Contributors

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Bob Lang is a private trader in equity and option markets at his company, Aztec Capital LLC.

Through Explosive Options, Lang acts as an options trading mentor, providing trade ideas based on what he’s doing for his own clients.

His focus is on building strong, long-term relationships with his subscribers and making options trading for income more accessible. Using his technical expertise and a direct, hands-on approach, Lang provides time-sensitive trading information in real-time.

Lang serves as one of Jim Cramer’s go-to technical experts on Mad Money and regularly contributes to TheStreet.com.

Previously, Lang managed a $300 million pension and 401(k) plan for a Southern California cooperative. In early 2000, he launched Aztec Partners, a hedge fund for private and institutional clients, which was a top-performing fund that year relative to its peer group.

In 2002, Lang worked with floor traders in the active bond-trading group of Countrywide Capital Markets, and in 2011, he launched Explosive Options.

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Chris Ciovacco began his investment career with Morgan Stanley in Atlanta in 1994. With a focus on global macro investing, Chris uses both fundamental and technical analysis to assist in managing risk while looking for growth opportunities around the world in all asset classes. He is now the Chief Investment Officer at Ciovacco Capital Management.
Chris has been managing money and serving investors for over 14 years. His research and writings have recently been recognized by the allocation of a chapter to his work in the soon to be released book, Management of Hyperinflation and Deflation. Mr. Ciovacco has been quoted in several media outlets, including the Dow Jones Wire Service, MarketWatch, and Nasdaq.com.

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Corey Rosenbloom, CMT is the founder of www.afraidtotrade.com, a website dedicated to helping traders overcome fears through education.  He received a dual-baccalaureate degree in Psychology (Cognitive) and Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Business.  In 2009, he was awarded the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) professional designation.
He began investing using fundamental analysis in 1998 during the run-up to the market top in 2000, and the ensuing bear market opened his awareness to the field of technical analysis as a way to enhance performance and manage risk more effectively. Having also incorporated sector rotation and intermarket analysis into his investment and tradingstrategy, Mr. Rosenbloom switched to shorter time frame trading tactics to capture additional edge from the price action and trends.
He began writing the AfraidtoTrade.com blog to share some of his experiences and define strategies, which detail his unique style of incorporating both the larger perspective of intermarket analysis with the shorter, intraday trading strategies that can be employed to minimize risk.
In addition to classic price and momentum principles, Corey incorporates basic Elliott Wave and advanced Fibonacci techniques as well as his insights into trading psychology and edge-optimization tactics through daily commentary, education, seminars, and research in the field of technical analysis.
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Gary A. Gordon, MS, CFP® is the president of Pacific Park Financial, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC. He has more than 22 years of experience as a personal coach in “money matters,” including risk assessment, small business development and portfolio management.

Gary is often asked to consult as an educator. He has taught financial concepts in Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States.

As a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Gary has distinguished himself as a reputable and trusted investor advocate. He writes commentary for ETF Expert, Green Faucet, Seeking Alpha and The Street. Gary’s participation on local and national radio has spanned more than a decade, and he currently hosts the ETF Expert Show.

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Jeff Miller, author of A Dash of Insight, is a former college professor with a hands-on, real world attitude. His quantitative modeling helped inform state and local officials in Wisconsin for more than a decade. A Public Policy analyst, he taught advanced research methods at the University of Wisconsin, and analyzed many issues related to state tax policy.

Jeff has worked for market makers at the Chicago Board Options Exchange where his approach included finding anomalies in the standard option pricing models and developing new forecasting techniques.

He has set up a general research consultancy for professional traders at all of the Chicago financial exchanges, and has managed investment partnerships and individual accounts through NewArc Investments Inc.

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James Picerno is editor of CapitalSpectator.com, a financial/economics blog launched in 2003 that’s become a popular and respected source for independent analysis of markets, investment strategy and the economy. He’s been a journalist focused on finance and economics for more than 20 years. Currently, Picerno is also a writer with Wealth Manager magazine, a trade publication for independent financial advisors with high-net-worth clientele. Previously he was a reporter for Bloomberg and Dow Jones. In addition, his freelance articles have appeared in variety of publications over the years, including a series of real estate stories in Barron’s. Picerno graduated from Rutgers University in 1981 with a B.A. in journalism and history.

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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 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 edge in predicting economic surprises serve key components of BK’s analytic techniques.

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Matthew joined RCM as the VP of Managed Futures & Alternatives in the Miami office in 2012, bringing hands-on analysis and trading experience.

Matthew began his career in the commodities business as an advisor to clients on asset allocation and buy/sell decisions. Matthew has devised, implemented and executed trading strategies for several firms in his tenor at a broker assisted level. Matthew also managed his own global macro fund that traded numerous futures and options strategies. Most recently, Matthew operated MB Wealth Corporation, a full-service retail commodity brokerage firm.

A prolific commentator, Matthew has published subject-specific articles, a weekly market commentary and a daily investing blog. Matthew has been a featured commodity analyst for Seeking Alpha and a guest on 850AM (The Biz) radio show as their “commodity expert”. Matthew has been interviewed dozens of times for his opinion on commodities and current events as they relate to commodities and their role in investor’s portfolios by Reuters, Structured Products, Commodity HQ, Seeking Alpha, and Benzinga. Matthew received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northeastern University in 2000, and also studied at the University of Sydney.

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Peter Schiff is CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc. and Euro Pacific Precious Metals, LLC. He’s also the owner of Euro Pacific Bank Ltd. to serve non US investors. He is one of the few widely known economists and investment professionals to have spoken about the financial crisis before it began. Mr. Schiff is an internationally recognized economist specializing in the foreign equity, currency, and gold markets. He frequently delivers lectures at major economic and investment conferences, and is quoted often in the print media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, Barron’s, BusinessWeek, Time, and Fortune. His broadcast credits include regular guest appearances on CNBC, FOX Business, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News Channel, as well as hosting a daily radio show, The Peter Schiff Show. Mr. Schiff is also the author of the several bestselling books, including: The Little Book of Bull Moves: Updated and ExpandedCrash Proof 2.0: How to Profit from the Economic Collapse, and the illustrated parable,How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes. His latest NY Times bestseller, The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy – How to Save Yourself and Your Country, was released in May 2012.

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Rob Hanna is a full-time market professional. He has served as president of Hanna Capital Management, LLC since 2001. From 2003 to 2007 his column “Rob Hanna’s Putting It All Together” could be found twice a week on TradingMarkets.com.

In January of 2008 Rob began Quantifiable EdgesQuantifiable Edges. The blog and subscriber letters focus on assessing market action through indicators and history. Rob looks at price, volume, breadth and sentiment indicators. Some are well known and publicly available and others are proprietary. The frequent market studies he publishes in both his blog and newsletters help to provide a foundation for his market analysis and trading bias.

In August of 2012 Rob began Overnight Edges, the first quantitatively-oriented site dedicated entirely to taking advantage of overnight market movements.

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