Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (56-63): Interview: Raghee Horner by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Raghee Horner is a trader, teacher, and author, with more than 15 yearsí experience in the markets. She is a highly sought-after educator and has taught her brand of technical analysis and charting strategies all over the world, conducting seminars throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and Asia. The author of the works Forex Trading For Maximum Profit and the upcoming Thirty Days Of Trading, she has taught foreign exchange, futures, and equities trading for more than a decade. Emphasizing charting and price action, Horner teaches the tools and strategies that encourage self-directed traders to pursue the study of chart analysis and market psychology. Not only that, she has
offered education and analysis on her own radio program and currently produces a daily multimedia commentary for TradeDirectFX.com. She also offers analysis about the forex market for eSignal and is a frequent speaker at the Forex Trader Expo.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan interviewed Horner via telephone on February 7, 2006.
Q: Raghee, how did you get into forex trading?
A: Like a lot of traders, I first got interested because I was already trading other markets, and ó also like a lot of other traders ó I was on the lookout for new trading opportunities. I just donít think of myself as ďjustĒ a foreign exchange trader; I trade futures, and on occasion, Iíll trade stocks. I actually got my start trading commodity futures, so I was exposed to currency trading via currency futures. So it really felt like a natural move to include the forex market to my trading approach and portfolio. More traders should think of themselves as traders. The market you trade should be secondary to the fact that you have a methodology.
Q: Were you working with a firm?
A: No, Iíve never worked with a firm or managed other peopleís money. Iíve always been a private trader.