Saqib "Zak" Mir was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966, attending Harrow School 1980 - 1984. In the early 1990s Zak was a derivatives broker at various companies such as Sucden, Union Cal (later part of Man Group) and Berkeley Futures.
From 2000 the opportunities afforded by the internet and the growth of Technical Analysis in the UK led to Zak being Shares Magazine's first Technical Editor.
In 2001 Zak teamed up with Tom "Show Me The Money" Winnifrith and his T1PS.com to found Zaks-TA.com, and provides white label research to some of the City of London's largest retail brokers via Brand Communications (Branduk.net).
In addition, Zak is now Chief Market Strategist at JNF Capital
He is the author of several books for ADVFN, and writes for their online newspaper. He also writes for a premium blog service on ADVFN, Zak Mir's AIM Stock Charting.
The latest book The 49 Golden Rules Of Making Money Using Technical Analysis, his best received work to date, was published in February 2014.