Dave Floyd

Dave Floyd

Formal First Name
David (Dave)

Dave Floyd is the Founder and Head of FX & Futures Trading at Aspen Trading Group, a leading provider of cutting-edge analysis and trading strategies for both professional and retail traders. Since its launch in 2002, he has led Aspen to grow from a pure proprietary trading firm into becoming a premier provider of expert FX research and analytics worldwide, managing an investment fund that trades exclusively in the forex spot market. Floyd has over 20 years of experience in the markets, with expertise in global fundamental and technical analysis that results in trades that fall into the swing trading time frame of several hours to several days. He started his career in the trading industry in 1993, where he joined the fixed income and FX desk of Standard Chartered Bank. He later shifted his focus to equities and spent the next years trading on a proprietary equities desk. Prior to launching Aspen, he was a Managing Partner at FMB Trading Group.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Floyd leads Aspen in providing daily trading signals and market analysis, and working with a variety of clients—from aspiring traders to seasoned veterans.

  • His vision helped Aspen rank in the Top 10 for Currency Managers for Net Return in 2015 tracked by Barclayhedge. It remains one of the strongest technical analysis companies in the market.

  • In 2010, the company was nominated for Technical Analyst of The Year

  • Following in his footsteps, the company focuses on a small selection of assets including the S&P 500, 10-Year Treasury Notes, and the major FX pairs, such as EUR/USD and USD/JPY.


  • Constantly aware of the global macro environment, he leverages technical analysis to trade a handful of asset classes across short time horizons.

  • He is a passionate advocate for technical analysis and believes in the power of the market patterns to predict future price movements.

  • According to him, it is only by trading the same instruments every day that a certain level of intuition can be reached.

  • For him, a fundamental part of trading is knowing and understanding the time horizon that a trade will be executed.

  • He has developed a comprehensive trading education program that teaches traders of all levels how to apply his proprietary trading methodology.