Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Daniel J. Zanger is a technical stock analyst and equities trader. Having turned $10,775 into $18 million between June 1998 and December 1999, he is the world record holder for the largest percent change for a personal portfolio for a 12-month period of time and an 18-month period of time in the history of the stock market. This success brought him coverage from Fortune, Forbes, and Stocks & Commodities Magazines.
Dan Zanger holds the world record for one-year stock market portfolio appreciation, gaining over 29,000%. In around two years, he turned $11,000 into $42 million.Fortune magazine, December 18, 2000, wrote an extensive article on Zanger, covering his trading style and personality.Zanger grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. His father was a physician & his mother was a psychologist. He started college but dropped out to snow ski for a few years in Colorado and Idaho. He had a few odd jobs, such as bell hop, cab driver & prep cook to support himself during his early twenties.Eventually, he moved back to LA with no education and no professional trade. He started working for a landscape company and eventually got his California contractor's license. He ventured into pool building in Beverly Hills as an independent contractor where he made a modest living from then on.His mother Elaine loved the stock market and Dan would often watch the Business Channel with her. One day in 1978 Dan saw a stock explode across the ticker tape at the bottom of the screen hitting $1. He made his first purchase and sold the stock a few weeks later at over $3. From that sale on, he was hooked on the action of the market tape, usually carrying a quote trek with him on his contracting jobs to stay up on stock prices.