Our Company and Our Mission

Founded in 2001 by industry veterans Lou Betancourt and Paul Tracy, StreetAuthority is a financial research and publishing company with offices in Austin, Texas and Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Our mission is to help individual investors earn above-average profits by providing a source of independent, unbiased -- and most of all, profitable -- investing ideas. We accomplish this via StreetAuthority.com and the publishing of over a dozen widely-followed financial newsletters.

Unlike traditional publishers, StreetAuthority doesn't simply regurgitate the latest stock market news. Instead, we provide in-depth research, plus specific investment ideas and immediate action to take based on the latest market events.

StreetAuthority spends millions of dollars on research each year and employs a team of experts across the U.S. and Canada. Before joining us, these experts worked as senior analysts for Wall Street firms, financial advisors, investment relations presidents, and business reporters for major newspapers. As a result, we're able to uncover rare, profitable and compelling investing opportunities that you aren't likely to find anywhere else. We then present our research in simple, easy-to-understand language without the typical Wall Street double talk.

And investors don't have to worry about a hidden agenda behind our research like they do with most Wall Street analysts. We have no business relationship or "side deals" with the companies we write about. Unlike some financial firms, StreetAuthority receives no compensation or promotional fees whatsoever from the companies we cover in our news articles or on our website. We're a 100% unbiased source of information. Our only obligation is to you, our reader.

We strive to earn your business each and every day by offering thousands of free articles, special reports and stocks tips on our websites, and by selling all of our newsletters with one of the strongest 100% money-back guarantees in the business. Our entire business is built on making money for you -- our reader. We know you'll only stay with us if you profit.

The StreetAuthority difference isn't lost on investors. It's the reason why more than two million investors subscribe to our newsletters and why hundreds of thousands more read our content on StreetAuthority.com. Click here to see what readers are saying about us.

An Entire Staff of Experts Working for You...

Our independent advice is driven by our dedicated staff of experts and researchers. Combined, we have more than two centuries of experience in the equity markets, and many of our editors are considered the leading authorities in their respective fields. Here's a look at some of our most decorated staff members...

Nathan Slaughter

More than 20 Years of Experience Covering ETFs and Funds

Nathan Slaughter, Chief Investment Strategist of High-Yield Investing and Total Yield, has developed a long and successful track record over the years by finding profitable investments no matter where they hide.

Nathan's previous experience includes a long tenure at AXA/Equitable Advisors, one of the world's largest financial planning firms. He also honed his research skills at Morgan Keegan, where he managed millions in portfolio assets and performed consultative retirement planning services.

To reach more investors, Nathan switched gears in 2004 and began writing full-time. He has since published hundreds of articles for a variety of prominent online and print publications. Nathan has interviewed industry insiders like Paul Weisbruch and CEOs like Tom Evans of Bankrate.com, and has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times for his expertise on economic moats.

Nathan's educational background includes NASD Series 6, 7, 63, & 65 certifications, as well as a degree in Finance/Investment Management from Sam M. Walton School of Business, where he received a full academic scholarship. When not following the market, Nathan enjoys watching his favorite baseball team, the Cubs, and camping and fishing with his family.


Amy Calistri

A Knack for Making Investing Simple

Amy Calistri is Chief Investment Strategist of Stock of the Month and The Daily Paycheck.

Amy holds a master's degree from the L.B.J. School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, specializing in international economic and industrial policy. She also has an undergraduate engineering degree from Columbia University. Prior to joining the company, Amy was a senior researcher with Applied Economics Consulting Group, providing economic and financial analysis in support of commercial litigation.

In addition to holding a Series 3 certification, Amy has authored and instructed investment education materials used by a number of the major investment houses. She is also a recognized authority on the changing international regulatory policies affecting the casino/gambling sector. Amy is published in the areas of economics, statistics, and her other risk vs. return hobby -- poker.


Andy Obermueller

One of the Nation's Top Researchers and an Expert on Game-Changing Stocks

Andy Obermueller is the Chief Investment Strategist for Game-Changing Stocks.

