Camila Martinez

Camila is an incredibly experienced and successful day trader with expertise in trading stocks, derivatives and currencies. Her real passion is in identifying the best opportunities and capitalising on the latest market trends, and she is never happier than when pursuing a hot new lead. She spends most mornings and evenings pouring over the latest financial news and developments to try and stay at the top of her game. She’s a keen follower of CNBC and Bloomberg in particular and claims to be able to name every presenter and expert guest who has appeared on both networks over the past few years. With a degree in Economics from Berkeley in her pocket, Camila spent time in both London and Singapore where she gained a wealth of trading experience. Eventually she finally settled in New York City to be at the heart of US trading and it is from here that she shares her insider knowledge of trading affairs on both a local and global level. In her spare time Camila teaches beginner’s karate classes, using the instincts she has honed in the competitive world of day trading. She dreams of one day opening her own world-cuisine restaurant with her younger brother Lucas.

Jacob Friedman

Jacob is a true king of numbers and figures, and can talk for hours about the underlying mathematical principles behind each transaction, market movement and latest trend. He is a well-respected forex Market Analyst, having worked with some of the top financial institutions in the US, and brings his keen analytic insight here to While Jacob has a range of areas of expertise, money management and trading plans are chief amongst them. Having studied mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Jacob is known for identifying patterns and potential opportunities and is a self-confessed “spreadsheet wizard”. As a writer, Jacob is often focussed on the need for an unemotional, logical and disciplined approach to forex trading. He likes nothing better than introducing readers to currency charts and using his mathematical abilities to make sense of market analyses. There are few tools and trading instruments that Jacob is not familiar with, or hasn’t made use of in his time. Jacob is keen to stress that he isn’t just a human calculator. He is heavily involved in the field of finite world issues and has a deep interest in sustainable and ethical practice. Jacob is also an active member of his local community and often gives talks on both mathematics and finance.

James Randall

James (or ‘Jamie’ to his friends) has enjoyed great success with a number of UK financial firms and has an enviable pedigree spanning over 30 years. He began his career as a local, grassroots financial planner before spending several years specialising in training new advisers. It took some convincing for James to leave teaching behind and finally progress into more senior management roles. It was during his period of teaching and coaching new advisers that James discovered a passion for writing and sharing his knowledge, a passion he continues to indulge in here at James has a particular interest in trading psychology and is a close follower and advocate of Dr. Van K. Tharp’s trader personality test, identifying personally as a ‘Planning Trader’. James is always keen to discuss the trader mindset and help others to tweak their style and approach in order to be as successful as possible. Despite numerous sports injuries over the years James is still a keen squash player, and he was a much-loved bar manager at his local club before becoming its chairman. He is a close personal friend of one of our other contributors, Joshua Crafter, but James is yet to successfully persuade Joshua that squash, not tennis, is the superior racquet sport.

James West

James West is a freelance editor working out of Romania. He has several years experience in the forex trading business and has started to trade in Bitcoin and other crypto markets too. Don't miss out on his weekly technical analysis.

Jay Hawk

Jay is a professional freelance writer with a long background in the financial markets. He started out in the Banking industry in the early eighties. He actively manages trading accounts and write technical and fundamental market analyses. He also test trading platforms and write forex broker reviews.

Joshua Crafter

Growing up in a military family, Josh is widely travelled, having spent time in Germany, Gibraltar, Cyprus and Canada. Being on the move prompted Joshua to seek opportunities on the global market and eventually he was drawn to the worldwide accessibility of forex trading. He admits that his initial, uneducated attempts at trading did not go so well and that he had to learn some tough lessons along the way. Taking a more careful approach and engaging in much more research and planning, Josh realised that he could see better sustainable returns and decided to persevere despite the initial setbacks. Taking a much more pragmatic and disciplined approach has worked wonders and Josh now has many years of experience and a solid portfolio of successes under his belt. Unsurprisingly, his main area of interest when it comes to writing lies in beginner trading and helping others gain the right tools, approaches and mentality to avoid the painful pitfalls which often await the uninitiated. Josh is a keen tennis player and continues to travel the world when he can, following high-profile tennis tournaments. He is a personal friend of one of our other contributors, James Randall, who encouraged him to join the team.

Justin Freeman

Justin is an active trader with more than 20-years’ industry experience of working for big banks and hedge funds. He has an inside knowledge of how the financial markets work, thanks to roles including trader on a $750m Event-Arbitrage desk and CRO and COO of hedge funds running a variety of strategies. From stat-arb and trend-following CTA to fixed-income relative value. Firm’s he has worked at include big banks like Citi, and prominent hedge funds including D. E. Shaw and Millennium Capital Management.

Richard Krugel

Richard is a full-time trader with 12 years experience that includes working as an equities day trader at a trading floor in Cape Town. Richard has studied technical analysis continually during his career and has had numerous mentors during that time, allowing him to build his own trading style based on market geometry, multiple time frame analysis, momentum divergence and volume analysis. Richard trades Forex, Commodities and Stocks and mostly focuses on swing trades.