"Thanks for writing one the best investment guides to be found, including your timely call to get out before the crash. I hope you will consider writing a newsletter again when the time is right; you are greatly appreciated here." K.W.
"You are doing fascinating work and I deeply appreciate your total candor about the formative nature of what you are doing. We may be living in the most fascinating times in the financial markets in the history of our planet and very few people are actually doing high quality work that provides true definition and accurate guidance. I know you are trying to do that.
"As a long time subscriber I want to express my satisfaction with your newsletter after changing your focus from resource stocks to macro issues. In particular, I feel your examination of the definition of money was perhaps the most enlightening thing I've read in a long time. I have been grappling with this issue myself, and your treatment of this important topic has given me a better understanding.
"I am writing to tell you how pleased I have been as a long time subscriber to your letter. You have been EXACTLY accurate on everything from the price of gold and other commodities to the movements in the markets. Your analysis and investment strategies during the credit crunch have been superb. In fact, I believe you are the only person that was able to completely understand where the system was flawed AND explain it in layman's terms for all to understand. Your ability to understand financial market outcomes and how to act on them is exceptional. Thank you again and best of luck.
"The columns are good and well worth the subscription price, and I think you’re exactly on the point. Money (what it is and what it ought to be) and inflation, and their relation to gold (and oil) ARE the central economic issues of the day.
If the population really understood what’s been done to their money in the past 80+ years and could see how those calculated actions can explain the nation’s current crisis of (un)productivity and capital destruction, I think there would be a revolt.
I wouldn’t use the expression “the Lord’s work” for what you’re bringing to the discussion, but it’s certainly equally or even more important to merely adding to your or my bank account. Keep up the good fight." K.R.
"I'd also like to thank you for your fantastic research/insights. I purchased your newsletter because I had been following your free macroeconomic commentaries for years and you always seemed to be spot on/ahead of the curve. While I find that to be the most valuable part of your service, I also managed to average about a 35% return on the picks of yours I bought since joining in November, so all around I'm one happy customer.
"You were my broker years ago when we were both much younger. I doubt if you'll ever see this but, I've made far more money to date on your suggestions than any other person or even possibly than everyone out there combined.
I'm in my 70's now and on dialysis three days a week so I may not be able to catch your act again. Thanks for making my life a lot more pleasant.
"It goes without saying that I remain a satisfied (actually, delighted) subscriber to your newsletter, and that I look forward to your future reflections on the markets. I find them to be of much value in refining my own perspective on, and understanding of, the world economy in general and the commodity exploration sector in particular, and of the trends that will affect both for years to come.
"I have found your thoughts on the subprime mess to be the most enlightening and easy to understand comments on a very difficult subject and I'm comparing you to some very prominent commentators when I make that observation.
"Frankly, your service has more integrity than any other of which we know. We value being able to look over your shoulder, learn, and watch.
I mentioned that we had been subscribers years ago, and terminated --your services are very costly. However, looking back over that period of time when we did not have your advice at hand, NOT being with you COST US MONEY.
Anytime you begin to focus on cost instead of benefit, worth, and value, you do dumb things -- and we proved that to ourselves, again, in that instance.
Let's just say, to us, you are worth it. And it was worth the trip to the Conference just to hear you.
Thanks (not quite a million, but close enough!)
"I should say thank you for myself and for our foundation. Because of your recommendation I've been able to make a very nice contribution to a local school for Dyslexic children. It will make a big difference in the lives of many.
"Paul, through his newsletters, has consistently guided me to under-valued investments that have appreciated and transformed into life-changing wealth. With his insight, hard work and pavement-pounding due diligence, he is able to repeatedly rise above the chatter and noise and see the big investment picture. In today’s world there are very few bargains, especially in the investment advice business. At the top of my list of bargains is Paul’s newsletter subscription." D.C.M.
"Thanks for your last letter. I enjoy reading your commentary and I am learning a lot about investing in the junior exploration sector (your approach, your thinking etc). I have subscribed to many newsletters and yours by far, is the best." M.M.
"What I appreciate in your newsletter is that you only put in valuable content, no hype, no filler, no double-talk. You say it like it is and only say what is necessary. I really appreciate that. You are clearly a speculator and gambler, as you put it, but in my mind you seem to be a conservative speculator, if there is such a thing. I like what you learned from Rick Rule about leaving money on the table for others, better to get out of the market early. You sold out of Uranium stocks too soon according to some people, but you still hold profits, while many many people have losses. I think this is the best lesson I'm learning from you and fortunately for me I haven't had to pay too big a price in my 7 years of investing to learn that lesson." M.V.
