Option Trading Strategist & Financial Writer
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 A Founder of option trading website www.theoptionplayer.com. Risk-management focused, profit-driven Proprietary Option Trader with demonstrated success trading equity and index options; extensive track record illuminating financial ... more

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E Market Is At Inflection Point
Small cap leadership also confirms investors are trading “risk-on”. The small cap Russell 2000 is disproportionately represented by energy shares which are exploding higher.
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E A Death Match Between Bulls & Bears
On Friday the S&P 500 retested the 200-DMA support level for the fourth time. The market bounced back and until we get a confirmed break below support the market uptrend remains intact and is bullish for stocks.
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E What Happened To Buying The Dip?
Longest stretch in correction territory in a decade.
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E Stocks Headed In Both Directions
Optimism and pessimism have been extremely volatile.
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E What Investors Are Focused On
April is usually one of best months for stocks. April’s trading pattern is the bulk of gains typically materialize in the second half of the month.
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E Are Stocks Set Up To Bounce?
To help confirm the overall market trend we look at the Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM​) chart and the Bullish Percent Index (BPI). They look promising and the next probable move is higher especially if upcoming earnings produce favorable pronouncements.
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AAPL Apple Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
BIIB Biogen IDEC Inc
GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GOOGL Google (A shares)
IBB iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund
IBM International Business Machines Corporation
NDX Nasdaq 100 Index
NFLX Netflix Inc.
OEX S&P 100 INDEX
SPX S&P 500 Index
TLT iShares Lehman 20+ Year Treasury Bond Fund
TSLA Tesla Motors Inc.
UUP PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund
VIX VOLATILITY S&P 500
VNQ Vanguard REIT ETF
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Option Strategist & Investment Writer
Investment Research Group, Inc.
April 2014 - Present (4 years 9 months)

Provide investment services by writing and publishing educational material and trading advice for investors to generate consistent income with minimal risk. You don't have to be wealthy to benefit from the concept of "don't work for your money; let your money work for you". Our program is designed to give value to investors from novice to experienced level. Smart investors don't work 'hard' they work 'smart' and we will show you how.

 

Equity Crowdfunding Project Manager/Consultant
Crowd-Funding-Investments.com
2013 - Present (6 years)

Project Manager/Consultant will assist with the development of your equity crowdfunding solution. Developed a thorough understanding of how equity crowdfunding should work for investors, startup companies etc.. Since "Equity Crowdfunding" is a nascent industry, it will improve your probability of success and minimize risks to your equity crowdfundng initiative if you utilize specialized resources. 

 

Senior Investment Strategist & Options Trader
Nella Investment Advisers
January 2006 - Present (13 years 2 months)

Registered Investment Adviser and Proprietary option trader focused on applying advanced investment trading strategies related to options on underlying equities, equity indexes and exchanges traded funds (ETFs).

Consultant/Project Manager/Business Analyst
SBC Telecommunications
March 2001 - June 2005 (4 years 4 months)

Consultant contracted to SBC Telecommunications, Inc. Project Manager/Business Analyst for National Data Integration Support team for WINDS Ordering IT system architecture team and Lightspeed, Operating Support System (OSS) Application Management team, Strategic Assessment Team (SAT), SBC Midwest Wholesale Integrated Testing. Supported project management of mechanized ordering systems (EDI and WEB) at Ameritech (AIT) and Southern New England Telephone (SNET).

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DePaul University

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