When John Becker and RJ Mehnert worked together at Houston-based energy wholesaler Entergy Power Marketing Corporation, they mainly hedged the firm’s cash positions, but both dreamed of running their own trading advisory and planned for it.
When former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker called George Gero a gold bug in response to a question George asked regarding gold, Gero wasn’t insulted, because, as he puts it, “gold saved my life.”
Nikita Kaploun and Paul Zalessky founded their trading firm, Absolute Capital Management, in 2008, but neither are trading neophytes with a combined 13 years of trading experience and additional experience as analysts at institutional trading firms.
When John Hill opened his first futures account in the 1960s, he had no idea he was starting a family legacy. More than 40 years later, he is still trading and developing strategies along with his daughter Holliston.