Our Associates

Our Associates

Stephen W. Bigalow

Stephen W. Bigalow possesses over thirty years of investment experience, including eight years as a stockbroker with major Wall Street firms: Kidder Peabody & Company, Cowen & Company and Oppenheimer & Company. (Followed by fifteen years of commodity trading, overlapped with twelve years of real estate investing) He holds a business and economics degree from Cornell University, and has lectured at Cornell and at many private educational investment functions over the past thirty years.

Mr. Bigalow has advised professional traders, money managers, mutual funds and hedge funds, and is recognized by many in the trading community as the "professional's professional." He is an affiliate of the "Market Technicians Association". (mta.org - A non-profit association of professional technical analysts) and a member of AAPTA, the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts. (aapta.us)

Throughout his investment career, Mr. Bigalow has directed his investment acumen towards developing improved methods for extracting profits from the investment markets. His research, encompassing all fundamental and technical methods, resulted in verifying that Candlestick analysis was superior to any other method. In consulting with money management and energy trading firms, he has successfully combined conventional research methods with Candlestick analysis that greatly enhance investment returns. His implementation of statistical analysis with the Japanese Candlestick methodology has produced some unique successful trading programs.

Harry Boxer

A 45-year Wall Street veteran, Harry Boxer is founder of TheTechTrader.com, where he hosts a live trading room of his day & swing trades. In addition to MarketWatch, he is a contributor to TheStreet, Forbes, and Minyanville, and is a frequent speaker at Money Show trader education events.

Barry Burns

Dr. Barry Burns started his study of the markets under the direction of his late father, Patrick F. Burns, who accumulated 70 years of trading experience in his lifetime. In addition, he hired three professional traders to mentor him personally, and even went to Chicago to work with a former floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. All of this research and study resulted in insights which eventually led to the development of his own Top Dog Trading methodology.

A brief outline of his accomplishments:
* Author of "Trend Trading For Dummies" (Publisher: Wiley).
* Seminar presenter for several exchanges including the CME Group and Eurex.
* Author of Top Dog Trading 5 Energy Methodology Plug-in for MetaStock
* Featured as a case study in the book “Using Candlestick Charting: How To Earn High Rates of Return – Safely”
* Featured as a case study in the book "The Complete Guide to Investing in Derivatives."
* Received several years of Readers Choice Award for "Technical Anaysis Web Sites" and "Trading Schools" by Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine.
* Developed a 5 Day Course for WorldWideTraders.
* Headlining speaker at DayTradersUSA.
* Headlining speaker for the Market Analysts of Southern California
* Headlining speaker for the Canadian Society of Technical Analysis.
* Given seminars around the country at many Wealth Expos and Traders Expos
* Interviewed on the Robin Dayne “Elite Masters of Trading” Radio Show.
* Interviewed on Otrader.com
* Published many articles for various outlets including eSignal Central.
* The former lead moderator of FuturesTalk chat room guiding listeners through the open and close of each trading day.
* Currently one of the featured Experts at Trader Kingdom.
* Founded Top Dog Trading, to help students shorten their learning curves in becoming traders.

Tom Busby

Tom Busby's trading career dates back to the late 1970's. Quoted and published in Futures magazine and Active Trader Magazine, he actively trades and invests in futures, stocks, options and currencies. Guest appearances include CNN, First Business News, MoneyShow.com and Steve Crowley's American Scene Radio. Recognized as one of the first educators to trade live in front of an audience, Tom authored Winning the Day Trading Game, The Markets Never Sleep, and Trade to Win. Tom founded DTI in 1996 and with his more than 40+ years of trading experience has helped thousands of students become better traders.

Doug Campbell

Doug Campbell heads up the Right Way Options service in conjunction with Hit and Run Candlesticks. He has been involved in and trading the market for over 27 years and has supported his family from trading profits for the last 12 years.

Although he loves trading options, he’s a swing trader first and has a passion for helping other traders avoid pitfalls and shorten the time to success. His approach to trading is simple. He uses simple charts minimizing indicators to focus on the most important element of trading, Price. He enjoys teaching others the simple way to success in trading.

