Profit Confidential contributor Robert Appel is a semi-retired lawyer-journalist. In his native Canada, he had his own syndicated radio show on CBC Radio for 11 years, another syndicated radio show on CKO Radio and was a frequent guest on Canada AM and Global Noon news. In the U.S., he authored several consumer books, was a guest on Good Morning America, and offered his own regular radio commentary on WKBW Radio. His byline has also appeared in the LA Times.
While still an undergraduate, Robert used to “day trade” by purchasing a security at a nearby brokerage on his way to class in the morning and then selling it on his way home that night. In the 1990s, he managed the communication division of a U.S. firm that had set up shop in Canada. Robert was editor-in-chief of the organization’s newsletter, which boasted a paid circulation of more than 30,000 readers. He has also served as editor of a mining and resource-oriented letter for another leading publisher and developed Canada’s first-ever home study course on investing over the Internet at a major communications company.