Jul 15, 2019

Caleb Silver Editor-in-Chief - Caution

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Editorial Team

Caleb Silver

Caleb Silver

Caleb Silver has been the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia since 2016. He is an award-winning media executive with more than 20 years of experience in business news, digital publishing and documentaries.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Caleb was the Director of Business News for CNN and worked for the network for ten years in a variety of executive and management roles including the Executive Producer for CNNMoney.com, where he helped launch the CNNMoney Video Network. He was also a Sr. Producer on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Caleb began his business journalism career at Bloomberg News in 1997, where he worked as a senior television producer for eight years. Over the course of his career, he has earned and contributed to multiple industry awards and nominations, including the EMMYs, EPPYs, SABEW’s Best in Business, and the Peabody. He is on the Board of Governors for SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing).
Caleb earned his M.A. at NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute and his B.A. from Colgate University.
James Chen

James Chen
Director: Trading & Investing

James Chen is Director of Trading & Investing Content at Investopedia. Over two decades, he has been a trader, investor, investment adviser and global market strategist; he has extensive market expertise in stocks, options, fixed income, commodities and currencies.
Prior to joining Investopedia, James was the Head of Research at Gain Capital. James is the author of "Essentials of Technical Analysis for Financial Markets" (John Wiley and Sons, 2010), "Essentials of Foreign Exchange Trading" (John Wiley and Sons, 2009), and author/speaker for the instructional video series, "High Probability Trend Following." He has served as a guest expert for CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Forbes and Reuters, among other key financial news media.
A graduate of Tufts University, Chen is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).

Featured Contributors

John Jagerson, CFA, CMT
J.C. Parets, CMT
Adam Hayes, CFA
Ryan Fuhrmann, CFA
Danny Jassy, CFA

Julia Kagan
Sr. Editor: Personal Finance

Julia Kagan is Senior Editor of Personal Finance at Investopedia and has been with the company since 2014. A longtime writer and editor about finance for national consumer and technical audiences, she is the former editor of Consumer Reports and Psychology Today and was also Vice President and Editorial Director of Consumers Union as well as Vice President, Content for Zagat Surveys.
She has held senior editorial jobs at a number of other publications, including as executive editor of Working Woman magazine. Her business-book editing experience includes being charts editor of “Ahead of the Curve: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles” by Joseph H. Ellis (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) and editing “The Trial of a Social Security Disability Case” by The Honorable Marvin Schwartz (The Social Security Disability Foundation, 1983).
As an editor, she won a National Magazine Award (2004, Leisure Interests), was a NMA finalist in 2004, 2000 and 1999 (all Personal Service), and twice in 1986 (General Excellence, Personal Service) – and also won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism (2000). Kagan was the Visiting J. Stewart Riley Professor of Journalism at Indiana University from 1991-1993.
She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars.

Featured Contributors

Greg Daugherty, Former Executive Editor of Consumer Reports
Basia Hellwig, Former Editor of Executive Female (AARP)
Jennifer Cook, Former Executive Editor of Good Housekeeping
Mark P. Cussen, CFP, CMFC, AFC


Editorial Mission

“Now, more than ever, the need for financial literacy and education are of critical importance. We believe that empowering people with accurate and unbiased financial education can make a difference. Whether studying for an exam in business school, buying a home, investing as a beginner or expert, choosing a financial product, or planning for retirement, our readers have questions that require insightful and responsible answers. We’re here to provide those answers in a way that’s approachable and will leave them feeling confident and in control of their financial future.”
Caleb Silver


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We are a proud group of editors, writers, product experts, developers, data scientists, analysts and executives who are fiercely dedicated to financial education and empowerment. We’ve been doing this since the original dot-com boom in the late 1990’s, but our mission today is more important than ever. Our millions of users come to us from all over the world and from all walks of life. Some are learning about money and investing for the first time, while others are experienced investors, business owners, professionals, financial advisors and executives looking to improve their knowledge and skills. No matter who they are, we are here to help.


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Investopedia was founded in 1999 by Cory Wagner and Cory Janssen and was launched as a comprehensive investing and finance dictionary at a time where your next best option was a textbook. The founders aimed to make finance and investing easier to understand and every definition featured both a matter of fact explanation as well as a more friendly layman’s version, a tradition that Investopedia has continued to this day.


From 2000-2002, Investopedia expanded its library of content to include articles, multi-part tutorials/guides and FAQs in order to provide more in-depth education.


In 2003, Investopedia launched it’s Stock Simulator game, as way for people to practice trading stocks, etfs and options in a mock portfolio using virtual money. Since 2003, millions of users have used the product to learn everything from the basics of how market and limit orders work, to practicing day trading strategies.


In 2004, Investopedia launched exam study guides for the Series 7 and CFA exams along with a quiz tool to help aspiring financial professionals pass their exams.


In 2005, Investopedia began writing more actionable investing and trading analysis to build on the still growing educational library of content. Rather than promising unrealistic gains or downplaying the risks associated with investing, Investopedia stayed true to its roots and wrote unbiased insight and analysis. Investopedia also launched stock/etf quote pages to satisfy reader needs for the latest data.


