John has over 40 years experience at major U.S. Brokerage firms as Manager and Director of various International Divisions and is the founder of his own trading and brokerage firms.
Over the years John
has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of investments and trading.
He was also a floor trader at the Commodity Exchange in New York
John started his career in 1959 at the New York Stock Exchange but was soon recruited by Hayden, Stone & Co., a 100 year old stock and commodities firm.
He worked his way up to Manager of their International division with 16 foreign branches and over 35 salesmen.
gained expertise in stocks, bonds, and commodities.
When the firm was merged into Shearson in 1969, John left and joined Shields & Co., another old line brokerage firm as a Vice-President in the International division managing the U.S. business of a Swiss Mutual Fund in securities.
He later became the futures arbitrage trader at Commodity International and set up the arbitrage between Beirut, London, and New York in soft commodities.
In 1982 he became a floor broker at the New York Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange.
He was offered an opportunity to create and manage an International Commodities Services Department at Loeb, Rhoades & Co. and was instrumental in bringing together the firms business with the newly acquired Hornblower firm and ran the combined futures operation until it was sold.
He then joined Jesup & Lamont and created their Commodity Department as its Director.
In 1985 he formed Omnivest International and developed a substantial business.
New York business in 1994, transferred his
salesmen and clients and moved to the West Coast where he
started writing a Weekly Market Letter.
Some of his former clients finally managed to convince him to start another brokerage firm and he formed Acuvest in 1999.
clients the benefits of his
experience in the technical and strategic aspects of futures and options trading.
's accounts are carried by major futures clearing firms.
contacts worldwide John
is developing Acuvest
into an internationally recognized brokerage firm.