, by Value Digger, launches on Maven


SEATTLE — Popular portfolio and macroeconomics investment expert Value Digger has launched — an investment guide highlighting little known and under-followed stocks — on the digital media network Maven (ticker symbol MVEN).

“Value Digger is a time-tested, proven standout in the finance arena and a perfect complement to the impressive — and growing — line up of publishers in that segment of our coalition,” said Maven CEO James Heckman. “I’ve said this before: One maven is a small business, but a network of mavens is a transformative marketplace. By bringing together great minds across categories — as we’re doing with finance and economics — we are creating a powerful combination of authenticity and community engagement that cuts through the clutter.”

The Alpha Discoverer is a subscription-based guide geared toward investors who can't afford a financial advisor, but seek the comprehensive insights of an actively managed, high-return portfolio covering a wide variety of sectors.

Value Digger, which is both a brand name and the author’s pseudonym, is a well-known presence on the investment site Seeking Alpha and ranked in the top 100, out of more than 6,000, in the rating of financial bloggers and analysts. Value Digger's best calls in 2017 were Innovative Food (IVFH) and Westmoreland Coal (WLB). These stocks yielded above 120% and 700% respectively in less than six months.

”Maven’s team has tremendous operating experience, a proven track record, and an innovative business approach,” said Value Digger. “It gives me, as a publisher, the tools to seamlessly convey my expertise and generate discussion with and among my readers.”

He added, “I also love the fact I’m now part of Maven’s network of experts, including a stellar lineup in the financial advice arena. It reminds me of Amazon — everything you need under one banner — but in this case it’s news, opinion and insight on a huge array of topics.”

The Alpha Discoverer joins dozens of award-winning journalists, best-selling authors, top analysts, important causes and foundations who make up Maven’s coalition of elite content channels. In addition, he becomes part of Maven’s growing finance and economics category that includes live channels operated by Brad Thomas (REIT Maven), Bob Brooks (Prudent Money), Sean Hyman (The Logical Investor), Neale Godfrey (Money for Life), Paul Krake (View from the Peak), Mish Shedlock (MishTalk), Norman Wetmore (Economonitor), Tara Tedrow (Marijuana Maven) and Roger Nusbaum (ETF Maven).

Maven is an expert-driven, group media network, whose innovative platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners. By providing broader distribution, greater community engagement and efficient advertising and membership programs, Maven enables partners to focus on the key drivers of their business: creating, informing, sharing, discovering, leading and interacting with the communities and constituencies they serve.

Based in Seattle, Maven is publicly traded under the ticker symbol MVEN. The executive team includes digital media pioneers James Heckman and Josh Jacobs and technology innovators Bill Sornsin and Ben Joldersma. For more insight, head to