Arms is a renowned stock market technician. He invented the Arms Index (often referred to as the TRIN), which has become a mainstay of market analysis, appearing daily in The Wall Street Journal and weekly in Barron's. Arms also developed the widely used technical method Equivolume Charting.Expand

Since 1996, Arms has been publishing the Arms Advisory newsletter for money managers and financial institutions. He also has authored five books, including Stop and Make Money: How to Profit in the Stock Market Using Volume and Stop Orders, Profits in Volume and Trading Without Fear, and has been honored with the Market Technicians' Award for Lifetime Contribution to Technical Analysis. Earlier in his career, he was a retail broker for 15 years at E.F. Hutton and, later, managed an institutional portfolio with assets of about $150 million.Collapse


Roger Arnold is the chief economist for ALM Advisors, a Pasadena, Calif.-based money management firm specializing in income-generating portfolios. Concurrent with his other business responsibilities, Arnold was a radio talk show host for 15 years. He focuses on behavioral economics and chaos theory, better known as the "butterfly effect." He explains the relationships between political, economic and social systems, and how they are all reflected in the financial markets -- stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies and real estate.


When looking for an expert on small- and mid-cap stocks, TheStreet didn't have to look any further than Bryan Ashenberg. With more than 15 years of investment experience, Bryan previously provided generalist research coverage for the U.S. Small and Small/Mid Cap Growth Equity Portfolios at UBS Global Asset Management, was a technology analyst at Columbus Circle Investors, and served as a generalist at Stechler & Company.Expand

Today, Bryan is a portfolio manager at TheStreet where he shows investors like you how to invest safely and profitably in small- to mid-cap stocks with his Breakout Stocks service. He has appeared on PBS's "Nightly Business Report," WRKO's "Lunch Money," and KFXR's "The Wall Street Shuffle." He is a CFA Charterholder and regularly contributes to Jim Cramer's Speculative Friday picks on "Mad Money."

Discover which stocks have huge break out potential -- before they make their big moves. In the clutter of small and mid-cap stocks turn to Breakout Stocks, where novice to professional investors come for ideas on "under-appreciated" stocks on the verge of skyrocketing. Through intensive research-dissecting a company's financials, speaking with Wall Street analysts, and interviewing company management - Bryan uncovers stocks with above-average growth prospects and an underlying catalyst set to propel shares higher. Learn more about Breakout Stocks.Collapse


Gary Berman is a member of the Market Technicians Association and has been providing institutional clients technical analysis research since 1987.Expand

He has worked at Clearview Trading Advisors, Knight Capital Group, SAC Capital and Westfalia Investments.Collapse


Carolyn Boroden is a Commodity Trading Advisor and technical analyst who has been involved in the trading industry for over 25 years. Her background includes working on the major trading floors including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the CBOT, NYFE and COMEX, where she eventually shifted over to focusing on technical analysis of the markets.


Andrew B. Busch is the editor-in-chief for the global market and public policy newsletter The Busch Update. He is also contributor for CNBC. For 22 years, he was with BMO Capital Markets and has written the Busch Update for the last 13 years.Expand

He was named BMO's global currency and public policy strategist in 2007. Based in Chicago, he is a recognized expert on the world financial markets and how these markets are impacted by political events. Busch provides clients with analysis on public policy issues for China, Europe, and the United States.Collapse


Bob Byrne is a full-time private day trader with 15 years' experience. His trading relies on traditional technical analysis and volume profile. His primary focus is on stock-index futures and index exchange-traded funds. In addition to private coaching and mentoring, Bob is also the co-host of a daily trading chat room on RetroWallStreet.com. His contributions to this or any other site are not to be construed as recommendations to buy or sell stock.Expand

Bob holds a business degree from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He lives in Park City, Utah, with his wife, son and daughter.Collapse


John Carter is a Commodity Trading Advisor with Razor Trading. McGraw Hill commissioned him to write a book entitled Mastering the Trade, which was released in January 2006. Carter has also been featured on ABC Money. He and Hubert Senters founded and run the Trade the Markets web site.


Timothy Collins has worked as a financial adviser since 1999, focusing on portfolio customization, with a concentration on correlation arbitrage and risk-managed growth. He started TangleTrade Management, LLC in 2009 and Retro Wall Street in 2013 (www.retrowallstreet.com).Expand

Collins lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife and three children. A frequent contributor to CNBC's Mad Money with Jim Cramer, Collins is a graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), with degrees in business administration, economics and sociology and is a winner of the Bates Prize (Top Graduating Male).Collapse


Jim Collins is the Founding Partner of Portfolio Guru (www.theportfolioguru.com.) Collins preaches the gospel of income investing via his newsletter, The Portfolio Guru Post, and uses income investing principles to manage money for individuals on a fee-only, separately-managed account basis. Expand

Previously, Collins spent 10 years as an equity analyst in New York and London covering the automotive sector for Lehman Brothers, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and UBS. He holds an A.B. in Economics and History from Duke University and has completed the academic requirements for the CFA designation. Collapse


Jim Cramer runs the charitable trust portfolio, Action Alerts PLUS, and writes daily market commentary for TheStreet's RealMoney premium service. He also participates in video segments on TheStreet TV and serves as host of CNBC's "Mad Money" television program.Expand

Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. He worked as a journalist at the Tallahassee Democrat and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, covering everything from sports to homicide before moving to New York to help start American Lawyer magazine. After a three-year stint, Cramer entered Harvard Law School and received his J.D. in 1984. Instead of practicing law, however, he joined Goldman Sachs, where he worked in sales and trading. In 1987, he left Goldman to start his own hedge fund. While he worked at his fund, Cramer helped start Smart Money for Dow Jones and then, in 1996, he founded TheStreet. In 2000, Cramer retired from active money management to embrace media full time, including radio and television.

