Wisdom vs. Information does not imply that I believe I am wise; I humbly seek to distinguish between plentiful information and rare wisdom. I am a reformed lawyer and serial entrepreneur, with a few years of oil and gas industry experience as well. I am a disruption nerd, constanly searching for innovation that will be disruptive. Evolved computing and chips and software that enable "The Cloud" transition are my current focus. Ecology must mesh with economics to be relevant. Pollution is a natural byproduct of all plant and animal activity; increasing pollution by increasing consumption while-fighting-pollution is the history of the last 30 years. Consumption is worse for the ecology than pollution. The greatest gift God (mother nature, evolution, The Allspark, whatever one chooses to worship) gave us is free will: fight for it by using it! No one can 'give' you freedom.
Led by MIT engineers and Wall Street analysts, Trefis.com helps you understand how a company's products, that you touch, read, or hear about everyday, impact its stock price.
Surprisingly, the founders of Trefis discovered that along with most other people they just did not understand even the seemingly familiar companies around them: Apple, Google, Coca Cola, Walmart, GE, Ford, Gap, and others.
This might include you though you may have invested money in these companies, or may have been working with one of them for years as an employee, or have consulted with them as an expert for a long time.
Consider these questions:
•What % of Apple's stock price is iPhones? (Q: Is it 5%, 25%, or 50%?)
•What % of Dell's stock price is Dell Notebooks?
•If Bing took half the market share from Google Search, what % upside could there be for Microsoft’s stock?
On Trefis you will get answers to questions like above.
You can play with assumptions, or try scenarios, as-well-as ask questions to other users and experts. The platform uses extensive data to show in a single snapshot what drives the value of a company's business.
Trefis makes the same content, data, and tools that are currently available only to professional investors today, accessible to everyone. Importantly, it makes the extensive data/tools easy to use and understand, allowing investors to leverage the platform in their decision making much more efficiently than anything else available.
Trefis is currently used by hundreds of thousands of investors, company employees, and business professionals.
I have worked in an executive financial capacity (CFO) for more than 25 years. In 2005, I became a serious student of the market to gain a better understanding of successful investing/trading. I began my blog, The Perplexed Investor, to provide an honest narrative of my process. My blog and my posts are intended to have heuristic (and perhaps some entertainment or schandenfreudic) value and should never to be (mis)construed as having the intent of providing readers with investment/trading advice. I put my blog on permanent hiatus, back in 2011 to get some perspective, and concentrate on some needful things in my life.
David Kugelman is the President of Atlanta Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity and investor relations consulting firm, and the Publisher of the small-cap stock newsletter, OTC Stock Review. Mr. Kugelman has been in the Investment industry since 1986 and has held the National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7, 24, 63, and 66 licenses, as well as the Certified Financial Manager designation. In the past, he has worked for Thomson McKinnon, Bear Stearns, and Merrill Lynch, as well as two regional Investment Banking Firms. In addition to managing investments for both individuals and corporate clients, Mr. Kugelman structured transactions servicing middle market institutional funds by providing corporate clients access to public financial markets including external funding, strategic alliances, restructurings, acquisitions, and business strategy formation.
At Merrill Lynch, Mr. Kugelman was a Financial Advisor and Investment Advisor Representative working mainly with middle market institutional funds, corporations, family offices and Defined Benefit plans. Acting in a financial advisory role, he specialized in retirement and estate planning, tax and asset strategies, philanthropic vehicles, and banking and lending services. A fondness for the pursuit of growth-stocks prompted Mr. Kugelman to leave Merrill Lynch in February, 2003 and found Atlanta Capital Partners and the OTC Stock Review.
As President of Atlanta Capital Partners, LLC, Mr. Kugelman has provided strategic business planning and public relations services to a diverse number of small and large public and privately held companies. Drawing on close to 30 years of contacts in the investment industry, Mr. Kugelman has carefully built relationships worldwide with Retail Brokerage Firms, Investment Bankers, Analysts, Fund Managers, and Independent Investors by introducing them to undiscovered opportunities. This has resulted in the introduction of more than $200 million in funding and increased investor awareness for many public and privately held companies. Today Mr. Kugelman is regarded as an astute corporate finance specialist and valued asset to many small companies seeking to raise funds in the US or International equity markets.
