John Del Vecchio is a forensic accountant, portfolio manager, best-selling author, and creator of the Forensic Accounting Stock Tracker (FAST).
Previously, he managed two short-only hedge funds during the 2002 Internet Bubble implosion and the 2007-09 Housing Bubble collapse. In 2011, he launched the only actively managed short only exchange traded fund on the New York Stock Exchange. And more recently was the creator of a model used in a 5-Star Morningstar rated fund traded on the NASDAQ exchange.
In 2012 he co-authored the best-selling book What’s Behind the Numbers? A Guide to Exposing Financial Chicanery and Avoiding Huge Losses in Your Portfolio (McGraw-Hill). The book was awarded Stock Trader Almanac’s best book of 2013.
In 2016, he co-authored Rule of 72: How to Compound Your Money and Uncover Hidden Stock Profits (Dent Research).
John was the first intern for James P. O’ Shaughnessy, the author of the investment classic What Works on Wall Street. There he developed his quantitative skills and tested strategies back to the 1950’s.
From there, he went to work on Wall Street as a quantitative analyst. Due to a desire to broaden his skills, he went to work as a writer for The Motley Fool, one of the most visited personal finance and investing websites.
Sensing the Internet Bubble was about to pop, he went to work for Dr. Howard Schilit, a legendary forensic accountant, at CFRA. CFRA is a widely respect institutional research firm.
John also honed his skills working for well-known short seller, David W. Tice, the founder for the Prudent Bear Fund and Behind the Numbers research organization.
In his free time, John enjoys travel, cooking, art, skiing, golf, and spoiling his puppy.