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David Bettencourt
David Bettencourt is the co-founder and senior editor for Market Daily News. Market Daily News is a premier website for stock market opinion and analysis, and intelligent finance discussion related to all Markets. At Market Daily News, editors stay in touch with the world’s top market blogs, money managers, financial experts and investment newsletters, and other media sources for relevant market information.

Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul
Dominique grew up in the United States, attended the US Air Force Academy and Babson College. He now lives in Malaysia, where he seeks to report the most important news of the day as it relates to the ongoing global financial crisis. Dominique’s influences include his father, Regis, Ludwig von Mises, Barry Goldwater, Teddy Roosevelt and Charles de Gaulle. He rarely misses interviews with James Grant, John Taylor (FX Concepts), Marc Faber and Nassim Taleb.

Claus Vogt
Claus is the editor of Sicheres Geld, the first and largest-circulation contrarian investment letter in Europe. Although the publication is based on Martin Weiss’ Safe Money, Mr. Vogt has provided new, independent insights and amazingly accurate forecasts that, in turn, have contributed great value to Safe Money itself. Mr. Vogt is the co-author of the German bestseller, Das Greenspan Dossier, where he predicted, well ahead of time, the sequence of events that have unfolded since, including the U.S. housing bust, the U.S. recession, the demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as the financial system crisis. He is also the editor of the German edition of Weiss Research’s International ETF Trader, which has delivered overall gains (including losers) in the high double digits even while the U.S. stock market suffered its worst year since 1932. In addition to being the editor of Million-Dollar Contrarian Portfolio, his analysis and insights appear regularly in Money and Markets.

John Nyaradi
His investment articles have appeared in many online publications including Dow Jones Market Watch, Trading Markets, Money Show, Yahoo Finance,  Investors Insight, Fidelity,  SeekingAlpha, ETF Daily News, iStock Analyst and many others. He has also appeared as a guest on National Business Talk Radio, Sound Investing, and The Index Investing Show. His book,  Super Sectors: How to Outsmart the Market Using Sector Rotation and ETFs, is published by John Wiley and Sons and included among the Years Top Investment Books in the 2011 Stock Trader’s Almanac. Every business day, Wall Street Sector Selector: Professional ETF Trading, publishes multiple articles of news, analysis and opinion in the world of exchange traded funds.

Jared Levy
His passion is teaching the public how to successfully trade and invest while keeping risk low. Jared has spent the past 15 years of his career in the finance and options industry, working as a retail money manager, a floor specialist for Fortune 1000 companies, and most recently a senior derivatives strategist. He was one of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange’s youngest-ever members to become a market maker on three major U.S. exchanges.

Corey Rosenbloom
Chartered Market Technician trader, educator, analyst, and I am excited to share with you my experiences studying and trading the markets and to hear from you regarding your experiences, challenges, and frustrations, and successes. My goal is to create a community dedicated to reaching out to those who have been burned by the market or are anxious about risking their money to make money in the stock, options, or futures markets. Together, we can share strategies and learn how to overcome crippling fears that keep us from achieving our highest potential.

Jared Woodard
With over a decade of experience trading options, equities, and futures, he publishes the Condor Options newsletter (iron condors) and associated blog. Jared has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Financial Times Alphaville, and The Chicago Sun-Times. In 2008 he was profiled as a top options mentor in Stocks, Futures, and Options magazine, and in 2010 was interviewed for Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine. He is a founder and contributing editor of Expiring Monthly: The Option Trader’s Journal. He is also an associate member of the National Futures Association and registered principal of Clinamen Financial Group LLC, a commodity trading advisor.

Chris Ciovacco
Chris began his investment career with Morgan Stanley in Atlanta in 1994. With a focus on global macro investing, Chris uses both fundamental and technical analysis to assist in managing risk while looking for growth opportunities around the globe in all asset classes. If you are looking for an independent money manager or financial advisor, Ciovacco Capital is worth a look. Chris graduated from Georgia Tech with Highest Honors earning a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 1990. His experience in the professional ranks began in 1985 as he began working as a co-op for IBM in Atlanta. Ciovacco Capital Management, LLC (CCM) is an independent money management firm serving clients nationwide. By utilizing extensive research, disciplined risk management techniques, and a globally diversified approach, CCM prudently manages investments for individuals and business owners. Our focus is on principal protection and purchasing power preservation in an ever-changing global investment climate.

