Javier Paz is a highly respected online trading industry analyst and the author of The Forex Trading Manual (McGraw-Hill 2012), a book outlining the rise of currency trading globally, which offers a prudent approach for retail investors to participate in forex trading. He is a senior analyst for the wealth management practice of Boston-based Aite Group, an independent capital markets research firm. In this role, Mr. Paz examines retail trading trends in business, regulations, and technology across asset classes. His areas of expertise include FX markets, active trader segmentation, front-end trading technology, and margin-trading regulations. Prior to Aite Group, Mr. Paz held management roles at FX market research boutique ForexDatasource.com and retail FX broker Interbank FX. He also worked for CSFB as a fixed income analyst and for FleetBoston Bank as a currency analyst. Mr. Paz's experience with capital markets dates back to the late 1990s. He has appeared on Reuters TV, and is regularly quoted by leading media outlets, including: the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, US News & World Report, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Telegraph (UK), Reuters, Bloomberg, Forbes, SmartMoney, Treasury & Risk, FX Week, Dow Jones Newswires, Euromoney, FX-MM, Wealth Briefing, and Wall Street & Technology. Mr. Paz has also served as a judge for the distinguished FX Week's eFX Awards and has been a keynote speaker and panelist at many industry events. He holds an MBA from Brigham Young University.