2007 was a notable year for Investopedia as it was the year the founders sold the company to Forbes. Some time after the acquisition the two founders left the company to pursue other projects.


In 2008, Investopedia began to write educational content in the personal finance space, tackling saving, budgeting, retirement planning and financial products like mortgages, insurance and credit cards.


Investopedia continued to expand its library of content to well over 30,000 pieces and in 2010 was sold from Forbes to ValueClick (now Conversant).


During 2010-2013 Investopedia underwent a number of organizational changes under ValueClick but continued to invest in creating the best quality financial content and educational tools. In 2013, Investopedia was sold to IAC along with a number of other websites operated by Conversant (formerly ValueClick).


After integrating into IAC, Investopedia continued to invest in improving its quote pages and other markets tools as well as content for Financial Advisors and professional traders. In 2015, IAC hired David Siegel to be Investopedia’s CEO. Prior to Investopedia, David was President at stock market news and opinion site Seeking Alpha.


In 2016 Investopedia launched Advisor Insights as a way for its users to get access to the expertise of Financial Advisors for free. For advisors, it was a way to showcase their expertise to Investopedia’s 20+ million users and build their personal brand.


In 2017 Investopedia completely revamped its markets experience, and paired that with increased coverage of the most followed stocks in the US markets. It also launched Investopedia Academy as a place for users to purchase video courses from leading experts in a variety of finance and investing topics.


In 2018 Investopedia joined the Dotdash publishing family.


Management Team

Dr. Jon Roberts

Dr. Jon Roberts
President Dotdash Finance

Jon oversees the finance media properties at Dotdash (Investopedia and The Balance). He has been with Dotdash since 2013 and previously held roles as Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Data Science, where he derived insights from more than 20 years of Internet data across thousands of topics. Prior to joining Dotdash, Jon spent 10 years as a theoretical physicist focused on making dark matter predictions for the hadron collider at CERN, and cosmic ray predictions for the AMS detector on the International Space Station. He also worked on the Pierre Auger telescope in Argentina.
Jon received his Ph.D at the University of Southampton and his M.A. from the University of Oxford.
Caleb Silver

Caleb Silver

Caleb Silver has been the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia since 2016, see his full bio above.
Katherine Divney

Katherine Divney
Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO, Katherine is responsible for global revenue and revenue strategy, working to develop the best marketing solutions to meet clients’ business objectives.
Before joining Investopedia, Katherine was the SVP of Sales at Seeking Alpha where she oversaw advertising sales and support. Prior to Seeking Alpha, Katherine held sales leadership roles at WSJ Digital Network and MarketWatch. She started her media career in advertising at Digitas and Yahoo.
Katherine holds a BA in History & Psychology from Boston College.
Dylan Zurawell

Dylan Zurawell
General Manager

As GM, Dylan oversees strategy and operations of Investopedia. Dylan has been with Investopedia since 2011 and has previously held roles in product, technology, operations, and marketing.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta.
Megan LaCava

Megan LaCava
VP Client Services

As VP of Client Services, Megan oversees the Sales Planning, Sales Development and Account Management teams to develop creative solutions for our global client base and execute successful partnerships.
Prior to joining Investopedia in 2015, Megan was the Director of Client Services at SET Media, a video technology company focused on utilizing computer vision and facial recognition technology to align brands with safe and relevant video content. Megan started her career in media planning at Universal McCann, San Francisco working with brands such as Microsoft and Sony.
She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Karl Elken

Karl Elken
VP Sales

As VP of Sales, Karl is responsible of all global direct sales, and sales strategy working closely with clients to develop customized marketing solutions that meet their goals.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Karl was VP of Client Engagement at GroupM’s programmatic arm, Xaxis. Previously he’s held senior management roles at IDG, The Taunton Press, and SourceMedia where he led sales, helped drive new revenue streams, and develop new products. He began his career as a licensed stock broker with Lehman Brothers and Paine Webber.
He holds a BA in International Business and Finance from Northeastern University.
Masha Westerlund

Masha Westerlund
Sr. Director of Data Science, Dotdash Finance

As Sr. Director of Data Science for Dotdash Finance, Masha oversees a team of data scientists tasked with deriving insights and creating products out of Investopedia and The Balance’s largest data sets.
Prior to taking on her leadership role at Investopedia she worked at About.com (before the rebrand to Dotdash) as a data scientist, focusing on Investopedia challenges. Previously, while completing her PHD at NYU she studied how the brain builds complex meaning from simple words and phrases.
Masha received her PHD from New York University and her joint BA/BSC in Cognitive Science from McGill University.
Katie Downey

Katie Downey
Director of Strategic Partnerships

As Director of Strategic Partnerships, Katie works to find creative solutions for partnering with similarly ambitious organizations in the finance and investing space.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Katie held roles on the sales marketing and development teams at both CNBC and The Wall Street Journal.
She received her BA from Colgate University.

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