Articles by Merry Sheils

About Merry Sheils (24 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 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.

Fintech: Friend or Foe?

Fintech (financial technology for the Luddites among us) is changing our financial life, or at least how we manage it. At the two-day [...]

July 19, 2018

Is the Stock Market Too High?

You would have to reside on Pluto not to notice the buckets of ink spent on warning investors that Armageddon looms as the stock market [...]

November 13, 2017

Musings on a Class Reunion

When I mentioned to my New York City friends that I was contemplating attending my class reunion in Idaho, I first deflected questions [...]

September 21, 2017

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