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Moderators

Meet the team of traders who run the chat room.

Nathan Michaud

Momentum Trader
Nate originally founded the Investors Underground community in 2008 with the goal of creating the top trading service on the web. This service, fueled by Nate's 10+ years experience trading equities (both Nasdaq and OTC), has become a "must follow" in the trading community. Nate is well known for his unique ability to read points of inflection & exhaustion in momo stocks, making him a "go-to" guy in the world of day trading.
MomentumSwing
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Cam

Momentum Trader
Cam first entered the world of trading in 2010 when he joined Investors Underground as a subscriber. He now has 8 years of trading under his belt, and found his niche catalyst-trading tech and pharma stocks on the short side. Cam splits his time between trading, managing the IU team, and creating content for members and people interested in the trading community.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
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Michele

Swing Trader
Michele has been a full time trader since 2001. Her style includes both day and swing trades, with an emphasis on swing trading. Michele runs the swing trade chat room at Investors Underground where she provides swing trading watch lists & monthly webinars. IU members have found Michele’s commentary to be invaluable, helping them understand longer term perspectives in the markets. In 2012, Michele started blogging her trade ideas and setups on her blog Trade on the Fly as well as sharing some stories on rural life in Montana.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
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Emil

Momentum Trader
Emil started trading in 2000 as a swing trader, looking at both technicals and fundamentals. He used his technical charting experience to develop intraday strategies, with varying success. . After many years of trading in solitude and fine tuning his own style, he found the IU community (2011) which was the first step into the right direction and helping him achieve consistency in trading. Now, he is still trading in IU actively and learning new things every day.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
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Cody

Momentum Trader
Cody has been a full time day trader since early 2015 and has actively been a trader in the markets since 2010. He has trading nearly everything offered in the markets, stocks, options, futures, forex, penny stocks, you name it he has traded it. Since those first years of trading he learned his lessons blowing up several account until finally gaining traction in early 2013 when he found that his niche was finding momentum before hit happens on the long side. Cody actively trades many securities on a daily basis with a 90/10 long/short strategy.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Dante

Momentum Trader
Dante has been actively day trading for almost 6 years now, and quit his job as a financial analyst at a small consulting firm to trade full time in October of 2015. He's always been drawn to high volatility momentum stocks, and IU really helped him navigate those waters. Between 2011-2014 he blew up multiple accounts learning everything the hard way, then finally found traction in late 2014 with a focus on small cap short selling. Dante is a research-oriented fundamental trader, focused on reading tape, price, and volume. He is primarily looking for bigger picture moves rather than scalping. Dante strictly trades Nasdaq momentum names. His strategy is almost entirely short-biased, roughly 5/95 long/short strategy.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Tyler

Momentum Trader
Tyler has been a full time trader for 10+ years, and is an old friend of Nate’s, growing up in the same town and sharing similar interests. He had a lot of success in the OTC world when starting out, and has successfully transitioned his strategies to nasdaq, now thats where the action is. He has been a member of IU since day 1, and has been helping on the IU team for 5+ years. He splits his time between trading and helping new IU members with their learning curve.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Phil

Momentum Trader
Phil started trading in college to make a little extra money. After a couple years of studying charts, Phil opened a small account during his sophomore year. He lost the money and repeated the process junior year. By senior year, Phil was starting to understand chart patterns better and started learning how to short stocks. By the end of senior year, Phil grew his small account exponentially by focusing on shorting parabolic moves. Now, Phil continues to profit while using his strategy successfully in the Investors Underground chat room.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Eric

Momentum Trader
Eric Wood discovered the world of trading during the dot com boom, but was focused more on real estate investments. After several years, Eric wanted to find new opportunities and began trading penny stocks. Although Eric did not have much structure to his strategy (self-admittedly), he saw great success in the market which led him to start polishing his strategy of shorting "pump and dump" stocks. Eric joined the Investors Underground chat room in hopes of finding the tools he needed to broaden his trading style. After just 2 weeks, he knew he found something special after seeing Nate's consistently profitable trading. Now, Eric continues to profit from his short-biased strategy while moderating the Investors Underground momentum room.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Josh

