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  James Ambrosio
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Writer and editor specializing in personal finance, financial markets, banking, real estate, taxes and general business. Returning to freelancing after eight years as the principal analyst and writer for Bullmarket.com, publisher of a daily stock newsletter that featured reports on its own recommended stock selections and potential new investments. I have written for Fidelity's website, Registered Rep magazine, Bankrate.com and eFinancialCareers.com. Golf, food and travel are also topics of interest. Past clients have included Dow Jones, Bloomberg, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, and Johnson and Johnson.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Content Editor (online) 10 Years
Editor 30 Years
Writer 30 Years
Specialty
Business (general) 10 Years
Finance 15 Years
Personal Finance 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
35 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Bull Market Report (11+)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Indie Research LLC (11+)
Other Work History
Associate Editor & Analyst, Indie Research
Director, Value Added Services, Dow Jones Telerate;
Manager of Investor Relations for Dow Jones
Computer Skills
Word, Excel
Equipment
iMac with with MS Office for Mac; lap top with wireless modem; portable tape recorder, cell phone, digital SLR camera
Work Permits & Visas
US Citizen
References
Available on request.
Other
Expert in understanding and evaluating business models; financial markets; mutual funds; investing; retirement planning; investor relations. My online experience extends over 30-plus years, beginning with publishing industry's experimentation with Videotext technology in the early 1980s. I've been in charge of investor relations matters for a then Fortune 500 company (Dow Jones). For eight years I managed business relations with providers of sophisticated real-time market analysis services distributed to professional traders over the Telerate network. For the last seven years I have researched and reported on companies and their performance for an investment newsletter that managed its own virtual portfolio that routinely outperformed the S&P 500. I covered a broad range of industries, including technology (Internet, telecom, semiconductors and more); retail; restaurants; energy; transportation; real estate investment trusts (REITs); and master limited partnerships (MLPs)
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(Fidelity.com, 7/9/2010)
Technical trading can help to take some of the emotion away from the decision of when to buy or sell. Identifying the relatively short-term trends, positive or negative, can be an effective way for traders to pull money out of any market.
(eFinancialCareers.com, 6/23/2009)
Although Canada's unemployment rate stands at 8.4 percent, its highest level in years, and the jobs picture in the Canadian financial industry is not exactly frothy, recruiters say signs of equilibrium are returning.
(Bankrate.com, 12/20/2006)
For most of the last century, employers paid their employees in one of two ways: either they issued paychecks or they gave workers an envelope of cash. Those payroll basics didn't change much until the 1980s and the advent of electronic deposits from an employer directly to an employee's bank accoun
(Bankrate.com, 9/1/2006)
Many consumers refuse to sign their credit cards, or write "check ID" thinking it will thwart fraud. Does it make sense?
(eFinancialCareers.com, 8/7/2006)
With all the pressure put on Wall Street by Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations, some candidates wonder whether a position in compliance can be a launching pad to the investment banking side of the house. Recruiters say think again.
(Registered Rep, 1/1/2006)
Few things vex small business owners more than providing employees with health insurance. That may be changing, though, because of health savings accounts (HSAs), which are now available with high-deductible health plans. Brokers who include these accounts in their portfolio of products and services
(Thomas Edison State College, 11/1/2005)
Profile of Thomas Edison State College (NJ) alumnus Charles Shultz, which examines how Mr. Shultz completed his undergraduate degree through the college's distance-learning program, and how it helped lead to management opportunities and additional training at the agency.
(Registered Rep, 9/1/2005)
Former Smith Barney broker James Langston Langston founded the Investors Advocacy Group in the Dallas suburb of Frisco. His mission: To use his experience as a rep to help investors make sure that their financial advisor is on the level — and doing a decent job at a reasonable price. “My motto i
(Registered Rep, 5/1/2005)
Businesses large and small have found 401(k) retirement plans to be an important benefit to attract and retain a superior workforce. But small-business owners — often despite their good intentions — rarely find the time or resources to select and administer 401(k) plans. That spells opportunity for
(StartupJournal.com, 8/19/2002)
An article for the Wall Street Journal's StartupJournal.com web site about how small business looking to boost visits to their sites using search engine marketing technique such as optimization and the target purchase of key words.
(Bloomberg/On Investing magazine, 12/1/2001)
Lifestyle and investing story about the growth of golf communities, and the factors people should consider before buying a home in one.
(Charles Schwab/On Investing magazine, 12/1/2001)
A basic primer on technical analysis tools and how individual investors can apply them to their own investment analysis. Written for active trading clients of Charles Schwab.
(On Investing magazine (Bloomberg), 10/1/2001)
This was a cover story for On Investing magazine, a publication for Charles Schwab investors, but was written for Bloomberg, which produces the magazine on behalf of Schwab. Through interviews with different mutual fund industry experts it describes the factors mutual fund investors should consider
(Factiva.com, 6/1/2001)
This case study on the The Telegraph of London newspaper was written for Factiva.com's Content Community. It was one of a series of case studies highlighting the publishers that distribute content through Factiva's services.