Kirt Christensen

“Kirt Christensen is an internet entrepreneur & stock market investor who started his first company in 1996, at the age of 23. Since then, he's generated over $29,000,000 in online sales, and placed thousands of trades in ETF, stocks, futures and options. In the past few years, he's spent over $95,000 to perfect his own stock market systems, after ditching "main-stream" advice and methods. His goal and passion is developing trading rules and systems that the retail investor can use to profit 5 to 10% a month, in less than an hour a week.”

* Most traders have zero desire to "day trade" or be chained to their desk, but still desire an aggressive mostly return

* Technical study, with commonly available indicators, isn't likely to work, why you've got to look at things that are "off the radar"

* The only 3 things that the market data shows up, and which is the least understood...

* The simple 3 word phrase that turned it all around for me, and has resulted in thousands of profitable trades

Guy Cohen

Guy is an established bestselling author, commentator, and speaker on financial trading. He has authored three bestselling books on trading, published by the Financial Times and Wiley. He’s also been invited to give his expertise on numerous TV appearances.

From 2002 to 2011 NYSE Euronext licensed Guy’s options software, and he has also provided options data analysis for The International Securities Exchange (ISE).

After spending many years on the ‘inside’ world of giant financial institutions and trading professionals, Guy started creating his own tools and trading strategies.

Drawing on over 10 years of experience, he began to study insider strategies and billion-dollar market activity. Within 6 months, he achieved a 1,400% return on his account.

As well as continuing to trade professionally, Guy now devotes himself to sharing his unique methods with retail traders.

Drew Day

Hi, and welcome to Base Camp Trading! I’m Drew and I am the guy that started this incredible company. I am married and have two beautiful daughters. Back in the day, I was given some incredible experiences like starting to work for a hedge fund at 21 years old and helping sell a private company for almost $30 million at only 27 years old. I am kind of nerd when it comes to history, and it’s always fascinated me because it gives us so much context for making better decisions. In every job that I’ve had, I have always gravitated toward leadership and teaching opportunities – and this company was born out of my love for teaching and helping people master complex topics. Having worked with private equity funds and hedge funds for over 15 years, I have had the privilege to advise funds that have raised and managed over $7.5 billion in assets. When I am not working on this business, I spend time with my family or enjoy being outdoors cycling, rowing, running or reading another book. I have a bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.

Troy Epperson

In the early 1990s Troy Epperson started trading for a renowned hedge fund, then became head trader on a proprietary trading desk. In 2003 he started successfully trading his own money for a living.

Besides his full-time job as a successful trader, Troy is the head instructor for Order Flow Advantage, teaching futures and stock traders how to use order flows to earn full-time professional trader incomes by trading with the institutions instead of against them.

Don Fishback

Don Fishback is known and respected for many things...

Devoted Family Man – Don, his wife of 30 years, and their two daughters (23 and 17) enjoy a wholesome lifestyle on their 9-acre horse farm in Kentucky… where he’s an active member of his church and community.

Generous Philanthropist – Don’s heavily involved with many charitable causes, especially the American Heart Association. He wrote his first book, “Options for Beginners”, to raise money for the AHA and donated every penny of profit... well over $120,000. Now he’s written a new eBook entitled, “Opportunity Knocks”, from which every single penny will go to AHA. No wonder Don was awarded AHA’s highest volunteer award.

Avid Baseball Fan – Over the years Don and his wife, Robin, have been partners in several minor league baseball franchises. And they remain partners in their local affiliate: the Lexington Legends.

And, if that’s not “All American” enough, Don’s also an Eagle Scout!

But, Don’s greatest claim to fame is the creation of ODDS® Advantage.

Don began his career in 1984 as a commodities broker and soon became Director of Research for the largest options-only research center in the country. Having unlimited access to every imaginable resource put Don light years ahead in his quest for consistent profits.

Then, in 1993… with his mind full of groundbreaking ideas and a rolodex that read like the Who’sWho of trading innovation… Don left to form his own company dedicated to finding a way to actually control your odds of winning.

It took 3 long years; but he eventually cracked the code and created the “ODDS® Advantage”...

