PART 2: PROMOTION DETAILS

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  1. How much money he or she invested,
  2. How long he or she was in the trade,
  3. How much the subscriber made in dollars terms and as a percentage of the original investment, and
  4. What portion of his or her overall portfolio was put into the trade.

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Past results like these are no guarantee of any future result.

We wouldn’t recommend anticipating such outstanding results with your own investments. Yes, you could have results like these – or perhaps even better. But, it’s simply not prudent to assume you will immediately make large investment returns. Instead, we urge you to read our work carefully, to follow our risk management strategies conscientiously, and to invest cautiously while setting expectations that are based around our long-term performanceaverages. You can learn more about these by reviewing our annual Report Cards found in theDigest archives.

As for our flagship publication, Stansberry’s Investment Advisory, Porter has published monthly since July 1999. Since that time, he has made 291 investment recommendations. The average return of all of these recommendations (winner and losers) as of April 10th, 2014, is 37.9%. The average holding period for each position was 520 days.

What follows are the facts, figures, resources, and full testimonials from the accompanying promotion for Stansberry’s Investment Advisory.

The details listed below are listed in the order they appear in the accompanying promotion.

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DETAILS:

  1. Monetary Base Increased 400% since 2006: Federal Reserve Monetary Base:“Global Financial Data.” Global Financial Data. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.globalfinancialdata.com/index.html>.  
  2. US National Debt at $8.5 Trillion in 2006: Amadeo, Kimberly. “National Debt by Year: Compared to GDP, and Major Events.”About. About News, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.
  3. Us National Debt at $17.9 Trillion as of 11/21/14: “U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time.” U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2014.
  4. Rickard’s Quote: Rickards, James. Currency Wars: The Making
    of the next Global Crisis
    . New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2011. Print
  5. Past Prediction 1: Stansberry, Porter. “Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Are
    Going to Zero.” Stansberry’s Investment Advisory IX (June 2008): 8. Stansberry’s Investment Advisory. Stansberry & Associates Investment Research, June 2008.Web. <http://secure.stansberryresearch.com/monthly_issues/freddie-mac-and-fannie-mae-are-going-to-zero/>.
  6. Past Prediction 2: Stansberry, Porter. “A Letter from GM’s Chairman.”
    The S&A Digest
    (14 Mar. 2007): n. page. The S&A Digest. Stansberry &
    Associates Investment Research, 14 Mar. 2007. Web. <http://secure.stansberryresearch.com/daily_issues/the-sa-digest-a-letter-from-gms-chairman/ >.
  7. Past Prediction 3: Stansberry, Porter. “America’s Next Big Bankruptcy.
    Stansberry’s Investment Advisory. Stansberry & Associates Investment
    Research, Mar. 2009. Web. <http://secure.stansberryresearch.com/reports/americas-next-big-bankruptcy/>.
  8. Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck: Johnson, Angela. “76% of Americans Are Living Paycheck-to-paycheck.” CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 24 June 2013. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.
  9. Falling Labor Force Participation Rate: “Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject.” Bureau of Labor Statistics Data. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2014. <http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS11300000>.
  10. Lowest Labor Force Participation Rate since 1970’s: Ro, Sam. “LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1978.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 02 May 2014. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.
  11. SNAP Participation Doubling During Obama’s Tenure: “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation and Costs.” All Data Are Subject to Revision. (n.d.): n. pag. United States Department of Agriculture, 7 Nov. 2014. Web.
  12. Children on Food Stamps: Lang, Susan S. “Half of U.S. Children — and Most Black Children — Will Use Food Stamps, Cornell Study Reports.” Cornell Chronicle. Cornell, 3 Nov. 2009. Web. <http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2009/11/half-us-children-will-use-food-stamps-study-shows>.
  13. Americans receiving Gov’t benefits: Jeffrey, Terrence P. “Census: 49% of Americans Get Gov’t Benefits; 82M in Households on Medicaid.” CNS News. N.p., 23 Oct. 2013. Web. <http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/census-49-americans-get-gov-t-benefits-82m-households-medicaid>.
