Kevin is the founder, editor and publisher of ETF Tutor and serves as the editor at www.SmartStops.net, where he focuses on mitigating risk and implementing exit strategies to preserve equity. Additionally, he is the editor at The ETF Institute, which is the only independent organization providing financial professionals with certification, education, and training pertaining to exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Prior to this, Grewal was a quantitative analyst at a small hedge fund where he constructed portfolios dealing with stock lending, exchange-traded funds, arbitrage mechanisms and alternative investments. He is an expert at dealing with ETFs and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California along with a MBA from the California State University, Fullerton.
Michael is the co-founder and senior analyst at ETF Database, an online investment resource for ETF investors. Michael received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and has completed the exam portion of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. ETF Database offers a proprietary ETF Screener that allows investors to filter the universe of 900+ ETFs to find the right fund. ETF Database also provides news, analysis, commentary, and actionable investment ideas on a daily basis. The ETF Database is an online guide that helps investors achieve high net returns by using ETFs. We believe in long term, buy and hold investing: buy the market, and maximize net returns by minimizing fees and diversifying intelligently.
David is founder and publisher of ETF Digest and best selling book author of Create Your Own ETF Hedge Fund, A DIY Strategy for Private Wealth Management published by Wiley Finance in 2008. In July of 2009, Fry was named in the ETF Hall of Fame as one of the Top 25 people who revolutionized the ETF industry and guided ETF investing from its conception to widespread acceptance among all breeds of investors. Fry founded the ETF Digest in 2001 and was among the very first to see the need for an online publication that provided individual investors and financial professionals with trading tools, market information and actionable advice on ETF investing. ETF Digest was recently ranked 9th in the Top 100 ETF websites from Alexa on exchange traded funds. Dave Fry has devoted over 35 years to the business of trading and portfolio management. He is registered as an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the National Futures Association (NFA).
Jesse’s Cafe American
Jesse’s Cafe American focuses on making observations about the economy and the markets. In providing this information with the hope of you making your own personal investment decisions in an informed manner.
Shishir is the founder of ActiveETFs | InFocus, which provides extensive coverage and analysis of actively-managed ETFs in US and Canada, including debates on major industry trends, insights on the latest product launches from issuers in the Active ETF space as well as in-depth interviews with industry executives and thought leaders. ActiveETFs | InFocus is the only site on the web to provide the most extensive and focused coverage of Active ETFs. Active ETFs have arrived on the financial stage and are poised to grow in a big way as numerous ETF issuers join the race to bring active products to market. Active ETFs provide investors with a very unique opportunity to combine the well-established benefits of ETF investing with those of active management. Through this growth phase, ETFsHub.com will provide you with all the information and analysis you need about Active ETFs.
My Budget 360
My Budget 360 focuses on finance and investing and has a highly engaged and dynamic demographic.
Tim is a founder of Emerging Money. He is a founder and Managing Partner at Seygem Asset Management, and The Emerging Markets Contributor to CNBC. Seygem Asset Management focuses on investing throughout the global emerging markets asset class. With a view that emerging and developing economies will continue to outpace the economic growth and advancement of developed economies, Seymour has devoted a career to investing in the dominant markets of tomorrow, today. Seymour’s career has included significant experience in both alternative asset management (hedge funds) and capital markets, having launched two hedge funds, and built the largest Russian broker dealer in the USA. Seymour started his career at UBS, focusing on international credit (cash, swaps, forex) in a specialized hedge fund group (New York). Seymour completed the firm’s training program after graduating with an MBA in international finance from Fordham University. Seymour received his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University.
Joseph L. Shaefer
Joseph is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Stanford Wealth Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor. A retired General Officer, he spent 36 years of active and reserve military service, the first six in special operations, the next 30 in intelligence. He is professor of Global & Security Studies (Intelligence, Counterterrorism, Illicit Finance, etc.) at American Public University / American Military University. He analyzes the Big Picture first, then selects asset classes, sectors and individual securities.
Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA (PR)
Przemyslaw Radomski, CFA (PR) is a precious metals investor and analyst who takes advantage of the emotionality on the markets, and invites you to do the same. His company, Sunshine Profits, publishes analytical software that anyone can use in order to get an accurate and unbiased view on the current situation. Recognizing that predicting market behavior with 100% accuracy is a problem that may never be solved, PR has changed the world of trading and investing by enabling individuals to get easy access to the level of analysis that was once available only to institutions. High quality and profitability of analytical tools available at www.SunshineProfits.com are results of time, thorough research and testing on PR’s own capital. PR believes that the greatest potential is currently in the precious metals sector. For that reason it is his main point of interest to help you make the most of that potential. As a CFA charterholder, Przemyslaw Radomski shares the highest standards for professional excellence and ethics for the ultimate benefit of society.
