He was the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Strategist of Orbitex Management, Inc. during the late 1990’s. Orbitex manages mutual funds and portfolios for institutions and individuals.
He was the editor of Courtney Smith’s Wall Street Winners newsletter. This popular investment advisory newsletter ranked number one in performance by the Hulbert Digest.
Mr. Smith is the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Commodity Trading Consumer Research (CTCR). CTCR has been providing insights to the futures community since 1983.
Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Financial Services, Inc., a futures and stock brokerage firm. Mr. Smith was First Vice President and Treasurer of the New York branch of Banca della Svizzera Italiana (BSI), a Swiss bank. At BSI, Mr. Smith managed mutual funds, client accounts, and was responsible for the trading activities of the New York branch as well as trading and marketing fixed income and foreign exchange derivatives for the entire bank. He was also responsible for the funding and balance sheet of the branch.
Mr. Smith was previously Group Vice President in charge of Financial Derivatives at the French bank Banque Paribas, New York, and was Vice President and a Director of Research and Commercial Services for PaineWebber, Inc. Mr. Smith managed client accounts prior to joining PaineWebber.
Mr. Smith is the author of seven books, including Profits Through Seasonal Trading, (John Wiley & Sons, 1980), Commodity Spreads (John Wiley & Sons, 1981 and Traders Press, 1989), How To Make Money In Stock Index Futures (McGraw-Hill, 1985, paperback edition 1988), Seasonal Charts For Futures Traders (John Wiley & Sons, 1987), and Option Strategies (John Wiley & Sons, 1987, 2nd Edition 1996, 3rd Edition 2009) and Forex Trading, A Guaranteed Income For Life (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). Mr. Smith is also the author of chapters in several books.
Mr. Smith has been a featured speaker at investment conferences throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people.
He has appeared on over 1000 TV shows since on such national television shows as Wall Street Journal Report, and Moneyline as well as other shows on CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg, CNN, and CNNfn.