Japanese Housewives Need Investment Analysis, Too

Why work hard and get yelled at by asshole hedge fund traders when there is a much larger, much more polite audience for your analysis, willing to pay ten bucks per report?

Harada gave up more than $250,000 in salary, an office overlooking Tokyo Station and a bank directorship to write equity research reports for Japan’s housewives from a room the size of a cubicle.

Bored with churning out fodder for hedge funds, the technology analyst left Citigroup Inc. in February 2013 to start a website for investors still interested in buying and holding stocks and who are in need of advice: households….

Emboldened amid the Nikkei 225’s 57 percent surge last year, Harada and Ryosuke Izumida, a former fund manager at Fidelity Investments in Tokyo, hired 10 analysts from some of Wall Street’s largest firms to start, selling stock reports for the price of a box lunch, about $10. The site has drawn about 4,000 members since opening in June, Harada said.

Japan Housewives Pitched Stocks by Former Bank Analysts [Bloomberg]

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7 Responses to “Japanese Housewives Need Investment Analysis, Too”

  1. Guest says:

    Bloomberg link not working. Good work, Shazar.

  2. Guests says:

    Gasparino just told a twitter follower to meet him at del friscos. "Look for the guy w the baseball bat"

  3. Food Fighters says:

    There goes my h e r o….sandwich…….

  4. Guest says:

    Yep. That's about the right value for those reports.

  5. KingCo says:

    You call that a DCF, Harada-san? F-ck you!

    – Mrs. Watanabe

  6. Shaz's beard says:

    "Don't pitch the bitch"