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“Careers are not Linear - from Music to Finance”

A day in the Life of a Trader

Dec. 2nd 11AM-12:30PM

Rm. 5215

Golden Gate University


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Miguel Cota, Vice President, member of the Trading & Liquidity Strategies business within BlackRock.


He has traded across assets including equities, credit, commodities and derivative products for multiple portfolio teams across the firm including systematic and fundamental groups. More recently he has rejoined the Model Based Fixed Income group to focus on trading Credit and Credit Derivatives.


A little-known fact about Miguel is he was the first trader from BGI to visit and join the trading team in New York City, New York in 2010 on the fundamental Investment Grade Credit Desk. Prior to his career in finance Miguel played guitar for an indie/punk rock band in Southern California.


Mr. Cota is passionate about “leveling the playing field” and serves as the West Coast Chair for BlackRock’s Multi-Cultural Network. He was responsible for creating the program “Advancing your career @ BLK series” where senior leaders participate in fireside chats usually consisting of their professional experiences and advice in navigating and growing one’s career.



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We have a special contribution in this edition of the TSAASF Review from some promising students of finance, Ariyeh Schmeder, Jing Su, and Joseph Kwok. They have demonstrated their skills with analyzing AAPL using both Elliott Wave and Wyckoff Analyses. Their article is a fantastic read that reminds me of the days when I was a
student at Golden Gate University, taking the Wyckoff class there. It is simply titled: Comparison of Wyckoff and Elliott on AAPL.


Professor Hank Pruden, our chairman, has graciously contributed two articles and a book review for our reading pleasure. Hank has been a solid pillar of TSAASF over the years and we are very grateful for his contributions. The articles he provided are: People Talked About Richard D. Wyckoff, and System States of Pedagogy and the Action Sequence Method. The book review is on Robert R. Prechter’s, The Socionomic Theory of Finance. This is exciting for those of us who know something about Elliott Wave Theory as Robert Prechter was the one who wrote the famous book, The Elliott Wave Principle.
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