Below are our headline speaker profiles. We have more brilliant speakers joining this fundraising event, so check back soon.
Elite Futures Trader and Bestselling Author
Larry Williams has been trading futures and commodities for well over 46 years. He is the most highly …read more »
Larry Williams has been trading futures and commodities for well over 46 years. He is the most highly regarded and well known short term trader in the world.
No other futures trader is as accomplished as Larry Williams. He has more trading and investing books on the market than any other futures trader.
The majority of his books have been best sellers. (see Books for a list of Larry Williams books).
Larry Williams has taught thousands to correctly trade the markets, won many trading championships, and has been the only futures trader in the world to repeatedly trade $1 million of his own money live at seminars around the globe.
1962 was when Larry Williams began following the markets. His interest was sparked by the Kennedy market crash, when President Kennedy forced a roll back in steel prices. The crash was front page news everywhere. People lost millions but Larry was more taken by the fact that if you had been "short" the market, you would have made millions.
Larry began to understand that he could make a $100 day trading the markets, whether the market was going up or down. Larry was smitten. To a 20 year old college kid, $100 bought a lot of beer and pizza. Larry Williams graduated from the University of Oregon in 1964 with a bachelors in Journalism, thus his passion for writing.
By 1965 Larry was actively trading the markets and began writing newsletters as well. It wasn't long before Larry began producing ground breaking market research. In 1966 Larry developed his famous timing tool, Williams %R. This tool still is published daily in many major financial papers and is a standard indicator provided on trading web sites from MSN's Money Central to Yahoo!
In 1970 Larry's first investment book, The Secret of Selecting Stocks was published. Larry followed that with the first book ever on the seasonality of stocks and futures, Sure Thing Commodity Trading, How Seasonal Factors Influence Commodity Prices.
Larry is pretty old, so to try to follow his career year by year would consume too much of your precious time. Even decade by decade gets a little overwhelming. So, let's just cut to the chase.
In between trading, researching and developing trading tools, teaching, and writing, Larry managed to run twice for the U.S. Senate as well as 70 marathons.
He holds a higher degree in archeology and has manned several expeditions. Larry's long list of best-selling books includes 1982's How to Prosper in the Coming Good Years which accurately forecasted the largest bull market and surge in economic growth in American history. He is a past board member of the National Futures Association and the recipient of numerous awards, including Futures Magazine's first Doctor of Futures Award, the Omega Research Lifetime Achievement Award, Significant Sig (a Sigma Chi acknowledgement), Traders International 2005 Trader of the Year, and on October 6, 2002 the mayor of San Diego declared that day as Larry Williams' Day.
Larry is many things, but he is not a CTA (commodity trading advisor).
Author of Trading in the Zone
Mark Douglas is author of “The Disciplined Trader™ ~ Developing Winning Attitudes” …read more »
Mark Douglas is author of “The Disciplined Trader™ ~ Developing Winning Attitudes” published in 1990 and considered an industry classic ~ and one of the first books to introduce the investment industry to the concept of trading psychology. He is also author of “Trading in the Zone™ ~ Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude.”
Mark began coaching traders in 1982, and has continued to develop seminar and training programs on trading psychology for the investment industry, as well as individual traders. He has been a frequent speaker at seminars across the world, as well as in the U.S., teaching traders how to become consistently successful. He is currently working on his third book, and can be reached through his website www.markdouglas.com.
Internationally known Trader and Author
Jake Bernstein, president of Network Press Inc., is an internationally known commodities analyst, author, …read more »
Jake Bernstein, president of Network Press Inc., is an internationally known commodities analyst, author, trader and financial consultant who has demystified commodity trading and introduced numerous futures trading strategies and indicators to traders - both professional, non-professional and novice - throughout the world.
"The successful commodity trader must make a psychological commitment to win, while, at the same time, controlling our two most pervasive and potentially destructive emotions -- fear and greed", explains Bernstein". Luck takes a back seat to personal discipline, skills and historically-valid strategies in commodity trading". Bernstein's training -- and the absence of any significant literature exploring the "psychology of the trader"-- prompted him in 1982 to write what has become a classic text on trader psychology, The Investor's Quotient (Wiley & Sons).
In addition, he has authored a veritable library of reference works on trading and analyzing the commodity and stock markets. His 41+ books appeal to the full spectrum of investors and traders - from the novice to the seasoned speculator, chartist, non-professional and professional trader.
Jake also has written articles for numerous trade publications, including Futures Magazine, Stocks and Commodities, and Money Maker. His skills as a teacher, market analyst and educator are ranked highly by attendees at his many seminars. His keen ability to pinpoint market trend changes well in advance, and to develop market timing and trend indicators, are matched only by his continual quest to bring solid information and education to traders.
These assets have helped him develop pioneering methodologies in market forecasting, cyclical patterns and seasonal indicators. His proprietary published trading techniques include: Jake Bernstein's Key-Date Seasonal Analysis, the Daily Sentiment Index, the Power Momentum Formula and the MAC Method, as well as short - and intermediate-term day trading and long-term trading approaches, based on market patterns.
