Jeff is the President of NewArc Investments Inc., manager of both individual and institutional investments. Jeff is a registered investment advisor, and portfolio manager for NewArc's investment programs. Jeff is a former college professor with a hands-on, real world attitude. His quantitative modeling helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade. A Public Policy analyst, he taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin, and analyzed many issues related to state tax policy. Jeff began in the financial business as Research Director for trading firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He investigated anomalies in the standard option pricing models, taught classes for beginning options traders, and developed new forecasting techniques. In 1991 he established a general research consultancy, working with professional traders at all of the Chicago financial exchanges. In 1998 he started NewArc Investments, Inc. Jeff has a commitment to the specific needs of individual investors. It is not a one-size-fits all approach, but one that emphasizes the unique circumstances of each client. Jeff also serves on the board of two small technology companies (currently Chairman at one). He is occasionally as an expert witness in legal cases involving financial markets and hedging.
Earned a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Pittsburgh before deciding to switch gears and pursue a career in the financial field. I went on to earn an MBA, also at the University of Pittsburgh.
I worked for nearly three decades in the investment business, including nearly two decades with Charles Schwab & Co. While at Schwab, I worked both as a broker and as a trading supervisor.
While at Schwab, I wrote the daily pre-market opening update for the entire MidAtlantic region. This task was given to me because of my vast knowledge of and years of experience in researching all markets - stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities and international markets.
After leaving Schwab, I became a fulltime investment writer. Currently I write five articles a week for two prominent investment newsletter websites.
'Toro' is the pen name for a Generation X writer who has a B.Com. (Hons.), MBA and is a Certified Financial Planner. He has 10+ years of investment experience. He's currently employed at a large institution, and previously ran an equities portfolio ranked in the top 2%-20% of its cohorts. He's now focused on broad market issues.
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Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. Trace Mayer holds degrees in Accounting and law. He has studied Austrian economics focusing on Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises.
He was among the first popular bloggers to publicly recommend blockchain technology, Bitcoin, in its infancy with a market cap under $2m and well before its massive rise over $11B in November 2013 and hosts the extremely popular Bitcoin Knowledge podcast.
Blockchain technology holds the most disruptive potential for actually being able to execute such massive creative destruction as capital burrows down the liquidity pyramid into safer and more liquid assets like gold and Bitcoin.
The Market Flash is a successful individual investor who believes in free markets and the progress to humanity that free markets bring. The Market Flash has worked for Silicon Valley technology companies and Financial Institutions doing software development for 30 years. In The Market Flash's current position, he does not work on investment systems nor make investment decisions. The Market Flash has an MBA in Finance/Accounting/Computer and Information Systems from UCLA, and attended but did not complete the PhD program in economics at UCLA. The Market Flash's main writing focus is economic theory applied to investing and the intersection of finance and technology. The Market Flash played the dot com boom correctly, and was early to the game and had timely exit strategies in emerging markets (he calls this an ex-communist play), energy, and treasury inflation protected securities. The Market Flash is one of a dying breed of renaissance people (someone who is well versed in many different subject areas) in this era of increased specialization. The Market Flash combined his knowledge of Finance, Mathematics, and Computer Programming to create the Investment Return iPhone app. Investment Return shows you how you are doing with your investments using financially correct compound interest calculations, and has a future value calculator that shows you what your retirement nest egg will be to the day. You can review this innovative product below on my Seeking Alpha profile page.
Michael Ashton has been a recognized leader in developing the U.S. inflation derivatives market. He traded the first interbank U.S. CPI swaps in 2003 and, as a dealer, was a primary liquidity-provider in that market for two large banks. He represented about one-third of interbank swaps volume during his tenures at those firms. He invented and was the sole market-maker for the CME CPI Futures contract. He has written and spoken extensively about the use of inflation-indexed products for hedging real exposures, and has written more broadly in a commentary format about the rates markets and macroeconomy. Mr. Ashton is currently the managing principal at Enduring Investments LLC. His comments on this site and others are not posted in that role, and no opinions of his should be construed to be recommendations of or to reflect the views of his employer. He recently published "What's Wrong With Money? The Biggest Bubble of All."
