Ritholtz Research & Analytics Goes Live!

The site is now live! Go here to sign up. We won’t make the official announcement until Monday, but its up and running as of this week.

The blog will still continue in its present form; As noted too many times, both the ST trading calls and longer term asset management discussions were moved behind the firewall. The blog will still keep doing what its been doing, with 2 – 4 posts daily.

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I want to thank readers for all the great feedback they gave, and as
you can see alot of it was incorporated into the site. We also will be
following up with conference calls, and hotline as requested by you.

All those who signed up as guinea pigs/beta testers, will get a free
month; those beta testers who already subscribed won’t see their
subscription clock start the cycle until July 1.

If someone can figure out how we can do a student rate that won’t be abused, let me know.

Thank you again for all the terrific input!

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UPDATE: June 16, 2006 6:58am

Two items: We’ll work on a student rate that offers a discount for a period of time (one year? two years? share your thoughts)

Also, I have in the past offered free subscriptions (when it was institutional-only, sell-side research) to those who were in active military service. Any suggestions how to pursue this further? Free to all active service men? Those below the rank of Lieutenant Colonel? What say ye?

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UPDATE: June 17, 2006 6:53am

Several readers have made the suggestion that posting stale news & market commentary so people can get a flavor of the market calls and trades — a kinda track record. 

I think that can be squeezed by legal. The only issue I know of is "cherry picking" and that can be handled by posting everything (not just winners) on the blog, but time delayed, with the disclaimer "This was originally posted on June XX for subscribers – it is 2 weeks old – not a recommendation – blah blah blah."

So on June 20, I can blog "back-post" the June 13th call, (and do it on June 13th location in the blog)   and then pointing to it from a post on June 20th. Does that work?

Comments on this are welcome.

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UPDATE: June 17, 2006 9:27am

Question for you:

I am not sure if RR&A readership is interested in the occasional option trade. The goal of the service is to guide individual investors on their long term holdings, and discuss the Macro enviroment relative to their asset allocation.

Trading is a relative rarity — but when the occasion presents itself (3 or 4 times a year) we like to take advantage of the opportunity. Tuesday was a perfect example.

Again, an option trade presented itself on Tuesday, and within the confines (and under the legal protections) of Real Money, I posted an option idea that turned out to be a moneymaker.

I will backpost that as an example of how we might show "Stale" market/trade calls (Done!),  but I am really interested in a broader question: for potential and actual subscribers of RR&A, what is it that you are most interested in? Long term investing? Asset Allocation? Trades? Options?

(Note: This will be posted later on June 17 as a "standalone" — I want feedback and I assume this will be overlooked as it is now 3 days old already)

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