Bernstein is Chief Market Strategist and publisher of the Jake Bernstein's Weekly Futures Trading Letter, published continuously since 1972. This comprehensive weekly 8-page letter provides education as well as insightful market analyses and commentary. His daily trading HOTLINES give specific recommendations. The newsletter is read worldwide by traders in all areas of market participation, including new and experienced traders alike as well as banks, agri-business, floor traders, brokerage firms, money managers, and others.
Jake Bernstein's skills, candid approach to educating traders, as well as his in-depth market analyses, have made him a much sought after speaker, guest lecturer, and market commentator. He has appeared on national radio and television, including Wall Street Week, CNBC, JagFN.TV, WebTV.com and is frequently quoted in the financial press.
Bernstein's comments and observations on the commodity markets have been presented in speeches to premier groups the world over, including the Chicago Board of Trade, American Feed Manufacturers Association, The Foundation for the Study of Cycles, Commodities Educational Institute, COMEX, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Toronto and Montreal stock Exchanges.
Linda Bradford Raschke
Market Wizard & Hedge Fund Manager
Linda Bradford Raschke is President of LBRGroup, Inc., a CTA, and President of LBR Asset Management, a CPO. …read more »
Linda Bradford Raschke is President of LBRGroup, Inc., a CTA, and President of LBR Asset Management, a CPO. She began her professional trading career in 1981 as an exchange member. Since then she has branched out into trading a diverse number of products and markets. Last year, her hedge fund was ranked 17th out of 4500 by BarclayHedge for best 5 year performance.
Ms. Raschke was recognized in Jack Schwager's critically acclaimed book, The New Market Wizards, and is known for her own top selling book, Street Smarts - High Probability Short-Term Trading Strategies. She has been featured in dozens of financial publications, radio and financial television programs, has served on the Board of Directors for the Market Technician's Association and was President of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts.
Author of Market Wizards
Mr. Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely …read more »
Mr. Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely acclaimed financial books. He is currently engaged as a consultant in the construction and management of managed account portfolios with a particular emphasis on liquid trading strategies. He is also an advisor to an Indian quantitative trading firm, supervising a major project that will adapt their trading technology to trade a global futures portfolio.
Previously, Mr. Schwager was a partner in the Fortune Group, a London-based hedge fund advisory firm, which specialized in creating customized hedge fund portfolios for institutional clients. Mr. Schwager was one of three partners with direct responsibility for selecting managers and constructing portfolios. The Fortune Group was fully acquired by the Close Brothers Group, a U.K. merchant bank, in 2010. His previous experience includes 22 years as Director of Futures research for some of Wall Street’s leading firms and 10 years as the co-principal of a CTA.
Mr. Schwager has written extensively on the futures industry and great traders (in all financial markets). His first book, “A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets” (1984) is considered to be one of the classic reference works in the field. He later revised and expanded this original work into the three-volume series, “Schwager on Futures”, consisting of “Fundamental Analysis” (1995), “Technical Analysis” (1996), and “Managed Trading” (1996). He is also the author of “Getting Started in Technical Analysis” (1999), part of John Wiley’s popular “Getting Started” series. Mr Schwager is perhaps best known for his best-selling series of interviews with the greatest hedge fund managers of the last two decades: “Market Wizards” (1989), “The New Market Wizards” (1992), and “Stock Market Wizards” (2001).
Mr. Schwager is a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics with particular focus on the characteristics of great traders, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation. He holds a BA in Economics from Brooklyn College (1970) and an MA in Economics from Brown University (1971).
Van K. Tharp
Professional Coach For Traders And Investors
In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp stands out as an …read more »
In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp stands out as an international leader in the industry. Helping others become the best trader or investor that they can be has been Tharp's mission since 1982. Dr. Tharp offers unique learning strategies, and his techniques for producing great traders are some of the most effective in the field. Over the years Tharp has helped people overcome problems in areas of system development and trading psychology, and success related issues such as self-sabotage. He is the founder and president of the Van Tharp Institute, dedicated to offering high quality education products and services for traders and investors around the globe.
Tharp uses a combination of skills and education to fine-tune his strategies to coach, consult and teach traders and investors. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 1975. He is a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Certified Master Time Line Therapist, a certified Modeler of NLP, and an Assistant Trainer of NLP. He has used his expertise in NLP to create the successful models of trading and investing upon which so much of his work is based.
Dr. Tharp is the author of four acclaimed books published by McGraw Hill; Super Trader, Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, the New York Times Bestseller, Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom, and Financial Freedom Through Electronic Day Trading.
In addition, Tharp is the only trading coach featured in Jack Schwager's best selling book, The Market Wizard's: Interviews with Great Traders. Tharp has published numerous articles in various industry publications and has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Barron's Market Week, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, Investors Business Daily and Futures and Options World, and Trader's Journal, just to name a few.
Dr. Tharp has collected over 5,000 successful trading profiles by studying and researching individual traders and investors, including many of the top traders and investors in the world.
From these studies he developed a model for successful trading and investing in which other people can adopt and learn. He has developed a five-volume Peak Performance Home Study Course (more...), teaching the results of this ten-year study. He also developed The Investment Psychology Inventory Profile (more...) to help people better understand their strengths and weaknesses in relation to trading or investing. He has developed a course on How to Develop A Winning Trading System That Fits You, (more...), written the Definitive Guide to Position Sizing™ (more...), published the Market Mastery newsletter (more...), and publishes a free weekly e-newsletter, Tharp's Thoughts (more...).
