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Michael Steinhardt leads HEDGEfolios, an online newsletter that offers its readers assistance to build and manage their own portfolios through reading articles and using a database that covers over 2,750 stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The goal of HEDGEfolios is to bring fundamental and technical analysis together in a format that is easy for everyone to understand without having to run fundamental screens or look at confusing technical indicators.
Michael Steinhardt is not “that” Michael Steinhardt – the hedge fund manager that is often called one of the greatest investors of all time. It would be great to hear the same thing said about “this” Michael Steinhardt someday, but my focus is to ensure that HEDGEfolios helps its users achieve similarly spectacular results. My bachelor’s degree and MBA in finance from Indiana University are helpful, but there are no degrees granted for trading, making money or building websites. The main thing that is relevant to HEDGEfolios is my experience at McDonald Financial helping manage portfolios after the markets peaked in 2000. During those years, the market was moving faster than a quantitative and technical analyst like me could do the research so I became committed to making the simplest, fastest and most accurate portfolio management tool. For the past two years, I have been devoted to developing analytical methodologies, tracking the performance, and building, with the help of an excellent web developer, the HEDGEfolios site.
I am a software engineer with 20 years of experience in high-tech, who has been investing in equity markets from an early age. I have been investing actively in shares of commodities related companies for the past 6 years.
Eric Pratt is the Mining Editor for Resourcex Investor (http://www.resourcexinvestor.com/), a premium source of news and investment ideas for individuals seeking information about emerging companies in the resource sector. He contributes regularly to Resource World Magazine and is a frequent speaker on all things related to the resource sector. His most recent book, Investing in Small Caps, is expected out in January 2009.
Angelo Airaghi is a Commodity Trading Advisor, registered with the National Futures Association and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He has been an active professional since 1990 working for major international financial companies. In the past 10 years, Angelo Airaghi has been an analyst and commentator for national and international media.
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Castrese Tipaldi is a 45-year-old Italian investor and trader.
He has been researching, investing and trading the financial markets for the last 15 years.
Married for 15 years, Castrese has two wonderful sons who are the most important things in his life.
Check his work at his website: houseofmaedhros.wordpress.com
Bob Moriarty was a Marine F-4B pilot at the age of twenty and a veteran of over 820 missions in Viet Nam. Becoming a Captain in the Marines at 22, he was one of the most highly decorated pilots in the war. He went on to ferry General Aviation aircraft all over the world for 15 years with over 240 over the water deliveries. He holds 14 International Aviation records including Lindbergh's record for time between New York to Paris in two different categories. In 1996 he began an online computer business on the internet with his wife Barbara becoming one of the early adopters of the internet. Convinced gold/silver were at a bottom in 2001, Bob and Barbara started one of the first websites devoted to teaching readers what they need to know about investing in resource stocks. Bob and Barb now operate two resource sites, 321Gold.com and 321Energy.com where up to 100,000 people a day visit. Bob travels to dozens of mining projects a year and then writes about them. He was one of the first analysts to write about NovaGold, Northern Dynasty, Silver Standard, Running Fox and YGC Resources among many, many others. He claims with some justification that all of his readers are financially better off since they have been coming to his site.
Hans Peter Schmidlin is CEO of Precious Capital AG (http://www.preciouscap.com/eng/start.shtml). Based in Zurich Switzerland, Hans is a certified Portfolio Manager and Financial Analyst, having started his career in the stock market in the early 80s. He holds regular seminars about the mining market in regards to Technical Analysis. Additionally, in the late 90s he focused on financial behavior of investors.
Operating for several years as Head of Trading equities with ABN Amro Bank, Zurich, in 2001 he founded TnP Research. TnP Research published a daily market letter which focused on Timing and Market Psychology. At that time, he also focused on the mining sector and incorporated Precious Capital AG in 2005, a company managing a Swiss based mining fund approved by the Swiss Federal Banking Commission.
