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

Significant populations of the world live their day-to-day lives without access to traditional banking and instead rely on commercial services to pay bills, cash checks, and send funds to family members, often internationally, notes Doug Gerlach, editor of SmallCap Informer.
With the prospect of inflation running hotter than it has in many years, how should stock investors react? Traditionally, many assets that are best-suited for income and capital preservation goals perform better in times of inflation, notes Doug Gerlach, editor of SmallCap Informer.
Central Garden & Pet (CENTA) manufactures and distributes products for two markets: pet supplies (approximately 60% of revenue) and lawn & garden (40%), observes Doug Gerlach, editor of Investor Advisory Service.
In both 2014 and 2015, we recommended Universal Display Corp. (OLED), impressed by the company’s prospects and valuation; as its valuation appeared to leap ahead of the fundamentals in March 2017, we recommended selling the shares and reaping the rewards, notes Doug Gerlach, editor of Small Cap Informer.

Douglas's Videos

The prospects of higher inflation, supply chain disruptions, increasing energy prices, rising interest rates, and slowing consumer spending will all impact American businesses in 2022. Companies in some sectors and industries might perform better than others, though, if they possess the right qualities. In this session, Doug Gerlach, editor of the SmallCap Informer and Investor Advisory Service stock newsletters, will share his team's thoughts on the characteristics that will allow some stocks to stand out in 2022.
Gold prices dropped in the first half of 2021 but concerns about inflation and capital preservation may be part of a collection of macro factors that could drive higher prices for the rest of the year. For stock investors not accustomed to including gold in their portfolio composition, there may be some opportunities to consider in gold miners and royalty stocks. In this session, Doug Gerlach will discuss some of his favorite gold miners from the perspective of fundamental, long-term focused investors, taken from his market-beating SmallCap Informer newsletter.
Is your portfolio strategy accidentally on autopilot? Has greed been driving your behavior? What are you doing with the overvalued stocks in your portfolio? While it may be impossible to remove human nature and emotion completely from the investment decision-making process, it is possible to understand and control many of the invisible forces that influence how you invest. Learn to recognize how your fears and misperceptions can lead you down the wrong path, and how following many of Wall Street's maxims cause you to make "dumb" mistakes.
Investment clubs have helped friends, family members, and co-workers to learn about investing in the stock market for more than 80 years in the US. In the process, many of these clubs have found the keys to successful investing. In this session, Doug Gerlach, author of Investment Clubs for Dummies, will present an overview of how clubs form and operate, and the strategies they typically use in their quest to outperform the market.

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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