Articles by Merry Sheils

About Merry Sheils (47 Articles)
Merry Sheils won the New York Press Club’s Journalism Award for best business writing in 2011 and 2012. As a portfolio manager for private clients, she writes a financial column for WomenAroundTown.com as well as features and profiles. She frequently writes economic and capital markets commentary, including white papers, thought leadership pieces and investment reports, for companies and investment managers. Prior to becoming a writer, Merry worked as a senior portfolio manager and investment analyst at BNYMellon and Wilmington Trust Company (now M&T Bank). A SUNY graduate with a degree in finance, she is the author of “Debt-Based Securities” and has been published in The Financial Times, Forbes and Chief Executive Magazine, and has appeared as a guest on CNBC. She founded First New York Equity, Incorporated, an investment advisory firm, and sold it to Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She divides her time between New York City and her 18th century house in Columbia County, NY, where she is active in the North Chatham Free Library, the Old Chatham Hunt Club and the Columbia County Historical Society.

The Liar’s Ball by Vicky Ward

The General Motors Building, a 50-story marble edifice with a rich pedigree, stands guard at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, the gateway to [...]

November 22, 2014

Does Money Buy Happiness?

Many people believe it does. A much older (and recently deceased friend) used to say that “Money doesn’t buy happiness—it merely [...]

February 28, 2014

The Buzz About Bitcoin

When I first heard about Bitcoin, I gave it short shrift—who in their right mind would ever entrust making on-line payments without a [...]

January 13, 2014

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