Sam Sonntag

Sam began trading the markets in 1998.  Over the last 18 years he has gained valuable experience trading many products in his own accounts and those he has managed for others.  Weather trading stocks, options, futures or forex Sam believes anyone can manage their own money by mastering a few basic trading principles and by putting in the time to learn.

Sam has been a personal investment coach for nearly 12 years and has taught live and online events to thousands of traders throughout the country.  Sam has a passion for helping new and struggling traders on a one-on-one basis to develop an approach to the markets that is consistent and repeatable with a strong focus on trading psychology, risk management and trading routines.

Sam’s trading approach is heavily rooted in technical analysis. He earned his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation in 2009.  The CMT designation is awarded to those who pass three levels of testing to show competence in the field of technical analysis.  Sam focuses his trading in stocks, options and futures

Brian Latta

Mr. Latta started trading in 2000. After receiving personal one-on-one mentoring, he transitioned to a full-time trading coach and professional trader in 2002. Since the transition, he has trained almost 2500 traders to develop their own clearly defined consistently profitable trading plans in the Forex, Stock, Options and Futures markets focusing on adapting existing or developing new trading plans to suit the unique personal objectives or goals of each trader individually.

Mr. Latta has developed 3 unique trading systems from short term day trading for income to long term swing trading for capital gain and helped 4 traders around the world to start their own private investment institutions.

Mr. Latta adapted a unique approach to trading psychology he calls “Inside the Trader’s Mind” based on the latest research from neuro-finance studies to help traders master the destructive behavior often associated with learning to trade for a living. He also authored “The Book on Trading – The Secret Language of the Markets” in 2008 (pdf) to help traders better understand the requirements and next step ahead of them in writing a simple 100% objective trading plan and proving it to be consistently profitable.

Hal Lewis

Hal Lewis has been involved in the Investment Industry since his introduction in 1983 to Investments at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Finance and also a degree in Management from the University of Utah in 1985.

Mr. Lewis has been a successful and active trader for over 29 years in stocks, stock options, commodities and futures markets. He is also a successful Forex trader. Hal loves educating and helping his students because he wants them to succeed in their investing goals. He knows the importance of having a system to follow and also determining the expectancy of the system along with a risk management plan. Most investors and traders are unaware of the importance of both of these concepts in determining their investment success. Hal looks forward to mentoring you during your investing journey.

Neal Craythorn

Neal Craythorn started trading forex in early 2004. Within a year he started sharing his passion for the forex market with others. He now has over 9 years experience in training and coaching within this market.

He has 8 years of experience teaching end users of a data feed company to use their proprietary software and charting tools to trade in the stock market.

He has two Associates of Science degrees. The first is in Computer Information Systems and the other in Business Management. His career experience includes 15 years of computer tech support and customer service management for fortune 500 companies. He has developed and taught several focus classes for computer technicians on various applications and methods. He has worked with Dell’s hardware support teams as well as the most novice end users. This diversity is one of his greatest assets as he is able to quickly adjust his teaching to the knowledge level of his students.

Neal’s success in the markets has allowed him to gain a new perspective on life. He loves to help others realize their own potential, to believe in new possibilities, and create and achieve new financial goals they have only dreamed of previously.

He now measures his success based upon the success of his students.

Gordon Scott, CMT

Gordon Scott has been an active investor for nearly twenty years and has coached individuals for more than a decade. He learned the art of day-trading from a personal coach, a former NASDAQ market maker, who taught him an insider’s perspective. From that experience he went on to become a licensed broker, a proprietary day trader and a full-time trader in securities, futures and forex. He began coaching as a way to further his own learning and simultaneously help others. He earned his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, the premier designation in Technical Analysis, awarded by the Market Technicians Association (mta.org) to those who demonstrate an aptitude in analyzing a wide variety of technical studies over different markets.

Gordon has coached over one thousand individual students with account sizes ranging from 4 to 8 figures. He is a master at personalizing the learning experience for coaching students.

Gordon is a published author. He co-authored the book “Invest to Win,” with Toni Turner. The book was published by McGraw-Hill in January of 2013 and is available on amazon.com or at major bookstores.

When he is not trading or discussing the trading with coaching students, Gordon currently serves as the Managing Director of the CMT program for the Market Technician’s Association. In former career work he developed curricula for investor and trading education in all asset classes. He holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology and worked for IBM for 10 years developing instructional material and business process refinement. He also served as an adjunct faculty member of BYU’s Organizational Strategy and Leadership department.

He currently resides in New York and actively contributes to such sites as gainsmaster.com, marketwatch.com, forbes.com and communities.scottrade.com/blogs.

