Meet our experts

At Westmark Trading, we hand-pick our market analysts, trading veterans, and educators to bring
you the best the trading and investing world has to offer.

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Stephen W. Bigalow

Stephen W. Bigalow possesses over thirty years of investment experience, including eight years as a stockbroker with major Wall Street firms: Kidder Peabody & Company, Cowen & Company and Oppenheimer & Company. (Followed by fifteen years of commodity trading, overlapped with twelve years of real estate investing) He holds a business and economics degree from Cornell University, and has lectured at Cornell and at many private educational investment functions over the past thirty years.

Mr. Bigalow has advised professional traders, money managers, mutual funds and hedge funds, and is recognized by many in the trading community as the “professional’s professional.” He is an affiliate of the “Market Technicians Association”. ( – A non-profit association of professional technical analysts) and a member of AAPTA, the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts. (

Throughout his investment career, Mr. Bigalow has directed his investment acumen towards developing improved methods for extracting profits from the investment markets. His research, encompassing all fundamental and technical methods, resulted in verifying that Candlestick analysis was superior to any other method. In consulting with money management and energy trading firms, he has successfully combined conventional research methods with Candlestick analysis that greatly enhance investment returns. His implementation of statistical analysis with the Japanese Candlestick methodology has produced some unique successful trading programs.

Harry Boxer

A 45-year Wall Street veteran, Harry Boxer is founder of, where he hosts a live trading room of his day & swing trades. In addition to MarketWatch, he is a contributor to TheStreet, Forbes, and Minyanville, and is a frequent speaker at Money Show trader education events.

Barry Burns

Dr. Barry Burns started his study of the markets under the direction of his late father, Patrick F. Burns, who accumulated 70 years of trading experience in his lifetime. In addition, he hired three professional traders to mentor him personally, and even went to Chicago to work with a former floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. All of this research and study resulted in insights which eventually led to the development of his own Top Dog Trading methodology.

A brief outline of his accomplishments:
* Author of “Trend Trading For Dummies” (Publisher: Wiley).
* Seminar presenter for several exchanges including the CME Group and Eurex.
* Author of Top Dog Trading 5 Energy Methodology Plug-in for MetaStock
* Featured as a case study in the book “Using Candlestick Charting: How To Earn High Rates of Return – Safely”
* Featured as a case study in the book “The Complete Guide to Investing in Derivatives.”
* Received several years of Readers Choice Award for “Technical Anaysis Web Sites” and “Trading Schools” by Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine.
* Developed a 5 Day Course for WorldWideTraders.
* Headlining speaker at DayTradersUSA.
* Headlining speaker for the Market Analysts of Southern California
* Headlining speaker for the Canadian Society of Technical Analysis.
* Given seminars around the country at many Wealth Expos and Traders Expos
* Interviewed on the Robin Dayne “Elite Masters of Trading” Radio Show.
* Interviewed on
* Published many articles for various outlets including eSignal Central.
* The former lead moderator of FuturesTalk chat room guiding listeners through the open and close of each trading day.
* Currently one of the featured Experts at Trader Kingdom.
* Founded Top Dog Trading, to help students shorten their learning curves in becoming traders.

Tom Busby

Tom Busby’s trading career dates back to the late 1970’s. Quoted and published in Futures magazine and Active Trader Magazine, he actively trades and invests in futures, stocks, options and currencies. Guest appearances include CNN, First Business News, and Steve Crowley’s American Scene Radio. Recognized as one of the first educators to trade live in front of an audience, Tom authored Winning the Day Trading Game, The Markets Never Sleep, and Trade to Win. Tom founded DTI in 1996 and with his more than 40+ years of trading experience has helped thousands of students become better traders.

Doug Campbell

Doug Campbell heads up the Right Way Options service in conjunction with Hit and Run Candlesticks. He has been involved in and trading the market for over 27 years and has supported his family from trading profits for the last 12 years.

Although he loves trading options, he’s a swing trader first and has a passion for helping other traders avoid pitfalls and shorten the time to success. His approach to trading is simple. He uses simple charts minimizing indicators to focus on the most important element of trading, Price. He enjoys teaching others the simple way to success in trading.

Kirt Christensen

“Kirt Christensen is an internet entrepreneur & stock market investor who started his first company in 1996, at the age of 23. Since then, he’s generated over $29,000,000 in online sales, and placed thousands of trades in ETF, stocks, futures and options. In the past few years, he’s spent over $95,000 to perfect his own stock market systems, after ditching “main-stream” advice and methods. His goal and passion is developing trading rules and systems that the retail investor can use to profit 5 to 10% a month, in less than an hour a week.”

