I have some questions I’d like to ask you, the good readership, to ensure I am offering the type of insights you would like to read and see through my blogs and videos. So – would you please be so kind as to answer the following two questions in the comments section below – and if you are a subscriber, please go to the website to post your answers under the comments section.
AS ALWAYS–PLEASE DON’T HIT REPLY ON YOUR EMAILED VERSION OF THE BLOG. GO TO THE WEBSITE TO POST THE ANSWERS UNDER THE COMMENTS SECTION –THANKS!
Question #1: Ask Us Anything Format
I am thinking its time for another Ask Me/Us Anything blog, video, or webinar. I’d have Craig join in to answer fundamental analysis questions. Here are the pluses and minuses of each format:
BLOG: You can post your questions ahead of time over the allotted time frame (usually one week) and it will be answered the following week in print on the blog. Main benefit is that you will get the question answered and read the reply at your convenience. Plus, we can go a little deeper on the question than other formats. Disadvantage is that it takes a few blogs to cover the answers.
VIDEO: You can post your questions ahead of time over an allotted time frame and we will record a video answering them that will be posted. Similar to the BLOG format, but we can probably cover all questions within a one hour video, which you can view at your convenience. The video will be transcribed to look like a blog (with um, er, ah’s removed as best as possible). As an aside – Trudeau transcribers must have a heck of a job! Anyhow–Disadvantage is it will be like one long blog rather than a series in the standard blog format.
WEBINAR: We can conduct a live webinar to which you can get an invite. You can post your questions via the chat feature, and we will answer them live. We would post a recording of the video on the site after for those who do not attend. Upside is that it can be more dynamic in that people can feed off of each others questions. Downside is that it is a set time and date so you need to be available. So…if a webinar is your choice please note best times (Morning, afternoon, evening) for such an event.
Question # 2: Video guests
Again, please respond to this question in the comments section of this blog.
I am looking for interesting guests to interview on my Smart Money/ Dumb Money video series. I’ve had some real whiz-bang guests that I know you have enjoyed (based on number of hits). I am looking to try and contact some new guests who might be of interest to readers in an interview. Do you have any suggestions?
IMPORTANT: Obviously, I prefer NOT to interview someone in the Individual Portfolio Management business, as that is a conflict to my business. Would you promote a direct competitor for your business? So- I’m looking for:
- Portfolio Managers with no conflict of interests to us, like ETF managers and advisors (such as my interviews with Brooke Thackray, Craig Basinger, and Jaime Purvis).
- Research analysts like Jay Kaeppel and David Chapman
- People with economic and/or sector expertise such as Maxime Bernier and Bruce Joseph.
Do a search on the video page here if you wish to watch any of those interviews.
Obviously, it would be great to interview Warren Buffett or Carl Icon – but somehow I feel they may not pick up the phone for me….
So, I’d prefer recommendations of experts with more accessibility. Finally, I’m looking for people who are specialized in sectors or analytical processes that differ from my area of expertise in sentiment and technical analysis. That could mean fundamental or sector analysts – or highly specialized experts within the field of technical analysis such as point & figure, Ichimoku Cloud, or EWT. Of note: I know lots of bank analysts, but banks don’t let these folks talk to strangers, so to speak.
Thanks in advance for answering these 2 questions, and I will take your answers into account as I structure the upcoming blogs and videos