Sabah al-Binali is a U.A.E.-based investor and CEO of Universal Strategy with a track record of financing, building and growing companies in the Middle East and North Africa region. He is a former chairman and investor in Zawya, a leading financial news service in the Middle East that was acquired by Reuters in 2012.

The late Dick Arms, a renowned stock-market technician, wrote for Real Money until 2017. Arms, who died in 2018, was a best known as creator of the famous "Arms Index," also known the "Trading Index" or just the "TRIN." Arms also developed the widely used technical method known as Equivolume Charting.

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

Maleeha Bengali is CEO of MB Commodities Capital, based in London.

Gary Berman is a member of the Market Technicians Association and has been providing institutional clients technical analysis research since 1987. He is the principal of THE FIBOCALL, a technical analysis research firm servicing institutions, family offices , broker dealers and individual traders.

Steve Blitz started his career doing econometric modeling at Data Resources Inc., then moved to creating derivatives-market strategies for Salomon Brothers. He later managed fixed-income portfolios at Offitbank before becoming Lazard Asset Management's global head of fixed-income.Expand

More recently, Blitz served as chief economist at M Science LLC (formerly named Majestic Research and ITG IR), where he utilized so-called "big data" to support his analyses of the U.S. economy and monetary policy.

Blitz holds a bachelor's degree in economics from New York University and a master's degree in economics from Columbia University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.Collapse

Bloomberg Brief provides digital newsletters for the global financial market. They provide proprietary Bloomberg news and data.

Written by leading economists, Bloomberg Brief Economics provides proprietary Bloomberg news and data.

Each week, Bloomberg Brief Hedge Funds publishes hedge fund launches, investments, strategies and performance data.

Debra Borchardt is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of the cannabis financial news site Green Market Report. She is an award-winning journalist who has covered the cannabis industry for the last seven years. Debra is often a panel guest or moderator at cannabis conferences and is considered a thought leader in the industry. She has appeared on Yahoo Finance TV, Cheddar TV and Bold TV to speak about the financial aspects of the industry. 

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.

Lisa Botter is Assistant Managing Editor for The Street, where she also writes about consumer issues and retail.  

David Butler, who hold a B.A. in economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has previously written for SeekingAlpha and Butler believes in earnings rather than charts, and he likes both value plays and equities that avoid debt.

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 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 F. Carter is CEO, Chairman and Primary Content Provider at Simpler Trading LLC. John was commissioned by McGraw-Hill to write a book entitled Mastering the Trade, which was originally released in January 2006 and a second edition was released in 2012. Carter has been featured on CNBC, CME Group, Bloomberg, Fox Business, Tasty Trade, Benzinga, Money Show and more. 

I'm a freelance journalist who writes about energy, business and personal finance.

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 (

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. Collins researches small stocks in his newsletter, MicroCap Guru, 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

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

Ben Cross is a 30-year financial industry veteran and, most notably, helped to build the commodities group at Morgan Stanley during his 20 years with the firm.Expand

As Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, Cross led both commodity hedge fund sales as well as the firm's global metals business. Previously, he had been in financial services in various trading roles since 1983. He is a graduate of Cornell University.Collapse

Paul Curcio is managing editor of TheStreet's Premium Services. He joined the company in 2011 as an associate editor after serving as a financial news writer and 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.

Kevin Curran is a reporter for Real Money.Expand

Prior to joining RealMoney he was a Senior Reporter in the FT Specialist division of The Financial Times where he specialized in covering institutional investors.

Kevin is a graduate of Fordham University where he studied International Political Economy and English.Collapse

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, 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

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.

Jonas Elmerraji, CMT, is a senior market analyst at Agora Financial in Baltimore and a contributor to TheStreet. Before that, he managed a portfolio of stocks for an investment advisory returned 15% in 2008. He has been featured in ForbesInvestor's Business Daily and on Jonas holds a degree in financial economics from UMBC and the Chartered Market Technician designation. Follow Jonas on Twitter @JonasElmerraji.

