Benjamin Cole is a veteran business-financial-market reporter for major publications, now semi-retired. Two books published by Bloomberg Press, "The Pied Pipers of Wall Street," and "The New Investor Relations." You can find them on Amazon.com. Also co-authored e-book with Marcus Nunes, entitled "Market Monetarism: Roadmap to Economic Prosperity." Worked on-staff at Investor's Business Daily, U.S. News & World Report, The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and The Los Angeles Business Journal. Stringer for Kiplinger’s, others. Freelancer for The Los Angeles Times. I never tire of writing about Wall Street, investing and the economy, in a manner that the intelligent layperson can grasp. Shorted oil in 2008, lost a lot of money; couldnt hold on long enough. Started a furniture business, worked at it for 20 years, made everything except money. Of late I have freelanced (paid) for an institutional real estate magazine, and (unpaid, for fun) for a website devoted to "Market Monetarism." Wife, two kids, one cat. Framing now, still not making much money.