Ms. Krishnamsetty is the Editor of Insider Monkey. Prior to founding Insider Monkey, Ms. Krishnamsetty was Associate Producer at Bloomberg Television. Prior to that, Ms. Krishnamsetty was on the afternoon news team at CNBC. Additionally, Ms. Krishnamsetty reported for NPR and worked as a risk management consultant at Marsh & McLennan. Ms. Krishnamsetty has a M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Ms. Krishnamsetty is a regular contributor on Marketwatch.com's Trading Deck
With proficiency in Russian, Romanian and Bulgarian in addition to English, Alexandr Oleinic is a quadrilingual journalist. Prior to joining the Insider Monkey team, Alex worked with SeeNews. He is currently studying International Economics at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg in Germany.
Jason Seo has 13 years of experience in the investment industry, most recently at Neuberger Berman. Previously, he worked at New Amsterdam Partners, Standard & Poor’s and Citigroup. Jason graduated with an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.
Tim is a Canadian writer still working on his first (or is it his 20th?) novel an untold number of years after he started it. In the meantime he got a degree in journalism from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario and put it to use writing for such publications and companies as gbtimes, DVDFeed, The Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, iTechPost, and now Insider Monkey.
Andrei Braghis primarily covers hedge fund and insider trades for Insider Monkey. He has pursued his studies in Germany, where he has graduated in Business and Economics and is currently finishing his Master studies in International Economics and Finance. Mr. Braghis is fluent in three languages: Romanian, English and Russian and has elementary knowledge of German and French. Financial markets and investment strategies are his main interests, along with football/soccer, music and reading.
Asma Husna brings a range of writing and editing skills to Insider Monkey. She not only covers hedge fund articles but also has skills in the fields of SEO, graphics, web development and coding.
In addition to sharing his investment insights with Insider Monkey, Ben Alberstadt has also written for Bleacher Report and GolfWRX.com.
Focusing on the tech world, Chris Bibey has worked with Insider Monkey for more than a year. Chris graduated Cum Laude from La Roche College with a BA in Journalism/Professional Writing in 2005, and he's been writing ever since.
David Nixon brings a diverse skill set to our team, and covers everything from macroeconomic analyses to the culture of food and drink.
David Woodburn holds a M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University, and prior to working with Insider Monkey, he wrote for Inside Tucson Business and the Hobbs News Sun. David has also worked for the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors.
Georgios S. Vasileiadis was born in Greece in 1987 in Athens. In 2012 he moved in Turkey were he majored in Economics and minored in Political Science at Istanbul Bilgi University. Moreover he continuously invests in self-development via executive courses and seminars, some of which were offered by prestigious institutes such Yale University, Harvard and Dukes. Currently he lives in Istanbul were he works as a full-time English teacher and a columnist at InsiderMonkey.com. In addition, Georgios runs two New Media projects regarding International Relations, Geopolitics as well as other issues about Politics.
Jake was an Editor for Insider Monkey, having worked for WealthLift, the Motley Fool and Bleacher Report before joining our team. During his college years at Illinois Wesleyan, Jake served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Undergraduate Economic Review, and was the Vice President of his fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Javier Hasse is a seasoned financial analyst, writer and editor who covers a range of companies in the global equity markets. He searches for value investments, keeping track of the relationship between stock moves and world events.
Joshua Reider graduated University of Iowa with a Doctor of Law (J.D.), and shares his insights into the energy and technology markets regularly with Insider Monkey readers.
Nadeem, from Pakistan, has over 4 year experience as a news writer. Previously, he worked at SNL Financial and Energy Central as a news analyst. He has BS in Mass Communication.
Matt Doiron is a University of Chicago graduate and has two years of buy side experience as an analyst. Matt covers hedge fund and insider transactions. His articles are published on Marketwatch, Seeking Alpha, The Street, and The Motley Fool.
Neha Gupta has cleared CFA Level 2 from CFA Institute (USA). She has worked in diverse capacities from financial research to currency trading in a span of 3 years. Neha also covers technology news for Insider Monkey, and has a penchant for smartphone stories.
From Bangladesh, Obaidul Haque Ripan has studied Computer Science and Engineering with a focus on web development. In addition to his role as a news writer with Insider Monkey, Obaidul is a Lead Developer at iThemesLab.
Rachel is an editor of a prestigious publishing company in the Philippines. She studied Mathematics in Philippine Normal University - Manila. Aside from being an editor, Rachel is also a teacher. One of her long-term goals is to build an institution that offers free education to everyone who really has a desire for learning but isn't able to provide financially for their studies.
Reymerlyn Martin has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from De La Salle University, in Dasmarinas, Philippines. She worked as a programmer and freelance writer before joining the Insider Monkey team.
Before joining Insider Monkey as an Editor and a Writer, Ronald Jay Sy studied at Mindanao State University in General Santos, Philippines. He has also worked as a community manager for a hyperlocal social network in his previous engagements.
Ruchi Gupta works in the capacity of a Senior Research Analyst with Nigeria’s largest financial newspaper. She also had stints with companies like Genpact (for its GE domain), Zacks Research and ABN AMRO Bank spread over a period of five years. She holds a first degree in Accountancy and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (First Class) from the International School and Business and Media in India.
Sachin Nigade sports a Masters degree in Computer Application from Pune University, in India. Before Insider Monkey, Sachin worked as Software Developer (Mainframe) at Principal Global Services Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, India, which is wholly owned subsidiary of the Principal Financial Group. Prior to that, he worked with Affinity Express India as a Tech Lead.
