Scientist. Student of the World. Philosopher. Founder of EcoQuant Intel.
Since 2006, James has been interpreting the effects of water level changes on the Everglades ecosystem. He has a M.S. and Ph.D. in Integrative Biology and 15 years of experience in statistical modeling and trend detection. He utilizes self-coded proprietary indicators including time, price, and volume to synthesize and project recurring patterns in the market. James has authored over 15 scientific peer-reviewed articles in the field of Ecology and finds studying human ecosystems just as fascinating. When not working, James enjoys backpacking and spending time in nature.
“The cycles that are present in nature (fractals) and ecology (population dynamics) are prevalent throughout systems of human behavior; this is also reflected in the stock market. Even if it is just programmed behavior in the case of trading algorithms, the market offers us perhaps the richest stream of real-time data on human behavior. I have coded indicators, which enable me to observe physical cycles within the data stream and make projections corresponding with those trends.”
Audio Engineer. Avid Gardener. Cook. Electric Blues Guitarist.
How are news headlines influencing the market? Are institutions buying or has institutional buying dried up? Are retailers piling in too late and panic selling (as usual)? These are Chuppy’s considerations when determining who is in control of the market activity.
“I try to start from a price pattern and supply demand zone interpretation with symmetry. Afterwards, I look at price versus distance from the mean (i.e.10 day moving average), which gives perspective on the overbought/oversold. With reference to price patterns, I use non-traditional indicators like, MACD, in pursuit of big institution buys.”
RIA. Options Specialist. ICEAA Certified Cost/Benefit Analyst. Fantasy Football & Baseball. Chess Player.
Having traded options for the past decade, Jason uses expert analysis to form trade plans that optimize returns. He also composes technical newsletters offering education for those interested in options. Initially, Jason made a stock option move on a biotech catalyst and was successful – but it barely made any money. This sparked his fuse and led to his quest to understand when & why options work, as well as when they fail.
“The average retail investors do not have a quantitative trade plan; they trade on feelings. When their position goes up, the feelings are good and they do not want to sell. When the stock goes down, they hope their attempts at cheerleading will bring the stock price back up and prove they are knowledgeable, and sell at break-even.”