My name is Wayne Duggan. I was born and raised in a small town in rural Alabama. My mother is a high school English and Psychology teacher, and my father is a Chiropractor. At an early age, I learned the value of hard work and critical thinking from my parents. I am a baseball fanatic, and I played competitively from the age of five until the NCAA told me I had no more years of eligibility remaining.
In 2008, I knew absolutely nothing about the stock market. My degree from MIT is in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. I have had a lifelong fascination with the way our brains work: where our thoughts come from, why we feel certain emotions, and what makes us behave the way we do. My love for statistics and numbers sparked my curiosity about the stock market, and headlines about the market crash of 2008 finally lured me into the world of Wall Street. At the age of 24, while enrolled in graduate school full-time, I decided to learn about trading the stock market. Several months later, in December 2008, I bought my first stock on my laptop while sitting on the bed in my messy dorm room.
In the five years that followed, my stock portfolio gained over 400%, producing an average annual return of 40%. These returns outpaced the S&P 500 by over 25% annually and, according to Barrons, yielded ten times the annual return of the average hedge fund during the same five-year period. Aside from my website and my book, I write stock analysis articles for U.S. News & World Report, The Motley Fool, Seeking Alpha and InvestorPlace, and I work as a financial journalist for Benzinga. My articles have been linked by CNN Money, Yahoo Finance, USA Today, and other leading financial news sites. One of my articles was also featured on CNBC’s “Halftime Report.”
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