Andrew Thrasher, CMT writes regularly at his blog, www.athrasher.com and currently works at The Financial Enhancement Group, a central Indiana-based money management firm. Andrew serves as a member of the investment allocation team, which manages 1 long/short strategy and 5 long-only strategies. He specializes in technical analysis, creating proprietary strategies and economic models implemented both professionally and personally. He currently holds the Chartered Market Technician®, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor SM and Accredited Asset Management Specialist SM designations. Andrew is also a member of the Market Technician Association. He also holds a Series 65 securities license and is registered with World Equity Group. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Financial Counseling and Planning from Purdue University and resides in the Indianapolis-area along with his wife, Abby, and their dog, Brooke. Andrew is also a featured contributor to TraderPlanet and Forexpros.
I spent my youth growing up on a farm in western North Dakota and graduated from NDSU. After graduation, I entered the USAF through ROTC and spent 20 years in the Air Force, mostly as a meteorologist. I graduated from the US Naval Post Graduate School with a M.S. in Meteorology. I also am a CFP, but do not work in the industry. I am an investor and trader -- lots of similarities between trading markets and meteorology. You are trying to determine the future.
As an independent trader, I focus on tradeable advice across a wide range of financial products and markets. After several years of short-term trading I now find the real challenge is to take a trade guided by macro views and only pick those trades that fit my trading personality. As a Psychologist I see the investment and trading world as a mirror of mass psychology and sentiment. Any ideas expressed are solely for educational and informational purposes.