Stockerati (http://Stockerati.com/) is an engineer and student of science by training and practice. He's a self-taught investor and has been applying a sense of logic, induction and scientific means to craft out his portfolio and investments for quite some time.
He's based in Seattle, WA and has worked for 10+ years in the hi-tech industry. Investing and stocks are his passion, hobby and just like everyone else, he believes in turning this hobby into something very rewarding.
Stockerati runs a successful blog at Stockerati.com (http://Stockerati.com/) where he shares his screenings, analysis and view points on stocks, the economy, wall street and international markets regularly. His goal is to be the missing link that investors like him face today. He doesn't day-trade, swing-trade or deal in options or futures. He's very inspired by the principles of value investing but does not have the patience to wait that long for the returns. His singular goal is to make reasonable profits through short to mid-term trades.
Stockerati is an exponent of trend investing. Through his proprietary methods he strives to detect early trends through patterns and signals in the market place and applies them to pick his investments. He's been reasonably successful in his endeavors. He believes in complete transparency and shares all his research and conclusions with the world. Stockerati's strategy is around detecting trends early, always staying ahead of the curve and timely entry & exit, while securing great gains.
The Curious Investor (http://www.TheCuriousInvestor.com) is an investing blog which hopes to provide both educational and informational content on a variety of investing topics. The author is a distressed and special situations investor who began his career in mezzanine lending and private equity. Views expressed are based on a value investing perspective and represent the author's own personal opinions and not supported by his employer.
Steven Vincent has been studying and trading the markets since 1998 and is a member of the Market Technicians Association. He is proprietor of BullBear Trading which provides market analysis, timing and guidance to subscribers. He focuses on intermediate to long term swing trading. When he is not charting and analyzing the markets he teaches yoga and meditation in Los Angeles.
Sam Subramanian edits AlphaProfit’s investment newsletter and investing blog. The newsletter frequently rises to the top of the Hulbert Financial Digest’s performance rankings and features among MartketWatch’s top 10 investment newsletters.
Sam researches a wide range of securities including exchange traded funds, stocks, and mutual funds to identify profit opportunities for both long-term investing and short-term trading.
Noted financial writers seek Sam’s insights on markets, sectors, industries and companies for their regular columns in financial media such as Forbes, Investors’ Business Daily, and MarketWatch.
Sam holds a Doctorate degree from Syracuse University and MBA (Hons) from the University of Michigan.
10 years as a civil engineer in design and construction administration. 10 years in business valuation at the "late great" Arthur Andersen. 7 years in corporate financial analysis and contract management.
Born in Dijon, France, Vincent Deluard completed a dual master's degree at Sciences-Po Paris and Columbia University. He then headed TrimTabs Investment quantitative research, where he served as Executive Vice President. He worked with top tier hedge funds to help them incorporate supply and demand information in trading strategies.
Vincent is currently the European Strategist for Ned Davis Research, where he launched the Europe Strategy product under the direction of the firm's Chief Investment Strategist, Tim Hayes.
Vincent likes to focus on behavioral finance - especially on how our collective biases cause us to make sub-optimal investment decisions. Vincent is frequently quoted in the financial media (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg).
Vincent is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA society of San Francisco. He speaks French, Italian and Indonesian and is a columnist on Forbes.
I'm a retired semi-professional technician from the manufacturing side of industry. I've been extremely fortunate having started my investments right at the beginning of the bull market in the early 80's. At this point in my life I'm more concerned with drawdowns verse appreciation hence my investments are tilted conservatively. Still, I'm young enough to realize that I have a long retirement ahead of me and need equity exposure to allow me to outlive my assists. In these uncertain times both equity (moderately overvalued) and debt securities (highly overvalued) are problematic.
Software Engineer and Systems Analyst. Freelance Investment Writer and Portfolio Manager with 15 years of investment experience.
Primarily seeks to employ dividend growth compounding and value investing. Options trades for income. Seeks companies with competitive advantages, rising dividend payments, and solid share buyback programs to guarantee shareholder returns.
