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Simon Fraser University


  • 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 Blackman 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.

Matt is a contributor to the e-book Trading Strategies, authored by Dan Blystone. Power Finance Quote lists Matt as coining the phrase, the "Pollyanna Paradox." He uses this phrase to describe the tendency of investors to follow the crowd during a buying bubble, while ignoring signals that the price is unsustainable.

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 is the founder of the Squamish Alternative Energy Group formed in 2014 to promote green energy and technology in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor between Vancouver and Whistler BC. Currently, he is also consulting for Canadian electric vehicle manufacturer Electra Meccanica Vehicle Corp in Vancouver.


Matt earned his Bachelor of Science with honors from Simon Fraser University. He also earned the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation in 2011.