Contributors

Dan Passarelli

Dan Passarelli is an author, trader and former member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CME Group. Dan has written two books on options trading — “Trading Option Greeks” and “The Market Taker’s Edge.” He is also the founder and CEO of Market Taker Mentoring Inc., a leading options education firm ... [more]
 

 

Jill Malandrino

Jill Malandrino is the Product Development Manager for TheStreet’s OptionsProfits. In addition to managing the product and content for the site, she is a market site reporter for the NASDAQ, reports from the floor of the CME and CBOE, co-hosts the Morning Call with T3Live for TheStreet and the All-in-One video for Options TV. Her work is featured ... [more]

 

Dan Collins

Dan Collins is a 25-year veteran of the Futures industry and founder of the Dan Collins Report. In 2001 after working on the trading floors of Chicago’s major futures exchanges for 12 years where he serviced all levels of customers, he went to Futures Magazine where he became ... [more]

 

John Kmiecik

John Kmiecik brings with him a vast amount of knowledge from being in the trading arena for well over 20 years. He has worked his way up from accounting to the trading floor for firms such as Goldman Sachs, First Options of Chicago and Lind-Waldock, just to name a few. Options trading intrigued John ... [more]

 

Vlad Karpel

Vlad Karpel is the CEO and Chief Architect of Tradespoon, a daily stock pick service that combines algorithmic and fundamental analysis. Prior to Tradespoon, Vlad was Executive Vice President and Head of Technology at OptionsXpress from inception through... [more] 

 

Joe Cusick

Joseph Cusick is Vice President of Wealth and Asset Management at MoneyBlock and TradingBlock, Joseph was previously the Senior Vice President of Education at optionsXpress, where he created and implemented education and media programs to help investors and advisers incorporate options as an equity portfolio management tool... [more]

 

David Rodgers

Dave Rodgers is an instructor and trader at MarketTaker.com. He has over 25 years of financial markets experience. He has traded futures and futures options in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange pits and equity options in the Chicago Board Options Exchange pits. Dave oversaw an off floor trading desk which traded equity options across multiple... [More] 

 

Andrew Keene

Andrew Keene was an independent equity options trader on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange for over 10 years. He spent most of that time as a market maker in over 125 stocks, including Apple, GE, Sears Holdings, and Goldman Sachs. Currently, Andrew is actively trading ...[more]

 

Matt Brown

Over the past decade, Matt has taught thousands of students around the globe on how to make a living trading the online futures markets.  Although you may have not heard of him... [more]

Dan Christal

With over  two decades of professional programming experience working with major corporations such as EDS, H&R Block, Wells Fargo, Countrywide Bank, Dan decided... [more]

Jack Crooks 

Jack has over 25 years of experience in the currency, equity, and futures arena. He has held key positions in brokerage, investment research, money management, and... [more]

Matt Davio

For the past 20 years, Matt Davio (@MissTrade) has traded for hedge funds, prop trading shops and for himself. Over the years, he has learned that a trader needs to keep it simple (KISS). Matt employs the Market Profile tool, which allows... [more]

Rande Howell

Rande Howell is a performance coach and licensed therapist.  His work focuses on using emotions to build an effective mind for the management of uncertainty.  Rande’s work is grounded in Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, and developing... [more]

Jason Jankovsky

Jason Alan Jankovsky is a 30+ year veteran of leveraged transaction trading. Trading extensively in Futures, Options, and FOREX since 1986, first as a customer and then as a registered broker, he is self-taught and self-educated. Working in almost all facets of the trading business, he has authored several trading systems, trained other successful traders and has been... [more]

Simon Jousef

After intense research, Simon discovered a hidden phenomenon within the markets’ price action or volume. He witnessed a formula of numbers that keeps attracting the price back to them, a phenomenon he now calls... [more]

Jason Leavitt

Jason Leavitt has been trading since 1999 and has been full-time since 2002. He has successfully navigated several big up and down markets (dot com bubble bursting and subsequent rally, Financial Crisis and subsequent rally) and has become... [more]

Brian McAboy

For over 10 years, Brian McAboy has leveraged his unique background mix of Engineering, Quality and Business to help hundreds of traders fix their trading through unique and simple, yet very effective training and tools. You will discover... [more]

