Byrne Investment Research
I'm the founder and portolio manager of Galt Asset Management, a privately held small-cap equity fund, which i started in 1999. I'm interested in starting an online small-cap newsletter and sharing my fifteen (15) years experience with the online retail investor.
Between my associate and I, we have more content than we know what to do with, having generated 1,000's of pages of analysis on 100's of different publicly-traded small and micro-cap companies over the last 15-20 years.
We're both great stock pickers and have a great understanding of the small-cap market. We'd like to establish a website/blog that allows us to actively communicate with our future audience through the use of email, blogs, twitter, facebook, the message boards, online financial communities, chat rooms etc.
Expect to target the online retail investor who's open to hearing about great investment opportunities in the low-priced micro-cap market. Can also target high net-worth individuals, family offices and small cap hedge funds.
To start, i do not want to narrow our focus and are more interested in just building the engine before we start to target market our content and expertise.
Again, looking for a very user friendly website that allows my partner and I to post commentary on a daily basis. Since we are delivering financial content, i'm not too concerned in the beginning about the the types of colors and logo's etc though i do want the project be done in wordpress.org
And since access to the website (and daily content) will be free to everyone (to start), the primary call-to-action will be to simply capture as many emails as possible, with the intention of moving to a sub model in the future.
Websites of interest:
smallcapinvestor.com - like the 3 section format with most of the daily content posted in the middle of the home page. I think the navigation format is fine as well
jamesaltucher.com - like the simple email capture box and pic of the individual
fool.com - pop-up ads are annoying, may want to provide the day's stock market activity
iancassel.com - like the simple call to action for the social medians like twitter, Linked in and facebook.
Other sites include thestreet.com, lebed.biz (past performance section), magicdiligence.com (too generic, missing call-to-action on homepage), timothysykes.com (too promotional and the FB and twitter pop-up at the bottom of page annoying, but probably effective), jbhcapita.net (simple yet not open to the public w/out paying first).
As Van Gogh once said, "good artists borrow, great artists steal"