“Sold At TheTop” is the snarky pseudonym for the organic blogger that maintains the reasonably popular and, dare I say, possibly even slightly influential web log PaperEconomy (www.papereconomy.com).
“Sold”, as he prefers to be called (especially by his wife under certain saucy circumstances… mmmm…) is not a professional economist, analyst or stock trader and has neither been trained in finance nor statistics.
What Sold offers is a dedicated and serious passion for macroeconomic analysis and further, for the creation of striking, some say even artistic, visualizations of macroeconomic data. Though not a “perma-bear” Sold is very bearish about the current state and future of the American economy subscribing whole heartedly to notion that the recent financial crisis is but the second act of an immense systemic unwind that commenced, more or less, in the year 2000.
Sold is NOT A PESSIMIST by nature but a true skeptic and a realist that prefers solid and sustained evidence of fundamental economic recovery to “Goldilocks”, “Green Shoots”, “Mustard Seeds” and wholesale speculation. Further, Sold believes that the evidence for rational and efficient markets as well as collective wisdom is scant.
In his spare time Sold works as an independent software consultant spewing out cutting edge code like he’s spraying silly string.
Tom Lydon is editor and publisher of ETF Trends, a website with daily news and commentary about the fast-changing trends in the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry. Mr. Lydon is also CEO of Global Trends Investments, an investment advisory firm specializing in the creation of customized portfolios for high-net worth individuals. He has been involved in money management for more than 25 years. Mr. Lydon serves on the Board of Directors for U.S. Global Investors, Inc. and Guggenheim Investments. In early 2010, Mr. Lydon helped create the CNBC Model ETF Portfolios. Mr. Lydon is the author of The ETF Trend Following Playbook, as well as iMoney: Profitable Exchange-Traded Fund Strategies for Every Investor. He is Co-Founder of Virtual Summits, educational virtual events for financial advisors.
Visit his site: ETF Trends (http://www.etftrends.com/)
The ETF Virtual Summit is the largest exchange traded fund (ETF) investment conference in the world. ETF Trends and RIA Database host this complimentary, interactive conference that exists completely online. The virtual showroom features keynote speakers, panel webinars, an exhibitor hall, a networking lounge and hot topic forums. Designed exclusively for Financial Advisors, this conference allows you to interact with experts in the ETF industry in a unique, virtual environment, avoiding the hassles and costs of traveling. Details on the conference, including agenda, past attendee statistics and sponsor information can be found at www.ETFVirtual.com.
The Alts Virtual Summit is the leading Alternative Investment conference for financial advisors. ETF Trends and RIA Database host this complimentary, interactive conference that exists completely online. The virtual showroom features keynote speakers, panel webinars, an exhibitor hall, a networking lounge and hot topic forums. Designed exclusively for Financial Advisors, this conference allows you to interact with experts in the Alternative Investment industry in a unique, virtual environment, avoiding the hassles and costs of traveling. Details on the conference, including agenda, past attendee statistics and sponsor information can be found at www.AltsVirtual.com.
I cover monetary policy and its effects on the macro environment. I have written about gold, foreign exchange and economics for the last decade, with a particular focus on the actions of the Federal Reserve.
I am the founder of http://Gold.net, a website that provides financial data which can be repriced into any currency including gold. We cover metals, currencies, stocks, financials, futures, and indices.
Scott Grannis was Chief Economist from 1989 to 2007 at Western Asset Management Company, a Pasadena-based manager of fixed-income funds for institutional investors around the globe. He was a member of Western's Investment Strategy Committee, was responsible for developing the firm's domestic and international outlook, and provided consultation and advice on investment and asset allocation strategies to CFOs, Treasurers, and pension fund managers. He specialized in analysis of Federal Reserve policy and interest rate forecasting, and spearheaded the firm's research into Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Prior to joining Western Asset, he was Senior Economist at the Claremont Economics Institute, an economic forecasting and consulting service headed by John Rutledge, from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he was Principal at Leland O'Brien Rubinstein Associates, a financial services firm that specialized in sophisticated hedging strategies for institutional investors.
Visit his blog: Calafia Beach Pundit (http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/)