Our Analysts


Hugh L. O’Haynew

Senior Quantitative Analyst

Hugh is a veteran stock broker and financial journalist whose weekly musings on global markets are read by millions.

His style is friendly and fluid and often outrageously funny – but all agree his commentary is razor sharp. In fact, Hugh’s track record as a stock picker is almost without peer. His knack for selecting successful short term, leveraged options positions has garnered for him a following among all walks of the investing public, from simple Main Street investors to institutional and professional dealers and Wall Street floor traders.

Always entertaining, with the newsletter publishing world’s most original and incisive technical analysis, Hugh is a financial publishing one-of-a-kind.

Tune in to The Modern Bull every week to profit from Hugh’s most widely followed letter, Wall Street Elite, an exclusive Modern Bull offering.

Matt McAbby

Senior Quantitative Analyst

After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1993, Matt worked as a financial advisor at Wood Gundy Private Client Investments (now CIBC World Markets). After several successful years, he moved over to the analysis side of the business and has written extensively for some of corporate Canada’s largest financial institutions.

Matt’s successful approach to investing combines brute strength, unconventional instruments, and creative strategy in all market environments. His knack for exposing weaknesses and exploiting market opportunity is proven in both bull and bear markets and his martial approach to investing is unique in the world of professional market advisories.

Matt’s proprietary measure of investor sentiment, the SENTIMETER, marks intermediate trend turning points in the major market averages and consistently proves effective in identifying tremendously lucrative option-selling opportunities. Matt is an expert chartist and the former editor of Intermediate Trend, and brings this expertise toThe Modern Bull‘s popular Options Trader Elite weekly article.

Warren Gates

Quantitative Analyst

Warren has spent several years researching and preparing for the ripsaws in today’s financial markets. Through independent research on commodities markets and free-market macroeconomics, he brings a worldly understanding to all who participate in this particular financial climate.

Warren was educated in economics, statistics and mathematics. He took his educational background to Wall Street, where he worked for some of the largest independent financial research firms in the business. He counseled readers on favorite micro-cap commodity plays along with a broad array of market analysis.

Along with his market analysis expertise comes Warren’s ongoing demand for pure free market economics. In no place are free markets and capitalism more present than the bulletin board exchanges of the United States. Warren learned to master the bulletin board markets from the ground up, and brings that mastery toThe Modern Bull. From his beginnings as a small time day trader to now, Warren has employed tactics learned from the chaos of the trading floor and used them to build a successful career as a trader of small cap and bulletin board stocks. He looks to apply those skills and lessons to identify for his readers financial opportunities as they present themselves.


The Rest of Our Team


Naresh Vissa

COO & Executive Publisher

Naresh Vissa has worked with leading publishers, media firms and corporations such as CNN Radio, JP Morgan Chase, EverBank, the Institute for Energy Research, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, the American Junior Golf Association, and Agora Publishing. He helped launch the Stansberry Radio Network for Stansberry & Associates Investment Research and managed the production and marketing for the Hard Assets Alliance – the first online physical precious metals retail exchange.

Vissa has started and run several publishing, media and marketing companies. He is the #1 bestselling author of FIFTY SHADES OF MARKETING: Whip Your Business Into Shape & Dominate Your Competition.

He holds a Master’s Degree in management studies from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and undergraduate degrees from Syracuse University in broadcast and digital journalism, finance, and accounting.


Taylor Farson

Managing Editor

Steve is a five-year veteran of the financial newsletter world. Before moving to Modern Bull, he started his career in applied economics, and brought with him his extensive experience in expenditure models and economic research. Starting with us as a research assistant, Steve has worked his way up and now oversees all daily operations of the Modern Bull website and newsletters, edits all content, and manages our editing and research team is a veteran of technical analysis and specializes in intraday trading in stocks, options, futures, and Forex. He prefers to scout investments as one asset class of many and shapes his investment strategies accordingly, and assists in research for our senior analysts.

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