Brain Trust

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

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The term “brain trust” is a term that was used by James Kieran, a New York Times reporter, to describe the group of leaders assembled by Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his presidential administration. President Roosevelt brought these “brains” together to advise him, decode problems and design new solutions for America. Bernard Baruch was considered an unofficial member as well.

Our Collaborative Hedge Fund

Our core team spent a considerable amount of time processing feedback from followers, potential investors, and long time collaborators regarding how best to create the most transparent and collaborative hedge fund in the world. The term "Brain Trust" deserves some explanation. We see our collaboration as having four layers...

  1. Followers - Everyone that follows us on social media, and reads our blog

  2. Brain Trust - Investors that we believe to have valuable insights into the market.

  3. Core Team - Owners and partners at IntuitEcon

Being in our "Brain Trust" means that our core team is listening to you. We want the brain trust to have the best match with its members. After joining, we want to build the relationship. Just like in any relationship, we continually re-evaluate to determine if we are a good fit. If we find we are not the best fit for each other, we may decide revoke the membership with short notice.

Why should you want to be in our Brain Trust?

We are trying to do something rather unique with how we are structuring the collaborative nature of our fund. The Brain Trust plays a key role in this. Here is how...

A. Relationships with compound interest - People that have shared deep interests and principles have the potential to create valuable relationships. The primary reason is the strength of the foundation of that relationship. Investors are especially prone to becoming defensive, argumentative, and focusing on bolstering their egos instead of learning, growing, and using investing as a tool for self-improvement. Our core team is working very hard to bring these kinds of investors into the Brain if we succeed and you are one of these people then you should want to build relationships in this group.

B. Help us help you - We believe that our fund is most likely to succeed if we can build many of these relationships...and the best way to do that is to help you achieve your personal and investing goals. We want you to be radically transparent about what you want to get out of working with IntuitEcon. We can offer you many opportunities. The most valuable is "A" because of the shared community...but we can also:

  • Grow your investing career by helping you publish and share articles on Seeking Alpha, Medium, or our blog.

  • Create better investing strategies by helping you socialize and refine ideas with the right collaborators

  • Connect with others that share your deep interests

  • Grow your social media following so you can leverage the value that you create for others

  • Learn more about yourself and how you can build upon your specific knowledge to become irreplaceable

  • Discover investing opportunities more quickly and team with others that share your convictions to fine tune them

  • Launch your own initiatives with our support even if that means leaving IntuitEcon

  • ...Tell us more ways we can help you.

C. = (A x B)^10 ... The beauty of building relationships on shared deep interests and principles is that we can be generous. We never know where these relationships will take us because the world is always changing and opportunities that arise are unpredictable. We believe that the qualities that make for great investors are the same qualities that make for success in every other part of our lives...and so we will strive to create a Brain Trust that not only is successful in identifying and executing on investing opportunities, but also successful in building a meaningful community that helps you become a better version of yourself.

Who can join?

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they share our principles...

  1. Radical Transparency ... Open and honest communication and debate.

  2. Confident Curiosity ... Seek deep understanding through new perspectives.

  3. Deep Relationships ... Build connections through shared deep interests.

Members must also agree to publish their portfolio holdings at the end of each month (Example). Members are encouraged to share major changes to their holdings during the month and use our private Slack group as a platform to socialize ideas and drafts of their articles.


If you receive an invitation to join our Brain Trust...view this as an invitation for us to get to know you better...because we want to build a relationship. We don't know where this relationship will go, but we do know that the call option on that relationship is nearly free, never expires, and is at the money with the potential for high returns. We call that type of opportunity "Positive Skew" and when we see opportunities like that we tend to bet big.

Sincerely, Mr. Joe WEquil + Core Team


WEquil Capital is a global, collaborative financial learning community. If you would like to join, please follow the steps in our Welcome Letter.

For those interested in collaborating with our research team, and publishing their own work, consider learning more about our Brain Trust.

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