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Jim Wyckoff is the proprietor of the Jim Wyckoff on the Markets analytical, educational and trading advisory service. He is also a technical analyst for Dow Jones Newswires and the senior market analyst with TraderPlanet.com. Jim is also a consultant with the highly respected “Pro Farmer” agricultural advisory service and previously served as the head equities analyst at CapitalistEdge.com. He received his degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he studied journalism and economics. Jim has spent over 25 years involved with the stock, financial and commodity markets.
Jim was a financial journalist with the FWN newswire service for many years, including stints as a reporter on the rough-and-tumble commodity futures trading floors in Chicago and New York. As a journalist, he has covered every futures market traded in the U.S., at one time or another. It didn’t take Jim long to realize the successful traders and analysts in every market—be it pork bellies, treasury bonds or stock index futures—had a common thread among them: nearly all relied on technical analysis to give them an edge. Not long after he began his career in financial/commodity market journalism, Jim began studying technical analysis. He found it fascinating. By studying chart patterns and other technical indicators, Jim realized the playing field could be leveled between the “professional insiders” in the markets, and analysts like himself.
A presentation by Jim Wyckoff on October 6, 2010 as part of the CMT Association Educational Web Series. This webcast was made possible by NYSE Liffe.