Contributors View Comments Start the conversation Keith Fitz-GeraldKeith is the Chief Investment Strategist for Money Map Press. A seasoned market analyst and professional trader with more than 30 years of global experience, Keith is one of very few experts to correctly see both the dot.bomb crisis and the ongoing financial crisis coming ahead of time - and one of even fewer to help millions of investors around the world successfully navigate them both. Forbes.com recently hailed him as a "Market Visionary."He is a regular on FOX Business, CNBC, and CNBC Asia, and his observations have been featured in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Forbes, and MarketWatch.Keith has been leading The Money Map Report since 2008, our flagship newsletter with 80,000+ members. He's also the editor of the High Velocity Profits trading service. In his new weekly Total Wealth, Keith has taken everything he's learned over a notable career and distilled it down to just three steps for individual investors. Sign up is free at totalwealthresearch.com.Keith holds a BS in management and finance from Skidmore College and an MS in international finance (with a focus on Japanese business science) from Chaminade University. He regularly travels the world in search of investment opportunities others don't yet see or understand. Dr. Kent MoorsKent is an internationally recognized expert in oil and natural gas policy, risk management, emerging market economic development, and market risk assessment.He serves as an advisor to the highest levels of the U.S., Russian, Kazakh, Bahamian, Iraqi, and Kurdish governments, to the governors of several U.S. states, and to the premiers of two Canadian provinces. He's served as a consultant to private companies, financial institutions and law firms in 25 countries, and has appeared more than 1,400 times as a featured radio-and-television commentator. He appears regularly on ABC, BBC, Bloomberg TV, CBS, CNN, NBC, Russian RTV, and the Fox Business Network.Kent is also a professor in the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy at Duquesne University, where he directs the Energy Policy Research Group. A prolific writer and lecturer, his six books, more than 750 professional and market publications, and over 250 private/public sector presentations and workshops have appeared in 44 countries.He makes specific investment recommendations in his newsletter, the Energy Advantage. For more active investors, he issues shorter-term trades in his Energy Inner Circle. And Kent’s exclusive Micro Energy Trader is a “swing for the fences” service that targets micro-cap energy stocks. Oil & Energy Investor is Kent's e-letter, where he delivers the latest energy news from his travels around the world in his role as a consultant for major companies and governments. Shah GilaniShah is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the credit crisis.He not only called for the implosion of the U.S. financial markets, he also predicted the historic rebound that began in March 2009. Shah's open letters to the White House, Congress, and U.S. Treasury secretaries outlined detailed policy options that have been lauded by academics and legislators alike.His experience and knowledge uniquely distinguish Shah as a "trader's trader." Shah ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When the OEX (options on the Standard & Poor's 100) began trading on March 11, 1983, Shah was working in the pit as a market maker. And along with other traders, he popularized what later became known as the VIX (volatility index). He left Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyd's TSB.Shah went on to originate and run a packaged fixed-income trading desk for Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old-line New York boutique bond firm, and established that company's listed and OTC trading desks. Shah started another hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003, when he retired to develop land holdings with partners.Today Shah is the editor of Capital Wave Forecast and Short-Side Fortunes. He also writes our most talked-about publication, an e-letter called Wall Street Insights & Indictments, where he reveals how Wall Street's high-stakes game is really played, and how to win it.Shah studied economics and psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Michael A. RobinsonMichael A. Robinson is a 34-year Silicon Valley veteran and one of the top technology financial analysts working today.His work as a consultant, senior advisor and board member for Silicon Valley venture capital firms has placed him at the center of several major tech innovations including robotics used to revolutionize the auto industry... the $160 billion a year "Cloud Computing" industry... and the latest cyber military technologies.He's also a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style. His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. It's no wonder that Silicon Valley defense publications vie for Michael's analysis. He's worked for Defense Media Network and Signal Magazine, as well as The New York Times, American Enterprise, and The Wall Street Journal.His status as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too.As editor of the financial newsletter American Wealth Underground, he amassed an amazing track record. The first analyst to uncover the rare earth mineral crisis, he amassed cumulative gains of 990% for his readers in just 16 months. Today he is the editor of the monthly tech investing newsletter Nova-X Report as well as Radical Technology Profits, where he covers truly radical technologies - ones that have the power to sweep