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Doug Young is a China business news veteran, with nearly a decade of experience writing about China's colorful cast of publicly listed companies. He currently lives and works in Shanghai, where he comments on the latest China company news at Young's China Business Blog, a community for people interested in buying and selling China stocks (www.youngchinabiz.com). He also works as an lecturer in the Fudan University Journalism School and is writing a book on the media in China. Before moving to Shanghai, he worked as a reporter and editor for 10 years at Reuters, covering China's dynamic company news scene for most of that time. He was most recently chief correspondent for Reuters' reporting on corporate news in China, leading a team of a dozen reporters covering all of China's major industries.
Led by MIT engineers and Wall Street analysts, Trefis.com helps you understand how a company's products, that you touch, read, or hear about everyday, impact its stock price.
Surprisingly, the founders of Trefis discovered that along with most other people they just did not understand even the seemingly familiar companies around them: Apple, Google, Coca Cola, Walmart, GE, Ford, Gap, and others.
This might include you though you may have invested money in these companies, or may have been working with one of them for years as an employee, or have consulted with them as an expert for a long time.
Consider these questions:
•What % of Apple's stock price is iPhones? (Q: Is it 5%, 25%, or 50%?)
•What % of Dell's stock price is Dell Notebooks?
•If Bing took half the market share from Google Search, what % upside could there be for Microsoft’s stock?
On Trefis you will get answers to questions like above.
You can play with assumptions, or try scenarios, as-well-as ask questions to other users and experts. The platform uses extensive data to show in a single snapshot what drives the value of a company's business.
Trefis makes the same content, data, and tools that are currently available only to professional investors today, accessible to everyone. Importantly, it makes the extensive data/tools easy to use and understand, allowing investors to leverage the platform in their decision making much more efficiently than anything else available.
Trefis is currently used by hundreds of thousands of investors, company employees, and business professionals.
Trent MacDonald lives in Nova Scotia, Canada and graduated from Saint Francis Xavier University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Honours Degree, focusing on Finance and Accounting. In 2000, Trent earned his Chartered Accountant designation, the equivalent of a US based CPA. In 2006 he was awarded the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Since, Trent has worked in several Senior Executive positions within Canada’s second largest grocery retailer, namely as Vice President Finance, IT and Pharmacy Development for their pharmacy division, then Regional Vice President Finance in Ontario then Atlantic Canada. He has also served as Vice President Tax and Special Projects for their National Organization. Trent started investing seriously more than a decade ago and, through his success, now does so on a full-time basis. Given his work with publically listed organizations, both as a Senior Executive and through Public Accounting, he understands what drives shareholder value. He takes this same approach to his own due diligence and sees himself as a value investor most, but enjoys short-term and day trading when opportunities present themselves.
Outside of investing, Trent enjoys family life, coaching, sports (both playing and watching) and spending time with friends.