Carleton English started at TheStreet in April 2015 as a reporter covering banking and Wall Street before joining Premium Service as a writer and analyst in November of the same year.Expand

Previously she was a producer at CNBC, where she also wrote about economic issues for Before that, Carleton was a client associate at Laird Norton Wealth Management in Seattle. In addition to working with high-net-worth families on all aspects of their financial planning -- investment strategy, tax-planning and estate planning -- she also led financial literacy seminars for clients and young adults in the Seattle area.

Carleton earned a BA in International Affairs & Economic Development from George Washington University.Collapse

Carleton English and James Passeri are featured writers and analysts for Real Money. Passeri started at TheStreet covering the financial industry and General Electric, while English covered banking and Wall Street before prior to joining Premium Services.Expand

English is an experienced wealth manager, and was a producer at CNBC before joining TheStreet in 2015. Passeri came to TheStreet at the same time as a seasoned reporter covering leveraged finance for Debtwire.Collapse

Alan Farley is a private trader and publisher of Hard Right Edge, a comprehensive resource for trader education, technical analysis, and short-term trading techniques. Farley is also the author of The Daily Swing Trade, a premium product from that outlines his charts and analysis. Farley has also been featured in Barron's, SmartMoney, Tech Week, Active Trader, MoneyCentral, Technical Investor, Bridge Trader and Online Investor.Expand


He has written two books: The Master Swing Trader and The Master Swing Trader Toolkit: The Market Survival Guide, due out in April.Collapse

Before joining TheStreet in March 2001, Feuerstein covered business software for Prior to that he covered a variety of business beats, including technology and commercial real estate, at the San Francisco Business Times.Expand

Feuerstein graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's degree in political science.


Zev Fima joined the Action Alert PLUS team in February 2017 as a research analyst for Jim Cramer's Charitable Trust. After graduating with BA in Economics from the University of Rochester in 2012, Zev enlisted in the Israeli military. Upon returning home at the end of 2014, he worked for a time at an expert network, recruiting industry professionals for consultations with buy and sell-side equity analysts, and for a tech recruiting firm where he specialized in the placement of DevOps professionals and gained exposure to the field of open source programming and public clouds. 

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 with DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner Group, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She is also the author of Higher Probability Commodity Trading; A Trader's First Book on Commodities (two editions); Currency Trading in the Forex and Futures Markets; and Commodity Options.  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

Garner is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, from which she earned dual bachelor's degrees in finance and accounting. Her commodity market analysis is often referenced on Jim Cramer's Mad Money on CNBC and she is a regular contributor to and its Real Money Pro service.

Carley authors a monthly column in Stocks & Commodities magazine and has been featured in the likes of Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader magazines, and many more. She has been quoted by Investor's Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal and has also been known to participate in radio interviews. She can be found on the speaking circuit.  



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

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

Steve Gelsi has covered Wall Street, private equity and the media business for Reuters, MarketWatch, Forbes, Adweek and other organizations. Gelsi is also author of the 2002 book How America Made a Fortune and Lost Its Shirt, which chronicles the 1990s dot-com boom. Additionally, Gelsi has written about the cannabis business since the 1990s.

James Gentile is a veteran equity investor with 17 years experience. Gentile's passion is deep research and disciplined trading in U.S. stocks. Most recently, he was a Co-Founder and Director of Research of Greenhouse Funds LP, a Baltimore-based investment management firm.Expand

Prior, he was an analyst on both the buy and sell side at T. Rowe Price, Sidoti & Company, BB&T Capital Markets and Newland Capital Management. Gentile graduated from Boston College where he studied Philosophy and Finance. Residing in Westchester County, he is the proud father of three children.Collapse

Andrew Giovinazzi, is the COO at 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.

Ken Goldberg is a registered investment adviser, a member of the Market Technicians Association and chief market strategist at, as well as at

Over the past 30 years, Goldberg has developed and released three video courses, trained thousands of active investors and day-traders, appeared on CNBC's "Power Lunch," and, in third-quarter 2007, used his system to win the E-mini Index Trading contest at the World Cup Advisors Trading Championship, with +121% net performance.

Ken received his degree in psychology in 1985 from the University of Washington, where his honors thesis focused on manipulating eyewitness memory (sparking his interest in crowd behavior).Collapse

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.Collapse

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

Keith Griffith is a reporter for Real Money. He previously reported on fintech and digital security for Business Insider, and his work has appeared in The Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Reader, and elsewhere. Griffith earned an M.A. in business reporting from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and a B.A. in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College.

