Will Slatyer has been analysing international markets since 1965, initially commodities and foreign exchange, then interest rates and stock markets. He has experience as a commodities merchant, futures broker, merchant banker and financial markets risk consultant. A founding member of the Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA) and Australian Profession Technical Analysts Association (APTA), Will has made technical analysis presentations throughout Australia, and has lectured on risk management in the USA, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. He is the author of five books on markets, the most recent of which was “The Speculative Strategist” published by McGraw-Hill, New York in 1996 and “The Debt Delusion” published by Universal Publishers, Boca Raton in 2008. Mr Slatyer now is an inactive Sydney consultant, enjoying life while researching climatic/cultural cycles, and trading systems. His latest book is on 200-300 year cycles that seem to have controlled dominant cultures since 3000BC - The Life/Death Rhythms of Ancient Empires which is available on Amazon.com.