Michael Harris started trading stocks and commodity and currency futures 25 years ago. He is also a developer of advanced pattern recognition software for the benefit of position and swing traders. Michael developed APS Automatic Pattern Search software which has received great acclaim and more recently Price Action Lab, a program that is used by both systematic and discretionary traders to develop trading systems and analyze price action. Price Action Lab also includes the p-indicator, which is an advanced indicator based on price patterns. Michael provides consulting services on trading system development and market analysis to institutional investors and hedge funds.
In years past, Michael has also done work for a number of different financial firms, where he developed a bond portfolio optimization program and trading systems for commodities and stocks. Since 1989, he has been an active trader.
Michael is also a bestselling author. His first book “Short-Term Trading with Price Patterns” was published in 1999. His books “Stock Trading Techniques with Price Patterns” and “Profitability and Systematic Trading” were published in 2000 and 2008, respectively. His most recent recent book, Fooled by Technical Analysis: The perils of charting, backtesting and data-mining bias” was published in 2015. He has also published a great number of articles in trading magazines as an invited author.
Michael holds two Masters Degrees, one in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis in control systems and optimization and another in Operations Research with emphasis in forecasting and financial engineering.