His revolutionary ODDS® formulas enabled Don to control his odds of success so completely that he identified: 76 consecutive winning trades… 96.8% profitable trades in a 6-year independent study… $1,344,000 after-commission profits in just 3 years

Then, as technology advanced Don continued to develop and evolve “ODDS® Advantage”... earning worldwide notoriety for his low-risk, high-probability income strategies, trading tools, educational materials, and advisory services.

As a result, his commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times, Barron’s, CNBC, NPR, Active Trader, Business Insider, Investor’s Business Daily, Reuters, Market Watch, Forbes, and other popular publications. He was even cited as an expert on probability and its application to the financial markets in the New England Journal of Medicine! It seems EVERYONE respects Don Fishback and his unique approach to ‘beating the market’.

Michael Guess

Michael began his trading career more than 25 years ago when he started trading NASDAQ stocks as a SOES trader in what were known as “prop shops.” He eventually migrated to trading directly to the pit for the S&P 500 Index when a point was worth $500. When the first emini contract was created he had already developed the foundation for what was to become the TradeSafe System.

As president of a nationally recognized trading group in Austin, Texas (Austin Association of Financial Traders) he was often approached to teach his methodology. Over the years he has coached more than 2000 students from all around the globe. Throughout this period, Michael has developed mechanical systems and tested scores of trading tools such as charting programs, data feeds, the first electronic order entry platform and virtually every type since then. Several times a year he has taught a day trading course at a major university.

Michael has also been an entrepreneur, owning several businesses. His background as a therapist and trainer equips him to offer cutting edge tools that traders can use themselves so they can maintain diamond-hard discipline in their trading. Michael is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive array of trading resources you can use to transform your current trading into a successful trading business, the TradeSafe Way!

Ron Haydt

Ron Haydt is President of Financhill. Ron started his trading career in 2000. He is a stock and options trader, so you are learning from someone who practices what they preach. He has taught tens of thousands of traders from all over the world. He's passionate about helping other retail traders protect and grow their stock market portfolio through the application of options instruments. Option trading can often sound very complicated and Ron loves to keep it simple, use proper risk management and improve the trader's overall results.

Markus Heitkotter

Known for being able to teach anyone to trade in 60 minutes or less, Markus Heitkotter has taught over 360,000 traders worldwide, has appeared on CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC and is the author of the bestselling book The Complete Guide to Day Trading. Markus is on a mission to prove how simple trading really is so you can so you too can travel the world and live the lifestyle you always dreamed about.

Todd Horwitz

Who is Todd "Bubba" Horwitz?

Todd "Bubba" Horwitz is what you call "Street Smart."

When something screwy happens in any of the markets... stock, futures, options... Bubba is the first person media giants like Fox Business News and CNBC call.

And when nothing's happening, they call him then, too.

Top fund managers with as much as $8-Billion under management go to Bubba for guidance in safeguarding their portfolios against downside risk.

And thousands of men & women schooled by Bubba enjoy security and peace of mind knowing even a modest IRA can produce a generous monthly income while continuing to grow risk-free forever.

Todd Horwitz grew up in Chicago listening to stories told by boastful floor traders. So, at the tender age of 21 he bought a CBOE membership and began his career trading in the Superior Oil Pit and OEX Pit.. which were the most active pits back in the 1980's.

The initials BUB appeared on Todd's ID tag... and still do today. With his imposing stature, straight-talk and aggressive trading style, little wonder that BUB quickly evolved into Bubba. And the name stuck.

In 1984, Bubba retired as a floor trader, he became a media commentator on the markets, an author and a consultant to billion-dollar hedge funds. He also began his own radio show called, appropriately enough, "The Bubba Show."

In recent years, Bubba has become so fed-up over the way everyday Americans are being cheated out of their retirement savings... he came out of retirement to begin teaching what he knows about successful options trading.

He now travels the country teching his insider secrets and providing hands-on guidance and word-for-word trade suggestions.

Don't miss out on a rare chance to learn Bubba's proven methods for earning extra cash income trading weekly options.

