Our Experts

Jeff Swanson

Jeff Swanson is the proud founder of System Trader Success, the world’s leading in-Box newsletter and website dedicated to the fascinating world of automated trading.  System Trader Success empowers traders with the best ideas in algorithmic trading and quantitative analysis. It provides practical ideas to assist traders in developing automated systems to trade stocks, ETFs and futures. Jeff holds a degree in Computer Science and a minor in general mathematics. He is also founder and CEO of Capital Evolution, a private company that builds automated trading systems and publishes System Trader Success.


derrybrownsmallDerry Brown

Described by some as ‘ill educated‘, Derry’s only credentials are the letters RESULTS next to his name. Initially starting his trading career backed by little more than ignorance and ego. After an extended period of luck ran out, mother market quickly brought him back to earth with devastating loses. “Many mistakes were made and much money was lost before I learnt to profit from trading.” These days Derry is the founder of OM3 Ltd, a cutting edge qualitative analysis firm from New Zealand: “Our philosophy is that for a trading model to be timeless it must be based on immutable principles rather than exploit fleeting mathematical discrepancies (see LTCM). Principles like supply and demand, will ring true regardless of market location or type, historical period or the evolving future. Truly robust and timeless models should be the goal of all systems traders. We focus on measuring the relationships between countries, sectors, industries and industry groups to direct the construction of baskets of stocks to trade or to utilize existing ETFs, ETNs, CFDs, options and other index derivatives.” OM3 also conduct massive historical data behavior studies and some of Derry’s Research is published to his blog ETF HQ. “My aim is to share the key principles that have allowed me to profit in the market so that you can avoid the expensive mistakes I had to make.”

derrybrownsmallMichael Halls-Moore

Michael graduated with a MMath in Mathematics from the University of Warwick, gained a PhD from Imperial College London in Fluid Dynamics, and was working in a hedge fund as a quantitative trading developer for the last few years in Mayfair, London. He now spends time on research, development, backtesting and implementation of intraday algorithmic trading strategies. Let Michael show you how to develop profitable algorithmic trading strategies and gain a career in quantitative trading as his website, Quant Start.

derrybrownsmallKevin Davey

Kevin Davey is a professional trader and a top performing systems developer. Kevin is the author of “Building Algorithmic Trading Systems: A Trader’s Journey From Data Mining to Monte Carlo Simulation to Live Trading” (Wiley Trading, 2014.) He generated triple digit annual returns 148 percent, 107 percent, and 112 percent in three consecutive World Cup of Futures Trading Championships® using algorithmic trading systems. His web site, KJ Trading Systems, provides trading mentoring, trading signals, and free trading videos and articles. He writes extensively in industry publications such as Futures Magazine and Active Trader and was featured as a “Market Master” in the book The Universal Principles of Successful Trading by Brent Penfold (Wiley, 2010). Active in social media, Kevin has over 15,000 Twitter followers. An aerospace engineer and MBA by background, he has been an independent trader for over 20 years. Kevin continues to trade full time and develop algorithmic trading strategies.