MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Investor Advisory Service, a monthly investment newsletter published by ICLUBcentral Inc., is among the just nine equity and mutual fund newsletters named to the Hulbert Financial Digest 2010 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll.
To be included on Hulbert's Investment Newsletter Honor Roll, newsletters must show above-average performance, on a risk-adjusted basis, in both up and down markets over the past decade. Since Hulbert began tracking the Investor Advisory Service in 1998, this is the first year that the Service has been eligible for inclusion.
Of the fund and equity newsletters named to the 2010 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll, the IAS is ranked third in "Grade in Up Markets" and third in "Gain of Domestic Equity Portfolios" since June 30, 1998.
According to the Hulbert Financial Digest, an investor following the Investor Advisory Service's picks could have earned an annual 8.4% total return during the period from June 30, 1998, through November 30, 2009, outperforming the Wilshire 5000 Total Stock Market Index return of 2.0% during the same timeframe.
"We are pleased to be named to the 2010 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll," said Editor-in-Chief Douglas Gerlach. "As current subscribers are well aware, the Investor Advisory Service is a practical source of long-term-oriented stock research. Investors who are on the lookout for high-quality stock selections from a trusted source could profit from our analysts' picks."
The Investor Advisory Service owes its success to Chartered Financial Analysts of Seger-Elvekrog, an independent money management firm. Seger-Elvekrog provides market commentary and three in-depth stock analyses for each issue of IAS, following an unbiased, long-term growth stock investing approach. Each stock pick is accompanied by a thorough assessment of the company's fundamentals and an evaluation of the projected risk and return for the stock over the next five years.
"Our firm's disciplined approach to stock selection and analysis is free from the conflicts of interest faced by many traditional Wall Street institutions," stated Seger-Elvekrog Chairman Maury Elvekrog. "Our buy-side analysis brings true value to subscribers, as this accolade from the Hulbert Financial Digest clearly demonstrates."
Available in both print ($399/year) and online ($299/year) editions, the Investor Advisory Service is published monthly, with additional alerts and updates provided regularly for subscribers. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.iclub.com/IAS/.
About the Investor Advisory Service
Since its inception in 1973, the Investor Advisory Service has provided investors with highly focused stock picks selected by the Chartered Financial Analysts of Seger-Elvekrog Inc. Available in both print and online versions, every issue of IAS highlights three recommended stocks and tracks a universe of approximately 80 prior recommendations. Since 2003, IAS has been published by ICLUBcentral and edited by financial author Douglas Gerlach (The Armchair Millionaire, Investment Clubs for Dummies), and it continues to post record results each year. Since June 30, 1998, IAS has provided investors with an annualized 8.4% annual return, more than four times the 2.0% annual return of the Wilshire 5000. For more information, visit www.iclub.com/IAS/.
Founded in 1981 and located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Seger-Elvekrog has been named "One of the World's Best Money Managers" by Nelson Investment Management Network. The firm has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 Index by providing clients with a 10.1% annualized return since 1990. Seger-Elvekrog's portfolio managers are Charted Financial Analysts who conduct independent, unbIASed evaluations of securities. For more information on the firm's Personal Money Management program, visit www.seger-elvekrog.com.
ICLUBcentral Inc. develops quality tools for investors and investment clubs, including software products such as Toolkit 6, the StockCentral.com Web investing portal, and the market-beating Investor Advisory Service newsletter. ICLUBcentral, a for-profit subsidiary of nonprofit investment education association BetterInvesting, develops and markets software products that focus on investment club accounting and partnership tax preparation, as well as stock analysis and stock screening for individual investors. For more information, visit www.iclub.com.
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