Chuck Hughes

Over the past 27 years Chuck Hughes has earned international acclaim as a leading authority in high-profit, risk-controlled, wealth building. His approach has brought instant success and vast wealth to thousands of men and women the world over… and you could be next!

  • The same Trading Championship that brought Larry Williams instant fame in the 80’s has been won by Chuck Hughes more times than anyone else in the prestigious competition’s 30-year history… Chuck has a record-breaking 7 first-place wins… as well as numerous 2nd & 3rd place wins… using real money in a live trading account.
  • Hughes’ Advisory service has generated $6.4 million dollars in live trading profits over the past decade, without a single losing year.
  • Chuck’s high-priced seminars to sold-out crowds reportedly pay for themselves almost immediately.
  • Books and home study courses authored by Chuck Hughes have become the “wealth-building bible” for risk-adverse wealth seekers.
  • Chuck’s revolutionary Wealth Creation Alliance is the first mastermind organization of its kind committed to empowering ordinary people to achieve extraordinary wealth.
  • Using his award winning strategies to harness the power of the greatest income generating mechanism of the 21st century, Chuck created his new W.O.W Guaranteed Income course and Chuck’s Cash Cow weekly update… Available for the first time in June 2012.

Chuck Hughes makes his own money using the same methods he teaches and says, “Learning to make money from someone who hasn’t gotten rich with that same method is like taking flying lessons from an instructor who has never been inside a plane. Come fly with me!”

Wendy Kirkland

How did an award-winning artist and sculptor, who owned an eclectic gift shop in Historic Biltmore Village, end up an option guru?

A freak flood left Wendy's store in ruin and forced her to find a new source of income. Determined to secure her financial future, Wendy turned to option trading and the leverage it offers.

Inspired to help other women enjoy the financial security she had found, Wendy launched Women Option Traders and began giving online classes.
2009 Wendy co-authored, "Option Trading In Your Spare Time─A Guide to Financial Independence for Women".

In 2010 Wendy was 'discovered' when online traders heard how her P3 System produced nearly 100% winning trades.

With the advent of Weekly Options after 2010, a huge new window of opportunity opened for experienced options traders. Applying Wendy's principles to the Weeklys, the profits have been astronomical...uncovering money doublers and triplers with amazing frequency.

Mary Ellen McGonagle

Mary Ellen McGonagle started her illustrious career at the ripe, young age of 21 when she went to work on Wall Street right out of college. Working as an assistant on the Fixed Income trading desk at Goldman Sachs, she thought she’d “died and gone to heaven.”

With all the commotion on the active trading floor and the huge amounts of money being traded, it was a very heady experience for this young college grad. “Exhilarating” is the word Mary Ellen used to describe her first job on Wall Street, and she knew she’d found her future. After a while, she left Goldman and took a position at Equitable Life, a large insurance firm highly regarded on Wall Street. She was soon promoted to portfolio manager, with 8 accounts worth over $2 Billion! It was here that Mary Ellen also learned how BIG money institutions had access to high-level intelligence that individuals did not have.

Steven Place

Steven Place is the founder and head trader of InvestingWithOptions.com. His market edge comes through understanding how to structure risk in the options market that will maximize reward and odds. He lives in Destin, Florida with his wife, daughter, and dog.

Steven Primo

has been actively involved in trading the markets for over 37 years. His trading tenure began in 1977 when he was hired to work as a Floor Reporter, or runner, on the floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange. Primo reached the pinnacle of his floor-trading career when he became a Stock Exchange Specialist for Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette.

As a Specialist he was responsible for making markets in over 50 stocks, a position Primo held for 9 years. Primo left the Stock Exchange floor in 1994 to focus on managing money and to teach his own unique approach to trading the markets. Scores of students, from beginner to advanced levels, have gone on to become successful traders after being introduced to Primos proprietary methods of trading.

Steve has also been featured in Stocks and Commodities magazine and is a frequent contributor to many sites such as Tradingmarkets, FXstreet, Forex Pros and Traders Expo. His strategies are now traded across the globe in over 50 countries on 6 continents.

