Matt Rego

  • • Been analyzing and writing about investing for more than eight years
  • • Founder and CEO of a company that hedges global debt and equity
  • • Experienced in trading options, forex, futures, and investing in equities and exchange-traded funds


Matt began investing in the markets when he was 14 years old. An activity that started as a hobby became a passion and a career. Before he graduated high school, Matt was contributing his analysis of stocks and sharing his financial analysis with readers through several online outlets. He is a contributor to Seeking Alpha,,,,,, and Blasting

He began contributing to Investopedia in 2015 and has over 75 articles appearing on the site. The book, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google references Matt's work. His articles appear as syndication in Yahoo Finance and as reposts on several websites.

In 2017, Matt founded and became CEO of his company, Spotlight Growth. The business is a digital hub and a content stream for connecting micro- and small-cap companies with crowdfunding and growth investors. He writes a regular newsletter about his anaylisi of various micro- and small-cap stocks.

Matt splits his time with his new company and working as an investor relations representative for J4 Advisors, LLC. Before this time, he was a vice president of sales and marketing for Global Discovery Group, an international business consulting firm.


Matt earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Minnesota.

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  1. Investing Strategy

    The 3 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold (Forever)

    There are certain characteristics and reasonings behind stocks that are suitable for investors to buy – and hold – throughout ...
  2. Financial Analysis

    The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders (SBUX)

    Howard Schultz may have stepped down as CEO of Starbucks (SBUX), but he remains one of the coffee juggernaut's largest shareholders--for ...
  3. FA Relevant

    VIMAX: Overview of Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund

    This overview of the Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund Admiral Shares details its holdings and past performance.
  4. Company Insights

    The Top UPS Shareholders (UPS)

    Learn about the history of United Parcel Service Inc., and the shipping company's top institutional and insider shareholders.
  5. Investing Strategy

    Alphabet’s Stock: A Look at 3 of the Top Google Suppliers (GOOGL, GOOG)

    Learn about Google's parent company, Alphabet, the tech giant's vast supplier network, and three of the top suppliers.
  6. Financial Analysis

    The Top Nike Shareholders (NKE)

    Learn about the history of Nike Inc. and the top shareholders who continue to benefit from the company's explosive success.
  7. Company Insights

    The Top 5 Johnson & Johnson Shareholders (JNJ)

    Learn about the origins of Johnson & Johnson and the health care conglomerate's five largest shareholders.
  8. Retirement Savings

    OAKLX, OAKIX, OAKWX: Top 3 Oakmark Funds

    Learn about what makes Oakmark Funds desirable for retirement investing. Read about the top three Oakmark funds to research ...
  9. FA Relevant

    LEVIX, LISIX, GLIFX: Top 3 Lazard Funds for Retirement

    Learn about Lazard Asset Management, its long history of strong performance and the top three Lazard funds to consider for ...
  10. Mutual Funds

    FPURX: Introducing Fidelity Puritan Fund's Top Holdings

    Learn about one of Fidelity Investment's oldest mutual funds, the Fidelity Puritan Fund, and read about the fund's top holdings.
  11. Mutual Funds

    VCSAX, FDFAX, RYCIX: Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples Funds

    Learn about the consumer staples sector, including performance in 2016, and the top three high-yield dividend consumer staples ...
  12. FA Relevant

    DLHYX,MBCLX: MassMutual Funds Rated 5 Stars by Morningstar

    Learn about MassMutual, its track record since opening its doors in 1851 and the top two of its funds to consider with five-star ...
  13. Mutual Funds

    PABFX, PIFZX, PRJZX: Prudential’s 5 Star Mutual Funds

    Learn about Prudential, its mutual fund offerings and the top three Prudential funds rated five stars by Morningstar Investment ...
  14. Mutual Funds

    PRHSX: T. Rowe Health Sciences Fund Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences mutual fund, its portfolio make-up, and complete analysis of the fund's top ...
  15. FA Relevant

    VCSRX,VCSRX,VCHSX: Top 3 VALIC Funds for Retirement

    Learn about the VALIC fund family, its performance relative to its peers and the top three VALIC funds to consider for retirement ...
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