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Tom Reese

tom-reeseTom Reese is COO and Editor of ETF Daily News. He’s spent the last 20 years as a web developer, and the past nearly 10 years as a finance writer and analyst.

In 2008, Tom co-founded Dividend.com with Paul Rubillo. He served as the site’s Editor-in-Chief for four years, and then after the company’s acquisition by Mitre Media, Tom served as Mitre’s Director of Product & Marketing for three years. Tom also authored the Dividend Advisor newsletter from its inception in April 2014 through March 2015.

You can find Tom’s work all over the financial web, in the form of hard-hitting articles as well as industry-leading tools, pages, and much more.

Paul Rubillo

paul-rubillo-squarePaul Rubillo is the CEO of ETF Daily News. For over 20 years, Paul has dedicated his life to the markets — initially as as highly successful full-time trader, then as a market analyst, pundit, author, and entrepreneur.

In 2008, Paul co-founded Dividend.com, which quickly became the #1 dividend-focused website in history (where it still firmly stands today). Paul’s daily newsletter reached hundreds of thousands of investors and advisors who considered it a “must-read” part of their daily investing routine. Paul also developed the DARS™ Rating System to rate and rank dividend stocks. Dividend.com was later acquired by Mitre Media in 2012.

Paul’s work has appeared on Forbes.com, TheStreet.com, Nasdaq.com, AOL Money, Yahoo! Finance, Google Finance, and many other top market sites. In 2011, Paul was recommended by personal finance legend Suze Orman, both on her weekly television show as well as in her best-selling book, The Money Class.

Grant Wasylik

grant-wasylikGrant Wasylik is an analyst and editor for Uncommon Wisdom Daily — a division of Weiss Research.

Before joining the investment newsletter business, Grant worked as a portfolio manager, lead research analyst and head trader for a billion-dollar wealth management firm for 10 years. He also spent a few years working in a specialized risk-trading department at Charles Schwab — where he was the first-ever, external hire into this elite department. In his first stint in the securities business (after passing Series 7, 64 and 24 exams), Grant ran a margin department and supervised a trade desk for a discount brokerage firm.

Prior to coming to Uncommon Wisdom Daily, Grant was co-editor and chief analyst of The Palm Beach Letter for two years. This monthly publication — with over 70,000 subscribers — focused on safe, income-oriented investments.

Due to his vast investment experience, Grant has a deep contact list comprised of 400-plus mutual fund, ETF, index, hedge fund and other top-notch financial professionals. In addition, he receives special invitations to — and attends — several of the world’s top investment conferences each year.

Paul Weisbruch

paul-weisbruchPaul Weisbruch is the VP of ETF/Options Sales and Trading at Street One Financial. Prior to joining the team at Street One, Paul served as the Director of RIA and Institutional ETF Sales at RevenueShares ETFs from December 2007 until November of 2009. Before RevenueShares, Paul was employed by Susquehanna International Group from 2000 until 2007 serving in roles including OTC/NYSE Institutional Block Trading, Nasdaq/OTC Market Making, ETF/Derivatives Intelligence and Strategy, Algorithmic Trading, as well as acting as the PHLX Floor Specialist in the ETFs, SPY and DIA.Paul has been actively involved in the ETF space from both a product and trading standpoint since 2000. Additionally, Paul has well forged relationships with national RIAs, institutional pension fund managers and consultants, mutual fund and hedge fund managers, and also the ETF media. Co-authoring the “S1F ETF Daily” since 2009, the daily piece has become a must for many portfolio managers in the ETF space, with segments regularly appearing in the likes of Barron’s, WSJ, and ETFTrends.com for instance.

He holds his Series 4 (Registered Options Principal), 6, 7, 55 (Equity Trader), 63, and 65 licenses. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S. – Economics), graduating magna cum laude, and has an MBA from Villanova University.

Dave Chojnacki

Dave Chojnacki is the Chief Market Technician at Street One Financial. He provides technical support for the Street One team and also develops individual analysis for Clients as requested.

Dave is a major contributor to the ‘ETF Daily’, a morning newsletter providing clients a daily look at market technicals of the major indices and selected ETF’s. Market trends, support and resistance levels are provided in the daily letter. The Technical portion of the daily can also be found on Seeking Alpha. Mr. Chojnacki has been quoted in a number of industry publications including the Reuters, ETF Trends, Minyanville, Yahoo Financial and Investors.Com.

