I've recently been asked why I've released a few Martenson Reports to the non-paying public. There are several reasons why I decide to do this.
One is that I find that my reports are being posted to various public websites. My choices are to either go after all of these sites (very expensive and time-consuming) or to release the report myself and therefore gain some of the traffic and credit for its content.
Another, as was the case for "The Shell Game," was because I was informed by a major investment house that they had a report coming to similar conclusions that was soon to be released. Again, given the choice between preserving this content for paying members only and securing some of the credit for the line of reasoning contained therein, the choice seemed obvious.
A third reason is that sometimes I feel the content demands a wide distribution.
Finally, I sometimes decide to release reports because the value they had was largely contained within their timeliness (and accuracy!). So I release them as a form of advertising in order to continue to build towards a sustainable business model.
I hope that explains my motivations and thinking behind "where to draw the line" with respect to public/private content.
As always, be sure to visit the Martenson Insider area, where the vast bulk of my thoughts and topical observations are reserved for enrolled members only.
Now, on to this week's Martenson Report, which builds off of The Five Horsemen.
Your faithful information scout,
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