Meet Dan: Bringing You Crypto and More!
Today, we’re welcoming a new member to the Bold Profits Daily family!
You’re going to meet our incredible new analyst Dan Shifflett.
Dan began investing in bitcoin in 2017 and has spent the last four years learning everything he could about investing, cryptocurrencies and the stock market.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Dan!
He’s going to share his No. 1 megatrend for today’s market and how it’s playing into his unique background.
You can welcome Dan by leaving him a comment or question in today’s website post! And watch Market Talk for the full story here:
Amber Lancaster: Hello Main Street stock investors.
Today, the newest team member Dan Shifflett is joining me in a get-to-know-you interview. Dan, for those who may not know, has taken on the role of Junior Investment Analyst and is a key support analyst working closely with Paul on several trading services.
I have to say, it’s just the beginning for Dan. You will be hearing and reading more for him as the months go by. Today, let’s just get to know Dan. Hello Dan. Thank you for joining me today. Good to see you.
Dan Shifflett: Thank you for having me. Good to see you too, Amber.
Amber: Let’s get started.
Dan, I’d like to take this opportunity to publically and formally welcome you to the Bold Profits family. I am so glad that you are actually with us. If it’s OK for today, I’d like to take a few minutes to ask you some questions so we can learn more about you, your investing style, and what insightful information you plan to share with our Bold Profits readers.
Amber: My first question is very simple. Tell us about yourself, where you’re from, what is your education and career history? We’d love to know.
Dan: I was born and raised in Maryland, about 30 minutes outside Baltimore. For my educational background, I got my bachelor’s degree in nursing. I’m a registered nurse, but throughout nursing school and before that I was always intrigued with the stock market and things like that.
In 2017 I invested in Bitcoin (BTC). That led to a whole slew of things going into the ETFs, stocks, options, and down the rabbit hole after that.
Amber: I love it. I love that you have found your passion. We admire all our medical professionals beyond measure. I love that you’ve added on to that, which is admirable. My next question is what’s something fun or a hobby you like to do in your spare time?
Dan: My number one favorite hobby is going to the gym and lifting weights. I like to be competitive. Going with friends you can compete and bond over weight lifting. That’s definitely my number one thing. And it’s healthy, so I enjoy it.
Amber: That’s something. Weightlifting — congratulations on that feat.
Interest in Investing
Now back to investing, I want to know what got you interested in the investing world? What was the trigger or catalyst that made you interested in the investing world?
Dan: Growing up my dad was always into investing. When 2017 came around my dad, brother and a few friends mentioned BTC. That’s how I got my first start. In early 2017 I invested in BTC. Then BTC took off and had that huge run in 2017, it opened my eyes to a whole new thing and the world of investing.
It took off from there. Then, as I said, I came into different ETFs, stocks, options, and then I started reading up, reading books, watching YouTube videos, watching you and Paul and Ian on the IanCast, along with many others. It just kind of took off. I love it. It didn’t even seem like work.
It was my favorite hobby at the time and it’s still one of my favorite hobbies.
Amber: I’m glad it’s a hobby that turned you toward the Bold Profits family. I want to know what your favorite part of investing? Are you more into stocks, options? You mentioned exchange-traded funds or ETFs. What is your special focus?
Dan: My favorite is trading options. The aspect of risking less money for potentially bigger gains and weighing that risk-reward ratio is my bread and butter. I love it. It’s a lot of fun.
Amber: Since you are interested in investment options, explain your current role. I mentioned you are a Junior Investment Analyst, but tell us what you are doing behind the scenes to help make Bold Profits products that much better.
Dan: I work on Paul’s Secret Portfolio and True Momentum helping write updates, keeping track of stock movements, and any news for the stocks in the portfolio. I also work a lot with Ian on Rebound Profit Trader and Rapid Profit Trader and those options services. It’s nice.
I get a mixture of a lot of things and get a broad spectrum of the junior analyst role in a lot of ways.
Relation to Ian Dyer
Amber: I’m glad you mentioned Ian Dyer’s name. Tell us, a birdie has told me there is a special connection between you and Ian. If you don’t mind sharing with the Bold Profits world, what would that be?
Dan: I actually grew up with Ian. I met him in middle school. We have been on bowling leagues together, soccer teams, we even played baseball together at one point. He’s an awesome guy. He has helped me along the way with investing. We’ve had a lot of good conversations about BTC and options.
He definitely guided me along this journey. It’s been good.
Amber: I think that’s excellent. That’s a great team member to have since childhood through adulthood and have that report going forward into the investing realm. I’m glad you have that connection.
Favorite Megatrend and Why
Amber: My next question is, you know at Bold Profits we are always talking about America 2.0 and Fourth Industrial Revolution investing. We follow certain megatrends. For those who do not know, I will put the list on the screen. These are the megatrends we follow here at Bold Profits.
This is where Paul sees where we are headed in terms of where investing is concerned. Of these megatrends, which one interests you the most?
Dan: I would say 3D printing is one that piques my interest the most. It’s fairly new. I know AI is also fairly new and EVs, but with 3D printing, I feel like the sky is the limit. It’s just developing with 3D printing houses and machine parts, microchips, and even kidneys and hearts.
Coming from a medical background, that prolongs life for people. It’s huge. We’re just at the start of what 3D printing can do. Who knows what it can do in 10, 20, 30 years. It’s crazy. It’s exciting to follow and see where it ends up and what it can bring to society.
Amber: I’m so glad that’s one of your favorites, Dan because, given your education and past career background in the medical field, I would love if you could keep us abreast of what new 3D printing, biomedical breakthroughs are on the horizon and what we can look forward to for our general health as well as investing possibilities.
We look forward to reading and hearing from you on that going forward.
Goals for The Team
My last question to you is what is your number one goal as a team member of Bold Profits? What does it mean for helping our Main Street stock investors going forward? What do you want to accomplish for our readers and viewers?
Dan: I realize my career change wouldn’t be possible without subscribers. I know subscribers pay money for our services. My goal is to give them what they paid for and do my part by giving them the best information, the most relative information, so they can make the best decisions.
And get that information out there as quickly and reliably as possible so that way they can grow their portfolio and keep subscribing. If they can grow their portfolio, that’s my main goal.
Amber: I think that’s a great goal to have, Dan. Without our followers, we would have no purpose. They are our purpose and to help Main Street stock investors realize gains and have a better financial future for themselves and their families.
Dan, I really enjoyed getting to know you more during this interview. Thank you so much for joining us today.
Dan: Thanks for having me. It’s been great.
Amber: I look forward to seeing you in the near future. Take care, have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks again to Dan for joining us today. It was great getting to know him better. Just like Dan mentioned in the earlier part of our interview, BTC was one of his first forays into investing.
Like so many investors, he witnessed its volatility over the years. I want to remind you that we are bullish on the long-term outlook for cryptocurrencies, despite their renowned volatility. Paul tweeted last week after the BTC mini-crash that
To illustrate Paul’s point further, check out this Bloomberg percentage change chart that shows the ups and downs of BTC prices since 2017.
As you can see, we have seen notable swings. Short-term gains of as much as 426% followed by fast downswings of as much as 61%.
Through it all, those investors for the long term have realized gains of as much as 3,200% higher since the beginning of 2017, enough to turn a $10,000 investment into $330,000. Investing in the cryptocurrency market does have its risks, but as it grows and proliferates, key investing opportunities will present themselves.
Paul along with Ian Dyer, our Senior Investment Analyst at Bold Profits, will very soon launch a cryptocurrency trading service called Crypto Flash Trader.
Thank you everyone for tuning in this week. We appreciate you so much. Until next time, take care.
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