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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

Tech Evolution

by Benjamin Shepherd on July 25, 2016

It takes old technology to power the new

Close Shave, Brexit Style

by Benjamin Shepherd on July 21, 2016

More British companies are targeting American businesses.

Theranos Latest Example of Tech Hype

by Benjamin Shepherd on July 11, 2016

Problems at Theranos prove one of the biggest challenges in tech investing is not buying into the hype.

Emerging Markets to the Rescue

by Benjamin Shepherd on July 7, 2016

Can you both fish and cut bait? Apparently so, because in the week following the Brexit vote investors ran to both riskier assets such as stocks, and to safer assets such as gold and bonds. So clearly the markets are too fickle at this point to make any rash decisions.In searching for some hopeful signs amidst the […]

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.

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