Wouldn’t it be nice to outperform the market by 51X with one simple trade each week? Well, that’s what Adam O’Dell claims is possible with his “Wednesday Windfalls” service.
What’s more, according to the Money & Markets website, you don’t need a lot of money to make this strategy work, nor do you need any prior experience.
Sounds exciting… but is it the real deal? And can you really 51X the market?
These are some of the questions I’m going to help answer in this review. So let’s get started by looking at what’s being offered and how O’Dell’s strategy works.
Adam O’Dell’s Wednesday Windfalls
I’ve received a few emails about Adam O’Dell’s Wednesday Windfalls service recently.
So I decided to take a closer look at the service, which led me to a presentation on the Money & Markets website featuring O’Dell and his colleague, John Wilkinson.
John is the Director of Research Services for Money & Markets, and he began the presentation by suggesting that the service could help you make ten years’ worth of gains in a single 48-hour trading window – which is quite a bold claim.
However, according to John, the team at Money & Markets tested the system “extensively” with nearly 100 live trades over six months. And during that time, John says the results have been “extraordinary” and claims it produced 15 triple-digit trades.
He also says that, out of those 15 winning trades, the average gain was 235% in two days.
I’ve seen a lot of hype in this industry over the years, and these are some pretty bold statements, so I’ll admit I was a little skeptical at this point.
Then John said something that took my skepticism to another level… he said that Wednesday Windfalls beat the S&P 500 by 51X during the first six months they tested it.
To help put that into perspective, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, one of the most respected stock advisories in the financial publishing space, has a track record of beating the market by 4X.
So 51X’ing the S&P 500 is unheard of.
However, worth pointing out is that six months isn’t a very long period of time.
To go back to our example, Stock Advisor has consistently 4X’ed the market over almost 20 years based on a documented track record. In contrast, Wednesday Windfalls claims to have 51X’ed the market for just six months.
So I guess the shorter time period might help explain the unusually high returns. In any case, let’s take a closer look at what the service is about and how it works.
What Is Wednesday Windfalls?
Wednesday Windfalls is an options trading service that aims to help subscribers make triple-digit gains each week. You’re not guaranteed to make triple-digits every week, but that’s the goal.
Why is it called “Wednesday Windfalls?”
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a “windfall” is an amount of money you win or receive unexpectedly. And this term is often used in finance to depict making significant gains.
So the “windfall” is about potentially making a lot of money on the trades.
The “Wednesday” part comes into play because the strategy involves placing a trade on Monday at 2 p.m. and exiting the trade on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
So Wednesday is the day you cash out.
I’ll elaborate more on how the strategy works in the next section.
But the general idea is that, as a subscriber, you get weekly trade alerts via email or text that inform you of what trades Adam recommends placing.
From there, you can decide which recommendations you want to follow using your trading account. You also get some training and insight from Adam in video format to help you become a proficient trader. That way, you have more of an idea as to what you’re doing.
How Does The Wednesday Windfalls Strategy Work?
There are three main parts to Adam O’Dell’s strategy:
- Timing: Adam says there’s a “48 hour anomaly” in the market that few people know about, and that the best time to trade the market is between 2 p.m. Monday and 2 p.m. Wednesday. So the trades he shares are recommended to be entered and exited within this timeframe.
- Stock: The next step, according to Adam, is to select what he thinks is the best stock. He says he’s looking for stocks that were up on Friday but down by Monday at 2 p.m. and starting to rally again. He calls this the “rebound pattern.”
- Options: This service is all about buying call options. Adam refers to this step as “profit acceleration” because options can multiply your returns (as well as your losses) and says he looks for options that are both “mispriced” and “explosive” to get the highest returns.
The last step, buying call options, is a big reason the service has (supposedly) seen such high returns in such a short period. But it’s also the part that may scare some people off.
Why? Because options trading is more complex than buying and holding shares and options are often perceived as being riskier. Which, in some ways, is true.
What is an option?
A stock option is a derivative of a stock. There are different types of options, but when you buy a call option, for example, you’re betting that the stock’s price will go up, and you don’t own the underlying shares. So you’re essentially just speculating on the price.
One of the main benefits of options is that you can use leverage to make much higher potential gains with a relatively smaller sum of money.
One of the main drawbacks is that, because you don’t own the underlying shares and because it’s a form of leverage, you can quickly lose your entire position if the trade goes against you.
So there are pros and cons, as with anything.
Most gurus brush over the risks when explaining this sort of thing. But one of the refreshing things about Adam O’Dell, at least from my perspective, was how upfront he was about this.
Don’t get me wrong, some of the claims about 51X’ing the market and so forth are pretty outrageous. And I think that is not setting people up with realistic expectations.
But overall, I thought Adam was pretty upfront about the risks.
For example, during the presentation, he talks about how he only recommends taking a relatively small position to minimize the downside, and he openly states that there WILL be losing trades and that some weeks will be down weeks.
For the most part, this is just common sense. But most gurus in this space aren’t this upfront and tend to gloss over the risks while magnifying the potential.
Anyway, that’s the gist of how the service works…
Subscribers of Wednesday Windfalls are notified on Monday at 2 p.m. of Adam’s recommended call option based on a stock that’s trading in the “rebound pattern.” And provided he doesn’t recommend stopping the trade beforehand, the idea is to cash out on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
In the next section, we’ll talk about what you get if you join the service.
What Do You Get If You Join?
The service has three main aspects: the trade recommendations, a weekly video recapping the week’s trades, and a video training series.
