TDI Episode 56: How to be a CNBC Millionaire

May 11, 2008

Guests: Brian Shactman, CNBC and Brian Shannon, AlphaTrends. As the CNBC Million Dollar PortfolioiTunes Subscribe Challenge is about to get underway, we look at the competition, the strategy and the prizes.

Brian ShactmanBrian Shactman joined CNBC in June 2007 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for CNBC’s Business Day Programming. Shactman joined CNBC after his four-year tenure at WVIT, the NBC owned-and-operated station in Hartford, Connecticut. The last three of which he served as the morning news anchor for “NBC 30 News Today,” the station’s top-rated program

Shactman covered a variety of stories, ranging from campaign finance reform and the scandal surrounding former Governor John Rowland, to the Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004.

CNBC Million Dollar

Prior to joining NBC in 2002, Shactman held various positions at ESPN including analyst work on ESPNews, SportsCenter and on their flagship radio network. He also wrote, edited and produced content for After leaving ESPN, Shactman remained active at the company, hosting a variety of Read more


TDI Episode 46: The Premiere of FusionIQ

March 2, 2008

Guest: Barry Ritholtz brings us FusionIQ – an amazing stock selection system and powerful tool for research. FusionIQ decisively changes the game by bringing pro-tools to the investment public – this is not your ordinary stock screener.

– Stocks Discussed in the Episode: (SAFM) (FNM) (FRE) (MSFT) (AAPL) –FusionIQ

Mixing a set of highly critical quantitative filters with fundamental and technical overlays, this will quickly become an investor’s most trusted research assistant. Just out of the gate on March 1st, it already provides a rich set of features that will shorten the time span from research to execution. Reviewing it during its beta testing cycle, I was able to work with the system and can report that it is not only powerful and accurate; but it is mighty fast!


Interestingly, the methods that FusionIQ uses to make a decision on buy-hold-sell, is right in-line the process Horowitz & Company has used and I have written about for years:iTunes Subscribe

1) Quantitative (screens)
2) Fundamental (ratios and results)
3) Technical (history and charts)

In The Disciplined Investor Podcast Episode 46, FusionIQ CEO, Barry Ritholtz, (The Big Picture) and I explore how to get the most out of FusionIQ.

Remember: The phone number to call in to request answers to your investment questions is: 1-877-623-8473 – Next Episode we will spend some time answering these.

From Fusion IQ

FusionIQ works by using our unique combination of fundamental and technical indicators to rank 275 industry groups and over 8,000 stocks, ETFs, and closed end funds. The ranking range is from 0 (worst) to 100 (best). FusionIQ then applies

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