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Matt Blackman, CMT is a technical trader, author, reviewer, keynote speaker and regular contributor to a number of trading publications and investment/trading websites in North America and Europe. Blackman is the host of a trading website TradeSystemGuru.com (http://www.TradeSystemGuru.com) and writes a weekly stock market letter. As well as mentions, quotes, and articles published on such websites as Barron’s Online, Reuters, CBS MarketWatch and Trade2Win.com, his articles have appeared in publications including Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine, SFO (Stocks, Futures & Options) Magazine, Trader Monthly Working Money, Physicians Money Digest, Laffer Economics, The Wellington Letter, Traders.com Advantage, Traders Mag (Europe), Active Trader and Investopedia.com. He has also written articles on a wide variety of international finance and e-commerce business-related topics for such publications as E-Commerce Quarterly, Offshore Finance USA, Offshore Finance Canada, Offshore Outlook, Shore-to-Shore, and Shoreliner magazine, the official membership publication for the Offshore Institute. In a September 2004 article for Offshore Investment Magazine, he was referred to as “one of Western Canada’s leading international financial analysts” by Walter H. Diamond, economist and author of more than 80 texts on international taxation and trade. Blackman is a member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and the Technical Securities Analysts Association (TSAA). He earned the Chartered Market Designation (CMT) and a B.Sc. (Honors) degree from Simon Fraser University. He can be reached via email (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
James A. Kostohryz has accumulated over twenty years of experience investing and trading virtually every asset class across the globe.
Kostohryz started his investment career as an analyst at one of the US's largest asset management firms covering sectors as diverse as emerging markets, banking, energy, construction, real estate, metals and mining. Later, Kostohryz became Chief Global Strategist and Head of International Investments for a major investment bank. Kostohryz currently manages his own investment firm, specializing in proprietary trading and institutional portfolio management advisory.
Born in Mexico, Kostohryz grew up between south Texas and Colombia, has lived and worked in nine different countries, and has traveled extensively in more than 50 others. Kostohryz actively pursues various intellectual interests and is currently writing a book about the impact of culture on economic development. He is a former NCAA and world-class decathlete and has stayed active in a variety of sports.
Kostohryz graduated with honors from both Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
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BS Business, Majored in Finance and Economics, Miami University
MA Economics w/ Managerial and International Emphasis, University of Oklahoma
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Past: Mutual Fund Portfolio Manager of Family of Mutual Funds
Past: CIO of Mid-Sized Investment Management Firm
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