Sam Stovall $samstovall

As chief equity strategist of our S&P Capital IQ Equity Research Department, Sam Stovall serves as analyst, publisher and communicator of S&P's outlooks for the economy,market,sectors and stocks. He is the Chairman of the S&P 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, which was published in early 2009, as well as The Standard&Poor’s Guide to Sector Investing, which is now out of print.He writes a weekly investment piece on S&P’s MarketScope Advisor platform (which can be found at, focusing on market and sector history, as well as industry momentum. His work is also frequently found in S&P’s flagship weekly newsletter The Outlook. Sam joined Standard & Poor’s (S&P) in April 1989. Prior to S&P, he served as Editor In Chief at Argus Research, an independent investment research firm in New York City. Sam received an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a B.A. in History/Education from Muhlenberg College, in Allentown, Pa.He is also a Certified Financial Planner.