Jeremy Wagner is the head of DailyFX Education. He started off trading equities in 1998 and eventually moved into trading currencies. His current trading experience covers equities, options, and forex. His approach to trading is to use mostly technical analysis with fundamentals factoring in on a longer term macro scale. His main focus is using technical tools to create strategies that are semi-automated. He joined FXCM in 2007 and works in the Plano, Texas, office.
James Stanley is an Active Trader, and Trading Instructor at DailyFX. James began trading equities and options in 1999 during one of the greatest bull markets of all-time. As the tech boom became the tech bust, James hybridized his short-term trading approach to include Swing-Trading, and Algorithmic system design. James has further developed and refined his approach while working for some of the largest banks and brokerage houses in the United States. James is graduate of Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.
Walker England specializes in technical analysis and short term trading strategies for Forex and CFD products. He has twelve years of practical trading experience, with a background in economics and finance. Currently Walker is a Trading Instructor for DailyFX.com.
John Kicklighter is a senior currency strategist and head of DailyFX in New York City where he specializes in combining fundamental and technical analysis with money management. He authors regular articles for DailyFX.com ranging from basic fundamental forecasts for the G10 economies and commodities, to complex topics such as the risk sentiment across financial markets and the carry trade specifically. Actively trading since he was a teenager, his experience ranges from spot currency, financial futures, commodities, stocks and options on all these instruments for his personal accounts. He holds a Finance and Investment degree from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York City.
Jamie Saettele is an active trader, Senior Technical Strategist at DailyFX in New York, and author of Sentiment in the Forex Market (Wiley Trading). His technical strategy focuses on sentiment indicators, Elliott Wave, and seasonality. Published daily at DailyFX.com, he is a contributor to Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities® magazine, SFO® magazine, Futures® magazine and Investopedia.com®. A graduate of Bucknell University, he holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technician Association.
David Rodriguez is a Quantitative Strategist for DailyFX, specializing in statistical studies in currency trading markets and algorithmic trading systems for the Managed Accounts Programs offered by parent company, FXCM. He holds a degree in Economics from Williams College with heavy emphasis on quantitative methods and began trading financial markets during the tech boom and bust of 1999-2001. Since then, David’s primary focus has shifted from equities to currency markets, however he continues to trade futures and future options on a broad range of option classes as well as currencies.
David Song studied macroeconomic policies under a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis while attending the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College where he received his degree in Finance and Investments. Aside from learning popular investment strategies, David took a great interest in modern macroeconomic theories which are widely practiced. During his studies, he acquired a strong understanding of technical analysis from a former president of the Market Technicians Association, and incorporates both technicals and fundamentals in his analysis.
Ilya Spivak is a Currency Strategist for DailyFX, where he applies a top-down, global macro approach to longer-term investing in the G10 currencies. Ilya has headlined seminars on FX trading around the world and his research is regularly cited in leading publications including the Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, CNN Money and Reuters. He holds degrees in Economics and International Relations from the University of California.
Michael Boutros is a Currency Analyst specializing in the forex (FX) market. Michael has had years of experience on FX trade desks and has published currency market research for many websites such as Nasdaq.com and has been cited by leading publications such as Thompson Reuters. He holds degrees in Economics and Philosophy from Rutgers University. With the start of his career rooted on the trade desk, Michael’s research caters to intra-day traders looking for insightful FX and inter-market analysis.
Christopher Vecchio is a junior currency analyst for DailyFX.com. He holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Law and Economics from Lafayette College. During his undergraduate program, he gained a strong understanding of fundamental analysis of the foreign exchange markets by examining the interrelationship between geopolitical events, macroeconomic trends, and finance. Christopher also incorporates technical analysis into his research in order paint the most complete picture of what is occurring across various asset classes in the short-term and medium-term.
Gregory McLeod has been an educator for 16 years and a trader for over 14 years. He started trading options on futures specializing in grains and currencies. While working on his MBA, Gregory became interested in the financial markets when he was introduced to trading by his professor. He traded stocks and options until 2000 when he transitioned to trading forex. He worked as a research analyst at a prop trading firm for three years before joining FXCM. He lives in Dallas, Texas, and works at the Plano office of FXCM.
