Scott Chan

Scott Chan moved from China to the U.S. with family at the age of ten. He passed the rigorous entrance exam and attended the merit-based Stuyvesant High School, widely held to be best public school in New York City. He earned undergraduate degrees from New York University followed by an MBA degree from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.

Shortly thereafter Scott partnered with Dr. Stephen Leeb on numerous financial publications. Today, he serves as the lead analyst for Real World Investing and The Complete Investor.

Mr. Chan is an avid baseball fan and enjoys outdoor activities in his spare time. A multicultural person, he reads Chinese and speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.

Analyst Articles

Sell TAL Education (NYSE: TAL). Last week, we mentioned that we moved TAL Education to our watch list as a possible sell candidate due to an action taken by China’s Ministry of Education. Based on the uncertainties created by President Trump’s focus of tariffs on China and the possible deterioration… Read More

TAL Education (NYSE: TAL) has removed two rigorous courses from its syllabus due to new government regulation. China’s education ministry has banned off-campus training institutes (which includes after-school tutoring classes) from holding primary and secondary school-level exams or competitions. This is probably the ministry’s strictest mandate ever on the after-school… Read More

TAL Education (NYSE: TAL) has removed two rigorous courses from its syllabus due to new government regulation. China’s education ministry has banned off-campus training institutes (which includes after-school tutoring classes) from holding primary and secondary school-level exams or competitions. This is probably the ministry’s strictest mandate ever on the after-school… Read More

On Thursday, Despegar.com (NYSE: DESP) announced fourth-quarter results. The results were strong, easily beating both revenue and EPS expectations ($144 million and $0.167 vs. $136 million and $0.141, respectively). As of noon Friday, the stock has jumped 10% from Wednesday’s closing price. The underlying metrics indicate strong momentum. On a… Read More

On Thursday, President Trump announced he will sign an order to levy a 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminum despite protests from Republican lawmakers and members of his cabinet. The announcement sparked market fears of a trade war because U.S. trade partners will likely retaliate against American exports. Read More

Last week, we followed the lead of Marcato Capital Management and added Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) to our portfolio. Today we will provide an overview and analysis of the company to see why it makes sense as an investment. Itron is an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) specialist. It sells hardware… Read More

Institutional managers have just released their latest 13Fs, which contain information on changes in their holdings during the preceding quarter. Here is a summary of what our reference funds did with their holdings of the Brain Trust Profits stocks in the fourth quarter. Net Increases: BlackRock, AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:… Read More

Buy Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI). Today we add a second holding from Marcato Capital: Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI), with a market cap of just $2.6 billion. Marcato has just reported that it more than doubled its position in ITRI in the fourth quarter, making the stock vault all the way up… Read More