Dr. Winton Felt
Winton Felt did his graduate-level work in English, Statistics/probability, Management, and Psychology. In addition, he did extensive undergraduate work in Physics, Mathematics, and Theology.
• For five years majored in Physics and Mathematics.
• Studied Theology & Biblical Studies full-time three years (with simultaneous additional work in English).
• Bachelor’s degree in English.
• Master's degree in English.
• High achievement in Advanced Calculus (In screening for admission to master's program)
• Entered master's program combining Systems Engineering, Statistics, and Probability theory (withdrew after one year to begin work toward doctorate in English)
• Completed all course requirements for doctorate in English (Death in family. Discontinued all academic efforts for several years).
• Commenced work toward doctorate in Management (simultaneous additional work in statistical analysis).
• Because of WAIS scores and academic record, university granted a unique waiver of its policy regarding the maximum course load permitted a doctoral student. Became only doctoral student in university history approved to be enrolled in two unrelated graduate programs of study simultaneously.
• On obtaining doctorate in Management had completed all undergraduate requirements and half the graduate level requirements for master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Grade average 4.0 on a 4-point scale in both programs.
During most of the years of his graduate studies Dr. Felt also operated his own business, teaching advanced reading and study techniques at four colleges in southern California, and conducting special classes for various Christian organizations.
General history of securities-related experience.
Dr. Felt began his study of security trading patterns (emphasizing the “point-and-figure” method and outcome probabilities associated with various patterns) when he was in his early 20's. He became a professional in the financial services industry in 1985. He did his basic brokerage training at Merrill Lynch and achieved perfect scores on the “Series 7” in the areas of “Portfolio Analysis” and “Investment Strategies.” At Merrill Lynch he became the “Mutual Fund Coordinator.” A few years later, he was recruited by Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards (Everen Securities) to finish the development of a stock-trading system and to use it in managing a pooled account. He then founded Asset Management Systems and continued his work on the development, analysis, and evaluation of investment disciplines and strategies. He used multivariate analysis to test the profitability of more than 50,000 investment strategies. He then used the results of his analyses to design high total-return strategies. He also wrote computer-driven search algorithms designed to find stocks that have any of a variety of trading patterns known as "setups," price and volume configurations that most often occur shortly before a price surge. He managed portfolios, created investment disciplines, created the publication originally known as Value Indicator (later renamed The Valuator), created what was originally a 70-page weekly publication known as StockAlerts (our present StockAlerts subscription service is a derivation and subset of this no longer available publication), and was the founder of Stock Disciplines, LLC.
Work and licenses before becoming the principal officer of Stock Disciplines.
Dr. Felt has held various licenses as an investment professional. During the years immediately before becoming the principal officer of this company, Dr. Felt held a “Series 7” General Securities license and was registered with the NASD. He also held a “Series 24” license issued by the NASD. A “Series 7” will qualify a person to be a “Registered Representative” or “Investment Broker,” and is the license held by the more qualified “brokers” at major brokerage houses. This license is a prerequisite to sitting for the “Series 24” exam, which requires knowledge beyond that needed for a “Series 7.” The “Series 24” license is required for those who supervise other brokers (securities regulations stipulate that every Broker/Dealer firm must have at least one individual who is licensed as a "General Securities Principal"). Having both a “Series 7” and a “Series 24,” Dr. Felt had the NASD designation “General Securities Principal” (it should be noted that registration and licensing by the State of California, the SEC, or the NASD does not represent a mark of approval or endorsement by these regulatory bodies, but that certain standards of knowledge and other requirements have been satisfied). During this time, Dr. Felt was affiliated with Titan Value Equities Group, Inc. as a Registered Representative, a Registered Principal, an Advisory Associate, and as the manager of an Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction. Felt Financial, LLC. (of which Dr. Felt was the principal officer), remained in the investment advisory business as a Registered Investment Advisor until December 31, 2005. After that date Felt Financial, LLC. became Stock Disciplines, LLC., and the firm (and Dr. Felt) stopped providing investment advisory services (use the link below for more on why the advisory business was abandoned). Dr. Felt has also conducted investment strategy seminars and tutorials for investors and brokers.
Biola University in La Mirada, Asset Management Systems located in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, and Felt Enterprises with primary locations in Oceanside and Carlsbad in California, USA.
To see a few articles written by Dr. Felt, click on Articles.
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For more on Dr. Felt's strategy testing and why he stopped managing money for others, see item #10 after clicking on Leaving the advisory business.
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