Trader and Global Macro Analyst
John is the Managing Director at Macro Trading Edge and provides proprietary commentary on the global financial markets through the MacroNewsletter Pro™.
John brings over 15 years of highly successful options trading experience particularly during times of financial crises where macro factors are crucial to trading success. For example, he achieved exceptional returns during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and during the 2007-2008 Credit Crunch. In fact, he predicted both financial crises earning a return that was several times his initial investment.
His professional business experience includes over 15 years of consulting, entrepreneurial and international business experience. At AXA Financial, John successfully advised businesses and wealthy individuals regarding retirement planning, investments, insurance, and asset protection strategies. In addition, he has trained bankers and business executives from the Agricultural Development Bank of China, Central Bank of Turkey, CUNIF (Spanish Banking Association School) and other major institutions and firms.
Education and Academic Experience
John holds two post-graduate degrees – MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University (Boston) and an MRes in European Policy and Management from the University of London. In addition, he has a BA in Economics with minors in Business Administration and Chemistry from Boston University.
Currently, John is completing his PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research focus is the development of a theory of financial crises. The thesis title is: The Socio-Political Theory of Crises (SPTC)©. This theory is process-based and seeks to provide an understanding and explanation of financial crises.
In addition, John is a part-time Senior Lecturer in Finance at European Business School London. He is responsible for teaching international and highly specialized finance modules on post-graduate programs – MSc in Finance and MA in International Business. Modules include: Trading, Investments, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and International Finance.
Research - Academic Publications
Research Interests: Financial Crises, Politics of Financial Crises, Sociological and Behavioural Aspects of Financial Markets, Political Economics, Monetary Policy, Alternative Investments and Trading Strategies
Diamondopoulos, John. 2012. Transparency ‘footprints’ of Central Banks: The role of minutes/voting records. Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol. 41, Issue 2, April 2012, 235-247.
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2359142 (SSRN Older Free Version)
Diamondopoulos, John. 2010. ECB Transparency: the role of minutes and voting records. Germany: LAP Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-8383-4388-4
Diamondopoulos, John. 2012. To What Extent are Financial Crises Comparable and thus Predictable? Social Science Research Network (SSRN) e-journals: Financial Crises; Macroeconomic Monetary and Fiscal Policies (posted in March 2013)