As Publisher of the OTC Stock Review, Mr. Kugelman frequently lectures on small-cap stocks and growth companies. He has lectured extensively for brokerage firms and investment clubs, as well as being featured in numerous publications. The OTC Stock Review uses a Bottom-Up approach to investing by focusing on a specific company rather than on the industry in which that company operates or on the economy as a whole. The OTC Stock Review looks for pure plays on fast-growing, microcap companies with less than $250 million in market capitalization. The print version is extremely high quality, 8-pages with a magazine like appearance. Registered as a periodical with the U.S. Library of Congress, our ISSN Number is 1939-3113 for our printed publication and 1939-3121 for the online version. Using a combination of fundamental and technical criteria to identify growth stocks with tremendous upside potential, OTC Stock Review boasts numerous stock picks with returns between 25% and 1,000%.
Firat Uenlue is currently residing in Germany. His book titled 'Beyond Chimerica: Understanding the Dynamics' was published in 2011.
Born to Kurdish parents in Istanbul, Turkey his family moved to Germany when he was just four years old. In Germany he benefited from the generous education system and the friendliness of its people. Later on he graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Würzburg in 'Modern China'. He also spent time studying at China's famous Peking University, the National Taiwan University in Taipei and Yonsei University in Seoul.
He speaks seven languages and has travelled extensively through Asia and Europe and believes that careful study as well as on the ground knowledge is needed in order to fully assess the region.
Bill Simpson has been trading for a living since the late '90's, focusing on initial public offerings in the aftermarket -- and with great success (up an annualized average of 32% since 2000). His strength is analyzing upcoming offerings with a focus on determining and estimating potential market fair value before it opens for trading. Mr. Simpson's outstanding, indepth IPO reports are an important component of Seeking Alpha's IPO coverage.
Bill Simpson's subscription-based research is available on his site:
I write The 5th Column, a weekly research product which goes to a number of institutional clients around the world. I seek to supply my clients with heretical opinions and facts that can give them a more informed view of the world. 5th Columnideas is completely independent and therefore does not have to provide research that requires the approval of corporate financiers, or dissenting colleagues.
History/Trading Style: I have been trading for 12 years, since I was 15, and have studied a variety of trading techniques and strategies. I combine many trading philosophies and combine technical analysis, fundamental analysis, and macro-economic analysis into every trade. I mostly trade options and implement complex option strategies to take advantage of favorable risk-reward set-ups.
I also believe in industry specific metrics and am developing a trading strategy around these metrics.
As for technical analysis I use a variety of techniques, but favor trading triangles and basic trend line support and resistance in channels and breakdown/breakout patterns, with a major focus on volume on the moves.
I am a trend trader and will not fight a trend, because that is a losing strategy. I take pride in my stock picking ability and have had a lot of success in finding under the radar stocks that provide huge returns, and often find stocks that are eventually taken over.
Options provide the flexibility and leverage so that traders can make major returns in any market. I am an active trader and set strict profit taking targets and stop losses.
Education: Graduated Bentley University in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in finance. Graduated Boston University in 2007 with a master's degree in investment management. Passed Level 1 of the CFA in December 2006
Career: Most recently worked as an Equity Analyst for Thomson-Reuters on a new venture at ThomsonSquawkBox.com (http://www.ThomsonSquawkBox.com). I provided a wide array of live market analysis which includes but is not limited to swing trades, long-term trades, monitoring of the options market, option trading strategies, sector analysis, conference call coverage, earnings previews, trading tools, intraday trades, and other trading strategies. The product never got the chance to get off the ground as we launched when the market was crashing, so it was cut out of the budget.
I then started my own Company, OptionsHawk, where I provide the fastest, most thorough, and most accurate options analysis on Wall Street. I also design trading strategies and provide clients with live market analysis throughout the trading day. My clients are always on the inside, and the first to know, and we swing trade options with a high success rate.
Starting my own Company was the best thing I could have done and has opened up a lot of avenues. I enjoy not having a boss, taking lunch breaks at the beach, and not having to deal with the antics of the Corporate World. My analysis has been featured on Reuters, Bloomberg, and other financial publications.
