Trade Ideas Summit 2018: Rise With The Machines, University Club Atop Symphony Towers, Saturday, 20. October 2018

We’ve been innovating since 2003, and are the first firm to the market with A.I. technology accessible to the retail investor. Since launching the AI ‘Holly‘,at the beginning of 2016, Trade Ideas has more than tripled our organic active subscription holder revenue. 
As an innovator and thought leader that is driving the future of the FinTech industry, Trade Ideas is bringing together influencer’s and investors this fall for a fantastic networking and education event.

Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he trains mental health professionals in short-term therapies. Brett also works as a performance coach for traders and portfolio managers at hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, and other money management firms.  He writes the TraderFeed blog and has authored four books on trading psychology and a standard reference work in brief therapies.
Brian Shannon is the CEO and founder of, a highly regarded trading advice and education service. Alphatrends is successful due to Brian’s depth of market and trading experience and his natural teaching abilities. Brian has been a broker and trader for 27 years for firms such and Lehman Brothers and Dain Bosworth. He also ran Landmark Securities trading office in Denver and was the lead traders and Director of Research at MarketWise Published his acclaimed book Technical Analysis Using Multiple Time frames in 2008 to educate beginning and intermediate day traders on the too.
JC Parets is the founder of and is one of the most widely followed Technical Analysts in the world. All Star Charts is a research platform for both professional and retail investors covering US and International stocks, interest rates, commodities and forex markets. In 2008, JC earned his Chartered Market Technician designation (CMT). His work has been featured regularly on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business, ABC, CNN, Wall Street Journal and many other financial media outlets around the world. JC specializes in finding the most opportunistic risk vs reward propositions while at the same time bringing a top/down approach to the marketplace whose wide spectrum is rivaled by few.
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Dan Mirkin has been a pioneer and driver of new technology in the financial marketplace for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Texas, Dan Mirkin started a hedge fund specializing in active trading of index derivatives. In 1995 Dan Mirkin became entrenched in the Direct Access trading technology revolution. In 1998 Mr. Mirkin founded FutureTrade Technologies. In April 2000 FutureTrade raised an initial amount of $4 million USD in venture capital. In March of 2002 FutureTrade successfully completed a $17 million USD round of financing. In June of 2002 Dan Mirkin left FutureTrade to start Trade Ideas LLC.
David Aferiat brings more than 15 years of experience in trading, consulting, software, utilities, capital markets, and consumer product industries. Working with senior officers and key decision makers in the boardroom, finance, HR, marketing and trading functions. Work at Trade-Ideas taps experience in business development, customer acquisition and retention, corporate strategy as well as energy trading and marketing. David holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and French from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the *** School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Philip Smolen holds an MS and BS in Computer Science from the University of Texas. Philip brings over 20 years experience building mission critical systems. Prior to forming Trade-Ideas, Philip worked as Senior Software Architect at FutureTrade Technologies. In June of 2002 Philip Smolen left FutureTrade to start Trade Ideas LLC. Since then, Phil has been the architect of the Trade Ideas database and real-time search technology.
Brad Williams is the Chief Operations Officer and Managing Partner at Trade Ideas LLC. Brad brings over 20 years of experience managing financial success trading and consulting Brad founded Future Trade Technologies—a Palo Alto backed venture that raised more than $50 million dollars and was eventually sold to Interactive Brokerage in 2007. In 2003 Brad and the original founders of Future Trade Technologies, left the firm to start Trade Ideas.
Jamie Hodge started trading as a SOES bandit in the 1990s and is an early advocate of Trade Ideas Technology. Jamie joined Trade Ideas 10 years ago, created the 'hour-of-power' training program and is the company's Director of Education.
Steve Gomez began trading markets back in 1995. Steve was an early adopter of Trade Ideas in 2003. In 2007, he teamed up with Andy Lindloff to mentor large prop trading firms in China. In 2010, Steve and Andy partnered as lead traders on the DittoTrade platform. Steve joined Trade Ideas in 2016. 
Sean McLaughlin is an experienced independent option trader. Sean joined the Trade Ideas team in 2016 by way of active trader social network StockTwits. Sean's latest project is tracking the Trade Ideas A.I.'s swing signals.
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Event checkin will begin at 9AM on Saturday, October 20th. The speaking order and schedule is TBD. 
Tickets include continental breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail networking hour following the event. Buy 2 tickets and bring a friend! 

Saturday, 20. October 2018, University Club Atop Symphony Towers, Trade Ideas Summit 2018: Rise With The Machines

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