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Nikolay Morochkovsky

Writer, business trainer

Nikolay Morochkovsky is a founder of the Association of Independent Business Consultants Bizkon. He is the author of 62 books. Morochkovsky received the PhD in Economics. He went through face-to-face trainings held by Russian and foreign leading experts in business, marketing, management, sales, finance, and personal efficiency. This young entrepreneur learned from legendary figures like Richard Branson, Donald John Trump, Anthony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki etc. He also was registered in the Guinness Book of World records as a person who held the largest online business seminar in the world. Besides writing articles for the most popular business magazines, he often takes part in various TV and radio shows regarding business as a host or a guest.

Interests: hockey, diving, snowboarding, water slalom, alpinism, rock climbing, and surfing. 

Eugene Starovyborny

RAFFM President

In 2003 graduated from the Admiral Ushakov Baltic Naval Institute.
In 2007 - 2007 served in Pacific Fleet of Russia as commander of warship artillery missile system. After being discharged worked as development manager in regional companies. Got considerable experience in elaboration of distributor network for a top west-european corporate group. Has great practical experience as representative, administrator and manager. Started Forex trading in 2007.

Kartman Hu

Moderator Club Traders "Winning The Forex Trading Game"

Kartman Hu specialises in stocks and currency speculation, and is well acquainted with swing trading using technical analysis, Elliott Waves and Fibonacci.

His Forex trading strategies are based on price patterns over multiple time-frames with multiple entries on support and resistance (optimum region). He strongly believes that risk management, emotional balance and trading psychology form the principles of successful trading.

With his innate passion in trading and training, he regularly conducts basic and professional workshops for the public on price patterns and technical analysis strategies.

Kartman has recently started a Traders` Club ("Winning The Forex Trading Game") in Singapore, and serves as its moderator.

As an art student (he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central England in Birmingham), he likens chart trading using price patterns to the strokes of a painter.

Nadezhda Zhizhko

InstaForex analyst

Graduated from Irkutsk State University. Having acquainted with Forex market in 2008, followed the courses in the International Academy of Stock Exchange Trading. The agenda was so exiting that she moved to St. Petersburg in order to get professional education. Obtained a diploma of the retraining course on the discipline Exchange market and stock market issues, defended the graduation paper with distinction on the subject `Modern technical indicators as the basis of the trading system`. At the moment obtains a master degree in International Banking Institute on specialty Financial markets and investments. Apart from trading is occupied with development of trading systems and formalization of the working strategies using Ichimoku indicator. At the moment is working on the book dedicated to the peculiarities of Ichimoku indicator and its operating methods.

Alexander Evstegneev

The founder of Azbuka Deneg (Money Alphabet) educational web portal, entrepreneur, writer

Entrepreneur, writer, investor and business coach, has educated over 10 000 people.

The author of twenty books, hundreds of articles and dozens of workshops on personal finance management and income growth. The author or `Seven Steps to Financial Freedom` which in 2013 was listed in the top ten books on finance and economics (Saphire literary award nomination).

The founder of four Kiyosaki Clubs in Moscow running Robert Kiyosaki`s Cashflow games for more than seven years.

20 years of experience of working with stocks and finances, FCSM license for dealing with stocks obtained in 1996 (Alexander sometimes refers to his personal `anti-record` of losing 100 dollars on NASDAQ in 2001).

Was trained by Bodo Shefer, Robin Sharma, Alexander Elder, Robert Kiyosaki, Keith Ferrazzi, Vladimir Dovgan.

As a result of competition organized in 2007 by the leading investment companies Alpha-Capital, OFG Invest and KIT Fortis Investments was listed in top ten financial consultants of ZAO Financial Experts.

The founder and author of Azbuka Deneg (Money Alphabet) - the biggest educational web portal on personal finance for Russian-speaking audience.

Alexander Belousov

Deputy Head of Department on work with the investors in the Company "ATSPO"

Was born in 1950. Has great practical experience in many fields. Worked as top engineer in R&D Establishment of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In 2001 completed 2-year Canadian programme in Financial Management in the International Business Institute (MBI) and obtained a degree in Finances. In 2002 completed 1-year Ukrainian programme in MBI and obtained Ukrainian diploma in Finances. During the study held different positions in different companies. In 2002 - 2003 contributed to a pension fund scheme reform.

Aleksandr Davydov

InstaForex analyst

Alexandr was born on August 28, 1983 in Moscow. In 2006, he obtained a degree in financial management from the Financial academy. In 2006-2009, he worked on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange where he discovered the currency market. Since 2008, he has lectured on Global Forex under the aegis of the Moscow International Currency Association (MICA). He worked as a treasurer in several Russian banks. He holds a Russian Federal Financial Markets Service 1.0 certificate of financial market specialist in trading organization on securities market and clearing.  

Interests: international politics, philosophy, history, economy, sociology

`There is no truth, only opinion`.

Bert Antonik

Private Trader, FX Market Analyst, Trading Trainer and Personal Mentor

 - Retired US Navy Commander,

 - Prior Online Trading Academy instructor with more than 4 decades of trading experience.

 - Amassed trading materials worth well in excess of $160,000.00 to learn what really works.

 - Motivational trainer for `Zig Ziglar` who was the inspirational mentor to Tony Robbins.

 - Outstanding experience in different professional spheres from military service, private corporations, entrepreneurship and public speaking.

 - Develops and teaches trader training courses on technical analysis strategies.

 - Is sought after as a personal mentor, trading plan instructor and corporate technical analysis trainer.

Chris Lori


Chris Lori is a CTA, CFTC registered and member NFA. Chris trades through London and Singapore private banks and clearing firms where he manages personal and private funds. With fifteen-year experience trading foreign exchange, Chris maintains top level experience in spot, carry, structured options and forwards for FX trading and positioning in the institutional environment. Chris has educational background in securities and began focused study on foreign exchange in 1998, started trading in 2000 and managing funds in 2003. Chris has years of experience testing and applying interbank price delivery, which is the foundation to his intraday trading models. For longer term positions, Chris uses fractal concept combined with fundamentals. Chris believes that one must first construct a proper development plan as a framework to the creation of an effective trading model and become an independent thinker to succeed in the FX marketplace. 

Previous to Chris` FX career, he competed in four Olympic Winter Games in the sport of bobsledding, won the Overall World Cup title, twenty two world cup medals and nine crystal globes for Overall World Cup final standings and was twice an Olympic Torch Bearer. Chris has been a model athlete in his native of Canada.

Ernar Moldabaev

InstaForex analyst

Was born in Almaty. Graduated from Humanities and Technology University, worked as a technologist for two years in a large company. Became introduced to the financial markets for the first time in 2011. Apart from trading, has been involved in investments since 2012, participated in `National IPO` project in Kazakhstan. Regular author of analytics and financial newsletters. Prefers conservative trading style.

Nikolay Ivchenko

Analysis Department Director at Forex Club Group

2001 - graduated with distinction from Orenburg State University with a degree in Finance and credit, specialization - Banking Management.

2001-2003 - economist at the Russian investment company AVK Securities.

Specialized in stock and Russian stock futures futures trading, as well as teaching.