I graduated from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB with a BA in art, 1985. I received an MFA in painting at UCLA, 1992. So what am I doing trading for a living? I began trading markets with friend/money manager Cedd Moses in 1989. Moses was commonly ranked in the top 1% of aggressive growth managers in the US throughout the 90’s and I traded closely with him for more than 10 years. I wrote an online newsletter, TheContrarian (Notes from the Wallstreet Underground) from 1998-99. Moses and I then co-ventured, along with partners, launching Marketbug.com (proprietary quantitative econometric madness), where I wrote BUGnotes daily from 1999-01 (we republished these bi-weekly in 2000 on Marketwatch.com). Marketbug was dissolved in 2001. I prefer holding positions for several months, but in more volatile trends they average around 10 days (these days even less). I pyramid gains and blow-out losses. I go long, I go short and vary allocation based on technical, fundamental and psychological interpretations of the market. I trained with the best, but I am my own madman now.
The Mole (pseudonym) is a man in the know. I don't trade for a living, but instead work for a well-known Irish institution, heading a desk that regularly trades over €100 million a day. I aim to provide top quality, up-to-date and relevant market news and data, so that traders can make more informed decisions.
Visit The Mole's blog (http://www.paddypowertrader.com/blog/index.php/category/market-watch/).
Dr. Paul Kedrosky maintains a widely-read blog on technology finance at Paul.Kedrosky.com (http://paul.kedrosky.com). Earlier in his career, Dr. Kedrosky founded the technology equity research practice at HSBC James Capel. Dr. Kedrosky was one of the first analysts to cover Internet companies, as well as making early and timely calls in networking and communications. He currently sits on various boards, is a strategist for Ten Asset Management in Encinitas, California, and a Senior Fellow with the Kauffman Foundation.
He appears regularly on CNBC, and has also appeared on CNN, PBS Newshour, ABC Nightline, and elsewhere, as well as being quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.
Roger Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth.
Roger Conrad founded and ran the Utility Forecaster and Canadian Edge newsletters before leaving to form his own publishing company, Capitalist Times (www.CapitalistTimes.com). During his almost 30-year tenure at Utility Forecaster, Hulbert Financial Digest routinely ranked the publication as one of the best investment newsletters.
His new publication, Conrad’s Utility Investor (www.ConradsUtilityInvestor.com), continues his in-depth coverage and analysis of more than 200 essential-services stocks, primarily utilities and telecoms. Roger Conrad is also an expert on master limited partnerships (MLP) and the Canadian energy sector, which he covers for Energy & Income Advisor (www.EnergyAndIncomeAdvisor.com).
He’s also an independent trustee of Miller/Howard High Income Equity Fund and the author of Power Hungry: Strategic Investing in Telecommunications, Utilities and Other Essential Services. Although he spends a good deal of time in front of a Bloomberg terminal or reading 10-K and 10-Q reports, he’s also an avid outdoorsman and baseball fan.
The masthead may have changed, but readers can count on Roger to deliver the same high-quality analysis and rational assessment of the best dividend-paying utilities, MLPs and dividend-paying Canadian energy names.
Hao Jin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and currently works as an IT professional for a media brokerage firm in Wall Street area, doing data mining, data warehouse and analytic reports. He graduated from SUNY Stony Brook’s Harriman School for Management and Policy in 1993.
Market Sniper is a full time market trader. He predominately trades broad market ETFs, stocks, futures and options. He is a former Series 3 and Series 7 licensed broker with Dean Witter and then EF Hutton. He does a mixture of day trading and swing trading with few long term positions with the exception of venture capital positions. He is also a California Real Estate broker and California Certified Residential Appraiser. Market Sniper has a life long interest and fascination with all markets, including real estate. He is an avid student of trading psychology, markets, history, economics and economic history. Market Sniper firmly believes that those who understand history control their own future.
Larry Dignan is executive editor of ZDNet news and blogs. Larry was most recently executive news editor at eWeek. Prior to that, he was news editor at Baseline, and also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com.
Visit: Between The Lines (http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/)
Shlomi Cohen is a veteran Israeli financial journalist and stock analyst who writes the popular 'Buy, Sell, Hold' column for Israel's leading financial publication, Globes.
Cohen provides in-depth analysis of Israeli and non-Israeli stocks traded on Wall Street, with particular attention to the impact of emerging technologies and executive management strategy. Cohen also manages a virtual portfolio on Globes, which he updates regularly alongside his commentary.
