Everyone goes through life wondering how they’re going to pay for those big-ticket items. Youngsters are trying to establish an emergency fund and pay off their cars. Middle-aged folks cringe in the face of looming college fees and wonder how they’re going to pay off the house by the time they retire. Those hitting their golden years are worried about medical bills and cuts in Social Security.
A salary is rarely enough for most people to meet their long-term goals. They need to invest it to make it grow enough to meet their needs. Stocks, bonds, real estate, gold. This is where the money is, leading to the evolution of an entire industry dedicated to servicing the retail investor.
Online investing advice
One such company is Investment Underground. A team of 12 editors digs into the stock market, commodities, and technology to bring their readers timely and relevant financial information. Articles focus on individual stocks and the companies behind them, shifts in management or direction, and their investment potential. If it’s important to stockholders, IU strives to find out about it first.
Investment Underground’s editorial team encompasses expertise in a wide variety of areas:
- Supply-side economics as it affects technology and alternative fuels
- Technology and Internet stocks
- Gold and other precious metals
- Oil and natural gas
- Industrials and materials
- Financial stocks, insurance, and other consumer services
- Foreign investment strategies
In addition to providing research and analysis into their particular specialty areas, the IU team also conducts in-depth interviews with industry leaders and CEOs. It was IU who accurately predicted the departure of Avon CEO Andrea Jung in 2012, and Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase of their first tech stock in 40 yrs. Their work has appeared on such iconic investment websites as Motley Fool, Morningstar, and Seeking Alpha.
Investment services start-up
Investment Underground was founded in Sept 2010 in New York by Editor-in-Chief Chris French. Since then it has moved to Osage Beach, Missouri and brought together an outstanding independent research team specializing in uncovering financial news and developing actionable strategies before the competition.
Chris French is the supply-side economist with an interest in alternative fuels and technology. Susan Wright is one of his particularly prolific lead editors. As a licensed insurance agent and securities broker, her expertise lies in the financial sector. Doug Ehrman authors a precious metals newsletter and is a former hedge fund manager. Kathleen Martin covers healthcare, real estate, and technology; she is also a securities trader and investment advisor. These are only a few of the editors working at IU. With such a diverse staff, it’s easy to see how they manage to bring depth and experience to their articles.
Online financial advice is not hard to find; in fact, you’d be hard-pressed to avoid it, even on a site dedicated to raising alpacas. What matters is finding recommendations you can trust, and for that there’s no substitute for those actually working in the business. IU doesn’t employ ivory tower theorists. It uses actual brokers, fund managers, traders, and accountants. Their real-world experience makes for authentic analysis.