Russ Koesterich, CFA, is the iShares Global Chief Investment Strategist as well as the Global Head of Investment Strategy for BlackRock Scientific Active Equities. Russ initially joined the firm (originally Barclays Global Investors) in 2005 as a Senior Portfolio Manager in the US Market Neutral Group. Prior to joining BGI, Russ managed several research groups focused on quantitative and top down strategy. Russ began his career at Instinet in New York, where he occupied several positions in research, including Director of Investment Strategy for both US and European research. In addition, Russ served as Chief North American Strategist for State Street Bank in Boston. Russ holds a JD from Boston College Law School, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and is a holder of the CFA designation. He is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Associated Press, as well as CNBC and Bloomberg Television. In 2008, Russ published “The ETF Strategist”(Portfolio Books) focusing on using exchange traded funds to manage risk and return within a portfolio.
Christian Magoon is Publisher of GoldETFs.biz and IndiaETFs.com. He is also CEO of Magoon Capital, a strategic consultant firm to asset managers. Christian Magoon is an ETF insider, having launched over 40 ETFs in the United States to date. A widely recognized thought leader on finance and market issues, Christian regularly contributes to many financial media outlets. Prior to forming Magoon Capital in 2010, Christian was President of Claymore Securities (now Guggenheim Investments), where he built one of the fastest growing and most innovative ETF businesses in the country, gathering more than $3 billion in AUM in three years. He launched more than 40 ETFs, introducing many “firsts” to the U.S. market, including the first Frontier Markets, Sector Rotation, Solar Energy, Timber, BRIC and suite of China focused ETFs. Christian consistently provides his industry insights and knowledge as a commentator in the U.S. media speaking publicly on macro investment issues and ETF related topics. In 2008, he was named by Institutional Investor News as one of the five people to watch in the U.S. ETFmarketplace. In 2011, Financial Planning magazine dubbed Christian an “ETF Pioneer.”
Ron is the founder of Invest With An Edge and serves as the Executive Editor. He is also editor of AllStarInvestor.com and Chief Investment Officer of Capital Cities Asset Management (www.ccam.com). Quoted widely in the financial media, Ron is the industry go-to guy for sector rotation insight and investment strategies using ETFs and mutual funds. Having run a mutual fund, a hedge fund, and now managed accounts, Ron has experience in both money management and investment publications. He is a resource for financial publishers and institutional investors that tap his expertise, experience, and investment strategies.
Kevin Feldman, CFP® is a Managing Director in the iShares unit of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. He has responsibility for iShares marketing, analytics and education. Mr. Feldman’s service with the firm dates back to 2007, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was Director of Global Web Solutions, where he had responsibility for online education, portfolio analysis tools and global product data. Mr. Feldman earned a BA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MPA degree from Harvard University. The strategies discussed on the iShares Blog are strictly for illustrative and educational purposes and should not be construed as a recommendation to purchase or sell, or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. There is no guarantee that any strategies discussed will be effective. The information provided is not intended to be a complete analysis of every material fact respecting any strategy. The examples presented do not take into consideration commissions, tax implications or other transactions costs, which may significantly affect the economic consequences of a given strategy.
Claus is the editor of Sicheres Geld, the first and largest-circulation contrarian investment letter in Europe. Although the publication is based on Martin Weiss’ Safe Money, Mr. Vogt has provided new, independent insights and amazingly accurate forecasts that, in turn, have contributed great value to Safe Money itself. Mr. Vogt is the co-author of the German bestseller, Das Greenspan Dossier, where he predicted, well ahead of time, the sequence of events that have unfolded since, including the U.S. housing bust, the U.S. recession, the demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as the financial system crisis. He is also the editor of the German edition of Weiss Research’s International ETF Trader, which has delivered overall gains (including losers) in the high double digits even while the U.S. stock market suffered its worst year since 1932. In addition to being the editor of Million-Dollar Contrarian Portfolio, his analysis and insights appear regularly in Money and Markets.
John is Publisher of Wall Street Sector Selector: Professional ETF Trading, an online publication specializing in news, analysis and information regarding exchange traded funds. John’s writes a weekly column for Investor’s Alley, a widely read internet site, and his investment articles have appeared in many online publications including Dow Jones Market Watch, Trading Markets, Money Show, Yahoo Finance, Investors Insight, Fidelity, SeekingAlpha, ETF Daily News, iStock Analyst and many others. He has also appeared as a guest on National Business Talk Radio, Sound Investing, and The Index Investing Show. His book, Super Sectors: How to Outsmart the Market Using Sector Rotation and ETFs, is published by John Wiley and Sons and included among the Years Top Investment Books in the 2011 Stock Trader’s Almanac. Every business day, Wall Street Sector Selector: Professional ETF Trading, publishes multiple articles of news, analysis and opinion in the world of exchange traded funds.
