Meet D. R. Barton, Jr.
A passion for the systematic approach to the markets and lifelong love of teaching and learning have propelled D.R. Barton, Jr. to the top of the investment and trading world, where he is one of the most widely read and followed expert traders and analysts in the world.
D. R. started his vocational career with a 15-year stretch as a chemical engineer with industry giant DuPont. After moving quickly up the corporate ladder through both technical and management positions, D. R. choose an early retirement package so he could concentrate full time on his passion - the financial markets.
In 2000, he co-founded One Minute Trader Corp., a financial training organization, and served as CEO of that company for two years. While there, D. R. created innovative training products and taught in many investment areas including intra-day trading, swing trading, and cutting-edge risk management techniques.
Mr. Barton then co-authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best selling book Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom, published by McGraw-Hill. His writing credits also include Financial Freedom Through Electronic Day Trading, for which he was co-creator and contributing author. D. R. also served on the editorial advisory board for the trade newsletter Market Mastery from 2000
Currently, D. R. scratches his writing itch by producing a weekly trading column for the International Institute of Trading Mastery. He has also served as Founder and Editor of the Traders' Tuesday, e-letter with over 30,000 subscribers and the Traders’ U e-letter for traders and investors.
D. R. serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Risk Manager for the Directional Research and Trading Hedge Fund Group.
D. R.’s passion for teaching and coaching is displayed in many areas. He is a lead instructor at the International Institute for Trading Mastery, where he lectures on system design, money management and swing and day trading. He is a regular lecturer for Investment U, (where he served as Co-Chairman from 2004 – 2006) and for Oxford Club, Agora Financial and Mt. Vernon Research trading conferences.
In his outside activities, D. R.’s passion for teaching and coaching shines through as well. He teaches Sunday School to middle school and junior high students and enjoys lay-preaching at various local churches on a regular basis. He has taught and coached over 40 teams of 8 – 12 year olds in Delaware’s annual economics competition, with state champion teams in each age division. He also coaches Delaware Science Olympiad teams, and teaches public speaking to elementary and middle school students.
D. R.’s enthusiasm for coaching is also seen in athletics, where he coaches baseball and serves on the local Little League board. He also started and coaches the basketball team at Newark Charter middle school. Mr. Barton’s volunteer and service activities were recognized in the spring of 2006 when he received the Jefferson Presidential Award for outstanding community service.
Mr. Barton received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and his MBA from the University of Delaware. He is a Certified Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Delaware. D.R. lives with his wife, Cathie, and two children, Meg and Josh, in Newark, Delaware.
He is currently a regularly featured guest analyst on both Canadian Business News Network, and WTOP News Radio in Washington, D.C., and has been a guest analyst on Bloomberg Radio. His articles have appeared on SmartMoney.com and Financial Advisor magazine.
To arrange an interview with Mr. Barton, contact D. R. Barton, Jr. of Smart Trade Pro by phone at (877) 715-0660 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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