The Van Tharp Institute offers workshops year-round to help traders improve performance. Dr. Tharp has designed special seminars for banks and institutions, and has presented these throughout the United States, as well as Paris, Italy, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Venice, London, Vienna, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Nuremberg, and numerous other places throughout the world. In 1997 he toured Asia as a guest speaker with Dow Jones. He has conducted workshops for floor traders at the CBOT, the CBOE, and the CME. He is also a regular speaker to portfolio and hedge fund managers worldwide.
He is currently a member on the distinguished Investment Advisory Panel of the prestigious Oxford Club-a rare honor only half dozen or so individuals have received. In addition Dr. Tharp is also a highly rated guest speaker at expositions and conferences throughout the world.
While Van Tharp’s expertise is in the area of finance, his mission is to touch people in a way that changes them for the better. In his books, courses and workshops, he uses the financial metaphor to do so.Read what the National Press has to say about Trading Coach, Van Tharp. Also view Dr. Tharp's Video Trading Series on You Tube.
Veteran Currency Trader
“One of the best traders I have ever encountered in my life” wrote Nassim Taleb regarding Nigel …read more »
“One of the best traders I have ever encountered in my life” wrote Nassim Taleb regarding Nigel in his classic book “Fooled by Randomness”.
Babbage was happily trading away on the 22nd of February 2011 at his offices in Sumner, Christchurch when, in his words “everything turned to jelly – and I don’t just mean, as is usually the case, my market positions”.
New Zealand born and bred Nigel attended Wanganui Collegiate School and graduated from the University of Otago in 1984 with a double degree in Chemistry and Econometrics. He began his 26 year Foreign Exchange Trading career at British Petroleum in 1985 where he spent nine years trading currencies and currency derivatives in Wellington, Melbourne and London. He joined Citibank in London on the FX proprietary desk and then moved to New York to run their currency derivatives business. In 1996 Nigel joined Paribas North America and from 1998 to 2005 held the joint roles of Global Head of Currency Derivatives Trading and Head of North American Foreign Exchange at European banking giant BNP Paribas.
Nigel was an early proponent of negative gamma trading and delta hedging short dated currency derivatives. In 2004 was honoured by election to the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and in May 2005 he was profiled in “Risk” Magazine for his trading philosophies. Nigel has been a sought after and frequent speaker at FX industry events on both sides of the Atlantic and is known for his thought provoking and entertaining anecdotal stories.
He returned with his family to his native New Zealand in March 2006 and now, along with his proprietary trading, teaches Financial Literacy on a volunteer basis. He is a keen conservationist and through his new company, Mohua Limited, donates 10 percent of his trading profits to bird conservation. The company sponsors translocations of endangered birds from off-shore predator free islands back to pest controlled valleys on the Mainland.
Having been working in London close to the 1993 Bishopsgate IRA bombing, Manhattan for 9/11, and Christchurch for the two major recent earthquakes, Nigel has become a minor expert in disaster recovery and crisis management.
Biographical Note: Nigel is the great great great grandson of computer pioneer Charles Babbage.
Hedge Fund Trader
Larry Pesavento is a hugely successful hedge fund trader who manages not only his own funds but also …read more »
Larry Pesavento is a hugely successful hedge fund trader who manages not only his own funds but also institutional and private funds too. He is a former floor trader in the trading pits in Chicago and was a member of the CME from where he progressed to today being a multi-million dollar day trader. Larry has over 43 years of trading experience both on and off the floor and through his ten best selling books, has become widely recognised as one of the pioneers in pattern recognition using Sacred Geometry.
Founder Tradewithprecision.com & Tradingsymposium.com
Nick McDonald is a leading independent trader with a global following via the company he founded and heads …read more »
Nick McDonald is a leading independent trader with a global following via the company he founded and heads up, www.tradewithprecision.com. A specialist in futures and spot forex, Nick possesses a unique approach to modern technical trading which forms the basis of the strategies that he teaches. Nick left his 9-5 job in 2004 within 3 months of discovering technical analysis to become an independent full time trader and Trade With Precision was founded in 2006, born from corporate requests for Nick to train retail trading clients of large brokers and exchanges worldwide.
Nick cuts through the 'nonsense' associated with traditional technical analysis and teaches people real trading strategies, omitting irrelevant information that is not conducive to trading successfully. Nick is the founder of the Trading Symposium (www.tradingsymposium.com) and throughout his career has passed on his knowledge to clients of the largest names in the financial world including the CME Group, ICE Futures, NYSE Liffe, TradeStation Securities, ETX Capital, IG Markets, CMC Markets, Traders Magazine, Traders Expo plus many others.
High Performance Global Ltd
Steve Ward is owner of High Performance Global Ltd and is a performance coach and consultant with twenty …read more »
Steve Ward is owner of High Performance Global Ltd and is a performance coach and consultant with twenty years of teaching, training and coaching experience. He started out working in sports and performance psychology with elite athletes and teams in over 30 sports and with corporate clients and since 2005 has specialised in working with people in financial trading and more recently also poker and sports betting.
