Alan Zafran

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, Forbes.com, 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 www.luminouscap.com.

Recent Articles By The Author

Bernanke's Unspoken Message in Today's Speech

Bernanke's Unspoken Message in Today's Speech

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

Debt Super Committee Could Spoil the Holidays

Debt Super Committee Could Spoil the Holidays

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

Fed 'Twist': Much Ado About Nothing

Fed 'Twist': Much Ado About Nothing

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

Eurobonds Good in Theory

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

Measuring Target for U.S. Stocks: Opinion

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