About the Author: Jayson Derrick has over 7 years experience in the world of high frequency trading having assumed several positions within the industry. The first as a trader where he traded millions of shares daily, a risk manager overseeing more than $75 million in trader funds, and then the director of sales, trading and training for a well known equity trading firm. Jayson currently works for a local hedge fund as director of research with the responsibility of closely following dozens of stocks and news sources. Jayson has also worked closely with several international hedge funds in an advisory role.
Despite the heavy background in intra day high frequency trading, Jayson also held positions as portfolio analyst where he recommended long term investments. Jayson is a contributor to Seeking Alpha and is asked for his commentary and analysis on several other large financial websites on topics such as emerging economies, ETFs and explaining basic financial terms.