Our Contributors

Andy Snyder
Andy Snyder | Founder

Andy Snyder is the founder of Manward Press. An American author, investor and serial entrepreneur, Andy cut his teeth at an esteemed financial firm with nearly $100 billion in assets under management. In the years that followed, he’s become sought after for his outspoken market commentary.

In a 2006 interview, he famously told investors they could do better than Google, recommending a little-known competitor. That tiny stock went on to quadruple Google’s performance. Four years later, he urged investors to pile into healthcare stocks ahead of Obamacare. The resulting return on UnitedHealth Group was a whopping 787%. And at the height of the COVID-19 chaos of 2020, he gave his subscribers one chance after another to expand their wealth by triple digits… including an opportunity to 3X their money in just 48 hours. 

Andy and his ideas have been featured on Fox News, on countless radio stations, and in numerous print and online outlets. He’s been a keynote speaker and panelist at events all over the world, from four-star ballrooms to Senate hearing rooms, and has rubbed shoulders with lawmakers, lobbyists and Washington insiders. He’s had lunch with John McCain… fished with America’s largest landowner… and even appeared on the Christmas card of one of Hollywood’s top producers. 

Today, Andy’s dissident thoughts on life, Liberty and investing can be found exclusively in his popular daily newsletter,  Manward Financial Digest, as well as in the pages of  Manward Letter. He also helms the award-winning investment advisory services  Alpha Money Flow and Venture Fortunes. Andy resides on 40 bucolic acres in rural Pennsylvania with his wife, children and a steadily growing flock of sheep. 

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Alpesh Patel
Alpesh Patel | Contributor

Alpesh Patel is an award-winning hedge fund and private equity fund manager, international bestselling author, entrepreneur and Dealmaker.

He is the Founder and CEO of Praefinium Partners and is a Financial Times Top FTSE 100 forecaster, beating leading fund managers, analysts and journalists.

He has penned more than 200 columns for the Financial Times and has written 18 book on investing, translated into six languages, including The Mind of a Trader and 7 Simple Strategies of Highly Effective Traders. (One of his books was even a top 5 bestseller on Amazon – right behind Harry Potter.) A frequent guest on financial news shows, Alpesh also hosted his own shows on Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Sky TV.

He’s a sought-after speaker, having presented at more than 500 conferences across the globe, including for Rothschilds, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, and the London Business School.

A University of Oxford alumnus and former Visiting Fellow in Business, Alpesh interned for U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel and was appointed to a U.K. advisory position by former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

As a senior-most Dealmaker in the U.K.’s Department for International Trade, he is part of a team that has helped deliver $1 billion of investment to the U.K. since 2005. He’s also a former Council Member of the 100-year-old Chatham House, the foreign affairs think-tank, whose patron is Queen Elizabeth. For his services to the U.K. economy, Alpesh received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from the Queen in 2020.

As a recognized authority on fintech, online trading and venture capital, his past and current client list includes American Express, Merrill Lynch HSBC, Charles Schwab, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, NYSE Life… and more.

Alpesh is also known for his philanthropic efforts. He co-founded the U.K. chapter of the largest entrepreneur mentorship organization in the world (TIE.org), and is co-chair of the Loomba Foundation, which supports widows and orphans.

Investor Magazine calls him “The U.K.’s most respected stock picker.” The Independent says he is “An expert in his field.” And Channel 4 TV called him “UK’s best known online trader.”

Alpesh writes an elite weekly column for Manward Financial Digest… bringing his hedge fund secrets to everyday investors.

Alpesh Patel’s archive


Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin | Contributor

Joel Salatin calls himself a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” Those who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bioterrorist, Typhoid Mary, a charlatan and a starvation advocate.

With a room full of debate trophies from his high school and college days, 12 published books and a thriving multigenerational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as he is addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.

In addition to penning an exclusive weekly column for Manward Financial Digest, Salatin is the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer, the granddaddy of catalysts for the grass farming movement. He also writes numerous guest articles for Acres U.S.A. and other publications.

A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders and foodies, Salatin’s practical, can-do solutions and passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action.

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Amanda Heckman
Amanda Heckman | Editorial Director

Amanda Heckman is the editorial director of Manward Press. With unrivaled meticulousness, she has spent the past dozen or so years – give or take a few sabbaticals – sharpening Andy’s already razorlike wit.

A classically trained musician and a skilled writer in her own right, Amanda takes an artistic approach to the complex world of investing. Her skill has led her to work with numerous bestselling authors, award-winning financial gurus and – lucky for us – the fine folks at Manward Press.  


Alex Moschina
Alex Moschina | Associate Publisher

Alex Moschina is the associate publisher of Manward Press. A gifted writer, editor and financial researcher, Alex’s career in publishing began more than a decade ago when he worked at one of the world’s leading providers of academic research and reference materials. 

Alex first cut his teeth in the realm of investing when he joined the team at WhiteCap Research in 2010. There he was charged with covering emerging market trends and investment opportunities. A stint as senior managing editor and editorial director at the prestigious Oxford Club followed. Then in 2017, Alex jumped at the opportunity to help his friend and mentor, Andy Snyder, build Manward Press and support it in its mission. 

A frequent speaker at conferences and events, Alex has led educational workshops across the U.S. and Canada. He is also the reluctant “co-star” of the Manward in the Field series on YouTube.