As a veteran in the financial industry and primary education provider for E*TRADE, Rick Swope has presented in hundreds of seminars across the U.S. and around the world. His expertise includes technical analysis, market strategy and risk management. Rick has presented with some of the top financial exchanges including the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ OMX. Rick created the first market technical analysis consulting team for a financial firm with $1 trillion in client assets. He has extensive media experience including a regional PBS weekly show, a national PBS pledge program and numerous radio and television appearances. He is the principal author of the Amazon bestseller, Five Points for Trading Success (Wiley, 2007). Rick has the ability to present trading, investing and financial topics with humor and energy – suitable for a financial and non-financial audiences alike.
Shawn Howell is an accomplished speaker, trader, author, and educator, having presented to hundreds of audiences around the world. He is a CBOE Master Instructor and serves as the primary educator for E-Trade. Shawn regularly presents with the CBOE, NYSE, the Options Industry Council, and many other industry icons. As an expert in the use of various financial instruments, Shawn teaches skill based technical trading strategies designed to consistently outperform the market while mitigating risk. Over the past two decades, he has held executive positions with some of the financial industry’s leading brokerage and training firms. Shawn’s style of presenting and educating incorporates entertaining and enlightening “real world” stories and examples to teach the audience seemingly complex concepts in a way audiences at all levels can absorb. He is the co-author of Trading By Numbers (Wiley, 2012) and co-founder of a successful consulting firm specializing in retail and corporate investment education.