Olaf Sztaba, Editor
Olaf Sztaba is not a typical stock market strategist. His in-depth experience, continual search for knowledge, independent thinking and common-sense approach to investing have earned him credibility and respect among his readers.
Olaf has been involved in the European and North American markets for over 20 years. From 2003 to 2015 Olaf worked closely with Ron Meisels of Phases & Cycles Inc., contributing to the company's highly regarded Market Comments, providing investment ideas and consulting on market forecasts.
His insights and expertise helped him to produce truly remarkable forecasts such as Nasdaq's collapse, three weeks before it actually happened. Olaf turned bullish on Gold in 2003 when Gold was still trading below $300 and he positioned his clients for the recent bull market as early as 2009 (see his industry-leading track record for more information).
Olaf's educational background includes 10 years of study in Europe and North America at Saint Louis University and the University of Calgary in economics, history, psychology and finance.
He is frequently quoted in major financial media such as the Globe & Mail and the Financial Post.
Ron Meisels, Consultant
Ron Meisels is one of North America's most successful technical analysts with over 35 years of stock market experience. He specializes in the independent research of US and Canadian securities. He is listed in the Canadian Who's Who.
He was Director and Vice President of the brokerage firm Goulding, Rose & Turner from 1976 to 1982, and Vice President and Manager of Technical Research at Nesbitt Thomson Inc. (now BMO Nesbitt Burns) from 1982 to 1990. Canadian Institutions ranked him among the top three technical analysts for six consecutive years (Brendan Wood Survey).
He has a truly distinguished track record in anticipating stock market moves, as illustrated by his famous "10,000 in 2000" prediction, made in January 1995 when the DJIA was at 3850. Ron contributes a weekly column to the Globe and Mail ("What The Charts Say"), is often interviewed on television (BNNtv), and is frequently quoted in major financial media such as Bloomberg and Reuters.
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