Michael has been involved with financial markets since 1979. As a university student in Chicago he would often head over to the Visitor's Gallery at the Chicago Board of Trade where he would gaze into the pits where Soybeans, Corn and Wheat traders played out the futures. The energy was addictive and it wasn't long before Michael was a part of the action as a trader on the Pacific Stock Exchange Options Floor. Michael has traded in the US, UK (London Traded Options Market), Netherlands (Amsterdam's European Options Exchange), and Germany (DTB). He is also an internationally published analyst of technical analysis covering the major indices, bonds, currencies, and commodities of Europe and the U.S.