Jesse Lauriston Livermore: Bear of Wall Street

  • 03/04/2017 12:21 PM
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Jesse Livermore was born on July 26, 1877. He is one of the greatest traders who ever lived who lost and made millions of dollars while shorting the stock market in the early part of the 20th century. The man who became later one of the American stock market legends has escaped from farming life in his early teens. He went to Boston and started trading for himself and by the age of fifteen, he...

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Bruce Stanley Kovner: The Hedge Fund Legend

  • 20/03/2017 09:09 AM
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Bruce Kovner was born in 1945 in New York to a Russian Family who immigrated to New York in the early 1900s. In 1953, his father moved the family to San Fernando Valley where he became the student-body president of Van Nuys High School at 16, and an accomplished basketball player. Kovner went to Harvard College starting in 1962 and in in 1965, sadness dominated his life after the hanging suicide...

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Scott Carney: Dean of harmonic studies

  • 20/12/2016 08:49 AM
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Scott Carney, President and Founder of HarmonicTrader.com, created the harmonic patterns that comprise the Harmonic Trading approach. Now the fastest-growing subject in the trading world, the harmonic patterns that Scott created define a system of price pattern recognition and Fibonacci measurement techniques that pinpoint consistently accurate opportunities. Scott coined the phrase Harmonic Trad...

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Richard J. Dennis: Prince of the Pit

  • 13/12/2016 10:24 AM
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Dennis was born in January 1949, in Chicago. There was no privileged childhood with wealthy parents and well-placed friends. He did not have a silver spoon or the right connections. When he became 17 years old, he worked as an order runner on the trading floor of Chicago Mercantile Exchange ($1.60 an hour). Before becoming 21 years old, he worked as his own runner, and hired his father, who traded...

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William Eckhardt: The 1000 trading systems creator

  • 24/10/2016 07:19 AM
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Eckhardt is one of the best commodities and futures traders and fund managers. He left the University of Chicago and forsook his nearly completed PhD in mathematical logic in 1973. Eckhardt joined high school with his friend Richard Dennis as a trader on the Mid-America Exchange. Both of them have become partners in C&D Commodities, where they created technical trading systems and launched the...

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Edward Arthur Seykota: The Commodities Trader

  • 13/10/2016 16:14 PM
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Ed Seykota has was born in August, 1946 and has earned his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969. He has also earned the same degree in Management in same year. Seykota has created trading systems in 1970 using early punched card computers in order to experience ideas on trading markets. He has tested and implemented his ideas using an IBM 360...

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Stanley Freeman Druckenmiller: Titan of hedge fund industry

  • 23/09/2016 09:56 AM
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Stanley Druckenmiller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 14, 1953. He was born to the chemical engineer, Thomas Duckenmiller and grew up in a middle-class household the suburbs of Philadelphia. His parents divorced when he was in elementary school and he went to live with his father in Gibbstown, New Jersey and then in Richmond, Virginia. In 1975, he received a BA in English and economic...

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Daniel Seth Loeb: The Avid Art Collector

  • 12/09/2016 08:35 AM
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Loeb was born on December 18, 1961. He grew up in Santa Monica, California and attended Palisades Charter High School. He was graduated from Columbia University with an economics degree. His father was a partner at the Los Angeles law firm of Irell & Manella LLP. He had made $120,000 when he was a student in the stock market, but lost it all on an investment. The loss taught him a lesson “over...

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Victor Sperandeo: Trader Vic, Man of all Markets

  • 06/09/2016 08:27 AM
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Mr. Sperando was born in 1945; he started his career as an options trader in January 1968 after joining Filer Schmidt & Co. He traded over-the-counter securities options after becoming a stock options dealer. In 1970, Mr. Sperandeo moved to U.S. Options, where he continued as a securities option trader for bank and trust company clients. He became a portfolio manager for Marsh, Block & Lie...

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Julian Robertson: The tiger analyst

  • 25/08/2016 07:02 AM
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Julian H. Robertson was born on June 25, 1932 in North Carolina for a textile company executive. He graduated from Episcopal High School in 1951 and in 1955; he was graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in business administration. In 1957, he joined he joined Kidder, Peabody & Co. in New York where he became the head money management after leaving the Navy. After that,...

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Robert Prechter: Master of Technicians!

