Peridot Capital Management

Peridot Capital Management LLC is a Seattle-based independent registered investment advisor (RIA), specializing in highly customized investment management services for individuals and families. Their strategy is based on historical stock market data dating back to the 1800’s which shows a strong inverse correlation between stock valuations and future share price performance.

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Chad Brand

Chad Brand is the Founder and President of Peridot Capital Management LLC. Chad received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Washington University in St. Louis and has passed both the NASD Series 7 General Securities Representative exam and the Series 65 Uniform Investment Advisor exam. Prior to founding Peridot Capital Management LLC, he worked in the corporate finance department at Express Scripts, Inc, a Fortune 25 healthcare services and management company. Chad has been featured in various business publications. Chad has also spoken at the University of Missouri (Columbia) Business School, as a guest lecturer to both undergraduate and MBA level students. In addition, Chad served as a weekly columnist for in the late 1990’s before launching his own investment blog, the Peridot Capitalist, in 2004. The site has been named one of the best investment blogs in the U.S. by several media sources, resulting in Chad’s commentary on various companies being feature


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