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Michael Ashton has been a recognized leader in developing the U.S. inflation derivatives market. He traded the first interbank U.S. CPI swaps in 2003 and, as a dealer, was a primary liquidity-provider in that market for two large banks. He represented about one-third of interbank swaps volume during his tenures at those firms. He invented and was the sole market-maker for the CME CPI Futures contract. He has written and spoken extensively about the use of inflation-indexed products for hedging real exposures, and has written more broadly in a commentary format about the rates markets and macroeconomy. Mr. Ashton is currently the managing principal at Enduring Investments LLC. His comments on this site and others are not posted in that role, and no opinions of his should be construed to be recommendations of or to reflect the views of his employer. He recently published "What's Wrong With Money? The Biggest Bubble of All."
John is a lawyer and accountant with over three decades of corporate finance, due diligence, M&A advisory and related legal services for manufacturers, innovators and investors in the energy storage and renewable energy sectors.
Over the last eight years John has earned a global following for his articles on the energy storage and alternative energy sectors. He has contributed to AltEnergyStocks, Seeking Alpha, The Street, NASDAQ.com and Batteries International Magazine and InvestorIntel.
John is a 1979 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School and a 1976 graduate of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He was admitted to the bar in 1980 and licensed to practice as a CPA in 1981. John’s diverse experience in corporate finance, natural resource development and energy storage give him a unique and sometimes unsettling perspective on the technical, economic and supply chain challenges of the battery industry.
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I am an independent trader originally from New York. I am mostly a value and commodities investor, but I do use some options based hedging strategies as well.
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Ron Hiram currently manages investment portfolios and assists earlier stage companies in their capital raising efforts. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Cellnet Solutions, Ltd., a supplier of remotely managed networks of public wireless terminals providing voice as well as value-added data services in developing countries, from April 2008 until March 2010. From 2003 to May 2008, Mr. Hiram was a Managing Partner of Eurofund 2000 L.P., a venture capital fund focused on Israeli-related companies in the telecommunications, information technology and microelectronic spheres. Previously, from 2001-2002, Mr. Hiram co-headed TeleSoft Partners' investment activities in Israel. TeleSoft Partners is a Silicon Valley venture capital fund focusing on companies developing telecommunication-related technologies. Between1994-2000, Mr. Hiram served as Managing Director and Partner at Soros Fund Management LLC ("Soros"), an international hedge fund in New York, devoting the bulk of his time to private equity investments. Prior to joining Soros, Mr. Hiram worked at Lehman Brothers for thirteen years (also in New York), most recently serving as Managing Director of a workout and restructuring group. Mr. Hiram has served on the boards of directors of companies publicly listed in the U.S., including Ulticom, Inc. since January 2000 and Comverse Technology, Inc. from 1985-1986 and from 2001-2006 (including as chairman of the board from May 2006 to December 2006). Mr. Hiram also served on the board of TASE listed E. Wardinon Ltd. (2005-2007) and on the boards of numerous privately held companies. Mr. Hiram received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1981 and a B.Comm. from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, in 1979.
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.
Elliott Gue knows energy. Since earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of London, Elliott has dedicated himself to learning the ins and outs of this dynamic sector, scouring trade magazines, attending industry conferences, touring facilities and meeting with management teams.
For seven years, Elliott Gue shared his expertise and stock-picking abilities with individual investors through a highly regarded, energy-focused research publication. Elliott Gue’s knowledge of the sector and prescient investment calls prompted the official program of the 2008 G-8 Summit in Tokyo to call him “the world’s leading energy strategist.”
He has also appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in a number of major publications, including Barron’s, Forbes and the Washington Post.
In October 2012, Elliott Gue launched the Energy & Income Advisor (www.EnergyandIncomeAdvisor.com), a semimonthly online newsletter that’s dedicated to uncovering the most profitable opportunities in the energy sector, from growth stocks to high-yielding utilities, royalty trusts and master limited partnerships.
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The two authors are co-managers of a family partnership long/short equity fund since 2001, that have a successful track record in trading primarily small-cap aggressive growth companies based on a fundamental valuation analysis of current news, including quarter reports, guidance, biotech clinical study results and other news. The junior partner is a self-taught private investor with a Business degree from the New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business and the senior partner has an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, including prior MS & BS (Engg.) degrees, and with experience in business strategy consulting to large fortune 100 companies.
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I have spent more than a year building Bridgetown Financial Group with my partner Jim Trosen, and I am incredibly proud of the work that we have done.