across the globe and change the very fabric of our lives - and profit opportunities they give rise to. He also explores "what's next" in the tech investing world at Strategic Tech Investor.comMichael has an honors economics degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He's also a registered NRA Triple Distinguished Expert in shotgun, pistol, and rifle and one heck of a blues guitarist. William Patalon III William (Bill) Patalon III is the Executive Editor and Senior Research Analyst for Money Morning. Before he moved into the investment-research business in December 2005, Bill spent 22 years as a journalist, most of it covering financial news as a reporter, columnist, and editor that included stints with Gannett Co. Inc., and The Baltimore Sun. Bill has covered finance and investing, economics, manufacturing, the defense sector, biotechnology, and telecommunications. The companies he’s covered include Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Harley-Davidson, Caterpillar, Westinghouse Electric, Verizon, MedImmune, and Black & Decker. His most-memorable interviews include: former President Richard M. Nixon, General Electric CEO John F. “Jack” Welch, Forbes magazine publisher and former Presidential candidate Steve Forbes, and business-turnaround specialist and helicopter-industry pioneer Stanley Hiller Jr. It was Bill’s work covering Eastman Kodak Co., during the last half of the 1990s that solidified his reputation as one of the nation’s top analytical business journalists. With his award-winning reports on Kodak’s competitive travails, he consistently scooped his competitors in the national business media. His chronicles of Kodak’s turnaround efforts took him to China, Japan, Silicon Valley, New York, Washington, D.C., and even Hollywood. His work has appeared in Kiplinger’s personal finance magazine, USA Today, and The South China Morning Post, among other publications. A winner of approximately two-dozen journalism awards – including top honors from The Associated Press and the prestigious Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Patalon is also the co-author of the Prentice Hall book, "Contrarian Investing: How to Buy and Sell When Others Won’t and Make Money Doing It." Before taking over Money Morning, he served as the editor of The Rebound Report, an investment newsletter focusing on turnaround stocks. Today Bill is the creator and editor of Private Briefing. With his latest project, he takes you "behind the scenes" of his established investment news website for a closer look at the action. Members get all the expert analysis and exclusive scoops he can't publish… and some of the most valuable picks that turn up in Bill's closed-door sessions with editors and experts. Bill has a BA in Print Journalism from Penn State University, and an MBA in finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Sid RiggsSid is the investment community's best-kept secret. Since 2009, he has served behind the scenes at Money Map Press as Director of Research, analyzing hundreds of securities and profit opportunities for subscribers. He's an expert in the identification of specific market catalysts with "alpha" potential in a wide variety of industries, but especially the small-cap sector. From his years of research and training, Sid has an extreme attention to detail and a passion for identifying unique opportunities the market doesn't yet understand. He brings those recommendations to members of his Small-Cap Rocket Alert.Sid is also an accomplished drummer and music producer. Ernie Tremblay Ernie Tremblay has over 20 years' experience studying and writing about the latest developments in health, medicine, and related technologies. He understands the FDA approval process, the "hard science" behind these drugs, and the market demand for them, better than almost anyone else on earth. He has mastered the complex dynamics that determine whether a new drug will be a breakthrough winner - or just another casualty of the FDA approval process.He has edited books on science, microbiology, and groundbreaking medical therapies for top publishers like Harper Collins, Penguin Putnam, and Prentice Hall. He's also co-authored and contributed to books and articles on diseases from Alzheimer's to rheumatology. Over the decades, Ernie has gained "insider" access to some of the world's top medical professionals, including Nobel-caliber doctors like Yale's Karel Liem, Columbia's George Gaylord Simpson, and Harvard's William S. Beck.As a guest editor for Money Map Press since 2012, Ernie has already given readers opportunities to land substantial gains - including one bioscience stock that brought readers triple-digit gains four times in eight months. Now he's putting his developed knowledge of the inner workings of the FDA drug approval process to work for members of his Biotech Insider Alert service, showing them precisely when a new drug or medical technology is about to give a calendar "pop" to a company's share price. D.R. Barton, Jr.D.R. is one of the most widely read financial coaches and is a world-renowned authority on technical trading with 28 years' experience.After a highly successful career as a chemical engineer with DuPont, D.R. retired early to pursue his passion - showing investors how to build financial freedom.Today he's a financial author, lecturer, and coach. He has helped hundreds of thousands master the powerful trading techniques that professionals use, like swing trading, options, and cutting-edge risk management. D.R. is also the co-founder and COO of the Directional Research and Trading Hedge Fund Group, and holds the national spotlight as a leading