Thomas J. Gordon is a Senior Software Developer/Systems Analyst for a major U.S. financial institution. Tom does not work on investment systems nor make investment decisions at this financial institution. Tom has an MBA in finance/accounting/computer and information systems from UCLA. Tom attended, but did not complete the PhD program in economics at UCLA. Tom’s main writing focus is economic theory applied to investing and the intersection of finance and technology. Tom worked at Sun Microsystems and sold his options at the right time (all internet bubble stories are not sad ones). Tom was early to the game and had timely exit strategies in emerging markets (he calls this an ex-communist play), energy, and treasury inflation protected securities. Tom is one of a dying breed of renaissance people (someone who is well versed in many different subject areas) in this era of increased specialization.