Date: Fri, May 27, 2016 at 12:18 PM CT
To: Mark "SPO" Esposito
I have been using Fari Hamzei’s HFT OTF program since February. My conclusions are as follows:
1. The program works. It gives one the potential for success in the trading world.
2. There is a direct relationship between success and discipline. Success and hard work. That is nothing unusual.
3. One will see that between Fari Hamzei and Mark Esposito, customer support is excellent. I literally have spent many hours on the phone with both of them explaining the ins and outs of the program. That has been the key to my success.
Stern Investment Advisors, LLC.
141 West Jackson Blvd. Suite 2027
Chicago, IL. 60604
From: firstname.lastname@example.org @justtradin
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2016 11:48 AM
To: Fari Hamzei
Subject: SOFTanalytics testimonial
Very few futures traders (if any) make money all the time.
However there is one trader that is highly consistent and rather deft in his approach to trading the futures markets, specifically: The S&P, Nasdaq and Crude Oil futures.
I would not trade S&P without Hamzei Analytics’ HFT OTF Streamer.
Founder & CEO
Toronto, ON CANADA
From: Mike Thompson
Sent: Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:34 PM
To: Fari Hamzei
I have been in the investment industry since 1996 managing investment products. In my current role, one of my responsibilities is managing the delta hedging for a mutual fund that specializes in selling equity index option combinations. Using the Hamzei Analytics HFT OTF proprietary technology has greatly increased the efficiency of our delta trading with S&P500 e-mini futures and Nasdaq100 futures. The ability to trade futures around a core hedge position (gamma scalping) has dramatically reduced the cost of our hedging activities. The HFT OTF technology was also easily able to add CBOE VIX futures which are a valuable tool for our fund.
A very pleasant surprise has been the community of professional traders that participate in the HFT OTF chat room on a daily basis. Ideas and market observations are shared freely which has resulted in research collaboration on new trading ideas.
The effort and diligence that Mr. Hamzei has put into developing his technology was apparent to me very quickly upon signing up. The learning curve was made easier by a large library of educational materials available for review at anytime.
If anyone has questions regarding our use of HFT OTF feel free to email me after signing the NDA with Hamzei Analytics.
Mike Thompson, CFA
Chief Investment Officer - Kaizen Advisory, LLC
Co-Head of Volatility Trading - Typhon Capital Management, LLC
From: Neil Van Huis @Viceroy_NVH
Sent: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:24 PM
I have been a professional futures trader for 8 years. After spending a great deal of time building several trading strategies, I wanted something to improve my entry, exit and position management at all times. Using Hamzei Analytics HFT OTF technology as well as utilizing Fari’s chatroom has done just that. Specifically, the technology has consistently identified short and long term trends and outlined them in a user friendly environment for traders to take advantage of. Identifying large "footprints" in the market is just the beginning of what this system can do. After spending just a few days using this technology, you can easily see the information it provides at every turn of the market, the beginning and end of every trend worth trading and everything in between. The fact that Fari’s technology supports the most liquid and actively traded instruments in the world leaves you with plenty of opportunity to be successful. Recent addition of Eurex instruments (DAX & EuroStoxx Index) makes this technology a round-the-clock global force.
The class of the individuals involved in helping grow the community and support Fari’s efforts to expand his technology is second to nowhere I have witnessed. I look forward to the constant improvement and expansion of everything that is a part of this technology. There is no one I have met so far in this business that puts as much care and effort into something like this as Mr. Hamzei.
If anyone has specific questions regarding this technology (btw, signed NDA is required), contact me in the HFT OTF Chatroom during your free trial period.
From: Eddie Coquelet [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 4:49 PM
To: ’HamzeiAnalytics Customer Care Dept’
Subject: RE: Contact Us Inquiry from Web Site
Exceptional work on the CI indicator. I think I may be using it in a fashion other than you have described in your tutorials.
Have you seen people take a trigger at a crossover of the zero line,??,, With another filter, to indicate larger trend, my signals, (real, live) signals have been great, going on 3months now. Testing back to 06 and 07, looks good.
