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Nima Azadi has been engaging in financial markets for over 10 years. His experiences vary from investing and trading in the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) and Foreign Exchange Markets to mentoring and consulting on the technical aspects of financial analysis. He is frequently quoted in the Iranian financial press and is constantly invited to financial and educational seminars and conferences.
He is a prolific writer has written two educational books on technical analysis in Persian and is working to complete his third book which is to be published by year end.
Azadi also has invented several innovative tools to help increase the accuracy of forecasting market moves which include the Time Pivots.
Nima is currently working as the chief technical analyst for the Agah Investment Consultancy Ltd, which is the first of it's kind in Iran.
Riag currently spends his time as a fulltime trader, trading his own account (no affiliations). He mainly trades currencies and stock market indices through CFD’s and options.
His trading style may characterized as top-down, leveraged, short term (ie with a holding period ranging between intraday and several weeks) and with a high regard for risk management. Trades are primarily based on longer term trends, macroeconomic expectations and pricing anomalies. Hence, his focus is on the cross-section (eg fundamentals, proxies for fundamentals, other markets, sentiment indicators, volatility, etc.). Reliance on technical analysis is limited to its basics (eg trends, volume, support and resistance). He mainly uses it in ‘normal’/low volatility periods, not so much for its supposed predictive value but more to get an indication of what’s currently going on in the market (timing).
Riag has a background in economics (MSc, graduated cum laude in 2011 from Erasmus School of Economics). As an economist, he is particularly interested in theoretically sound and empirically testable explanations for the richer dynamics of exchange rate puzzles, the equity premium puzzle, momentum, calendar anomalies, and the impact of monetary policy and portfolio insurance techniques on asset prices. Other topics of interest within economics are heterogeneous agent models, Knightian uncertainty, business cycle analysis and alternative monetary economics.
"Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux, and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected." George Soros
I have a PhD in Finance and Masters in Economics. All of my degrees have largely been focused on data analysis. I do research on the financial markets, but before that I worked investment strategies for a large firm.
Undergraduate degree from U. of Pennsylvania in biology although I did take too semesters of economics at the Wharton School. M.D. from U. of Pittsburgh. Studied rheumatology at Wake Forest U. where I remained on the faculty for 16 years with interests in basic research on the immune system and also clinical research. I then went into private practice and I retired 14 years ago. I began investing in the early seventy's as a value investor given that my late wife was Ben Graham's niece. After the March '09 melt down I started trading, but by the summer I had become primarily a fixed income investor.