Andy uses his journalism background to dig deep and uncover some of the market's most elusive opportunities. Before joining StreetAuthority, Andy spent ten years as a financial journalist, working for some of the nation's largest newspapers. At the business desk of The Star-Ledger, his market acumen helped guide the financial news read by more than a million people each day. After watching business from the outside for ten years, Obermueller got an inside look as a commercial lender with Wells Fargo's Business Banking Group.

Andy is a research fanatic who spends dozens of hours each week poring over economic data and corporate finances. This has helped him earn recognition as a leading expert in uncovering opportunities missed by most analysts. His in-depth research has also helped him discover small, game-changing companies with the potential to create entirely new industries and to turn existing ones on their heads. Andy's expertise makes him a highly sought-after speaker at investment conferences across the country, and it also drives the success of his newsletter, Game-Changing Stocks.


Dave Forest

A Former Geologist With "Boots-On-The-Ground" Experience... Turned Pro Commodities Investor

Dave Forest serves as the Chief Investment Strategist for Top Ten Stocks and Scarcity & Real Wealth.

Dave has an impressive track record of hunting down energy, mining and other commodities companies best positioned to profit from the undercurrents swirling in the global economy.

A trained geologist who has been involved in a number of mining and oil company ventures and consultancies, Dave has the experience needed to unearth the most profitable natural resource opportunities on the market.

Dave has also been involved in a number of mining and oil company ventures and consultancies, including a position as chief operating officer for Condoto Platinum (ASX: CPD), an Australian company with operations in Colombia, and as director of Notela Resource Advisors, a natural resources advisory firm. Dave previously managed the energy research division at Casey Research. His degree in geology came from the University of Alberta in Dave's native Canada.

While at Casey Research, Dave demonstrated an uncanny knack for finding exceptional natural resource companies. In June 2005, he recommended Valkyries Petroleum, which was bought out less than a year later by Lundin Petroleum for a 186% gain. In March 2006, he recommended JNR Resources, on which he booked a 352% gain in about a year. And in November 2006 Dave recommended Pitchstone Exploration, on which he booked a 95% gain in six months.


Michael Vodicka

Ex Chicago Floor Trader Reveals The Wealth-Building Secrets Of The Pros

Michael Vodicka is the Chief Investment Strategist for High-Yield International and Income Multiplier.

Michael is also president and founder of the Vodicka Group Inc., a registered investment advisor (RIA) that specializes in providing customized investment solutions to individual and institutional investors. Before becoming a small business owner and entrepreneur, he developed fixed-income investment strategies for a multi-billion dollar brokerage firm and spent five years as an equity portfolio manager for a private investment research company.

Mike graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in business communications and is a licensed investment advisor (Series 65). He loves sharing his passion for the market and investing with clients and readers alike.


Former Financial Advisor With A Keen Eye For Safe, Profitable Trades

Jimmy Butts is the Chief Investment Strategist for Maximum Profit, and a regular contributor to StreetAuthority Insider.

Prior to joining StreetAuthority, Jimmy came from the financial services and banking industry where he worked as a Financial Advisor. There he specialized in providing customized retirement solutions for individuals.

Jimmy graduated from Boise State University with a degree in business administration and finance. He also spent multiple years studying language, international business and finance in both Germany and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He currently holds his series 6, 63, 65 and 26 securities license. When he's not combing through financial statements or reading about finance, Jimmy enjoys being outdoors.


Financial Editor Specializing in Behavioral Economics and Investing Psychology

Brad Briggs is the Executive Editor of StreetAuthority and Chief Investment Strategist of Maximum Profit

Brad joined StreetAuthority in 2008 and has used his journalism training to research and identify opportunities for investors ranging from energy to deep value to momentum plays. Dozens of his articles have been featured on Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq.com and MSN Money, among others. 