2004-2005 - senior teacher at `Finance` department of Crimean business institute in Simferopol.

2005 - up to the present moment works at FOREX CLUB Company.

Participates in regular roundtable discussions on economic situation in Ukraine run by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as in press conferences organized by the National Bank of Ukraine in regard to macroeconomic trends.

Hobbies - sports (alpine skiing, cycling, jogging), music (guitar).

Roman Bogomazov

An Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco

Roman is an Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He is a board member and a program coordinator for the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco (TSAASF). Roman entered the trading profession in 1996 and has since developed his focus on education and professional training.

Roman teaches "Wyckoff Method" as a technical analysis class and "Trading Strategies and Implementation" which focuses on trading plan development, back testing and trading performance. He is a consultant and developer of the Cyber Campus technical market analysis program at Golden Gate University. Roman is a frequent speaker at local, national and international events.

Roman holds a B.S. in Economics and Management from University of Maryland and a M.S. in Finance from Golden Gate University. He is one of the first graduates to receive a Certificate of Technical Market Analysis from Golden Gate University.

Natalia Eremeeva

Development and communications manager at iTrader online brokerage company

Online brokerage company Graduated from Kyiv Business School with a diploma in investment management. Certified specialist in stocks. Has been operating on the Ukrainian stock market since 2006. Is engaged in educational projects and those on development and communications.

Alexander Lobov

Development manager and investment consultant in Art-Capital Investment Group

Since February 2008 is a freelance trader in interbank currency exchange. Has experience in trading on $5000 - 10000 accounts. Since August 15, 2010 works as development manager and investment consultant in Art-Capital Investment Group. Develops new activities and regional network of investment consultants, works out and implements the company`s strategy, manages business development, provides consulting and case management, as well as administrates trainings for customers and potential customers of the company.

Gleb Zadoya

Chief financial analyst at Analytics Online

Gleb gained his first trading experience in 2005 on Russian stock market. He has been actively trading on Forex since 2008, in 2009-2010 operating as a manager of private assets. A former head of Moscow office of PROFIT Group. His forex analyses have been regularly published since 2010, and since then Gleb Zadoya has been the head of `Analytics Online` company providing services to thousand forex traders in Russia, CIS and all around the world. Gleb is also one of the lecturers and creators of `Trading Academy` educating more than 300 traders in 2013. He has produced hundreds of videos about forex and is considered one of the most popular videobloggers among traders of Russia and CIS. 

Vasiliy Yakimkin

FXDD analyst

Cand. Sc. Physics and Mathematics

Docent at the Department of Finance and Banking in the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

The analytical expert at FXDD Company.

The author of 10 books and over 145 articles about financial dealing. Has been a trader for over 16 years.

Thomas Saw

TradersRoundTable founder

Thomas Saw is a practitioner trader and investor with over 2 decades of trading and investing experience. He has actively sought to enlighten his fellow traders and investors on the realities of trading and investing as a means to their financial freedom. Thomas` holistic approach to trading-investing is to use multiple financial instruments, multiple time-frames and multiple methodologies, while micro-managing Risk. He also knows how to help people become better traders and investors as he can fully relate to the average trader who starts out from the bottom and goes through the school of hard knocks.

Gennadiy Babak

The Head of Profitmania

Gennadiy was born on August 15, 1971 in Kyiv, Ukraine. He studied at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv specializing in Geophysics. In the 1990s he worked for a joint venture. Later he founded several companies of his own. He has been interested in trading since autumn 2005. Gennadiy traded on Forex and the futures exchange. Presently, he is a proprietary stock trader. He was trained to trade on the stock exchange by U.S. coaches. Gennadiy also partners a number of proprietary trading firms coaching traders for proprietary offices.

Vladimir Ribakov

The Signals & Mentoring club founder

Professional trader with 11 years of experience trading for hedge funds, brokers and financial institutions.

In recent years, Vladimir has stopped providing his trading for institutions, and decided to trade independently for his own accounts.

When Vladimir was exposed to the online community of self-traders, and realized the need for serious and professional guidance, he took the challenge and started mentoring traders and publicizing his trading strategies.

Today Vladimir writes in his popular personal trading blog (VladimirRibakov.com) and heads his Forex Signals & Mentoring club where he provides trades live on a daily basis, plus online Live Trading Room.

Additionally, Vladimir released his strategies as software plug-ins for the popular MetaTrader platform:

  • Forex LST System & Simulator (2012)
  • Pips Carrier (2010)
  • Vladimir is sRs Trend Rider (2010)

Vladimir has published e-books in English, teaching the technical analysis methods that he developed throughout the years, sharing his market insights and experience.

Ahmad Farhan

Branch Manager of Monex RHW

Ahmad Farhan is now Branch Manager of Monex RHW, formerly he is IB of Monex since 2007. He is active speaker in seminars, workshops and contributor in radio and television talkshow. He holds license of fund manager representative (WMI) from BAPPEPAM and Future Broker Representative (WPB) from BAPPEBTI. He is well acquainted with technical analysis, fundamental analysis and mql4 programming.
In his seminars since 2008, he correctly predict current bull market in gold and commodities and has been advising clients to trade one way long only in commodities since the start of current secular bull trend. One of his campaigned approach to trading is Short Term Strategy with Long Term Perspective which is based on: Low leverage, one way trade in the direction of long term perspective and multiple entry on S&R lines. He also produce many unique EA based on this principle and price action with which many clients has been succesfully trade live.

Kirill Koshienko

Founder/ Aforex CEO

Kirill decided to found a brokerage company in early 2007. During the first two months he was forming the team, preparing documents and developing infrastructure. The company`s birthday is October 1, 2007. Before this moment Kirill hosted a popular show `Markets` on RBK-TV, lectured in International Academy of Exchange Trading and worked as a dealer in one of the leading brokerage companies. Kirill earned the initial capital invested further in the development of his brokerage business, on Forex with the help of EUR/USD short-term trading. Several times a year Kirill visits New York where he studies advanced technologies of brokerage services and gives interviews to Russian and foreign media. In AForex company Kirill Koshienko is mainly occupied by the elaboration of long-term development strategy. Kirill is into extreme sports, such as alpine skiing, windsurfing and wakeboarding.

Choo Koon Lip

Founder/Director, FOREX ASIA

Recognized as one of the World`s Youngest Forex Educator in trading industry, Koon Lip is ranked as one of the top Forex educators in the Trading industry by many authoritative media and featured in various media. Koon Lip is first a trader, then an educator and asset manager dealing with funds and investment-linked trusts. His flagship programme FOREX INTENSIVE is awarded `The Best Forex Education Project in Asia` by ShowFxAsia Expo 2009. Many of his students are now full-time traders and some are already his competitors conducting trading courses.

Igor Sabadaha

Head of Investment Analysis Department online broker iTrader

Was born on June 01, 1979.

