Gordon Scott Education: Brigham Young Univesity, San Jose State University Location: Bountiful, Utah Expertise: Technical Analysis, Instructional Design, Investing, Trading Member of The Balance's Financial Review Board20+ years of experience as an active investor and full-time trader in securities, futures, forex, and penny stocksBackground in education spans over 20 years as a content manager, adjunct instructor, trading coach, managing director, and instructorCo-author of a book targeted at teaching the GainsMaster Investing approachFinancial Education Consultant Experience Gordon Scott has been an active investor and has provided education to individual traders and investors for over 20 years. He is a licensed broker, an active trader, and proprietary day trader.Gordon teaches the Investopedia Academy's Penny Stock Trading course, but his background in instruction is broad and deep. From 2013 to 2018 he was the Managing Director of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation's examination program for the CMT Association (cmtassociation.org). The CMT is a globally-accepted technical analysis credential in the financial industry.Gordon has over 15 years experience as a trading coach. For four years, he was the content manager at Investools, which publishes research and commentary on trading strategies. Gordon developed an online curriculum and oversaw its growth during the Thinkorswim and TD Ameritrade mergers.Gordon's career also includes 10-years with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), where he developed instructional materials and business process refinement. He also was an Adjunct Instructor at Brigham Young University–Organizational Strategy and Leadership department.Gordon is co-author of the book, Invest to Win (McGraw-Hill 2013), with Toni Turner. The book provides insight on investing approaches and in managing a bullish portfolio known as the GainsMaster Investing method. Education Gordon received his Bachelor of Arts in technical writing from Brigham Young University and earned his master's degree in instructional technology at San Jose State University. Gordon is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). He is also a member of the CMT Association. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.