Investopedia's editorial team has been writing original and objective articles on a wide variety of financial topics since 1999. We’ve made it our mission to simplify complex financial information and decisions for our readers, giving them the confidence to manage every aspect of their financial life. Here are some of the experts that are part of our team today:
Caleb Silver, Editor in Chief
Caleb Silver has been the Editor-in-Chief of Investopedia since 2016. He is an award-winning media executive with more than 20 years of experience in business news, digital publishing and documentaries.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Caleb was the Director of Business News for CNN and worked for the network for ten years in a variety of executive and management roles including the Executive Producer for CNNMoney.com, where he helped launch the CNNMoney Video Network. He was also a Sr. Producer on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Caleb began his business journalism career at Bloomberg News in 1997, where he worked as a senior television producer for eight years. Over the course of his career, he has earned and contributed to multiple industry awards and nominations, including the EMMYs, EPPYs, SABEW’s Best in Business, and the Peabody. He is on the Board of Governors for SABEW (Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing).
Caleb earned his M.A. at NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute and his B.A. from Colgate University.
Anna Attkisson, Editorial Director
Anna Attkisson is the Editorial Director for Investopedia. She has spent 20 years dedicated to helping readers understand highly complex subjects through both print and digital content.
Prior to joining Investopedia, Anna was the Editorial Director of Business.com. Anna began her career as an ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) intern at American Homestyle & Gardening magazine. Since then, she has gone on to cover a vast range of topics from small business to finance in her roles at Time Inc., Laptop Mag, Tom’s Guide, Tom’s IT Pro and Business.com.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Science from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.
James Chen, Director Trading and Investing
James Chen is Director of Trading & Investing Content at Investopedia. Over two decades, he has been a trader, investor, investment adviser and global market strategist; he has extensive market expertise in stocks, options, fixed income, commodities and currencies.
Prior to joining Investopedia, James was the Head of Research at Gain Capital. James is the author of "Essentials of Technical Analysis for Financial Markets" (John Wiley and Sons, 2010), "Essentials of Foreign Exchange Trading" (John Wiley and Sons, 2009), and author/speaker for the instructional video series, "High Probability Trend Following." He has served as a guest expert for CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Forbes and Reuters, among other key financial news media.
A graduate of Tufts University, Chen is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).
Julia Kagan, Senior Editor, Personal Finance
Julia Kagan is Senior Editor of Personal Finance at Investopedia and has been with the company since 2014. A longtime writer and editor about finance for national consumer and technical audiences, she is the former editor of Consumer Reports and Psychology Today and was also Vice President and Editorial Director of Consumers Union as well as Vice President, Content for Zagat Surveys.
She has held senior editorial jobs at a number of other publications, including as executive editor of Working Woman magazine. Her business-book editing experience includes being charts editor of “Ahead of the Curve: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles” by Joseph H. Ellis (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) and editing “The Trial of a Social Security Disability Case” by The Honorable Marvin Schwartz (The Social Security Disability Foundation, 1983).
As an editor, she won a National Magazine Award (2004, Leisure Interests), was a NMA finalist in 2004, 2000 and 1999 (all Personal Service), and twice in 1986 (General Excellence, Personal Service) – and also won the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism (2000). Kagan was the Visiting J. Stewart Riley Professor of Journalism at Indiana University from 1991-1993.
She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars.
Ben Woolsey, Senior Editor, Credit Cards
Ben Woolsey is the Senior Editor, Credit Cards at Investopedia. With over 30 years of experience in financial services, he oversees all of Investopedia's credit card and broader credit education content.
He has held senior positions at a number of credit card focused publications, managing credit card content development and marketing for consumer-facing marketplace websites including CreditCards.com, where he served as director of marketing and consumer research.
Prior to the publishing world, Ben worked for several of the nation's largest credit card issuers, where he developed reward programs for consumer and business card products along with managing airline and publishing co-brand partnerships. He has also been sought out as a subject matter expert by national and local media to offer informed and objective commentary on a broad array of issues related to payment cards including developing industry trends, new technology, security breaches, and reward programs.
Ben earned both his MBA and BSBA, Marketing from the University of Arkansas (Sam M. Walton College of Business).