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CPreports.com provides access to cutting edge investment newsletters and small cap reports, as well as real-time updates from the latest up-and-coming small and microcap companies through its sister site, www.CorporateProfile.com. Be informed with CPreports.com! Featured on CPreport.com is Wall Street legend Ray Dirks’, market commentary column. 

 

Ray Dirks

 
Ray Dirks came to Wall Street with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1963 where he was established as the leading insurance stock analyst dealing with institutional investors and high -net worth investors both in the U.S. and internationally.  

In 1973 Ray uncovered the biggest Ponzi scheme of the 20th century, the Equity Funding fraud. Equity Funding Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, had been widely touted as the fastest -growing large insurance company in the country, but Ray’s research, which he conveyed to The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s, exposed the fraud in less than 30 days. Over 20 officers and accountants and lawyers went to jail, However, as the man who blew the whistle on this Ponzi scheme, Ray himself was charged by the SEC with civil fraud and was forced to battle the Securities and Exchange Commission all the way to The Supreme Court where Ray won the landmark 1983 decision on Inside Information violations, known widely as The Dirks Decision.  

Over the years Ray has expanded his stock market research to include Healthcare Stocks and Special Situations, including Heavily Shorted Stocks, an area where Ray became widely known as the founder and principal researcher of The ShortBusters Club.  

Ray has written two books,” The Great Wall Street Scandal” and “Heads You Win, Tails You Win”, published by McGraw-Hill and Bantam Books respectively. He continues to provide research to institutions and individuals, and he manages money for some individual investors.

 

Gene Marcial

Gene G. Marcial was Business Week’s “Inside Wall Street” columnist for 28 years until Dec. 2, 2009, when Bloomberg took over the magazine. He is also a former columnist at the Wall Street Journal, where he wrote the “Heard on the Street” column and the “Abreast of the Market” column for more than seven and a half years.

Marcial now writes the “Street Beat” column for Forbes and continues to be one of the most influential stock columnists, closely watched by investors and corporate executives alike. When he was writing the column for Business Week, a favorable mention often resulted in a jump in the stock price on the first trading day the magazine became available to the public.

“It is well understood that trading in the stock market is full of risks. But if you are ready to take the plunge, I guarantee that there will be a time when being familiar with Gene Marcial’s 7 Commandments of Stock Investing will be extremely important. Over the years, I have followed many of the same commandments.” Those were the words of a legendary investor Carl Icahn, Chairman of Icahn Associates, in his endorsement of Marcial’s book, “Gene Marcial’s 7 Commandments of Stock Investing,” published in 2008 by FT (Financial Times) Press.

Marcial’s first book was “Secrets of the Street, the Dark Side of Making Money,” published in 1995 by McGraw-Hill Publishing. It was one of the early books that told all about the rampant insider trading activity on Wall Street, where Marcial argues the financial system, the very heart of the capitalistic system, breeds greed, corruption, and irresistible temptation. In its review of the book, Newsweek said: “A frightening look at how inside trading remains widespread years after Ivan Boesky’s parole.” That was in 1995. So much more insider trading scandals have captured headlines since then.

Marcial received an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the Santo Tomas University in Manila before studying law at the New York Law School and receiving a graduate degree in Political Science from New York University.

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Rob Goldman

Rob Goldman has 20 years of investment and company research experience as a senior research analyst and as a portfolio and mutual fund manager. During his tenure as a sell-side analyst, Rob was a senior member of Piper Jaffray’s Technology research team covering Israeli Technology and Communications Software. Prior to joining Piper, Rob led Josephthal & Co.’s Washington-based Emerging Growth Research Group as well as the Firm’s Israeli research team. In addition to his sell-side experience Rob served as Chief Investment Officer of a boutique investment management firm and Blue and White Investment Management, where he managed Small Cap Growth portfolios and The Blue and White Fund.

