Gene G. Marcial is BusinessWeek senior writer, a position he assumed in January, 1989. He writes the magazine's influential "Inside Wall Street" column. Marcial joined BusinessWeek in 1981 as "Inside Wall Street" editor. Prior to that, he spent nearly eight years at The Wall Street Journal writing such columns as "Heard on the Street" and "Abreast of the Market". In 1995, McGraw-Hill published Marcial's book Secrets of the Street: The Dark Side of Making Money, and in 2008, FT Press published Gene Marcial's 7 Commandments of Stock Investing. He holds a bachelor's degree from Santo Tomas University in Manila and a master's from New York University.