Many investors feel that Stansberry's Investment Advisory newsletter is worth the annual subscription fee. Others appreciate the controversial editor's well-researched opinions and stock analysis, but dislike his urgent style and frequent suggestions of quick profits.
Porter Stansberry's newsletter claims a monthly readership of hundreds of thousands who pay, as of 2015, $149 annually for a subscription. The publisher offers new subscribers a pro-rated, money-back guarantee in the first four months. Additional investment reports are frequently offered to subscribers at an additional cost.
Many subscribers state that Stansberry offers reasoned, detailed analysis of world events and commodity trends, but note that future events are always speculative. In 2007, Stansberry was found guilty of securities fraud by the SEC for promoting and selling an investment report containing false information.