In Maximum Profit, along with his colleague Jimmy Butts, Brad uses a specialized system developed by the StreetAuthority team to identify stocks with strong momentum. Brad also combines his years of experience in the financial industry along with a deep study of behavioral economics and investor psychology to stress the importance of minimizing the role of emotion in trading.


Bob Bogda

An Industry Veteran Leading an Entire Team of Experts

Bob Bogda serves as Editor-in-Chief at StreetAuthority.

Bob began his journalism career covering the commodity markets in Chicago for The Wall Street Journal, and spent most of his career thereafter as an editor for the former Knight-Ridder Financial News and its offspring, BridgeNews, where he played a lead role in developing a real-time equities news service.

More recently, Bob served as Editor-in-Chief at Business Financial Publishing, where he specialized in developing newsletters and websites covering small-cap stocks.


David Sterman

The Investing Expert Who's Worked With the Major Players on Wall Street

David Sterman has worked as an investment analyst for nearly two decades. He started his career in equity research at Smith Barney, culminating in a position as Senior Analyst covering European banks. While at Smith Barney, he learned of all the tricks used by Wall Street to steer the best advice to their top clients and their own trading desk.

David has also served as the Director of Research for Individual Investor magazine and as the Director of Research for Jesup & Lamont Securities. Most recently, David served as Managing Editor of RealMoney.com, the premium website of TheStreet.com, while also serving as that firm's head of premium subscription products. David has made numerous media appearances over the years, primarily on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and has a master's degree in management from Georgia Tech.


In addition to the experts listed above, StreetAuthority employs a dozen other researchers and writers that help make us one of the most respected financial publishers in the United States.

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Specializing in Free and Premium Content Designed to Help You Profit

No matter what your experience level or investment style, StreetAuthority publishes articles, newsletters, and other content for you to enjoy and profit from.

Free Content

StreetAuthority.com
The daily articles and ideas featured at StreetAuthority.com feature valuable advice and commentary from all of our experts on topics ranging from income investing... to trading ideas... to value stocks... and today's biggest movers.

TopStockAnalysts.com
TopStockAnalysts serves as an outlet for the market's most renowned experts. In addition to our StreetAuthority content, we've partnered with a number of other publishers to provide investors with investment ideas and commentary from some of the market's most influential names.

ProfitableTrading.com
ProfitableTrading.com provides free daily content with some of the best trading ideas the market has to offer. Our website covers an extensive reach of trading ideology from technical to fundamental analysis. Whatever your trading style may be, TradingAuthority provides useful information that you can use in your research.

Free Newsletters

StreetAuthority Daily
One of StreetAuthority's original newsletters, StreetAuthority Daily has grown to more than 350,000 subscribers. Each issue contains our top investment commentary and articles, designed in an easy format that makes sure you never miss a chance to profit.

Dividend Opportunities
Dividend Opportunities is devoted exclusively to helping self-directed income investors generate higher yields and greater returns from their portfolio holdings. Income expert Carla Pasternak covers every class of income investment in Dividend Opportunities. In fact, after reading a few issues, you'll undoubtedly find a few exotic asset classes that you probably never even knew existed!

Premium Newsletters

In addition to providing a strong lineup of free content, StreetAuthority publishes a number of premium newsletters to help investors. Because of our size, we're able to offer newsletters to meet any investor's needs. Click on the links below to learn more about each individual newsletter...

The Daily Paycheck High-Yield International
Income Multiplier Maximum Profit
Top 10 Stocks Scarcity & Real Wealth
Game-Changing Stocks Stock of the Month
High-Yield Investing  
Total Yield
 

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Why Millions Put Their Trust in StreetAuthority

We understand that investing based on someone else's recommendation takes an extraordinary amount of trust. That's why we do everything possible to put our subscribers and readers first. This includes:

Meticulous and Unbiased Research

We take pride in researching the ideas and commentary that we present to readers. This icludes exclusive interviews with CEOs, poring over SEC filings, and tapping our Bloomberg Terminal -- an exhaustive research resource costing roughly $25,000 per year.

