Tom Lydon

ETF of the Week with Tom Lydon

Tom Lydon is editor and publisher of ETF Trends, a website with daily news and commentary about the fast-changing trends in the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry.

Mr. Lydon is also CEO of Global Trends Investments, an investment advisory firm specializing in the creation of customized portfolios for high-net worth individuals. He has been involved in money management for more than 25 years.

Mr. Lydon serves on the Board of Directors for U.S. Global Investors, Inc. and Guggenheim Investments.

In early 2010, Mr. Lydon helped create the CNBC Model ETF Portfolios. 

Mr. Lydon is the author of The ETF Trend Following Playbook, as well as iMoney: Profitable Exchange-Traded Fund Strategies for Every Investor.He is Co-Founder of Virtual Summits, educational virtual events for financial advisors.

Left Brain Investment Research

Left Brain Thinking -- which appears on Money Life every Wednesday -- highlights the securities analysis of Left Brain Investment Research and the logical approach that the firm brings to creative investment ideas. Each week, you'll get Left Brain's take on specific stocks and bonds. Tune in to experience the disciplined decision-making and independent thinking that powers the firm’s search for profitable investment opportunities.

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Active Investment Company Alliance - The NAVigator

The Active Investment Company Alliance is the premier non-profit trade association for closed-end funds, business-development companies, interval and tender-offer funds. It produces The NAVigator, which appears on Money Life every Wednesday -- The NAVigator features guests from around the financial-services industry discussing all-weather investing and “excellence beyond indexing” plotting a course to profits through the use of closed-end funds (CEFs) and business-development companies (BDCs).

David Trainer

The Danger Zone with David Trainer

David Trainer is a Wall Street veteran and corporate finance expert. He specializes in reversing accounting distortions on the underlying economics of business performance and stock valuation. He is author of Modern Tools for Valuation (Wiley Finance 2010).

As CEO of New Constructs, LLC, Mr. Trainer combines his expertise with proprietary technology to analyze over 3000 stocks, 400 ETFs and 7000 mutual funds. New Constructs sources all financial data directly from the SEC, most notably the Notes to the Financial Statements, for all U.S. companies.

New Constructs footnote analysis of 3000 stocks drives unrivalled quality-of-earnings and valuation research. See how insights from the footnotes drove many of the top picks from 2011.

The firm's stock rating and ETF & mutual fund rating methodologies are 100% transparent.

All ratings and all ETF and mutual fund reports are freely available on our stock screener, ETF screener and mutual fund screener.

Mr. Trainer has made frequent appearances in TV and print to share his insights on the Most Attractive and Most Dangerous Stocks in the market as well as cutting–edge research on ETFs and mutual funds. You can find his most recent recommendations here.

His stock-picking success has been well-documented since 2005, including features on CNBC, in Institutional Investor Magazine and in Barron's.

Mr. Trainer is also Managing Partner of Novo Capital Management, LLC, an adviser to a hedge fund that licenses New Constructs' uniquely granular data to implement proprietary trading strategies.

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