Steve has worked with traders, trading institutions and exchanges across the globe, traded FX, is author of ‘High Performance Trading’ and ‘Sports Betting To Win’, was a consultant to BBC2’s ‘Million Dollar Traders’, co-managed a team of 40 proprietary traders in London and has written for many leading publications.
Trading Partner WhichWayToday
Trading for a living is hard enough as it is, but to have people watching over your shoulder can only add to …read more »
Trading for a living is hard enough as it is, but to have people watching over your shoulder can only add to the pressure of performing. But since August 2008 Tom Hougaard has been running a live trading room, posting all his trades, and making his track record a publicly accessible feature on his site www.whichwaytoday.com
Tom Hougaard used to be a regular feature on the financial business TV channels, where he offered his market analysis and forecasts. In January 2009 he was made redundant from his City job and immediately started WhichWayToday on a full time basis with his trading partner Dr David Paul from South Africa.
He says of the live trading room: “I ran TraderTom.com for many years offering day-to-day analysis, but I always felt that there was something missing. My readers could not see what I saw during the day. Trading requires you to be fluid. WhichWayToday addresses the balance by showing how we achieve our results, on a second-by-second basis, essentially offering people the chance to see and do exactly what we are seeing and doing”.
Professional Trader, TradeTheMarkets.com
Rob Hoffman is our highly sought-after trading room instructor.
As a 16+ year veteran of the financial …read more »
Rob Hoffman is our highly sought-after trading room instructor.
As a 16+ year veteran of the financial markets, Rob educates thousands of individual and professional traders and investors from around the world on a daily basis. Robert has been an Affiliate Member of the Market Technicians Association since 1998, an organization dedicated to education, professional standards and ethics in Technical Analysis.
Rob is known for trading his REAL live account, right before your eyes. He leaves nothing to the imagination and does NOT use simulators. As many trading educator and professions rely on simulated accounts and past history to teach, this is not where you get the most value. Simulated accounts have no real money on the line and it is easy to jump in and out of set-ups. Rob's methodology trains you to apply his techniques for different types of trading such as scalping, day trading, swing trading, and longer term investing. Find the best entry points, stop losses, determine your trade size, and profit targets for each trade.
Additional information: Rob is a regular featured presenter at the International Traders Expos in Las Vegas, New York and Los Angeles and will appear for extended live trading events at the Dallas Traders Expo in Dallas, Texas in June 2011. So mark calendars now for another great opportunity to learn firsthand from the deep trading toolkit of one of the very few traders who not only trades publicly, but does so live in his REAL live account (not a $5K or $10K "Marketing Account"), right before your eyes leaving nothing to the imagination, and NOT on a simulator like most so called "professional" traders.....
Trade The Markets
John Carter's father was a Morgan Stanley stock broker. John Carter was introduced to options trading and …read more »
John Carter's father was a Morgan Stanley stock broker. John Carter was introduced to options trading and stock trading when John was a sophomore in high school. John F. Carter has been day trading full time since that day. He has been trading for the past 19 years.
John Carter's college major was international finance and the studied at the University of Cambridge, England. John Carter graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. John Carter graduated with degrees in History and Economics.
John Carter was never that intrigued by the brokerage side of the trading world. Instead, John Carter liked to try and test various online trading strategies though his college and well into his corporate jobs. He became quiet adept at making money and keeping money in his day trading account. The road was not always easy and John Carter learned his lesson the hard way like many day traders out there.
John Carter eventually found a trading system he was satisfied with. John F. Carter pursued full-time professional trading in 1996. Eventually he grew tired of day trading by himself in his office and chatting with his Arrowana (a large fish). John Carter proceeded to launch TradeTheMarkets.com to post his day trading ideas and trades.
Recently, McGraw Hill commissioned him to write a book entitled Mastering the Trade. Mastering the Trade by John F. Carter was released in January, 2006. John Carter's trading book soon climbed the charts at Amazon.com. John Carter was also featured on ABC Money with his new online trading book "Mastering The Trade."
John Carter relies on physical activity to keep his sanity and to deal with the financial swings in the day trading markets. John Carter and his subscribers encounter many ups and down together in the world of day trading online. John Carter clears his head swimming, cycling, reading, and playing with his newborn son.
Co Founder of TradeTheMarkets.com
Hubert Senters was born in Paintsville, KY with an entrepreneurial personality that encouraged him to try out …read more »
Hubert Senters was born in Paintsville, KY with an entrepreneurial personality that encouraged him to try out new businesses and careers paths.
Hubert left college in 1994 and headed off to launch a successful mobile on-site fleet maintenance company. His new business provided complete preventative maintenance, mechanical repairs to large and small companies. Eventually Hubert was managing 32 employees and running revenue of $4.8 million per year. This successful venture of Hubert's was ultimately acquired by one of the leading national oil companies.
Hubert Senters was in the process of building this organization when he met the David (Transmission shop chain owner). Hubert had worked with David in the past but thought nothing else of it. One day, David invited Hubert to his office to watch him day trade. Hubert was intrigued by the offer and visited David and watched him make money by the minute. Four hours later, Senters was hooked to day trading online. After watching David make eighteen thousand dollars in that short period of time, Hubert knew he had to know more about what made the trading market work. Hubert departed on a journey to learn all he could about day trading.
