In addition to working as a freelance financial editor/writer for InvestorPlace, Newsmax, The Motley Fool, Investopedia, Forbes, Beacon Equity Research and Investor Concepts (among others), Derek Simon was also the editor of Small Cap Insider, a monthly newsletter highlighting investment opportunities in the small cap sector.

His sports pieces have been featured (or linked to) on Yahoo.com, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, AOL Sports and CBS Sports.

He’s headed numerous special projects, including the development and production of betting guides for the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races, handicapping reports, investment reports and a variety of promotional and video productions.

Derek has also designed and been the administrator of numerous Web sites, including SimonSaysRacing.com, Databasebetting.com and the Moffat County Morning News site.

He currently works as a content writer for Bang Energy in Hollywood, Florida.

Sports Betting

Beerlife Sports

Is ‘Smart Money’ Really Smart in NBA Betting?
There’s Betting Gold in the Nuggets Tonight!

Sports Betting Stats

How to optimize your bankroll I (Sports Betting Stats)
How to optimize your bankroll II (Sports Betting Stats)


History says Omaha Beach won’t win the Kentucky Derby


List of published articles


Avoiding underlays

Bang® Energy Content Links

Blog Posts

How to Get a Great Upper Body Workout Without Going to the Gym
It’s Time for You to KAATSU!

Product Info

Bang® Sweet Tea 12 Pack
Bang® Energy Drinks 12 Pack

UX Writing

Text for soon-to-be-released Bang® Anti-Diet App and other, internal applications.

Business Writing

Small Cap Insider
Editor of own financial newsletter (sponsored by Insiders Strategy Group)

Small Cap Insider Issue #1
Small Cap Insider Issue #2

Beacon Equity Research

Melts in the Ground (Beacon Equity Research)
Trimming the Fat (Beacon Equity Research)

Investor Concepts Magazine

The rush is on again (Investor Concepts magazine)


Monday, bloody Monday (Investopedia)
Irrational Exuberance, Part II (Investopedia)
Is the American bankings system a ponzi scheme (Investopedia)
Stem Cell Mad-ness (Investopedia)

iStock Analyst

Word on the Street #1 (iStockAnalyst)
Word on the Street #9 (iStockAnalyst)


How Should You Invest Around Market Holidays
Why a 27% Stock Price Increase Still Leaves Apple Investors Worried

Motley Fool

Big Lots (Motley Fool)


Sports bets that would have made you rich in 2009
The most profitable rookie sports debuts

Stocks to Trade

What Do Low Interest Rates Have to Do With Trading?

Street Authority

How the high price of gas can pump up your portfolio (Street Authority)

Taipan Publishing Group

How to avoid sinking stocks (Taipan Publishing Group)

Sports Writing

Yahoo Sports

Blame it on Secretariat


History says Omaha Beach won’t win the Kentucky Derby

US Racing

The truth about Lasix
It’s time to call Beyer speed figures what they really are

Hello Race Fans!

Speed Rations: A modern interpretation of pace handicapping

Fitness & Nutrition Writing

Personal blogs

End of the road
What going to the gym has taught me about life


The food chain it is a-changin (Deeptone)

Technology Writing

Rocky Mountain TechLine Magazine

Future of social networking (Rocky Mountain TechLine)
Hi tech healing (Rocky Mountain TechLine)

Business Audio / Video

Taking Stock with Derek Simon 12/6/06 (iStockAnalyst)
Taking Stock with Derek Simon 11/25/06 (iStockAnalyst)

Sports Audio / Video

US Racing Show (PlayerFM)
TwinSpires Horse Racing Podcast with Derek Simon (TwinSpires)
2019 Kentucky Derby (US Racing)

Special Projects

Belmont Stakes betting guide
Investing opportunities in legalized sports betting

Featured photo by Andrew Neal on Unsplash.