Why I Started Alpine Advisor
I got the idea for Alpine Advisors a few years back. It was really my response to a question I seemed to be getting all the time.
“How should I invest my money?”
Many of my friends had finally gotten to a place in their lives where they were starting to make a little bit of money and needed to take the endeavor of investing a little more seriously. And for whatever reason, I was the first place that all of them came.
“How should I invest my money?”
Unfortunately, there wasn’t really an easy answer.
So I created Alpine Advisor. Rather than recite the same old advice and educational talking points they’d heard a million times before, I thought it’d be more helpful if I just cut straight to the chase. So I simply showed them how I was investing my own money and how some of the high net worth investors and hedge funds I’ve worked with over years were investing their money. If there’s a common denominator to the way wealthy people invest and a factor that differentiates them from the mainstream, it is by having a well-designed portfolio. Successful investing isn’t about picking the right stocks or timing the market just right, it’s about building a solid long-term strategy and knowing how to execute it.
But none of my friends had MBAs or PhD’s in finance. So if I was going to share this powerful information with them, they’d need to get it in a format that was easy to understand and intuitive to use. It needed to look nice and it needed to be different.
How We’re Different
My guess is that you’ve seen other investment newsletters. They try and dazzle you with their best picks and spin their forecasts in such a way to make them appear as market oracles, as if all a reader needed to do was sign up and riches would magically follow. (Nevermind the obvious fact that if these self-proclaimed oracles really knew the hidden secrets of the market they sure as heck wouldn’t share it with you.)
I happen to have a bit more faith in your intelligence. I believe you’re smart enough to know that nobody out there has the magic touch to produce +967% winners with every pick. I believe you’re smart enough to know that for every home run stock pick there are a dozen strikeouts. I believe you’re smart enough to know that over the long run, it’s extremely difficult to beat the market and doing so takes discipline.
So I’m not going to promise you home runs and hidden gems. Don’t worry, in our years ahead together, we will certainly uncover a few. But they won’t get any more attention than the stinkers and the busts. In fact, the other big lesson I’ve learned after all these years in finance is that there’s every bit as much to be learned from one’s failures as one’s successes. Usually more.
What we do with Alpine Advisor isn’t magic. We’re going to use some basic strategy and some advanced strategy. With an understanding of statistics and some good ol’ fashioned common sense, we’re going to build ourselves some powerful investment portfolios.
This is what the real pros in this industry do, the hedge funds and the wealthy investors with multi-million dollar accounts. They don’t go panning through stacks of stocks hoping they’ll uncover one or two gold nuggets. The pieces in their portfolio are intelligently chosen and the components work efficiently together as a team.
You can do this at home. You can do this by yourself. All you need is an open mind, an online brokerage account, and the willingness to roll up your sleeves and do a little bit of work.
I’m not going to give you The Secret. I’m not going to give you the magic winners. I’m just going to show you a few ways to invest more efficiently, more intelligently, and with more return per unit of risk.
Past performance is not indicative of future results.
What You Get
Before I tell you what’s in it for you, let me tell you what’s in it for me. I have my own profit motive here.
Under the subscription model, there is nothing I want more than to have you re-up your subscription next year and tell all your friends to subscribe as well. That’s how I maximize my profits. And there is only one way for me to do that: deliver the absolute best product I can, a product that you find informative, useful and entertaining. No matter how extensive my advertising or how clever my sales pitch, If I do crappy work, my business will die a slow and inevitable death.
Now you know what I have at stake. Because these portfolios are open and transparent, it’s easy to quantify my performance. I’m leaving it all out there for you, the winners and the losers.
I suppose that’s the final thing that differentiates Alpine Advisor from nearly every other newsletter out there. Most of those other guys just tout their gains and play up the winners. They sweep bad recommendations and busts under the rug. They play a game of revisionist history and aggressive marketing to keep their high-turnover subscriber base engaged.
Again, I think you’re smarter than that. I think you’re looking for more than a hot penny stock and 1,000% guaranteed winners. I think you are adept at seeing through the all the sparkly veneer of the financial services industry. After a century or so of song and dance, none of the old tricks are as convincing as they once were.
I believe you’re here because you want raw strategy and not gambling. I believe you want intelligent commentary and not hype. I believe you know deep down inside that the best way to build wealth is to do it slowly, carefully, and thoughtfully.
So let’s do it.
Here’s some of what you’ll get:
- All 5 portfolios – from conservative to growth to aggressive — and real-time updates as the portfolios change.
- Monthly recaps for each portfolio, and extensive strategy updates on what we’re buying and why.
- Detailed, entertaining commentary on the macroeconomic trends currently shaping the markets.
- “Alpine Essentials,” a simple, straightforward look at the significant moves in our portfolios.
- “One Great Idea” – designed for professional investment advisors, it’s an in-depth fundamental & technical look at one investment we find particularly compelling.
- Full access to Base Camp, our exclusive portal for the latest portfolios, research reports, and news updates.
- A free digital copy of my book, “The Trade of the Decade”
Personally, I think Alpine Advisor offers huge value. For $149/year it’s a no-brainer. We spend thousands and thousands of dollars maintaining other major assets in our life like our homes and our cars. Why not our investment portfolios?
If I can’t help you save save $149 in unnecessary management fees…
If I can’t help you earn an extra 0.149% on a $100k portfolio…
If I can’t give you $149 worth of entertainment…
…then you should absolutely cancel your subscription. And I should probably get off the Internet and out of finance altogether.
But I feel pretty good about my ability to help you do those things. I’ve been around this industry long enough and have rubbed shoulders with enough of the industry’s most successful hedge funds to pass along enough of that wisdom to be of value to you.
I thank you in advance for your confidence, trust, and perpetual curiosity. It fills me with pride and motivates me to work harder and do a better job each and every day. And I always invite you to send in your comments about ways to make Alpine Advisor even easier and more enjoyable to use.
Take your portfolio to the peak.