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Peter L. Brandt is the CEO of Factor LLC, a global trading firm he founded in 1980 where he trades proprietary capital, forex, futures, fixed income and equity markets. Peter entered the commodity trading business in 1976 with ContiCommodity Services, a division of Continental Grain Company. From his start in the commodity industry, Peter’s goal was to trade proprietary funds, but first he needed to learn the business. From 1976 through 1979, Peter handled large institutional accounts for Conti, including Campbell Soup Company, Oro Wheat, Godiva Chocolate, Swanson Foods, Homestake Mining and others.
After founding Factor Trading, Peter also produced market research and managed the trading activities of several large institutional clients. Among his institutional trading clients was Commodities Corporation (“CC”) of Princeton, NJ, at the time one of the world’s largest trading houses. In 1990, Peter published his first book, Trading Commodity Futures with Classical Chart Patterns, now considered a classic by many traders. In 2011, John Wiley and Sons published Peter’s 2nd book, Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader. The book became Amazon’s #1 ranked book on trading for 27 weeks. In 2011, Peter was named among the 30 most influential persons in the world of finance by Barry Ritholtz’ web site, The Big Picture.