Cramer is the author of Confessions of a Street Addict," "You Got Screwed," "Jim Cramer's Real Money," "Jim Cramer's Mad Money," "Jim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life," "Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even" and, most recently,"Get Rich Carefully."  He has written for Time magazine and New York magazine and has been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams, Meet the Press, Today, The Tonight Show, Late Night and MSNBC's Morning Joe.Collapse


Paul Curcio joined TheStreet's Premium Services desk in 2011 after serving as a financial news editor at the Associated Press and Dow Jones Newswires, respectively. He earned his master's degree in business journalism from Baruch College/CUNY, and he is an alumnus of Fordham University.


We write for "dealmakers" -- bankers, lawyers, corporate dealmakers, private equity professionals, hedge funds and institutional investors -- who crave sophisticated insight and analysis on all types of deals from inception through maturity to integration.


James "Rev Shark" DePorre is the author of Invest Like a Shark: How a Deaf Guy With No Job and Limited Capital Made a Fortune Investing in the Stock Market. He is founder and CEO of Shark Asset Management, an investment management firm, and he also operates sharkinvesting.com, an interactive online community that serves and educates active investors.Expand

DePorre holds business and law degrees from the University of Michigan, is a member of the Michigan Bar Association and a former attorney and CPA. He lives in Anna Maria Island, Fla., and Conover, N.C., with his wife and three children. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks.Collapse


Dan Dicker has been a floor trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange with more than 25 years of oil trading experience. He is a licensed commodities trade adviser.Expand

Dan is currently President of MercBloc LLC, a wealth management firm and is the author of "Oil's Endless Bid", published in March of 2011 by John Wiley and Sons.

Dan Dicker has appeared as an energy analyst since 2002 with all the major financial news networks. He has lent his expertise in hundreds of live radio and television broadcasts on CNBC, Bloomberg US and UK and CNNfn.

Dan obtained a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1982.Collapse


Jared Dillian is the editor of The Daily Dirtnap, a daily market newsletter for investment professionals.  He is also the author of STREET FREAK: Money And Madness At Lehman Brothers, which was named Businesweek's #1 general business book of 2011.Expand

He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1996 with a B.S. In Mathematics and Computer Science, and from the University of San Francisco in 2001 with a Masters in Business Administration.  Jared worked for a small floor market maker on the Pacific Options Exchange from 1999-2000 and was a trader for Lehman Brothers from 2001 to 2008, specializing in index arbitrage and ETF trading.Collapse


Gary Dvorchak is a managing member of Channel Island Partners LLC, a Los Angeles-based hedge fund that manages large cap growth and growth-and-income funds. Dvorchak holds a master's degree in business administration from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Iowa.


Dan Fitzpatrick is the publisher of The Stock Market Mentor, an advisory newsletter and educational forum dedicated to teaching effective risk management and trading methodologies to aspiring traders and investors. He is a former hedge fund manager and a member of the Market Technicians Association, and he now trades from his home in San Diego, Calif. While Fitzpatrick holds various securities licenses, he does not give recommendations to buy or sell stocks.Expand

Fitzpatrick graduated from the McGeorge School of Law. He was a fellow at Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit public interest firm specializing in constitutional law, and he also practiced law in the private sector before pursuing trading as a full-time career. Before growing up and getting a real job, he was a professional musician, studio singer and songwriter in Los Angeles.Collapse


Sham Gad is the managing partner of Gad Partners Fund, a value oriented investment partnership. While pursuing a deep value approach to investing, Gad Partners Fund differs from the traditional value investing school of thought in three critical ways: a) it sells when its target price is met; b) it pays attention to the economy and its trends; and c) it likes investing in growing companies at misunderstood prices. Unlike most investment funds, Gad charges zero asset management fees.Expand

Prior to founding Gad Partners Fund, Gad managed the Gad Investment Group, a private investment vehicle that delivered and annualized return of 22% vs. 4% for the S&P 500 from 2002 to 2005. Gad is also author of internationally acclaimed book, The Business of Value Investing: Six Essential Elements to Buying Companies Like Warren Buffett. He earned his BBA and MBA at the University of Georgia. Gad appreciates your feedback.Collapse


Henry Gambell is director of operations and financial analyst at Trade the Markets. He has studied under John Carter and Trade the Markets co-founder Hubert Senters for 4 years and currently manages two company accounts.Expand

Gambell is a contributor on Trade the Markets and Simpler Options and is currently in the process of contributing to the rewrite of Mastering the Trade.Collapse