Todd is an ETF fanatic, a former hedge fund trader, and a journalist from GlobalProfitsAlert.com, a publication of Trippon Financial Research. Todd started his professional career with Bloomberg News, where he covered banks, energy and technology. After leaving Bloomberg, Todd became a trader at a California-based hedge fund where he specialized in trading financials, energy, basic materials, and ETFs.
David is the host of The Online Money Show (www.OnlineMoneyShow.com), former stock broker, current CEO of California Seller Realty and owner of Paradise Mortgage in California. David has more than 16 years of hosting financial radio and video shows and his articles can be seen in places like Yahoo! Finance and other financial websites. The show is all about “YOU” and your money! How to trade stocks and options, invest and grow your money, keep your money and everything money related. There are also special reports and educational mini-series that air periodically. Segments like, “Inside Buying Foreclosures and REOs!”, “8 Weeks To Options Trading Success!”, “Getting The Secret Rate With Your Lender!”, “Consumer Scams That Never Stop!”, “Momentum and Day Trading For Anyone!”, “Boosting Sales and Marketing In All Business!”. The best part of any show is YOU! Each day we try to get to as many email and phone call questions as possible. We encourage your questions, comments and ideas for future shows and segments. If you have the question, chances are that others have the same question. Get involved and don’t be afraid to learn more and take control of your money!
Jared is Co-Editor of Smart Investing Daily, a free e-letter dedicated to guiding investors through the world of finance in order to make smart investing decisions. His passion is teaching the public how to successfully trade and invest while keeping risk low. Jared has spent the past 15 years of his career in the finance and options industry, working as a retail money manager, a floor specialist for Fortune 1000 companies, and most recently a senior derivatives strategist. He was one of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange’s youngest-ever members to become a market maker on three major U.S. exchanges.
My name is Corey Rosenbloom From Afraid To Trade, CMT (Chartered Market Technician) trader, educator, analyst, and I am excited to share with you my experiences studying and trading the markets and to hear from you regarding your experiences, challenges, and frustrations, and successes. My goal is to create a community dedicated to reaching out to those who have been burned by the market or are anxious about risking their money to make money in the stock, options, or futures markets. Together, we can share strategies and learn how to overcome crippling fears that keep us from achieving our highest potential.
Jared is the principal of Condor Options. With over a decade of experience trading options, equities, and futures, he publishes the Condor Options newsletter (iron condors) and associated blog. Jared has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times Alphaville, and The Chicago Sun-Times. In 2008 he was profiled as a top options mentor in Stocks, Futures, and Options magazine, and in 2010 was interviewed for Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine. He is a founder and contributing editor of Expiring Monthly: The Option Trader’s Journal. He is also an associate member of the National Futures Association and registered principal of Clinamen Financial Group LLC, a commodity trading advisor.
Chris began his investment career with Morgan Stanley in Atlanta in 1994. With a focus on global macro investing, Chris uses both fundamental and technical analysis to assist in managing risk while looking for growth opportunities around the globe in all asset classes. If you are looking for an independent money manager or financial advisor, Ciovacco Capital is worth a look. Chris graduated from Georgia Tech with Highest Honors earning a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1990. His experience in the professional ranks began in 1985 as he began working as a co-op for IBM in Atlanta. Ciovacco Capital Management, LLC (CCM) is an independent money management firm serving clients nationwide. By utilizing extensive research, disciplined risk management techniques, and a globally diversified approach, CCM prudently manages investments for individuals and business owners. Our focus is on principal protection and purchasing power preservation in an ever-changing global investment climate.
Eric contributes to ETFdb news and articles on a daily basis. Eric believe’s in a long term, buy and hold investment philosophy and that ETFs have greatly leveled the playing field for investors and have allowed for the continued democratization of investing. With a focus on international stocks as well as dividend paying equities that provide great long term value for investors. He also performs qualitative and quantitative research for ETFdb subscribers and has a special interest in commodity, currency, and country ETFs. Eric’s articles are regularly syndicated on TheStreet.com, the Motley Fool, and Seeking Alpha, where several of his columns have been featured as “Editors’ Picks.” He graduated with a double major in Finance and Accounting, Cum Laude, from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.
