Our Guest Speakers
Jack Schwager | Sylvain Vervoort | Jeff Cooper | Michael Jardine |
Jim Martens | Fausto Pugliese | Harold Hartmann | Jake Bernstein | Richard Lehman | Gary Dayton | Steve Nison | Mark Espy |
Michelle & Keith Schneider |Toni Turner
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 the co-portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Fund, a portfolio of futures and FX managed accounts. He is also an advisor to Marketopper, an India-based 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 ten years as the co-principal of a CTA.
Mr. Schwager has written extensively on the futures industry and great traders in all financial markets. He 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’s 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 a frequent seminar speaker and has lectured on a range of analytical topics including the characteristics of great traders, investment fallacies, hedge fund portfolios, managed accounts, technical analysis, and trading system evaluation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brooklyn College (1970) and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Brown University (1971).
Sylvain Vervoort started his professional career with a degree in electronics and has been studying and using technical analysis since 1978 with the birth of the European Option Exchange (EOE) in Amsterdam. After training to become an investment and credit advisor, he has since conducted many courses and presentations about technical analysis. His first book (Dutch-language only) on technical analysis was published in 2000. He is also the author of Capturing Profit with Technical Analysis. Since his retirement, he has been publishing articles in Stocks & Commodities magazine, trading short-term on stocks, E-mini futures, and Forex, and maintaining his website Stocata.org about trading based on the application of technical analysis.
After graduating from New York University, Jeff Cooper moved to Los Angeles where he and a partner started Dogtown Skates. Jeff began his trading career at Drexel Burnham in 1981 in Beverly Hills. After a few years there, he left to work for his father's private hedge fund. In 1986, Jeff went out on his own choosing to trade exclusively for himself. After establishing a successful career as a private trader, he went on to write two bestselling books: Hit and Run Trading: The Short-Term Trader's Bible, and Hit and Run Trading 2: Capturing Explosive Short-Term Moves in Stocks as well as a course, Jeff Cooper On Dominating The Day Trading Market.
In addition to his books, Jeff has also released DVD courses including Intra-Day Trading Strategies: Proven Steps to Trading Profits, and Unlocking the Profits of the New Swing Chart Method (with David Reif) which presents the first unified market theory and a practical explanation of the Gann Square of Nine Calculator, one of the most powerful tools for forecasting time and price.
After co-founding a financial markets internet site in 1999, Jeff moved on to write a column and a trading service at TheStreet.com until 2006. Today, Jeff writes the Daily Market Report for Minyvanville and consults and trades for himself from his home in Malibu, California where he lives with his wife and daughter.
Michael Jardine has been trading, teaching about trading, and blogging about trading on his web site, enthios.com, for over twelve years. His second book (and first one about the electronic market), New Frontiers in Fibonacci Trading, was published in 2003, and his latest book, Just a Trade a Day: Simple Ways to Profit from Predictable Market Moves, was published in 2010. A student of the markets in the truest sense, Jardine has held international management positions at a number of marketing-oriented companies including Chanel, Walt Disney, and Patagonia. He has four children and currently resides on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Michael practices what he teaches: after completing his one trade a day, he designs productivity software at LeftCoastLogic.com.
Jim Martens is Elliott Wave International's Senior Currency Strategist and editor of Currency Specialty Service. He got his start working with metals traders on the Commodity Exchange Center in New York and quickly earned a reputation for insightful market calls. Jim first joined Robert Prechter's team at EWI in September 1993, covering a diverse list of markets from commodities to financials. He left EWI in 2001 to join Nexus Capital Limited, a Soros-affiliated hedge fund based in Hamilton, Bermuda, as their Technical Market Strategist. Jim rejoined EWI in the summer of 2004 and soon headed up the currency team. Jim is an experienced Elliott Wave instructor and presents at various trading seminars and tutorials around the world..
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 was initiated in 1987. He acquired a wealth of knowledge from years of hands on experience, beginning in the trenches, and working side by side with some of the most practiced and successful traders in the industry. As a result of this knowledge and expertise, his emergence, clout, and respect within this industry have become tangible. His success was and is not based on flare or vanity but with hard work, Fausto has earned his status in this industry and has illustrated time and time again he is not afraid to get his hands dirty. This is why he chose to start his own company, to share some of his wisdom and because once his success became known, people have been clamoring for him to discuss some of his secrets and tricks of the trade. Fausto is also the author of How To Beat Market Makers At Their Own Game - Uncovering the Mysteries of Level II.
