We launched Asbury Research in January 2005 and are proud to say that this is our 12th year in business.
Personally, I began my career in the financial business on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) as a 20-something young man in the early 1980s, and by the time I left the floor in the mid 1990s I had literally worked in every financial product area, and held most every job from runner to floor broker, at both the CME and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Although I didn’t know it at the time, the global macro environment that I lived in for all those years became the foundation for the global scope and intermarket awareness that eventually became Asbury Research.
Asbury Research believes that the market itself is the ultimate clearinghouse for the collective wisdom of all its participants, people and businesses that have real money at stake, and as such is the most comprehensive, objective, meaningful, and sensitive evaluator of all known and unknown market factors that can affect your portfolio.
We analyze what the market “thinks” via a large and unique blend of quantitative, technical, and behavioral metrics and proprietary models that tend to be more intuitive and forward-looking than the typical Wall Street approach — which help us to keep our clients one step ahead of the market.
A very successful advertising executive once told me that if you want to get the best and most accurate description of your business, get it from the people who are writing checks for your products and services. The following are some of the words and phrases that our clients have used to describe us:
- “Asbury Research is the single best market research provider that I have had in the past 20 years”
- “Asbury is like a security blanket for my business, so I don’t get blind-sided by adverse market moves that I didn’t see coming”
- “Asbury’s conclusions are direct and easy to understand“
- “Asbury Research has been an invaluable tool for my (Financial Advisor) practice”
- “Asbury is independent, with no financial product to sell”.
We don’t make money by selling financial products. We get paid, and have retained our clientele over 12 years, solely by identifying profitable investment opportunities — and by letting our clients know where the risks are and how to defend against them.
We’d like the opportunity to help you become a more successful investor.
John Kosar, CMT
Chief Market Strategist
Who Our Clients Are
Long Only Portfolio Managers Hedge Funds
Registered Investment Advisors Financial Advisors
Commodity Funds Family Offices
Economists Market Strategists
Corporate Investment Committees
Wealth Managers Individual Investors
Meet John Kosar CMT, Chief Market Strategist
John has more than 35 years of experience and insight in analyzing and forecasting global financial markets. John spent the first half of his career on the trading floor of the Chicago futures exchanges, where he had the opportunity to learn how the US financial markets work from the inside out. This experience, early in his career, became the foundation for his unique analysis, understanding of intermarket relationships, and global perspective. John incorporates a diverse and comprehensive blend of technical and quantitative metrics that tend to be more intuitive and forward-looking than the typical Wall Street approach.
John is a Series 65 licensed Investment Advisor by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is frequently quoted in the financial press in both the US and abroad including The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch.com, Barron’s, Yahoo! Finance, CNBC.com, and Reuters. He can regularly be seen on U.S. financial television including CNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg, and is a frequent speaker at financial seminars and events across the country presented by organizations including the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society, the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM), the Market Technicians Association (MTA), and the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII).
John has been consistently recognized as a top U.S. financial market analyst throughout his career and was awarded the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation in 1999. John served as Vice President of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) from 2004 to 2006 and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2002-2006. During his career he has also been an analyst and trader for Shearson American Express, NatWest Markets, Greenwich Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank, and Bianco Research.