David Sterman has worked as an investment analyst for nearly two decades. He started his Wall Street career in equity research at Smith Barney, culminating in a position as Senior Analyst covering European banks. While at Smith Barney, he learned of all the tricks used by Wall Street to steer the best advice to their top clients and their own trading desk. David has also served as Managing Editor at TheStreet.com and Director of Research at Individual Investor. In addition, David worked as Director of Research for Jesup & Lamont Securities. David has made numerous media appearances over the years, primarily on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and has a master's degree in management from Georgia Tech. David Stermanon

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As the U.S. government builds higher deficits, many investors have sought the safe haven of precious metals – especially gold. Rising government debt loads can trigger inflation and gold bugs see the yellow metal as a safe haven. Silver has often been seen as… Read More

For many years, there were two camps in the video game world: Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), and everyone else. The company’s annual sales grew so large that they equaled the revenue base of the next three public players — combined. But corporate bloat set in, and Electronic… Read More

With the distraction of the massive health care plan behind them, senior members of the Obama administration are gearing up to help modernize our aging and inefficient power grid. New sources of energy, new power lines and enhanced conservation measures should all help reduce our burden on imported oil while… Read More

Companies focusing on steady growth face a real challenge: recent massive cost-cutting may have boosted bottom-line results, but as economic growth is likely to remain tepid in coming years, it will be hard to keep showing impressive year-over-year gains. At this point in previous economic cycles, management teams have historically… Read More

When investors shift funds into a certain sector, they often go with the biggest, most liquid names in the group. These bigger firms offer direct exposure to the anticipated favorable trends without the volatility often found with smaller industry players. So it’s curious to… Read More

There has been an increasing amount of distrust among investors about the clean energy sector in recent months, pushing share prices down across the board. This cynicism stems from an expectation that governments in Europe and the United States will reduce their clean energy subsidies in the face of rising… Read More

As the Japanese economy developed in the 1970s and 1980s, U.S. companies such as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) made major headway into the hearts and minds of local consumers. But a similar trend may not emerge in China. Western nations… Read More

It looks as if we’ve dodged a bullet, and the U.S. economy will be able to avoid another deep slump. But tepid growth may be the best we can hope for in the foreseeable future. Yet beyond our borders, growth should prove more dynamic,… Read More