Andrew Thrasher writes regularly at his blog, www.athrasher.com and currently works at The Financial Enhancement Group, a central Indiana-based money management firm. Andrew serves as a member of the investment allocation team, which manages 1 long/short strategy and 5 long-only strategies. He specializes in technical analysis, creating proprietary strategies and economic models implemented both professionally and personally. He currently holds the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor SM and Accredited Asset Management Specialist SM designations; Andrew is also a level 3 candidate for the Chartered Market Technician® and is a member of the Market Technician Association. He also holds a Series 65 securities license and is registered with World Equity Group. Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in Financial Counseling and Planning from Purdue University and resides in the Indianapolis-area along with his wife, Abby, and their dog, Brooke. Andrew is also a featured contributor to TraderPlanet and Forexpros.
I spent my youth growing up on a farm in western North Dakota and graduated from NDSU. After graduation, I entered the USAF through ROTC and spent 20 years in the Air Force, mostly as a meteorologist. I graduated from the US Naval Post Graduate School with a M.S. in Meteorology. I also am a CFP, but do not work in the industry. I am an investor and trader -- lots of similarities between trading markets and meteorology. You are trying to determine the future.
As an independent trader, I focus on tradeable advice across a wide range of financial products and markets. After several years of short-term trading I now find the real challenge is to take a trade guided by macro views and only pick those trades that fit my trading personality. As a Psychologist I see the investment and trading world as a mirror of mass psychology and sentiment. Any ideas expressed are solely for educational and informational purposes.