Gold Stock Trades Editor Jeb Handwerger is a highly sought-after stock analyst syndicated internationally and known throughout the financial industry for his accurate and timely analysis of the equities markets, particularly the precious metals sector. I started reading charts at eleven years old. One day my father, a market trader and technician found his library of books on technical analysis mysteriously disappearing. He later found the textbooks under my bed. For many years day and night I studied technical analysis and charting, working and learning from my father who has over 50 years of trading experience. Technical analysis is my passion and love. In 2001, I started noticing the junior mining stocks and gold as having a tremendous upside. For the past 9 years I have researched many juniors and have identified the major winners using technical analysis and finding top management. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Masters Degree. I learned most of my technical analysis from the school of hard knocks, managing real money for myself and for my family. Constantly perfecting my craft, I have traded for two decades of success in many different markets.
I started Best Online Trades because I really enjoy trading and I also enjoy writing about trading. Writing about trading or trading strategies helps transfer thoughts that would otherwise stay in ‘theory’ and helps move them to more concrete form for me. And hopefully along the way you will pick up something useful as well. BestOnlineTrades covers many different aspects of trading, from commodities to stocks, from indices to ETF’s.
Sara is Managing Editor of Smart Investing Daily. As Senior Research Director and global correspondent, Sara Nunnally’s diverse resume includes studies in art history, computer science and financial research. She has appeared on news media such as Forbes on Fox, Fox News Live, and CNBC’s Squawk Box, as well as numerous radio shows around the country. Most recently, Sara co-authored a book with Sandy Franks called, Barbarians of Wealth. As Senior Research Director, global correspondent and managing editor of Smart Investing Daily, Sara has traveled all over the world in search of the best investment opportunities to recommend to her readers, be they in developed economies like France and Italy, in emerging markets like the Czech Republic and Poland, or in frontier terrain like Vietnam and Morocco. Her unique “holistic” approach of boots-on-the-ground research has given her an edge in today’s financial marketplace as she searches for the next investment opportunities in hot sectors like alternative energy, currency markets and commodities.
Bill is a private investor who also authors the VIX and More blog and an investment newsletter from just north of San Francisco. His research and trading interests focus on volatility, market sentiment, technical analysis, and ETFs. Prior to becoming a full-time investor, Bill was a business strategy consultant for two decades and advised clients across a broad range of industries on issues such as strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and metrics. When not trading or blogging, he can often be found running, hiking, and kayaking in Northern California. Bill has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Jim, founder of Trippon Financial Media, Inc., is a maverick that has dedicated his investment career to helping investors make smarter financial and stock selection decisions. Trippon, an internationally recognized expert on global and value investing, has a deep passion for finding hidden value in global equity markets. Trippon started his career as a financial statement examiner with Price Waterhouse which allows him to dissect a public company’s financial picture and better identify hidden gems. Trippon’s savvy approach to investing and personal finance makes him in high demand by major media who seek his unique perspective on stocks and global economics. He has been featured in top publications both in the US and abroad including Bloomberg, Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Stock Futures and Options Magazine, The Bull and Bear Financial Report and he regularly appears on broadcast television including as an on air contributor to CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, and Fox News.
Shah is the editor of the highly successful trading research service, The Capital Wave Forecast, and a contributing editor to both Money Morning and The Money Map Report. He is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the credit crisis. His published open letters to the White House, Congress and U.S. Treasury secretaries have outlined detailed alternative policy options that have been lauded by academics and legislators. His experience and knowledge uniquely qualify him as an expert. Gilani ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When the OEX (options on the Standard & Poor’s 100) began trading on March 11, 1983, Gilani was working in the pit as a market maker, and along with other traders popularized what later became known as the VIX (volatility index). He left Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyds TSB. Gilani went on to originate and run a packaged fixed-income trading desk for Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old line New York boutique bond firm, and established that company’s listed and OTC trading desks. Gilani started another hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003, when he retired to develop land holdings with partners.
Jon D. Markman
Jon brings a unique perspective and unparalleled insights to his role as a Money Morning contributor. And with good reason: During the past two decades, Markman has worked as both a journalist/commentator and as an actual portfolio manager. In addition to his contributions to Money Morning, Markman manages The Markman Portfolios, and is the editor of two premium investment research services: Strategic Advantage and Trader’s Advantage. From 1982 to 1997, Markman was an editor, reporter and investments columnist at the Los Angeles Times. In 1992 and 1994 he was a news editor on staffs that won Pulitzer Prizes, the top award a journalist can receive. From 1997 to 2002, Markman was managing editor of CNBC on MSN Money. Markman is the author of four books, including the bestsellers Online Investing (1999) and Swing Trading (2003). His fourth book – an annotated version of the widely read investment classic, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator – debuted in late 2009. Markman is also the co-inventor on two investment-software patents. A graduate of both Duke University and Columbia University, Markman is a regular guest on radio and television, and at investment conferences – sought out for his insights on stocks, credit and the global economy. Markman lives with his family in Seattle.