Visit his site: Globes (http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/default.htm)
I've spent 32 years in the oil and gas business, starting as a reservoir engineer for a major oil company, then moving into management and A&D. Worked around the world and turning 53 soon. Looking to retire at 55 unless our benevolent government gets in the way! Big fan of smaller government and the US Constitution. Love the South and wouldn't leave for all the money in the world!
Gareth Hatch is a Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. He is interested in helping people to understand the challenges associated with the growing demand for rare-earth elements [REEs] and other critical and strategic materials, and how those challenges affect market sectors throughout the entire technology supply chain. Gareth is also a co-founder of Innovation Metals Corp, a private Canadian company that has developed the low-cost RapidSX process for the separation and purification of critical metals. He is based in the suburbs of Manchester, UK.
For several years Gareth was Director of Technology at Dexter Magnetic Technologies, where he led a team focused on the design & application of innovative magnetic devices and systems, in order to solve real engineering problems in the aerospace, defense, medical, data storage, oil & gas, renewables and industrial sectors. He holds five US patents on a variety of magnetic devices.
A two-time graduate of the University of Birmingham in the UK, Gareth has a B.Eng. (Hons) in Materials Science & Technology and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy & Materials, focused on rare-earth permanent-magnet materials. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Gareth is Newsletter Editor of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He is Founder of the Magnetism & Electromagnetics Interest Group and Strategic Materials Network, both at Linkedin.com, and is a member of the Strategic Materials Advisory Council. Email: ghatch-(at)-techmetalsresearch.com [replace the -(at)- with @].
Egalitarian elitist, peripatetic polymath, and professional misanthrope. Also, charming, handsome, witty, brilliant, suave, dashing, dapper, debonair, and modest.. Especially modest. I was born in a log cabin that I helped my father build. Walked 20 miles to school, uphill each way, in never-ending blizzards; yes, even during summer school. Survived hand-to-hand combat with mosquitoes the size of B-52's. Now I eke out a meager living running guns and drugs for the Salvation Army. ( You didn't really think they $cored their $eriou$ ca$h from tho$e chee$y kettle$ at Chri$tma$, did you? )
p.s. All the lies about me are TRUE !
Upon receiving my Masters degree in Music from Connecticut's Hartt School of Music, I took a job at a local Friendly's serving ice cream, where I perfected the disgruntled, comatose look, as seen in the photo at left. As a first-time participant in the American economy by way of fast-food, I noted the vileness and squalor into which our country was plummeting.
Now, as an SA commentator, I look forward to multiplying my earnings, once I get some, and settling down as a prime member of society, living out my remaining years in the luxury every red-blooded American deserves.
I currently live in a barn with my saxophones, watching America decline around me.
I started blogging some time ago, due to growing concerns about the world economy, and the UK economy in particular. My blog is informed by diverse experience working throughout the world. One of the major influences has been the time spent living and working in China, and the experience of exporting from China to the rest of Asia. I approach economic theory with considerable cynicism, and therefore 'pick and mix' from different schools of thought according to whether they seem to correspond to reality. I remain anonymous as I value my privacy, and my motive in writing on economics is simply to put an alternative view 'out there'.
Moon Kil Woong is currently a VP at a SME. Previously he was a tech stock consultant, VP of Research at ING, and sell side Director at Crédit Agricole Indosuez. Moon Kil Woong has a Masters in Public Administration from SJSU.
Heavy-set equity analyst with almost-imperceptible personality disorder; former Head of Equities Research at Australia's largest independent stock research outfit.
250 pounds of number-crunching terror, with a sexiness only rivalled by Zap Brannigan and an intellect rivalled only by an army of atomic monsters.
Prone to making references to Arminius' treatment of Varus' legions, Vercongetorix' "Noble Capitulation" and the carnage at Carrhae.
You will not find a better stock analyst. You can try, but you won't.
Go on... try.. .see if I care.
It will be wasted effort.
Layperson, average joe, serious more than a hobbyist investor in search of "quality". i find investing/swing trades an enjoyable mental exercise. "Self Taught?" NO FORMAL FINANCIAL EDUCATION, just lots and lots of reading and kicking over rocks to see what's underneath. My style is primarily fundamental/value 90% investment with life time horizon. The other 10% swing trading and/or cash leveraged hedging. Currently managing my brokerage account, a couple custodial, and a few retirement accounts. Picture is of my father and i, we go way back.