* Most traders have zero desire to “day trade” or be chained to their desk, but still desire an aggressive mostly return

* Technical study, with commonly available indicators, isn’t likely to work, why you’ve got to look at things that are “off the radar”

* The only 3 things that the market data shows up, and which is the least understood…

* The simple 3 word phrase that turned it all around for me, and has resulted in thousands of profitable trades

Guy Cohen

Guy is an established bestselling author, commentator, and speaker on financial trading. He has authored three bestselling books on trading, published by the Financial Times and Wiley. He’s also been invited to give his expertise on numerous TV appearances.

From 2002 to 2011 NYSE Euronext licensed Guy’s options software, and he has also provided options data analysis for The International Securities Exchange (ISE).

After spending many years on the ‘inside’ world of giant financial institutions and trading professionals, Guy started creating his own tools and trading strategies.

Drawing on over 10 years of experience, he began to study insider strategies and billion-dollar market activity. Within 6 months, he achieved a 1,400% return on his account.

As well as continuing to trade professionally, Guy now devotes himself to sharing his unique methods with retail traders.

Drew Day

Hi, and welcome to Base Camp Trading! I’m Drew and I am the guy that started this incredible company. I am married and have two beautiful daughters. Back in the day, I was given some incredible experiences like starting to work for a hedge fund at 21 years old and helping sell a private company for almost $30 million at only 27 years old. I am kind of nerd when it comes to history, and it’s always fascinated me because it gives us so much context for making better decisions. In every job that I’ve had, I have always gravitated toward leadership and teaching opportunities – and this company was born out of my love for teaching and helping people master complex topics. Having worked with private equity funds and hedge funds for over 15 years, I have had the privilege to advise funds that have raised and managed over $7.5 billion in assets. When I am not working on this business, I spend time with my family or enjoy being outdoors cycling, rowing, running or reading another book. I have a bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship.

Troy Epperson

In the early 1990s Troy Epperson started trading for a renowned hedge fund, then became head trader on a proprietary trading desk. In 2003 he started successfully trading his own money for a living.

Besides his full-time job as a successful trader, Troy is the head instructor for Order Flow Advantage, teaching futures and stock traders how to use order flows to earn full-time professional trader incomes by trading with the institutions instead of against them.

Don Fishback

Don Fishback is known and respected for many things…

Devoted Family Man – Don, his wife of 30 years, and their two daughters (23 and 17) enjoy a wholesome lifestyle on their 9-acre horse farm in Kentucky… where he’s an active member of his church and community.

Generous Philanthropist – Don’s heavily involved with many charitable causes, especially the American Heart Association. He wrote his first book, “Options for Beginners”, to raise money for the AHA and donated every penny of profit… well over $120,000. Now he’s written a new eBook entitled, “Opportunity Knocks”, from which every single penny will go to AHA. No wonder Don was awarded AHA’s highest volunteer award.

Avid Baseball Fan – Over the years Don and his wife, Robin, have been partners in several minor league baseball franchises. And they remain partners in their local affiliate: the Lexington Legends.

And, if that’s not “All American” enough, Don’s also an Eagle Scout!

But, Don’s greatest claim to fame is the creation of ODDS® Advantage.

Don began his career in 1984 as a commodities broker and soon became Director of Research for the largest options-only research center in the country. Having unlimited access to every imaginable resource put Don light years ahead in his quest for consistent profits.

Then, in 1993… with his mind full of groundbreaking ideas and a rolodex that read like the Who’sWho of trading innovation… Don left to form his own company dedicated to finding a way to actually control your odds of winning.

It took 3 long years; but he eventually cracked the code and created the “ODDS® Advantage”…

His revolutionary ODDS® formulas enabled Don to control his odds of success so completely that he identified: 76 consecutive winning trades… 96.8% profitable trades in a 6-year independent study… $1,344,000 after-commission profits in just 3 years

Then, as technology advanced Don continued to develop and evolve “ODDS® Advantage”… earning worldwide notoriety for his low-risk, high-probability income strategies, trading tools, educational materials, and advisory services.

As a result, his commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Financial Times, Barron’s, CNBC, NPR, Active Trader, Business Insider, Investor’s Business Daily, Reuters, Market Watch, Forbes, and other popular publications. He was even cited as an expert on probability and its application to the financial markets in the New England Journal of Medicine! It seems EVERYONE respects Don Fishback and his unique approach to ‘beating the market’.

Ron Haydt

Ron Haydt is President of Financhill. Ron started his trading career in 2000. He is a stock and options trader, so you are learning from someone who practices what they preach. He has taught tens of thousands of traders from all over the world. He’s passionate about helping other retail traders protect and grow their stock market portfolio through the application of options instruments. Option trading can often sound very complicated and Ron loves to keep it simple, use proper risk management and improve the trader’s overall results.

Markus Heitkotter

Known for being able to teach anyone to trade in 60 minutes or less, Markus Heitkotter has taught over 360,000 traders worldwide, has appeared on CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC and is the author of the bestselling book The Complete Guide to Day Trading. Markus is on a mission to prove how simple trading really is so you can so you too can travel the world and live the lifestyle you always dreamed about.