Brian Shannon

Brian Shannon

Formal First Name
1967 - present

Brian Shannon is the Founder of AlphaTrends, an online education community dedicated to day trading and swing trading. With over 30 years of experience in trading and market analysis, he is a recognized expert in technical analysis, swing trading, and day trading. Shannon is a full-time trader, educator, and author who shares his trading knowledge through mentoring on his own website and multiple others. His primary focus is on price action and his approach is focused on helping people in their application of these techniques to make decisions about market direction and risk management.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • His first investment came when he was 13 years old. 
  • He has worked with everything from penny stocks to being a stockbroker.
  • He gained valuable insight into market dynamics and the human factors that drive them by working with Lehman Brothers and other major investment firms.
  • He began educating and mentoring people about technical analysis and trading techniques as Head of Research and Training for MarketWise. 
  • He holds the Chartered Market Technician designation. 
  • He is a contributing writer to Stocks Futures and Options Magazine, CMT Association, MoneyShow, and Investopedia. 
  • He was a guest on CNBC Halftime Report in 2014.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.