Jeb Handwerger
I started reading charts at eleven years old. One day my father, a market trader and technician found his library of books on technical analysis mysteriously disappearing. He later found the textbooks under my bed. For many years day and night I studied technical analysis and charting, working and learning from my father who has over 50 years of trading experience. Technical analysis is my passion and love. In 2001, I started noticing the junior mining stocks and gold as having a tremendous upside. For the past 9 years I have researched many juniors and have identified the major winners using technical analysis and finding top management. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Masters Degree. I learned most of my technical analysis from the school of hard knocks, managing real money for myself and for my family. Constantly perfecting my craft, I have traded for two decades of success in many different markets.

Thomas Carreno
I really enjoy trading and I also enjoy writing about trading.  Writing about trading or trading strategies helps transfer thoughts that would otherwise stay in ‘theory’ and helps move them to more concrete form for me. And hopefully along the way you will pick up something useful as well.  BestOnlineTrades covers many different aspects of trading, from commodities to stocks, from indices to ETF’s.

Sara Nunnally
As Senior Research Director and global correspondent, Sara Nunnally’s diverse resume includes studies in art history, computer science and financial research. She has appeared on news media such as Forbes on Fox, Fox News Live, and CNBC’s Squawk Box, as well as numerous radio shows around the country. Most recently, Sara co-authored a book with Sandy Franks called, Barbarians of Wealth. As Senior Research Director, global correspondent and managing editor of Smart Investing Daily, Sara has traveled all over the world in search of the best investment opportunities to recommend to her readers, be they in developed economies like France and Italy, in emerging markets like the Czech Republic and Poland, or in frontier terrain like Vietnam and Morocco. Her unique “holistic” approach of boots-on-the-ground research has given her an edge in today’s financial marketplace as she searches for the next investment opportunities in hot sectors like alternative energy, currency markets and commodities.

Jim Trippon
Jim is a maverick that has dedicated his investment career to helping investors make smarter financial and stock selection decisions. Trippon, an internationally recognized expert on global and value investing, has a deep passion for finding hidden value in global equity markets. Trippon started his career as a financial statement examiner with Price Waterhouse which allows him to dissect a public company’s financial picture and better identify hidden gems. Trippon’s savvy approach to investing and personal finance makes him in high demand by major media who seek his unique perspective on stocks and global economics. He has been featured in top publications both in the US and abroad including Bloomberg, Investor’s Business Daily, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Stock Futures and Options Magazine, The Bull and Bear Financial Report and he regularly appears on broadcast television including as an on air contributor to CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, and Fox News.

Shah Gilani
He is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the credit crisis. His published open letters to the White House, Congress and U.S. Treasury secretaries have outlined detailed alternative policy options that have been lauded by academics and legislators. His experience and knowledge uniquely qualify him as an expert. Gilani ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When the OEX (options on the Standard & Poor’s 100) began trading on March 11, 1983, Gilani was working in the pit as a market maker, and along with other traders popularized what later became known as the VIX (volatility index). He left Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyds TSB. Gilani went on to originate and run a packaged fixed-income trading desk for Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old line New York boutique bond firm, and established that company’s listed and OTC trading desks. Gilani started another hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003, when he retired to develop land holdings with partners.

Jon D. Markman
Markman has worked as both a journalist/commentator and as an actual portfolio manager. In addition to his contributions to Money Morning, Markman manages The Markman Portfolios, and is the editor of two premium investment research services: Strategic Advantage and Trader’s Advantage. From 1982 to 1997, Markman was an editor, reporter and investments columnist at the Los Angeles Times. In 1992 and 1994 he was a news editor on staffs that won Pulitzer Prizes, the top award a journalist can receive. From 1997 to 2002, Markman was managing editor of CNBC on MSN Money. Markman is the author of four books, including the bestsellers Online Investing (1999) and Swing Trading (2003). His fourth book – an annotated version of the widely read investment classic, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator – debuted in late 2009. Markman is also the co-inventor on two investment-software patents. A graduate of both Duke University and Columbia University, Markman is a regular guest on radio and television, and at investment conferences – sought out for his insights on stocks, credit and the global economy. Markman lives with his family in Seattle.