Anka Metcalf

Anka C. Metcalf has been active in the day trading & investing arena for well over a decade. She has experience as an equity, forex and futures day, swing and position trader. She is a well-respected technical analyst and chartist known for her...[more]

Frank Ochoa

Frank Ochoa, AKA PivotBoss, is an 18-year trading veteran and author of the book Secrets of a Pivot Boss. Frank actively trades via Ochoa Capital Management, LLC and has spent 15 years developing and deploying... [more]

John Person

John Person, an internationally recognized specialist in investments, trading, and financial management, is the founder and President of Personsplanet.com. In addition to consulting with various institutions and banks plus providing workshops for various organizations around the world including AATA, IFTA and the MTA, John is... [more]

Fred Ruffy

Fred Ruffy, co-founder of WhatsTrading.com, is an experienced trader that provides daily commentary and analysis of the options market. With more than 15 years of experience in the securities industry, Fred has educated investors on advanced topics such as... [more]

Ed Downs

Ed has more than 20 years experience in trading and software development. Ed received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from... [more]

Mitch King

Before he became the founder of TradeStocksAmerica.com, Mitch was just out of college when he made his first purchase of a stock. He bought MCIC (MCI Long Distance) at about $8/share in 1979 from a Shearson American Express retail broker. Within a couple of months he sold it at... [more]

John Polk

John Polk is an entity coach at Traders Accounting. His background in Economics, Law, and Tax, as well as his strong research skills make him well suited to the task of helping our clients. He places a high premium on... [more]

Carly Garner

As the senior analyst and broker for DeCarlo Trading,  Carley Garner has become an institution in the industry; she has been quoted in the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and Investor’s Business Daily. She also... [more]

Mark Soberman

Mark made his first trades back in the 1980s on an options trade and from that point on he was hooked. Having been a life-long entrepreneur, he was always drawn to trading since in many ways it has always felt like working a start-up. Just like... [more]

Henry Schwartz

As the President of Trade Alert, LLC, Henry Schwartz has traded on several US and European exchanges and led trading and development teams at The Hull Group, Salomon Brothers, Bear Stearns and Banc of America Securities. Trade Alert, LLC is a software and services company focused on... [more]

Steve Mauro

Steve Mauro is a FOREX expert specializing in the concept of "market makers," a group of elite traders who control price action against the smaller retail traders. He is the sole educator and instructor for Market Maker's FOREX, a website that he... [more]

John Seville

John grew up in a family very much involved in the mining arena that spent a great deal of time discussing fundamentals and stocks over the dinner table. John became exposed at an early age to the stock market and would... [more]

Bill Costarides

TradersDen24 founder Bill Costarides has been trading the S&P futures since it opened up in 1997.  He recognized that changes were coming in the way people entered and exited the market. After years and years of placing orders... [more]

Doc Severson

Doc Severson is Trading Concepts’ primary Options mentor and has been with the team since 2010. Doc used to be your typical corporate guy, with a successful 20-year career in Telecommunications until the felt the limitations of the glass ceiling that so many others have felt as well. That all changed the day that he... [more]

Joe Atkins

‘Forex’ Joe Atkins, a trader in the Forex market since November 2001, is the chief Forex Strategist for 21st Century Forex Trader.‘Forex’ Joe has more than 30 years of experience as a Sports Analyst and found that... [more]

Dave Landry

Dave Landry has been actively trading the markets for nearly 25 years. In 1995, Dave  founded Sentive Trading, LLC--a trading ´╗┐and ´╗┐consulting firm. He is author of Dave Landry on Swing Trading (2000), Dave Landry’s 10 Best Swing Trading Patterns & Strategies (2003), and... [more]

Chris Vermeulen

Chris Vermeulen is Chief Technical Analyst & Trader forFuturesTradingSignals.com & TheGoldAndOilGuy.com trading education and alert services. He has more than a decade of extensive experience trading stocks, indices, ETFs, CFDs and Futures. His next-generation trading style... [more]

