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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 ...More
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  • Interests: Mutual funds, Retirement savings, Stocks - long
ICLUBcentral Inc. 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 ...More
Ask Doug! 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 He's the author of six books on investment clubs, online investing, and investing for ...More
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 ...More