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James Altucher was the managing director of Formula Capital, an asset management firm and fund of hedge funds. He's written five books on investing: Trade Like a Hedge Fund, Trade Like Warren Buffett, SuperCash, The Forever Portfolio, and his latest book, The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth. He currently writes at Jamesaltucher.com and has released a newsletter, The Altucher Report.
Mr. Altucher is the founder of Stockpickr.com, a social network for finance that had millions of unique visitors per month when it was sold to TheStreet.com in 2007. He has written over 200 columns for The Financial Times and has written for TheStreet.com, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Fidelity.com, and other publications. He was also the founder of a web services firm, Reset Inc, which he sold in 1998, at which time he became a partner at VC firm, 212 Ventures/Investcorp. Mr. Altucher regularly appears on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business, and CNN Radio, and is also in his spare time a nationally ranked chess master. Mr. Altucher received his BA at Cornell University and attended graduate school for computer science at Carnegie Mellon University.
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J Mulraj is a stock market columnist and observer of long standing. His weekly column on stock markets – The Straight From The Hip (http://www.equitymaster.com/sfth?regsrc=41), now published exclusively on Equitymaster, has run for over 17 years. An MBA from IIM Kolkata, he has been a member of the BSE. He is now India Representative for Institutional Investor. A keen observer of events and trends, he writes in a lucid yet readable style and takes up issues on behalf of the individual investor.
Kevin Grewal is the founder, editor and publisher of ETF Tutor as well as serves as the editor at www.SmartStops.net, where he focuses on mitigating risk and implementing exit strategies to preserve equity. Additionally, he is the editor at The ETF Institute, which is the only independent organization providing financial professionals with certification, education, and training pertaining to exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Prior to this, Grewal was an analyst at a small hedge fund where he constructed portfolios dealing with stock lending, exchange-traded funds, arbitrage mechanisms and alternative investments. He is an expert at dealing with ETFs and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California along with a MBA from the California State University, Fullerton.
An unbiased, neutral, multi-anglular, practical & sharp view on all world markets & key tradeable assets including currencies, Exchange traded funds ETFs, Stocks equities and Futures, all commodities, with a world market perspective, focusing on key financial markets, offering timely and realtime indicators, and buy sell trade setups on specific assets; with a macro view on the broader market moves of Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Middle East, Russia, Turkey, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and North American markets of Chicago and New York exchanges.
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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)
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Aaron Katsman, President and CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org). Aaron develops investment portfolios for clients around the world. He is author of the book Retirement GPS: How to Navigate Your Way to A Secure Financial Future with Global Investing (McGraw-Hill).
A well-respected wealth manager, he writes a popular investment column for the Jerusalem Post. Previously, he was a founder and managed the private banking group for Citigroup in Israel. Prior to Citigroup, he was a senior analyst at a leading Israeli venture capital fund, where he gained an intimate working knowledge of the Israeli hi-tech scene, and was frequently invited to lecture on the Israeli economy.
Aaron has been a contributor for AOL’s Bloggingstocks and has been a guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box.Aaron holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yeshiva University in New York. He is licensed by the Israel Securities Authority and holds the following registrations with FINRA and the SEC in the United States: General Securities Representative Examination (Series 7); Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63); Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination (Series 65).Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc. The opinion's are of the author and not necessarily that of Portfolio Resources Group, Inc. or its affiliates.
Mr. Delfeld has held positions as ETF Specialist with Union Bank of Switzerland, U.S. Representative to the Asian Development Bank, a Forbes Asia Columnist, stockbroker in Tokyo, Hong Kong & Sydney, and U.S. Treasury consultant.
He is a graduate of Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a Fellow at Keio and Sophia University, Tokyo.
Tom Lydon is editor and publisher of ETF Trends, a website with daily news and commentary about the fast-changing trends in the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry. Mr. Lydon is also CEO of Global Trends Investments, an investment advisory firm specializing in the creation of customized portfolios for high-net worth individuals. He has been involved in money management for more than 25 years. Mr. Lydon serves on the Board of Directors for U.S. Global Investors, Inc. and Guggenheim Investments. In early 2010, Mr. Lydon helped create the CNBC Model ETF Portfolios. Mr. Lydon is the author of The ETF Trend Following Playbook, as well as iMoney: Profitable Exchange-Traded Fund Strategies for Every Investor. He is Co-Founder of Virtual Summits, educational virtual events for financial advisors.
