Stock Traders Summit II
John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL • Saturday March 27, 2010 • 8a.m. - 5p.m.
Guy Adami-Keynote Speaker
Editor of Advantage Point, optionMONSTER
Cast Member CNBC’s Fast Money
Guy Adami is a professional investor, noted media analyst, and editor of Advantage Point, a research service for self-directed investors. Guy launched his Wall Street career more than two decades ago with the well-regarded investment bank Drexel Burnham Lambert, trading in the New York Mercantile Exchange energy and metal pits. Almost immediately he was promoted ‘upstairs’ to trade precious metals, a position that saw him travel the world, from South America to South Africa and much of Europe. Following the purchase of Drexel’s commodity group by American International Group, he was named head gold trader on the company’s bullion desk, where he forged lasting relationships with legendary investors Sir James Goldsmith and Kerry Packer. In 1996, Guy joined Goldman Sachs’ noted commodities group, J. Aron, as vice president, where he worked for Gary Cohn and Goldman’s current chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein. Next he was asked to head up the industrial / basic materials group of Goldman’s US equity division. In 2003 Guy left to become an executive director at CIBC World Markets, and it was there that CNBC reached out to him with a ‘blackboard’ idea for what is now ‘Fast Money,’ a leading nightly television program in financial media. On joining optionMONSTER in 2008, Guy again teamed up with fellow ‘Fast Money’ cast member Pete Najarian and older brother Jon (‘DRJ’), a CNBC correspondent.
PFG, Inc. Sr. Precious Metals Analyst PFGBEST Research
Mike Daly joined PFGBEST Research in 2009 with more than 25 years ofexperience as a gold trader and market specialist. He was a floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Board Options Exchange for the first two decades. He joined the renowned gold brokerage J. Aron in 1979 and served as a senior gold broker and market analyst for four years, and then continued another two years thereafter. J. Aron was acquired by Goldman Sachs in 1982. He was charged with keeping vast spread markets in line and was a global gold market maker for the firm.
From there he continued as a licensed independent broker on the CME floor in the S&P 500 stock index futures trading pit while also monitoring and trading gold markets. He joined Alaron Trading Corp. in 2007 as a senior broker, then came on board PFGBEST through the acquisition of the customer assets of Alaron in spring of 2009.
Mike is regularly quoted in broadcast and print media venues and is widely available to share his precious metals and trading background, knowledge and experience as an interview source, educator and spokesperson.
David O. England
Associate Professor of Finance-John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
Founder of The Trader’s Eye.com (thetraderseye.com)
David is a trader, stock market analyst, columnist and speaker. He can be seen on WSIL TV3 during his “Money Monday” segments, as well as on local TV news telecasts and radio broadcasts.
As an Associate Professor of Finance at John A. Logan College in Carterville, IL, David developed his very popular “Financial Entrepreneurship” stock market classes and his “Financial Friday” one-day seminars. Over the years, he has taught hundreds how to build financial wealth in the market.
David is also the founder and owner of the popular website, www.thetraderseye.com. During his TV segments in late 2007, David began warning people that it was time to take some profits, and in mid-2008, he warned that there was a major financial storm brewing, and it was time to put profits in a safe haven. Many of his students, viewers, and listeners followed his advice and are happy that they did.
Known for his humor and common-sense approach, David brings a refreshing blend of academia and trading experiences into his classes and seminars.
Carey C. Gill
Carey C. Gill is an associate attorney with the firm Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP in Carbondale, Illinois, where she concentrates on estate planning, probate litigation, adult guardianships and other areas of practice.
Ms. Gill received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1998 from Monmouth College in Government and her Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Southern Illinois School of Law.
Ms. Gill is a Past President of the Jackson County Bar Association and is currently the Committee Chairperson for the JCBA Continuing Legal Education Committee. She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Assembly, ISBA Continuing Legal Education Committee, ISBA Federal Taxation Section, ISBA Real Estate Law Section, and the American Bar Association. She also is the Treasurer for the Southern Illinois American Inns of Court.
Dr. Jim Grant
Dr. Jim Grant, a retired university executive who is known to the Southern Illinois investing community as the “General” will present a seminar on Preferred Stocks. He will discuss income strategies that are a part of every investor’s portfolio, especially as one moves toward retirement. Jim discovered that preferred stocks worked for him and others like him. Information about preferred stocks is hard to get so this is an especially good opportunity for traders and investors.
Online Trading Academy
Tommy Hough spent over 20 years on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) as a market maker and floor broker in the OEX and IBM trading pits. In 2005, Tommy made the successful transition to screenbased trading due to the massive changes in the open outcry trading business. He worked as a trader for his own account and brought his passion for the markets to work at OptionsXpress and eventually to Online Trading Academy where he has worked for the last three years. Currently Tommy trades for his own accounts and helps students succeed in the Options, Futures, Stock and Currency markets.
Sean Lusk is a registered commodity broker at PFG Best in Chicago.
Sean began in the business as a runner on the trading floor during summer breaks from college in 1993. Upon his graduation from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996, Sean began his career on the trading floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Overseeing billions of dollars of transactions working as a clerk in the Eurodollar Pit, Sean took the next step and became a floor broker and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2002. He handled customer orders for banks and investment houses from all over the world in the Libor Pit at the CME. Sean has since moved on to PFG Best and looks to aid and assist customers in their trading endeavors with his experience and professionalism. Sean has been quoted in various media outlets discussing futures markets. These include: Futures Magazine, GiGi Press (japan), CFRA radio (Ottawa Canada), CFRA radio (Ottawa Canada).
Author and options educator Dan Passarelli is the founder of Market Taker Mentoring LLC. Dan has more than 16 years’ experience in the options industry and has worked as both a floor trader and an options instructor. Dan began his option trading career as a market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), trading equity options. He has also traded agricultural options and futures at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).
In 2005, Dan began teaching others what he learned from his years in the trading pits. He worked with the Options Institute at CBOE and the Options Industry Council (OIC). Through these organizations, Dan educated thousands of options traders about options fundamentals and the trading techniques and market strategies of successful option traders. Dan is the author of Trading Option Greeks and has also written numerous articles for financial publications. He has been a featured speaker on radio and television and has presented numerous podcasts and webcasts on options trading.
Chris Spiehs is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and Arizona. Her expertise has been utilized by thousands of day traders in helping minimize their tax liabilities, thus increasing cash flow and investment opportunities. Her credentials include a BS in Accounting from Holy Family University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Michael W. Thompson
Michael has served Worden Brothers as a national instructor, Director of Marketing and currently as Director of Business and Client Relations, where he has developed and manages their growing Affiliate and Advertising programs. As one of the key instructors at Worden seminars he is well known for taking advanced charting concepts and making them easy to both understand and apply. An expert TeleChart technician, he will offer clear insight on how to maximize charting software for effective trading decisions. Worden Brothers, Inc. is maker of TeleChart 2007 and StockFinder software packages plus the new FreeStockCharts.com—free streaming real time
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