ABOUT VICTOR SPERANDEO
Victor Sperandeo, known as “Trader Vic”, is a professional trader and money manager. He has over 45 years’ experience on Wall Street, trading numerous products, including stocks, stock index futures, commodity futures, and options, both independently and for others, including George Soros and Leon Cooperman.
Mr. Sperandeo began his career in 1966 and soon became an options trader. In 1971, he founded his own company, Ragnar Options Corp, which would become the largest OTC securities option dealer in the world by 1972. Having gained a reputation as an astute trader of both the long and short side of the market, Trader Vic was hired as an independent trader by renowned investor George Soros, managing a short portfolio for the Quantum Fund during the declining market of December 1981 to July 1982.
He has been featured twice in Barron’s — “Man of all Markets”, on May 2, 1983, and “Trader Vic the Ultimate Wall Street Pro”, on September 21, 1987 — and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Stocks & Commodities.
• Author of three booksdetailing his philosophy: Trader Vic — Methods of a Wall Street Master, Trader Vic II — Principles of Professional Speculation, and Trader Vic on Commodities: What’s Unknown, Misunderstood, and Too Good To Be True
• Author of articles and editorials for dozens of publications such as Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Institutional Investor and many other professional magazines
• 2008 Inductee into the Trader Hall of Fame by Trader magazine and included on Ziad Abdelnour's list of top 100 Wall Streeters