Brad Briggs

Brad Briggs is the Executive Editor of StreetAuthority.com, StreetAuthority Insider. As Executive Editor, Brad manages the team of writers and editors responsible for our two free newsletters, StreetAuthority Daily and Dividend Opportunities as well as all of the free articles on our website, StreetAuthority.com. He is also the managing editor and a regular contributor for StreetAuthority's subscriber-only newsletter, StreetAuthority Insider. 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.  Brad 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. Brad is a graduate of Baylor University and has received numerous individual and staff awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and the Houston Press Club. When not tracking the markets, Brad also enjoys traveling the world.

Analyst Articles

Everyone likes a good list to start a new year. Whether it’s a “Top 10” of this or a “Best of” that, it’s always a fun exercise. But when it comes to picking stocks, nothing is as easy as it looks. If you’re an investor looking for… Read More

Governments like to print money. It’s one of the immutable laws of the universe. Like gravity, or the certainty that Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) will pay a dividend next quarter. Paper money can be traced back to the year 960. Read More

Never judge a stock by its share price. Just because a stock trades for $5 does not make it “cheap.” Conversely, a stock that trades for $100 is not necessarily “expensive.” Millions of investors ignore this. Mention a stock and the first question out of most investors’… Read More

Beginning next Wednesday and for the following two weeks Copenhagen will have the coal industry on pins and needles. That’s where President Barack Obama and leaders of 190 other countries will convene to try to reach a consensus on reducing carbon emissions. It’s doubtful that the international… Read More

Emerging markets have been the success story of 2009. While more developed economies such as the United States and Europe have struggled to recover, countries like Brazil, Russia, India and China are on a roll. Country (… Read More

Some things are universally true. No one ever went broke taking a profit, for instance. Also: Companies that offer lower costs always have a significant competitive edge. This is becoming especially true for companies in the health-care field as cost becomes an ever… Read More

Warren Buffett is up to his old tricks again. Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B), is buying the railroad Burlington Northern (NYSE: BNI) in a savvy move that’s sure to bear fruit for years to come. But as StreetAuthority’s Andy Obermueller recently… Read More

Sometimes the market drops the ball. That’s when value investors strike. In this case, investors should look into one area the market left behind in the rally: Utilities. Many of these companies were beat up during the selloff, but because of plummeting natural-gas prices, they didn’t participate in the rally. Read More