Many happy days trading and enjoy your weekend,
From: Geoffrey Burns [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2012 3:02 PM
To: Fari Hamzei
Just a little shout out to you, as I’ve been gone for a while but it’s very good to be back with you, as I still feel you are EXCELLENT in what you provide and the value of this service is without peer!
I’m still trading a small account but as my time seems to be permitting me more and more market exposure I’m hopeful to turn the corner....
Anyway, thanks for your dedication and expertise!!
From: Jonathan Bergman [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 11:15 AM
Subject: Jonathan Bergman//spytrader24
Thanks for everything Fari, I’m learning so much. C.I./MAC on the 5 minute mac/spy is absolutely genius and makes trading spy a heck of a lot more profitable. There might not be a holy grail but C.I./MAC is close. Webinars are very informative. Glad [spy] chat is going to be more transparent as well, so glad I found your service, maybe one day i will go from cub scouts to Navy and from Sailor to lieutenant. I might even put down the tea and pick up the juice....
I hope your dad improves, sorry to hear is not doing well.
From: ROY STANCIL [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 10:14 PM
To: Hamzei Analytics Admin
Just wanted to tell you how much that I have enjoyed your service.
First I am 84 years old and scheduled for eye procedure on Dec. 5th. [ cataract removal.] But with your subscription I have been able to enjoy life and make some extra money also, after about a month. This week ending Friday Nov 18th. I have made green in four out of five days. Today I ask for advice and was told to wait a little on entering order. It turned a profit of 10 cents a share into a profit of 40 cents a share. The entry and exit numbers posted are amazing to me. It matters not if you are a bull or bear the posted numbers have made me money both ways. I should have started this subscription whin I was younger. Life would have been much better.
Went into USMC on Nov 2, 1942. Have always been the adventuring type. And this subscription has turned out to be a very enjoyable adventure.
THANKS Roy C. Stancil
From: Olga Andreyeva [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 1:11 PM
Subject: Thanks Madison
I am happy that I am trading with Madison. Her levels are great, really big help in my
everyday trading. Following Madison is keeping me on the right side of this choppy market.
Thanks Madison, Great Job.
From: Gwilli1122 [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2010 2:57 PM
Subject: Thank You
Thanks for the update. I have been with HA now since the early part of this year and although I don’t always make it into the HFT room (still materially involved in my Commercial Real Estate Practice) and don’t talk much when I am there, I just want to thank you for the service you provide. Your room is fresh, informative and staffed with great people who believe in sharing trade ideas and knowledge. Its also great that you and others there have a great sense of humor and a level of modesty we do not often see in the financial markets. Anyone who wants to learn will find much at HFT.
Finally, I have been using the CI, CI DIFF, Sigma Channels and other tools since I signed up for them in the summer and they have helped me navigate the forex markets far better than I ever have, which is primarily where I trade. When I saw early on your connection to Ashraf Laidi (whom I respect a great deal), I knew HFT was right for me -- because I am learning and want to learn everyday. I know I will continue to learn and grow as a trader in your group.
Thanks again Fari and happy trading.
Gary R. Williams
Terracap Investments Inc.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Diego Valentin Heine
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 12:14 PM
To: Fari Hamzei
Subject: Thank You
I would like to thank you for the idea on the GS trade. On the original trade I went a little bit off the script. When I heard the idea on the HFT feed and on the open feed (available to any and all), I thought it was a good opportunity that I hadn’t seen myself and went ahead and opened an AUG 140-150 vertical call spread. I opened the 150 because it is not my personal account the person wanted some protection on the trade, since he is new to options and he is a very cautious investor. I just closed the trade after this spike up, along with the 2nd trade you are closing on GS too. Your exit is my queue to exit :). This Vertical was bought for a debit of $3.17 and sold for a credit of $9.20 an awesome return thanks to your idea, on the open feed!!! (no need for exact numbers, the idea on the trade made me the $). Anyone could have done it. Now this is proof that the information on the closed HFT feeds is superb. I have experienced the service since it’s beginning, and then also tried out the Gold sub. for the $WPCR; long story short, the $WPCR gave me a short on RIMM before earnings, while the regular PCR was neutral and well, just see that chart.Again, thank you for the superb info you give out for free and for printing us money on the closed feeds day after day.
