Financial Quantitative Analyst at YellowPalace.com
I have been exclusively working on trading algorithms for the last five years. Working for large corporations for most of my life have taught myself the value of independence. I believe that you shouldn't be working for nobody except yourself.
I am experienced software engineer and large-scale application architect with over twenty-five years of experience in the computer industry. I have worked at Microsoft for more than twenty-one years.
I had worked as a development manager, lead, and a programmer. My expertise in technologies range from Windows online, Internet Services, internationalization, business applications, to low-level Assembly coding as well as Access, Reporting Services, C#, Visual Basic, and Windows. I hold a BSC in Mathematics, and a Master’s degree in Computers Science and Information Systems.
Greg founded REX Shares with a focus on creating products that help investors navigate turbulent markets and preserve wealth. Greg’s track record as an entrepreneur has brought innovation and transformational product engineering to the ETF industry. In 2006 he created the iPath™ platform for Barclays. In 2009 he co-founded VelocityShares, LLC, serving as CEO. He has also led ETF Product and Marketing teams for Credit Suisse and Global X Funds. Greg has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in Forbes, Barron's and numerous other financial publications. He has an MBA from UC Davis and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
I rub shoulders with the brightest and sharpest financial minds on a full-time basis. I have made great calls, I have made stupid calls over the course of my career as a professional investment executive.
As a student of the market, I use my educational background in psychology and business to understand the market environment and identify opportunities for generating performance. I have completed my MBA, obtained my CFA charter and I am a licensed derivatives trader.
My biggest aspiration for contributing on SA is to shine a light on stocks, bonds and volatility instruments so that the readers may learn and profit. I also find writing to be quite stimulative and helps me improve my thought process, which is a huge bonus.
I'm an investment professional with more than 15 years of trading experience.
My current and upcoming articles will contain a short synopsis of overall market developments on a weekly basis. Particular focus is on VIX-related instruments.
My profession is in biomedical research. I have over 25 years experience investing and trading stocks, options, ETFs, mutual funds, and futures in most asset classes, including volatility. I have a long-standing interest in algorithmic trading strategies. Over the last several years, we have worked towards developing and in some cases deploying with real money the strategies we have developed.
Scott Grannis was Chief Economist from 1989 to 2007 at Western Asset Management Company, a Pasadena-based manager of fixed-income funds for institutional investors around the globe. He was a member of Western's Investment Strategy Committee, was responsible for developing the firm's domestic and international outlook, and provided consultation and advice on investment and asset allocation strategies to CFOs, Treasurers, and pension fund managers. He specialized in analysis of Federal Reserve policy and interest rate forecasting, and spearheaded the firm's research into Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS). Prior to joining Western Asset, he was Senior Economist at the Claremont Economics Institute, an economic forecasting and consulting service headed by John Rutledge, from 1980 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989, he was Principal at Leland O'Brien Rubinstein Associates, a financial services firm that specialized in sophisticated hedging strategies for institutional investors.
Visit his blog: Calafia Beach Pundit (http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/)
Price Headley was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with specific real-time stock and options strategies and investment education to profit from significant market trends. Price appears regularly on CNBC, Fox News, and in a variety of major financial news outlets. Timer Digest recognized the success of BigTrends.com's investment strategies by ranking Price among the Top 10 Market Timers for stock market timing.
Spent about 12 years as both a buy and sell side Quant analyst. Although I'm told the majority of algo trading is trend following, I'm a mean reversionist/contrarian by nature and you will see that in my opinions. Those opinions, of course, are entirely my own.
Spent much of my spare time in the last few years taking apart all things VIX related.
CTO, FLHP Trading Systems, LLC
Aerospace and Computational Engineer with 28 years experience in Engineering and Scientific Modeling and Programming including large scale vector and parallel processing. Work includes Finite Element Modeling in Structural Analysis, Magnetic Modeling, and Fluid Dynamics codes primarily for the Aerospace community. 30+ years of stock market and mutual fund investing, 8+ years of ETF and options trading.
I am a 15 year veteran of the buy-side, with over a decade of experience in Investment Management, at one time overseeing several billion dollars in hedge fund assets for institutional clients. Currently, I advise wealthy families on their investment portfolios as well as trade my own money.
Articles on Seeking Alpha are meant to be a snapshot of my views, but do not necessarily always reflect my portfolio. I also try to write on controversial and contrarian topics.
All money received from Seeking Alpha activities is currently being donated to various charities, including the World Food Program and UNICEF.
I had the pleasure of working with Goldman Sachs in the early 90s. I have seen markets skyrocket and bubbles bust. I was CFO for a large family owned conglomerate for 12 years in which I actively invested the companies account as one of my many duties. I then bought into a failing bank in middle Georgia and was able to clean it up and sale it to a Michigan based bank holding company. I then retired and became a private investor. My training came from Robert Mitchell and many others. However, because of seeing so much wealth destroyed during times of wild speculation, I became more focused on value investing with a focus on companies that used the debt capital wisely. I have been train in technical and fundamental analysis and use both. Fundamental analysis to find opportunities and technical analysis to find entry and exit points. I do not subscribe to hyperbole in either a positive or negative manner. When investment advise is given, one has a fiduciary obligation to those that hear or read it. Today investor seem to be much younger and have not had to deal with rising rates or bear markets. I have lived through and invested during both.
Solely focused on volatility trading (ETF, futures, options).
There's no greater edge in the market in my opinion than deep inside volatlity trading.
Purchased my first stock at 12 years old, later majored in Finance.
Worked at Microsoft as Program Manager, Tester and Developer where I learned a lot about tech and programming.
Extensive experience in developing automated trading systems to confirm/reject market edges.