Scott Martindale

About the Author Scott Martindale

Scott is the Senior Vice President for Sabrient Systems, a quantitative equity research firm in Santa Barbara, CA, and Gradient Analytics, an equity research firm in Scottsdale, AZ focusing on forensic accounting and earnings quality analysis. He is an institutional sales, marketing, and business development professional. He also supports clients in their portfolio management and marketing efforts. Scott is an experienced trader of stocks, options, and ETFs. He holds both an MBA and an MS in civil engineering. Sabrient Systems offers fundamentals-based quantitative equity research, tools, and strategies, and publishes indexes for ETFs. The firm builds multi-factor quant models that work well for long portfolios, hedging, long/short, market neutral, indexing, and portfolio weighting. And the bottom-up Sector/Industry/ETF evaluation and ranking model is valuable for asset allocation, sector rotation, enhanced sector, and sector pairs strategies. Gradient Analytics offers deep-dive fundamental research into the earnings quality, forensic accounting, executive incentives, and anomalous executive behavior of individual stocks -- both U.S. and International. Grades tend toward the negative side, focusing on red flags.

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Searching For Solid Support in the Face of Global Headwinds

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Bulls Hold the Line as Market Coils in Anticipation of a Bigger Move

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Sector Detector: Stocks Grind Into Neutral, Hoping to Find a New Catalyst in Earnings Season

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Sector Detector: Defensive Sectors Lead Hesitant Market, But Traders Honor Long-Standing Bullish Support

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