Minervini Private Access Review (Mark’s Premium MPA Membership)

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Overview

Mark Minervini’s premium subscription-based membership website, Minervini Private Access (MPA) provides subscribers with a unique opportunity to trade with and learn from one of the best traders in the industry today. Far more than a run-of-the-mill stock newsletter, Minervini Private Access is a comprehensive trading education platform that includes real-time trading alerts, top-shelf market commentary, weekly study sessions, Q&A, and much more.

Most members of MPA were initially introduced to Mark’s high-performance SEPA trading strategy through his bestselling books. Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard and Think & Trade Like a Champion are two of our all-time favorites and they provide foundational information for Mark’s trading system. Minervini Private Access builds on what is taught in those books, providing the essential hands-on experience that’s necessary to truly learn Mark’s approach to buying and selling stocks.

Membership Details

ServiceMinervini Private Access (MPA)
Founded2006
Subscribers1,000+
IncludedLive stream trade alerts and updates, virtual training room, video lesson archive, post archive, portfolio tracker, risk calculator, RBAF calculator, resource recommendations, weekly webinars with Q&A, mobile app
SubscriptionsMonthly, annual
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    About Mark Minervini

    Mark Minervini Bio

    A veteran stock trader with nearly four decades of trading experience, Mark Minervini is no stranger to above-average market returns. His SEPA (Specific Entry Point Analysis) strategy identifies stocks that are capable of delivering the superperformance that resulted in his U.S. Investing Championship win in 1997.

    What's Included with Minervini Private Access

    Minervini Private Access Members Area

    As mentioned, Minervini Private Access is a comprehensive educational package that includes many features and tools designed to take your trading to the next level. While many so-called trading gurus desire a following that’s fully dependent on them (and their products), Mark Minervini’s goal with both his MPA service and annual Master Traders Program is to train people to become completely independent traders. This is an important distinction, and Minervini Private Access provides a very unique opportunity to learn trading firsthand from one of the world’s finest.

    After signing up for Minervini Private Access, your account will immediately be set up and Mark’s staff will email you the login information needed to access the member’s area. Once inside, you’ll have full access to all of the tools and features of MPA — before jumping into everything, though, we highly recommend that you take a few minutes to check out the User Guide as it explains more about the various sections in the site’s back-end and the terms used.

    So without further ado, let’s take a look at all of the features and functionality included in Minervini’s MPA membership…

    User Guide

    User Guide

    As we mentioned, the User Guide is the very first place that new members should go after logging into the MPA members’ area. This section of the site provides you with an explanation of the terms you’ll see used in the community as well as the answers to some commonly asked questions. There’s also a New Subscriber Tutorial in the video archive area that is helpful to review.

    Real-time Live Stream Trade Alerts & Updates

    The MPA Live Stream page is one of the most important areas on the website and it’s something that you should keep open during the trading day. In the morning before the open, Mark always provides some general market commentary, updates the stops on all open positions, and notifies members of any names that are on close watch (“Buy Alert”/”Sell Alert”). Throughout the trading day, Mark also provides additional information and real-time updates whenever he buys and sells stocks.

    Updated Weekly Watch Lists

    Mark Minervini Watch List

    In the Buy Alerts area, you’ll get daily updates of stocks that are on Mark’s watch list. The phrase “Buy Alert” is slightly confusing as it is only stocks that are being closely monitored for potential buy (and sell) setups. This section is cleared out at the beginning of each week and updated with new names.

    Interactive Training Room

    MPA Virtual Training Room

    The interactive training room is hosted on Webinato and it’s where the weekly study sessions take place. These are very valuable calls that provide you with great insight into Mark’s mindset as he reviews charts and teaches MPA members additional detail regarding his stock selection process. In addition to Mark, these live training webinars often feature David Ryan, Mark Ritchie II, and Minervini’s assistant, Bob Weissman. All of the sessions are recorded and conveniently made available in the video archives area for later reference.

    Video Lesson Archive

    Video Lesson Archive

    As mentioned, the video lesson archive contains all of the previously recorded study sessions. Currently, there are video lessons that go back to October of 2013, providing new members with a full library of high-level instructional videos to learn from. While you can play these videos through the website, we’d highly recommend downloading them for two reasons:

    1. Browser-based video playback doesn’t provide you with a way to speed things up. We prefer to download the video files and play them back through VLC Media Player which gives you the option to increase playback speed.
    2. If Mark decides to discontinue MPA at some point, having a downloaded copy of all video lessons will allow you to refer back to the information at any time in the future.

