How This Trader Turned $20K Into $10M In 3 Years

Before founding TickerTags, the social analytics company that famously predicted Brexit results in 2016, Chris Camillo traded $20,000 into more than $2,000,0000 — in three years.

Who He Is

Chris is an ordinary self-directed investor — not a broker, financier or asset manager. In 2007, just months before the great recession, Chris applied a social data arbitrage trading strategy investing $20k in the stock market. Despite his unconventional background, Camillo generated nearly $10 million of stock market returns from 2007 to 2017 (Camillo will show how he finds these opportunities at the Trading Summit this June).

In the midst of this trading success, Camillo published a book titled "Laughing at Wall Street: How I Beat the Pros at Investing," which describes his first three years of investing. What sets Camillo apart from market “gurus” is that he hired an independent accountant to verify his performance before publicly publishing results on the internet.

Learn from Chris Camillo and other verified traders in person at the Benzinga Global Trading & Investing Summit June 20 in New York City!

How He Trades

Chris’ approach to investing leverages social data to identify consumer’s actual experiences and unfiltered feelings for any specific moment in time. The sheer breadth and multiplicity of conversations that propagates through large user communities presents an atypical opportunity to concurrently discover, measure, and track the velocity of an infinite number of emerging and collapsing trends in a way that was never possible before.

For example, Chris’ analysis of social buzz surrounding the Pokemon Go game in 2016 enabled him to forecast its blockbuster success months prior to its release and simultaneous doubling of Nintendo’s stock.

Chris initiates investments upon discovering a meaningfully relevant social information imbalance and exit investments at the point of information parity.

Where To See Him

Learn how Chris spots opportunities and executes smart investments on June 20 at Benzinga’s inaugural Global Trading and Investing Summit.

Chris will be joined by more than 20 of the world’s most successful financial minds in an intimate, educational setting demanded by Benzinga readers.

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