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Timothy Sykes

Timothy Sykes is the #1 ranked trader out of 60,000+ on Covestor and the CEO and Co-Founder of Profit.ly, a community of over 15,000 traders who shares their trades openly and Investimonials.com, a financial product review website with nearly 20,000 original reviews on brokers, newsletters, websites and everything else financial. Follow him on Twitter @timothysykes and for more info go to: to http://profit.ly/ and http://www.investimonials.com

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Brad Greenspan

Brad Greenspan is a successful Internet entrepreneur and investor who has facilitated numerous US & Asian investment and business transactions. He is the Founder of social networking giant MySpace and he is regarded as one of the pioneers of the social networking sector. As the Former CEO and Chairman of eUniverse / Myspace,  Brad was primarily responsible for increasing the value of  the organization from zero (when it was launched in 1999) to $580 million when it was acquired by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in 2005. Brad’s portfolio of start up and early stage companies has covered a broad range of sectors including: Big Fish Games (gaming), Borba Corporation (neutracuticals), Fluid Music (music), Draths (clean technology). He is also the Founder and Chairman of Broadweb Asia a leading Asian focused online entertainment Company. Brad is also the Founder CEO and Chairman of Live Universe a social networking aggregator
Brad received a BA from UCLA

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Len Bogner

Leonard Bogner is President of Bogner Business Associates LLC, a diversified management consulting/financial and public relations firm with unique specialization in the chemicals and allied products industries. Prior for forming his consulting organization in 1994, Mr. Bogner spent more than 20 years on Wall Street as a Senior equities research analyst (mainly at Prudential Securities), where he followed major diversified chemical and micro-cap companies. He was a perennial Institutional Investor All-Star selection and named to the Wall Street Journal “Best Analysts” list in Chemicals in 1989, 1992 and 1993. Prior to joining Wall Street, Mr. Bogner worked as a Senior Editor on McGraw-Hill’s Chemical Week Magazine, where he received the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Award from the American Business Press for articles relating to “Nader vs. DuPont.” He has served as a Director of a public company, worked with a leading private equity group’s Executive Network, and been a guest speaker at many chemical industry company and association forums.

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Robert Liscouski

Robert Liscouski was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was founded in 2003 and he served in that position until 2005.

As a former senior executive at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Liscouski is a recognized expert in Homeland Security including Risk Management and Corporate Security; Infrastructure Protection; Protection of U.S. Interests abroad; and National Security. In Infrastructure Protection, his expertise includes Transportation Security, Air Cargo Security, Chemical Security, Soft Targets, and Improvised Explosive Devices.

During his tenure at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Liscouski was responsible for the design, development, implementation and oversight of numerous programs including The Office of Infrastructure Protection Directorate which had a budget of over $500 million in one year.

Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he was Director of Information Assurance at the Coca-Cola Company and Vice President of the Law Enforcement Division of Orion Scientific Systems.

He is currently a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, as Washington D.C. based think tank and was a board member of the Intelligence Science Board supporting the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Director of National Intelligence for 12 years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Implant Sciences, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security markets.

Mr. Liscouski is also currently a partner in Secure Strategy Group, LLC, a New York and Washington DC based investment bank dedicated to backing and building market leaders in the security and defense technology sectors. He is also founder and Managing Director of Edge360 an enterprise risk management and technology solutions firm and a founder of Steel City Re, a firm specializing in reputation risk and intangible asset risk management.

He holds an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Scott L. Greiper

Mr. Greiper has had a distinguished 15-year career in the security and defense industries as both an equity research analyst and investment banker.  He is the founder and President of the Secure Strategy Group, a banking and advisory firm that backs and builds growth companies in the security and defense technology markets.  Before this he was a Managing Director at Legend Merchant and Head of the firm’s Convergent Security Group, which provided capital, strategic advisory and M&A services to security and defense technology companies.  Previously, Mr. Greiper was a Principal and Senior Equity Analyst at C. E. Unterberg, Towbin, where he published research on public companies in the Global Security industry.  He was ranked as one of the top analysts in the sector for the performance of his research and trading recommendations.  Mr. Greiper has raised over $300 million in capital for public and private security firms and has completed a range of M&A assignments. He attended the Executive MBA program at Columbia University and holds a B. A. in Economics from The University of Chicago. 

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Dr. William Prather

Dr. Prather has been with Pluristem Therapeutics since 2006. He received his BS in Pharmacy and medical degree from the University of Missouri. Besides holding senior healthcare research positions for a variety of investment banks, Dr. Prather co-founded Panacos, Inc., a public pharmaceutical company

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Sam Seiden:

As the VP of Education at Online Trading Academy, Sam brings over 15 years of experience in equities, forex, options and futures trading which began when he was on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he facilitated institutional orderflow. He has traded equities, futures, interest rate markets, forex, options, and commodities for his personal interests for years and has educated thousands of traders and investors through seminars and daily advisory services both domestically and internationally. Sam has been involved in the markets since 1991 both on and off the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He has served as the Director of Technical Research for two trading firms and regularly contributes articles to industry publications. Sam is known for his trading, technical research, and educational guidance.

