Joseph E. Meyer began his investing career in 1966 as a public investor and later joined Merrill Lynch as a broker in 1974. He currently serves as an Arbitrator / Mediator with FINRA and also serves as a securities law expert witness. Besides Merrill Lynch, Meyer worked as a registered representative at Shearson Hayden Stone Inc, and Paine Webber Jackson & Curtis. Meyer retired as an investment advisor in 2007. He is now the publisher of the macro outlook newsletter Straight Money Analysis.com and is the director of Meyer & Associates, a Florida based management consulting firm specializing in Arbitration / Mediation.