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"Just writing to say I think the Privateer newsletter is superb commentary, Captain.
I'm an Australian who's been living in California for some time now and have found it difficult to get objective, relevant and in-depth news. The mainstream American media is simply incredible. They pay so little attention to important issues. Meanwhile, they devote excessive coverage to the truly trivial and irrelevant stories.
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Bill, I have an educational background in economics (macro), a professional background in high finance, and an insatiable appetite for all things macro-economic, geo-political and historic. I have found your newsletter to be so incredibly powerful at providing the framework within which to understand all of these things.
I have found many wonderful resources along these lines and encountered many wonderful people to help bring clarity in a world where nothing is quite what it seems. However your work serves as one of the primary guiding lights in it all. I could get into the technical side of the discussion in offering these Kudos but I wanted to simply say thank you in a very personal way and let you know how much I sincerely value your commitment to the truth and ability to simplify the issues for your readers.
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Dick Evers (July 24, 2003)
"Just a note to say thank you before the big rush. Your newsletter has secured my family's future. thanks again."
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"I have learned a lot through your objective eyes and words; it is refreshing to read an unbiased global view of what's really going on in our world, especially when the North American media influences what they want people to think. Thanks to your guidance, I have been able to make better and informed investment decisions in the gold market."
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"Without doubt your newsletter is the most interesting and informative of any I have read, for which you should be congratulated."
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Name Withheld By Request (Germany - March 4, 2003)
"Once more, I am filled with enthusiasm by your work. I don`t know your sources, and I should tell you that I have plenty of my own. Your conclusions, however, are extraordinary in their range and in the complete absence of either fear or any reflection of "special interests".
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"I have been reading you for the better part of one year. What really amazes me is that you are way down there and I am way up here, and you have an infinitely closer and more rational insight into what is going on in the US (and the rest of the world for that matter) than about 99.99% of the analysts and pundits whom I read and who are sited right heere in the good old USA."
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"I've received the last 4 issues & it's about the best commentary on finance & the world I've ever read. I'm so excited about your publication, I literally can't wait for the next one!"
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"If I were limited to receiving just one newsletter, period, it would be yours. Stalking not just the facts, but their implications, The Privateer is an essential survival tool. Thanks so much for your steadiness."
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"Your writing is a crisp sharp focused breath of fresh air. In a world whose geo/political/economic atmosphere is a smog far worse than LA ever was, I need it every two weeks in order to breathe deep and free."
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"Thank you for the work you've done. I believe that remembering history and understanding human nature are essential in successful investing and/or preserving capital. Your newsletter covers your these two topics beautifully.
Florian Riedl-Riedenstein (December 26, 2002)
"Bill, you have immensely helped me to keep the faith over the last few years. Your clear and concise geo-political and economic insights have been a material source of wisdom, aiding my personal equilibrium in times of utter turmoil."
Barry Varon (December 16, 2002)
"You have done an marvelous job guiding your subscribers through the lean times. Now your persistent and consistent analysis is confirmed by a Gold Bull Market. Your perspicacity demonstrates that knowledge is power and reality can not be cheated indefinitely by the powers that be or anybody."
Name withheld by request (December 16, 2002)
"Thank you for your very valuable insight into the world as you see it. It is the clearest vision of them all. Right or wrong, I sleep well at night which is remarkable considering that I follow world events closely. Thanks for the guidance and education. Best and cheapest tuition I have have ever had."
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"I'm amazed with every publication I have received since my trial subscription began. Your insight is uncanny. I can't be without this letter."
Rick Atkinson (June 17, 2002)
"Thanks for your insights over the past 12 months. Reading The Privateer is the highlight of my commercial reading. To be able to purchase wisdom for so little is indeed good value."
Peter Massari (June 3, 2002)
"My uncle made a fortune in Gold stocks back in the 70's and I did OK also. Read all the old Gold Bugs beginning with Harry Browne, Ruff, Hoppe, Dines etc.. I find your writings really well thought out and you don't hedge - rare nowadays. Your gold analysis reinforces my convictions whenever I question if I am too far out in my thinking. Thanks and keep up the great work"
Michael Brown (June 2, 2002)
"I have been a Privateer subscriber for a few years now and my respect and appreciation of your global economic analysis has gone up at an even faster rate than the price of gold. What I most appreciate and trust about the Privateer is that you aren't selling anything other than a subscription to clear, concise information, based on verifiable facts, figures and events. I home school my kids and use the Privateer as an aid in explaining a lot of different aspects of history, politics and economics as my three kids (11-13-15 years) find your explanations much easier to comprehend than the general material we usually work from."
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"Thanks so much for your great insights. They've helped me to see the big picture and thus preserve my superannuation capital while making some money out of trading gold shares!"
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"I am suffering withdrawal symptoms not having been able to read your latest issue (#449). Yours must be the most intelligently researched and valuable information on the net."
(There was a - subsequently fixed - delivery problem with the Early May issue.)
Allan Barber (May 6, 2002)
"Just a note of congratulations on your newsletter. It is a rarity to come across such well considered arguments as those in the latest Privateer (#449)."
Florian Riedl-Riedenstein (April 8, 2002)
"After two years of reading your exceptional essays I wouldn't want to miss even one of your insights. I'm aware of the "contrary" opinion you voice in every arena of 'popular' thought - at least contrary to the political correct spin of the main media - and would like to compliment you on your fine achievements and your courage to express these thoughts. Thank you, my friend, for reporting reality."
Mark Lundeen (April 1, 2002)
"I want you to know that I wait every other Saturday night to get your latest. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. I hate it when we go into the "daylight savings", that is one more hour I have to wait to get your letter. I've been a subscriber since 1997. My major event every other Saturday night is waiting for a letter from down under. I want you to know this, you are important to me and many other of your subscribers. You earn your pay Skipper."
Name withheld by request (March 18, 2002)
"Just a short note to say thanks for having the best newsletter ever. Thanks to your insight I have far better vision and understanding of the world that I live in."
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"I've been subscribing to The Privateer for three years now and it keeps getting better."
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