Momentum Trader
Josh Cherniack graduated with honors from CU Boulder. After graduation, he got his first real exposure to the markets as a junior analyst at Point 72 Capital where he worked under a portfolio manager with 100 million in capital. He later joined his father at a prop trading firm, Goose Hill LLC, which was spun off from First New York Securities. Josh has also worked in sales, holding a position at Iason where he sold data systems to bulge bracket bangs specializing in swaps. For the past four years, Josh has been a full-time day trader focused on trading large cap stocks. He has been trading at Investors Underground since 2015.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Nathan Michaud

Momentum Trader
Nate originally founded the Investors Underground community in 2008 with the goal of creating the top trading service on the web. This service, fueled by Nate's 10+ years experience trading equities (both Nasdaq and OTC), has become a "must follow" in the trading community. Nate is well known for his unique ability to read points of inflection & exhaustion in momo stocks, making him a "go-to" guy in the world of day trading.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Cam

Momentum Trader
Cam first entered the world of trading in 2010 when he joined Investors Underground as a subscriber. He now has 8 years of trading under his belt, and found his niche catalyst-trading tech and pharma stocks on the short side. Cam splits his time between trading, managing the IU team, and creating content for members and people interested in the trading community.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Michele

Swing Trader
Michele has been a full time trader since 2001. Her style includes both day and swing trades, with an emphasis on swing trading. Michele runs the swing trade chat room at Investors Underground where she provides swing trading watch lists & monthly webinars. IU members have found Michele’s commentary to be invaluable, helping them understand longer term perspectives in the markets. In 2012, Michele started blogging her trade ideas and setups on her blog Trade on the Fly as well as sharing some stories on rural life in Montana.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Emil

Momentum Trader
Emil started trading in 2000 as a swing trader, looking at both technicals and fundamentals. He used his technical charting experience to develop intraday strategies, with varying success. . After many years of trading in solitude and fine tuning his own style, he found the IU community (2011) which was the first step into the right direction and helping him achieve consistency in trading. Now, he is still trading in IU actively and learning new things every day.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Cody

Momentum Trader
Cody has been a full time day trader since early 2015 and has actively been a trader in the markets since 2010. He has trading nearly everything offered in the markets, stocks, options, futures, forex, penny stocks, you name it he has traded it. Since those first years of trading he learned his lessons blowing up several account until finally gaining traction in early 2013 when he found that his niche was finding momentum before hit happens on the long side. Cody actively trades many securities on a daily basis with a 90/10 long/short strategy.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Dante

Momentum Trader
Dante has been actively day trading for almost 6 years now, and quit his job as a financial analyst at a small consulting firm to trade full time in October of 2015. He's always been drawn to high volatility momentum stocks, and IU really helped him navigate those waters. Between 2011-2014 he blew up multiple accounts learning everything the hard way, then finally found traction in late 2014 with a focus on small cap short selling. Dante is a research-oriented fundamental trader, focused on reading tape, price, and volume. He is primarily looking for bigger picture moves rather than scalping. Dante strictly trades Nasdaq momentum names. His strategy is almost entirely short-biased, roughly 5/95 long/short strategy.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Tyler

Momentum Trader
Tyler has been a full time trader for 10+ years, and is an old friend of Nate’s, growing up in the same town and sharing similar interests. He had a lot of success in the OTC world when starting out, and has successfully transitioned his strategies to nasdaq, now thats where the action is. He has been a member of IU since day 1, and has been helping on the IU team for 5+ years. He splits his time between trading and helping new IU members with their learning curve.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Phil

Momentum Trader
Phil started trading in college to make a little extra money. After a couple years of studying charts, Phil opened a small account during his sophomore year. He lost the money and repeated the process junior year. By senior year, Phil was starting to understand chart patterns better and started learning how to short stocks. By the end of senior year, Phil grew his small account exponentially by focusing on shorting parabolic moves. Now, Phil continues to profit while using his strategy successfully in the Investors Underground chat room.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Eric

