Investors Underground Moderators


Nathan Michaud

Momentum Chat Moderator

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. Nate is the head moderator of the Investors Underground chat room and creator of  the Textbook Trading and Tandem Trader DVD's.

Cam B

Momentum Chat Moderator

Cam first entered the world of trading in 2010 when he joined Investors Underground as a subscriber. He now has 5 years of trading experience and plays a large role in the operation of Investors Underground. Cam is an active trader and trading education advocate who splits his time between trading stocks and creating educational content for members of the I.U. community. Cam co-created the Tandem Trader and Textbook Trading courses with Nathan Michaud.




Swing Chat Moderator

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. 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.



Momentum Chat Moderator

Emil stared trading in 2000 on the European market as a swing trader. He grew his portfolio significantly by 2007 through the use of his buy and hold strategy. Unfortunately, Emil lost 80% of his capital by 2009 due to a lack of discipline and his failure to adapt to new market conditions. Emil attempted to utilize different strategies multiple times before getting consistent. He joined Investors Underground and began learning the strategy he uses today (mostly shorting extended charts.) During the past few years Emil fine-tuned his strategies and now profits consistently as a career day trader.


Cody (@OddStockTrader)

Momentum Chat Moderator

Cody (Oddstocktrader) 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. Cody has been the “New Members” Moderator here at IU since Late 2015. Cody uses Speedtrader Pro, Scottrade, E-Trade and Vanguard for brokers.


Alex (@AT09_trader)

Momentum Chat Moderator

Alex is a 22 year old small cap day trader who specializes in short selling. Since early 2014 he has been grinding and trying to perfect his niche. When he started he would only trade on the long side, but didn't start to find success until he joined IU and discovered what short selling was. His biggest strengths are that when he takes a giant loss he wont let it get to his head and when he smells opportunity he isn't afraid to trade aggressively and "bet the farm".


Dante (@DGTrading101)

Momentum Chat Moderator

Dante (DGTrading101) 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 smallcap 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.


Sandro (Splendores)

Momentum Chat Moderator

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.



Momentum Chat Moderator

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.


Tim Grittani

Momentum Chat Moderator

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.



Momentum Chat Moderator

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 had his best year in 2014, becoming a 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. He moderates the momo chat room and is destined for great things in 2015.


Eric Wood (elkwood66)

Momentum Chat Moderator

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.


Brandon (crawfish_poboy)

Momentum Chat Moderator

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.