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John Person


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  • Elected Member of American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA)
  • Former Founder & President of First National Futures Group
  • Author of Several Trading Books

About John

John Person is a 40-year veteran trader who is also an experienced trading system developer. He is the author of several highly acclaimed trading books and the creator of the Persons Pivots and PPS momentum indicators, found on brokerage firms such as Charles Schwab's thinkorswim, TradeStation, and the software platform, Trade Navigator, from Genesis Financials.

John's Articles

The Commitment of Traders Report (COT) can give you key insights into the market. Learn how to use it to make money-making trades from veteran trader John Person.
Last week US-based equity market indices, especially the S&P 500 (SPX) and NASDAQ-100 (NDX), retraced some of the prior weeks gains in a topsie turvie trading week, states John Person of
Last week the market started out strong, and to sum it up, finished mixed if not a bit weaker in the NASDAQ 100 (NDX), states John Person of 
Understatement of the year.... "Yes, these are certainly interesting times".... We have a minor sell-off unfolding, the SPY is down 1.8%, states John Person of

John's Videos

Learn how to set up a scanning function using two trading tools that give traders the best edge to determine high-probability breakout stock trades. This session will also share which time frames to use and when to check for new signals. Many times, traders react to a price move only to get sucked in on a false move. To reduce these bad signals this workshop will show what conditions help filter out and highlight more reliable trades.

John Person, CEO of Persons Planet, thinks this is a rangebound market…but that doesn't mean he doesn't see opportunity in key sectors! In this interview, the founder of the PPS indicator used
Now that the midterm elections have passed, here's a look into low risk-great reward investing opportunities. As the Federal Reserve is committed to raising interest rates at the expense of causing an economic slowdown , I am expecting a full-blown recession in 2023. With that stated, even in the direst economic times not all segments of the economy will suffer. Join John Person as he breaks down sectors to avoid and ones to focus on as we cover specific stocks in these sectors, especially stocks with good dividend yields and low principal risk. These are companies that may also present growth potential in a higher interest rate environment too. Select stocks we will cover will be in Technology, Consumer Staples, Travel, and Entertainment sectors as well as emerging market ETFs.
There's an abundance of stocks, commodity, and even crypto-related markets that have defined seasonal trends developing from early June until mid-August. Join John Person as he shares first how to acquire the trend using several trade platforms, including Genesis and Thinkorswim, then he will help show how to trade these trends using traditional entry order methods and how and when to apply options strategies. In addition, he will share how Algo created trading systems can give traders an edge in identifying when to stay with a trend. This is an exciting time as a trader with so many choices of products and vehicles to trade in this "sell in May, go away" time frame. Most traders are aware that even in bull markets not all products go up, inversely in bear markets there are gems that present great buying opportunities. The key is to learn how to harness these opportunities and have positive end results. The goal of this session is to show the audience exactly how to stack the odds in their favor to achieve a greater chance of success.

John's Books

John Person

Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers: Setups for Stock, Forex, and Futures Markets

Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers +Website makes Pivot Point analysis relevant for today's market, with up-to-date data and new techniques that reflect the current trading environment.
John Person

Mastering the Stock Market: High Probability Market Timing and Stock Selection Tools

Mastering the Stock Market provides authoritative insights into a method for trading stocks based on seasonal trends, sector analysis, and market timing. Taking a top-down approach, the book explains how seasonal supply/demand forces impact commodities and different sectors of the stock market.
John Person

A Complete Guide to Technical Trading Tactics: How to Profit Using Pivot Points, Candlesticks & Other Indicators

The Complete Guide to Technical Trading Tactics can help the new individual investor understand the mechanics of the markets. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this book details what it takes to trade and shows readers how they can broaden their horizons by investing in the futures and options markets.