Louis Horkan is a 25-year veteran of the trading markets, working as a professional and private trader, as well as a financial writer and editor focused on educating and enlightening traders.
Louis entered the market in the late '80s and spent over a decade working as a senior and institutional trader on a number of busy equity and derivatives-focused trading desks.
In 1998 he switched gears to become the group editorial director for a large network of award-winning trading newsletters targeted to a worldwide audience of active traders.
In 2002 he became the founding editor-in-chief for two financial trade magazines targeted to financial advisers. The magazines each served approximately 40,000 independent financial advisers nationwide.
Louis has also operated his own companies since 2000, providing proprietary market analysis and commentary, as well as trading-focused newsletters. He trades daily, primarily focused on currencies, Forex, futures and options.
He's appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, local-market TV venues and numerous business-focused radio programs as a market strategist and expert. He's also been quoted in the financial press and presented at trading seminars and shows nationwide.
My past experience working within the markets instilled me with the belief that individuals can trade or invest for themselves. That said, many fail due to two key reasons - lack of knowledge and a failure to plan.
Quite simply, most who fail never gain the education and insight necessary to succeed. Moreover, many new and experienced traders make the mistake of not creating a solid plan. As the maxim goes, "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
The good news is both are avoidable mistakes. Most important is the fact trading can be learned. Whether you're a new or seasoned trader, my goal is to provide you with a full-array of practical, actionable information and insight. Bottom line, my job is to demystify concepts and strategies, and educate you in a manner that is easily understood and that will empower you to make good decisions in your trading. No matter your level of experience, you'll find plenty of solid information that will help you become a better trader.