Tony Kolton, President and CEO of Logical Information Machines (LIM) Launches Blog Offering Market Analysis, Trading Strategies and Investment Opportunity Trend Watching

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"It's Logical" gives insights, observations and creative ideas on use of historical market information.

With 'It's Logical', I want to put the focus on how asking the right questions gives powerful predictive answers when you have both the right data and the right tools to crunch the numbers.

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Tony Kolton, founder, President and CEO of Logical Information Machines (LIM) has launched a personal blog which draws from his groundbreaking career as an options trader on CBOE, and later as inventor of the Market Information Machine to offer insights, observations and creative ideas on how to answer today's market questions by examining historical movements.

Tony's blog is called 'It's Logical' and can be found at:

Along with commenting on industry happenings, trading opportunities, fundamental and advanced data analysis issues, and market and marketplace directions - all core issues for the market watching community - Tony wants to engage in an ongoing dialog with readers who will share their own comments on historical market movements and trends, and their implications.

"This gives me an opportunity on a daily basis to both share my thoughts and enable others to be part of the conversation," explains Tony. "With 'It's Logical', I want to put the focus on how asking the right questions gives powerful predictive answers when you have both the right data and the right tools to crunch the numbers."

Tony's initial postings include a look at trading strategies based on a recent series of market reactions to IBM earning announcements, and a prediction of the effects this year's El Nino-influenced weather patterns are likely to have on agriculture futures pricing, with a focus on soybeans. The short-term market movement predicted for IBM has occurred almost precisely as anticipated, demonstrating the power of LIM's analytical tools and processes, and how they can be used to determine rewarding market option moves.

About Tony Kolton

Tony Kolton retired from options floor trading on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange in 1988 in order to start Logical Information Machines (LIM), Inc., a software company whose mission was to build the world's most powerful analytical tools for identifying trading strategies based on historical market data and significant external events.

At LIM, Tony invented the "Market Information Machine" ("MIM"), a tool which employs patented technology to store, analyze and query massive time series databases to obtain instant answers to any question about any market. The MIM includes a powerful automatic chart overlay feature called "Analog" which correlates and matches current chart patterns to historical patterns, enabling analysts and traders to predict what will "happen next" if history repeats.

In 1987, Tony manually compared analogs to match IBM's 1987 chart pattern with GM's charts in 1929, and came up with a strategy to heavily short IBM based on what he saw. His prediction of a looming massive market correction in 1987 came to fruition in 1987's stock market crash resulting in a big win. What Tony did by hand and took countless hours to analyze in 1987, can be done today in less than one minute with the MIM's patented Analog function.

Mr. Kolton possesses a BS degree in Accounting, and is a CPA. He also holds an MS in Taxation and a JD degree in Law. However, Tony is most proud of the practical experience he gained trading the markets, which led to the creation of the MIM.

About LIM
Logical Information Machines, Inc. (LIM) is the technology leader in providing software to perform sophisticated and lightning-fast analysis and query capability against time series data to predict future market trends based on historical patterns and events. LIM's data warehouse includes comprehensive historical market data for energy, equity, bond, currencies, weather and commodity research. With the most comprehensive selection of energy market data feeds, LIM is the clear market leader in Energy, Natural Gas and Power trading, and is focused on serving the Energy, Risk Management, Utilities, and Commodities/Hedge Fund market segments which share common needs to predict highly volatile price movements.

LIM is also the publisher of

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