Brad Lamensdorf, a seasoned money manager and market strategist, is the editor of The Lamensdorf Market Timing Report, a newsletter designed to help investors improve performance via market timing by assessing the environment of the stock market using a variety of technical, fundamental and sentiment-oriented tools from powerful independent research firms. Many investors mechanically enter and depart the market without a true “game plan.” Studies have shown that retail investors, in particular, are very poor market timers, tending to invest at or near market peaks and sell at or near market lows. The newsletter is designed to provide risk parameters for both professional and retail investors around the short-term stock market environment, giving subscribers better insight about when to allocate assets into or out of the equity markets. Lamensdorf, a frequent guest commentator and analyst on major business networks including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business News, also serves as a Portfolio Manager and Principal of Ranger Alternative Management LP, a sub-advisor to the Advisor Shares Ranger Equity Bear Exchange Traded Fund (NYSE: HDGE). In this role, he conducts top-down technical evaluations of broader market liquidity, sentiment and breadth to help identify short and intermediate-term market trends, manage exposure and mitigate risk. HDGE was launched in 2011 and is the first and sole actively managed, short-only ETF in existence. Lamensdorf, also has managed investment portfolios for the Hughes family and acted as principal of Tarpon Partners, managing a long/short fund that was up more than 150% gross over six years. Earlier in his career, he was as an equity trader/market strategist for Taylor and Company, the Bass brothers’ trading arm, co-managing a short-only strategy in a derivative format with notional exposure. He also served as the in-house market timing strategist for the entire internal and external network of Bass managers.
Adam Zingg and Phillip Creecy bring contrasting and overlapping trading methodologies that will benefit readers who wish to learn more about how to execute on views or strategies that interest them.
Whatever your overarching philosophy or expertise, we believe there is value in understanding how trading works. Adam focuses on options, while Phil emphasizes futures and FX plays.
It is not our goal to:
1) convince you which side of the market to be on
2) establish your trading time frames
3) have you directly follow our specific trade ideas
Instead, we aim to demonstrate how complicated sounding ideas can be simplified and accessible. We hope to grow your tool kit of resources, and give you healthy confidence to execute your own personalized strategy.
Trading is fascinating and applicable across a wide variety of fields and disciplines. Greater focus on targeting, execution, and exit strategies build transferable life skills.
Between our two approaches to the financial markets, we believe you will consistently glean useful insights and build skills that enhance your ability to trade and make important decisions.