Hima Reddy

Known for her uncanny predictions on market moves and her ability to make trading simple, Hima Reddy has taught hundreds of thousands worldwide and has appeared on the WSJ, Bloomberg, TheStreet, CNBC, FOX, ABC and more.

Hima is on a mission to empower 100,000 traders this year to take control of their financial future so that they can live the life that they and their families deserve.

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Rick Saddler

I've been an employee and a business owner. Both placed a lot of money in someone else's pocket. Whether it was the company or the tax man it seemed to be a lot of headache for little return.

I had a dream to quit my day job and learn to trade the stock market. And, so my journey began. Now, 29 years of trading and coaching experience later, I am living my dream! Another part of that dream was to help others avoid some of the difficult lessons I learned along the way so I founded Hit and Run Candlesticks. Now every day in our live trading room, I not only live my dream but get to share with others what I’ve learned. The most important thing I learned was that I could enter with low-risk on a short-term trade, grab my profits and sleep well at night. My bottom line has become simplicity equals success. I enjoy traveling and teaching clinics to others who are looking to take that next step to transition to Trading for a Living.

Roger Scott

As a commodity broker and hedge fund trader, Roger has 25 years of experience trading everything from corn futures to stock options and ETFs. He ran his first fund with two Ivy League economists – both of whom have been advisors to the White House during multiple presidencies. Later he ran a fund with one of Richard “Prince of the Pit” Dennis’ original “Trading Turtles” – the group of beginners who earned $175 million in profits in 5 years. Over a 10 year stretch, Roger’s strategies turned $20 million into roughly $740 million. At one point, he had some $900 million under management. His clients have included one of the 10 wealthiest families on Earth.

In 2008, Roger started his first trading education and advisory company. He’s since helped thousands or traders and investors get an edge in the market. He’s been featured on CNBC, CNN, Forbes, Bloomberg and Fox Business. Now he’s the Senior Trader at WealthPress.

The trading strategies he’s developed all have pretty stunning track records. One of them alone would have turned every $10,000 into $3.31 million since 2010. Only this time he’s not doing it for the 1% of the 1%. Roger Scott is putting his decades of experience to work for you.

Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. The Author of the popular trading manual "The Option Traders Hedge fund." He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, First Business News. Sebastian has been published nationally on Yahoo Finance, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Bloomberg and is an ‘all-star contributor’ for TheStreet.com’s Option Profits Team. Mark has spoken for the CBOE, the ISE, CME, VOLX and is a co-host on the popular Option Block Podcast and Volatility Views podcast.

Mark has a Bachelor’s in Science from Villanova University.

Jeff Tompkins

Jeff Tompkins has successfully been trading stocks, options and futures since 1999. Over the years he has developed an arsenal of highly tested trading strategies, which have remained effective regardless of market conditions.

Jeff founded The Trading Profit, LLC in 2014 to teach these disciplined strategies to others who are interested in supplementing or replacing their current income. Jeff has a BS in Finance from Santa Clara University and has successfully completed a trader internship with Morgan Stanley.

The Trading Profit’s philosophy is to give students the best learning experiences without any fluff, complicated techniques or unnecessary software. All students and alert service subscribers receive a direct path to success with clear instructions that drastically reduce the learning curve to profitability.

Richard VanRich

Richard VanRich has been working behind the scenes and on the front lines of The Trading Profit for nearly five years. Richard has helped co-create and administer The Trading Profit’s coaching programs alongside Jeff Tompkins. He has the privilege of assisting their 17,500 students worldwide with reaching their trading, financial and life goals through The Trading Profit’s many programs and services.

Prior to joining The Trading Profit, Richard VanRich spent more than twenty years in Operations, Sales & Finance as a Consultant, CFO, COO, and Co-Owner of several businesses in the Southeast. Selling his stake in a demanding, although successful partnership in late 2012, lead Richard to become a trader so he could enjoy life and stop exchanging his time for money. His frustrations and passion for trading lead him to seek out a mentor. A faithful search lead Richard to Jeff Tompkins which was the beginning of a huge transformation in his trading results. Two years after joining The Trading Profit, he was able to fire his last customer and reach his dream of trading full time to enjoy life, while helping others do the same.

