David Datny is Director of App Partnerships at Seeking Alpha. David is responsible for helping bring on new Application Partners for Seeking Alpha's Investing App Store. He's been with Seeking Alpha already since 2008. Prior to joining Seeking Alpha, David worked as a analyst at a Hedge Fund a well as PartSearch Technologies, a late stage startup in NYC. He also has extensive Business Development and consulting experience working with various startups.
Acting Man has been named after the title of the first chapter of Ludwig von Mises' book "Human Action" - the best treatise on economics ever written. The blog's main author is Pater Tenebrarum, an independent analyst who has been involved with financial markets for 34 years and is writing economic and market analyses for independent research organizations and a European hedge fund consultancy. Acting Man presents articles on the markets and the economy, a mixture of commentary on current events as well as economic theory and history, mainly from an Austrian School of Economics viewpoint. As more authors have joined the site, we have begun to broaden our palette a bit, but our orientation remains the same: pro-free market, anti-state, pro peace.
Albert Sung is the author of Correlation Economics, monitoring breaking economic news on a day to day basis.
He started investing in 2008 because of the economic crisis and holds a masters degree in chemical engineering. Previously, he worked several years as a process engineer at Ashland, a competitor of Dow Chemical. Today, he works as a regulatory compliance consultant at J&J, but his real passion will stay in macro-economics.
His experience in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry allows him to monitor the economy from a process engineering standpoint, analyzing macro-economic charts, correlations and trends.
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My investment interests are focused on the global "macro picture" - with particular emphasis on resources and commodities. I am only interested in long-term positions - typically 4-10 years.
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As an active retail investor, Xuan has been researching and investing in international equities listed in U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and China.
Xuan received her MBA from University of Toronto, and is a CFA Level III candidate.
I am a software engineer with 20 years of experience in high-tech, who has been investing in equity markets from an early age. I have been investing actively in shares of commodities related companies for the past 6 years.
Econophile is Jeff Harding, a real estate investor and former lawyer in Santa Barbara, California. He is a principal of Montecito Analytics, LLC. He has many years of experience in business cycles, real estate investments, and finance. He also was financing director of a home builder. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Investment at Santa Barbara City College.
He writes The Daily Capitalist, a blog dealing with economics, finance, and investment risk. He is a frequent contributor to Zero Hedge, Minyanville, and his articles are republished or linked to on many other blogs, such as the Huffington Post, Real Clear Politics, Real Clear Economics, Wall Street Journal, Mises Institute, Lew Rockwell, and many others.
The Daily Capitalist blog takes a fresh, unconventional look at current economics. In light of the poor track record of most economists before and during our economic crisis, it's time to think about different approaches explaining economic activity. The blog is also an advocate of new methods of evaluating investment risk in light of this most recent blow-up.
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I am an independent trader and investor seeking opportunities in energy, deep value, distressed and turnaround plays. I also invest in growth when I see a sustainable long term trend in certain stocks or sectors.
I may occasionally send stock ideas out on Twitter, if exceptional opportunities arise: @rougetrades
Hedge fund trader and analyst specializing in REIT, hotel, home building, real estate, financial, and consumer discretionary stocks. Preferred stock expert. Extensive experience investing using a variety of typical hedge fund strategies including long/short equity, merger arbitrage, capital structure arbitrage and distressed debt. Formerly, adjunct professor of Finance and Accounting at SUNY, Empire State College.
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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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The breakfast cereal industry has gross profit margins of 40-45%, 90% penetration in some markets, and steady and continued growth throughout its history.
In 2008, the total breakfast cereal sales were slightly over $13.3 billion in the U.S. alone.
Yigal Grayeff (Twitter: @yigalgrayeff) is the manger of a music school in Jerusalem called Lenagen Bekef. Between 2011 and 2014, he was a senior news editor at Seeking Alpha, which he joined after working at venture capital firm Gemini Israel Funds for five years. Prior to Gemini, Yigal was a reporter for the Jerusalem Post - covering business and economics and later on crime - and an editor at Dow Jones Newswires in London.