Jerry Maass

Jerry Maass has a Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of Utah with a composite major in Accounting and minor in Economics. Graduate work at Utah State University in Marketing and Marketing Psychology. Authored: Training manuals for use by marketing teachers in public schools. Authored: A Real Estate textbook designed to train real estate sales people. Was certified by the State of Utah as a Real Estate Instructor; preparing students for their real estate exams. Owned and operated a Real Estate Brokerage as well as a Piper Aviation Flight Training Center. Holder of two Airline Transport Pilot Certificates and is a Gold Seal Flight Instructor. Jerry worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as aircraft pilot written test and airplane flight test examiner. Former corporate officer, and/or member of the board of directors of several corporations dealing in research, development and the design of graphite pre prig machines as well as futuristic military weapons. He was an Adjunct Professor at Utah Valley University where he served as a course manager in their aviation department. Additionally, he worked for Bank of America in their trust department specializing in Convertible Debentures.

He has been involved in currency trading for 11 years. He became acquainted with Elliott Wave International 10 years ago and was immediately fascinated by their philosophy. He has taken on-line training and attended three live training seminars preparatory for wave analysis. Formed an association of local traders who meet regularly on a weekly basis to discuss, analyze and share information relative to taking trades using the Elliott Wave as a model for determining trade quality. He has received additional training from BeaconLG coaching mentors, preparatory to passing the challenging tests required by Elliott Wave International prior to being allowed to teach their material. He specializes in currency trading; however, he has recently been branching out into other trading markets as well. Jerry is currently studying for the Securities Exchange Commissions Series 3 exam.

Janet Robins

Janet Robins worked as an accountant / financial controller in the software and homebuilding industries for 25 years. In 2004 she was introduced to the Forex market by a “friend”. How hard could it be? The market only goes 3 ways – up, down or sideways. Or at least, that was her initial thought. In a relatively short period of time, she soon realized it wasn’t that simple. Repeated attempts to find the “Holy Grail” failed. If the standard technical indicators worked by themselves, then why were so many of the traders she knew losing money Surprised at how badly so many of the trading advisors seemed to be doing, and how poorly the canned systems worked, the accountant side of her brain (aka left-brain) took over. Knowing there was huge potential in the financial markets, she became determined to learn the “how and why”. She began taking numerous training courses to expand her trading skills, including studying the Elliott Wave Principle. She became involved with the Salt Lake City Trading Club handling administrative duties, knowing that association with others wanting to learn the same skills would be beneficial. She later helped form and run a small local non-formal trading group, focusing on helping people develop their trading skills, the importance of trading psychology and money management. Helping others to become more successful traders has been one of the most rewarding aspects of this journey. That wonderfully boring, left-brain function of focusing on logical thinking, analysis and accuracy has paid off. The study of Elliott Wave patterns has led to a better and more profitable understanding of what the markets are likely to do next (or sometimes more importantly, what the markets will not do next). Trading requires commitment in order to be successful. Elliott Wave is a rule based system that enforces behavior and compliance. Janet recently passed very rigorous Elliot Wave testing to become certified to teach Elliott Wave Analysis to traders.

David Nielsen

David retired after 30 years in the Transportation business. He has always had an entrepreneurial desire, owning several successful small businesses, including geological sampling and analysis to operating a convenience store.

He was wary of sending money to large firms and then seeing no accountability or knowledge of how it was being invested. He made a few small equities purchases, following advice and rumors with mixed results; he found that this was not a good way to trade.

He was invited ten years ago to join the Salt Lake City Trading Club and was introduced to the Elliott Wave Principle a few months later. He felt an immediate affinity with this basis of methodology and the natural laws it is founded on. He could see the wide application of this principle in socioeconomics and human behavior as well as the natural world. David has since found great success using Elliott Wave patterns to trade successfully in the market.

David has an AAS degree in Automated Systems graduating with honors. He has attended many all day and multi-day seminars by Elliott Wave professionals, as well as other industry experts in market analysis. David has also spent many hours doing on-line training and follow-up webinars to the day trainings.

David enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion of Elliott Wave Principle with others. He is always working to improve himself and those around him. He has been married 37 years, has 4 children and 3 grandchildren . He especially enjoys youth and seeing anyone achieve their potential.

Scott Beck

Scott began his career in 1999 working on the trading desk for one of the largest online brokers in the country. As a Series 7 and 63 registered representative he was able to gain a strong understanding of how the markets work from a logistical and operational perspective. It was also in 1999 that he began trading and investing in his own accounts, sparking a strong desire to study and learn as much about the markets and how to trade them as possible. Since that time he has actively traded in various markets, gaining experience trading in stocks, options, futures, and currencies. He left the brokerage industry in 2003 to take a position as a trading coach, and has been working in the investment education industry ever since. Over the past thirteen years he has taught thousands of students successful trading principles and strategies.

