Meet the Founder

Dr. Richard M. Smith

Dr. Smith studied mathematics at U.C. Berkeley and went on to complete his PhD in Systems Science at the Watson School of Engineering at SUNY Binghamton. Since completing his PhD, Dr. Smith has applied his research skills in the private sector to a variety of problems. The common thread connecting all of his work is providing simple solutions to complex problems.

As a consultant to one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Dr. Smith oversees the analysis of massive databases and is responsible for delivering user-friendly presentations that don't require a Ph.D. to understand. When the electric utilities in New York State were facing deregulation, Dr. Smith led the development of an expert system that helped one of the biggest firms in the region increase manpower by a factor of 10 - without adding any additional personnel.

More recently, Dr. Smith has brought his passion for simplifying the complex to the financial markets by developing several web-based services for investors and traders. With his background in mathematical theories of uncertainty combined with his own personal investing and trading experience, Dr. Smith has an acute sense of the critical role that risk and money management play in successfully navigating the financial markets.

When Dr. Smith discovered that many of the world's top private investment advisors and richest traders had been using a mathematical formula for years to determine when to buy and sell with incredible results, he decided to try it out. After running some numbers on his previous trades, the results were clear: no matter if the market rose or fell, the investment formula would have earned him bigger and faster gains on all his trades.

Applying this formula to an entire investment portfolio by hand was difficult, so he developed a program to do that work automatically – and TradeStops was born.

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New Smart Trailing Stop Calculator For All Subscribers

We’ve upgraded our Research tab to include Dr. Richard Smith’s proprietary Smart Trailing Stop calculator, and our Trailing Stops Only subscribers have been given accessibility! While TradeStops Pro users have already had the privilege including alert templates and automatic weekly recalculations, we’re now giving our Trailing Stops Only users a chance to determine the current […]

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What’s New in TradeStops: We’ve Added More Features!

In order to enhance our TradeStops users’  experience, many improvements have been implemented by our programming team over the last few weeks. As you are most likely aware, our TradeStops Pro subscribers were given a major (and complimentary) upgrade with the gift of our new Smart Trailing Stops. Our premium subscribers now receive weekly recalculation notifications of the optimal […]

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Three Questions to Ask Before Buying Any Investment

  By Dr. Richard Smith   There are three key questions that we should always ask before making any investment – even before taking any risk. How much do I have to risk in order to have a reasonable hope of success? Is the risk worth it? If the risk is worth it, how much […]

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