Carley Garner is an experienced futures and options broker and co-owner of DeCarley Trading in Las Vegas, Nevada, a division of Zaner. She is also the author of "Currency Trading in the FOREX and Futures Markets", "A Trader's First Book on Commodities" and "Commodity Options" published by FT Press, a division of Prentice Hall. Her e-newsletters, The DeCarley Perspective and the Financial Futures Report, have garnered a loyal following; she is also proactive in providing free trading education at www.DeCarleyTrading.com.Expand

Garner is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, from which she earned dual bachelor's degrees in both Finance and Accounting. Carley jumped into the options and futures industry with both feet in early 2004. She has been featured in the likes of Stocks & Commodities, Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader, Your Trading Edge, Equities, Expiring Monthly and Pitnews Magazine.Collapse


Andrew Giovinazzi, is the COO at OptionPit.com and was a member of both the Pacific Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange where he made markets in both equity and index option classes. During that period he never had a down year. In 1991, Giovinazzi started and ran the Designated Primary Market Maker post for Group One, ltd in Chicago. He was instrumental in creating and managing a training program that allowed Group One, ltd. to significantly grow the company. He left Group One, ltd. to co-found Henry Capital Management in 2001. He became Chief Options Strategist of Option Pit Mentoring in the Fall of 2011. He has a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Economics.


Ophir Gottlieb is the CEO and co-founder of Capital market Laboratories. He is the author of the most widely read independent options trading blog in the world (Risk Laboratory).Expand

His background includes working as an option market maker on the NYSE ARCA exchange floor (CBOE remotely), machine learning, stochastic differential equations, measure theory, trade structuring, algorithmic trading software development, research and client support for such firms as Countrywide Financial, The Cutler Group, Livevol/Livevol Securities, Audit Integrity and GMI Ratings (now part of MSCI). He holds an M.S. in Financial Mathematics from Stanford University and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

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Tom Graff is a fixed income strategist for Brown Advisory, an independent investment advisory firm in Baltimore, Md. Graff is also the manager of the Brown Advisory Tactical Bond Fund (BATBX), a long/short fixed income fund.Expand

Prior to joining Brown, Graff was a managing director and taxable fixed-income trader for Cavanaugh Capital Management in Baltimore. Graff earned a CFA charter in 2002.

The opinions expressed here are Graff's own and in no way the statements of Brown Advisory, and may or may not reflect the strategies being pursued for clients of Brown Advisory.

Graff welcomes your questions and can be reached at tomgraff@brownadvisory.com.Collapse


Louis Grasso is an independent commodity trader and broker. Grasso has been a frequent guest commentator on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg Business and BNNExpand

He holds a B.S. in business administration from Rollins College and attended St. John's Law School.Collapse


Herb Greenberg is editor of Herb Greenberg's Reality Check. He is also a contributor to CNBC, where he most recently was senior stocks commentator for the network, appearing on CNBC's business day programming and on CNBC.com.Expand

Greenberg has been a financial journalist for nearly 40 years and had most recently been co-president of Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics. He is a former weekend investor columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a former senior columnist for MartketWatch.

Prior to joining MarketWatch, Greenberg was senior columnist for TheStreet.com. He previously spent 10 years as the "Business Insider" columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and nearly seven years as Fortune magazine's monthly "Against the Grain" columnist.Collapse



Mark Haefele is the Global Head of Investment of UBS Wealth Management.Expand

In this capacity he and his team monitor, assess and interpret global markets to formulate the UBS WM House View.
Before joining UBS, Mark was the co-founder and co-fund manager at Sonic Capital. He also served as a Managing Director at Matrix Capital Management.

A former lecturer and dean at Harvard University, Mark is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg and other global media networks, commenting on market developments and portfolio management.Collapse


Toni Hansen is president and co-founder of Trading From Main Street. With more than 15 years of trading experience, Toni has become a leader in trading education, working in conjunction with some of the world's top financial exchanges, such as the International Securities Exchange and CME Group.Expand

Hansen is a popular speaker for The Money Show and other major industry conferences and is the author of several books, including the award-winning "Simple Steps to Trading Discipline: Increasing Profits with Habits You Already Have." Her style of technical analysis is based upon what she has dubbed her "Building Blocks of Price Development." Learn more about Toni Hansen and the trading and educational services she provides through here.Collapse


Michael Hasson joined TheStreet as a research analyst in 2014 after completing his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. He supports a variety of product portfolios including Breakout Stocks, Stocks Under $10, Trifecta Stocks and services including Options Profits and Reality Check.Expand

He previously worked in private equity, where he analyzed growth equity, emerging markets and alternative energy investment opportunities. Michael graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland in 2009. He has actively traded public equities for four years and has a preference for highly liquid growth stocks.Collapse


Lenore Elle Hawkins is a founding partner at the investment advisory firm Meritas Advisors and author of the blog, EllesEconomy.com. She is her firm's chief investment strategist, with a focus on macroeconomic influences while minimizing portfolio volatility and authors her firm's monthly newsletter.Expand

Hawkins previously served as the vice president of corporate development for Centara Capital Management Group. Before that, she served as the vice president of strategic planning and corporate development for National Mobile Television. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Claremont McKenna College, an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and is on the Board of Directors for the Dreyfuss Initiative, founded by Richard Dreyfuss.Collapse


Casey Hoerth began his career as an auto loan processor and later became a loan officer for Countrywide and Bank Of America. In 2010, he moved to Taiwan to study a second language. Within a year he began writing for several financial websites. He speaks both English and Mandarin Chinese.