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The ETF Virtual Summit is the largest exchange traded fund (ETF) investment conference in the world. ETF Trends and RIA Database host this complimentary, interactive conference that exists completely online. The virtual showroom features keynote speakers, panel webinars, an exhibitor hall, a networking lounge and hot topic forums. Designed exclusively for Financial Advisors, this conference allows you to interact with experts in the ETF industry in a unique, virtual environment, avoiding the hassles and costs of traveling. Details on the conference, including agenda, past attendee statistics and sponsor information can be found at www.ETFVirtual.com.
The Alts Virtual Summit is the leading Alternative Investment conference for financial advisors. ETF Trends and RIA Database host this complimentary, interactive conference that exists completely online. The virtual showroom features keynote speakers, panel webinars, an exhibitor hall, a networking lounge and hot topic forums. Designed exclusively for Financial Advisors, this conference allows you to interact with experts in the Alternative Investment industry in a unique, virtual environment, avoiding the hassles and costs of traveling. Details on the conference, including agenda, past attendee statistics and sponsor information can be found at www.AltsVirtual.com.
I work in telecoms sector mostly on 3G networks for mobile operators. Interested in telecoms, tech & finance. I am a journeyman blogger & write about ADRs.
From a finance point of view, I tend to be a long term investor, but also play some momentum swing trades when I have time to focus.
Medved is Slovak for bear, so am not stating anything with avatar !!
Tim Iacono is the founder of the investment website 'Iacono Research', a subscription service providing market commentary and investment advisory services specializing in natural resources.
He also writes a financial blog known as 'The Mess That Greenspan Made', a sometimes irreverent look at the many and varied after-effects of the Greenspan term at the Federal Reserve.
Use the links below to visit Tim's website/blog.
Martin O. Hutchinson is an investment banker with more than 25 years’ experience, Hutchinson has worked on both Wall Street and Fleet Street and is a leading expert on the international financial markets. At Creditanstalt-Bankverein, Hutchinson was a Senior Vice President in charge of the institution’s derivative operations, one of the most challenging units to run. He also served as a director of Gestion Integral de Negocios, a Spanish private-equity firm, and as an advisor to the Korean conglomerate, Sunkyong Corp. But it was Hutchinson’s work in Bulgaria, Croatia and Macedonia that solidified his reputation as a true “hands-on” expert on the developing economies. As the U.S. Treasury Advisor to Croatia in 1996, he helped the country establish its own T-bill program, launch its first government bond issue, and start a forward currency market. Hutchinson returned to the United States, was named Business and Economics Editor at United Press International, and was able to jump-start the financial-news operation of that historic wire service. In October 2000, Hutchinson began writing “The Bear’s Lair,” a weekly investment column that appears on the Prudent Bear Web site. Hutchinson earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Cambridge University, and an MBA from Harvard University. He lives in upstate New York.
Sam Hopkins is the international investment analyst at www.wealthdaily.com (http://www.wealthdaily.com) and www.energyandcapital.com (http://www.energyandcapital.com). With dual degrees in linguistics and international studies, Sam travels the world to get first-hand information on the hottest developing markets. He is very bullish on renewable energy and other upshots of Peak Oil, as well as non-cash transaction technology.
Prieur du Plessis has 27 years' experience in professional investment research and portfolio management. More than 1,400 of his articles on investment-related topics have been published in various regular newspaper, journal and Internet columns. He has also published a book, Financial Basics: Investment.
Prieur is chairman and principal shareholder of South African-based Plexus Asset Management, which he founded in 1995. The group conducts investment management, investment consulting, private equity and real estate activities in South Africa and other countries.
