Senior Options Strategist
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I'm an experienced options trader and freelance writer. I've covered the options market for various companies for the past 14 years. Prior to that, I worked as an institutional sales trader for a New York-based institutional brokerage firm. I enjoy writing about interesting and noteworthy ...more


WhatsTrading Recap - 03/05/2015
Choppy trading continues and the S&P 500 clings to a modest 2.25-point gain heading into the final 40 minutes of trading Thursday. At 2100.78, the index is down 4.5 points on the week and heading into monthly jobs numbers Friday morning.
WhatsTrading Recap - 03/03/2015
The S&P 500 opened lower and is off 10 points to 2107.5 late-Tuesday, but the decline has been orderly and lacking much conviction.
WhatsTrading Recap - 03/02/2015
The S&P 500 rallied at the open and has been chopping around aimlessly on light volume since that time.
WhatsTrading Recap - 02/27/2015
The S&P 500 sees a modest breakdown heading into the final hour of trading for February 2015. Action had slowed to a crawl through midday, but a wave of selling pressure rippled through the afternoon session.
WhatsTrading Recap - 02/26/2015
The energy sector is leading the S&P 500 to a modest loss Thursday as crude drops $2.43 to $48.56.
WhatsTrading Recap - 02/25/2015
The pattern of narrow market action continues. The S&P 500 has traded in a ten-point range today.


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Behold The Carnage: Hedge Funds Most Short The Swiss Franc Since June 2013
8 years ago

The USD/CHF chart is impressive. I've never seen a move like that in the FX market. Some people won the lottery on that trade, but a lot of pain with all those short positions OUCH!

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Options Idea Central
August 2013 - Present (10 years)
Options Idea Central offers actionable trading ideas. We highlight options strategies that can be used instead of stock ownership or in combination with stock ownership. The goal is to use options to get an edge over buying and selling the underlying itself. For instance, rather than buying XYZ based on a analyst recommendation to Buy XYZ, a risk-reversal or call spread might offer a better risk-reward compared to buying shares outright.
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Trade Alert LLC
March 2008 - Present (15 years 6 months)
Using Trade Alert data, I track and analyze options order flow to find unusual options activity, volume spikes, advanced options spreads or "smart money" trades, and deliver these updates to users as option "alerts". I offer product demos to potential customers. Find out more about the service at and also check our blog


University of Utah
1989 / 1992