More than software.
We deliver customized analysis and support in order to help you make informed trading decisions. Our mission is to assist you in building a more profitable trading strategy for the commodities that affect your business.
Meet Our Team
Joel earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and became a professor of quantitative methods in the Walter Heller Business School at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Joel started Fundamental Analytics as a boutique consulting firm for oil industry hedgers and speculators, providing charts, data analysis, and commentaries. As the demands for consulting increased, Joel left Roosevelt University to consult full-time, which led to the development of Fundamental Analytics in its current form.
Aaron works with clients to build and improve their futures trading strategy. He is currently completing a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. His research interests include grain basis pricing and the cost of storage. Aaron has done internships at the CBOT and at the Australian Wheat Board (AWB Brazil), and has also worked as a farm manager, as the General Manager of the Cooperative Grao Norte in Roraima, Brazil, and as the Manager of Brazilian Operations for Good View LLC which invests in Brazilian agriculture. Aaron’s agribusiness experience along with his technical knowledge of agricultural futures markets equips him to assist our clients in market analysis.
Mike’s expertise is in data analysis and program management. Mike brings significant skill and insight to the team as he works to optimize the platform to make it highly effective for our users. Originally from an engineering background, Mike retired from GE Lighting after a 30-year career in Design and Process Engineering, Regulatory Compliance, Engineering Management, Product Quality Management and Six-Sigma. As a certified Six-Sigma Blackbelt Mike specialized in analyzing data and mathematical modeling used to reduce variation and predict outcomes. Mike brings these skills with his continued desire to learn, 8+ years of options trading experience and a passion for data analysis to Fundamental Analytics to ensure our users have the tools they need to make informed trading decisions.
Andy graduated with an M.A. from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, specializing in commerce and political economy. Andy’s main interest in Fundamental Analytics is showing how macro trends affect everyday prices. Understanding how long-term trends affect markets is pivotal to the mission of Fundamental Analytics. Andy is most excited about the ways in which understanding and capitalizing on trends can improve the profits of small businesses.
Managing Director, BlackSummit Financial Group
John earned his Ph.D. in economics and an MBA with an emphasis on macro-trends and financial markets. He has been a Professor of Economics and Finance, as well as an advisor on asset allocation for over twenty years. As well as his work in financial consulting, John has worked alongside government agencies, corporations, and non-profit groups in several countries, providing recent support to the Congressional Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
Financial Analyst, BlackSummit Financial Group
Laura recently qualified as a Certified Public Accountant, holding a B.S. in Accounting and B.A. in Mathematics and Communications. Her experience includes working for a Fortune 500 company in the investment advisory sector, and she currently focuses on financial research and modeling as well as business valuations.
BlackSummit Financial Group manages and works alongside Fundamental Analytics, providing analysis and customization services for the users of Fundamental Analytics. With a wide range of knowledge in economics, financial markets, and financial analysis, BlackSummit can assist users in interpreting and analyzing trends on Fundamental Analytics
This is Michael’s first time in a marketing/sales role although you would never know it: He continues to impress us every day with his passion for marketing and sales and his engagement in all aspects of the process. Michael is currently working toward his B.S. in Marketing with an emphasis in Sales from Asbury University located in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Abe assists with analysis and marketing with a focus on the impact of commodities markets on local businesses. Abe is currently completing a master’s in International Relations from the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, having completed undergraduate studies in International Relations at the University of Kentucky. Originally from Kentucky, he has worked in the United States Senate in Washington, DC on financial and economic analysis.
Fundamental Analytics begins as a boutique consulting service for oil industry hedgers, supplying charts, data analysis, and commentaries.
A website is developed providing the data, charts, and analysis to clients.
Website becomes interactive, allowing the users to view, manipulate, download data and charts in a browser based application
Grains and agricultural commodities are added, followed by a financial module in 2015 that covers financial indices, forex, and metals.
Fundamental Analytics expands its services, upgrades its platform software, and reaches out to a wider audience. Services now include customized advisory/consulting services focusing on analysis and strategy formulation.
What Our Subscribers Say
“Fundamental Analytics has been a valuable piece of software for me. It’s user friendly with great functionality. Fundamental Analytics is easy to learn and, once you learn it, it has a lot of customization available. The charts and graphs are pleasant to read with many convenient and useful features.”