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Chris Markoch
Chris Markoch

Chris Markoch is a freelance financial copywriter with over five years of experience covering various aspects of the financial markets. You may find his writing a little different than other stock articles you’ve read. And that’s OK with him. Chris doesn’t have a traditional finance background. What he does bring to the table is a strong business and marketing background having worked for agencies that serviced Fortune 500 companies. With that in mind, he isn’t overly impressed with what companies say, and more focused on what they do. And because buyer behavior dictates so much of what happens with a stock, Chris always keeps the end consumer close in mind. Chris has been writing for MarketBeat since 2018.

Contact Chris Markoch via email at [email protected]

Jea Yu
Jea Yu

With over 20 years of active participation and analysis of the US equities, options and futures markets, Mr. Yu brings fresh insights into the workings of the financial markets. He has published four books by esteemed publishers McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Marketplace Books and Bloomberg Press. His brainchild, the Underground Trader, was voted Forbes Best of the Web for four consecutive years under the active trader category. He has been a featured speaker all over the country at various expos and seminars who enjoys a standing-room-only reception in the largest convention halls from New York to Las Vegas. He has been quoted and featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Traders Magazine and the Financial Times and various trade publications like Stocks & Commodities, Active Trader and Online Investor. Mr. Yu has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and minor in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Contact Jea Yu via email at [email protected]

Kate Stalter
Kate Stalter

Kate Stalter is a Series 65-licensed asset manager, with more than two decades of experience in various areas of financial services. As an investment advisor and financial planner, Kate personally manages client portfolios, with a focus on successful retirement, including asset allocation, income generation and tax strategies. Kate also serves as a capital-markets contributor at Forbes.com, and is an expert columnist for the investment advisory channel at U.S. News & World Report. Contact Kate Stalter via email at [email protected]

Melissa Brock
Melissa Brock

While working in college admission, Melissa Brock pursued a freelance writing and editing career. She currently works as a full-time freelance writer and financial editor covering higher education, investing, personal finance, mortgages, college savings, insurance, and more. 

She developed her website, College Money Tips, to help families navigate the college journey. She connects with a wide-reaching audience through her site, through an upcoming digital course, and the myriad of publications for which she writes. Melissa graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts in communication studies with minors in psychology and Spanish from Central College. She's a longtime member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Contact Melissa Brock via email at [email protected]

Nick Vasco
Nick Vasco

Nick is former FP&A analyst turned writer. Two of my passions are trading stocks and traveling, which share a big similarity... Every day is different. I share my passion for the market through my articles on MarketBeat. Check out my content if you want original stock picks in an easy-to-read package. Contact Nick Vasco via email at [email protected]

Sam Quirke
Sam Quirke

After graduating with a degree in finance, Sam worked for a trading technology company as an analyst before joining a prop firm. Here he traded energy, commodity and index futures while utilizing a combination of technical and fundamental analysis.Today he manages his own stock and option portfolio which is made up of longer term positions and shorter term momentum plays. He lives in Chicago. Contact Sam Quirke via email at [email protected]

Sean Sechler
Sean Sechler

Sean is a former stockbroker and corporate financial analyst who graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Finance. He has assisted investors with successfully navigating markets by writing for MarketBeat since 2019. Sean is fascinated by market psychology and is committed to his goal of helping others achieve financial independence by sharing his investing knowledge. Contact Sean Sechler via email at [email protected]

Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson has been writing professionally for the last 15 years. His background in financial writing covers a wide range of sub-sectors; he's covered consumer tech, communications technology, banking products, mobile payments, and many other fields giving him perspective into markets from retail to tech to pharmaceutical and beyond. Contact Steve Anderson via email at [email protected]

Thomas Hughes
Thomas Hughes

Thomas got his start with the markets while working as a Chef. In 2005 a chance invitation to attend the seminar “How To Buy And Sell Your Own Stocks” altered his worldview. Soon trading and stocks consumed his every waking moment to the point of excluding all else. Thomas now enjoys a much different lifestyle engaged in his true passion, uncovering great investments. Contact Thomas Hughes via email at [email protected]

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