Douglas Gerlach


ICLUBcentral, Inc.

  • Founder & Editor of market-beating SmallCap Informer
  • Editor of 10x Hulbert Award-Winning Investor Advisory Service
  • Investment Education Institute’s Distinguished Service Award

About Douglas

Doug Gerlach is president of ICLUBcentral Inc. and editor-in-chief of its stock newsletters: the award-winning, market-beating Investor Advisory Service and the SmallCap Informer. ICLUBcentral makes tools for stock analysis and investment club accounting, including,, and Mr. Gerlach is the author of six books, including Investment Clubs for Dummies and The Armchair Millionaire.

Douglas's Articles

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) is the leader in treating cystic fibrosis (CF), a hereditary disease that mainly affects the lungs. CF usually manifests quite early in life and can shorten life expectancy materially, observes Douglas Gerlach, growth stock expert and editor of Investor Advisory Service.
Significant populations of the world live their day-to-day lives without access to traditional banking and rely on commercial services to pay bills, cash checks, and send funds to family members, often internationally, explains Doug Gerlach, editor of SmallCap Informer — and a participant in The Interactive MoneyShow Virtual Expo on February 16-18. Register for free here.
Sometimes we all need to reach for the comfort of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Enter The J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM), whose consumable products can be found in 90% of U.S. homes, states Doug Gerlach, editor of Investor Advisory Service.
Patrick Industries (PATK) manufactures components and distributes building materials for the recreational vehicle (RV), marine, housing, and industrial markets, notes Doug Gerlach, growth stock expert and editor of Investor Advisory Service.

Douglas's Videos

A solid foundation of low interest rates, high demand, and limited supply has kept the US residential construction industry busy throughout 2020. But what does 2021 promise for these stocks? Doug Gerlach, editor of the award-winning Investor Advisory Service newsletter and the market-beating SmallCap Informer newsletter, will review key trends and evaluation metrics, and identify solid opportunities for total return in stocks in the housing and related industries.
As 2021 proceeds, pockets of the US and global economy will recover as the pandemic loses its grip on society. Which companies will benefit the most from the end of lockdowns? In this session, Doug Gerlach, editor of the SmallCap Informer and Investor Advisory Service stock newsletters, will showcase his team's top picks for delivering the best returns to individual stock pickers in 2021.
Investors in individual stocks prefer the ability to select a personalized mix of securities that allows them to build a portfolio that meets their risk, reward, and diversification preferences, all at very low cost. In this class, Doug Gerlach of BetterInvesting and ICLUBcentral will discuss when it makes sense for stock investors to consider exchange-traded funds, to help meet specific portfolio objectives, to target particular industries, or to explore alternative strategies.
Holding small-cap stocks is not often seen as a defensive move, but the right small companies can deliver superior returns no matter the direction of the economy, the outcome of the pandemic, or the winners of the Congressional and Presidential elections. In this session, Doug Gerlach, founder and editor of the SmallCap Informer stock newsletter, will cut through the rhetoric and present his top picks for growth and total return in 2021 and beyond, all selected from smaller stocks running under Wall Street's radar.

Douglas's Books

Douglas Gerlach

The Armchair Millionaire

Packed with practical advice, personalized tools such as user-friendly worksheets, and actual stories of ordinary people who have built extraordinary portfolios using these methods, The Armchair Millionaire will show you how to get on the road to
Douglas Gerlach

The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Direct Stock Investing: Take Charge of Your Portfolio

A profitable purchase for investment enthusiasts. 'The Pocket Idiot's Guide™ to Direct Stock Investing' reveals an innovative style of investment that has been steadily growing under the huge shadow of Wall-Street home investors opening a Direct Stock Purchase (DSP) or a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) now offered by hundreds of major corporations, commission free. Investment guru Douglas Gerlach, an expert in

Newsletter Contributions

Investor Advisory Service

Each monthly issue of the Investor Advisory Service is packed with information aimed at helping you make smarter investing decisions about the stocks in your portfolio. From helping you gain perspective on the broader economic outlook, to identifying new stocks to consider, IAS will educate and inform you each month.

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