    Post Archive

    Post Archive

    The Post Archive area allows you to review Mark’s daily posts that appeared previously on the Live Stream page. At the moment, the archive allows you to go back to August of 2019.

    Portfolio Tracker

    Portfolio Tracker

    The MPA members’ area features a built-in portfolio tracker that allows you to log all of your trades. You can view your open trades, closed trades, and even export the information to a .CSV file. Additionally, there’s a handy monthly tracker that displays the following statistics:

    • Average gain
    • Average loss
    • Net
    • Ratio
    • Win %
    • Loss %
    • # of wins
    • # of losses
    • Breakeven
    • Total number of trades
    • Largest gain
    • Largest loss
    • Net
    • Ratio
    • Average days gain
    • Average days losses
    • Trading commissions

    Trade Calculators

    Mark also provides several trade calculator tools in the members’ area. Under the Analytics tab, you’ll find a DRMA tool, RBAF calculator, % risk calculator, and $ risk calculator.

    Mobile App

    Minervini Private Access Mobile App

    Minervini Private Access now provides subscribers with a convenient mobile app that makes it easy to access the site remotely and receive update notifications. The app is available for both iOS and Android users and you can log in to the app using your normal login credentials.

    Symbol Dropbox

    Last but not least, MPA offers a Symbol Dropbox feature that gives members a quick and easy way to directly submit tickers to Mark throughout the week. Mark reviews all member-submitted names and if they meet his criteria, they’re added to MPA’s Buy Alert list.

    Reader Reviews

    Way too many signals…

    2.0 rating
    January 12, 2021

    Watchlist can be worth it, but the Buy Now signals are ALWAYS extended and even buy stops are already gone most of the time, not to mention up to 5% slippage when 500 stop loss orders all get hit simultaneously. Way too many signals because “people need their stock picks”, so you trade off a big winner for something mediocre with a 50% chance of losing. By the way, only a sucker would go into a big trade with an 8% stop loss. Champion traders lose far less. By the way, the trade accounting software is very primitive, not really useable on a pro basis. By the way, MM has completely worked himself out of the in-person training sessions. It’s just a lot of dumb questions with Mark Ritchie agreeing with whatever Bob says.

    Phil

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    While MPA is an expensive investment, it's something that you can leverage if you treat it as more than a stock picks newsletter. For serious traders who take advantage of all the site has to offer (vs. simply following buy/sell recommendations from Mark), it's a tremendous opportunity to learn from the best and an investment that can set you up for life. As with anything else, you'll get out of MPA what you invest into it in terms of time and effort, and those who immerse themselves in the training and internalize Mark's system will find the cost of the membership to be well worthwhile.

    Final Thoughts

    Pros

    Well-organized members' area, full access to Mark's video library of lessons going back to 2013, opportunity to learn Mark's process in real-time as he enters/exits positions, portfolio tracker and trade calculators are a nice addition

    Cons

    Expensive, entry/exits for some real-time trade alerts can be difficult if they're thinly traded names

    Best For?

    New stock traders who want to learn how to trade properly from the beginning, experienced traders looking to refine their process

    23 thoughts on “Minervini Private Access Review (Mark’s Premium MPA Membership)”

    1. What kind of results does Private Access generate? I was surprised Minervini does not offer some kind of trial at a reduced amount to see if his style is a good fit for me. And he does not post past trade recommendations to see how he has done.

      1. Hi Mark, thanks for the comment.

        Unfortunately, he does not provide a historical track record of his performance and the model portfolio holds far more positions than he actually recommends holding at one time. The reason for this is (1) because it’s impossible to take a position every time an alert is made as the names often get away from you and (2) he wants to provide new members with the ability to take trades shortly after signing up.

        In reality, even if Mark did post performance numbers, members would not be able to replicate those results as he typically gets better fills (his positions are obviously put on prior to alerts being made).

        Hope that helps, Mark.

      1. Hi Amit, thanks for your comment.

        To answer your question, it honestly depends on the individual as this is a very expensive membership. If you’re 100% focused on learning Mark’s strategies, have already read his books, and started implementing what you’ve learned, it will help you to take things to the next level. If you’ve yet to complete those initial steps, I would hold off for the time being.

