Steve Jobs may have dropped out of Reed College a couple years before I got there but I departed with a B.A. in Economics. Subsequent to that I picked up an MBA in Finance from The Cox School of Business at SMU and an MIM in International Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management now part of ASU.
My 35+ year financial services career includes advisory, banking, brokerage and various research and model building endeavors. I have traded equities, futures, options, FX, and Treasuries for a number of different entities and I was principal of a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (C.T.A) and an Introducing Broker. (I.B). I have executed in a number of environments and with/for a number of entities and my career has focused on real time price action.
I was Vice President and Sr. Technical Market for Dean Witter Reynolds Futures when the Market Technicians Association “MTA” came up with the Chartered Market Technician “CMT” designation and I founded of the Chicago branch. Technology was lacking back in the day but that is where I honed my skills and why I call myself one of last of the “wire-house chart readers”.
I hold an aged U.S. Open Chess class championship and believe it or not I even beat the IBM program “Big Blue” which in the 70’s was the best technology could deliver. I would NOT EVEN THINK of taking on Watson!
You can find examples of my work all over as I am a registered contributor at some well known financial portals world wide.
Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones’ financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
Hypothetical Performance Disclosure:
Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. no representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.