Over the years, Richard has become one of the leading options trading coaches online with Jeff Tompkins. The Trading Profit truly believes in leaving no student behind and strives to give all their members the support they need to become successful. Their newest endeavor is an exciting new signal software called TradeTrend which was launched in early 2019 to rave reviews.

Today, he spends his time with his wife raising his young daughter, coaching students with The Trading Profit,and humbly feels like he has the greatest opportunity in the world by leading fellow traders to reach their goals.

Chris Verhaegh

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 Consultant for a European Investment Bank where he taught technical analysis to their fund managers, advised their proprietary trade desk, and helped trade over $2Billion. Wrote a Logic Problem and sold it to Dell Crosswords at age 14

Chris’s father immigrated to the US when quite young and worked to help support his 9 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 mail clerk for an investment firm. Soon, Chris was writing the newsletters he previously addressed and mailed. 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 (3 sons born there). And he settled into trading for a living… plus writing, speaking, and teaching.
  • 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 m in courses to the homeschool community).
  • Developed the PULSE 20 in 20 Winner’s Package… A combination that has proven to work so incredibly well it comes with a double-your-money-back-triple-guarantee!

Vince Vora

Vince Vora is the head trader at TradingWins.com. Over the last three decades, he has been trading and refining his trading systems that are based on technical analysis and price action. Over the last few years, his focus has been on teaching people how to become better traders. His systems range from simple to sophisticated and can be used in any market conditions to trade stocks, options, futures and forex.

Eric Wilkinson

Eric "The Wolfman" Wilkinson is a veteran floor trader and has been trading financial futures, commodities, stocks, stock indices and options on a variety of products for over 20 years. You may recognize him from CNBC, Fox Business News or other financial networks.He has been sought out by several media outlets to debate against some of the brightest minds in the industry, where he debates on topics ranging from economics, geopolitics and market directions. He is most notable for his comments in Rick Santelli’s “Rant Heard Around the World” where he was the first to use the phrase “moral hazard” in connection with the Feds actions surrounding the financial crises of 2008.

Mr. Wilkinson is a professional Trader and he is also an educator with ProTraderStrategies.com. He began his trading career while earning his Finance degree at Ball State University. After graduating, he moved to Chicago to work on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade where he honed his skills as a trader. If you are a new trader or have several years of experience and would like to be mentored by Mr. Wilkinson, you can join him for his online classes and webinars by going to ProTraderStrategies.com. He can also be found on twitter @wolfmansblog for his snarky comments.

Eddie Z

Russ Hazelcorn, better known as Eddie Z, is a full-time day trader, educator and total computer geek. He is the creator of EZBreakouts.com, an educational website focused on teaching traders exactly how to day trade and swing trade US Equities. The EZBreakout Method focuses on teaches students from the bottom up, via step by step instruction, as well as top down, by giving students Eddie's top ten stocks picks that have the highest probability of a breakout the next day, and letting them reverse engineer the selection process. This unique teaching style results in much higher student rate of success.

Eddie Z is also the founder of EZ Trading Computers, the industry leader in high powered Trading Computers for traders of all markets. Eddie founded EZ Trading Computers to achieve a single goal: “Educate fellow traders on trading technology and offer them the highest quality computers, at the lowest prices possible with the best customer service.”

Eddie Z has had a lifetime of experience in the financial markets. Eddie’s father was a commodities future trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). From the time he was 5 years old his father would take him to work. Even in the 1970’s, before computerized trading, he was mesmerized by all the people huddled in the trading pit screaming and getting very carried away. Interest in trading started in his teens, when his dad taught him how to draw point and figure charts by hand with pencil and graph paper. His first full-time job on Wall Street started in 1987, on the floor of the NYMEX; the very first Monday after he graduated high school.

In the 1990's and early 2000's Eddie Z had a 17-year career as a licensed stockbroker. Now he enjoys trading his own accounts exclusively. He holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from Penn State, and a MBA from Lehigh University, but he attributes real world, in-the-trenches experiences to some of his greatest learning.