The shocked investor was originally on a mission to uncover the dark truth about whether my money, and your money, had been invested in worthless asset-backed commercial papers. For this purpose I created a blog which has since then has taken a life of its own and grown in popularity. I now discusses many other investment topics including currencies, gold, agri-food stocks and options. The Shocked Investor was the founder of a high-tech company in Canada which was sold in 2007. While with this company he acted as Vice-President of Engineering overseeing its R&D operations. The Shocked Investor does not consider himself by any means a financial expert, but has over 20 years of investing experience. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (genetic algorithms for ASICs). He is also the author of a Skype public chat API, and of financial analysis software (number crunching, optimization), and has been interviewed by BNN TV in Canada.