As chief investment strategist, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher, and communicator of CFRA's outlooks for the economy, market, and sectors. He is the chairman of the CFRA Investment Policy Committee, where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. Mr. Stovall is the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street, and writes weekly Sector Watch and Investment Policy Committee meeting notes on CFRA's MarketScope Advisor platform. His work is also found in CFRA's flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook. Prior to joining CFRA, he was managing director and chief investment strategist at S&P Global for more than 27 years and served as editor-in-chief at Argus Research, an independent investment research firm in New York City.
Mary Anne & Pamela Aden
The Aden Forecast
Mary Anne and Pamela Aden are two of the most influential and well-known investment analysts, writers, and lecturers in the world. They are the co-editors and publishers of The Aden Forecast, a monthly investment newsletter now in its 36th year, famed for its precise forecasts of the precious metals markets, as well as forex, the US and global stock markets, interest rates/bonds, and the global economy. They also publish Gold Charts R Us, a weekly trading service in its 15th year, and they're now publishing Richard Russell's famed Dow Theory Letters. The Adens have been featured in publications such as Business Week, Smart Money, Barron's, and Forbes. And a few years ago, The Aden Forecast was named Letter of the Year by MarketWatch.
Investment Quality Trends
Kelley Wright entered the financial services industry in 1984 as a stock broker; first with a private investment boutique in La Jolla and later with Dean Witter Reynolds. In 1990, he left the retail side of the industry for private portfolio management. In 2002, Mr. Wright succeeded Geraldine Weiss as the managing editor of the Investment Quality Trends newsletter and as the chief investment officer and portfolio manager for IQ Trends Private Client. His commentaries have been published in Barron's, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Dow Jones MarketWatch, The Economist, and many other business and financial periodicals. Mr. Wright is an active speaker at trade shows and investment conferences, and is a frequent guest and contributor to radio and CNBC. He is the author of Dividends Still Don't Lie, which was published in February, 2010, by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Investor's Business Daily
Amy Smith is a national speaker and education expert for IBD. Ms. Smith is the author of How to Make Money in Stocks Success Stories and has discussed growth stocks and the stock market on CNN, MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance and a host of other media outlets.
Dudack Research Group
Founder and Managing Director
Gail Dudack founded Dudack Research Group (a division of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC), which provides economic/fundamental/quantitative/technical strategy to mutual funds and institutions. Ms. Dudack has been president of the Market Technicians Association, a director of the New York Society of Security Analysts, a founding member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts, arbitrator for the NASD, member of the Department of Labor's Business Research Advisory Council, a past Chair of the Securities Industry Institute, and trustee of Skidmore College.
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