When children are learning to ride a bike, we give them stabilisers; training wheels to avoid the inevitable, which still happens anyway.
There’s the scraped knees, and the adults with bruised shins. There’s nervous pets leaping out of the way just in time as the toddler careens around the corner.
When you’re learning, training wheels can be really helpful, they give you confidence to balance, to read the road ahead of you and to concentrate on all the other things you have to do when you’re just starting out.
Often investing can be like learning to ride a bike. Yes there are online tutorials, books and podcasts to listen to. Twitter feeds and Instagram posts to help you along the way. But the real learning comes from doing.
At Upside, we’ve built an ecosystem that will help you learn how a financial analyst thinks, how an investment portfolio manager thinks, and how the end investor thinks. We guide users who come to us with an investment idea, on how to position it, we nudge them to read company financials, and understand differing market conditions.
Upside is the training wheels, so you can concentrate on understanding the myriad of factors that go into selling a stellar idea to investors who want to buy it. Once you are ready, those training wheels can come off, because then you will be a fully fledged professional investment analyst making money from your investment ideas.
It’s simple. You do the thinking, we do the science. Because at Upside, we know there’s a science to being right.