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About the Author

Mr. Smith is the President of and Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Financial Services, Inc., a futures and stock brokerage firm. Mr. Smith was First Vice President and Treasurer of the New York branch of Banca della Svizzera Italiana (BSI), a Swiss bank. At BSI, Mr. Smith managed mutual funds, client accounts, and was responsible for the trading activities of the New York branch as well as trading and marketing fixed income and foreign exchange derivatives for the entire bank. He was also responsible for the funding and balance sheet of the branch.

Mr. Smith was previously Group Vice President in charge of Financial Derivatives at the French bank Banque Paribas, New York, and was Vice President and a Director of Research and Commercial Services for PaineWebber, Inc. Mr. Smith managed client accounts prior to joining PaineWebber.Author of the following books:

  • Profits Through Seasonal Trading, (John Wiley & Sons, 1980),
  • Commodity Spreads (John Wiley & Sons, 1981 and Traders Press, 1989),
  • How To Make Money In Stock Index Futures (McGraw-Hill, 1985, paperback edition 1988),
  • Seasonal Charts For Futures Traders (John Wiley & Sons, 1987),
  • Option Strategies (John Wiley & Sons, 1987, 2nd Edition 1996).

Mr. Smith is also the author of chapters in several books. Courtney Smith is a 50 year veteran trader with many accomplishments in the trading arena:

  • #1 Mutual Fund Manager
  • #1 Hedge Fund Manager
  • #1 Stock Newsletter
  • #1 Futures Newsletter
  • #1 Bond and gold market timer
  • CEO of two brokerage firms
  • Treasurer of Swiss Bank
  • Head of derivatives trading for major French bank
  • Director of Research for two brokerage firms