Follow @keithgriff on Twitter

Stephen "Sarge" Guilfoyle is the founder and President of Sarge986 LLC, a family run trading operation. An NYSE floor trader for over 30 years, Guilfoyle has served as the Chief Market Economist for Stuart Frankel & Co., the U.S. Economist for Meridian Equity Partners, and as a Vice President in Block Trading and Investment Banking with Credit Suisse over the years. Guilfoyle earned his nickname serving as an actual sergeant in reserve components of the US Marine Corps, and US Army while simultaneously working on Wall Street.

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

Lenore Elle Hawkins, co-manager of the Growth Seeker portfolio, is a founding partner at the investment advisory firm Meritas Advisors and author of the blog, 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

Jonathan Heller, CFA, is president of KEJ Financial Advisors, his fee-only financial planning company. Jon spent 17 years at Bloomberg Financial Markets in various roles, from 1989 until 2005.Expand

He ran Bloomberg's Equity Fundamental Research Department from 1994 until 1998, when he assumed responsibility for Bloomberg's Equity Data Research Department. In 2001, he joined Bloomberg's Publishing group as senior markets editor and writer for Bloomberg Personal Finance Magazine, and an associate editor and contributor for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. In 2005, he joined SEI Investments as director of investment communications within SEI's Investment Management Unit.

Jon is also the founder of the Cheap Stocks website, which is dedicated to deep-value investing. He has an undergraduate degree from Grove City College and an MBA from Rider University, where he has also served on the adjunct faculty; he is also a CFA charter holder.Collapse

Tim Hesselsweet is a numerate investor whose foundational approach is that statistical analysis must be grounded in financial and economic intuition. His interest in capital markets ranges from startups and venture capital to pattern recognition and quantitative trading across multiple asset classes.Expand

Hesselsweet's quant skills were honed studying math at the University of Texas and statistics at Columbia University and further refined in portfolio and risk management positions at several hedge funds. He resides with his family in Darien, CT and is embarking on a new journey this year as a Cub Scout den leader.Collapse

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 a technnology and media investor.Expand

Previously with SpringOwl Management, Jackson was 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.

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 Strategy and Management at the Columbia University Business School 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 or @ericjackson.

You can contact Eric by emailing him at

Currently the editor of "The Biotech Forum," Bret Jensen was chief investment strategist for Simplified Asset Management (S.A.M.), a small long/short hedge fund based in Miami, from 2008-2011. The fund was in the 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). Prior to this, he spent a decade as technology director of a Fortune 100 firm.Expand

Jensen has been a top-5%-ranked financial analyst and blogger since 2013, according to TipRanks. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Arizona State University.

Follow Bret on Twitter: @Bret_Jensen.Collapse

Eric Jhonsa covers tech stocks for TheStreet. He previously handled Seeking Alpha's tech news coverage, and before that was a writer for The Motley Fool. His coverage areas within tech include mobile, Internet, enterprise, chip, and telecom equipment stocks, among others. He can be reached at

Bruce Kamich is TheStreet's in-house technical analyst with a 40-year career with a number of bulge bracket firms, accumulating knowledge along the way on commodities, interest rates, equities and ETFs.Expand

Kamich was one of the earliest Chartered Market Technicians, or CMTs, a designation similar to the CFA title. He has authored two books on charting -- "Chart Patterns" and "How Technical Analysis Works." He is a two-time past president of the Market Technicians Association, the professional organization for chartists worldwide.Collapse

Jaewon Kang is a reporter covering auctions in the technology, media and telecommunication sectors. Prior to joining The Deal, Jaewon wrote for CNBC and Forbes.

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

Dawn Kawamoto is an award-winning journalist who has written or edited technology business stories for such publications as CNET's, AOL's DailyFinance and The Motley Fool. More recently, she served as associate editor for technology careers site


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

Michael C. Khouw is a 20 year veteran of the financial services industry with broad experience as a strategist, trader, analyst and portfolio manager in a variety of asset classes including equities, commodities and equity and index derivatives.

Mike is the co-author of The Options Edge, a comprehensive guide to understanding the value of options, optionality, volatility and strategy for both retail and institutional investors that includes practical real-life examples of do's and don'ts for everyone from options novices to seasoned practitioners.