Toby is the author of Gold Scents, a financial blog with a special emphasis on the gold secular bull market. Mr. Connor’s analysis skill of the markets is largely self-taught, though he admits to being an avid reader of Richard Russell and Jim Rogers, among several others. Gold Scents is a financial blog primarily focused on the analysis of the secular gold bull market, as well as the stock market in general. Frequent posts to the site are updated and provide an opportunity for the public to dialog and debate with Toby Connor as moderator. The Gold Scents premium service includes daily reports and an extensive weekend report.
Deron is the Founder and Head Portfolio Manager of Morpheus Trading Group, a capital management and trader education firm launched in 2001. Wagner is the author of the best-selling book, Trading ETFs: Gaining An Edge With Technical Analysis (Bloomberg Press, August 2008), and also appears in the popular DVD video, Sector Trading Strategies (Marketplace Books, June 2002). He is also co-author of both The Long-Term Day Trader (Career Press, April 2000) and The After-Hours Trader (McGraw Hill, August 2000). Past television appearances include CNBC, ABC, and Yahoo! FinanceVision. Wagner is a frequent guest speaker at various trading and financial conferences around the world.
Sy is editor of the Street Smart Report, and the free market blog, www.streetsmartpost.com. The Street Smart Report Online includes research and analysis on the economy and markets, and provides charts and buy and sell signals on the major market indexes, sectors, bonds, gold, individual stocks and etf’s, including short-sales and ‘inverse’ etf’s. It provides two model portfolios as guides. One is based on our Seasonal Timing Strategy, one on our Market-Timing Strategy.
MD Creekmore is a full-time survival author, blog writer, emergency preparedness consultant and author of “31 Days to Survival” and ”The Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat“ both published by Paladin Press. My free blog site ”The Survivalist Blog dot Net” has more than 3,000 articles posted on survival and self-reliance topics. Over the years I have studied all facets of survivalism learning what works and, more importantly, what does not work! My goal is to show you how to prepare using my vast resources and personal experience with online helpful tips, guides and checklists – focusing on a very modest budget. You may find other preparedness sites giving the impression that you need fancy Freeze Dried Foods, a massive gun collection, a Hummer equipped with a gun turret and a 50 acre retreat secluded in some remote mountain top of Idaho. Although this may seem attractive on some level, it is not possible for the average Joe & Jane plus, nothing could be further from the truth! It is my firm belief and conviction, backed with life experience that you can be practical, live efficiently well within your means and take positive, incremental steps towards preparedness success – all with minimal finances. Let me show you how to do it.
Tony, a specialist in Asian stocks, is a featured contributor to Weiss Research’s monthly Safe Money Report, Asia Stock Alert, and its daily investment e-newsletter, Uncommon Wisdom. Uncommon Wisdom launched March 2, 2009, and is a free daily investment e-newsletter published each morning before the U.S. markets open by Weiss Research, Inc., one of the largest independent, most reputable sources of global investment information. Written by renowned globe-trotting financial analysts Larry Edelson, Sean Brodrick and Tony Sagami — with more than 65 years of investment experience in the markets — Uncommon Wisdom covers the latest investing news and insights on the world‘s stock markets … precious metals … natural resources … currencies … bonds and interest rates. With Uncommon Wisdom you get unbiased, objective analysis and commentary AND unique profit opportunities from the areas of the world that its authors travel to, including Asia, Latin America, and Canada.
Dr. Sam Subramanian is Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer of AlphaProfit Investments, LLC. He edits and publishes the AlphaProfit Sector Investors’ Newsletter™. The AlphaProfit Sector Investors’ Newsletter has received the distinction of getting ranked #1 by Hulbert Financial Digest several times. He also edits the AlphaProfit’s popular investing blog and e-letter MoneyMatters.He has tracked Fidelity Select Funds for several years. With a strong quantitative and analytical bent, Sam has honed his skills in security research and analysis. Combining his personal investing experiences with the expertise acquired from his professional work experience as well as formal education, Sam developed the ValuM Investment Process™ for managing investments. The ValuM Investment Process has helped Sam build a successful track record in managing his investments since 1985. Prior to founding AlphaProfit Investments, LLC, Sam worked in positions of increasing responsibility in Finance and Corporate Strategy for McKinsey & Company, Exxon Corporation, and Unocal Corporation. His work has centered on Acquisitions and Divestitures, Asset Valuation, Trading, Bankruptcies, and Risk Management. Sam graduated with honors from the MBA program at the University of Michigan and has a Doctorate Degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University. Sam also holds 16 U. S. patents from the pioneering research he conducted at Ford Motor Company.
