Brian Sozzi is an independent research analyst and chief business development officer for Nothing But Gold Productions. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing online financial content for an institutional and retail investor base, as well as corporate partners, in addition to co-authoring with former CNBC/CNN anchor Nicole Lapin the first book in the series titled "Decoding the Wall Street Journal."
Sozzi was previously a senior equity research analyst specializing in the apparel and hard goods sectors of the retail industry for Wall Street Strategies, where he managed a client book that included leading financial institutions. He also contributed to his firm's twice-daily stock market commentary and trading services, and monthly newsletter.
Sozzi became recognized by StarMine as a top-ranked equity research analyst for stocks under coverage in such categories as "EPS Estimate Accuracy" and "Industry Excess Return." Sozzi was then awarded the 2011 FT | StarMine Analyst Award for "No. 3 Earnings Estimator in the Textiles Apparel & Luxury Goods Industry."
Routinely sought after as a trusted point of reference for opinions and insight on the global economy and retail sector stock evaluation, Sozzi is a frequent on-air guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business and PBS, and is cited regularly by online/print publications that include Forbes, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Market Watch, Reuters, The Associated Press, Barron's, Financial Times and Kiplinger's. He graduated summa cum laude from Dowling College.
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