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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TradeStops Buy Signals

  Dear Reader,   TradeStops is, of course, well known for helping investors know when to sell. Not many investors, however, understand the power of TradeStops to also help you know when to buy.   Today I’d like to share with you a few ways in which you can currently use TradeStops for buy–side decisions. […]

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  Dear Reader,   I love it when we can reduce risk without reducing our chances of success. Don’t you?   Last week I shared with you the next evolutionary step in Smart Trailing Stops – how we can further reduce risk and maximize profits by automatically finding the best high close from which to […]

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