- Sticking with My Stock Overweight, But Recognizing the China Risk.
- The Sad Story of My Own Investor PTSD – The Wayfair Saga. But I’m Sticking With My Housing Stocks.
- Earnings are the “catalyst” for my beloved mortgage insurance stocks. And Radian delivers.
- MGIC and Radian – the reward/risk tradeoff doesn’t get much better. Thanks, nervous investors.
- Introducing the Skinny Tail Mini Investment Fund. My Investor PTSD idea turns out to be a real thing.
Gary Gordon is the author of Debt Cycle Investing: Simple Tools for Reading the Economy to Make Smarter Investment Decisions. His career was on Wall Street, where he was a stock analyst covering the housing, mortgage and consumer finance industries. Among the existing companies he tracked were American Express and Capital One, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Toll Brothers and Lennar, MGIC and American Capital Agency. Among the companies he followed that no longer exist (the longer list!) include Washington Mutual, Household Finance, The Money Store, IndyMac, Thornburg Mortgage and New Century. His major employer was PaineWebber/UBS; he also worked at E.F. Hutton, Merrill Lynch and Portales Partners.
Mr. Gordon also served as a U.S. investment strategist at UBS from 2003-2005. Finally, he was a fund managerfor Annaly Capital during 2006 and 2007.
Upon fully retiring in 2015, Mr. Gordon started a blog called financialfablesandfacts.com. His weekly posts cover economic and financial markets topics, and include several individual stock recommendations.
Mr. Gordon has been an active (largely) volunteer teacher over the past decade. He is an adjunct professor in the math department at Mercy College. He teaches at in college degree programs at prisons (Sing Sing and Taconic in New York) and has tutored math in a public and charter junior high school. He also presents financial literacy seminars to adults and students through a non-profit that he helped found called MyMoney Workshops.
He is on the Board of Hudson Link (college education for incarcerated men and women) and on an operating committee at UJA. He has also served on committees for Planned Parenthood, the Neuberger Art Museum and Larchmont Temple.
Mr. Gordon is married with two young adult children. He has degrees from Colgate University (BA '74, philosophy) and The Wharton School (MBA '77, finance).