Bob Carlson is editor of the monthly newsletter Retirement Watch. In it, he provides independent, objective research covering all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning. Carlson also is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County Employees’ Retirement System, which has over $2.8 billion in assets, and has served on the board since 1992. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System, which oversaw $42 billion in assets, from 2001-2005. His latest book is Invest Like a Fox…Not Like a Hedgehog, published by John Wiley & Co. in 2007. His previous book, The New Rules of Retirement, was published by John Wiley & Co. in the fall of 2004. He has written numerous other books and reports, including Tax Wise Money Strategies, Retirement Tax Guide, How to Slash Your Mutual Fund Taxes, Bob Carlson’s Estate Planning Files, and 199 Loopholes That Survived Tax Reform. He also has been interviewed by or quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Barron’s, AARP Bulletin, Money, Worth, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, the Washington Post, and many others. He has appeared on national television and on a number of radio programs. He is past editor of Tax Wise Money. The Washington Post calls Bob’s advice, “smart… savvy… sensible… valuable and imaginative.” He’s been widely quoted in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, CBS MarketWatch.com, SmartMoney.com, Reader’s Digest, Barron’s, AARP Bulletin, Money, and Worth … just to name a few. You can also hear Bob as a featured guest on nationally syndicated radio shows, such as The Retirement Hour, Dateline Washington, Family News in Focus, The Michael Reagan Show, Money Matters, and The Stock Doctor. Carlson is an attorney. He received his J.D. and an M.S. (Accounting) from the University of Virginia, received his B.S. (Financial Management) from Clemson University, and passed the CPA Exam. He also is an instrument-rated private pilot, and has been listed in several recent editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
For over a decade, Bryan Perry has brought his expertise on high-yielding investments to his Cash Machine subscribers. Before launching the Cash Machine advisory service, Bryan spent more than 20 years working as a financial adviser for major Wall Street firms, including Bear Stearns, Paine Webber and Lehman Brothers. Bryan co-hosted weekly financial news shows on the Bloomberg affiliate radio network from 1997 to 1999, and he’s frequently quoted by Forbes,Business Week and CBS’ MarketWatch. He often participates as a guest speaker on numerous investment forums and regional money shows around the nation. With over three decades of experience inside Wall Street, Bryan has proved himself to be an asset to subscribers who are looking to receive a juicy check in the mail each month, quarter or year. Bryan’s experience has given him a unique approach to high-yield investing: He combines his insights into dividend-paying investments with in-depth fundamental research in order to pick stocks with high dividend yields and potential capital appreciation. With his reputation for taking complex investment strategies and breaking them down to easy-to-understand advice for investors, Bryan also provides an upgrade to Cash Machine called Premium Income which gives subscribers a unique way to generate additional income on the Cash Machine stocks. He also has two other services to generate a juicy income flow and quick capital gains by using a variety of other strategies in his Quick Income Trader and Instant Income Trader services.
Jim Woods has covered the economy and stocks for nearly two decades. His varied experience as a financial journalist, stockbroker and money manager provides him with unique insights into the complex world of investing. He is the co-author of “Billion Dollar Green: Profit from the Eco Revolution.” Jim is a frequent contributor to numerous investing sites, including Traders Reserve, Main Street Investor, Investorplace, StreetAuthority, TradingAuthority and Marketwatch. Jim holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a former U.S. Army paratrooper. A self-described “radical for capitalism,” he celebrates the virtue of making money from his horse ranch in Southern California. Follow Jim on Twitter: @Woodsish.
