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Stock Traders Almanac 2021 – w/Jeffrey Hirsch, Editor and Publisher

March 15, 2021

“Sell in May and Go Away” – We’ve all heard it, but does it work?  Is it a long term strategy, or has it worked better or worse over the past 10 years?  How has it worked on the NASDAQ 100?  Has a simple Technical  Indicator enhanced or lessened the return? The STA has long…

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Global Capital Network Conference – Archangels Investors – Doug Pennington

June 7, 2018

Archangels is composed of members of family offices, angel and other investors who have joined together to view and evaluate capital raising efforts by smaller companies seeking private equity type capital.  Doug discusses the key elements that their group has learned to be the most important and telling in evaluating investment opportunities.  He addresses the…

Global Capital Network Conference – Wall Street Research – Alan Stone & Sarah Ishag

June 7, 2018

For over forty years, WSR has produced research reports, profiles and newsletters on both public and private companies.  These companies are typically in a capital raising phase, and they bring investors together to receive the presentations of the companies.  Having done many of these “RoadShow” gatherings their insights are very valuable for any investor or…

AltsLA – with Paul Haman – Markets Group, Producer of the Conference

June 6, 2018

Markets Group was the Producer of the conference, and Paul was responsible for it all.  He discusses here the conference, topics, categories of discussion, etc.  Sponsors of the conference were the local CFA Society, CAIA, CalAlts, and others, and Markets Group has taken this conference to other parts of the country, and discusses these additional…

AltsLA Conference – with Lisa Vioni – Hedge Connection

June 6, 2018

Hedge Connection is a web based platform that  makes connections between asset allocators and Hedge Funds.  Lisa is the founder and CEO, and one of the sponsors of the conference.  A previous guest on Strategic Investor Radio, she shares her thoughts on the industry, the conference and the opportunities that they create.

AltsLA Conference – with Eric Metz, CFA, Spider Rock Advisors

June 6, 2018

Eric is the Chief Investment Officer of Spider Rock, a firm focused on Options strategies.  A speaker at the conference, Eric shares some of what he spoke about at the conference re: the role that Options can play in portfolio protection and diversification.  Focusing on large RIA firms and family offices, they seek to create…

AltsLA Conference – with Eric Metz, CFA, Spider Rock Advisors

June 6, 2018

Eric is the Chief Investment Officer of Spider Rock, a firm focused on Options strategies.  A speaker at the conference, Eric shares some of what he spoke about at the conference re: the role that Options can play in portfolio protection and diversification.  Focusing on large RIA firms and family offices, they seek to create…

AltsLA Conference – with Dan Vetter, CFA, M360 Advisors

June 6, 2018

A speaker at the conference, Dan discusses how to create profits in a rising rate environment.  He briefly discusses M360’s private credit commercial real estate bridge loans.

AltsLA Conference – with Bill Kelly, CEO of CAIA

June 6, 2018

Conducted at the AltsLA Conference in March, here is a brief interview with Bill Kelly re: Alternative investments, the industry and the role of CAIA.  Bill was a speaker and panel moderator at the conference, and always has interesting insights to offer.

Stock Market Research & Management – Navellier & Associates – with Louis Navellier

June 4, 2018

Since 1980, Louis has been analyzing and recommending investments for his newsletter subscribers, and managing investments for institutions and individuals since 1987. Using Fundamental and Quantitative Analysis in a bottom-up process. Louis recommends equity and other investments to his subscribers and in his investment management service.  Louis seeks to find the inefficiencies and anomalies in…

Hybrid Equity & Commodity Trading Strategy – Incline Investment Management – with Ted Parkhill

May 21, 2018

Ted learned the investmentment industry from John W. Henry, successful Commodities Trader who now owns the Boston Globe , Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, and other ventures.  In 2012 he formed Incline with his partner, and they created a unique strategy to combine equity investments together with Commodity Trading , and call it the…

Commodity Trading – Commodity Asset Management – with Nate Polachek

May 21, 2018

Following stints at some of Wall Street’s largest and most prestigious investment firms – Goldman Sachs, Bridgewater Capital and AQR Hedge Fund – Nate started CAM with his partner to focus on little followed, niche markets in the Commodities markets, i.e. nickel, zinc, lead, palladium, aluminum and other even lesser known commodities.  Able to be…

Impact Investing – Community Capital Management – with David Sand

May 16, 2018

David tells the story of CCM, an independent impact investment money management firm, speciallizing in fixed income (Bond investing), paying market rate returns, but they allow the investors to focus on particular geographical or impact themes in deploying their investment funds.  CCM started with banks and others covered by the Community Re:Investment Act in the…

Emerging Market Long/Short Strategies – Boston Partners – with Paul Heathwood, CFA

