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Gary Karz, CFA
Publisher of InvestorHome.com twitter.com/GKarz

     I have been publishing web sites since 1996, but my career in investments began in 1987 during my junior year in business school at the University of Southern California after I passed the NASD series 7 stockbroker exam. I also worked for former Goldman Sachs Partner Lewis J. Kaufman, and I spent over a decade at Plexus Group (and JP Morgan Chase & Investment Technology Group via mergers) advising some of the largest and most successful money managers in the world. I manage investment analytics with Lou Taylor and the team at Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group. I live in Los Angeles with my wife and four children.

     In 2014 award winning journalist Jason Zweig at The Wall Street Journal generously called me one of fifteen �Smart People for Investors to Follow� (along with Warren Buffett, Howard Marks, William Bernstein and others). Zweig encouraged investors to socialize �only with investors who are calm and methodical� and "ignore the markets� momentary twitches and spasms and, instead, to focus on the long term." Zweig summarized InvestorHome as follows
This site, maintained by financial analyst Gary Karz, offers a vast trove of reference material, including countless links to original research. Investors who want to educate themselves deeply using primary sources can start here.


A sample of some generous cherry-picked comments
that have been made about me and my web sites.

I must compliment you on the originality, thoroughness, and usefulness of what you have put together.
Peter Bernstein (Author of Against the Gods and Capital Ideas)

Your site is a treasure trove of information.
William Sharpe

You have created a remarkable resource for investors and anyone interested in the financial markets.
William Goetzmann

Site founder Gary Karz, a chartered financial analyst, is a voracious reader equally at home with Money or the Journal of Finance. Karz summarizes like a good journalist while documenting his research with footnotes meticulous enough to satisfy a panel of academics. And if there is any information online about the subject he is discussing, he will drop in a link. He�s also scrupulously fair.
Wayne Harris in �Fund Site of the Month� March 1999, Mutual Funds Online

Webmaster Gary Karz is an indefatigable organizer... what sets Investor Home apart is its original content-the icily objective rigor of Karz�s investment analysis... Karz�s commentary reveals that he has actually read, evaluated, and assimilated most of the material on other sites.
Wayne Harris in "One-Stop Shops" July 1998, Individual Investor Magazine

Intelligent and knowledgeable, Karz has great investigative skills and instincts... Entrepreneurs like Karz who are more interested in providing good information than making a quick buck are a rare breed.
Eric Tyson in "Web investing books provide limited help" February 22, 1998, San Francisco Examiner


June 2020 - Stocks or Real Estate - Which is the Best Long Term Investment? American Association of Individual Investors (Los Angeles Chapter webinar)

February 2018 - Is the Investment Business a Scam? American Association of Individual Investors (Los Angeles Chapter)

September 2017 - Robo-Advisors and the Evolution in Financial Planning California Society of CPAs (LA Personal Financial Planners Committee)

May 2016 - Robo-Advisors: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly California Society of CPAs (Pasadena)

October 2015 - Robo-Advisors: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly American Association of Individual Investors (San Diego Chapter)

August 2015 Robo-Advisors and The Evolution of Wealth Management CFA Society of Los Angeles Presentation

June 2015 Robo-Advisors and the Evolution of Investment Advice American Association of Individual Investors (Los Angeles Chapter)


Betting on Bricks via HumbleDollar.com (5/27/2020)

Performance comes and goes, but costs roll on forever via HumbleDollar.com (2/13/2020)

The Peaceful Investor Paperback and Kindle via Amazon (Online Chapters) (January 2020)

Less Is More: What Small Investors Can Learn From a Pension Giant at The Wall Street Journal (6/13-14/2015)

Read 'Em and Reap: Smart People for Investors to Follow at The Wall Street Journal (9/6/2014)

At the Open in Barron's (10/23/2013) (10/20/2013 tweet exchange)

What We Learned From the Financial Crisis in The Wall Street Journal (9/14-15/2013)

Learning From the 2008 Financial Panic from EricTyson.com (2/2/2011)

Clients Behaving Badly in Financial Planning (11/1/2010)

Index Fund Portfolios Trample Active Fund Portfolios from Forbes Blog (9/21/2010)

Should I Fire My Trader or Pay Him a Million? (With Wayne H. Wagner) in the Journal of Trading (Fall 2006)

Are Analysts Just Human, After All? in CFA Magazine (September/October 2003)

Mined, All Mined: Watching Out for Funny Numbers from Morningstar.com (6/7/1999)

Mining Fool's Gold in the Financial Analysts Journal (March/April 1999)

"Fund Site of the Month" in Mutual Funds Online (March 1999)

Murphy's Law and Market Anomalies in The Journal of Portfolio Management (Winter 1999)

"One-Stop Shops" in Individual Investor Magazine (July 1998)

Practicing versus preaching in Forbes (2/23/1998)

"Web investing books provide limited help" from the San Francisco Examiner (2/22/98)

"A Site Made in 'What-If' Heaven" in Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine (February 1998)

"Webbed Feat" in Barron's (9/29/1997)

"Power Lunch" on CNBC (7/25/1997)

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