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Avram Fisher, Founder & Portfolio Manager of Long Cast Advisers, is a former equity analyst at CSFB and BMO covering industrials and business services. He has prior experience in private equity; as a corporate governance analyst; as a writer; reporter and private investigator; and as a lifeguard and busboy (I still clear plates when my kids don't). This blog is an open book of ideas about patient investing and about starting up a small-cap focused RIA. It is part decision-diary, part investment observations and part general musings. Nothing on this blog is a solicitation for business nor a recommendation to buy or sell securities. It is simply a way to organize and share thoughts with an expanding audience of independent, patient and talented small cap investors. www.longcastadvisers.com

Friday, January 16, 2015

Book rec: Social Media Strategies for Investing

Just read Social Media Strategies for Investing by my friend and former colleague (at two firms) Brian Egger. If you're under 30 you probably know how to use social media for *everything* but for the over 40 and pre-internet crowd this was a very quick read and easy guide to using various non-traditional sources of information - cashtags on twitter, various blogs, etc. - for investment tracking and research. It's not a huge leap to figuring out how to use it for due diligence as well.

Individual investors may be surprised to hear that on the institutional / investment banking side of the world, social networks are verboten b/c of compliance reasons, so exposure to these avenues is limited. This was a helpful guide to peeling and revealing several layers of the onion that is the social network.

Amazon link to Social Media Strategies for Investing

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