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.

Gene Marcial

Articles by Gene Marcial


  • Marcial: Penn National's Winning Hand
    The gaming operator has a strong balance sheet, cash, and prudent management. Now it's looking for distressed properties, and could place a bet on Vegas
  • Marcial: A Look at Gabelli's Fab Five
    In three-and-a-half years, the investment firm's quarterly stock picks have soundly beaten the S&P 500. Coca-Cola is part of the current lineup
  • Marcial: First Solar's Bright Future
    Amid worries of the recession's lingering effects, shares lost 15% in the week after a strong earnings report. That means it could be just the time to buy
  • Marcial: Bargain Shopping with Macy's
    The beleaguered retailer's shares look cheap to some analysts, who see profits rebounding as savings from Macy's restructuring kick in and the…
  • Marcial: 'An Excellent Deal' for Yahoo
    Carl Icahn says Yahoo couldn't afford to keep competing against Microsoft and Google. But many analysts and investors are skeptical about the…




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