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Our Guests

We frequently bring on guest speakers and content creators to the AXiS ALiVE platform. Collaborating with resourceful individuals is an important part of broadening our knowledge base and strengthening our understanding of the markets. Supporting others and creating interesting conversations are major elements of our private sessions. Scroll down to learn more about them.

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The Contrarian

Professional Commodities, Columnist

I started my career in 1983 in the Futures Industry as a runner in the financial pits at the Chicago Board of Trade. I was working for Peavey Grain Co. Over the next few years at Peavey I worked as a phone clerk and accounts receivable clerk within the accounting department. 

In the mid 1980's there was a wave of company consolidations in the industry and I found myself out of a job. Lind-Waldock & Co. was the largest discount commodities firm in the futures industry. I landed on my feet with Lind-Waldock & Co. A firm that believed in training employees to work under pressure and make risk management the focus on the trading desks. I became a supervisor of one of these trading desks. 

 

In the Late 1980's Lind-Waldock created a subsidiary company (Gateway Financial Services Ltd). Gateway was the clearing firm to IB's (Introducing Brokerage firms) where I became Vice President of Operations. I was responsible for all the day to day operations, Risk Management,Compliance, and trade desks operations. At this time I also created a blog called "The Contrarian" where clients could go to find out the latest technical and fundamental analysis about the markets. As consolidation in the futures industry continued into the 1990's Gateway Financial Ltd. was sold to ING Bank

 

After Gateway Financial Services Ltd. I returned to Lind-Waldock to help expand another division (LindPlus) , full services brokerage. Providing one on one help to investors new to the futures industry, along with promoting trading strategies designed for each client's risk tolerance.

In April of 2008, I had a gut feeling that something bad was going to happen in the markets. It was such a strong feeling that I took a part time night job at Costco. Why Costco? I felt if the economy was going to turn lower the best place to have a job would be at a place that sells food. By the end of summer 2008 I instructed all my clients to liquidate all their futures positions. My reasons were simple. First, the markets had a nice three year run. Second, the seasonal trend is down in Sept.,Oct. and Third, Presidential elections in Nov. markets don't like uncertainty.

I followed this by saying by April 2009 we can reevaluate the markets for 2009. Last thing I said was enjoy the Beijing Olympics and we will talk after the games. We all know what happened after the Beijing Olympics...

 

I left the Futures Industry in 2009. I continue following markets to this day and look for the chance to provide my experience to a new generation of investors.

Crypto Sloth

Educator, Content Creator

Cryptosloth is a multi-talented individual with a passion for cryptocurrency and a dedication to education. In addition to his expertise in yield farming, DeFi, portfolio management, and liquidity providing, he also has experience as a professional educator, swim coach, and neuroscience researcher. He has a deep understanding of cutting-edge systems like Hex, Icosa, and Hedron and is always seeking to learn more about the advancements in blockchain technology.

As a current dental student, in his third year pursuing a DDS degree, Cryptosloth views cryptocurrency as a major opportunity for passive income. He believes that blockchain has the potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries and is excited about its future possibilities.

With his passion for education and wealth of knowledge and experience, Cryptosloth is well-equipped to guide others through the complex world of crypto. He has made it his mission to help individuals understand the intricacies of cryptocurrency through clear explanations, in-depth analysis, and an engaging teaching style. Whether you're new to cryptocurrency or an experienced investor, his expertise and insights will be valuable to you. Cryptosloth is confident in his ability to help you navigate the world of crypto and achieve success in your investments.

Cryptosloth is the creator of lookintohedron.com tools and calculators for the HEX ecosystem.

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