Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (84-86): Tradersí Resource: Consultants
Consultants consult on just about every conceivable worry traders have. A quick perusal of our listing in this issue shows that they have been called in to consult on
everything from tax advice to weather reporting. Can all this help you? Maybe. The rules for checking out consultants are simple: check references, check
references, and (did you guess?) check references. Nothing can be more vague than a consultantís initial proposal, but nothing is clearer than a clientís opinion on the success of a consultantís engagement. Consultants without satisfied clients are likely to be doubly expensive: wasted money and wasted time. When checking references, make sure you use some references not supplied by the company you are evaluating.
That said and with that in mind, you must do your
homework before calling a consultant in to help you. Be
sure you can say in one sentence what you want the
consultant to achieve. In addition, be sure you know of and can contact people who truly specialize in your area of concern, not simply someone who will take on any problem that someone dreams up. Again, references from others (and satisfied customers) are great leads.
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As for the following table of information, hereís a list of
consulting services that may offer the guidance you seek for your trading. Services offered by the following consultants may include custom software and hardware programming; systems integration; coaching; and trading systems.