Matt Blackman

Matt Blackman

  • • 25+ years of experience as a writer on financial topics
  • • 11+ years of expertise as a research analyst
  • • Referred to as “one of Western Canada’s leading international financial analysts” by Walter H. Diamond (1913-2008)


Matt is a financial writer with more than 25 years of experience writing for many financial media outlets. His writing focuses on technical analysis, trading strategies, international investing, and commodities. Matt contributed more than 150 articles to the Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine. He also contributes to Seeking Alpha,, Trade2Win, Investopedia, and–Advantage.

Yahoo Finance and the Globe and Mail repost his work and articles in Barron's quote Matt's work. He is also a contributor to the e-book Trading Strategies, authored by Dan Blystone.

Power Finance Quote list Matt as coining the phrase, the "Pollyanna Paradox." Matt uses this phrase to describe the tendency of investors to follow the crowd during a buying bubble while ignoring signals that the price is unstainable.

For more than 11 years, Matt worked in the capacity of research analyst for ProfitScore–EquiTrend, now ProfitScore Capital Management and He was also the managing editor and a contributor to the e-zine, ProfitScore IQ. The monthly e-magazine targets the U.S. and global economic trends for retail investors.


Matt earned his Bachelor of Science with Honors from Simon Fraser University.

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  1. Financial Analysis

    Profiting from the Bollinger Squeeze

    Learn how Bollinger's "squeeze" can help you determine breakout direction.
  2. Trading Strategy

    Make Money With the Fibonacci ABC Pattern

    We break down this indicator into simple, easy-to-understand pieces so you can profit.
  3. Trading Strategy

    10 steps to building a winning trading plan

    It's impossible to avoid disaster without trading rules — make sure you know how to devise them for yourself.
  4. Trading Strategy

    Gauging the Strength of a Market Move

    Learn how to apply the ACD technique to a longer time horizon.
  5. Financial Analysis

    The Leap-Year Phenomenon

    Find out if you can build a strategy around the behavior of the market in the presidential cycle.
  6. Trading Strategy

    Spotting Breakouts As Easy As ACD

    Wondering what it means to be a "logical trader"? Take a look at this system devised by Mark Fisher.
  7. Trading Strategy

    Losing To Win

    Adopting realistic expectations is essential to staying in the trading game.
  8. Trading Strategy

    How To Survive The Trading Game

    Gain insight into how a trader/programmer approaches the task of designing a trading system.
  9. Trading Strategy

    High-Tech Fibonacci

    Fibonacci developed this system in the Middle Ages. See how it can provide accuracy without sacrificing readability.
  10. Forex & Currencies

    An Introduction To J-Charting

    Learn about a technical tool that's based on the view that markets are energetic systems.
  11. Commodities

    A Holistic Approach To Trading Gold

    Combine technicals and fundamentals to tune out noise and confirm trends in this commodity.
  12. Taxes

    How International Tax Rates Impact Your Investments

    International investors need to be aware of the staggering correlation between tax rates and economic performance.
  13. Trading Strategy

    Taking a Trip to Trader Town: Exploring the Trader's Chatroom

    Traders don't have to be solitary to be successful--discover how to connect with fellow traders and experts.
  14. Commodities

    Trader's Corner: Finding The Magic Mix Of Fundamentals And Technicals

    For a record-holding stock trader, CANSLIM is the formula that identifies this magic mix.
  15. Commodities

    Trader's Corner - An Interview With A Success

    You too can use the strategies of one man who turned $11,000 into more than $18 million in 18 months.
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