Chief Technical Analyst
Vice President, Operations
Iron Street Research Inc.
Rick began his career in the financial services industry in 1998 when he became a financial advisor for a large financial services company based out of Kansas City, Kansas. During this time he worked with individuals and businesses by providing personal, comprehensive financial planning services. During this time, Rick became aware of the importance of portfolio management, which led him into the study of technical analysis.
In 2000 Rick joined JMS Financial Services, where he brought his experience in the financial service industry and his knowledge of technical analysis. He worked as an assistant analyst, learning more in-depth technical analysis and programming technical indicators. His research in fundamental economic data with his understanding of the technical markets allowed him to develop a unique insightof the financial markets. This unique insight ultimately lead to the development of some proprietary indicators that are currently utilized by Iron Street Research and TacticalTradingSignal.com.
The research has contributed to the success of the models used in market analysis and investment decision making. The research effort is always ongoing, enabling continual updating of the models. Iron Street Research Inc. has a rigorous methodical approach to management which nurtures investor confidence and curbs emotional reactions to adverse market events. Rick's goals are to curtail portfolio risk and volatility through active management while seeking performance superior to that of benchmarks of similar risk.
Rick utilizes a variety of tools and models while continually monitoring and evaluating market conditions and assessing risk. When market risk levels are high and performance is in question, or market risk is low, portfolios are evaluated and re-allocated to take advantage of the current market condition.
Rick holds a B.A. in Finance with an emphasis in financial planning from Fort Hays State University. He has earned his CMA (Chartered Market Analyst) and FAD (Financial Analyst Designate) designations. He is currently working toward his CMT(Chartered Market Technician) designation, which he hopes to achieve soon. Rick also holds his Series 7, 63, 65, and Life Insurance License.
Assistant Technical Analyst
Since 1994 I have been intensively tracking the investment market. I developed the technical models that are used in conjunction with the historical models that Mr. Schwartz developed. As a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelors Degree in Math and Engineering, I was on the Dean's Honor Roll and am a past member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Honorary Mathematics Fraternity.
I come to the Financial Services industry from a manufacturing background. My 30 years in manufacturing includes the following experience:
I am a senior member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society and carry the designation of CPIM--Certified in Production and Inventory Management.
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