BiographyGarrett Jones is president of Montgomery Investments, Inc. and is a partner with Peter Eliades in Stockmarket Cycles Management, Inc. He is also affiliated with Hillier Capital Management. He initially entered the industry as one of only ten people annually accepted on a worldwide basis for Merrill Lynch’s prestigious JET program in 1970. He has been instrumental in building up three successful money management firms during his career. Mr. Jones began buying gold stocks for clients when gold was selling at $35/oz. and sold near the highs in late 1974. In 1978, he became vice president with Guild Investment Management, Inc. -- one of the first money management firms in the US to specialize in international asset allocation – including gold, currencies and foreign markets, in addition to the US markets. While with Guild, he again caught the move in gold and currencies and was instrumental in selling gold at $864/oz. on the precise day of the all time high.During the 1980s, Mr. Jones formed Evans & Jones with Don Evans and was a pioneer firm in market timing utilizing mutual fund switching. In 1990, Mr. Jones assisted in the founding of FX 500, Ltd., a firm utilizing S&P 500 futures contracts as an investment and hedging vehicle. In a matter of a few years, FX 500 Ltd. became the largest domestic firm trading exclusively in S&P 500 futures contracts – trading as many as 4,000 contracts per trade when the full size contract was $500 per point.Mr. Jones developed a proprietary trading system that received national recognition in the US Trading Championship with a return of 98.6% for the 4th quarter competition in 1989. He found the system to be highly effective in the currency and precious metals markets. He is recognized as an expert in Long Wave Economic cycle analysis and has been a featured speaker at a number of international monetary conferences both domestically and abroad. His knowledge of the cycle in conjunction with his system allowed him to accurately forecast the market top in 2000. He has written numerous articles for domestic and international financial publications and is in the process of writing a book on the Long Wave economic cycle.
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