John began his career on Wall Street 12 years ago as a Series "7" and "63" registered representative. In the course of a successful investment career, John went on to receive his Masters Degree in Government and Politics, along with his Bachelors in Legal Studies from St. Johns University. During the past 12 years John has relentless studied the markets focusing on highly complex technical analysis and options trading. John assisted with the launch of the Fox Business Network discovering market commentators and new talent for the morning show, "Money for Breakfast". Recently, John's equity research analysis and political commentary can be found in a variety of online sources. Always looking to further educated himself, John successfully completed the Series "65" Investment Advisor Legal Exam.
I'm an experienced options/futures trader and freelance writer. I've covered the options market for various companies for the past 12 years. Prior to that, I worked as an institutional sales trader for a New York-based institutional brokerage firm. I'm now in Chicago and you can catch my Friday mornings on CBOE TV. Please visit the Options Idea Central blog for recent commentary and options trading ideas.
I worked in the sports industry for several years before realizing that there is more money to be made and a greater opportunity in analyzing large amounts of trading model data and looking at the formations on a chart of a given security versus promoting companies products using different sports and the given sports athletes. I like trading the non main stream products like futures and currencies though I have ventured into stock trading much more over the past few years. I am good with technical and quantitative analysis and I even have an advanced degree to boot (so I could move up in the world - where did that get me!!!) You could say I am well rounded.....
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I am a retired global analyst, currently busy in investing and writing articles about stocks at several investing publications and websites. I have also developed strategies for creating winning portfolios according to specific formulas.
In January 2015, I was ranked among the world’s top 10 financial bloggers according to TipRanks, which holds financial experts accountable for their recommendations by disclosing their stock ratings since 2009:
Peter Forth is president of 4th Systems Inc. and creator of the StockReflex (http://www.stockreflex.net) stock market replay simulator. Part video game, part learning tool, StockReflex helps you refine your technical analysis skills and amass trading experience without financial risk. Visit: StockReflex (http://www.stockreflex.net)
Ian Bezek worked for 3 years as an analyst at a New York-based hedge fund. He's currently living in Mexico, pursuing some entrepreneurial opportunities.
Feel free to contact him regarding investments, writing, or speaking opportunities.
Francis D. Schutte graduated (Master in Applied Economic Sciences) in 1972 at the Antwerp UFSIA University. He soon became an active member of the Belgian financial world. Initially, he operated with a Belgian broker, subsequently with a renowned Canadian research house and with an American Bank. At that time, he became a registered representative with the Montreal and the New York Stock Exchanges. It was only when he was operating with the First Continental Bank of Illinois, that he added technical research to the fundamentals. A couple of years later, he started his own business, became a member of the Belgian Stock exchange and a well know figure in the Belgian financial world.
As founder and first President of the BFTA (Belgian Federation of technical analysts and past-vice president of the IFTA (International Federation of Technical Analysts), he managed different Common Investment funds and even ran a successfully an open portfolio in a financial magazine. Weekly, he published his own market letter and his international advice could be read in many financial publications.
In 1989, he was one of the few predicting the Great Crash of the Japanese stock and real estate markets. He travels all over the world and has a sharp insight of the actual geopolitical and economic situations.
John Thomas graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with honors and a minor in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) in 1974. He moved to Tokyo, Japan where he was employed by a medium-sized Japanese securities house. Thomas became fluent in Japanese and was trained as a domestic Japanese research analyst and money manager. In 1977 Thomas became the Tokyo correspondent for The Economist magazine and the Financial Times of London. Thomas traveled extensively throughout Asia, interviewing premiers, presidents and prime ministers, writing on macroeconomic trends, and producing countless features about individual companies. Thomas witnessed China’s cultural revolution and was one of the first American correspondents to enter China prior to the U.S. normalization of relations. Thomas authored several books about the Japanese financial system still in use by business schools today. In 1983 Thomas joined a top US investment bank in New York with the mandate to develop an international equity business for the firm. In 1985 he moved to London, England to establish a presence in Japanese equity derivatives for the firm. In 1989 Thomas was appointed a director of one of the big three Swiss Banks with a mandate to design sophisticated hedging strategies for the bank’s considerable holdings of Japanese equity warrants and convertible bonds. With the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, Thomas was drafted by the US Marine Corp to serve as a pilot. In 1990 Thomas became a pioneer in the nascent hedge fund industry by founding the first dedicated Japanese hedge fund. The firm managed segregated accounts for a variety of government agencies, banks, and high net worth individuals in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. After a decade of spectacular absolute and relative performance he sold his firm in 1999 and retired to manage his personal investments in the oil and gas industry. Seeing incredible opportunities in the marketplace and yearning for the adrenaline and satisfaction offered by active management, Thomas launched a new hedge fund in 2007. In his free time Thomas is a commercial aircraft pilot, long distance hiker and mountain climber, wine collector and avid photographer.
