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The Trading Patterns

Traders Magazine, May 2000

Sanford Wexler

There are always revealing patterns in the financial markets, Dave Briggs says. There is constant change. Flux.Volatility.

Briggs, 45, head trader in the equity and high-yield bond trading desk at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh became a trader after a career steeped in calculations, a mathematical ability - and patterns. He was a computer systems analyst at Mellon Bank, the Securities Group, and Touche Ross. In 1982, he joined Federated, the mutual fund management company based in Pittsburgh which manages $125 billion in assets. Three years later, he moved to the trading desk, which executes trades primarily for the Federated family of funds.

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