Jack Crooks is the founder and president of Black Swan Capital, a foreign exchange and currency market advisory firm. A seasoned financial advisor with nearly 20 years of investment experience, he uses both quantitative and qualitative approaches to determine the fundamental driving force(s) behind the movement of the currency, capital, and commodities markets. Mr. Crooks is the co-editor of the Black Swan Capital Currency Strategist and the free daily e-letter, Currency Currents. He also founded Ross International Asset Management, a discretionary money management firm specializing in global stock, bond, and currency asset management for retail clients. Previously, Mr. Crooks was general manager of Plexus Trading, where he specialized in currency futures and commodities trading. During his successful career, he served as chief currency and futures strategist of M2 Futures Inc., an investment boutique headquartered in Chicago, as well as vice president of Global Strategic Research for an international investment boutique, where he was responsible for providing daily advice and global strategy analysis. Mr. Crooks has written extensively on the subject of global currencies and international economics and has been published in Asian Times, Futures magazine, Barron's, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Newswire, and across many financial Web sites. He has also appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and FOX Business News. Mr. Crooks holds a Bachelor's degree in finance from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of North Texas.