About The Team

Bill Hubard, Chief Economist

Bill Hubard joined the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York in August 1971 as a bond trader, transacting one of the first trades in the original 30-year bond. Bill was later recruited by John Mack of F.S. Smithers to do risk arbitrage/mortgage-backed securities. The research team consisted of McCarthy-Crisanti-Maffei (MCM), with Robert Reid (Reid Thunberg) and Larry Kudlow (CNBC) as economists. Bill formed MaxCor (1978) with Bruce Maxwell to do US government/Treasury repurchase agreement as one of the first government repurchase agreement brokers in New York and for 7 years was the repo broker for Salomon Brothers and John Merriwether. He subsequently helped execute the first asset swap between Citicorp and Detroit Edison in 1981.

Bill moved to London in January 1987 to run the Asset-Liability group for RZB-Austria, using this as a springboard to move to the Italian swaps book at ICAP with Michael Spencer. From 1995, Bill moved into teaching, delivering courses at the LIFFE and LSE before being contacted by Michael Bloomberg in 1997 to setup and run the in-house training program. Less than 2 years later, Bill was asked to give a series of training lectures to the fledgling Bloomberg TV operation and joined the team for non-farm payrolls in November 1999 resulting in the conception of Bill Hubard at the Bloomberg Big Board. This was followed by a 2-year stint with CNBC-TV (Europe) as an economics commentator. In 2007, Bill spent 7 months writing the market research report 'Financialization of Commodities' for the IFR/ThomsonReuters (May 2007-November 2007).

Bill has since joined Markets.com as the Chief Economist. He also serves as a regular guest on Bloomberg-TV (London/Mumbai/Istanbul), BBC World Service, and France 24.

David Aranzabal - Chief Technical Analyst

David Aranzabal comes to Markets.com with over 15 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, educator, and trader. David graduated with a degree in Software Engineering from Spain’s Deusto University in 1992. In 2001, he graduated from IESE Business School with an MBA. In 2004, David became a full time trader in the forex market. After finding success as a trader, he dedicated himself to bringing trading to a wider audience through writing and teaching.

Through the years, David has built a prominent career founded on first-hand experience as a forex trader and a reputation as a charismatic and skilled speaker and teacher. He has helped thousands of traders achieve consistent and successful results, particularly through his Forex for a Living initiative. He has lectured at the Financial Congress and at the IESE Business School among others and has contributed to several large forex publications and sites including FXStreet. Already a popular media figure in Spain, David will be especially active, through webinars and seminars, in introducing traders the Spanish-speaking world to effective strategies and techniques of successful trading.

Thierry Cohen - Market Specialist

Thierry Cohen has been active in the financial market for over 13 years. His experience in the global market has allowed him to accumulate keen understanding of the stock market. Thierry began his career in the banking sector, before collaborating with a number of professional brokers in London and then specializing, in the late 90s, in chart and technical analysis, focusing on indices, equities and currencies.

Thierry currently works at Markets.com as a trainer and analyst for the French-speaking market. He also holds regular conferences and seminars on trading, in France and abroad.


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