What the pros say about Jack Cahn
What the pros say about the founder of Contrary Thinker
and Thinking Man’s Trader
“Jack Cahn’s trading methods and systems are based on solid research and analysis. He is one of the industry’s brightest and prolific market technicians. No one can guarantee profits, but I am willing to bet that his techniques will produce one of the most winning track records.”
Dr. Alexander Elder, Financial Trading, Inc. “Jack, he’s the technician’s technician. He is a must-read. He is visionary.”
Ralph Vince, The New Money Management “After years of working for big names, it was a pleasure to work with him. I taught him everything he knows!”
Brian R. Bell Custom Trading Solutions, Inc “Jack helped me build the underlying concepts in some of my more meaningful tools.”
Larry Williams Author and Trader, “The Definitive Guide to Futures Trading. “Jack’s Big Swing trading system is better than “Aberration.”
Bruce Babcock, Author, System Developer, and Trader, “Jack had the courage inviting me to speak at his ‘Market Wizards” conference in Vegas so I could show technicians the majority of their ideas failed when backtested.”
Ture Johnson, Director, Tower Research Capital “…if you are not using Jack’s market dynamics indicators, you are on the back foot.”
Paul McLaren, Enhance Your Options. ” Jack is the Anti-Guru, he is one of the best independent thinkers in the business.”
My successful trading, trader support, and system development career have allowed me to live year-round in ideal settings. Allow me to share my knowledge and a little wisdom with you.
For 5 to 6 months of the year, I now live Palm Springs Southern California, and for the other 6 to 7 months, I live in Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Australia one hour north of Brisbane on the east coast of Australia.
Many and Great thanks,
Jack F Cahn, I stand behind my work, and I do NOT hide behind the veil of the internet.
You have my guarantee that Contrary Thinker will over-deliver.
I began my career as Technical Market Specialist with the Merrill Lynch, trained by Robert Farrell and George Constantine.
As Cheif Market Analyst for R. Rowland &Co St. Louis, in1987, I made my first fortune using long deep in the money (high delta) S&P 100 (OEX) puts in the October crash.
Rowland was bought by Stifel, who did not have a technical department, and I set up my own RIA/CTA in 1989. I discovered several formulas for cycles that project change of trend dates (COTs), and since 1989 I am the publisher of Market Map with this data.
After the success trading short side I forgot how to trade, I convinced myself into a one-way nature of the market with timing, money was made faster and easier. Such a focus allowed me to apply more of my time to client education, research and growing the business.
After getting beat for months and on the brink of quitting, I got a second chance when I recognized the principal peak in the Nikkei Dow, where I made my second fortune in Nikkei Dow put warrants.
So in 1990, my focus was the development of strategies that traded both sides long and short, and auto trading, I developed my first mechanical trading systems – %C DT for day trading – and I became a third party strategy vendor for Omega TradeStation. I started this firm with its predecessor firms, Creative Breakthrough, and Thinking Man’s Trader.
I did catch two more great short-selling opportunities in October ’97 manually short the Big S&P and October 2008 again manually short the S&P 500.
In 2014 I developed a Macro filter that provides leading signals for market dynamics to enable discretionary traders and systems traders to anticipate market context – choppy, breakout, dynamic trend, and so on.
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Great and Many Thanks,
Jack F. Cahn, CMT
CMT charters were awarded to the first graduates of the CMT Program in 1989, CMT Number 190. Jack is part of that groundbreaking group.
In 2005, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) submitted a rule filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to accept the CMT Program levels 1 and 2 exams as an alternative to the Series 86 examination required of financial analysts.