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I’m more of a value investor and your FA strategy is like manna from heaven. I'm up 4x on my best FA investment (CDEV) since purchase. Your insight and explanations on all of the strategies you and your team teach are the best I’ve experienced. Keep up the great work and may God continue to bless your company and your members.
I wanted to share some of my Acorn experience.
I have been a life time member of Acorn of several years and have made money every year. Obviously some years have been better than others which one has to expect. Year 2020 which has been a challenge for everyone in so many areas. This has been no exception for my extended family getting seriously ill from COVID-19. One of the bright spots in 2020 has been Acorn. 2020 has been my most profitable year since I joined Acorn. As a measure of this success which would only have been possible through Acorn, I have increased my portfolio by 125% with over 60% profitable trades and over 215 trades closed to date.
Acorn is not just another service that provides a black box of recommendations. I have subscribed to these types of services before with limited success/profitability. What I was searching for was a place of community where the coaches genuinely care about the success of their members. I found that and so much more in Acorn. They provide ongoing mentorship, detailed training and continuous interaction with their members. Your investment in Acorn is one in yourself or learning how to be successful in trading stocks and the cost is way underpriced and worth every penny. Some services that I have looked at in the past charge literally $45,000 for their version of Acorns lifetime membership. The biggest secret is Acorn does not appreciate how good they are and what they have to offer at the price they charge for their lifetime membership.
If you are considering Acorn, ask yourself what value is there to nearly 3-4 hours of online couching - every week, email updates and recommendations every day, 3 main classes taught at least once a year and most of the time twice a year that are approximately 30-40 hours in combined length and access to a senior couch for one-on-one help, if necessary. Acorn is there for YOUR success and it shows every day.
Once other great things about Acorn is you can apply their training to fit any size account and they want you to take what you learn and create a set of rules that meet your goals and comfort level. This ability to understand and create your own personal objectives empowers you to take control of your future. One size does NOT fit all at Acorn. Acorn works with you with to develop what is correct for YOUR portfolio size, YOUR risk level, YOUR objectives.
From my time with Acorn my success has paid for my annual membership many times over. I did not pay for my lifetime membership my first year with Acorn as I took a very cautious and deliberate approach. I took the time to learn what Acorn was teaching and practicing their rules to build my comfort level. There are no get rich overnight services and for anyone who is knew I strongly suggest that you paper trade or trade with very small amount of risk (Acorn will help you knew your risk of any trade before you enter it) until you build your understanding of the rules. You should not get excited or fear you missed out if you miss a recommendation that goes up 100%. Acorns next 2 or 3 recommendations may stop out and not make any money.
Lifetime Member of Acorn
You are providing the most unique service I have found in over 40 years of looking for help in sorting out markets. I always look forward to your observations and treasure your prospective. Please don't stop. Your warnings earlier this year probably saved me many thousands of dollars. Thanks again for your valuable observations.
A This year Life Timer!!!
Lately, I've been noticing the largest gainers in the market. And either Acorn has been watching the trade, in the trade, or I have been watching the trade on about half of these trades on a regular basis. And I would not have been able to find the trade without Acorn's teaching. Before Acorn, I was thinking about going back to a traditional job. Now, I don't have to worry about that.
I AM A GRATEFUL ACORN MEMBER.
Thank Geoff...Thank you, Sean...Thank you Greg. Thank you John.
I REALLY LIKE FALLEN ANGELS AND BULL FLAGS....they're not too hard to find and there's plenty to choose from...and they possibly can do well in bear markets...I don't know if you want to teach that. But, some of my best days have come in a down day in the market.
We spoke recently about an Aussie share which I’d researched, analysed and invested in, based on the rules you teach. At that point, the investment was going well.
Anyway, the share price recently dropped precipitously after a market event that threatened the company’s market share. Thankfully, I had the advantage of Acorn learning and process and discipline, when this drop occurred.
Consequently, I had already taken some partial profits and moved my stop so I was already in a house money trade. So, all good.
