investors with a 14.1% annual return, handily beating the 9.1% return of the Wilshire 5000. For more information, visit http://www.iclub.com/IAS/.
Founded in 1981 and located in Bloomfield Hills, MI, 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 13.77% annualized return since 1991. Seger-Elvekrog's portfolio managers are Charted Financial Analysts who conduct independent, unbIASed evaluations of securities. For more information on the firm's Personal Money Management program, visit http://www.seger-elvekrog.com.
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, ICLUBcentral Inc. develops quality tools for investors and investment clubs, including software products and the market-beating Investor Advisory Service newsletter. ICLUBcentral has partnered with several national associations in the US and UK to develop and market software products focus on accounting, tax preparation, stock selection and screening for investors. For more information, visit http://www.iclubcentral.com.