Theme Funds (pt 1)
Here is a listing of the current theme funds listed on The Hollywood Exchange along with analysis about how the fund for the theme is doing, and how the fund manager is doing running it.
Science-Fiction Fund (SCIFI)
This fund was left for dead by the previous manager and taken over by capitolfi on 2/16/11. This fund has really turned around under the new management and has grown from $61.00 (2/16/11) to the current $89.21 (6/20/11). Make sure you take a look at the graph on the stockpage.
Sci-Fi is an easy theme to run since there are so many investment opportunities. The manager is being wise and dividing his investments between upcoming projects (Transformers 3; Cowboys And Aliens) and news items (R.I.P.D., Terminator 5).
I am expecting this fund to delist sometime before/around the end of summer.
The Comic Fund (COMIC)
Seriously, can we change the name of this fund to either "The Comic Book Fund" or "The Superhero Fund"? The Comic Fund makes me think it is a fund for stand up comics (ASAND, TALLE, RWILL, CROCK, DSPAD, CMENC, DLEAR,...) and their movies.
This fund was IPOed on 1/19/11 and since then it has made 3.14mill profit.
This is disappointing.
The fund has had two openers: Thor and Green Lantern (the fund currently is not invested either way in Green Lantern which was released this weekend). The fund also has had the opportunity to invest in the upcoming Captain America, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider Man, Iron Man 3 and The Man Of Steel.
The fund manager description (that was posted on the stockpage at IPO) states that the fund manager's "account is currently worth H$185 millon"... six months later and the fund manager's personal port is still worth $185mill!
This fund is growing very slowly because it is not under good management.
The History Fund (TRUE)
In January, The HSX Dude graded this fund with a 'D' rating. The fund had only made 5.23 mill for the whole year of 2010 (link).
The trend continues because since January this fund has only made 2.68mill.
This fund has had more than enough projects to invest in and is just being poorly managed (last trade was on 6/1/11).
MIRIC should not be held by this fund (the fund did not dump her after her Made in Dagenham adjust in February). LMICH should not be held by the fund either. She is not attached to any movie that qualifies for the fund.
The Kids Fund 5 (KIDS)
Johnnyfahn took over management of this fund on 4/11/11 and for some reason has not made a trade in the fund since 5/25/11 (even thought his personal port is still being actively traded).
Johnny took over the fund at $25 and it has lost 3.17mill in the last two months.
The current investments are not set up to make any profits from this summers movies, the fund has been losing money and the manager has not made a trade in a month.
The Literary Fund Vol. 5 (BOOKS)
This fund was left for dead by its previous manager just nine days after it IPOed. gsquared took over as manager on 2/16/11 and turned this fund around.
The fund was only making profits before gsquared took over by holding stocks that did not qualify for the fund and not dumping starbonds after they adjusted for movies in the fund (link).
This fund is growing at a slow but steady pace. The manager has spread the money across many investments causing the port to grow slowly. This has all the makings of a good investment as time passes and the manager gets more experience.
The Animal Fund 4 (ZOO)
There is not much more to say about this fund. It has a history of not being actively managed (the fund has not made a trade in two months, even though the manager made trades in his personal port today). The port is cluttered and it does not look like there will be a profit from any of the investments that have been made.
2500+ players are invested long in this fund and tying up their money for no reason (and no profit... current price is $23.91... price on Christmas Eve 2010 was $23.94 = no profit made since Christmas.)