ShadowTrader Team

Peter Reznicek, Chief Strategist, Founder
Peter ReznicekPeter has been actively trading since 2000 and has been educating traders since 2006 as the founder and Chief Strategist of He is the voice behind the popular ShadowTrader Video Weekly, a ten minute Sunday video that has thousands of viewers each week. He is also co-host of the popular ShadowTrader Uncovered program which airs daily from 2-3pm EST on the tastytrade network. Peter’s main focus is on short term directional trading of options and futures using a synthesis of technical analysis, market profile, and market internals. An avid adventurer, Peter has flown solo three times across the Atlantic in his single engine Cessna. It would have been only once, but upon coming within 20 miles of the French coast on the first crossing and desperately wanting a croissant, he realized that he had forgotten his wallet. He is also a four time winner of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and is the first person in history to successfully daytrade while going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Brad Augunas, Moderator ShadowTrader SquawkBox
Brad AugunasBrad is the dulcet tone behind ShadowTrader’s flagship product, the ShadowTrader SquawkBox. With over 3,000 listeners daily, Brad calls the markets live tick by tick and educates his audience on the finer points of market internals, profile references, and chart patterns. He live trades equities and futures on the program and also assists traders via email and phone during the trading day. A true master of multi-tasking, Brad is also an accomplished squash player when he’s not behind the mic.

ShadowTraderPro Swing Trader:
“Danno” Sheehy, Equity Strategist
Danno SheehyOn staff with us at ShadowTrader since early 2010, Danno heads up our equity research department and is the editor in chief of the ShadowTraderPro Swing Trader newsletter which has over 13,000 followers on MyTrade. He writes the popular Looking Ahead column and is the developer of the ShadowTrader Sector Trendscore system.


ShadowTraderPro FX Trader:
Blake Young, Senior Currency Strategist
Blake YoungBlake has previously been involved in corporate lending, tax preparation and import brokering. He has been trading in the foreign exchange market since 2002. He was introduced to the idea of trading forex trading while acting as an independent import broker giving him real world experience in the foreign exchange markets. Blake has focused on economics and finance in his education and technical analysis in his trading. This dual focus provides him a balanced approach to the forex market of both fundamentals and charting. Blake educates FX traders through his daily writings in the ShadowTraderPro FX Trader, his FX Weekly Recap every weekend, and the ShadowTrader FX Hour which airs weekly on Tuesdays at 4:15pm EST.

ShadowTraderPro Pairs Trader:
Tom Cook, Equity Pairs Strategist
Tom CookTom Cook aka “The Southern Gentleman” is born and raised in Kentucky, as a cattle and horse farmer. He completed his bachelors in 1986, with an emphasis on engineering at Morehead State University, in the Hills Of Eastern Kentucky. Tom originally spent over 20 years constructing buildings, roads, and bridges, and brings extensive business knowledge and creativity to our family here at Shadowtrader. Always following the markets, Tom brings ten years plus of trading experience and specializes in pairs trading where he manages our ShadowtraderPro Pairs Trader newsletter. In addition to finding and managing all trades for this consistently profitable advisory, Tom hosts our Thursday afternoon Pairs Hour and also contributes writings on pairs trading to the ShadowTrader Weekend Update where he holds forth on all things pairs related in the Pairs Corner.

Options Strategist/ShadowTrader Director of Options Education
Ryan Mastro
Ryan Mastro Ryan started his working career right out of Drexel University on the Philadelphia Stock Derivatives Exchange with Susquehanna Investment Group. After several years of trading as an option market maker and specialist, he created an off floor derivative trading desk to monetize off floor order flow from large brokerage firms. This is where he discovered the power of having the right software to find and manage trading opportunities. He joined to create a powerful risk management package to manage cross asset derivative risk. This software led to consulting niche hedge funds on cross asset trading, dispersion models and trade scanning software. He then brought his knowledge of option volatility software to filter and find trading opportunities to the masses through a membership platform with the second fastest growing educational company in the INC. 500 in 2008. This was an overnight success with over 1,500 people in the first week. He used these tools to find trades for advisory services and educational classes to help investors become better traders. Ryan is married with three beautiful children.

ShadowTrader Director of Trading Psychology
Benjamin Lee
Benjamin LeeBenjamin Lee is the founder of ThinkTradeThink and the Director of Trading Psychology of He has over 8 years of professional trading experience, trading his personal account with a concentration on e-mini S&P futures and has also traded for two hedge funds. He has traded stocks, futures, forex, and options and has trained several hundred traders. He is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and has presented at the New York Traders Expo. He holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and also an MBA in Entrepreneurship, both from the University of Florida.

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