LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States Investing Championship today announced the standings for the first nine months of 2023, for the three hundred forty-eight participating traders. Prior top performers include Paul Tudor Jones, Louis Bacon, Mark Minervini, and David Ryan.
Leading the $1,000,000+ stock division with a nine-month gain of + 92.2% is twenty-three-year-old Tanmay Khandelwal of TwoX Capital Management. Mr. Khandelwal was born and raised in Indore, India. He has a degree from Columbia University in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. In second place, trading under the name “Fiboforyou,” is Gaston d’Ansembourg, + 85.5%. In third place, + 68.2%, is Luis Tarin of Arizona. Mr. Tarin was born in Mexico and raised in Albuquerque. He has a degree in architecture from the University of New Mexico and is a business developer. Other participants reporting significant profits are B.J. Patel + 47.9% and Vibha Jha + 21.5%.
Among participants trading less than $1,000,000 in stocks, the leader is Goverdhan Gajjala, + 266.5%. Mr. Gajjala was born in India and currently resides in Dallas, Texas. He is a private software consultant. Second is Deepak Uppal, + 241.5%. Mr. Uppal is from Chicago, Illinois, and has an MBA from the University of Illinois. Third is Gemy Zhou, + 226.9%. He finished second in last year’s competition, + 440.4%. Mr. Zhou lives in Toronto. He was born in Chongqing, China, and grew up in Chengdu, China. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Other participants reporting significant profits are Marios Stamatoudis, + 201.2%, Miguel Zambrano Sanchez + 142.3%, Sean Ryan + 124%, Gabriel Blanco + 115.7%, Anthony J. Galt + 105%, Walter Uss + 68%, Kohei Yamada 57.7%, John Rodrigues + 52.2%, Drew McConnell + 48%, Gravity Analytica + 43.1%, Konstantin Lazarov + 41.3%, Steven Chase + 37.1%, Sam Calvanese + 30.9%, Bill Roller + 29%, Mike Freeman + 28.6%, Dheeraj Kumar Sharma + 28.4%, Christian Fromhertz + 25.7%, Ryan Swartzberg & Byron Vos + 20.7%, Jose Burgos + 18.5%, Win Wind + 17.8%, Shreyas Bharadwaj + 15.8%, Jairo Dias Machado + 11.5%, and Robert Schwagerl + 9.5%.
The enhanced growth division allows the trading of futures and long options. Among participants trading over $1,000,000 in that division, the leader is the Derivatix Capital Management/Fortune Reliance Fund, managed by Maziyar Yousefizad, + 71.3%. Mr. Yousefizad finished first last year in this division, + 44.4%. Before founding Derivatix Capital Management, he worked as a senior risk and business analyst for CIBC and T.D., two Canadian banks in Toronto. He attended Sharif University of Technology in Iran, receiving a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA. He moved to Ontario, Canada in 2004. Second is Michael Cook, + 17%. Mr. Cook lives in London. He has a B.A. in international relations from the London School of Economics and master's degrees in international relations and terrorism. He finished second in the 2022 competition, + 18.3%.
Among participants trading futures or options with accounts under $1,000,000, the leader is John Rodrigues, + 140.5%. Mr. Rodrigues was born in Anadia, Portugal, and currently lives in Roseland, NJ. He works for PGIM in investment operations. Second is John Zachary, + 116.7%. Mr. Zachary was born in La Junta, Colorado, and lives in Cape Coral, Florida. He is an Aerospace Reliability Engineer whose methods are explained on his website, secretedge.us. Third is Renee Hirsch, + 92.7%. Ms. Hirsch currently lives in Palm Springs, California. She has an M.S. from USC in Industrial Engineering and is a passionate poker player. Other participants reporting meaningful profits in this division are Wind Win (AI Trading Academy) + 83.3%, Syed Hilmy Zainol Abidin + 81.1%, Vishal B. Malkan + 56.9%, Trader Urus + 55.9%, Keegan Acheson + 47.5%, SK Chong + 27.5%, Jason Landry + 23.6%, Sergej Nekora + 22.4%, Naoufel Taief + 17.6%, and Sentil Kumar + 14.2%.
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 standings appear on financial-competitions.com, along with articles about top performers from Business Insider, Barron's, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and other financial publications.
Entries for the 2024 competition are currently being accepted at financial-competitions.com. A new website, moneymanagerratings.com, has been launched for accounts solely over $1,000,000.
The contest coordinator, Dr. Norman Zadeh (aka Zada), taught Operations Research in a visiting capacity 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). Dr. Zadeh owns a small record label called Zada Records (see zadarecords.com) and just completed a $50,000 search for top singers. He is also a songwriter. His songs include Dreaming of You, Someday, I Just Need a Chance, It's Christmas, and Lifetime in Love.