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.

Jeremy LaKosh received a bachelor's degree in history/political science from Eureka College and an MBA from Kent State University.  He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at a CCRC in Central Illinois. LaKosh built and manages a database of approximately 70 financial statistics on each of the S&P 500 companies.Expand

Having started investing at the age of 16, LaKosh has shared his insights through a wide variety of venues, most recently being with his YouTube channel Stock Array and website

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

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.Collapse

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

Leon Lazaroff has been with TheStreet since March 2013 as an editor, media industry reporter and political writer. Prior to joining TheStreet, Leon was a reporter at Bloomberg News on its media and emerging markets teams, a national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and through much of the 1990s a foreign correspondent reporting from Mexico and Spain with the Associated Press and other outlets. Expand

Leon completed the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University in 2002, earning a masters degree in journalism, and a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Wisconsin long before its basketball team was any good.Collapse

Armie Margaret Lee is a reporter covering private equity. Previously, she was at InvestmentWires, an online media company that focuses on the mutual fund and 401(k) industries. She has also covered real estate and banking for Miami Today and technology for Manila Times in the Philippines.

Stephanie Link led all investment, research, and contributor recruitment activities at TheStreet.

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

Ezra Marbach is a fund manager focused on Chinese stocks traded on U.S. exchanges. He also runs his own blog: Finance 2.0 and advises in the financial content space.

Marco Mazzocco, CFA, has been working on Wall Street since first interning with Merrill Lynch in the summer of 1996. Since then, he has worked for several firms including SG Cowen and Deutsche Bank in roles ranging from operations to sales and trading.Expand

Mazzocco uses his varied experience in equities and fixed income coupled with his technical training acquired in the CFA program to bring a common sense approach to analyzing capital markets. He focuses on global macro situations with a concentration on the U.S. economy.Collapse

Alex Frew McMillan has spent more than two decades as a business reporter, feature writer and editor. McMillan has worked for CNN, as a business reporter, and Reuters, as the Asia real-estate correspondent. As a freelancer, he has written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Forbes and CNBC.Expand

He lives in Hong Kong and reports on the Asia Pacific region, from India east to Japan and south to Australia.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.

Jack Mohr formerly served as the chief investment strategist for TheStreet and research director of Jim Cramer's Charitable Trust portfolio, Action Alerts Plus.

MoneyShow is a global financial-media company that operates the world's leading investment and trading conferences. Each show brings together thousands of investors to attend workshops, presentations and seminars given by the nation's top financial experts. The company also offers exclusive seminars-at-sea, with the investment industry's leading partners. In addition, MoneyShow operates the award-winning multimedia online community and publishes free investing and trading newsletters, which provide individual investors and active traders with exclusive ongoing access to the latest investment and trading ideas from the nation's most respected and trusted financial experts.

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 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.

Mark Newton is Managing Member/Owner of Newton Advisors, LLC. He has more than 20 years of buy-side and sell-side experience in the financial services industry. His expertise is primarily in using advanced methods of technical analysis to identify stocks, commodities, and currencies with above-average risk/reward characteristics that can maximize returns and minimize risk. Newton formerly worked with Diamondback Capital Management, where he served as a technical analyst and portfolio manager, and prior to that, with Morgan Stanley as its technical strategist. He also traded equity options as a market maker/floor trader at the CBOE.Expand

Newton is a member of the Market Technicians Association, and former member of the CBOE, CBOT, and PHLX. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Virginia Tech in 1991 and obtained his Chartered Market Technician designation in 2002. He appears frequently on CNBC, Fox Business and BNN. 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

Chris Nolter is a senior writer focusing on telecom, media and technology. Nolter's coverage ranges from profiles of key bankers and dealmakers to the inner workings of complex deals, and he is often the first in the industry to report on M&A activity and private equity. Prior to joining The Deal, Nolter published stories with,, the New York Times Magazine and the Columbia Journalism Review. He also worked at the Museum of the Moving Image, where he edited the Moving Image Quarterly, the museum website and other publications, and he has produced live news broadcasts for CNN Financial Network.

