Henk-Jan has long been fascinated by the dynamics of financial markets and the influence of psychology on the behaviour of financial practitioners. He joined ECR Research in 2011 as a chart-technical specialist, using his vast experience to provide a balance with the fundamental research techniques also employed here. Among others, Henk-Jan is the main author of the ‘Technical Trend Outlook’ report. In 2002, Henk-Jan graduated in Economics for Rotterdam’s Erasmus University and specialised in Financial Markets and Investments. He additionally read Financial Economics both at Hofstra University, New York and Uppsala University. He went on, in 2004, to work as a trader for an internationally recognized hedge fund, before starting up his own successful business trading derivatives. He developed a strong reputation for high potential trading /investment strategies based on behavioral, technical and quantitative tools. In 2019, he successfully completed the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) Program - the preeminent, global designation for practitioners of technical analysis.