Andrew Corn is the Chief Investment Officer of E5A Funds LLC, a firm specializing in alternative investments. E5A is best known for its global investment process. Until June 2010 Corn was Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer - Equities of the Beacon Trust Company. Mr. Corn ran the firm’s equity investment team managing three long only strategies and in 2008/9 a long/short fund. He also served on the firm’s senior management team. Mr. Corn was also responsible for Beacon Indexes which publishes three indexes tracked by ETFs. Prior to joining Beacon Trust Company, Corn was the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Clear Asset Management. He developed the vision and premise of the firm's investment process, multifactor models, and trading strategy. Corn was named Emerging Manager of the Year for Equities in 2007 by Opal Financial Group and “Portfolio Manager of the Month” of March 2007 in Investor’s Business Daily. During this time he also founded Clear Indexes LLC which developed custom indexes for packaged products such as ETFs and custom institutional benchmarks. He has participated in bell ringing for seven ETFs. Mr. Corn also established a popular index and portfolio design contest with 14 leading Universities. Both firms were sold to Beacon Trust in 2008. Until May 2004, he was SVP of TheStreet.com and SVP of its institutional broker-dealer subsidiary, Independent Research Group. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Citigate, Inc. From 1989 until 2000, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Admaster Communications, a specialty financial communications firm, and MasterApproach, an investment industry focused consultant and software developer. Both were sold in 2001 to Citigate. As CEO, Mr. Corn consulted on product development and marketing for institutional money managers, mutual funds, hedge funds, investment banks, pension consultants, and brokerages. He also wrote and/or designed and produced hundreds of analyst presentations, IPO road shows and M&A announcements. Through this process he worked with CEOs, CFOs, research analysts, venture capitalists, investment bankers across sectors and market caps and gained his initial perspective on analyzing public companies. He also co-founded and sold a magazine publishing firm as well as a custom applications and web solutions firm. Mr. Corn is a former board member of Junior Achievement of NY and Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities and guest in the financial media. The views expressed on this blog are his own and not reviewed by any outside entity. Visit his blog: at http://e5afundsllc.wordpress.com
Although retired from active trading, I am still interested in tracking markets and stocks. I am working on a book about ways to do fundamental research for people like Seeking Alpha readers; I seek reader feedback. The industry I am the most familiar with is Paper and Packaging. I worked on the Buy Side (Investors) and Sell Side (Broker/Dealers and research publishers) for over 30 years. Sell side employers included Kidder Peabody, Drexel Burnham Lambert, BZW, Merrill Lynch, Bank of Montreal. Buy side firms included Citibank, John A. Levin, and Xylem Global Partners.
Xylem Global Partners, where I managed $100+ million in assets, was a market-neutral sector fund specialized in paper, forest products, packaging, building materials, and related industries. I have also researched stocks in a number of other industries. I have applied for tuition refunds from Stanford Graduate School of Business, which taught me Efficient Market Theory, now disproven, and Harvard College, which taught me Behaviorism, a now-discredited school of Psychology. Did I mention my odd sense of humor?
Started investing, or do you call it trading, in 1976. Evolved a great interest in markets as a direct result of them testing and challenging me. I have read, studied and experimented a lot, changing my strategies as I found better ones. The evolution has not stopped; I am still challenged and improvising. New ideas, anyone?
Boaz Berkowitz has a unique interest being a Seeking Alpha contributor as he not only has a passion for writing and companies in general, but was also Seeking Alpha's Director of Contributor Relations from 2008 to 2011.
Boaz is currently the Founder & CEO of TalkMarkets, a first of its kind financial website. TalkMarkets is a smart site which covers the entire breadth of the diverse financial realm but is customized and tailored to each individual user. Your interests, preferences, and level of investment sophistication influence what content you see and in what medium. This ensures a browsing experience which is easy, quick and personally relevant. Additionally, we've made interacting easy by incorporating the best social media tools and creating a few of our own.
As the first ever contributor-owned website, TalkMarkets is truly unique and issues its founding contributors equity in the company.
Boaz has a diverse background, having begun his career at Bloomberg L.P. in Manhattan. Later he was lured into the world of e-commerce where for nearly six years he served as the Director of Online Operations for Saturn Enterprises. He has also consulted for several companies including Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), the world's largest operator of 747 cargo aircraft, and GLX, the first global online financial community specifically for investors.
Boaz's interests extend beyond writing - he is involved with several charitable and community organizations. He sits on the Board of Directors for Binghamton University's Hillel and has served as an auxiliary police officer for the NYPD at Manhattan's 24th precinct. Boaz has an unusually supportive and understanding wife and four amazing children.
Options trader full-time, author, owner of www.kevinmobrien.com, a subscription-based trading service. Born in Chicago, IL. I trade many stocks in the tech, financial, and agricultural sectors. Trade daily with a 5 Technical Indicator Strategy I developed, the Daily Options Trading Strategy (DOTS). Also trade many debit spreads for weekly and earnings-based trades such as Strangles, the Reverse Iron Condor, the Neutral Calendar Spread and also hold long-term call and put options on undervalued stocks and ETF's.
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Favorite stocks to trade: CF, GOOG, AAPL, NFLX, BIDU, CMG, PCLN, RIMM, CSCO, IDCC, POT, MOS, MON, SNDK, APA, and many more.
I'm a big Chicago Bears and Blackhawks fan.
I was an amateur investor who had been actively trading on margin for over 4 years but after passing the Series 65 I set up a state level Registered Investment Adviser business.