expert on system designs for risk reduction.D.R. co-authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book "Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom," a comprehensive guide for aggressively shedding risk without derailing profits. He is a regular analyst on Fox Business, CNBC , Bloomberg Radio, and has been featured on China Central Television - America, BNN, MarketWatch, Financial Advisor magazine, SmartMoney, and the Van Tharp Institute.He's spent decades honing his Stealth Profits Trader service that shows regular investors how to profit just like pro technical traders. He scours the market to identify the nearly invisible, short-term "stealth" stock trends that turn into fast gains, often in just a few days. This is a battle-tested technical trading program anyone can use to create big profit "paychecks" almost every month for just a few hours of work each week. The best part is, it works in any market or stock movement - bull, bear, or sideways.D.R. holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Delaware. He earned his Professional Engineer's licence in 1989. Michael E. Lewitt Michael E. Lewitt has managed billions for institutional and high-net-worth clients and created several of the world's top-ranked credit and hedge funds over a 29-year career. He is widely regarded as the No. 1 credit strategist working today. Michael graduated from Brown University and was a PhD candidate at Yale before earning a JD and LLM in taxation from NYU Law School. He spent two years in the tax department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. In 1987, he joined legendary investment banking firm Drexel Burnham Lambert. He served alongside Leon Black in NYC, then Michael Milken in Beverly Hills, working on billions of dollars of M&A and corporate finance transactions until the firm filed for bankruptcy in 1990. He then co-founded Harch Capital Management (HCM) to manage the Milken family's money, as well as the Drexel Burnham Employee Partnerships, a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of private equity securities that came out of the 1980s LBO boom. Under his leadership, HCM built up a successful money management business. Michael's investment team managed $1.25 billion in CLOs, one of the top-ranked high-yield credit funds (as ranked by Nelson's), and a dedicated short fund. They produced strong risk-adjusted returns for clients like Omega Advisors, Investec Bank, Goldman Sachs, and multi-billion-dollar state pension funds LACERA and TRS. But Michael Lewitt is perhaps best-known for his written market analysis and predictions. The New York Times published his widely read editorial about the pending bailout of AIG in 2008. He was featured alongside Warren Buffett in the Financial Times and has contributed to Forbes, Barron's, The New Republic, El Mundo, and PBS NewsHour. Michael's Credit Strategist newsletter has gained a large following around the world since 2001. It is read not only by the financial community but by the media and policy makers. (He was recognized by the Financial Times for correctly forecasting the 2001-2 credit market collapse and the 2008 financial crisis.) He is also the author of "The Death of Capital" (Wiley, 2010) and "The Committee to Destroy the World" (Wiley, 2016). Today Michael is the editor of Sure Money and his elite research service, Zenith Trading Circle, where he pinpoints stocks that are about to fall. He also contributes to Money Morning as the Global Credit Strategist. Tom GentileTom Gentile is one of the world's foremost authorities on stocks, futures, and options trading.With more than 25 years' experience in the securities industry, Tom's style of trading systems and strategies is designed to help individual investors propel themselves past 99% of the trading crowd, into the 1 Percent of highly successful investors.Starting his investment career from his parent's home in 1986, Tom quickly climbed the ranks of the American Stock Exchange. In 1993 Tom and a group of partners started an educational company called Optionetics, which became a leader in the field of options education.Optionetics was sold in 2009 to optionsXpress, and eventually to Charles Schwab and Company for a sizeable sum. After helping to facilitate a smooth transfer to Schwab, Tom could've easily sauntered off to a cozy retirement.But that kind of thinking is not a part of the Tom Gentile DNA!Since 2009, Tom has taught more than 300,000 traders the specific secrets of spotting high-probability and low-risk trade opportunities, and now he is going to use his years of options experience to pick winners to share with you.Tom is an author and co-author of over a half-dozen books, including The Options Course, The Volatility Course, The Index Course, and The Stock Market Course, each of which is accompanied by a hands-on practice workbook.Tom has appeared on financial programs featured on CNBC U.S. Europe and Asia Squawk Box, Bloomberg, Reuters, and Fox Business with Neil Cavuto, and is a contributing columnist to Stocks and Commodities Magazine. Peter KrauthA former portfolio adviser and a 20-year veteran of the resource market - with special expertise in energy, metals, and mining stocks - Peter uses the close contacts and connections he amassed over the years to exploit the moneymaking potential of every kind of commodity.Peter travels around the world to dig up the latest and greatest profit opportunity, whether it's in gold, silver, oil, coal, potash, chromium, or even water. He has also contributed some of the most widely read and highly regarded investing articles on Money Morning.Peter holds an MBA from McGill University.