Mark Eidem, CFA and CMT, is a Regional Investment Strategist for Schwab Trading Solutions. In this role, Mark serves Schwab offices in Pacific Northwest, Reno, Utah, Alaska, and Hawaii. Mark became an investor in 1974, when he joined his college Investment Club at West Point. After graduation and several years of service in the Army, Mark joined Merrill Lynch in 1985. In 2003, he became a professional trader, working for a New York–based firm. Mark joined Schwab in September 2004.