Riag currently spends his time as a fulltime trader, trading his own account (no affiliations). He mainly trades currencies and stock market indices through CFD’s and options.
His trading style may characterized as top-down, leveraged, short term (ie with a holding period ranging between intraday and several weeks) and with a high regard for risk management. Trades are primarily based on longer term trends, macroeconomic expectations and pricing anomalies. Hence, his focus is on the cross-section (eg fundamentals, proxies for fundamentals, other markets, sentiment indicators, volatility, etc.). Reliance on technical analysis is limited to its basics (eg trends, volume, support and resistance). He mainly uses it in ‘normal’/low volatility periods, not so much for its supposed predictive value but more to get an indication of what’s currently going on in the market (timing).
Riag has a background in economics (MSc, graduated cum laude in 2011 from Erasmus School of Economics). As an economist, he is particularly interested in theoretically sound and empirically testable explanations for the richer dynamics of exchange rate puzzles, the equity premium puzzle, momentum, calendar anomalies, and the impact of monetary policy and portfolio insurance techniques on asset prices. Other topics of interest within economics are heterogeneous agent models, Knightian uncertainty, business cycle analysis and alternative monetary economics.
"Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux, and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected." George Soros
Charterred Accountant in Canada
Was a professional in the investment business in Canada in corporate finance, as a security analyst, as a stockbroker, founded a short term, technical analysis based trading fund and ran it for 5 years, retired in 1994.
Played golf until arthritis ended my ability to play
In 2011 resumed my trading system, is now a work in progress.
Am presently trading ETF's, stocks and options, go long, short and hedge
Spent over 30 years in computer systems work, many different functions. Owned my own business for awhile. Got tired of it (managing employees is not my baliwick) and stopped doing it professionally. Did other things, off and on, for some more years and finally bumped into this investing/trading stuff. "Looks like a challenge" said I and jumped in (I've found I'm happiest learning new things and overcoming challenges - this certainly qualifies as a challenge).
Still on the steep side of the learning curve, but with facilities like Seeking Alpha, internet availability of all sorts of information and dedication, I'm beginning to improve my performance.
As part of that learning, I've recently been working on learning technical analysis of charts.
I Have been using covered call options for a while and had good success with that, so I'm currently studying and playing with small positions using other option strategies.
Being interested in a lot of different things, I had a desire to check out natural gas, due to its environmental and potential cost benefits. Fortunately, before I dabbled in it, I had already learned to not trade on emotion and had started getting familiar with how I might more effectively use technical analysis of charts. My first foray into NG, using UNG, I made a small return in a short time, thanks to the charts.
As time goes on, I'm discovering additional resources. It looks like I might enjoy doing this for a long time.
Because of my background, I guess, I'm a big believer in "community knowledge". That is what any one of us knows is available to all the community members, except for those that need a serious "attitude adjustment".
I enjoy learning from all and sharing what I may have to contribute.
Professional investment portfolio management since 1974. CFA Charter (1981). Juris Doctor degree, Northwestern University School of Law (1965). Founder, current Chairman and CEO, Askari Equity Management LLC, successor corporation to RIA asset management proprietorship since 1974. "Semi-retired". Interested in consulting to small investment firms and to institutional clients. Very limited willingness to accept new accounts. Practiced corporate law in Chicago (1968-1982); including General Counsel to minority-enterprise Small Business Investment Company. Service on various Boards in Tucson, AZ (1980s-1990s) Peace Corps Volunteer, Kenya (1966-1967).
i am Greek American and i live in cyprus.
i am a financial analyst.
I have 15 expirience in European stock markets.
I am forex specialist.
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I write about emerging and frontier markets in Asia. I now primarily contribute work to Forbes Asia. My most recent work and my complete bio can be found on Forbes Asia's site:
If it is easier, you can find my recent work sorted by country on this Seeking Alpha blog:
You can follow me on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/FrontierWriter
You can find me on Linked In here (I accept 98% of connection requests): http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-springer/42/b15/844
I would like to thank Seeking Alpha's editorial staff for giving me a start in this profession. In particular I would like to thank George Moriarty and Eli Hoffman.
I will contribute still to Seeking Alpha from time to time as the opportunity presents itself.
The picture is a young man pole-vaulting a bull in Pamplona, Spain, as part of the festivities around the annual running of the bulls. "Play with the bull, avoid the horns."
As a data analyst, Freddy Hutter of Trendlines Research provides guidance in chart format on the specialties of peak oil, realty bubbles, baseline GDP projections and election predictions. Virtually each day an update is published to the website's MemberVenue. All charts are made publicly available the site's FreeVenue after a 90-day exclusivity to subscribers.
TRENDLines coverage commenced in 1989, but Hutter's macro economic guidance goes back to 1971. Accurate and timely analysis includes the TRENDLines Recession Indicators (TRI) for Canada, China & USA; the Realty Bubble Monitor's tracking of housing bubbles in Australia, Canada, UK & USA; the Barrel Meter's tracking of price components for gasoline and crude oil along with 1/5/10/23-year crude price projections; and the PS2500's multi-century forecast for oil production & depletion; and the Debt Wall - USA 30-year Debt/Deficit projections. Randomly the firm provides c02 projections on the effects of fossil fuel contribution to climate change; and key international election forecasts.
Shiloh Bell Sr. is a seasoned business writer and business developer. He has extensive entrepreneurial experience creating real world businesses and writing web content across a range of industries. A highly-focused self-starter, he is accustomed to a fast pace, tight deadlines and multiple assignments. He specializes in writing timely articles on investing, economics, and entrepreneurial topics for online viewers.
Shiloh holds a bachelor's degree in Business Economics from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. The emphasis of his academic work was placed on small business development and financial investments. He has aided in the creation of several business and investments guides for various online publishers.
Founder of FundTerms.com - a go-to resource on funds management terminology. We're currently expanding the database of terms (over 300 at the moment), we're hoping to get over 500 terms on the website soon, we'll also be looking to put out the occasional article e.g. on such esteemed sites as this one!
I run the website www.FinanceDocumentaries.com - it is a collection of documentaries on finance, banking, investing, and all of that cool interesting stuff. Watching finance documentaries is a great way to learn about financial matters, and often entertaining and extremely interesting.
Econ Grapher currently publishes the Econ Grapher blog. He previously worked in markets, trading, investment management, and corporate strategy. He has also set up two internet research businesses in stock research and economic research.