A guy who loves complex analysis! He started out as an engineer at NASA, designing image processing hardware used in infrared astronomy. Paul then continued his engineering career at Hewlett Packard, where he specialized in calibration algorithms for RF and microwave signal analysis and generation. With several patents under his belt, he moved to the marketing and finance side of HP and became fascinated by the economics of the business. Paul’s new focus became ROE, NPV, IRR and other investment metrics. After his wife Julie won a very prestigious art award (the proverbial “kick in the butt”), Paul and his wife moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to a home in the woods west of Missoula, Montana, where she works as a full-time artist (www.JulieTChapman.com). Paul began a new career in commercial real estate, where his experience on the financial and business side of HP resulted in a mastery of income property analysis (and happy clients). After discovering ForEx and tackling it like any other engineering problem, Paul noted the essential randomness of the market, very low signal to noise ratio and the risk/reward dangers. He has developed a trading approach - using options in conjunction with fundamental analysis - which matches the market characteristics. Instead of utilizing the technical trader’s tools of RSI and MACD, Paul has focused on the deeper economic indicators of current-account balance, balance of trade, differential interest rates and unemployment. His weekly newsletter, the Stafford Currency Briefing, is a direct result of his own weekly preparations for trading currencies on the fundamentals.