Journalist on branding and technology from Sarasota, Florida. For over a decade his BrandlandUSA.com website has detailed the history of legacy brands. A native of Virginia and the former editor of Virginia Living magazine, by day he is Director of Communications for the Florida diocese of the Episcopal Church.
I am an occasional investor/trader and researcher. I use a combination of market theory and economic theory to determine my trading strategies, but focus on periods where contrarian actions seem reasonable, such as when market expectations seem to be trending in the opposite direction as fundamentals.
Research Topics I am interested in the relationship between pattern day traders and investors and how value flows between these two groups.
After reading economics at the University of Oxford, and a successful career as a Citibank trader, Ed Matts was a pioneer in technical analysis providing highly actionable advice to traders at major financial institutions for over 20 years. After two interruptions to pursue a political career, Ed founded a new macro trading service, MatrixTrade.com, which launched in 2016.
Ed consistently makes the right call on forex, indices, gold and oil, as his 30,000+ loyal followers on Twitter and Stocktwits know. He is, in many ways, a practical market historian. His speciality is fractals, determining the future from previous price/action, and finding what 'FITS' (Fundamentals, Intermarket Relationships, Technicals and Sentiment) best with current market.
This work produces a well rounded, accessible and highly effective new approach to macro trading, and generates clear short and long-term signals. MatrixTrade.com generated 100% return on signals in the first six months of operations. Readers can sign up for free information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Jon Kaplan began TrueContrarian.com in August 1996 as a weekly blog and later expanded this to a daily newsletter with intraday updates in February 2006. Steve provides financial consulting which emphasizes long-term tax and investment planning. He has been trading his own account, and those of family and close friends, since 1981, and handles separately managed accounts for qualified clients. As a registered investment advisor, Steve charges a 20% performance fee on net profits and zero management fees. He has been quoted in Barron's, Market Watch, Dow Jones Newswires, Seeking Alpha, and Kitco. Steve has appeared on Market Watch cable TV with Stacey Delo and was interviewed by Alisa Parenti on Bloomberg. Since 2010, Danielle Kerani Oberdier has served as Steve's business associate. Steve enjoys running with the New York Road Runners, composing and performing on piano and voice, writing stories, and traveling to unique places. He enjoys hearing from anyone about a wide range of topics, so please let him know what you think about the web site or whatever is on your mind. You can find his music at http://www.reverbnation.com/stevenjonkaplan .