Bio: A professional trader with over 40 years experience in the stock, bond, futures, commodities, and currency markets, Victor Sperandeo has successfully invested through approximately seven bull and seven bear market cycles. He has traded independently for, among others, George Soros, Leon Cooperman and BT Alex Brown.
Investment banks and financial institutions in over 15 countries worldwide have licensed Victor's firm AFT's indexes. As of June 2010, there is approximately $3 billion invested globally in products utilizing AFT's indexes.
Mr. Sperandeo has received two patents in the U.S., two in the Bahamas, and one in Australia on financial products using long/short algorithmic indicators or indices in conjunction with leverage, which add alpha while simultaneously reducing risk.
Mr. Sperandeo is also recognized for his futures market trading expertise and has for some time implemented a number of successful strategies that are designed to profit from futures price trends. He created the Diversified Trends Indicator™, which is an evolution of these strategies. It is a rules-based, investable trading methodology incorporating a diversified group of highly liquid, exchange-traded commodity and financial futures contracts, reflecting market expectations of near-term and future price movements.
He has been featured twice in Barron’s — “Man of all Markets” and “Trader Vic the Ultimate Wall Street Pro” where he gained the nickname Trader Vic and correctly called the 1987 crash three weeks before it happened — and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Stocks & Commodities.
Among other career highlights, Victor is the author of three acclaimed books: Trader Vic — Methods of a Wall Street Master, Trader Vic II — Principles of Professional Speculation, and Trader Vic on Commodities: What’s Unknown, Misunderstood, and Too Good To Be True and is featured in the books Super Traders, and New Market Wizard. In 2008, he was inducted into the Trader Hall of Fame. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.