Momentum Trader
Eric Wood discovered the world of trading during the dot com boom, but was focused more on real estate investments. After several years, Eric wanted to find new opportunities and began trading penny stocks. Although Eric did not have much structure to his strategy (self-admittedly), he saw great success in the market which led him to start polishing his strategy of shorting "pump and dump" stocks. Eric joined the Investors Underground chat room in hopes of finding the tools he needed to broaden his trading style. After just 2 weeks, he knew he found something special after seeing Nate's consistently profitable trading. Now, Eric continues to profit from his short-biased strategy while moderating the Investors Underground momentum room.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Josh

Momentum Trader
Josh Cherniack graduated with honors from CU Boulder. After graduation, he got his first real exposure to the markets as a junior analyst at Point 72 Capital where he worked under a portfolio manager with 100 million in capital. He later joined his father at a prop trading firm, Goose Hill LLC, which was spun off from First New York Securities. Josh has also worked in sales, holding a position at Iason where he sold data systems to bulge bracket bangs specializing in swaps. For the past four years, Josh has been a full-time day trader focused on trading large cap stocks. He has been trading at Investors Underground since 2015.
MomentumSwing
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Key Members

A special thanks to our key members for their contributions.

Gregg

Short Seller
Mr. Sciabica has been a very successful independent stock trader since 1999. He is well known in the trading community and has earned an exceptional reputation for his research and trading skill. During his career he has founded and managed hedge funds and a commodity pool. While he continues to devote the majority of his time to trading, he now also works with and mentors other traders. He is also an investor in several businesses.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

George

Momentum Trader
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Jim

Momentum Trader
Jim has always been an ambitious businessman. By the age of 33, Jim was running two businesses and owned a few rental properties. After achieving success in the business world, Jim wanted to find a flexible opportunity that allowed him to spend more time with his family. With no financial experience, Jim turned to the stock market. 20 years later, Jim has found success in both his family life and financial life. Jim has spent more time with his family than any husband and father can imagine, all while trading on his own schedule. Jim has been a member of Investors Underground since 2014, where he primarily trades long cap stocks on an intraday basis. He stresses the importance of common sense, simplicity, and discipline.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Tim Grittani

Momentum Trader
Tim first became interested in trading while he was still in college pursuing a finance degree. He opened small accounts a few times without having much luck in the market. Eventually, Tim started studying vigorously and developed a niche strategy to focus on. This strategy, initially focused around penny stocks, helped Grittani impressively propel his small account by the age of 24. Tim now trades NASDAQ's alongside the Investors Underground team and continues to impress the trading world with his trading style.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Tom

Momentum Trader
Mr. Kelly served as a licensed investment advisor at Lehman Brothers and Dean Witter Reynolds between 1989 and 1996. Since 1996, Mr. Kelly has been a successful independent equities trader. Mr. Kelly is also well established in the business world. He owns Tequila Ranch in Hollywood, FL and Chayo Mexican Kitchen in Las Vegas, NV.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Tanner

Momentum Trader
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Derrick

Momentum Trader
Derrick initially began trading in late 2008 after being inspired by a mention of stocks on TV. After struggling to find the right trading style with other services, Derrick joined Investors Underground in 2012 and instantly found his place in the community. Derrick became a successful trader and well known name in the trading community at the young age of 23. Derrick's style consists of focusing on short-term day trades with the occasional swing.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Brandon

Momentum Trader
Brandon initially became interested in the stock market after seeing his grandfather analyzing financial reports and planning investments. Brandon started trading casually and focused mostly on OTC's in the Investors Underground chat room. Eventually he began to experiment with NASDAQ's in January of 2013 and began seeing massive success after the release of Investors Live's Textbook Trading DVD. Now, Brandon is a consistently profitable trader and moderator in the Investors Underground chat room.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Sean

Momentum Trader
Sean has been part of the IU team for 3+ years and focuses on helping new members find their feet in the IU community - He’s proven himself as a great resource for people who are starting out and looking for direction and assistance in the sometimes complicated world of trading

Sandro

Swing Trader
Sandro initially became interested in the stock market after moving from Switzerland to Los Angeles in 2004. After saving up some money, Sandro started investing in biotech stocks, but soon found that the slow growth of these stocks wouldn't fulfill his needs. Soon after, Sandro found Investors Underground and began developing the strategy that he utilizes today. Since then, Splendores has grown his account exponentially by focusing on short-biased swing trades. After seeing the profitability and sustainability of his trading strategy, Splendores started trading full-time and continues to do so today.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Veritas

