Rick Tomsic

Rick Tomsic founded Tradovate Holdings, LLC and currently serves as its CEO responsible for strategic direction. Prior to Tradovate, Rick founded Open E Cry, LLC (OEC) in 2001 and served as its President until its acquisition by optionsXpress, Holdings, LLC in July of 2008. After the sale of OEC Rick has served in various executive roles including EVP of Institutional Products at optionsXpress, Vice President at Charles Schwab, and Senior Vice President at GAIN Capital all while continuing to be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of OEC at these firms. Rick also founded Tomsic Holdings, LLC in 2001 an investment holding company that invests in traditional and nontraditional assets, real estate, and private equity. The firm focuses on futures, forex, and equity trading technology. As the Managing Member, Rick is responsible for strategic direction and investment selections.
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How Can New Traders Ease Into Futures?

Posted by Rick Tomsic on June 30, 2015 at 5:00 AM



Traders who are new to futures can take steps to become acclimated to this exciting market.


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Looking for a Futures Firm to Trade With? Top 5 Must-Ask Questions

Posted by Rick Tomsic on June 16, 2015 at 5:00 AM



Futures can be useful in trading diversification. Self-directed investors seeking a futures broker should not only familiarize themselves with the risks associated with trading futures, but make sure that the firms they vet have the right answers. To get those answers, here are some key questions investors should ask:


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Cloud-Based Trading: Driving Benefits

Posted by Rick Tomsic on June 2, 2015 at 4:12 AM



What is the cloud?

The cloud -- short for cloud computing -- is the inescapable buzzword that has made its way into the mainstream. And it’s not going anywhere.


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The Futures Industry and the Underdog Stigma

Posted by Rick Tomsic on May 12, 2015 at 4:00 AM



It seems as if futures trading has been the underdog of the trading world since before the Civil War, when many eyed futures traders with suspicion of the markets being an insiders-club open to a select few with elite connections in Chicago.


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Year of the Futures

Posted by Rick Tomsic on April 14, 2015 at 4:07 AM



We’ve seen many signs in the first quarter of 2015 (and earlier) that favor futures trading. It’s great to see news that brings much-deserved attention to the instrument and we only anticipate that its star will continue to rise, enhancing market opportunities, attracting new participants, and ultimately enriching traders’ lives.


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