Pat Barham has been actively trading futures and equities for the last 24 years. After attending the University of Memphis, he began his career in the agricultural industry, a career that would eventually introduce him to the financial side of agriculture. From that point on, Pat pursued the challenging opportunity of trading the futures market. Through the years of trading, Pat has seen much change in the markets. From paper chart books that he filled in by hand every day to computers that do it all for you. From slow hand written order entry systems and even slower fill reporting, to electronic entries and fills in a split second. He has also had the opportunity to trade almost every futures contract that has been offered and to observe all types of traders, from icons like John Henry to traders that blow their accounts out in a few short weeks. In dealing with these traders, he has also experienced first hand how people react or respond to certain market conditions over the years. He learned many years ago that to react to something is seldom good but to respond is preferable. In trading, the responders are the ones that have the longevity in the markets. With all Pat’s experience, teaching others to trade has been a high priority.
Michael Sullivan is a full-time trader of stocks, futures, and options. He is also the founder of www.tradethesystem.com, an advisory and educational trading website, developed to educate traders on the planning, testing and implementation of trading strategies. Michael relys on his analytical approach to the markets. Strategies that have a positive expectancy coupled with solid back testing and money management fundamentals provide an edge to his trading business. Most importantly, he maintains focus and discipline by emphasizing the psychological aspect of the business most new professionals take for granted. Mr. Sullivan has combined his corporate presentation experience with his love of the financial markets to deliver technical analysis training to investment groups, trading and business planning at various seminars, and testimonials during sponsored events. He maintains a work-life balance by playing golf, coaching his 5 year old son Jackson’s T-ball team and spending time with his wife of 10 years, Jennifer. Mr. Sullivan graduated with a BA in Information Systems from Old Dominion University.