I started that journey with the Turtle Trader in mind, trading Futures’ options on commodities. Ken Roberts taught me technical analyses on charts on a weekend in San Francisco.

… because I finally learned that the key to it all is to do what you love — nothing more and nothing less. But it doesn’t come naturally — that’s why success is so elusive.

Ken Robers

From the press:

In 1997, WORTH magazine declared that “… Ken Roberts has introduced more people to [Commodities] than anyone in the universe.” And in the process of teaching over 1 million people in more than 89 countries, with over 500 employees, my companies rose to the top of their fields in the world — and I paid over $55 million in PERSONAL income taxes alone!

Ken Robers

In the late 90s, I work at Continental Broker-Dealers, and I pass the exam for Series 7 and 63 securities licenses in New York City.

Series 7 

The Series 7 license is known as the general securities representative (GS) license. It authorizes licensees to sell virtually any type of individual security. This includes common and preferred stocks; call and put options; bonds and other individual fixed income investments; as well as all forms of packaged products (except for those that also require a life insurance license to sell).2 The only major types of securities or investments that Series 7 licensees are not authorized to sell, are commodities futures, real estate, and life insurance.

The Series 7 exam is by far the longest and most difficult of all the securities exams. It lasts for 225 minutes and covers all aspects of stock and bond quotes and trading; put and call options; spreads and straddles; ethics; margin, and other account holder requirements; and other pertinent regulations. 

Series 63 

The Series 63 license, known as the Uniform Securities Agent license, is required by each state and authorizes licensees to transact business within the state. All Series 6 and Series 7 licensees must carry this license as well. The provisions of the Uniform Securities Act are tested on the 75-minute exam.

Passing by Bear Stearns, New York City 1998, did allow me to experience my full potential. So then, I went to travel the world and explored the Emerging Markets.