David Paul was born in July of 1955 in Northern Ireland. He attended Rainey Endowed School and studied mechanical engineering at the Queens University of Belfast. In 1981 he graduated with a PhD in the subject.
In April 1981 he emigrated to South Africa and was employed by Boart International. The latter was at the time a member of the Anglo group. He was promoted to head of engineering research in 1984.
In 1988 he resigned to start his own company manufacturing rock drilling tools. This company was sold in 1991 to a multinational concern.
While at Boart International he had started to trade in the stock market and has been actively trading in the Johannesburg and world markets since 1991.
In 1993 he joined Progressive Systems College in the marketing of stock market education and software and became a director of that company with responsibilities for sales and marketing of all products in the Johannesburg area.
In 1999 he exited the marketing position and focused on full time trading and part time lecturing and coaching of individuals and several banks and hedge funds. During this time he presented hundreds of stock market ,futures market and forex seminars to retail investors and many to banks such as Nedbank, Investec , Rand Merchant Bank, Barclays, Standard Chartered and Saxo bank to name a few.
In 2009 he joined with Tom Hougaard to form www.whichwaytoday.com. The latter provides real time calls in the futures and forex markets and markets an advanced trading seminar for experienced traders. The product has a worldwide client base.
In 2011 he launched the VectorVest range of products in South Africa and was appointed Managing Director of VectorVest for Southern Africa as of February 2011. The company grew strongly in 2011 and 2012 and a result of this success he was given VectorVest UK to manage as well as South Africa.
From October 2012 to the present he has been Managing Director of VectorVest UK and VectorVest SA. He continues to trade his own account in the share, forex and commodity markets each and every day.