A veteran reporter, Mr. Marcial's "Inside Wall Street" column for Business Week is considered among the most influential stock columns today and is closely watched by investors and corporate executives alike.
For more than 25 years, Mr. Marcial has been writing about the stock market first at The Wall Street Journal, where he penned the "Heard on the Street" and "Abreast of the Market" columns and since 1981 at Business Week. His inside scoops are the products of old-fashioned journalism - strong reporting. His sources are money managers, hedge-fund executives, big investors and company insiders.
Mr. Marcial's columns are so influential - a favorable mention in his column often results in a rise in the stock price on the first trading day the magazine becomes available to the public - that others often cite him, including James J. Cramer, founder of TheStreet.com.
Mr. Marcial himself makes regular appearances on CNNfn to discuss his week's musings. A native of Manila, Mr. Marcial began his reporting career at The Hong Kong Standard. He is the author of "Secrets of the Street: The dark side of making money," which was published in 1995.