Several weeks ago, I asked our IT department to do a simple study of the Wealth Daily subscriber base — a list that is now close to 400,000 strong.
And what we found surprised even us: Of those 400,000 or so daily readers, about 1.5%, or more than 6,000, are employees of major New York investment banks, hedge funds, and other financial management firms.
That may not sound like a big percentage given our global reach, but it's actually a major chunk of Wall Street's financial elite.
Brokers, bankers, advisors, and even managers themselves all subscribed to our list, all opening and reading our analysis on a regular basis.
The question is: Why would these insiders — and not just insiders but full-scale market makers — be so interested?
Aren't they the ones "controlling" the markets?
Well, maybe they are, but the fact that so many of them are so consistently reading our publication says something else: We know something they don't.
Unlike them, though, we don't keep this information to ourselves for the purpose of manipulating the markets and leaving retail investors holding the bag while the fat cats walk away with the money.
Wealth Daily is a free publication, open to anybody who wants to read it... And if you're reading this, that means you're already getting the same information that the so-called financial elite pine after.
So what is it we know that they don't?
We're the Insiders... To the Insiders
Well, for one thing, we know how to make gains without having to resort to backdoor dealing or underhanded trading methods.
But more importantly, for all their influence and manipulations, those Wall Streeters can't keep up with us. Not by a long shot.
Want some numbers? Well, in 2016, the best-performing hedge fund of the 100 biggest was Parametrica Global Master Ltd — with a 44.84% return.
In 2015, that same fund brought in a paltry 14.07%.
By contrast, Wealth Daily's editors are nothing short of miraculous, bringing in as much as 90% returns within that same time frame — with individual recommendations routinely breaking the 100% profit threshold.
And like I said, it's not just the small, fast-moving stocks. Our editors write about today's most prospective ETFs and dividend-bearing companies. We have investments for the value investor and the contrarian alike.
We bring decades of combined experience to the table.
Briton Ryle, an 18-year veteran of the financial newsletter industry and investment director of The Wealth Advisory, focuses on top-quality dividend growth stocks and REITs — both crucial strategies to long-term wealth growth.
Some of his best hits in recent memory include a 149% gain on Boeing (NYSE: BA), a 91% profit on Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), and a chart-topping 173% on Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX).
All dividend growers, these are big, brand-name companies that Briton's managed to play at just the right time to get returns the hedge funders only dream of.
Briton also manages the Real Income Trader advisory service, where his readers take regular cash payouts using a low-risk covered call option strategy.
Jeff Siegel, Wealth Daily regular and founding editor of Green Chip Stocks, has been a world-recognized authority on renewable and alternative energy investing since before either sector had gained traction with the mainstream financial press.
Since then, he's moved into new fields, helping his readers profit from the rapidly emerging legal cannabis market.
His recently launched portfolio is a mixture of today's fastest-growing energy and biotech stocks, with gains of 72%, 71%, and 102% already registered in his closed positions.
And his open positions are faring even better, taking full advantage of both industrial and legislative trends now prevailing in North America.
Alex Koyfman, editor of Wealth Daily and investment director of the Penny Stock Millionaire investment advisory, comes to Wealth Daily with almost two decades of trading experience.
He has been an avid public and private equity investor for the past decade and has been working in financial publishing since 2009.
Trading since his teens, he focuses on fast-moving small- and micro-cap plays that make big gains in short periods of time.
Some of his latest hits include a 96% gain on MCW Energy Group (TSX-V: MCW.V), which took just two months to achieve; a 67% profit on LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), closed in just five weeks; and a 300% gain on a lithium play, which he kept partially open because even more profits are expected.
Charles Mizrahi, 30+ years of experience on recommending stocks has made Charles one of the leaders in the industry. He is an editor of both Wealth Daily and Hidden Values Alert. Charles cut his chops on the floor of the New York Futures Exchange before becoming an extremely succesfull money manager on Wall Street. His publication, Hidden Values Alert has been named one of Marketwatch.com's 10 best advisors from October 2007 to January 2015- a period that included the financial crisis of 2008.
Some of Charles's notable gains are a 188.3% gain on Daktronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:DAKT), a 173.4% profit on Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST), and a 193.6% gain on HCC Insurance.
Last but not least is resident tech expert Jason Stutman, who brings a rare and astute understanding of today's best-kept secrets in consumer technology trends through his weekly insights on Wealth Daily, as well as through his premium service, Technology and Opportunity.
His closed portfolio speaks for itself, boasting a 110% gain on Adept Technology (NASDAQ: ADEP), a 112% gain on Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA), and a 101% profit on Foundation Medicine Inc, (NASDAQ: FMI).
But his open portfolio, once again, is even more upsetting to those big-name hedge funders.
Aside from having most of his open positions securely in the green, Jason has one tech stock that got even me scratching my head... a 1,150% gain in just eight months.
Yes, folks... It happens. And it happens more than you think. We know it because we live it.
The Answer is Simple
So if you were asking yourself why these Wall Street insiders want to know what we're thinking at Wealth Daily... Well, those are the reasons.
While they're sitting around, trying to figure out which companies they can sell you to take those commissions and make their money regardless of the stock's performance... we're making money doing what we do best: finding real investments with real gains.
Now that you've signed up to receive Wealth Daily, you'll have first access and first crack at some of the most prospective stocks and options for 2016... right alongside some of these seven-figure suits we hear so much about on TV.
My name is Brian Hicks, founding editor of Wealth Daily, and let me close with this: I listen to everything these guys have to say.
And so should you.
Stay tuned, and get ready to profit.