Meet Your Instructors

JERREMY NEWSOME

Just a Team Member, Happy to Serve as CEO

Angie said it well. She’s the doer, I guess I am the ‘why’ guy. I am a giant love bug, chatter box and I love trading and teaching, so being a teacher was a perfect role for me! It will be my privilege to teach you all you need to know in order to trade consistently and profitably!

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Favorite Number

I am a total numbers guy! 4, 8, 16 are probably my three favorite numbers.

Best (favorite) trade ever

My first profitable trade. A covered call on AG that expired worthless. I ended up doing it two to three more times before I had my shares called away for a great profit and return. I was so stoked!

Worst (most memorable) trade ever

HA! Too many too choose. So I wrote an article on at least three of them. Enjoy!

Link: 3 Trades I Learned the Most From

Favorite scene from Forrest Gump

This is my third favorite movie. I have so many good memories of watching it. The scene where he says “Lt. Dan said he invested in some fruit company. Said we didn’t have to worry about money no more.” I asked my dad what he meant. That’s where my primary drive and thirst for the stock market comes from. Great movie!

What is your favorite trading strategy?

I love covered called, credit spreads and selling naked options. The word naked makes me smile and it is a great strategy when I teach you how to implement them properly. Tell me something interesting about yourself.

I’ll throw some random facts out there, why not. I love even numbers of ice cubes in my drinks, preferably four.

I love pillows on my bed, the more the better. And not the decorative ones either. Those are pointless.

I used to have a pet garfish named Snap Jaw. I also used to have a pet alligator. I walked him around using a chain for a leash. He escaped one month or so after I found him on the road. He was only a few months old, maybe a foot long.

I love peanut M&M’s, so delicious. I’m a huge chocolate fan and my first car was a 1992 Plymouth Laser.

If you could have lunch with any person (Past or Present) who would it be?

Leonardo DaVinci. I claim him to be the smartest and most innovative person that’s ever lived.

What is the one song you want played when you walk into a party?

This was a really tough one for me. I love music, parties and dancing. Either ‘Play That Funky Music White Boy’ by Wild Cherry, ‘Darude’ by Sandstorm, ‘Separate Ways’ by Journey, or ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen. One of those four!

ANGIE BARBOSA

Chief Operations Officer

You know how in any terrific organization there are the Dreamers (the ‘Why’ people) and there are the Doers (the ‘How’ people)? I am the second. I’m the person behind the scenes gathering information, bringing people together, laying out systems, checking and double checking, and following up to make things happen and make sure they are done well. I’m your point of contact and if I can’t answer your questions I’ll reach out to those who can and get you taken care of. I love trading almost as much as I love connecting with people, and look forward to contributing to your journey.

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Favorite Number

Well, I am beyond passionate about purple and my favorite purple paint is ‘Embassy Purple’ from the Thoroughbred Collection by Ralph Lauren. Its identifying number is RLTH220, so there! My favorite number is 220!

Best (favorite) trade ever

Our first ever Iron Condor and only because it just sounds so amazingly cool! No, the other fun thing was that it was completely accidental. We opened a 30/32.50 BCS Feb exp position on IRM on 2/11/14, and then while searching for another great credit spread saw the 25/22.50 BPS Feb exp position on IRM two days later. We opened the position, looked at the chart again to survey our work, and realized – We’re in an Iron Condor!!!!!

Worst (most memorable) trade ever

Ahhh Google, good ol’ GOOG. In retrospect this was simply a misplaced credit spread (Bear Call) placed too close to price action in a bullish-to-neutral trend, on a stock priced much higher than our buying power dictated we should be trading, without one sliver of regard for the risk. Bad all around, and absolutely the best real life trading lesson a gal could ask for!

What is your favorite trading strategy?

Credit spreads!

Tell me something interesting about yourself.

I think that adding anything to chocolate, like nuts or marshmellows, is pretty much a sin. Except peanut butter; peanut butter just belongs with chocolate.

I once asked a prospective employer during an interview if I’d be permitted to write my notes in purple pen and go barefoot in the office. Loved that job!

My first car was a bright red, 1972 VW Beetle. The stereo didn’t work, so I cruised McHenry Blvd with my cassette tape player on the passenger seat, and in the winter blasted the heater with the windows rolled down. I actually sold that car for $500 more than I paid for it, which has never happened again.

If you could have lunch with any person (Past or Present) who would it be?

God. I’ve got a ton of questions to ask!

What is the one song you want played when you walk into a party?

Montell Jordan’s ‘This Is How We Do It’

Favorite scene from Forrest Gump

The scene when Forrest meets his son for the first time. Oh, and the box of chocolates scene at the bus stop, just because it’s so accurate, right?

