Michelle has just completed her bachelor's in Economics at the University of Colorado and is looking forward to attending law school for a joint JD/MBA degree in the fall of 2011. She's excited to join the Seeking Alpha Contributor Relations team!
I am the founder of the Braeburn Group of independent AAPL analysts and author of the Posts At Eventide web presence.
The objective of my work is to benefit readers seeking to understand Apple's financial performance and to provide a repository of information and analysis at my web presence for other independent AAPL analysts preparing quarterly estimates and share price forecasts.
In addition to following Apple, I maintain a keen interest in the personal technology product markets and follow publicly traded enterprises offering technology products and services to consumers.
Robert Paul Leitao
I’ve been avidly following global markets for a couple of years (since October 07 to be precise). I’ve recently spent a year at IE in Madrid in their master in advanced finance program, which gave a more formal grounding to my understanding of finance.
I’m reading broadly about finance and investments – books, articles, daily comments – and I feel that I now have accumulated enough to start producing and proposing my own analysis and tools.
You can find articles and investment tools on my blog:
Michael Lee, founder of Epsilon in Chico, California, is a passionate business professional who has helped establish successful businesses and uses this experience to meet the needs of businesses, non-profits, and individuals with whom he works. The backgrounds of Lee and his consulting staff include finance, accounting, investing, business development, design, and marketing.
Also the developer of The Stock Advisor smartphone apps, a series of apps that deliver recommendations and investment education to its users, Epsilon has successfully outreached its services to clients around the world and continues to look for better ways to assist individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals.
More information can be found at www.epsilonfbd.com or by searching for "The Stock Advisor" in your smartphone's app store.
I live in Atlanta and am a CPA. I worked at Deloitte as a financial auditor for 5 years, and now do internal audits for companies as an independent consultant. I have been investing for 12 years.
Adam Stauffer, MBA - Chief Investment Officer
Adam Stauffer joined Offshore Investment Advisor in July 2010. Prior to OIA, Adam was a market-maker at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in Manhattan where he was responsible for trading all US-listed ETFs, including US and foreign equity, fixed income, commodity and FX. His extensive expertise in ETFs makes him uniquely qualified to design client portfolios and avoid the pitfalls sometimes associated with investing in ETFs.
Adam earned a MBA from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and BA from Trinity College. Earlier in his career, Adam was a Marketing Manager at Advent Software, a leading investment management software company, where he specialized in hedge fund, prime broker and fund administrator technology solutions.
Before moving to the British Virgin Islands, Adam enjoyed a yearlong sabbatical from Wall Street sailing the Windward and Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.
I’m a Chartered Accountant with a Master’s degree in financial accounting. I currently work for the Ontario government. Formerly, I was VP of Operations at Citco Fund Services, the largest hedge fund administrator in the world. Throughout my career I have provided an eclectic range of financial services to both corporate and individual clients.
As a financial writer, I focus in on undeniable macroeconomic forces rather than specific trends in order to highlight safe long-term investment alternatives.
Tony Kau is a financial analyst and swing trader from Portland, Oregon. He was most recently employed as an Analyst/Model Developer at a hedge fund. His core strategy relies on successfully identifying trend exhaustion patterns and capitalizing on them using both stocks and options. To see his daily trade alerts or learn more about trend exhaustion, visit http://TrendExhaustion.com
Tony's Trend Exhaustion Portfolio is a Contrarian, long/short, swing trading fund, seeking to identify pricing trends of individual equities that appear to be exhausted and due for a reversal. The Trend Exhaustion identification and ranking system is also employed as an entry/exit timing mechanism for a market-neutral hedge fund.