Charlie Bottle (a pseudonym) is an adventurer in the voyage of life, some would say a philosopher. He is an investment professional with many years of global investment experience across asset classes. He is trained in economics and finance. More importantly he is a student of financial markets and economic history. When he is not traveling he lives in New York City. To subscribe for a free trial of Charlie Bottle's investment newsletter please email to email@example.com (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Jim Regan is a junior undergraduate Finance student at Penn State's Smeal College of Business. Jim specializes in the industrial sector of the market through BullishBankers.com (http://www.bullishbankers.com/), the financial community of which he is the co-founder. While a stock market junkie in his own right, Jim enjoys long-distance running, weight lifting, playing guitar and internet marketing in his spare time. This summer, Jim is employed in the capital markets trading division of a major U.S. bank.
Guy Bennett – President, Q1 Publications - is the author the best-selling book, “Guy’s Guide to the Flipside,” (Arsenal Pulp Press) and has twice been named British Columbia’s best weekly newspaper columnist for his work in The Westender. He has written movies, run newspapers, rebranded companies and written about finance for a variety of national publications. He is currently the President of a financial publishing company Q1 Publishing (http://www.q1publishing.com).
Based in Bangalore, India, Naga Prasad is the founder, promoter and CEO of Safe Trade Advisors (http://www.safetradeadvisors.com/). With over 15 years of financial markets experience, especially in future trading, Mr. N. Prasad has worked from a grass roots level to the top most level in the financial markets. These accumulated experiences, market knowledge and professional skills allow him to identify the ‘missing link’ in market information dissemination and trading strategies customized to individual investors. Mr. N. Prasad regularly appears on leading business channels, giving his views to market participants at large.
Safe Trade Advisors (http://www.safetradeadvisors.com) are technical and fundamental research analysts in precious metals, base metals and energy. Safe Trade Advisors (http://www.safetradeadvisor.com/) analyze, scrutinize and interpret economic data, geopolitical current affairs, market behaviors and sentiments, using a vast variety of market prediction tools like candle sticks patterns, Elliot wave theories and basic technical analysis.
Safe Trade Advisors (http://www.safetradeadvisors.com/)' aim is to promote future trading with more awareness of news and events to common investors with utmost accuracy in the fastest and cheapest way.
GreenLight Advisor was founded in early 2007, to address the needs of investment professionals and investors. At GreenLightAdvisor.com guests can access research and opinion from credible professional buy-side and sell-side sources at asset management firms, investment banks, and hedge funds, as well as from the very best resources on the web, all in one convenient place.
GreenLight Advisor’s founders have a combined experience of over 25 years in investment experience which include 14 years of providing investment and financial advice, and several years as an senior executive at a Canadian mutual fund company.
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Stephanie Grimmett grew up in the wilds of Wyoming, but she decided early on that she preferred the East Coast to the slow pace of country living. She received her bachelor's degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and served as the managing editor of the international investing newsletter Taipan. She is an editor and frequent contributor to Today's Financial News (http://www.TodaysFinancialNews.com/), an independent multimedia content portal catering to retail investors looking for unbiased investment recommendations and news.
Based in Dallas, Texas, Logan Flatt is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and member of the CFA Institute. For over 22 years, Mr. Flatt has consulted to corporations throughout North America, Western Europe, and Southeast Asia on corporate, business unit, start-up, and marketing strategy. Mr. Flatt occasionally writes short, informative essays on investing and personal finance. Mr. Flatt graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Operations Research and Mathematical Sciences.
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