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., is a professional economist, investment expert, university professor, and author of more than 25 books. He earned his Ph. D. in monetary economics at George Washington University in 1977. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Grantham University, Barnard College, Mercy College, Rollins College, and is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He also has been a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology, and other Fortune 500 companies. Since 1980, Skousen has been editor in chief of Forecasts & Strategies, a popular award-winning investment newsletter. He also is editor of three trading services, Skousen Five Star Trader, Skousen High-Income Alert, and Skousen Fast Money Alert. He is a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, a columnist to Forbes magazine (1997-2001), and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in New York. He has written articles for The Wall Street Journal, Liberty, Reason, Human Events, the Daily Caller, Christian Science Monitor, and The Journal of Economic Perspectives. He has appeared on ABC News, CNBC Power Lunch, CNN, Fox News, and C-SPAN Book TV. In 2008-09, he was a regular contributor to Larry Kudlow & Co. on CNBC. His economic bestsellers include “Economics on Trial” (Irwin, 1991), “Puzzles and Paradoxes on Economics” (Edward Elgar, 1997), “The Making of Modern Economics” (M. E. Sharpe, 2001, 2009), “The Big Three in Economics” (M. E. Sharpe, 2007), “EconoPower” (Wiley, 2008), and “Economic Logic” (2000, 2010). In 2009, “The Making of Modern Economics” won the Choice Book Award for Outstanding Academic Title. His financial bestsellers include “The Complete Guide to Financial Privacy” (Simon & Schuster, 1983), “High Finance on a Low Budget” (Bantam, 1981), co-authored with his wife Jo Ann, “Scrooge Investing” (Little Brown, 1995; McGraw Hill, 1999), and “Investing in One Lesson” (Regnery, 2007). In honor of his work in economics, finance, and management, Grantham University renamed its business school “The Mark Skousen School of Business.” Dr. Skousen has lived in eight nations, and has traveled and lectured throughout the United States and 70 countries. He grew up in Portland, Ore. He and his wife, Jo Ann, and five children have lived in Washington, D.C.; Nassau, the Bahamas; London, England; Orlando, Fla.; and New York. For more information about Mark’s services, go to http://www.markskousen.com/
Mike Turner, editor of both Signal Investor and Quick Hit Trader, and founder of TurnerTrends Tools, made the decision to fire his brokers and financial advisors and do it himself back in 1998. Then, he took his three decades of running advanced software development companies and applied that technical knowledge to the design and development of an entirely new stock analysis system. Mike’s 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. Mike’s trades are based on solid fundamental, technical and time-cycle based forecasting analytics. Mike’s methodology and software systems are used to scan the universe of stocks and ETFs to find the highest scoring equities that have the greatest probability of success. Mike is a disciplined and formulaic trader and he conveys that approach to his subscribers through his services. The trade-timing tools Mike has developed cover the gamut of time cycle market forecasting, fundamental analysis and technical trends of stocks, sectors, industries and global markets. He utilizes his proprietary market-timing programs to provide him and his subscribers with trade-sensitive analysis results about when to be in the market and when to be in cash. In his book, 10: The Essential Rules for Beating the Market, Mike describes his rules-based methodology for picking the right stocks at the right time, holding those positions as long as they are making money and timing exactly when to sell to maximize net total return. The objective of Mike’s methodology is to think like a fundamentalist but trade like a technician. His book, published by Wiley and Sons, encapsulates Mike’s fundamental and technical approach to trading. Mike is the creator of the Bloomberg time-cycle forecasting system that is available to more than 330,000 Bloomberg terminals worldwide. Some of the most prestigious and influential private and governmental financial institutions in the world have used Mike’s proprietary trade-timing technology. Mike’s quant-based analysis programs are also used to produce time-cycle research and analysis for Bloomberg along with large, high-profile brokerage and financial management firms. Mike is often quoted in the prestigious Investor’s Business Daily; is an active partner and guest speaker for the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange); and has been published extensively in Equities Magazine.
Nicholas Vardy has a unique background that has proven his knack for making money in different markets around the world. He is currently Editor of The Global Guru, a free weekly e-newsletter. He also edits the trading services Momentum Trader Alert, which focuses on making short-term profits in the hottest markets in the world, and The Alpha Algorithm, which was designed specifically to deliver big, fast triple-digit winners, month after month. He also writes Smart Money Masters, a monthly service focused on longer term investments recommended by the brightest minds in the business. Mr. Vardy has been a regular commentator on CNN International and the Fox Business Network. He has also published articles in The New Republic, The World and I, and The Baker & McKenzie Legal Review. The Global Guru/Nicholas Vardy has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Fox Business News, CBS MarketWatch, Yahoo! Finance, and MSN Money Central. Mr. Vardy graduated from Stanford with a B.A. — with honors and distinction — in both Economics and History, and he also earned an M.A in Modern European Intellectual History. After winning a Fulbright Scholarship, he earned a J.D. degree at Harvard Law School where he was an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal. When not uncovering investment opportunities for his subscribers and investors, Mr. Vardy is a keep-fit enthusiast and an avid student of classical music. For more information about Nicholas’s services, go to http://www.nicholasvardy.com/