In 2005 - 2008 was enrolled at the National Academy of Public Administration at the President of Ukraine and obtained M.S. in Public Administration.
In 2004 - 2005 was enrolled at the Donetsk Business Institute and obtained Economist and Legal Adviser degree.
In 1996 - 2004 was enrolled at the Donets Business Institute and obtained B.S. in Management.
In 1994 - 1996 was enrolled at the Krasnoarmeysky Mining Engineering College.
In 2003 started Forex trading. In 2010 was certified Securities Trader in stock market of Ukraine (by the State Commission of Securities and Stock Market).
Since 2010 works as analyst and head of Investment and Analytical Department in Ukranet financial company (iTrader brand). Prepares analytical reviews of Ukrainian stock market, provides recommendations on issuing banks, builds investment portfolios, manages clients portfolios and convenes training seminars.
In 2009 - 2010 worked as part-time trainer and analyst in Finmarket Company. Worked out and taught the following courses: Programme of Forex Financial Traders Training, Elaboration of Profitable Trading System for Financial Markets, Trading Systems Based on Ichimoku Indicator, and Forex Start. Published weekly analytical reviews for the company.
In 2007 - 2009 worked as project manager in Donbassenergostroj (Kiev, Ukraine).
In 2003 - 2007 worked as individual entrepreneur.
In 1999 - 2002 worked as economist in Kvant Company.
In 1993 worked as insurance agent in ASKO insurance company.

Experienced user of different trading and analytical terminals such as Rumus2, ID-System, ModernForex, SaxoTrader 2, MT4, QUIK, Ninja Trader 6.5, SmartTrade, Webtrader and others.

Foo Loon Sung

Private trader, author, trainer and FX Coach

He is an economist by training and an experienced banker for 25 years.

He worked previously for MAS, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and American Express Bank. He is also a professional trader for 15 years trading mainly in stocks, futures, commodities and forex. In addition, he is also an adjunct lecturer in Investments, Finance and Banking. He is the author of several books:

  • - `Raising Capital for Entrepreneurs`, published by Trafford Publishing, USA/Canada in 2007
  • - `Forex Trading The Smart Way`, Ver 2.0, 2009 Edition
  • - `Trading the Forex Market, a Basic Training Course`, Ver 2.0, 2010 Edition
  • - `Robotic Forex : Trading Forex the Consistent and Profitable Way`, Ver 1.0, 2009 Edition
  • - `Mastering the Ten Price Patterns: How to Profit from Price Patterns`, 2011 edition

Agustinus Endrosiwi

Currency Strategist / Trainer (education project KampusForex)

Graduated from ITB (Bandung Institute of Technology) as Electrotechnic Engineer (1990). Started trading forex since 2003. Teaching and conducting forex training/seminar since 2007 @ kampusforex.com. Now create and develop KF-Turtle Trading System.

Eugeniy Shakotko

Financial analyst at Forex Club

Eugeniy has been working for Forex Club since 2014. Before joining Forex Club, he had worked on financial markets for over 10 years, in particular as a private portfolio manager. He graduated from Kyiv national university of trade and economics in 2000. Eugeniy started his career by profession in the banking sector, but he was strongly inclined to trade on exchanges. He gained experience in several brokerage companies as a trader and analyst. Evgeniy mainly works with such assets as currencies, metals, commodities, stocks, and stock indices. When trading, he makes analysis of reports called the Commitments of Traders and uses volume and wave analyses. Besides, he is an expert both in technical and fundamental analyses. Evgeniy is an author of some gainful trading strategies. One of them is a strategy of generating profit from dividends when trading stocks of international companies.

Sergei Dushechkin

Instatrade broker

Born July 16, 1983. Graduated from Kaliningrad State Town-Planning college in 2002. At the moment studies in Kaliningrad State Technical University with specialization in industrial and civil building. In 2004-2006 worked in IT sphere. On Russian stock market since 2006. Active and successful stock trader. Certified by Federal Financial Markets Service (FFMS). Has FFMS 1st type certificate - Financial market specialists on brokerage, dealing and securities management. Has FFMS 5th type certificate - Financial market specialists on management of investment funds, share investment funds and non-government pension funds. Interests: cycle racing, travelling, stock markets, electronic music. Single.

Igor Vasev

Head of the Faculty of Exchange Trading «MasterForex-V»

In 2005 started investment activities, then Forex market trading (2006), futures trading (2007) and stock market trading (2009). In 2007 joined MasterForex-V Trading Academy where established and headed the Department of Statistics and Management (2008). In 2009 developed and tested progressive trading methods and established the Faculty of Exchange Trading. Currently trades in stock market, administrates trainings and consultations, develops and promotes exchange software products, publishes news and analytical reviews, and administrates investment projects.

Ivan Kabulaev

Managing director at Investcafe, professional investor and trader

Before Investcafe, he did investment banking in the spheres of crude refining, real estate, information technologies, transportation, and telecommunication services. In 2002-2005, he worked in property estimate consulting. He graduated from the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation with a degree in Finance and Credit. In 2005-2006, he served as a stock analyst in a Russian investment holding FINAM where he created and supported investment coverage for the main public companies of the telecommunication, IT, and hi-tech industries and also was responsible for composing and rebalancing benchmark portfolio in the telecommunication sector. In 2006-2010, he worked in one of the largest Russian independent investment houses Troika-Dialog where he rose to a vice-president from a consultant. He managed the biggest annuity real estate fund in Russia Commercial Real Estate and made deals for a total amount of more than $200 million. He also was a member of the fund`s investment committee and was responsible for analytical data. He holds a Federal Financial Markets Service certificate 5.0. He speaks fluent English. His professional interests include investment banking, merger transactions, venture capital investments, and assets management.

Sergey Kostenko

InstaForex analyst

Sergey was born on February 05, 1967. He graduated from St. Petersburg state university in 1995. Sergey started working on financial markets in 1998. He has vast experience in investment portfolio management on the stock markets in Russia, the United States, and Europe as well as on the forex market and U.S. option market. He held executive positions at finance companies in Russia. Besides, he launched and was involved in a number of financial news and analytics projects and events. In particular, he took part in news video reviews and presented business surveys for a radio broadcast. Sergey wrote a variety of scientific articles devoted to up-to-date issues of the foreign currency market.

Interests: sailing ship modeling, history, reading social and political articles.

`Things on the forex market are complicated and simple at the same time`. 

Alexander Mikhailenko

Alpari analyst

Was born on September 15, 1985 in Yalta. Graduated from the Yalta University of Management, specialty - programmer engineer. Has 3-year practical experience in financial markets. Believes that risk management, understanding of psychology of traders and ability to control emotions are the essence of successful trading. Specializes in Ralf Nelson Elliott Wave theory. Marital status: married.

Charlie Burton

Co-founder and head trader at EzeeTrader.com

Charlie Burton has been trading for 17 years and is well known for his live trading demonstrations. He started his career working in the fund management industry before going full time into trading. He established Ezeetrader.com in 2002 with his trading partner and it focuses on teaching short term trading techniques to traders. The live online trading room attracts traders from all over the world as Charlie and Kym guide them through each trading day. Charlie has traded and presented at numerous shows including Investor IX, London Investor and TIPS plus he won this year`s trade-off completion in London which was filmed by the BBC. He is featured in an upcoming BBC documentary on successful traders and he has also set a challenge to turn a $10,000 account into $100,000 within 2 years.