In addition, Dave assists with desk trading when necessary. He possesses a Series 7 and 63.

Prior to joining Street One, Dave designed and developed I/T Systems for the Insurance and Financial Industries.

Cory Mitchell

cory-mitchellCory Mitchell is an independent trader and Chartered Market Technician (CMT), with more than a decade of profitable trading experience, specializing in technical and statistical strategies. He is the founder of VantagePointTrading.com, a website providing market analysis and trading tutorials.

He is the author of the Forex Strategies Guide for Day and Swing Traders eBook, as well as the Canadian Investor Stock Signals Newsletter.

David Dierking

Headshot of David DierkingDavid Dierking is a freelance writer focusing primarily on ETFs, mutual funds, dividend income strategies and retirement planning. He has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry and his background includes experience in investment management, portfolio analytics and asset/liability management at both BMO Financial Group and Strong Capital Management.

He has written for Seeking Alpha, Motley Fool, ETF Trends and Investopedia and was also included in the panel for ETFReference.com’s “101 ETF Investing Tips from the Experts”. He has a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters.

You can connect with David on Twitter and LinkedIn. Also be sure to visit his new website, ETFFocus.com.

Chris Ciovacco

chris-ciovaccoChris Ciovacco graduated summa cum laude from The Georgia Institute of Technology with a co-operative degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, he gained five years of valuable experience at IBM. Chris also worked for the Georgia Tech Physics department as a teaching assistant leading an undergraduate lab.

After accepting a position with Morgan Stanley in Atlanta, Chris received extensive training which included extended stays in NYC at the World Trade Center. After five years at the large wire house, he founded his own money management firm, Ciovacco Capital Management (CCM), in late 1999. His areas of expertise include technical analysis and market model development. CCM’s popular weekly technical analysis videos on YouTube have been viewed over 600,000 times. Chris’ years of experience and research led to the creation of the thoroughly backtested CCM Market Model, which serves as the foundation for the management of separate accounts for individuals and businesses.

Chris Ciovacco has been serving investors for over 19 years. He is a regular contributor to Financial Sense, Seeking Alpha, and Real Clear Markets. Mr. Ciovacco has been quoted in several media outlets, including the Dow Jones Wire Service, MarketWatch, Fox Business News, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, and Nasdaq.com.

Chris Vermeulen

chris-vermeulenChris Vermeulen is the Founder and Chief Technical Analyst of TheGoldAndOilGuy.com. I started trading in 2000 and have extensive experience trading stocks, indices, ETFs, CFDs and Futures. My next-generation trading style has been thoroughly refined over the years, blending the best of all that has come before with the cutting-edge approaches that have only been possible with modern advances in systems and diverse technologies. This is the ideal combination of both the old and new school investing techniques which I built from the ground up.

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 moves, 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.

Frank Holmes

frank-holmesFrank Holmes is the CEO and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Holmes purchased a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and became the firm’s chief investment officer in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Holmes was selected mining fund manager of the year by the Mining Journal, and in 2011 he was named a U.S. Metals and Mining “TopGun” by Brendan Wood International. He is also the co-author of The Goldwatcher: Demystifying Gold Investing. More than 30,000 subscribers follow his weekly commentary in the award-winning Investor Alert newsletter which is read in over 180 countries.

Under his guidance, the company’s mutual funds have received recognition from Lipper and Morningstar, two trusted independent financial authorities. In 2015, Mr. Holmes led the company into the exchange traded fund (ETF) business with the launch of the U.S. Global Jets ETF, which invests in the global airline sector.

Corey Hoffstein

CoreyHoffstein_100x125Corey Hoffstein is co-founder and CIO of Newfound Research. He researched and developed the firm’s core momentum models that have been used to help power tactical asset allocation decisions for $10 billion+. Hoffstein is a frequent contributor to ETF.com’s Strategist Corner and Forbes.com’s Great Speculations blog.

