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WOW!!! I just read, in an email that was sent to me from Agora Financial, about piggybanking income during retirement from Canada. It claimed that you did not have to live there, work there, visit there, or give up any of your SS retirement benefits to receive this "no...
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Anonymous
#1153266

So you're posting a review based in other reviews on a site called pissedconsumer, rather than actually having used the service. Weak.

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#834267 Review #834267 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fultondale, Alabama

Their performance renders their ethics irrelevant.

Regardless of whether Agora keeps its promises or how it handles customer inquiries, the incontestable fact is that the investments that it recommends create portfolios that loose money. I just inspected the open- and closed-positions reports for each Agora service. Their best analyst, Chris Meyers, publishes strategies that are better than holding cash (but he's leaving soon), the rest range from bad to catastrophic. A common thread is that the analysts allow small losses in their positions to become 80% losses before the'll recommend to sell; I suppose this is because to admit defeat doesn't sell more newsletters. You have to ask yourself why Agora has so many newsletters, rather than one or a few good ones, and why each one recommends portfolios that are far too gigantic for even a team to follow. They're in the illusions for sale business. The bottom line is if these guys knew how to pick stocks and understand market outlook reliably, that's what they'd do. The can't and don't, so they write newsletters. This is snake oil, avoid it.
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Anonymous
#1194393

I agree, if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is not true.

If these guys were SO successful at picking bluechip stocks and selling options...and they are naming a list every Tuesday morning as in the Instant Income ad...they why would they waste their time making videos trying to convince us, Then charging $1,000 for membership,. If these systems really worked, they would NOT be telling a soul b/c that is human nature., They would be banking left and right and keeping it to themselves like a well kept secret.

Why would they jeopardize EVERYONE on the internet getting in on their secret formulas to selling puts...? Again, its logical...if they were so successful and making $200 in 60 seconds...why would they even take the time to sell their golden idea. WHY? Its simple.

It is a scam. They are making all their money on selling $1K subscriptions to idiots who don't do their research and are looking to get rich quick. THey fail to mention in their instant income video where they talk about financially illiterate people who don't have to buy a single stock, and low risk, and an 8 year old could sell an option that you have to have about $50K or $72K in your investment account to sell an option to make $157 in 60 seconds. Someone who is financially illiterate and never owned a stock is surely NOT going to have $70K in investment money laying around.

Its a joke and they should be black listed off the internet. I am going to build a company that hacks these scammers and shuts them down.

Anonymous
#1181481

I do have a few subscriptions with Agora and have made more than my costs back because of their recommendations. I've even taken on a couple of life time memberships.

Bottom line is you still need to do your own due diligence. These guys are basically selling you their "opinion" on a particular stock or market and their expertise in using a particular trading strategy.

Whether you call yourself a trader or an investor you do need to have a strategy for getting in and out of the markets. These folks offer that.

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#1146018

Same comment as most. I just sat through the pitch and agree at best these guys are unethical...$1,500 with a 2-month guarantee...

The topper was t was suggested I have $10 or $20,000 in reserve.

I'm unsubscribing from Agoura Finacial. There a too many hucksters all around us.

Robert Duncan

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#1145369

I just heard the pitch and I don't believe a word of it. So.....................having said that I think I'll save my $1500.00 or $2500.00 whichever it might have been.

Remember one thing.

Actually two things.

1. If it sounds too good to be true, IT PROBABLY IS!!!!!

and

2. "CAVEAT EMPTOR" in Latin, in English "LET THE BUYER BEWARE"!!!!!!!

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#825632 Review #825632 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Santa Rosa, California
Reason of review
Bad quality
2.5
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26 Feb 2016 I subscribed & paid USD $1,750 for David Stockman's (Pres.Reagans Budget Director) Finance Trader newsletter. Subscription reports were supposed to be received on the same day. Despite repeated email requests subscription was only received on 3 March; 7...
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Anonymous
#1149314

Just call your credit/debit card company and report the charge as fraud; and have them reverse the charge. It really is as simple as that. Forget those ***.

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#822335 Review #822335 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh
Product
Agora Financial Subscription
Pros
  • David stockmans free blog contra corner
Cons
  • Poor customer service
  • Shocking customer service
  • Failure to provide a refund within the money back guarantee
Reason of review
Warranty issue
Loss
$1750

Income On Demand Portfolio Exercises

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I too am a (soon to be ex) subscriber to Income on Demand. I have contacted them multiple times, without response, regarding how their advertizements leave out the very real possibility of losses do to the put exercises. I had the majority of my trades exercised. And while I have generated some income from selling Call options on those shares, the losses incurred in share value decline are still 9 to 10 times MORE than the income generated. I would need to see Calls for the next 5 years just to have a hope to break even, assuming I don't get the calls exercised and lock in the loss. In order to generate any reasonable amount of Income with this service (i.e., $1000/month), you not only have to have a very large account (in excess of $100K), but also need to pray your shares do not get exercised.
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Anonymous
#1179649

I would like to know how much capital you used and how long you were in the program. What I saw was a recommendation for $20,000, not $100,000 as you claim.

