Vlad Karpel is the founder of Tradespoon, a daily stock pick service fueled by one of the most sophisticated statistical systems in the industry. Vlad serves as the CEO and is also the chief architect of the Tradespoon platform. Vlad is one of the most seasoned trading system architects, having built systems for hedge funds and highly trafficked online trading platforms. Previously, Vlad served as the executive vice president and head of technology at optionsXpress, a publicly traded company, and was the CTO at MediaBank. With Tradespoon, Vlad combines his 15 years of experience building highly scalable trading platforms with his expertise in trading using highly sophisticated statistical methods. Vlad holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University and Bachelors degree in Biochemistry from University of Illinois in Chicago.
I try to carefully trade weekly & monthly stock options with expertise in mining companies & traditional manufacturers. Speak & write fluent Portuguese and speak good Spanish. Resided twice in Brazil and once on Guam Island. Employed at the same large foreign-owned Distribution Center the past 15 years & completely 100% Pro-NAFTA. Smart individual investing is the preferred solution to improving one's economic future, as opposed to vast & vague government handouts. Seeking Alpha is the #1 best financial blog because of honest opinions & superb organization.
Retired Public Service Professional / manage my personal 401 & family portfolio. Stocks that I either own or that are of interest to me are: AAPL, AMT, BIF, *EPD, FB, HDV, JNJ, MMM, MSFT,SCHD, T