About Us

Ever since August 1996, my mission has been to express an entertaining, readable and hopefully refreshing viewpoint on the financial world.

Through my daily newsletters and intraday trading updates, which I began in February 2006, I share with you both the intermediate-term and long-term financial outlooks.  You may believe in this investment philosophy or perhaps are looking for a bit of a challenge!  Either way, subscribe to my daily update service and receive the full True Contrarian outlook - both on investing and on life in general.

Best wishes and investments
Steven Jon Kaplan

Steven Jon Kaplan - CEO

Steven Jon Kaplan began TrueContrarian.com in August 1996 as a weekly blog and later expanded this to a daily newsletter with intraday updates in February 2006.  He has been trading his own account, and those of family and close friends, since 1981, and handles separately managed accounts for qualified clients. As a registered investment advisor, Steve charges a 20 % performance fee on net profits and no management fees.  He has been quoted in Barron's, Market Watch, Dow Jones Newswires, Seeking Alpha, Kitco, and elsewhere and has appeared on Market Watch cable TV with Stacey Delo.

Steve enjoys running with the New York Road Runners Club, composing and performing on piano and voice, writing stories, and traveling to unique places.  He enjoys hearing from anyone about a wide range of topics, so please let him know what you think about the web site or whatever is on your mind.  You can find his music on ReverbNation.

Danielle Kerani Oberdier - Business Manager

Finance. Music. Fashion. Northwestern Grad. All out of NYC.

Glen Charlow - Graphic Designer/Video Services

As a graphic designer in the performing arts, Glen has worked on many cabaret and off-Broadway shows, serving as the graphic designer for Do Gooder Productions, Elegant Diamond Productions and Durell Productions as well as some of the most prestigious theaters like 12 Miles West Theatre in Montclair, NJ and The Theatre of the Republic in South Carolina. He has worked with the ad department of Back Stage as well as ads for Time Out NY Magazine. Glen is a Board of Directors member of The Sheet Music Society serving as their treasurer, webmaster and graphic designer for their monthly newsletters. For fun, Glen became a major Lucille Ball collector when he moved to New York and has since become recognized by many as having one of the largest "Lucy" collections around. Some may remember him from A & E's Biography when they did their tribute to Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz. Glen is also an Actor/Singer/Dancer with his own one-man show, a tribute to his favorite Red head.

For any questions or concerns pertaining to your subscription at True Contrarian, you can reach Glen at (410) 484-5530. 

 Loraine Heller - Lead Secretary 
Loraine Heller joined True Contrarian in 2009 to field phone calls and help Steve stay in touch personally with his many subscribers.  Loraine has worn many hats, including teacher, advertising copywriter, and most recently, Peace Corps Volunteer, where she served in Ukraine from 2005 through 2007.  Loraine holds a B.A. in Linguistics from UCLA and a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Hunter College.  She currently teaches English composition to foreign students at La Guardia Community College in New York City.