About Us

Our Mission

To Educate Market Participants on the ODDS for Global Financial Instruments & to Facilitate Their Trades with Predictive Analytics

 

Our aim with providing trading education and data isn't just to "Teach someone how to fish" so they can feed themselves (or trade professionally) for life. We strive to not only teach a StockOdds Subscriber how to FISH, we will hand them the rod, reel, line & tackle, walk them to the pond, having already stocked the pond with FISH for them!

We believe the right formula for accomplishing this is to combine Quality Education + Quality Data = Increased Odds

Traders run into many problems, almost on a daily basis:

  • Traders are losing money. There is a need to understand what it takes to develop an edge and have a positive expectation for each trade.
  • Traders accounts have high variance. The bigger the swings, the greater the risk of ruin. Knowledge of hedging and taking the market movement out of the equation can help this category of traders reduce their risk.
  • Traders need to add more strategies to their traders tool chest.
  • It is challenging for Traders to create, improve and maintain their own database.
  • Traders are probability-blind for the most part when they start trading. They may continue for years without understanding the expected value of a trade. Trading is educated bets or betting with the probabilities.
  • Traders need to position size according to volatility and liquidity of instrument, not just price or opportunity.
  • Traders need to learn how to process and control more ideas. Point and Click trading is not that scalable. Traders need to touch more symbols, manage more workflow through their framework, having multiple strategies and even multiple time-frames.

To solve these problems:

  • StockOdds has and maintains a Predictive Analytics database for actionable trades daily.
  • Traders can come to StockOdds to Learn. This includes advanced techniques and strategies for Trading Single Stocks, Pairs, Baskets and Portfolios.
  • Traders will learn the most important fundamental metrics that underpin institutional accumulation.
  • Traders will learn how to use Seasonal Patterns, Macro Forces and Historical Events to increase their productivity.

To sum up, Traders require education on professional strategies. Some professional traders have either the resources and data of their respective institutions and other “home gamers” have been able to build what they needed. However, for many traders they simply do not have the programming/data science knowledge and skills, or they don’t have time to build and maintain a database. If they were to hire programmers, it would be costly. It also takes tremendous time working with programmers to get the results you want. 

We feel that our ability to offer ala carte’ Education or Data can fill the void for some traders. Most struggling, or newer traders or those traders wanting to expand their knowledge, skills and trading business, would be best served by a bundle of Education and Data. Stock Odds provides its members with access to millions of predictions (Odds) for all major global stock markets, including Odds on Individual Stocks, Pair Relationships, and Stock vs ETF’s along with Education, Instruction, and Coaching.

 

Management Team

StockOdds founders are a strong management team with common strengths as well as a diverse range of skills. The managing members have extensive experience in and knowledge of the trading industry and what traders require to increase the odds of success.

Rob Friesen, StockOdds, Inc. Co-Founder, CEO and Director of Education

2013 to Present: President & COO of Bright Trading, LLC
2016 to Present: Founder & Director of Services for MotionSAFE, Inc.
1998-2013: Proprietary Arbitrage Trader and Member, Bright Trading, LLC
2001-2013: Founder – PairCo, LLC, Pairtrader.com
2004-2012: Founder – PairNomics, LLC
1992-1997: Entrepreneur, Retail Equities Trader

Mr. Friesen is a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully founded many businesses over the past twenty years. Mr Friesen began his trading career in the early 1990’s. For the past twenty years, Mr. Friesen engaged significantly in the stock trading business as a professional, and has served as the President and COO of Bright Trading LLC based in Nevada. Currently, Mr. Friesen has embarked upon the commercialization of StockOdds, Inc. The underlying technology and Learning Academy has evolved over many years of use and application by the traders at Bright Trading LLC.

Dietmar Zessin, Co-Founder, COO and Chief Analytics Officer

Mr. Zessin has been involved in the global securities industry since 2000. He served as a manager at the Millennium Fund and the CEO of Astra Securities Ltd. in 2000 and is the founder and managing director of Quant Arb Group of Companies. Mr. Zessin is an accomplished project manager, data base developer, as well as entrepreneur having founded several successful enterprises. Mr. Zessin is an experienced cross border arbitrage trader and conversant in all forms of quantitative trading and risk management. Mr. Zessin is a co-founder of StockOdds and has been responsible for all of the database and algorithmic technology development for the Company.

Cris Doloc PhD, Director & Advisor

Mr. Doloc is an accomplished Quantitative & Computational Scientist, team and platform builder, and currently teaches at the University of Chicago Financial Mathematics Department "Case Studies in Computing for Finance". The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the field of Computational Finance through real-world “end-to-end” case studies. The course offers a comprehensive introduction to the domain of financial Data Analytics and its Algorithmic processing and provides implementation examples that are representative of problems that practitioners in finance have to solve. Mr. Doloc has spent the last two decades in the field of Computational Finance working for several top-tier financial firms. As such Cris has been the Chief Technology Officer of Terra-Nova Financial, the Head of Valuation Infrastructure at Chicago Trading Company and the Founder & Principal of Quantras Research Ltd. Mr. Doloc will function in the role of Director, Advisor and assist in the technical components of the Learning Academy as well as the steering committee for machine learning implementation.

Steven Noble, Director of Content

Mr. Noble has been in capital markets since 2011. He has experience trading, raising capital and consulting to startups throughout the past 9 years. Mr. Noble has extensive film industry knowledge and experience and brings to StockOdds, Inc. his skills in filming, editing and content creation.

He is passionate about increasing probability literacy and combining education with dynamic alternative data. He is an asset to the team for developing the StockOdds Learning academy, marketing and functions in customer support and administrative roles as well.

Mr. Noble has witnessed the benefits of market neutral trading and hedging strategies, and has launched the StockOdds Podcast Series, which serves to identify and interview traders that employ these methods and strategies consistently and successfully.

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