        1. Hi there!

          I have read Mark’s 1st book and enjoyed it a lot. Therefore, I am focused on learning Mark’s strategies more. However, I enjoy William O’Neil’s school of thought as well. When considering if I should join Mark’s service, what should I consider if I like both Mark and O’Neil’s method? Or how should I think about it?

          2nd question: Are you familiar with Growth Stock Mentor by Jim Roppel? Can you please do a review on that service?!?

          Thanks!!

          1. Hey Mike, thanks for your comment. O’Neil’s teachings had a lot of influence on Minervini and when it comes to their individual approaches, there’s quite a bit of overlap.

            As far as Jim Roppel’s service, I’m familiar with it but haven’t reviewed it at this point. I’ll put it on the list.

            Happy trading…

    2. Allan Wold Christoffersen

      How did you get in to MPA?

      Did Mark allow you to write a review?

      I will become a member in the near future, because its a once in a life time opportunity to be trading and learning from one of the very best best traders in this decade.

      His books are amazing and i cant wait to teach more from him. Hopefully I will travel to US one day to participate in the Master Program.

      Just look at his students and how well they have performed. 11 of top 20 in US investing Championship is MPA members.

      Thanks for sharing this man!

    3. Hi Jason,
      Thanks for this post. It’s very hard to find any info about MPA and some, not me, might believe it’s a scam. I was on a call with MPA staff a few days ago and, amongst the questions i was asking for historical performances. The answer i got was that on average in the last 11 years per every dollar invested in each of the 150/200 yearly recommended trades the return was of 2,08 dollars per trade. Could you concur somehow on this figure?

      Thanks a lot,
      Marco

    4. Wondering if it’s worth signing up to a service like this if you live in a different country/timezone. The NYSE runs from 2.30am – 9am my time. If you aren’t actively trading during those hours and instead using stops would it work for you.

        1. so I say I can only spend first 2 hours of market, do you think it is still not worth ? how about trading from my cell ?

      1. Hi Christine, MPA isn’t a course and I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners. If you’re just getting started and want to learn Minervini’s approach, I’d recommend his books first.

      1. I found the sales pitch to be so highly promising & then after they have your money they verbally abuse you on the webinars. As Minervini has said, sic; “There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.”

      2. Not surprised. I barely went anywhere, would have lost a lot except for jumping out quickly when things went wrong. Made good money trading my own stocks more or less with Minervini’s methods. Lately I’ve been hitting some High Tight Flags, which can really go. Evolutionary process.

    5. I would recommend the following, in order:

      1. Read all of Mark’s books. Several times.

      2. Subscribe to MarketSmith and experiment with finding stocks using the method in Mark’s books. And, follow Mark on Twitter. He posts stock recommendations there.

      3. Attend the next Master Trader Program. It will be sometime in the fall of 2021. This year it was virtual, so no travel or other expense. It costs $5,000.

      4. After doing all of this, you will be pretty involved with Mark’s methods. You should be having some successes, some failures and learning a lot about yourself.

      5. By then, you will know whether or not it is worth your while to subscribe to MPA.

    6. It is not worth it. It takes several months to get the hang of his methods so subscribing to one month is a waste of time, especially at the end of the year when the markets are volatile. Just read his books, especially the 2 chapters on risk, & use MarketSmith from IBD to find your own early entries (He calls them cheats). I have been trading many years & have subscribed to other services that also have great results. Minervini’s “Specific Entry Point Analysis” is great when it works, however he recommends a lot of thinly traded volatile stocks that rise quickly. Usually the alerts come out too late while he buys ahead of sending the alerts for a lower price which gives him a higher percentage gain to report. He rarely gives Buy Points ahead of time like most services so if you don’t have a trigger finger, you’ll get in too late & lose money immediately during what he calls a “Natural Reaction”. I have heard him say he helped a stock a little, so by using his own huge account he can certainly manipulate a thinly traded stock which of course he denies. The majority of the stocks that are bought you probably have never heard of. They are short term swing trades, he doesn’t believe in holding long so it’s a full time job to keep up to date with the action. I would have done better this year buying leaders back in Feb-March & just held them than trading in and out. Minervini seems to be tired of teaching, prefers his long term subscribers & is very short with his newer subscribers as he comes off very arrogant & high strung on the webinars.

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