Anonymous
#1310038
@PissedConsumer1179649

The recommendation of $20K an amount to "get started". You need roughly $10K per week and access to $130K on the low side and $180 K on the high side.

Anonymous
#1129520

How long have you been a subscriber? What advises the service if a put option is exercised?

Selling calls? Selling the stocks?

Anonymous
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@PissedConsumer1129520

Did you trade your own option choices or did you follow Zach's option

recommendations?

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#810449 Review #810449 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Agora Financial Income On Demand Subscription
Cons
  • Deceptive practices
  • Misleading advertising
Reason of review
Unrealized Claims
Loss
$23000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
2.6
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Joining the Agora Financial Reserve - for several thousand dollars, plus an annual fee of $149 - is supposed to provide access to all current and future Agora publications. However, when the "Stockman Bubble Report" began a few months ago Agora said that it would cost...
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Anonymous
#1448573

Agora has some decent authors. However, the reserve is a rip off, because they have a revolving door.

I suggest buying a newsletter that suits your immediate needs, and only doing so on an annual basis.

That way, when the author moves on, you move on. I bought the farm, and wish I never did.

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#798710 Review #798710 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Charleston, South Carolina
Cons
  • Abrupt ending of service without followup
Reason of review
abrupt discontinuation of service without followup
Preferred solution
Provide appropriate advice on all open positions in Mayer's Special Situation Portfolio; live up to promise of Financial Reserve as including all current and future Agora Financial Publications (even if they move to another office down the hall).
1.0
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Radio commercial directs consumer to website for a "Strange Warning". The endless video just goes on and on for at least 20 minutes with no capability of pausing or ending or knowing how much time remains. It says over and over that it is not trying to sell anything,...
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Anonymous
#1142527

I found it both interesting and informative.

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#795487 Review #795487 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
San Francisco, California
Reason of review
Bad quality

Agora Financial Is Completely Unethical

I made the colossal mistake of purchasing the Agora Financial Reserve membership for $10K. It supposedly gave me lifetime access to all of their publications. After subscribing, they immediately terminate the more successful publications and re-launch them under a different shell company, which I have to pay AGAIN to receive. They are the worst of the bait-and-switch crowd, by far. Eventually, I'm sure that charges will be filed agains them and they will be shut down. In the meantime, AVOID AGORA FINANCIAL!!!
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Anonymous
#1161635

My father was scammed out of over $5000 in six weeks, by their multiple investment/nutritional/ lifestyle arms. Each company shares the Agora Financial database.

Anonymous
#1111468

Yes, I made the mistake of subscribing to "Outstanding Investments." It should have been called "Outstandingly BAD Investments." Recommending a whole lot of stocks which tumbled.It would have been more fun burning a bonfire of folding money...

Anonymous
#1101861

I thought about doing the same thing. I'm glad I read your review about them. Thank u kindly and I will pray for you.

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#778835 Review #778835 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Heredia, Heredia
Reason of review
Pricing issue

Agora Financial Jim Rickards Strategic Impact System Review

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Dishonest advertising! Run as far away and as fast as you can!
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#769798 Review #769798 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Glendale, Arizona
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
1.0
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I have lost complete respect for Jim Rickards. All of the most outrageous claims that he and this Agora outfit produce with all his so-called breakthrough strategies is fraudulent in my opinion. Then he and Agora hide behind the "we don't give investment advice...
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Anonymous
#1116771

Jim Rickards SOUNDS sincere, intelligent, logical in his analysis.

So much so that when I first experienced the tactics used by Agora Financial, I was troubled that he would allow his name to be associated with that sort of behavior. It seems so far beneath him, badly cheapens his image and undermines his credibility.

As the months have passed and revealed his disregard of any suggestion something is amiss, I'm left with the bitter taste of wondering whether I've just been conned by one more American infomercial *** artist.

What a disappointment.

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#769791 Review #769791 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Glendale, Arizona
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Update by user Dec 23, 2015

(Oddly enough, I did not see that this website is called Pissed Consumer until I had submitted this review, which is actually quite positive.  I started out to comment on another review, and they asked me if I wanted to make it a full fledged review. Oops.)

Original review posted by user Dec 23, 2015
I...
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Anonymous
#1324598

OK, but there's a Gray Area here-money in reserve;the video didn't talk much about that. Also, there was some bad grammar in a few of their sentences(don't have time to get into that, I'd have to watch the whole#@***video to find them)_As I said, a few of these sentences had bad grammar, but I couldn't help but wonder if they weren't intentional, as they were constructed in a way the reduces their liabilities.Oh well, welcome to the wild,wild West, I mean Internet!

