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    About the Founder

Jack F Cahn, I stand behind my work nor do I hide behind the veil of the internet. 

You have my personal guarantee that Contrary Thinker will over deliver to professional advisors, capital managers, strategy developers, and traders.

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 major 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.

Premium publications are merging strategic thinking into a forecast: MarketMap and Volatility Report, a reliable risk assessment, asset, and strategy management advisor for the professionals in the industry.

MarketMap-2019 scenario planner- including back-story narrative for improved client communications.

Volatility Reports, Volatility Tables for all popular markets, ETFs, Long V strategies.

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Contrary Thinker covers the financials, forex, stock index futures, commodities, ETF, inverse ETFs, and long volatility ETFs and Algo strategies.

Great and Many Thanks,

Jack F. Cahn, CMT

My successful trading, trader support, and system development career have allowed me to live year-round in ideal settings.

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.

Great and Many Thanks,??

Jack F Cahn, CMT

CMT charters were awarded to the first graduates of the CMT Program in 1989. 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.




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