About New Rules

Welcome to New Rules of Investing — a blog that helps explain the changes and opportunities in online finance to investors, advisors and investor relations professionals.

I’m Zack Miller, a full-time dad/investor/investment advisor/blogger/consultant.  A couple of years ago I joined a young firm that was in the process of aggregating a new form of content at the time, financial blogs.  In fact, there were just a few, really professional analysts, traders, and stock jocks writing good, opinionated content.

That firm, SeekingAlpha, has grown tremendously.  With hundred of ongoing content contributors, a professional editorial team and content deals with online financial media heavyweights like Yahoo Finance and E*Trade, SeekingAlpha has made taken financial blogging and made it mainstream.


After leaving SeekingAlpha after heading up business development and advertising sales, I did exactly what I encouraged everyone not to do…I started a blog.

There’s no money in blogging, though there are many examples otherwise.  I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learned along the the way as an ex-hedge fund analyst, online startup deal maker and professional investment advisor, and in the process, learn something new myself.

Why New Rules of Investing?

My grandfather who recently passed away had lived to the ripe old age of 95.  Having been around the block a few times as a investor himself, he claimed there was never anything really new.

New Rules aren’t really new in any sense.  Making good investment decisions still requires doing good homework and a certain amount of luck.  What has changed, though, is how investors go about doing their homework and that’s where New Rules comes in.

Social Media tools like Facebook and Twitter have changed the way we relate to each other.  Instead of just reading year-end reports and subscribing to some investment newsletters, we’ve got real time access to some of the best investors on the planet.  New Rules explains how to do this without fancy jargon (hopefully).

New Rules is definitely a work in progress and I will make many mistakes along the way.  I hope you forgive me.  And anyway, what I’m saying is free…

A little more about me

  • I’ve got 5 great kids
  • previously ran business development and ad sales at SeekingAlpha, the destination site for Internet-based equity research by asset managers, financial newsletters and bloggers
  • was an analyst at Oasis Capital Management, a multinational, multi-strategy hedge fund.My area of expertise is discovering and analyzing undervalued technology stocks, particularly of small-cap companies.
  • I have an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. from Harvard University in (unfortunately) economics

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