This is the blog of a Venture Capitalist’s journey to financial freedom. I’m creating a community of finance professionals from private equity, hedge funds, venture capital firms, and other professionals that I admire and respect to blog about their strategies for making money in the stock market.
Last year I returned 130% on my average capital invested. My investment strategy goal is to return 100% per annum. It is not without very big risk, but I’m also going for big rewards.
FinanceHuddle is an open community of smart market traders who help each other to score spectacularly in the game of finance. This blog will be a record of our actual stock trades and general investment philosophy. Together we can diffuse real time information to share knowledge that will help each other WIN.
Ok, so what’s the big deal? There are literally millions of self-claimed “gurus” and penny stock fraudsters and that crazy guy on MSNBC. How is this going to be different? How is this going to be better?
Here’s the game plan.
I will be 100% transparent about my trades; I will post my trades BEFORE they happen. Typically, days or even weeks in advance, stating:
Fundamental Investing + Technical Trading
Another key reason behind this community is the current market gap in good financial information that blends fundamental investing and technical trading. Fundamental investing is what I do everyday in venture capital. It involves understanding the market dynamics, comparables, valuation ratios (revenue, EBITDA & P/E ratios), product launches, earnings reports, competitors, management strength and other event specific information. Fundamental investing techniques inform you if a company is generally over or under valued. Banking research analysts and private equity shops typically perform great fundamental work.
On the other hand, technical investing assumes that markets are efficient, that all publicly available information (including all the aforementioned factors) is priced into the stock at any point in time. Technical analysis implies that you need look no further than the price history of a stock to make a determination about future price movements. Some call this “dark magic”, because it typically isn’t adopted by “smart institutional investors” — people who are usually of the Harvard or Wharton ilk and manage your mutual fund, for example. However, FinanceHuddle will embrace both technical and fundamental investing strategies to maximize gains.
And of course, the other key difference between FinanceHuddle and all those scam newsletters is that it works! FinanceHuddle will foster open communication around strategies and philosophies that ACTUALLY WORK and will make us all a lot of money. In the coming weeks, a message board will be added to allow FinanceHuddle readers to post their own trades and ask questions of other readers.
Briefly, I want to mention the target audience of FinanceHuddle. Of course, this blog is open to all interested readers, but please be aware that the strategies and trades espoused here are for sophisticated investors. My strategy is often times insanely high risk, high reward and short term in nature. I call myself a “Weektrader” because that is often the timeline of my positions. I think no matter what level investor you are, you’ll hopefully get something out of FinanceHuddle, but please do not practice any of these trades blindly without knowing the full scope of the risk you are undertaking. I will not assume any responsibility for anyone else’s trades. I am not recommending any trades on this blog. It is simply a record of my trades that I hope others can comment on, learn from, and make money on!
I look forward to your comments, advice, and contributions to this project.
Welcome to FinanceHuddle!