Michael Martin has been a successful trader for over 20 years. He’s been teaching classes for the last 12 of those years, through UCLA Extension and the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), a member society of the CFA Institute. During that time, he worked for Rich Blake as Associate Editor at Trader Monthly.
He began his love affair with commodities as a student, both in the classroom and at work. It was during a random work-study program that he got introduced to creating seasonal models for Heating Oil and Natural Gas for a huge hedger using Lotus 123. “I ran out of rows for all the data.”
That led to working on Wall St. and trading commodity accounts. The commissions were gigantic, but he figured he could earn several times more by earning an incentive fee. After only 3 years at a wirehouse, he left to begin his own prop trading.
After moving to Los Angeles from Manhattan, he started his own CTA and also began teaching. Around that time he joined the Incline Village Trading Tribe and flew from LAX to RNO for meetings. He also formed the Trading Tribe in Los Angeles, for which he was Chief. Coincidence or not, he was ranked #1 by AutumnGold.
His Mentoring Program is for students who want personalized instruction for what trading techniques are best suited for them. The Master Classes with Victor Sperandeo are suitable for Intermediate to Advanced students.
Examples listed on this blog are mostly for beginning and intermediate traders, while the podcasts and video are geared towards more advanced traders.
The Mentoring Program and the Master Classes with Victor Sperandeo are geared more to Intermediate and Advanced students.
While reading the posts and examples, don’t make any assumptions other than the facts given.
Trading Tribe is owned by Ed Seykota.
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