Ivan Martchev is editor of Vital Resource Investor, as well as editor of Global ViewPoints, a premier e-newsletter that provides analysis of developments in the US economy and markets. He also authors the financial blog, At These Levels. Mr. Martchev is also associate editor of Personal Finance, one of the largest circulation investment newsletters in the world. Before starting Vital Resource Investor, he was executive editor, co-editor and then editor of Wall Street Winners, a financial newsletter rated number one from 1998 to 2002 by The Hulbert Financial Digest. Mr. Martchev is also one of the three authors of The Silk Road to Riches: How You Can Profit by Investing in Asia's Newfound Prosperity, currently available in bookstores. Mr. Martchev was a student in the opening class at the American University in Bulgaria, the first US academic institution to open in the former Eastern Bloc. He later transferred to finish his degree in the US. He earned a Bachelor's degree in economics and a Master's degree in international business and finance from the University of Cincinnati.