My name is Chris Vermeulen the Founder of TheGoldAndOilGuy. I have more than a decade of extensive experience trading stocks, indices, ETFs, CFDs and Futures. My trading style has been thoroughly refined over the years, blending the best cutting-edge approaches that have only been possible with modern systems and diverse technologies. I believe I represent the ideal combination of trading styles and trade setups including a number of trading breakthroughs entirely on my own. It is this blend of the time-tested and innovatively new that allows me to take advantage of bull, bear and flat markets regardless of how each week plays out. I’ve repeatedly observed that one of the biggest keys to making a lot of money in challenging markets involves aiming for big, quick returns, while maintaining an extraordinary focus on minimizing risk. This may be what most distinguishes what I provide vs. the experiences delivered by the vast majority of other newsletters.
Mike specializes in interest rates, the financial sector and real estate. He is the editor of the monthly Safe Money, as well as a regular contributor to Money and Markets. Mike got his start tracking the financial markets at Bloomberg News while still in college. He graduated from Boston University with a B.S. degree in Journalism and a B.A. degree in English in 1998, and went to work for Bankrate.com. There, he learned the mortgage and interest rates markets inside and out. “There’s always something new going on in interest rates. And because rates impact virtually every corner of our financial lives, you simply have to stay abreast of the latest developments.” Mike then joined Weiss Research in 2001, and has worn a number of hats at the company: Analyst. Writer. Trader. Editor. He shares his insights with subscribers like you as a contributing editor at Money and Markets, and editor of Safe Money.
Jones is an independent options trader using multiple forms of analysis to guide his option trading strategies. Jones has an extensive background in portfolio analysis and analytics as well as risk analysis. J.W. strives to reach traders that are missing opportunities trading options and commits to writing content which is not only educational, but entertaining as well. Regular readers will develop the knowledge and skills to trade options competently over time. Jones focuses on writing spreads in situations where risk is clearly defined and high potential returns can be realized.
Jeff Nielson is from Canada and is a writer/editor for Bullion Bulls Canada http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/. He has a personal background in law and economics. Bullion Bulls Canada provides general macro-economic and political commentary, since the precious metals markets are among the most complex (and misunderstood) in the world. Bullion Bulls Canada also provides basic coverage of Canadian precious metals mining companies. Canada is the global leader in mining exploration, and Canadian-listed mining companies (on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Venture Exchange) are responsible for the majority of the world’s most-promising discoveries.
Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT (AKA, “Trendsman”) is the proprietor of Trendsman Research, which provides investment research to private clients and the general public. Trendsman Research authors several newsletters covering trends in stock markets, bonds, commodities, gold, and silver. Mr. Roy-Byrne, a Chartered Market Technician and member of the Market Technicals Association, is also an official contributor for the CME Group. He is particularly skilled at extracting emerging fundamental themes from his technical research. He is also the host of The Financial Tube and the editor of The Daily Gold and its premium newsletter. Mr. Roy-Byrne attended the University of Washington.
We believe that markets move largely based on important swings in sentiment, crowd behavioral patterns, Fibonacci Re-tracements, Cycles, and other ephemeral catalysts. The headlines explain what just happened in the market, but they do not predict the next moves up or down in the indices, sectors, or commodities. As an investor, you need to be armed with tools in advance of major moves that are accurate, and TMTF will assist you in being prepared as an investor for volatile markets both on the upside and downside. We have a wealth of technical analysis experience to take advantage of the crowd behavior in the markets. Our Chief Strategist, David Banister, has been quoted and or written articles on CBS Marketwatch.com, 321gold.com, TheStreet.Com, SafeHaven.com, Kitco.com, Stockhouse.com, Theaureport.com, along with other well known investment sites. David has been a past guest on the national radio show “Money Matter$”. Chris Vermeulen of Thegoldandoilguy.com met David in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding. After numerous months of following the forecasts and trading abilities of Mr. Banister, Chris suggested that a joint venture be formed and we offer a trading service to a finite and select group of partners (subscribers). ActiveTradingPartners.Com was formed in July of 2009, and with the success of that service, we now launch The Market Trend Forecast in March of 2010.
Benjamin Shepherd, editor of Global ETF Profits, focuses on time-tested investment strategies and Top ETFs which have proven themselves in both bull and bear markets. He and his team spend hours every month discussing the state of the global economy and the markets with many of the best known and well-respected money managers in the industry. They then distill that wisdom and their own analysis into actionable advice geared towards generating returns while preserving capital for both ETF and stock investors. Mr. Shepherd is also editor of Benjamin Shepherd’s Wall Street and associateeditor of Personal Finance, one of the world’s most widely-read investment newsletters, contributing his knowledge of the fund industry to the newsletter’s ongoing commentary.
