Tim Smith

  • • 15+ years of experience in the financial services industry
  • • Worked for prominent investment banks including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley
  • • Professional trader and freelance financial writer



Tim uses his skill and judgment gained in the financial services industry to help educate readers about current trends and issues facing the markets. His valuable insight assists investors and traders to understand the current market conditions and implement appropriate strategies that maximize returns and minimize risk. Whether it's explaining a simple financial term or detailing a complex trading strategy, Tim will help investors navigate the ever-evolving financial markets.


Tim earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Deakin University.

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