Perry J. Kaufman is an American systematic trader, index developer, and quantitative financial theorist. He is considered a leading expert in the development of fully algorithmic trading programs (mostly written in Fortran).
Philip Lord Carret (November 29, 1896 – May 28, 1998) was an investor and founder (in 1928) of Pioneer Fund (then: Fidelity Mutual Trust), one of the first mutual funds in the United States (now 3rd which exists still).
Larry Pesavento is the founder and owner of Trading Tutor, a technical analysis education service that emphasizes recurring pattern recognition techniques. Larry is a 45-year veteran of the finance industry who began his trading career on a full-time basis in 1969. His library is one of the most complete chronologies on technical analysis, containing teachings that range from astrology to automatic trading. Larry managed the commodity department of Drexel Burnham Lambert in California for six years before becoming a member of the Chicago Mercantile exchange in 1981.
Ralph Nelson Elliott (28 July 1871 – 15 January 1948) was an American accountant and author, whose study of stock market data led him to develop the Wave Principle, a form of technical analysis that identifies trends in the financial markets. He proposed that market prices unfold in specific patterns, which practitioners today call Elliott waves .
J.M. Hurst is known by many contemporary market technicians as the ‘father’ of modern cyclic analysis. When he first introduced his concepts in the early 1970’s through his classic work “The Profit Magic of Stock Transaction Timing“, he quickly developed a loyal following from market technicians all over the country, eager to learn his techniques and apply the principles. For a few short years, he even taught a course on Cyclic Analysis & Hurst Cycle Course Books.
Jesse Lauriston Livermore (July 26, 1877 – November 28, 1940) was an American investor .
Jesse L. Livermore is a fascinating case in which an outsider to the stock market world managed to thrive and amass vast personal wealth through ingenuity and skills gained through trading experience. Livermore left home as a teenager and moved to Boston to trade in stocks. His first position was posting stock quotes for the Paine Webber brokerage firm. By age 15, after having traded for himself for several years, Livermore had amassed a fortune of $1,000 (about $30,000 in today’s currency values).
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.
Raymond A. Merriman is the President of the Merriman Market Analyst, Inc and founder of the Merriman Market Timing Academy. He is a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA), financial market analyst, and editor of the MMA Cycles Report, a monthly market advisory newsletter that specializes in stocks, interest rates, currencies, precious metals, crude oil and soybeans since 1982.
He also writes a daily and weekly report for more active traders.
Edward Russel Dewey (1895–1978) was an economist who studied cycles in economics and other fields.
Dewey’s cycles work
Dewey first became interested in cycles while Chief Economic Analyst of the Department of Commerce in 1930 or 1931 because President Hoover wanted to know the cause of the Great Depression. Dewey reported that each economist to whom he spoke gave him a different answer and he lost faith in the current economic methods. He received and took advice to study how business behaviour occurred rather than why. Therefore, his views are generally regarded as inconsistent with mainstream economics.
Bradley F. Cowan is an Electrical Engineer who worked as a consultant on a variety of civilian and classified military projects including the Seawolf attack submarine, the FA-18 fighter aircraft, global positioning satellites, Sparrow missile, and others.
It did not take long for Mr. Cowan to apply his studies of engineering, psychology, and physics to financial markets and to permanently retire from engineering in his early 30’s.