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Benjamin Shepherd

Benjamin Shepherd is a recognized exchange-traded fund (ETF), mutual fund and stock expert with an extensive background analyzing time-tested funds, including their managers and strategies. Ben looks for investments that have proven themselves in both bull and bear markets. Ben also specializes in covering emerging markets, pinpointing the most dynamic investments in developing nations for market-beating growth.

Ben is an analyst for Global Income Edge and regularly contributes to Personal Finance, Investing Daily’s flagship product. 

Analyst Articles

Despite Brexit, Keep the Technology

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 27, 2016

The Brexit is roiling markets, but tech investors should stay the course.

Battle of Britain Redux

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 22, 2016

The possibility of a “Brexit” has been looming over the global markets for months, and now the big day is nearly here. While the betting markets are favoring Britain choosing to remain in the E.U., and initial polls showed “Stay” would likely win by at least a narrow margin, opinion has been shifting. More recent […]

Financials: Down But Not Out

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 17, 2016

June has been a rough month for financial stocks. They took a pounding following a weak jobs report and dipped again this week after the Fed decided to stand pat on interest rates.Weak employment means a weak economy, and a weak economy is an excuse for the Fed to keep rates low, which hurts financial […]

Microsoft Proposal for LinkedIn is Latest Example of Innogration

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 13, 2016

Innogration might not be a familiar idea to you, but it has the potential to be extremely profitable.

OPEC Stands Pat, the Fed May Raise

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 3, 2016

During what some thought might be a contentious meeting this week, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to keep its “hands-off” policy. And that might give our Federal Reserve a hand in raising interest rates more quickly this year.With oil prices up nearly 80% from the 13-year low they hit this winter, […]

Viva Europa!

by Benjamin Shepherd on June 1, 2016

Despite the region’s litany of problems, it’s still growing.

Fighting the Cyberwar

by Benjamin Shepherd on May 31, 2016

The nature of battlefields is changing.

It’s a Small—And Uncertain—World

by Benjamin Shepherd on May 18, 2016

Norway awarded its first new oil and gas leases in decades earlier this week, opening up ten new Arctic sites for exploration work to a handful of local and global drillers. These kinds of deals usually go unnoticed unless you happen to have a stake in the drillers awarded new sites, but this was unique […]

Don’t Count on Lazy Days of Summer

by Benjamin Shepherd on May 4, 2016

This isn’t going to be a lazy summer for the stock market.The summer season is always fairly volatile mostly thanks to traders taking their vacations, hence the old adage, “Sell in May and go away.” Personally, I’ve never bought into that, but then I like to buy on dips. I think this summer may be […]

Don’t Bet on Brexit

by Benjamin Shepherd on April 20, 2016

The economic experts, and the bookmakers, say it isn’t likely.

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