NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Marcial, who wrote the market-moving column "Inside Wall Street" at BusinessWeek for more than 25 years, has started writing a new column at Forbes.com. His new column, called "Street Beat," will maintain Mr. Marcial's trademark theme of providing readers with behind-the-scenes investment opportunities. Through the column, he provides an experienced insight into stock investing and perspective on Wall Street activity.
Mr. Marcial talks with professional investment managers, analysts, and big investors to find stocks on the cusp of breaking out — say, because of the launch of a potentially hot product, likely approval of a promising new drug, or perception of a big leap in earnings growth. His sources may simply think the stock of a company is dirt cheap and ready for a takeover.
Prior to joining BusinessWeek, Mr. Marcial was a columnist at The Wall Street Journal, where he wrote the "Heard on the Street" and "Abreast of the Market" for seven years. After leaving BusinessWeek on Dec. 30, 2009, he moved the "Inside Wall Street" column to AOL's DailyFinance.com until April 15, 2011, when he started writing for Forbes. He is the acclaimed author of Gene Marcial's 7 Commandments of Stock Investing (FT Press, 2008), and Secrets of the Street, The Dark Side of Making Money (McGraw-Hill, 1995).
SOURCE Gene Marcial