Michael Roat began financial trading at age 18 and has 7 years of experience. He currently manages an independent portfolio. Michael invests based on a combination of numerous macroeconomic input variables such as foreign exchange, economic data, central bank policy, interest rates, commodity prices, global equity markets, bond yield differentials and cross-correlations. He believes financial markets can be viewed as electronic monetary flows across global asset classes. Michael’s knowledge of central banking and credit cycles allow him to compete in highly competitive financial markets.