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IndexUniverse.eu launched November 2008 as the first independent website focused exclusively on the European ETF market. Overseen by leading ETF expert Paul Amery and offering daily news, analysis, blogs and data, it is already attracting attention as a leading source for independent analysis.
The site features the most comprehensive online database of European ETFs anywhere, packaged within a sophisticated data interface that lets users sort and search for ETFs by country, asset class and more than forty additional metrics.
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/)
Frank started market timing in 1982 when the Federal Reserve cut interest rates and sparked the 1980’s bull rally.
Realizing that this rally could have been forecasted, he began to search for indicators which had similar forecasting ability.
Within a year, his first newsletter was launched, “Growth Fund Strategies Report” which used a market timing strategy consisting of changes in interest rates, Fed changes, Market breadth and market price (using the S&P 500 Index).
The strategy was hugely successful and issued a major sell signal on September 10th, 1987, just five weeks before the market crash on October 19th.
In 1996 his first market timing website was launched. “Market Timer Report” used a refined strategy to market time the general U.S. stock market, and followed a variety of growth stock mutual funds. It was geared towards more conservative mutual fund investors and averaged only one to two switches a year.
By the end of the 1990s, the strategy was refined to one that followed market trends instead of using interest rates and breadth on which to base market timing decisions.
Because trend following never missed major trends trends, and those trends which failed resulted in minimal gains or losses, it became apparent that this was the better way to profit in what was quickly becoming a hugely overbought stock market.
The bear market of 2000 through 2002 generated substantial “bearish position” profits by following trends and Frank began using Fibonacci support and resistance levels to look forward and help identify trends.
In 2002 we changed the name of our timing service to FibTimer.com (live link) to better identify ourselves to prospective subscribers. We also began the process of adding new timing strategies, using our trend trading systems to develop both aggressive market timing strategies as well as conservative market timing strategies.
In time we added sector fund timing, gold fund timing, bond fund timing and small cap fund timing. In 2003 we expanded to ETF timing strategies as well as starting a portfolio of individual stocks. All using our trend following systems to time the markets.
Frank is currently the editor and chief market analyst of FibTimer.com, as well as president of Market Timing Strategies, Inc.
I founded Seeking Alpha, and lead it for its first 10 years until I passed the CEO role to Eli Hoffmann. I started Seeking Alpha after working for five years as a technology research analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York. Seeking Alpha is now the dominant crowdsourced equity research platform.
I wrote the ETF Investment Guide (http://seekingalpha.com/article/15136-etf-investing-guide-one-page-summary-of-the-entire-guide), and I blog about startup best practices at http://davidjaxon.wordpress.com .
I have a B.A from Oxford University and an MSc from The London School of Economics, and am married with five children.
Enzo Villani is the President and CEO of Villani Advisors, LLC. A Strategy and M&A advisory firm. Since 2006, Enzo has completed over $350 million in acquisitions focused on the investor relations, corporate communications, financial technology, media, and trading exchange industries.
Before launching Villani Advisors, Enzo was co-founder, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer of DF King Worldwide (formerly Sage Holdings). D. F. King Worldwide is the leading global Stakeholder Management and Financial Communications firm. Formed in 2007 with as a private equity backed acquisition vehicle, the D. F. King Worldwide family now comprises of D. F. King & Co., M:Communications, Hallvarsson & Halvarsson, Capital Precision, Broadgate Consultants, Taylor Rafferty. D. F. King Worldwide employs over 900 professionals with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Dubai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Taipei.
Prior to launching DF King Worldwide, Enzo was Managing Director of Products and Strategy at the NASDAQ OMX. Enzo established NASDAQ Corporate Services through a series of alliances and acquisitions including Shareholder.com and Prime Zone Media Network (now GlobeNewswire). Corporate Services is now the fastest growing business line in NASDAQ OMX.
In 1998, Enzo co-founded Rivet Integrated Marketing. As CEO, Enzo developed a pioneering methodology for integrating traditional and interactive marketing. Rivet’s clients included: NASDAQ, Citibank, The Ford Foundation, R/GA, AOL Time Warner, Kx Systems and Track Data Securities which he sold out to his partners in 2001. Prior to Rivet, Enzo was Director of Internet Development at Integrated Office Solutions (IOS), a system integrator and Microsoft Gold Partner servicing the top 10 investment banks. Enzo pioneered early web design and development for Modem Media, Byron Preiss Multimedia, Marvel Entertainment, MSNBC, and Intel. Enzo holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Johnson School at Cornell University and completed his Bachelor of Arts from Iona College while working on the block equities desk for Lehman Brothers. He has studied at Pratt Institute and at The School of Visual Arts. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.