Steve Papale

Steve Papale has over 20 years’ experience as an economist, options Market Maker, risk manager and trader. From 1987 to 1999 he was a Market Maker at the CBOE and CME trading stock index, currency and individual stock options. Steve was also... [more]

Thomas Delello

By basing his market decisions on simple, objective ways in which to quantify Supply & Demand he has effectively eliminated subjective emotions from his trading. Thomas is very active in the ES S&P eminis and the Forex spot currency markets. He also... [more]

Mark Dannenberg

Mark spent 26 years as a senior executive with a Fortune 500 company. In this capacity, he managed multiple divisions that required the analysis of business cycles and their application to optimal decision making. With over 26 years personal experience trading... [more]

Dan Bustamante 

Having started his career at just the age of twenty, while still in undergrad, he became one of the youngest hires in Charles Schwab & Co's history. Daniel is the Founder and creator of the award nominated Bullshark Futures Program and oversees daily operations at Landshark. He was... [more]

Martin Rimes

With more than 25 years of experience (10 years of full time trading), Martin Rimes has spoken at trading conventions, provided numerous free webinars on trading, moderated a free internet trading chat room, and recently provided professional peer book review. An ardent mentor... [more]

Lee Sandford 

Following an 18 year career in professional football, Lee has now traded for some 18 years. Lee is a fully qualified technical Analysts with his MSTA and CFTe qualifications and membership. Lee founded...[more]

Roy Swanson

Roy Swanson, is a veteran trader and math geek.  He started trading at the dawn of the online brokerage era, and was even asked by DL&J if he wanted to work on derivatives, back when they first became popular in the late 1990’s.  Over the past decade... [more]

Justin Weinraub

Justin was a losing trader (many times over) until meeting his partner Dave Johnston (about 10 years ago) and learning how the market really works and how to truly think like a winning trader.  Since working together... [more]

Nick Guerriere 

Nick Guerriere has over 20 years of market experience, right out of college he was a financial analyst for a little over 12 years. He then fell in love with trading and the technical analysis aspects of the markets. Nick has worked... [more]

Keith Fitschen

Keith Fitschen has been developing technical trading systems for the futures markets for over 30 years and has actively traded his systems during that time. His initial research was on the quantification of "curvefitting" in system development and resulted in... [more]

Rob Helean

Rob Helean is a Forex trader, an educator, and a mentor. Forex was portrayed to Rob as being extremely difficult. Technical and fundamental analysis were such broad subjects to learn. Long hours were required trading live markets meaning... [more]

George Tkaczuk

George formally made the transition from the medical field to the financial field in 2003, joining MF Global as a series 7 stock broker. In 2004 George acquired his Series 3 and has since been helping clients with investments in stocks and commodities. George’s market insight has put him in the financial media spotlight ... [more] 

 

Tim Biggam

TradingBlock's Tim Biggam is a veteran option strategy specialist and develops disciplined trading strategies for high- and low-volatility market environments. He previously served as the Lead Option Strategist at Thinkorswim ... [more]

 

Alla Peters

Alla Peters is the founder of www. alphawavetrader.com, which specializes in trading Pure Price Action and Fibonacci techniques. Drawing on 18 years of experience in the financial markets, Alla had developed a methodology to... [more]

Larry Shover

Larry Shover is an author appearing regularly as market commentator and expert on CNBC, FOX Business, Bloomberg Television and more. Shover is currently a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Solutions Funds Group...[more]

 

John Ondercin

John Ondercin is the Chief Trading Strategist at Invest To Success and WINvesting.com. A full-time trader since 1999, John's books include the Amazon best-seller “Options Trading in a Nutshell” and numerous courses [more]

Randall Liss

Randall Liss is a long time seasoned veteran of the exchange traded options industry. Mr Liss helped found the European Options Exchange in Amsterdam in 1978 (now part of Euronext). He traded as a market-maker on the floor of the exchange from 1986 until the trading floor closed. He was an elected member of the Board of Directors, a long time member... [more]

 

Ross Barnett Terry

Ross Barnett Terry began his career in options as a market maker in 1985 on the floor of the CBOE in the Chrysler pit shortly after Lee Iacocca had taken over as the head of Chrysler. He went off floor after the crash in 1987 and the broader markets and futures trading as well as technical analysis and price projecting... [more]

