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

Biogen Idec (Nasdaq: BIIB) said it earned $143 million in the second quarter, or 49 cents a share, down -31% from last year, when the company earned 70 cents a share. The results reflect a $110 million expenditure on Fampridine, a new drug to treat multiple sclerosis. Excluding the purchase,… Read More

ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) said it will spend $600 million to develop biofuel from algae. The petroleum giant, the most profitable company in the United States, will work in partnership with privately held Synthetic Genomics. Exxon will spend $300 million on its research and provide… Read More

Manufactured home builder Palm Harbor Homes (Nasdaq: PHHM) said it lost $10.0 million, or 44 cents a share, in its fiscal first quarter, compared with a loss of $0.5 million, or 2 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue fell -36.6%, to $82.4 million, from a year ago. The company… Read More

After looking at some of will have a better journey elsewhere. 10. Croatia With its long, beautiful coastline down the Adriatic Sea, tourism accounts for about 20% of the country’s GDP. The slowdown in that industry explains a big portion… Read More

Smaller business inventories and increased sales are good signs in a recession. Economic data released today show the first has already happened and the second appears to be happening. Consumer products and basic materials shares gained on the news, up +1.2% and +1.5%, respectively,… Read More

A key measure of wholesale prices rose in June at nearly twice the increase economists had forecast. It was the sharpest rise for the index since November 2007. The Producer Price Index, which tracks how much it costs for manufacturers to make things,… Read More

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) earned a record $3.4 billion in the second quarter, setting a record and handily exceeding even the most optimistic forecasts. The results were +64.5% higher than a year ago, illustrating how quickly the investment bank has recovered from the… Read More