David C. Stendahl ...

David has been designing trend, pattern and momentum style trading systems since the early 90s. His focus has been on trading the global futures markets following a systematic, low leveraged and highly diversified trading regiment. As a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) he has traded 40 individual futures markets across eight different sectors. Additionally David has literally lectured around the world at numerous national and international conferences. He has published many articles on system evaluation and money management techniques and authored three trade-related books. David's trading expertise has also been featured a four educational videos, including The Systematic Trader and Winning with Value Charts. He also co-created various performance analysis software packages including Performance Summary Plus, which is now incorporated into the TradeStation® platform.

Financial Software Development: Developed at RINA Systems

Performance Summary Plus
Portfolio Evaluator
Money Manager
3D SmartView


Books: Published by Wiley, New York Institute of Finance and Traders Library

Profit Strategies: Unlocking Trading Performance with Money Management
Dynamic Trading Indicators: Winning with Value Charts and Price Action Profile
Computerized Trading: Maximizing Day Trading and Overnight Profits


Articles: Published by Stocks and Commodities Magazine

Maximum Favorable Excursion
Staying Afloat
Secure Fractional Money Management
Evaluating System Efficiency
Dynamic Zones
The Volatility Index
Interview with David Stendahl Stocks and Commodities
Money Management the Key to Successful Trading
How to read the new TradeStation 2000i Performance Report


Videos: Published by Traders Library

The Systematic Trader: Maximizing Trading Systems and Money Management
Winning with Value Charts: The Key to Consistent Profits
Effective Methods for Evaluating Trading Systems
A Guild to Testing and Evaluating Portfolios with Portfolio Maximizer
Portfolio Analysis: RINA Systems' Guild to Portfolio Evaluator


Conferences: Multiple appearances spanning 15 years

TradeStation Futures Symposium
TradeStation World
Technical Analysis Group (TAG)
International TAG
Traders Expo
Online Trading Expo
Commodities Portfolio Management
Managed Futures Association
Futures West/South
Futures Industry Association (FIA)
NYBOT Seminar Series
Market Technicians Association (MTA)