Most people are familiar with regular stocks, but options trading is a whole different ball game.
That’s why pattern trader Tom Gentile strives to make it easier with his Weekly Cash Clock newsletter.
But what’s it really about, and is it legit?
The Weekly Cash Clock is a newsletter from Tom Gentile that gives you options trade recommendations based on both patterns spotted by his proprietary system and special “weekly distribution” contracts. It costs $4,995 for a year’s subscription which is nonrefundable. I don’t believe it’s a scam, but it’s not a get rich quick scheme either.
Read on to find out more about who Tom Gentile is, what the Weekly Cash Clock is about, how much it costs, and to see what I did and didn’t like about it.
What’s the Weekly Cash Clock About?
Tom Gentile’s Weekly Cash Clock is a subscription-based newsletter and self-proclaimed “advisory research service” where he offers recommendations for options trades based on a proprietary system he created.
It’s all based on a tool he created that searches 200 of the “safest” stocks in the U.S. market to spot specific patterns.
These patterns are only created when three different aspects of trading align in a certain way. Those are:
But it’s not just this tool spotting a pattern that tells Gentile and his team which opportunities to invest in – there’s another key, which he calls “Weekly Distribution Contracts.”
Weekly Distribution Contracts are a specific types of weekly options contract that is required by law to pay out any gains within a week. These contracts are supposedly what allows you to make higher gains than if you were to just invest in the stock itself.
So, for example, let’s say you invested in a stock and made .5% gains. Gentile claims that, with these special options contracts, you could’ve earned 50% gains instead.
By combining his special pattern-spotting tool and these weekly distribution contracts, he claims he’s able to give you recommendations that will make you 10 times your money in just over a month.
Not only that, but he claims that you only need five minutes a week, every Monday, to be able to turn out triple-digit gains.
Another notable aspect of the Weekly Cash Clock subscription is that it’s geared towards people who don’t necessarily have lots of money to spend on stocks.
Repeatedly throughout the presentation, he claims that you could have as little as $150 to start with and still turn out big profits. He even dubbed this his “regular to riches” method.
But, while he promises triple-digit gains, his own history falls short of that.
During the presentation, he showed his track record from December 2018 to May 2019. He claimed there was “no cherry picking” and that the list was “unedited.”
If that’s true, then he did actually make consistent gains (only showing one or two losses), but those gains were only 48% gains on average. Which is still a lot – and plenty enough to earn money – but it’s still underdelivering on his promises.
But to get access to any of these recommendations and start capitalizing on those gains, you have to sign up for his (costly) newsletter, Weekly Cash Clock.
While Tom Gentile might be known for having expensive subscriptions (like his Alpha-9 Trader or his Money Calendar Pro), this one is one of the most shocking, costing $4,995 for a year subscription, and it’s nonrefundable.
Plus, it’s set to automatically renew, so make sure you cancel it before then if you don’t want to continue with it!
How Does the Weekly Cash Clock Work?
To earn money with this system, you’ll need to know what options trades to make, when, and when to pull out. As such, you’ll need to sign up for the Weekly Cash Clock newsletter.
As a subscriber, you’ll get:
- Weekly Cash Alert: a short email that comes in around 12:00 p.m. EST each Monday that gives you all his research on the current investment recommendation you should get in on
- Weekly Cash Clock Urgent Updates: an email you’ll get if there’s something you need to do, detailing what’s going on, what to do, and how to do it
- Weekly Cash Clock Alert Video: a 2-3-minute video that shows you how to place each recommendation, how to set it up, etc.
- Weekly Cash Clock Text Messaging Service: you can opt for text Weekly Cash Alerts and Weekly Cash Clock Urgent Updates instead of just email ones
And while that makes up the majority of the value of the subscription, you’ll also get some bonuses, such as:
- Weekly Cash Clock Quick Start Guide
- The Essentials of Profitable Options Trading Video Course
- Weekly Cash Clock Online (member’s-only web portal)
- Current Weekly Cash Clock Model Portfolio
- Weekly Cash Clock Special Reports
- Weekly Cash Clock Coaching Webinars
And again, this all comes with a hefty price tag of nearly $5,000.
And while there is some sort of satisfaction guarantee (if you can call it that), it doesn’t offer you your money back if you are unsatisfied.
Instead, it promises that Gentile’s recommendations will give you the chance to multiply your money by 10x in four months, or you’ll get an entire year’s subscription for free.
Who Is Tom Gentile?
Tom Gentile is a professional stock market trader. He’s very well-known, having been featured on popular websites like Fox Business and Bloomberg.
He’s had a lot of accomplishments during his 25 years of experience. One of his major achievements was co-founding a company called Optionetics.
Optionestics was one of the leading financial education companies in the world. It was later acquired for a whopping $20 million!
So, it’s safe to say that he knows what he’s doing in the world of trading.
But if you’re going to read more about his newsletters or anything like that, you’ve probably noticed that you’d be buying from a company called Money Map Press.
Money Map Press is simply the company that publishes newsletters from people like Gentile. They have a few “experts” on their team that all publish (strikingly similar) newsletters and subscription services.
The company is led by a guy named Mike Ward, and it states on their website that their goal is to “make investing profitable.”
What I Like
- It’s geared toward people who don’t/can’t invest large amounts of money
- The track record he shows (if it’s true) is encouraging
What I Don’t Like
- The price (almost $5,000!)
- His “weekly distribution contracts” are difficult to understand (at least for me)
At the end of the day, Tom Gentile is genuinely knowledgeable about trading. It’s how he’s made his fortune.
So, if you were going to start investing (especially in something a little more confusing, like options trades), it would definitely be wise to take advice from someone who has lots of experience and a successful track record.
That being said, something that I personally didn’t like was that it’s definitely marketed toward people who could only afford to invest a small amount (like $150), but the price tag on the subscription is nearly $5,000!
That seems counterintuitive – if you only had small amounts of money to invest, wouldn’t you not have thousands of dollars to spend on a newsletter?
To me, that makes it seem like he doesn’t actually want to help you make money or achieve financial freedom. It gives the whole thing a misleading, uneasy vibe (in my opinion).
However, he does provide an “unedited” track record which shows average weekly gains of 48%. If that’s true, then that’s a little reassuring.
Ultimately, though, if you don’t have the money to buy this, you shouldn’t try to scrape up some just because you think this will make you rich. Because this is definitely NOT a get rich quick scheme and there are risks involved.
It’s always good to remember that no one – or system – can predict the stock market with 100% accuracy. So, there’s always a risk involved, and you should never invest more than you’re willing to lose.