Mr. Butic is the owner and founder of Trout Payment Systems, a Houston based merchant services firm. His company sets businesses up to take electronic payments such as debit cards and credit cards or works with firms to find better payment providers.
Prior to Trout, Mr. Butic traded equities, options, and futures in his individual account full time and continues to follow the markets.
He was a Director at HedgeFund.net, a subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners, where he worked from June 2000 through August 2010. He ran the company's Manager Services Group which covered sales and recruitment activities for 7,000+ hedge fund products.
He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 with a BBA, majored in finance and minored in philosophy.
Mr. Axler is Founding Partner of Spruce Point Capital Management, a long/short hedge fund. Mr. Axler is also the co-founder of Prescience Point Research Group. Mr. Axler is an activist short-seller, forensic financial researcher, and has exposed over $1.0 billion of alleged listed frauds on Nasdaq and the NYSE. Prior to founding his company in 2009, Mr. Axler spent eight years as an investment banker with Credit Suisse and Barclays Capital where he structured and executed billions of dollars of financing, derivative risk management, and M&A deals for leading Fortune 500 clients. Prior to starting Spruce Point, Mr. Axler was an Associate Director at Barclays Capital in the Diversified Industrials Group. Mr. Axler started his career with Credit Suisse in 2000, where he held roles with the Financial Strategy, Corporate Risk Management, and M&A groups.
Mr. Axler is a contributing writer to Seeking Alpha, and was profiled in the book "The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work." Mr. Axler's short research has been profiled by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in an analysis entitled "How Constraining Are Limits to Arbitrage? Evidence from a Recent Financial Innovation," and shown to produce superior investment returns. In addition, according to a research study from Sumzero analyzing 12,000 analysts recommendations since 2009, Mr. Axler is the top ranking short-seller.
Mr. Axler graduated from Yale University with a masters degree in Statistics, and received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business Administration from Rutgers College, where he graduated with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Larry MacDonald worked as an economist for many years and now manages his investment portfolio while writing about business and investing topics for leading Canadian publications. He also is the author of several business books.
I grew up on a cattle ranch, but went to work in the steel business after completing my BA. I spent the first 30 years of my life focused on making a living and assuming that government is irrelevant. What a silly assumption.
Two years ago, I made to decision to move my family from California to Idaho. I am now focused on preparing for the changes that are coming over the next couple of decades. These preparations include making the right investments.
I'm looking to join with others who value personal liberty and free markets. Radical changes are coming and there will be an opportunity to make these changes for the better. Electing more people like Ron Paul would be a great start. Modifying our Constitution to firmly re-establish limits on government power would be a great finish.
Chris Martenson's "Crash Course" does a terrific job of describing the challenges we must overcome. Please google and watch.
I am an electrical engineer and have been a minor partner in a local business for the past several years, where I keep the books.
I have followed and studied the stock market for over 30 years, developing a trading style which suits my personality. My style changes with my perception of the market. During the 'crisis' of 2008 I utilized trades that last about a month on average. Starting in late 2008 and early 2009 I have been more of an intermediate term holder of precious metals miners and explorers, which have done very well for me thus far. Since 2010 I have been transitioning into a Dividend Growth style with a great deal of assistance from the Seeking Alpha DGI community.
I keep tabs on the economy and the market by perusing the headlines and some articles of interest on a routine basis. The more I study, the more I begin to see how much more I need to learn. I like to think that I've picked up a thing or two, but there's always more.
Several years ago I 'discovered' Austrian economic thought. It forms the framework for my economic and market analysis. It seems to work for me.
Current Architectural student, and small tile company owner. I am knew to investing and love the risky stocks, prob because it keeps me on the edge. also love bio tech stocks, anyone that has any good info let me know and i shall try and return the favor.. Good Luck to All
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Dr. Paul Kedrosky maintains a widely-read blog on technology finance at Paul.Kedrosky.com (http://paul.kedrosky.com). Earlier in his career, Dr. Kedrosky founded the technology equity research practice at HSBC James Capel. Dr. Kedrosky was one of the first analysts to cover Internet companies, as well as making early and timely calls in networking and communications. He currently sits on various boards, is a strategist for Ten Asset Management in Encinitas, California, and a Senior Fellow with the Kauffman Foundation.
He appears regularly on CNBC, and has also appeared on CNN, PBS Newshour, ABC Nightline, and elsewhere, as well as being quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.
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)