Hubert Senters continued to sit next to his new day trading mentor every day for a year. He was determined to learn all that his mentor knew of the stock market and decipher how he read the market. Hubert maintained the same discipline he teaches today. He did not place his first trade until one year later. Over the next 18 months Hubert helped David manage $25 thousand and turn it into $862 thousand before taking a 20% drawdown. Once Hubert started trading, there was no turning back. He had found his niche.
Hubert Senters eventually sold his fleet maintenance company and went into online trading full time. Hubert has been online trading ever since for the last 10 years.
Hubert Senters launched TradetheMarkets.com in 2000 with John Carter.
He is often heard calling out his trades live in our day trading chatroom. Hubert Senters has garnered a loyal trading community following with his keen sense of the trading markets, his frank teaching style, and his willingness to help others learn from him.
Hubert Senters is a professional day trader and successful entrepreneur. His philosophy is that, "If you want to achieve something in life, find someone who is good that what you want to do and and learn everything they know about it." That very philosophy has made Hubert Senters a successful day trader today. Hubert is a firm believer that you need to have your own style and method of tradingthat works for you.
Hubert's favorite indicator is Good Old Price Action, Reading Tape, and the squeeze indicator which he uses on a daily basis. Hubert uses the Squeeze to systematically catch volatility and know the market direction. Hubert has found that trading with the squeeze indicator provides him with reliability, consistency and the potential for profitability while day trading. For him, the squeeze indicator does not require an extensive amount of judgment, thought or time and therefore, minimizes stress while trading the markets.
Hubert Senters' goal is to achieve a comfortable lifestyle, put money away for the future, and have time to enjoy life, family and friends. When he's not trading, he takes photos of his three kids playing sports, upgrades his trading hardware, and searches Google for the latest trading software and trading technology.
Principal, Transworld Capital Management
Mr. Tim Rea recently placed 3rd in the World Cup Trading Championship 2010 with a staggering 156% return. …read more »
Mr. Tim Rea recently placed 3rd in the World Cup Trading Championship 2010 with a staggering 156% return. Even better, he only joined the 12 month competition in August, 7 months after it begun! Tim is currently at the top of the leader board for this years event (as of March 2011). Tim is the founder of Transworld Capital Management Limited and autotradingsystems.com. Mr. Rea started out in the late nineties trading stocks and options using discretion and over time moved to systematic methods of trading. Over the years he has developed a number of systematic methods of trading and he uses some of these to trade futures contracts and Forex in managed programs. Prior to setting up Transworld Capital he had been trading for his own accounts as well as utilising some of his trading methods for client use. He launched a systems vendor business in 2007 under the name Auto Trading Systems and that has featured in some websites that deal with systematic trading such as Strategy Exchange, Striker Securities, and with a system in the Top 10 tables in Futures Truth. Mr. Rea also won first place in a World Cup Trading Championship for the E-Mini’s in 2008.
Mr. Rea is from the other side of the World to the markets, based out of Nelson in New Zealand. The trades in his perspective are perhaps a bit different to many US based traders and his methods often factor in moves that occur around the clock in various time zones.
Cyber Trading University (CTU) was founded in 1995 by Fausto Pugliese. Fausto was one of the original Day …read more »
Cyber Trading University (CTU) was founded in 1995 by Fausto Pugliese. Fausto was one of the original Day Traders of the early 1990's and one of the first independent traders to take advantage of the Direct Access Trading technology boom that started in 1987. He acquired a wealth of knowledge from years of hands on experience and working side by side with some of the most practiced and successful traders in the industry. As a result of his knowledge and expertise, others immediately noticed his success as a trader in the industry. Soon after, Fausto was swamped with emails and telephone calls from other traders who wanted his trading advice. Fausto took pride in sharing his insight and advice with his associates and strangers as well. As the questions, emails, letters and phone calls came pouring in, Fausto found himself overwhelmed with this unexpected responsibility and decided to establish a university where his knowledge can be shared with others in a more appropriate environment. As a result, Cyber Trading University was created. Today, Fausto continues to trade his portfolio in addition to providing training and education to his students, and fueling the ongoing process of improving the quality and scope of Cyber Trading University. CTU has been educating individuals in the art of trading since 1995. Thousands of investors nationwide have taken CTU courses and continue to visit the University for continuing education and updates. These courses are taught by some of the most experienced traders in the industry. Our instructors are required to have at least 8 years of trading experience and must pass a comprehensive qualification assessment for our company before they come aboard. These measures are taken to insure that our students have a learning experience of the highest quality.
Founder of MasterTheGap.com
Scott Andrews, a prior public company CEO, is a private trader and founder of MasterTheGap.com, an education service which provides daily probabilities and tools for traders. Demand for Mr. Andrews' research led to the establishment of MasterTheGap.com in 2007. He is the author of Understanding Gaps (published by TradersPress.com). Mr. Andrews earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Author & co-founder of SMB Capital
Mike Bellafiore is the author of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading …read more »
Mike Bellafiore is the author of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading (Wiley Trading) and co-founder of SMB Capital, a proprietary trading firm in NYC. SMB has been recognized for offering an outstanding intraday equities training program. Bella’s blog offers new and developing traders ideas on how to improve their trading. Mike will share the lessons the market has taught him over the past twelve years, wrapped inside of trading stories and his own trades.