Matt Horween is a certified public accountant and served as a commissioned U.S. foreign service officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development from March 1981 to March 1998. He served in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Egypt, Honduras and Barbados, spending about 15 years overseas.Expand

He ended his career stationed in Washington, D.C. as the financial controller for the bureau that controlled the foreign aid program for Europe, including all of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and its former satellite countries. Horween also worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse & Company in New York City and held various financial management positions for several publically listed corporations. Early in his career, he served as a radio intercept analyst for the U.S. Air Force Security Service.Collapse


Eric Jackson is founder and Managing Member of Ironfire Capital and the general partner and investment manager of Ironfire Capital US Fund LP and Ironfire Capital International Fund Ltd.Expand

In January 2007, Jackson started the world's first Internet-based campaign to increase shareholder value at Yahoo!, leading to a change in CEOs in 2007. He also spoke out in favor of Yahoo!'s accepting Microsoft's buyout offer in 2008. Global Proxy Watch named Jackson as one of its 10 "Stars" who positively influenced international corporate governance and shareowner value in 2007.

Prior to founding Ironfire Capital, Jackson was President and CEO of Jackson Leadership Systems, Inc., a leadership, strategy, and governance consulting firm. He completed his Ph.D. in the Management Department at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York, with a specialization in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance, and holds a B.A. from McGill University.

He was previously Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at VoiceGenie Technologies, a software firm now owned by Alcatel-Lucent. In 2004, Jackson founded the Young Patrons' Circle at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, which is now the second-largest social and philanthropic group of its kind in North America, raising $500,000 annually for the museum. You can follow Jackson on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ericjackson or @ericjackson.

You can contact Eric by emailing him at eric.jackson@thestreet.com.Collapse


Bret Jensen was chief investment strategist from 2008-2011 for Simplified Asset Management (S.A.M.), a small long/short hedge fund based in Miami. The fund was in top 5% of long/short hedge funds for total return in its first full year (2009) as ranked by Hedgeco fund database (more than 450 funds in category). Jensen has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including more than a decade of managerial experience at American Express.Expand

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University. His personal blog is at http://www.bretjenseninvests.com. Jensen acts as corporate secretary for Florida Alternative Investment Association, which encompasses more than 100 managers managing more than $30 billion in assets under management.

Follow Bret on Twitter: @Bret_Jensen.Collapse


Jim Jubak has been writing about the financial markets since 1984. He's been picking stocks online since 1997  and he's run a mutual fund since 2010.Expand

In 1984 he worked at Venture magazine, covering technology, the venture capital industry, and the financial markets. In 1992, after rising to editor at Venture, he left to write In the Image of the Brain. For the next five years he worked as senior financial editor at Worth magazine. While working as senior financial editor he wrote The Worth Guide to Computerized Investing. In May of 1997 he joined MSN Money as senior markets editor and in December 2008 he published his third book The Jubak Picks: 50 Stocks That Will Rebuild Your Wealth and Safeguard Your Future.

 In May 2009, he left MSN Money to start his own web site JubakPicks.com with daily market commentary, stock picks, and three stock portfolios. (The third is a dividend income portfolio.) In July 2010 he started a mutual fund, the Jubak Global Equity Fund (JUBAX.)Collapse


Doug Kass is the president of Seabreeze Partners Management Inc. Until 1996, he was senior portfolio manager at Omega Advisors, a $6 billion investment partnership. Before that he was executive senior vice president and director of institutional equities of First Albany Corporation and JW Charles/CSG. He also was a General Partner of Glickenhaus & Co., and held various positions with Putnam Management and Kidder, Peabody.Expand

Kass received his bachelor's from Alfred University, and received a master's of business administration in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1972. He co-authored "Citibank: The Ralph Nader Report" with Nader and the Center for the Study of Responsive Law and currently serves as a guest host on CNBC's "Squawk Box."Collapse


David Katz is the president and chief investment officer of Matrix Asset Advisors, which he co-founded in 1986. Prior to co-founding Matrix, he worked at Management Asset Corp. in the research and portfolio management areas. At Matrix, Katz chairs the Investment Policy Committee.Expand

Katz is a CFA charterholder who appears frequently as a guest on CNBC, Bloomberg Television and Radio and WCBS-AM in New York. He graduated summa cum laude from Union College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He received a Master of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in finance, from New York University Graduate School of Business in 1987, graduating with distinction. His numerous works on value investing earned him various awards and distinctions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Collapse


Andrew Keene has been an independent equity options trader on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange for the past 10 years. He spent most of that time as a market maker in over 125 stocks, including Apple, GE, Sears Holdings, and Goldman Sachs.Expand

Currently, Keene is actively trading futures, equity options, currency pairs, and commodities. He has become one of the CBOE's most recognized faces in the media, making regular
appearances on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart," CNBC's "Squawk on the Street," "First Business" and CBOETV's "In The Money" with Angela Miles. Keene received a B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois.Collapse


Kamal Khan is the managing editor for Premium Services at TheStreet. Prior to joining the company as deputy managing editor, Khan worked as the news editor at CNBC.com in London. Before CNBC, he worked at MSN Money and CNNMoney.com. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.


