Howard Simons

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Howard Simons
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Occupation Owner and President
Employer Rosewood Trading
Location Chicago
LinkedIn Profile

Howard Simons is owner and president of Rosewood Trading.[1]

He was previously a market strategist with Bianco Research, LLC.

He was an active contributor to a variety of publications, including Active Trader, Currency Trader, SFO, Futures/Modern Trader, and Minyanville, publishing close to 1,600 articles between 1994 and 2017. He is the author of The Dynamic Options Selection System: Analyzing Markets & Managing Risk (John Wiley & sons, 1999).


Simons was special academic advisor to NQLX, a now defunct securities futures exchange.[2]

Also previously, Simons was director of research at Fimat USA, a risk manager and public policy economist for Amoco and manager of econometric analysis at Transworld Oil.[3]

Simons has served as an economist, oil trader, trading systems designer, director of research and professor of finance. He writes on macroeconomic and financial market topics including fixed-income, commodities, currencies, derivatives and equity markets and consults for a wide variety of financial industry organizations.


Simons received a master's degree in business administration, concentrating in finance and econometrics, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He received a master's degree in international economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins.

Published Books and Articles


  1. Howard Simons. LinkedIn.
  2. Futures Industry Veteran Howard Simons Launches New Trading Research and Advisory Firm. PRNewswire.
  3. Howard Simons.