Ku&Ku is a research duo of Dmytro Kulakovskyi and Lev Kuznetsov, two undergrad students passionate about financial markets. Our goal is to provide individual investors with necessary information on those numerous opportunities, which arise on the stock markets of Russia and other ex-USSR emerging economies. We believe, media coverage of this portion of the world economy remains unfairly poor, therefore, deprived of access to relevant information, individual non-Russian-speaking investors are largely disadvantaged and hardly can reach conclusions on the aforementioned opportunities that would be acceptably certain. Considering our limited resources, we currently can only focus on a few sectors of Russian economy, but, as we strive for thoroughness in our analysis, we are sure, our blog will allow those interested in Russian stock market increase certainty about their conclusions (at least, as long as those pertain to the issues we cover). Editors' profiles: * Dmytro Kulakovskyi is a senior year student at Odessa State Economic University pursuing a degree in Finance and CFA recognition. Having become interested in financial markets at the age of 15, he has shifted his focus from technical analysis to options strategies and, finally, to equity research, which now is the industry he is trying to break into. In 2009 he moved to the New York City area, but, due to his study, he spends most of the year in Odessa, Ukraine. While in NYC, he is open to meeting and discussing investing ideas with people, who share his interests. *Lev Kuznetsov is a senior year student at Kazan Federal University pursuing a degree in Financial Management. Having become interested in global markets in secondary school, he developed his interests from equity markets into corporate finance & private equity. He has several science works focused in differences between developed and BRIC financial markets and in investment strategy in Russian market. In addition he has investment banking internship in Russia and joint project with Fortune500 FMCG Company. He believes that his emerging markets knowledge and previous experience in Russian I-Bank will help readers to increase knowledge of CIS financial markets and make good investments here.
David Hunkar (pseudonym) holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Economics. He is a part-time consultant for a financial consulting firm where he manages portfolios for manages portfolios for self and family. He has been an investor for the past ten years. David focuses on foreign stocks trading in the US markets including the OTC market. He concentrates on high dividend yield and dividend growth stocks. ETFs are his another favorite investment vehicle. In addition to his contributions here at Seeking Alpha, you can also visit him at his blog www.topforeignstocks.com
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