25-year military officer, Annapolis, Naval aviator, EA-6B Prowler pilot. Electronic warfare expert. Operational test director and pilot for weapons and avionics. Squadron and air base commander. 7 times deployed to Middle East and Southwest Asia. 22 months on the ground in Iraq. 3 years as Pentagon strategic planner on Joint Staff. 3 years as faculty instructor of strategy and warfighting at the Air War College. Degrees in physics, strategy, and history. Published papers on energy security and biofuels.
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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.
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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.
Energy economist James L. Williams is owner and president of WTRG
Economics. He has over 30 years experience analyzing and forecasting
energy markets. His initial work in the industry was as Senior Economist
with El Paso Company where he developed models to forecast petrochemical
prices and markets. He has taught forecasting, finance and economics at
two universities, testified before Congress on energy issues and
currently publishes the Energy Economist Newsletter.
In addition to the newsletter, he has also published articles in several other
publications including Middle East Economic Survey, Oil and Gas Journal,
and Energy Tribune. He also contributed chapters to Energy Finance and
Economics and ASME's Energy and Power Generation Handbook. He is
currently writing a book on the determinants of oil prices.
His clients and newsletter subscribers include independent and major
oil companies, international banks, large energy consumers, brokerage firms,
state and local government and energy traders.