Evan is the founder and CEO of Prattle Analytics, a financial data company. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University as well as Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Evan’s financial research has been featured in Bloomberg News while his academic research has been published in journals and edited volumes. Notably, Evan’s first article in Bloomberg, “Strong Dollar Advocates Make a Weak Case” (Jan. 25, 2012), showcased a mathematical model he designed to successfully predict every intermediate S&P 500 market bottom and top since 2008. Evan’s financial research will be further showcased in his forthcoming book titled “How the Fed Moves Markets.” In his consulting capacity, Evan has vetted the political, economic and financial risks of major infrastructure investments for large corporations. Evan has also vetted finances, management structures and community engagement of small and midsize financial institutions to maximize relationships, tax status and grant opportunities from the government. From 2010-2014 Evan taught courses in economics, public policy and political science at Harvard University and Brown University.
I am retired. I was academically trained as an Institutional Economist specializing in comparative economic sytems. I am very knowledgeable about the old Soviet style command economies as well as the various types of mixed economies that currently exist.
I've spent the last 21 years in the commodities, futures and Forex markets. I appear on CNBC, CNBC Asia, Bloomberg Television and radio, CNN, CNN International, CNN Moneyline, Fox Business News, First Business (Canada), Stockvoice HD (Japan), Phoenix TV (China) as well as local television broadcasts throughout the country. To date, I've done over 700 interviews on various economic, political and market-based topics. I appear in 10-15 live television interviews per month.
I've been teaching and mentoring traders, both live and online since 2002. I use my experience as a proprietary trader, a fund of hedge funds manager and an institutional broker to give real world insight and direction to individual traders world-wide. To date,I have taught and mentored over 5000 students. I continues to speak live, globally and presently serves as the Chief Market Strategist for Topstep Trader.
81 years old and counting.
PhD in Biochem, minor Genetics, UNC Chapel Hill.
MS Analytical Chem, St. Joseph's. (evening college).
BSc Chem, PCPS, now USP Philadelphia.
Hobby: Neurophysiological basis of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
More-or-less self-taught individual small investor, who started late.
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individual investor, traded as a local for a short period on the NYFE and COMEX in 1980's, I worked as a commercial mortgage broker (during college), became an attorney, practiced commercial litigation and then later co- founded a privately held Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (in 1996) which serves the enterprise segment and has over 200 Million in sales per annum.
DARO was my badge when i traded.