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So what kind of trader are you? Let’s be honest, no broker should claim to be all things to all customers. Hawkeye has predominantly worked with individual traders over the years. For the most part, we do not count large commercials, hedge funds, banks, etc. as our typical customers. If you’re an experienced futures/options trader and are looking for execution only, by phone or online, we’ll quote a suitable commission rate that takes that into account. If you’re a complete novice and have several questions before you begin trading (and possibly after), we’ll assist you to the best of our abilities. Whether seasoned or green, we’ve been opening and servicing accounts like yours for literally decades. Hawkeye does not offer Managed, CTA, Forex or IRA accounts.

Biography of Sean O’Leary

Sean O'Leary: Broker, Broker Assisted Trading, Commodity Broker

Sean O’Leary
Hawkeye Commodity Brokers, Inc.
Ph: 800-369-3609

Sean O’Leary President Hawkeye Commodity Brokers, Inc. I believe that at varying times the fundamental or technical indicators can hold sway over a market; neither can be completely relied upon or completely dismissed. After both factors are considered I think it’s best to not believe what you “hear” but to believe what you “see”. In other words, all the bullish news in the world means nothing when the market is trending lower. Similarly, the bear arguments should be mitigated, to an extent, if the market is trending higher. So the price action you actually “see” is what’s most important. There are potentially scores of factors that can influence prices each day, week, and month and the most relevant and powerful ones will cause the market to advance or decline. The challenge is to trade in the direction of the flow of funds. I'm confident in my ability to assist you and I look forward to working with you.

Industry Background:

I’m a 1988 graduate of The University of Iowa and began my career as a broker with the Carroll, Iowa Branch Office of Lind-Waldock in 1989, handling Sales for the states of Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa. Over the years my duties expanded to include Broker-Assisted Trading. In 2008 our office converted from a Branch Office of Lind-Waldock to Hawkeye Commodity Brokers, Inc., a Guaranteed Introducing Broker. RJ O’Brien and Associates is our Futures Commission Merchant of choice.

Market Focus:

Grain and Soy Complex, Livestock, Energies, Metals, Softs, Stock Indices.

Technical Study Background:

Chart Patterns, Support and Resistance Levels and Moving Averages

Trading Strategies:

Money management is the key to any trading plan. Over the years I’ve witnessed many self-directed traders with an accurate directional bias enter and exit a market and actually take a loss. Analyzing a market and correctly speculating that it will advance or decline over time is merely half the battle. From there you’ll have to determine whether to trade futures or options or a combination of the two? How much of your equity to reasonably risk and how to control risk? At what point to take profit? If there are ways to create staying power or to diversify your position? There are several strategies that can be employed to help address these questions, including outright and spread futures positions, outright and spread option positions, and positions where futures and options are combined.

Analysis Preference:

Varies between both technical and fundamental. I also make use of the quality research RJ O’Brien provides to their Introducing Broker network every trading day, and consider this an extremely valuable resource.

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