 

Laurie Itkin

Laurie Itkin is Founder of The Options Lady (www.theoptionslady.com) and an investment advisor with Coastwise Capital Group (www.coastwisegroup.com). She specializes in educating and empowering women to take control of their money, overcome their fears of investing, and grow the money  ...[more]

 

Tim Melvin

Tim Melvin is a value investor, money manager and writer. He has spent the last 27 years in the financial services and investment industry as a broker, adviser and portfolio manager. He has also written and... [more]

 

Ed Ponsi

Ed Ponsi, Managing Director of Barchetta Capital Management LLC, an NFA registered Commodity Trading Advisor, is a highly experienced professional trader with a strong history in hedge funds, institutional traders... [more]

Steve Primo

Steven Primo, a nearly 40 year trading, reached the pinnacle of his floor-trading career when he became a Stock Exchange Specialist for Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jennrette. As a Specialist he was responsible for making... [more]

Corey Rosenbloom 

Corey Rosenbloom, author of The Complete Trading Course and founder of AfraidtoTrade.com, a website dedicated to helping everyday people overcome their fears of trading. He has earned... [more]

Gerard Reynaud 

Gerard P. Reynaud is the Founder and Senior Trader at InverPro Capital, Inc, and head coach at the well-known coaching firm, TraderMakers.  A 10+ year professional Futures and Options trader... [more]

Marlene Sackheim

With a Master’s in education and a background in healthcare, Marlene Sackheim has been trading index options since 1985. Initially, she mainly used a variety of spread techniques... [more]

Mark Longo

Mark S. Longo is the founder of The Options Insider Inc. - a firm dedicated to providing free options information, education, news and analysis for options users. Whether it's on TheOptionsInsider.com, a leading online options destination; through Options Insider Radio, the world's only radio network ...[more]
 

Manesh Patel

Manesh Patel, author of Trading with Ichimoku Clouds and President of Ichimokutrade.com takes ichimoku (“cloud”) analysis to a new level. Originally an engineer, Manesh launched the School of Ichimoku [more]

Anne-Marie Baiynd

Anne-Marie began her professional career as a neuroscience researcher after her studies in Mathematical and Behavioral Statistics. Her background in mathematics and econometrics from her undergraduate degree however, did not prepare her for what would be an interesting career...[more]

 

Floyd Upperman

Floyd Upperman is a registered CTA who is recognized as the leading expert and analyst of Commitments of Traders (COT) data. By understanding commercial activity and monitoring its behavior... [more]

 

Rob Hoffman

Rob Hoffman is the first American to ever win the live trading, real money only, International Salon du Trading Competition in Paris, France against top international traders. In another... [more]

 

Toni Hansen

Toni Hansen is president and co-founder of the Bastiat Group, Inc., DBA Trading From Main Street and is an independent contributor to TheStreet.com’s Real Money Pro. Toni is one of the most respected technical analysts... [more]

 

Rob Booker

Rob Booker is a trader, former money manager, and author of several books about trend and... [more]

 

Scott Barkley 

Scott is an award winning Forex Trainer who has mentored students all over the world since 2003.  Scott has had one of his students win the FXCM " King Of The Mini" contest 3 times!  One of his students... [more]

Thomas Barmann

With more than 30 years of experience, Thomas acquired a wealth of knowledge, how private investors can make money in the markets by focusing on constant... [more]

Hubert Senters

Hubert Senters is a skilled professional day trader and successful entrepreneur. His philosophy is that, "If you need to accomplish something in life, find someone who is passionate about the topic of your interest and learn everything they know about it." That philosophy has made Hubert Senters a successful... [more]

 

John Person

John Person is the founder and President of John Person Inc., dba /PersonsPlanet.com which is an educational and advisory service company for investors and active traders for Stocks, Futures... [more]

 

Chris Robinson 

Chris Robinson brings over 23 years of experience to his Top Third clients. Chris Robinson began his career as a broker and analyst in 1991 with a Chicago firm which specialized in cash grain trading and hedging. In 1992, Chris Robinson became a member of the CBOT which is where he first met... [more]


Contributors