Author: Ian Cassel

Ian is a full-time microcap investor. He is the founder of MicroCapClub, CIO of Intelligent Fanatics Capital Management, and co-founder of IntelligentFanatics.com. He started investing as a teenager and learned from losing his money over and over again.

Deserving It – MicroCapClub

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s frustrating watching investors get a better price than you when they did half the work you did. You did the work. You held on when no one else would. You deserve to gain the most for what you’ve been through. They don’t deserve it, but that isn’t how the world works. Timing and luck […]

Deserving It – MicroCapClub

Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s frustrating watching investors get a better price than you when they did half the work you did. You did the work. You held on when no one else would. You deserve to gain the most for what you’ve been through. They don’t deserve it, but that isn’t how the world works. Timing and luck […]

The Art of Survival – MicroCapClub

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s only when you look back over a 10-20-30+ year investment career do you realize the ultimate prize is survival. I gave this presentation at the Planet MicroCap Showcase 2020. I hope you enjoy it.  MicroCapClub is an exclusive forum for experienced microcap investors focused on microcap companies (sub $300m market cap) trading on United States, […]

The Art of Survival – MicroCapClub

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s only when you look back over a 10-20-30+ year investment career do you realize the ultimate prize is survival. I gave this presentation at the Planet MicroCap Showcase 2020. I hope you enjoy it.  MicroCapClub is an exclusive forum for experienced microcap investors focused on microcap companies (sub $300m market cap) trading on United States, […]

How Are You Different? – MicroCapClub

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to position sizing, concentration, diversification, etc everyone will be different. There is no right or wrong. You find a strategy that gives you an edge and position sizing that keeps you emotionally neutral. Just like a fingerprint each one of us will be different. Don’t be afraid to be unique. Be afraid […]

How Are You Different? – MicroCapClub

Reading Time: 2 minutes When it comes to position sizing, concentration, diversification, etc everyone will be different. There is no right or wrong. You find a strategy that gives you an edge and position sizing that keeps you emotionally neutral. Just like a fingerprint each one of us will be different. Don’t be afraid to be unique. Be afraid […]

Controlling the Pendulum of Emotions

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I read long-form investing articles I copy and paste the portions I connect with into word documents and categorize them into folders. I’ve accumulated around 500 files in 85 different categories. I have files for “ROIC”, “long-term”, “concentrated”, “position sizing”, “averaging down”, “averaging up”, “fear”, “jealousy”, “over-confidence”, etc. It is honestly a tangled mess […]

Controlling the Pendulum of Emotions

Reading Time: 5 minutes When I read long-form investing articles I copy and paste the portions I connect with into word documents and categorize them into folders. I’ve accumulated around 500 files in 85 different categories. I have files for “ROIC”, “long-term”, “concentrated”, “position sizing”, “averaging down”, “averaging up”, “fear”, “jealousy”, “over-confidence”, etc. It is honestly a tangled mess […]

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