William J. Cara –
Bill Cara is the internationally known author of “Lessons from the Trader Wizard” (hardcopy 2008 and e-book 2012). Since 2004, at billcara.com he has written daily about investing and trading for many thousands of investors around the world. Because of his depth of coverage, obvious knowledge of, and love for capital markets, Bill’s blog was selected as “Best of the Web” and “Our Favorite” by Forbes Magazine and also applauded by Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and Investment Executive publications.
After graduating summa cum laude with Hons. B.B.A. from Laurier U, where he won the Wall Street Journal Medal, Bill went on to a five-year career in public accounting earning Chartered Accounting and Certified Management Accounting designations and, following a night-school program at McMaster U., his MBA. While founding and operating a successful management consulting company for 8 years, he initiated the Canadian Medical Association computer committee and co-authored their Computer-Assisted Physician’s Office book, and introduced computer systems to hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors across Canada. Bill then opted to switch careers to join Dominion Securities in Toronto where he moved into portfolio management. Later, after working for Dean Witter Canada, he was the founder of the Eastern Canada offices of Canaccord Capital, and subsequently was co-founder, systems designer, and CEO of Qtrade Investor, which soon became the #1 electronic brokerage firm in Canada.
His Cara Portfolio Management firm in the Bahamas was SEC-registered from 2008 until recently when he joined the Fort Lauderdale Florida advisory firm of Aragon Capital, as a registered investment consultant. As a market strategist and tactician, Bill Cara believes in the study of corporate fundamentals, market time and price indicators, and macroeconomic data. In addition to managing a portfolio strategy of Gold, Silver, and Copper miners, where he has 40 years of in-the-field experience visiting mines from the Arctic Circle to Colorado to Vermont, he now offers clients a diverse portfolio of small-cap industrial companies.