Plexus is the South African partner of John Mauldin, author of the Thoughts from the Frontline e-letter, and also has an exclusive licensing agreement with California-based Research Affiliates for managing and distributing its enhanced Fundamental Index methodology in the Pan-African area.
Prieur is professor extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, teaching investment management. He also serves as Honorary Consul of Slovenia for South Africa, actively developing economic, cultural and scientific relations between Slovenia and South Africa.
Prieur lives by the words “living to run, running to live”. This motto manifests itself directly in his management style and keen participation in long-distance running, and also in Plexus’s sponsorship of the annual Plexus Races (marathon, half-marathon and 8km). The primary goal of these events is to raise funds for a number of charities, especially Proud Partners – an organisation formed by Plexus in co-operation with Prieur’s wife, Isabel Verwey (former TV producer and presenter), which uplifts previously disadvantaged communities through the provision of musical instruments and tuition to a large number of schools.
Prieur is 55 years old and lives with his wife and two children in Stellenbosch, Cape Town. In addition to running, his recreational activities include reading, travelling, motor cycling and scripophily.
Kathy Lien is Managing Director for FX Strategy at BKAssetManagement.com and Co-Founder of BKForex.com. Having graduated New York University’s Stern School of Business at the age of 18, Ms. Kathy Lien has more than 13 years of experience in the financial markets with a specific focus on G20 currencies. Her career started at JPMorgan Chase where she worked on the interbank FX trading desk making markets in foreign exchange and later in the cross markets proprietary trading group where she traded FX spot, options, interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities, and futures. In 2003, Kathy joined FXCM and started DailyFX.com, a leading online foreign exchange research portal. As Chief Strategist, she managed a team of analysts dedicated to providing research and commentary on the foreign exchange market. In 2008, Kathy joined Global Futures & Forex Ltd as Director of Currency Research where she provided research and analysis to clients and managed a global foreign exchange analysis team. As an expert on G20 currencies, Kathy is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Marketwatch, Associated Press, AAP, UK Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and other leading news publications. She also appears regularly on CNBC – US, Asia and Europe and on Sky Business. Kathy is an internationally published author of the best selling book Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market as well as The Little Book of Currency Trading and Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Beat Wall Street at its Own Game – all published through Wiley. Kathy’s extensive experience in developing trading strategies using cross markets analysis and her edge in predicting economic surprises serve as key components of BK’s analytical techniques.
I’m Dmitry Shagardin – an analyst from international brokerage company FBS.
As duty-bound I prepare a considerable quantity of analytical materials. So I have decided to spread by Seeking Alpha some of this analytic. Hope it will help somebody from Arena Asia’s community.
Vaughn Cordle has 30 years of experience in the airline industry as an equity analyst and consultant to various institutional investors, money management firms, suppliers, and labor groups. Vaughn founded AirlineForecasts, LLC and managed airline and transportation-related investment research for over 10 years. He has attended executive education programs at Kellogg, Wharton, and other business schools and is considered one of the leading experts in the airline industry. He is also a Airline Transport Pilot with the following ratings, licenses and awards: LRJET/CE500/A320/B727/B737/B747/B757/B767/B777, Gold Seal Instructor, Flight Engineer, 31 World and National speed records.
I am an independent investor living in Southeast Asia. Working in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, and sometimes Tokyo. My goals are to keep a birds eye view of market conditions and capitalize on emerging trends. I trade in all sectors. My personal portfolio is 1+ million. I also consult on an additional 4+ million to various friends and family. I am not a licensed broker or agent of any kind and am not certified in any area of business.
Ishita Manjrekar is a Senior Analyst and the Energy & Industrials Vertical Manager at Primary Global Research. In this capacity, Ishita oversees PGR's Energy & Industrials Vertical and manages a team of analysts covering individual sub-sectors within the space. Additionally she conducts primary research on alternative energy, hydrocarbon based energy and specialty chemicals securities. Ishita holds a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai (formerly known as U.D.C.T., Mumbai). Ishita is an avid swimmer and diver.
Providing industry information, market research, indepth analysis and data from China research and Intelligence.
China Research and Intelligence publishes market research reports, industry analytical reports, company reports and industry databases. CRI also provides outsourcing and custom services for research agencies and report readers.
