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2009 International Trader of the Year
Oliver L. Velez, international bestselling author, world-renowned trader, advisor, and entrepreneur, is one of the most sought after speakers and teachers on the subject of trading financial markets for a living. His seminars and speaking events have been attended by tens of millions of traders all over the world, and his runaway best selling books, “Strategies for Profiting on Every Trade” and “Tools and Tactics of the Master Day Trader,” are considered must-read classics for anyone interested in trading markets for a living.
In 1999, Dow Jones dubbed him “The Messiah of Trading” and financial programs on CNBC, CBS and Fox News frequently seek out his expertise. Mr. Velez and his life-long dedication to bringing more awareness to trading as a way of life have been favorably mentioned in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, Forbes, Stocks & Commodities, Equities Magazine and a whole host of other financial publications. He has also been the subject of numerous articles and books written about Wall Street's most successful traders, including the popular books, Bulls, Bears and Brains and The Guts & Glory of Day Trading.
Oliver L. Velez is internationally known for founding and growing Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc. (his first firm which he started out of his New York City basement apartment) into one of the country's premier educational institutions for investors and self-directed, retail traders. In 2007, Mr. Velez turned his full attention to the professional trading arena by designing an award-winning training program called Trade for Life, which included a 2-day seminar and a 5-day Live Trading Session with Mr. Velez himself. This program was designed to train traders to go beyond retail to actively trade the markets professionally for a living and today teaches nearly 3,000 traders worldwide how to navigate the financial markets.
Mr. Velez' most recent endeavor is the WealthTradeTM Program. This unique program is designed to teaching and training his many followers how to handle themselves in the far more complex world of long-term trading for wealth, using futures, commodities, currencies and equities. Unlike his Trade for Life program, which focused entirely on income generation, his long-term strategies are designed to educate traders on how to accumulate and preserve sustainable wealth over a lifetime.
Mr. Velez has written numerous best-selling books on the subject of trading, including Strategies for Profiting on Every Trade and Tools and Tactics of the Master Day Trader, Power Trading: Winning Guerilla, Micro and Core Tactics, Swing Trading with Oliver Velez and Options Trading with Oliver Velez.
Mr. Velez’ educational DVDs have sold more copies than any other financial expert in history. Among them are Essential Strategies to Trade for Life, 5 Trading Tactics that Beat the Market and Trade for Wealth: Attaining Sustainable Wealth in Today’s Market.
Vice President of Trader Education / Equity Program Director / Senior Equity Trading Room Moderator
Dr. Daniel Mielcarski is the V.P. of Trader Education for iFundTraders, LLC, and leads the live equity trading room. His academic achievements include graduating Suma Cum Laude with both a Bachelors and Doctorate degree. He has always been an entrepreneur and during the mid 90’s while owning and running several businesses, he developed a passion for being involved in the financial markets. While studying for the series 7, he quickly made the shift towards wanting to be a trader after taking a seminar with Oliver Velez. The following years involved intense study and trading which eventually led to the ultimate goal of trading full time. Over the last five years Dr. Dan has taught and coached over a thousand traders in more than ten different countries, and continues to provide his services on a daily basis to the traders in the IFT programs.
Senior Equity Program Instructor / Equity Trading Room Moderator
Michael Masem has been with I Fund Traders since its inception, and plays a key role as a trading room moderator as well as a seminar and lab instructor for the Equities program. Michael started his entrepreneurial career at a very young age and bought and sold several successful businesses before setting his sights on the financial markets. In 1995 Michael entered the financial markets and spent seven years working on the retail side of the industry. The firm he worked for subscribed to a fax service which was a stock of the day letter from Oliver Velez, and thus began his education of the Velez method of trading.
