About Ted Seifried

Ted Seifried

(312) 277-0113


Ted’s Motto is: “Timing is everything in futures trading as it is in life.  A successful trader needs to know how to change their trading style to adapt to the current conditions of the market.”

Ted Seifried went to the University of Western Illinois where he double majored in Economics and Sociology.  During summers and winter breaks he got his introduction to the futures business by working on the CME as a runner.

Once out of college he took on a full time job as a phone clerk/out-trade clerk for R.J. O’Brien and associates.  While on the floor he formed a bond with an In house Institutional broker who took him under her wing and showed him the ropes of the institutional hedge business.  He worked for 5 years with RJO as an institutional broker with most of his business in the commercial agricultural business, and while he was there he developed a strong hedging background.

After RJO Ted moved on to Lind-Waldock to peruse his interest in the retail speculative side of the markets.  Here he worked with the industry best to hone his spec trading and day trading skills.  Ted brought all of these acquired skills over to Zaner in 2009.

Ted specializes in Hedging and Speculative trading from mid-term options/futures positions to short term swing trades to day trading.  While at the CME and with RJO he completed 8 different courses on technical trading including:  Elliot wave, Candle Sticks, Momentum Studies, Moving Averages, Trend Lines, Commitment of Traders, Parabolic Stop and Reversal, and Volume and Open Interest studies.

Please feel free to give Ted a call at (312) 277-0113, or shoot him an email at tseifried@zaner.com



Trading commodity futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge and financial resources.

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