ROBOT FUTURES is a Florida Limited Liability Company established in January 2007. In August of 2007, ROBOT FUTURES was registered with the CFTC as a Commodity Trading Advisor and has also been a member of the National Futures Association as of the same date.
Robert J. Ogilvie (Mr. Ogilvie) is a principal, Chief Strategist, and Risk Manager of ROBOT. Mr. Ogilvie supervises all the Company’s investment and administrative functions. James P. Roemer (Mr. Roemer) is an Associated Person (AP), Chief Analyst, and Portfolio Manager of ROBOT.
Robert Ogilvie, Chief Strategist
Robert J. Ogilvie is a principal and the chief strategist for ROBOT FUTURES.
Mr. Ogilvie has over 16 years of trading experience stemming from his belief in non conventional methods of trading characterized by his effective use of market volatility, unique non correlated strategies and systematic trade selection and exit techniques.
His ability to blend systems, techniques, and strategies to create a proprietary methodology allows for the best risk to reward potential.Prior to founding ROBOT in January 2007, Mr. Ogilvie founded Coastal Capital Management, a Florida RIA and the General Partner to a Multi-Strategy Fund and an Income Fund. As the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Mr. Ogilvie gained institutional trading and capital management experience while also serving as the portfolio and risk manager of the funds under management. In addition to serving as the (CIO), Mr. Ogilvie created multiple investment strategies utilizing equities, debt instruments, commodities and foreign currency. Furthermore, he served as the funds Risk Manager which included loss management, profit capture and strategy allocation.
From 1998 – 2003 and 2008 – 2010, Mr. Ogilvie had been a recommended Financial Advisor and author for OptionInvestor.com. Between 2005 and 2009, Mr. Ogilvie was an institutional broker and registered principal with thinkorswim, Inc. where he also provided continuous market commentary for REDoption, thinkorswim Group’s proprietary advisory division. While attending the University of Central Florida, where he majored in finance, Mr. Ogilvie was first introduced to option pricing theories, portfolio analysis and portfolio modeling. A combination of education, portfolio modeling experience, and the knowledge attained from managing client options accounts provided the basis on which many proprietary trading strategies are developed
Mr. Roemer is one the most recognized meteorologists in the world with over thirty years of experience as a commodity research analyst and weather forecaster for major grain companies, energy companies, and hedge funds. Mr. Roemer is a principal of Best Weather, Inc., a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and National Futures Association (NFA) and has consulted with thousands of farmers, futures traders and currently advises large institutional investors. Mr. Roemer is one of a few meteorologists in the world who has an understanding of commodity trading, market analysis and long range weather forecasting. Mr. Roemer has a strong understanding of technical analysis, cycles, and psychology of commodity markets. He has advised thousands of skiers, sometimes weeks in advance, where they should hit the slopes.
Some of his most recent weather market calls have been A) Being one of the first to predict the infamous 2012 U.S. grain belt drought and grain price rise B) The subsequent fall in grain prices through 2016 forecasting 2-3 year rebound in global grain production ; C) The explosion in natural gas prices during the severe U.S. winter of 2013-2014; D) The hot U.S. summer of 2016 and price rise in natural gas; E) The record warm fall in the U.S. and accompanying collapse in natural gas prices in 2016; E) The preciptious rise in heating oil prices in early 2015 due to frozen rivers and lakes during the severe Northeast winter and record snows; F) The first to forecast hurricane Sandy and subsequent rise in gasoline prices in October; 2010; G) Predicting El Nino would curtail global sugar and Robusta coffee production in 2015-2016 which led to more than a 50% rise in sugar and coffee prices.
Mr. Roemer frequently shares his vast meteorological expertise as a guest on Bloomberg and CNBC and is often interviewed by Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Roemer also provides weather fundamentals to thousands of subscribers for SeekingAlpha.com as a contributing newsletter writer. (articles). Mr. Roemer splits his time between Sarasota, FL and Vermont as he lives an active lifestyle as a philanthropist, expert skier, cyclist and competitive tennis player, with a deep passion and concern about the environment and climate change.