Plazaview.com evolved from
the experience and insight of two proprietary traders. As exchange
members, trading on the floor of the New York Futures Exchange
(NYFE), during the mid-80's, Mr. J. S. Bickford and Mr. J. S.
Cohen, both with years of prior market trading experience, found
a way to resolve the demanding realities of day trading and leveraged
risk management. That insight became a powerful forecast system
as it evolved to application in other markets with consistent
and accurate results. Today, the same competitive advantage is
available through the weekly forecasts of Plazaview.com. The
weekly forecasts can be successfully applied by both, short term
and long term money managers, trading and investing in the financial
J. S. Bickford is the editor
and chief market analyst at Plazaview.com. His market experience
began in New York City as a proprietary portfolio manager during
the "stag-flation" decade of the 1970's. That extended
period of sideways movement in the stock market, combined with
inflation, introduced many conservative money managers to futures
markets as a 5% of capital adjunct for improved risk/reward performance.
Always on the leading edge, this period of experience led to
Mr. Bickford's broader insight and application of fundamental
and technical forecasting in the dynamic financial markets.
During the mid-80's, Mr. Bickford
designed a day trading system for proprietary use. This computer
driven system of index arbitrage was for trading between the
S&P 500 index and the NYSE index. As the 1980's evolved and
the index arbitrage became more commonly understood, Mr. Bickford
evolved his proprietary trading applications to daily market
forecasting for the benefit of day traders. This system provided
an early warning of the major correction that occurred in 1987.
This consistent market insight, forecast accuracy, and adaptation
to market change is now available to investment professionals
Today, Mr. Bickford's forecasts
are based on many years of broad market experience and dynamic,
adaptive skills. Through Plazaview.com, the reader will find
insightful, weekly forecasts that are clear and succinct.