Asri Mahmood

InstaForex analyst

Born in 19th Mac, 1969. In 1994 graduated from University Teknologi MARA, with specialization in Accountancy. Have been with the Malaysian Finance & Banking Industry since 1995 and have been trading Equities actively since he was 17 years old. Also have been a professional speaker since 1997. Area of expertise includes Fundamental Analysis and Relational Market Analysis.

Interest: Classical guitar, piano, tennis, golf, Self Defence and computers.

Maksim Magdalinin

InstaForex analyst

Maksim was born in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. In 2005, he graduated from The Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, the faculty of law. He worked as a lawyer in one of the largest Belarusian companies for three years. Maksim began his work on Forex in 2006. Besides forex trading practice, he is interested in development of trading systems and writes analytical articles about financial markets. Also, he analyzes stock and commodity markets.

Interests: music, sports.

Aleksander Tsyglin

Commercial director of NetTrader Ukraina

Aleksander has 7 years of experience as investor in Ukraine`s, Russia`s, Europe`s and USA`s stock markets.

He worked as an investor, broker, and trader, managed assets in various national and foreign companies. Aleksander specializes in high return investments on stock markets of developing countries (Russia, Ukraine).

Aleksander is a cofounder of TFC Financial consulting project which focuses on researches and consulting in the sphere of exchange trade.

He is the author of popular books on exchange trading: Birzha.UA in Ukraine and Birzha.RU in Russia.

Viktor Pershikov, MFTA

InstaForex analyst

Viktor Pershikov has been trading on financial markets since early 2008. He developed and actively applies a new method of technical analysis, Complex Fibonacci Analysis. The method has received international recognition. In 2012, for research in the field of financial markets Viktor was granted master`s degree in financial technical analysis (MFTA).

Viktor is the author of the book Complex Technical Analysis of the Currency Market. He has considerable experience in teaching the strategies of technical analysis based on his own educational method which is aimed at development of individual views of every trader and analyst in particular. He supposes individuality is a key aspect for a trader.

He specializes in long-term assets trading on the financial markets. Viktor is a member of TSAA-SF and IFTA.

Ilshat Bayturin

Professional trader, ForexLab creator

CME and Forex trader since 2008.Ilshat is a creator of his own unique method and style of trading. He is a developer oftrading systems and a certified online tutor. Ilshat specializes in tradingbased on technical analysis. He developed his own style and approach in tradingby correcting his and other traders` mistakes. It is faster and easier toachieve good results by realizing what direction to follow and what pitfalls toavoid than by trying to get an overall picture from myriad pieces of knowledge.
In 2009, Ilshat created an educational project called ForexLab, which is an independentresource for forex traders. It is popular among lots of market participants.Ilshat worked for some major international brokers where he launched educational projects fortheir clients.

Yulia Afanasyeva

Analyst, lecturer at FINAM educational centre

Started trading in 2000. 

An experienced trader on MICEX involved in development of trading strategies. Holds educational events for beginners and experienced investors at FINAM educational centre. Applying exclusively `live` charts at her seminars, Yulia is fond of analyzing movement patterns of national stocks and other financial assets. 

Yulia Afanasyeva regularly carries out analytical research of the stock market, presents daily reviews of commodity and currencey markets and trading guides. She is the author of numerous publications in financial media.

Yulia Afanasyeva is one of the most successful women traders today. Her stable results and original approach towards trading issues make a great duo together forming a unique strategy of trust management. 

Mikhail Makarov

InstaForex analyst

Mikhail Makarov was born in 1963. He holds a higher education qualification and the FFMS certificate for brokerage activity. He has been trading in the financial markets since 2004 gaining experience in different areas, including both the Russian and US stocks, forex market, and options trading. Michael Makarov is fond of reading. He likes to spend time having talks with his friends or enjoying the beauty of the Karelian Isthmus with its pines and lakes. 
He can teach everyone positive trading, everyone who wants to be taught. 
Favorite quote: We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. And we`ll fight them with the butt ends of broken beer bottles because that`s bloody well all we`ve got! (Sir Winston Churchill)

Gavin Holmes

CEO of TradeGuider Systems, well known VSA expert

Gavin has many years of experience at capital markets (stocks, futures and commodities). His passion is to teach traders and investors around the world how to properly read the chart and trade in harmony with professionals. Author of the book "Trading in the Shadow of the Smart Money".

Sergey Belyaev

InstaForex analyst

In Forex market since 1999. In 2002 - 2003 worked as manager in the Adelina dealing center and the Brezan dealing center (currently Fx Pro Financial Services) where provided basic training in Forex.
In 2003 - 2004 provided training based on his personal groundwork in the Forex Club dealing center. In 2004 - 2009 was a freelance lecturer in the Alpari dealing center and provided basic and professional training. In 2009 - 2010 worked in Pro Finance Group. In 2010 provided Forex basic training and convened master-classes in Nefteprombank.
Since 2010 deals with Forex capital management.
In 2009 - 2010 authored a series of articles at Fortrader.ru online magazine, issues #51 - 60; and in the Forex magazine, issues #298 - 306.
In 2011 authored the second book Forex Indicator Analysis. The Encyclopedia of Trading Systems.

Valeriy Kovalenko

Founder of FxMarket.Pro

He has been trading on Forex since 2008. He is a great admirer of the Ichimoku indicator. For a long time, he has been searching for such a method of trading, which sets you free, allows you earning a decent profit and not spending all day in front of a computer. In 2011, he studied Options Analysis and started to apply it in trading. He liked the idea of smooth Forex trading and insider information. He found the way of trading which can be absorbed by everyone, even by a very first-timer. In 2013, he started to promote the idea to the masses and established the forex analytical information portal www.fxmarket.pro. He developed his own method of Options Analysis. Apart from Forex, he is interested in sport such as rock-climbing, mountain skiing, badminton.

Maria Salnikova

FOREX CLUB analyst

Maria has been working at FOREX CLUB since 2009. Currently, she holds the position of financial markets` analyst specializing in fundamental and technical analysis of currency pairs as well as economic situation in some CIS countries, including Ukraine. Maria is an author of many financial articles in print editions and online. She takes part in round-table meetings and TV programs on economic issues, including quarterly forecast round table in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. In 2004 she graduated from Kyiv University of Tourism, Economics and Law holding a degree in management and economics. Maria is a postgraduate student at Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture at the Department of Economic Theory. In 2013 she gained her MBA degree in Spain School for industrial organization.

Brandon Wendell

Online Trading Academy trainer

A former stockbroker, brokerage trader, and hedge fund trader, Brandon brings various market views and insight to his trading classes and lectures. A wealth of knowledge, he has held NASD securities series 7 and 63 licenses. An Online Trading Academy graduate himself in 1998, Brandon has been trading equities, options, forex, and futures in his own account since. Brandon taught for Online Trading Academy in 1999 to 2001 before becoming a Realtor and commercial mortgage broker and also managing a venture capital firm. Returning to the Online Trading Academy family late in 2005, he now balances trading, teaching and a real estate career. Brandon is also the San Diego Chapter Chair of the Market Technicians Association and holds the Chartered Market Technician Designation.

