Michael Santoli is senior columnist for Yahoo! Finance, where he writes, analyzes, and comments on the stock market, corporate news, and the economy. He also appears on The Daily Ticker and Hot Stock Minute on Yahoo! Finance, where he offers insights on the most important business stories of the day. Mr. Santoli has covered the Wall Street beat for 20 years, including 15 years as a columnist and feature writer for Barron's magazine. He is a regular on-air contributor to CNBC and a frequent guest on other cable and broadcast news programs. Currently, Mr. Santoli writes for the Unexpected Returns blog at www.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/michael-santoli. He received two Dow Jones Newswires Awards for distinguished real-time journalism. Mr. Santoli received a Bachelor's degree in history from Wesleyan University.