Smarter Analyst was established to fill a gap in financial reporting for sell-side investors, where they can read exclusive reports in real time. Smarter Analyst provides coverage of equities research, unique analyst insights, and outstanding articles from knowledgeable contributors, in addition to the latest stock market news, all hand-picked by our editors. Readers can also sign up for the email alerts service and receive reports specifically tailored to their portfolio.

If you are interested in contributing an article to Smarter Analyst, please send your submission to info@smarteranalyst.com. We will respond within 24 hours. Any submissions will be edited and returned to you for final approval prior to being published.


Meet the team

Ben Mahaney: Editor-in-Chief

Ben is a financial journalist and his commentary has appeared in numerous finance publications. Ben knows how to look beyond the headlines to find out what news really means for individual investors. He believes in research and asking questions. Ben often reaches out to CEOs and analysts, which tip him off on key events. Ben holds LL.B. (magna cum laude). Email Ben Mahaney

Corey Williams: Editor

Corey has been a journalist for more than seven years, starting as a cadet at Stocks Post after completing a science degree at Waite. Email Corey Williams

Jason Cohen: Editor

Jason covers the biotech and technology sectors. Prior to joining SmarterAnalyst, he was an editor for Investor’s Business Daily, covering company news.

Scott Fields: Editor

Scott covers the technology and basic materials sectors from San Francisco. Email Scott Fields





Bill Gunderson

Bill Gunderson is the CEO and Chief Market Strategist of Gunderson Capital Managment in San Diego, CA. He is also a professional money manager, former research analyst, author of Best Stocks Now, and developer of the Best Stocks Now smartphone app. He also hosts a daily stock market radio show on AM1000 KCEO from 7am-8am.

Carly Forster

Carly Forster is the Content Manager at TipRanks. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Communications at the University of California, San Diego.

Charles Lewis Sizemore

Charles Lewis Sizemore is the founder and principal of Sizemore Capital Management LLC, a registered investment advisor. Charles has been a repeat guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News, and has been quoted in Barron’s Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Chris Ciovacco

Chris Ciovacco is the founder and CEO of Ciovacco Capital Management (CCM), an independent money management firm serving individual investors nationwide. Chris graduated summa cum laude from The Georgia Institute of Technology with a co-operative degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

David Moenning

David Moenning is a Chief Investment Officer at Heritage Capital, which focuses on active risk management of the U.S. stock market. David is also the proprietor of StateoftheMarkets.com, which provides free and subscription-based portfolio services.

Jake Zamansky

Jake is the principal of Zamansky LLC, a leading securities arbitration and class action litigation firm in New York which represents both individuals and institutions in structured note, complex securities, hedge fund, and employment-related arbitrations and litigations.

Paul Nunzio DeSantis

Paul earned a Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in 2010 and Pre-Pharmacy/B.S. in Molecular Biology in 2006. Over six years of direct experience in translational research in oncology investigating the molecular/cellular mechanisms of carcinogenesis focused on biomarker identification and validation working in a multi-disciplinary matrix environment across academia, contract research organizations and industry.

Ron Rowland

Ron has been providing market commentary and active investment advice since 1991. He is the founder and editor of Invest With An Edge, a website and weekly newsletter providing free actionable ideas for ETFs, stocks, and mutual funds. Ron is also president and founder of Capital Cities Asset Management, a registered investment advisor providing separate account management and investment research for individual investors as well as other advisors and institutions.

Sarah Roden

Sarah writes about stock market news for TipRanks. She graduated as member of Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia, majoring in both French and Political Science.

Sure Dividend

Sure Dividend is designed specifically to simplify the process of investing in high quality businesses with shareholder friendly managements for individual investors. Sure Dividend takes a quantitative approach to this task, while providing qualitative analysis backed up by fundamentals. The Sure Dividend approach uses The 8 Rules of Dividend Investing to simplify the process of investing in high quality dividend growth stocks.


ValueWalk was started in January 2010, with a focus on value investing and value investors. As the site has grown, the scope has expanded. ValueWalk is now a news site covering all breaking financial news with an emphasis on value investing, hedge funds, large asset managers, Tech news, and general business news.


Vuru makes stock analysis simple for the retail investor. Their analysis engine turns complex financial data into stock reports that investors of any skill level can leverage.

Zacks Equity Research 

Zacks brings the decades of study and stock picking expertise of Zacks Investment Research to individual investors. Now, you don’t need to be an investment bank or brokerage firm to get the professional power of Zacks’ research. It’s all available on Zacks.com. Learn more about Zacks’ history and company on their website.