ANGELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The United States Investing Championship today announced the final standings for the year-long competition. Three hundred and twenty-six traders took part. Performance is reported based on whether the account traded was above or below $1,000,000 and whether the trader used more volatile instruments like futures or options. Previous top performers include Paul Tudor Jones, Louis Bacon, Mark Minervini and David Ryan.
Sam Bhatia of Irvine, CA wins stock split over $1,000,000 with +13.5% return for the year. By comparison, the S&P 500 was -19.4% for the year. Mr. Bhatia is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the Indian Institute of Technology. He is a former investment banker who has been actively managing silver since 2020. Other participants reporting profits are Sean Goodsell +5.9% and Moritz Reinhart +1%.
Among participants who trade less than $1,000,000 in shares, the winner is Afzal Lokhandwala, +447%, Chartered Accountant from Morbi, India. Gemy Zhou, +440.4%, of Toronto, Canada, finished second. Mr. Zhou was born in Chongqing, China and grew up in Chengdu, China. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is a full time trader. Sean Ryan of Costa Mesa, Calif., was third, +132%. Sean is the son of three-time CIAU winner David Ryan. Sean finished 30th in 2021, +18%, 13th in 2020, +128%, and second in 2019, +51.8% – a four-year return of +847.5%. In fourth place, +80.8%, is Shane X. Zhang, from Toronto, Canada. Shane grew up in Vancouver and is a full time trader. Other entrants reporting earnings in the stock split are Shahid Saleem +56%; Wind Win, +47.7%; Jeff Sun, +43%; Nishit Shailesh Mehta + 41.7%; Arthur Smelyansky, +39.6%; Manish Patel, +33.4%; Sean Goodsell, +22.6%; Hoang Nguyen, +22.3%; Joey Stephens, +16.3%; Jean Rodrigues, +15.2%; Christophe Guidi, CFA, CPA, +12.4%; Sundeep Idlani, +8.2%; Joe Meyecic, +5.5%; Rainier Trinidad, +5.5%; Dan Dormody, +4.9%; Roy Mattox, +3.8%, and Joo Liang Tee, +1.1%. Notably, Mr. Sun was at +89.8% in 2021, while Mr. Mehta was at +79.1%.
The Enhanced Growth division allows trading of futures and long options. Of the participants trading over $1,000,000 in this split, the winner is Maziyar Yousefizad, +44.4%, from Toronto, Canada. Mr. Yousefizad is the founder of Derivatix Capital Management, LLC. He manages the Fortune Reliance fund. Mr. Yousefizad previously worked as a senior risk and business analyst for CIBC and TD, two Canadian banks in Toronto. He attended Sharif University of Technology in Iran, where he earned a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. He moved to Canada in 2005. In second place is Michael Cook, +18.3%, from England. Mr. Cook holds a BA in International Relations from the London School of Economics, holds an MA in International Relations and Terrorism and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Among participants who trade futures or options with accounts below $1,000,000, the winner is Hieu Tuong +200.3%, of Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Tuong was born in Vietnam and is currently a part-time doctor. He graduated from the University of Louisville. Second is Dan Dubyk, +96.6%, of Philadelphia. Other entrants reporting profits are Afzal Lokhandwala +85.9%, Vishal B. Malkan +81.2%, Jarrett Jacobs, +73.4%, Miroslav Gnjatović +73%, Marcin Dydak, +3.9%, and Dhanesh and Nandan Khumar, +0.5%. .
Half of the traders reporting profits are from either India or Asia.
Since its inception in 1983, the United States Investing Championship has attracted legendary traders including Paul Tudor Jones, Louis Bacon, Mark Minervini, David Ryan, Dr. Edward O. Thorpe, Mark Strome, Doug Kass, Sheen Kassouf, Marty Schwartz, Frankie Joe, Tom Basso, Cedd Moses, Gil Blake, Robert Prechter, Jr. and Bruno Combier.
The rankings are published on the financial-competitions.com website. Financial-competitions.com allows traders to enter the competition and provides copies of past articles on top performers from Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other financial publications.
Applications for the 2023 competition are currently being accepted on financial-competitions.com. A new website, moneymanagerratings.com, has been launched for accounts over $1,000,000.
Competition coordinator Dr. Norman Zadeh (aka Zada) taught operations research on a visiting basis at Stanford, UCLA, UC Irvine, and Columbia universities between 1975 and 1983. Dr. Zadeh managed hedge funds from 1991 to 2012 He is the son of Lotfi Zadeh, the creator of fuzzy logic. Norm is the author of four books, Fox News: The Enemy Within (released in 2021), The rise and fall of Perfect 10 (released in 2021), Hold’em Poker Super Strategy (released in 2020), and Winning poker systems (Prentice Hall, 1974). He is also a songwriter. His songs include I need a chance, It’s Christmas, I dream of you, For youand All life in love.
For more information, contact Dr. Norman Zadeh at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 310-409-7193.