By Gary Antonacci
When I began my career as an investment professional in 1974, there was no internet and there was considerably less financial news than we have now. Good investment information was really hard to come by. Brokerage firm analysts were a major source of information, but they usually had a buy side bias.
Investment newsletters therefore had more prominence and importance back then. Newsletter writers like Joe Granville, Jim Dines, Edson Gould, and a few others were highly respected and widely followed.
My favorite newsletter writer at the time was … yes, Richard Russell. Richard lured me in with his perpetual $1 trial subscription offer, which was a great deal for someone like me just starting out in the investment field. I was soon delighted to see that Richard wasn’t afraid to stray away from the crowd with both his analysis and his recommendations. Richard’s bullish signal on stocks in ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.