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Ed Clissold


Ed Clissold, CFA, is the U.S. Market Strategist for Ned Davis Research Group. He and his team are responsible for the firmís U.S. equity, asset allocation, style, and equity theme analysis. They do so via a combination of a top-down analysis of the macroeconomic and fundamental environments and a bottom-up analysis of factors specific to the asset class, market cap, style, or theme. He and his team also provide in-depth macro research on fundamental topics such as earnings, dividends, and cash flow.

Ed writes several U.S. Strategy publications, which provide an intermediate-term outlook on U.S. markets via a combination of top-down and bottom-up analyses. In addition, he writes the Styles Allocation section of the firmís monthly Investment Strategy publication. He also writes a quarterly Benchmarks report, which analyzes the attribution of returns across asset classes, sectors, market cap, and styles. Edís market commentary is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barronís, and other financial publications.

Ed has held a number of other positions since joining the firm in 2002, including Global Equity Strategist, Senior Global Analyst in the Global Asset Allocation group, and Analyst in the Custom Research Services department. Previously, Ed worked as an MBA intern at Strong Capital Management and as a Market Strategist at J.C. Bradford & Co.

Ed is a CFA charterholder, a magna cum laude graduate in Economics from Transylvania University, and has earned his Masters in Business Administration in Finance, with distinction, from Indiana University (Kelley).




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