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Audio podcast with the most successful Turtle Jerry Parker.

Richard Dennis: Turtle Students

  1. Jerry Parker
  2. Tom Shanks
  3. Paul Rabar
  4. Mike Carr
  5. Mike Shannon
  6. Jim DiMaria
  7. Craig Soderquist
  8. Rudolph Papirnik
  9. Liz Cheval
  10. Anthony Bruck
  11. Jim Melnick
  12. Michael Cavallo
  13. Philip Lu
  14. Erle Keefer

Richard Donchian: Students

A thought from one of Donchian’s students, Brent Elam of Elam Management Corp.:

I remember in 1979 or 1980 at one of the early MAR conferences being impressed by the fact that I counted 19 CTAs who were managing public funds, and I could directly identify 16 of the 19 with Dick Donchian. They had either worked for him or had had monies invested with him. To me, that’s the best evidence of his impact in the early days. Dick has always been very proud of the fact that his people have prospered. He also was proud that after so many years in which his was the lone voice in the wilderness, his thinking eventually came to be the dominant thinking of the industry.

Richard Donchian, though now deceased, left many students that still trade or run money management firms. A sampling of his students include:

  1. Nelson Chang worked for Donchian. Started Chang-Crowell Corp.
  2. Robert Crowell worked for Donchian. Started Chang-Crowell Corp.
  3. Bruce Terry worked for Chang-Crowell Corp.
  4. Barbara Saslaw Dixon worked for Donchian. Started Spackenkill Trading.
  5. Paul E. Dean of TrendLogic was a student of Richard Donchian.
  6. Brentin Elam of TrendLogic was a student of Richard Donchian.

Ed Seykota: Students

  1. Ed’s Trading Tribe.
  2. David Druz.
  3. Michael Marcus.
  4. Chauncey DiLaura.
  5. Greg Smith.
  6. Jim Hamer.
  7. Easan Katir.