Many people follow investment and risk management strategies similar to those advocated by Bob Brinker. I do not. However, to enlighten. Robert John Brinker (born ) is an American financial advisor and radio host. Since Brinker began publishing the Marketimer newsletter in If you’ve subscribed to Marketimer, please click the stars below to indicate your . I subscribed to Marketimer and listened to Bob Brinker’s Moneytalk radio.

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Not sure madketimer I think there was someone who committed suicide as a result of following his bad advice. August 1, He’s by no means the same Bob Brinker today he was then. Bresnan eventually came under fire, possibly sued, for some questionable financial advice he was giving out. Mostly mortgage, CDs, interest rates, ‘s stuff. I find his advice to be very much inline with Bogles.

Meltzer had a folksy approach to things. Discuss all general i. Learned a lot about no-load mutual funds, do-it-yourself investing, and later indexing from him. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But it’s not mar,etimer natural to take less-certain studies and advice seriously, is it? Wasn’t he the guy who encouraged people to load up on a tech index fund of some kind which subsequently incurred a big loss, and then he kind of backed away from it and did not own up to it.

He got that call right.

August 9, 9: I believe the individual fund picks are generally pretty good After more than 32 years of hosting nationally syndicated “MoneyTalk,” Bob Brinker decided to step away from radio. Customer Service Rating from 11 votes. Unfortunately the market decline of and the crash in October were completely missed and he had his model portfolios fully invested during this period.


I never liked his style of interacting with people He carried the correct call around like bkb shiny trophy, but he missed the meltdown completely.

Which just shows you that no gets both ends of the equation right all the time. I sold off the last of the disasterous QQQ trade this week as part of tax loss selling. I thought he would help me make the call to move to cash because of his prior history in timing the market. His 3 model portfolios range from aggressive to balanced risk levels and date back to Doesn’t help much if you’re only batting.

SinceBrinker has hosted the syndicated financial radio show Moneytalk. I believe he does well consistently in the Hulbert rankings of stock newsletters. A search came up with this, which reviews the situation I was referring to: Mostly dealing with mutual funds. Learned a lot but sort of outgrew him.

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What have you learned about bad advice? As long as you realize that, you’re OK. I lighted up on my stocks in earlyin part because of his influence.

The criticism that he missed the October downturn is not acutally valid in that he held the line in advising cost-dollar-averaging for new money throughout the period and predicted the bottoms very closely, only then giving a buy signal recently.


But, of course, that’s the advice we love to hear. Click here to subscribe to this comment thread. Value For Price Rating from 14 votes. The market timing part of his song and dance is flapdoodle. This is the place in your life where money is no longer a concern and you are able to live the lifestyle of your desire. I was the only person there, so I got to talk to him a bit.

Man, times have brinkeer.

Bob Brinker

So essentially he sold low and bought in high with several adjustments up and down in terms of percentages to ring the tax man’s bell. He led me to Vanguard which led me to Bogleheads. After the interview ended, Bob turned blb me and said Larry was a very very smart man!

He continues to write and publish his Marketimer investment letter, and says he is glad to “take his weekends back.

Moneytalk aired on Sundays from 4 to 7 p. Robert John Brinker born [1] [2] is an American financial advisor and radio host. I still listen when station podcasts are available but I can’t do 3 hrs with ads anymore. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.