Please feel free to this email or any portion on your testimony page. I wanted to write you as proof that you don’t need to be a Quant genius to trade with HFT nor you need to follow step by step, you can just take the info and the tools and trade it your way.
Thank you again Fari,
From: Tina Lujan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 9:19 AM
To: ’Fari Hamzei’
Subject: Your greatness...
I was thinking about what a great service you provide! I am truly amazed at how
available you are – always present and ready for the battlefield. Your dedication
and attention to detail is greatly admired. Leadership is the word that comes to
mind when I think of you. Thank you so much for being a great mentor to us PDIs,
or in my case PDC (Coloradoan).
I feel blessed and honored to be in your corner General. I can only hope to be as
savvy and successful as you someday. Thank you for it all Fari.
If there is anything I could do please don’t hesitate to call on me.
From: Cesar Urrea [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2010 8:31 AM
Subject: Your products.
I just wanted to write you a quick email to thank you for your excellent
products. After getting adjusted to PBT, I do not know how I could trade today
without it. It pays for itself every single day. Quality products at extremely
fair prices...something rarely seen. Thank you. Of course, your the sigma
channels and chat room speak for themselves as well.
From: JHaronis [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 1:26 PM
Subject: Thanks for the GS call
Just wanted to share…. I Bagged about $625 (post commissions) today on the Spread I put on GS earlier today…based on your GS webinar call from yesterday
Sold 10c Jul 155 call bought Aug 155 call …brilliant!!
Quick in(early this morn) …and quick out!
I hope to get back in on a pullback next week…
THANKS AGAIN (VERY MUCH) !!
Have a nice weekend!
Sent From J. Haronis
From: JHaronis [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2010 9:58 PM
To: ’Fari Hamzei’
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
From the instant you are connected with the staff at Hamzei Analytics you are taken by the feeling of…”Good things are going to happen here” and they did for me.
Within the first few days of having the experience of being in the High Frequency Trading Chat room, I knew this was a serious place for serious traders…a place just for ME!
When I posted a question in the room I received answers instantly not only by moderators who talk about Multiple Futures Instruments, Options and Forex, but by other participants in the rooms. A few days later Fari Hamzei was able to give an opinion about an upcoming possible opportunity on a monster options trade…the next morning I jumped on it just to see how it may play out….by mid afternoon I was out of the trade and financed easily the next several months of subscription dues to the HFT chat room. I find myself wanting to get through the weekend quickly because I cannot wait for the markets to open Monday morning. The Hamzei Analytics website is full of powerful information, Educational Materials, being able to extrapolate this info and use it in your day to day trading while following the pros in the HFT room is best described as a thing of beauty.
Sent From John Haronis
From: Altan Sadik-Khan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 8:50 AM
To: Fari Hamzei
Subject: Testimonial for @HighFreqTrading
Hamzei Analytics represents one of the few honest deals one can find in life. Since joining HA my progress as a trader has increased at an exponential rate in every aspect of understanding. Having traded with it for a few months now, I can’t imagine trading without it! The Super Platinum package was my best decision of 2009. Some of the greatest teachers around, remarkable indicators, and a professional and focused atmosphere; this is what separates Hamzei Analytics from the rest of the noise! Very few times in life will one find a group of masters who are willing to share their hard won knowledge about a given subject. The masters of HA fall into that category. Who can argue with a 7% day? Answer: not a person in the world!
From: ROBERT MITCHELL [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 10:32 AM
Subject: Testamonial HFT
Fari, I wanted to thank you for this Great Product. It’s nice to be on the right side of a trade with your guidance. Attempting to navagate thru the trading process without Twitter HFT + your HFT chatroom would be very scarry + down right lonely. It gives me great confidence that when a trade goes the wrong way, I’m not the only one loosing, + that it will probably turn profitable.
This isn’t a snap your fingers + make money instantly type thing, for the most part you can’t leave your PC while you have a trade on. [sometimes 2 hours +]
I started with a $2000. account + more than doubled it[making between $100-$300 per day], before adding add’l money. I have only been involved with HFT for around 2 mos + I am up around 15K. Not every day is a good one, but steady a she goes I’m gaining. No more trading stocks for me, this is too much fun. Bob M
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 11:09 PM
Every year on New Years Eve I take a personal inventory of the year. Subscribing to HFT has been the single best service/education I have ever used. It’s far different from any other service, providing hands on education and data resources. I personally feel that I have a significant advantage with HFT given the resources provided including the live chart streamers, proprietary data systems (AWACS), and commentary in the chat room from the very experienced moderators along with other HFT subscribers.
