Harry Boxer is author of The Technical Trader (www.thetechtrader.com), a real-time diary of his trading ideas and market analysis. Harry has more than 40 years of Wall Street investment and technical analysis experience, including eight years on Wall Street as chief technical analyst with three brokerage firms. Former chief technical analyst and columnist for AmericaInvest.com and winner of the 1995 & 1996 worldwide Internet stock-market trading contest, "The Technical Analysis Challenge," Harry is widely syndicated and a featured guest on many financial programs and sites, including CNBC and MarketWatch, where he had the top-read news & analysis article on the site in 2007. He is a frequent presenter at The Traders Expo, and is also a technical consultant to many Wall Street hedge funds and large institutional traders.
Mike Paulenoff is author of MPTrader (www.mptrader.com), an online subscription service launched in February 2003 to give both novice and active/professional traders timing and pattern recognition assistance for identifying intraday and intermediate-term swings in the market.who graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1979, worked early in his career analyzing the fundamental and technical aspects of the financial and commodity futures markets at Smith Barney, Harris Upham, and Drexel Burnham Lambert. In 1994 he joined Republic National Bank as strategic trader and market analyst, which included analysis and trading of instruments in FX, emerging markets, stock indices and precious metals. In 1999 he founded MJP Market Strategies, a financial market advisory firm. Mike has co-authored The Business-One Irwin Guide to the Futures Markets (with Stanley Kroll), and has been featured on numerous financial sites and programs, including JAGfn, where he was chief on-air market consultant and strategist, and Minyanville, where he is a contributing "professor."
Jack Steiman, author of SwingTradeOnline (www.swingtradeonline.com), is a former columnist for TheStreet.com who is renowned for calling major shifts in the market. President of New York-based Visionary Research Group, Jack consults to individuals and companies on stock market analysis and education. He honed his skills as a trading educator in front of live seminar audiences in his role as chief financial strategist for InvestEd Central, and also previously hosted two daily programs, "Market Close Live with Jack Steiman" and "InvestEd Central with Jack Steiman," on Business Talk National Radio. Jack's best-known market calls included calling the bottom of the bear in mid-2002, the market top in October 2007, and the market bottom in March 2009. Jack's strategy is based on technical analysis. He seeks to analyze the likelihood of a stock breaking out of -- or down from -- a wedge pattern. One particular tool is MACD, a measurement of buying/selling intensity. Jack's strategy is to look for divergences from price -- with low selling intensity a positive divergence (bullish) on a downmove and high selling intensity a negative divergence (bearish) on an upmove.
Sinisa Persich founded TraderHR (www.traderhr.com) in April 2004 as a destination point for traders around the world who use its daily, small-cap, swing trade set-ups to yield profits in both up and down markets. Persich, with a degree in electrical engineering from the Faculty of Engineering Rijeka, Croatia, uses a strategy of culling the wide universe of small cap stocks each day and identifying those that are building strong continuation patterns. These are stocks that have already broken out (or broken down in the case of shorts) and are consolidating in bullish/bearish triangles, flags, pennants, rectangles and wedges ahead of the continuation of the trend. As his strategy is to capitalize on momentum and continuation patterns in a stock, Persich uses Buy Stop Limit Orders on his long trades, whereby entry points are set above previous day highs and he waits for the stock to come "up" to his buy price as evidence of continued momentum. In the first of year of his model trading portfolio, from July 2009 through June 2010, Persich yielded a 42.2 percent return.
Avi Gilburt launched ElliottWaveTrader (www.elliottwavetrader.net) in September 2011 to provide Elliott Wave analysis for traders looking for market directional guidance. Covered markets and indices include the emini S&P 500, gold (GLD), silver (SLV), oil (USO), the Volatility Index (VIX) and U.S. dollar (USD). Gilburt is a lawyer and accountant by training who emphasizes using "measurement over emotion" in reading Elliott Wave counts and analyzing charts. He is a frequent contributor to Seeking Alpha and to The Technical Trader with Harry Boxer, who calls Gilburt "the best Elliott Wave analyst I've seen!"
Jerome "Mel" Hickerson developed his quantitative model from experience working as a computer programmer for such corporations as McDonnell Douglas and American Express. Mel uses software-generated analysis of breadth and institutional buying to trigger his signals for day and swing trading indexes and ETFs.
Richard Hefter, founder and president of AdviceTrade, was editor-in-chief of the financial news site, AmericaInvest.com. Online Investor Magazine named him one of the Top 25 financial columnists on the Web in its October 2000 issue. A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Hefter is widely published, with articles in Red Herring, Morningstar, CBS MarketWatch, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Magazine and Newsday.