Tom Vician, Chief Investment Strategist of Alpha Trader, updates each portfolio with up to 10 of the highest-rated "Alpha Score" stocks twice a month. Tom is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) with more than 20 years' of trading experience and a profitable history of using trading systems to manage money for investors. Tom began at Merrill Lynch, working for two of the largest producing brokers as a Series 7 licensed assistant before starting a yearlong apprenticeship with one of the world's top traders. There he learned the nuances of trend following, system development, risk management and technical analysis. Tom moved on to managing money full time, and in 2006, became portfolio manager for a $20 million hedge fund/commodity pool operator. Currently, Tom manages a portfolio of private growth equity assets and develops quantitative trading systems. His Absolute Return Program offers back-tested, algorithmically-based portfolio management diversified across equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities. Tom has earned his Series 3 (Commodity) and Series 65 (Investment Advisor Representative) licenses, and has published educational white papers for the Market Technicians Association, of which he co-chairs the Austin chapter.

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