I work as an independent consultant with financial (and other) companies to provide advice, presentations, briefings, etc in the areas of my expertise – international capital markets, asset allocation decisions, world macro-economic developments and their effect on the financial markets. Until July 2012 I spent eight years as Head of the multi-billion dollar investment portfolio at the Bank of Israel, with a two year spell as Head of the Central Bank's representative office in New York. I have an in-depth knowledge of capital markets, portfolio management and investments in international financial markets across a range of asset classes. Previously, I worked at HM Treasury (UK Ministry of Finance) as a European policy expert and economics advisor, before being seconded to the European Commission in Brussels. I have an MSc in Economics and am a CFA charter holder.
Project and product manager with 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Currently bearish on the market and investing mostly in cash instruments and shorts, except for some companies with hard assets.
I am a graduate student in biostatistics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and an individual investor. While my investments are mostly in low-cost index funds, I enjoy analyzing stock market trends and trying to find ways to beat the market.
Right now I'm convinced that the best way to beat the market is to pair a leveraged S&P 500 ETF (e.g. UPRO) with a total bond fund (e.g. BND). With one-third allocated to UPRO and two-thirds to BND, you get a portfolio with beta approximately 1 (depending on the current correlation between stocks and bonds) and alpha two-thirds that of BND's alpha. The result is a portfolio that sort of mimics SPY, but with an extra couple percentage points added on each year.
I favor computational investment methods over traditional fundamental or technical analysis, which require subjective analysis of earnings reports and visual assessments of price charts, respectively.
I am the editor of www.FinancialArticleSummariesToday.com (a site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds) and www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) where I post edited, abridged and reformatted excerpts of the best articles I can find on the internet for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read.
I write on the economic, financial and investment environment around the world and was the 12th most-read such writer on the internet* out of over 600 frequent contributors in 2010. In 2011 I concentrarted on working with other authors in an "editor" capacity fine tuning their articles and giving them wide distribution.
My editorial skills are available for hire should you have an article, book or other written material that needs to be fine-tuned before publication. I can be reached at editor@munKNEE.com