Legendary Trader and CEO Alpha Financial Technologies LLC.
Victor Sperandeo is a legendary trader and excellent financial commentator based in the USA. Sperandeo has over 45 successful years on Wall Street in trading independently with his own money and on behalf of big names and other notable investors such as Leon Cooperman and George Soros. He has managed futures trading for EAM Group of Companies and global investment banks such as HSBC, RBS and Nomura.
He is widely known as “Trader Vic” in Wall Street, a title earned because of his intellectual ability and skills to trade profitably.
?Mr. Sperandeo is widely regarded as an expert in commodities, particularly in the Energy and Metals sectors. His market crash prediction during a September 1987 Barron’s interview earned him great recognition and highlighted his deep understanding of financial markets. In recent years, Mr. Sperandeo is best known for developing indexes and trading strategies that are designed to benefit from futures price trends. These include both actively managed strategies as well as rules-based algorithmic quantitative models. He has received three patents in the U.S., two in the Bahamas, and one in Australia on financial products using long/short algorithmic indicators or indices in conjunction with leverage, which add alpha while simultaneously reducing risk.
He created the Diversified Trends Indicator™, which is an evolution of these strategies. It is a rules-based, investable trading methodology incorporating a diversified group of highly liquid, exchange-traded commodity and financial futures contracts, reflecting market expectations of near-term and future price movements.
He has been featured twice in Barron’s, “Man of all Markets”, on May 2, 1983, and “Trader Vic the Ultimate Wall Street Pro”, on September 21, 1987 — and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Stocks & Commodities. Additionally, he has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, Fox and other networks. He has also been included on Ziad Adelnour's list of top 100 Wall Streeters.
The Contrarian in the book Unknown Market Wizards, Jack D. Schwager
With over 30 years of trading experience, I have gone through most markets a trader should see in their career. From the crazy rallies during the 90s, the tech bubble pop in early 2000s, the 2008 market crash and the latest bull run starting in 2009. Through the last 20 years of my career, I have used a contrarian approach which has been very successful to me and my clients, as verified by Jack D. Schwager in his latest Market Wizards book. I have managed large sums of money from a few million to several hundred million and learned a great deal about the Futures markets along with equities.
I own and manage a successful Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) business. I am a one-man operation, which allows me to enjoy the process and be the ultimate decision maker. I also publish a weekly report called the Crowded Market Report ©. I started this report early this year because I think there is a niche demand for analysis that is not your typical “trade the trend” and “moving average cross over method”, but rather, a contrarian approach based on what market participants are doing and price action is confirming. I also know it will help me be a better trader, but I also KNOW that subscribers will gain value from the report and other insight provided.
Co-Author of Trading Systems
The physicist Urban Jaekle has been trading stocks for over 25 years and futures for over 20 years. He has worked on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and has managed money for institutional investors with algo trading systems. His book “Trading Systems” (Harriman 2009 and 2019) includes strategies with free AmiBroker codes.
AmiBroker Video Course: https://videocourse.urban-stocks.com/
Founder & Managing Partner - Compounding Wealth Advisors LLP
Rakesh Pujara has over 25 years of trading and investment experience in the Indian equity markets.
He completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University in 1992 and ICWA from the ICWA Institute in 1996. In the initial part of his career he worked in the Finance departments of different firms in diamond, exports and media industries. In 1999 he joined Shree Naman Securities & Finance as a Finance Manager. In 2002, he established the proprietary trading desk at Naman and grew it to be the major contributor of the firm’s revenue.
Over the years he has developed his own style of trading and analyzing the markets and enjoys studying the behavioral aspect of the markets. He likes to look at long term trends and takes into account a number of factors such as global and local macro, fundamentals and technicals. In 2013, after he became the CEO at Naman, he established the algo trading desk which is very close to his heart. It contributed a major portion of the revenue of the prop trading desk.
