June 11, 2015

Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Retired John A. Logan College finance professor, David England, received some national attention recently, appearing on MarketWatch, a financial watch Web site that, according to Wikipedia, provides business news, analysis, and stock market data.

England has been a target interview of late after issuing a “gentleman’s challenge” to CNBC finance expert and renowned author, Jim Cramer. England disagrees with Cramer’s assertion that there are 49 “buy now” stocks.

He said he would have no problem with the notion that there may be 49 stocks to watch, but not necessarily purchase. England said the challenge, which began in April, would encompass the monitoring of the stocks for six months, and that if more than half perform well, he will gladly pay Cramer’s way to Southern Illinois, where he will be treated to a meal fit for a king at 17th Street Bar & Grill.  

Should Cramer accept England’s challenge and lose, he would then, in turn, take England to dinner in New York City.

“If you’re big enough to put a ‘Buy Now’ list out there to the public, you should put your money where your mouth is so to speak and accept my challenge,” England said.

England returns to the classroom through JALC’s Continuing Education program, offering a three-seminar series on finance, entitled, Stock Market 101, 102 and 103. Each session is held on a Thursday and runs from 9 to 4:30.

“It’s an opportunity to build financial wealth for you and your family,” he said.

The first session is set for June 18. The other two classes meet July 9 and Aug. 6. Cost is $89 per session. There are still openings, but they are filling up fast.

England began teaching finance classes at Logan in 2002.

To view England’s interviews with MarketWatch, click on the following links: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/jim-cramer-may-want-to-take-this-bet-on-his-stock-picking-skills-2015-06-01 and http://www.marketwatch.com/video/professor-challenges-jim-cramer-with-stock-bet/045FACCF-FECE-4F65-9344-E4F7339A23EF.html


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