Robert first tasted a passion for studying the economy during his participation in the National Fed Challenge, where he studied macro economic analysis and the inner workings of FOMC policy. He attended Clemson University and graduated with a B.S. in Business and Economics. After beginning his investing career in residential development, Robert turned towards his true talents in global market research, analysis and trading. Robert has published articles covering Macro Theory, Trade Strategies, Geopolitics, and Technical Analysis. He is a perpetual student of the economy and global markets with a hunger to discern what drives market behavior. Robert has been studying and trading markets with a calculated edge for nearly ten years and will readily engage in debate with fellow traders. Follow Robert's Trading Notes at http://www.twitter.com/ds_shoutbox
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Mordecai Rosenberg has been interested in trading for seven years and has been trading for the last six. He trades stocks, futures, bonds, options and currencies.
He lives in Ireland with his wife and four children.
Rich has been involved in banking and investment banking for the past 30 years. As retirement moves closer and closer, he struggles with the same issues that most baby boomers face, primarily, how do we maintain what we have and how do we make it last and grow through our lifetime. His focus is on value and return with an approach to analysis company valuations and long term viability. He is particularly interested in fixed income, derivates, energy, commodities and Real Estate Investment Trust.
Rich began his career in banking as a bank liquidator with the FDIC. He has been a chief lending officer in a commercial bank, a division head of a Fortune 50 company providing commercial real estate products, a CMBS trader with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets (I watched the stock market crash in 1987 from the trading desk), and a managing director/group head at 3 different investment banks.
Rich received his undergraduate degree from Marshall University in Social Sciences. He has a Master’s of Science in Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. In addition he holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.
His interest includes emerging markets, macroeconomic policy, writing and playing the blues on his electric guitar.
Graduated the University of Washington with a BA in International Studies (focus on Russia & Central Asia) and a minor in Russian. Studied abroad and travelled throughout Russia and Central Asia. Worked as the Chief of Financial Services in a smaller establishment in the midwest the past 4 years and now currently back in grad school for a Master's in Cost Analysis...
Retired businessman running his own portfolios during retirement. Learning as fast as I can and there is no end to the learning needed to be successful regarding portfolio strategy.
These are times that try men's souls but so far so good.
Brett earned his first contrarian investing profits in 2004 when he purchased an obscure investment (at the time): sugar futures. His friends on Wall Street stopped laughing soon enough when sugar rocketed to multi decade highs, illustrating that it indeed pays to be contrary.
Brett quickly learned that the key to maximizing profits while minimizing losses is to invest against the crowd. He has since scoured the universe of stocks, commodities and options, searching for popular and tradable market misconceptions.
Brett has been featured in The Economist, Forbes, The Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune and Seeking Alpha. He is a graduate of Cornell University, with a degree in operations research and industrial engineering.
In addition to his love of investing, Brett is an experienced technology entrepreneur. He co-founded two successful high-growth software companies, Chrometa, maker of the world’s most advanced timekeeping software, and LeadDyno, an online marketing tool for small businesses.
Alex Cook is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he studied economics. In college he founded Tar Heel Business, a print and internet publication focused on business and economics. Alex now writes for frontieroutlook.com, where you can read about macroeconomic trends and investment ideas.