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.”
Business Continuity Consultant. Restaurateur. Martial-Artist. Race-car Driver.
Coming from the world of consulting in the banking sector, Fadel has provided consulting for banks, such as J.P. Morgan. In 2015, the popular metal craze presented some challenges, however, that led to Fadel’s acquaintance with his current colleagues, Chuppy and Co., as well as his ability to identify balance of power for market participants.
“After all, we want to trade with the banks and not against them. Had I Known about BOP, it would have helped me avoid the down turn that occurred after the rally of 2016.”
Fadel credits Martha Stokes as the primary contributor to his trading and analysis style and here is a look into his typical trading day. Identify the current market condition; if conducive to Position Trading, he watches the indexes for slow market day activity. The indexes are what everybody follows to determine how well the market is doing. On flat market days where the indexes move very little, he looks through scans to spot platforms. Using a weekly chart, Fadel checks stocks in scans, adding those that have potential for position trading to his watchlist. After that he goes right back to the basic fundamentals:
“Institutional ownership, quarterly financials, recent guidance from CEOs, and recent news. NASDAQ.com is the website I prefer at this time, as it gives lots of fundamental data quickly and is reliable. It is important to compare the institutional ownership with the BOP or TT QA on the chart, as often, these fundamental numbers lag by a couple of months. Remember that most fundamentals lag the stock price action so it is important to know how far behind the fundamentals are at the time.”
Best advice I ever received:
1. Banks don’t buy at exact bottoms or sell at exact tops.
2. Volume is King
3. More tools in your arsenal is not necessarily better”
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.”