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Investors Monitor is provided by Frazier and Mayer Research, LLC, an independent investment research firm that focuses on stocks, commodities, exchange-traded funds (“ETFs), exchange-traded notes (“ETNs”) and real estate investment trusts (“REITs”).
Through our research publications, we help financial market participants to avoid the big downturns and profit from the major upturns in the worldwide financial markets, and to allocate their capital to the most-favorable reward-to-risk asset classes and economic sectors at the right time.
Our founder and strategic partners have more than 120 years of combined experience, and individual experiences ranging from 30 years to 45 years, in conducting economic, geopolitical and investment research for individual investors, registered investment advisors, money management firms, financial software companies and high-level government agencies including Meeder Investment Management, Morgan Stanley & Co., SunGard Data Systems and the British Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee
Founder, President & Chief Market Strategist
David Frazier has an extensive background in the financial services industry and has invested in the financial markets for more than 30 years.
In addition to working as a business analyst, merchant banking analyst and equity research analyst, David has worked in sales and marketing at institutional investment firms, including William O’Neil & Co. (the publisher of Investor’s Business Daily), TDAmeritrade and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
He’s also operated his own investment consulting firm, where he provided research and analytical services to Dan Sullivan’s The Chartist, Leeb Capital Group, Meeder Investment Management and The Flex-funds family of mutual funds.
Prior to founding Frazier and Mayer Research, LLC, David wrote a very successful investment newsletter for Newsmax Media, with his model portfolio outperforming the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 27.9 percentage points from the inception of that portfolio on September 18, 2007 to the time that he left Newsmax on January 24, 2012.
David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics, and he’s taken numerous post-graduate courses in Finance and Accounting at Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles. In addition, he has passed the FINRA Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 65 (Investment Advisor) exams.
David lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wonderful wife and daughter, Yumiko and Christina. He enjoys baseball, boxing and tennis, and he practices Shaolin Kempo Karate.
Contributor & Former Member of the British Parliament
John has an extensive background in the investment securities industry that spans more than 40 years. In addition to working as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley & Co., and in similar capacities for Barclays Bank and Citigroup, he has served on the boards of numerous other banks and international corporations.
John also has significant experience in politics, serving as a member of the British Parliament from 1979 to 1992 and as an officer in the British Army from 1959 to 1967.
Among his many notable assignments, John served on the Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee, as Chairman of the Conservative Small Business Committee, and as an advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In addition, he has worked on numerous government issues involving high-level political leaders, including President Ronald Reagan, Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal and Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.
Previously, he served in the elite Grenadiers of the British Royal Guard after graduating from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Britain’s version of West Point. Having served as a pilot, parachutist and communications specialist in the British Army, he retired as a Major.
John lectures regularly on economic and political issues throughout many regions of the world. His audiences have included the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge University, Harvard University, the U.S. Congressional Committee on Foreign Affairs, the White House Outreach Program, and the U.S. Military, Naval and Air Force Academies.
He appears frequently on televised news and financial channels, including programs on CNBC, Fox News, and the Fox Business Network.
John holds a Masters of Science degree from Britain’s Cranfield Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Director of Options Trading & President of DM Analytics, Inc.
Dennis May is a pioneer in the design and development of computerized software applications for trading standardized options contracts, and he’s traded options successfully for more than 25 years.
After graduating from The University of Florida, Dennis worked for eight years as an options trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
In an effort to generate income from trading options without taking undue risks, during 1990 Dennis and his brother Daniel designed and developed MicroHedge, an industry-leading options pricing, trading and risk-management application that’s now used by more than 4,000 traders, hedge funds, and institutional investment firms.
In 1998, they sold that application along with May Consulting, Inc. to SunGard Data Systems, which, the time, was the world’s largest privately-held software and services company.
After continuing to develop MicroHedge for another two years while serving as a Divisional President for SunGard, Dennis left that Fortune 500 company during February 2000 to trade options for his own account.
During May 2010, he decided to teach other investors how to generate regular monthly income from trading options by writing a very successful financial newsletter for Newsmax Media, Inc.
He now offers similar services through DM Analytics, Inc., an independent investment consulting firm.
Dennis graduated with honors from The University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.
He resides in North Palm Beach, Florida with his lovely wife and two teenage daughters.
Co-founder and Vice President of Marketing
Robert Mayer oversees all of Frazier and Mayer Research, LLC’s marketing activities and serves as a liaison with the firm’s institutional clients.
In addition to having an extensive background in sales and marketing, Robert has more than 30 years of experience in the investment securities industry.
After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, he joined Merrill Lynch & Co. during 1982 in the firm’s commodities department.
In 1985, Robert left Merrill Lynch to work as a Registered Investment Representative for Kennedy, Cabot & Company, where he consulted individual investors on their investment and trading decisions. In 1987, he joined Waterhouse Securities (now TDAmeritrade), where he functioned in a similar capacity.
During late 2000, Robert left Waterhouse Securities to focus on managing his personal investment account. Since then, he’s earned a comfortable living from trading stocks and options.
Robert co-founded Frazier and Mayer Research, LLC with David Frazier during July 2011.