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Spencer Israel

Benzinga Editor

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Spencer is the producer of PreMarket Prep, doing all the behind-the-scenes work necessary to make sure the show runs smoothly. He also oversees all of Benzinga's sponsored content relationships. Spencer has a background in media, graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism. His previous stops include time at USA Today, Sports Illustrated, The Baltimore Sun, and the MLB Network, where he held various roles across multiple platforms in the media industry. Spencer moved to Detroit to join Benzinga in September 2015 after spending the first 24 years of his life on the east coast.
January 15, 2019 10:02 AM
“Penny stock” is one of those ubiquitous investing terms with slightly different definitions depending on who you ask. Part of that confus ...
January 09, 2019 2:59 PM
For the past few months, we’ve been tracking the most actively traded securities on  OTC Markets in terms of dollar volume. Just as we saw ...
January 08, 2019 3:34 PM
New year, new market? The disaster that was Q4 may have shaken investor confidence in 2019, but U.S. equities have started the year with three out of ...
January 08, 2019 10:47 AM
Broker-Dealers and institutional investors looking for information on cannabis, cyptocurrency/blockchain stocks trading on OTC Markets now have anothe ...
December 28, 2018 1:32 PM
You’ve seen the headlines by now—these past few weeks have been the worst for the market since the depths of the financial crisis 10 years ...
December 27, 2018 12:42 PM
This week’s Fintech Focus podcast is booting up Linux and going open-source. We’re chatting with longtime friend of Benzinga and CEO of Op ...
December 26, 2018 12:09 PM
In 2018, over 75 percent of securities that upgraded to OTCQX, the highest tier of OTC Markets, were in the cannabis, basic materials, and financial s ...
December 26, 2018 10:10 AM
The Fintech Focus podcast is taking another look at the changing world of financial planning this week, and how technology is redefining the way advis ...
December 21, 2018 2:47 PM
On this episode of the Fintech Focus Podcast we’re journeying overseas with Monica Brand Engel, co-founder and partner at Quona Capital. Quona i ...
December 17, 2018 12:48 PM
In a few weeks, OTC Markets will release its OTCQX Best 50 for 2019, an annual list of the best-performing stocks on the top tier of its market over t ...
December 13, 2018 1:50 PM
In November we wrote about October’s flight to safety in the OTC Markets, as multi-national conglomerates like Danone (OTCQX: DANOY) and BASF SE ...
December 12, 2018 12:00 PM
The regulatory framework on Wall Street is always changing. Take the SEC’s decision to vote on whether to solicit feedback on how to improve the ...
December 10, 2018 12:00 AM
Investing in international companies is one of the hallmarks of building a diverse portfolio. Not only does it give investors access to key foreign ma ...
November 27, 2018 11:35 AM
Prior to 2015, if a business wanted to raise money, their options were rather limited. The most established avenues—doing an initial public offe ...