U.S. Equity Strategist, S&P Capital IQ
As U.S. Equity Strategist, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher and communicator of S&P Capital IQ’s outlooks for the economy, market, and sectors. He is the Chairman of the S&P Investment Policy Committee, where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. Sam is the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street, as well as The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Sector Investing. He writes a weekly “Sector Watch” piece on S&P Capital IQ’s MarketScope Advisor platform, as well as the weekly Investment Policy
Committee meeting notes. His work is found in S&P’s flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook.
Sam joined S&P Capital IQ in April 1989. Prior to S&P, he served as Editor In Chief at Argus Research, an independent investment research firm in New York City.
Sam received an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a B.A. in History/Education from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pa. He is a Certified Financial Planner. In addition, Sam is a board member of W!SE (Working in Support of Education), an educational 501 (c) (3) that
aims to improve the lives of young people through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and careers. He is also a Trustee of the Securities Industry Institute®, the executive development program held annually at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, as well as a trustee of Muhlenberg College.
Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow Sam on Twitter: @StovallSPCAPIQ
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