That’s not the whole story though. Acorn’s philosophy is to ensure that capital is preserved. It’s not a sexy message for many, but it is absolutely crucial.
I had a look at my former investment a few days ago. Had I kept the stock, ignoring the rules and relying on “hope” that the price would recover, I would now be sitting with $12,000 less investable capital than I currently possess. That’s huge!
Furthermore, the psychological effect of being that far underwater (a 40% capital loss) on a single trade could lead to paralysis…being too timid to take another trade.
As it is, I exited with a profit, I pre-served my capital and kept it available for another trade.
I think the messages of process, rules, discipline and capital preservation are messages that none of us can hear too much. Making money from trading is impossible in the absence of capital. Use it. Don’t lose it!
Thanks for helping me, John. I am really enjoying the ride.
Understanding stock trading has been a long process for me; it has not come easily. But with the patience and persistence of the Acornwealth coaches I am beginning to see some positive results. I have studied the Fallen Angels set ups extensively. One thing that has been holding me back is my lack of confidence in my ability to believe in my analysis. But I am realizing that I do now know how to identify a Fallen Angel. Recently while going through some stocks, I found a stock that looked very Fallen Angels. It looked like it should have broken out already. I studied it and studied it and thought it looked so good that I couldn't imagine that if it was so good, why Acornwealth hadn't put it on the alert list. So, lacking my self confidence, I didn't trade it. The next day I went back to it to see how it had done...it had jumped 73% that one day. I kicked myself but told myself that obviously it's going to pull back the next day, so don't trade it. I looked at it the next day and it had gone up another 140%...I kicked myself again for not having bought any...but I told myself there is no way it could continue to go up again...but it did, another 80%. In the three days since I found this stock using my Fallen Angel analysis, this stock had gone up just over 300%.
One of the classic lines in Acorn is "the trend is your friend." It's true. Since this hard learned lesson I am trusting what I have learned and just completed the best month of earnings I have had since joining Acorn. The Johnny Seville and the other coaches are amazing in the regular trading rooms and classes but specifically in the individual coaching sessions that come with the membership. What I like about Acorn that I haven't gotten from other programs is that they really want the students to be self sufficient in trading. They don't just hand out stocks and tell us to trade them like many programs do, they explain why each stock is strong or weak according to pattern analysis and then leave it to each student to decide if the risk is personally worth it for them to make a trade. And they give you the tools to make that analysis. I have a ways to go until I fully understand stock trading, but I am confident that I have made a good investment in the training that Acornwealth provides.
You are providing the most unique service I have found in over 40 years of looking for help in sorting out markets. I always look forward to your observations and treasure your perspective. Please don't stop. Your warnings earlier this year probably saved me thousands of dollars.
Thanks again for your valuable observations.
A This year life timer!!!
Hey Acorn Gang,
Just finishing up my trial membership and wanted to drop a line to let you know how much I appreciate the opportunity to have participated. The two a week meets have been fantastic, full of great technical analysis and my results were nothing short of spectacular! I bought 300 shares of GTRS and had the best gain in 1 day in a single stock that I've ever had since my trading began in 08'! I took 1/2 off at $30 to capture some profits and the other 1/2 are still riding, I would have never, ever in a hundred years looked for or found a stock like that on my own.
My weekly meets with Geoff have proven to be of tremendous value. He was hugely helpful in helping me get everything setup, how to navigate the website and shared some great tips and insight in how to set myself up for success. His ability to guide me in building a structure, implementing a strategy and setting expectations has been incredibly beneficial. It's been very refreshing and quite a change from the usual coaching I've received in the past including hundreds of webinars, dozens of 'systems' and countless mentorships....Thanks Geoff!
I've definitely become a huge fan of Acorn Wealth and am super excited about our growing relationship in the years to come. I have to say that my wife is a pretty big fan now as well. She's from Tasmania, Australia and we have 10 grandkids over there, 2 of which we've never met. We're way overdue for a visit and have committed ourselves to making it back there this year...and thanks to Acorn Wealth and GRTS, our trip just got paid for!!
You guys are the best, thanks again so very, very much for everything.
