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For nearly twenty years, Doug Gerlach has taught individuals and investment clubs to make smarter decisions about investing in the stock market, through books, software tools, websites, and educational presentations across the U.S.
Gerlach is the President of ICLUBcentral Inc., makers of software and websites for individual investors and investment clubs. He is the author of six financial books, including The Investor's Web Guide, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Investing, The Armchair Millionaire, Investment Clubs for Dummies, BetterInvesting’s Guide to Computerized Investing and the Internet, and The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Direct Stock Investing. He writes for the “Clubhouse” column in BetterInvesting
magazine and has also written articles for publications such as Individual Investor, PC World, and ComputerLife. He was a Consulting Editor and columnist for Time-Life’s Mutual Funds Magazine, and his articles have appeared on many web sites, including Yahoo! Finance, E*TRADE, and ShareBuilder.com.
A familiar name to many investors, Doug is a popular speaker on such topics as online investing, getting started in the stock market and running a successful investment club, Gerlach has spoken at events from Honolulu to Berlin, for such organizations as the National Education Association, National Investor Relations Institute, the American Association of Individual Investors, and Charles Schwab, as well as at personal finance conferences organized by CNBC, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Morningstar, BetterInvesting and Oregon Public Broadcasting. He has taught at investor events in more than 80 cities across the US, where his skill in explaining often-complex concepts with humor, energy, and clarity helps to turn beginning investors into better investors.
In addition, Gerlach has been a guest on countless radio and television programs, including CNNfn’s Digital Jam, Yahoo! FinanceVision, and the Wall Street Journal Report.
Doug is Editor-in-Chief of ICLUBcentral’s three investing newsletters: the long-term market-beating Investor Advisory Service, the Mutual Fund Informer, and the SmallCap Informer. The Investor Advisory Service is one of the top-performing stock newsletters in the country and has been named to the Hulbert Financial Digest's 2010, 2011, and 2012 Investment Newsletter Honor Rolls in recognition of its outstanding performance in both up and down markets over the past decade.
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With the arrival of the personal computer in the 1980s, anyone with a good idea and determination could craft tools to make an increasingly complex world easier to understand. And in California, Canada and Florida — a thousand miles or more away from Wall Street — an investment club, an electrical engineer
and a pilot all had the same idea: to teach themselves how to harness this new technology to create tools that made investing easier. They all had a common foundation — the time-tested principles of BetterInvesting — and their tools reflected BetterInvesting’s commonsense approach to building wealth. Over the years word of these tools spread and found their way into the hands of others who wanted to secure their future by demystifying investing. Then in 2000, an entrepreneur with his own vision for how technology can empower individual investors rented a small office in a New England college town and began bringing these software programs together. In the shadow of giant software companies and brokerages, Robert Brooker and his small team at ICLUBcentral kept improving the programs day by day and making them easier to use. And today they serve as the standard tools for analyzing stocks, finding stocks and operating an investment club for people who know that the best way to achieve long-term financial goals is by educating themselves and forging their own path. ICLUBcentral today offers powerful investment club accounting and operations tools and platforms, stock analysis programs, market-leading company financial data for investment analysis, the award-winning Investor Advisory Service newsletter and educational resources. Remaining true to BetterInvesting’s fundamental investing principles, ICLUBcentral has served millions of individual investors striving for financial freedom. ICLUBcentral: Commonsense tools for investment clubs and independent investors.
Doug Gerlach, one of America's leading authorities on investment clubs, answers questions and provides insight on a variety of investing topics. Doug is President of ICLUBcentral Inc. and the founder of StockCentral.com. He's the author of six books on investment clubs, online investing, and investing for
beginners. Doug is also Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning, market-beating Investor Advisory Service stock newsletter, published since 1973 and a recipient of the Hulbert Financial Digest's Investment Newsletter Honor Roll for 2010, 2011, and 2012. Got a question for Doug? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pocket Idiot's Guide to Direct Stock Investing
The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Direct Stock Investing reveals an innovative style of investment that has been steadily growing under the huge shadow of Wall Street-home investors opening a Direct Stock Purchase (DSP) or a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) now offered by hundreds of major corporations, commission
free. Investment guru Douglas Gerlach, an expert in this style of guerrilla investing, shows investors how quick, easy, affordable, and profitable stock investment can be.
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