I find myself to be far more profitable with your HFT service, and for that I am extremely thankful. Beyond the just the HFT service your webinars are invaluable and I am amazed by the time you devote to them. I have also studied your Dollar Weighted Put/Call Ratio ($wPCR) and if used as appropriately they’re big gainers. Thanks again for all your hard work and the time you devote and I am looking forward to 2010!
Thanks and best regards,
From: Juliana White [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2009 8:52 PM
Subject: Thank you
I would like to thank for the exceptional service you offer!
I make Heather’s words mine!
After a great start this year trading options, I became "stuffing for the sausages"...
I have been out of the market for now but I’m using my time to raise my Son and study.
I have tried a lot of services in the last 6 months but yours is second to none.
I’m sure I’ll be a much better trader when I get back to the game thanks to you!
Director of Event Marketing
Bathrooms by Design
From: Heather McRae [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2009 5:15 PM
I first learned about you from the CBOE 3 Gurus webinar about 5 weeks ago. I remember having no idea what you were talking about during your presentation. I have only been trading for 1 year and do not trade futures. I began following you on Twitter, attending your information-packed webinars and taking advantage of the free trial membership to Hamzei Analytics I received as an attendee of 3 Gurus. As an option trader, I utilize your real-time dollar-weighted put/call ratio ($wPCR) to look for sentiment among the "Smart Money" on Wall Street. Last week, I placed a bear call spread and a bull put spread based on the data from your $wPCR and in 4 days I was +52% on the former and +18% on the latter. Since, Hamzei Analytics is the only service that has this live, real-time data, it gives me an edge as a trader.
I want to thank you, Fari, for all that you provide to the traders who are a part of your community. In five short weeks, it has been an invaluable experience for me. I am excited to say my goal for 2010 is to become a successful futures trader under the guidance of you, the master!
From: stephen gilbert [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 11:08 AM
I will not be in the workshop today, unfortunately. But it is for good reason. I’ll be watching my daughter play for the lacrosse tournament championship, (Lots of soup for her). I wanted to let you know in case the room filled and somebody could take my spot.
Also Fari, I would like to tell you how grateful I am to watch, listen and learn from you and the others in your room. It surely is the best value on the street. You are helping me be a better trader and I Thank You.
From: Diego Valentin Heine [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 3:53 PM
To: Fari Hamzei
Fari and HFT team,
I have cancelled my subscription becasue I will be moving back to South America in the next couple months and will be unable to
trade and give HFT the time and attention it needs in the meantime. I want to thank you Fari, for the extraordinary service and information
you share and provide on your service. I will keep following and sharing with all on the open Twitter stream on my moving process while
I sporadically trade.
Again, thank you very much for your service, the price for the HFT is truly a bargain compared to the return we receive.
I have plans of joining a major Bank in S.A. to move forward on my trading career and open a Private Equity and Investment Fund in the next
year too, in Peru. Be sure I will renew my subs. as soon as I am settled.
Diego Valentin Heine
From: rob bonner [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2009 2:23 PM
Dear Hamzei Analytics,
As a trader, I am always looking for an edge. I came upon Hamzei Analytics’ custom indicators after watching a few of the webinars. I am a day trader, and I have to say that the CI "Central Intelligence" custom indicator has gone beyond my expectations. I have used most of the charting platforms and indicators out today, but I will be sticking with eSignal + HA’s CI. I have been looking for a custom indicator because I wanted something that was different from the standard set of indicators (MACD, CCI, Stochastics , etc). On a long term chart, I use the indicators to address an overall trend. For my day trades, I use the CI’s crossing action for buy and sell signals. I could not be happier with both the product and service I receive. I really appreciate the hard work that HA puts in daily to deliver such a great product.
From: julius fister [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 2:57 PM
I attended the Hamzei Analytics webinar on Saturday April 18, 2009 and I have attended a number of other webinars as well.
