My tax practice is centered around captive insurance. I’m the author of the book U.S. Captive Insurance Law (which is also available on Kindle), the leading book in the field.
I have been in the market in some form since being a teenager, first with mutual funds, then onto to stocks. Now it is 20 years later. It has been a passion of mine, and as any investor, I’ve had my ups, downs, and tuition extracted from learning the ins and outs. “If I only knew then…” and I continue to learn each day. I have a BA in economics from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), and work in finance (not related to Wall St).
Although I am an active trader, I have always taken a broad perspective when approaching the markets. I respect the big picture and attempt to place each piece of information within its appropriate context and timeframe. I have found that without this approach, there is very little understanding of ones expectations in the market and an endless potential for risk.
Tim Knight in 1992 founded Prophet, a wholly-owned online software company that was acquired by Investools in January 2005; he served as Senior Vice President of Technology for Investools from 2005 through 2010. His book, Chart Your Way to Profits, published by John Wiley, offers a solid introduction to both technical analysis and the ProphetCharts product. The 2nd Edition of the book comes out July 2010.
Visualizing Economics is an web site dedicated to publishing infographics about economic data. I launched this site in 2006 and post examples of my own work and the best of what I find on the web. If you’re new here, you should subscribe to my RSS feed to get the latest graphs and maps sent to you as soon as they are posted