William Pike’s background includes experience as both an equity and high yield bond portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments. He taught the introductory investment course sponsored by the Boston Security Analyst’s Society for more than 20 years. The early editions of this book are the outgrowth of that course. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia University. He has provided investment commentary on radio and television and has spoken before a variety of investment groups.