I’m new to this discussion board.I hope to learn from you all. For many years I invested in banks and lost a lot of money. After joining MF in 2016 I started a position in technology stocks and I’m glad I did. But I limit myself to those big technology companies like Googl, AMZN, Appl, FB, MA, V, Pypl and ISRG. August 2018 I decided to start a position in small cap Docu,Appf,TTD,MDB,Sfix and Appn. This is when I woke up as TTD and MDB double within a short time but I lost half in Sfix and Appn. All these companies are unknown to many people and it’s quite hard to talk about it which is why I wanted to join a discussion group. Recently I read about TLRA, this is completely new territory to me as it’s a microcap and very high risks. My question am I moving too fast going into microcap when I just started on small cap ?
yes you are moving too fast. No, don’t invest in TLRA. First learn how to evaluate a company.
Welcome to the board!
Please, pretty please, read carefully through all the announcements located to the right under “Announcements”, which will show up under any post within this board. Especially the 3 Knowledge Base Posts.
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I would highly recommend you - and maybe even all other moderators - make this post a standard response to new inquiries on this board. It’s extremely helpful, patient and informative while staying within the spirit of the group. There’s clearly a challenge in moderating the traffic uptick for this board, and I include myself in this uptick having only been here a few months. This is just about a perfect post for anyone coming here for the first time.
I’d even recommend a link at the very top of the Announcements section, something like “New to this Board? Welcome and please click here!”
I can’t speak for the others, but I’ve bookmarked it myself so I can copy/paste for future use! - And I’ll ask Saul if he would like to include a new Announcements post, I think its a good idea!
Thanks I’m reading knowledge base, amazing information, I have so much to learn. Many thanks to the author for sharing your knowledge. I’m glad I found this board.
Sorry, been away from the boards for two weeks. Trying to catch up on all the amazing posts (which is no small feat).
I saw TLRA in the subject, and wanted to repost some thoughts I had from May 2018:
Subsequent to that post, and another good reason never to follow my or anyone else’s trades, I decided to sell out of TLRA and redeploy those funds into TTD. I thought TLRA would be a good return, but I had much more confidence in Jeff Green and TTD to capture CTV market growth. Either way, TLRA has been anywhere from a 50-300% return depending on where you caught it in the last 12 months.
I have not followed the quarterly reports since I’ve sold, but happy to take another dive this week if anyone is interested.