Serkan Unal's articles focuses on dividend stocks, fund holdings, and investing gurus. Serkan has an engineering degree with a strong quantitative background.
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David began his investment career in 2007 by co-founding a fee-only registered investment advisory firm and swiftly grew that company to over $100 million in assets. In 2013 he started FMD Capital Management with the commitment to build a world class investment firm focused on client service, investment discipline, and accountability. David’s responsibilities within FMD Capital Management include: operations management, chief compliance officer, investment research, client communication, and portfolio management. In addition, David actively contributes his investment views on the Investor Insights blog and through special reports.
I began investing for dividend income in 2007 when my need for another income stream became more apparent. I have always known the benefits of dividends from my very first stock purchase back in 1988 but wasn’t yet sold on the concept of tying up my money indefinitely purely for a dividend income stream. It was around that time that I learned about Dividend Aristocrats and Dividend Champions when it all just made sense. I could literally see the effects of compounding dividends from these select companies and thought a nice diversified portfolio could provide me with a decent to excellent income stream decades down the road. My focus, therefore, is exclusively on dividend paying stocks with a long term horizon and I'm perpetually long on all positions.
Don Dion is the owner and chief investment officer of DRD Investments, LLC, based in Naples, Fla. and Williamstown, Mass., a family office focused on managing a long/short hedge fund, real estate assets, venture capital, and various other financial assets for the Dion family. Dion no longer manages money for other families or institutions after selling Dion Money Management to New York-based Focus Financial Partners in September of 2007. Dion remains one of the largest individual shareholders of Focus Financial Partners. Dion is the managing trustee of the Dion Family Foundation, which focuses on helping individuals with tuition assistance at Catholic institutions for grammar school, high school, and college education. The foundation also helps individuals by supporting health care institutions, particularly Massachusetts General Hospital. Dion is on three leadership and advisory committees at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Home Base Program (a partnership between Mass General and the Red Sox Foundation). He consults with Saint Dominic's Academy and served on the executive committee as a trustee of Saint Michaels College. In addition, Dion is the retired publisher of the Fidelity Independent Adviser family of newsletters, which provided a broad range of investor commentary on the financial markets, with a specific emphasis on mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Dion was the chairman and CEO of Litchfield Financial Corp. (LTCH, a NASDAQ listed company) which he founded with Summit Partners in 1988. LTCH went public in 1992 and was acquired by Textron Corp. (TXT) in 1999 for $183 million of cash consideration. Dion was the executive vice president, CFO, shareholder and general counsel for Bluegreen Corp. (BXG) from 1986 to 1988. Dion graduated with honors from Saint Michaels College in 1976 with a B.S. degree in economics and business administration. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Maine Law School in 1979 and his LL.M. degree from Boston University Law School in 1982. After law school, Dion was employed as a tax and estate planning lawyer with the Boston firm of Warner and Stackpole from 1983 to 1985 and Ernst and Young as a C.P.A. from 1979 to 1983. Recently, Dion has been spending his time researching and strategizing about IPOs, building on his prior experience of successfully taking companies public and six strong years of U.S. IPO returns (2009 to 2015).
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FerdiS manages DivGro, a portfolio of dividend growth stocks created in January 2013. The primary goal of DivGro is to generate a reliable and growing dividend income stream. FerdiS uses options to boost dividend income, primarily covered calls but also uncovered puts. His blog hosts a live and public spreadsheet with full details of DivGro so that readers can follow his investment journey. FerdiS write articles about dividend growth investing, options trading, investment decisions, stock selection, portfolio management, and passive income generation. He generates active income as an effects artist at a well-known animation studio in the Bay Area.
Gavin has a Masters in Applied Finance and Investment. He specializes in income trading using options, is very conservative in his style and believes patience in waiting for the best setups is the key to successful trading. He likes to focus on short volatility strategies. Gavin has written 5 books on options trading, 3 of which were bestsellers.
Joshua Rodriguez is the founder of CNA Finance. His analysis is featured in Google News, Google Finance, Investing.com, and several other media publications. To get in contact with Joshua, feel free to reach out to him via email at CNAFinanceHelp@gmail.com!
Kenny Soulstring is an entrepreneurial visionary with a thirty year history developing and operating small to mid sized businesses. His experience in building a brand led to his interest in investing in small and emerging companies, and for the prior twenty years, his investments allow him to take part in new ventures without undertaking all of the legwork. Focused on finding compelling opportunities in the small cap sector, Soulstring enjoys the art of the build, watching a company develop from concept to maturity. His frequent contact with company management allows him to offer timely and relevant information, working to keep news fresh with a spicy commentary to match. Soulstring was raised in Miami Beach, Florida and plans to retire there when his hair turns fully gray.
Mitchell Mauer is the Founder of TheStockMarketBlueprint.com. The Stock Market Blueprint is a site that finds value stocks for investors building long-term wealth. The site’s investment philosophy is anchored in principles established by Benjamin Graham and his most reputable followers over the last 100 years.
Musings on Markets is the blog of Aswath Damodaran, a Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU. Professor Damodaran focuses on classes in corporate finance and valuation, and is the author of several textbooks, including "Applied Corporate Finance," "Damodaran on Valuation," "The Little Book of Valuation," and "The Dark Side of Valuation."
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