Executive Summary

The Foundation for the Study of Cycles (FSC) is a 75-year old foundation that has preserved and disseminated the works of Edward Dewey. The FSC is currently led by Dr. Richard Smith (Chairman and CEO) and managed by Nathaniel Hansen. M.A., COO.

Chairman of the Board and CEO at the Foundation for the Study of Cycles (FSC):

About Dr. Richard Smith, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the FSC
Dr. Richard Smith, the founder and CEO of TradeStops, earned a PhD in Math and Systems Science. He has spent the last 10 years researching and developing algorithms and services that give individual investors the tools they need to have a systematic approach to investing. With his background in mathematical theories of uncertainty combined with his own investing and trading experience, Dr. Smith understands risk management and how to use it as a self-directed investor to master the market. Dr. Smith is often requested to speak to groups, and he enjoys opportunities to share his knowledge to help others gain an edge in the market. His ideas are supported through back testing and analysis of his own account along with the portfolios of some of the world’s most successful investors. Richard is based in Florida, USA.

FSC Board Members:

Jake Bernstein
Mr. Bernstein is publisher of Jake Bernstein's Weekly Futures Trading Letter which has been in continuous weekly publication since 1972. He began trading futures and stocks in 1968. Jake has appeared frequently on radio and television throughout the United States and Canada. He has been a guest on numerous business radio and television shows including Wall Street Week, CNBC, JagFN.TV and WebTV.com. Mr. Bernstein also lectures extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. His forecasts and opinions are quoted frequently in the financial press and on numerous websites. Mr Bernstein is a consultant to investors, traders, industry, financial institutions, short-term traders, brokerage firms and commercial firms. His market advisory services are subscribed to by floor traders, professional traders, money managers, both new and experienced traders and hedgers, the world over. Jake is based in California, USA.

Larry Williams
Larry Williams has been trading futures, commodities, and stocks for over 53 years. Larry Williams has taught thousands to trade the markets, and has been the only futures trader in the world to repeatedly trade $1 million of his own money live at seminars around the globe. Larry's long list of best-selling books includes 1982's "How to Prosper in the Coming Good Years" which accurately forecasted the largest bull market and surge in economic growth in American history. He is a past board member of the National Futures Association and the recipient of numerous awards, including Futures Magazine's first Doctor of Futures Award, the Omega Research Lifetime Achievement Award, Significant Sig (a Sigma Chi acknowledgement), Traders International 2005 Trader of the Year, on October 6, 2002 the mayor of San Diego declared that day as Larry Williams' Day, and 2014 MTA (Market Technicians Association) Man of the Year Award. Larry is based in St.Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Andy Pancholi
Andy authors "The Market Timing Report" which identifies cycles down to the individual day across a range of key markets. In 2017 he co-authored the best selling book “ Zero Hour” with Harry S Dent Jr - award winning author and economist. Andy’s work is derived from a proprietary software system that he has developed over many, many years. Andrew consults to banks and institutions including some of the largest operations in the world. He is renowned for his expertise in cycles, not only in markets but also in Geopolitical events. Andy is based in London, UK.

Tom DeMark
Tom DeMark is the creator of the DeMARK Indicators® and the founder and CEO of DeMARK Analytics, LLC. The DeMARK studies are known internationally for their objective and mechanically-driven approach to both trading and investing, and are designed to anticipate potential price activity in the financial markets. Mr. DeMark has spent more than 40 years developing, trading and teaching his techniques to institutional professionals around the world, and continues to be actively involved in the financial markets. Formerly an executive vice-president of Tudor, Mr. DeMark currently serves as special advisor to Steven A. Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, a role he has held for over 15 years. His resume includes consulting to some of the largest trading institutions and fund managers in the world, including Goldman Sachs, Steinhardt Partners, Loews Corporation, Citigroup Inc, JP Morgan, IBM, Union Carbide, MMM, Soros Fund Management, Omega Advisors, Charlie DiFrancesca, as well as many others. Tom is based in Arizona, USA.

James Walker
Sixth generation farmer. Seasoned trader who has used cycles analysis for many years in his trading. James is based in Australia.

FSC Officers:

Nathaniel Hansen, M.A., COO of the FSC
Nathaniel Hansen, M.A., is Director of Research and co-founder at The Socializers, a global social data intelligence company with clientele in North America, Europe, UK, Australia and China. Over the last 19 years, he has created scores of digital and interactive solutions for clients globally. In June of 2010, Hansen was elected by JWT Intelligence as one of 18 world thought-leaders in social business. Some of Nathaniel's clients include Unilever, Mercedes, Marquee Brands, Sequential Brands, IKEA, Clarks Shoes, Harper Collins, Ogilvy-One, Hellmanns, & Publicis Groupe. Hansen has served as COO of the FSC since 2014. Nathaniel divides his time between Los Angeles, NYC and Europe. Contact Nathaniel at nathaniel at cycles dot cc.

The Foundation for the Study of Cycles