John P. Bott, II
Chairman of the Board and Chief Economist
John manages all types of accounts and portfolios including individual investment accounts, tax advantaged retirement plans, trusts for estate planning, and corporate financial management accounts. Since 1975, he has dealt in municipal, treasury, mortgage-backed securities, corporate bonds, commodities, futures, interest rate swaps and all types of mutual funds.
John is also a well-known financial educator. In the fields of Finance, Business, and Economics he previously taught on the adjunct faculty for a number of years at the University of Houston. He has made numerous appearances on Fox 26 News and KHOU Channel 11, offering Economic insight and investment ideas. He has presented investment and economic seminars for the Dallas Investors Forum, The Woodlands Investors Group, and currently presents monthly topics at the Houston Investors Association.
John hosted “Where Wall Street Meets Main Street” on Biz Radio 1320 AM and ”What’s Working Now” on Business 1110 AM, and was a guest host of “Streettalk Live” on KSEV 700 AM.
As an author, John wrote “TrendTracker” an economic and investment newsletter from 1982-2011 and is co-author of the fictional book “Bond Daddy” published in May 2010.
John’s community activities in Houston have included: Founder of the Northwest Coalition of Civic Organizations, Vice President of Inwood Forest Civic Association, Executive Director of Playhouse 1960, Board Member of Starmakers of the Northwest, coach for numerous youth sports and leagues, and on the Board of Directors for the Palisade Palms.
John is an Alumnus of the University of Houston and Southwest Texas State University, and lives in Pearland with his wife Debra. They have 7 children, numerous grandchildren.
“I pride myself on not only having been and continuing to be a student of the business, but in learning every day to be a better broker for my client’s sake. My idea of the successful broker-client relationship is when the broker fully educates and the client fully understands the investment, whether or not the client ends up buying.”