About Bob Bright

Chief Executive Officer 
Being born with a unique mathematical ability, Bob has always been able to quickly spot the “edge” in any type of game or business. After achieving perfect scores on Standardized Math Tests, both in High School and the Army, Bob was destined for a career where he could apply his skills. His success began at an early age, playing poker in High School and the Army. He would make many times his monthly salary playing cards.

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After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Mr. Bright then spent several years as an executive for Johns-Manville Corporation. In 1974 he quit his job, packed up his wife and 3 young children, and moved to Las Vegas to become a Professional Blackjack Card Counter. In the next 3-4 years he earned significant amounts from the casinos (worldwide), which resulted in him being “barred” from many venues. He then joined the Pacific Stock Exchange (1978) and began trading computer modeled option strategies, many of which he designed himself from his blackjack math models. In the mid-1980’s he joined the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to trade the S&P Futures and the Chicago Board Options Exchange to trade OEX and listed Options. He learned first hand the art of Arbitrage and made Millions during the 1980’s.

Seeing that trading had gone “full circle” with more opportunities in equities trading than derivatives, he and long time friend and trader, Eddie Franco formed Bright Trading in 1992. Since then, Bright Trading has become one of the largest Professional Trading firms in the U.S. with several hundred traders in locations across the U.S. and Canada (and from remote and at-home trading stations). Mr. Franco went on to other ventures at the end of 2003, and sole ownership went to the Bright group.

Mr. Bright, while trading himself, monitors and assists his newer traders. Using the latest technology, he is able to gauge individual and corporate risk, minute by minute. With hundreds of traders to oversee, he excels in “multi-tasking.”

Bob has been featured on CNBC, USA Today, Stock and Commodities Magazine and other Media and is touted as the Nation’s Number One Day Trader. His decades of experience and his ability to prove time and again how to make money trading is invaluable to the Bright Trading training course, and College classes he and his brother teach.

At least once a month, Bob spends his free time teaching new traders and sharing his experiences in the Marketplace. Feel free to ask questions on any topic.