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Our Team

Updated 23 May 2023
justin freeman
Justin Freeman

Justin is an active trader with more than 20-years of industry experience. He has worked at big banks and hedge funds including Citigroup, D. E. Shaw and Millennium Capital Management.

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith

Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.

Richard Krugel

Richard is a full time trader with 12 years experience that includes working as an equities day trader at a trading floor in Cape Town.

Camelliah Ramleh
Camellia Ramleh

Camellia started her career in finance as an Islamic corporate banker at a Japanese mega bank, and later a Director at a London-based award winning hedge fund manager.

Sam Boughedda

Sam is a trader and lead stock market writer at AskTraders. After starting his career in the forex market, Sam now focuses on stocks, specifically consumer staples. 

Kate Leaman
Kate Leaman

Kate Leaman is lead stock analyst at She has previously won the Sky News award for journalism and has hosted numerous financial news shows, as well as being head of content at

David Becker

Dave has a 30 year trading career that includes spells at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, where he oversaw a team of 15 traders with annual profits in excess of $50 million.

Steve Miley

Steve has 29 years of financial market experience including 3 years at Credit Suisse and 15 years at Merril Lynch. Steve is the Academic Dean for The London School of Wealth Management and has won many awards from Technical Analyst Magazine.


Ollie Martin - AskTraders News writer
Ollie Martin

Oliver is a financial writer and analyst specialising in the US stock market, with years of personal experience in understanding micro/macroeconomic structures, market trends and fundamental analysis.

John-Louis Judges

John-Louis Judges is a qualified accountant and experienced finance professional, having worked in and written about the financial markets for more than 20 years.

Tim Worstall
Tim Worstall

Tim Worstall is a freelance writer specialising in economics and the financial markets.

Karen Banes
Karen Banes

Karen Banes is a freelance writer specialising in creating content about finance and cryptocurrency. Her work has been featured in Wealthtender, Making of a Millionaire, and The Washington Post.

Viktor Karapetjanc

Viktor has traded Forex and stocks since 2001 and his experience includes working as a hedge fund manager and market analyst at major Brokerage firms such as Instaforex and IronFX.

Nick Ranga AskTraders
Nick Ranga

Senior Cryptocurrency and Forex analyst for AskTraders, focusing on currency markets for both Crypto & Forex. Nick has over a decade’s experience in Finance, including major banks and FinTech sectors and multiple years working with leading Forex and Crytocurrency publications.

Richard Cox

Richard has more than two decades of experience in the financial markets and has had his writing appear on CNBC, NASDAQ, Economy Watch, Motley Fool, and Wired Magazine

Simon Mugo

Simon has over six years of professional trading experience across FX, commodities and equities. He has a strong passion for financial markets and is particularly focused on price action trading

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Zaheer Anwari

Zaheer has been a private investor since 2007 focusing on compound growth from long-term trend-following opportunities in UK stocks, US stocks, commodities and currencies.

Rishabh Surana

Rishabh Surana is an investor, blogger, trader, trainer, and motivational speaker. He has close to a decade’s experience trading equities, commodities and forex, focusing on a systemic approach to the markets. His Twitter handle is @rishabhanalyst

Zach Hurwitz

Zach has over 12 years of active equity and futures trading experience and has been a trading coach/consultant to 500+ independent and proprietary traders on six continents.

Mariela Naydenova

Mariela is a former investment banking analyst and has been a cryptocurrency writer with LeapRate and Asktraders for the past two years

Yurii Kitikari
Yurii Kitikari

Yurii is an Ex-Prop Trader & Fund Manager for UK & Swiss Institutions who specialises in trading US equities

Tom Cleveland

Tom has over 30 years of experience in the payments industry, including serving as CFO for various Visa International entities from 1980 until 1999, retiring with the title of Group EVP and Treasurer.

The Crypto Monk

The Crypto Monk is a trader and personal investor in the crypto industry. He has been a market commentator on Twitter, focused on crypto assets, for several years. He also covers different asset classes such as commodities and stocks.

Nooresh Merani

Nooresh Merani is an IT engineer by qualification and Advisor/Trainer by profession. He regularly appears as guest analyst on CNBC, ET Now, Bloomberg etc. Read more here - Twitter @nooreshtech

Chuck Gross

Chuck Gross has been trading stocks and options for over 6 years . His focus is on price action, in particular consolidation price breakouts. Years of trial and error have led him to master the execution of this high-probability strategy.

Big Cheds

Big Cheds is an accomplished trader and educator of 10+ years, dedicated to helping new traders avoid the early mistakes most of us make when getting started. Twitter - @bigcheds. Youtube – Cheds Trading. Blog –

Scott Melker

Scott Melker is an investor, trader, educator and influencer in the crypto space. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Bloomberg, Forbes, Coindesk, CoinTelegraph, CCN, BBOD and others

Richard Perry
Richard Perry

Richard Perry is a Market Analyst with over twenty years of experience working in financial markets in London. His focus is predominantly on major forex, commodities and CFDs in addition to macroeconomic drivers and Bitcoin.