Chris Camillo: Information Arbitrage and Your Portfolio

Chris Camillo – TickerTags

In this interview with Chris Camillo from TickerTags we learn how he used in formation arbitrage to grow his portfolio from under $200,000 to over $3 million in seven years with a compounded annual growth rate of 84%. Sounds pretty crazy right?

When I met Chris a few months ago I was very intrigued with this story and with his company, TickerTags. Chris was gracious enough to give me a copy of his book, Laughing at Wall Street and I actually read it cover to cover on the plane ride home from the conference that we were at. I read a lot but it’s rare that are read a book in one sitting like I did Laughing at Wall Street.

I found Chris’s story very compelling and I appreciated his approach investing a lot. The intro to this article probably sounds a little bit like a get rich quick proposal. The cool thing is that is actually not the case. In Chris’s book and in the podcast he makes it clear there are no guarantees and sometimes we draw the wrong conclusions and make bad investments.

One thing that sets Chris’s approach a part in my mind is that he is a strong advocate of not putting your retirement money or other crucial assets at risk through your investing. That money is best put the work in conservative indexes, etc. Chris has a neat method of finding extra money to invest and then leveraging those investments in a way they can lead to significant returns. I’ll let you listen to the rest of the podcast to hear more about that story.

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