Louis J. Horkan, Jr.

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.

Experience

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.

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