Trading Analyst

Thomas C. Bills has a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana).  He has 20+ years of experience in the financial markets ranging from working on the trading floors of the CME and CBOE, working in back-office operations, working in middle-office operations, managing a clearing department at an ECN, trading Nasdaq-listed securities for a proprietary trading firm, and trading various futures markets in his own account.

He has a passion for technical analysis and frequently writes about the subject giving various trading ideas and forecasts.  Check his previous blog for past analysis or follow him on Twitter.  He’s also a contributing author on

Currently, he’s a middle office analyst for a proprietary trading firm. He also executes a simulated 3-tiered short-term trend following futures-based trading system on Collective2.

He’s married, a proud father of a 7-year-old daughter, and lives happily in Western Springs.  His favorite hobbies outside of following the financial markets are playing basketball, watching black and white movies, learning Python, and enjoying nice weather outdoors.