Eldon Mast has been investing since the time he earned his first dollar back in the 1970s. He is particularly interested in how moods effect the market. In good times and bad, he has observed a peculiar fascination by the mainstream media on "bad news." He has also observed in business and investing that there is always a silver lining somewhere. You just have to find it. And when he finds it Mr. Mast enjoys talking about it and writing about it. It is out of that interest that the Good News Economist Blog was born. As a valedictorian of his class, Mr. Mast holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Millersville University of PA, and enjoys marketing anything, technical, computer or internet related Visit his blog: The Good News Economist (http://mast-economy.blogspot.com)
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Former long-time business editor of major US women's magazine and contributing editor at dozens of different "trade" and consumer publications. Author of over 3,000 print magazine articles in past 30 years.
Penn Ph.D., centrist Republican.
Please visit my blogsites:
Baby Boomers-The Angriest Generation http://angriestgeneration.wordpress.com
The Rest of U.S. (for and about political Centrists) http://newcentristera.wordpress.com
and my brand-new blog about Markets:
Capital Punishment-Markets Through the Looking Glass http://marketslookingglass.wordpress.com
Zacks.com brings the decades of study and stock picking expertise of Zacks Investment Research to individual investors. Now, you don't to be an investment bank or brokerage firm to get the professional power of Zacks' research. It's all available on Zacks.com. Learn more about Zacks' history and company below.
Chief economist and editor-in-chief of Visible Economy LLC, a new venture that combines news and education. As an economist and journalist, I focus mainly on growth and innovation, short-term and long-term. I blog at http://www.southmountaineconomics.com ("Mandel on Innovation and Growth"). Former chief economist at BusinessWeek.
As a data analyst, Freddy Hutter of Trendlines Research provides guidance in chart format on the specialties of peak oil, realty bubbles, baseline GDP projections and election predictions. Virtually each day an update is published to the website's MemberVenue. All charts are made publicly available the site's FreeVenue after a 90-day exclusivity to subscribers.
TRENDLines coverage commenced in 1989, but Hutter's macro economic guidance goes back to 1971. Accurate and timely analysis includes the TRENDLines Recession Indicators (TRI) for Canada, China & USA; the Realty Bubble Monitor's tracking of housing bubbles in Australia, Canada, UK & USA; the Barrel Meter's tracking of price components for gasoline and crude oil along with 1/5/10/23-year crude price projections; and the PS2500's multi-century forecast for oil production & depletion; and the Debt Wall - USA 30-year Debt/Deficit projections. Randomly the firm provides c02 projections on the effects of fossil fuel contribution to climate change; and key international election forecasts.
Professor Ferdinand E. Banks (BA,MSc,PhD) is the leading academic energy economist in the world. He has published prolifically, and has lectured at eminent universities and institutions in over a dozen countries, currently serving as visiting professor of oil and gas economics at the Asian Institute of Technology, in Bangkok, Thailand. Former posts include senior lecturer at the United Nations, econometrician and commodity economist with UNCTAD, and professorial fellow at the Reserve Bank of Australia, among many others. Professor Banks has twelve books published internationally, including his latest, The Political Economy of World Energy: An Introductory Textbook (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9812700366).
Econ Grapher currently publishes the Econ Grapher blog. He previously worked in markets, trading, investment management, and corporate strategy. He has also set up two internet research businesses in stock research and economic research.
Ian R. Campbell is a recognized Canadian business valuation authority, having authored books used by lawyers, experts and Canadian Courts in business valuation litigation matters. He currently is developing http://StockResearchPortal.com, a Resource Research website that provides investment research data on the approximate 1,600 mining and oil & gas companies listed on the Toronto and Toronto Venture Stock Exchanges. Mr. Campbell is a Fellow of both the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators. The latter Institute annually awards a Research Grant in his name. He has provided testimony on business valuation before most Canadian Courts, and for forty years has advised many of Canada's wealthiest families on business valuation related matters.
Paul Frank is a Portfolio Manager for ETF Market Opportunity Fund "ETFOX."
ETFOX isn't your typical mutual fund as its portfolio is made up entirely of ETFs. The fund's investment portfolio is managed on a day-to-day basis by Paul M. Frank. Mr. Frank was born in 1962 in Quebec, Canada. His formal education includes a B.A. in History and Economics from Drew University. Mr. Frank also completed a MBA in Finance from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration in 1992, earning the Dean’s award for academic excellence and named class valedictorian. After completing his Master’s Degree, Mr. Frank worked as an analyst and trader at Signalert, a registered investment adviser. The ETF Market Opportunity Fund was launched in May 2004. Mr. Frank serves as Treasurer of the Troy Albany Youth Hockey Association and is a fund raising coordinator for the Albany Academy for Boys. The Franks live in Old Chatham, NY.
I have been in the financial industry for about 6 years and am an avid market follower.
I believe that in the short term the market is a voting device of current events, however in the longer term it is a weighing device which accurately shows the state of the economy.
