Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle Review

Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle is a bundle of products from the Agora Lifestyles investment team (David Stevenson, Jim Rickards and Ben Traynor) that they claim will show you the best investments for 2016.

What does the product offer?

There is actually rather a lot on offer with Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle on the face of things. The whole bundle is broken down into 5 steps, each of which is actually more like a stand alone product. At the centre of the Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle is a subscription to Strategic Intelligence. This is a monthly periodical from David Stevenson, Jim Rickards and Ben Traynor that looks at what is happening in the investment world with advice on where to invest, where to avoid etc.

In terms of the other things that make up the Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle, there is a guide to what the team refer to as a barbell strategy that looks at hedging inflation and deflation. There is also a report on investments that would likely benefit from sterling weakening and another report on how David Stevenson, Jim Rickards and Ben Traynor believe that the government is manipulating figures to show us as in less debt than we actually are.

There is also a copy of The Big Drop which has been reviewed elsewhere on this site and finally a number of additional publications and newsletters.

How does the product work?

Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle deals with traditional investment methods which means that you will be trading stocks and shares as well as commodities. The information is based on the knowledge and research of David Stevenson, Jim Rickards and Ben Traynor, all of who are claimed to be experts in their field with a wealth of experience.

What is the initial investment?

Access to Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle costs £19.99 which gives full access to everything listed above including a 6 month subscription to Strategic Alliance. Once this has elapsed you will be charged for a continued subscription at a cost of £97 for the year. David Stevenson, Jim Rickards and Ben Traynor also say that if you cancel your 6 month trial, even on the last day they will “give you a full refund of the £19 you pay today”.

What is the rate of return?

There isn’t any advertised rate of return for Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle and the nature of investments mean that there is no way of realistically gauging this. Ultimately I would view Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle as more of a tool than a direct money making product and so would look for a qualitative result rather than quantitative.

Conclusion

As with my review for The Big Drop, it is hard to deny that what David Stevenson, Jim Rickards and Ben Traynor have put out in Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle makes for interesting reading. Whether or not it is worthwhile investment advice is a different question.

I feel that a lot of their investment strategies are built around worse case scenarios and this does mean that there is a strong possibility for them to not necessarily perform nearly as well. Furthermore, I think that the disclaimers for Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle yield another problem (which I have highlighted before when looking at products from Agora Lifestyles’ financial arm) as it states that the directors may have an interest in shares recommended.

This could simply be that they have followed their own investment advice however it doesn’t necessarily instill confidence. The big question with Invest with Intelligence in 2016 Bundle is whether or not it is worth £19 and I think given the lack of risk and the guarantee in place, it probably is.

 

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From: Simon Roberts