John E. Erard
John’s business career has centered on the investments business—first on the sell-side and later on the buy-side, which he has always preferred, and he has over 34 years of personal investment experience. A friend’s terminal illness brought him and his wife to Santa Fe, New Mexico five years ago at which time he retired and became a full time trader.
John’s search for a methodology that would enable him to understand the meaning of real time price movement, in any market, and help him make trading decisions based upon those price changes, ultimately led him to the Elliott Wave Principle.
His realization that the Wave Principle provides a logical framework for limiting the number of future market movement possibilities and assembling those remaining in order of probability, plus its inherent flexibility in working side-by-side with other methodologies, like Median Line Theory, led him to become a Certified Elliott Wave Analyst.
His satisfaction with the results and a desire to share this complex but powerful deductive market analysis tool with others, led him to become a BLG Elliott Wave coach.
John’s analysis and trading is focused on the futures markets—primarily the softs, grains, bonds, currencies, and US equities. He analyzes these, and other key markets, on a daily basis and trades them on both a day timeframe as well as a swing timeframe.
He has served in various senior roles at financial service firms including 18 years at a $100+ billion asset management firm where he was a Partner and Director of Training. He earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation (AIF) and the Certified Investment Management Analysts designation (CIMA) from the Investment Management Consultants Association and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. He subsequently let both of those designations lapse in order to become solely focused on trading related activities.
John was born and raised in Mexico City. He immigrated to the US and is now a proud citizen. He has travelled extensively including having lived in Mumbai, India and fluently speaks, writes, and reads Spanish and English.