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

Bob O'Brien is a senior writer at The Deal, covering private equity and writing both breaking news and feature articles. Previously, O'Brien spent 18 years at The Wall Street Journal and was featured as an on-air reporter on CNBC television, as part of the WSJ's licensing agreement with NBC Universal. He also wrote feature stories for Barron's magazine as well as an investment blog for Barrons online.

Eric Oberg spent nearly 17 years in the Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities Division of Goldman Sachs before retiring as a managing director in 2005.  At Goldman, he worked in various sales, trading, capital markets and management capacities. Oberg is a 1988 graduate of Brown University, with a dual concentration in political science and economics.

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

Ronald Orol leads The Deal's coverage of activist hedge fund managers, a high-profile group of corporate investors who press for blockbuster deals and were the subject of his book "Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers are Taking on the World."  Orol also specializes in reporting on bank and securities regulation in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Orol's reporting covers a wide range of Washington issues critical to dealmaking, including financial reform, Securities and Exchange Commission rules impacting IPOs and mergers and federal oversight of bank transactions. Orol is an occasional commentator on TheStreet TV, BBC World Television and National Public Radio.

Guy Ortmann is Senior Technical Analyst and Director of Research at Scarsdale Equities, a boutique investment banking firm in New York. He is a  Chartered Market Technician as well as  a registered fundamental research analyst  (series 86, 87, 7, 63, 24) with almost 30 years of  experience on Wall Street.Expand

His technical research involves general markets, sector specifics and individual equities, that have been noted in  Forbes, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswire among other publications.Collapse

Tony Owusu is a digital journalist with TheStreet.

Eliecer is the Managing Partner of PetroRock Energy LLC, an oil & gas dedicated investment advisory firm focused on private debt and equity financings to companies in the sector. He has served as a non-executive Director on the Board of EnerGulf Resources Inc, a publicly traded West Africa-focused exploration & production company. Eliecer has advised public and private companies and institutional investors on acquisitions and divestitures of oil & gas assets, international subsidiaries as well as venture and growth capital.Expand

Prior to founding PetroRock Energy, he was the Energy Strategist with Maxim Group in New York, an investment advisory firm, where he focused on investments in the oil and gas space across the capital structure. He managed a proprietary portfolio of equity and equity derivatives in oil & gas companies. Prior to Maxim Group, he was the energy analyst with Carrelton Asset Management, a natural resources-focused long/short equity hedge fund, where he invested in mid & small cap exploration & production, refining, offshore drilling and services companies. Prior to Carrelton, he traded crude oil, refined products and natural gas for Citigroup Energy, Citigroup's commodity derivatives trading unit based in Houston. Prior to Carrelton, he covered refining companies for a +$1 billion long/short equity energy/utilities hedge fund at Tribeca Global Management. 

He received an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.Collapse

James Passeri started at TheStreet in April 2015 as a reporter covering the financial industry and General Electric prior to joining Premium Service as a writer and analyst in December of the same year.Expand

Previously, Passeri was a leveraged finance reporter at Debtwire. Before that, he was an award-winning editor and reporter for Hersam Acorn Newspapers, a publisher of local newspapers across Connecticut and New York. Passeri earned recognition from the New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) for his coverage of the development and construction of the Fairifeld Metro train station in 2011. He was also named NENPA's 2012 "Rookie of the Year."

He earned a BA in economics from Fordham University and a MA in business reporting from Columbia Journalism School. 




Mike Paulenoff is a technical strategist and founder of, 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

Ed Ponsi, author of Technical Analysis and Chart Interpretations, 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

Ponsi has appeared on CNBC more than 100 times and has been profiled in magazines such as "Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities" and "The Traders Journal." He is the author of Forex Patterns and Probabilities. a top-selling book on currency trading that has been translated into five languages, and The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook, which is endorsed by Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins.Collapse

Robert Powell is longtime financial journalist and a regular contributor to TheStreet and USA Today. He also serves as editor of the Retirement Management Journal, a peer-reviewed professional journal and program/curriculum director of the online Retirement Management Analyst program at Salem State University.  Previously, he served as editor of Retirement Weekly; managing director of Dalbar, a mutual fund research and publishing concern; and managing director of Acadient, an online financial education company. He has written about personal finance, investments, and retirement since 1986 and is currently enrolled in the Boston University Program for Financial Planners, a CFP Board-registered program. 

