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About the IC Team

Mitch Abel

Founder & Chief Educator

After 40 years in corporate sales, Mitch retired in October 2015. He soon realized that he was going to outlive his retirement funds. Feeling that he needed a solution – and perhaps a new vocation – he began exploring new options.

He came across a person who offered to teach him how to manage and grow his portfolio through options trading and value investing. Mitch was intrigued by this new skillset. He quickly learned the basics, and was very successful for the first 9 months.

Then, in the 10th month, the market took a turn for the worse and Mitch lost all his previous earnings, plus some of his principal.

He realized this type of trading was not sustainable for him. He then started exploring other groups and types of options trading. When he first explored intraday trading, he found it much easier to implement than other types of trades.

His very first trade resulted in a profit of $768 in less than 3 minutes, which only reinforced his belief that this short-term process was for him.

This first teacher encouraged students to learn by following his lead in entering and exiting trades. That process was not very successful for Mitch, and it led to a net loss of $150,000 within 6 months.

At this point, he realized he was simply following the leader without really understanding the reasoning behind the timing of the trades.

That’s when he fired the teacher, began to study on his own – and eventually master – each of the individual trades he had learned about.

He studied, practiced daily, and refined a number of trading strategies, and within 6 months he had regained all that he had lost.

The next year, as a result of mastering the various strategies, he doubled his account size. The following year, he nearly doubled it again. And in the third year, he felt he had enough money to retire comfortably.

Despite the financial success, though, he missed the human interaction that had always been a large part of his life. He actually applied to a convenience store chain to be among people again. This happened in January 2020, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Before he received a response from the convenience store, he got a phone call from a friend who asked if he could teach him what he had learned. He said yes immediately, and they set up a Zoom room.

That was the beginning of the trading room. He started with that one student, which, as of 2023, has grown to over 100 students.

Mitch’s method of teaching – and his personality – has created a unique & supportive environment for learning options trading, as well as a thriving community.

His depth of knowledge is a valuable resource to his students, as are the insights and perspectives that the students share among themselves. He often “flips the room” and asks students to do the “teaching”, as he firmly believes that teaching is one of the best ways to learn deeply.

Through Investment Current, LLC, he has assembled a team of talented and dedicated individuals who contribute to this unique trading environment.

Andreas Nikas

Investing Innovator & Gourmet Guru

Meet Andreas – a man of many talents and passions. He began his career in the Airforce, but soon found himself struggling to make ends meet with a growing family to support. Determined to turn his financial situation around, Andreas delved into the world of investing and quickly discovered his knack for it.

Fast forward 28 years, and Andreas has built an impressive career in the tech industry, now managing a team of engineers at the world’s largest networking company. But his passion for investing has never waned. In fact, he has become an accomplished instructor, mentor, and coach, helping others learn how to invest and improve their financial situation.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Andreas also enjoys exploring new trading ideas and whipping up delicious meals for his loved ones. With a life rich in experience and knowledge, Andreas is always eager to share his wisdom and empower others to achieve their goals.

Ryan Spaulding

Chart Whisperer & Price Action Guru

Ryan Spaulding got his introduction to trading in the Forex markets over 12 years ago. He was introduced to Mitch by a mutual friend and knew immediately he had to learn what Mitch was doing. He became one of Mitch’s very first students.

Ryan is an experienced technical analysis trader. He has invested countless hours and dollars in the pursuit of financial freedom. Now he happily shares his chart reading expertise with Investment Current.

He has two teenage children and his wife is a Nurse Practitioner. He is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin.

Ryan’s favorite trading quote:

The key to trading success is emotional discipline. If intelligence were the key, there would be a lot more people making money trading… I know this will sound like a cliché, but the single most important
reason that people lose money in the financial markets is that they don’t cut their losses short.

Victor Sperandeo

Ron Wilczek

Patriarch Percussionist & Property Prodigy

I am grateful to share a fulfilling and diverse life journey with my wife, Kristina. We met ballroom dancing, and we have been blessed with five children and ten grandchildren. 

In my free time, I am a percussionist and member of an orchestra that has played in Carnegie Hall as well as a devout Christian. My faith and passion for music have provided me with a creative outlet and an unwavering sense of purpose.

My professional life began directly after high school when I joined the United States Air Force and was trained in communications electronics. This experience gave me a strong foundation in technical skills and taught me how to thrive under pressure.

After leaving the military, I spent two years as a technician repairing office equipment before transitioning into supervisory and managerial roles. Over the next 21 years, I had the opportunity to lead and train service teams to provide high level technical and customer service, resulting in a loyal and satisfied customer base.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, which equipped me with the knowledge and tools to manage resources, execute strategic plans, and cultivate strong relationships with customers.

I left the corporate world in 2001 to become a Realtor. Over the past 14 of those years I have been the proud owner and broker of Metro Phoenix Homes. In 2008, I channeled my creativity into developing a real estate website and learning to shoot, edit, and produce marketing videos. I have also developed a loyal following for my market reports that are based on facts, not personal bias and fiction.