SMB Capital regularly appears on CNBC’s Fast Money. SMB’s training program has been highlighted on the TV documentary “Wall Street Warriors“. Every Sunday night at 8:30 PM EST Mr. Bellafiore hosts the educational internet show SMB University on StockTwits TV. Mike’s trading techniques were noted in “The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist“, written by Dr. Steenbarger. Mr. Bellafiore lectures nationally and including as a guest speaker at the 2009,2010 and 2011 International Traders Expo in NYC. Mr. Bellafiore has also been published in SFO Magazine.
Mr. Bellafiore is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and a former member of the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees. He has traded his own account professionally for more than a decade. Mr. Bellafiore welcomes your comments and/or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NZ's Top Fund Manager 2009 & 2010
Mike is the founder and Managing Director of Pie Funds. He is responsible for equity research, investment decisions, trading, sales & marketing, client contact and the day to day running of Pie Funds. As Fund Manager for the Pie Australasian Growth Fund, Mike has grown the fund from $3m to over $20m and produced a return net of fees of 97% since inception in Dec 2007, earning the title of top performing NZ retail fund for both 2009 and 2010.
Prior to starting Pie in 2007, he worked for a number of large financial institutions both domestically and in the UK, including institutional equities dealer for ABN Amro NZ, FX Derivatives, Merrill Lynch UK, and as a Manager for Bank of Scotland NZ, supporting private equity bidders and large property developers with bespoke debt solutions.
Pie Funds is a boutique Investment Manager that manages the Pie Australasian Growth Fund. This fund invests in small companies listed on the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges.
Author & Trader
Sunny Harris has been trading since 1981. She is a computer programmer and Mathematician, having used …read more »
Sunny Harris has been trading since 1981. She is a computer programmer and Mathematician, having used TradeStation since the early SystemWriter™ days in the 1980s. Sunny also uses MetaStock, Genesis Navigator, NinjaTrader and MultiCharts in her trading.
Sunny published Traders Catalog & Resource Guide (TC&RG) beginning in 1989, sponsors The Money Mentor on the Internet (since 1994), and was rated #1 trader in the under $10 million category by Stark Research, achieving a 365% profit in 1994 and 178% in 1995. Ms. Harris's first book, Trading 101 - How to Trade Like a Pro, sold out within the first two weeks, and continues to be a financial best-seller. Her second book, Trading 102 - Getting Down to Business, was released in October 1998 and also has achieved record sales. In early 2000, Harris released Electronic Day Trading 101, addressing the basics of trading online and through direct access brokerage, followed by Getting Started in Trading in 2001, and now TradeStation Made Easy! in 2011.
Sunny continues to provide consulting for individual and institutional clients, including speaking engagements.
Sunny took an 8 year hiatus from 2002 til 2010, raising her grandsons. Now she's back! And, re-entering the trading community with a new book: "TradeStation Made Easy!" the long-awaiting how to get started book we all could use, which won First Place in the prestigious STAR Awards.
Now that one is complete, she has begun a new, and ground-breaking work, called "Grading the Gurus." In this book she not only interviews famous gurus* but she reveals the code for their systems and rigorously tests it over 60 symbols in 10 different time frames. Sixty-five gurus have been invited. Not all will be willing to reveal their work to this level of scrutiny. Call me if you have a guru in mind that you'd like me to investigate.
Founder & CEO of the Diversified Trading Institute (DTI)
Tom Busby is the founder and CEO of the Diversified Trading Institute (DTI) in Mobile, Alabama. Established …read more »
Tom Busby is the founder and CEO of the Diversified Trading Institute (DTI) in Mobile, Alabama. Established in 1996, DTI offers education and support to the novice and the skilled trader in all asset classes. As the CEO of DTI, he spends his days teaching students and trading his own private account in futures, options, and equities. As a pioneer in the trading industry, Mr. Busby emerged as a world-recognized educator; as one of the first trading professionals to trade live in front of a crowd of his clients and peers at various venues around the country. Mr. Busbys lifelong career in the markets started as a money manager with some of the worlds largest wire houses. He then moved into the private sector, and started training others about the global markets. With guest speaking spots on Bloomberg and CNBC, Mr. Busby is also the co-author of Winning the Day Trading Game, The Markets Never Sleep, and Trade to Win. He takes a complex subject, the global markets, and puts it into an easy-to-understand language for all levels of traders and investors. SFO Magazine has called Mr. Busby's school, DTI, One of the Top 10 Trading Schools in the Country. He also hosts a daily online live trading room, where traders from all over the world join him as he covers the daily action in markets, like the E-mini S&P, NASDAQ, Dow and DAX futures, as well as his personal stock and options picks.
Founder and President of Traders Accounting
Jim Crimmins is the founder and President of Traders Accounting. Jim has become the voice for ‘tax …read more »
Jim Crimmins is the founder and President of Traders Accounting. Jim has become the voice for ‘tax efficient trading’ for the fast growing market of day traders. He delivers webinars and participates in several chat rooms each month as well as creating classes, lectures, and home study courses for small business entrepreneurs.
