Sean Butler is a sophomore finance student and capital market enthusiast currently enrolled at Fordham University in New York, New York. He has had the good fortune to have worked for an industry-leading Fund of Hedge Funds, and one of the premier capital raising firms in Midtown Manhattan. A few words from Sean's blog, Vlepo (http://VlepoBlog.com): "My interests are varied, ever-changing, and compulsive. I don’t obsess over balance sheets, technical analysis, or the latest Jim Cramer quote. I’d rather read about the latest coup d’état in Western Africa than analysts’ expectations for Merck’s corporate earnings. I’d rather watch presidential candidates on the stump then pour over the day’s volume numbers for the DJIA components. I’d rather study Arab-Israeli relations than structured product variations. I collect information from a varied sources. I read the Wall Street Journal & The New York Times. I listen to talk radio. I check up on celebrity gossip blogs. I follow a number of diverse podcasts. I feel that in the end, you’re a much better trader when you get the big picture. That’s where I start. From the wide net I cast, ideas hit me, and I do my best to translate them into trades. My goal for blogging is to share those ideas with the world. “Vlepo” is the Greek word for vision. I hope you find my "Vlepo" (http://VlepoBlog.com) helpful,engaging, and thought-provoking. I always welcome comments, and find intelligent conversation and debate is where the greatest ideas are born. I invite you to follow my vision, and wish you the best of luck in your trades. Best, Sean"