Stanislav Zelenskiy

Analyst InstaForex

Stanislav Zelenskiy was born on June 15, 1988. He graduated from Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK) in 2010. Stanislav Zelenskiy started trading on Forex market in 2006. In 2010 he began to explore the international currency market more thoroughly. That is how he took up his analyst is career. Mr Zelenskiy holds degrees from the International Academy of Stock Trading and the Trading School. He worked for leading Russian brokers. Today Stanislav Zelenskiy is employed as InstaForex analyst.

Azhanudin Kasdi

A former Corporate Dealer for Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

A former Corporate Dealer for Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad (KIBB- one of the most Successful Stock Market Broker in Malaysia) for 14 yrs handling more than 5 billion worth of fund for Malaysian Corporate and Institutional Clients. Specialized in Technical Analysis, majoring in Japanese Candlestick Charting Technique and Elliot Wave Theory. This father of 3, enjoy extreme sports, fast bike, animal lover and cooking too...

Alexander Perepolov

Heads the First School of Trading

Was born on April 26, 1984 Art-Capital Investment Group Heads the First School of Trading since August 15, 2010. Develops new activities of the company in stock trading, elaborates new training projects, works out and implements marketing strategies of the company in training, manages business development, provides consulting and case management, administrates trainings and seminars for customers and potential customers of the company.

Arief Makmur

InstaForex analyst

Born May, 15th/1970 at Jakarta; Graduate from Trisakti University in 1998 at Major Corporate & Bussiness Law. Starting in Finance World in 1998 at Jakarta Stock Exchange & Familliar with Forex Market since December 2003.
Interests: Trading In The Forex Market, Forex Books, Playing & Heard Music Jazzy, Seing Action Movies, Playing games(PS3, XBOX,etc), Sports in Martial Arts.

Rafal Glinicki

The founder of VSA TRADER

Rafal Glinicki, a founder of VSA TRADER Company, is an expert in technical analysis of financial markets. He has long experience in trading. He has been in the top ten of World Top Investor twice. He developed his own strategy for the financial market analysis, which combines the principles of wave structures, advanced geometry and Volume Spread Analysis. VSA TRADER aims at teaching successful traders and developing their skills, which will help them to create their own investment funds.

Rafal Glinicki is the only trader in Europe who obtained Tom Williams`s recommendation, the inventor of the Volume Spread Analysis methodology, a prominent, well-known and successful trader in the U.S. stock exchange.

Hairul Azman Bin Mohamed

InstaForex analyst

Never stop being a learner and during a considerable positive stint in a span of various segment in financial and education diligence that weighed the learner to extent the fundamental studies to mark as one of important forex trading analysis.

Born in 1969, Hairul holds a Bachelor Science (Hons.) in Information Studies majoring in Information Systems Management and a Masters in Knowledge Management from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, also holds a certificate from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K.

Hairul started his professional stints in the Financial world as an Account Keeper, then experienced through becoming a finance manager and ending the financial stints as an auditor. From a small manufacturing company and ended with a Financial and Auditing corporation, bearing experience from the world of numbers towards the education segment, started with a content writer and way through to work with many teams for development of new researches and education developments. Thus, experienced in the development of Electronic Learning, Mobile Learning, Courseware, Instructional Design, Knowledge Management and Project Management with the Ministry of Education Malaysia (National Transformation towards Digital Learning), Petronas (Development of Electronic Learning and K-Workers), UNITAR (Development of the first in Asia Virtual University), and others such as the Department of Skills Development of Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia, Department of Digital Learning of Royal Malaysian Air Force, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (The Malay for Institute of language and Literature), Maktab Teknik Bakri of Polis DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysia Police), RAPID KL of Syarikat Prasarana Berhad Negara (National Infrastructure Company Limited), Curriculum Development Division of Ministry of Education Malaysia, Telekom Smart School Projects of Telekom Malaysia, Lembaga Penduduk dand Pembagunan Keluarga Negara (National Population and Family Development Board), Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) of Ministry of Rural and Regional Development Malaysia.

With more than two decades of experience in the financial and knowledge management professional career, it has becoming a drive to share interminable comprehension with greater opportunities.

With Instaforex, knowing what to share shall care to other realisation seekers from all walks of life. A reflective learner became a teacher when knowing is sharing and a knowing teacher never stop being a learner.  

Alex Obruch

Managing Director, the development of commercial technologies, risk management - the company Gainsoft

Graduated from Moscow State University. Certified Public Accountant (license CP2936, Maine, the U.S.). Passed 3-level examination and was qualified as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Securities Commission Specialist (Certificate 26970-T). Has 12 years of practical experience in consulting (PWC and Accenture) and industry (Halliburton and Irkutskenergo, Russia).

Artur Uryupin

InstaForex analyst

Was born on August 24, 1971. In 1993, he graduated from Urals State University of Economics in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg holding a degree in Commerce and Economics of Trade. In 2007, he started concentrating on the Russian stock market, trading stocks on the RTS Stock Exchange and futures contracts on FORTS. Since 2008 he has been engaged in analyzing Forex market and trading currencies.

He is an author of a simplified wave analysis method. He has also developed a trading strategy. At present, Vyacheslav is a co - author of training materials on two web portals dedicated to Forex trading education.

Interests: fitness, F1.

Artur Ogiy

Analyst at Forex Club

He expressed an interest in the market when he was in high school. He completed his education in Forex Club in 2006. Artur Ogiy started his career as a freelance teacher in Forex Club. Then he spent 3 years working as a consulting manager in Finam where he got highly experienced in trading and assets management. At present, Artur is playing on the international currency market, commodity and stock markets in the US and Russia. Since 2014, he has been working at the headquarters of Forex Club in Moscow where he was transferred to from the company`s office in Vladivostok. Artur occupies the position of VIP clients analyst. 

Rostislav Prus

Managing partner of scalping.com.ua

Trader, Developer Trading Strategi Sejak tahun 2007 memulai trading saham, obligasi, Forex dan option. Sangat memahami dasar-dasar fundamental pasar keuangan, memberikan kursus pelatihan dan trading sistem. Menerbitkan artikel analisa dan ulasan secara reguler.

Timur Nigmatullin

Investcafe`s analyst

Timur graduated from the Institute for the Humanities and IT (IGUMO) in 2013 holding a degree in Financial Management. Prior to Investcafe, he had been working for a long time for a large Moscow-based IT company as analyst and manager. Timur has a great experience in assessing start-ups in IT and telecommunications industry. He has a 5 - year experience in stock market portfolio management of consumer and telecom companies. Timur also took part in S&P seminars devoted to Russian macroeconomics. He is fluent in English and has first-level FFMS certificate.

Mikhail Kuzmin

Analyst at Investcafe

Before being hired at Investcafe, Mikhail headed the Center for Economic Research at the Synergy University which trained bank field analysts. Currently, he is a professor at the Synergy University. Mikhail worked for OTP Bank as a market risks assessor and financial institutions analyst. He graduated from the Synergy University (former Moscow Academy of Industry and Finance) with academic honors holding a degree in Mathematical Methods in Economics. In 2009, Mikhail Kuzmin was given the "Young Talent of Russia - Charoite Star" award. He is also an author of several scientific articles. His research interests include financial analysis, credit companies efficiency, and monetary policy.

