Is The Bull and Bust Report a Scam? (Read Before Joining)

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the markets these days, so leveraging the experience of someone like Christian DeHaemer to help you navigate the ups and downs may seem like a good idea.

But is his Bull and Bust Report the real deal? And if so, is it worth joining?

The Bull and Bust Report isn’t a scam; it’s a legitimate investment newsletter that aims to help subscribers profit during bull and bear markets. That said, it’s not going to suit everyone, so whether or not it’s worth joining will depend on your goals and investing preferences.

In this article, I’ll show you what this service is about in more detail and give you some info about Chris DeHaemer and his current predictions to help you decide if it’s right for you.

Overview of The Bull and Bust Report

The Bull and Bust Report (formerly known as the Bubble and Bust Report) is an investment newsletter edited by Christian DeHaemer of Angel Publishing.

The service aims to help subscribers profit from what Chris describes as “Federal Reserve–created bubbles” in the market while minimizing the impact of market downturns.

So, at the broad level, it’s about protecting and growing your wealth, which many investors are interested in. However, the Bull and Bust Report does cater more to conservative investors and those with more right-leaning views.

And it’s especially suited to those who are concerned about things like loose monetary and fiscal policy. In other words, the Federal Reserve printing money and excessive government spending. Chris minces no words when it comes to his thoughts on these topics:

When the most prominent people in the global financial industry — the central bankers — are lying to your face… When they are preaching safety and at the same time printing an unprecedented and overwhelming amount of debt… Then you know something is wrong.

When the financial elite can get away with scams, bailouts, and robbery in cahoots with the government… and not one person goes to jail… You know it isn’t too big to fail — it already has.

– Christian DeHaemer (source: energyandcapital.com)

As you can see, he doesn’t hold back (lol).

Many folks, especially in the gold and bitcoin community, are concerned about excessive “money printing” and the devaluing of the dollar. For good reason, too.

It may not be as simple as “printing money,” but the actions the Fed takes can lead to asset price inflation and rising consumer prices, as this article on The Balance explains.

So, what the Fed does matters, which is why understanding how the central bank and monetary system works can help you make more informed choices about your investments.

And that’s one of the core elements of the Bull and Bust Report.

On the one hand, you get insights into which opportunities Chris thinks can help you make money during bull markets and “bubbles” due to the Fed’s actions.

And on the other hand, you get recommendations aimed at helping you avoid devastating losses during market crashes and bear market cycles.

In some ways, it’s kind of like a mix between a conservative service like Wall Street’s Proving Ground and a more speculative advisory like The George Gilder Report.

In any case, in the next section, I’ll show you some of Chris’ recommendations to help shed some light on how well the service has performed since it began.

Does The Bull and Bust Report Have a Good Track Record?

According to FinNotes, the Bull and Bust Report was first published in 2016. And although Angel Publishing doesn’t publicly disclose the average return of each recommendation, I was able to find some examples of Chris’ stock picks, which you may find helpful.

The following snippet is from a site he contributes to called Energy & Capital:

At my newsletter Bull and Bust Report we have profited from the 5G megatrend. Broadcom is up 98%, Qualcomm is up 174%, and SBA Communications is up 54%.

We have profited from fintech. Visa is up 169%, PayPal is up 105.36%, and Mastercard is up 16%.

Source: https://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/massive-growth-ahead-in-the-spatial-computing-sector/97989

And these are from the Angel Publishing website:

2,528% gains on Bitcoin

1,065% gains on Bitcoin (bought again)

2,479% gains on Bitcoin (bought again)

1,040% gains on Ethereum

351% on Entrée Gold Inc.

201% on First Majestic Silver

256% on Allied Nevada Gold Corp.

235% on FieldPoint Petroleum Corp.

247% on Africa Oil Corp.

242% on Endeavour Silver

515% on Palm Resources Pte. Ltd.

268% on China Yuchai International Ltd.

502% on Plug Power Inc.

243% on Cemex

251% on Unilife Corp.

759% on Petro Matad Ltd.

Source: https://www.angelnexus.com/o/op/332256

Worth mentioning is that the above examples are essentially the “highlights” and therefore don’t tell the whole picture. Unfortunately, we don’t know the average return of each Bull and Bust Report recommendation since the newsletter started.

Nevertheless, these are pretty impressive picks, so assuming they are legit, I think it shows Chris has made some great recommendations to his readers over the years.

It also shows his recommendations are spread across multiple sectors.

