Michael S. Jenkins is a private trader and publisher of the Stock Cycles Forecast newsletter. He has worked in bank trust departments as a portfolio manager, ran three mutual funds and was in the top ten managers in the world in the late 70’s and early 80’s. In 1984 he moved to NYC to become a professional trader for a number of NYSE Specialist firms. In the past, Michael has been licensed as a stockbroker, commodity broker, hedge fund manager, and investment advisor.
In 1985 he founded his current investment newsletter, which has correctly called almost every major bull and bear market turn in the past 25 years, including the 1987 crash, the 1990 break, the year 2000 bear market and its exact lows in 2002 and 2003. Michael predicted the final top in 2007 within two days. Because of this notoriety, he was a weekly guest on CNBC for 12 years, and is the frequent subject of magazine articles on trading and technical analysis. He has written four books and two courses on professional stock market trading and is considered an authority on cycles in the economy and the stock market.
Michael studied economics and business administration at Washington & Lee University and graduated with a B.S. in Commerce in 1971. In 1975 he received an MBA from George Mason University, and in 1976 he passed the Uniform CPA examination.