Alan Knuckman is the chief options strategist at Barchart Bulls-Eye Options, a worldwide leader in investment education. He brings over 20 years of trading experience that began in the pits of the Chicago Board of Trade as a runner and progressed to a Treasury Bond speculator for himself. Alan was a division partner for major commodities and stock brokerage firms.


Andrew Krill joined TheStreet in June 2011 and graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in economics. He is a Research Analyst for Action Alerts Plus and previously supported various products in the Premium Services division.


Bob Lang is a private trader in equity and option markets at his company Aztec Capital LLC. Through Explosive Options, Lang acts as an options trading mentor, providing trade ideas based on what he's doing for his own clients.Expand

His focus is on building strong, long-term relationships with his subscribers and making options trading for income more accessible. Using his technical expertise and a direct, hands-on approach, Lang provides time-sensitive trading information in real-time. Lang serves as one of Jim Cramer's go-to technical experts on Mad Money and regularly contributes to TheStreet.com.

Previously, Lang managed a $300 million pension and 401(k) plan for a Southern California cooperative. In early 2000, he launched Aztec Partners, a hedge fund for private and institutional clients, which was a top-performing fund that year relative to its peer group. In 2002, Lang worked with floor traders in the active bond-trading group of Countrywide Capital Markets, and in 2011, he launched Explosive Options.

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Christopher Laudani is the founder and president of ShortIdeas.com, a short-only equity research firm.


Stephanie Link leads all investment, research, and contributor recruitment activities at TheStreet. As Chief Investment Officer, she oversees premium content including Real Money, Real Money Pro, Options Profits as well as premium newsletters including Breakout Stocks and Stocks Under $10. As co-portfolio manager of Action Alerts Plus, she is responsible for the daily management of the fund including macro strategy, portfolio construction, and stock selection. She also writes daily alerts and weekly summary reports for subscribers. Expand

Link is a CNBC contributor and appears regularly on" Fast Money Halftime," "Closing Bell," "Squawk Box" and "The Kudlow Report."

Prior to joining TheStreet, she was Director of Research and Head of Institutional Equity Sales at Prudential Equity Group. She began her career as an institutional salesperson at Dean Witter. She earned a B.S Degree in Finance from Boston College.Collapse


Jill Malandrino is the editor and curator for TheStreet's Options Profits. In addition to managing the product and content for the site, she reports from the floor of the CME with MrTopStep, co-hosts the "Morning Call" video with T3Live for the flagship site and the "All-in-One" video for Options TV. Her work is featured regularly on Yahoo! Finance, Fidelity, Nasdaq, CBOE and various financial blogs.Expand

Prior to Options Profits, Malandrino was the Market Intelligence Manager for The Fly on the Wall and headed the institutional product marketing effort for the Prudential Equity Group. Over her 15-year career on Wall Street, she has held various positions in institutional sales and marketing after starting out in retail branch compliance.Collapse


Phil McDonnell has professionally traded options for decades. He has developed extensive proprietary software for options analysis and probability calculations. He was founder and software developer for Dollar/Soft, which sold options analysis software. Since then he has devoted himself to full-time options trading.Expand

McDonnell is a frequent contributor to Daily Speculations. He has also authored a book titled Optimal Portfolio Modeling, which was published by Wiley Trading in 2008.Collapse


Travis McGhee is a financial industry veteran with more than 10 years' experience navigating the markets. He started his career as a clerk for a proprietary trading firm on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, eventually earning his badge and trading in both the S&P 500 options pit and S&P 500 Futures pit. In the summer of 2012 McGhee launched the firm FuturesANIMAL, seeking to provide retail traders with the same access to the futures market that institutional traders have.Expand

He has a B.A. from Lake Forest College and an M.S. in Management and Systems from New York University. Collapse


Helene Meisler's charts can help you make money in any market -- because success in technical analysis is independent of market conditions. It's about using charts to find opportunities as stocks move up or down. In other words, you don't need stocks to climb in order for you to succeed. Helene has more than 30 years of experience in technical analysis -- and, in Top Stocks she puts that experience to work for you. Using her rigorous, forward-looking stock-screening methodology, she assesses at least 200 stocks a day and emails you only the ones that make the final cut as her "top picks." Whether you are a sophisticated trader, or a novice wondering what technical analysis is all about, you can take advantage of Helene's time-proven approach and her action-oriented analysis of technical indicators pertaining to market trends and market sentiments. Try it now. Get a 14-Day Free Trial.


Tim Melvin is a writer from Windermere, Fla. In addition to writing about the markets, he manages accounts for family and friends. He has written serveral articles and collaborated on several investment books. Prior to striking out on his own he spent 20 years a stockbroker, the last 15 as a Vice President of Investments with a regional firm in the Mid Atlantic area. He specializes in deep value investing as well as special situations and activist stocks, and is the author of the Junior Chamber Course on Value Investing, as well as numerous articles in various publications on the subject of value investing, the stock market and the world around us.


