After obtaining degrees in Economics, Finance and Business Management from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, Josh went on to work for prestigious companies such as Goldman Sachs JBWere, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and AvaTrade. In all, Josh has worked in the financial sector since 2001 and has experience in investor relations, small stocks, portfolio management, money management, forex, commodities and other derivatives. He is especially adept at providing financial training and financial planning with a focus on offshore investment strategies. Josh rose to become the leading analyst at AvaTrade and is acclaimed for his financial expertise and profitable trading. He has been a contributor for DailyFX and produces the Trading Spotlight blog. He is also the director of The Alpha Generator, a company established to help traders produce profits in the forex and derivative markets and provides money management, training and consultancy services.
Age 67, high school and self educated. Retired after 38 years with one of the largest financial services companies in the world. Handle my own portfolio on-line since 2002 before retirement in 2008. I am a momentum investor 100% equities, stocks only, now only mid to high dividend payers with 10% mad money which is in cash. When first took over portfolio lucked into precious metals and energy for major gains for years until I learned serious lessons in 2008-9. As a Canadian have been big in REITS, metals and minerals and energy. Often played Canadian Banks as short or day trades with great success. Blackberry was my first substantial tech investment so as "Sgt. Shultz" used to say "I know nothing" about it (technical aspects). I would consider my expertise if one would call it that, having a knowledge of the momentum of a stock based on every word (and the numbers although not a strength of mine) written about it, including the company itself. Also, always understand completely what the company does and what it needs to do to increase in value. I track almost daily over 200 companies entering their movement and any forecasts and opinions of recognized rating entities and any individuals who make sense.
David Harris is an independent stock market investor and trader with an interest in modeling price movements in stock markets. In particular, David has spent the last ten years developing mathematical models to identify market tops and market bottoms and more recently a model that identifies bubbles in national stock market indices and individual stocks. Trained originally as an Electronic Engineer, David has a First Class Honors Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Leeds University, UK and a PhD in Adaptive Control Algorithms, also from Leeds University. David has worked as a Senior IT Manager in the City of London and more recently in New York City for a variety of Investment Banks, including NatWest Markets, Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Bermuda and HSBC Bank.