Having been subscribed to Jeff Clark's Market Minute service for a while now and getting questions about whether it's worth it or not, I've decided to write this review.
If you're wondering what this service provides and if it is legit, then you're in the right place. In this review I'll be going over what you get if you subscribe (you don't actually have to subscribe though - I'll go over this), who Jeff Clark is, who this service is best suited for and more.
Let's begin with an overview...
What Is Jeff Clark's Market Minute?
Jeff Clark's Market Minute is a free e-letter (report) service from JeffClarkTrader.com where Jeff Clark provides insights on the market. These reports are short and designed to help keep traders up-to-date with some of what's going on to help them prepare for moves the market might make.
If you are looking for a stock-picking service where you are provided with actionable recommendations, this is not it. It's much different from stock-picking advisories like Stock Advisor and 100X Club. Here you will be provided with little insights, that's all.
Is Jeff Clark's Market Minute legit?
Yes, this service is legitimate. Jeff Clark has a reputation to uphold and he wouldn't want to tarnish it with some scammy service.
Can I trust his advice?
As I'll go over next, Jeff Clark is a master trader with lots of experience under his belt. That said, your own due diligence is always important and you should never invest more than you can afford to lose, even if they are based on his advice.
What can I expect from this service?
You can expect regular market reports in which Jeff Clark provides a bit of insight into what he thinks is going on and where he thinks the market is heading so that you, as a trader, can hopefully make the right moves to profit.
But don't expect much, there really isn't a whole lot to this service.
Who Is Jeff Clark
Jeff Clark started providing financial newsletter services after retiring at the age of 42 from his own independent brokerage house and private money management firm, where he was president and CEO. This firm was located in San Francisco and here he managed money for around 100 clients, all of which were very wealthy.
Something that is also notable is that I've been able to find several sources stating that he has helped develop curricula for an international Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program as well as founded an investor education firm, but the details as to both of these are limited.
Anyways, what he's doing now with his advisory services is bringing his insight and strategies he's developed over the years managing the wealthy's money and is now guiding smaller investors like you and I.
Based on what I've found, it seems that he got his start in the newsletter editing business with Stansberry Research. He spent over 15 years at Stansberry and ran advisory newsletter services including The Short Report and Pro Trader. Now, as we know, he has his own advisory firm called Jeff Clark Trader, through which this Market Minute service is provided.
The type of advice he provides doesn't adhere to any single strategy or position. He has more of a flexible approach, sometimes conservative and sometimes speculative, depending on the situation. The type of advice he provides also depends on what service you subscribe to. His Jeff Clark Trader service provides more low-risk recommendations whereas his Delta Report service is more expensive and provides recommendations with higher return potential, in which he uses more advanced strategies to find. And of course, his Market Minute service that I'm reviewing now is free, and expectedly provides very little.
What You Get
If you want to get Jeff Clark's Market Minute reports sent straight to your inbox Monday through Saturday then all you have to do is subscribe on his website, jeffclarktrader.com. As you already know, this is completely free.
To give you an idea of what you can expect if you do join, here are a few examples of some recent Market Minute reports that I've received at the time of this review:
- This Week, It’s All About the Buck - In this report he talked about the US dollar and his thoughts on where its price might head, which he says "could go either way". He also provided his opinion on where it might head if it breaks resistance and whatnot.
- Two Possibilities… and Both Are Bearish - Here he talked about how the Volatility Index was sending a warning sign and the different possible outcomes, which he thought would likely end up in a short-term decline.
- Here’s What Traders Should be Looking for Right Now - In this report he talked about the Volatility Index and provided some TA insight as to why he (at the time) thought stocks would bottom and then later have a short rally.
- Will One Monster Move Follow Another? - He he went over a pattern that Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) was showing and why he was thinking it was getting ready for a big move.
And these are the types of reports you can expect with this service. Jeff likes technical analysis and many of these short reports will provide some insight into his interpretations of different indicator movements and patterns, although not every report is about TA. You will find that he talks about momentum and volatility quite a bit also.
Additionally, there are often guest authors featured in the market minute, such as Teeka Tiwari, Jeff Brown, E.B. Tucker, etc., and their short reports are usually nothing but promotions for some investment opportunity they are selling. This is nothing new to me. Many of these different investment advisory companies (Banyan Hill, Agora Financial, Jeff Clark Trader, Investor Place, Bonner & Partners, etc.) work together and promote each-others' services.
There are new reports 6 days a week. Sunday is the only day there won't be anything.
You Don't Actually Have to Subscribe
The good news is that you can get all of these reports even if you don't want to subscribe and have your inbox filled with emails. Anyone can access them by simply going to the website and clicking on the "Market Minute" tab in the upper menu. This will take you to a page with all the past reports... the exact same ones you would get if you were to subscribe with your email...
Additionally, these reports are published on a number of other websites. This is because they are used as a marketing tool to help promote Jeff Clark's brand and to help gain recognition, as well as a way for him to simply make money promoting other services too.
Below you can see what I mean.
Here is a report titled "These Stocks Will Carry the Market in 2020". This same exact report was published on the same day on jeffclarktrader.com (of course), as well as on Yahoo Finance, and the Nasdaq website...
Not Very Informative
Most of the information provided in these reports is very limited. You might be told of some TA indicator and what it shows signs of, or you might be warned about some market movement, but there isn't really any actionable advice or anything like this provided. Most of these reports are almost like short news briefings, just simply relaying some information with a bit of his opinion thrown in. Yes, at times he provides his thoughts and insight, but this is very limited and you can't do much with it.
It seems that this free Market Minute report is more of a marketing tool than anything else, as I mentioned above. It's free and because of this it is easy to get people to subscribe to it... and is used to get people to buy into other services - paid services, which brings me to my next point...
Luckily you don't have to subscribe to get access to these Market Minute reports, but if you do then be prepared to have your inbox flooded with promotions.
As mentioned, a new Market Minute report is published 6 days a week. This means you'll get 6 emails a week for these... and most of them will be filled with promotions. Some are obvious, some are subtle, but all-in-all there are lots of promotions - promotions for Jeff Clark's paid services as well as many others.
Here you can see a large ad displayed for one of his partners' services right in the middle of my Market Minute email report...
Goods v Bads
- It's free
- Can provide tid-bits of helpful insight into the markets and where things might be heading
- Jeff Clark runs it, and he has lots of good experience and a solid background
- Heavily promotional
- Lacks actionable advice and leaves you wanting more
Quick Recap & Conclusion
- Jeff Clark's Market Minute is a free services where Jeff Clark provides short reports an analyses on the market
- These reports can be accessed via his website, jeffclarktrader.com, or you can subscribe to his mailing list to get them sent right into your inbox
- They are usually very short, provide small bits of insight and information, but not much in the way of actionable advice - and they are usually pretty full of promotions
Hopefully this review has helped you out some so that you can make a better decision as to whether or not this service is worth your time. There's really not much to it at all and there's not much point in subscribing or going to the website to read the reports, but then again... what can you really expect... it's a free service.
The type of person I think would get much benefit from his Market Minute would be someone who has experience trading and already knows the basics of technical analysis, since this seems to be the focus of many of his reports. This could provide some small pieces of helpful insight into things.
One thing is for certain, this is not an investment advisory service that you can follow along with that provides investment recommendations on a regular basis. It seems that these are the services everyone wants.