YOU ARE AMAZING !!
During last Thursday's webinar you recognized my name as from a previous customer.
That was back in 2015/2016 🙂
I think that can only be when you are very committed to your cause.
Even while having to wake up for the webinars at 02:00 AM, I 'terribly much' enjoy getting your clear rule-based vision and being fired by your endless enthusiasm.
Thank you for your spirit.
Could not enroll during the webinar at Thursday because during the same time our new grandson was born and after that I needed some sleep and care of my own little daughter.
So today I enrolled with pleasure again in your Smart Money course to be fully updated, learn more and to follow your trade ideas.
Looking forward very much,
With very best regards,
From Netherlands and living in Slovakia
Wow! Fallen Angels UPDATE
Just a quick note on fallen angels and my trading... My trading acct is up over 77% ytd and friday I made the most money ever in trading... over $2400 dollars in 1 day. I bought CPE @ 10.90 and sold 1/3 at 13.92. a 27% profit. I am becoming more confident in my trading, I was keeping an eye on TOL I looked at the hourly chart and saw a bullish flag and decided I was no longer bearish on this stock...lol. My IRA is up 61% ytd. Keep up the good work and I will be a better student. Thanks
As I’ve said before - I’ve been watching the market and self proclaimed “guru’s” for almost 50 years. Johnny Seville is one of the top 2 or 3 technical traders I’ve ever seen. He’s actually the number 1 in my book as his ideas and approach to the market are unique to him. The others are just marketers masquerading as traders. They depend on pulling you in with elaborate (and false) pitches. You will not make money with them long term. John on the other hand trades real money and his results are stellar. Join him and forget about all the others. You will not be disappointed.
Hi John, I just want to update you regarding my experience with Acorn and share some thoughts. Well, as I've already told you before I'm joining I have pretty much seen almost all the course or stock trading services out there. After being 1 month with Acorn I finally can say that your company is no doubt the best out there if we are talking about the quality of the deliverable. You have a very clear and transparent alert, tracking, education, etc. with amazing result and win rate. Though I haven't traded with real money yet, I'm journaling all the alerts and have simulated myself. I developed my own trading style using your alert and insights. I'm just starting but I'm beginning to see that I can reach my financial freedom target if I stick with this system. Also I'm very happy and impressed by Geoff as my coach. He is very helpful, passionate, and pin point on my learning so I can exponentially grow my knowledge. I mean, this is what a trading education company should be. Nothing fancy, no over promise, just top notch delivery of what you should deliver and what the customer expected.
Regards, Bayu H
Hey John. I wanted to thank you again for a wonderful trading year as we wrap everything up from what was a disastrous year for some and a great year for Acorn Traders. I closed out a trade today for a break-even that I have been holding at a large loss for just under a year. You were sitting on my shoulder the whole time. Two times throughout the year it hit my break-even and I tried to wait for a small gain just to see it crater back down to a 80% loss. Today I was going to wait but I sold at break-even and I was relieved to do so. And I reminded myself what you told me. When I was down 80% I would have done anything to break-even. It has since gone up significantly but I don't care about the potential gain I missed out on. This was the last of the stocks in my portfolio that I had from before I started following Acorn rules to prevent stupid mistakes like this from happening. I looked this week at all my gains and losses from Acorn Trades specifically. I have a gain this year of $130,000 off of a $60,000 account. $45,000 of that is directly attributable to Acorn alerts and strategies and the rest is long term holdings but also attributable to the trader's mindset you have helped me improve on throughout the years. Not bad for someone who works 60-70 hours per week at a regular job. I can't wait to see what 2021 brings all of us in the Acorn community, I know you have great things in store for us and I am committed to better trading using your rules and strategies going forward. See you next year!!
