Amy Calistri is the Lead Investment Analyst behind StreetAuthority's Stock of the Month and The Daily Paycheck. So confident in her simple, but effective, strategies, StreetAuthority gave Amy $300,000 in real money to invest in her newsletter portfolios.
Amy is experienced in managing large sums of money. As a Board of Trustee for a non-profit service organization, Amy managed the investment of over $5 million in trust funds. In her 15+ year tenure at IBM, Amy managed more than 60 engineers and an annual budget of over $85 million.
Although an engineer by trade, Amy has always had a passion for the markets. She even used her earliest investment gains for a down payment on her first house when she was just 24 years old.
In the 1990s, Amy honed her research skills as a Senior Economic Consultant with Applied Economics Consulting Group. Here, Amy provided economic, financial and risk management services in support of commercial litigation. Amy's expert witness team even helped secure a settlement that lead to the award of over $500 million to a telecom patent holder.
Before joining StreetAuthority, Amy created and taught online investment courses used by Bloomberg.com and National City Corporation. Her investing articles have also been featured on Nasdaq.com and Google Finance.
Ms. Calistri has always placed an emphasis on her education. In addition to her Series 3 certification, she holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Columbia University. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Texas at Austin. At UT-Austin Amy worked with noted economist James Galbraith, with whom she authored several publications.
When not following the market, Amy follows her other risk-versus-reward passion -- poker. Amy has competed in a number of major tournaments, including a World Series of Poker event.
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