Toby Connor
Mr. Connor’s analysis skill of the markets is largely self-taught, though he admits to being an avid reader of Richard Russell and Jim Rogers, among several others. Gold Scents is a financial blog primarily focused on the analysis of the secular gold bull market, as well as the stock market in general. Frequent posts to the site are updated and provide an opportunity for the public to dialog and debate with Toby Connor as moderator. The Gold Scents premium service includes daily reports and an extensive weekend report.

Deron Wagner
Wagner is the author of the best-selling book, Trading ETFs: Gaining An Edge With Technical Analysis (Bloomberg Press, August 2008), and also appears in the popular DVD video, Sector Trading Strategies (Marketplace Books, June 2002). He is also co-author of both The Long-Term Day Trader (Career Press, April 2000) and The After-Hours Trader (McGraw Hill, August 2000). Past television appearances include CNBC, ABC, and Yahoo! FinanceVision. Wagner is a frequent guest speaker at various trading and financial conferences around the world.

Sy Harding
Sy provides research and analysis on the economy and markets, and provides charts and buy and sell signals on the major market indexes, sectors, bonds, gold, individual stocks and etf’s, including short-sales and ‘inverse’ etf’s.  It provides two model portfolios as guides. One is based on our Seasonal Timing Strategy, one on our Market-Timing Strategy.

MD Creekmore
Over the years I have studied all facets of survivalism learning what works and, more importantly, what does not work! My goal is to show you how to prepare using my vast resources and personal experience with online helpful tips, guides and checklists – focusing on a very modest budget. You may find other preparedness sites giving the impression that you need fancy Freeze Dried Foods, a massive gun collection, a Hummer equipped with a gun turret and a 50 acre retreat secluded in some remote mountain top of Idaho. Although this may seem attractive on some level, it is not possible for the average Joe & Jane plus, nothing could be further from the truth! It is my firm belief and conviction, backed with life experience that you can be practical, live efficiently well within your means and take positive, incremental steps towards preparedness success – all with minimal finances. Let me show you how to do it.

Keith Fitz-Gerald
He is one of the world’s leading experts on global investing, particularly when it comes to Asia’s emergence as a global powerhouse. Fitz-Gerald’s specialized investment research services, The Money Map Report and the New China Trader, lead the way in financial analysis and investing recommendations for the new economy. Fitz-Gerald is a former professional trade advisor and licensed CTA who advised institutions and qualified individuals on global futures trading and hedging. He is a Fellow of the Kenos Circle, a think tank based in Vienna, Austria, dedicated to the identification of economic and financial trends using the science of complexity. He’s also a regular guest on Fox Business. Fitz-Gerald splits his time between the United States and Japan with his wife and two children and regularly travels the world in search of investment opportunities others don’t yet see or understand.

Sam Subramanian
He edits and publishes the AlphaProfit Sector Investors’ Newsletter™. The AlphaProfit Sector Investors’ Newsletter has received the distinction of getting ranked #1 by Hulbert Financial Digest several times. He also edits the AlphaProfit’s popular investing blog and e-letter MoneyMatters.He has tracked Fidelity Select Funds for several years. With a strong quantitative and analytical bent, Sam has honed his skills in security research and analysis. Combining his personal investing experiences with the expertise acquired from his professional work experience as well as formal education, Sam developed the ValuM Investment Process™ for managing investments. The ValuM Investment Process has helped Sam build a successful track record in managing his investments since 1985. Prior to founding AlphaProfit Investments, LLC, Sam worked in positions of increasing responsibility in Finance and Corporate Strategy for McKinsey & Company, Exxon Corporation, and Unocal Corporation. His work has centered on Acquisitions and Divestitures, Asset Valuation, Trading, Bankruptcies, and Risk Management. Sam graduated with honors from the MBA program at the University of Michigan and has a Doctorate Degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University. Sam also holds 16 U. S. patents from the pioneering research he conducted at Ford Motor Company.

