Samuel Beckers was introduced to trading the financial markets during the dot-com boom in San Francisco in the late 1990’s. His mentors were seasoned hedge fund managers that guided his growth and emphasized certain key elements of success. In a short period of time, financial markets experienced unprecedented volatility that educated Mr. Beckers in a variety of market conditions.
Sam began to research liquid markets for short term trading, searching for a consistent, profitable trading advantage. By 2005, observations in his research had led to a fundamental breakthrough which changed the way he viewed markets. Primarily this breakthrough involved looking at account growth from a “risk first” perspective. A year later, he began managing a limited partnership which capitalized on risk management and a unique proprietary trading methodology.
Further refinement and evolution of the methodology naturally led to the futures market and the establishment of the Diversified S&P Program in January, 2011. The program continues to operate after many years using the original concepts, which have repeatedly proven themselves over time.
Mr. Beckers is a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), holds a Series 7 designation, and holds a BA in International Business from San Diego State University in California. His passions include all ocean related activities, musical endeavors, spending time with his wife and 2 children, and enjoying the natural beauty of home on Vancouver Island in Canada.