A seven year veteran of FXCM, Claudio holds a B.S. in Computer Science. As the Team Lead of the programming services department, Claudio oversees a wide range of different programming projects from simple strategies to custom platforms. Throughout the years Claudio has coded and seen hundreds of different automated strategies and has learned the general structure and pitfalls that most traders fall into.
Rob is the author of several books on currency trading, including Adventures of a Currency Trader (Wiley, 2007), as well as the popular eBook Strategy: 10. For ten years he has written and spoken about the struggles of real people striving to be successful in trading the most volatile market in the world.
Mr. Boris Schlossberg is Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management and Co-Founder of BKForex.com. Widely known as a leading foreign exchange expert, Boris has more than 20 years of financial market experience. His career on Wall Street began over 2 decades ago with Drexel Burhnam Lambert and during that time he has traded a variety of financial instruments, from equities and options to stock index futures and foreign exchange. In 2004, Boris joined FXCM and helped start the firm’s FX Education initiative. In 2005, he joined the research team as Senior Currency Strategist and provided fundamental and technical analysis to the company’s global network of individual and institutional customers, as well as financial media outlets. In 2007, while still at FXCM, Boris started BKForex Advisors with Ms. Kathy Lien. A year later, Boris joined Global Futures & Forex Ltd as Director of Currency Research where he provided research and analysis to clients and managed a global foreign exchange analysis team with Kathy Lien. Mr. Schlossberg is a weekly contributor to CNBC’s Squawk Box and a regular commentator for Bloomberg radio and television. His daily currency research is widely quoted by Reuters, Dow Jones and Agence France Presse newswires and appears in numerous newspapers worldwide. Mr. Schlossberg has written for SFO magazine, Active Trader and Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities. He is the author of Technical Analysis of the Currency Market and Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Beat Wall Street at its Own Game, both of which are published by Wiley.
Ms. Kathy Lien is Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management and Co-Founder of BKForex.com. Having graduated New York University’s Stern School of Business at the age of 18, Kathy has more than 13 years of experience in the financial markets with a specific focus on G20 currencies. Her career started at JPMorgan Chase where she worked on the interbank FX trading desk making markets in foreign exchange and later in the cross markets proprietary trading group where she traded FX spot, options, interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities, and futures. In 2003, Kathy joined FXCM and started DailyFX.com, a leading online foreign exchange research portal. As Chief Strategist, she managed a team of analysts dedicated to providing research and commentary on the foreign exchange market. In 2008, Kathy joined Global Futures & Forex Ltd as Director of Currency Research where she provided research and analysis to clients and managed a global foreign exchange analysis team. As an expert on G20 currencies, Kathy is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Marketwatch, Associated Press, AAP, UK Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and other leading news publications. She also appears regularly on CNBC – US, Asia and Europe and on Sky Business. Kathy is an internationally published author of the best selling book Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market as well as The Little Book of Currency Trading and Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Beat Wall Street at its Own Game – all published through Wiley. Kathy’s extensive experience in developing trading strategies using cross markets analysis and her years of market research in predicting economic data surprises serves as a key components of BK’s analytical techniques.
Todd Gordon is the Co-Head of Research at Aspen Trading Group and a principal in Floyd, Gordon & Partners. Todd has gained the loyalty of traders around the world with a highly disciplined and transparent approach to trade management, yet a distinct, light-hearted, and energetic speaking and media presence. A highly respected Elliott Wave practitioner, Todd is a much in-demand speaker at trading conferences around the world and has spoken in the Middle East, Australia, Europe, Asia and the US. Todd lives by the mantra Plan your trade, Trade your plan.
Amelia Bourdeau is a Director in the Foreign Exchange group at Westpac Institutional Bank. She is based in New York City where she advises and assists Westpac’s foreign exchange client base. Bourdeau has twelve years of market experience. Prior to joining Westpac, Bourdeau worked at UBS as its senior G10 FX Strategist for the Americas. Bourdeau also has buy-side experience having worked both for a global macro hedge fund, specializing in currencies, as its Senior Strategist and for a Pan-Asia macro hedge fund, all asset classes, as its Head of Macro Strategy.