"Thanks for the continuing good information that you and Brent provide. I appreciate the fact that you stick to your guns and hold steady when it's appropriate - as opposed to shoveling out new recommendations to keep subscribers happy with shiny baubles." M.G.
"For many people the holidays are a good time to reflect on the preceding year.
I don't know how often your subscribers take the time to thank you for your service, Paul. They should, as it is excellent, and very much appreciated here. As a relatively new subscriber (Jan '06), my only regret is that I didn't discover it much sooner.
No doubt there will be rough patches ahead. I've been around long enough to have no illusions about that. However, this year has been a good one for me, thanks in large part to you. Suffice it for me to say that my subscription is already paid for many years ahead.
With that, I wish you (and your family) good health, happiness and many more fruitful years to come. It is in all of our interests that you do. Maybe some day I'll have the pleasure of meeting you in person.
Happy Holidays!" M.C.
"I have not always agreed with Paul van Eeden on all fronts. For example, I have seen a more activist role on the part of the Fed and other central banks in managing the thinking of the public through market intervention (manipulation?) in the gold and other markets than I gather Paul envisions. Thus, unlike Paul, I have believed that the price of gold has been suppressed below its equilibrium by massive dishoarding of the yellow metal by central banks. I think Paul and I would agree however that eventually market forces will overwhelm whatever such activities of government do exist.
"But whatever our differences may be, I have become very fond of this man's intellect and character as I have observed him at various investment shows where the two of us have participated. I see Paul as one of the brightest, most articulate, most honest, and most original thinkers among investment analysts. What you seek in a newsletter writer and investment analyst are creative and insightful ideas outside of the free stuff you normally get on CNBC. That's why you pay higher prices for investment newsletters than you pay to get ideas form Larry Kudlow or Jim Kramer. From what I can see, Paul delivers value in spades. He is a wonderfully entertaining public speaker but more than that what he says he says with conviction based on solid research. As a competitor of Paul's my advertising guy wouldn't want me to say this, but I will say it anyway because it is true. No one, including yours truly will give you more value for your money than Paul van Eeden.
" Jay Taylor, Editor, J Taylor's Gold & Technology Stocks
"Your patient, rifle approach, with nearly all your own money is exactly why I subscribe. Plus the fact that you know what you're doing, of course.
As for myself, I wouldn't dream about investing in this risky sector without a competent guide. I really appreciate you sharing the due diligence you put into finding excellent companies whose stocks are trading at fair prices. It makes all the difference in the world."
"Thank you for being, as we say here in my part of the world, "straight as an arrow." With you first as a broker and now as a newsletter writer, this old man is better off than before we met. That is by far more than I can say about most of the advice I have purchased.
"I never hesitate to recommend Paul van Eeden. It is so refreshing to see a newsletter writer who does real research.
" Richard Maybury, editor, Early Warning Report
"Paul van Eeden is a man who will help many make their fortunes.
"Let me say that Paul van Eeden's commentary is the best of any newsletter I have ever subscribed to.
"I've successfully relied on Paul van Eeden's investment guidance for many years.
"I like the careful balance between risk/reward analysis, especially in
an area like mining and penny stocks where this is hard to come by.
"Just wanted to let you know that I have been very happy having you as my broker these last few years. Being a relatively inexperienced investor, I appreciate your friendly manner, helpfulness, and professional service. Thanks!
"I've been a professional numismatist and physical precious metals dealer for 21 years and during this time I have learned that it's not always what you know, but who you know, that matters. I was fortunate to have met an incredible man named Jim Blanchard back in 1982. In 1983 I went to work for Jim and was proud to call him my boss, mentor and friend, until his untimely departure from this world in 1999. Jim helped me discover a world I would have never found on my own. He introduced me to ideas, philosophies, concepts and many, many people. One of these people is Rick Rule. Rick is a genius, plain and simple. Rick is a resource stock broker and his company, Global Resource Investments, is the premier resource stock brokerage in the country. The research at Global is unique, insightful and diligent. The boys at Global know how to kick the tires and tell if you're liable to get lemons or lemonade from a hole in the ground.
