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In addition to the regular slate of financial professionals below, we occasionally accept guest posts from others.  While rare, sometimes we ask expert acquaintances to contribute, and even more rarely, we ask them to join the team.  If you or someone you know is interested, get in touch via the Contact page.

The Analyst

The Analyst started trading and following markets before his Bar Mitzvah over decade and a half ago.  Subsequently, he earned a BS in Finance and worked in a number of areas from Wealth Management to Investment Banking.  (He almost worked in the Financial Institutions Group at one of the Ratings Agencies in mid-2007, but luckily they couldn’t afford him, whew!)  He writes about investing, business/market/financial analysis, economics, policy, financial regulatory reform, the persistent & unfortunate failings of the mainstream financial media, business failures in general, social media, and yachts.  His interests include sports, music, food, and happy hours on Stone Street.  New York, NY

Comfortably Smug

Comfortably Smug has worked in research in the alternative asset management industry at a hedge fund with over $5bn AUM.  He has a BS in Economics and his writing has been published in New York Magazine and been quoted in the Wall Street Journal among other publications.  His interests include politics, accumulating possessions, and drinking IPAs.  New York, NY

Georgetown Jack

Georgetown Jack has over 10 years of investment banking experience having worked at storied firms such as Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and J.P. Morgan. He has a BS in Finance and an MBA from this land’s most prestigious university. He shuns the spotlight, choosing rather to shed light where confusion and inaccuracy reigns. He has an affinity for golf and is doing his best to free his world from clutter.  New York, NY

Dutch_Book

Dutch_Book has worked on a large institutional sales & trading desk for the past four years, focused in the FX and rates space. Favorite economist: Milton Friedman, author: Ayn Rand, trader: Paul Tudor Jones.  He eats and drinks like it’s his last day on earth. Boston, MA

*Your patience is appreciated as he is trained in economics & statistics and clearly not in English.

Bond Wimp

BondWimp has worked in various roles throughout the financial industry since 2003 focusing on cash equities and fixed income. For the past few years he has focused on building research platforms (using R) and providing interest rate research/market commentary. He is a relative newbie to the media spotlight, having appeared on regional business television shows and various podcasts. Favorite motto: Work hard, Party Harder. A confused and conflicted soul, he pledges allegiance to both the Yankees/White Sox and Islanders/Blackhawks. Based out of Chicago after serving 3 years in NYC

Macrotradr
Macrotradr has over 14 years of international and domestic investment banking experience, primarily in the Gloabl Macro Investment space.  Trained in equity linked and fixed income derivatives (the dark arts)  by BT and JPM, hired gun at SBC, CSFB and MLPFS. Has a BA in Economics, an MSc in Finance, and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst(CAIA). Like GTJ, he chooses to share his knowledge from the sidelines. HUGE NE area sports fan. Repressed Anglophile who likes Soccer, Rugby, Brit sitcoms and Guiness.

Naked Bond Bear

Naked Bond Bear is the Old Man Smithers of Stone Street Advisors. Mr. Bear’s structured finance experience spans 22 years working for a series of named Wall Street firms, of which, all but one have gone bankrupt or merged with a large foreign bank. He worked as a structurer, published research analyst, portfolio credit manager, trader, senior risk manager and even did a stint as a government financial regulator. Mr. Bear has a B.A/M.A in economics from a preeminent economics school from a time when personal computers had monochrome monitors and no hard drives. He writes about Mortgage Backed Securities (Agency & Non-Agency), Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities, Consumer Asset Backed Securities, Government Regulation Policy, and anything else that crosses his non-linear mind. Mr. Bear enjoys reading, technology, golf, improv comedy, and using shotguns to keep those damned kids off his lawn. He lives in the Washington DC area with his wife of 21 years and a dog who bites.

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