Darvas Nicolas

Darvas studied economics at the University of Budapest before immigrating to the United States. Darvas arrived in the United States in 1951 and trained as a ballroom dancer with his half-sister Julia, becoming immensely successful and toured the world by 1956. In 1952, he found investing when a Toronto nightclub, unable to pay him in cash, offered him stock instead. He devised his 'Darvas Box' method of screening stocks - a method of identifying stocks based on the stock's price and volume - while on a two-year globe tour, and later refined it to remove any human factor from his trading to substantial success. Nicolas Darvas is considered as one of the top traders in the history of the market, and his method has been carefully evaluated and determined to be one of the best trading systems ever invented, despite being intricate and difficult to master.