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Lifestyle: Adventures in Paradise

Traders Magazine, April 2000

Sanford Wexler

David Whitcomb was sailing last year 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, around the enchanting Galapagos archipelago, when he learned how his firm in Charleston, S.C. had smashed a one-day trading record.

Automated Trading Desk (ATD), a high-tech, day trading-style firm specializing in Nasdaq limit orders for wealthy individuals, pension funds and two institutions, had executed 20 million shares.

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