Joe is CEO of Stanford Wealth Management and a retired senior executive of Charles Schwab. He served 36 year in active and reserve military service in Special Operations and the Intelligence Community. Joe brings significant geopolitical experience and a systematic perspective to his research and analysis. He is the author of the investment book "Bringing Home the Gold" (written during an Olympic year!) and the editor of Investor's Edge®, where Seeking Alpha readers can see the results of 20 years of investing success in our model portfolio and current best ideas.