-It is our business to understand the complex world of financial derivatives, economic and monetary policy and it is our goal to break them all down so that we all can gain a better understanding-
I have spent 20 years trading complex fixed income derivatives and in that time I have learned some very important life lessons along the way. The goal of Econemotions is to turn complex investing theories, practices and occurrences into easy to understand concepts. The advent of Artificial Intelligence and High Frequency Trading have come to dominate financial market places, but within that realm the underlying motives are as old as time, "to make money!" Taking what I have learned investing, trading and managing risk, my efforts here are to expand the minds of all those that aspire to better themselves in all facets of life. So much that goes into being a successful trader transcends across all of life's struggles and successes. Its how we handle those cycles of life that define who we are.
Michael Agne (BA MBA NASD 3) A 20-year veteran derivatives trader. He started and spent the bulk of his career spanning some 12 years with the Chicago based proprietary trading firm, Transmarket Group. There he learned to trade the US Treasury Fixed Income Basis, under the expert tutelage of legendary trader and founder Ray Cahnman. Over the course of his tenure there, Mike became one of their largest 30-year treasury basis traders, both in volume and performance. Mr. Agne is a former member of the Chicago Board of Trade and has held various securities licenses throughout his career. He has held management and mentoring positions to the benefit of dozens of traders.
He is the founder and CTA Manager of Magnelibra, a NFA registered Commodities Trading Advisor and home to the Global Futures Benchmark Program, more info can be found at
He is also a consultant/risk analyst writing a weekly newsletter for the firm Capital Trading Group where he provides unique economic insight and analysis that can only come from an active professional trader.
His personal motto is and has always been "if you take care of the short term, the long term will take care of itself."