Conrad Alvin Lim

Financial Trainer

Conrad is a renowned Singaporebased Professional Online Trader, Bestselling Author, Financial Trainer, Public Speaker, Consultant and Entrepreneur. He has established himself as Singapore and Malaysia`s leading educator on finance and economics for trading, investing and business. He is very sought after for his intimate knowledge of Macroeconomics, Sector Rotation, Technical Analysis and short term trading techniques including Swing Trading, Cyclical Trading and Scalping. He is also known for his unique and simplified application of Candlesticks Analysis and Fibonacci for his Defensive and Psychological approach to trading.Conrad created and runs his own Pattern Trader Tutorial and advanced trading tutorials tutorials for short term traders and long term investors. Along with Adam Khoo, he co-founded AKLTG`s Wealth Academy and Wealth Academy Investor programs.

In May 2007, `Secrets of Millionaire Investors` coowritten by Conrad with Adam Khoo, debuted at #4 and went on to become the Nation`s #1 Best Seller. It remained amongst the top 4 bestsellers for 13 straight weeks.

Conrad also created and designed the `Candlestick Patterns Quick Reference Cards` which was also released in May 2007 and has since sold more than 10,000 copies in worldwide. Two other bestselling books were released in 2008. `Profit From The Panic` went to #1 and `Secret Psychology Of Millionaire Traders` hit the top ten list. His second in the series of Quick Reference Cards, `Breakout Patterns` was also launched that year and has sold more than 8,000 copies to date. His latest outing as a solo author, `Winning Psychology Of Defensive Traders` was released in May 2014. 

More information at: www.conradalvinlim.com and www.patterntrader.com.

Rakesh Rajangam

Camden University MBA, ceritified business trainer by PDI international, Instaforex speaker

Dr.Rakesh is a self-motivated, dynamic and charismatic lecturer who employs value-adding initiatives in the field of learning and development. His training expertise was derived from his vast working experience in several large US multi national companies in Malaysia and internationally for over thirty-five years. His contribution was in Operations and Human Capital Management.

Dr.Rakesh is a Leadership Development inclined person and a certified trainer by Zenger Miller and a proficient Trainer certified by Specialist Management Resources and 360 degrees certified trainer by PDI International. He is also a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, Virginia, United States since 1997, where he has participated in many Human Resources initiatives. Dr.Rakesh, in his capacity as a Human Resource professional has carried out consultancy and training assignments in the areas of Coaching, Mentoring and Competency Management in all sites in Asia Pacific. His areas of expertise are also in Talent Management, Performance Management, and Organizational Leadership & Development. His training is by large in the areas of Supervisory and Executive Development and Skills programs for all levels in the management hierarchy.

Dr.Rakesh holds a PhD in Strategic Human Capital Management from Newcastle University (US), Master in Business Administration, majoring in Human Capital Management from Camden University, (US) and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Asia Pacific International University, (NZ) and Operation Certificate from Sanno Institute, Japan. Dr.Rakesh indulged in the Forex industry with a passion to contribute to the world economy quite recently and with his vast corporate experience he is seeing a very positive development in this arena he has chosen. His strategies encompasses on the long-term gain in this industry thus engaging in the well-rounded and sound knowledge of the forex art and science.

Dave Landry

Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA)

Dave Landry has been actively trading the markets since the early 90s. In 1995 he founded Sentive Trading, LLC, (d/b/a www.davelandry.com)-a trading and consulting firm. He is author of Dave Landry on Swing Trading (2000), Dave Landry`s 10 Best Swing Trading Patterns & Strategies (2003), and The Layman`s Guide to Trading Stocks (2010). His books have been translated into Koren, Russian, Italian, French, Japanese, and Chinese. He has made several television appearances, has written articles for sever

Nicola Delic

InstaForex analyst

Nikola was born on March 28, 1991 in Serbia. Education: Oxford University Financial Management in Serbia. Work experience: Chief Analyst at Singapore Grand Capital Ltd. He is the owner of Forex Money news portal. He has been involved in the world of finance since 2008. He also writes the market analytical reviews for Forex blogs and websites. Nikola is developing his trading skills and strategies. In 2010 he started working as a private money manager for clients from Singapore and Malaysia. For analysis he uses combination of technical (Elliott Wave and Correlation) and fundamental analysis. He bases his work on the following principles: patience, discipline, strict money and risk management.

Languages: English, Spanish, Greek.

Interests: trading on Forex market, Forex books, web development, sport, cars.

Kevin NG

Full-time Trader / Associate Trainer, FOREX ASIA ACADEMY

Kevin had been trading the markets for more than 10 years. He is skilled in fundamental analysis and technical analysis, all thanks to his years of experiences in trading stocks. Besides the stock market, he is equally well-versed in trading the forex and futures market, including specialising in trading indices like the S&P500. With the innate passion in trading and training, he regularly conducts workshops and customised small group sessions for his many students who had move on to become proficient traders. His blog ATimidTrader.com is also one of the most popular trading blogs in Singapore and has readers coming from more than 100 countries around the world.

Aleksandr Kalashnikov

Top-rated expert and analyst at TeleTrade

Aleksandr is a leading economic analyst in Russia. He has been an investor and trader on both the Russian stock market and forex market for over 10 years. Aleksandr is a broadcaster on such TV channels as RBC TV and Vesti 24. Moreover, he is a financial adviser on trading strategies and risk management. He is the author of the book 10 fatal errors of traders. In 2012, Aleksandr Kalashnikov taught students of the Economics faculty at Lomonosov Moscow State University the Fundamentals of exchange trade. In addition, he is a top-rated expert and analyst at TeleTrade Group.

Aleksandr graduated from Volgograd State Pedagogical University with degree in Russian Language Teaching in 2003. He also graduated from Volgograd State Technical University with degree in the Economics.

He has been working at TeleTrade Group since 2003.

After the crisis of 2008, Aleksandr has been dealing with such obscure topics as Psychology of trading and Capital management. He has developed his own trading strategy on the basis of tough Money Management and Psychology.

Long-term experience on financial markets and a vast storage of knowledge and skills enable him to achieve instant results from his trainees whatever their trading background is.

Aleksandr Kalashnikov created his independent project `The art of survival on Forex` devoted to trading psychology and capital management.

Viktor Ekimetskiy

Risk Manager and the Director of FX Business Development Projects at Dukascopy Bank SA

He develops the White Label Program for institutional clients. He also implements SMS banking systems, trading signals broadcasting, and other new interactive services.

He has 6 year experience in banking system. He worked as a bank risk manager before Dukascopy. He specializes in securities and currency risk management. He regularly takes part in banking conferences and financial markets exhibitions. Viktor holds a bachelor is degree and a master`s degree in Economics and Management. He speaks fluent English and French and improves his Spanish.

Oleg Superlyuk

X-Trade Brokers ltd - stock operations specialist/financial consultant.

Date of birth: January 29, 1989
Marital status: single
General labour experience: experience: 2 years
Hometown: Chernivtsi
Residence: Kiev

Education: Higher technical education. 2006-2011 Yuriy Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University Unconventional powers sources, Physics Department. Master diploma with honors.