Copperfield Research is the pseudonym of a research team focusing on publicly traded equities. As of the publication date of our articles, we may have long or short equity positions in the companies covered. We do not discuss unpublished reports, or provide any advanced warning of future reports to others. Due to the danger of retaliation, our reports are written under a pseudonym. Please read our Disclaimer on the front page of every opinion piece before reading any of the material.
I am a technologist and one of the founders of MarketRiders. My goal is to help empower individual investors to take control of their investment portfolios and fire expensive advisors.
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Mitch is a Silicon Valley veteran with more than 26 years experience in venture capital, public finance, strategy and technology. Prior to MarketRiders, Mitch was a sub-advisor for micro cap technology investments for Apex Capital, LLC. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Tuchman invested in and advised venture funds focusing primarily on Internet. Mr. Tuchman began his career at Atari, Inc. and served as an operating executive for several Silicon Valley companies while leading them through strategic transformations. He currently serves on the boards of Workstream Inc. (Nasdaq:WSTM) Phoenix Technologies (Nasdaq: PTEC) and Kowabunga! (AMEX: THK). He served as a director of Kintera (Nasdaq: KNTA) until it was sold to Blackbaud (BLKB). Mitch holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Steve is serial entrepreneur having started several successful companies over a 25 year career. From 2000 - 2008, Steve served as a General Partner of Integrity Partners, a venture capital firm in Danville, California. He was a founding investor and board member of Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU), (the "Google of China") and worked closely with other portfolio companies, including Hydration Technologies, a pioneer in water purification technologies. Steve was a co-founder of C2B Technologies in 1996 and after its sale to Inktomi in 1998, he pioneered 48 portal relationships including, AOL, Yahoo, Lycos, American Express, and Merrill Lynch. In the 1980s, Steve co-founded CCS which grew to become the world's largest action sports mail-order and e-commerce business and was acquired by Alloy Inc. (Nasdaq: ALOY). He holds both bachelors and graduate degrees.
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Ryan is an accomplished technologist who has applied his skills to both investing and operational finance. Most recently, Ryan has built business information and intelligence systems for two computer gaming companies - SonicMule -- his current employer and PlayFirst where he served as Senior Program Manager from 2006 - 2009. From 2002 - 2006, Ryan worked as a financial analyst for two hedge funds, Joe Feshbach Partners in Palo Alto, and Financial Stocks in Cincinnati. Mr. Pfenninger holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and a M.S. in Information Systems, both from Indiana University.
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Sally comes to MarketRiders with diverse experience in product management, market analysis and client relations. Prior to MarketRiders, Sally was a Director in the International Division of Gap Inc. From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Brandon developed and implemented merchandise strategies and financial plans for multiple product lines in Europe and Japan. Ms. Brandon began her career in public relations and market research working for leading high technology clients such as Sun Microsystems, MacroMedia, and Broderbund. Sally holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from University of Southern California Business School.
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Jack James is a Technology Sector Analyst for Camlin Asset Management Ltd., a management-owned investment firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Camlin is dedicated to achieving superior long term returns for its clients through the utilization of a catalyst-driven investment approach.
David Datny is Director of App Partnerships at Seeking Alpha. David is responsible for helping bring on new Application Partners for Seeking Alpha's Investing App Store. He's been with Seeking Alpha already since 2008.
Prior to joining Seeking Alpha, David worked as a analyst at a Hedge Fund a well as PartSearch Technologies, a late stage startup in NYC. He also has extensive Business Development and consulting experience working with various startups.
An insider’s view on tech M&A transactions and trends, Inorganic Growth covers the numbers as well as the story behind them. Brenon Daly is the primary writer, with insights from across 451 Research. Hundreds of more in-depth M&A analysis reports and data can be found in 451 Research's subscriber-only Market Insight Serivce. Our M&A numbers come from The 451 M&A KnowledgeBase — a proprietary database of all tech deals since Jan. 1, 2002, sorted into more than 650 industry categories. The KnowledgeBase includes proprietary data on deal values and/or trailing revenues for key private M&A transactions. To request more information about our M&A research services, please go to the following URL: http://www.the451group.com/apply/apply.php?apply_page_id=604
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