JONNY GUARCO

Director of Strategic Partnerships

I’m the guy at RLT putting together partnerships with companies that will help you become a better trader and others that will enrich our lives. It’s all about getting you the best tools the industry can offer at the lowest cost. It’s about leveraging RLT’s strength as an industry leader to get you great deals on stuff! It’s about us!

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Favorite Number

My favorite number is 8. Any way I look at it (∞), I’m infinitely thankful for all the awesome things in my life including the journey we are on at RLT! “The sky’s the limit” when you are a disciplined, educated trader.

Best (favorite) trade ever

Each and every time I follow my trading plan (which is always)

RLT will teach you trading with a plan is a KEY to being a successful trader. Keeping to a trading plan ensures success; REGARDLESS of the outcome. A stock will go up, go down or go sideways. If the stocks goes as planned, you’ll profit. If it goes against your trade, you can’t control that, but you can control how much you risk. Keeping to your plan is like keeping your word. A person is only as good as their word. A trade is only as good as your plan.

Worst (most memorable) trade ever

I don’t remember. Sure some of my trades have gone in the opposite direction than I wanted them too, but I always keep to my plan, learn lessons about the stock and my trade and then move on to live the day!

What is the one song you want played when you walk into a party?

Don’t Stop Believing- Journey. I believe, “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.” If you don’t have a dream, you better get some!

What is your favorite trading strategy?

Put sales are my favorite strategy. If you want to own a stock, why not buy it at a discount. Buy low. Sell high. An absolute NO BRAINER

Favorite scene from Forrest Gump

Remember at the end of the movie when Forrest is running and he keeps running and running and running for no apparent reason? And then a truck splashed mud on Forrest and when he wiped his face, it formed the smiley face. This reminds me that when opportunity and preparedness meet, it equals success. That’s how I started to trade professionally . I was looking and looking for a way to get more time and money (financial freedom) into my life. I spent hours, days, weeks and months developing internet businesses ideas without ever starting one. One day my wife started taking on-line trading educational courses and spent months telling me I should also take them. I finally listened to her. Today I’m a professional trader because I was prepared when an opportunity presented itself. Thanks for making me realize that Forrest!

How many cubes of ice do you prefer

I like my glass full to the top with ice-just like with life, if you are going to do something, do it to the max!

I’m 54 with five kids (2-28). If I can be a successful trader, so can you!

If you could have lunch with any person (Past or Present) who would it be?

If I could have lunch with anybody, it would be with Abraham Lincoln. A man of unwavering integrity and perseverance, he overcame many challenges in his life because he understood the only thing between him and success was how he interpreted those challenges and whether he could persevere through them or not. It only takes a few good people in this world to stand up for what’s right for it to be a better place. Abraham Lincoln was one of them.

BRAD REED

Vice President of Financial Fundamentals

After spiraling down into a world of debt and hiring bad financial advisers, I studied, struggled, scrimped and saved to climb my way out of debt and on a path to Financial Independence. Currently, I trade stocks and options for my family’s wants and dreams, and I hire financial advisers to care for my family’s retirement needs. Let me assist you if you are paying someone to under perform the market or believe your future financial needs are important enough to explore if there are better financial advisers available. Also, I am contributing FREE educational videos on how to get out of debt and how to climb the financial ladder of success.

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Favorite Number

My favorite number is 1.

Best (favorite) trade ever

Each and every time I follow my trading plan (which is always)

FAS in July 2014 I opened a bull put spread and legged into a bear call spread. Ended up being a 32% iron condor trade in 7 days.

Worst (most memorable) trade ever

POLR On 6/5/13 Buy Stop 5.40 Sell Stop 5.20 Sell Limit 5.99 I got in at $5.41 and it went straight to $6.05. But before I got filled on my Sell Limit, the SEC reported it was a fake company, and it reopened at $0.25 OUCH!!!

What is the one song you want played when you walk into a party?

“My Chick Bad” because my wife is AWESOME. Plus the song has a great beat or “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” because I played the violin (and this song) for years and years and years.

What is your favorite trading strategy?

The credit spread – I love the idea of being able to be completely wrong about the direction of a stock and still make a great profit. 6% a month will double your portfolio in a year and 6% per month on a credit spread is pretty easy.

Favorite scene from Forrest Gump

His leg braces coming off and he realized he could run. We don’t really know what we are capable of until we try. As if we are running away from a bunch of drunk idiots in a pickup truck about to run us over

If you could have lunch with any person (Past or Present) who would it be?

Jesus Christ, duh

Tell me something interesting about yourself.

I have always loved to teach, coach and mentor. When I was 15, I got certified to teach Suzuki Violin and Piano. Since then, I have coached volleyball and skydiving, and I was a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt where I taught, coached and mentored process improvement project managers for 10 years.