Resides In

Columbus, OH


Appalachian State University


  • 10+ years of experience with hedge funds, equity analysis, and stock market writing—having worked with the likes of Fortune, ValueWalk, and SmartBrief.
  • Served as CFO and then CEO of financial advisor social network
  • Founder of ActivistStocks (hedge fund research on shareholder activism)


Marshall Hargrave is an equity analyst and writer. He has over 10 years of experience writing about stocks and the financial markets, as well as analyzing and valuing companies. He has previously worked with small businesses and startups on financial infrastructure and growth opportunities.

Marshall is the founder of ActivistStocks, which offers research to institutional investors on shareholder activism, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Marshall has written for the likes of Fortune, TheStreet, The Motley Fool, Wyatt Investment Research, StreetAuthority, and Investor's Alley.


Marshall graduated from Appalachian State University with a BSBA in finance and holds a Series 65 license.

Quote from Marshall Hargrave

"There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to investing, and navigating them should never be overwhelming. Distilling complicated situations into usable and actionable advice is what I enjoy doing. I enjoy taking complex subjects and turning them into something an investor can use to better their process and streamline their analysis."