- About Jeff Quinto
- Jeff Quinto has mentored hundreds of electronic traders over the past nine years. He has trained electronic traders from Hong Kong, Italy, England, the US and Canada. Jeff’s mentoring for electronic futures traders is very popular and traders often wait up to three months to work with him.
Jeff’s entire 36-year career has been spent in the investment business, first as a stockbroker and commodity spe******t with Shearson and, later, as a trader on the Kansas City Board of Trade floor where he traded wheat and stock index futures. His company, Jeffrey S. Quinto and Company was a clearing member of the Kansas City Board of Trade and a member of the Chicago Board of Trade. In the nineties, Jeff served as President of Rand Financial Services, the first clearing member and FCM owned by a hedge fund, the Trout Trading Fund.
From 2000 to 2005,Jeff was a Managing Member of a proprietary trading firm specializing in electronic futures trading with offices in Chicago and Vienna, Austria. While in the proprietary trading business, Jeff was responsible for training its electronic futures traders. Since 2005, Jeff has coached electronic futures traders from around the world in his Electronic Trader Mentoring Program. It was in this program that Jeff met his partner in Transformative Trading, Ken Gaus.
- Lake Geneva, WI
- Trading, running, hiking, reading
- Futures Trading Mentor
- Markets Traded
- Futures and Commodities, Options
My days as a big trader
Early in my career on the floor, I wanted to be a big trader.
The big traders on the floor were respected and all of the new traders, like me, wanted to be like them. I thought the path to success was based on trading huge positions. I figured that dazzling swings in equity were just part...
To add insult to injury, your losing trades were done with more contracts than your winning trades.
All too often when we increase our trading size, we unconsciously alter our trading from the creative, effective trading at smaller size to ham-handed, tentative...
What an amazing experience!
Last week, we shot a three-part video series on learning to trade sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. I read my script from a teleprompter, was filmed on two cameras while wearing makeup. The entire video was taped in a studio in front of an infinity...
The vast majority of traders never try to understand the markets.
Instead, most traders search for tactics that "work".
When I was in the proprietary trading...