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Ramin’s Christmas Roundup

Dear PensionCraft Member,

As we are nearing the end of 2023, I thought it would be a good opportunity to update you all about some future developments for PensionCraft as well as some of the things we’ve been up to in 2023.

Additionally I wanted to let you all know about the new “Star PensionCrafter” award that we have recently launched and also some changes to our normal schedule over Christmas.

Christmas Week Schedule

Star PensionCrafter!

We have some brilliant contributors as part of this community who regularly post helpful information and respond to members’ questions on Slack. In recognition of this we have decided to start running a twice yearly “Star PensionCrafter” award. 

The first of these awards is currently running and will close on the 3rd of January. Please either email your nominations to laura.nankin@pensioncraft.com or send a message to @Laura Nankin on Slack and the person with the most nominations will win one year free Premium membership. All names that are nominated will also be announced on Slack to give us an opportunity to also say thank you.

Plans For 2024 

PensionCraft Tools

We are currently in the process of developing some new tools for PensionCraft members. That will allow members to: Search for funds; Edit trades; View historical statistics on the returns and volatility of that portfolio; View the correlation between investments of that portfolio as a “Scooby Doo Tree” (a cladogram).

So far Tom Jewson who is doing the development has:

We now have to hire a front end developer to develop the app then we’ll make it available to premium website members and I estimate it will take about six months to come up with something useable

What’s Been Happening In 2023

Trackers

I have steadily been adding to our Trackers throughout 2024 and we now have a total of 28 available to you and if you would like to see a full list of these you can find that here

We’re always open to producing more trackers or modifying the existing trackers so please to come up with suggestions if there’s something you’d love to have.

Shorts

I have been experimenting with shorts on YouTube and I have now published a total of eleven and plan to do some more in 2024. I am always looking for good topics for these so if you have any suggestions just let me know.

Alternative To Our Slack Chat Forum

This year we have spent a considerable amount of time and money trying to develop a website alternative to our current Slack chat forum. Unfortunately, our developers did not manage to come up with a beta site that we were happy with. We will no doubt revisit this again at some point in the future but for now we need to put it to one side so we can focus our time and resources on cracking ahead with the tools. 

Most Popular Content

Bonds have become sexy again 2023 (they always have been to me). So it’s not surprising that some of our most popular content on YouTube has been related to bonds and money market funds. My most viewed Video Explainers by members were:

And finally I would like to thank you all for your support throughout 2023. So many of you contribute ideas and time to help to support us and other members of the community. PensionCraft would not be where it is without its members so I am grateful to you all and would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2024.

All the best

Ramin

9 Responses

  1. Well done to Ramin and the Pensioncraft team in 2023 on an excellent website, podcast and YT channel that are really useful for myself and no doubt many people. Have a restful break and good luck for 2024.

  2. Just to say thanks to Laura & Ramin for everything Pensioncraft brings to this crazy world of investing. You’ve brought knowledge and balanced reasoning to what has been unsettling times for many of us. Wishing you both a peaceful Christmas and a happy Hogmanay.

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