My career has been as a research scientist. My background is Physics/Engineering/Aerospace, and my recent work is in burn modifiers for DOD propellants and agent defeat additives for DHS. As a landlord I'm a real estate investor/developer with a number of buildings in NJ and ME. I'm also very active in securities, trading regularly, with a significant exposure in the options market. My primary discipline in the markets is that of "Chartist", or Technical Analysis. I've been trading for over 15 years, and have gone through the gamut of technical indicators over the years and have now settled on what I euphemistically call the "C-Fold" technique, as it requires a C-Fold towel to execute. I primarily trade trends now, seeking to enter long and short positions to maximize my return from any given trend that I identify. I was also a member of the Worden Brothers Roundtable of Knights when I was using the Worden Brothers TC2000 software for doing my TA. I am in the process of starting a blog which will have regular chart analysis of various securities that I find interesting. In the meantime, you can find commentary and charts on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/vern.hoffmann.3?ref=tn_tnmn
I was a fund manager of European Equities for 10 years at Newton Investment Management in London. I recently founded StockViews.com, a social network that connects investors with analysts and encourages debate around individual stocks. I still keep my hand in the market and contribute both to StockViews and to Seeking Alpha. I also dedicate a large amount of my time to educating investors through StockViews Campus and via a mentorship program for university students. In the fall I will be touring a number of US universities to deliver a series of seminars on investing. You can find out more about me via my blog: http://blog.stockviews.com
Jason Wu is currently a portfolio manager at Optimization Asset Management LLC, a Long/Short hedge fund based in the U.S. Dr. Wu spent seven years as a quantitative strategist/portfolio manager at Perry Capital, an event driven hedge fund, where he managed quantitative strategies. Jason Wu also developed the risk management system and other quantitative price models for the company during a period when Perry’s asset under management grew from $1 billion to $8 billion. Prior to working at Perry Capital, Dr. Wu spent 5 years as a quantitative analyst at General Re, CDC Capital and Bankers Trust. Jason Wu has a Ph.D. in physics from Yale University and Bachelor of Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Envoy Global, Inc., was founded in 2001 to pursue investment opportunities in turnaround and restructuring situations both in private and public companies. Casino Capitalism, the research arm of the company, periodically publishes reports on specific companies, as well as general articles on investment trends and psychology. You can read our reports at: www.CasinoCapitalism.com. Yehuda Fruchter, the editor-in-chief of Casino Capitalism, spent three years as part of Value Line’s equity analyst team before founding Envoy Global.