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During the IPO season Francis Gaskins, editor of & director of research for, regularly appears on CNBC TV, Bloomberg, & other financial cable channels. On the day of the Visa IPO he appeared on four cable TV financial shows including Bloomberg & CNBC.

Over the past five years he has been quoted over 500 times by such financial media as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, Associated Press, USA Today among others. Those quotes are available at

His varied personal interests include violin playing. For example, he is concertmaster of the Palisades Symphony. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (finance) and an AB ...More

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  • Description: Investment Banker/Analyst. Trading frequency: Infrequent
  • Interests: Stocks - long, Tech stocks
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Francis on CNBC talking about ETSY & VIRT Apr 17, 2015
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