Set forth below is the text of an e-mail sent to me by Ken Evoy, owner of the SiteSell web hosting company, on April 16, 2014:
I think you’d be perfect for this! How much time could you spend on it? If this happens, we can talk more about it at the time.
You emailed 30,000 people on SSRN?! Individually? Wow!
Re the academic, Wade sounds like he’d fill the bill. It’s Momentum-based, pushed in interesting directions. If he’s interested in getting involved, please let me know. If not, don’t waste time contacting anyone else, not until/if I feel we have a product.
And re the rest of your letter, we’re on pretty much the same page. I can see several possible ways to enable folks to get better-than-passive returns without having to do what I’m doing (and that’s IF this works).
This part of it, very few could do it well. But we can turn what works into simplified models that pretty much guarantees they get similar results without forcing folks to do exactly the same thing with the same EFTS.
Anyway, it’s still hazy. My first priority is to wrap up Phase 1 of this research and put a model into play. I have a former fund manager who’ll sanity-test it. If Wade is interested at that time, so much the better.
Or if he wants to communicate with me before then, we could talk any time during the next few weeks.
No need to go further than that for now. We’d only turn this into a product when we’re sure that we’re doing something that works and is better than anything else out there. For that, I need third party verification.
All the best,