Founder of First Class Analytics

My name is Michael Grogan, I am an independent trader and market researcher. I founded First Class Analytics for the purpose of providing up-to-date analysis of the financial markets. In particular, I am particularly engaged with the more quantitative elements of ... more

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Why Startups Need A Solid Data Science Strategy
If you’re a startup, then having a data science strategy in today’s world is essential. Your organization simply cannot function without it. So, how can you make sure you are capturing the maximum benefit from this technology?
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I Remain Bearish On Sweden
In the past month, the iShares MSCI Sweden ETF has fallen almost 7 percent from 34.75 to 32.37.
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China Eastern Has Been Climbing Swiftly – Why It Could Soar Further
This year has been a fruitful one for the airline industry, but China Eastern (CEA) has certainly been making the best of it. In the past year, the company's stock is up by almost 170 percent,
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Time To Go Long AUDJPY?
The Japanese Yen has taken quite a tumbling recently due to quantitative easing and concerns of low domestic growth The AUD has been struggling to gain traction against the U.S. dollar, while ranging against other currencies such as the euro.
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The AUD/JPY Seems To Provide A Good 1:3 Risk-Reward Ratio
Since mid-June the yen has been appreciating significantly against many major currencies, including the Aussie dollar. The appreciation has been spurred mainly by comments from the Bank of Japan that a selloff of JPY is overdone.
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Norway's Stock Market Is Significantly Undervalued
Given that much of Norway's economy has relied on the export of energy and other natural resources, a drop in commodity prices may make Norway an attractive value proposition compared to other European markets.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAL American Airlines Group Inc
ACAT Arctic Cat Inc.
AER AerCap Holdings N.V.
BABA Alibaba
BRO Brown & Brown Insurance
C Citigroup Inc.
CBS CBS Corporation
CL Colgate-Palmolive Co.
CVX Chevron Corporation
CZR Caesars Entertainment
DAL Delta Air Lines Inc.
EA Electronic Arts Inc
EGBN Eagle Bancorp Inc.
FB Facebook Inc
FXC CurrencyShares Canadian Dollar Trust
FXF CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust
GIB CGI Group Inc.
GILD Gilead Sciences Inc.
GLW Corning Inc.
GOOG Alphabet Inc. (Google)
GOOGL Google (A shares)
HON Honeywell International Inc.
IBM International Business Machines Corporation
IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
INTC Intel Corporation
JNJ Johnson & Johnson
K Kellogg Company
KING King Digital Entertainment
KORS Michael Kors Holdings Limited
LMT Lockheed Martin
LNAGF LINDE AG
LNKD LinkedIn Corporation
LNN Lindsay Corporation
MA MasterCard Incorporated
MDT Medtronic Inc.
MPEL Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
MYL Mylan Inc.
PNR Pentair Inc.
QCOM QUALCOMM Incorporated
RCL Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
RRGB Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.
SBUX Starbucks Corporation
SNDK SanDisk Corporation
TCEHY TENCENT HOLDINGS ADR
TMK Torchmark Corporation
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
TU TELUS Corporation
TXN Texas Instruments Inc.
WFC Wells Fargo & Co.
WHR Whirlpool Corporation
ZNGA Zynga Inc.
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Founder
First Class Analytics
May 2014 - Present (4 years 8 months)

I am an independent trader and market researcher. I founded the First Class Analytics website for the purpose of providing up-to-date analysis of the financial markets. In particular, I am particularly engaged with the more quantitative elements of economics and finance, with my articles frequently drawing on regression analysis and statistical forecasting techniques to identify market trends and possible trading strategies.

Education

University College Cork
Master of Business Economics
2011 / 2013
Business/Economics. First Class Honours (Ranked 1st in class).
University College Cork
BA
2007 / 2011
BA (Joint Honours) Economics and Chinese Studies - Grade: Double First Class Honours
Shanghai University
2009 / 2010
International Year of Study - Intensive Mandarin Chinese Programme

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Michael Grogan
Michael Grogan

Welcome to the First Class Analytics website. My name is Michael Grogan, I am an independent trader and market researcher. I founded the First Class Analytics website for the purpose of providing up-to-date analysis of the financial markets. In particular, I am particularly engaged with the more quantitative elements of economics and finance, with my articles frequently drawing on regression analysis and statistical forecasting techniques to identify market trends and possible trading strategies.