J.B. Maverick

J.B. Maverick

  • • 17+ years of experience as an active trader, commodity futures broker, and stock market analyst
  • • 10+ years of experience as a finance writer and book editor, specializing in subjects that include forex trading, finance and business
  • • Novelist, scriptwriter, and author of psychological thriller “A Cross of Hearts”


J.B. has over 17 years of experience as an active trader. He is a former commodity futures broker and stock market analyst. His career took a turn in 2007 when he began writing about is forex trading and, since then, he has written extensively on trading, finance and business.

J.B. has published hundreds of articles on the stock, futures, and forex markets, a book on futures trading, and he has also penned a psychological thriller called "A Cross of Hearts." Other areas where J.B. expounds are political, social and religious commentary. One project is a film script for a movie about the life of legendary trader Jesse Livermore.

Away from the world of finance, J.B. is a Zen meditation instructor, rape crisis counselor, and book editor. Although he travels extensively, J.B.'s home base is Gallup, New Mexico.


J.B. has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

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