Mr. Boucher began trading at age 16. His trading helped finance his education at the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated in Economics. Upon graduation, he founded Investment Research Associates to finance research on stock, bond, and currency trading systems. Mr. Boucher joined forces with Fortunet, Inc. in 1986, where he developed models for hedging and trading bonds, currencies, futures, and stocks. In 1989, some of the results of this research were published in the Fortunet Trading Course. While with Fortunet, Boucher also applied this research to designing institutional products, such as a hedging model on over $1 billion of debt exposure for the treasurer of a Fortune 500 company. Mark is the author of a book titled, The Hedge Fund Edge and contributed a weekly column to tradingmarkets.com, a site he co-founded, from 1998-2006. Mr. Boucher has also published the monthly newsletter Portfolio Strategy Letter since 1992, which has averaged high teens annual returns without a negative year since inception, including in 2008. Mr. Boucher has advised offshore clients and hedge funds in the use of the strategies he publishes in Portfolio Strategy Letter since 1989. His research products and some of his columns are available on http://www.midasresourcegroup.com/.