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John Ross

John RossJohn RossSenior Analyst

John Ross (aka J.R.) has helped tens of thousands of independent investors navigate the market.

He’s crafted a method that lets traders protect and grow their money. He refined it over 12 years of studying global macroeconomics, pattern analysis and investor behavior. His trading style exploits opportunities created by emotions like fear and greed.

Beginning in 2006, J.R. led a select group of traders to tremendous gains during gold’s bull market. He helped his readers escape the crude oil market before it imploded in 2014. And then, in March 2016, he directed his readers to load up on energy stocks when crude oil bottomed at $30.

J.R.’s well on his way to reaching his latest goal — to become a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). He’ll be in the company of the world’s top practitioners of technical analysis.

He earned a degree in finance from Florida State University, where he fell in love with the woman he married. He and his wife have five children.

He joined Banyan Hill in 2018, where his reputation as a great analyst and stock picker preceded him. He contributes to Winning Investor Daily and is working with Matt Badiali to help independent investors make money in natural resources.

John's Articles

The Market Is Falling Fast — Buy FXI ETF for Double-Digit Gains May 15, 2019- The trade war between the U.S. and China is shaking up the stock market. Increased tariffs on both sides have caused stocks to decline. Many investors are selling out of fear, but the contrarians know how to play the market. John Ross shares his strategy for taking advantage of declining prices to make money. (2-minute read)
2 Ways to Play Crude Oil’s Bearish Season With USO ETF May 8, 2019- Crude oil is facing a seasonal decline. And the economic and political situations with Iran and Venezuela have the potential to drive the price of oil higher by the year’s end. Many investors retreat from the trading floor and cash in. John Ross shares his insight on this matter, and a way to profit from the market by betting against it. (3-minute read)
Stock Market “Feel-Goodness” Says: IWM Is the ETF to Buy! May 1, 2019- John Ross talks about the psychology behind consumer spending and the effects it has on the market. He also talks about a small-caps ETF that will grow your portfolio (3-minute read).
5 Habits of Winning Traders — No. 5: Believe You’ve Won Before You Start April 24, 2019- Overcoming mental obstacles is the biggest challenge you’ll face in the trading game. John Ross shares with you the fifth and final market-based belief: Winning traders believe they’ve won before they start. He discusses how developing a strong and justified confidence is the result of experience and a disciplined and determined mind.
5 Habits of Winning Traders — No. 4: Mental Rehearsal Is Important for Success April 17, 2019- Practice and preparation are a crucial part of successful trading. John Ross shares with you the fourth market-based belief held by winning traders. He discusses the importance of mental rehearsal when you partake in the trading game.
5 Beliefs of Winning Traders — No. 3: Trading Is a Game April 10, 2019- A market psychologist who worked with elite traders found that they shared five common beliefs. In the past weeks, John Ross discussed the first two beliefs. Today, he shares with you the third market-based belief for profitable trading.
5 Habits of Winning Traders — No. 2: It Is OK to Lose March 27, 2019- Last week, Senior Analyst John Ross shared the first out of five market-based beliefs that are common among winning traders. This week, he discusses the second belief and the effect it has on investors.
money money 5 Habits of Winning Traders — No. 1: Money Is Not Important March 20, 2019- Most of us have a strong attachment to money, which can have debilitating effects when we play the trading game. John Ross shares his research on market-based beliefs that are common among winning traders.  
Goldman Sachs’ Decision on Commodities Is Wrong — and 2 Ways You Can Profit March 13, 2019- Goldman Sachs is cutting back on its staff in the commodities division. With recent history as a guide, this is a contrarian indicator that commodities are set to rise. John Ross believes that commodity markets are set to rally in the next 12 months.
Emerging Markets Are the Best Stocks to Buy Before a Recession Hits March 6, 2019- The U.S. outperformance is coming to an end. This is referred to as “Peak U.S.,” and it’s full of investment opportunity — just not here at home. Investors are looking to emerging markets to profit. John Ross recommends an exchange-traded fund for you to cash in.



I am up $20,070 in closed positions from Feb. 18 through March 7.

- Bob Rowe

I started your system in December … I am ahead $29,000 … I put total faith in you and your system and it has worked for me very nicely. Thanks again I sure like your humble approach about this whole thing

- Dale Leiffer

I have made a little over $4,000 while being cautious.

- Chuck Goss