I decided to issue this message to say Happy Xmas and have a Great New Year - let’s hope 2015 is most prosperous for all of us.
I feel a bit like the Queen at 3pm on Christmas Day doing her TV broadcast to the nation - give it a couple of years and you will be getting WD replacing her on the big day and ruining your Turkey Dinner as my ugly mug pops up on screen - Wheel Logo included in the background obviously.
I want to say a massive and bold THANK YOU to everyone who has felt the pain of my Tweeting (my god you are tolerant to put up with that volume !!), endured my many far too long Blogs and all the emails and Tweet Chats and stuff.
I find it hard to believe that WheelieDealer as a concept has only been around for maybe 3 months - where it has progressed to so far has caught me by surprise and I am far more advanced than I could have thought possible. The response to my efforts has been sort of humbling (ok, that would take some doing) and I have been inspired and motivated by all the positive comments and ‘thank you’s that have come my way. It is extremely helpful to get such feedback as it keeps me pushing forwards and I have been given many great ideas by Readers for New Blog subjects and areas they would like to suffer my views on.
The WheelieDealer Experience is still in its early stages and I want to do so much more - the biggest constraint is time - there is only one of me and it takes a fair chunk of effort - but, sort of surprisingly to me, I am finding it very enjoyable and maybe I am far better at writing stuff down than I thought I was - although I guess the practice is helping.
In coming weeks and months I want to fire out a lot more Blogs on subjects such as ‘Trading Plan for 2015‘, ‘Scores on the Doors 2014’ (which will be a round up of my Portfolio performances and Lessons Learned and stuff I need to focus my Investing Efforts on in 2015), ‘Part 3 (or is it 4?) of my Selling Triggers’ Blogs, The Unit Trust Stuff I have been promising for weeks (it’s in Draft but needs finishing off), ‘A detailed investigation of AXS Accoya and Tricoya timber products’ (in draft, needing brother review), and other new topics like ‘How I find great stocks’, ‘Ways to control risk’, ‘Valuation Metrics I use lots’, ‘How I triage potential new Stocks’ etc. etc. etc.
I plan to write a draft of ‘Sell Rationale for Ebay’ this afternoon but it will be short and snappy (believe it when I see it !!) and this should go live within the week. I also have a 95% draft of ‘Buy Rationale for Aviva’.
In addition, I have thought up a Special Blog which is less financially focussed and is really about all the Characters on Twitter and how the Online World is changing Investing for Individuals - I have sketched it out and I hope it will be quite funny and entertaining - that’s probably killed it from a humour point of view now I have said that……
I intend to keep the rate up with 3 Blogs per week, but may drop down to 2 per week over the Summer - let’s see how it goes. I will continue to produce ‘Rationales’ for all Trades I do and will be reporting all Trades in Real Time via Twitter. My dream is that I can continue to produce material that you will not find anywhere else on the Web and challenges conventional thinking about Stocks and introduces new ways to undertake your investing activities and improve on your current methods. I want to particularly help Beginners but also provide insights that even Very Experienced Investors will find useful and of benefit. The huge upside for me is that this whole exercise is making me challenge myself and my methods - it brings in a considerable force for Discipline and I need that !!
A huge eye-opener for me has been Twitter. The original plan was to use Twitter as a compliment to my Website and as a way of simple Real Time communication with WD Readers. However, I failed to realise the ‘marketing’ power of Twitter and I am amazed at how it is bringing new Readers into the fold. I hope to refine how I tweet and help to make it as good as possible for Readers in terms of what it gives you.
I want to say a Special THANK YOU to all the established Twitter ‘old hands’ who have welcomed me warmly into their fold and have been a tremendous help - it feels like a great community that is going on and this is another way that Twitter has provided me with something totally unexpected. There are many other ‘Bloggers’ out there and I think it is wonderful how we all seem to work together to a common aim - we all have our own little quirks, niches and specialisms which combine nicely - very uplifting when you hear so many stories about people in the World being such utter sh*ts to one another…….in a huge way Twitter and the online Communities have made me realise that the Truly Nice and Good people of the World far outweigh the dickheads……
I have some Changes in store for the Websites - I want to move some Pages around and give WD2 a higher profile - this will include freeing up a Spare Page and launching a new Idea which I think Readers will like - it is in the embryo stage and I hope to get things going in the next few weeks. After this, I have a feint idea in my head of something really radical - but I need to really think through what it can bring to the party - so Watch This Space………….
Whatever happens, I will stick to the Core Principle that WD will always be ‘Free to Air’ and I want it to be the ’go to’ website for Private Investors, particularly for Newbies - Free Education being the main benefit to Readers. I want to produce something that is more than just the usual ‘Tipster’ site but which tells you so much more about running a Portfolio over many, many years. I will challenge the Conventional Investment Journalism and it’s inherent vested interests and narrow thinking - WheelieDealer will always be ‘Investing in the Real World’…….none of that Academic BS……..
Your Support has been invaluable to these aims and ideas and I THANK YOU again for Reading. Have a stonkingly brilliant Christmas break and keep checking the Websites and Tweets for new stuff in the next few days.
Cheers ears, wd
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