I currently work for an independent research group - as a member of their Global Commodities team - including but not limited to base and precious metals, coal, iron ore, and steel, as well natural gas and oil. I enjoy sharing and analyzing ideas about all sectors. I fully subscribe to both fundamental and technical analysis. I think its' imperative for any investor to understand how closely both schools of thought are tied together. In addition, I am currently a Level III CFA candidate.
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.
I am primarily an investor interested in creating passive income streams through dividends. I focus on finding and analyzing dividend paying stocks, MLPs and REITs that are a good fit for income investors.
I practice Judaism and my faith is very important to me. I visit family in Israel once a year, but I am educated and work in the United States where I hold an MBA and a bachelor's in English. I am a patient man, enjoy wine but am not a connoisseur, and I listen more than I speak.
SurlyTrader is a portfolio manager at a large financial institution who specializes in trading derivatives. He has been in the financial services industry for over a decade and would like to share his experience and enthusiasm in the financial markets with those who have a natural curiosity and passion to learn.
He completed a BS in Computer Engineering with Mathematics minor, and a MBA in Finance. He is also a CFA Charterholder and Global Association of Risk Professionals Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Ilian Yotov is a longtime FX Strategist, known among industry peers as the creator of The Quarters Theory, a revolutionary methodology applied to the price behavior of currency exchange rates. His FX market analysis, outlook and forecasts are sought by popular financial publications worldwide and he is a regular guest speaker at industry events.
For over 12 years, Ilian has also been committed to the education of retail FX traders, and has been recognized as one of the leading Forex educators in the world, helping thousands of currency traders worldwide. Ilian Yotov is the Chief FX Strategist at Allthingsforex.com where he brings a combination of in-depth knowledge and expertise with innovative strategies and trading techniques. He is responsible for driving the company’s research initiatives and for turning them into actionable trade ideas and trading strategies.
Ilian Yotov is author of the book "The Quarters Theory: The Revolutionary New Foreign Currencies Trading Method", published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Michael Johnston is the co-founder and senior analyst at ETF Database, an online investment resource for ETF investors. ETF Database offers a proprietary ETF Screener that allows investors to filter the universe of 900+ ETFs to find the right fund. ETF Database also provides news, analysis, commentary, and actionable investment ideas on a daily basis.
John Lounsbury, Managing Editor and Co-founder of Global Economic Intersection, provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to a small number of families on a fee only basis. He has a background which includes 34 years with a major international corporation, 25 years in R&D management and corporate staff positions. More recently he was a Series 6, 7, 63 licensed representative with a major insurance company brokerage from 1992 to 2001. Since 2002 he has operated his own sole proprietorship business. Specific interests include political and economic history, econometric analysis and investment strategy analysis. Recreational activities include hiking, non-technical mountaineering and alpine skiing. He is also founding partner and managing editor of EconIntersect.com.
David White is a software/firmware/marketing professional and a long time investor. He has worked in the networking field, the semiconductor equipment field, the mainframe computer field, and the pharmaceutical/scientific instrumentation field. He has bachelor's degrees in bioresource sciences and biochemistry from U.C. Berkeley. He is a former Ph.D. student in biochemistry. He has done significant graduate work in EECS and business at Stanford (through SITN) and UC Santa Cruz. He was awarded a Certificate in Advanced Software Systems (about 1/3 of an MS in EECS) by the Stanford Computer Science Department. He also took most of Stanford's undergraduate Computer Science curriculum.
Dr. Price writes about stocks, options, and the financial markets every weekday on Real Money Pro, a subscription site at The Street, and here, with Arrow Loop Partners at Seeking Alpha.
Paul has been a speaker at the International Traders Expo in New York City and the Options and Forex Expo in Las Vegas. He also gives investment seminars for subscribers of The Street's multiple subscription sites.
Dr. Price is also a featured contributor for Guru Focus.com, and here on Seeking Alpha.
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.)
Alfstad Capital is a boutique independent investment management firm specializing in meeting the portfolio needs of institutions and funds actively managed in fixed income portfolios. Launched in 2005, Alfstad Capital’s investment consultants focus on portfolio profitability and growth. We first develop an in-depth knowledge of each client’s market niche, target their goals, and pursue them backed with thirty years of independent investment experience. Integrated with the scientific discipline of portfolio analytics, and capital markets analysis, our management strategy frequently results in total return investing.
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Mike Alfstad is an investment manager, finance columnist, and the founder and CEO of Alfstad Capital. After a lengthy career in bond trading and capital market investments, he founded Alfstad Capital to focus his finance acumen on the portfolio needs of financial institutions. He also acts as a consultant, bringing his 30 years of asset/liability risk analysis and cash flow management experience to CEO’s, several banks, and non-profit boards of directors.
