• Cboe_128x128

    Biography: Cboe Global Markets, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options trading through product innovation, trading technology and investor education.

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  • michael-thomsett

    Biography: Michael Thomsett is a prolific author and blogger. He has written 11 options books including the best-selling Getting Started in Options (Wiley, over 300,000 copies sold, 9th ed. released March 4, 2013). He also recently published Options Trading for the Institutional Investor (FT Press). Thomsett teaches at the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) and for Moody’s Analytics. He lives in Nashville and writes and teaches fulltime.

  • dan-passarelli

    Biography: Cboe Global Markets (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 that provides online options education, options newsletters and personalized, one-on-one coaching for option traders.

  • carolyn-boroden

    Biography: Carolyn Boroden is a commodity trading advisor and technical analyst specializing in Fibonacci analysis. Her unique form of price and time analysis is quickly proving to be one of the most promising trading techniques using Fibonacci available today. Ms. Boroden's first book, Fibonacci Trading: How to Master the Time and Price Advantage, was published by McGraw-Hill in early 2008. She has been involved in the trading industry since 1978 starting on the floor of the CME. She currently produces a video[...]

  • Tilly-Ed-160223-1180-fave-final

    Biography: Edward Tilly is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies. Tilly, who has been CEO since 2013, was elected to serve in the additional role of Chairman of the Board in 2017 as part of the Bats Global Markets acquisition, and later added President to his title in January 2019.

  • Rick-Rosenthal

    Biography: Rick Rosenthal is Director, Business Development FTSE Russell Index for Cboe, and actively promoting the use of the FTSE Russell Index products to all market participants. Previously, he served institutional clients and their activities from various Chicago exchange floors owning a FINRA Broker Dealer as well as Head of Listed Equity Derivatives for Dean Witter and Cargill Investor Services. Rick was a FINRA broker for over 30 years and held the series 3, 4, 7, 24, 55, 63, & 66 licenses and holds[...]

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  • HenrySchwartz

    Biography: Henry Schwartz is the president of Trade Alert LLC, a provider of real-time options analysis tools to leading Wall Street firms. His systems analyze hundreds of thousands of transactions per second to help professionals identify and interpret market activity in real time, supporting informed trading decisions and intelligent idea generation. He has held institutional trading and management roles with Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Salomon Brothers and the Hull Group, and made markets on the Cboe[...]

  • tim-biggam

    Biography: 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 Strategiest at Thinkorswim and the Chief Option Strategiest at Man Financial. Tim can be seen regularly on CBOE-TV and First Business.

  • dan_sheridan

    Biography: Dan Sheridan is a 22-year CBOE veteran who worked with the highly successful specialist firm Mercury trading, which was headed up by Jon and Pete Najarian. While at Mercury Trading, Dan was responsible for training most of the traders including Pete Najarian, one of the current hosts of CNBC's Fast Money. Dan has been teaching individual traders on the techniques and methods he used every day to consistently profit in the options markets since 2004. Dan hosts the weekly CBOE TV show "Options Safari"[...]

  • keegan

    Biography: Dan Keegan, founder of is a veteran trader and educator. Dan has over 35 years experience trading stock options, etf options and options on futures. Dan started on the Cboe in 1978 with A.G. Becker as a runner, phone clerk and floor broker. In 1984, with the backing of legendary adventurer Steve Fossett, started a long career as a market-maker on the Cboe. Dan has also been a local on the CBOT, trading t-bond futures and options on soybean oil futures. Dan’s mentoring specializes[...]

  • Meredith Kelley Zidek

    Biography: Meredith is a private investor whose interests include equities, options, and commodities. She began trading equities in 2007, and since then has cultivated interests in corn, energy, and most recently, index and equity options. Almost all of her trading, which can be seen on, involves short options on volatility-related instruments. She studies the movements of world indexes and analyzes options chains to determine advantageous timing for short-selling of contracts. [...]

  • fari-hamzei

    Biography: Fari Hamzei is frequently quoted by CNBC, Bloomberg and RealMoney. His book, Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Today’s Top Traders, published by John Wiley & Sons in October 2006, has already become a bestseller on Amazon trading books space. On January 29th, 2007, Timer Digest ranked Fari tied for Third place for the past Three Years in its "Timer of the Year Competition." On June 24th, 2013 (Issue # 567), Fari was ranked 3rd in the Nation among approximately 150 market timers[...]

  • moby-waller

    Biography: A former successful CBOE Market Maker and European Options Trader, Moby Waller is co-portfolio manager of the ETFTRADR and Rapid Options Income trade newsletter programs with and is Director of Editorial for the BigTrends website.

  • matt-mcfarland

    Biography: Director, CBOE