About The Author


David S. Goodboy is managing director and founder of the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association and Vice President of Marketing for DNA Holdings, a Palm Beach and New York City based investment and marketing company for hedge funds and private equity.

In addition to his role at DNA, David works with Adria Partners—a Bond Lease Real Estate Fund, founded by world renowned philanthropist and real estate investors, Dr. Zell Kravinsky as well as, Dr. Barry Brian.

Previously, he learned the fund business from the ground up with the 5th Avenue, NYC based niche fund of funds, Eagle’s View Asset Management, where he spent 5 years in concert with the CIO, who is arguably the top niche hedge fund investor in the world.

In this position, David successfully raised funds in the 8 figures and networked with many of the wealthiest and successful hedge fund managers in the business.

He has extensive hands on experience in the electronic trading arena, since 1990, having traded for a St.Thomas /Chicago based derivative arbitrage firm, with a hedge fund, and his own account.

David is well versed in technical analysis, tape reading, niche strategies, fundamental analysis and stock picking.  His knowledge base runs deep and wide in currencies, equities, derivatives and index futures.

Mr. Goodboy held the position of stock editor/journalist at Tradingmarkets.com, an active web based financial educational company and content provider for Yahoo Finance.

In this role, he was published daily on the home page of Yahoo Finance and had his thoughts and market views distributed worldwide in a variety of languages.  During his tenure at Tradingmarkets.com, David conducted a series of interviews with over 30 hedge fund managers, traders, economists, authors, academics and financial rouges.

This position was leveraged to gain access and introductions to many of the financial world’s top talent resulting in a solid start into the hedge fund business.   His views and articles are published widely across the web on a variety of blogs and sites under his own byline and as a ghost writer for several financial luminaries.

Earlier, David worked on the team that developed the world’s first broker owned media outlet–E*Trade On-Air  where he also served as a daily stock commentator, stock picker with Jonathan Hoenig and Kate Bohner,  previously of CNBC, for a nationally syndicated radio program via Infinity Broadcasting.

As a note of interest, TipRanks.com lists David’s stock picking skill in the top 6% of over 9000 tracked financial experts and in the top 4% of over 5000 stock market bloggers.

David resides on Palm Beach Island with his wife and daughter.  In his spare time, he can be found fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding on the local waters.




My story


“Don’t do it; the markets will wipe you out!” My Mother frantically exclaimed on the telephone when I stated I was trading stocks with my meager savings. She went on to say, “My friend’s husband has financially destroyed trading T-Bill futures, stay far away from the markets, they are just too dangerous!”

Her words of warning only served to peak my interest in the markets. Heck, if her friend’s husband was bankrupted by the futures market, imagine the gains made by the person on the other side of that trade!

My naivety at the time was truly breathtaking, but it was this naïve confidence that kept driving my passion through the early years.

Back when do it yourself investing was in its infancy; the problem was finding actionable information. We desperately clung to every utterance of a money manager in the Wall Street Journal or Investor’s Business Daily. Not to mention following now what was obviously dubious sources.

Today, unlike when I started, we are overwhelmed by the financial information waterfall. It is exceedingly difficult for the new and even seasoned active investor to understand fully what is critical and what is merely noise. The purpose of this book is to cut through the deception and noise of the financial markets by providing the essential information needed to truly beat the machines.