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Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. His newest project is the podcast "What's Ahead," where he engages the world's top newsmakers, politicians, and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional conventions as well as featuring his signature views on the intersection of society, economic, and policy. Mr. Forbes helped create the recently released and highly acclaimed public television documentary, In Money We Trust?, which was produced under the auspices of Maryland Public television. The film was inspired by the book he co-authored, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy - and What We Can Do About It. His latest book is Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (McGraw-Hill Professional). Mr. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by US Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. In both 1996 and 2000, Steve campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a strong national defense.

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Rich Karlgaard

Forbes

Editor-at-Large

Rich Karlgaard is editor-at-large and global futurist at Forbes, one of the world's most popular business and financial magazines, reaching 80 million people per month. In every issue of Forbes, he writes a column about technology, entrepreneurship, regional and economical development, and the future of business and work called Innovation Rules. Mr. Karlgaard also lectures on these subjects and is a regular guest on the FOX News Channel's Forbes on Fox. He is the author of Life 2.0 How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success, and Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations. His latest book is Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement. Mr. Karlgaard joined Forbes in 1992 and started Forbes ASAP, a technology magazine, along with Forbes chairman and editor-in-chief, Steve Forbes, and the futurist and writer, George Gilder. He has co-founded two companies, Garage Technology Ventures and Upside magazine as well as a civic organization called the Churchill Club. For the latter, Mr. Karlgaard was a co-winner of an Ernst & Young "Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year" award. He is also on the board of directors at Forbes.com, Garage Technology Ventures, and Extend America. Mr. Karlgaard is a graduate of Stanford University.

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Marilyn Cohen

Envision Capital Management, Inc.

President and CEO

Marilyn Cohen is one of the country's top bond managers. She began her 40-year financial career as a securities analyst at William O'Neil & Co. Ms. Cohen moved into bond brokerage at Cantor Fitzgerald, Inc. then founded Envision Capital Management 24 years ago. As Envision's CEO, she and her company specializes in managing bond portfolios for individuals. During this same 24 years, she has written the bond column appearing in Forbes magazine. She is the author of six books on the bond market investing for individuals—all available at Amazon.com.

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Stephen Moore

Committee to Unleash Prosperity

Co-Founder

Stephen Moore, who formerly wrote on the economy and public policy for The Wall Street Journal, is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, at The Heritage Foundation. Mr. Moore, who also was a member of The Journal's editorial board, returned to Heritage in January 2014—about 25 years after his tenure as the leading conservative think tank's Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Budgetary Affairs from 1984 to 1987. He is the founder and former president of the Club for Growth, which raises money for political candidates that favor free-market economic policies. Mr. Moore has served as a senior economist on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and as a senior economic fellow at the Cato Institute, where he published dozens of studies on federal and state tax and budget policy. He is the author of five books, including Bullish on Bush: How the Ownership Society Is Making America Richer. Mr. Moore graduated from the University of Illinois and holds a Master's degree in economics from George Mason University.

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Louis Navellier

Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, & Accelerated Profits

Editor

Louis Navellier is one of Wall Street's renowned growth investment advisors. He is the founder and chairman of Navellier & Associates, a money management firm. Mr. Navellier specializes in behavioral finance and utilizes extensive quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. He is the editor of five investing newsletters which are published through InvestorPlace, which include Growth Investor and Breakthrough Stocks (Formerly known as MPT Review). Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com, and The Little Book That Makes You Rich.



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Sam Stovall

CFRA Research

Chief Investment Strategist

As chief investment strategist, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher, and communicator of CFRA's outlooks for the economy, market, and sectors. He is the chairman of the CFRA Investment Policy Committee, where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. Mr. Stovall is the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street, and writes weekly Sector Watch and Investment Policy Committee meeting notes on CFRA's MarketScope Advisor platform. His work is also found in CFRA's flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook. Prior to joining CFRA, he was managing director and chief investment strategist at S&P Global for more than 27 years and served as editor-in-chief at Argus Research, an independent investment research firm in New York City.

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