Avery B. Goodman is a licensed attorney and the author of the action-packed Wall Street thriller "The Synod". He holds a B.A. from Emory University, where he concentrated on history and economics. He also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles Law School and is a member of the Bar, licensed to practice law in several jurisdictions.Mr. Goodman serves on the roster of neutral arbitrators of the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). His career has consisted not only of prosecuting cases on behalf of clients, but also in sitting in judgment on the cases involving others, and making important decisions on intra-industry and customer disputes involving securities issues.As an independent investor, Mr. Goodman has observed that markets are subject to frighteningly high levels of disinformation. Investors desperately need a voice of logic, reason and common sense. For that reason, he is now sharing thoughts with the community.
Retired from one the big blue-chips (principal engineer, 38 yr). Computer talents used to advance predictive simulation programs and their associated models. Expert with various computer languages for writing source code and also Excel spreadsheets to solve complex problems. Never had personal time (1975-2013) to properly follow markets and and manage own investments so my performance is typical of the "herd" over this time period. Since July 2013 I have moved all tax sheltered funds into an IRA to actively manage. Now using my computer skills to back-test and create predictive investing models. Focus is currently on retirement investing that targets optimization of income and evaluation of risk.