Robert Moreno is a former member of the New York Cotton Exchange and the New York Board of Trade and authored a daily technical analysis brief popular with traders in the pits. He has managed for his own account for more than 25 years, is the publisher of Rightviewtrading.com and a member of the Market Technicians Association.


Gary Morrow is president of Yosemite Asset Management, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He manages individual accounts through Charles Schwab and runs a long/short hedge fund. Prior to forming Yosemite, Morrow spent 12 years on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading foreign currency and interest rate futures. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Ripon College.


Brian Nelson is the President of Equity Research and ETF Analysis at Valuentum Securities. Before founding Valuentum in early 2011, Nelson worked as a director at Morningstar, where he was responsible for training and methodology development within the firm's equity and credit research department. Prior to that position, he served as a senior industrials securities analyst, covering aerospace, airlines, construction and environmental services companies. Before joining Morningstar in February 2006, Mr. Nelson worked for a small capitalization fund covering a variety of sectors for an aggressive growth investment management firm in Chicago.Expand

He holds a Bachelor's degree in finance and a minor in mathematics, magna cum laude, from Benedictine University. Nelson has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is best known in the financial industry as being the "Father of Valuentum Investing."Collapse


Kevin Nichols, CFA, is presently the chief product officer at Livevol and a former lead market maker with 18 years of option trading experience. While a market maker at Timber Hill, he ran their San Francisco training program.Expand

As a member of the Pacific Exchange he served on the Listing, Technology and Nominating Committees. Kevin holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and Business Administration from Sterling College.Collapse


Mike Norman is currency trader and economist who is a proponent of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). He writes a blog at www.mikenormaneconomics.blogspot.com.


Oilprice.com is a leading online energy news site. Its huge network of inside sources means it brings you news and analysis before most of the major news networks are even aware of the developing situations.Expand

You can find regular news broadcasts at Oilprice.com or, if you are interested in investing and trading advice and inside geopolitical analysis, then please take a look at Oilprice.com PremiumCollapse


Antonia Oprita is a freelance editor and writer for TheStreet Premium Services and a financial journalist based in London, with more than 15 years experience. She has worked for Reuters, CNBC, BusinessWeek and the BBC and writes for various European business magazines like The Banker and Euromoney. She also blogs about the economy, emerging markets and finance at www.marketmoving.info.


Mike Paulenoff is a technical strategist and founder of MPTrader.com, a live trading room using a combination of macro and technical analysis to identify trending sectors and asset classes.Expand

Mike is 30-plus-year Wall Street veteran, previously at Smith Barney, Harris Upham, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Republic National Bank and also co-author of "The Business-One Irwin Guide to the Futures Markets" (with Stanley Kroll).Collapse


My name is David Peltier. I manage a much-followed portfolio of Stocks Under $10 -- the unique investment service that alerts you to what I believe are deeply undervalued stocks with explosive growth potential. I've made it my life's work to help investors like you build lasting wealth by investing in only the very best small-company stocks. These little-known companies, which are overlooked by much of Wall Street, are the ones whose shares could break out and double or even triple your money!Expand

So what's my secret to finding stocks like these? I roll up my sleeves and put in long hours researching everything about a potential investment.  I pore over a prospective company's financial statements and filings. I talk to management, often all the way up to the C-level. I also confer with my fellow Wall Street analysts -- all in order to fully understand its products and competitive positioning, as well as the catalysts that will propel its stock higher. It's this thoughtful approach to managing my portfolio that's led me to some incredible returns. If this is the kind of due diligence you appreciate, then I'll hope you join me at Stocks Under $10 for the ride. Start building up your portfolio now. Try it FREE for a 14-day trial.Collapse


Sarina Penn is the weekend and overnight editor for Premium Services, and has been with TheStreet in various capacities since 2006. She holds a bachelor's degree from George Washington University, and is currently pursuing graduate studies at Hebrew University.


Ed Ponsi is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and is the managing director of Barchetta Capital Management, an NFA-registered commodity trading advisory. In addition to managing client funds, Ponsi advises a variety of hedge funds and institutional traders. He also provides a variety of trading education services through edponsi.com.


Paul Price has worked for Merrill Lynch, A.G. Edwards, Wachovia Securities and Ferris Baker Watts during his Wall Street years. He was among the most successful retail brokers and equity option traders at each of those firms.Expand

Price has been a featured speaker at The New York City Money Show and the Las Vegas edition of the Traders' Expo. Before joining the Premium Services team, he was one of the most followed authors on both Seeking Alpha and GuruFocus.com.Collapse


Skip Raschke has been with Options Profits since its inception 3+ years ago. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University. Prior to his Wall Street career in 1971, he was drafted by the New York Yankees as a pitcher. After a career-ending elbow injury he began his career on Wall Street in 1975 as a registered stock/options broker with Paine Webber. In 1982 he bought a seat on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange where for 10 years he was a registered options trader (a trading pit market maker).Expand

He later served as a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (C.T.A.), brokering a hedge fund. In addition he was a proprietary stock/options trader for Van Der Moolen. He can be found daily on OP, and, he can be reached at his website: The Stock and Options Trader's Daily (SOTDaily.com), an interactive website dedicated to intra-day stock market analysis as well as teaching the skills of trading the markets. His email address is: Skip@SOTDaily.comCollapse


Scott Redler is the Chief Strategic Officer of T3 Live, an online education platform that provides traders of all experience levels with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and extensive training from trading professionals. Redler has been trading equities for more than 10 years.Expand

Beginning his trading career at Broadway Trading in 1999, Redler moved on with Marc Sperling to Sperling Enterprises. As a manager at Sperling Enterprises, he continued to trade actively while working closely with all traders in the firm to dramatically increase performance.

