Trader Spotlight - Stefano Serafini

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Stefano Serafini has always been interested in numbers, and began studying IT and programming at a young age. His passion led him to the University of Trento, in Italy, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and then went on to receive a master’s degree in finance. Stefano started his professional financial career on the chief executive board of a local Italian bank.

Today, Stefano resides in Switzerland and primarily concentrates on trading. He started actively trading in 2007 with a stock picking model based on fundamentals, as well as using an rotational approach. In more recent years, Stefano has been using a systematic approach to trading, and following mentors such as Luca Giusti of the QTLab Project and Giovanni Trombetta of the Gandalf Project.

In 2016, Stefano traveled to New York with Luca Giusti to participate in “The Trading Masterclass,” and learn varying approaches to looking at the market, and ways to trade it. The class was organized by some of WCA’s current and past top traders, including Michael Cook, Tim Rea, Andrea Unger and Kevin Davey. Before taking the class, Stefano was mainly a reversal trader and was hoping to improve his intraday systems to avoid overnight exposure. Today, he utilizes a mix of reversal and trend follower systems. “That’s the key of stable returns,” he says. “Diversification.”

Stefano typically tests his systems within a 10-year period, and does not use a lot of indicators. He prefers referring to price action studies and patterns.

He now trades several markets with eighty different trading systems. However, he does not plan to stop developing new trading systems any time soon. Stefano dedicates at least a couple of days every week to development. “I believe that nothing in terms of trading systems works forever,” he says. “Therefore, I continue studying the markets and continuously develop new ways of looking at the markets.”

In 2017, Stefano won 1st Place in the World Cup Championship of Futures Trading with a 217.2% net return. This year, in 2022, he has again carefully chosen what he believes to be, one of his best systems to trade his account. Stefano’s 2022 Championship account serves as the lead account for his newest WCA program.

The profile above includes statements of opinion. Trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for everyone. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. World Cup Championship (WCC) accounts do not necessarily represent all the trading accounts controlled by a given competitor. Accounts trading in the WCC may be subject may be subject to commission rates different from those following the AutoTrade™ trading service. WCC competitors may control accounts that produce results substantially different than the results achieved in their WCC accounts.

Stefano Serafini has always been interested in numbers, and began studying IT and programming at a young age. His passion led him to the University of Trento, in Italy, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and then went on to receive a master’s degree in finance. Stefano started his professional financial career on the chief executive board of a local Italian bank.

Today, Stefano resides in Switzerland and primarily concentrates on trading. He started actively trading in 2007 with a stock picking model based on fundamentals, as well as using an rotational approach. In more recent years, Stefano has been using a systematic approach to trading, and following mentors such as Luca Giusti of the QTLab Project and Giovanni Trombetta of the Gandalf Project.

In 2016, Stefano traveled to New York with Luca Giusti to participate in “The Trading Masterclass,” and learn varying approaches to looking at the market, and ways to trade it. The class was organized by some of WCA’s current and past top traders, including Michael Cook, Tim Rea, Andrea Unger and Kevin Davey. Before taking the class, Stefano was mainly a reversal trader and was hoping to improve his intraday systems to avoid overnight exposure. Today, he utilizes a mix of reversal and trend follower systems. “That’s the key of stable returns,” he says. “Diversification.”

Stefano typically tests his systems within a 10-year period, and does not use a lot of indicators. He prefers referring to price action studies and patterns.

He now trades several markets with eighty different trading systems. However, he does not plan to stop developing new trading systems any time soon. Stefano dedicates at least a couple of days every week to development. “I believe that nothing in terms of trading systems works forever,” he says. “Therefore, I continue studying the markets and continuously develop new ways of looking at the markets.”

In 2017, Stefano won 1st Place in the World Cup Championship of Futures Trading with a 217.2% net return. This year, in 2022, he has again carefully chosen what he believes to be, one of his best systems to trade his account. Stefano’s 2022 Championship account serves as the lead account for his newest WCA program.

