Interview: John Clayburg by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
John Clayburg is a farmer (corn, soybeans, and cattle), and
he also trades. That’s not much of a surprise. But he’s also a
veterinarian, which is unusual. Not only that, he’s also a
system developer. So how does a veterinarian go from treating
puppies and kittens to trading to systems development? The
answer, of course, is practice, practice, practice.
Clayburg has been involved in trading and systems
development for more than 20 years. He is author and
developer of Parallel User Function Technology, a unique
self-adaptive trading software platform that gives systems
and indicators uncommon resilience. He recently wrote a book on his technique on four-step trading, published by
John Wiley & Sons.
He has spoken at several system development and trading
seminars from New York to Los Angeles. He also works with
clients from around the world in the development and
implementation of self-adaptive trading systems and
indicators. He was in New York on September 11, meeting
with a client in the financial district, when he looked up and
saw something that most of the rest of us saw only on our
televisions. Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke to Clayburg via
telephone on September 28, 2001.