We used to have fun commenting about the bond market, including Treasuries, Mortgages, Municipals, and Corporates. But that was before the dark times. Before deleveraging.
My name is Corey Rosenbloom, CMT (Chartered Market Technician) trader, educator, analyst, and I am excited to share with you my experiences studying and trading the markets and to hear from you regarding your experiences, challenges, and frustrations, and successes. My goal is to create a community dedicated to reaching out to those who have been burned by the market or are anxious about risking their money to make money in the stock, options, or futures markets. Together, we can share strategies and learn how to overcome crippling fears that keep us from achieving our highest potential.
Helping Institutions and Ordinary People Invest Better by Focusing on Risk Control
Brian Shannon is a full time trader (with 17 years of experience), educator and author of the highly regarded book Technical Analysis Using Multiple Timeframes. Brian is best known for his technical analysis videos which are the #1 most subscribed financial videos on Youtube. Brian is an investor, senior contributor and advisor of stocktwits.com.
The Managed Futures Blog is a compilation of thoughts, research, stats, and more from the team at Attain Capital Management (“Attain”). Attain is a specialized asset management firm built upon the belief that an investment portfolio with exposure to alternative investments such as technical based trading systems and managed futures programs can consistently outperform traditional stock, bond, and real estate portfolios.
Random thoughts on investing, trading, stocks, bonds, ETFs, commodities, inflation, corporate governance, economics, politics, societal ills and whatever else I feel like thinking about. Somehow this blog has been quoted and linked to by the WSJ and the FT at various times: just more reasons to question its contents and do your own work.
Michael Bigger is an investor and a trader who has been involved with trading technologies for more than twenty years. In 1992, Michael joined Citibank as head trader of U.S. single-stock derivatives, where he managed a $5 billion portfolio of equity derivatives. In 1998, he joined D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P. to trade the U.S. equity derivatives portfolio.
Eric Jackson’s Blog About Longs, Shorts, Hedge Funds, Corporate Governance, And China
According to the Webalizer traffic program, the RRBDLaw.com and BrokeAndBroker.com websites and blog have approximately 24,000 visits and 56,000 page views per month. Engage our valuable demographic of Wall Street professionals and serious public investors through multiple placement options including premium display, buttons and links, email and newsletters, RSS feeds, sponsorships, and other creative advertising solutions.
Broke and Broker
It’s a small world but I wouldn’t want to paint it. The purpose of this blog is to explore investment ideas. It differs from most investing blogs as I have no intention of talking my own book. However I will explore what is wrong with my investments and that means I need to talk about positives and negatives.
Investing, Asset Allocation, Economics & the Search for the Bottom Line
Bill Cara invites all students of the market to freely read and discuss capital markets and social equity. Participants must register a user name or nickname, password and valid e-mail address, which will be kept confidential.
My name is Sean McLaughlin. I am the Editor at StockTwits and I trade my own account from my home office on the Northside of Chicago, IL. I’ve worked at prop firms, started and ran a small hedge fund, was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, and have learned – the hard way – to seek simpler ways of trading, investing, and living.
I was born and raised in Murmansk, Russia (the home for Russia’s northern navy fleet, think Tom Clancy’s Red October). I immigrated to the US from Russia in 1991 with all my family – my three brothers, my father, and my stepmother.
I am David Blair, a.k.a The Crosshairs Trader. I am humbled by, and appreciative of, your interest in my site. I won’t bore you with any trivial niceties about my past or my trading record because none of this really has anything to do with your success, but suffice it to say I am a full time trader and enjoy sharing my experience with others via my blog articles and my educational training. I share these experiences here and over at Traders’ Library, where I am a weekly guest contributor.
I started this Web site to help individual investors. I have to admit that I love the stock market. I think I must be an addict. In my opinion, the stock market is one of the greatest inventions in history. The stock market is simply the most consistently successful way to make money over the long term. Even after the financial crisis, stocks have still beaten every asset category over the long haul—bonds, commodities and real estate.
As the global economy changes, the pressure is on for the US to reverse years of economic folly. Dantes Outlook uses research and analysis to solve these complex problems, while crafting a market based financial game plan to aid in sustainable decision making. One region at a time.
Derek launched Integrative Capital, LLC as a Registered Investment Adviser in 2009. After 17 years as a broker, prop desk manager, and private trader, he felt it was time to apply his passion for risk management into managing client portfolios. He applies a mix of art and science in positioning clients in the direction of change, combining raw market data with a true respect for the behavioral tendencies of investors.
This blog will try to dissect distressed debt investing, up and down the capital structure. We will look at current distressed debt situations, try to explain the ins and outs of how decisions are made in the distressed debt world, probably rant a few times about positions that are working against me, and hopefully enlighten some readers.
I will share my journey with you on my quest for achieving an increasing dividend income stream from stocks with above average dividend growth, which consistently increase their distributions over time.
