Prior to founding AltaVista in early 2004, Mr. Krause worked at UBS in New York, where he developed and published Global Profit Picture — the first attempt by any major Wall Street firm to measure and dissect corporate profitability worldwide. Michael also produced and enhanced the industry-leading publication focusing on S&P 500 earnings, Profit Picture Monthly. It was during this time that he developed expertise in analyzing indices which he now applies to the world of ETFs. Having lived and worked in Asia for six years, he speaks Japanese and Chinese. He is also a frequent contributor to broadcast and print media. Visit his site: ETF Research Center (http://www.etfresearchcenter.com)
My name is Payman Winborn. Upon graduation from college in 1999 I founded a company that distributed computer hardware. Although this was a profitable business, I did not want to focus all my resources on one avenue of success, so I looked to diversify my interests. I explored real estate and finance as possible alternative businesses and discovered an interest and passion in futures trading. This is what I ultimately choose as a second source of income.
Initially, I imagined that day trading would be the ideal profession: no customers or staff, no inventory or rent and the possibility of unlimited income. And, more importantly, it presented me with the opportunity to work anywhere....from the privacy of my home or from the balcony of a hotel room overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately, I knew little about the pitfalls of day trading for a living. To begin with, I spent countless hours reading books, studying charts and conducting research in an effort to become a profitable trader. Six years later, and after the loss of several hundred thousand dollars, my efforts finally resulted in the development of a highly profitable strategy.
This strategy is primarily based on technical analysis and was developed for ES E-Mini S&P 500 Futures contracts from CME Group but it also works in many other financial instruments such as Stocks (NYSE), Bonds, Currencies(Forex Spot), Commodities (Gold and Crude Oil From CME GROUP,Globex,NYMEX, CBOT,Brent Crud Oil From ICE Global Markets), Options, Global Indices and CFD’s with similar high accuracy.
In retrospect, I understand that the biggest barrier to my success was the fact that I tried to learn everything by myself. An experienced mentor could have helped me avoid that painful learning experience....and saved me a significant amount of money as well as many years of frustration.
Today I am an active, and profitable, trader. As a token of appreciation for my success, I now share my tools and experience with other day traders. I believe that my knowledge and skill can help others become successful traders and, in the summer of 2010, I began to publish my realtime market signals and daily results online in order to demonstrate the accuracy of my trading strategy.
Matthew Tucker, CFA, Managing Director, is Head of the iShares Fixed Income Strategy team. He leads the product strategy effort for exchange-traded funds, and leads the platform's efforts in North and Latin America iShares. His team focuses on developing new fixed income iShares strategies, partnering with the iShares team on product delivery, and supporting iShares client sales. Matt is an associate of BlackRock Investments, LLC. BlackRock, Inc. and its affiliates are not affiliated with Seeking Alpha.
Matt's service with the firm dates back to 1996, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he led the US Fixed Income Investment Solutions team, where he was responsible for overseeing product strategy for active, index, enhanced index, iShares (ETF) and long/short products. Previously, he was a portfolio manager and trader in fixed income focused on US government securities. Matt was part of the team that developed and launched the first fixed income ETF in 2002, and worked as the lead portfolio manager for fixed income iShares. He began his career at Barra, where he supported clients in the use of Barra's fixed-income analytics. Matt earned a BS degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and is a CFA Charter Holder. He is a frequent contributor to a number of financial publications and has written extensively on fixed income ETF markets and dynamics.
Director/Producer/Consultant, author on the subject of motion pictures and television production and related subjects including: digital delivery of programming and television advertising and media entertainment payroll services.
Born and live in Southern Cone of South America. European descent. University degree. Several post-graduate scholarships and fellowships in the USA. Native language Spanish, 2nd language English, can read almost fluently French and Portuguese. Still in busy professional practice but considering retirement in no longer than 5 years.
Mordecai Rosenberg has been interested in trading for seven years and has been trading for the last six. He trades stocks, futures, bonds, options and currencies.
He lives in Ireland with his wife and four children.
David Datny is Director of App Partnerships at Seeking Alpha. David is responsible for helping bring on new Application Partners for Seeking Alpha's Investing App Store. He's been with Seeking Alpha already since 2008.
Prior to joining Seeking Alpha, David worked as a analyst at a Hedge Fund a well as PartSearch Technologies, a late stage startup in NYC. He also has extensive Business Development and consulting experience working with various startups.
I'm a retired hobbyist who's trying to trying to absorb as many new things about stock selection and investing as I can, with the goal of developing a process to outperform the market long term with reasonable risk.
I'm unsure if I'm up to the task. ;-)