I’m Michael Melissinos. I’ve been managing money since 2011 and coaching other traders since 2010.

You may have seen my work on Michael Covel’s Blog and Podcast, Top Traders Unplugged, CTA Expo, Chat With Traders, Trading Lifestyle Podcast, Zen Investing Podcast and Stacking Benjamins.

I write, make videos and speak about things that I believe can help you become a better investor. I don’t believe in or subscribe to most of the typical investing advice being espoused all over the financial media.

I believe in simplifying everything down to what is truly essential; cutting out the noise that doesn’t help us either protect or grow our capital.

I believe in personal discipline, self-awareness and practicality.

I believe we need to make big changes in how we invest and how we interact with our money managers. Today, people invest based on blind beliefs and get advice from people who don’t have skin in the game.

I’m here to help you develop the skills that are essential to investing success.

The Journey of Becoming a Trader

As a kid, growing up in New Jersey I was an athlete from birth and always thought becoming a pro baseball player was my purpose in life.

Unfortunately, at 16-years old, I’m involved in a car accident where I break my leg and ultimately require three surgeries. Sadly, I cannot regain my old form.

After college, in 2007, I work in public accounting for a bit, but I quickly realize I don’t love it. I ask one of my best friends working at Bear Stearns to help me get a job, so I could get on the path to becoming a trader. Six months after my first day (Oct 2007), Bear collapses.

The collapse of Bear sets me on a war path to removing myself from the establishment, becoming in charge of my own destiny and doing what I want to do – manage money for other people.

In 2011 I start my own trend following asset management firm Melissinos Trading.

How I Can Help You

I’ve been managing money and coaching people for over 6 years. Specifically, I work with people who want to invest using trend following techniques. They’re long term focused and keen on following a strategy that suits their personal style.

Through this website, I’d like to help you improve your financial health by becoming a more practical and adaptive investor. I believe we can apply trend following to all areas of life; sticking with what works and cutting out everything else that does not. Wasting time over-analyzing, fighting with haters and arguing over which investing style is better doesn’t help you succeed.

I’d like to teach you the things I’ve learned along the way and speed up your learning and success curve.

I’d like to help you develop a simple and effective investing plan that protects and grows your capital.

I believe everyone can execute an investing strategy that works and fits with their goals and psychological make-up. That’s what this site is all about – helping you become a better investor .

Trading Articles

Podcasts Episodes

Stuff I Love (Aside from Trading)

  • Traveling
  • Training
  • Eating out
  • Decaf coffee
  • NY Rangers, Giants and Yankees
  • 90’s and early 2000’s hip hop
  • Seinfeld reruns

If you’re interested in some causes I believe in and support click HERE.

Get my free ebook, 8 Mistakes the Destroy Investor Returns, HERE.

To hire me as your investing coach, go HERE.

Thanks for reading.

Michael Melissinos



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