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Neil Leeson

author Image Neil Leeson is research director at Spyglass Trading LP.

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Company: Spyglass Trading LP

Area of Expertise: ETF research, investment research


Neil Leeson is in charge of research and product development for Spyglass Trading LP in Dallas, Texas. Leeson produces internal publications that provide ideas for the execution of third-party recommendations using ETFs and individual equities. Additionally, he manages equity and ETF portfolios based on technical, macroeconomic and fundamental trading models/indicators. Leeson is frequently quoted in the financial press (including Barron’s, Investor’s Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal and CNBC) for his insightful research and views on ETFs.

Leeson has over 22 years of investment research experience. From 1993 to 1998, he was the senior international strategist for Ned Davis Research Group (NDRG), and from 2003 to 2015 was NDRG’s ETF strategist and director of advisory services. From 1998 to 2001 Leeson was the director of quantitative research at Spyglass Trading and Regal Asset Management. He rejoined Spyglass Trading in 2015.

Leeson holds an MBA from the University of West Florida and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.

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  1. Exchange-Traded Funds »

    ETFs and ETNs: Knowing What You Own

    The liquidity composition of a fund’s underlying assets, the historical tracking error and fees are important characteristics to consider when investing in an ETF.

    August 2013 | Journal