As well, many financial publishers, brokerage firms and investment specialists accept advertising payments and promotional fees from the companies that they cover. Not StreetAuthority! Our research is independent, and we'd like to assure you that we are a 100% unbiased source of investing information. We never accept any compensation of any kind from the companies that we cover in our newsletters or on our website.

Millions of Dollars in Free Content

Over the years, we've put millions of dollars into the publishing of free content for our readers. This includes several different websites, along with thousands of website articles and issues of our free newsletters. Only a handful of financial sites have the ability to publish as much free content for their readers as StreetAuthority.

Risk-Free Subscriptions

Our paid subscriptions feature some of the most subscriber-friendly rules around. Every paid subscription includes a risk-free trial period during which you are free to cancel and receive 100% of your money back. Most letters then offer a prorated refund after that -- cancel half-way through your subscription and you're still eligible to receive half of your money back.

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The History of StreetAuthority

Since our founding in 2001, we've grown by leaps and bounds. Here's a brief look at some of StreetAuthority's major milestones:

2001
Paul Tracy and Lou Betancourt start StreetAuthority in Washington, D.C. Paul's experience makes him a perfect fit as StreetAuthority's Chief Investment Strategist, while Lou's marketing background helps the company start attracting readers.

2002
Working nearly day and night, Paul and Lou begin to see their efforts take hold as the subscription count breaks the 10,000 mark. A newly built website consists of just three newsletters - StreetAuthority Market Advisor, Swing Trader, and Investor Update. Click here to see how our website looked way back then.

2003
In May, Paul Tracy creates the "Beat the S&P" Portfolio as then-editor of Market Advisor. The portfolio quickly becomes one of Market Advisor's most popular features due to its strong performance.

2004
The first issue of High-Yield Investing is published. At first, the publication focuses on well-known blue-chip stocks paying dividends. At the request of readers, editor Carla Pasternak begins to look in more obscure places for high yields, which causes High-Yield Investing's readership to soar.

2006
StreetAuthority moves from online newsletters to print newsletters as well. The popularity of the print version of Carla Pasternak's High-Yield Investing proves to be an instant hit and helps boost the letter's circulation to more than 10,000 subscribers.

2007
The company's Maryland operations move into their new office in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The new space houses StreetAuthority's growing administrative and customer service staff.

2008
StreetAuthority moves its editorial operations to a new office in the hills of Austin, Texas. The extra space is welcomed as extra staff is brought on to handle the growth in popularity of StreetAuthority's products.

High-Yield International, the sister publication to High-Yield Investing, launches. At the time, it proves to be the most popular new product launch in StreetAuthority's history.

2009
Proving to be our busiest year to date, we launch the redesign of our main StreetAuthority website, with the goal of becoming a destination for anyone searching for financial news and ideas. The new sites features daily free articles, improved stock quotes and easier navigation.

At the same time, we enjoy one of our most successful product launches: Amy Calistri's Stock of the Month.

Managing Editor Bob Bogda -- an industry veteran of 30 years -- also joins the StreetAuthority staff. With experience at The Wall Street Journal and Business Financial Publishing, Bob takes charge of the editorial direction and immediately sets out to boost StreetAuthority's daily news content.

2010
SmallStocks.com launches, bringing readers news and investment ideas from the underreported small-cap universe. Combined with the growing popularity of StreetAuthority.com, we break the 1 million visitors per month mark across all our web properties.

Game-Changing Stocks, a sister publication of Fast-Track Millionaire, launches.

We also launch the new "Courses" section of our StreetAuthority website. This section provides free instruction on many of the techniques our newsletter editors use to make their profitable calls.

We launched several new products, including the Top Ten Stocks advisory and our website dedicated solely to information regarding trading, ProfitableTrading.com.

Later in the year, we launched Nathan Slaughter's Energy & Income, an advisory dedicated solely to income oriented energy plays.

In the month of October, we had over 2,000,000 people visit at least one of our websites -- the most traffic we've seen for a single month.

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