About the Instructors
David Green is a Wall Street Trader with more than 30 years of experience. His rapid success enabled him to retire before he even turned 40. David oversaw trading in some of the largest listed companies at the NYSE, including IBM, Bank of America, and Best Buy. He has been successfully training day traders since 2009, and is now rolling his curriculum online through Investopedia.
JC Parets is the Founder of “All Star Charts” and is one of the most widely followed Technical Analysts in the world. His work has been regularly featured on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, ABC, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal, among other outlets. JC has been helping both professionals and retail investors identify winning trades for over 10 years, and with Technical Analysis – his first course for Investopedia Academy – JC takes this powerful market perspective and makes it useful for anyone in the world.
Lucas Downey is Co-Founder of Macro Analytics for Professionals (www.mapsignals.com) where he produces proprietary equity long/short signals via accumulation/distribution research. This research continues to identify market beating long and short stock ideas for both professionals and individual investors. MAP was selected as 1 of 10 research partners exclusively marketed by Bloomberg to institutional clients. Previously, Mr. Downey served as a Director of Equity Derivatives for Cantor Fitzgerald & Co, where he brokered and traded options for 8 years. Additionally, he was Head of ETF sales focusing on client execution & relationships and publishing strong performing stock ideas to clients. With Options for Beginners - his first course for Investopedia Academy - Luke takes his 10+ years of knowledge in options to make the course easy and relatable to anyone in the world. Additionally, he served as Senior Vice President, Equity Derivatives for Jefferies, LLC.
Ian King is an accomplished trader and entrepreneur with over two decades of financial markets experience. As founder of Intellicoins, he helps educate everyday investors to navigate the crypto markets. Prior to Intellicoins, Mr. King spent 10 years as head trader of Peahi Capital, an NYC-based long/short equity fund. He began his Wall Street career as a desk clerk on the Mortgage Bond trading desk at Salomon Brothers, and later worked in Credit Derivative trading at Citigroup. He holds a BS in Psychology from Lafayette College.
RJ Hixson earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina and has decades of trading experience. In 2008, he was hired as an instructor at the prestigious Van Tharp Institute, where he has educated thousands of students about what it takes to be a successful trader. Currently the VP of Research and Development at the Van Tharp Institute, RJ has helped countless professionals and new traders improve their results through the models that Dr. Van Tharp developed based on 30 years of research. In this Investopedia Academy course, RJ will show you what it really takes to be a successful trader.
John Jagerson is a CFA and CMT charter holder and a founder of Learning Markets, which provides analysis and education for individual and professional investors. He is an author or co-author of five books on investing, currencies, bonds, and stocks. John has appeared in outlets like Forbes.com, BBC Radio, Nasdaq.com, and CBS for his financial strategy expertise. After graduating with a B.S. in Business from Utah Valley University, John completed the PLD program at Harvard Business School. Once the markets close each day, he can be found back on his mountain bike or in his running shoes on the trails of the Wasatch Mountains near his home.