The trade recommendations are the core benefit of the service. As a subscriber, you get Adam’s top three trade ideas every Monday for 12 months, which works out to 150 trade ideas total.
Adam says the weekly video “trade wrap-ups” give you a “play-by-play of the week’s trade” to help you learn and become an expert trader in your own right. He also uses this video to keep you updated on the positions and informed on what he sees happening in the market.
Lastly, subscribers receive a video series called “3 Simple Steps to Banking a Windfall Every Wednesday” designed to show you how the system works and help you get started.
All of this is located within the member’s area on the Money & Markets website, along with the model portfolio, which shows you Adam’s active trade recommendations.
And according to the website, on top of all this, new subscribers receive a free Apple Watch valued at up to $399 as a bonus for signing up.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost to join Wednesday Windfalls is $2,495 for 12 months.
This makes it one of the more expensive services I’ve reviewed on this site, but it is one of Adam’s premium services. And it’s not uncommon for investment gurus to charge upwards of $1,500 for these types of services.
His entry-level service is called Green Zone Fortunes, which costs less than a hundred dollars to join, and it’s a longer-term, buy and hold type of service. So that may be a good starting point if you like the idea of learning from Adam but don’t have a spare $2.5K lying around.
Can You Get a Refund?
It’s not possible to get a cash refund on this service.
However, the Money & Markets website states that you can swap it for another service if you’re not satisfied with it during your first 90 days.
And even though there’s no guarantee you’ll make money with the service because no legitimate service can guarantee this, Adam does say that if you don’t have the chance to “bank at least 12 triple-digit trades” over 12 months, you can get a second year for free.
Who Is Adam O’Dell?
Adam O’Dell is the Chief Investment Strategist for Money & Markets and heads up the Wednesday Windfalls service. He also runs a service called Home Run Profits, 10X Profits, and Greenzone Fortunes, his lowest cost and most popular service.
Before getting into financial education in 2012, Adam was a hedge fund manager. And at some point during his career, he obtained an MBA from Phoenix University and became a certified Chartered Market Technician (CMT).
What’s a CMT? From what I understand, it’s a designation given to a trader by the CMT Association certifying that they are competent in technical analysis. It essentially means he’s an expert on analyzing market-related data to identify trading opportunities.
Anyway, after leaving the hedge fund world, Adam joined a financial education company called Dent Research which Agora later acquired.
Agora, Inc was founded in the late 1970s by Bill Bonner and owns dozens of individual publishing companies. And, although I’m not certain, I think Agora may own Money & Markets, too.
I say this because Agora owns Banyan Hill Publishing and, for whatever reason, the terms and conditions page of the Money & Markets website is the same one used on Banyan Hill.
In any case, Adam O’Dell is a real investing and trading expert and, based on what I’ve seen, has a track record of recommending triple-digit stocks to his followers.
His latest recommendation is all about an “Imperium Machine” (DNA sequencer) and how he thinks this technology could disrupt global industries worth $64 trillion. You can see my full breakdown of his “Imperium” prediction and the stock I think he’s teasing in this post.
Is Wednesday Windfalls Legit?
Based on everything I’ve seen, I do believe Wednesday Windfalls is a legitimate service. The main reason I say this is because Adam O’Dell is a genuine expert in the investing and trading space, and the company he runs, Money & Markets, is a reputable company.
Also, from what I can see, the company has mostly positive reviews.
For example, Money & Markets has a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on the Trustpilot website, and most of the reviews seem authentic.
And even though, as of writing, none of the reviews are about Wednesday Windfalls in particular, I do think they go a long way in showing the company is legitimate.
It’s pretty rare for a company in this space to have that many positive reviews and so few complaints, so they must be doing something right.
The only “complaints” I could find were a couple of people saying that the trade alerts arrived late. But these were about a different service than Wednesday Windfalls.
And as I explain in this article on evaluating a stock advisory, it’s not a good idea to be too reliant on “trade alerts” anyway because there are numerous reasons why a stock alert can be delayed. Some of which can be entirely out of the company’s control.
With all that said, I did think the presentation was a bit overhyped—especially the part about the 51X’ing the S&P 500 and making ten years of gains in 48 hours.
So even though I don’t believe Wednesday Windfalls is a scam, it might pay to take the presentation with a pinch of salt. Because some of it, in my opinion, is hype.
Nevertheless, Adam didn’t shy away from admitting that there are risks involved and that you will lose money on some trades. He flat out states that there will be down weeks and says if you’re not okay with that, the service may not be for you.
Bottom Line – Worth the $2,495 Price Tag?
$2,495 is a lot of money to pay for a trading service, but if Wednesday Windfalls performs even a fraction as good as Adam says on average, the service could pay for itself and then some.
Of course, how much money you make depends on more than just the service. It also depends on how you follow the recommendations and how much you choose to invest, among others.
And as I’ve mentioned several times, there are no guarantees you’ll make money. I always like to stress this point because it’s easy to get swept up in the hype of these presentations and forget that there are genuine risks involved in trading and investing.
Either way, whether or not you think it’s worth joining is up to you.
I wouldn’t join expecting to 51X the market consistently. That might be possible, but I doubt it’s likely to be the average over time, taking into account both the winning and losing trades.
But if you understand the risks and don’t bet more than you can afford to lose, it might be worthwhile. Especially if you’re looking for a trading service that doesn’t require you to be watching your computer or phone all day, every day.
Whatever you decide, I hope you found this helpful. And before you leave, feel free to share your thoughts or experience with the service in the comments section below.