Gregory W. Harmon, CMT, CFA, founded Dragonfly Capital Management, LLC to provide daily technical analysis of securities markets and consulting services to the marketplace. Prior to that he had worked in the Securities markets since 1986. He has held senior positions including Head of Global Trading, Head of Product Development, Head of Strategy and Director of Equity and Portfolio Swaps Trading at Chase Manhattan, State Street Corporation and BNP Paribas.
EvilSpeculator is dedicated to identifying trends in the financial markets. To that end, we post short term market updates several times a week and engage in pertinent discussions. This is an open forum and everyone is invited to participate. We only ask that you keep it civil – even if you disagree with our outlandish predictions. Evil or not – we don’t enjoy foul language (unless it’s funny).
As I make new personal finance discoveries, I’ll be sharing them here with you. My biggest discovery has been Warren Buffett’s writings, and I’ll be borrowing heavily from his incredible insight.
footnoted was launched in August 2003 (here’s the very first post) to coincide with the publication of the book, Financial Fine Print. Each day, the site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings. Some posts are simply quirky little factoids (like the fact that Warren Buffett’s son relies on ConAgra for his health insurance) while others tend to focus on more serious issues, like aggressive accounting, excessive compensation or the type of questionable self dealing that can often be indicative of more serious problems at a company.
No MBA. No PhD. Not an engineer. I eat, breathe, and sleep markets.
As of April 1, 2010, I have raised a modest amount of external seed capital for my maiden fund, Eyquem Global Value (“Eyquem” is Michel de Montaigne’s last name). The fund pursues a systematic deep value investment strategy with a focus on capital preservation. This means the fund is predominantly invested in special situations like liquidations, turnarounds and activist and private equity targets, but it is not limited to that universe. The fund will invest anywhere I can find overwhelming value at a good price.
Hedgeye Risk Management is a revolutionary real-time research platform that operates as a “virtual” hedge fund and brings Transparency, Accountability and Trust to investors, with actionable investment ideas based on a rigorous, transparent process that proactively manages investment opportunity and risk. The firm combines quantitative, bottom-up and macro analysis with an emphasis on timing.
Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits® – a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. StockTwits was recently named “one of the top 10 most innovative companies in web” by FastCompany and one of the “50 best websites” by Time magazine.
These are my observations and musings about the markets (mostly equities), hedge funds and investments in general.My experience has been a quantitative equity manager in US, Canada, EAFE and Emerging Markets and commentator on hedge funds and their returns patterns.
Welcome to Investing Caffeine, a blog written by professional money manager Wade W. Slome, CFA, CFP®. Investing Caffeine will wake up your investment brain by tackling the complex issues of investing and financial planning, with the goal of educating and entertaining your mind.
Steven Place is a professional trader specializing in swing trading equity options. He focuses on structuring trades to exploit quantitative models and technical analysis while minimizing risk through portfolio hedging. He has been consistently profitable in both bullish and bearish environments.
With 27 years’ experience in investment research and portfolio management, Dr Prieur du Plessis is one of the most experienced and well-known investment professionals in South Africa. More than 1 500 of his articles on investment-related topics have been published in various regular newspaper, journal and Internet columns. He also published a book, Financial Basics: Investment, in 2002.
My name is Ivan Hoff. I began trading in 2003 lured by the boom in the Bulgarian stock market. I had just graduated high school and had no idea what I was doing. Luck was on my side as everything went up, every day. The only thing I disliked about the local market was the lack of transparency and the illiquidity, which caused wild ranges and huge bid/ask spreads.
An insider’s look into The World of Wall Street in all its glory, and anything else that strikes our fancy…and be sure to read the new Warren Buffett book, “Secrets in Plain Sight: Business and Investing Secrets of Warren Buffett,” the first updatable Warren Buffett book
Based in Boston, MA, Joseph Fahmy has over 15 years of trading experience during which he developed his investment strategy. Joe worked in New York City for Quantech Research Group, Inc., as an Institutional Account Representative. During his tenure at Quantech, Joe gained extensive knowledge of the technical analysis of stocks, market forecasting, and risk management.
My #1 goal for The Kirk Report is to teach and inform the little guy investor and trader by sharing what I’ve learned, what I’m currently learning, and my thoughts and analysis about the markets. For over seven years, I have helped thousands of people to make more informed, intelligent and unemotional decisions about their investments.
At Long or Short Capital LLC, we leverage our superior intellect and extensive investing experience to recommend explicit Long or Shortpositions and related abstract trades, which may or may not be possible with real world financial derivatives. We use science to improve the lives of the rich.
I am the world’s foremost financial shaman and a visionary blogger.
This blog helps explain the changes and opportunities in online finance to investors, advisors and investor relations professionals.
If you’re an amateur or professional trader, you’ll find that our members are some of the smartest and most experienced around. No matter who you are, you’ll benefit from the dialogue our subscribers have with each other every single day.
This is a stock market blog about portfolio management,foreign stocks, exchange traded funds and the occasional musing about my wildland firefighting experiences. The point here is to share process.
