Kingsbury Financial Management, Inc. is a Registered Investment Adviser
providing products and services to the professional trading and investment
community. Over the last fifteen years, we have provided decision support
services to professional trading firms worldwide with our unique and
proprietary trading tool, TradeScanTM, which
provides real-time, interpretive stock market analytics. This experience
has uniquely positioned ourselves to be able to offer unparalled services
to quantitative trading firms in the creation, development and troubleshooting
of algorithmic trading strategies.
Our principal, Bill Kingsbury, started actively trading electronically
in 1994, using the rapid style electronic execution systems originally
referred to as SOES trading. He was one of the original eighteen "SOES
Bandits", a term coined by the media to reflect the start of the
revolution for retail traders to be able to compete with the larger
firms on Wall Street. He began trading in a small back room with DOS-based
level II software, with monochrome screens where only one stock at a
time could be displayed. Managing multiple positions was quite a challenge!
After making a "stick" profit (one point) on his very first
trade, he was given the nickname "StickMan" by one of the
As more and more people began to trade using these systems, he could
see the need to stay ahead of the "pack", so to speak. He
began to look for ways to move away from the stampede of new traders
who always seemed to start their careers trading Intel, Microsoft, Cisco
Systems- well, you know the list! His search led him to software development,
where he could use his years of programming experience to take his trading
to the next level. In 1996, he began developing real-time computer models,
from scratch, that mimicked strategies of the early days, when he had
to rely on the "feel" of certain indicators, tickers and trading
patterns to get a leg up in the market. This initiated a two year
trial and error development period and TradeScanTM
was born! He has traded with it ever since and would never again consider
trading without it.
Decision Support Services
Eventually, the demand from traders that had seen the benefits of TradeScan
led to the formation of KFMI and the subsequent distribution of the
alerts to proprietary trading firms and hedge funds worldwide. Bill
began providing value added services of programming, refining and troubleshooting
trading strategies brought to him by these firms and would deliver the
corresponding alerts directly to proprietary trading groups on the firms'
We recently made the decision to suspend the distribution of alerts
to be able to better focus our attention and resources on algorithmic
trading systems and the development of quantitative trading endeavors.
We hope you will contact us if we can be of any assistance to you
in these areas.