Hi, my name Xiaojian Deng (but my friends call me “JJ”) and I’m the webmaster behind SmartStockCharts.com.  Prior to the birth of this site, I worked for 5 years at a hedge fund in California helping them trade and develop quantitative investment models.  I’m a CFA Charterholder and also hold a Masters in Financial Engineering from Claremont Graduate University.



What this site is all about



This site is geared for anyone with an interest in active trading, quant models, and technical analysis, whether you’re an investment professional or you trade your own account for a living.  Notice I didn’t say beginner traders or people with a passing interest in trading.  Trading is a risky endeavor and if you’re completely new to the financial markets, then I suggest you read Fail-Safe Investing by Harry Browne and Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins in addition to reading my main blog, Optimize Myself, which covers the basics of investing.



My site features my Neural Network trading model which is explained in detail here.  After the conclusion of each trading day, I’ll run each featured stock or ETF through my model and post the results on my blog roll complete with charts and support/resistance levels.  In the future, I may release my model as a web app allowing you to run it on ANY stock of your choice.  From time to time, I’ll also post articles on trading, quantitative modeling, risk management, etc.



If you’re passionate about the financial markets, please follow along.  I’m excited to share with you every step of my journey!