Who is Joe Hentges?
And How Does He Know About This Stuff?
I first got interested in the markets in graduate school. I was getting my MBA with a concentration in finance when one of my professors handed me a book on options.
The book was "Buying Options, Wall Street on a Shoestring" by Rodolakis and Tetrick. It's a little out of date now, but I was hooked.
In the book the authors said that if you are going to trade options you need to chart the underlying stock. One of the books they mentioned was "Technical Analysis of Stock Trends", by Edwards and McGee.
In addition to traditional technical analysis I became interested in the Elliott Wave Principle. I was intrigued. The whole concept made sense to me.
The stock market is a reflection of mass human activity, psychology and emotions playing themselves out in a progression of waves. And the waves ripple up and down over time.
So What Do You Do?
Hint: It's all about the markets
My focus in trading is purely technical. By that I mean that I look to understand the market, stock or ETF by reading the message its chart is telling me rather than listening to analyst predictions or earnings estimates.
It appeals to my analytical side. I have a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. I find the markets fascinating as the pulse of the world flows through them.
I trade, analyze the markets, work daily with my Insider Membership. My focus is analysis and education. I create videos and blog about what I see in the markets and look for trading opportunities.
So Why Do I Do What I Do?
Markets are both Fascinating and Challenging
My goal is to help people who want to be in the stock market. I look to help you better understand the market and become better traders. And I believe we are all traders at some level.
When it comes to the market, people have many struggles. The markets are a very unforgiving environment. I help you learn to read the message the chart is telling you...BUT then I take you "Beyond the Chart" to help you be successful.
My wife Cindy and I have been married for 36 years and live in the Dallas, TX area. We have 3 wonderful children and a grandson who all live in the area. In my spare time I enjoy chess, backgammon, golf, reading and spending time with the family.