Things Learned in 2009: Markets are profoundly shaped by gov't actions. Even if growth does not occur organically, the market doesn't care. All it cares about is potential cash flow growth. Another little secret: the economy only matters 25% of the time and thus analysis must be extended to sentiment, liquidity, and technicals. All of these factors must be taken into consideration to properly navigate the markets. The key is not forecasting economic outcomes, but rather the timing when you execute your strategy.
I hope that the opinions that I pose in my posts will help you look at things from a different light. They are more honed to the economy instead of where the markets will go from here, however I do add opinions and posts on market direction every now and then.
Dave Burwell is a Vice President with The Howard Group, providing Corporate Communication and Capital Market services for micro & small-cap companies. Established in 1988, The Howard Group is a Corporate Communication and Capital Markets firm. We look at a lot of micro and small-cap companies but choose to align ourselves with a select few. Our focus is on the long-term as building a business and building a public market following is not a quick process. Our services are tailored to each company we represent as we do not abide by the theory that one size fits all.
Mr. Roche is the founder of Orcam Financial Group, LLC, a low fee financial services firm based in San Diego, CA as well as the founder of the popular financial website Pragmatic Capitalism (some articles from Pragmatic Capitalism get syndicated on Seeking Alpha so please see the full site if you don't want to miss articles by Mr. Roche).
Orcam Financial Group, LLC (www.orcamgroup.com) is a low fee financial services firm offering asset management, personal advisory, consulting and educational services. Pragmatic Capitalism (http://pragcap.com) was founded by Cullen Roche in the midst of the financial crisis of 2008. Mr. Roche foresaw many of the events that led up to the crisis and felt that the government was slow to react and when it did finally react, responded with the wrong medicine.
Mr. Roche's primary areas of expertise include global macro portfolio construction, quantitative risk management, monetary economics and behavioral finance. Prior to establishing his own business, Mr. Roche worked at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management where he worked on a team overseeing $500MM+ in assets under management. Upon leaving Merrill Lynch, Mr. Roche managed a private investment partnership for 7 years generating substantial positive alpha (high risk adjusted returns) without a single negative year of returns. He has since transitioned back to retail asset management to better serve the much needed low fee retail space with sophisticated but simple asset management and financial planning services.
Mr. Roche is also a prolific writer. In addition to the daily musings on his website, he is the author of the popular book “Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Know About Money and Finance” as well as “Understanding the Modern Monetary System”, one of the top 10 all-time most downloaded research papers on the SSRN academic research network. He was named one of the “Top Wall Street Economists, Experts and Opinion Leaders” of 2011 by Wall Street Economists and was named one of the “101 Best Finance People” by Business Insider where he was described as “one of the most influential economic thinkers today.” In 2015 Mr. Roche was named one of the “40 Under 40” most influential people in finance by InvestmentNews. He is regularly cited in the Wall Street Journal, on CNBC and in the Financial Times.
Mr. Roche is a Georgetown University alumnus, growing up in the DC area and now living in Southern California with his wife Erica, troublesome collie Cal and 4 irritable laying hens. In addition to being a financial dork Cullen is an avid outdoorsman, mediocre gardener, proficient complex carbohydrate consumer (i.e., loves brownies and cake) and finisher of one of the most difficult IRONMAN races at Cabo in 2015.
Having spent a fair amount of time in the international telecom market, I have developed a taste for Emerging Markets.
My interests tend to be focussed on telecoms, energy & commodity stocks (mostly ADRs) & country sector ETFs
I am a long term investor using a mix of long-term investments and dividend payers to build more long-term wealth, and short-term short player when market condition warrants it. As a third generation investor, I am using a lot of information past on by my Father and Grandfathers to temper my investment strategies.
While my investment style is very similar to Warren Buffett, I take more of an interest in in tech stocks as a quick growth potential to build wealth. Followed by moving the money out of tech stocks into dividend paying companies for a greater degree of protection.
Currently, I am in the process of writing a short book (started as a few notes) on information and knowledge that I've picked up over the years to past on to my kids so that they will have a leg up in making better investment decisions. I figured that if my Father and Grandfathers can retire as millionaires and I'm getting closer to that myself without inheritance yet, why not have my kids able to do that at a much younger age without having to wait for inheritance and learn a better lesson about managing money by hands on experience.
HORAN Capital Advisors (http://www.horancapitaladvisors.com) is an SEC registered investment advisor that manages investment portfolios for individuals and institutions. Our firm utilizes a disciplined investing approach that should create wealth for our clients over time. Our investment bias is to invest in companies that generate a steady return over time, i.e., singles and doubles. This singles and doubles approach tends to lead to investments in higher quality dividend growth/cash flow growth companies. On the other hand, there are times when a company's stock price seems to be trading below its fair valuation. Short term gains are possible in these situations. I have been managing investment portfolios for individuals and institutions for over fifteen years and believe investing is like running a marathon and not a sprint. Taking the road less traveled, more often than not, leads to higher returns. Visit: The Blog of HORAN Capital Advisors at (http://disciplinedinvesting.blogspot.com/)
I am Jeffrey S. Schulman Sr. aka jschulmansr
I have now officially joined the ranks of "Day traders" and I am trading in the Markets to generate my Income. I have over 30+ years investing experience along with being a both Stock and Commodities Broker, Trading Advisor and Pool Operator. Currently however I am not licensed or registered as a Trading Advisor or Broker. I am providing the info about my trading here for informational purposes only. In addition, I am also an Internet Marketer, MLM, Affiliate Marketer, SEO and SEM Expert, plus much more...