Being Norwegian and very conservative, Mike has applied the time-tested investment discipline of Total Return to deep risk analysis versus reward probabilities for over twenty years, always keeping in mind that bond portfolios do well only when they are managed with an eye to the future and the recognition that interest rates are volatile and ever-changing.
A proud University of Washington alum and amateur horseback rider, Mike is proud to enjoy modest success as a vintage race car owner/driver within SOVREN, an organization whose significant proceeds support Seattle Children’s Hospital. He dreams of one day being as good on horseback as he is in the driver’s seat on the race courses across the U.S.
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Ann Wakeman joined Alfstad Capital in 2009, bringing two decades of experience in the fixed-income markets. Ann is integral to trading, operations, marketing and compliance in the firm. She keeps busy chauffeuring her two teenagers and volunteering for the Northwest Adoption Exchange.
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I was born in 1956 in USSR. After graduation from college in 1979 I worked full-time as an IT specialist. Until 1990 I worked for different companies in the Soviet military industrial complex. I created a small software business in 1991, which failed in 1993. I worked for Oracle Corp in 1995 in Moscow. In 1996 I moved to the US, where I continued working as an IT professional, which is still my main source of income. I became a US citizen in 2006 and started investing in 1998. I had an extremely successful 1998 and 1999, very bad 2000 and 2001, then recovered. I mostly invest in what I know, which means mostly high tech companies, but wouldn't discard any opportunity. I'm trying to make my performance better and share my thoughts in my blog Muddling Investor (http://muddlinginvestor.blogspot.com/).
Myself Alan, I work as a Financial Adviser and a mediator between debtors and creditors. Linked with Reputed Debt Consolidation Company, which helps consumers to get out of credit card debt. We provide credit consolidation Services that helps you in negotiating lower interest rates through the credit card companies and helps you make affordable payments. I guess 70% of US people have credit card debt. Thus I wish to assist people for eliminate credit card debt by providing free debt counseling services.
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Brian Kelly is Founder of Brian Kelly Capital. Brian has over 17 years investment experience trading US & international equities, forex, options, futures, metals, and commodities. He has traded for some of the largest hedge funds, pension funds, and mutual funds.
Mr. Kelly is a CNBC contributor and can be seen regularly on the show Fast Money.
Mr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he received a BS in Finance. He also holds an MBA from Babson Graduate School of Business with a concentration in finance and econometrics.
Clive Corcoran has been an independent trader, on both sides of the Atlantic, for more than 20 years. In recent years he has been engaged as a course developer and tutor, providing international executive education workshops and individual mentoring. He is also an FSA registered adviser and provides wealth management services and investment advice to private clients.
As an author he has written Long/Short Market Dynamics: Trading Strategies for Today’s Markets (Wiley, 2007) and several titles for the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). A new book entitled Systemic Liquidity Risk and Bipolar Markets is scheduled for publication by Wiley Finance in December 2012
He has been a regular analyst/contributor to CNBC Europe and other broadcast outlets, runs executive education workshops in conjunction with Euromoney, ICMA and Thomson Reuters, and has been a featured speaker at international trading and investment expos.
Author of the critically acclaimed book, "Taking Charge With Value Investing (McGraw-Hill, 2013)" and the equity research company "BNL Finance". An analyst that ranks in the top 4% on both tipranks.com and Motley Fool CAPS for stock picking performance.
We are a team of economics professors in the NY area with a passion for financial markets.
In our blog "BubbleBustInvesting.com", we write about individual stocks as well as macroeconomics events. We believe that most of the returns in financial markets can be made during the blow and bust of financial bubbles, provided that investors learn how to spot them ahead of the crowd and place their bets accordingly.
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Areas of interest include financial regulation, monetary policy, debt, corruption, and taxes. I lean libertarian on most issues, political and financial. I briefly worked as a Financial Advisor (series 6 and 7), and handle my own investments. Check out www.bearishnews.com for more.
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Price Headley was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with specific real-time stock and options strategies and investment education to profit from significant market trends. Price appears regularly on CNBC, Fox News, and in a variety of major financial news outlets. Timer Digest recognized the success of BigTrends.com's investment strategies by ranking Price among the Top 10 Market Timers for stock market timing.
Five Plus Investor is business owner and an avid follower of the stock market, managing seven different types of portfolios for family and friends. Five Plus Investor invests in multiple types of investments, with the goal of achieving relatively high dividend yield that has a reasonable margin of safety. She enjoys contributing to Seeking Alpha as she has time, with her core audience being new investors and retirees.
Jason Schwarz authors the popular Economic Timing investment newsletter. His fundamental and technical research has become a primary resource for hedge funds and individual investors.