Mike Paulenoff is founder of MPTrader.com, a live, interactive discussion forum to help traders & investors evaluate and navigate markets. A technical strategist, Mike combines macro and technical analysis to identify trends and trading opportunities in U.S. equity indices, sector ETFs and stocks as well as precious metals, energy, forex, Treasuries, and international markets.
Mike has been involved in the world of financial markets since graduating from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1979. Early in his career he analyzed the fundamental and technical aspects of the financial and commodity futures markets for Smith Barney, Harris Upham, and for Drexel Burnham Lambert.
He later worked for Republic National Bank in the position of strategic trader, and market analyst on the bank's trading floor, which included analysis and trading of instruments in foreign exchange, emerging markets, stock indices, and precious metals.
Mike is a popular speaker at financial forums and conferences, and has been widely published on sites including MarketWatch, Nasdaq, TheStreet, and Business Insider. He is also co-author of The Business-One Irwin Guide to the Futures Markets (with Stanley Kroll).