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

Sarah Pringle is a senior reporter focused on M&A, private equity and auctions in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining The Deal, Pringle reported on U.S. and Canadian equity markets at Bloomberg News in New York and MarketWatch in San Francisco.

Just Pulitzer is a proprietary trader,  blending technicals, fundamentals and macro. An NYU Stern Business alum, you can follow him on Twitter @justinpulitzer.

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 (, 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

John P. Reese is founder and CEO of, 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

Adam Sarhan is Founder and CEO of 50 Park Investments, providing information and actionable ideas to help investors make better investment decisions in real-time. Adam is also a Registered Investment Advisor, founder and CEO of 50 Park Capital.Expand

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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

Adam B. Scott is a co-founder of Argyle Capital Partners. A veteran of Morgan Stanley and UBS Wealth Management in Beverly Hills, Adam uses his extensive market knowledge and macro-level analysis to implement customized solutions for high net worth private clients.

Scott is a graduate of Tufts University in Boston where he studied mechanical engineering and finance.

Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. He is the founder of, 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

Nicole Sherrod is responsible for the growth of the transactional trading business at TD Ameritrade. She oversees product development for the thinkorswim, Trade Architect, and TD Ameritrade Mobile Trader platforms. Expand

With more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Sherrod is a leading advocate for young investors and women, and is frequently called upon to be the expert voice for retail sentiment and technology trends in top business news outlets. Sherrod was recently named one of Benzinga's top 20 financial pundits on Twitter.Collapse

Sebastian Silva is a stock analyst for TheStreet's premium services. He joined TheStreet in 2014 as a digital journalist from EcoPrensa where he worked as an editor.

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

A portfolio manager with Strategic Portfolio Solutions, Smith specializes in running separate managed accounts through the use of technical analysis, via option and equities strategies.Expand

She is a frequent contributor to Mad Money's "Off The Charts", the co-founder of Explosive Options and a published author for Real Money, Real Money Pro, and several other publications. She also offers mentoring services for traders.Collapse

Daria Solovieva Is Executive Editor of Real Money.

Jay Somaney is the founder and fund manager with TSG Capital Partners, a hedge fund holding/family office investment company based in Plano, Texas and Bombay, India and is also the founder of several websites that focus on technology and Indian stocks (including ADRs), providing information, news and chatter. ( Previously, Somaney worked at TSG Tech Fund, a hedge fund focused on the shares of companies involved in the Internet and related technology. Expand

Prior to that, Somaney worked on the sell side as a tech and telecom analyst. Before that, he was a fund manager and partner with SMS International, a hedge fund specializing in tech investments in the Far East (non-Japan). Somaney holds a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Texas.Collapse

Brian Sozzi is a Special Features Correspondent for TheStreet, responsible for hosting executive interviews with Fortune 500 companies and developing feature pieces. Sozzi was previously the CEO and chief equities strategist of Belus Capital Advisors, where he was responsible for providing independent investment research to both institutional and retail investors. Expand


Sozzi was 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. 


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Kate Stalter is a Series 65-licensed investment advisor and the founder of Better Money Decisions. ( 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

Hale Stewart is a tax attorney and investment adviser based in Houston, Texas.  He is the author of The Lifetime Income and Security Solution.

Ben Stoto is director or research for CNBC's "Mad Money" program, a position he's held since April 2015. Previously, he served as a research analyst for Action Alerts PLUS, Jim Cramer's charitable trust portfolio. Ben began his career at JPMorgan Chase, where he was an associate with the bank's agent lending, equity trading team, initiating equity loans on behalf of institutional investor clients.Expand

Originally from Washington, DC, Ben attended Georgetown University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting. While at Georgetown, Ben worked at the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, the largest student-run financial institution in the country, eventually serving as chief operating officer and chairman of the board of directors.Collapse

Peter Tchir started his career at Bankers Trust and later at Deutsche Bank, running high-yield derivatives. He has traded all manner of fixed-income products, both on the sell side as a market maker and as a portfolio manager at a fixed-income hedge fund.  During the financial crisis he ran the U.S. CDS-index business (made famous by The Big Short) for RBS.

