Five main components of the site need to be created. I would prefer to have it created with PHP as I know my web hosting can easily handle that. I am open to suggestions on how it can be created better though.
First, this is a membership site, it will need to be secure and only accessible to members. A member DB will need to be created. Part of this will also be a sign up and credit card processing through PayPal. I plan to use a PayPal subscription for payment processing, so when the subscription is canceled with PayPal, communication will need to occur to inactivate their membership.
Second, a tracking and analyzing tool that will allow members to analyze prospective investments, save the details, move from potential to purchased, track the investment, manage the investment, and report on the investments. This portion of the site will be a full investment\portfolio manager and reporting tool. Part of this tool will also be the database that stores the information.
Third, a forum for members to share successes and lessons learned
Fourth, other site content such as articles and other information that needs to be easily posted and searchable, without having to edit code. This section needs to have a table of contents, links to the articles, tools, and such.
Fifth, space for ads, this will need to be once again, easily updated without coding.
If a programmer is open to it, I am willing to discuss options for profit sharing in the website in exchange for a low upfront cost. I also am open to bids on individual components.