TradeStream Your Way to Profits: Building a Killer Portfolio in the Age of Social Media

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There's no doubt that the emergence of social media has taken overthe Internet landscape. The remarkable growth of Facebook andTwitter has forced everyone, including investors, to takenotice—and provided an unprecedented level of access to someof the world's most talented investors and resources in theprocess.

While this phenomenon has taken the world by storm, a majorityof investors are still unaware of what it takes to build aprofitable portfolio in the age of social media. ...

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Overview

There's no doubt that the emergence of social media has taken overthe Internet landscape. The remarkable growth of Facebook andTwitter has forced everyone, including investors, to takenotice—and provided an unprecedented level of access to someof the world's most talented investors and resources in theprocess.

While this phenomenon has taken the world by storm, a majorityof investors are still unaware of what it takes to build aprofitable portfolio in the age of social media. That's why authorZack Miller has created TradeStream Your Way to Profits.Miller embodies the nexus between asset management, equityresearch, and new Internet distribution technologies. As an assetmanager, he writes extensively about the changes and opportunitiesin online finance for investors, advisors, and investor relationsprofessionals—and now, with his new book, he'll show you howthese changes have allowed savvy investors to make the most oftheir time in today's dynamic markets.

TradeStream Your Way to Profits skillfully outlines a newway to look at investing that utilizes the Internet and socialmedia to better research and mimic successful investing strategies.Chapter by chapter, Miller analyzes how social media enablesinvestors to profit via eight different types of investmentapproaches, from cloning top hedge fund managers' stock picks toidentifying and piggybacking the next Warren Buffett. Along theway, he explains each strategy in detail—why it works, itshistorical performance, and how to implement it—and revealshow to use different tactics to exploit the power of socialmedia.

While some of the strategies discussed have been studiedclosely, others are so new that they're just beginning to beresearched. Regardless, all have been inspired by the transparencythat the Internet provides and most can be implemented via freewebsites.

The Internet has created totally new models and methods forresearching and making investments. TradeStream Your Way toProfits explores these changes and explains the many ways youcan financially benefit from them.

Don't forget to visit www.tradestreaming.com, a website createdspecifically for the readers of this book, free of charge, toexpound on some of the concepts found here.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470575116
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Zack Miller is the Managing Director of Lighthouse Capital Ltd., a boutique investment firm servicing high-net-worth investors from around the world. Lighthouse Capital offers securities through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., member of FINRA and SIPC. He is also the author of the popular blog: www.newrulesofinvesting.com. Miller was an early hire at Seeking Alpha, where he closed deals with the top financial media firms Dow Jones, Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, E*Trade, and Google Finance. These deals launched Finance 2.0, the equivalent of Twitter and Facebook in the financial space, which containsinvestment blogs and community investment sites. Miller received a BA in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—Investing in the Internet Age: In Search of Jack.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1. Ride the Long Tail—Financial Blogging: TheWorld’s Largest (Free) Investment Research Organization.

Chapter 2. Piggyback the Pros—Following Top MoneyManagers’ Every Move Pays Off.

Chapter 3. Commune with the Experts—Follow Your Neighbor:He May Turn Out to be the Next Warren Buffett.

Chapter 4. Crowdsource Your Portfolio—Tapping the Wisdomof Crowds for Investment Ideas.

Chapter 5. Screening 2.0—Bringing the BestInvestors’ Strategies Back to Life via ComputerSimulation.

Chapter 6. Tracking Inside Moves—Pursue CorporateExecutives in Their Search for Wealth.

Chapter 7. Grind the Rumor Mill—Sorting Truths fromFalsehoods and Profiting from News Flow.

Chapter 8. Co-Lateral Research—Find the Investment Valuein Nonfinancial Information on the Internet.

Summary. The Future of Finance—Online Brokerage App Storesand New Global Markets.

Notes.

About the Author.

Index.

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