About the Author - Dick
Davis is one of the most widely known and highly respected market
commentators of his time. He founded the "Dick Davis Digest"
in 1982, one of the nation's most successful investment newsletters,
with subscribers in 50 states and 50 foreign countries. (He no
longer has an affiliation.) Based in South Florida, Davis was
the nation's only non-salesman employee of a member of the New York
Stock Exchange (Merrill Lynch, Walston, Drexel Burnham), to work
full-time as a broadcaster.
He pioneered in-depth stock
market reporting on radio and television in the mid-'60s to the
mid-'80s. On radio, he broadcast as often as 5 times a day for
20 years. On television, he broadcast twice a day for 20
years. His was television's first daily in-depth market
report. It won the Janus award for the nation's best business
reporting, and it laid the groundwork for the popular PBS "Nightly
Business Report," launched from the same TV station in Miami in the
late '70s. Davis also wrote a three times a week stock market
column for the "Miami Herald," which was syndicated by Knight Ridder
to some 100 newspapers for over 10 years.
Born in 1928 and raised in
Yonkers, New York, Davis attended Horace Mann School for Boys,
Hobart College, Syracuse University and University of Miami with
majors in English literature and accounting. He served in the
Army Counter Intelligence Corps in Japan during the Korean war.
His Investment career started in 1958 in the Miami Beach office of
Merrill Lynch. He first went on the air for Merrill in 1965,
and he broadcast uninterruptedly for the next 20 years. He
resides in Boca Raton, Florida where he looks forward to visits from
his six perfect grandchildren.