Dan Ragonez is a qualified accountant with a first-class Bachelor's in Finance and a final year Executive MSc Finance student at the London School of Economics. Over the past three years, he has worked as a Financial Business Analyst at some of the world's leading sell-side institutions, delivering full market commentaries and trading activity analysis on a wide range of equity and fixed income securities.

In his personal time, he is an active investor and holds a small portfolio of stocks, supported by targeted research into the Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples sectors. Through performing top-down analysis, the incentive is to gain a better understanding of overriding structural and market trends and link these to individual securities and their associated exposures. Those most exposed are thought to most likely under/outperform sector averages, and with the right strategy, generate abnormal returns to the investor. 

The site is additionally updated with global macroeconomic news acquired and collated from a variety of sources, including Bloomberg and Factiva. Key economic indicators and geopolitical events within the UK, US and Western European regions are monitored and commented on, together with the moving price of Brent Crude oil and Gold.

Any views, data, or opinions expressed on this site are of those of the author and the author alone. They are not in any way connected to the professional bodies or companies the author has affiliations with.