Who is the modern investor?
The modern investor is a smart, well informed, tech savvy and demanding individual. It is my belief that the days of the mega firms and brokers are numbered because of this. We live in a hyper-connected world with 24/7 information availability. Most of us rarely stray more than 5 feet from our smartphone. We are easily frustrated with inefficiencies and are intolerant of slow downs.
Think about it. Have you ever been in line at a grocery store or hardware store with self checkout? Have you been behind someone that looked at the touch screen like a dog looking at a wristwatch? I have. I now assess the people in the lines and find the line with the most tech-friendly looking individuals. Usually I spot them because they are messing around on their phones while they wait. I avoid the lines with people (literally) pulling out their checkbooks or those that are feeding dollar bills into the machine.
This is a powerful concept.
I am confident that anyone that has navigated their way to this page has the skills necessary to get the information they need, when they need it, and can execute a trade in a matter of seconds. It is my goal to aid in the decision making process for these smart investors and provide timely and accurate assessments of market conditions.