Steve Nison, President of Candlecharts.com, CMT

Steve Nison Winner of the 2011 Traders Library Hall of Fame Award

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.

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Larry McMillan

Steve Nison

Professional trader Lawrence G. McMillan is perhaps best known as the author of Options As a Strategic Investment, the best-selling work on stock and index options strategies, which has sold over 200,000 copies. An active trader of his own account, he also manages option-oriented accounts for clients. In a research capacity, he edits and contributes to his firm’s publications: Daily Volume Alerts, The Option Strategist and The Daily Strategist – derivative products newsletters covering equity, index, and futures options. In these capacities, he is the President of McMillan Analysis Corporation, which he founded in 1991. Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. McMillan was a proprietary trader at two major brokerage firms – primarily Thomson McKinnon Securities, where he ran the Equity Arbitrage Department for nine years. Mr. McMillan is the recipient of the Sullivan Award for 2011, awarded by the Options Industry Council in recognition of his contributions to the Options Industry.

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Ken Calhoun, President - Daytrading University

Ken Calhoun

Ken Calhoun is the president of Daytrading University and StockTradingSuccess.com (with Steve Nison). Having provided online training to active traders from over 32 counties since 1999, he is an internationally published trader who's earned industry acclaim for his professional trading systems. Mr. Calhoun has been featured in leading trade publications and events such as Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine, Active Trader magazine, MoneyShow Traders Expos, Equities.com, TheStreet.com, Equities.com and CBS's MarketWatch.com. He is a graduate of UCLA and has traded millions of dollars of stocks, ETFs and more during his active trading career.

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Serge Berger

Serge Berger

Serge Berger has been an active trader since 1998. During his career he has been a financial analyst, dealt in fixed income instruments at JP Morgan, and was a proprietary trader in equities, equity options and futures.

In recent years, Serge has created a trading methodology that divides markets into different time-frames and characters, allowing him determine which strategies to apply in which situations. He focuses on only the highest probability setups, following strict rules, which has allowed his and his client's accounts to grow throughout all market environments.

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Anand Sanghvi

Sang Lucci

Anand Sanghvi has used Tape Reading to successfully trade equities and options since 2006. He began his career as a proprietary trader at PTG Capital where he studied the techniques of other traders while trading his own account. After a year at PTG and endless self-education, Anand's grasp of options and Tape Reading steadily grew; he was soon named Head Trader for his tremendous performance, a role which saw him training new traders regarding various strategies and appropriate use of leverage.

In 2009, Anand left his position at PTG to fully manage his own money while also acting as Head Trader of World Trade Securities Proprietary Trading Group. His ability to thrive in all types of market environments and adjust to the introduction of new market structure changes inspired the 2012 launch of his own private asset management business, which he runs from his trendy New York City loft, alongside the team behind Sanglucci.com.

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Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews

Scott Andrews is a private trader and founder of MasterTheGap.com, an online education service that provides daily probabilities and tools for trading the opening gap and opening ranges. Mr. Andrews is the author of Understanding Gaps and many research studies and articles on technical and quantitative trading. Prior to his trading career, he co-founded SciQuest (symbol: SQI) and took the company public as CEO. He earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Andrews proudly served his country as an Army Aviator and is a decorated veteran of the first Gulf War. He resides in North Carolina with his wife and four daughters.

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Chris Verhaegh

Chris Verhaegh

Chris's father immigrated to the US when he was quite young and worked to help support his nine siblings during the depression. So he never went to high school. Wanting better for their son, he and his wife were grateful when Chris's genius for math (at age 14 he wrote and sold a logic puzzle to Dell Crosswords) earned him a scholarship to a prestigious prep school in LA. That's where it all began...

Chris's 11th grade guidance counselor got him a job as a mail clerk for an investment firm. Soon, Chris was writing the newsletters for the firm and a few years later he became head of the precious metals division during the great 'Gold Rush'.

In 1983, after the gold-bubble burst, Chris went to work for a private mint where he honed his skills as a precious metals trader, using options to hedge major holdings.

