I am a long time follower of the market with an interest in the theory and history of financial markets. Historically I've put most of my efforts into my career as a private equity investor, both in companies and now in funds. However, the recent market turmoil has led me to take a much more active hand in managing my retirement portfolio. I can't claim a great long-term track record but since January 2009, my results have been very strong due to a consistently contrarian bias.
Ron Acoba is the co-founder and managing partner of LaidTrades.com. He has been involved in the financial market since 2002. Technical analysis is his main tool in forecasting price action of equities and forex but he is also versed in fundamentals and financial analysis.
He has an MBA degree from the University of the Philippines. Presently, he is also pursuing a CFA and a CMT charter.