Interview: Understanding The Forex Market with P. Gotthelf by J. Gopalakrishnan
Philip Gotthelf, the publisher of the COMMODEX System, the oldest
daily futures trading system published, and Commodity Futures
Forecast Service, which has been in existence since 1956, is also the
president of EQUIDEX Inc., a registered commodity trading advisor,
and EQUIDEX Brokerage Group, a registered Introducing Broker.
He is known for his extensive work in the futures industry and is the
son of Edward B. Gotthelf, developer of the COMMODEX trading
Philip Gotthelf has earned a reputation for uncanny accuracy
through the years concerning the markets. Among his notable
forecasts have been the October 1987 market correction, currency
predictions since such futures opened for trading in 1972, and exact
calls on tops and bottoms in meats, grains, sugar, precious metals,
Gotthelf’s computer applications have been used by major firms
for developing proprietary trading models and hedging programs.
Both the COMMODEX System and the Commodity Futures Forecast
Service are known for being among the first to successfully track
financial futures, stock indices, and energy markets.
Gotthelf is the author of Currency Trading: How To Access And
Trade The World’s Biggest Market, published by John Wiley &
Sons, in which he provides the background and techniques for
trading foreign exchange through the Interbank or using futures
and related options. STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi
Gopalakrishnan spoke with Gotthelf in a telephone interview on
October 7, 2003.