Woody Dorsey is the founder and president of Market Semiotics, an independent research firm that analyzes the market based on behavioral finance. For the past 25 years, his weekly Market Semiotics report has been read by many of the world’s top hedge funds and institutional money managers.
Mr. Dorsey invented the Triunity Theory of behavioral finance which proposes that the investor’s mood (how they feel), mind (what they think), and body (how they act in the market) translate into metrics which can pinpoint the phases of the market. These metrics are, respectively, market sentiment, investment themes, and price trends. Mr. Dorsey is the author of Behavioral Trading: Methods for Measuring Investor Confidence, Expectations and Market Trends (Texere Press).
Mr. Dorsey’s analysis of market behavior never has been constrained by typical Wall Street methods. He has never worked for a traditional securities or research firm, ensuring a completely independent and original market perspective. Mr. Dorsey has published his market commentary since 1985, providing macro economic analysis and coverage of equities, sectors, fixed income, foreign exchange, energy and commodity markets. Over the years, he has successfully identified pivotal market extremes such as “Fantasia,” the deflationary climax in October 1998, “E*Greed,” the dot-com bust in December 1999, and “E*Quiphobia,” the stock market low in October 2002.
Mr. Dorsey is a graduate of Amherst College, where he majored in economics.