Ryan Sindelar is the Business Development Manager at NinjaTrader, LLC. Mr. Sindelar is responsible for architecting NinjaTrader’s Business Growth plans related to the NinjaTrader Ecosystem of professional educators, commercial indicator developers and broker partners. Mr. Sindelar joined NinjaTrader, LLC in 2006 after an extensive career in the banking industry. His background is in Marketing and International Business earning a Bachelor of Business Administration as a student at the University of Iowa. Mr. Sindelar continues to serve the NinjaTrader global trading community through online and live presentations demonstrating advanced trading techniques on the award winning NinjaTrader 7 trading platform. He is also a frequent contributor to several online financial news portals and trading forums.
Adam Profitt is a C#/.NET support representative at NinjaTrader, LLC. Mr. Profitt supports developers of automated trading systems and technical analysis indicators on the award winning NinjaTrader trading platform. His background is in applied mathematics and as a graduate student at the University of Houston, he successfully completed his Master’s thesis on a topic in machine learning. His trading experience is primarily in Forex and as a graduate student he worked with a finance professional developing various successful automated trading strategies and modifications to the trading platform. Still a student, Adam is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in computational mathematics at the University of Colorado Denver in addition to serving the NinjaTrader global trading community.
As a veteran in the financial industry and primary education provider, Rick has presented in hundreds of seminars across the U.S. and around the world. His expertise includes technical analysis, market strategy and risk management. Rick has presented with some of the top financial exchanges including the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ OMX. Rick created the first market technical analysis consulting team for a financial firm with $1 trillion in client assets. He has extensive media experience including a regional PBS weekly show, a national PBS pledge program and numerous radio and television appearances.
Daniel M. Gramza is President of Gramza Capital Management, Inc. and DMG Advisors, LLC. He is a trader, consultant to domestic and international clients and an advisor to hedge funds.
He has published works in Australia, Europe, Japan, Singapore and the United States and is completing “Trading in the Eye of the Storm” and “The Handbook of Japanese Candle Trading Strategies”. Mr. Gramza has appeared on CNN’s “Moneyline” program, Reuters TV, Bloomberg TV, ROB TV in Canada, WCIU-TV in Chicago and as a market analyst for the CME.
Mr. Gramza develops and presents worldwide public and private courses on Essential Mental Techniques for Traders, Japanese Candle Analysis, Market Profile, technical analysis, options and options trading strategies, stock and futures industry fundamentals and operations, Series 3 exam preparation and has given expert witness testimony in federal court. He has presented courses to traders from over 36 exchanges, 450 institutions, and 35 countries.
Mr. Gramza is an instructor for the CME Group, Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies, Université de Genève and the Chicago Stock Exchange.
He provides free daily market commentary at www.dangramza.com
He was a member of the Chicago Rice and Cotton Exchange and an adjunct faculty member of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Master program in Financial Markets and Trading. He earned a B.S. in Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology on a scholarship and an M.B.A. in International Finance from DePaul University graduating with honors.
Dave Whitmore is a senior strategist at E*TRADE and has been teaching investment and trading principles to individuals for over twenty years. In senior management positions at several online brokerage firms, Dave has presented to thousands of investors at in-person events and online web seminars, and taught a wide range of topics, including stock research, trading strategies, option strategies, investment leverage, and risk management. Dave holds an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Shawn Howell is an accomplished speaker, trader, author, and educator, having presented to hundreds of audiences throughout North America. He is a CBOE Master Instructor and serves as the primary educator for E-Trade. Shawn regularly presents with the CBOE, NYSE, NASDAQ OMC the Options Industry Council, and many other industry icons. As an expert in the use of various financial instruments, Shawn teaches skill based technical trading strategies designed to consistently outperform the market while mitigating risk. Popular topics include: High Probability Trading with Options, Exchange Traded Funds for Every Market and Options for Income. Over the past two decades, he has held executive positions with some of the financial industry’s leading brokerage and training firms including Charles Schwab, Investools and Thinkorswim Group.
