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David White is a software/firmware/marketing professional and a long time investor. He has worked in the networking field, the semiconductor equipment field, the mainframe computer field, and the pharmaceutical/scientific instrumentation field. He has bachelor's degrees in bioresource sciences and biochemistry from U.C. Berkeley. He is a former Ph.D. student in biochemistry. He has done significant graduate work in EECS and business at Stanford (through SITN) and UC Santa Cruz. He was awarded a Certificate in Advanced Software Systems (about 1/3 of an MS in EECS) by the Stanford Computer Science Department. He also took most of Stanford's undergraduate Computer Science curriculum.
Our research draws its market bias from a combo of Fundamental and Technical evidence. Economic and earning trends are matched against our analysis of price and volume charts, giving us an indication of how friendly or unfriendly the market is behaving.
The goal is to identify top growth stocks primed to breakout of technical bases.
This is active trading, not investing. Our holding periods can last a day to months.
When the market is happy, we're buying top-ranked growth stocks picked for having a number of superior financial metrics that include: top earnings and sales, return on equity (ROE), institutional sponsorship and top-performing industries among others.
We use patterns like the cup-and-handle and other basing patterns to measure our entry and exit points appropriately.
When the market is sad, or prone to further selling, we're relying more on technical analysis as we get flexible with short-term trades driven by volatility.
The Growth Stock Report started in 2003 as a way to share our analysis and keep it honest under the scrutiny of the public.
GSRTrades.com is operated by The Church & Dodge Group Llc. of Laguna Beach, California.
Gary A. Gordon, MS, CFP® is the president of Pacific Park Financial, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC. He has more than 28 years of experience as a personal coach in “money matters,” including risk assessment, small business development and portfolio management. He favors tactical asset allocation strategies over "set-it-and-forget-it" investing.
Gary is often asked to consult as an educator. He has taught financial concepts in Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States.
As a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Gary has distinguished himself as a reputable and trusted investor advocate. He writes commentary for ETF Expert, Seeking Alpha and The Street. Gary’s participation on local and national radio has spanned more than two decades, and he currently hosts the ETF Expert Show.
Gary is a “good sport” when his wife, Denise, beats him at Scrabble. Most of all, Gary takes special pride in a not-so-little energizer… his 20-year old daughter, Wei Gordon.
Vlada Kynsky studied economics and gained work experience as an stock analyst in CEE region. His origin is the Czech republic.
He explores mainly emerging markets. In his research he focuses on ETF and international stocks. Another area of interest are technology stocks.
In addition to his contributions here at Seeking Alpha you can also visit him at his blog StockWeb (http://www.stockweb.blogspot.com) or website about emerging markets - Emerging Index (http://www.emergingindex.com).
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)
Mr. Delfeld has held positions as ETF Specialist with Union Bank of Switzerland, U.S. Representative to the Asian Development Bank, a Forbes Asia Columnist, stockbroker in Tokyo, Hong Kong & Sydney, and U.S. Treasury consultant.
He is a graduate of Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a Fellow at Keio and Sophia University, Tokyo.
Andy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wealthfront Inc. Prior to joining Wealthfront, Mr. Rachleff co-founded and was a general partner at Benchmark Capital from its inception in 1995 until 2004, at which time he joined the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business to teach a variety of courses on entrepreneurship. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Stanford, Andy serves as trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, the Chairman of the board of overseers for its School of Engineering and Applied Science and a vice chairman of its endowment investment committee. He sits on the board of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation with whom he partnered on a new award to provide funding for early career investigators to conduct high risk/high reward research to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Mr. Rachleff received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his BS from the University of Pennsylvania.
Zach Scheidt is the editor of Lifetime Income Report and Income on Demand — investment advisories dedicated to finding Wall Street’s best yields. He brings to the table impeccable investment management experience and a solid record of identifying oversized payout opportunities.
Zach previously edited Income & Dividend Report, which was also dedicated to finding great stocks paying high dividends, and Accelerated Income, an advisory that focused on earning income using covered calls.
He started his career as a cost accountant for SunTrust bank, before he left for a more exciting career as an analyst for an Atlanta-based investment advisory. The company catered to wealthy clients with a minimum account balance of $1 million. It also ran two hedge funds with combined assets above $100 million. Zach was personally responsible for $20 million of the firm’s money, as well as $20 million in individual client accounts.
Zach graduated with honors from Lee University, a small private university in Cleveland, Tennessee. Upon entering the investment business, Zachary simultaneously worked full-time as an analyst and portfolio manager, and earned his MBA at Georgia State University.
When he is not scouring Wall Street for ultra-high dividends, Zach enjoys running and spending time with his wife and seven children.
Joe is CEO of Stanford Wealth Management and a retired SVP of Charles Schwab. He served 36 year in active and reserve military service in special operations and the intelligence community. He brings that geopolitical experience and rational systematic perspective to his research and analysis. He is the author of the investment primer "Bringing Home the Gold" and a member of the SA Marketplace.
If you have a $500,000 portfolio ($250,000 for solely mutual funds & ETFs) you may contact Joe for a no-obligation "second opinion" on your current portfolio: firstname.lastname@example.org.