Tom Basso

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Thomas F. Basso was a stock and commodities trader who was president and founder of Trendstat Capital Management. Trendstat Capital Management, Inc. manages over $65 million for 300 clients worldwide.[1] He is the author of two books, Panic-Proof Investing and the self-published The Frustrated Investor. In 1998, he was elected to the board of the National Futures Association.

Before trading, Basso became an engineer for Monsanto Company[2]

Basso became a registered investment advisor in 1980 and a registered commodities advisor in 1984. Retired from active trading, he now sits on the hedge fund advisory board of Blackstar Funds LLC [3]

Basso graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in 1974.


  1. ^ "Panic-Proof Investing". Fishpond. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "When I first met Tom Basso, I was immediately struck by his incredible ease about trading". Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Tharp, Van K. (1998). Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom. 83: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-064762-3. 


  • Basso, Thomas F. (1992). The frustrated investor. Trendstat Capital Management. ASIN B0006F1UQM.

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