National Futures and Financial Weekly

Contributor Biography

James Flanagan

James Flanagan
Gann Global Financial
(formerly National Institute Of Investment Research)
1158 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403

James Flanagan is the president and founder of Gann Global Financial. In 1978, while majoring in economics at Claremont McKenna College, he acquired his first book written by W.D. Gann, “How to Make Profits Trading in Commodities.” This set in motion his passion to validate the claims of this early pioneer of market psychology and technical analysis.

After graduating in 1980, he began his career in the Los Angeles office of the futures brokerage firm Maduff & Sons. This was the home office of Sid Maduff who was one of the co-authors of the pork belly contract. This is where James also had the privilege of working with Phyllis Kahn who was one of the earliest and most well known Gann practitioners.

During the succeeding 10 years he worked as a stock and commodity broker finishing his career at Dean Witter in 1990.

In April 1990, he launched his first newsletter Past Present Futures which has been in continuous publication since that time.

For years during the 1990s James Flanagan had a live daily television show on the Business Channel in Los Angeles . He has been quoted by, or has contributed to virtually every type of financial publication and news service including CNBC.

James Flanagan oversees all of the research and research development at Gann Global Financial.