One of the brokers who is a big part of Rick's team is Paul van Eeden. I've known Paul for a number of years now and I'm proud to have him handling my personal account at Global. Paul has integrity, knowledge and a genuine interest in my success. I recommend Global highly, and Paul van Eeden in particular, if you are interested in an investment portfolio that includes resource stocks. Feel free to ask him any and all questions; he will answer them cheerfully, to the best of his ability, which is considerable." Dana Samuelson, owner: American Gold Exchange.
"My interest in mining investments was inspired by an older, very wealthy, gentleman that I happened to meet approximately 4 years ago. He got me started reading books and thinking about the value of today's reserve notes, and their potential future value, as they continue to be issued at an ever increasing rate.
I knew at that time that I was interested in investing in gold, silver and mining shares with part of my portfolio. I started buying some stocks on my own, from discount brokerage houses; however, I didn't feel like I was picking the best stocks in this sector.
I happened to go to the Las Vegas mining show in September of 99 and I met Paul van Eeden at the Global Resource Investments Booth. I was impressed with his knowledge of the several mining stocks we discussed. As a Regional Sales Manager that oversees 5 sales offices in Southern California, and with 3 children under the age of 8, I am not as free to do the type of research, necessary to make wise investments on my own, as I would like to be. Instead, I have come to rely on Paul.
I call him up several times a week to pick his brain. He is definitely up on this natural resource sector. He always looks at the up and down side of every company we discuss and he steers me towards conservative, yet leveraged, plays. He has advised me against more stocks than he has recommended. He is a gentleman and a scholar, and I rely on him for both reasons.
"I came to Paul van Eeden and Global Resource Investments several years ago interested in investing in commodities, especially gold. I knew scarcely anything about this type of investment--out of fashion at the time--which had been recommended to me as having a potentially explosive future. In retrospect, I entered this arena of investing a bit too early, and I can’t honestly say that my investments have made me wealthy. But having stayed with my investments, many of which Paul recommended, I can now appreciate how his advice has positioned me to gain from the bull market in gold that seems imminent.
For people new to this type of investing, I heartily recommend Paul’s “Understanding the Gold Price, and How to Profit from It,” available free from Global Resources. I can imagine no better introduction to this type of investing than this brief, well-written, carefully reasoned overview of investment in gold and gold stocks considered in light of the cur rent, perilous situation in world economics.
I can also heartily recommend Paul’s reasonable and considerate way of doing business. As often as he has recommended a stock to me, or placed an order for me, he has discouraged investing in stocks of dubious value in my portfolio." J.T.G.
"It is a privilege to be able to give my opinion about you as an investment advisor. In our brief discussions I felt that you gave me the same consideration and advice that you would give your large-account clients.
I am probably like many other investors in the resource sector and suffered fairly large losses over the past few years. I was hesitant about putting additional funds in the mining sector, but in speaking to you I have total confidence in your knowledge and advice; and in over twenty years of dealing with stockbrokers that is the first time I can honestly say that about anyone.
Hopefully my business will improve so that I can begin adding to my account again. Thanks again for your attention and concern for my account." J.V.
"I'd like to encourage anyone who is interested in investing in natural resources to consider Paul van Eeden. While I believe strongly in the sector, I don't feel comfortable trusting my own judgment on these kinds of investments. I feel very comfortable relying on Paul's expertise to choose the particular investment that's right for me.
My account is probably one of the smaller Paul handles yet he is always available for my calls. He's extremely easy to talk to. He never talks down to me and is always willing to take whatever time it takes to explain his reasons for buying or selling.
Paul is backed up by probably the most respected firm in the natural resource field. In almost everything I read about this sector, Global Resource Investments is recommended as the expert. I feel fortunate to have them on my side." P.D.
"As you know, I've been long the gold market for the last ten years. The first seven were with brokers that did not specialize in this sector. Thank you for positioning this contrarian to get the most value when gold rallies. I believe your research and hands-on relationship with the world's major players in this field will reap major rewards.
"I have been heavily involved in the resource market "niche" since 1993, and have come to realize the key importance of a knowledgeable broker in achieving success. Paul van Eeden is a man who knows his market and will help many make their fortunes.
If you want a resource stock broker who will talk you out of excessively risky investments, steer you towards the most worthy investments, and actually look out for your interests above his own, Paul is your man. He is a global thinker, a straight shooter an honest man, and a gentleman. Truly a privilege to work with.
"I want to let you know how much we both appreciate your efforts on our behalf in managing J's IRA account over the past year. Your expertise and advice are valued, as well as the capital gains that have been made during a difficult economic period.
We believe your integrity and professional manner go beyond just doing good business. Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to working with you in the future." J.M.