Based on the above, he’s recommended stocks in the technology, finance, mining, and energy sectors. He also recommends bitcoin and altcoins like Ethereum.

What’s Included With a Bull and Bust Report Subscription?

The monthly newsletters are the primary feature of the Bull and Bust Report.

Each month, for 12 months, subscribers receive a new newsletter issue that breaks down Chris’s latest research, insights, and recommendations.

Subscribers also get access to the model portfolio, which shows you the current Bull and Bust Report recommendations and the details of each pick. As well as email alerts to help keep you updated on the portfolio and access to the member’s area.

Also, depending on how you sign up and what membership you select, you may receive some bonus reports designed to showcase specific opportunities Chris is interested in.

For example, if you join through the regular sign up page on the Angel Publishing website, you get five bonus reports as of writing that each covers a different investment idea:

  • Bonus Report 1: “The #1 Megatrend Stock for the 2020s: How to Make 4,440% Gains From the $15.7 Trillion AI Revolution”
  • Bonus Report 2: “The 4 MVPs of the Tap & Go Revolution”
  • Bonus Report 3: “The 5G Profit Kings: Banking 1,000% on These Three Cell Tower Titans”
  • Bonus Report 4: “Market Massacre: Survive and Prosper From the Most Devastating Market Crash of Your Lifetime”
  • Bonus Report 5: “Get Paid to Own Farmland”

Like most financial publishing companies, Angel Publishing also runs promotions from time to time that center around the latest stock or trend their analysts are following.

In this case, Chris is currently heading up a presentation about “spatial computing” (more on this shortly). And if you join through that presentation, you can get a discount along with a different set of bonus reports than those listed above.

The core service is always the same, regardless of where you join; it’s just the bonuses you get and the price you end up paying that differs.

How Much Does It Cost To Sign Up?

The regular price of joining the Bull and Bust Report is $249 for 12 months. However, some promotions I’ve seen allow you to get started for as little as $49 per year.

Can You Get a Refund?

It is unclear whether or not you can get a refund for the Bull and Bust Report.

The default order page on the Angel Publishing website does not mention anything about a guarantee or refund, which is unusual because there usually is.

However, on the order page of one of the promotions currently running, the one that allows you to join for $49, they have a six-month refund policy in place.

Here’s a snippet from the refund policy section of the Terms and Conditions page on the Angel Publishing website:

The majority of our publications offer a specific time period during which you can try our services and receive 100% of your money back if you are not satisfied.

Source: angelpub.com/terms-and-conditions

So it’s not clear if the Bull and Bust service offers a refund by default. If you want to be sure, it might pay to contact their customer support via phone or email to check:

  • (877) 303-4529
  • customerservice@angelpub.com

Who Is Christian DeHaemer?

Christian (Chris) DeHaemer is the Investment Director and editor of the Bull and Bust Report, and he works for Angel Publishing, which publishes his newsletters and others.

What’s his story?

According to his profile on the Angel Publishing website, Chris spent “two decades working in the muck of Wall Street” and has traveled the world to find “life-changing profit opportunities.”

Chris says he’s been to places like Cuba, Kenya, China, and Mongolia, searching for the “story no one else is talking about” within the energy sector.

Apparently, he’s been underground with miners, interviewed company owners, and had beers with workers after their shifts, all to find the best opportunities to share with readers.

This “boots on the ground” approach and focus on the energy sector seems to be what sets him apart from other gurus in the advisory space.

He does recommend opportunities outside of the energy sector; it’s just that most of his experience seems to be in the energy sector based on his profile and stock picks.

This is further confirmed by the fact he’s a regular contributor to Energy & Capital daily; a free daily email newsletter focused on the energy sector.

And the fact he co-authored a book called “Energy Investing For Dummies” with Nick Hodge and Keith Kohl, who’s the editor of Technology and Opportunity.

As far as his Wall Street days go, it’s unclear precisely what he did while on Wall Street or who he worked for. However, based on his bio on the Angel Publishing website, he’s been in the financial education space since 1996, which is around 25 years as of writing.

According to his LinkedIn profile, 15 years of that were spent at Agora Publishing, one of the largest publishers in the world, and ten years at Angel Publishing.

And it seems that one of the services he ran for Agora was Crisis Investing.

Based on my research and some of the comments on Stock Gumshoe, it seems as though Agora’s “Crisis Investing” may have later become Angel Publishing’s “Crisis and Opportunity.”