  • 09/08/2016 10:06 AM
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Robert Prechter, Jr. was born in 1949. He has joined Yale University after getting a full scholarship and later received a B.A. in psychology in 1971. In 1975, Prechter began his financial career by joining Merrill Lynch’s Market Analysis Department under the tutelage of Robert J. Farrell and in 1976 began issuing Elliott-wave analysis of the financial markets. In 1979, Prechter founded Elliott Wa...

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Ray Dalio: The king of the rich hedge fund industry

  • 21/07/2016 03:42 AM
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According to Forbes World’s Billionaire lists published on March 2013, Ray Dalio became number 28 in U.S making a big advance comparing with 2012 rank, as he was number 88.  In the interim, he jumped in the annual list to be 76th in the worldwide with a net worth of $ 12.5 B. Dalio was born in August 1, 1949 to a jazz musician in Jackson Heights Queens, New York. His first trade was placed at the...

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James Harris Simons: The king of American hedge fund managers

  • 11/07/2016 07:33 AM
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According to Forbes World’s Billionaire lists published on March 2013, James Simons became the 31st in U.S keeping his 2012 rank unchanged as number 82 in the worldwide with a net worth of $ 11.7 B. Simons (the king of American hedge fund managers) was born in 1938 to a shoe factory owner and was the only child in the family. He received his Bachelor degree of Science in mathematics from the Massa...

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William Eckhardt: The 1000 trading systems creator

  • 21/06/2016 16:38 PM
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Eckhardt is one of the best commodities and futures traders and fund managers. He left the University of Chicago and forsook his nearly completed PhD in mathematical logic in 1973. Eckhardt joined high school with his friend Richard Dennis as a trader on the Mid-America Exchange. Both of them have become partners in C&D Commodities, where they created technical trading systems and launched the...

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Who is Dr. Alexander Elder?

  • 26/05/2016 07:13 AM
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It is our pleasure in FxComment.com to present one of our new productions under the name of “Star Traders” to briefly spot on the biographies of personages for those who have created big names in the financial markets. The first article is dedicated for focusing on Dr.Elder’s life and the role he plays to make a real improvement in the technical analysis science. Alexander Elder,MD, is a professio...

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Gerald Celente: Artist of Trend Forecasting

  • 10/05/2016 08:26 AM
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Celente was born in New York City on November 29, 1946. He had early political experience running a mayoral campaign in Yonkers, New York and served as executive assistant to the secretary of the New York State Senate. He traveled from 1973 to 1979 between Chicago and Washington D.C. as a government affairs specialist. His motto is “think for yourself,” observes and analyzes the curren...

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Edson Gould: Dean of Technicians

  • 22/03/2016 07:28 AM
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Edson Gould was one of the first stock market technicians in Wall Street. He spent over 60 years studying and working in financial markets. Gould studied the arts at Princeton, engineering at Lehigh (where he graduated in 1922), and finance at New York University. In 1922, after working for a short time at Western Electric, he joined Moody’s Investor Service as an analyst and later was editor of M...

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Mark D. Cook: Story of challenge

  • 09/03/2016 07:47 AM
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Mark D. Cook became famous trader for the first time in 1989 when he finished second in the US Investing Championship. By 1992, Cook won the U.S. Investment Championship with a 564% return. Since then, he has turned to the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and NASDAQ for day trading, while keeping the options and stocks for intermediate- and longer-term trading. Cook is from East Sparta, Ohio,...

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Paul Tudor Jones II: The philanthropist technical analyst

  • 01/03/2016 08:03 AM
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Paul Tudor Jones II was born on September 28, 1954 in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Presbyterian Day School, an all-boys elementary school, before attending Memphis University School for high school. Later, Jones has joined the University of Virginia, earning an undergraduate degree in economics in 1976 and got a job working for the cotton speculator Eli Tullis, who mentored him in trading...

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Marc Faber: Doctor Doom

  • 08/02/2016 06:09 AM
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On February 28, 1946, Marc Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland where he raced for the Swiss National Ski Team. His school was in Geneva but when he grew up, he studies Economics at the University of Zurich.  When he was 24 years old, he obtained the PHD degree in Economics. In 1973, he moved to Hong Kong where a branch of White Weld & Company he joined in 1970 exists. From 1978 until the fir...

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