Jim earned his stripes in corporate America as an executive with several NYSE companies, both as a controller, operations manager, and ultimately COO. After leaving corporate America he taught business principles at a Seattle college. He then decided to practice what he preached and has started and managed four different successful companies in both Seattle and Phoenix. Additionally he, along with his wife, own and manage rental real estate in the Phoenix market place.
Jim has worked with one of the largest and well-known educational organizations of the stock market in this country where he developed a network of experts in the trading arena. He left the company to fill what he saw as a gap in traders accounting services for the vast number of traders in the market.
Today’s technology has dramatically changed the way traders do business. The Internet provides traders with resources from anywhere in the country all from the comfort of the traders home or office. Traders Accounting specializes in the business of trading and provides the services traders need to succeed including consulting, accounting, tax preparation, self directed 401(k), and webinar education.
He resides, with his wife in Phoenix, AZ near their six grandchildren.
Founder of EOTPRO.com
After several years as a Sales Manager for a small BC Company, Bill Dennis walked away from his position 11 …read more »
After several years as a Sales Manager for a small BC Company, Bill Dennis walked away from his position 11 years ago to search for a more meaningful and challenging career option. After a year of self-discovery, Bill found himself drawn to the allure of Stock Trading. Like many professionals, Bill found himself self-teaching his way through stocks, options, and on to futures. With near 4 years of losses – most would throw in the towel, however, Bill was not willing to give in or give up and in his search for knowledge and the opportunity to learn profitability, he found Glen Allen. Glen mentored Bill and shared his vast years of experience and guided Bill to learning the secret to trading profitably.
During this time, Bill was fortunate to share the learning curve with his wife Shelly and together they share in their passion for trading and working together.
In 2006, Bill co-launched EOTPRO.com with Glen Allen focusing on live trading of the futures markets using the indicator tools designed by Glen. Over the last 4 years Bill has collaborated and shared in the implementation of new-age indicators designed for the next generation trader. Using Neural Networking & Complex Event Processing as their most recent addition to an impressive trading tool set. These tools now bring an undeniable statistical probability edge to the signals traded. Combined the EOTPRO team, with Bill as lead trader, share their immense knowledge and trading time to reduce other traders learning curve and guide them to their own profitable trading.
Director of Currency Research
Kathy Lien is an Internationally Published Author and the Director of Currency Research of FX360.com and GFT.…read more »
Kathy Lien is an Internationally Published Author and the Director of Currency Research of FX360.com and GFT.
As Director of Currency Research, Kathy is responsible for providing research and analysis for GFT. She also runs an FX Signal Service BKForex Advisor, with Boris Schlossberg – one of the few investment advisory letters focusing strictly on the 3 Trillion/day FX market.
Kathy is a “Trader First, Analyst Second.” She publishes both technical and fundamental research reports, market commentaries and trading strategies. A seasoned FX analyst and trader, Kathy has direct interbank experience. Prior to joining GFT, Kathy was the Chief Strategist of DailyFX.com and worked in JPMorgan Chase’s Cross Markets and Foreign Exchange Trading groups using both technical and fundamental analysis to trade FX spot and options. She also has experience trading a number of products outside of FX, including interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities and futures. She has taught seminars around the world on day and swing trading the currency market.
Kathy is also one of the authors of Investopedia’s Forex Education section and has written for Tradingmarkets.com, the Asia Times Online, Stocks & Commodities Magazine, MarketWatch, ActiveTrader Magazine, Currency Trader, Futures Magazine and SFO. She is frequently quoted by Bloomberg, Reuters, the Wall street Journal, and the International Herald Tribune and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, CBS and Bloomberg Radio. She has also been on a few episodes of Wall Street Warriors, hosted trader chats on EliteTrader, eSignal and FXStreet, sharing her expertise in both technical and fundamental analysis.
Many people have asked how Kathy has managed to achieve so much at such a young age, but if you consider that she graduated New York University’s Stern School of Business at the age of 18 in 1999, she actually has a wealth of experience.
The Risk Doctor
Charles Cottle, aka The RiskDoctor, is the Professional that the Professionals learn from. His teaching methods begin where the others leave off. Charles Cottle teaches you to think like a market-maker, and makes NO empty promises of “The Holy Grail” trading styles like some other trainers have been known to do.
Charles Cottle is an Author, Lecturer, Teacher, Floor Trader, Financial Software Developer, Consultant, and Co-founder of thinkorswim, the best and perhaps the largest online Options Brokerage in the world. The RiskDoctor, has made a career disseminating information for Real World Options Trading.
This diverse background, and Three decades of experience, in the industry has brought Charles Cottle to the Internet, where everyone can benefit from his vast knowledge and experience. Now, from your computer, you can join the RiskDoctor with his popular Books, Software Trading Tools, Webinars, and Live Coaching on the web site, and receive the superior financial information that he shares on Options Trading.
“Soon after I began trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1981, my mission has been to deliver the best options education and knowledge to my own Professional traders and later to Retail Traders alike.”
