The Trade Ideas Story

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The Back Story

We founded Trade Ideas in 2002 after an experience we now affectionately call the $50 million education. In 2000 we were part of a venture capital financed effort to bring direct access trading technology to hedge fund managers. It turned out that rather than helping us nurture and grow the business, technology, and vision, our venture capital partners taught us exactly what not to do, to the tune of $50 million.

Looking back in hindsight, it was the best thing that ever happened. By catering mainly to professional traders, active traders, and hedge funds, Trade Ideas LLC was able to build a name for itself.

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Why We Made Trade Ideas

In our previous venture we had the good fortune to meet and build relationships with very knowledgeable players in the business of investing and trading. We learned that access to high-touch information makes all the difference between success and failure. Investing and trading are difficult enough. And the amount of data out there for an investor or trader to look through makes it even harder to find any kind of an edge.

Trade Ideas software was created to be that edge – the difference between success and failure. Our technology accomplishes what no human can do. And that is to watch each and every trade of every stock in the markets and notify our customers about profitable activity so you can be the first to act.

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Trade Ideas Today

Now established for over 15 years, Trade Ideas LLC caters to investors, traders, and market professionals in over 65 countries. Leading online brokerages license Trade Ideas proprietary technology for their premium trading platforms. We have fully automated trading available through Lightspeed and Interactive Brokers.

Today, we watch the US and Canadian equity markets and unstructured data including social media to uncover even more predictive relationships.
Many educators like TodayTrader, Bulls on Wall St., and TradeCrushers use Trade Ideas as part of their education curriculum to teach students market dynamics.

The market is just starting to catch on to what Trade Ideas technology has to offer and we could not be more excited about the future of our business!

Why Use Trade Ideas

We make the computers in our data centers act like traders by playing thousands of trading scenarios every single day. Much like IBM’s Watson, our computers are constantly learning which market relationships have predictive outcomes. Our software identifies what is working in a down market or in an up market, and suggests exactly what to buy or short and when to exit.

Trade Ideas does all the number crunching at our data centers allowing our clients to be the CEO of their financial empire. The CEO doesn’t pour over spreadsheets, that’s for accountants and statisticians. CEOs make decisions and put capital to work.

Meet Our Team

DANIEL MIRKIN

DANIEL MIRKIN

CEO

Senior Managing Partner

PHILLIP SMOLEN

PHILLIP SMOLEN

Software Architect Senior Managing Partner

BRAD WILLIAMS

BRAD WILLIAMS

COO Managing Partner

DAVID AFERIAT

DAVID AFERIAT

Business Development Managing Partner

SHARI MIRKIN

SHARI MIRKIN

CFO

JAMIE HODGE

JAMIE HODGE

Director Of Education

MICHAEL FRANZ

MICHAEL FRANZ

System Administrator

MARISSA GOODBODY

MARISSA GOODBODY

Affiliate Manager

SCOTT OLSON

SCOTT OLSON

Marketing Director

BARRIE EINARSON

BARRIE EINARSON

Trading Room Moderator

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KATHY LEWIS

KATHY LEWIS

Programmer

JULIO ORTIZ

JULIO ORTIZ

Project Manager

DAVE MABE

DAVE MABE

Director Of Software Development

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KELLY NOGUEIRA

KELLY NOGUEIRA

Client Relations Manager

STEVE GOMEZ

STEVE GOMEZ

Professional Trader & Educator

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ANDY LINDLOFF

ANDY LINDLOFF

Trader And Educator

BILL BARSTOW

BILL BARSTOW

Technical Support

SEAN MCLAUGHLIN

SEAN MCLAUGHLIN

Sales / Educator

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WILLIAM TARELLO

WILLIAM TARELLO

Development & Support

CHANTE PAIGE

CHANTE PAIGE

Account Specialist

RUDY PRATHER

RUDY PRATHER

Graphic & Web Design

SKIP SHEAN

SKIP SHEAN

TI Advisor Marketing Consultant

MICHAEL NAUSS

MICHAEL NAUSS

TI Advisor Professional Trader And Educator