Brad Briggs is the Editorial Director of StreetAuthority. A veteran of the financial publishing industry, Brad manages the team of writers and editors responsible for our premium newsletters, free newsletters, and website. He formerly co-wrote our Maximum Profit premium newsletter, and is also the managing editor for StreetAuthority's premium subscribers-only newsletter, StreetAuthority Insider.
Brad bought his first stock in high school and has been hooked ever since. After graduating early from college, success in the market enabled him to pay off his student loans and buy his first house. Brad believes that successful investing doesn't have to be complicated, and that anyone can achieve financial independence no matter their background. One of his proudest accomplishments is holding on to Apple since 2014.
As Editorial Director, Brad makes it his mission to demystify the world of investing 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 powerlifting and tending to cattle near his home in Texas.
The remarkable run in gold and silver prices this year has had me thinking lately — particularly silver’s run. Recently, gold’s poorer cousin reached 30 year highs, with prices reaching $30 per ounce on the futures market. It reminded me of a story… Read More
When the topic is the current market, a lot of pundits like to talk about “the new normal” — that is to say, a range-bound stock market confined by a slow-growth economy. But when it comes to finding decent long-term… Read More
Another week, another dip in the market. Disappointing news about China’s economy, U.S. jobs, the BP (NYSE: BP) oil spill and the ongoing European debt crisis have sent major indices to new lows and have investors wishing for better days. Read More
The past weekend’s news that China will allow its currency, the yuan, to appreciate against the dollar sent positive waves through the market for much of Monday’s trading session. Aluminum and steel stocks were up, as were domestic consumer plays in mainland China. But,… Read More
Will it ever end? It seems like one day the Dow Jones Industrial Average swings up +200 points and then gaps down -300 points the next. Several weeks of that is enough to make most investors nauseous. But a simple change in attitude can fix all of… Read More
It’s rough out there. The market had another wild ride Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting nice gains in the 50- to 60-point range for most of the day before falling off in late-day trading to close down 69 points, below the psychologically important 10,000 mark. Read More
Gold prices continued to hit historic highs Wednesday, approaching $1,240 an ounce after closing at a record high Tuesday. The yellow metal is hitting new peaks as investors grow worrisome over the European debt crisis and the $1 trillion rescue package meant to help Greece and other… Read More
If you’re anything like the average dividend investor, you want one thing: safe, reliable income. Sure, a large payout is nice, but at what cost? A high yield means nothing if it’s here today, gone tomorrow. Read More
The Senate officially brought financial reform to the floor today after a deal was reached to end a three-day Republican filibuster on the bill, which seeks to overhaul the nation’s financial regulatory system. “The Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010,” Democrats say, aims to set… Read More
Confidence in the economy is increasing — at least that’s the news from the Conference Board, a private research group that reports on such matters each month. The New York-based group said Tuesday that confidence in the U.S. economy during the month of April… Read More