Dr. John Clayburg

John Clayburg graduated from Iowa State University in 1971 with the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After the demise of his partnership in a large animal practice in his home town of Coon Rapids, Iowa – brought about by the ag crisis of the 1980’s – he and his wife Karen decided to raise their kids on the family farm rather than seek another practice.

In the process of marketing various agricultural commodities Dr. Clayburg became interested in the markets and charting, first on graph paper using prices written down from local radio broadcasts and eventually using online data and the TradeStation platform.

Dr. Clayburg soon learned EasyLanguage and began programming on the TradeStation platform and became a solution provider for Omega Research which has recently morphed into TradeStation Securities.

His book, Four Steps to Trading Success was published in 2001. A second book on automated systems is in the works. He has delivered multiple programming and trading presentations at major trade conferences in the US, Europe, and the Far East, as well as online.

John now concentrates on the creation and trading of automated, self-optimizing trading strategies which are designed to adjust critical system variables on the fly in real time to keep his systems in sync with the ever changing personalities of today’s volatile markets.

Specialties: Creating and Trading Automated Self-Optimizing Trading Systems


John's Recent Blog Posts

My Favorite Trade On The Last Day Of The Year

As with most of my favorite trades, they occurred to me after getting my teeth kicked in by the... read more

The Trader’s Brain: Gaining An Edge While Your Emotions Run Amok Pt. 2

The “societal beliefs” that we discussed yesterday imbed into the trader’s brain the following account killers: Fear of Missing a... read more

Simpler Sentiment – Weekly Wrap Up 9/9/16

Finally… some selling and a bit of volatility. Currently the S&P 500 is off 40 points to 2140, with the... read more