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An interview with Appo, Founder of Ahrvo – The Future of Brokerage Transactions with Decentralized Exchange

1: Can we get introduced to the Founder/s of Ahrvo? (with their Education & Work backgrounds)

–  Appo was introduced to the stock market by his father and began investing in high school. His passion for financial markets continued into college where he double majored in accounting and economics and minored in financial markets, graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) in 4 years. During his time at UMD, Agbamu held several investing and finance-related internships and received national acclaim for two economic and stock market-related research projects. Appo was a student director for the Bulldog Fund, LLC, a student-managed hedge fund with $1.6m in assets under management (aum). The Bulldog Fund employs an enhanced S&P 500 strategy and has a portable alpha component that uses statistical arbitrage to find long/short opportunities.

After college, he worked as an associate portfolio manager at one of the largest banks in the U.S., helping manage more than 2 billion dollars in assets for high net worth clients and charitable foundations. Appo also worked as the lead Industrial and Diversified REIT analyst on the firm’s internal strategy. Agbamu began developing Ahrvo while working full-time and studying for the chartered financial analyst (CFA) exam, two years later (in 2018)  he received the designation and launched Ahrvo.

2: Appreciate the Vision of enabling Wealth Creation for everyone in Trading on a level playing field. Could you elaborate more on this?

There is a large wealth gap in the US and across the world. In many ways, this has what has driven the populist movement. Many people are financially novice. Our goal at Ahrvo is to develop intuitive investing solutions that enable wealth creation. The easier it is to make an investment decision, the more people will invest.

3: What is the Problem that you are addressing?

There are two main barriers to entry for stock investing, time and knowledge. The demands of everyday life limit the ability of retail investors to read brokerage reports and company financials and listen to earnings calls and investor presentations, making it hard to keep a pulse on the 8,000+ stocks and ETFs listed on NYSE and Nasdaq. Furthermore, there are novice investors and traders who want to get involved in the stock market but don’t know where to start and lacked a platform that made it easy to analyze equities.

4: What are the key features of Ahrvo as a platform for trading? Could you also explain about AhrvoDEEX?

– Ahrvo provides daily ranking for stocks and ETFs. Equities on the platform are ranked from 0-100, 0 (strong sell) and 100 (strong buy). AhrvoScores™ are derived using an ‘optimal’ combination of value, momentum, quality and growth factors that are highly correlated to future stock price performance. Ahrvo’s software uses predictive analytics and data mining techniques to uncover and exploit patterns found in historical and projected company, industry and stock market data points in order to find the best stocks to buy.

Right now we partner with brokerages to offer trading services. However, many of these firms are entrenched in the old brokerage infrastructure. AhrvoDEEX is a peer-to-peer decentralized equity exchange (broker) being developed that enables profitable trading by using multifactor ranking systems and deep learning algorithms to create smart equity scores and price targets to streamline the decision-making process. AhrvoDEEX allows Ahrvo to vertically integrate its existing business. AhrvoDEEX is the first decentralized exchange (broker) that rewards you in cryptocurrency for trading equities. Once launched, the Ahrvo app will run on AhrvoDEEX.

AhrvoDEEX transaction speed is comparable to centralized exchanges and much faster than Bitcoin and Ethereum. Centralized exchanges settle in 1 to 3 seconds. Ethereum DEX transactions take ~3 minutes. Bitcoin transactions take 10 minutes to settle but can often take longer. Transactions on AhrvoDEEX settle in ~3 to 5 seconds. Ahrvo’s proprietary equity scoring model looks at over 4 dozen subfactors that are highly correlated with price performance, subsequently grouping them into four main factors. For the past ten years, the system has consistently outperformed the stock market (benchmark Russell 3000 w/dividends). The model’s performance report was generated by a third-party firm, EQM Capital LLC.

5: How & Why is Ahrvo a better choice compared to the peers?

– Ahrvo’s proprietary stock ranking system and resulting AhrvoScores™ help investors and traders of all backgrounds discover stock market winners and make timely and profitable investment decisions among more than 8000 stocks and ETFs. AhrvoScores are derived using the four main drivers of stock price performance — Quality, Value, Growth, and Momentum. It is simple: equities with high AhrvoScores consistently outperform the market; equities with low scores underperform. Ahrvo streamlines the discovery process as top-rated investment ideas are curated for users daily. The platform is available on iOS and Android.

