John Prestbo

John Prestbo is Markets Editor for The Wall Street Journal and Editor of Dow Jones indexes.

Mr. Prestbo has been with the Journal for more than 30 years, starting in 1964 as a commodities reporter in the Chicago bureau. In 1983 he was named Markets Editor of the Journal. Most recently he has participated in the development and expansion of the Dow Jones Indexes, now encompassing countries, regions, sectors and industry groups, as well as the world index.

He has co-authored several books, including News and the Market (1974), Barron’s Guide to Making Investment Decisions (1993) and The Wall Street Journal Book of International Investing (1997).

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Douglas Sease

Doug Sease is deputy editor of The Wall Street Journal’s Money and Investing section, and is responsible for The Journal’s coverage of financial markets as well as banks, insurance and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Sease has been writing about markets and investing since 1987 and is the co-author of Barron’s Guide to Making Investment Decisions, The Wall Street Journal Book of International Investing and The Flat Tax Primer, and is the editor of The Wall Street Journal Guide to Who’s Who and What’s What on Wall Street.

He currently is at work on another book, The Wall Street Journal’s Investor Toolkit, due for publication in 1999. Mr. Sease has also provided economic and market commentary for NBC’s News at Sunrise and for CNBC. When he isn’t tracking markets or working on books, Mr. Sease and his wife Jane sail their boat GALAXIE up and down the East Coast.

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John Murphy

John Murphy was the technical analyst for CNBC-TV for seven years. He has been a professional analyst for over 25 years and is author of three books. His first book, Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets (New York Institute of Finance/Prentice Hall, 1986) is widely regarded as the standard reference on technical analysis and has been translated into six languages. Intermarket Technical Analysis (John Wiley & Sons, 1991) is credited with creating a new branch of market analysis emphasizing market linkages. His latest book, The Visual Investor (John Wiley & Sons, 1996) was written for the individual investor and emphasizes sector analysis and mutual fund investing.

John has his own consulting firm, JJM Technical Advisors, based in Oradell, New Jersey. He is also president of MURPHYMORRIS, Inc., which was created to produce educational software products and online services for investors. John is a frequent speaker at financial conferences around the world, and was given the first award for contribution to global technical analysis at the Fifth World Congress of the International Federation of Technical Analysts in 1992.

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Harold Seneker

Harry Seneker is an established financial journalist who started his career as a securities analyst at The Value Line Investment Survey. He worked at Forbes magazine for many years, rising to senior editor and developing and managing the Forbes 400 and the magazine’s international billionaires project. After working as a consultant for publications ranging from Money to Working Woman, he has joined Dow Jones as Publications Editor for Dow Jones Indexes.

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Gregory Zuckerman

Greg Zuckerman has covered the bond market for The Wall Street Journal for the past two years. He also writes articles about mutual funds and an occasional Heard on the Street column. Previously, Mr. Zuckerman covered the media industry and mergers and acquisitions at the New York Post. He also served as the managing editor of Mergers and Acquisitions Report, an Investment Dealers’ Digest newsletter, for three years. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife Michelle.

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David Wessel

David Wessel is chief economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal in Washington, D.C., where he has been covering economic policy and the American standard of living since 1987. He previously worked in The Journal's Boston bureau and for The Boston Globe, The Hartford Courant and the Middletown (Ct.) Press. A graduate of Haverford College, Mr. Wessel was a Knight Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University in 1980-81. He shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for a Boston Globe series on the persistence of racial discrimination in employment in Boston, and has shared several awards for Journal reports on economic crises in Mexico and Asia. With Bob Davis, Mr. Wessel is the co-author of Prosperity: The Coming 20-Year Boom and What It Means to You (Times Books, 1998), which argues that the American middle class will fare better over the next 20 years than it has over the past 20 disappointing years. Mr. Wessel lives in Washington with his wife and two children.

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Beth McGoldrick

Beth McGoldrick is an editorial consultant based in the Boston area. She has written widely on business and financial topics for publications including Business Week, Working Woman, Global Finance, and the Harvard Business School Bulletin. As a writer for Institutional Investor, Ms. McGoldrick covered Wall Street for several years—concentrating on corporate finance, investment banking, and mergers and acquisitions—and received an Overseas Press Club award for coverage of financial deregulation in the UK. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, and holds an MS in Journalism and an MBA from Columbia University.

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