I am a former stock broker (Merrill Lynch, Drexel Burnham Lambert). Today I am a private investor managing my own portfolio. That career came to an unhappy conclusion. A review of my web site http://www.randyschroeder.com describes many of my more challenging moments. While now clean and sober for a number of years, I struggled with drugs and alcohol for a long time. In 1989 (while impaired) I did not appear for an NYSE hearing, which was raised by a client complaint. My failure to appear at the hearing resulted in a permanent bar from the securities industry. It was many more years before I was able to finally recover from Alcoholism and addiction, which I continue to address on a daily basis through a program of recovery. For the past 20+ years I have been a full time participant in the direct selling/multi level marketing industry.