Work experience
X-Trade Brokers ltd - 9.2010 - 8.2011 - stock operations specialist/financial consultant.
Gainsfort online - From 01.2012 through the present. Investment consultant.

Ekaterina Pobedinskaya

Director of International Affairs at InstaForex

Born on 16 June 1987. In 2008 Ekaterina graduated from Immanuel Kant State University of Russia, specialization `English language and Literature`. She took training courses in Europe and USA. In particular, in 2008 participated in the program of developing young managers in Aarhus, Denmark. At present, she studies in Kaliningrad State Technical University, faculty `World economy`. Ekaterina is constant participant of various conferences, exhibitions and seminars devoted to the financial markets. On Forex since 2007.

Interests: traveling, communicating with different interesting people, cinema, literature.

Sebastian Seliga

InstaForex analyst

Sebastian Seliga was born on 13th October 1978 in Poland.
He graduated in 2005 with MA in Social Psychology.
He has worked for leading financial companies in Poland where he actively traded on NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges.
Sebastian started Forex trading in 2009 and mastered Elliott Wave Principle approach to the markets by developing and implementing his own trading strategies of Forex analysis. Since 2012, he has been writing analitical reviews based on EWP for blogs and for Forex websites and forums. He has developed several on-line projects devoted to Forex trading and investments.
He is interested in slow cooking, stand-up comedy, guitar playing, reading and swimming.
"Every battle is won before it is ever fought" - Sun Tzu

Olga Dudukalova

Consultant on stock trading and investing in the Forex Club Group of Companies.

Olga is holding a degree in accounting and auditing from the University of Central Asia in Almaty. She has 5 years of experience as chief accountant in architectural and construction companies and in consulting industry. She started her trading career in 2001 having done a training course in Inforex Company. Since 2007 Olga has been working as visiting trainer in Forex Club Company. In 2010 she got a job as a consultant on stock trading and investing in the Forex Club Group of Companies.

Vladimir Oleksyuk

X-Trade Brokers analyst

Has two degrees in economy and finances, and is a multiple winner of Ukrainian academic competitions on economics. In 2011 obtained Certificate of NBU Currency Dealer.
In 2004 started investment activity in financial markets and traded in futures and option markets.
Since 2009 works in X-Trade Brokers Company. Head of Analytical Department. Top expert in financial markets and author of multiple analytical articles and reviews. Participated in a contest of financial analysts forecasts. Works with national TV channels as well as Internet and printed media.
Currently trades in futures market, works with top clients of the company and convenes seminars and trainings. Develops and monitors implementation of new software products. Publishes news and analytical reviews.

Paul Shkapenko

InstaForex Development Director

Born 3 September 1983. Finished postgraduate study at Immanuel Kant State University of Russia on a specialty `German Languages`. Candidate of Science in Philology. Now is to get the second education - the MBA in Germany (Frankfurt an der Oder). Pavel took training courses on international relations in Ireland and Sweden. Worked as Clients` relationship manager at the several companies of the Kaliningrad region since 2005.

Interests: chess, linguistics, literature, science of translation, tennis, table tennis, music.

Mr Toh Shun Gui

Forex Asia Academy analyst

Graduated from NUS, Mr Toh Shun Gui has been trading forex since 2009 with guidance from Mr Choo Koon Lip from Forex Asia. Mr Toh specializes in price action and chart reading. His recent appointment includes Equity sales at Nomura Securities in Tokyo headquarter. Currently, he represents Forex Asia for the Japan market, handling the fund management arm for Japanese HNWIs.

Oleg Kotankin

Gainsfort online Investment Advisor

Birth date: February 08, 1990
General labour experience: 1 year
Home town: Kyiv
Current residence: Kyiv

Ukraine National University of Bioresources and Environmental Management. Stock Exchange Subdepartment

Work experience
"Smart Group" Company - 22.02.12 - 11.11.12.
"Gainsfort Online" - Investment consultant 02.09.2011 - up to present. Analysis, new trading strategies introduction. Work with current client data base and new account development. Launching and improving of new company products. Education center assistance, cooperation with regional representative branches.

Viacheslav Ozerov

Learning Center Director LLC "Brokerskiy Dom OTKRITIE "

Graduated from the Ukraine Finance and International Commerce State University, "Finance" faculty.

Works on stock exchange since 2005. Started carrier as a stock exchange expert, later worked at an investment company as a trader, securities portfolio manager and investment consultant.

Certificated by the Securities and Stock Market State Commission. Runs teaching activity in the field of investments and market analysis since 2008.

Since 2010 has been leading the education centre "Brokerskiy Dom OTKRITIE" Ltd. Principal duties - arrangement and running of educational events, investment consulting. A traders` club moderator of "Brokerskiy Dom OTKRITIE" in Ukraine.

Roman Molodiashin

VSAtrader.ru founder

Forex trader since 2008.

Founded VSATRADER.RU in 2012.

Holds regular webinars on Volume Spread Analysis in Forex.

Roman favors a scientific approach to trading. He researches and adjusts the following theories for trading:

- Markets of limit orders;

- Forex microstructure;

- Limit order flow, features of limit order book of forex brokers;

- Price cascades;

- Endogenous price dynamic;

- Algorithmic trading;

- Problems of dealers and big market players: errors in meta orders execution;

- Factors of price formation in Forex and causes of market volatility.

His instructive course in forex trading includes 70 hours of video materials. In the video lessons, Roman demonstrates how to use knowledge about market microstructure in practical trading. Besides, he is an author of a video series, 100 insights into trading.

He created the VSA 2.0 concept, which aims to develop trading signals and systems by means of the VSA method and microstructure.

Roman is a PAMM manager.

URL: http://www.vsatrader.ru/


Steve Ward

Trader Performance and Psychology Coach. Represents High Performance Global Ltd Company.

High Performance Global Ltd is a trading psychology and performance consultancy which offers specialist coaching and training services to banks, hedge funds, energy companies, proprietary trading groups, asset management funds, independent traders, brokerages, exchanges and trading education providers.

Steve has over twenty years of teaching, training and coaching experience having started out working in sports and performance psychology with elite athletes and teams in over 30 different sports and with high performers in the corporate sector.

Since 2005 he has focussed on working with traders, and has worked with traders, trading desks and fund managers from investment banks, hedge funds, global energy companies, asset management funds, leading proprietary trading groups and with independent traders.

He utilises a unique blend of performance psychology, neuroscience, behavioural finance, mindfulness acceptance commitment (MAC) approaches, and cognitive behavioural coaching in his work with a focus on practical techniques and strategies for enhancing performance.

Mike Hamilton

TradeTheEasyWay founder and head trader, Sandton Direct Managing Director

A successfull currency, commodity and forex trader. Mike started trading in 1984 using a simple value strategy and went on to learn technical analysis with top UK and US traders.

Straight out of School, Mike started work in the insurance industry. Soon after, he started trading his own account using a basic value system in UK mid cap stocks. Helped set up and run a financial communcations consultancy working with a range of UK and European business; the business ended up specialising in annual reports for ftse small and mid caps.