Ahrvo’s Platform Features:

  1. $0 Commission Trading -Powered by Tradier, Ahrvo offer the lowest cost equities trading platform for frequent traders in the US, according to Barron’s Magazine’s 2017 ranking of the best online brokers.
  2. Personal Stock Analyst- Ahrvo curates a list of top stock ideas for users on a daily basis, providing objective investment recommendations.
  3. Buy and Sell Signals- Trading signals enable users to make timely buy and sell decisions based on a combination of momentum indicators.
  4. 5000+ Stock Scores- Discover stock market winners and avoid the losers with little effort. It’s simple, stocks with high AhrvoScores outperform stocks with low
  5. 2000+ ETF Scores and Profiles- ETF scores, fund statistics, geographic, sector, and industry breakdowns give you a complete understanding of nearly every ETFs on the market.
  6. Ranked Investment Themes – Quickly identify top industries with proprietary industry/theme scores. Sort and filter stocks within an industry/theme by different factors to find stocks that meet your criteria.
  7. Wall Street Data- Earnings calendar, consensus stock ratings, and price targets, etc. are updated daily and allow you to keep a pulse on analyst opinions.
  8. Social Trading Community – Ahrvo’s patent-protected software integrates both quantitative and social investing. Users can engage with other participants to discuss stocks and trading strategies.
  9. Fantasy Investing League – Win cash prizes at the end of every month by finishing among the top finisher in the Ahrvo Fantasy investing league (AFIL) investing competition. Participants can also create public or private investing leagues to compete against family and friends.

6: Have you managed to raise any Funding? How are you funded?

We raised venture capital in the middle of last year and are currently raising capital via. Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and equity in the AhrvoDEEX project.

7: Would you like to share some statistical and other achievements of Ahrvo?

–  Ahrvo has over 10k user on iOS and Android. We’ve accomplished this organically without marketing and advertising.

8: Could you highlight the difference Ahrvo is making for the Organizations/Individuals through some Testimonials?

  • As an active trader, I’ve used a lot of different products in the App Store. However, none have allowed me to quickly analyze a company like Ahrvo. Every day I’m presented with trade ideas and can easily add them to my watchlist through the tinder-like swiping phase. I also use the Ahrvo search engine to quick access companies I’m interested in. The app breaks companies down by four factors (growth, value, quality, and momentum) and provides a score for each one. The higher the score the better! I recommended this app for anyone who is looking to stay active in the market but spends little time on research. Ahrvo does it for you!
  • This is the app I’ve been waiting for! I’m sitting here with a Long Island iced tea and all I want to do is buy and sell stocks. This app makes that so easy! No matter if I’m home or am moving somewhere from Shakopee I can get my stick advice and kill it!!! I’ve made so much money because of this app I feel like Billy Gates. Get this before it’s too late!
  • As a first time investor, I have used the Ahrvo app and have loved every second of it. learning about trading as a beginner had opened my eyes for bigger and better things! download this app asap!!

We have 100+ reviews like this across the App Store and Google Play. 

9: Where do you envision the brand of Ahrvo to reach in the next 2-3 years?

–  In two to three years AhrvoDEEX will be created and our peer-to-peer stock exchange (brokerage) will have dozen of brokerage partners. In addition, we will begin to offer APIs and SDKs that enable other startups and business to integrate into our blockchain network to offer peer-to-peer trading to their users and offer easy to understand stock scores to their customers, fulfilling our mission.

10: Which are the geographical locations is Ahrvo currently used in? Any plans of expansions on the cards?

– Ahrvo is available on iOS and Android, so we are available to everyone around the world. A large portion of our users are located abroad.

Important Links To Keep Up With Ahrvo and AhrvoDEEX Project:

Whitelist: https://ahrvo.io/signup

Download Ahrvo: https://ahrvo.com

Airdrop: https://www.airdroprating.io/airdrops/exclusive/ahrvodeex/

Bitcoin Wiki: https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/AhrvoDEEX

Telegram: https://t.me/Ahrvo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AhrvoApp

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJeQr-IPuRE

Medium: https://medium.com/@ahrvo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AhrvoInvestingApp/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ahrvo