William Donovan

Has written about investing, business and the economy for more than 20 years, sharing his expertise with newspapers, magazines, investment firms and book publishers.Currently writes financial public relations content for Wall Street mutual fund firms and securities analysts.A business journalist and financial writer; former senior staff writer for the Providence Journal and the co-author of "Investing Secrets of the Masters," a book on the fundamentals of investing published by McGraw-Hill.


Bill Donovan is a former writer for The Balance, providing expertise on asset allocation and socially-responsible investing. Donovan was also a former senior business writer for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Providence Journal in Rhode Island, covering the economy and the stock market.

He has co-authored "​​Investing Secrets of the Masters," a book on the fundamentals of investing published in five languages by McGraw-Hill and featured on the national Fox News program Your World with Neil Cavuto.

He also has extensive experience writing for Wall Street mutual fund managers and securities analysts through his work as a senior writer for a financial services public relations firm.

Donovan holds an undergraduate degree in communications from Boston College and a master's degree in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C.

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