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Sean Kemery serves as a director and senior trader at Deutsche Bank in New York City. Sean Kemery holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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Sean Kemery serves as a director and senior trader at Deutsche Bank in New York City. In addition to his professional pursuits, Sean Kemery is an avid fan of UFC and mixed martial arts fighting.
According to Fox Sports, UFC President Dana White has revealed the Jose Aldo camp turned down the opportunity for a rematch at UFC 196 with Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor. Aldo previously stated in January that he wanted a rematch with McGregor and that the only fight he would next accept is a title fight.
McGregor knocked out Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194 in December. After the fight, Aldo was diagnosed with a concussion and has been recovering over recent weeks. Even with White reaching out to his camp for a rematch, it is unclear if Aldo’s doctors have cleared him to come back so soon or if the Nevada Athletic Commission would have even sanctioned the fight.
Aldo has yet to release an official statement about the story.
Wall Street commodities trader Sean Kemery has traveled all over the world. One of his favorite destinations is Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown offers stunning scenery, excellent restaurants, shopping, and a myriad of activities for adventure seekers. The resort town in the southern lakes region of New Zealand draws over 2 million visitors each year. Sean Kemery has added Queenstown to his list of “must-see” destinations.
Commercial bungee jumping has its origins on the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown. In 1988, AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch started the first bungee jumping operation off the 43 meter high bridge. Now, visitors seeking an adrenalin rush flock to the bridge to jump, ride the zip lines, or swing from staggering heights.
Jetboating also finds its beginnings in New Zealand. Jetboats are specifically designed to maneuver in shallow rivers and narrow gorges. Experienced drivers take riders on a hair-raising, high speed tour through the canyons on the Shotover, Kawarau, or Dart Rivers. The rides are famous for their terrifying spins and tricks through the waters of the region.
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- bungee jumping
- combat sports
- martial arts
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Sean Kemery is a 15-year veteran of Wall Street. Sean Kemery holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Sean Kemery donates to a number of charitable organizations, among them, a foundation created by pro baseball great Joe Torre.
The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence. It was founded in 2002 by National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre and his wife, Ali.
Joe Torre grew up in a home where his father physically abused his mother and emotionally abused Torre and his siblings. This was a secret that Torre kept throughout his childhood. He realized as he grew older, however, that the abuse left a lasting negative impact. He struggled with fear, shame, guilt, and low self-esteem. It was years later as an adult, after attending a seminar with his wife, that he began to speak publicly about his experience. He then went on to open the Foundation to keep children from going through what he did, and to help children get out of unsafe environments.
To date, the organization has 10 school-based programs in cities across the U.S. that provide students with a safe room where they can speak with a professional counselor trained in domestic violence prevention and intervention, according to the organization’s website.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
With 15 years of results-driven experience on Wall Street, Sean Kemery currently serves as director and senior trader at Deutsche Bank in New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Outside of his professional obligations, Sean Kemery makes generous contributions to a variety of philanthropic causes, including Autism Speaks.
A charitable organization has created an urban farm in Chicago that provides agriculture training and employment to young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Using grant monies received from Autism Speaks and other organizations, Growing Solutions Farms, managed by the Julie and Michael Tracy Family Foundation (JMTF)/Urban Autism Solutions, turned a once-vacant piece of land on Chicago’s West Side into an acre-sized vocational and life training ground.
More than 30 young men and women from area schools and JMTF residents were hired as paid interns on the farm. Not only did the experience allow them to earn money, it also helped them to develop skills such as following a schedule, performing specific tasks, and asking for help when needed, which can assist in their transition to adulthood.
It also allowed them to conduct meaningful work by helping to produce more than 5,000 pounds of vegetables. Work on the farm has helped boost their self-confidence, which can support them as they navigate their lives.
Teach, Learn, Share
Based in New York, Sean Kemery served as a senior trader at Deutsche Bank, focusing on commodities such as oil, gold, coffee, and sugar. Sean Kemery maintains a strong interest in the financial sphere and follows macro-level trends for various commodities.
In making trading decisions, technical analysis is often employed to determine entry and exit points. Predictive charts are generated to consider factors such as volume and price patterns. Moving averages (MA) are a key indicator within this and involve finding the average closing price over a specified period of time. Taking a close look at the MA can often yield insight into hidden trends and get beyond the random short-term fluctuations that occur with any equity.
Another popular indicator of momentum is the relative strength index (RSI), which sets in place a 0 to 100 scale that helps determine whether the market is currently oversold or overbought. Typically, a RSI of 70 and above is seen as an indicator of an overbought situation and under 30 of an oversold situation. That said, traders often set in place their own preferred parameters, which rely on a complex range of commodity- and market-specific inputs.
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Throughout his career in commodity trading, Sean Kemery has served in various capacities for such firms as Merrill Lynch & Company, AIG Financial Products, and UBS AG. Currently, he leads the commodity index trading division as a senior director at Deutsche Bank in New York City.
Away from his professional responsibilities, Sean Kemery practices Brazilian jujitsu at several New York City gyms, where he has earned a blue belt. His interest in combat sports extends to watching mixed martial arts and particularly the UFC matches of athletes like Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis. Physically active, Mr. Kemery also enjoys a range of outdoor pursuits, including shooting, hiking and fly-fishing.
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