As U.S. Equity Strategist, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher and communicator of S&P Global Market Intelligence’s outlooks for the economy, market, and sectors. He is the Chairman of the S&P’s Investment Policy Committee, where he focuses on market history and valuations, as well as industry momentum strategies. Sam is the author of The Seven Rules of Wall Street, as well as The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Sector Investing. He writes a weekly “Sector Watch” piece on S&P’s MarketScope Advisor platform, as well as the weekly Investment Policy Committee meeting notes. His work is found in S&P’s flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook.
Prior to joining S&P Global Market Intelligence in April 1989, Sam served as Editor In Chief at Argus Research, an independent investment research firm in New York City. He received an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a B.A. in History/Education from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pa. Sam is also a Certified Financial Planner.
Sam’s volunteer efforts center on financial literacy. He is a board member of W!SE (Working in Support of Education), an educational not‐for‐profit that aims to improve the lives of young people through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and careers. He is also a Trustee of the Securities Industry Institute®, the executive development program held annually at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, as well as a trustee of Muhlenberg College.