To the many individuals, the world of monetary investment is viewed in much the same way that one would view a football game. It is interesting, often fascinating, the players are often larger than life, and the stakes of individual decisions can be huge. People will give their opinions, watch the plays, and debate the outcomes, but it would seem insane to try to step out on the field themselves. Clearly professional athletes play on an entirely different level. In the same way, people see “the markets” as something to be touched only by those graced with some particular innate skill set that allows them to profit where mere mortals would flounder.
The foreign exchange market, generally shortened to FOREX, embodies this concept. Many people understand the surface concept of the stock market, such as predicting the value of corporations; however evaluating the strength of a national currency seems to be another monster entirely. In FOREX, one is attempting to predict the value of one national currency in relation to another, or in relation to many others. Add in the recent explosion of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and getting an accurate measure of the future seems closer to witchcraft than statistics.
However, there is a counterpoint to this view. Enter Jordan Lindsey, a man who has made a career out of making sense out of the obfuscating complexities of the FOREX and cryptocurrency world. His battlefield is more broadband than boardroom, and while earnings reports and press releases are important, Lindsey’s real weapon is data. Lots and lots of data.
A self-taught programmer and system designer, he is a pioneer in the relatively new field of algorithmic trading. Algorithmic trading operates on the concept that fluctuations in price can be predicted by watching various trends in market data and beyond. If you feed the data into a sufficiently smart computer program, it can help predict the likelihood of a certain product rising or falling in value.
With success in building and utilizing algorithmic trading programs for FOREX trading, Jordan Lindsey founded JCL Capital to both develop profitable trades, and to teach average people the methods of analyzing trends and making educated choices in investing.
Lindsey continues to do the same today, both analyzing the FOREX markets and providing the explanations that allow new traders to confidently enter the field.