Author and Editor of Dare Something Worthy Today Too! A Blog covering Gold and Precious Metals, Financial and Investing, Market Timing and Analysis, Politics, Computers and Internet, and much more...
I was recently a victim of this recession and "downsized" from working at Qwest Communications, with the Executive Offices of Qwest; as an Escalations Manager/Analyst specializing in High Speed Internet, DSL/ADSL., Internet Security, and more.
In addition I am an Open Networker, Top Linked, LION (worn with pride!), and accept all LinkedIn and FaceBook friend/join my network requests. In addition I reciprocate all Follows on Twitter.
Friend Feed: http://friendfeed.com/jschulmansr
I am also an avid Tweeter on Twitter and have the following Twitter Sites.
http://Twitter.com/jschulmansr - Much like my Blog
http://Twitter.com/DareSomething - Politics and Conservative/Libertarian Issues
http://Twitter.com/TweetsTheCash - Internet and Affiliate Marketing
I reside currently in the Savannah Area, Georgia, U.S.A.
My investment interests include small and microcap Biotech stocks with a focus on oncology. I worked for several years as a lab manager and research associate at UCSF Cancer Center in a lab focused on sequencing and assembling tumor genomes, array CGH of intermediate grade prostate tumors, and functional analysis of the oncogenic transcription factor ZNF217. During that time I attended as many talks and lectures as time would allow and read as many papers as possible in the course of investigating possible gene targets in regions of interest from aCGH data.
I have BS in biology and a masters degree in Health services administration.
Lawrence G. McDonald has written a book on the fall of Lehman Brothers, with Patrick Robinson, the #1 New York Times best selling author of Lone Survivor.
“A Colossal Failure of Common Sense - the Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers,” is being published by Random House and will be on the shelves in stores 7/21/09. Currently, Lawrence is a Managing Director at Pangea Capital Management LP.
At Lehman Brothers
From July 2004 through September 2008, Lawrence G. McDonald was a Vice President of Distressed Debt and Convertible Securities Trading at Lehman Brothers. He ran an extremely successful joint venture between the firm’s fixed income and equity divisions. He was the most profitable trader on the convertible securities desk 2006 and 2007.
The Subprime Implosion
In early 2006, Lawrence was part of a faction that called the subprime crisis, then he made over $46 million for the firm during its implosion. Mr. McDonald was highly regarded as one of the most consistently profitable traders at Lehman with over $83 million in trading profits during his time with the firm.
More interestingly, Lawrence McDonald was an integral part of a faction within Lehman Brothers that passionately tried in vain to stop the firm from heading down the road to destruction. Likewise, he also worked closely with Lehman’s credit derivatives team and saw first-hand the design and construction of what Warren Buffett termed as “Wall Street’s financial weapons of mass destruction.”
William M. Wright and the stock market go back to 1971. Bill has twenty seven years experience working within the financial service industry and valuable knowledge of market and economic history. He's a once-upon-a-time aggressive skiier and Lake Tahoe local. Before founding Window To Wall Street , Bill was in a senior management position for over 15 years with a fortune 100 financial institution where he managed multiple Mutual Fund and Variable Annuity functions. He's been a Dept.Director, Financial Consultant, Money Manager,Tax Advisor, Business Analyst and Financial Analyst. Bill completed his MBA at Eastern Michigan University and graduated Cum Laude from Western Michigan University where he earned his BBA in both Accounting and Finance. He also holds an Associates Degree (AA) in Business from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Dan Remy, MBA, is the owner of Remax Financial Services engaged in Business Valuation and Financial Consulting to corporations and high net worth enterpreneurs and investors. He is a former Edward Jones Investment Executive, retired IBM corporate executive for business development, and a former Professor of Economics and Finance at N.Y.I.T., Long Island, NY.
Mr. Remy was the M&A Executive at Volkswagen AG in the acquisition of eight companies to bolster sagging car sales in the mid 1970s. At IBM, he led the startup of the Optical Storage business and was instrumental in the startup and marketing strategy for IBM Global Services shifting IBM market strategy from hardware/software to client services and business consulting. Subsequently, he held Senior Principal Consultant positions at AT&T and Cisco Systems in business analysis and development.
Remax Financial maintains several investment portfolios that are Value and Dividend/Yield driven and optimized for vacillitudes and uncertainty in the current global economics and financial markets. The range of investment vehicles include: MLPs, Investment Trusts (energy+ all sectors), Preferred and common stock, Convertible Stocks/Bonds, ETFs, Corporate and Treasury Bonds, and Hard Asset holdings, The objective is to generate a steady dividend and yield income stream above 10 percent per annum using high Value investments with: low debt; free cash flow; low P/B P/S,and PEG; and, sustained ROE/ROA.