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.)
Chris DeMuth Jr. is the founder of Rangeley Capital LLC. Rangeley is an investment firm that focuses on event driven, value-oriented investment opportunities. Rangeley Capital and his value investing forum, Sifting the World (StW), search the world for misplaced bets. Rangeley exploits them for its investors and then Mr. DeMuth writes about them on StW.
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.
I've been contributing to SA since 2011, with a break to join the PRO editorial team from 2013-2015. I got my Series 7 and 63 back in 2000, and watched the dot-com bubble peak and then burst in real time at a small, tech-focused retail brokerage in NYC.
Avi is a board member at New York Angels, and runs its education committee. He's also a board member at the Israel Venture Network (IVN), a social venture / philanthropy organization, a board member at Localytics - a leading mobile app analytics company and a board member at CoursHorse - a NYC based SaaS provider of adult class listing, registration and fulfilment.
Avi runs and owns Majorlee Investments- a family wealth fund, where he spends much of his time early-stage investing in tech startups (in conjunction with two angel groups- New York Angels and Launchpad Venture Group of Boston) and analyzing and trading in public equities and derivatives.
Avi started his career as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces smart weapons development program, which he left as a major, after eight years.
He has since led 4 startups, in networking, residential gateways, intrusion prevention and enterprise software - where he has seen 6 liquidity events (2 ipo's, 4 M&A's).
Avi received a B.Sc.E.E from the Technion, Israeli institute of Technology and an MBA, Summa Cum Laude, with a dual major in entrepreneurship and finance, from Babson College.
Avi resides in Manhattan, but spends part of his time in Boston and Tel Aviv.
More about Avi is available at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fogelavi