Argentus Maximus ...
...is Norman Greene from Dublin, Ireland.
Norman Greene started off in retail banking in the late 1970s spending time at Barclays, NatWest and Ulster Bank in Dublin and London. During the 1980s and 90s, he moved from retail banking to International Trade Finance, Intl Payments, as Letters of Credit specialist, FX Hold Accounts, and later worked in Mortgages and Money Desk Deposits where he ran the Deposits desk with assets in excess of E500M.
In the 1990s Norman left banking and traded as a sole proprietary trader while also doing some Sovereign Risk Management and FX Hedging consultancy for smaller firms not large enough to employ their own specialists in these areas.
He was elected to committee of The Irish Society of Technical Analysts 1989. Edited the Society Journal 1991 - 1992, was elected to Secretary and later President.
In the early 2000s Norman was well known in the fields of financial chaos and market cycles, he regularly spoke to international audiences, helped train forex dealers, and contributed to the STA (UK) accreditation courses. He then took a sabbatical for a period and became involved in the family business of marine engineering and ran the hobby and model equipment retailing side of the business with his father. After a few years break he returned to trading financial markets.
He uses his own prop quant systems to reduce market positional risk; he has proven strategic position-taking ability in all time frames. He combines specialist knowledge of financial cycles with a proprietary quant/technical model based on the quasi-predictability in chaotic markets. During 2012 he produced several new timing models for hedge fund asset allocation.
Norman currently runs a daily gold and silver traders blog called "The Setup for The Big Trade" in the Gold Forum on the popular www.tfmetalsreport.com metals trading website under the pseudonym "argentus maximus".
When off work, and not spending time with his family Norman likes to go boating; cycling and fishing.
Trading Societies and Qualification
Ex-President of Irish Society of Technical Analysts
Member of The Foundation for The Study of Cycles
Distinction holder of Diploma in Technical Analysis(STA)
Colleague of IFTA - International Federation of Technical Analysts
Distinction holder of Professional Diploma in International Trade
Guest speaker at International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) 5th World Conference
Repeated guest speaker for STA(UK) Ltd, London
Various talks to Irish Society of Technical Analysts
Provider of lectures, training courses & examinations in Ireland, UK & USA for The Forex Society, Societies of Technical Analysts (UK & Irish), Risk Publications & Training Courses PLC, The Irish Exporters Institute, South Bank University, other Irish companies referred by associates.
Trading & Liability Disclaimer. This newsletter service is not to be misconstrued as financial advice, it is a discussion of personal ideas, and thoughts on the changing market conditions. The author will trade some of these signals. They are passed to others as study material which is non specific and generic in meaning, therefore a conversation piece, entertainment material designed to spark ideas and stimulate the desire to perform one's own research and further one's financial education. I know nothing about your personal status and risk tolerance, and abilities and therefore these and other factors are not taken into account here as this is not contracted financial advice. Trading leveraged markets can result in losses greater than the amount invested. No liability exists to Norman Greene for trades made by readers who are expected to do their own due diligence. Past performance is not a guarantee of performance in the future. Readers are advised to never trade or place at risk money which they can not afford to lose, as the majority of traders in financial markets lose. Leveraged trading vehicles and derivatives are especially difficult to trade without loss.