News from April

We're very happy to have finished the new Town of Clintwood website in April. Click here to see it. Forward View appreciates Mayor Donald Baker and the Town Council for entrusting us with this project. The Clintwood website is so popular that we've been asked to develop a fresh digital presence for another town landmark... the Ralph Stanley Museum! Our team has already begun the museum website planning process, and we're looking forward to presenting a successful design to the public. If you're interested in having Forward View develop your organization's website this summer, please contact us now before our project pipeline is filled. We have room left on the calendar for a few logo design jobs, too.

The Forward View research team initiated formal coverage of Dick's Sporting Goods in April, and we'll initiate on three more companies in May. Look for reports on Sportsman's Warehouse, Hibbett Sports and one other sporting goods firm this month. (We'll keep the third company a secret for now.) We have decided to publicly share the Dick's Sporting Goods initiation report as a way to demonstrate the value of our Sporting Goods Monitor research product.

In May, our equity research clients will be receiving 1Q16 earnings analyses as well as other updates and investment ideas. 68% of our trading calls have generated profits for our clients and readers, so you can trust the quality of Forward View research. One recommendation would have earned you 54.4% this year alone.

Look for us in the news and online in May! Remember that Small Business Week is May 1–7! We'll be engaged with small biz facts, tips and offers all week, so follow us on social media...

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates has been fascinated by technology and finance since he was young. He was the kid devouring the business section of the newspaper (remember those?) while others read everything else. Nathan believes that the American economy is built from the bottom-up, meaning that small businesses and local nonprofits are the foundation of our nation's success. These organizations are the lifeblood of towns and cities across the U.S. Unfortunately, most consulting firms overlook companies or organizations that don't have eight-figure budgets. Nathan thought Forward View Consulting should be different. And we are. As Lead Consultant, Nathan works with each client to deliver only the best financial and/or website development services. Nathan's years of web design experience and his business degrees ensure that professional expertise is brought to each project. Our network of contacts can offer additional specialized guidance if needed. Before creating Forward View Consulting, Nathan worked for an independent equity research firm as a Research Associate covering the industrial and energy sectors. This work involved preparing quarterly 15-40 page reports on multi-billion dollar corporations along with timely analysis of M&A activity and industry-wide news. He also managed research distribution and the company's online presence. Nathan also spent a summer serving as a local financial adviser's Research Intern. Nathan earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, graduating summa cum laude. He then earned a Master's degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was named the Outstanding Student in his particular concentration. Now, Nathan is an adjunct professor teaching economics and finance for his alma mater. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys fishing, reading, time with family and serving as a volunteer webmaster for the Clintwood United Methodist Church.