I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your kind invitation to join in these webinars. I use technical analysis in my trading, although I take a slightly different approach than that taken by yourself at Hamzei Analytics. However, I never fail to come away from your webinars with a lot of excellent technical information.
I also appreciate your sharing of information through emails and now the Twitter site.
Thanks again for sharing your information and knowledge and I wish you continued success,
From: RJJFM@aol.com [mailto:RJJFM@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:04 PM
Subject: Thank you
Good afternoon Mr. Hamzei, I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to speak with me while attending the optionsxpress xpo. As I said when we met, my main reason for attending the xpo was to meet you and say thank you in person.
Your webinar on Optionsxpress several weeks ago changed the way I get into trades. Since I started trading options that are at least two strike prices in the money, I have been making substantially more money in my trades. Also I have been using the information from your website to help select my trades.
Thanks for signing my book and for the shirt.
Have a great day,
Richard & Janine
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.-- Robert Frost
The gradual acceptance of what was once considered unacceptable will be the downfall of our society...
From: Dean Urick [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 4:47 PM
To: Fari Hamzei
Subject: Re: RE:
Just a quick note to say Thank You for your time and patience in helping me to understand the system. You, personally, went above and beyond the call to make certain that I had a clear working knowledge of the Sigma Channels and all that goes with them to make consistent winning and highly-profitable trades - the call on VOD was a picture-perfect home run! My only regret was that I didn’t buy more contracts - HA!
Anyway... thanks again, and if you need me give me a call...
From: Aaron Thomas [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 11:28 PM
Subject: September 27 & 28 class at CBOE
Thank you for your time and expertise for the class. What I found to be particularly helpful in your teachings were the butterfly roll on spreads and the understanding of the market makers available deltas and vegas. I noticed in certain option trades the components being utilized from what was discussed on the floor and that has given me a better understandings of the inter workings of the options market.
I would like to see the Op-Eval pro be able to calculate more than one expiration. My trades are volatility based on a majority of those trades are calendar-ized. It leaves the software limited and with the advent of think or swim, trade king and other black box platforms in order to compete head on there must be some adjustments. I do like it and will continue to use it for same months directional trades.
What I found to be particularly helpful with Fari was the sigma bands. Being able to see real time volatility is amazing. I found his advice and expertise to be very thorough in thought and concept. I also appreciate that Hamzei Analytics has a virtual trading room to converse with other pro traders. One thing I have always felt was isolated and had only limited places i could turn for help. I feel like i joined the Yankees. everyone in the room is a bonafide trader.
$wPCR has led me to analyze my strategies and selections in a much more informed manner. I use the data daily. I also really enjoyed his teaching style and mathematical background. If i can say anything that would need to be improved was the wykoff explanations and to explain more of the charting indicators as a lot of times in the afternoons we would start blending and it would become cumbersome. All in all I am super happy i attended and would attend additional classes in the future. It looks like a fantastic team to be a part of. Thank you and all the best.
The "Bay Area Mortgage Expert"
(925) 997 - 1156
Don’t Keep me a Secret!
From: James Atkins [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:42 PM
To: Fari Hamzei
Subject: CBOE Thanks
Just a note of thanks for everything that I learned at your recent CBOE seminar. I had been struggling to put this all together myself, but the class brought it all together. I now have a better understanding of $PCR and sigma channels and how to use the two together. I came home, applied the principles and after dabbling in a few small trades I put on a larger trade last week. The underlying (FCX) is up $9.00 over the last 2 days and looks like there is more to go. I figure that on this trade alone I have paid my airfare, hotel and tuition nine times over. This is not so much about a great trade. It is about understanding the principles you outlined, learning to use your website, finding a setup based on what you taught and following it up. I am certain I can use the same principles over and over again. Thanks for providing such a great platform.
