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The Future of Online Finance, Startups, and How to Win – with ValueCruncher’s Mark Clare [live]

Posted on September 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Well, it’s take 2 for an event I’ve been looking forward to –

We’re hosting a live session with Mark Clare, investor, entrepreneur, and founder of ValueCruncher.

Mark’s written extensively about the competitiveness in the online finance space.

===> He’ll join us to talk about:

  • what the future of online financial content has in store
  • who’s positioned to win
  • the current market view of hot startups
  • what other entrepreneurs and executives in the space can do to assure success.

(If we’re lucky, he’ll talk about his own experiences founding and growing his own startup in the space.)

Please join us Tuesday September 6th at 5PM ET (1PM PT) live.

The online event is free but we’re going to cap attendance at 250.

Please bring questions and be prepared to ask them during the session.

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  • Investing in monopolies – with Greg McCall

    Posted on September 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm UTC

    Sometimes I get distracted when I’m looking for my next investment — the noise drowns out my ability to identify companies best-positioned for long term growth.book by Greg McCall

    Today’s guest, Greg McCall uses an investment framework that looks for winners by scoring them according to their monopolistic tendencies (makes sense, right?).

    In his book, The Monopoly Method: An Insider’s Guide to Navigating Wall Street and Becoming a Better Investor, Greg describes a scoring mechanism that he’s created after 20 years of experience as a hedge fund investor.

    In this episode of Tradestreaming Radio, you’ll learn:

    • the insider’s view of how equity investing works
    • why monopolies make compelling investments long term
    • which industries/companies should outperform
    • about Greg’s investment scorecard he uses to judge stocks

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  • Tradestreaming Cascade: the news you need to know (week ending 9/11/2011)

    Posted on September 11, 2011 at 11:17 am UTC

    Tradestreaming Cascade is sent to subscribers to Tradestreaming on a weekly basis. Sign up on the side or below to receive weekly emails about the news you need to know about investing, social media and technology.

    Tradestreaming Live: Mark your calendars, bro!

    2 great live events for Tradestreaming subscribers this week

    1. From Novice to Master Trader (with Adrienne Toghraie): Learn more and register
    2. Improve the performance of your retirement assets (Ian Ayres): Learn more and register

    Both events are shaping up to be as information packed as a blind date with Lady Gaga.  Oh, and they’re free.  Please join us.

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  • Improve your investing intuition – with Jason Apollo Voss

    Posted on September 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm UTC

    How many times have you looked at a certain investment situation and just wished you had better insight into how future events would play out?by jason apollo voss

    As investors, we always want to improve our intuition and when you speak to great investors, you get a feel that they just get the trade. They just seem to know where things are headed.  Soros uses his gut.

    Jason Apollo Voss is one of those great investors and as co-portfolio manager of the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund (DAIF), he smoked the market.

    Retired at 35, he’s written a book to help investors improve their intuition using both sides of their brains.

    The Intuitive Investor: A Radical Guide to Manifesting Wealth is Voss’s major contribution to the conversation.

    Let me say this – you will not meet another great investor who’s developed such a methodology.  That’s why I was so excited to talk to Voss.

    Expand your mind. Learn and invest outside the box.

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  • ETFs are where it’s at (in terms of new assets)

    Posted on September 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm UTC

    This is a great chart from the Dorsey Wright guys at alletf.com showing the growth in ETF assets through August 2011.

    Takeaways: AUM growth ramping (in spite of a tough August), Blackrock ($BLK) is still a beast, and total number of ETFs at 1301, up 255 from this time last year.

    growth of U.S. ETF assets

    Read ETF Assets Update (alletf.com)


  • New breed of financial startup

    Posted on September 6, 2011 at 10:22 pm UTC

    Really interesting financial startups are popping up everywhere.  Most of what I’m seeing falls into a few different buckets

    • sentiment analysis: the ability to take social media’s temperature on a certain stock, certain market and forecast future price movements.
    • personalized recommendations: for years, the financial community got away with giving generalized information.  Now, it’s getting granular.
    • portfolio replication: lots of new tools, platforms that allow you to essentially program your investing activity to mimic another investor, a strategy, or an algorithm

    I’m compiling this list of some of the best cutting-edge financial startups.  What do you think?

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