My name is Payman Winborn. Upon graduation from college in 1999 I founded a company that distributed computer hardware. Although this was a profitable business, I did not want to focus all my resources on one avenue of success, so I looked to diversify my interests. I explored real estate and finance as possible alternative businesses and discovered an interest and passion in futures trading. This is what I ultimately choose as a second source of income.
Initially, I imagined that day trading would be the ideal profession: no customers or staff, no inventory or rent and the possibility of unlimited income. And, more importantly, it presented me with the opportunity to work anywhere....from the privacy of my home or from the balcony of a hotel room overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Unfortunately, I knew little about the pitfalls of day trading for a living. To begin with, I spent countless hours reading books, studying charts and conducting research in an effort to become a profitable trader. Six years later, and after the loss of several hundred thousand dollars, my efforts finally resulted in the development of a highly profitable strategy.
This strategy is primarily based on technical analysis and was developed for ES E-Mini S&P 500 Futures contracts from CME Group but it also works in many other financial instruments such as Stocks (NYSE), Bonds, Currencies(Forex Spot), Commodities (Gold and Crude Oil From CME GROUP,Globex,NYMEX, CBOT,Brent Crud Oil From ICE Global Markets), Options, Global Indices and CFD’s with similar high accuracy.
In retrospect, I understand that the biggest barrier to my success was the fact that I tried to learn everything by myself. An experienced mentor could have helped me avoid that painful learning experience....and saved me a significant amount of money as well as many years of frustration.
Today I am an active, and profitable, trader. As a token of appreciation for my success, I now share my tools and experience with other day traders. I believe that my knowledge and skill can help others become successful traders and, in the summer of 2010, I began to publish my realtime market signals and daily results online in order to demonstrate the accuracy of my trading strategy.
As a Portfolio Manager at BLOM Bank, Tony co-managed several balanced funds offering exposure to the growing Middle East. This follows his previous Equity Analysis role, where he managed a team that issues stock recommendations across various sectors and countries in the Middle East. Tony also teaches at the graduate level for the Masters in Finance program at the American University. As for his prior experience, he worked as a Management Consultant at Accenture and a Market Research Analyst at Broadcom. Tony completed an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and is a CFA Charterholder.
HAVE BEEN A MARKET INVESTOR AND TRADER SINCE THE AGE OF TWELVE....SPENT ABOUT 8 YEARS AS A BROKER , THEN ENDED UP IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS.....RAN THAT FOR THIRTY FIVE YEARS AND SOLD IT WHEN NONE OF THE KIDS WERE INTERESTED IN TAKING OVER....NEVER LOST MY PASSION FOR THE MKT AND INVESTED AND TRADED WHILE IN THE FAMILY BIZ...BECAME VERY INTERESTED IN THE TECH SIDE WHEN I WAS A BROKER AND TOOK THE WYCKOFF COURSE....HAVE USED IT TO PRIMARILY FIND VOLUME SURGES AND THEN GO FIND OUT WHY IT HAPPENED.....I AM MOSTLY A SUPPLY AND DEMAND PERSON......DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE FANCY INDICATERS....AS WYCKOFF SAYS.....VOLUME AND PRICE ACTION TELL THE STORY....YOU JUST HAVE TO TRY AND UNDERSTRAND WHAT IT MEANS........TED
George Spritzer, CFA is a registered investment advisor at Southland Investments and specializes in managing closed-end funds for individuals.
George uses the following investment strategies:1) Opportunistic Closed-end fund investing: Buy CEFs at larger than normal discounts to NAV and sell them when the discounts narrow. 2) Exploit special situations: tender offers, fund terminations, fund activism, rights offerings etc.
Former International Program Manager who has built factories and distribution centers around the world. Former small marketing company CEO. Now retired and an investor.
Life long learner with a passionate interest in business and investments.
I am a private physics and math tutor and small-time value investor residing in Moscow, Russia. While aiming to assemble a retirement portfolio I also regard investing as one of the most exciting intellectual adventures there are.