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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.
|Service||Minervini Private Access (MPA)|
|Included||Live 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|
About Mark Minervini
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
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
- Win %
- Loss %
- # of wins
- # of losses
- Total number of trades
- Largest gain
- Largest loss
- Average days gain
- Average days losses
- Trading commissions
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.
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.
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.
He is front-running…
Mark deserves credit. He overcame a great deal to be where he is today and no one can take that away from him. The thing to remember about his service and results is he is front-running. By the time the typical member is able to respond to a buy/sell alert, Mark has already made the trade. And, due to the # followers, and some low liquidity plays, his followers pump up a stock rapidly then he takes his profits. The investing competition would be more fair if they didn’t allow traders with troves of followers to compete. Just to repeat, Mark is very good and very wise. But don’t go into his service thinking you can just follow his trades and make money. That won’t happen.
Improved my trading…
I have been a member of MPA for about a year. The information given by Mark Minervini and Mark Ritchie are invaluable. I have learned a lot this last year, and have improved my trading considerably. However, YOU HAVE TO PUT IN the work. I now spend around 4-6 hours during the weekends, preparing for the trading week. Discipline is a must.
Most of the people complaining don’t want do do the work. They just want a signal service.
I Google these reviews a lot and on this one I feel I have enough experience to say something. I have been a subscriber now for 18 months, I did the MTP last year, and I have read his books twice.
Those who say you get what you put in are correct. Those who say it’s a huge amount of money for little guarantee of profits are also correct.
The difference is in how you look at trading. Successful trading is not a bunch of buy and sell alerts. Successful trading is a process of education and self development. You are paying for a semester with the two Marks, both proven traders. They are professors and class is in session. That’s how you need to think of it. You are not paying for anything more than education.
As a part of my personal path, I paid for a host of services. Ivan, Sam, Stewie, Leif, Florida, Gilmo, Al, if these names ring a bell than you get it – and a dozen others. In 2020 I spent $25k in services and programs. And made several times that in returns.
There are many ways to make money in the market. All of those paths require discipline, risk control, and development. This is not a game. The market can be all things to all people. If folks want to treat it like Vegas than it will be a casino for them. But there is also a very different path that leads to consistent “super-performance.”
Mark’s method is best understood as a development of the IBD base-breakout system, popularized by William O’Neil and practiced by many different traders with their own take on it. The IBD system also has the CANSLIM element which Mark desires but does not emphasize as much. The IBD “family” of methods is well-represented on the USIC leaderboard every year. It requires practice, development, and discretion – but there is substantial evidence of alpha when properly applied.
Be honest with yourself. If you are looking for buy and sell alerts with virtually guaranteed alpha, look elsewhere. Buy some MGK and play VIX games. If you are serious about developing the skill that is trading – and reaping a lifetime of success – and you have enough money to work with that this sort of investment makes sense, Mark’s service is worth consideration.
Be careful if you sign up for these services. I signed up for 3 months for a number of thousand dollars. I was shocked that they took the money from my account again for another 3 months and another few thousand dollars without telling me. Apparently unless you opt out, you are opted in for auto renewal. I hate that. I ended up having a massive row with his administrator, Bob and did get my money back.
The whole thing is really strange – if you are worth millions, why go to all this bother unless it is to get people to help you move thin stocks?
Ever see Jim Rogers selling subscriptions or Dalio or other big hedge fund names?
And his ego on twitter is something to behold. Yes maybe he is good but he has no modesty.
Not what he appears to be…
Mark is definitely not what he appears to be. He needs the money, that’s why he runs a service. This is what a good friend of told me.
Using members’ money to benefit himself…
Can’t agree. His “buy now” alerts on many of the thinly traded names are aimed to using members’ money to benefit himself. That’s how he is winning the USIC – not much competition in the 1M class also.
If you’re ready to put the work in…
I think people are using this service the wrong way. This isn’t a model portfolio where you would take every alert.
95% All ideas come off the buy alert list, you should be putting this in to a watchlist on Monday when it comes out and then screening them yourself, look for the set up, set your own alerts and then place the trade yourself. If there was 40 names on the WL there may only be 4 you feel comfortable with, then you wait for these to BO and know the risk prior to placing the trade.
Opposed to waiting for Mark to post it and then scrambling to get the trade on, not knowing the risk you’re taking and if it fits in with your risk. You then find you’ve bought a few % extended and messing up your risk reward on the trade.
Mark says every week do not buy extended, so if you’re buying a stock extended. That’s a you issue.
If there’s is 50% chance of losing as stated in one of the comments, meaning 50% work, that’s a 50% batting average. Thats a great batting average so congrats on that. Also Mark rarely uses an 8% stop loss, his average is much smaller.
He’s currently doing 3 training sessions a week. Two are just Mark Minervini, One on the market and one is on the stock WL for the week and open positions. Then there is over an hour long Q&A with Mark Ritchie and Bob Weissman, Mark Minervini sometimes comes in. Mark Ritchie is a great trader and capable of answering all the questions.
It’s also beneficial to get access to another great trader in my opinion.
If you go in to this service knowing you have to put the work in and you are responsible for your trading you will benefit from it. If you go in just buying every “buy now” on the feed you probably won’t make money, and be over exposed.
I’m only writing this review in case there’s someone on the fence, who’s struggling to decide. If you’re ready to put the work in, I wouldn’t pass up on the opportunity to learn from one of the greatest traders of our time.
For recent results, he’s number one in the USIC 1 million dollar + category, and many of the USIC 20K division are MPA candidates. Results speak for themselves.
P.S I Wouldn’t sign up just for a month, you wouldn’t go to the gym for a month and expect to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger LOL
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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.