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Alan Zafran

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Alan Zafran is a partner of Luminous Capital, a $5 billion financial advisory firm providing wealth management services to high net worth families. Alan has over 20 years of industry experience, previously serving as a wealth advisor for affluent families at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Alan┬┐s experiences include facilitating the execution of credit default swaps on subprime residential mortgages in 2006 and 2007 before the market crashed as chronicled in the book, "The Greatest Trade Ever." Alan is a Contributor to The Street,, and Wall Street Week, and appears periodically on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News. Alan received his MBA from Harvard Business School after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University. For the criteria employed by each publication, please see

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Bernanke's Unspoken Message in Today's Speech

By Alan Zafran

Bernanke sees the need for QE3 given the magnitude of headwinds still facing the economy.

12:21PM 03/26/12

Debt Super Committee Could Spoil the Holidays

By Alan Zafran

Expectations are low that the super committee will address high debt level issues, undermining investor confidence in both politicians and the economy.

08:50AM 11/21/11

Fed 'Twist': Much Ado About Nothing

By Alan Zafran

The Fed announcement largely articulates a strategy that was widely telegraphed and anticipated.

03:34PM 09/21/11

Eurobonds Good in Theory

By Alan Zafran

The issuance of Eurobonds would add significant credibility to addressing the massive European debt problem.

08:04AM 08/31/11

Measuring Target for U.S. Stocks: Opinion

By Alan Zafran

Wondering where the S&P 500 is headed? Here are reasonable upside and downside targets.

09:56AM 08/30/11

Breaking Down an Economic Forecast

By Alan Zafran

It's important for investors to analyze a forecast to see if it resonates with their world view.

01:50PM 07/19/11

Chasing the Elusive 'Black Swan'

By Alan Zafran

Insurance against an unforeseeable, market-imploding catastrophe has itself become marketable. Is it worth it?

08:35AM 07/08/11

Greece: Avoid Day of Reckoning Like the U.S.

By Alan Zafran

The European country can 'kick the can' and put off fixing its debt woes for a few more years.

07:00AM 06/01/11

Retroactive Tax Hike May Be in the Cards

By Alan Zafran

A joint statement from the leaders of both political parties recommending both spending cuts in entitlements and revenue-raising strategies would get us past this problem.

02:09PM 04/07/11

Japan: The Time to Buy Is Now - Adviser

By Alan Zafran

If you think Japan's earthquake and tsunami are the final events securing the demise of the nation's economy, think again.

11:03AM 03/22/11

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