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

Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) is dying and will bleed out soon. The question isn’t if – it’s when. The company’s eponymous blue-and-yellow video stores are hopelessly stuck in the past. The brick-and-mortar model of video rental has been overtaken by superior technologies that are far more convenient and customer-focused. Video rental… Read More

Yesterday’s earnings wrapup suggested three best bets, Caterpillar, Merck and UnitedHealth Group. All three companies exceeded expectations and posted strong gains. Caterpillar rose nearly 8%, Merck was up +6% and UnitedHealth gained 3%. The Dow and Nasdaq, by contrast, were flat for the… Read More

Early March 2009 is not only notable for its cheap stocks. It’s also the strongest the dollar has been since 2006. It’s also the strongest it will be for quite some time. At its high on March 5, it took $1.25 to buy a euro. The dollar has since lost… Read More

When it rains, it pours. And we’ll see how that bodes for the market as Wall Street is deluged with second-quarter earnings reports today, led by five Dow components during the day and culminating with results from Apple after the… Read More

“In the coming year, the Securities and Exchange Commission will complete its examination of the [nation’s rating agencies] role in rating residential mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations linked to subprime mortgage loans.” So said… Read More

Everything is relative, especially market valuation. A utility, for instance, with its steady, slow-growth business, is never going to command the earnings multiple of a rapidly growing biotech firm or high-tech upstart. That’s why it’s best to make valuation comparisons within industries. It’s also… Read More