Chris Vermeulen
I have more than a decade of extensive experience trading stocks, indices, ETFs, CFDs and Futures. My trading style has been thoroughly refined over the years, blending the best cutting-edge approaches that have only been possible with modern systems and diverse technologies. I believe I represent the ideal combination of trading styles and trade setups including a number of trading breakthroughs entirely on my own. It is this blend of the time-tested and innovatively new that allows me to take advantage of bull, bear and flat markets regardless of how each week plays out. I’ve repeatedly observed that one of the biggest keys to making a lot of money in challenging markets involves aiming for big, quick returns, while maintaining an extraordinary focus on minimizing risk. This may be what most distinguishes what I provide vs. the experiences delivered by the vast majority of other newsletters.

Mike Larson
Mike specializes in interest rates, the financial sector and real estate. He is the editor of the monthly Safe Money, as well as a regular contributor to Money and Markets. Mike got his start tracking the financial markets at Bloomberg News while still in college.  He graduated from Boston University with a B.S. degree in Journalism and a B.A. degree in English in 1998, and went to work for Bankrate.com. There, he learned the mortgage and interest rates markets inside and out. “There’s always something new going on in interest rates. And because rates impact virtually every corner of our financial lives, you simply have to stay abreast of the latest developments.”  Mike then joined Weiss Research in 2001, and has worn a number of hats at the company: Analyst.  Writer.  Trader.  Editor.  He shares his insights with subscribers like you as a contributing editor at Money and Markets, and editor of Safe Money.

Martin O. Hutchinson
An investment banker with more than 25 years’ experience, Hutchinson has worked on both Wall Street and Fleet Street and is a leading expert on the international financial markets. At Creditanstalt-Bankverein, Hutchinson was a Senior Vice President in charge of the institution’s derivative operations, one of the most challenging units to run. He also served as a director of Gestion Integral de Negocios, a Spanish private-equity firm, and as an advisor to the Korean conglomerate, Sunkyong Corp. In February 2000, as part of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, Hutchinson became an advisor to the Republic of Macedonia, working directly with Minister of Finance Nikola Gruevski (now that country’s Prime Minister). The nation had been staggered by the breakup of Yugoslavia – in which 800,000 Macedonians lost their life savings – and then the Kosovo War. Under Hutchinson’s guidance, the country issued 12-year bonds, and created a market for the bonds to trade. The bottom line: Macedonians were able to sell their bonds for cash, and many recouped more than three-quarters of what they’d lost – to the tune of about $1 billion. Hutchinson earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Cambridge University, and an MBA from Harvard University. He lives near Washington, D.C.

J.W. Jones
Jones is an independent options trader using multiple forms of analysis to guide his option trading strategies. Jones has an extensive background in portfolio analysis and analytics as well as risk analysis. J.W. strives to reach traders that are missing opportunities trading options and commits to writing content which is not only educational, but entertaining as well. Regular readers will develop the knowledge and skills to trade options competently over time. Jones focuses on writing spreads in situations where risk is clearly defined and high potential returns can be realized.

Jeff Nielson
He has a personal background in law and economics. Bullion Bulls Canada provides general macro-economic and political commentary, since the precious metals markets are among the most complex (and misunderstood) in the world. Bullion Bulls Canada also provides basic coverage of Canadian precious metals mining companies. Canada is the global leader in mining exploration, and Canadian-listed mining companies (on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Venture Exchange) are responsible for the majority of the world’s most-promising discoveries.

Jordan Roy-Byrne
Trendsman Research authors several newsletters covering trends in stock markets, bonds, commodities, gold, and silver. Mr. Roy-Byrne, a Chartered Market Technician and member of the Market Technicals Association, is also an official contributor for the CME Group. He is particularly skilled at extracting emerging fundamental themes from his technical research. He is also the host of The Financial Tube and the editor of The Daily Gold and its premium newsletter. Mr. Roy-Byrne attended the University of Washington.

David Banister
We believe that markets move  largely based on important swings in sentiment, crowd behavioral  patterns, Fibonacci Re-tracements, Cycles, and other ephemeral  catalysts.  The headlines explain what just happened in the market, but  they do not predict the next moves up or down in the indices, sectors,  or commodities.  As an investor, you need to be armed with tools in  advance of major moves that are accurate, and TMTF will assist you in  being prepared as an investor for volatile markets both on the upside  and downside. We have a wealth of technical analysis experience to take  advantage of the crowd behavior in the markets.  Our Chief Strategist,  David Banister,  has been quoted and or written articles on CBS  Marketwatch.com, 321gold.com, TheStreet.Com, SafeHaven.com,  Kitco.com, Stockhouse.com, Theaureport.com, along with other well known  investment sites.  David has been a past guest on the national radio  show “Money Matter$”.  Chris Vermeulen of Thegoldandoilguy.com met David in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding.  After  numerous months of following the forecasts and trading abilities of  Mr. Banister, Chris suggested that a joint venture be formed and we  offer a trading service to a finite and select group of partners  (subscribers).  ActiveTradingPartners.Com was formed in July of 2009, and with the success of that service, we now launch The Market Trend Forecast in March of 2010.

