Ralph A. Fogel has extensive experience as a securities professional, having developed, built, and maintaining trading operations in equities, commodities, and options markets. He has held memberships on the New York, American, and Philadelphia Stock Exchanges, as well as the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Ralph started his career at Spear Leeds & Kellogg, where he worked for over twenty years as a General Partner and Managing Director. He initiated and/or developed the specialist and market making business for all U.S. options and commodities exchanges, the largest being the American Stock Exchange. He was a founding partner of Fogel Group, an options specialist firm on the American Stock Exchange. He has also worked as a portfolio manager at Chapin Hill Advisors and as a financial consultant with Wachovia Securities.
Mr. Fogel holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, and 66 licenses. He has served on various committees of securities and futures organizations, including the American Stock Exchange, the New York Futures Exchange, and the Securities Industries Association. He was the first non-technician to be invited into the Market Technicians Association based solely on his own expertise in analytics.
Ralph received an award for excellence for outstanding service from Variety – the Children’s Charity. He enjoys hockey and opera, and holds season tickets for decades to the Metropolitan Opera. He is a well decorated veteran of the Armed Forces having served his country in the Vietnam War as a Seabee, a division of the United States Navy.