William J. Cara –

  • Bill Cara’s global reputation as “The Trader Wizard” is described in his Amazon.com bio.
  • His education included Hon. BA (Bus.) and MBA degrees from Wilfred Laurier (where he graduated summa cum laude with the Wall Street Journal Academic Achievement Award) and McMaster plus CA and CMA accounting designations
  • His 45-year career includes many accomplishments such as broker-dealer start-ups, corporate financings and go-public transactions, notably,
  • Responsible Person for the initial Canaccord Capital office in eastern Canada, on the penthouse floor of the Toronto Exchange tower, where he was founder, facilities designer, staff recruiter and chief executive.
  • Co-founder, system designer, staff recruiter and Responsible Person for the start-up of Qtrade Investor, the electronic broker rated #1 most years by Canada’s Report On Business, more recently acquired by Desjardins Group.
  • His investment career also includes employment by Dominion Securities, Dominion Securities Investment Management, Housser Securities (as EVP) and Dean Witter Canada.
  • He has been expert witness for the Canadian Securities Administrators on electronic trading and for the Senate of Canada Banking Committee.
  • He was a member of the Government of Ontario Task Force that reviewed Canada’s unlisted securities market.
  • He was on the initial U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission committee that introduced XBRL corporate data filing requirements.
  • From 2004, hundreds of thousands of readers in 140 countries have visited his billcara.com blog for informative market commentary.
  • Named Forbes magazine “Best of the Web” and then “Favorite Trading Blog,” Bill’s website has also received accolades from Barron’s and Wall Street Journal.
  • Today, Bill manages or co-manages the WMA Cara portfolios for Natural Resources and Deep Value at Williams Market Analytics LLC and Cara Portfolio Management Limited.
  • For Parentela International, Inc, Bill’s role as Independent Director is to assist the Parentela family in building a global hospitality enterprise based on their many years of success in Toronto, later ensuring good corporate governance after becoming a Reporting Issuer and publicly-traded company.
  • For AgriCure Limited, Bill’s role as Non-Executive Chairman is to assist in the corporate structuring and capital raise of this emerging pharma-grade cannabis company, later ensuring good corporate governance after becoming a Reporting Issuer and publicly-traded company.
  • Bill and Pat Cara were married June 28, 1969 and have two children and two grandchildren.
Pat and Bill Cara
Pat and Bill Cara