Empire Financial Daily Newsletters

December. 2021

How to Invest Like a 'Pecan Farmer' in 2022

By Mike Barrett

Empire Financial Daily,
Monday, December 6, 2021
Editor's note: Today, we're sharing an essay from our friend Mike Barrett, an analyst at our sister company Stansberry Research. Mike just released a presentation on his latest project, 10x Investor. And for an extremely limited time, you can get a charter membership at a fraction of the normal cost. Read on for a fantastic […]

Cyber Monday Made the Wrong Kind of History

By Joel Litman

Empire Financial Daily,
Saturday, December 4, 2021
This year, Cyber Monday made history for all the wrong reasons... As if American consumers needed any more evidence about the ongoing supply chain issues, this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday results tell us everything we need to know. For the first time in the promotional holiday's history, this year's Cyber Monday yielded lower […]

Crypto... As a Value Investment? And the Moral of the Allbirds Story

By Herb Greenberg

Empire Financial Daily,
Friday, December 3, 2021
Other than having previously owned the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) and one other entity (which I still own), I've steered clear of crypto... It's not because I think it's a farce or a fraud or a fad, but because... I just haven't been able to wrap my head around it enough to have conviction one […]

Checking In On the Pandemic Winners and Losers

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
A big theme in the stock market this year has been pitting the "pandemic winners" versus the "pandemic losers"... For the majority of the year, the inclination has been to sell the "pandemic winners" – aka the stocks that got a boost from the initial lockdowns and more extended social-distancing measures – and buy the […]
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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.