Head of Community Development @ StockTwits. Evangelizing Social Communications for Investors, Traders, & Public Companies. Independent Options Trader. Short Gamma, Long Optimism. Hiking Enthusiast. Not in Chicago anymore.
I am an independent trader with over 25 years of experience working on the buy and sell-side. I have researched and invested in traditional and alternative asset classes and worked at Pensions Funds, International Banks and Dealers.
My passion is the markets! I have been highly involved in developing strategies for the past 5 years and I specialize in day trading futures, especially the e-mini S&P (/ES) and treasuries, and swing trading equities and options.
Trend follower, portfolio manager, market technician. Former sales trader to hedge funds/institutions, research analyst, prop trader, buy-side head of desk. Only took 25 years to find what works for me. Always learning.
Former Vegas Strip porn slapper turned coke-addled trader. Throwing fistfuls of blow into rapidly spinning ceiling fans awaiting the next 2008 redux riding the fine line between "investing" and riverboat gambling...
ElliottWaveTrader.net is a live trading room and member forum focusing on Elliott Wave analysis, led by a team of analysts including Avi Gilburt (pictured), who focuses on equity indices, and Zac Mannes, who provides wave counts on individual stocks.