In search of a simpler lifestyle, Chris moved his wife and young daughter to Boise, Idaho, where later he had three sons. And he settled into trading for a living... plus writing, speaking, and teaching.

  • Chris wrote more than 100 weekly columns for OptionInvestor.com.
  • Conducted seminars and workshops for Investools and has been a frequent speaker at Investor Conferences and Money Shows
  • On Business Advisory Board at Northwest Nazarene University
  • Consultant for a European Investment Bank where he taught technical analysis to their fund managers, advised their proprietary trade desk, and helped trade over $2 Billion.
  • At the request of homeschool advocate Rhea Perry, created a course to teach families how to trade options for a living (sold over $1 Million in courses to the homeschool community).
  • Developed the Money from Nothing DVD Course and PULSE Update... A combination that has proven to work so incredibly well it comes with a double-your-money-back-triple-guarantee!


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Don Fishback

Don Fishback

Don Fishback is a 29-year veteran of the options business, starting out as a broker, and then migrating to the research department.

Mr. Fishback is widely recognized as a pioneer in probability analysis and its application to derivatives trading. Many of the innovations he introduced into the public domain over a decade ago are now mainstays of online trading systems.

Most recently, Mr. Fishback has turned his attention to imperfections in the probability models nearly every options trader uses to value an option. It is by identifying these “mispricings” that Fishback is able to gain an edge. His revolutionary software, OptionApps, is specifically designed to help trader’s spot opportunities where the ODDS are in their favor.

Don is heavily involved in charitable activities. One-hundred percent of the profits from the sale of his book Options For Beginners has been donated to the American Heart Association. In the first year alone, that totaled more than $55,000.00. Don has upped the ante with the latest updated edition of the book, now donating 100% of the proceeds, not just the profits! You can download an electronic version of the book at www.whatareoptions.com.

Don, his wife of 27 years, and their two daughters (20 and 15) enjoy a normal lifestyle on their 9-acre horse farm in Kentucky… where he routinely climbs aboard his John Deere to mow his own grass.

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Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Rob is the Co-Founder and Chief Market Strategist for OptionAxiom, LLC, a website which provides daily market analysis, in-depth options education as well as a newsletter possessing a large international subscriber base.

Rob is a native of Florida, attended Florida State University and holds a degree in Business Administration. Following a twelve year career as a PGA Golf Professional, Rob formed an Independent Financial Advisory firm where he served as the Registered Securities Principal for over 30 Registered Representatives nationwide. In 1998, Rob was selected as the Lead Securities Instructor for the Florida School of Insurance, teaching securities licensing classes in multiple locations within the state of Florida. Rob was selected as an Honored Professional in the special millennium edition of Nationwide Register’s Who’s Who of business professionals.

In 2000, Rob became an independent contractor and Lead Options instructor, spending over 10 years traveling around the world giving seminars teaching a broad range of options strategies from the basic to very advanced.

For the past few years, Rob has committed his time to OptionAxiom, LLC building his considerable following around the success of his proprietary option strategy and technical indicators focused in his own area of expertise.

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Buff Pelz Dormeier

Buff Pelz Dormeier

Buff Pelz Dormeier, CMT, is a foremost expert in the field of volume analysis and founder of VolumeAnalysis.com.

Buff has over 20 years’ experience dynamically managing private investment portfolios for affluent individuals, institutions, trusts, endowments and financial advisors. An Award winning industry innovator, Dormeier is the developer of Volume Weighted Moving Averages (VWMAs), the VW-MACD, the Volume Price Confirmation Indicator (VPCI), VPCI Stochastics, the Anti-Volume Stop Loss (AVSL), the Trend Thrust Indicator (TTI), Capital Weighted Volume Indexes, as well as a host of cap weighted volume based breadth indicators. His work with market indicators and trading system design has been published and/or referenced in Barron’s, Stock’s & Commodities, C-NBC, The Financial Times, and Active Trader magazines, as well as the MTA Journal. Buff is featured in “Technical Analysis and Behavior Finance in Fund Management” – a European book comprised of interviews with 21 successful investment professionals.

