Mark Solomon traded his first stock around the age of 12, after reading a book written by one of his uncles called "How to Pick Stocks." From that day forward he devoured the WSJ, any financial books available, and continued pursuing financial market knowledge. With an engineering degree, and experience in a variety of businesses from manufacturing through advertising, he eventually decided to devote himself full time to the financial world. He earned financial advising certification, focusing on commodity trading and alternative investments as a specialty. He currently provides analysis, financial guides, newsletters market signals, and advising services.