Brad Briggs

Brad Briggs is the Managing Editor of StreetAuthority. A veteran of the financial publishing industry, Brad manages the team of writers and editors responsible for our premium newsletters as well as the free content in our ezines and on our website. He is also the managing editor and a regular contributor for StreetAuthority's premium newsletter, StreetAuthority Insider

Brad took an interest in the stock market at a young age, buying his first equities in high school. After graduating early from Baylor University, success in the market enabled him to pay off student loans and afford the downpayment on his first house. So instead of pursuing a career in journalism, he decided to follow his interest in the stock market, and he's been hooked ever since then.

Brad believes that successful investing doesn't have to be complicated, and that anyone can achieve financial independence no matter their background. As Managing Editor, Brad makes it his mission to demystify the world of investing, making it easy to understand for a wide audience. His writing has been featured in outlets like Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq.com, and MSN Money, among others. 

When he's not following the market, Brad spends his time doing CrossFit, reading about history, and working cattle in East Texas.

Analyst Articles

T. Boone Pickens is the quintessential Texas oilman: outspoken, complex and savvy. During the course of his career, he initiated headline-grabbing takeovers in the energy sector and amassed a fortune of about $3 billion. Pickens began his career as a “wildcatter,” drilling in areas not known to contain oil, and eventually… Read More

The objective: buy low, sell high. Sounds easy enough. But old Wall Street pros would say, “not so fast.” A stock trading at or near its 52-week low has not necessarily hit bottom — nor is it necessarily a bargain. What investors might think of as a… Read More

Investors with a pulse have no doubt heard about Brazil’s potential by now. After all, given the multi-year run-up in Brazil’s main exchange, the Bovespa, and the announcement that the 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Rio de Janiero, it’s a little hard to ignore. But make no mistake… Read More

They say success comes at a price. The same thing applies to capital gains. Most investors forgot that lesson in the 1990s, when high-growth “dot-com” stocks were all the rage. Growth at any price was the name of the game, and some investors paid dearly for it. Read More

Every company has a life cycle. Some, like Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) or Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), seemingly come out of nowhere to dominate their industries. Others, like Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED) or General Electric (NYSE: GE), have delivered steady returns to shareholders for decades. But let’s face it:… Read More

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