Hartfield Trading Partners, Ltd.
David Hightower is principal and founder of The Hightower Report, which broadcasts comprehensive daily research reports to over 2,000 locations in 45 countries worldwide. This makes The Hightower Report one of the world's most widely read daily commodity wires. Mr. Hightower also edits a twice-monthly publication that is used throughout the industry. Prior to founding The Hightower Report, he was the director of research at the world's largest commodity brokerage firm. Mr. Hightower directed over 40 analysts in every sector of the commodity marketplace. In total, he has had 23 years of very specific commodity research experience in nearly every aspect of the futures industry. Mr. Hightower is a noted options specialist at the commercial level and is responsible for strategy decisions using options on futures at several companies. He has worked with regulatory agencies as an expert witness on various issues regarding hedging procedures, validating various research projects, and in preparing government trial efforts. Mr. Hightower has been a frequent guest on CNN, Bloomberg Television, and many other industry groups. He has also educated a number of Chinese and Japanese traders in basic and advanced hedging techniques.