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#757499 Review #757499 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Pembroke, Virginia
Pros
  • Made decent money following a simple strategy
Reason of review
Good quality

Porter Stansberry king of financial schlock

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Agora was once a source for interesting p[rovocative ideas. Now they are another part of Porter Stansberr's empire of ***. Stansberry ihas a record of fraud. He ons Agora and the Casey letters. James Altucher is also part of the empire of garbage. Beware all of the Stansberry letters. They will only hurt you This site wants 80 words. I have no more to say. I need 19 more words. Agora had a letter , some guy that came up with 10 baggers. He seems to be gone.
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#756484 Review #756484 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Expensive for bad advices

The Agora letters are usually fun to read. As far as I remember (2009-), they claimed there will be a big crash, we should all be worried about our money. Hopefully Agora is here to tell us what to do. The big 2 advises are: - buy Gold: if you did, you would have lost 30% of your wealth - don't buy NASDAQ big players, but pick the ones the propose: if you did, you would have skipped the 100% gain of the Nasdaq. Every time they propose to buy a stock, I got the email after the raise happened: it is easy to predict what already happened. To conclude, Agora Financial is good to scare you and to pick your money, it's sometimes fun to read, but it fails in making you richer.
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#745097 Review #745097 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Allschwil, Basel-Stadt
Reason of review
Bad quality

Breakthrough bio tech stocks

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I responded to an Agora Financial advertisement wherein they claimed they had conducted extensive research into emerging bio tech stocks that had been producing exceptional returns. They charged $1,250 to my credit card and before I knew it an allied company Jim Ricard Strategic had charged $99 recurring charge for investment advice. I started receiving emails exceptionally long that then promised more exotic investments for an additional fee. This group had induced many other suckers into paying them fees, some are: The following links describe in great detail how many others have been deceived by this unholy alliance just as I have been. There have been hundreds of unsuspecting individuals swindled by them. I deny any legal contract exists between me and these crooks and wish my account be credited the $1,250 Angora claims and the $99 Jim Ricards Strategic alleges I owe. http://agora-financial.pissedconsumer.com/misleading-advertising-on-financial-product-201509****5279.html http://agora-financial.pissedconsumer.com/ http://www.scam.com/showthread.php?127645-Agora-Financial https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=agora%20financial%20reviews If you have been sucked into these schemes, please file a complaint with the SEC at: http://www.sec.gov/complaint/select.shtml
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#733225 Review #733225 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Cons
  • Deceptive practices
  • Misleading advertising
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$1350
3.5
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I signed up for Zach Scheidt's Income on Demand product, and paid the requisite subscription fee. The advertising recommended that one needed at least US$20,000 to successfully invest smaller amounts in the various opportunities presented. Because I had over US$30,000...
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Anonymous
#1515723

After watching the video on "Income on Demand" my head was about to explode because of all the repetitious content. I was super skeptical and when I finally found out the $2,000 price tag, I backed off.

They sent me an email and tried to entice me with a lower price.

My red flags went off and common sense told me to run away from this one. It all sounded way too good to be true.

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#705279 Review #705279 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Etobicoke, Ontario
Product
Agora Financial Income On Demand Subscription
Pros
  • Jim rickards impact system
Cons
  • Misleading advertising
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$185
Preferred solution
Full refund

Agora Financial. Watch Out

Paid $250 for "special lifetime of conferences from Jim Rickards. The first one was supposed to be today at 10:00 am. Never got a link to the conference. Something is not right with this company. I called and had to wait ten minutes before I could talk to a rep. Finally I told them if they couldn't even send me a link to their first teleconference then I want my money back. They said it would take 5 to 7 days. We'll see. In the mean time, I won't be buying anything more from this place and I will alert my credit card company not to accept any more charges. Buyer be aware.
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Anonymous
#1033638

Dear consumer, I would like to sincerely apologize for the lack of service your experienced this morning. We did experience a glitch when sending out today's webinar link which caused our phone and email volume to spike.

We were able to correct the problem quickly and sent out a new link by email. Even if you canceled today it should still have reached your inbox. If for any reason you did not receive it please contact me directly and I will be happy to provide you a new link. Please keep in mind we record and provide transcripts to all of our webinars.

This allows our customers to listen or read the information at their convenience. I wish we were able to fix the issue in time to meet your expectations. In regards to the time frame it takes to receive a refund back; most refunds take up to 24 hours to process. We state 5-7 business days for refunds on our order forms to allow us time to process check as well as credit card refunds.

If you have any questions about your refund I would be happy to assist you.

If you would like to speak to me further about your experience please call me, Andrea Michinski (Director of Customer Service) at 180* ***-**** or email me at support@***.com.

To all other Agora Financial subscribers out there, I would also like to personally thank all of our loyal customers who stuck with us this morning!

Anonymous
#1022472

how was your loss 1k. is it 250 a month

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#684200 Review #684200 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Solon, Ohio
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1000