Redler received a B.B.A. in Marketing/Finance from the State University of New York at Albany, graduating magna cum laude from Albany's School of Business.Collapse


John P. Reese is founder and CEO of Validea.com, an investment research firm, and Validea Capital Management, an asset management firm serving affluent investors and companies. He is also co-author of two investing books, including The Guru Investor: How to Beat the Market Using History's Best Investment Strategies (Wiley).Expand

Before Validea, Reese was vice president of information technology for GE Capital ITS, president and CEO of Micro Networks of America, a networking firm, and marketing manager of electronics at Coleco.

Reese holds a master's of business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Collapse


Before joining TheStreet in November 2005, Daniel was an associate copy editor for CXO Media, where he honed his skills on three magazines for C-suite executives: CIOCSO and CMO.Expand

Daniel holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.Collapse


Frederic Ruffy is the Senior Options Strategist at Whatstrading.com, a site dedicated to helping traders make sense of the complex and fragmented nature of listed options trading. In addition to writing market commentary and trading-related books and articles, Ruffy has also worked as an instructor, educating investors on advanced topics like measuring volatility, the benefits of sector rotation and the risks and potential profits from trading around earnings. An active trader with more than 15 years of securities industry experience, his market observations and analysis of the options market are featured regularly in the financial press, including Barron’s, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Futures Magazine.


Henry Schwartz is the president of Trade Alert LLC, a provider of real-time options analysis tools to leading Wall Street firms. His systems analyze hundreds of thousands of transactions per second to help professionals identify and interpret market activity in real time, supporting informed trading decisions and intelligent idea generation.Expand

He has held institutional trading and management roles with Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Salomon Brothers and the Hull Group, and made markets on the CBOE and AMEX floors in the US, and EUREX and MONEP overseas. Prior to founding Trade Alert, he led the electronic market-making group at Bank of America coincident with the launch of the International Securities Exchange.Collapse


Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. He is the founder of OptionPit.com, a Chicago-based option education firm, and author of The Option Trader's Hedge Fund. Sebastian is also the managing editor for Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal an all digital, all options magazine. He has a Bachelor's in Science from Villanova University. Expand

You can learn more about Sebastian, read his daily blog and learn about Option Pit's mentoring programs by Visiting http://www.OptionPit.com.Collapse


Howard L. Simons is president of Rosewood Trading (AKA Simons Research), a trading consultant and the author of The Dynamic Option Selection System.Expand

Simons received a master's degree in business administration, concentrating in finance and econometrics, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received a master's degree in international economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins.Collapse


Brian Sozzi is the CEO & Chief Equities Strategist of Belus Capital Advisors.  He is responsible for developing and managing an equities portfolio of mid- and large-cap positions, in addition to leading the firm's digital content initiatives. He is also a personal finance columnist for Men's Health magazine.Expand

Previously, Sozzi was the chief equities analyst for NBG Productions, where he was in charge of developing independent financial content and actionable stock recommendations (including ratings and price targets) for an institutional and retail investor base. In addition, Sozzi was the Editor in Chief of the "Decoding Wall St." investment advisory service.

Sozzi became recognized by StarMine as a top-ranked equity research analyst for stocks under coverage in such categories as "EPS Estimate Accuracy" and "Industry Excess Return." Sozzi was then awarded the 2011 FT | StarMine Analyst Award for "No. 3 Earnings Estimator in the Textiles Apparel & Luxury Goods Industry."Collapse


Kate Stalter is a Series 65-licensed investment advisor and the founder of Better Money Decisions. (www.bettermoneydecisions.com) Her focus is on helping people enjoy a happy and secure retirement. She was previously a market writer and CAN SLIM investing instructor with Investor's Business Daily, and has been a featured columnist for Morningstar, Forbes and Moneyshow. She also hosted the "Small Cap Roundup" for the TFNN radio network. Expand

Kate is a graduate of Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and holds an MBA from the Kelllogg School at Northwestern University. Follow on Twitter: @KateStalterCollapse


Michael Stapleton is a Prop Trader for Avatar Securities, specializing in technical analysis and options across multiple asset classes. Prior to that, Stapleton held Prop Trading positions and was a Financial Services Manager at Pershing. Stapleton is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science and History and can be followed on Twitter @DonaldKey.