In February 2011, Sam won the Forex Best Awards in the categories of Best Educator, Best Educational Content, and Best Webinar from FXstreet.com, the leading independent portal dedicated to providing complete and timely information about the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market.

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R. Jerry Falkner, CFA, President, RJ Falkner & Company, Inc.

 RJ Falkner & company, Inc. is an independent investment research and financial communications firm that is focused on small- and micro-cap companies with the potential to significantly outperform the overall stock market over at 12-18 month time frame.

R. Jerry Falkner began his analytical career as a member of the institutional research department with Houston-based Underwood, Neuhaus & Company, Inc. in 1969, shortly after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Houston, where he majored in Economics/Finance.  Mr. Falkner’s 14-year tenure with that firm, where he served as a “special situations” analyst and Director of Retail Research, was followed by three years with the research department of Johnson, Lane, Space, Smith & Company (predecessor to Interstate Johnson Lane and Wachovia/IJL) in Atlanta, Georgia.

In February 1986, Mr. Falkner returned to Texas, where he joined Lovett Mitchell Webb & Garrison (LMW&G) as Senior Vice President and Director of Special Situations Research (LMW&G was later acquired by Kemper Financial Services).    In 1988, he moved to Florida to establish a research department at Gulfstream Financial Associates (a subsidiary of Kemper Financial).  In June 1990, Mr. Falkner and two other executives left Gulfstream and co-founded Southeast Research Partners, Inc., an institutional sales/research boutique headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

A Chartered Financial Analyst since 1976, Mr. Falkner is a member of the Austin Financial Analyst Society, the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), the International Chartered Financial Analysts Association, the National Association of Business Economists, and the National Investor Relations Institute.  He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Dow-Jones News Service, Reuters, Bloomberg Business News and other financial media services and trade publications.

Mr. Falkner founded RJ Falkner & Company, Inc. in 1991.  He lives and works in Austin, Texas; Crested Butte, Colorado; and Sedona, Arizona.

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Sharon di Stefano

Sharon di Stefano has spent 20 years as a healthcare analyst, beginning her career at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. specializing in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, healthcare information technology, and biopharmacology. Ms. di Stefano had also served as Senior Venture Officer for the Edison Innovation Fund, implemented through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority that provided funding for early-stage life sciences companies.

Industry experience includes laboratory research for Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Department of Defense. Past speaking and consulting engagements include the creation of a pharmaceutical pipeline database for Blue Cross of California; analysis of diagnostic and treatment trends in Hepatitis B for Synergy Pharmaceuticals; business valuation for Wasserstien Perella; bankruptcy workout for FleetBoston Capital Corporation; valuation of a new 250-company ‘fund of funds’ for AON Corporation.

Ms. di Stefano received a Masters of Science degree, in Business, from Johns Hopkins University in 1986, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware in 1984 with a minor in biology.

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Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Dr. Karuna Sabnani is a Beauty and Natural Medicine Expert. For over 10 years, patients have come to Dr. Sabnani to learn how to get a lean body, restful sleep, restored energy, clear skin, strong digestion and stress reduction. Patients often feel a sense of ease, balance and health within their full lifestyles and demanding careers after following Dr. Sabnani’s suggestions.

Dr. Karuna Sabnani is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, an accredited four-year naturopathic medical college. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and English Literature from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. Dr. Sabnani is licensed as a Naturopathic Doctor in the state of California, and is a member of the California Association of Naturopathic Doctors. Dr. Sabnani has practiced in Arizona, California and New York City since 2001. She currently lives in New York City and works with patients both nationally and internationally.

Using Ayurvedic principles and Natural Wisdom, Dr. Sabnani designs a personalized health regime or cleanse, often referred to as a “Health & Beauty Makeover’, specific for the patient’s lifestyle. She uses a creative and inspirational approach. Her goal is for her patients to glow in radiant health.

In addition to her general practice, Dr. Sabnani blogs for the Huffington Post and is the health and beauty advisor to IMAN Cosmetics. She is also a part of Illumé, a unique image consulting and wellness service that re-interprets the concept of personal styling.

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