About Emporium Software
My name is Mark Martin.
I'm not the NASCAR driver, but I enjoy the jokes. I started out
as a computer engineer, but decided that that career is not sustainable. I still
do software development, and sell my own investment analysis software called
I started investing in mutual funds when I was about
My interest in technical analysis of the securities markets
started around 1996. I had subscribed to a course that described how to
make money in the futures markets. So, I opened an account, and bought a
copy of MetaStock.
I found that the available software didn't quite address my
In particular, I wanted the ability to test a system on multiple
securities at the same time. When I got the opportunity, I started working
on my own software that could do this. Initially, I did some
experimentation with multiple linear regression analysis of stock data.
The idea there was to find how a selection of stocks could predict future price
movements of individual securities.
The matrix calculation tools that I developed were extremely
I later took these matrix calculation tools, and integrated them
into a new software package. An application that would trade multiple
stocks in and out of a portfolio. The result was Pikker.
My business started out as "Mark's Emporium"...
which was the business name I put in whenever I needed to
register software. When I started selling my software, I did so under the name
"Emporium Software". Then when I decided to sell retail on ebay, I
registered the business name "Emporium Sales". So that's where it all