The collective Risk Doctor Community (whether brand new to options or long-time traders) say: “The Risk Doctor's education is Head and Shoulders above the Rest”, and the Risk Doctor picks up where the other educators leave off. Many have said: "If I only knew 'that' before..." or "If only I had read your book before..."
Visit RiskDoctor.com/TSUP for an offering of videos, especially selected by Charles for Trading Symposium visitors. You may also join RiskDoctor.com's "Step 1" free membership area and receive the "5-Day Options Trading Course", and other options trading tools.
Chief Currency Coach at FX Bootcamp
Wayne McDonell is the Chief Currency Coach at FX Bootcamp (www.fxbootcamp.com), a live forex training organization that teaches traders how to develop conservative trade plans based on technical and fundamental analysis, as well as addressing the psychological aspects of being a trader; all in real-time.
Mr. McDonell is a popular speaker at FOREX conferences around the world, having won “Best of Show” awards for the 2009 Traders Expo in New York and the 2007 FOREX Trading Expo in Las Vegas. Online, his FOREX Training Videos are syndicated by FXstreet.com, DailyFX.com, MSN.com and Yahoo Finance, amoungst others, and have been viewed over 2,000,000 times. He has conducted monthly “Trade Non-Farm Payrolls Live” webinars since 2006 and they have attracted as many as 1,200 traders each.
As a regular contributor to the media in regards to currency trading, Mr. McDonell has been interviewed by Bloomberg Television, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business Television and others. He was a weekly guest on FOREX Television’s “PM Exchange” and in each issue he writes the forex column “Currency Corner” in Your Trading Edge Magazine distributed throughout Australia and the United Kingdom. He has written “How To” articles for The FOREX Journal, Traders Journal, Currency Trader and Futures Magazine. Other notoriety includes Inc Magazine, TechWeek, Information Week, The National Post, as well as others non-English publications in Span, Germany, Japan, Korea and China.
“The FX Bootcamp Guide to Strategic & Tactical FOREX Trading” (Wiley Publishing) is highly acclaimed and a best seller in the Foreign Exchange category of Amazon.com. It was featured as the “Book of the Month” on MoneyShow.com, as well as Your Trading Edge and Futures Magazine.
FX Bootcamp is a Member of the National Futures Association and registered as a Introducing Broker. Mr. McDonell also has a Series 3 license and registered as a Commodities Trading Advisor with his forex trading firm Sound FX Capital Management.
Chief Commodity Analyst
Jeffrey Kennedy is the Chief Commodity Analyst at Elliott Wave International (EWI). With more than 15 years …read more »
Jeffrey Kennedy is the Chief Commodity Analyst at Elliott Wave International (EWI). With more than 15 years of experience as a technical analyst, he writes and edits Futures Junctures, EWI's premier commodity forecasting package that includes Daily Futures Junctures, The Weekly Wrap-Up and Monthly Futures Junctures. EWI has published four volumes of his Trader's Classroom Collection, and numerous on-line webinars, which present Jeffrey's trading insights, market analysis and advice on how to apply the Wave Principle in real time. Besides analyzing markets, he also speaks at international technical analysis conferences and teaches seminars for EWI on how to spot trading opportunities using the Wave Principle.
Founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading
As founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading, Inc., Markus Heitkoetter has shared his trading methods and ideas …read more »
As founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading, Inc., Markus Heitkoetter has shared his trading methods and ideas with more than 300,000 traders in over 196 countries. Markus started trading stocks 19 years ago, using point and figure charts from published numbers in the morning newspaper. In 1996, he began developing a number of trading systems and in 2002, decided to leave his job as a director at IBM to become a professional trader. Throughout his career, Markus has traded virtually everything from stocks, options, futures, commodities, spreads, forex, and interest rates. In addition, he is the author of the bestselling book “The Complete Guide To Day Trading” and is a regular speaker at Trading Expos and CMEGroup sponsored events. His articles and videos are published on MoneyShow.com, major publications, and thousands of websites around the world. Markus lives with his family in Austin, Texas.
Head Coach at Rockwell Trading
After stints with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and American Express Financial Advisors, Mark discovered that …read more »
After stints with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and American Express Financial Advisors, Mark discovered that his real passion was trading. With a trading and investment background that spans more than 15 years, Mark's expertise lies in the short term trading of stocks, options, and futures.
With an extensive knowledge of technical analysis and money management, Mark has been featured by SFO Magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, AllExperts.com, FXstreet, Traders’ Library and other leading publications and websites in the trading industry. As Head Coach at Rockwell Trading, Mark is co-developer of many of Rockwell Trading's educational resources, and works on an individual basis with traders around the world.
VP Education Online Trading Academy
Sam brings over 15 years experience of equities, forex, options and futures trading which began when he was …read more »
Sam brings over 15 years experience of equities, forex, options and futures trading which began when he was on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange where he facilitated institutional orderflow. He has traded equities, futures, interest rate markets, forex, options, and commodities for his personal interests for years and has educated hundreds of traders and investors through seminars and daily advisory services both domestically and internationally. Sam has been involved in the markets since 1991 both on and off the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He has served as the Director of Technical Research for two trading firms and regularly contributes articles to industry publications. Sam is known for his trading, technical research, and educational guidance.
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