John M. Mason writes on current monetary and financial events. He is an entrepreneur and a writer. Current projects include a new banking institution, an Internet company, a private equity fund, two depository institutions and a community redevelopment fund. He formerly was on the faculty of the Finance Department, Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mason has been President and CEO of two publicly traded financial institutions and the executive vice president and CFO of a third. He has also served as a special assistant to the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D. C. and as a senior economist within the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Mason has served on the boards of venture capital funds and other private equity funds. He has worked with young entrepreneurs, especially within the urban environment, starting or running companies primarily connected with Information Technology. Some of his new ventures are in the sustainable business and impact business space. .
Chris Cook's background is in UK market regulation, latterly as a Director of the International Petroleum Exchange. In recent years, he has been a strategic market consultant and commentator, and has also been actively developing new partnership-based legal and financial structures or "enterprise models". Since 2011 Chris has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Security & Resilience Studies at University College London.
I started taking accounting and finance courses over 10 years ago and I have an associate degree in BA and I took some graduate course in finance but I did not complete the program with Devry; my original profession is mechanical engineering and I have enough service years to retire any time; I educated myself about investments and presently I manage my portfolio; I invest in gold/silver (physical/stocks), oil/gas, fertilizers, MO/PM/KFT; I also short the market with ETFs but with Bernanke propping up markets this is challenging but I have made a few $$ here and there. I enjoy working the stockmarket because it gives me the chance to use my brains and be right
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I am a graduate of Colgate University and the University of Minnesota Law School. My career has included episodes in the Management Program at Chase Manhattan, as an attorney, as a Floor Trader, as a Webmaster in the dotcom heyday and a developer immediately after, to VP of Analytics at a firm delivering analysis online to the automotive industry, to portfolio management in both stock oriented funds and commodity oriented funds.
Richard Zeits is an Oil & Gas industry analyst and consultant. His background includes fourteen years as Energy industry-focused investment banker, portfolio manager and senior investment analyst with bulge bracket firms in New York. Zeits Energy Analytics use elaborate proprietary analytics and data bases to provide in-depth industry research, market intelligence, and forecasting.