Courtney Smith is well qualified to write the definitive guide to futures spread trading. His rich, lengthy and varied background in many aspects of the investment business is virtually unparalleled among financial authors. He is currently President of Courtney Smith & Co., a company which has provided investment management services for individuals and institutions since 1990.
He is also President and Chief Investment Officer of Pinnacle Capital Strategies, Inc., which manages hedge funds. The flagship fund is the Macro Fund which has built a compound return of over 23% per year for almost five years with virtually no correlation with the stock market or other hedge funds.
Mr. Smith is a world renowned writer and columnist. He writes a weekly column for the worlds most popular financial website, CBSMarketWatch.com. He is the editor of Courtney Smiths Wall Street Winners Newsletter, an investment advisory newsletter with a circulation of over 32,000.
Mr. Smith is the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Commodity Traders Consumer Reports (CTCR). CTCR is the premier tracking service for the futures industry as well as the most prestigious publication for futures trading insights. CTCR has been providing insights to the futures community since 1983.
He was also the Chief Investment Strategist of Orbitex Management. Inc. Orbitex manages and administers over $5 billion in mutual funds and portfolios for institutions and individuals.
Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Financial Services Inc., a $100 million 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.
Mr. Smith was formerly 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 Paine Webber, Inc. Mr. Smith managed client accounts prior to joining Paine Webber.
Mr. Smith is the author of six books, including "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), "Seasonal Charts for Futures Traders," (John Wiley & Sons, 1987), and "Options Strategies" (John Wiley & Sons, 1996). Mr. Smith is also the author of chapters in several books.
Mr. Smith has been a featured speaker at investment conferences throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared many times on such national television shows as Wall Street Journal Report, and Moneyline as well as other shows on CBS, Fox News, Bloomberg, CNN, and CNNfn. He is a featured guest on CNBC.