Peter Leeds Review – Are His Stock Picks Any Good?

More than likely you stumbled across Peter Leeds while randomly googling about penny stocks and now you’re looking for a honest review as there is very little information from previous members. With so many scammers online selling their own newsletter with no real track record, it’s hard to trust anybody. On the other hand Peter is one of the leading authorities on the subject of penny shares and has been around since 1995, selling over 41,000 subscriptions. Peter Leeds has been featured in major media outlets as financial analyst for CBS, FOX, NBC, CNNfn, Russia Today and Associated Press. He maintains that he and his team receive no compensation and don’t invest in any of his stock picks before they’re released to members. I’d estimate his net worth to be near $4 million, obtained from his educational business and privately investing in companies.

How He Got Started

Mr Leeds started trading at 14 years, investing $4,000 into a small unknown company called Siberian Pacific Resources. Within two weeks lost his entire investment and learned a valuable lesson about the dangers of penny stock investing. He spent the next couple of years learning how to research micro cap stocks for himself. He studied the work of investing legends Warren Buffet and Peter Lynch, reading dozens of financial books. He began by paper trading which was the biggest catalyst to his success, experimenting with different trading strategies and eventually developing his own investment system, now known as Leeds Analysis.

Here’s a Paid Advertisement of Peter on Stock Watch

Leeds Analysis focuses on finding high-quality small cap companies with good management, little or no debt, growing revenue, posses a competitive advantage, expanding market share and massive upside potential. He has written 3 books on the subject of penny stocks (his latest book – Penny Stocks for Dummies) and has spoken at various stock market seminars. As a side note you can find free pdf versions of all his books online or order them from Amazon.

Pro’s

  • Picks are unbiased and employs his own research team to find tiny unknown companies nobody is following. 
  • Good customer service and you can call the support team if you have any problems.
  • Doesn’t collect your email address and spam the hell out of you with new products.
  • On his Facebook page he answers traders questions and gives an objective opinion on certain companies or hot topics in the media.
  • Not a scam artist which is refreshing in the corrupt world of penny stocks. So many unethical newsletter owners would take advantage of this opportunity to pump and then dump worthless stocks on newbie subscribers.
  • Help’s newbies grasp a good understanding of how penny stocks work and how to avoid the common pitfalls of trading small cap stocks.
  • Has been around for over 15 years and there are very few complaints of his service.
  • Great for people who have a full time job or don’t have the time to do their own due diligence.
  • Offers a free trial unlike other newsletters and seems like an all round nice guy.

Con’s

  • His newsletter is not what it used to be – over the last two years the quality of recommendations has declined and less members are making money than before. (his performance has not been helped by the current economic crisis)
  • Recently he has been focusing a lot of effort on marketing his service and publishes press releases promoting himself. As an entrepreneur his main aim is to make money but at least his marketing isn’t as obnoxious as Timothy Sykes, regularly posting images of himself holding stacks of dollar bills to attract attention.
  • Doesn’t publicly reveal his portfolio or show trades which could be verified on a website like Profit.ly or Covestor.
  • Sends out a bunch of stock alerts every month, if they do well he puts them on his site and if they do badly they disappear and are forgotten about.
  • Only recommends stocks under $5 which are very speculative and may not be for everyone.
  • Membership costs $199 a year, it would be better to charge a monthly fee of $30.
  • Provides a very basic level of education that could be obtained for free elsewhere.

In-conclusion I would give his service a 7/10. If you have the money and don’t have the time to complete your own research, you should maybe try it out for yourself but you’re unlikely to receive a 500% return as advertised in his promotional videos.

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