Benjamin Shepherd
He and his team spend hours every month discussing the state of the global economy and the markets with many of the best known and well-respected money managers in the industry. They then distill that wisdom and their own analysis into actionable advice geared towards generating returns while preserving capital for both ETF and stock investors. Mr. Shepherd is also editor of Benjamin Shepherd’s Wall Street and associateeditor of Personal Finance, one of the world’s most widely-read investment newsletters, contributing his knowledge of the fund industry to the newsletter’s ongoing commentary.

Yiannis Mostrous
With his experience in international market analysis and venture financing, Yiannis G. Mostrous is more than just a world traveler; he’s also an expert on identifying investment opportunities in emerging and overlooked markets—the places most of us only see on television. As an analyst with Artemel International, Mr. Mostrous worked with developmental  institutions to promote business development in the Mediterranean, while as an associate in the venture capital Finance & Investment Associates was  involved in analyzing start up companies’ business plans evaluating their  potential while bringing together worthy candidates and angel investor groups.Since joining Investing Daily, Mr. Mostrous has dedicated himself to helping individual investors bolster their returns and give their portfolios an international flavor. In his financial advisory Global Investment Strategist, Mr. Mostrous identifies top Asian stock market opportunities in fast-growth economies including China and India. Mr. Mostrous has an MBA from Marymount University with a major in Finance and a BBA from Radford University focusing on investments in natural resource markets around the globe. More recently, Mr. Mostrous was lead author of The Rise of the State: Profitable Investing and Geoplitics in the 21st Century.

John Rubino
John Rubino, co-author, with GoldMoney’s James Turk, of The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It (Doubleday, 2007), and author of Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom (Wiley, 2008), How to Profit from the Coming Real Estate Bust (Rodale, 2003) and Main Street, Not Wall Street (Morrow, 1998). After earning a Finance MBA from New York University, he spent the 1980s on Wall Street, as a Eurodollar trader, equity analyst and junk bond analyst. During the 1990s he was a featured columnist with TheStreet.com and a frequent contributor to Individual Investor, Online Investor, and Consumers Digest, among many other publications. He currently writes for CFA Magazine.

Elliott H. Gue
Mr. Gue scours the world for the best investments – whether it be growth stocks, bonds, Master Limited Partnerships or commodities – to build and protect your wealth no matter what the “market” does. Mr. Gue delivers in-depth insight and analysis that cuts through the noise and hype to reveal the truth about the economy, the market and your investments. Mr. Gue is also editor of The Energy Strategist, helping subscribers profit from oil and gas as well as leading-edge technologies like LNG, CNG, natural gas liquids and uranium stocks. He has worked and lived in Europe for five years, where he completed a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of London, the highest-rated program in that field in the U.K. He also received his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and Management degree from the University of London, graduating among the top 3 percent of his class. Mr. Gue was the first American student to ever complete a full degree at that business school.

Michael Snyder

Michael has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Florida law school.   He also has an LLM from the University of Florida law school. Michael has worked for some of the largest law firms in Washington D.C., but now is mostly focus on trying to make a difference in the world.

Marin Katusa

He left a successful teaching career to pursue analyzing and investing in junior resource companies. In addition, he is a regular commentator on BNN and he is a member of the Vancouver Angel Forum where he and his colleagues evaluate early seed investment opportunities. Marin also manages a portfolio of international real estate projects. Using advanced mathematical skills, he has created a diagnostic resource market tool that analyzes and compares hundreds of investment variables. Through his own investments, Marin has established a network of relationships with many of the key players in the junior resource sector in Vancouver. Marin has the connections, the mathematical and analytical acumen to bring the best investment ideas and most promising private placement offerings to Casey Research subscribers.

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