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Chief Market Strategist
Asbury Research LLC

John Kosar CMT is the Chief Market Strategist of Asbury Research LLC, a firm he launched in 2005.  Asbury Research provides data driven technical and quantitative investment research to professional and private investors.  John is also the Chief Investment Strategist and a Managing Principal of Asbury Investment Management (AIM), a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).

John has 40 years of experience in studying, analyzing, and forecasting global financial markets. He began his career in 1980 on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and spent the next 17 years there, acquiring a practical, real world education on how the US financial markets work from the inside out.  This experience, early in his career, became the foundation for his unique analytical approach and understanding of what really drives financial asset prices.  John’s proprietary blend of technical and quantitative inputs, combined with Asbury Research’s own quantitative models, are designed to be more forward-looking, agile, and actionable than the typical Wall Street approach.

John is a contributor to Forbes and and is frequently quoted by US and global financial news organizations including The Wall Street Journal,, Barron’s, Yahoo! Finance, and Reuters.  John also regularly appears on financial television including CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg and is a frequent speaker at financial events across the country presented by organizations including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society, the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM), the CMT (Chartered Market Technician) Association, and the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII). John has been recognized as a top U.S. financial market analyst throughout his career and was awarded the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation in 1999.  He served as Vice President of the CMT Association from 2004 to 2006 and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2002-2006.  John has previously been a trader, analyst, and strategist for a number of global firms including Shearson American Express, NatWest Markets, Greenwich Capital Markets, and Deutsche Bank.

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