Chad grew up on a family farm in Iowa. He raised seed corn, commercial corn, soybeans, and cattle. From an early age, Chad had a talent for numbers, formulas, spreadsheets and computers. Those talents found a place using futures and options, working with his Dad on finding ways to hedge their price risk. His first trade at the age of 14 with his father in May 1987 started over 30 years of active commodity trading as both a hedger and speculator.
Chad was pretty much a one-man band until recently, when Trader PhD added a very familiar face and voice to the team, Delaney Howell. Delaney, as you may have seen or heard elsewhere, is a nationally recognized ag personality and journalist. She has been very active in the media realm keeping her “ear to the ground” about news and events that could impact our commodity markets. She grew up on a row crop and feeder cattle farm in Southeast Iowa, and later went on to pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Agricultural Communications. Delaney joined the Trader PhD team to help launch the business into the future.
WHY THE NAME TRADER PHD?
We believe you don't need to have a PhD to understand how to trade the markets. Here at Trader PhD we strive to provide you the most accurate, unique, and important information in a way that everyone can understand and digest.
We have developed hundreds of trading systems, backtesting market data going back to the 1950s to find patterns and scenarios that make money and reduce risk.
After taking thousands of trades over dozens of markets, you see the worst of what the markets can dish out. Regardless of what happens in the markets, it needs to be handled. Day-in and day-out. That's our edge over most brokers who just don't have the experience of risking their own money on trades on a consistent basis. There's just no replacement for that.
Be prepared for what is ahead in the markets. Follow along as you hear us explain what we're seeing develop, and how to handle it. It's a never-ending task.
Take a trial, and you'll see the difference.
Chad Toyne, Founder and CEO
Brokers work both sides of the coin, selling you trades that are most profitable to them. We're not a broker, we are your adviser and your ally.
We use proprietary algorithms to determine when the best time to hedge, while balancing risk against potential profit.
We don't guess. We follow the system that has proven to historically outperform our competitors.
We backtest our buy and sell system based on market data going back over half a century.
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West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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