Inspired by the results in Algorithm desk he formed his own company Viz. Compounding Wealth Advisors LLP which is a SEBI registered Investment Advisor & is in the Business of advising clients on generating all weather, absolute alpha generating risk adjusted returns. He is a system trader & believes in trend following & other non-correlated multiple trading systems to generate better risk adjusted return
Money Control Interview, An accidental trader: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/markets/rakesh-pujara-an-accidental-trader-4947481.html
Links to his various presentations & Panel Discussions:
1) ‘Demystifying Algo Trading’ at an event in Mumbai. YouTube links:
2) ‘Psychology of Successful Traders’ at Algo Convention 2018. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKxNg1iA-M0
3) Panel Discussion -Algo Trading: Best Practices, Trends and Future YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FgIHJQ612M
4) Panel Discussion -Alternative Investment Funds in India - Apna Time Aagaya YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWBTWzTIgxQ&feature=youtu.be
5) Face to Face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dol8dpM3Jfw
6) ELMLive with Rakesh Pujara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpYmVBNs9Vw
Founder and Co-CEO of tastytrade
Tom Sosnoff is a trailblazer in the online brokerage industry, driving innovation and financial education for investors of all levels. He offers up his expertise in the options markets as co-host of tastytrade LIVE!, airing daily on the tastytrade network. A former floor trader, Tom became one of Chicago's most well-known serial entrepreneurs in fintech when he built a breakthrough options-trading platform, thinkorswim, later sold to TD-Ameritrade for $750 million.
Leveraging over 20 years of experience as a Market Maker for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and one of the original OEX traders in the S&P 100 Index pit, Tom pursued his vision to educate retail investors in options trading and build a superior trading platform and a brokerage firm that specialized in options. With that vision in mind, tastytrade was founded in 2011. Six years later, tastyworks launched with Scott Sheridan at the helm as CEO.
Tom played an instrumental role in the launch of Luckbox Magazine in 2019, and in 2020 he created the first new futures exchange in 20 years, The Small Exchange. His efforts ultimately changed the way these instruments are traded and how digital financial media is produced and consumed.
Tom has been named to Techweek’s Tech 100 list, Crain’s Chicago’s Tech 50, and has spoken at over 500 events across the globe. Tom received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has been featured by prominent publications such as WSJ, IBD, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago, Traders Magazine, and Barron’s.
About tastytrade, Inc.
tastytrade is one of the most-watched online financial networks, engaging investors and traders across 165 countries with daily, live, cost-free and commercial free programming with over 100 million hours viewed and offers over 50 original segments for new and seasoned veteran traders. tastytrade’s data driven research-based content teaches a logical, mechanical approach to investing and identifying opportunities based on probability and volatility. Investors are continually challenged with financial math, humor and new market perspectives.
tastytrade is the parent company to tastyworks, a brokerage firm creating and leading a financial revolution for the do-it-yourself investor; Quiet Foundation, a data science-driven, fee-free investment advisory service; Dough, a mobile-first brokerage firm radically challenging the status quo and changing wealth creation; and is the lead innovator behind The Small Exchange and its mission to become the world's largest customer-centric futures exchange, bridging the futures product gap for investors of all sizes. tastytrade and its companies focus on empowering the individual investor through content, technology and know-how.
Professional Trader and Trading Mentor
A professional trader and trading mentor, and ex-national swimming champion, Kirit cut his teeth in the stock market when he was still in college. A marketing professional, he was part of companies like Videocon and LG (on the team that spearheaded the successful India relaunch after one disastrous attempt). However, his passion for the stock market compelled him to continue his journey as a self-learner. After decades of dedicated self-learning, he is today one of the leading and respected names in the country in trading strategy and mentors diverse students across professions in the stock market trading strategy. He has as his mentees, alumni from the IIMs, IITs, CAs, professionals from leading multinationals, media professionals, and more. He also manages private funds.
Full-time independent trader and Co-Chair for CMT Mumbai Chapter
Vishal Mehta is a full-time independent trader. He is Chartered Market Technician (CMT) from USA and Co-Chair for Mumbai Chapter for CMT. He started as discretionary trader. Seeing the benefit of systematic trading and growth in automated trading, he started focusing on systematic strategies.
Vishal, has worked with all the leading financial services provider in Indian and globally likes of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Spider Software and Reliable Software & Financial Technologies. He also achieved a unique feat of training on Technical Analysis major central banks in South Asia likes of Sri-Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and India. He was featured on Moneycontrol and shared his journey as trader. He has done various seminars on extending the education of technical analysis and systematic trading and automation trading.
