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Building a better investment site – with YCHARTS’ Shawn Carpenter

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Where do you go for new, fresh investment ideas? Where do you go once you have an idea to vet it out, dig deep down into the research to validate your investment?

More and more investors are choosing to use YCHARTS. While the “chart” in the title might be misleading, the site’s research capabilities aren’t. This isn’t a place investors hear random ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ recommendations.investing site

YCHARTS is a full blown investment site that helps beginning and advanced investors alike to make better — more informed — investment decisions.

And that folks, is what Tradestreaming is all about. Join me for a conversation with YCHARTS’ co-founder/CEO and financial content veteran Shawn Carpenter to talk about his firm’s value for investors and where he plans on taking his offering in the future.

Shawn’s also been generous enough to offer a free PRO subscription ($400) to a Tradestreaming listener.  Please ‘Like’, ‘Retweet’, or ‘post to LinkedIn’ this interview and I’ll choose one person at random to receive a free 1-year subscription to YCHARTS Pro ($400). Continue Reading »

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  • Investing in the NFL: Packers sell (some weird type of) stock

    Posted on December 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm UTC

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    For those of you thinking about investing in an NFL franchise, you have your chance.  The Green Bay Packers are the only publicly traded team in the NFL and their current stock offering is off to a brisk start.

    Packers fans can buy stock in the only publicly owned U.S. sports franchise at $250 a share until Feb. 29. The sale got under way two days ago and raised $400,000 in the first 11 minutes for the team, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    According to Bloomberg’s Dave Wilson

    The current sale is the first since 1997, when the stock fetched $200 a share. Earlier sales were made in 1950 and 1935, as well as 1923. The prices depicted in the chart are adjusted for a 1,000-for-1 split, completed before the 1997 sale.

    Owners of Packers shares can only transfer them to members of their immediate family, according to the sale’s prospectus. The team can buy back any shares that change hands improperly for 2.5 cents each, or 1/10,000th of the current sale price.

    The Packers are organized as a non-profit company, so shareholders aren’t entitled to dividends on their investment or proceeds from a sale of the team. The prospectus adds this warning: “It is virtually impossible for anyone to realize a profit on a purchase of Common Stock.”

    Sounds like a strange investment — investing in the Packers is like sinking money in a non-profit, rent-controlled apartment that you’re forced to let your friends stay in for free.

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  • Bringing investment services online – with Personal Capital’s Rob Foregger

    Posted on December 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm UTC

    Delivering investment advisory services solely through the online channel is a game changer.  But getting it right has eluded even the biggest of investment managers.

    Fresh after a big funding round, Rob Foregger’s Personal Capital aims to be a dominant player in online finance. Rob’s got over 20 years experience in direct-to-consumer finance that he’s bringing to the table with the rest of Personal Capital’s A-team management.

    Join Rob and me as we discuss the genesis of Personal Capital, how the online advisor intends to scale, and the future of online investing.

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  • How to win — then lose — $200M: the Hedge Fund Powerball Story

    Posted on December 2, 2011 at 10:21 am UTC

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  • Bill Miller bows out: investors reconsider risk, returns, and consistency

    Posted on November 28, 2011 at 8:35 am UTC

     

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  • Protect your assets — with Rocco Beatrice Jr.

    Posted on November 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm UTC

    Knowing what to invest in is only half the problem.

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    How your assets are structured, protected, and planned for can be just as crucial to long term investing as choosing the right stock.

    Today’s guest on Tradestreaming Radio is Rocco Beatrice Jr., director at EstateStreet Partners, and author of a surprisingly enjoyable ebook, Being Sued? The Insider Secrets of Asset Protection.

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About Tradestreaming

Tradestreaming is a community of investors learning directly from experts. I’m Zack Miller, investor, entrepreneur, and founder of Tradestreaming.com and I literally wrote the book on how to invest in the age of Facebook and Twitter. Tradestreaming is the resource I’ve created to help me become a better investor.  I believe it will help you … Continue Reading