After a year of studying and watching the successfulresults of the newsletter, Michael decided the retail business was not for him and left to pursue trading full time. Over the next few years he continued his entrepreneurial ventures while studying and trading the markets. After achieving and demonstrating trading success, he was presented with the opportunity to help teach and train other traders. In 2008 Michael sold his current business venture and focused his efforts on helping others who were seeking to obtain financial freedom through trading the market using the Velez methods. Michael has a firm belief that by helping other people obtain what they want from life, you will receive more in your life then you will ever need.
Options Program Director / Senior Options Instructor
Nicolás Valencia is our Options Market Expert.. He Oversees the Options Market Signal Service, which includes Options Strategies for the Successful WEALTHTRADE PROGRAM Trades and his own personal trades. He trains Options students for the Amazing IFUNDTRADERS Options Program in which he teaches the most powerful strategies for increasing profitability, generating income, hedging, leverage and clear management of risk exposure.
Nicolás is a systems engineer who got in love with the financial markets 10 years ago. Prior to joining Oliver Velez he was a broker serving financial institutions in the distribution desk of private debt.
Trader and investor in Equities and Public Debt Bonds, he was the Founder and President of a computers distribution company based in Latin America. He has a extensive knowledge of the U.S. stock market, U.S. indexes S&P 500 and Nasdaq, strong knowledge and application of technical analysis, a decade of experience trading stocks, bonds and options as a Stockbroker, as a client and as a Trader. His work in the last 7 years has been structuring investment portfolios in the U.S.markets (Stocks and Options). Currently he is a Financial Advisor managing Investment Portfolios through the Options Market applying strategies learned from Oliver himself.
Clear Risk/Reward profile, limited market exposure and high rates of return is the unique combination that the options market provides. He has the strong belief that Options is the Most Powerful, Flexible and Awesome Financial Asset ever made. After he understood this market he never looked back.
Forex & CFD Program Director
Andrew Florence is the Forex Program Director and proprietary trader for iFundTraders, LLC. He oversees the Development & Administration portion of the Program & trains Forex students through iFT's Master Trader courses that are designed to develop elite traders for the firm’s proprietary trading programs.
Andrew has several accomplishments before settling down as a fulltime Trader. He earned an Instructors degree In WTF Martial Arts early on. Andrew then went on to be Founder & President of an Interprovincial Contracting Firm. He provided Consulting, Supply & Installation for several Major Civil Engineering Projects, at both the Municipal & Provincial levels. He was also President of a Multi National Association involving Motorcycle Racing & Recreational Activities and helped bring it to being one of the largest organizing bodies in Canada & the USA until 2008. During Andrews’s tenure as a Pilot, he started trading in the early 1990’s. Recognizing the recession proof potential of Forex, Andrew enrolled in Oliver Velez’s 7- Day Master Trader Program before making the final transition to a Fulltime Trader.
Vice President of Operations / Vice President of Marketing
Nicoma Campbell is the V.P. of Operations for iFundTraders, LLC. He joined Oliver Velez as one of his very first employees in 1996 and brings years of experience, knowledge and focus as he oversees the vast operations of the company. He is a reflection of hard work and integrity which makes him a valuable addition to iFT's management team. Nicoma lives by a customer-centric code and is wholly committed to providing products and services of the highest quality, along with a commitment to personal service. Nicoma will play an important role in the continuing growth of iFT's infrastructure.
Prior to his joining Oliver Velez, Nicoma founded D-ware Media, an early new media design firm where his passion for using the Internet as a business utility took shape. His efforts with the firm helped gain international recognition for Open Market, Inc., a leading provider of e-business Software for customer relationship management. Nicoma has also served Autodesk, Inc. in a variety of capacities. He ended his tenure at Autodesk working closely with FedEX to develop a unified tracking/shipping label system that stramlined operations in Autodesk production and shipping facilities and has since been adopted as standard industry practice.
In his private life, he spends much time with his family which is very important to him. Nicoma is happily married and the proud father of four terrific children. He says his most precious time is being a parent, and his greatest goal is to see his four daughters experience the joy of creating their own future and success. He loves this business because of the opportunities it provides in helping others improve their lives.