time to get more from life, money and investingThe Traffic Light Rating System
BiG’s Traffic Light System rates and lists individuals and companies offering products or services such as advice, information, coaching, or mentoring in various areas of investing. We search and reference online reviews, forums and hyperlinks related to these individuals and companies. As best we can, we evaluate their claims, success stories, life experience, qualifications, training, and other relevant factors. If you disagree with or dispute any of the content, materials or comments referenced by BiG, we invite you to contact us to share your concerns.
Have you noticed that in our online world, Google and Facebook algorithms prioritise showing you paid ads (sponsored content) before ranking sites based on your previous searches? If you compare a search you do on your device with that of a friend’s – you’ll see different results. Additionally, Facebook suggests pages and friends based on collected data and analysis, creating your own secret information silo that you have little control over.
As a result, it can be challenging to trust the information you receive, especially in the investing industry where your time, money, and sanity are at stake.
That’s why BiG conducts thorough examinations to determine if there’s substance to their claims and whether they can truly help you achieve the results you desire. Businesses utilise SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to target ads and information to you, but we’re here to help you make informed decisions.
how it works
To simplify your investing journey, BiG’s research is categorised into 5 primary investing areas. I’ve discovered many life, money, and investing gurus for you, and am always updating BiG with new information, strategies, and gurus based on what’s currently available in the media, on the internet, and from shared experiences (mine and others).
Check out my life, money and investing research. I discover and gather information, discussions, comments and feedback – sharing them with you:
– any peers or analysts with any ‘issues’ with the guru or their strategies or practices (these are from non-friends)
Any GURU COPS
– individuals or organisations there to protect us from others or ourselves (these are usually non-friends and government or non-government people or organisations)
Their ASSOCIATES (friends)
BiG strives to maintain objectivity and transparency in its research, providing unbiased and transparent insights. Where applicable, we disclose any affiliations or subscriptions with particular experts or gurus. Investing is a complex field with numerous variables, and opinions can vary depending on personal circumstances. As such, our reviews and ratings are intended to give you a snapshot of the information and opinions available at the time. They are for reference only and aren’t endorsed, adopted or otherwise approved by BiG and should not be taken as definitive statements of fact.
Rating investment gurus using the BiG Traffic Light™ system
BiG’s ratings – red, yellow, or green, are based on the information we’ve found, and may differ from your own opinion based on the information you have.
They’re intended to provide a snapshot of opinions at the time of publication and should be considered in conjunction with your own research and circumstances.
Red – Stop and think
We’ve discovered negative information, feedback, or comments during our searches. It’s possible that some “guru cops” or contrarians have criticized their methods or strategies. These approaches may not be suitable for most investors, or involve uncommon and potentially riskier strategies.
Yellow – Get ready to go
Although there may be no or few contrarians, there still isn’t enough information, pros, nor a network of friends to confidently continue. Some of their strategies may be complex or out of the ordinary, requiring special skills or resources to succeed with them.
Green – Good to go
Based on my experience and that of others, along with all the available information, following them and their systems can likely lead to investing success.
Make sure to check if any of BiG’s opinions fit your personal circumstances, and don’t hesitate to seek advice from professional advisors.
It’s completely up to you whether or not you decide to follow a particular guru or strategy.
We regularly review and re-rate gurus based on feedback, comments, or any additional information we receive.
Remember, BiG’s aim is to educate and inform, not to be a platform for disgruntled investors.
We’d love for you to share your opinions and comments to help others as well.
Start your investing on the right foot
My investment guru rating system has been built on years of research and experience
By sharing the many sources of financial and investing advice, advisors and other service providers I’ve discovered, you’ll be able to get on your investing path much more quickly.
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Conduct your own independent research on ‘gurus’ or other experts. Any hyperlinks to or quotes from any third parties are provided for reference only, their comments or opinions aren’t endorsed, adopted, or otherwise approved by BiG.
If you disagree with or dispute any of the content or materials referenced by BiG, contact us to share your concerns. We welcome feedback.