John is an Electrical Engineer, receiving his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Missouri and did his doctoral work at The George Washington University, specializing in Fields & Waves and Information Theory. He has retired as a Senior Engineering Fellow from Raytheon. He has been a private trader since 1976.
The Fractal Adaptive Moving Average aka FRAMA is a particularly clever indicator. It uses the Fractal Dimension of stock prices to dynamically adjust its smoothing period. These moving averages follow the logic of most moving averages, except for the fact that they take the cyclical pattern of the market into account. Therefore, false trading signals (when there is no trend) are less likely to occur. If anything, these averages are quite interesting to study.