Shawn’s style of presenting and educating incorporates entertaining and enlightening “real world” stories and examples to teach the audience seemingly complex concepts in a way audiences at all levels can absorb. He is the co-author of Trading By Numbers (Wiley, 2012).
Shawn continues to trade, consult, teach and design educational curriculum for traders at all levels. He lives on the Central Coast of California with his wife and two children.
Jim Martens is Elliott Wave International’s Senior Currency Strategist and editor of Currency Specialty Service. He got his start working with metals traders on the Commodity Exchange Center in New York and quickly earned a reputation for insightful market calls. Jim first joined Robert Prechter’s team at EWI in September 1993, covering a diverse list of markets from commodities to financials. He left EWI in 2001 to join Nexus Capital Limited, a Soros-affiliated Hedge Fund based in Hamilton, Bermuda, as their Technical Market Strategist. Jim rejoined EWI in the summer of 2004 and soon headed up the currency team. Jim is an experienced Elliott wave instructor and presents at various trading seminars and tutorials around the world.
Ophir Schultz graduated BSC, Industrial engineering in 2009, in that year Schultz was intrigued by the speculative finance industry, specifically the foreign exchange market. He found the round-the-clock nature of the business, combined with huge strides in technology in this field exciting and fascinating. Schultz joined Tradency in 2009, to become involved in the financial markets. During the last 3 years, Schultz has been working, forging new partnerships with Forex Brokers and Institutional companies globally. Whilst working for Tradency, Schultz excelled with a highly defined social skills set.
As the Vice President of Education at Online Trading Academy, Sam brings over 15 years experience with Forex, equities, options and futures trading which began on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he facilitated institutional order flow. He has served as the Director of Technical Research for two trading firms and regularly contributes articles to industry publications. Sam is known for his trading, technical research, and educational guidance.
Cyber Trading University (CTU), founded by Fausto Pugliese, has been educating individuals in the art of trading since 1995. Fausto is one of the original SOES bandits of the early 1990′s and one of the first independent traders to take advantage of the Direct Access Trading technology boom that started in 1987. He acquired a wealth of knowledge from years of hands on experience and working side by side with some of the most practiced and successful traders in the industry.
As a result of his knowledge and expertise, others immediately noticed his success as a trader in the industry. Soon after, Fausto was swamped with emails and telephone calls from other traders who wanted his trading advice. Fausto took pride in sharing his insight and advice with his associates and strangers as well. As the questions, emails, letters and phone calls came pouring in, Fausto found himself overwhelmed with this unexpected responsibility and decided to establish a university where his knowledge can be shared with others in a more appropriate environment. As a result, Cyber Trading University was created. Today, Fausto continues to trade his portfolio in addition to providing training and education to his students, and fueling the ongoing process of improving the quality and scope of Cyber Trading University.
Thousands of investors nationwide have taken CTU courses and continue to visit the University for continuing education and updates. These courses are taught by some of the most experienced traders in the industry. Our instructors are required to have at least 8 years of trading experience and must pass a comprehensive qualification assessment for our company before they come aboard. These measures are taken to insure that our students have a learning experience of the highest quality.
In 2001 Jared began day trading stocks while he studied for his undergraduate degree. Jared created and was the President of the Investment Society on campus. The group met in the school’s computer lab 30 minutes prior to the market open and traded until class began. Within six months, Jared and quite a few of the group members had doubled their accounts, After receiving his degree, Jared traded full time. He was approached by a trading education company, and there he educated, coached and mentored over 200 students in how to trade stocks, options, futures and forex. Jared visited the floor of the CBOT, NYSE and the CME and was educated by members of each. In 2006 he pursued an MBA from the University of Denver emphasizing investments. Jared’s accomplishments within the trading world are numerous, and include managing a commodity trading pool, creating an advanced trading journal program to monitor performance, and creating the curriculum for various education companies. He has also moderated multiple trading rooms and was the Global Head of Education at an international trading firm. Jared is well known for his consistency, discipline and logical approach to trading the market.