Founder, Algo Trading firm, Squareoff
Mr. Kirubakaran Rajendran is the Founder of Algo Trading firm, http://www.squareoff.in that provided automated Trading bots. He is an algo trader who has developed Multiple Trading systems for Indian Equity markets. He has been featured in MoneyControl through Interview on India Top Traders. He is active on Quora where he shared more than 1000+ articles related to trading with more than 11+millions views.
Blog: https://www.quora.com/profile/Kirubakaran-Rajendran - Quora
Proprietary Trader & Founder, Fox Trading Solutions
Puneet Tewani is a full-time algorithmic trader. He has deployed several strategies over co-located infrastructure. He is also the founder of Fox Trading Solutions, which specialises in building cutting-edge low latency solutions for HNI clients as well as brokers.
He is a former bureaucrat, who had a keen interest in trading since his school days. He has been trading in markets for the past 10 years and primarily trades in the F&O space. He was featured on Moneycontrol and shared his journey as a trader which can be read here: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/markets/guruspeak-puneet-tewani-is-an-algo-trader-who-deploys-nearly-20-intra-day-strategies-and-believes-cutting-losses-to-protect-profits-is-very-important-6963221.html
System-based F&O Trader and Trainer
Asit Baran Pati is a system-based F&O trader (8+ years) and trainer of the Indian Equity market. With more than 12 years of experience in the Investment Banking space (Bank Am/UBS/Blackstone). Managing an AUM of 25cr in the Indian market, he is quite aware of the dynamics of the Trading and Investment world, with hands-on experience of Financial Valuations through modeling. With the help of an indigenously developed Ranking System (A multi-timeframe and multi Indicator system) Asit has a penchant for Long Options.
A Chartered Market Technician (MTA, USA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, USA), Certified in Quantitative Finance (CQF, London), Certified Financial Technician (CFTe), Investment Banking Analyst (IMS) & B.Com by qualification, Shubham is among handful professionals with expertise in multiple research domains. He has been a programmer himself in Tens of programming languages and has lead a Quant Team for over 6 years. With 18 years of professional experience in Research & Advisory he has also been one of the pioneers of ROBO advisory in Indian Market. He is a known face on business media for his take on markets and trading strategies.
Founder, Quantgym Solutions
Subhadip is a quantitaive derivatives trader in the Indian markets. He graduated with Economics with post grad in management and computer programming. He has been a systematic trader since almost the start of his trading career, one of the first traders in India to build and deploy systems for trading.
In 2008, he joined Proficient Commodities as the research head, heading a team of 200 proprietary traders. Proficient was among the top 3 firms in India in terms of volume on MCX and MCX-SX at that point of time.
He later became a director of Proficient Infosoft, building and deploying automated trading algos on MCX and MCX-SX.
Since 2013 he is on his own managing his own funds, building systems and training budding systems traders. His focus is now much more quantitative , building on his technical analysis exposure.
His firm Quantgym Solutions provides consulting solutions and trainings on quantitative systems on the Indian markets.
He has been interviewed and quoted numerous times by Economic Times, ET Price, Forbes, Bloomberg, Moneycontrol etc about his take on Indian markets
Co-founder of elearnmarkets.com and StockEdge App
Vivek Bajaj has been trading derivatives since 2002. He is the co-founder of one of the largest proprietary trading desks in India with over 150 traders. He is also co-founder of elearnmarkets.com and StockEdge app. He is part of various committees of exchanges and has been an active contributor in the evolution of Derivative Market in India. He has been a speaker at various colleges and higher institutions including IIT and IIMs.
Founder & CEO, LearnApp
Prateek Singh is a serial entrepreneur whose journey started in 2008 when he co-founded Tradersaint, a trading forum.
Soon in 2013, he founded MarketScientist, a firm that aimed at making knowledge sharing and learning accessible, interactive, and cutting-edge. The firm experimented with various formats and eventually in August 2018 found its niche in LearnApp, an online learning platform that allows one to learn directly from industry stalwarts.
Prateek, a seasoned trader, started his trading career after dropping out after grade 8 and has never stopped since then. At 29 today, he has moved into Algorithmic trading and uses Statistics to make profitable trading decisions. He mastered trading skills by observing and absorbing knowledge from stock market leaders by way of reading and watching. It was this life experience that gave birth to the idea of LearnApp.
He has now made it his mission to convince the industry leaders to come together for sharing their business insights and experiences so that new entrants don’t have to reinvent the wheel.