Gloom, Boom & Doom – a Roadmap for Investors

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  • Usability
  • Design
  • Price
  • Utility
  • User Ratings (3 Votes)
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+ Provides potentially useful information
- Dark theme makes the content difficult to read
- A high price of $25 per issue
- No refund policy


The Gloom, Boom & Doom report is a publication geared towards in-depth financial and economic information highlighting worldwide investment opportunities on the unusual side. The mission of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report is to act as a warning to investors based on historical, social, and economic trends when investment themes start becoming more accepted. It serves as a warning for investors when things start getting risky in the depressed and unloved markets. Those who subscribe to the GBD tend to be corporations, institutional investors or individuals with a high net worth that invest internationally across various classes of assets such as equities, bonds, real estate, and commodities.

Idea: 5.0

The concept of researching and reporting the risks and price increases or decreases in markets that would otherwise be considered unusual, is a decent idea. As the Gloom, Boom & Doom report is highlighting and being able to alert the investors that things are becoming more risky, especially for those investing large amounts of money, it seems surprising to us that it took this long to get discovered.

Usability: 3.5

Navigating the site seems a little gloomy to us (pun intended). The dark theme already makes it a challenge to read, and the gray-on-gray links don’t make it any easier. The left navigation sidebar contains a few quick links where you can find the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, Monthly Market Commentary, Services, News, and more. The rest of the site is filled with links leading to various pages of the site, which seems a bit messy to us.

Design: 3.0

Gloom Boom Doom Screenshot 2Right away we noticed that the design of the site was dark which usually makes the content hard to read. Visually, the dark theme gives it a mysterious appeal, but when it comes to reading the content, having light gray on top of dark gray is not good on the eyes. The layout is also lacking in organization, and it can be hard to find certain things at first. We think this is mainly caused by the text being quite tiny.

Price: 5.0

Reading the content on the site is free, and a free sample of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report is offered. We recommend you getting the free sample if you are interested in the GBD report since the subscription will set you back $300 per year for 12 monthly issues. There is no refund policy. This means that once you subscribe, there’s no turning back. If you do not find the information useful or no longer have a need for it, you will basically waste $300. So think twice before subscribing.

Utility: 4.0

We find that the information provided can be useful for those who are looking for clues whether their unusual investments are becoming too risky. The downside of the site had to do not with the service or product directly but with the appeal of the site and the fact that no refund policy is offered.

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