In 2020, I joined Mitch to create a large retirement fund for my family and to give abundantly to those in need. My video experience was a natural fit for joining Mitch's curriculum development team. It’s been a joy to learn from a master in day trading while assisting him to pass his knowledge to other like-minded people.

Victor Perazzoli

Consultant Extraordinaire & Training Master

Back in 2015, Victor became a free agent from Corporate, facing the challenge of managing his retirement funds. He needed to figure out how to handle his finances, but luckily, he reconnected with an old teacher who knew the Warren Buffet way. That connection led him to meet many diverse individuals and become a respected member of the value investment community. Now, he’s a skilled instructor, mentor, and coach, helping others learn the ins and outs of investing.

Professionally, Victor stumbled upon an unexpected outcome with value investing. As Warren Buffet once said, “I am a better investor because I am a businessman, and a better businessman because I am an investor.” Victor took it one step further and added “consultant” to the list. He realized that being a consultant helped him become a better businessman and investor, and being a businessman and investor helped him become a better consultant.

For over 25 years, Victor has built an impressive career consulting globally for top-notch organizations and businesses of all sizes. He’s a pro at providing customized support for analysis, strategy, growth, project management, lean manufacturing, training, and development to business leaders. Victor also spends his time supporting non-profit organizations as an instructor and business coach. So, when Mitch asked for help with the curriculum development team, Victor was happy to lend his skills to the Investment Current crew.

Amy Giang

Algorithm Architect & Private Equity Powerhouse

Amy Giang is a founder and CEO at VillageTree Capital, a leading private equity firm. Amy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role, where she is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment strategy, managing client relationships, and driving growth and profitability.

At VillageTree Capital, Amy specializes in developing and executing complex trading strategies that utilize advanced algorithms and data analysis techniques. She is passionate about using data-driven approaches to identify and capitalize on market inefficiencies and is always striving to improve her strategies through rigorous testing and analysis.

With a strong background in software, business, and investment management, Amy has spent many years working with some of the most prominent organizations in the industry. She has developed a deep understanding of the investment landscape.

Amy’s partnership with Investment Current has been a powerful example of the value of collaboration and the importance of staying on top of the latest trends and developments in the world of finance. Through her ongoing work with Investment Current and VillageTree Capital, Amy has found success in working with Mitch Abel to make a positive impact on financial education in the world.  

In collaboration with Mitch, she has also leveraged her technical skills to develop custom software indicators that help the team identify key signals and make informed investment decisions.  These unique indicators are a key component in student education, allowing them to quickly analyze large amounts of market data and identify profitable opportunities in real-time.

Amy’s commitment to excellence is evident in everything she does at VillageTree Capital. She is focused on building lasting relationships with clients and is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and results. Her strategic thinking, leadership skills, and financial acumen make her a valuable asset to the firm, and she is widely respected for her contributions to the industry.

As a self-made person, Amy is also committed to giving back to the community. She has volunteered with a number of organizations focused on education, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability, and is passionate about making a positive impact on the world.

Rande Howell

Psychologist to the Star Traders

Rande Howell teaches traders how to master their instinctive emotional reactivity to situations that they cannot control. Learning to regulate the fight/flight response to perceived danger is the first step in a process that leads to building an intentional mind ready to manage the drama of uncertainty. 

He is particularly known for getting at and changing deeply held self-limiting beliefs about a trader’s capacity to manage the uncertainties of life and trading. He teaches that the trader does not control outcome, but he does control the mind he brings into the moment of performance. This is the psychological edge needed to drive a trader’s methodology edge.

He was rewarded the FinTech Award for Best Trading Psychology Educator and has lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His primary goal is to teach people how to awaken and claim the power that lives within us. He is author of a number of books including Mindful Trading: Mastering your emotions and the Inner Game of Trading.

Diana Nichols

Web Wizard & Renaissance Woman

Builder of websites, Solver of puzzles, Caretaker of web things, Baker of breads, Painter of canvases, Corrector of grammar, Lover of all beaches, Player of games, Fan of British TV (and Sci-fi), One-of-four sisters. Mother of three, Spoiler of grandchildren, Partner and #1 Fan of Mitch.

I’ve been building websites for clients since 1995, when the Web was just a toddler. A lot has changed since then, to say the least. The challenge of staying up to date with this evolving technology keeps me on my toes.

Before going out on my own in 2000 (as Lavender Threads, Inc.), I was Executive Vice President of a Web design firm employing 15 designers and developers.

I’ve also been a life coach, a business and creativity coach, taught marketing to Realtors©, owned an advertising/marketing agency, produced national trade shows and conferences, and am a part-time artist. My life-long love of computers, technology, and creativity (and writing code) fuel my passion for creating websites. 

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