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I am Seeking Alpha's CEO and Editor-in-Chief. My love for the stock markets goes back to when I was a kid. Who else remembers combing through the stock quotes at the back of the business section of your local paper?
I joined Seeking Alpha in 2006 and launched Wall Street Breakfast and Market Currents, our top-of-class short-form breaking news for investors. In 2010 I became editor-in-chief and in 2015 I became CEO.
I live in Jerusalem with my wife and a bunch of exceptional kids. Most days, you'll find me making the commute from Jerusalem to Raanana. Occasionally I get to work from my home-office, from where I keep an eye on the beautiful Judean Hills.
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I'm the Director of Research at Wonder. Come check it out (askwonder.com)
Previously, I worked for Seeking Alpha from 2008-2015. During that time, I was involved in building out the PRO and Marketplace subscription platforms, and also spent time writing 'Wall Street Breakfast' and writing for the Breaking News team.
Before joining Seeking Alpha, I co-founded a (short-lived) start-up for crowd-sourced angel investing and worked in the private banking division of a boutique bank. I've got an M.Sc. in applied economics from Georgia Southern University, and a B.A. in economics from Brandeis University.
My husband and I live in Israel with our two children.
Mike Havrilla is a former pharmacist (retail and home infusion settings), biotech stock trader, and writer with experience that includes online trading since 1997, working as a pharmacist during 2004-2014, and writing for investors since 2007. Mike holds Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Bachelor of Science (Biology) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for Wyeth prior to pharmacy school. He is also an avid runner and has completed over 20 marathons with a personal best time under three hours for the 26.2 mile race and under 80 minutes for the half marathon. Mike merged his former publishing business with BioRunUp.com / Mark Messier in October 2010, creating a new online biotech stock research and trading subscription service.
Barbara Horne is a Business Management professional focused BI Tools, Learning Solutions, Process Improvement and Project Management . She has successfully taught thousands of individuals in environments ranging from Wall Street’s Top Firms to the Government and Academia.
She has started several small businesses and projects including BluEnke: a small Women’s Centered Publishing company, Liquids and Eats: an urban café and The Business Channels: a boutique consulting firm.
She is on the Board of CESI which uses technology to help fight poverty and the NY rep for the UN NGO Athletes United for Peace.
Barbara Produced and Co-produced “Lyrical Riot” and “Womyn’s Words” Spoken Word Open Mics; and has performed at numerous events including “Take Back the Night”.
She has had writings featured on ” Seeking Alpha”, “The Glass Hammer” and other websites and publications.
For the last few years you can find her expanding her boutique firm “The Business Channels” to focus on IT Learning and Adoption.
She has presented at Cloud Connect China, Interop Las Vegas, QCon Tokyo and keynoted at QCon Beijing. She is interested in Tech, specifically IT, small business, China, Brazil and political and economic systems and theories (capitalism, socialism...)
...ON THE MARKETS
"It is a zero sum game. Plain and simple. There is NO SUCH THING AS A SURE THING...only risk what you are prepared to lose."
I was born and raised in Murmansk, Russia (the home for Russia’s northern navy fleet, think Tom Clancy’s Red October). I immigrated to the US from Russia in 1991 with all my family – my three brothers, my father, and my stepmother.
My professional career is easily described in one sentence: I invest, I educate, I write, and I could not dream of doing anything else. Here is a slightly more detailed curriculum vitae:
I am Chief Investment Officer at Investment Management Associates, Inc (IMA), a value investment firm based in Denver, Colorado. After I received my graduate and undergraduate degrees in finance (cum laude, but who cares) from the University of Colorado at Denver, and finished my CFA designation (three years of my life that are a vague recollection at this point), I wanted to keep learning. I figured the best way to learn is to teach. At first I taught an undergraduate class at the University of Colorado at Denver and later a graduate investment class at the same university that I designed based on my day job. Currently I am on sabbatical from teaching for a while.
I found that the university classroom was not big enough for me, so I started writing and, let’s be honest, I needed to let my genetically embedded Russian sarcasm out. I’ve written articles for the Financial Times, Barron’s, BusinessWeek, Christian Science Monitor, New York Post, Institutional Investor … and the list goes on.
I was profiled in Barron’s, and have been interviewed by Value Investor Insight, Welling@Weeden, BusinessWeek, BNN, CNBC, and countless radio shows.
Finally, my biggest achievement – well actually second biggest; I count quitting smoking in 1992 as the biggest – I’ve authored the Little Book of Sideways Markets (Wiley, 2010) and Active Value Investing (Wiley, 2007).