Scott believes that regardless of what markets, instruments, or strategies one might trade, achieving success ultimately depends on three core factors: Trading plan development, money management, and trading psychology. He has spent thousands of hours studying and researching these aspects of trading and still gets excited when he is able to help aspiring traders realize how important they are, and what a difference they can make in becoming the type of trader who consistently generates profits.

He also has a strong background in technical analysis, having passed the first level of the Charted Market Technician certification.

Jared Johnson

Jared began his career in the financial markets in early 2000 starting with futures and options. After seeing the earning potential of trading E-minis and other instruments he began to get heavily interested in the relatively new, at the time, foreign exchange market. Jared has worked with large financial firms on the east coast and gained experience from some of the biggest players in the market. He now has extensive knowledge in stocks, forex, futures, options, among others. He has worked with countless traders since the beginning of his career in both group and one on one settings. He’s helped thousands of traders improve their skills in the markets and achieve their financial goals whether part time or full time traders.

Over the last several years Jared has run investment groups, authored financial and trading blogs and hosted countless training seminars to groups of traders at all skill levels. He has also co-managed multiple investment funds as well as provided technical and fundamental analysis for investment managers. Jared has extensive experience in technical analysis, candlestick charting and is a strong believer of the importance of trading psychology.

Jared enjoys the experience and opportunities of being a full time trader and looks forward to continuing down this career path for many years to come. He enjoys sharing his experience with those on the same journey of learning and earning from the financial markets.

Wayne Montierth

Wayne was introduced to trading by a rocket scientist. This rocket scientist figured that principles that allowed missiles to track targets would be applicable to tracking price movements, and began studying the available knowledge on technical analysis. He passed on to Wayne the methodologies and principles that proved to be reliable, and mentored Wayne on trading in the futures market.

A natural analyst, Wayne became passionate about trading and chart analysis. Over almost 20 years in the construction industry, some of it owning his own business, Wayne traded and studied technical analysis as much as he could. When his brother became frustrated with his own stock trading experience, Wayne stepped in and helped him apply the same technical principles to the stock market. After experiencing the leverage advantages of the futures markets, Wayne soon started learning about and trading options and forex.

One of Wayne’s other passions is weight training, and has over 25 years of experience as a personal trainer, including experience teaching at the high school and college level . He has extensive knowledge of physiological systems and movement, and has published articles in National publications. Wayne found significant similarities between the movement of price and human movement, and has used his expertise in both disciplines to make him better at practicing and teaching both.

After leaving the construction industry, Wayne’s teaching and trading skills were put to work in the investment education business for over 12 years, educating thousands of students. He is a perpetual student of technical analysis and earned his Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation awarded by the Market Technicians Association.

Wayne is a true believer in technical analysis from a statistical perspective. From the rocket scientist he learned to trade a written plan that establishes consistency with principles that give you a definitive edge. Those principles are well adapted to successfully trade stocks, options, forex and futures, and Wayne brings a passion to trading and teaching others what was generously taught to him.

John E. Erard

John’s business career has centered on the investments business—first on the sell-side and later on the buy-side, which he has always preferred, and he has over 30 years of personal investment experience. A friend’s terminal illness brought him and his wife to Santa Fe, New Mexico five years ago at which time he retired and became a full time trader.

John’s search for a methodology that would enable him to understand the meaning of real time price movement, in any market, and help him make trading decisions based upon those price changes, ultimately led him to the Elliott Wave Principle.

His realization that the Wave Principle provides a logical framework for limiting the number of future market movement possibilities and assembling those remaining in order of probability, plus its inherent flexibility in working side-by-side with other methodologies, like Median Line Theory, led him to become a Certified Elliott Wave Analyst.

His satisfaction with the results and a desire to share this complex but powerful deductive market analysis tool with others, led him to become a BLG Elliott Wave coach.

John’s analysis and trading is focused on the futures markets—primarily the softs, grains, bonds, currencies, and US equities. He analyzes these, and other key markets, on a daily basis and trades them on both a day timeframe as well as a swing timeframe.

He has served in various senior roles at financial service firms including 18 years at a $100+ billion asset management firm where he was a Partner and Director of Training. He earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation (AIF) and the Certified Investment Management Analysts designation (CIMA) from the Investment Management Consultants Association and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. He subsequently let both of those designations lapse in order to become solely focused on trading related activities.

John was born and raised in Mexico City. He immigrated to the US and is now a proud citizen. He has travelled extensively including having lived in Mumbai, India and fluently speaks, writes, and reads Spanish and English.