Momentum Trader
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Mark

Momentum Trader
Started in the Financial Industry 29 yrs ago on Wallstreet.  Worked on the sellside servicing hedge funds from all sizes and on the buyside running a $150M book. He has a deep knowledge of the inner workings on analysts upgrades/downgrades, deal flow on syndicate and 2ndry offerings.and what some of the largest hedge funds are doing daily mostly on the healthcare and technology side. T-530 has been a IU member for 6+ years and frequents the room daily and posts all his market intelligence before the news circulates amongst the trading desks and major news outlets. T-530 trades actively both ways , long and short (equally) and uses options. He is a newbie at the Traders4cause Event and looks forward to being at any/all events. T-530 is always open for questions at any time and will respond after 4pm.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

d4ytrad3

Momentum Trader

D4ytrad3 has been an Active trader in the markets since 2003. Having actively participated in Equity, Option, and FX markets, he draws upon his vast experience of over 500,000+ trades to continually gain insight into the ever-evolving markets.

MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Shane

Momentum Trader
Shane has been trading the markets for 20 years.  He started out as a momentum/technical trader and has evolved into a news-based trader.  Shane has been a member of IU for 6+ years now. The majority of his trading is done in the small to mid-cap Biotech sector.  Shane's strategy has been refined over the years and he recommends never adding to a losing position if you want to avoid large losses. Shane values sharing headlines quickly with the room, and posting biotech trades around news/clinical trials/FDA events.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Max

Technology Director
Max aka DayRanger joined the Investors Underground community as a customer on day one, around 10 years ago !. . He is now head of technology of the IU team, ensuring that the IU website / chartooms run smoothly
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Gregg

Short Seller
Mr. Sciabica has been a very successful independent stock trader since 1999. He is well known in the trading community and has earned an exceptional reputation for his research and trading skill. During his career he has founded and managed hedge funds and a commodity pool. While he continues to devote the majority of his time to trading, he now also works with and mentors other traders. He is also an investor in several businesses.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

George

Momentum Trader
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Jim

Momentum Trader
Jim has always been an ambitious businessman. By the age of 33, Jim was running two businesses and owned a few rental properties. After achieving success in the business world, Jim wanted to find a flexible opportunity that allowed him to spend more time with his family. With no financial experience, Jim turned to the stock market. 20 years later, Jim has found success in both his family life and financial life. Jim has spent more time with his family than any husband and father can imagine, all while trading on his own schedule. Jim has been a member of Investors Underground since 2014, where he primarily trades long cap stocks on an intraday basis. He stresses the importance of common sense, simplicity, and discipline.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Tim Grittani

Momentum Trader
Tim first became interested in trading while he was still in college pursuing a finance degree. He opened small accounts a few times without having much luck in the market. Eventually, Tim started studying vigorously and developed a niche strategy to focus on. This strategy, initially focused around penny stocks, helped Grittani impressively propel his small account by the age of 24. Tim now trades NASDAQ's alongside the Investors Underground team and continues to impress the trading world with his trading style.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Tom

Momentum Trader
Mr. Kelly served as a licensed investment advisor at Lehman Brothers and Dean Witter Reynolds between 1989 and 1996. Since 1996, Mr. Kelly has been a successful independent equities trader. Mr. Kelly is also well established in the business world. He owns Tequila Ranch in Hollywood, FL and Chayo Mexican Kitchen in Las Vegas, NV.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Tanner

Momentum Trader
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Derrick

Momentum Trader
Derrick initially began trading in late 2008 after being inspired by a mention of stocks on TV. After struggling to find the right trading style with other services, Derrick joined Investors Underground in 2012 and instantly found his place in the community. Derrick became a successful trader and well known name in the trading community at the young age of 23. Derrick's style consists of focusing on short-term day trades with the occasional swing.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Brandon

Momentum Trader
Brandon initially became interested in the stock market after seeing his grandfather analyzing financial reports and planning investments. Brandon started trading casually and focused mostly on OTC's in the Investors Underground chat room. Eventually he began to experiment with NASDAQ's in January of 2013 and began seeing massive success after the release of Investors Live's Textbook Trading DVD. Now, Brandon is a consistently profitable trader and moderator in the Investors Underground chat room.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Sean

