John Forman

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John Forman, author of The Essentials of Trading, is a 25+ year veteran of the financial markets. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BS from the University of Rhode Island, both concentrating in Finance.

John has traded just about everything an individual trader is likely to trade. He has worked as an analyst in the equity, foreign exchange, fixed income, and energy markets, and has published literally dozens of articles on market analysis and trading methods.

John is a former Content Editor and Adviser for Trade2Win, the active trader community with over 200,000 members, where he interacts regularly with traders from across the globe. He is also a regular speaker to college finance student groups and helps finance faculty integrate trading elements in to university course offerings. In fact, The Essentials of Trading was developed based on his work in designing trading course materials and curriculum outlines.

Currently, John is a PhD candidate at the University of Exeter (having recently stepped down as a Senior Foreign Exchange Analyst for the IFR Markets group of Thomson Reuters). His research focus is in the area of Behavioral Finance, specifically related to individual trader performance. He also provides consulting services of trading and markets related businesses.

The focus of this website is on trading education. There is very little in terms of market analysis, trading ideas, or anything like that, and anything of that nature that is presented strictly in the context of making an educational point. Questions are definitely encouraged.

See John’s interview with Dave at StockTickr here.

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Magazine Article Publications

Boost Your Forex Trading Results with John Forman
Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, October 2010

Help Wanted: Trading Coaches Needed
Stocks, Futures and Options Magazine (SFO), April 2007

What is Forex and How is it Different?
PitNews.com, December 2006

Normalized Average True Range: A Basis for Comparison
Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, May 2006

What’s the Bandwidth?
Stocks, Futures and Options Magazine (SFO), May 2006

Making the Leap Early: The Value of Real-Money Trading
Traders’

Taking Control of Your Financial Well-Being
Coaching Volleyball, March/April 2006

Calendar Trading Patterns in European Currencies
The Technical Analyst, February 2006

Picking a Trading Timeframe
The Trader’s Journal, January/February 2006

Basic Statistical Analysis: A Tool For All Traders
Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, December 2005

Websites Featuring John’s Articles & Commentary

Media Appearances

Reuters Insider
(Video – Multiple appearances)

BBC 5 Live
(Radio -July 22nd, 2008)

The Small Business Show with Sherry Thacker
(Radio – April 26th, 2006)

If you would like to book John for your radio or television show, contact us.

Seminars & Webinars

The Perils of Auto Trading
(live webinar hosted by Currensee – May 31st, 2011)

Improving Your Trading Performance Using Forex Calendar Trading Patterns
(live seminar and webcast at the Las Vegas Futures & Forex Expo – September 25th, 2010)

Seasonal Patterns in the FX Market
(live seminar at the Technical Analyst European Conference 2010 – May 18th)

Short-Term ETF Trading Strategies
(live panel discussion at the Los Angeles Traders Expo – June 6th, 2009)

Intermarket Analysis & Trading With ETFs
(live seminar and webcast at the Los Angeles Traders Expo – June 5th, 2009)

Using Bollinger Bands to Find Markets Ready to Move
(live webinar hosted by FXStreet – June 27th, 2006)

How To Trade And Invest In The Financial Markets Like A Pro! (live tele-seminar hosted by Clive Swersky April 20th, 2006)

If you are planning a seminar and would like to have John speak, contact us.

Educational Offerings
John has developed has created several trading courses.

Coaching
John is available on a limited basis for 1-on-1 coaching. Contact us to learn more. Group coaching can also be arranged. Contact us to discuss options.