Resides In

Bountiful, Utah


Brigham Young Univesity, San Jose State University


Technical Analysis, Trading, Instructional Design, Investing


  • Member of Investopedia's Financial Review Board
  • 20+ years of experience as an active investor and full-time trader in securities, futures, forex, and penny stocks
  • Background in education spans over 20 years as a content manager, adjunct instructor, trading coach, managing director, and instructor
  • Co-author of a book targeted at teaching the GainsMaster Investing approach
  • Financial Education Consultant


Gordon Scott has been an active investor and has provided education to individual traders and investors for over 20 years. He is a licensed broker, an active trader, and proprietary day trader.

Gordon teaches the Investopedia Academy's Penny Stock Trading course, but his background in instruction is broad and deep. From 2013 to 2018 he was the Managing Director of the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation's examination program for the CMT Association ( The CMT is a globally-accepted technical analysis credential in the financial industry.

Gordon has over 15 years experience as a trading coach. For four years, he was the content manager at Investools, which publishes research and commentary on trading strategies. Gordon developed an online curriculum and oversaw its growth during the Thinkorswim and TD Ameritrade mergers.

Gordon's career also includes 10-years with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), where he developed instructional materials and business process refinement. He also was an Adjunct Instructor at Brigham Young University–Organizational Strategy and Leadership department.

Gordon is co-author of the book,?Invest to Win (McGraw-Hill 2013),?with Toni Turner. The book provides insight on investing approaches and in managing a bullish portfolio known as the?GainsMaster Investing?method.


Gordon received his Bachelor of Arts in technical writing from Brigham Young University and earned his master's degree in instructional technology at San Jose State University.?Gordon is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). He is also a member of the CMT Association.