And it looks as though Crisis and Opportunity is no longer operating. If so, the only two services Chris contributes to, from what I can tell, are Energy & Capital and the Bull and Bust Report.

What Is Chris DeHaemer Predicting for 2021?

Based on what I’ve seen, Chris DeHaemer is bullish on multiple sectors. However, he seems to be most interested in emerging technologies like 5G, AI, and (in particular) spatial computing.

Until today, I’d never heard the term “spatial computing,” but it turns out it’s a real thing. Not only that, it seems like it’s potentially (super) underrated.

In any case, this is at the core of Chris’ latest prediction, and it’s the “next five-year megatrend” Chris says he’s focused on.

What exactly is spatial computing?

I’m no expert on the topic of spatial computing, not even close, but my understanding is that it expands on traditional computing by associating an object in the physical world with a location and its location relative to other objects.

And from what I can gather, it does this by “uniting” different technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), camera sensors, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Here’s how Chris put it in a December of 2020 article:

The next five-year megatrend we are going after is something you might not have heard of before… It’s called spatial computing.

Spatial computing is the merging of several technological fields. It takes big data, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, 5G, blockchain, and augmented reality and combines them into a tool that will change the world.

It is currently used in video games, surgery, driverless cars, on-site construction management, and major warfighting machines like the sixth-generation fighter jets and tanks.

Spatial computing will change the factory floor, diplomacy, and how things are built and manipulated.

It is a merger between the real world and the digital world. In other words, spatial computing expands the concept of “traditional computing” by adding an object’s location in space in relation to other objects or locations.

In a recent presentation, Chris talks about three specific stocks he’s bullish on in this space that he says could potentially “100 times your money” as the whole world goes “spatial.” And he likens the opportunity to buying Apple stock in 1980 – long before the masses jumped in.

What stocks is he teasing?

To find out what stocks Chris is recommending, you need to join his Bull and Bust Report newsletter through the presentation. Because by doing so, you get access to three special reports he created that walk you through each of his recommendations.

Here are the reports on spatial computing he’s put together:

  • “How to Make a Killing on Spatial Computing’s ‘Killer Apps'”
  • “How to Make Colossal Gains on the Spatial Healthcare Revolution”
  • “The Rise of the Digital Twin: Cashing in on the $127 Billion Business Revolution”

I’m not sure what stocks he’s recommending, but one of the stocks he teases sounds similar to what Lou Basenese was talking about in his recent “iPhone Killer” presentation.

In any case, aside from Chris’ general affinity for the energy sector and emerging tech, spatial computing appears to be his number one area of focus as of writing.

Is The Bull and Bust Report Legit?

Yes, the Bull and Bust Report is a legitimate advisory.

I say this because it’s run by an investment expert with 25 years of experience and it’s backed by Angel Publishing, a respected Baltimore-based publishing company.

The only thing you might want to check before joining is the refund policy on the actual page you join through. I say this because one order page I found mentioned a six-month refund policy, while the standard order page didn’t say anything about the refund policy.

That’s not necessarily a red flag; it’s just something you may want to check.

Another thing to keep in mind is that, even though the newsletter is legit, there’s no guarantee you’ll make money following the recommendations.

Chris does appear to have recommended numerous double and triple-digit stocks over the years, but like any finance guru, he’s almost certainly recommended stuff that hasn’t worked out, too.

So, even though it’s possible you could make decent returns following his recommendations, it’s also possible you could lose money. This is why I think it’s important not to go into something like this expecting everything to be a home run.

I also don’t think it’s realistic to expect the service will help you avoid every market downturn that occurs because market crashes can happen very quickly.

My point is, it’s not a scam, but there are still risks involved.

Bottom Line

The Bull and Bust Report aims to help subscribers maximize profits during bull markets and “frothy” markets caused by loose monetary policy, while minimizing losses during bear markets.

The man behind the service, Chris DeHaemer, does this by sharing his insights with subscribers in the monthly newsletters. And by sharing opportunities he thinks will give readers the best chance to make money regardless of what’s going on in the market.

Does that mean you should join?

I think it really depends on your goals and preferences.

If you’re a conservative investor who wants to safeguard your wealth, while also taking advantage of more speculative plays in emerging tech, this might be worth checking out.

However, if you’re not interested in the natural resources sector, and you couldn’t care less about what the Fed is doing, then this advisory may not be as appealing to you.

Anyway, that’s it from me. Thanks for reading. I hope you found this helpful, and if you’d like to share your thoughts on the Bull and Bust Report, feel free to leave a comment below.

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