Contributors

Merry Sheils

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.

Posts by Merry Sheils:

Does Money Buy Happiness?, Friday, February 28th, 2014

The Buzz About Bitcoin, Monday, January 13th, 2014

Is All That Glitters Really Gold?, Monday, December 30th, 2013

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs. Norton, Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Billionaire’s Apprentice:
The Stunning Fall of Rajat Gupta
, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Debbie Hague: An Online Trader Shares Her Tips, Monday, September 9th, 2013

Crime Pays—Until It Doesn’t, Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Hooray for Captain Spalding
Animal Crackers at Williamstown Theatre Festival
, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013