George H. Brooks 7925 Looking Glass Court Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 787-4133 firstname.lastname@example.org Specialties: Timing trends, tops and bottoms in the stock market, individual stocks. Hundred thousand chart interpretations. Telling the small company story. Hundreds of research recommendations. Analytical Focus: Entire spectrum - technical, fundamental, monetary, psychological, political, and seasonal analysis. Am a contrary thinker, at extremes.. Style: No-nonsense communication, bypassing overused jargon, boiling down indicators and complex issues into understandable terms, highlighting emotional/psychological forces dictating trends and turns, sharing savvy gained from hundreds of thousands of chart interpretations, market calls, personal investments in an enormously dynamic and varied investment environment (1962 – current). Seek creativity to enhance readability and educate reader, inject humor where possible. Career: I started as a stock broker in 1962 but gravitated to research in 1966 with an ultimate goal of writing about everything related to the stock market, but especially producing daily market forecasts released before the open. I wanted to be the one in the trench calling the shots. It was an unrealistic goal, since I was vastly short on the knowledge needed to write or analyze. This was what I wanted to do, everything about it fascinated me, so I undertook a huge self-study program scrounging desks in broker’s boardrooms where I could study and trade a modest account for a living. Readings encompassed more than 70 publications covering fundamental and technical analysis. I chose dozens of indicators to study on a daily basis to determine their usefulness and accuracy. I subscribed to chart services, but plotted many by hand. My early years pre-dated quote machines, so I was forced to become an astute tape reader, which I found to give me an invaluable feel for market action, trends and turns, posting my charts manually each day. It was a great training ground and absolutely necessary for a person who wanted to write and produce daily commentary before the open, but costly at times when trading profits fell short of expenses. In 1970, Wright Investor’s Service offered me a job as an analyst with a promise to contribute the timing of purchases and sales for managed accounts. Additionally, it offered me a chance to round out areas I needed a better understanding – fundamental analysis. Wright was an investment publisher and institutional money manager. After an intense indoctrination to Wright’s financial statement analysis, I headed up its Statistics, Economic and Stock Market Studies department supervising a staff of six and reporting directly to the president, John Winthrop Wright. Unfortunately for both of us, Wright was becoming heavily computerized and that included the timing of the stock market and transactions. As a result, I started my own firm in 1974 providing written analysis, editorial responsibilities and market timing for investment advisory publishers, brokerage firms, magazines, and small companies. This led down many paths Was the primary contributor of written analysis and stock selections for leading investment advisory publishers throughout the 1970s and 1990s. At one time, I wrote for four different advisories. Provided Special Situation research for regional broker. Registered represented with regional brokerage firms in addition to analytical work. Frequent guest analyst appearances CNBC-TV Market strategist two regional NYSE brokerage firms, producing daily market analysis and stock selections, and a monthly letter to clients 1970s – 1990s.. Research Profiles telling the small cap company story. – “Companies on the Move>” In late 2007, I saw the unfolding bear market as an irresistible opportunity to return to published daily market analysis by helping readers first survive the meltdown, then capitalize on a bear market bottom. Targeted the three bottoms to-the-day (October 10, and November 21, 2008 and March 10, 2009. Summary of major calls available in chart form, all 1,000 + posts available. Currently: Publish “Investor’s first read.com,” a daily pre-open analysis of the prospects for the stock market. I published it originally as “Brooksie’s Daily Stock Market blog.” Posted on equities.com's web site 9:15 a.m.