I am a new member and just wanted to let you all know that I'm really impressed with all of the training and information I've gotten so far from Acorn Wealth. John is absolutely fantastic with his teaching style and his incredible depth of knowledge. Just as important, he really seems to care about the members on a personal level. In addition, I've had 2 SmartMoney coaching sessions with Geoff. He's been fantastic as well. He was very patient and pleasant to work with and he covered a wealth of valuable information in a very short time. Our sessions were jam packed. I feel that I am absolutely getting my money's worth and am very happy that I joined up. It's been a great experience so far. I look forward to learning tons more and finally putting it to use and making some money.
Thanks to all!
Sincerely, Joan K
Good morning Johnny, still excited about last night's fallen angels course primer, but I thought I’d share with you and if you care to share with the Acorn flock that’s fine with me, see attached.
I’m certainly not bragging mind you, but this is an all too typical scene and snapshot of my trading account through the education and guidance of acorn wealth corporation. These ticker symbols represent the strongest patterns and probabilities of the past few months of your recommendations. I have all my stops in place and this is truly a set and forget portfolio. Is this Nirvana? Certainly not! There is risk in all of these trades however stops are set per acorn to leave me with a reasonable profit should I not look at this screen again today.
Acorn is not a miracle company but in terms of being transformational and educational, you are outstanding. Your recommendations continue to amaze, as a lifetime member I now think all acorns are made of gold.
John, I just finished reviewing your video update for today 12-15-2020. Your work ethic is impressive given the recent surgery. I am always grateful by your perspective, review, and insights of general market conditions, which I find extremely valuable in all these videos, more so even than the comments on individual stocks.
John, I love the Fallen Angels strategy or as I might call it: The Ted Williams Trade (hear me out on that). My win rate with them since June (24 trades) is 41.6% which is close to Ted Williams’ batting average of .406 in 1941, and he was a superstar. My Return on Risk Capital is 41% which is incredible considering I’ve lost on 58.4% of my trades. I love the baseball analogy for this trade because it is the one sport where if you only succeeded 40% of the time you stepped up to the plate, you would have one kick-ass career.
Here’s the kicker: I’ve missed the vast majority of your grand slam picks so these numbers are more than likely going to jump significantly as time goes.
I just wanted to say THANK YOU to AcornWealth, John Seville, Greg, and especially Sean. I NEVER made a profit in the stock market until I somehow miraculously came upon AcornWealth. Now, for the first time, I will actually show a profit for the year. I am one of your students you taught how to fish, and although I no longer need your services, I cannot thank you all enough. Now, when I look at a price chart, I can actually see where the price may be going.
From: Faith R
I'm looking forward to the Fallen Angels Class to learn more about the indicators used with Fallen Angels. Also, I do scans but often don't come up with the same picks as Acorn. So I want more insight into FA picks to see if I can tighten up the criteria for my picks.
The low-priced FA's are a nice alternative to options, and can really augment the profit in the trade magnified by the larger number of shares. A bonus is that it's easy to control using stop-loss and targets!
I've been very happy with your picks. Recently I have run the FA scan nightly for six weeks. Then I pick, watch and cull the group. After a few days or a week (sometimes even longer), I get a feel for the stock and it's possibilities and then put in a buy order. Until recently I haven't been consistently patient and find that has hurt my interpretation of the charts and entry/exit for the stocks. I don't always come up with the same stocks and not sure why - so this class may help with that.
Thanks for your diligence and communication skills. I have improved my skills after being out of the market for about 8 years. The pattern's approach is great, and Fallen Angel picks have been a wonderful part of the skills we're learning.
I'd recommend your classes and approach to everyone who trades stocks. Looking forward to the upcoming Fallen Angels class!
Although I consider myself to be a "seasoned" investor and use both stocks and options, my success in the market to date has been lack-luster to say the least. Although I have been investing for quite a while, I have made expensive mistakes.
The most important thing I have learned from Acorn is my approach to risk. I gained a whole new appreciation for risk and how to apply that knowledge. "
Thank you so much for all you have taught me. I'll tell everyone about your course."
I have a much better understanding of how to look at and understand the candles... John, I like your teaching style! You go through things slowly and use drawings to illustrate what you are saying. This helps to clarify and besides, I am a visual learner so it works great for me. Your teaching is very clear and concise."