As the “Trader’s Tax Coach,” Mr. Hartmann has been advising traders how to navigate the maze that is trader taxation in a simplified and practical step-by-step approach for achieving optimal tax savings. The “Trader’s Tax Coach” has consulted with thousands of traders at all levels, from those new to the market to some of the most sophisticated traders in the industry. He is constantly on the road spreading his trader taxation knowledge through seminars and trading events all over the US. His success has been built on a “Keep it simple… unless” approach, based on facts and circumstances—and not a one size fits all approach. Mr. Hartmann began his tax education at one of the Big Four accounting firms before branching out on his own and becoming an industry innovator and leader in the trader taxation arena.
Jake (Jacob) Bernstein is President of MBH Commodity Advisors Inc. and Bernstein Investments Inc. He has authored more than 35 books on trading, investing, investor psychology, and economic forecasts.
He is publisher of Bernstein on Stocks, The Letter of Long Term Trends, Short Term Stock Trader's Hotline, Daily Sentiment Index, Stock Day Trade Hotline, MBH Weekly Commodity Trading Letter, Monthly Key Date Trader, and Short Term T-Bond Hotline. His newsletters and advisory services are read internationally by traders, investors, brokers, financial institutions, and money managers. Bernstein’s consulting clients include some of the largest hedge funds, brokerage firms, market analysts, banks, and professional traders in the world.
Richard Lehman is the founder of investment advisor RHL Capital and a finance instructor at UC Berkeley Extension. He also publishes a subscription newsletter called "The Channelist". His financial career spans more than thirty years beginning with an eleven-year stint on Wall Street with EF Hutton, Thomson McKinnon and the New York Stock Exchange.He is the author of New Insights on Covered Call Writing: The Powerful Technique that Lowers Risk and Enhances Returns in Stock Investing, which he wrote with Larry McMillan, Far From Random and his latest work, Options for Volatile Markets, was just released in August 2011.
Steve Nison is uniquely qualified to help you fully exploit the opportunities candlestick charts present to today's markets. As a renowned author and speaker, he has the distinction of being the first to reveal candlesticks charts to the Western world. Mr. Nison has authored three acclaimed books including Japanese Candlestick Charting Technique. His books have been translated into ten languages and are considered the Bibles of Candlesticks.
Mr. Nison is not only the acknowledged master of these previously secret candlestick techniques, but is also an expert on Western technical analysis with over 30 years real world experience.
Regarded as one of the most foremost technical analysts in the world, Mr. Nison’s client list includes Fidelity, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, NYSE and NASDAQ market makers, hedge funds and money managers. He now teaches the public the same secret strategies previously reserved only for his institutional clients.
His work has been highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, Worth Magazine, Institutional Investor and Barron's. Nison has appeared numerous times on CNBC, and his segment on FNN (the precursor to CNBC) brought in the most viewers that network ever had.
Mr. Nison’s sold out seminars have been hailed as the most valuable and entertaining in the industry. He has presented his trading strategies in 20 countries to traders from almost every investment firm on how to apply - and profit from - these methods. He has also lectured at numerous universities including Baruch and Cornell. And he was guest speaker at the World Bank and the Federal Reserve.
Dr. Gary Dayton is one of the few trading educators to integrate technical trading skills with trading psychology. A Wyckoff expert, Dr. Dayton teaches the Wyckoff Method for reading the market by its own action. He is also a psychologist and has introduced the practice of mindfulness and high-value trading actions to the trading world, helping traders overcome the emotional challenges associated with trading. Uniting psychology and trading, Dr. Dayton is the first to bring the science of ‘Deliberate Practice’ to trading through his weekly ‘Deep Practice’ training program where he guides traders in the methods and development of chart reading expertise.
In his thought-leader article, "Fear Not: A Mindful Perspective for Traders" published in Stocks, Futures, and Options magazine (December, 2009), Dr. Dayton introduced traders to the practice of mindfulness to help them build the mental skills necessary to deal with the psychological side of trading. In the June 2010 issue of SFO Magazine, Dr. Dayton published another thought-leader article, "Take Control of Your Trading: Focus on High-Value Actions". In this article, he presented the idea that traders should use "positive psychology” to stay focused on critical trading actions rather than succumb to ‘emotional hijackings’ while trading.
