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Since its first publication date, Mark B. Fisher’s The Logical Trader: Applying A Method To The Madness has been read by more than 20,000 trading professionals and market enthusiasts. The dissertation to the ACD Method developed by Mark while completing his MBA at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Logical Trader and the ACD Method has provided the career foundation for hundreds of traders who have embraced this innovative approach and apply its tools to their daily strategies. 

Paul Tudor Jones Perhaps one of the most legendary traders of all time, having made a staggering $500 million in 2005, he is worth an estimated $2.5 billion, and was ranked by Forbes in September 2006 as the 117th richest person in the world. One of his earliest successes was predicting Black Monday in 1987, tripling his money during the event due to large short positions, Jones uses a global macro strategy when trading in some of his funds.In 1980, Paul founded Tudor Investment Corporation, a leading Alternative Asset Management firm. The Tudor Group, which consists of Tudor Investment Corporation and its affiliates, is involved in active trading, investing and research in the global equity, debt, currency and commodity markets. The firm currently manages $15.0 billion (as of May 1, 2006). Their investment capabilities are broad and diverse, including global macro trading, fundamental equity investing in the U.S. and Europe, emerging markets, venture capital, commodities, event driven strategies and technical trading systems.

Matt Blackman is a technical trader, author, reviewer, keynote speaker and regular contributor to a number of trading publications and investment/trading websites in North America and Europe. His articles have been published in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine, Working Money, Traders.com Advantage, Traders Mag (Europe), Active Trader and SFO (Stocks, Futures & Options) Magazine. He has also written articles on a wide variety of international finance and e-commerce business-related topics for such publications as E-Commerce Quarterly, Offshore Finance USA, Offshore Finance Canada, Offshore Outlook, Shore-to-Shore and Shoreliner magazine, the official membership publication for the Offshore Institute. Matt is an affiliate Market Technicians Association and Canadian Society of Technical Analysts member and currently enrolled in the Chartered Market Technicians (CMT) program. He earned a BSc (Honors) degree from Simon Fraser University

Dennis Gartman , Editor and publisher of The Gartman Letter, and contributor to scores of industry publications, Dennis has been in the markets since August of 1974, upon finishing his graduate work from the North Carolina State University. He was an economist for Cotton, Inc. in the early 1970's analyzing cotton supply/demand in the US textile industry. From there he went to NCNB in Charlotte, N. Carolina where he traded foreign exchange and money market instruments. In 1977, Dennis became the Chief Financial Futures Analyst for A.G. Becker & Company in Chicago, Illinois. Dennis was an independent member of the Chicago Board of Trade until 1985, trading in treasury bond, treasury note and GNMA futures contracts. In 1985, he moved to Virginia to run the futures brokerage operation for the Virginia National Bank. In 1987 Dennis began producing The Gartman Letter on a full time basis and continues to do so to this day. Clients of The Gartman Letter include many of the country's leading banks, brokerage firms, mutual funds, hedge funds, energy trading companies, and grain trading firms. Dennis has lectured on capital market creation to central banks and finance ministries around the world, and has taught classes for the Federal Reserve Bank's School for Bank Examiners on derivatives since the early 1990's. 

John Calipari,  Quick, without researching it, name seven coaches that won 300 games in their first 13 years as head coaches at the NCAA Division I level. One of the most accomplished basketball coaches in collegiate history, John Calipari’s foot print can be found on courts throughout the country. While serving as head coach at UMass from 1988-1996, John led his players to five straight NCAA conference titles; he's won over 70 percent of his games as a collegiate head coach, and since taking over as head coach at the University of Memphis in 2000, he's won over 71 percent of his games. But John has an even higher winning percentage in another area of collegiate athletics -- graduating student-athletes. Since stepping foot on the Memphis campus, 12 of 15 seniors that have played for Calipari earned their bachelor's degrees. Author of Refuse to Lose, John is one of this country's most sought after sports and motivational speakers. Coach Cal puts his courtside skills to work for business teams to develop winning strategies. His lecture topics include: " Team Building ;" "Leadership Development;" "Management Strategies" and "Performance Enhancing Techniques." He was inducted into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

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