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Bill Murphy, Co-Founder of GATA, The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committe and proprietor of the Le Metropole Cafe website.
--Le Metropole Cafe
Gold investing has been tarred by stock brokers and the financial media as only for kooks , to leave the individual without a roadmap or even a dictionary.
McGowan to the rescue! This book covers Gold's complete spectrum, including all the menu options for investing, from coins to bullion to mining shares to ETFs to Mutual Funds.
McGowan s style is entertaining, educational and yet easy to read. Guide to Gold will leave you sated . . . full of information, convinced Gold deserves a permanent role in your portfolio, and now with enough knowledge to make it happen.
John Doody, Editor, Gold Stock Analyst
This book is filled with humor, loads of investment common sense, and useful information about money, which are three good reasons to read it.
James Turk, co-author of The Coming Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit From It, and Founder & Chairman of the GoldMoney website.
Mr. McGowan does not sell investment products, only education. As a Dean Witter stockbroker, Mr. McGowan won the President s Merit Award in 1983, given to fewer than 5% of rookie stockbrokers. During his brokerage career, he wrote financial book reviews for a local newspaper, appeared on television, and answered questions on a local financial radio call in show. As a trust portfolio manager in Santa Barbara, California, Mr. McGowan managed more than $145 million dollars of other people s money.
In 1993, he began offering financial workshops for Fortune 500 companies including Goodyear, Bank of America, Money Magazine, Los Angeles Bar Association, The National Committee on Planned Giving, The Aspen Institute, and the Chautauqua Institution.
He currently offers Wall Street and gold investing workshops to CPA s and lawyers all over the United States.
Mr. McGowan wrote for his college humor magazine, his law school newspaper, his local bar association newspaper, and for the American Bar Association Journal.
He has served as a securities industry arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers since 1988. As the Director of Training for an independent broker-dealer, he helped train more than 500 financial advisors to deliver investment education to 401(k) participants.
Having graduated from Penn State as an unemployable philosophy major, Mr. McGowan moved to San Francisco to attend law school. He parlayed that advanced degree into a baccarat croupier job in Lake Tahoe (He was rookie of the year). He later found gainful legal employment as a Deputy District Attorney. He lectured overseas for the University of Maryland European and Asian Divisions for four years.
Mr. McGowan is one of fewer than a thousand lawyer/Certified Financial PlannersÃÂ® on earth. He is also possessed by a Lifetime Instructor Credential from the California Community Colleges.
Mr. McGowan is a co-author of the 2004 book, Terror-Proof Your Mind and Money.