Jeff Harding, editor of The Daily Capitalist comments on economics, politics, and finance from a free market perspective. We try to present fresh ideas the reader would not find in contemporary media. We like to call it “unconventional wisdom.” Our main influences are from the Austrian School of economics. Among its leading thinkers are Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich von Hayek, and Murray Rothbard. There are many practitioners of this school today and some of their blogs are shown on the blogroll. We trace our political philosophy back to Edmund Burke, David Hume, John Locke, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a few. Our goal is to challenge contemporary economic thinking, mainly from those who promote Keynesian economics (almost everyone) and those who rely on statist solutions to problems. We apply Austrian theory economics to investments, finance, investment risk, and the business cycle. We have found that our view has been superior in analyzing and understanding economic and market forces. We don’t consider ourselves Democrats or Republicans, right wing or left wing. But rather we seek to promote free markets and political freedom.
With his experience in international market analysis and venture financing, Yiannis G. Mostrous is more than just a world traveler; he’s also an expert on identifying investment opportunities in emerging and overlooked markets—the places most of us only see on television. As an analyst with Artemel International, Mr. Mostrous worked with developmental institutions to promote business development in the Mediterranean, while as an associate in the venture capital Finance & Investment Associates was involved in analyzing start up companies’ business plans evaluating their potential while bringing together worthy candidates and angel investor groups.Since joining Investing Daily, Mr. Mostrous has dedicated himself to helping individual investors bolster their returns and give their portfolios an international flavor. In his financial advisory Global Investment Strategist, Mr. Mostrous identifies top Asian stock market opportunities in fast-growth economies including China and India. Mr. Mostrous has an MBA from Marymount University with a major in Finance and a BBA from Radford University focusing on investments in natural resource markets around the globe. More recently, Mr. Mostrous was lead author of The Rise of the State: Profitable Investing and Geoplitics in the 21st Century.
DollarCollapse.com is managed by John Rubino, co-author, with GoldMoney’s James Turk, of The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (Doubleday, 2007), and author of Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom (Wiley, 2008), How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003) and Main Street, Not Wall Street (Morrow, 1998). After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He currently writes for CFA Magazine.
Dian L. Chu
EconMatters is made up of a team of financial and market analysts who research, analyze, and write articles devoted to the discussion of important economic and market specific issues relevant to our readers and global strategic investing. The theory of quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of relativity (E=mc2) have taught us that matter (yin) and energy (yang) are inter-related and interdependent. This interconnectness of all things is the essence of the concept “yin-yang”, and Einstein’s fundamental equation: matter equals energy. The same theories may be applied to equities and commodity markets. All things within the markets and macro-economy undergo constant change and transformation, and everything is interconnected. That’s why here at EconMatters, we focus on identifying the fundamental theories of cause and effect in the markets to help you achieve a great continuum of portfolio yin-yang equilibrium. That’s why, with a team of analysts, we at EconMatters focus on identifying the fundamental theories of cause and effect in the financial markets that matters to your portfolio.
Elliott H. Gue
Elliott H. Gue is editor of Personal Finance, a one-stop source for market-beating investing advice. Mr. Gue scours the world for the best investments – whether it be growth stocks, bonds, Master Limited Partnerships or commodities – to build and protect your wealth no matter what the “market” does. Mr. Gue delivers in-depth insight and analysis that cuts through the noise and hype to reveal the truth about the economy, the market and your investments. Mr. Gue is also editor of The Energy Strategist, helping subscribers profit from oil and gas as well as leading-edge technologies like LNG, CNG, natural gas liquids and uranium stocks. He has worked and lived in Europe for five years, where he completed a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of London, the highest-rated program in that field in the U.K. He also received his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Management degree from the University of London, graduating among the top 3 percent of his class. Mr. Gue was the first American student to ever complete a full degree at that business school.