We have grown our client base and assets under management more than 100% from when we started. We have retained all of our clients through a very difficult market downturn. During that downturn, we kept our heads and did not make any emotional decisions. As a result, nearly all of our clients are in better financial shape than when they started with us.
I personally have grown in my ability to understand the stock market and economy and turn that understanding into portfolios of bonds, stocks, and options. I have spent time with clients and have a better sense of how to give them a peace of mind about their financial future. I have gained significant skill in using software, such as R, to gain a quantitative understanding of the market and of potential companies. And I have designed processes that make Jim and my work easier.
I’ve also continued to teach myself every day. I study history, math, economics, and am working especially on the skills of econometrics, forecasting, and machine learning. I don’t ever plan to stop teaching myself new skills and new theories on the world.
My goals for the near future are to continue building Bridgetown and to continue learning more every day.
My ultimate goal is to make large-scale positive change in the world and to acquire the connections, money and skills that will allow me to do so.
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My name is Phil Mause. I am a Senior Advisor with the Pacific Economics Group, focusing on energy, regulatory and valuation issues. I retired from 40 years of law practice earlier this year. I am a yield oriented investor and in the last two years, I have done reasonably well in junk bonds, BDCs, mortgage REITS, and dividend paying blue chip stocks. As an avocation, I dabble in stand up comedy.
Todd Sullivan is a Massachusetts-based value investor and Co-Founder and General Partner in Rand Strategic Partners. He looks for investments he believes are selling for a discount to their intrinsic value given their current situation and future prospects. He holds them until that value is realized or the fundamentals change in a way that no longer support his original thesis. His blog features his various ideas and general commentary and he updates readers on their progress in a timely fashion. His commentary has been seen in the online versions of the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, CNN Money, Business Week, Crain's NY and others. He has also appeared on Fox Business News and is a RealMoney.com contributor. Visit his sites: ValuePlays (http://valueplays.net/) , Rand Strategic Partners (http://randstrategicpartners.com)
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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.
Mark's mutual fund is launching December 15, 2011.
He is a self taught private investor who operates the website Fund My Mutual Fund (http://fundmymutualfund.com); a daily mix of market, economic, and stock specific commentary. Fascinated by the market since an early age, he discovered mutual funds as a teenager in the 80s and moved to equities by the mid 90s. The origin of the website is/was to leverage the power of the internet in developing a transparent track record to attract investors for his potential "long/short" mutual fund.
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With a degree in economics from the University of Michigan, a broader understanding of the economy as a whole, along with interpreting investor psychology, is also a major interest for Mark. To follow on Twitter, username: fundmyfund
GT McDuffy is read and followed globally by the world's top financial pros, as well as by members of Congress, international government and economic policy makers- along with numerous US Federal & State agency officials. He was the first person in the financial markets to correctly predict the end of the 2008 stock market crash & the ensuing March 2009 market rebound and 5-year bull run (against tremendous numbers of professional & pundit naysayers). McDuffy also invented the notion of disallowing short-selling on the bid price - now known as the "upbid rule" - which has been implemented into law via the SEC. Additionally, he was the first writer to champion reform in FAS 157 (mark-to-market) accounting- which was a key ingredient in the market rebound of spring 2009.
As a stock picker, GT's stocks have been approximately 80% accurate with average overall returns of almost 275%.
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Thomas Ryan, CEO of Doddsville Investments (http://doddsvilleinvestments.com/), received his B.S. in Finance from Tulane University in 2000, and an M.B.A. at the University of Miami in May 2008 with a concentration in finance. Mr. Ryan approaches markets with a broad view of the economy, relatively simple investment themes and his analysis is not restricted by daily or weekly trading trends that sometimes plague financial institutions. He has traded his own portfolio with the same macro viewpoint he will use for the Fund. The Fund’s investment objective is to maximize long-term total returns, in variable market and economic conditions, while emphasizing preservation of capital.
Over the past several years, the General Partner has been developing and refining a top-down macroeconomic approach to identify securities and indices that would be suitable for opportunistic investment. The General Partner focuses on general economic conditions in the United States and abroad, and based on broad themes and trends, analyzes whether certain pockets of various markets appear over or under valued, thus presenting opportunities to capitalize on imbalances. The General Partner’s strategy is directional, meaning its investments will be selected to go in a particular market direction and not be “market neutral.”
As part of its macro-level approach, the General Partner incorporates both “qualitative” and “quantitative” principles to identify market conditions, entry and exit points and trading ranges and patterns with the goal of identifying attractive investment opportunities. For instance, it will qualitatively evaluate whether unrealistic assumptions are built into certain indices or pockets of the market and then use a quantitative approach to drive and monitor particular investments selections.