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I have 20+ years of investment experience ranging from trading to institutional sales to CIO for a Large Cap Equity Fund. I tend to lean on the GARP side of the industry and shy away from momentum stories. I have a contrarian bent to my analysis. Technical analysis helps assist the fundamental stories behind every investment I recommend.
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.
After graduating with a PhD in philosophy, I found myself torn between two things I loved doing the most--philosophy and investing/trading. I think I have finally managed to strike a balance between the two--teaching philosophy and trading the markets for part of the time each. As much as I like the markets, I can't bear sitting in front of the monitors looking at ticking candlestick charts all day long.
I started learning to invest back in 2000 at the height of the tech bubble. Like many at the time, I lost money, but learned quite a few valuable lessons. For self-directed investing, I like to tap into global trends through ETFs, options and other vehicles. Presently, I have holdings in gold and silver, in agriculture and energy. I also invest in the best managed domestic and global mutual funds with good long-term track records. .
I do some short-term to intermediate-term trading using technical analysis as well.
I am a materials engineer specializing in advanced finishes and coatings used in anti-corrosion and UV inhibition applications. I have undergraduate degrees in history and chemistry from Michigan State University.
I have been managing my own portfolio since 1998 with a fair amount of success. I learned a great deal from the technology bubble and thus was unscathed by the housing bubble. I am a skeptic, but not to the point of cynical delusion. Rather than attempt to justify, I attempt to understand. I am neither bull nor bear. Instead, I look to find ways to benefit from the reality at hand.