Sue Thompson, CIMA® is Head of the Registered Investment Advisor Group and 401(k) Sales, overseeing the firm’s iShares efforts with registered investment advisors, independent broker/dealers and asset managers. Prior to joining Barclays Global Investors (BGI, which merged with BlackRock in 2009) in 2007, Sue was a principal at Vanguard, heading the national sales team focused on national full service brokerage firms. She joined Vanguard in August 1999 as Senior Counsel, specializing in tax law and structured products. Prior to joining Vanguard, Sue was an attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP in California, specializing in public finance. She received her B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington and J.D. from the University of California, Davis. In addition to holding her Series 7, 63 and 24 FINRA licenses, Sue is also a C.P.A. and holds her Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation through the Investment Management Consultants Association in conjunction with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Matthew Tucker has spent the past 16 years focused on fixed income analytics, portfolio management and strategy. As managing director of U.S. fixed income strategy at BlackRock, Inc., and a member of the Fixed Income Portfolio Management team, Mr. Tucker leads both product strategy for ETFs and North America and Latin America iShares strategies, as well as product delivery and client sales. He previously worked with Barclays Global Investors before it merged with BlackRock, and he led the U.S. Fixed Income Investment Solutions team responsible for overseeing product strategy for active, index, enhanced index, iShares and long/short products. Mr. Tucker was also a portfolio manager and a trader in fixed income focused on U.S. government securities. He began his career at Barra, where he supported clients using the company’s fixed income analytics. Mr. Tucker holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Julie is Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager forIndexIQ. Prior to joining IndexIQ, Julie was a Portfolio Manager at Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM)/DB Advisors for over 9 years. Julie was a Director and Portfolio Manager for various U.S. and Global strategies, which included the DWS Disciplined Market Neutral Fund, the DWS Blue Chip Fund, both the DWS Disciplined Long Short Growth and Value Funds, as well as a number of other institutional and sub-advised funds. The funds’ strategies used multi-factor quantitative models based on comparing companies on fundamental value and growth, as well as market sentiment signals in a disciplined risk managed process. Prior to becoming a Portfolio Manager, Julie was a productdeveloper at FactSet Research Systems. In this role, she worked on developing and enhancing features on existing portfolio analytics products. Using the experience she gained in her earlier role at BARRA, Inc., she also worked with engineers on developing an open model equity risk analysis application that allowed clients to import user defined risk models. Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Connecticut and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Quantitative Finance and Economics from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
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BeaconEquity.com is committed to producing the highest-quality insight and analysis of small-cap stocks, emerging technology stocks, hot penny stocks and helping investors make informed decisions. Our focus is primarily OTC stocks in the stock market today, which have traditionally been shunned by Wall Street. We have particular expertise with renewable energy stocks, biotech stocks, oil stocks, green energy stocks and internet stocks. There are many hot penny stock opportunities present in the OTC market everyday and we seek to exploit these hot stock gains for our members before the average daytrader is aware of them.
Editor of Gold News, the analysis and investment research site from world-leading gold ownership service BullionVault, Ben Traynor was formerly editor of the Fleet Street Letter, the UK’s longest-running investment letter. A Cambridge economics graduate, he is a professional writer and editor with a specialist interest in monetary economics.
Michael has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Florida law school. He also has an LLM from the University of Florida law school. Michael has worked for some of the largest law firms in Washington D.C., but now is mostly focus on trying to make a difference in the world.
Marin Katusa, an accomplished investment analyst, is the senior editor of Casey Energy Opportunities, Casey Energy Confidential, and Casey Energy Report. He left a successful teaching career to pursue analyzing and investing in junior resource companies. In addition, he is a regular commentator on BNN and he is a member of the Vancouver Angel Forum where he and his colleagues evaluate early seed investment opportunities. Marin also manages a portfolio of international real estate projects. Using advanced mathematical skills, he has created a diagnostic resource market tool that analyzes and compares hundreds of investment variables. Through his own investments, Marin has established a network of relationships with many of the key players in the junior resource sector in Vancouver. Marin has the connections, the mathematical and analytical acumen to bring the best investment ideas and most promising private placement offerings to Casey Research subscribers.
Del Stafford, CFA, is a Managing Director and Global Head of iShares Product & Investment Consulting, a group that consults directly with investment advisors to provide in-depth market and product expertise for iShares offerings, as well as customized portfolio consulting support. In this role, his team conducts bespoke client portfolio analyses to assist with asset allocation, risk evaluation and portfolio structure decisions. Del joined iShares in 2008, then part of Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in December 2009. Del spent over 16 years at The Vanguard Group, where he recently worked with the firm’s current and prospective defined benefit plan clients to structure custom investment solutions. He also worked as Senior Portfolio Manager within Vanguard’s Fixed Income Group, with responsibility for managing institutional, separately managed and stable value portfolios. Del holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco. He earned an MBA from LaSalle University and a BS in finance from Bloomsburg University.
Dan Bortolotti is the author of nine books of nonfiction and has written dozens of feature articles for magazines and newspapers in Canada and the US. His most recent book is The MoneySense Guide to the Perfect Portfolio, a handbook for do-it-yourself investors. The revised second edition was published in August 2012. The third edition of Hope in Hell (Firefly Books), a widely acclaimed portrait of the Nobel-winning humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, was published in 2010. Wild Blue, a natural history of the blue whale, was published in the US in 2008 and in Canada in 2009. The Smithsonian Institution has called it “quite simply one of the best books ever written on any whale.” With over 20 years’ of experience in the magazine industry, Dan is currently editor-at-large at MoneySense and has contributed to many other Canadian publications, including Canadian Geographic, Financial Post, Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Reader’s Digest and More. His work has been nominated for five National Magazine Awards since 2010. Dan writes a blog on investing called Canadian Couch Potato. In 2011, it was selected by The Globe and Mail as the best investing blog in Canada.