A Chartered Market Technician, Buff received the 2007 Charles Dow Award recognizing research papers breaking new ground or which make innovative use of established techniques in the field of technical analysis. The Charles H. Dow Award is considered one of the most important awards in the field of technical analysis.

He has also been a featured speaker at national and international conferences and author of the critically acclaimed book, Investing With Volume Analysis. This book was the 2013 Technical Analyst & Behavioral Finance Book Of The Year and winner of Trader Planet’s STAR Award for best investment book.

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Jay Kaeppel

Jay Kaeppel

Jay Kaeppel served for nine years as a Trading Strategist for Optionetics, Inc., developing trading courses for option, commodity and ETF traders. The author of a popular weekly column titled "Kaeppel’s Corner" and an independent trader, Jay has been active in the financial markets for over three decades. He was the Head Trader at a CTA for 9 years and a trading software developer for 15 years. As an author, Jay has published four books on trading – The Four Biggest Mistakes in Option Trading, The Four Biggest Mistakes in Futures Trading, The Option Trader’s Guide to Probability, Volatility and Timing, and Seasonal Stock Market Trends: The Definitive Guide to Seasonal Stock Market Trading. Jay has also written numerous articles for magazines such as Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities and Active Trader, and for Investopedia.com.

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David Moenning

David Moenning

Mr. David Moenning is a full-time professional money manager and is the President and Chief Investment Strategist for Heritage Capital Management, a Chicago-based Registered Investment Advisory firm.

Mr. Moenning began his investment career in 1980 and has been an independent money manager since 1987. Dave became a partner in a private money management firm in 1986 and in 1989 founded Heritage Capital. Thus, Dave has been "live" on the firing line and trading for a living for more than 25 years.

Dave is also the incoming President of NAAIM (National Association of Active Investment Managers) an organization dedicated to active management strategies. Dave served as Vice President and Agenda chair during the 2012 fiscal year.

Mr. Moenning graduated Northern Illinois University, where he was a scholarship track athlete, in 1980 with degrees in Computer Science and Economics.

Dave emphasizes a flexible management style, focusing on a risk managed approach to the markets. In addition, his proprietary TopStocks Strategy focuses on the top ranked stocks in terms of earnings strength and company performance in the top performing industry groups.

Dave is also the founder of StateoftheMarkets.com, a public website focusing on market timing, stock analysis, stock trading, market news and research, and actionable subscription portfolio services.

Dave began writing "State of the Markets" in the late 1990’s. What began as a private weekly journal aimed at identifying the market's "big-picture," has evolved into an acclaimed daily market report focusing on the key drivers to both short- and long-term market movements.

Dave’s work has been featured on Seeking Alpha, Benzinga, MarketWatch, TraderPlanet, iStockAnalyst, Zacks, StreetInsider, TheStreet, InsideFutures, MarketFN, and many other media outlets.

Dave resides with his wife of 33 years, 3 children, and 2 dogs in Evergreen, Colorado and is an avid (some might say, obsessed) skier.

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John Ehlers

John Ehlers

John is an Electrical Engineer, receiving his BSEE and MSEE from the University of Missouri and did his doctoral work at The George Washington University, specializing in Fields & Waves and Information Theory. He has retired as a Senior Engineering Fellow from Raytheon. He has been a private trader since 1976.

John is a pioneer in introducing the MESA cycles-measuring algorithm and the use of digital signal processing in technical analysis. He developed Maximum Entropy Spectrum Analysis (MESA) over three decades ago. The program has evolved with the increased capacity of modern computers.

John has written extensively about quantitative algorithmic trading using advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing) and has spoken internationally on the subject. His books include “MESA and Trading Market Cycles”, “Rocket Science for

Traders”, and “Cybernetic Analysis for Stocks and Futures”. His latest book “Cycle Analytics for Traders” will be published in December. His approach is unique. Any technique must first work on theoretical waveforms before testing against real-world data is attempted.

John is President of MESA Software, Contributing Editor to Stocks & Commodities Magazine, and co-founder of StockSpotter.com.

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