The publisher and editor of TheAngryAnalyst.com, I have a background in economics and currency strategy at Credit Suisse, and worked as a commodities trader and an equity analyst, before becoming a journalist. I wrote the Skeptic column for Dow Jones Newswires, and have reported on global capital markets for Thomson Reuters, Barron's, The Business, and Breakingviews. These days I specialize in ghostwriting for fund managers, most recently for Aberdeen Asset Management, where I drove their 'thought leadership' program. I have a degree in economics and hold an MSc in Finance from London Business School.
81 years old and counting.
PhD in Biochem, minor Genetics, UNC Chapel Hill.
MS Analytical Chem, St. Joseph's. (evening college).
BSc Chem, PCPS, now USP Philadelphia.
Hobby: Neurophysiological basis of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
More-or-less self-taught individual small investor, who started late.
IMHO, Seeking Alpha is THE PREMIUM SITE w/o a peer!
I started getting into the stock market at the young age of 13. I have been determined ever since then to learn how to make money in the stock market. By the end of high school I was known has the stock market “kid.” For my graduating class my teachers created a new award for one student to be awarded each year due to my passion in the markets. I am proud to be my high school’s first Warren Buffet Award Winner.
My reputation continued in college as have tried to help others learn what I know. I became President of our school’s Financial Management Association, Treasurer of my fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and also Treasurer of the Inter Fraternity Council. Through the power of leadership I have continued to help others learn the basics of the markets.
I have traded full time using financial derivatives which was very lucrative until the recent market turbulence. I have developed additional risk management rules that adapt to six sigma type events which I share with those close to me. I am now trading again full time with a focus on risk management, profit & loss, and statistical management. Trading is my passion so I strive to utilize 110% of my potential through the continuous commitment to the innovation of the portfolio management profession. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration as a finance major in 2009.
I now own my own market research firm Shane Edmund Group LLC (www.shaneedmund.com) and help with my father's company in business development/operations management involving the quality end of high-tech manufacturing applications (www.accutechmeasurement.com).
Check me out on Linkedin for more information about me and my mission: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shanedrozdowski
Jeff Stoffer CFA, CFP® is a principal at Stoffer Wealth Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor in Marin County, California. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in cultural anthropology he pursued a successful cooking career, which culminated at the nationally renowned restaurant Chez Panisse.
Along the way he discovered a passion for finance and investments. He earned a Masters degree in finance and landed his first investment job (over 19 years ago) doing health care research at one of the largest money management shops on the west coast.
He then earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and became an equity analyst before moving into portfolio management.
He is now a Certified Financial Planner® and is committed to helping people make smarter financial choices, to reach their financial goals and to be more at ease with money.
I've been happily retired for three years after a 30 year career in business and on Wall Street. I’m an avid student of current events and now devote my time to research, writing and tending my family. I’ve had a life-long fascination with markets and have been a private investor throughout my adult life. I believe that free markets and democracy are one in the same, but that freedom is only as constructive as the people exercising it. The people in business I respect are driven pragmatists focused on making their organizations work effectively over the long run. I’m the author of an unpublished book about American business culture. I’m a Chartered Financial Analyst and have an MBA from New York University.