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SPEAKER Kam, Ken Ken Kam is CEO and founder of Marketocracy, Inc., and portfolio manager at Marketocracy Capital Management, LLC. With nearly two decades as a leader and innovator in the investment management industry, he served as CEO and co-founder of Firsthand Funds; co-portfolio manager of the Technology Value Fund (the number one fund in the country for its first three and five years); and co-founder of Novoste Corporation, a medical products company now owned by Boston Scientific. Mr. Kam designed and developed Marketocracy's remarkable, proprietary system--a database of the best investors that has set the stage for the next era of investment strategy and research.
SPEAKER Weiss, Martin Martin D. Weiss, PhD, is founder of Weiss Research, Inc., and a leading advocate for investor safety, is a nationally recognized expert on domestic and international financial markets. With more than 35 years of experience, includng many years in Latin America and Asia, Dr. Weiss has helped empower millions of investors to make better financial decisions through his monthly Safe Money Report newsletter and daily Money and Markets. Regularly called upon by the media for his independent investing guidance, he has been featured in publications nationwide, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, Investor's Business Daily, and Forbes, and has also appeared on CNN and CNBC. Dr. Weiss is also the author of Crash Profits: Make Money When Stocks Sink and Soar and the New York Times bestseller, The Ultimate Safe Money Guide.
SPEAKER Kiplinger, Knight Knight Kiplinger is one of America's most respected economic journalists and business forecasters. In his writings, speeches, and appearances on major television and radio networks, he cuts through the complexity of financial subjects with clarity and foresight. Mr. Kiplinger is editor-in-chief of The Kiplinger Letter, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, and KiplingerForecasts.com. He came to the Kiplinger organization in 1983, following 13 years in newspaper journalism as a Washington correspondent and editor. For six years, Mr. Kiplinger was Washington bureau chief for Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., a chain of 22 daily papers owned by Dow Jones & Company. In the late 1980s, he co-authored two bestselling forecast books that contradicted the prevailing pessimism of that time and accurately predicted that the United States would set the global pace for economic growth and technology leadership in the 1990s. In Mr. Kiplinger's book, World Boom Ahead (1998), he forecasted that the US would continue to benefit from soaring productivity and surging trade with the expanding economies of Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Mr. Kiplinger is a frequent guest on CNN and CNBC and has appeared on Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and The Larry King Show. He is a regular commentator on Marketplace, the daily business report heard on public radio stations nationwide.
SPEAKER Carter, John John Carter is president of Simpler Options, has been a full-time trader since 1996, and has actively traded for the past 22 years. He grew up the son of a Morgan Stanley stockbroker and was introduced to options trading as a sophomore in high school. Mr. Carter launched www.SimplerOptions.com to post his trading ideas. Today, he has a following of more than 50,000 people. Mr. Carter publishes a free daily as well as a premium newsletter that discusses specific trade set-ups in the financial markets, as well as commentary on the overall economic outlook. McGraw-Hill released his book, Mastering the Trade, in January 2006 and the second edition in March 2012. Mr. Carter studied international finance at the University of Cambridge in England before graduating from the University of Texas at Austin.
SPEAKER Finn, Ed Ed Finn is the editor and president of Barron's, the Dow Jones business and financial weekly. He joined Dow Jones as a national copyreader for The Wall Street Journal in 1980, then moved to the foreign desk as editor, then to the Dallas bureau as a banking and finance reporter. Mr. Finn left to join Forbes as a senior editor, covering international business and finance, and later became an assistant managing editor. From 1990 to 1992, he was the editor of American Banker, a daily trade newspaper. Mr. Finn re-joined Dow Jones in 1993 as the managing editor of Barron's and was named editor of the magazine in 1995. He assumed additional responsibilities as the president of Barron's in 1998. Mr. Finn earned a Bachelor's degree in English and political science from Tufts University and a Master's degree in international banking and finance from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.
SPEAKER Skousen, Mark Mark Skousen, PhD, was recently named one of the top 20 living economists in the world (www.superscholar.org). He has been a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University in California since 2014, and has the unique distinction of having worked for the government (CIA), non-profits (president of FEE), and several for-profit companies. In 2004-05, Dr. Skousen taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School and Columbia University. Since 1980, he has been editor-in-chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter (www.markskousen.com). Dr. Skousen was an analyst for the CIA, a columnist for Forbes magazine, chairman of Investment U, and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He is the editor of his own Web site, www.markskousen.com, and is the producer of FreedomFest, "the world's largest gathering of free minds," which meets every July in Las Vegas (www.freedomfest.com). Dr. Skousen has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Christian Science Monitor, and has made regular appearances on CNBC's Kudlow & Co., and C-SPAN Book TV. His bestsellers include The Making of Modern Economics, Investing in One Lesson, and The Maxims of Wall Street. In 2006, Dr. Skousen compiled and edited The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (Regnery). His latest book is A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors. In honor
SPEAKER Turner, Mike Michael Turner is a 20-year veteran in the field of sophisticated systems development, followed by more than 15 years in the field of finance and stock market strategies. His financial, mathematical, computer science, and engineering background serve as the foundation for his disciplined, rules-based approach to trading. He does not rely on instinct, gut-feelings, emotions, analyst opinions, or hunches. All trades are based on the solid proprietary fundamental and technical analysis that he developed. Mr. Turner is also the author of the widely read and popular book, 10: The Essential Rules for Beating the Market, which was published in 2008.
SPEAKER Fabian, Doug Doug Fabian is the editor of a newsletter and free e-newsletter published by Eagle Financial Publications, and the radio talk show host of the syndicated show Doug Fabian's Wealth Strategies. He has helped his readers and listeners successfully navigate bull and bear markets for more than 30 years. Mr. Fabian's flagship advisory service, Successful ETF Investing, has produced double-digit annualized returns since 1977. He often appears on CNBC, CNN, and FOX News, and he has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Times, Fortune, SmartMoney, and Barron's.
SPEAKER Versace, Chris Chris Versace is the editor of PowerTrend Bulletin, Growth & Dividend Report, PowerTrader, and PowerOptions Trader. He is a financial columnist and equity analyst, with more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry. Mr. Versace has been ranked an "All Star Analyst" by Zacks Investment Research, and his efforts in analyzing industries, companies, and equity securities have been recognized by both Institutional Investor and Thomson Reuters' StarMine Monitor. Mr. Versace is frequently published in the Washington Times and is a frequent contributor to the daily radio show, America's Morning News and America's Radio News.