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The Trend Investing Difference

Dec. 30, 2017 9:09 AM ET
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The Trend Investing group includes qualified financial personnel with a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (similar to CFA) and well over 20 years of professional experience in financial markets. Trend Investing searches the globe for great investments with a focus on "trend investing" themes. Some focus trends include electric vehicles and the lithium/cobalt/graphite/nickel/copper/vanadium miners, battery and plastics recycling, the online data boom, 5G, IoTs, AI, cloud computing, renewable energy, energy storage etc. Trend Investing was recently selected as the leading expert consultancy for a U.S government project on the EV supply chain and to the Board of Directors of the Critical Minerals Institute.

Trend Investing hosts an Investing Group service called Trend Investing for professional and sophisticated investors. The service is information only and does not offer advice or recommendations - see Seeking Alpha's Terms of use .


  • Early access to articles.
  • Exclusive articles, models, Investing Well monthly macro economic articles, CEO interviews.
  • Exclusive chat room access to sophisticated and professional investors.
  • Exclusive access to the Trend Investing portfolio with cost base, exact holdings, % allocations, live 800+ watch list, catalysts.

On Seeking Alpha [SA] Trend Investing offer two services:

  • 1) SA regular site (older articles free to read so many before you are pay-walled).
  • 2) Trend Investing site (subscription service for sophisticated and professional investors) - US$45/month for a yearly subscriber, US$65/month for a monthly subscriber).

The Trend Investing difference

Trend Investing is continually working to give all subscribers value for money and a significant difference to the SA regular site. The points and table below show the value proposition.

1) Early access (1 month advance) on articles (one day advance for the 7 monthly news articles – EVs, lithium, lithium juniors, cobalt, graphite, vanadium, nickel). Trend Investing covers trends, disruptive technologies, individual stocks, with a focus on EVs and the EV metal miners.

2) Exclusive articles (only for Trend Investing subscribers) where we share some of our EV & EV metals supply demand models. Updated models articles occur about quarterly.

3) Exclusive access to "Investing Well" (macro summary article) monthly articles (only for Trend Investing subscribers) covering the macro-economic picture.

4) Exclusive access to CEO and expert interviews. These interviews offer insider insight and market expertise

5) Exclusive access to the chat room to ask questions and post interest news alongside other professional investors

Trend Investing subscribers are made up of a mixture of mostly professional investors (fund managers & analysts) and industry insiders (CEOs, CFO's). The Trend Investing community has a terrific attitude and contributes significantly to the knowledge base.

6) Exclusive access to the Trend Investing portfolio via the Tools link in Trend Investing. It is a complete list of the Trend Investing portfolio, cost base, % allocations etc. Added to this is a comprehensive watch list by sector with ~800 stocks (updated feeds from Google finance), and a catalysts page sorted by date to see upcoming stock catalysts. 

Seeking Alpha [SA] Regular site versus SA Trend Investing site summary table

The table below gives a good summary of the differences:

  • Advance viewing of all different type of articles.
  • Exclusive access to a range of 8 different services.
Service SA Regular Trend Investing
EV & EV metal monthly news articles (7) Yes Yes (1 day earlier)
Other articles Yes Yes (1 month earlier)
Industry expert interviews Yes Yes (1 month earlier)
Trend articles Yes Yes (1 months earlier)
Investing Well - Monthly macro review article No Yes
EV and other metals - Demand v Supply models No Yes
CEO interviews No Yes
Chat room access to Trend Investing members No Yes
Access to view the Trend Investing portfolio No Yes
Access to spreadsheet - catalysts, watch lists No Yes


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