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Read The Kirk Report

Posted By Jim On 08/10/2005 @ 8:12 am In Investing | No Comments

Who is Charles E. Kirk of the Kirk Report? [3] He’s just a regular guy who started his own stock newsletter (MoneyXperts), has a JD and a B.S. in Philosophy, worked as a private investigator for a law firm, and has traded stocks for a living for the last 10 years. What does that mean for you? It means this guy knows how to write about the markets, knows more about the markets than you do, and it’s worth it to you to read his site. While his site is totally free, he has a member’s only site, and it’s the only member’s site I’ve ever joined in my entire life. I gave him $50 of my hard earned money because he puts out solid stuff.

In general, I don’t use his stock picks or his advice, but I find that his news recaps (Kirk At Work posts) where they lists approximately 30 news articles, and a sprinkling of quotes, are invaluable. Everyone can find the articles on CNNMoney and Yahoo! Finance, he only links to good ones, but the ones that are gems are to primo blogs you’ve never heard of [4], resource websites you’ve never seen before [5], articles you’re bound to miss on some brokerage website [6], and more. The best part is that this list is free daily.

On average I’d say he posts four times daily – one pre-market, one post-market, a Kirk At Work, and perhaps a couple other little posts analyzing particular stocks. Just reading the free public information will give you a leg up on most folks.

What’s in the member’s only site? I have to say it’s not as valuable to me, but I expected that. He has his portfolio, updated daily instead of monthly, and has monthly Q&A’s where you ask him or an industry professional. You also get daily private notes on what he’s thinking about particular stocks.

For $50, you get access to the member’s site but I saw it as giving the man compensation for his Kirk At Work reports and his public data. When you think about it, it amounts to like fourteen cents a day and zero cents if you don’t donate anything.

The Kirk Report isn’t giving me anything for this endorsement, I just like his site alot and think you should read it.


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[3] Who is Charles E. Kirk of the Kirk Report?: http://www.kirkreport.com/aboutme.html

[4] primo blogs you’ve never heard of: http://synvestor.typepad.com/truenorthmarketdiary/

[5] resource websites you’ve never seen before: http://www.fulldisclosure.com/highlight.asp?date=20050809&client=cb

[6] articles you’re bound to miss on some brokerage website: http://news.morningstar.com/doc/article/0,1,139367,00.html?_QSBPA=Y

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