From: jim meeker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: FW: testimonial
Seeing new data... can certainly have a negative impact on your trading... However, from my experience, learning and implementing the tools and techniques into my prior experience and method has absolutely 100% changed the size in which I trade and my profit targets... For example, I am a reactionary trader... but, that being said, I go into each day now having extreme confidence in knowing where, when, and how big my bet size will be... I used to scalp 2-3 pts a trade.... religiously... Now, it is not uncommon for me to have 20+ pt days in ES... My goal is 10pts a day... averaged over a year... for me... that is serious coin... Point being, 10 pts, I believe is a realistic and conservative goal... I would encourage you to invest 3 months into the Superplatinum Room... The reason I suggest 3 months... is that is the time it took me to become 100% confident in the added indicators and target levels... at which time I began to trust and trade them... ci, cidiff, pbt etc are unreal... Hope to see you in there... or email me back if you have further questions or comments... btw... I receive nothing for my comments here and opinions... I am truly a satisfied member... as is everyone involved..
Take Care... good trading
From: Brandon Gable [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 3:57 PM
Hamzei Analytics has a wide range of useful resources for the professional trader. I’ve been trading since 1998, and find that I can never know enough about the market. I’m always trying to learn and read up on the current market issues. I find the chat room to be a treasure chest of information. There was a comment about a leak that the fed was going to cut rates the day before it happened. I took a long position overnight and made a very nice return the following morning when the futures jumped 2%. This is just an example of the type of comments you can find during the trading day. I have to confess that I’ve probably learned more about economics in this trading room than I did during my undergraduate courses.
The mindset of a trader is one of the most important aspects of trading profitably and is probably what I have taken most from Hamzei Analytics trading room and resources. There are many seasoned professionals to consult every trading day. Since I have been using this service, I have managed to develop from my average trading with no real system and huge swings in p&l, to a more consistent style and system. Thank you Fari Hamzei.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2007 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: testimonial
Hi Jim, Just read your testimonial from Hamzei Analytics, sounds good. I too trade the Futures, mostly sp e-mini. I cheched out Hamzei alittle while ago. It just seems like (TMI) Too Much Information. I like to read the tape and keep my signals clearly simple. I don’t want spend my monring trying to figure out what they’re saying to be able to look at the mkt. Do you think they have tools that will help me? thnx, mike
From: Dave Allen
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 8:36 AM
Subject: Greetings from Canada
"First off, I’d like to extend my gratitude for an unbelievable seminar in Chicago. I found the content to be extremely interesting and directly applicable to my current and future style of trading. You truly have a wealth of knowledge and I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet with you in such a personal environment. While traveling home, I managed to read most of your new book and have found multiple topics of interest - what a team of traders you have assembled! As I’m sure you’ve known for a long time, trading is exciting and it’s always refreshing to meet new people with new ideas. It’s what gives us the inertia to keep pushing forward in such a difficult business.
I checked the HOTS recommendations last night and have initiated two of the three positions. I couldn’t get into PCU at the suggested spread and am wondering if it’s too late now. Also, I am wondering about the MO trade...If the feeling is bullish, why not just go long the calls and take part in the upside to it’s full extent?
Once again, it was a pleasure meeting you and I hope to stay in touch via trading room and further emails (if that’s okay) Who knows, I might have to take you up on your offer for breakfast on Saturday down in sunny California!!
From: Blakey Vermeule
Sent: Wednesday, Janaury 4, 2006 11:07 AM
Subject: Re:(no subject)
"Face it, trading is tough or everyone would do it. But Hamzei Analytics has developed a service that you can’t find anywhere else in the financial industry. Not only are their services useful financially, but they are a great education too. Hamzei Analytics helps me find my trading mojo.
thanks so much"
From: Patrick Crisafulli
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2005 6:39 AM
To: Fari Hamzei [mailto:Fari@HamzeiAnalytics.com]
Subject: Morgan Stanley (MWD)
"This one is our next testimonial. Fari told us to be patient because this one would take some time. Being a little impatient, we got in too early, and had to ride through some downturn, but now we are well positioned for the upside, which we are seeing now.
- Patrick Crisafulli
From: Patrick Crisafulli
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 7:18 AM
To: Fari Hamzei [mailto:Fari@HamzeiAnalytics.com]
Subject: Corning Glass (GLW)
Dear Fari: My group of investor-friends and I value your advice. You have told us not only what to buy and when to buy, but also when to sell and when to HOLD. Your advice on holding a stock (GLW), in particular, saved us from losing out on $4/share in profits! We have all benefitted from your market insights and will continue to listen to your advice. Thank you from all of us. Best wishes for a succesful and profitable New Year.
