Doug Cornell first learned about investing as a child at his grandmother’s knee. She was buying stocks for growth and income for her family. As she explained the stock market, he was fascinated.
He started reading the financial pages at age 12, started investing at 17 in college, and has owned stocks and studied investments ever since.
He graduated from Yale University with a BA in 1968. At the University of Michigan, he earned an MA in Psychology in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 1975. He developed a special interest in stock market psychology, which he still studies.
He has pursued other interests also, including inventions (he has four patents) and manufacturing, which gained him useful business experience.
In 1987 Doug committed full time to helping other people invest well. He joined the brokerage firm that later became Smith Barney, managed portfolios for clients, and rose to Senior Vice President.
In 2005 Doug started an independent investment advisory company, Vantage Investing LLC, which used Raymond James Financial Services as custodian for client accounts. In December 2021, Doug joined Novak & Powell as an independent advisor.
Doug lives in Tucson and has four children and seven grandchildren.