CB3 Financial Group, Inc. (CB3) was founded in 2006 by Charles R. P. Brown III, CMT, currently the CEO and Portfolio Manager. Prior to CB3, Mr. Brown previously had a successful career trading stocks and commodities with his boutique Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) firm, TST Capital, headquartered at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Mr. Brown has been trading commodities and stocks for thirty-plus years. Mr. Brown is a member of the CMT Association and has been awarded the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation. Less than 6,000 portfolio managers in the world have attained this designation.
Charles is a noted author of numerous options-trading articles. He co-authored the book “Not Your Father's Retirement". As a sought-after lecturer and commentator on financial topics and economic news, Charles is recognized for his "accessible and easily-understandable" approach to explaining complex topics in his "everyman" conversational style. He has been a contributor to FOX News, with his economic opinions aired on nationwide TV, FoxNews.com, the Fox Report with Shepard Smith, and the Sean Hannity Show, among others.
Charles is also an accomplished musician, performing at Carnegie Hall in NYC at the age of 17, and continuing to compose and perform today. He is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He performs in and around the Chicagoland area and is an active member of the Moody Church Orchestra in Chicago. In 2018, he was named Composer in Residence for the Lake County Symphony Orchestra.