Martin Tillier is a veteran of the foreign exchange market, having spent over 18 years working in his hometown of London, and later working as a broker in Tokyo, Moscow and Warsaw. His job as a broker required an in-depth knowledge of the individual markets and their relationships to each other. He credits this experience with his ability to read trader sentiment and use it as a guiding tool for sound investingExpand

Martin left the market in 2002 and moved to the U.S., following the loss of a family member in the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. He spent his time out of the markets, opening and running a successful wine shop, but the lure of the financial world was still strong, leading to him selling that business and accepting a position as a financial advisor with a major firm.Collapse


Toni Turner, president of TrendStar Group, is an accomplished technical analyst as well as an educator and speaker in the financial arena. She is the author of the bestselling books: A Beginner's Guide to Day Trading Online, 2nd Ed., A Beginner's Guide to Short-term Trading, 2nd Ed., Short-Term Trading in the New Stock Market,  and Invest to Win: Earn & Keep Profits in Bull and Bear Markets with the GainsMaster Approach, co-authored with Gordon Scott. Her books have been translated into five languages and used as textbooks in college personal finance classes.Expand

Toni has appeared on CNBC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and FOX Business News. She has been interviewed on dozens of radio programs and featured in periodicals such as Fortune, Stocks and Commodities, SFO, Fidelity Active Trader, and Bloomberg Personal Finance and many online publications, such as TradingMarkets.com, Equities.com and MarketWatch.com. She speaks regularly at trading forums and conferences across the United States, including college campuses, Traders' Expos, and Money Shows.Collapse


Christopher Versace is the Portfolio Manager of the Thematic Growth Portfolio at Fabian Wealth Strategies, as well as the editor of both the long-only "PowerTrend Profits" investment newsletter and "PowerTrader" trading service that utilizes strategies combining stocks, ETFs and options. Versace uses a proprietary thematic investing perspective that ties in economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more to determine investment candidates, while also sidestepping companies vulnerable to thematic change.Expand

Versace is also the host of PowerTalk, a weekly podcast that features conversations with public and private management teams, as well as other thought leaders, for the benefit of both individual and institutional investors. These conversations aim to get behind the scenes with such guests as Steve Forbes, Donald Rumsfeld and the CEOs of Smith & Wesson and Cato, among others.

Versace was previously the portfolio manager of Agile Capital Management, which combined a hedged investment mandate and a thematic investing framework. He also previously served as senior vice president, equity research at Friedman Billings Ramsey, where he covered the mobile phone industry and component technologies. Versace was also an analyst at Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette, as well as Salomon Brothers.

Versace is a contributor to Forbes.com and a frequent guest on "Live from The Washington Times with Andy Parks," in addition to other radio and television programs. He earned bachelor's degrees in economics and mathematics from Fairfield University before earning an MBA in finance from Fordham University.Collapse


Christopher Versace is the Portfolio Manager of the Thematic Growth Portfolio at Fabian Wealth Strategies, as well as the editor of both the long-only "PowerTrend Profits" investment newsletter and "PowerTrader" trading service that utilizes strategies combining stocks, ETFs and options. Lenore Elle Hawkins is a founding partner at the investment advisory firm Meritas Advisors and author of the blog, EllesEconomy.com. She is her firm's chief investment strategist, with a focus on macroeconomic influences while minimizing portfolio volatility and authors her firm's monthly newsletter.


Robert Weinstein is a full-time equity and options strategist with more than 20 years of experience. Weinstein maintains a sharp focus on risk mitigation and constant study of behavior finance. He believes making money in the markets is actually quite easy. The real skill needed is to understand when to walk away from non-performing positions that cause traders and investors to give back their gains.Expand

Weinstein co-founded and contributes to the weekly "Options Investing Newsletter," a Paid2Trade investing newsletter.Collapse


Stacey Widlitz is the president of SW Retail Advisors, a consulting firm with offices in London and New York. She advises institutional investors as well as retailers with a need for International expertise in the consumer sector. Stacey is also a CNBC Contributor.Expand

After receiving an MBA from NYU, Widlitz started her career covering retail equities at PaineWebber (now UBS). She held senior analyst positions at UBS, SG Cowen, Fulcrum Partners and Pali Capital, where she covered an eclectic group from discounters to luxury. After 12 years of covering retail equities, she launched SW Retail Advisors in 2011. She publishes a monthly newsletter "What You Need to Know Across the Retail Pond."Collapse


Glenn Williams has more than 30 years of experience in power and fuels, including design, engineering, construction, startup and operations of large-scale power projects. He has had direct involvement with coal plants, natural gas facilities, and approximately half of the nation's nuclear power facilities and designs energy strategies for regulated and unregulated energy organizations.Expand

He is an experienced public speaker and published author on a variety of strategic management and energy policy issues. Williams directly managed professional staffs of over 200 members, worked with three former attorneys general and provided management consulting to senior members of regulated utilities and energy service organizations. He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and a master's degree in technology management from the University of Maryland.Collapse


Jared is the senior equity derivatives analyst at BGC Partners, focusing on volatility trading and hedging strategies, quantitative fundamental and volatility-based portfolio screens, and macroeconomic and cross-asset themes. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Clinamen Financial Group, a commodity trading advisor, and the principal at Condor Options, an independent derivatives research company.Expand

Jared has been quoted in various media outlets including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Reuters. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University.Collapse

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