For nearly 25 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 has written articles for publications such as Individual Investor, PC World, and ComputerLife, and was a Consulting Editor and columnist for Time-Life’s Mutual Funds Magazine.
A familiar name to many investors, Doug is a popular speaker on such topics as online in-vesting, getting started in the stock market and running a successful investment club, Gerlach has spoken at investor 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.
Doug is Editor-in-Chief of ICLUBcentral’s investing newsletters: the long-term market-beating Investor Advisory Service 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 Investment Newsletter Honor Roll for seven consecutive years from 2010 through 2016, in recognition of its outstanding performance in both up and down markets over the past decade. The SmallCap Informer’s track record is be-coming equally impressive, with its picks handily outperforming the Russell 2000 small-cap stock index in 2015.