Roger Nusbaum is the ETF Strategist for AdvisorShares. This Arizona-based professional has over 25 years of industry experience. He is also a well-known financial commentator covering ETFs, retirement planning and portfolio management for AlphaBaskets.com and at TheStreet.com. We think Roger is particularly insightful on exchange-traded funds, risk management and investing in international markets. Visit Roger's work at Random Roger (http://randomroger.blogspot.com) and AlphaBaskets (http://alphabaskets.com)
As a contributor to the New Low Observer (http://www.newlowobserver.com/about-this-site), we intend to give new insights on a low risk approach to trading in dividend paying stocks for tax deferred accounts. The New Low Observer (http://www.newlowobserver.com/about-this-site) is not intended for regular or non-qualifying accounts however, the strategies and stocks mentioned can be used for non-qualifying accounts with the understanding of the consequences of potential short-term capital gains as well as the need for exceptional documentation for IRS purposes.
I have a professional background of working with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Although I am an economist (and probably because of that fact), I am adept at being resourceful and thinking in a multidisciplinary fashion. For this reason, my professional experience only reflects a wide perspective that I have gained through the years and should not connote an air of authority.
Debra Diamond is the President of The Peripatetic Investor. The Peripatetic Investor offers independent investigation, analysis and insight on global markets and trends. theperipateticinvestor.com newsletter and advisory service offers opinions for short term trading assets and mid to long term assets, including hard assets, such as art and precious metals and financial assets such as currency and ETF's As both a former Fund Manager and graduate of the Christie's Education Program, Ms. Diamond has dual skills in both art and tangibles as well as financial instruments. Our objective is to provide a new and uncommon perspective.
The Peripatetic Investor expects to challenge your assumptions, impact your long-held beliefs and provide provocative insight. Our goal is to optimize your investment returns and alert you of new trends and information that will impact your portfolio.
As President of TPI, Ms. Diamond routinely advises on developing an art collection, is a frequent speaker at conferences on art and investing and is a contributing columnist to a variety of investment publications. The Peripatetic Investor offers low-cost solutions for investors seeking diversification and long term returns. Ms. Diamond has more than 25 years experience as a research analyst, portfolio manager, advisor and investor. She has founded numerous private partnerships including equity, private equity and tangible asset with specific expertise in alternative investments. Ms. Diamond was employed as a Vice President by T. Rowe Price Associates, President of the T. Rowe Price New Frontiers Fund, Vice President of the New Horizons Fund, a member of the New Horizons Fund Investment Committee, Director of The New Frontiers Fund and Chairman of The New Frontiers Investment Committee. The New Frontiers Fund had the highest ranking in its category during such funds’ life and Ms. Diamond was asked by The Chairman of George Soro’s Quantum Fund to join its stable of managers.
Ms. Diamond has been profiled in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun and numerous national publications. She has been a Contributing Editor to investment newsletters, appeared as a commentator on CNBC and has hosted a weekly investment program for CNN Radio. Ms. Diamond has served as an Adjunct Professor in Portfolio Management at The Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Professional Studies and as an Adjunct Professor for Investments at George Washington University Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Diamond earned a Bachelor in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance from George Washington University and has achieved the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC) accreditations. She is an artist who has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad and an art collector. She served as the Chair of The Governors Art Biennial in 2006 with the Baltimore Museum of Art and has lectured on ‘Art and Investing’. Ms. Diamond has completed the Christie’s Education M/A Certificate Program and is Co-Director of Continuing Education for Christie’s Education Alumni Association.
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Dr. Kris has two degrees from MIT because one just wasn't enough. Her life goal was to figure out the universe and having done that (at least to her satisfaction), she decided to tackle something even more difficult—the stock market.
Applying the scientific method along with an insatiably curious mind, she began trading stocks, futures, and options in order to find the holy grail to market success. She's discovered to her immense satisfaction that not only is there one way to succeed but many. Combining her love of cooking with the stock market, she's devised recipes for investment success designed to please the palate of most investors. Dr. Kris currently manages a private equity long/short portfolio and writes of her current research projects that appear on her website, StockMarketCookBook.com.
Her most exciting project is applying market timing models to Modern Portfolio Theory to not only give greater returns but at substantially lower levels of risk. (See PortfolioPreserver.com for further information.)
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 write about dividend growth stocks on my website www.dividendgrowthinvestor.com.
I am mostly a buyer of high quality dividend stocks, with solid competitive advantages. My holding period is forever, as long as the dividend is at least maintained. I tend to concentrate my efforts on stocks which grow earnings and dividends, which provides outstanding total returns over time. I only focus my attention to stocks with sustainable dividend payments. I am also a firm believer in diversification accross sectors and geographic locations.
I have been focusing my attention particularly to companies that regularly increase dividends to their shareholders on my website. On my blog I share my thoughts on investing in dividend paying stocks that have consistently increased their payments over time and tips on growing my dividend income. I hope that my blog will serve as an inspiration for my readers and that it would change their financial lives for the better.
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Stephanie Grimmett grew up in the wilds of Wyoming, but she decided early on that she preferred the East Coast to the slow pace of country living. She received her bachelor's degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and served as the managing editor of the international investing newsletter Taipan. She is an editor and frequent contributor to Today's Financial News (http://www.TodaysFinancialNews.com/), an independent multimedia content portal catering to retail investors looking for unbiased investment recommendations and news.
Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M), a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Full bio can be found at http://www.sramanamitra.com/bio/