The profile above includes statements of opinion. Trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for everyone. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. World Cup Championship (WCC) accounts do not necessarily represent all the trading accounts controlled by a given competitor. Accounts trading in the WCC may be subject may be subject to commission rates different from those following the AutoTrade™ trading service. WCC competitors may control accounts that produce results substantially different than the results achieved in their WCC accounts.

 Performance includes open trade equity, if any, through November 25, 2022. Trading futures and forex involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for everyone. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
    • Stefano Serafini
      ADVISOR
      Smart Equity
      PROGRAM
    • Systematic...
      Systematic
      METHODOLOGY
      $300
      SUBSCRIPTION
    • $10,000
      INITIAL INVESTMENT
      -45.5%
      DRAWDOWN
    • $10,314
      NET PROFIT
      9.86
      MONTHS
    • 103.1%
      NET RETURN
      $20,314
      MATCHING FUNDS
    • VIEW TRADES
    • Stefano Serafini
      ADVISOR
      Smart Equity
      PROGRAM
      $300
      SUBSCRIPTION
    • Systematic...
      Systematic
      METHODOLOGY
    • $10,000
      INITIAL INVESTMENT
      103.1%
      NET RETURN
    • -45.5%
      DRAWDOWN
      $10,314
      NET PROFIT
    • $20,314
      MATCHING FUNDS
      9.86
      MONTHS
    • VIEW TRADES
 Matching funds is an amount equal to the advisor's account balance at the time of entry into the program. A unit is equivalent to the quantity traded by the advisor on each trade, and may vary from program to program. Performances are for proprietary accounts that are either owned by the advisor or are entities of which the advisor is a beneficial owner. There have been no net cash additions to these lead account. Peak-to-valley draw-down is the greatest cumulative percentage decline in month-end net equity during the life of the account. Subscribers funding with a balance equivalent to the advisor's initial investment subsequent to the program inception date could experience a drawdown that exceeds the advisor's historic drawdown on a percentage basis. Subscribers should take this into consideration when determining the funding level of their account. When the commission rate has changed during the life of a program, performance data is calculated using rates that applied during specific periods of time.
 Performance includes open trade equity, if any, through November 25, 2022. Trading futures and forex involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for everyone. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
    • Stefano Serafini
      ADVISOR
      Smart Equity
      PROGRAM
    • Systematic...
      Systematic
      METHODOLOGY
      $300
      SUBSCRIPTION
    • $10,000
      INITIAL INVESTMENT
      -45.5%
      DRAWDOWN
    • $10,314
      NET PROFIT
      9.86
      MONTHS
    • 103.1%
      NET RETURN
      $20,314
      MATCHING FUNDS
    • VIEW TRADES
    • Stefano Serafini
      ADVISOR
      Smart Equity
      PROGRAM
      $300
      SUBSCRIPTION
    • Systematic...
      Systematic
      METHODOLOGY
    • $10,000
      INITIAL INVESTMENT
      103.1%
      NET RETURN
    • -45.5%
      DRAWDOWN
      $10,314
      NET PROFIT
    • $20,314
      MATCHING FUNDS
      9.86
      MONTHS
    • VIEW TRADES
 Matching funds is an amount equal to the advisor's account balance at the time of entry into the program. A unit is equivalent to the quantity traded by the advisor on each trade, and may vary from program to program. Performances are for proprietary accounts that are either owned by the advisor or are entities of which the advisor is a beneficial owner. There have been no net cash additions to these lead account. Peak-to-valley draw-down is the greatest cumulative percentage decline in month-end net equity during the life of the account. Subscribers funding with a balance equivalent to the advisor's initial investment subsequent to the program inception date could experience a drawdown that exceeds the advisor's historic drawdown on a percentage basis. Subscribers should take this into consideration when determining the funding level of their account. When the commission rate has changed during the life of a program, performance data is calculated using rates that applied during specific periods of time.

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