Through his website, TradingPsychologyEdge.com, Dr. Dayton teaches traders how to trade the market using the Wyckoff method and how to develop mental skills needed to trade the market successfully. He also runs a unique weekly program coaching traders in the development of chart reading expertise and technical trading skills. Dr. Dayton posts frequent articles on Wyckoff trading and trading psychology on his blog and other trading sites.
You are invited to visit: www.TradingPsychologyEdge.com for more information about Dr. Dayton and how he helps traders develop technical and mental skills for trading.
Mark has been trading the stock market since 1999 and gravitated toward options and spread trading in 2004. In 2008, he co-founded MarketTamer.com, an online stock and options education company where he was Vice President of Education. He was editor-in-chief of a 40 lesson on-demand curriculum and was the primary presenter, author, and producer of weekly live coaching webinars. Prior to his involvement with MarketTamer, Mark spent 25 years in the financial services industry where he built a highly successful insurance network producing 75 million a year in annualized premium.
Mark was also co-founder and primary author of stock market commentary and chart analysis on the blog www.robinhoodtrader.com, named one of the top 50 stock market blogs on the internet in 2010 by www.onlinemba.com. Mark has been a regular webinar presenter at TradeMonster.com and OptionMonster.com and is a syndicated author on stock and options trading. His chart analysis appeared weekly at www.philstockworld.com, one of the most popular stock market websites on the internet.
Mark is launching a new stock market education website MarkEspyMentoring.com where he will be providing live webinars, personal coaching, on-demand video lessons, chart analysis and trading ideas.
Michele "Mish" Schneider is the Director of Trading Education & Research for MarketGauge. She provides in-depth trader training as the market analyst, writer, and host of Mish's Market Minute, contributes to several online trading publications a series of trading strategy articles called Taking Stock, and serves as a regular contributor to MarketGauge's free newsletter Market Outlook.
A former member of Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa, NYMEX and COMEX in NYC, as well as market analyst for Continental Grain and Floor Analyst for Conti-Commodities, Mish began as a floor broker and then became an independent trader trading exclusively for her own account. Noted for her technical analysis, Mish has advised some of the most successful traders in the world.
In 2010, Mish was voted one of the "100 Best Damn Stock Traders on Twitter" by SocialExec.com. She co-authored MarketGauge's Complete Swing Trading System and currently serves as a Trader/Partner in Picatinny Partner's Hedge Fund.
Keith Schneider is the CEO and Co-Founder of MarketGauge which has provided market analysis software and training for traders since 1997.
Keith began trading as one of the youngest floor traders in the Gold pit in 1977. He soon held memberships to all the New York Commodities Exchanges as an independent floor trader. In addition to his trading Keith founded a leading software company, Market Vision, which pioneered the use of color graphics on personal computers and ultimately became part of the Reuters graphics technology platform.
In the early ‘90s Keith joined the Millennium Partners hedge fund in New York, and focused on automating the trading of his systems and creating market analytics that could be distributed via the Internet. Interest in the his market analytics by market data companies led him to create MarketGauge, which has provided market analysis software and training to thousands of professional and active individual traders since 1997. He is also a trader and Partner in Picatinny Partner's Hedge Fund.
Toni Turner is the best-selling author of A Beginner’s Guide to Day Trading Online, 2nd Edition, A Beginner's Guide to Short Term Trading, 2nd Edition, and Short-Term Trading in the New Stock Market. With an international following, Toni’s books have been translated into Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese.
Toni is a popular educator and sought-after speaker in the financial arena. She speaks regularly at trading forums and conferences across the United States, including college campuses, Traders’ Expos, and Money Shows. An accomplished technical analyst, Toni is well-known for her ability to present complicated material in a simplified manner that makes it interesting and enjoyable to learn. She presents both online and live seminars that teach traders and active investors how to reach their financial goals.
Toni has appeared on CNBC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and appears regularly on FOX Business News. She has been interviewed on dozens of radio programs and featured in periodicals such as Fortune magazine, Stocks and Commodities, SFO, MarketWatch.com, Fidelity Active Trader, and Bloomberg Personal Finance. She also contributes regularly to TradingMarkets.com.
Toni is the President of TrendStar Group, Inc.