You see, we need your help here. We run a bunch of pay services - you know this because we’re always trying to persuade you to join one or more of them, under the guise of, here’s something you might like to know about stonks, oh by the way click here to give us money. That being the whole inbound marketing thing that has been the bomb since about 2010.
Now, most all these pay services are doing great. Adding members all the time, losing a couple here and there of course, but overall, up, and nicely so. Except one. And we know not why.
Cestrian Tech Select
runs on the StockTwits platform. We have like three users, of which one is our office cat, and another we are pretty sure is someone around here’s mom, hoping to make them feel better about their abject failure to get this service off of the ground. We are totally puzzled, dude, about why this thing isn’t on fire like our other services.
Here are some possible reasons.
1 - The stock ideas are dreadful. That’s always possible of course, and it is inevitable that some ideas are terrible ones. But, overall, we know the ideas are good, convincing moneymakers. How do we know? Because we eat our own cooking. In all our services, if we say buy X, we’re buying X. Sell Y? We be selling Y. So we know that taken together, the work in that service has been wealth-enhancing, markedly so as it happens.
2 - It’s overpriced. Could be. ‘cept it’s the cheapest way to get a regular stream of our growth stock ideas and we have seen no discernable difference in customer win rates whether we charge more, or less.
3 - We’re Invisible On StockTwits. Nah. We’re a top 1% account by followers. The snark keeps us sharp.
4 - StockTwits Is For Dummies And I Wouldn’t Be Seen Dead There. This is certainly possible, though if that’s your view, you’re flat wrong. There are a lot of dummies on Stock Twits but, what, there aren’t on Twitter? Or Reddit? C'mon. Try harder. There is some excellent stuff buried in there, you just have to know where to look and who to bother to read.
5 - I Don’t Care Please Stop Trying To Sell Me Stuff. Quite likely, we admit. But here’s the thing. It’s FREE. At least for the first 7 days. Despite which only our Aunt Beryl has shown any interest in joining lately, and she’s quibbling about whether she can get 14 days for free on account of being family.
So - can you help? We want you to sign up - just for the free trial, StockTwits will ask you for card details, but they won’t charge you until the trial ends, and even then, it’s the none-too-scary sum of $49/month, which by the end of next week will probably feel a lot like $39/month at least if you denominate it not in transitory Jeromecoin (“to da Underwurld!”) but instead in units of bread or gas or something.
And once you’re signed up, have at it in the chatroom there. Scream and shout. This is good, this is terrible, this is just boring, whatever.
Just to prepare you, here’s what you get:
- Long-form notes with buy ideas, sell ideas, and updates, on the tech stocks we cover. Long-form means a couple sides of paper if you print them out. And a lot of that is coloring-in and disclaimers, so it’s not too taxing. We use Google Docs for the notes, so they work on any device.
- Alerts direct to your email client and/or cellphone so you never miss a note.
- Real-time chatroom where you can discuss the ideas with us or other members (who are we kidding lol. It’s like a monastery in there).
One irritation - you can use the service in the StockTwits app on your Android or iOS device but you can’t sign up from the StockTwits app on those devices - it has to be from a browser. StockTwits are working on this but it’s not fixed yet, so, just imagine it’s 2006 and the whole in-app purchasing thing is ahead of you.
See you in the chatroom. Bring a ball of wool and some fish snacks for the cat.
Cestrian Capital Research, Inc - 9 December 2021.