  14. Americans making less than $30,000: “Wage Statistics for 2013.” Social Security Administration, 5 November 2014. Web. <http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/netcomp.cgi?year=2013>.
  15. Fed buys 70% of T-Bills: Li, Hao. “Bill Gross: Who Will Buy Treasuries When QE2 Stops?” International Business Times. International Business Times, 2 Mar. 2011. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.
  16. Too Big to Fail Banks 37% Larger than 2008: Too Big To Fail Banks Growth: Snyder, Michael. “Too Big To Fail Banks Are Taking Over As Number Of U.S. Banks Falls To Record Low.” Zero Hedge. N.p., 4 Dec. 2013. Web. <http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-12-04/too-big-fail-banks-are-taking-over-number-us-banks-falls-record-low>.
  17. Monetary Base Increased 400% since 2006: Federal Reserve Monetary Base:“Global Financial Data.” Global Financial Data. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.globalfinancialdata.com/index.html>.  
  18. Barron’s Subscriber Count: Alliance for Audited Media. “MAGAZINE
    Publisher’s Statement: BARRON’S.” Http://www.barronsmag.com. Dow Jones
    & Company, n.d. Web. http://www.barronsmag.com/docs/circulation/ABC_
    PubReport_Dec2012.pdf
  19. Investor’s Business Daily Subscriber Count: “About Our Subscribers.
    Investor’s Business Daily. N.p., Mar. 2013. Web. <http://www.investors.com/about-ibd/media-kit/investors-business-daily/audience>
  20. Chris Weber:  Weber, Chris. “Gold/Silver Ratio: Important Change.” Bullion Vault, 9 Mar. 2011. Web. 05 Dec. 2014
  21. Barton Biggs Quote: Biggs, Barton. Wealth, War, and Wisdom. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. Print.
  22. History, and Sovereign Debt: Sinclair, Jim. “Classic Examples Of Inflation :: Jim Sinclair’s Mineset.” Jim Sinclairs Mineset. Jim Sinclairs Mineset, 26 June 2009. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.
  23. Obama Propaganda: “Obama: “The Private Sector Is Doing Fine”” Real Clear Politics Video, 8 June 2012. Web. 05 Dec. 2014
  24. Bill Gross in Bloomberg: Nielsen, Bo, and Adriana Brasileiro.
    “Supermodel Bundchen Joins Hedge Funds Dumping Dollars”. Bloomberg.com. Bloomberg L.P., 5 Nov. 2007. Web.  <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aCs.keWwNdiY>
  25. Jim Rogers: Jim, Rogers. “THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL.” THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. www.JimRogers.com, n.d. Web. <http://www.jimrogers.com/content/stories/articles/THE_DOWNWARD_SPIRAL.htm >.
  26. Buffett on Bonds: Warren, Buffett. “Warren Buffett: Why Stocks Beat Gold and Bonds.”CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 09 Feb. 2012. Web. <http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/02/09/warren–buffett–berkshire–shareholder–letter/>.
  27. Buffet Buys Duracell: Smith, Aaron, and Chris Isidore. “Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Buys Duracell Batteries.” CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 13 Nov. 2014. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.
  28. Rickards Gold Prediction: “Jim Rickards Gold Is Money $7 000 Gold Price.” YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.
  29. James Stewart Quote: Stewart, James B. “In a Volatile Market, Consider Options.” The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, 17 Dec. 2008. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.
  30. Normalcy Bias: The United States of America. U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. The Continuity Principle: A Unified Approach to Disaster and Trauma. By H. Omer and N. Alon. Am J Community Psychology, 22 Apr. 1994. Web.  <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7977181>
  31. Barton Biggs Quote 1: Biggs, Barton. Wealth, War, and Wisdom. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. Print.
  32. Barton Biggs Quote 2: Ibid
  33. Nationalization of IRAs:Corn, David. “A New Obama Conspiracy: He’s Confiscating Your IRAs.” Mother Jones. N.p., 14 Jan. 2011. Web. 05 Dec. 2014
  34. FACTA: “FATCA SUMMARY.”Fatca. Thomson Reuters,
    2011–2013. Web. <http://fatca.thomsonreuters.com/>.
  35. IMF Wealth Tax: Worstall, Tim. “Why The IMF’s 10% Wealth Tax Simply Will Not Work.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, 23 Oct. 2013. Web. 05 Dec. 2014.

Complete Original Testimonials of Quotes Used in Promotion:

#1. Tommy H

Received: 3/12/2009

Text: The Put Strategy Report has saved my portfolio. I follow it to the letter (and now also PSIA since I’m an Alliance member and Porter is hot these days!) I have some experience trading options and these ideas are solid. Keep them coming Porter!

 - “Tommy H”