I developed analytical techniques that are designed to efficiently identify targets and turning points for any liquid stock or market in any time frame. I primarily apply my technique to analyzing S&Ps, generating several round-turn candidates daily. The methodologies are also applied to other high-profile futures markets to generate an opinion and to identify specific actionable parameters. I publish my setups intraday on a blog at IfThenSignals.com, where I also host a live “charting room” webinar to graphically depict my patterns and targets in real-time. Previously I was a Contributing Editor for optionMONSTER where I produced the Index Trader blog, providing intraday timing signals and targets in S&Ps and other futures markets. Prior to that, I founded AvidTrader.com in 1995, one of the original technical analysis web sites. Through AvidTrader, I launched the web’s first free-access trader’s chatroom in 1996 for technical analysis newcomers and experts from around the world to mingle throughout the trading day. Through the chat forum, I produced and hosted an ongoing series of live interviews with many well-known chartists and technicians. My guests included John Bollinger who created Bollinger Bands, Gerald Appel, creator of MACD, Marc Chaikin who created the original Money Flow indicator, George Lane, creator of the Stochastic indicator, and Tom DeMark who is best known for his TD Sequential indicator. Other notable interviewees were John Murphy, Bill Williams, Peter Eliades, Linda Raschke, Van Tharp, Glenn Neely and Arch Crawford. My analysis has been published or quoted in MarketWatch, CNBC, Minyanville, The New York Times, Trader Daily, Futures Magazine, and Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, among others. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Park University and reside in the Kansas City area.
Alan Brochstein, CFA, was the first investment professional to devote himself to sharing his observations about the cannabis industry from an investor's perspective publicly. He runs 420 Investor, a subscription-based due diligence platform for investors interested in the publicly-traded cannabis stocks and is also the founder of New Cannabis Ventures, a content aggregation site focused on investors and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry.
Alan has worked in the securities industry since 1986, primarily with the responsibility for managing investments in institutional environments until he founded AB Analytical Services in 2007 in order to provide independent research and consulting to registered investment advisors. In addition to advising several different hedge funds and investment managers, including Friedberg Investment Management, where he participated as a member of its investment management committee, Alan was also a senior analyst for the independent research firm Management CV. In 2008, he began providing a first-of-its-kind subscription-based service for individual investors, Invest By Model, which offered two different portfolios that investors could replicate in their own accounts for $20 per month. Alan also offered The Analytical Trader at Marketfy, where he used fundamental and technical analysis in a disciplined process to offer specific trade ideas geared towards swing traders.
Alan launched www.420Investor.com in late 2013 as the premier source of information for "Green Rush" investors seeking to capitalize on the proliferation of legalized medical and recreational cannabis. In March 2014, Alan, who is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, began to focus solely on the cannabis sector. He launched www.NewCannabisVentures.com in late 2015.
You can follow Alan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/420investor) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Invest420). Alan also moderates a large LinkedIn group focused on the cannabis industry, Cannabis Investors & Entrepreneurs (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6523904)