- Patrick Crisafulli
The following comment is from Tom Bohn, and the source is SuperPlatinum Chatroom Transcript Archives:
Wed Nov 09 09:26:36 PST 2005: Tom_Bohn: Brad, you have become one of my fav reads each morning
Wed Nov 09 09:27:40 PST 2005: Tom_Bohn: when my star was alligned with yours over the last 6 mths, it has paid off in spades
Wed Nov 09 09:28:11 PST 2005: Brad_Sullivan: thanks for the compliment Tom
From: Sally Limantour
Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2005 1:03 PM
To: J. Bridges, Jr. [mailto:JB@HamzeiAnalytics.com]
Subject: Corning (GLW)
Hamzei Analytics is a powerhouse of indicators and trading ideas that continues to help me generate profits. As a futures trader for 25 years, I was skeptical of joining a chat room, but I was introduced to one on this website and it has added tremendous value to my trading. Everday I learn from Brad Sullivan as he shares his observations and trading scenarios. Brad has helped to sharpen my trading skills in the S&P and he also recently had a great trade recommendation in soybeans that tagged his objective and enabled me to lock in a tidy profit.
Thanks, Brad and Fari for creating this and I can only say it is exciting to be associated with a team that has the research and experience to develop winning strategies."
From: David T. Denmead, M.D.
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: LARRY WILLIAMS
I don’t know how you do it, but your chatroom list reads like a financial who’s who. I don’t think CNBC could do any better. Says a lot for you and your site. It’s worth the subscription just for these chats. I am really looking forward to Bollinger and Prechter, not to mention Larry tomorrow."
From: John Studnicky
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 6:04 AM
Subject: RE: HOTS Issue #29 Update A is now online
"thanks Fari. Funny how your chat room is becoming a place where
serious economics discussion is now parallel to serious trades...
I’m very much enjoying it."
"As the creator of Traders-Talk.com, I get to evaluate some of the finest technical analysis available. After looking at Fari’s work for some time, I have to say that it qualifies as some of the best "heads up" analysis I’ve seen in my 20 years of trading.
What’s fascinating, is that he can give you heads up for a turn, when there are seemingly no hints of such. Everything seems just as it was, and then suddenly, THERE it is. In my opinion, a trader who uses Fari’s work will rarely be surprised by a big reversal, and will often be profitably positioned for it.
I strongly recommend taking the time to understand his work. It pays its own way."
Equity Guardian Group, LLC
http://www.equityguardiangroup.com & http://www.traders-talk.com
"Hi there Fari,
Wow! I just can’t tell you how impressed I am with the outstanding work you have done in putting together such a world class web-site on options. Between you and I, over the years, as a T.V. personality of sorts, I have been on the receiving end of a number of off-beat stock market theories. People come up to you at conferences with work they want you to look at, which is of course, very flattering but 90% of it doesn’t have a prayer in suceeding. You try to be as nice as you can, but you can’t help getting a little jaded. I read analysis in magazines most of which is not that good, and for awhile was asked to beta-test computer programs, so I believe I know good work when I see it. So you know, in my shoes, sometimes you get so glazed over hearing about this or that, and they always turn out disappointing that after awhile you just you know what, really cutting edge work just doesn’t exist. So whacko sent me a 40 page to me 3 weeks claiming to 100% accurate on the market all the time, and he got upset when I didn’t agree. Oops!
Anyway, all of this is to say, - Man..., Fari, with this web site, you’ve just hit one deep over the center field bleechers right out of the park!
Great Work ! "10"!!!
I hope we can stay in touch, I’ll help you anyway I can. You’re info. is quite valuable and should be able to earn you a very fine living without doing anything else. I hope we can get together in the near future for lunch or dinner."
Frank Barbera, Jr., CMT
"Hey Nostradamus, good call.
The other two are expected to be the next to fall.
At the Nasdaq tomorrow for Tom. See you, or rather you’ll see me."
"I love the look and feel of the website -- just an added note of thanks for your hospitality -- you are truly a gentleman and a scholar -- i have asked Jeff deGraaf at Lehman to obtain some of Murali Ramaswami’s work on volatility."
Retired Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Strategist
AmeriCap Advisers, LLC