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

FireEye (NSDQ: FEYE) tumbled after reporting another difficult quarter, which seems to be a recurring theme for the company.Second quarter revenue came in at $175 million, up 18.9% year-over-year but still well below the expected $181 million. Billings also came up short at $196.4 million compared to expectations of about… Read More

Second quarter earnings season has gotten well underway for our portfolio holdings and, so far at least, there haven’t been any notable misses. Instead, most of our holdings seem to be either beating estimates or have enough other good news to offset any earnings dips.Xilinx (NSDQ: XLNX), our play on… Read More

It’s not often a stock tanks after reporting both an earnings and revenue beat, but that’s exactly what happened to BTP Special Situations Portfolio holding Mobileye (NYSE: MBLY) this morning.In its second quarter earnings report released earlier this morning, Mobileye revealed that revenue shot up 58% year-over-year to $83.5 million. Earnings… Read More

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t just for humiliating chess masters and Jeopardy champions, a la IBM’s Watson supercomputer. AI is already being used widely for routine tasks.Two weeks ago Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) launched its new Automatic Answers service that answers emails from customers. The system isn’t just an autoresponder, though. It… Read More