EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
Gene Walden, broker-client issues, securities, investments, and financial analysis
5805 Dale Ave.
Edina, MN 55436
Mr. Walden is a specialist in broker-client relationships, securities and retirement plan portfolios, corporate financial analysis, and related investment advisory and financial issues. The author of more than 20 best-selling books on stocks and investing, he has pored over thousands of corporate annual, quarterly and 10-k reports as part of his research, and has written and spoken extensively on broker-client relationships, and financial analysis of stocks, mutual funds and retirement plans.
Often referred to as "America's leading independent analyst," Mr. Walden's greatest strength may be in his ability to explain complex financial and investments matters in terms that anyone can understand, and in clearly defining the investment advisors roleboth in terms of their obligations and their limitationsin client-broker relationships.
Investment Professional. Formerly the president of CMI Capital Management Group, a Minneapolis-based investment management advisory for individuals and institutions. Mr. Walden holds Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses as well as life and health insurance licenses. Previously served as the manager of the H&R Block Investment Advisors Wealth Managment Group, and as a corporate information officer for IDS/American Express, where he wrote all newsletters and investment reports for IDS investment clients.
Investment Author. Mr. Walden is the best-selling author of more than 20 books on stocks and investing, including The 100 Best Stocks to Own in America (7 editions), Winning with your Stockbroker in Good Times and Bad, The 100 Best Mutual Funds (4 editions), 100 Ways to Beat the Market, and If Not Stocks, What?. His recent book, Edgar: The Investor's Guide to Better Investments offers a detailed overview of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and how to read and analyze the financial and corporate information contained in the various reports that publicly-traded companies are required to file with the SEC. Another recent book, If Not Stocks, What? covers about 20 investments outside of stocks and provides a blueprint for proper asset allocation. His book, Winning With Your Stockbroker in Good Times and Bad, which details the practices of the investment profession, was selected as one of the top books of the year by MONEY and The New York Times.
Articles. Mr. Walden is currently the investment columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. His column appears in the Sunday Minneapolis StarTribune. He has written hundreds of articles on investment topics and broker-client relationships, and has been a contributor to numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Kiplinger's, Your Money, and Consumer's Digest.
Media. Mr. Walden has been featured on more than a thousand television and radio programs and in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, discussing stocks, mutual funds, and other investment topics. He has made appearances on all the major networks, as well as PBS, CNN, NPR, Voice of America, CNBC, and local TV and radio stations throughout the United States and Canada.
Teaching. Mr. Walden teaches courses on advanced investing for brokers and other financial professionals through ProSource. He has spoken throughout the country and lectured at Harvard and MIT.
BA, Indiana University
Holds Series 6, 7, and 63 securities licenses and life and health insurance licenses.