Joseph Hosler

joseph-hoslerJoseph Hosler, CFA, brings 21 years of investment experience serving the needs of large institutional clients. His background includes portfolio management and investment analysis, predominantly focused on domestic and international public companies. Prior to the founding of Auour Investments, Joe led investment activities within various sectors at Pioneer, Babson Capital, Putnam Investments, and Independence Investment Associates (IIA). While at IIA, Joe drove the effort to design, develop, and launch one of the first quantitatively driven tax efficient investment approaches focused on individuals and taxable organizations.Joe holds an MBA from The Darden School of the University of Virginia, as well as, a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. He is an active volunteer within his community and currently sits on the Boston Security Analysts Society’s Strategists/Economists Subcommittee. Joe resides in Wenham, MA with his wife of 22 years, two children and three dogs.

Contact Joseph via Email or on Twitter.

Nathan Faber

nathan-faberNathan Faber is Vice President, Investment Strategies at Newfound Research. Newfound Research LLC is a Boston-based financial technology and product innovation firm focused on tactical risk management. It provides data from its proprietary research and algorithms to investment professionals that drives their investing and asset allocation strategies.

Ryan Giannotto

HeadshotRyan Giannotto is the lead research analyst at PureFunds®, where he focuses on research into the industries underlying the firm’s ETFs. Giannotto has worked as an analyst at Tudor Investment Corporation, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy from Boston College.

Peter Kohli

peter-kohliPeter Kohli is President of DMS Advisors where he is involved in investment research, and in particular the developing markets. He also writes a blog for the Nasdaq website and for Frontera News. Before that, he was CEO/CIO of DMS Funds. As such, he managed the Firm’s operations, including index selection and fund development, and was actively involved in all of DMS Funds’ business development efforts. Earlier, Peter held a variety of financial services-related positions, including a financial planner. Peter holds a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from The American College (Bryn Mawr, PA) and a BA in Mathematics from The Open University (Milton Keynes, England).

Justin Sibears

justin sibears headshotJustin Sibears is a Managing Director in Newfound Research’s Investment Strategies group. Justin is a frequent speaker on industry panels and contributes to ETF Trends.

Adam Patti

adam-pattiAdam is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IndexIQ. Prior to founding IndexIQ, he led Fortune Indexes, a pioneer in the Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) industry, having launched two ETFs back in 2000 in partnership with State Street Global Advisors. Fortune’s flagship product was the Fortune 500 Index, the first fundamentally derived broad-based index strategy. Under Adam’s leadership, the Fortune Indexes business unit of Time Inc. grew to become a leading indexing operation and important participant in what was then the early days of a burgeoning ETF industry.

Adam holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with a triple major in Finance, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and a BS in Finance from University at Albany.

Jamie Anderson

jamie-andersonJamie is Managing Principal and co-founder of Tierra Funds LLC.He has twenty years’ experience in the Latin America region and seven years actively managing a private investment fund. He previously worked for AIG Global Investment, Fenix Capital Group (a Deutsche Bank/JER company), Arthur Andersen and others. During his tenure in Mexico City from 1993 to 2000, he participated in virtually all of the distressed portfolio liquidations resulting from the Tequila Crisis of 1994. He has a BA from Denison and an MA from Ohio University.

Jamie Wise

jamie-wiseJamie Wise is the Founder of BUZZ Indexes and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Periscope Capital, a Toronto-based hedge fund manager. BUZZ Indexes creates and maintains proprietary quantitative index and portfolio strategies based on Big Data analytics models. Established in 2009, Periscope Capital is an alternative investment asset manager focused on cross-asset arbitrage strategies. Previously, Mr. Wise was a managing director at Moore Capital Advisors Canada, a multi-strategy Canadian-focused hedge fund. Prior to Moore Capital, Mr. Wise was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at the Bank of Montreal where he led an internal proprietary trading group. At BMO, Mr. Wise was appointed the youngest Managing Director in the firm’s history. Mr. Wise has an undergraduate business degree (hons.), graduating first in his class from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in 1998. Mr. Wise holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Kim Escue

KimKim Escue is co-founder and Senior Portfolio Manager of Stringer Asset Management. Ms. Escue is responsible for security selection, as well as helping develop the firm’s short-term and long-term asset allocation strategies. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Memphis. She is also a frequent contributor to various industry publications.

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