May 16, 2018

The Director of Investor Relations, Paul discusses BP’s  L/S funds, especially the unique Emerging Markets L/S fund, part of their $100 Billion in Assets Under Management.  While L/S funds are fairly commong, few apply this strategy to international markets, especially Emerging Markets.  On a bottom up basis, they look for companies with rich valuations and…

Alternative Investments – Lake Partners – with Rick Lake

May 9, 2018

As an early pioneer in Alternative Investments, Rick has had a focus on Alternative Investments for the 29 year life of their firm.  Having establish their Alternative Investments focused LASSO mutual fund twenty years ago, he is a frequent speaker in the industry and often a Co-Chair of conferences, and shares with us his views…

An Insider’s View of the Credit Crisis of 2008 – with Mark Landis

May 9, 2018

As an insider in the world of Fixed Income securities management on Wall Street  prior to, during , and since the 2008 credit crisis, Mark has had a view of this epoch period as few others (as he tells us, he had dealings with each of the four parties whose stories are told in the…

Factor Based ETF’s – IndexIQ – with Sal Bruno

May 9, 2018

Listen to Sal, Chief Investment Officer and responsible for investment strategies for the twenty plus ETF’s at IndexIQ, a New York Life company, as he discusses their various factor based Alternative Investment ETF’s.  He discusses the core competencies needed in this area of investing.  A combination of Fundamental, Technical and Quantitative Analysis, these strategies are…

Commercial Real Estate Securities Investing – Salient Partners – with Joel Beam

April 6, 2018

As the Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager over Real Estate securities strategies @ Salient Partners, Joel is responsible for their investments into listed stocks whose underlying business is commercial real estate investment and management.  Focused on the rent collecting commercial property development and management market, thru REIT’s and stocks, Joel discusses the benefits of…

Trading Volatility – Kaizen Advisors- with Matt Thompson, CFA

April 6, 2018

Listen to Matt, Director of Research @ Kaizen, discuss his 6 year old strategy, The Alpha Seeker, trading Volatility.  He discusses the recent meltdown of VIX inverse strategies that created some major market disruptions.  The Alpha Seeker uses a “Volatility Dashboard” to direct on investing in VIX ETF’s and their inverse.  They manage equity exposure…

High Yield/Income Investing – Granite Shares – with Will Rhind

March 30, 2018

As the founder and CEO, Will tells about their HIPS strategy, investing in an index of High Income investments.  In the current low yield environment investors strive for almost any level of yield that is above ground.  The HIPS strategy includes REIT’s, Master Limited Partnerships, Business Development Companies, and Closed End Funds, and provides a…

Cryptocurrency Asset Manager – Digital Asset Strategies – with Alex Gostomelsky

March 30, 2018

Alex is a Founder and the COO, and explains the opportunities in the digital asset world.  He discusses the quant and data driven aspects of DAS, using  data models, AI, machine learning, quant driven apporaches to Cryptocurrencies investing.  He discusses the major misperceptions of investing in this area, including a leveling of expectations, and the…

4th Annual Liquid Alternative Strategies Summit – Index IQ – Sal Bruno

March 16, 2018

As the Chief Investment Officer of Index IQ, Sal will be speaking at the conference on the subject of equity hedging thru Hedge Fund Strategies.  Index IQ uses ETF’s in an effort to replicate the returns of productive Hedge Fund strategies.  Addressing the major objections to the more aggressive reputation of Hedge Funds, Sal discusses…

4th Annual Liquid Alternative Strategies Summit – Granite Shares – Will Rhind

March 16, 2018

Founder and CEO Will Rhind will be a speaker at the conference, to be held in NYC on May 1.  He will be speaking about the importance of adding commodities to a well diversified portfolio, either as a hedge against inflation or for pure diversification.  He discusses with us who invests in Granite Shares and…

4th Annual Liquid Alternative Strategies Summit – Infinity Q – James Velessaris

March 16, 2018

As CIO of Infinity Q, James will be speaking at the Conference on May 1 to be held in NYC, and will be addressing Volatility in the Equity Markets.  Discussing investing thru Volatility, a specialty of Infinity Q, he tells us who invests thru Volatility, and why.    For more information about the conference – http://www.jveventsgroup.com/liquidalts  

4th Annual Liquid Alternative Strategies Summit – Lake Partners – with Rick Lake

March 16, 2018

No stranger to Alternative Investments, as a 29 year Alternative Investment specialist firm, author of books on Alternative Investments, founders of a two decade old Alternative Investment Portfolio,  Rick will again be the Co-Chair of this conference, scheduled for May 1 in NYC, Rick will be speaking at the conference several times, including on the…