Louis Paquette launched EmergingGrowthStocks.ca (http://www.emerginggrowthstocks.ca/) in 1995 to provide investors and speculators with a unique alternative to what he saw was a growing problem with corporate governance and conflict of interest on Wall Street. He offers a Market/Management Psychology Investment newsletter that doesn't marry one sector but rotates with the tide of the market.
John M. Putnamhas been covering the Medical Device and Technology industry on Wall Street for more than 30 years. He previously served as Senior Medical Device Analyst at Dawson James and Stanford Financial Group. He also held similar positions at Smith Barney, Wellington Management, L.F. Rothschild, Alex Brown & Sons, Adams, Harkness & Hill, and Gruntal. He was also a principle and co-founder of Belmont Harbor Capital, a boutique investment research and merchant bank in Chicago.
As an analyst for the past three decades, Mr. Putnam has been responsible for the technology, fundamental, regulatory and reimbursement research of the medical device industry. He has extensive knowledge of many segments of the medical device and technology industry including cardiovascular, orthopedics, diagnostics, and urology and the healthcare information industry. He was one of the first analysts on Wall Street to identify angioplasty and Women’s Health as major investment opportunities. He has a strong financial background and actually enjoys reading and analyzing financial statements and performing due diligence. He also spent several years in Washington D.C., focusing on regulatory and reimbursement issues impacting the medical device industry.
In addition to strong writing and personal communications skill, Mr. Putnam also developed a proprietary research methodology that evaluates the competitive position of companies participating in a particular industry segment by analyzing their intellectual property as embodied in a company’s patent portfolio. This methodology can be used to perform strategic planning and business development. It identifies each company’s relative competitive position within a technology and can identify those companies that are either active or have become inactive in research and development in that specific technology. From a business development perspective it can also identify a patent portfolio that may no longer be relevant to its holder but that may be an opportunity for another company.
Mr. Putnam holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a BA from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.
Anna Fedec is the Editor in Chief of TradingEconomics.com (http://www.tradingeconomics.com/), a website specialized in economic research. Anna holds a Master Degree in Economics from the City University of New York and a Master Degree in International Relations from the Cracow University of Economics.
A competent professional with nearly 7 years of experience in Market Research, Analytics and data mining in Online Trading in Energy, forex, metals and agro. The main roles involve
Conceiving / implementing short and long term plans for attainment of process objectives.
Supervising end-to-end activities connected with the processes to ensure optimal efficiency.
Analyzing market movements and price behavior of different commodities and formulating strategies over commodities trading in both domestic and international market.
Analyzing price sensitivity with macroeconomic variables.
Observing global price trends through international pricing reports.
Contribute to the daily, weekly, and periodical publications of the Commodities Research Team.
Preparation of commodity outlook for the weekly magazine of SMC Group “MONEY WISE BE WISE”.
Preparation of articles and speeches for the top managements for various key events.
Assisting in the development of new trade ideas and advice internal and external clients.
Tracking different exchanges and markets for the betterment of the Fundamental reports and Technical calls.
Building attitude & training field force regarding the activity plans for organizational commitment creating a healthy work culture for streamlining processes to ensure smooth functioning of operations.
Conducted training to Franchisees and Branches for Commodity Trade.
Participates in Investors Awareness Program and many seminars to spread the knowledge and view about the market.
ETF Planet (http://www.etfplanet.com/) was founded in 2006 to cover product and market developments related to exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The site covers ETF sponsors, their overall strategies, and any significant developments regarding their products. The site provides news on current and upcoming ETF listings, and aims to educate investors on the details and specifics of these new products.
Bryan Banish is the president of iGlobal Strategies LLC which he started in 2008, after a successful career as an executive with a US technology firm. Banish has lived more than 8 years in Asia and is now focusing his attention on helping others learn about foreign markets. He holds degrees in engineering and business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. iGlobal Strategies’ primary outlet for educating people on foreign markets and business is the Individual Global Investor (http://www.individualglobalinvestor.com) franchise.