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SmartTrader Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter: Introducing Our NEW Website

Whether you’re trading, charting, or simply scrolling through our website, we wanted the process to be as user friendly as possible. That’s why we revamped our entire site. Let’s take a look under the hood, shall we? First, we replaced the old way to get started...

10 SmartTrader Tools to Succeed

At the heart of success in trading is making effective and efficient trading decisions. That’s the secret! If you have the tools at your disposal to help you make well-timed, reasoned trades that pay off big, you could see wins time and time again. But wrapping...

Q&A with Ryan Ruscett/CTO

Earlier this summer, we announced our new Chief Technology Officer, Ryan Ruscett. In between his busy schedule, we were able to catch up with Ryan and chat about what he wants to accomplish at SmartTrader, oh, and horror movies too. Q: Understanding you just joined...

3 Charting Tricks Every Trader Should Know

3 Charting Tricks Everyone Should Know. Trading is rewarding, there’s no question about it. The satisfaction you’ll find from making a good trade, watching your investments grow and learning to trust your decision-making skills is enormous. But the technical...

Can Anyone Become a Trader

Can Anyone Be a Trader? The short answer: Yes, anyone can be a trader. But that doesn’t mean everyone should be a trader, or that everyone has the strengths it takes to stay in the game for the long haul. It’s important to do some introspection before making your...

Trading Room Community Rules

SmartTrader Trading Rooms are designed to provide an interactive outlet for traders to connect with others around the globe, share ideas, and learn trading strategies, market opportunities and more. It’s important to us that a safe space is maintained for you and...

SmartTrader Announces New CTO

SmartTrader announced today that Ryan Ruscett has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Ruscett will lead efforts to strengthen SmartTrader’s technology focus and accelerate the cloud-enabled SaaS charting platform and trading solutions....

Trading Your Way

In honor of 26 years changing the lives of traders around the world, your favorite trading experts are sharing unique techniques and strategies for every type of trader at this incredible virtual event! This year's rapid market action has provided a nearly endless...

Q&A with Ryan Ruscett/CTO

Earlier this summer, we announced our new Chief Technology Officer, Ryan Ruscett. In between his busy schedule, we were able to catch up with Ryan and chat about what he wants to accomplish at SmartTrader, oh, and horror movies too.

Q: Understanding you just joined the team and you need time to listen, ask questions, and dig in, what are some low hanging fruit items you want to tackle in your first 100 days?

RR: The goal for the first 100 days is simply this: Listen, Learn and Observe. We want to use this time to galvanize people around the need for change, focus that change and build a plan around said change. We want to make sure we have the right people in the right roles and the proper support structures in place. My position as CTO in the first 100 days, and really beyond is more Transformation than it is Technology. There are items that can be addressed in the short term (and we will), but ultimately we are trying to create a great client experience while building a community of powerful tools for traders.

Q: What are the biggest opportunities for improvement and advancement you see so far for SmartTrader?

RR: The potential for SmartTrader is endless. Like any technology company we do have our challenges. I would like to build more fluent communication between our platform and our clients. I really want to effectively share what we are working on. We don’t always make changes that our clients can see. That does not mean they are not important to the success of our traders.

Q: What new technologies do you think SmartTrader should be using/adopting/developing?

RR: Every company including SmartTrader can work on being more proactive and less reactive. Solving issues before they affect our client experience. We are taking a deeper look into our scripting engine, chart performance and will likely introduce a whole host of new technologies to accomplish these tasks.

Q: Before landing at SmartTrader, what has your career path been like?

RR: Believe it or not, I went to school for Biological Anthropology. Although really cool, not very profitable. So I did the next logical thing. I applied to IBM. That’s where it all started. I’ve bounced between corporate life and startup life. Corporate life gave me the opportunity to learn, understand large scale change and work on effective leadership. While the startup life taught me various ways to stay awake and program into the night. I’ve been very fortunate in my opportunities to work with industry leaders and technology gurus. All helping me get to where I am now.

Q: When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

RR: Well, I have a wife, a seven year old daughter and a new home. So as you can imagine, whether I enjoy it or not, I have a lot of house related things to do. Although, in my spare time I love to go skydiving, ride motorcycles and watch movies. I’m also a huge fan of halloween.

Q: Last Words?

I hope that you will follow me on our journey towards developing a great client experience and help us take SmartTrader to the next level. I will be doing blog updates in the near future to better inform our clients of the work we are doing and the challenges we are overcoming. If you haven’t already, follow us on Facebook to keep up with platform announcements, exclusive content like live Q&As with industry movers and shakers, and more!