Marc Courtenay

Marc is the founder and owner of Advanced Investor Technologies, LLC, as well as the publisher and editor at the financial web site ChecktheMarkets.com. He holds an MS in Clinical Psychology from California Polytechnic State University and is a former senior vice president of investments for two major brokerage firms. Besides his role as an investment publisher and analyst, he serves as a marketing consultant to the investment publishing and investment media industries.

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Recent Articles By The Author

Bank of America's Continuing Pain Will Be Patient Investors' Gain

Bank of America's Continuing Pain Will Be Patient Investors' Gain

Love it or hate it, the second biggest U.S. financial firm has been receiving plenty of unwanted media coverage.

With Activist Investors on the Warpath, Apache Is Still Priced Too Low

With Activist Investors on the Warpath, Apache Is Still Priced Too Low

You should own shares for the same reasons some investors have ponied up a $1 billion stake in this shareholder-friendly energy company.

Morgan Stanley Is a Two-Headed Machine With Monster Potential

Morgan Stanley Is a Two-Headed Machine With Monster Potential

Morgan Stanley visionary CEO James Gorman transformed this firm into a wealth management, financial services company offering investors an exciting return on their investment.

Coca-Cola Looks to Crowdfunding to Raise Social Media Awareness

Coca-Cola Looks to Crowdfunding to Raise Social Media Awareness

The beverage giant takes a new approach to marketing.

Abbott Labs Gets No Respect Despite a Healthy Second Quarter

Abbott Labs Gets No Respect Despite a Healthy Second Quarter

Expect bargain hunters to start snapping up shares.

GE Hopes Transformation Brings Energy Back to Its Shares

GE Hopes Transformation Brings Energy Back to Its Shares

Investors sense the industrial giant is fast becoming one of the biggest software firms on earth.

Ford CEO Mark Fields Zips Investors Past GM to a Near-Term Buy

Ford CEO Mark Fields Zips Investors Past GM to a Near-Term Buy

The auto giant's unit sales fell nearly 6% in June. It has a new CEO. With all the uncertainty, the stock is at a bargain price.

Procter & Gamble's Alan Lafley on Activist Investors' Watch List

Procter & Gamble's Alan Lafley on Activist Investors' Watch List

P&G's shares are stalled, and investors are wondering what its legendary CEO has up his sleeve.

Royal Gold Is a Precious Metals Royalty Play, a 'Streaming' Buy

Royal Gold Is a Precious Metals Royalty Play, a 'Streaming' Buy

This multi-billion dollar precious metals business is about cashing royalty checks and may be the safest gold stock an investor can own.

Marathon Oil Is on a Profitable Run as It Sheds Non-Core Assets

Marathon Oil Is on a Profitable Run as It Sheds Non-Core Assets

The company is selling non-core, low-margin international assets to fund domestic growth. This should pay off in many ways.