One in a series of columns on investing in the stock market. Michael Welch will present a session on stock market investing for the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Landoll Lanes in Marysville. Soup, sandwiches and sweets will be served. Suggested donation is $40 in support of restoration work at Marysville's historic depot.

A Trade Plan is much like a business plan for a company – it documents clear objectives and planned strategies to meet or exceed those objectives and it includes tactics for implementing the strategies. A well-managed company will generally have a documented business plan that is constantly evolving based on measured outcomes and changing market conditions.

Michael Welch is a trained market investor in foreign exchange, futures, equities, commodities and options. He is preparing to offer several educational investment workshops during the year as fundraisers for the Marysville historic depot.