Adam Grimes is a prominent professional trader and advisor to high-end pros including hedge funds and institutions. In a prolific career spanning well over two decades, Adam has been at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), a senior prop trader and Chief Technical Strategist at a top-tier Manhattan firm, a hedge fund trader, VP of quantitative trading at an institution, and he currently works as the Chief Investment Officer of Talon Advisors.
His market calls at Talon Advisors have an unbroken 10-year track record with no losing year – a highly unusual outcome for active management with the kinds of returns produced. His 5-year lookback track record has delivered 43% CAGR with 551% total P&L – in an uninterrupted period from 2015 to the present, outperforming the S&P by over 4x and the entire hedge fund industry by over 13x in compounded returns terms. (learn more here).
Adam is the author of several published books, including Technical Analysis: Price Action, Market Structure and Trading Strategies (Wiley 2012), which is widely acclaimed as the definitive book on directional technical trading. Adam has also produced what is arguably the most comprehensive free trading course on the Internet with pro-grade reliable information - the Art and Science of Trading - which has trained over 20,000 traders and continues to be favored by users from all over the world.
In addition to his pedigree as an educator, if there is one core reason behind Adam’s popularity with retail traders, it likely has to do with his breadth. Adam has cultivated a highly unusual range over the years – trading stocks, options, futures and forex in timeframes ranging from long-term investment / portfolio management to intraday trading – and methodologies ranging from fully discretionary to fully quantitative. His work has gone as deeply into the hard statistics of market action as it has into the psychological aspects of peak human performance. This wide range allows him to quickly relate and to add substantial value to developing retail traders and investors of all shapes and sizes.
When not trading or teaching, Adam is a composer of classical music, a pianist, and a classically-trained French chef.