With experience in trading, financial products and now the inside of boardrooms he embarked on a journey of training and mentorships in technical analysis with the help of several top UK and US traders.

A selection of the highlights of his successful trading career include:

- Selling 80% of his share portfolio 2 hours before the September 87 US trade figures came out his value system said the market was too high.

- Buying .coms in the late 90s but selling most of his stock in mid January 2000 about 3 weeks before the selloff

- Set up in full time trading in 2006

- Trading Commodity futures in 06/07 as oil was running up to $150 and the grains were trending and experiencing `limit up` days

- Trading gold in the 0709 charge to $1900

- Trading forex and stocks as QE set thee markets alight in 2009

- TV interviews spelling out the potential for the bull market in GBPJPY

Today Mike specializes in trading and mentoring traders through to professional level.

Anatoly Hegai

Analyst of the Forex Club Group of Companies

Anatoliy has been working at Forex Club since 2007. He has more than 5-year experience in leading projects for private business and enterprise development in Kazakhstan is business environment. He has extensive teaching experience on financial markets analysis. He is one of the leading experts in Almaty`s branch of the Forex Club Group of Companies, particularly, in analysis and strategy for currency markets. With his participation, a specialized course in the Forex currency trading strategies has been developed.

Stuart McPhee

Senior Currency Technical Analyst at OANDA

Stuart McPhee is a private trader with nearly 20 years experience and one of Australia`s most compelling speakers on trading. You will appreciate Stuart`s approachable and candid style, whether you are a professional trader or a complete beginner.

His best selling trading book, `Trading in a Nutshell, 4th Edition` (John Wiley) as well as his presentations, are not about vague concepts that don`t work in the real world. They are about incredibly practical, timesaving strategies that you need to implement in order to become an extremely successful trader.

Stuart has previously presented at the New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles Traders Expos, at the Australian Securities Exchange, at Traders` Expos around Australia, and major trading events in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Dalian, Beijing, Tokyo, London, Mumbai and Bangkok.

If you genuinely want to become an ultra-versatile trader and develop an incredible lifestyle, you need a trading plan. Stuart truly understands the importance of finding a trading plan and approach that is right for you.  He advises, `Trading is like any other profession. You need to learn the basics, then develop and hone your skills through application.`

Ezekiel Chew

Founder of Asiaforexmentor

Ezekiel Chew, founder of Asiaforexmentor is a professional forex trader and trading mentor. He is highly sought after for his forex insights and trading skills. Ezekiel amassed the skill of forex trading at a young age and has since directly impacted the lives of many through his teaching and mentoring.  

Vladislav Tyukhmenev

InstaForex analyst

Vladislav graduated from Moscow State University of Technology and Management. He got to know the forex market in early 2008. He is a professional trader, analyst, and manager. In his work Vladislav uses the whole range of analyses: technical, graphical, mathematical, fundamental, and candlestick. He also makes forecasts according to his own chaos theories under the fractal principle. Vladislav Tyukhmenev developed a variety of trading systems based on the fractal analysis. In his spare time, he blogs about exchange activities.

Interests: active leisure, shooting, cars, design, marketing.

`I don`t dream of just being the best in my field. I dream about those ones whom I will captivate on my way.`

Leonid Belozerskiy

Manager "Brokerskiy Dom OTKRITIE"

Born on January 08, 1988. High-school education at McCook Central High School - USA (foreign students exchange). Got Master`s degree in Finance and Bachelor`s degree in Law at Vadim Getman Kyiv National Economic University.

Started trading carrier in financial markets in 2006 while purchasing security papers of citizens. After getting practice at the Securities and Stock Market State Commission and working as an investment company analyst in Ukraine, came to work at "Brokerskiy Dom OTKRITIE", Ukraine.

Oleg Khmelevskiy

InstaForex analyst

Oleg was born in 1964. In 1986 he graduated from the Taganrog Institute of Technology. Oleg was working on the executive positions in the business corporations till 2007. He has been professionally trading and analyzing Forex market for five years. Oleg specializes in technical analysis of the markets with ZUP©nen indicator platform and DML&EWA©Putnik technology. Interests: literature, music, cinema.

Maxim Kirilko

Gainsfort online Investment Advisor

Birth date: February 17, 1989.
General labour experience: 5,5 years
Home town: Fastov, Kyiv Region
Current residence: Kyiv.

01.09.2007 - 31.06.2011 Investment Management Faculty. Marketing Diploma.

Work experience
Subdivision of "Ukrzaliznitsia" Association - Cargo-passenger carriage organizer and assistant, 02.09.2007 - 02.12.2010.

Dmitriy Kramarenko

Managing partner of scalping.com.ua

Date of birth: December 12, 1979
Marital status: married
Children: a daughter of 7 years old
General labour experience: 10 years
Hometown: Zaporozhye
Residence: Zaporozhye

Education: Zaporizhzhya National Technical University 2000-2004 Finance and Management Department Graduate Diploma in Finance

Work experience
InterliksOversis ltd., Kiev - 1991-2001 Programmer.
Computer Crime Research Center - 2001-2004 Translator. Content manager.
Promimpeks company. Zaporizhbud company - From 2004 through the present. Cofounder. Wholesale building materials.
STK-Zaporozhye company - IFrom 2008 through the present. Director, financial analyst, trader. Financial company, stock markets, consulting.
Representative of Gainsfort-online. Representative of A-Lab - From 2011 through the present. Scalping teacher at Gainsfort-online study center. Scalping teacher at A-Lab study center. Private trader.

Robert Colville

The Lazy Trader

The self-styled `Lazy Trader` has trained thousands of private investors around the globe and has created a globally renowned currency training brand, The Lazy Trader. Rob, famed for his simple and honest approach to trading and investing, has presented and traded live in front of his students in London, Singapore, Johannesburg and Cape Town. A member of the Society of Technical Analysts (STA), Rob is renowned for his ability to bring the subject of financial markets trading to life in his humorous and direct style of teaching. Rob regularly writes as a guest author for FX Street and FX Trader Magazine. In his spare time, Rob works as a Business Mentor for The Princes Trust in London where he actively coaches budding entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds on how they can build and develop their own business. 

Matthew Chew

Manager Forex Asia Academy

Matthew Chew has been in the financial services industry since 2008. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in the discipline of Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He specializes in financial management and planning for both businesses and individuals. His investment expertise lies in advisory of mutual funds from a large range of asset management firms. Matthew also possesses an expertise in financial advisory for retail investors that range beyond mutual funds to FOREX investments, options trading and property investments, depending on the knowledge levels of the investors. He has conducted numerous workshops for financial literacy and proficiency for the public since 2011. On top of his financial advisory portfolio, Matthew is also an avid Water Polo player.

Denis Shelemetyev

Analyst at IQ Option

Denis was born on March 9, 1987 in Penza.

He graduated from Penza State University of Architecture earning bachelors degree in Information Systems and Technologies.

He completed courses on macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial markets and corporate finances at the Higher School of Economics.

He has been working on stock markets since 2007. He also deals with the RTS and MICEX indices as well as futures, stocks, and currencies. 

He is a risk assessment and management expert. He gives great importance to self-discipline paying special attention to the development of practical and psychological trading skills.