| Fred Schutzman is the vice president of Growth Management Capital Corp. (GMCC), a New York-based futures/money management firm.|
He also serves as chief technical market analyst for Copia Trading Company, Ltd., a firm providing floor brokerage services on the Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange.
After earning his B.B.A. (summa cum laude, valedictorian) from the College of Insurance in New York City in 1986, Fred began his trading career working under John Murphy, CMT. Fred spent the next four years working as a technical market analyst and designing trading systems.
During this period, he assisted Dr. Alexander Elder in producing daily and weekly newsletters (covering both futures and stocks) and helped him design a new advisory service. In June 1991, Fred formed his own CTA firm to provide technical market analysis to two New York floor traders.
Success in that venture led Fred and those two traders to form BFF Trading Group, Inc., an upstairs trading/money management operation.
Fred served as president and chief executive officer of BFF from January 1992 until September 1994. From October 1995 to January 1997, Fred served as the chief technical market analyst and trading systems developer for Emcor Eurocurrency Management Corp., a currency money management firm.
During this period, he designed and implemented eight profitable computerized treading systems and successfully programmed objective methods to identify chart highs and lows, trending versus trading range environments, and an improved method to measure volatility and divergence. Fred is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).
He is a member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) and is currently serving on their board of directors.
Fred is a faculty member of the NYIF, regularly lectures on technical analysis at financial conferences around the world, and is a periodic guest on the CNBC television stations Tech Talk show.
He has been published in Futures and Stocks and Commodities magazines and profiled in Financial Trader magazine.