I have been reading you faithfully since the 1990’s … and you have been responsible for creating millions in our invested assets over that time (from not at all that big a base). You have always been a good writer, but recently your written expression has sharpened quite a bit to my great delight! Thanks!
Dear Mr. Russell, Ms. Doering and Mr. Strebler,
Wall Street is a scary street – especially for a 67-year-old widow who is responsible for 15 business associates and their families. I need all the help I can get to continue traveling this street safely.
I’ve been a student of yours, Mr. Russell, since 1975 (as was my late husband) and will remain eternally grateful for your making it possible for us to enjoy a comfortable life, successfully support a business through some dreadful recessions and help educate countless high-achieving, disadvantaged young people.
I value the knowledge, research and experience the three of you bring to the daily editions of Dow Theory Letters. How lucky am I! Moreover, I genuinely appreciate your sharing your personal convictions and experiences.
You have made a HUGE difference in my life and my family’s wealth … I have accumulated wealth due to you. Think about the impact on my life and family. I don’t worry about college costs or retirement. You have a legacy that is immeasurable.
What a superb piece of good fortune for me as I started on gold accumulation back in 1989 following Richard’s advice. My wife thought I was nuts until gold hit $900 and I finally got her in at that time and price.
Excellent report – still!!! Just as insightful as nearly a half-century ago! You really hit a nerve; printing money on whim is immoral if not illegal. The Fed is illegal according to the Constitution. Certainly many in the nation recognize the horror of the printing press, with Utah and not a small number of other states looking to gold as legal tender.
THANK YOU for an excellent education in monetary values. Your writings are as a friend coming alongside to share and encourage. As times get difficult you “hold hands with subscribers” through the newsletters giving background to understand Dow Theory. This serves us well. You are far more than a writer about Dow Theory and the economy – You are a personable part of the family!
I have been reading your letters since the mid ‘70’s. That’s through two marriages and a divorce.
I want to thank you for your work and your insights.
As I read about your own life challenges, your observations and insights continue and they truly help me keep centered, keep my feet on the ground in this ever changing world.
Again, thank you. Stay well, and all the best to you.
Everyone has a talent in life, mine is reading fast. I have probably read more than anyone else you have ever met.
I have read countless, millions, of pages on finance and investing. As I learned more about finance and investing, I have read less and less about finance and investing. I finally winnowed the wheat from the chaff …
You are at the top of the list. I read you first every day. You keep me coming back to the truth, financially and personally.
Warm personal regards,
If you were absolutely wrong on every market interpretation, I would still pay $300 per year for the privilege of reading your daily musings. Your sincerity, integrity, weaknesses and your ever questioning about the meaning of your life reflects the same curiosity mankind has held for millennia. You have the same desire that any thinking person should, and that is: “How should one live a life that is meaningful?” I admire you immensely. Continued success to you and thank you very much.
… I have been reading Richard Russell for fifty years and have been a paid subscriber for the past 25 or so … He has captured the hears of his faithful following with a unique combination of integrity, common sense, contrarianism, curmudgeonly folksiness, and a complete dedication that is unmatched anywhere else in the industry. And somehow for all those years he has been able to convey that to his subscribers. Most of us truly appreciate his wide range of topics and musings which add a charm to his writing that makes him so beloved and admired.
He also has a habit of mostly being right throughout those years …
I am 78 years old and after 15 years as a stockbroker, spent the next 20 years or so as a trader on the floor of the CBOE and then the CBOT … I am very knowledgeable in bonds, stocks and commodities. I value integrity above any of your father’s wonderful attributes. You can never replace Richard Russell, but if you somehow manage to maintain his honesty, you can’t go too far wrong …
Happy Birthday! Signing up for your service a bunch of years ago has been one of the best things I have ever done. Thank you for your market analysis and especially thank you for sharing your personal life. Keep it up!
All the best. God bless,
Dear Mr. Russell,
I am a recent subscriber. I just turned 45, but I’ve been reading you on and off since I was a discount stockbroker in my late 20’s from 1995-1998 in Seattle. The Seattle Public Library carried your letter, for which I was grateful, as I couldn’t afford it at the time. The first I probably heard of you was in Barron’s.
At any rate, I wanted to let you know that I’ve learned so much from you …
There is really only one reason I’m writing to you, and that is to say thank you. Thank you for all of your hard work. Your insights. Thank you for being an inspiration to me …
Thank you for keeping such a close eye on the market. I have to say that you are my favorite newsletter writer of all time … What I like about you is that you don’t have a theory other than the knowledge of that the market is always right. You don’t put the cart before the horse. You let the market speak, and you look and you listen.
I’ve learned so much about the market from you, but I’ve learned just as much about life from the stories of your life. So if you needed any, I just wanted to offer you the encouragement, to keep it up. Life is a never-ending journey, one that continues on after we leave this world as well. I guess I just can’t say thank you enough.
Dear Dow Theory and Richard Russell,
Thank you for 12 years of continuous brilliant analysis on the markets and financial history. I began my subscription in 1998 when I knew nothing about money or how it worked or how to invest. Richard you have helped me hold onto my capital without taking the great loss, while focusing on income during very volatile times in the markets. I am extremely grateful for your guidance over the years and your wisdom.
Please continue your great work for all others like me who very much need to learn about money and markets. Many thanks.
Auckland, New Zealand