John Cassimatis has been managing his own capital for 14 years. Starting at day trading pioneer Datek Securities in 1995, Cassimatis’s first exposure to the market was trading technology shares. In 1998 he opened up a Tradescape branch in Denver, Colorado.
Eager for a break, Cassimatis took a few years off around the turn of the millennium to relax and recuperate. Concerned about the dollar, Cassimatis reemerged as a commodity futures trader in 2002, specializing in gold and silver. He won Kitco’s writing contest, ”So You Think You Can Rant,” having demonstrated his keen understandings regarding the metals markets, their pricing, psychology, and driving determinants. Cassimatis also trades currency, agricultural, interest rate, and energy futures for his one-man fund.
A graduate of Bucknell University in 1994 with an Economics degree, Cassimatis now lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife, Jessica, and housemate, Matty, among six cats and dogs. He has recently taken to architecture and interior design. A house music DJ for 10 years, Cassimatis shows he's not your ordinary economist.
His other main project is a series of three memoirs, which he has written over the last eight years, about the trials of his life. A lover of any hot debate, Cassimatis keeps a blog, The Midnight Rambler, at www.johnnysrambler.blogspot.com
, focusing on discussions of current economic and political malaise. He's a published poet, and regularly writes gold commentaries for Bullion giant Kitcon. He's also had appearances on Korelin economics report. He is excited to be joining the Minyanville team.