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The Shadow Trader Team

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Our Team

Whether it's stocks, futures, forex, options, pairs trading, or trading psychology, our team of dedicated professionals is here to help.

Peter Reznicek

Peter Reznicek

Co-founder/Head Trader, Peter's Premarket Perspective, Weekly Options advisory

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Peter Reznicek
Co-founder/Head Trader, Peter's Premarket Perspective, Weekly Options advisory Email Peter Reznicek

Peter has been actively trading since 2000 and has been educating traders since 2006 as the founder and Chief Strategist of ShadowTrader.net He is the voice behind the popular ShadowTrader Video Weekly, a ten minute Sunday video that has thousands of viewers each week.

Peter is also editor of Peter’s Premarket Perspective, a premarket blog on applying market profile theory to the S&P 500 futures. He is also head trader of the ShadowTrader Weekly Options Advisory, a service which delivers advanced, short term options trades to it’s subscribers. Peter’s main focus is on short term directional trading of options, stocks, and futures using a synthesis of technical analysis, market profile, and market internals.

"Danno" Sheehy

"Danno" Sheehy

Senior Equity Strategist, editor ShadowTrader Swing Trader

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"Danno" Sheehy
Senior Equity Strategist, editor ShadowTrader Swing Trader Email "Danno" Sheehy

On staff with us at ShadowTrader since early 2010, Danno heads up our equity research department and is the editor in chief of the ShadowTrader Swing Trader newsletter which has over 20,000 followers on MyTrade. Danno’s specialty is finding equity swing trades with a 2-5 day time horizon. He is also the author of many of the thinkscript codes available for sale at ShadowTrader.net

Blake Young

Blake Young

Senior Currency Strategist, editor ShadowTrader FX Trader

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Senior Currency Strategist, editor ShadowTrader FX Trader Email Blake Young

Blake has previously been involved in corporate lending, tax preparation and import brokering. He has been trading in the foreign exchange market since 2002. He was introduced to the idea of trading forex trading while acting as an independent import broker giving him real world experience in the foreign exchange markets.

Blake has focused on economics and finance in his education and technical analysis in his trading. This dual focus provides him a balanced approach to the forex market of both fundamentals and charting. Blake educates FX traders through his trades and daily writings in the ShadowTraderPro FX Trader and the ShadowTrader FX Hour which airs weekly on Tuesdays at 4:15pm EST.

Tom Cook

Tom Cook

Pairs Trading Strategist, editor ShadowTrader Pairs Trader

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Pairs Trading Strategist, editor ShadowTrader Pairs Trader Email Tom Cook

Tom Cook aka “The Southern Gentleman” is born and raised in Kentucky, as a cattle and horse farmer. He completed his bachelors in 1986, with an emphasis on engineering at Morehead State University, in the Hills Of Eastern Kentucky. Tom originally spent over 20 years constructing buildings, roads, and bridges, and brings extensive business knowledge and creativity to our family here at Shadowtrader. Always following the markets, Tom brings ten years plus of trading experience and specializes in pairs trading where he manages our Shadowtrader Pairs Trader newsletter. In addition to finding and managing all trades for this consistently profitable advisory, Tom hosts our Thursday afternoon Pairs Hour Show and also contributes articles on various pairs trading techniques to ShadowTrader.net.

Brad Augunas

Brad Augunas

ShadowTrader SquawkBox - Lead Moderator

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ShadowTrader SquawkBox - Lead Moderator Email Brad Augunas

Brad is the dulcet tone behind ShadowTrader’s flagship product, the ShadowTrader SquawkBox. With over 3,000 listeners daily, Brad calls the markets live tick by tick and educates his audience on the finer points of market internals, profile references, and chart patterns.

He live trades equities and futures on the program and also assists traders via email and phone during the trading day. A true master of multi-tasking, Brad is also an accomplished squash player when he’s not behind the mic.

Benjamin Lee

Benajmin Lee

Director of Trading Psychology

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Director of Trading Psychology Email Benajmin Lee

Benjamin Lee is our trading psychologist in residence here at ShadowTrader.net. He has over 8 years of professional trading experience, trading his personal account with a concentration on e-mini S&P futures and has also traded for two hedge funds. He has traded stocks, futures, forex, and options and has trained several hundred traders. He is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and has presented at the New York Traders Expo. He holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and also an MBA in Entrepreneurship, both from the University of Florida.

Scott Gillam

Scott Gillam

Options Strategist, ShadowTrader Time Spreads Advisory

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Scott Gillam
Options Strategist, ShadowTrader Time Spreads Advisory Email Scott Gillam

Scott is the newest addition to the ShadowTrader team. In his “past lives” he has been a retail broker, director of information technology, project manager, database developer, credit analyst, and financial analyst for various firms since the late 1990’s. He has stayed with investments through the years as his passion has always run deep for trading as a lifetime business.

Once leaving the corporate world, he joined a firm to educate individuals on how to trade stocks and options. After 4 years of imparting this knowledge he found his way to ShadowTrader.net. He now has the opportunity to impart his investment, technical, and financial knowledge and insight to the ShadowTrader community. He is passionate in his teachings and the desire to pass on his life lessons to those wishing to manage their financial futures.

Scott currently resides in Bristol, Connecticut, yet still holds strong ties to his roots in Minnesota. He lives with his faithful trading partner – April, a Black Labrador.

Jim Bell

Managing Partner

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Managing Partner Email Jim Bell

Jim is responsible for business development and also acts as client liason. Jim’s 25 plus years of experience across multiple financial services platforms, allows him to help hone ShadowTrader’s customer first focus.

Michael Coyle

Managing Partner

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Michael Coyle
Managing Partner Email Michael Coyle

Mike works behind the scenes and keeps the engines of ShadowTrader’s website running, handling networking, data, and everything in between.

Latest Insights From Our Team of Professional Traders

FOREX Trading

FX Correlation Series, AUD/JPY and U.S. Equities, The Greed and Fear Trade

Although most correlations are directly tied to imports and exports, the correlation between the AUD/JPY and U.S. equities is one of the strongest, despite the indirect connection. If you have been a student of the financial markets for any significant period of […]

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FX Correlation Series, New Zealand Dollar (Kiwi) and Commodities (DBA), Got Milk?

Today we begin a series on correlations. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting correlations between different trading instruments and currency pairs. Some of the correlations will be a direct correlation due to economic factors for differing countries, others will […]

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