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.
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