Empire Financial Daily Newsletters

September. 2021

We're Getting In Early on Apple's Next Big Launch

By Jeff Brown

Empire Financial Daily,
Friday, September 17, 2021
Since the arrival of the original iPhone, investors have had the chance to profit more than 4,500% on Apple's stock (AAPL)... So it's natural that some investors think the best way to profit from Apple's success is to simply buy AAPL shares and watch them rise. But Apple already sits at a more than $2.4 […]

How to Profit From Apple's Next Big Move

By Jeff Brown

Empire Financial Daily,
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Editor's note: Regular Empire Financial Daily readers are familiar with our friend and colleague Jeff Brown over at Brownstone Research... He's one of the most sought-after tech investment experts in the world. And for the next few days, we're turning things over to him to share the details about a once-in-a-decade opportunity to profit with […]

The Update Issue: A Snoozer from Apple, Crocs Makes a Big Sustainability Move, Broadway Is Back

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Yesterday, tech giant Apple (AAPL) held its California Streaming event, providing its annual fall update to the product line… This annual product reveal is always highly anticipated and closely watched, although expectations were perhaps a bit muted in terms of what to expect as 2021 is considered an off-year when it comes to revolutionary upgrades […]

The Most Jaw-Dropping and Well-Deserved of Corporate Takedowns

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Unless you are a teenage girl – or the parent of one – you may not have heard about Brandy Melville... While this retailer may not be a household name if you don't have a female teen in your life, the Brandy Melville chain was founded in Italy and has been a major retail success […]

Epic 1, Apple 0... Despite Apple Claiming Victory and Epic Lamenting Loss

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Monday, September 13, 2021
► After a year of clashing, Epic Games – maker of the hugely popular video game Fortnite – scored a courtroom win against tech giant Apple (AAPL)... On Friday, Federal Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled in favor of Apple on nine of 10 counts... but gave Epic a win on the tenth: she issued an […]

Why You Should Pay Attention to NFTs

By Enrique Abeyta

Empire Financial Daily,
Saturday, September 11, 2021
► The desire to accumulate 'things' seems to be inherent to humans... It ranges across societies – from the little girl who collects Barbie dolls to the billionaire who owns dozens of sports cars. For some folks, the thrill of searching for and acquiring a specific item is the whole point of the activity. Others […]

What the Hell Is an 'NFT'?

By Enrique Abeyta

Empire Financial Daily,
Friday, September 10, 2021
► Until recently, nobody had really heard the term 'NFT'... However, if you watch CNBC, follow any financial media, or use any form of social media, you've likely heard it a lot recently. The idea of an NFT – or "non-fungible token" – is polarizing, garnering attention from both skeptics and fans and almost always […]

The Massive Growth in Digital Assets Is Just Getting Started

By Enrique Abeyta

Empire Financial Daily,
Thursday, September 9, 2021
► The investment world offers many different types of assets... Of course, stocks, bonds, and options are the most popular... And then there are alternative investments – a wide selection of all "other" asset types. Within the universe of alternative investments, some of the most exotic are collectibles... and in particular, trading cards. Chances are […]

The Biggest Crypto Breakthrough of 2021

By Enrique Abeyta

Empire Financial Daily,
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
► The practice of collecting items – gold, art, ornaments, etc. – is almost as old as civilization itself... Over the centuries, holding a collection of objects took on various meanings. But each chapter in the history of collectibles contributed to the longstanding legacy of a practice that is still very much alive and well […]

Why the Mainstream Was So Wrong on Crypto

By Teeka Tiwari

Empire Financial Daily,
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Editor's note: Late last week, we shared insights from our friend and colleague Teeka Tiwari over at our corporate affiliate Palm Beach Research Group. And today, he's back with more details on a big development in the cryptocurrency markets. Here's Teeka... When I first recommended bitcoin in 2016, the entire crypto market was worth about […]

We're Holding, Not Folding, on Crypto

By Teeka Tiwari

Empire Financial Daily,
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Over the past few months, we've seen lots of changes in the cryptocurrency market. And that's what's so incredibly exciting about crypto. A few months in crypto is like a few years in the stock market... Take bitcoin, for example... In early May, tweets from Elon Musk about the energy consumption of bitcoin miners sent […]

The Richest Days for Crypto Are Still to Come

By Teeka Tiwari

Empire Financial Daily,
Friday, September 3, 2021
Editor's note: For the next two days, we're shifting gears to turn things over to our colleague Teeka Tiwari... As regular Empire Financial Daily readers know, Teeka is the cryptocurrency expect over at our sister company Palm Beach Research Group. And today, he's back with an important message about the state of the crypto markets... […]

Don't Let the Calm Fool You

By Mike DiBiase

Empire Financial Daily,
Thursday, September 2, 2021
► Greed in a world full of growing risk... It's a recipe for disaster. And yet, the majority of investors are falling into this trap today... They're reaching for yield wherever they can find it, blindly ignoring risks, and chasing prices higher. High-yield (or "junk") bonds are a perfect example... Junk bonds are the riskiest […]

The Government Doesn't Have Your Back as an Investor

By Mike DiBiase

Empire Financial Daily,
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Editor's note: Over the next two days here at Empire Financial Daily, we're sharing insights from our colleague Mike DiBiase over at our corporate affiliate Stansberry Research... Mike is the editor of Stansberry Research's corporate bond newsletter, Stansberry's Credit Opportunities. Before joining Stansberry, Mike had nearly two decades of experience in the world of finance […]
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About Berna

Berna Barshay is editor of Empire Financial Daily and a contributing editor to the Empire Stock Investor and Empire Investment Report newsletters.

She graduated cum laude from Princeton University and earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997.

Following her graduation, Barshay spent 20 years on Wall Street. She began her career in equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs and later worked as a buy-side equity analyst at Sanford Bernstein, where she covered global consumer cyclicals and conglomerates.

Later, Barshay spent five years working as a portfolio manager of the Ingleside Select Fund, a long/short fund with a focus on value and event-driven stocks. She later was a portfolio manager at Swiss Re, where she managed the Consumer long/short book on the equity proprietary trading desk.

She has additional experience as a buy-side analyst at several long/short hedge funds – including Sky Zone Capital, Metropolitan Capital, Buckingham Capital, and LaGrange Capital – where she primarily covered consumer and technology, media, and Internet stocks in the U.S. and Europe, with some additional work in financials and energy.

Barshay is a fashion enthusiast, a pop culture addict, obsessive indoor cycler, and prolific social media user. She currently lives in New York with her husband, daughter, and three dogs.