After graduating from Wyckoff Stock Market Institute in 1982, Mr. Butterfield entered into the U.S. Investment Championship, a real money competition, and placed 12th in the Nation. He then graduated from Western Illinois University in 1984, and began his career as a Professional Stock, Option, and Commodity Trader with Rialcor Shatkin, Chicago, Illinois. In 1990, he registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor with a very successful 4 year track record. In 1991, he became a Financial Consultant for Smith Barney, Quincy, Illinois. At the beginning of 1997, Mr. Butterfield founded Butterfield Capital Advisors/Butterfield Futures. As a Registered Investment Advisor, he could offer fee-based investment advice to his clients, and as an IB he could offer futures brokerage services. In 2011, formed The BlackBay Group, which encompasses BlackBay Capital Advisors (RIA). He is also the President/Chief Strategist for Wyckoff Stock Market Institute at WyckoffSMI.com, co-host of a YouTube Stock/Cryptocurrency show, owner of LearnCrypto.io where he sells a Crypto and Wyckoff Trading Course, Co-contributor to Patreon.com/LearnCrypto, and manages Crypto assets for clients at CryptoPCG.com. Launched WyckoffSmiChina.com for our China Wyckoff community April 2022.