Gary D. Lemon is a lifelong investor in the stock market. Professor Lemon made his first investment in the stock market when he was a nineteen-year-old undergraduate student, and he has been invested in the stock market ever since. During the early years, when Lemon made investment decisions, he made the usual mistakes of first-time investors. All he was sure of was that he wanted to be in the stock market. Part of the reason Professor Lemon wrote this book is to help other investors avoid the mistakes he made when he first started investing.
From the time Professor Lemon made his first investment in the stock market, he has received a PhD in economics and has taught investment at the university level. Lemon has given advice on television, radio, and in print on how individual investors should allocate investment money to maximize their returns. In the corporate world, Dr. Lemon also chairs an investment committee that oversees the investment of billions of dollars in scores of mutual funds. Working in both the academic and corporate worlds gives him a perspective different from most individual investors and investment advisors. Lemon has nothing to sell but the knowledge he has accumulated over his lifetime; every investor should require the same from any financial advisor they might hire.
Dr. Lemon is currently a professor of economics and management at DePauw University. He has held several endowed chairs in the economics department and was the director of the Robert C. McDermond Center for Management & Entrepreneurship and of the Management Fellows Program for fourteen years. Dr. Lemon has been honored as a favored professor throughout his teaching career. Mortar Board, an academic honor society, selected him as the favorite professor and invited him to deliver a “Last Lecture.” Dr. Lemon has taught everything from introduction to economics to senior seminar while at DePauw.
Professor Lemon has conducted investment seminars for individual investors and has helped individuals construct investment portfolios. Prior to joining the DePauw faculty, Dr. Lemon worked as a financial analyst for General Electric Co. in Syracuse, New York. Lemon earned bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in economics at the University of Kansas.
Dr. Lemon and his wife, Susan, live in Greencastle, Indiana. They have two sons and a granddaughter. In addition to teaching at DePauw, Lemon serves on the Greencastle City Council, the Greencastle Redevelopment Commission, and the board of the Putnam County Economic Development Center.
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