About Us

In 1998, Teresa created a website after retiring from a 12-year career in the securities industry. The venture was not conceived as a means to make money, but as a way to reach out and connect solitary, independent traders sitting in front of computer screens around the world. Pete was one of the first people to arrive.


The Dot-com Bubble brought legions of newbies in search of instant riches. Their emails confirmed what we already knew from dealing with clients at the office: most people just want to get rich quick, never mind how. The majority never learns that the market is the most efficient, Darwinian mechanism ever created to transfer hot money to the smart money.

We responded, and in the process, acquired encyclopedic knowledge and gained tremendous insight. Problems had to be solved from first principles. Teaching propelled us up the learning curve. Research led us to devise proprietary tools and techniques. We mastered far more than those waiting to receive wisdom.

We believe every individual investor deserves better.

Having worked in the investment industry and witnessed the way “retail” is treated — as little more than fee-generating assets under management — we knew we had to something about it by providing cost-effective strategies and solutions directly to the people.

We know of no quick fixes or short cuts to consistent investment performance. This should come as no surprise to professionals and high net worth individuals who earned their degrees, grew their practices or built businesses from the ground up through years of hard work and disciplined toil. Making money with money is no different. It comes down to applying know-how, managing risk, and compounding gains over time.

Our objective is singular: to make the highest return per unit risk. The sooner this concept is understood, the better the results. This idea can change lives, but somewhere on the road to riches, most will give up because progress can be frustrating at times. The path of least resistance is to gamble, resulting in the masses repeatedly going back to square one until they go belly up for the final time.

Prepare. Protect. Prevail.

WealthCop exists to remind ourselves that reaching financial goals and accumulating wealth is something few will ever achieve. It also serves as a beacon to assure the determined few that they are not alone, that we can navigate a perpetually uncertain world together and make the journey a pleasant one.

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Articles Published in Books and Magazines
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Problems Solved, Missions Accomplished

These days, it’s pretty easy to get free stock picks and market opinion on the Internet. I’m sure a search for “Apple” or “investment strategy” will turn up thousands and thousands of recommendations. But, with so much on the web, you should tread lightly if you don’t know the source.

Over the years, we have become leaders in research, providing education, training and effective solutions for traders and investors alike, including,

  • 2004, PowerSwings Indicator that automatically identifies and connects pivot points to easily identify chart patterns;
  • 2005, PowerTools for eSignal;
  • 2006, SmarterStops for TradeStation and eSignal;
  • 2007, Various market barometers to objectively measure market pulse;
  • 2008, Dynamic asset allocation strategy based on a proprietary indexation method;
  • 2010, Better Bands, a statistically robust version of Bollinger Bands; and,
  • 2011, Universal stock selection method.

We’re pretty confident that our work will quickly become the foundation to achieving your financial goals.

About Teresa

Teresa is the Founder of WealthCop.com.

Her adventure in the capital markets began in 1987 immediately after university graduation. After a 12-year tour of duty in the securities industry covering trading, corporate finance and sales, she launched IntelligentSpeculator.com. More recently, she served as a portfolio strategy consultant at a private investment management firm in the Pacific Northwest.

Follow Teresa at www.Twitter.com/wealthcop.

Articles in the Press

Our work has been featured in numerous books and magazines.

July 2009
The Very Latest E-Mini Trading:
Using Market Anticipation to Trade Electronic Futures
Michael Gutmann

September 2009
Looked At Market Sentiment Lately?
TASC Magazine
March 2009
Hybrid trading techniques (by Mike Gutmann)
March 2009
A Conversation with David Fry
March 2009
Where We Are In The Cycle
April 2008
Q&A with Charles Kirk
September 2007
Q&A With Dave Mabe
May 2007
Discretionary vs. System Trading
August 2006
Discretionary vs. System Trading
The Exchange
January 2006
To Trade or Not to Trade?
The Real Question Is How Much?
The Exchange
October 2005
Market Mastery
The Exchange
June 2005
The Market: What Game to Play — and When
The Exchange
January 2005
How to Identify a Test of Top
The Exchange

September 2004
Set Up Your Trades With The Swing Indicator
TASC Magazine
September 2004
The Geometry of Chart Patterns
TASC Magazine
September 2004
Swing Indicator
The Exchange

February 2004
Swing Trading With Swing Charts
TASC Magazine

November 2002
Cover Interview
TASC Magazine

February 2002
Feature Interview
When Supertraders
Meet Kyrptonite

January 2002
Feature Interview
Bulls, Bears and Brains

December 2001
Radio Show Guest
e*Trade, The Trade

November 2001
Radio Show Guest
e*Trade, The Trade
November 2001
Market Master Interview
Investor’s Business Daily

April 2001
Interviewed for
Chicago Tribune

January 2001
Risk Business
Fidelity Active Trader

January 2001
Feature Interview
The Guts and Glory
of Day Trading

November 2000
Feature Interview
Day Trading
on the Edge

October 2000
Trading Tests and Retracements with Japanese Candlesticks
Active Trader Magazine

June 2000
Charting the Market
Active Trader Magazine

May 2000
Cover Story
Online Investor Magazine

And the one that started it all in May 1999, Cool Site of the Day at CNBC, thanks to Bill Griffeth.