A puzzle is that which perplexes, but which holds out the promise that with persistence and skill (and perhaps a little luck or serendipity) a solution can be found. Puzzles may be made of numbers or words or wood or any number of animate or inanimate things, or of social or psychological constructs that spring from our human condition.
So before you jump on the SharePlanner bandwagon, you probably feel it necessary to know the people whose behind the whole operation right? There are far to many financial websites that never reveal a name or an identity behind their commentary or their stock picks – in fact there is a pesky site out there that says a “robot” runs their website and stock picks – definitely not our cup of tea.
Our aim is to fulfil the promise of our name, as the Stock Market Encyclopaedia for the Web. As online investors, we grew concerned that companies were not getting the most out of the Internet. We found ourselves constantly having to trawl online to find the news, articles and analysis related to our portfolios. Information was not being disseminated effectively – all too often we had to rely on serendipity to find it. Our goal is to bring all the intelligent financial news & views on the Web, whether our own interviews or content from our Partners, onto one user-friendly & objective platform and deliver it to investors based on their interests.
Leigh Drogen is the founder and CIO of Surfview Capital, a New York based investment management firm. Along with running Surfview Capital, Leigh is the co-founder and CEO ofEstimize, a platform which enables social finance users to share their earnings and economic estimates and discover a more representative consensus. Estimize is First Call for the social media age.
In the past 15 years I’ve been professionally involved with many different styles of investing: futures trading, daytrading, value investing, arbitrage, private equity investing, etc. One common thread from every style of investing is the ever-present worry that pervades my consciousness whenever I part with money to make an investment.
Investing, Asset Allocation, Economics & the Search for the Bottom Line. CapitalSpectator is a finance/investment/economics blog that’s edited, owned and otherwise managed by James Picerno.
The Guru Investor was created with the belief that investors give themselves the best chance to profit in the stock market by learning from those who succeeded in the past. Investing greats like Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, John Neff, Martin Zweig, and others have all shared their wisdom, and as an investor you can benefit greatly from their thoughts and strategies. Powered by the team at Validea and led by John P. Reese, The Guru Investor’s goal is to act as a digest of sorts by continuously bringing you ideas and insights from top money managers, financial columnists, academics, and other leading minds in the investment world.
“So what’s this site all about, you ask? In short, it’s about finance. The sort that’s both glamorised and demonised in the media, coveted by eager young minds in selective campuses across the globe, subject to intense competition amongst careerists and discussed over a glass of Chateau Margaux in a private jet en route to Luxembourg. High flying finance.”
This website was founded to provide investors with a totally unbiased professional perspective on Wall Street. We provide research, indicators, and news that the mainstream media leaves largely unnoticed. We have just one agenda at Pragmatic Capitalism: helping investors decipher information in a way that helps them create an investment plan that produces superior market returns. We don’t care for the bull side or the bear side – only the right side.
The Value Perspective is the definitive resource on ‘value investing’ in UK equities. Value investing is a proven, long-term approach which focuses on exploiting swings in stockmarket sentiment, targeting companies which are valued at less than their true worth and waiting for a correction. This site aims to share the thoughts, opinions and passions of three experts in this field, along with independent commentators, providing greater insight into this often poorly understood area of UK equity investing.
Within this environment, Themis works closely to understand our clients’ needs and trading styles. Our veteran traders help them stay abreast of the latest market changes, develop the most effective trading strategies, and obtain the best possible prices. The Themis team has an unusually high level of expertise. Our three partners have more than 45 years of combined experience on Wall Street. Two of them have more than 14 years each as no-conflict, agency traders. approach is never affected by the conflicts inherent in the traditional broker model.
Quint Tatro is President and Owner of Tatro Capital, LLC, a fee-based investment advisory firm located in Central Kentucky. Tatro Capital manages both individual accounts and a multi-strategy hedge fund. Quint is regarded as one of the ‘street’s’ foremost technicians and has frequently made quest appearances on such shows as CNBC’s Fast Money and Fox Business’ Happy Hour.
TraderMike.net was originally launched in 2003 by Michael Seneadza. In January of 2011 the site was acquired by Reink Media Group. Reink Media, run by Blain Reinkensmeyer, also owns and operates StockTradingToGo.com andStockBrokers.com.
I have been a private investor for over 10 years. During that time I have tried out many different way to grow a private pension in the stock market, finally settling on value investing in 2007. Value investing is the art and science of buying something for less than it’s worth.
Joe was on Wall St, for twenty five years and his career took him to the retail, institutional and capital markets. Joe was also the co-founder of a very successful fund that managed over $500 million in assets. He is currently trades full time and manages some private accounts with a long and short strategy.
Todd Sullivan is a Massachusetts-based value investor and a 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 thesis.
MEBANE T. FABER, CAIA, CMT, is the portfolio manager at Cambria Investment Management where he manages equity and global tactical asset allocation portfolios. He is a frequent speaker and writer on investment strategies and has been featured in Barron’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Faber is also the co-founder of AlphaClone, an investing research website. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in engineering science and biology.