Peter received B.S. in mathematics and computer sciences from the University of Waterloo and an MBA with distinction from Vanderbilt University, where he also won the Matt Wiggington Leadership Award for outstanding performance in finance

Tom Terrarosa covers the energy and industrial sectors for TheStreet and its institutional arm The Deal, focusing on M&A and private equity, as well as large-cap stocks. 

Prior to joining The Deal, Tom was a regional digital producer with Gannett, where his primary responsibilities included editing and optimizing content for the company's six New Jersey newspapers and five affiliated websites. He also has worked as a local news reporter with The Dominion Post in Morgantown, W.Va. 

Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from West Virginia University.

Boston-based journalist Scott Van Voorhis has over two decades of experience writing, analyzing and reporting on a wide range of sectors, including tech, gaming, real estate and financial services.

Christopher (Chris) Versace is the Chief Investment Officer at Tematica Research, which utilizes a thematic investing strategy leveraging changing economics, demographics, psychographics, technology and more to determine investment candidates, while also sidestepping companies vulnerable to thematic change. Versace also co-manages TheStreet's Trifecta Stocks as well as Stocks Under $10, co-hosts the Cocktail Investing Podcast and developed the NJCU New Jersey 50 Index at NJCU, where he is an Assistant Professor of Finance.

 Chris Versace and Bob Lang are co-portfolio managers of Trifecta Stocks.

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, 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.

Wahlman currently writes on auto and tech. He was a sell-side equity research analyst covering the communications technology industries from 1996 to 2008 at UBS, Needham & Company and ThinkEquity.

Nelson Wang edits the technology and retail/consumer stocks coverage at TheStreet. Prior to TheStreet, he was the business and personal finance editor for Yahoo!'s home page, and he's also worked as an editor at Condé Nast Portfolio, CBS MoneyWatchInternet World and aMedia. Nelson has a bachelor's degree in Social Studies from Harvard College. 

Tom Ward is a 30-year Wall Street veteran with extensive buy- and sell-side experience. He began his career in institutional equity sales at Merrill Lynch, and then he was a partner at two substantial hedge funds. Later, he was a senior managing director at Bear Stearns and a senior hedge fund relationship manager. He also has extensive experience in private equity and in the energy sector.Expand

He graduated with a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar. He later earned a MBA degree with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.Collapse

Paul Whitfield is The Deal's international mining and energy correspondent based in Paris, where he also covers international M&A across Europe, Australia and Asia. Whitfield has written extensively on the oil sector as well as the nuclear industry and the rise of China as a driver of commodity deals. Prior to joining The Deal, Whitfield was a finance and investment writer for a number of British national newspapers including The Independent, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, as well as BBC. He has also worked as a financial journalist for BBC's daily business show, "Working Lunch."

Paul Whitfield is The Deal's international mining and energy correspondent based in Paris, where he also covers international M&A across Europe, Australia and Asia. Whitfield has written extensively on the oil sector as well as the nuclear industry and the rise of China as a driver of commodity deals. Prior to joining The Deal, Whitfield was a finance and investment writer for a number of British national newspapers including The Independent, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, as well as BBC. He has also worked as a financial journalist for BBC's daily business show, "Working Lunch."

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

Michael Wiggins De Oliveira is a London-based investment manager specializing in deep value stocks.

Cody Willard runs Trading With Cody, offering real-time trades and long-term investing ideas. Willard went from running a hedge fund to anchoring his own TV show on Fox Business.Expand

A former technology venture capitalist, his stock-picking ideas and economic outlooks have been featured on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC's 20/20, CBS Evening News, CNBC's Kudlow & Company and Squawk Box, Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, as well as in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and many other outlets.Collapse

Williams is a principal at Strategic Gold, a Naples, Fla.-based firm that buys and stores physical gold for investors. Williams was an NYSE floor trader for 29 years for Richardson Greenshields, Glenwood Securities and other firms. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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

Prior to earning a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, Valerie Young worked as an accountant and auditor for 11 years at companies from KPMG to PricewaterhouseCoopers.Expand

Her accomplishments in the industry included becoming a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager; she holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech.

While working toward her journalism degree, Young generated content for several media outlets and was an Anchor/Reporter with Capital News Service.Collapse

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