Momentum Trader
Sean has been part of the IU team for 3+ years and focuses on helping new members find their feet in the IU community - He’s proven himself as a great resource for people who are starting out and looking for direction and assistance in the sometimes complicated world of trading

Sandro

Swing Trader
Sandro initially became interested in the stock market after moving from Switzerland to Los Angeles in 2004. After saving up some money, Sandro started investing in biotech stocks, but soon found that the slow growth of these stocks wouldn't fulfill his needs. Soon after, Sandro found Investors Underground and began developing the strategy that he utilizes today. Since then, Splendores has grown his account exponentially by focusing on short-biased swing trades. After seeing the profitability and sustainability of his trading strategy, Splendores started trading full-time and continues to do so today.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Veritas

Momentum Trader
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Mark

Momentum Trader
Started in the Financial Industry 29 yrs ago on Wallstreet.  Worked on the sellside servicing hedge funds from all sizes and on the buyside running a $150M book. He has a deep knowledge of the inner workings on analysts upgrades/downgrades, deal flow on syndicate and 2ndry offerings.and what some of the largest hedge funds are doing daily mostly on the healthcare and technology side. T-530 has been a IU member for 6+ years and frequents the room daily and posts all his market intelligence before the news circulates amongst the trading desks and major news outlets. T-530 trades actively both ways , long and short (equally) and uses options. He is a newbie at the Traders4cause Event and looks forward to being at any/all events. T-530 is always open for questions at any time and will respond after 4pm.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

d4ytrad3

Momentum Trader

D4ytrad3 has been an Active trader in the markets since 2003. Having actively participated in Equity, Option, and FX markets, he draws upon his vast experience of over 500,000+ trades to continually gain insight into the ever-evolving markets.

MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Shane

Momentum Trader
Shane has been trading the markets for 20 years.  He started out as a momentum/technical trader and has evolved into a news-based trader.  Shane has been a member of IU for 6+ years now. The majority of his trading is done in the small to mid-cap Biotech sector.  Shane's strategy has been refined over the years and he recommends never adding to a losing position if you want to avoid large losses. Shane values sharing headlines quickly with the room, and posting biotech trades around news/clinical trials/FDA events.
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Max

Technology Director
Max aka DayRanger joined the Investors Underground community as a customer on day one, around 10 years ago !. . He is now head of technology of the IU team, ensuring that the IU website / chartooms run smoothly
MomentumSwing
Large CapSmall Cap
LongShort

Rising Talent

Follow the journeys of some of our rising talent.

Marx is a philosophy PhD student who recently took a leave of absence to trade full-time. He originally got into trading to supplement his income, but is now reconsidering his career path – and having a traditional “career” at all – after making 3,700% returns in the last 18 months.

He likes to swing trade OTCs because of how cleanly they chart and how easy it is to read level 2. He plays exclusively on the long side (for now). In particular, he likes swinging marijuana stocks into easily anticipated catalysts. Since those only come around every so often and may not always work, he’s currently branching out to (and paying market tuition on) options trading.

He is a proud member of IU. He uses it as a scanner, idea-generator, and as a way to understand different trading strategies. The latter helps not just to expand his playbook but to understand whether, when, and why his own plays will succeed or fail. Perhaps most importantly, he comes to IU for the camaraderie. Trading can be a lonely endeavor; having a community of friends to help process everything and hold him accountable has been crucial to his success and psyche.

Amp was introduced to the stock market back in his senior year of high school (2009-2010)  and was instantly hooked. Saving up the funds needed to open an account was difficult, so he decided to paper trade while simultaneously learning, to stay involved and up to date with market conditions.

Veteran IU resident Elkwood took Amp under his wing, showing him the ropes and becoming his mentor - Amp’s trajectory of success is a great case study to watch, giving onlookers an insight into the value of the right tuition / experience / guidance.

Amp quit his job as a Marine construction worker to begin day trading in December 2016, and trades side by side with Elk everyday.

Amp focuses on technicals when trading intraday, but is also learning about fundamentals & how to read filings to help form a basis of the stocks he chooses to trade.

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