Contributors

  • matt-mcfarland

    Biography: Director, CBOE

  • Rhoads-Russell

    Biography: Russell Rhoads, CFA, is Director, Product Advancement, Global Derivatives at Cboe Global Markets. His career before joining Cboe included positions at a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel, Balyasny Asset Management, and Millennium Management. He is a financial author and editor having contributed to multiple magazines and edited several books for Wiley publishing. He is the author of six market related books including Trading VIX Derivatives,[...]

  • bob-lang

    Biography: Founder and Portfolio Manager — Bob has been trading options for himself and private clients for more than ten years. He uses a unique combination of technical indicators to find the best trending stocks that exhibit enormous velocity and ferocious movement. He often gets in front of these moves before they happen. Patience is Bob’s greatest trait — the chart pattern being the only reason to enter/exit a trade. Prior to this venture Bob managed portfolios for bigtrends.com, turning Grandslam and[...]

  • josh-sampson

    Biography: Josh Sampson is an advanced options specialist for Scottrade OptionsFirst. He handles accounts management and customer education for OptionsFirst customers. He has been with Scottrade for three years and previously worked as a commodities broker. Mr. Sampson has an MBA in finance with a special emphasis on derivative securities.

  • mark-sebastian

    Biography: Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. The Author of the popular trading manual "The Option Traders Hedge fund." He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, First Business News. Sebastian has been published nationally on Yahoo Finance, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Bloomberg and is an "all-star contributor" for TheStreet.com's Option Profits Team. Mark is also, the managing editor for Expiring[...]

  • Moran-Matt

    Biography: Matt Moran is vice president of business development for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he communicates with pension funds, mutual funds, and financial advisors. He has delivered more than 200 presentations worldwide on the topics of managing volatility and adding income with option-writing strategies. Previously, he served trust counsel at Harris Bank and vice president at Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He is an associate editor of two Institutional Investor publications — The Journal[...]

  • Peter Lusk LNKD Headshot

    Biography: Peter Lusk is a Senior Instructor for The Options Institute at CBOE, the educational arm of the Company. Lusk, who joined CBOE in 2007, teaches a variety of options courses for public and institutional investors. Lusk has presented to thousands of investors across the U.S. and has conducted hundreds of webinars for both The Options Institute and various CBOE member firms. He is a regular contributor of options education articles to financial publications, has appeared on CNBC, and can be seen[...]

    Email: lusk@cboe.com
    Twitter: peterlusk
  • price-headley

    Biography: Price Headley was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Fame in 2007 and is the Founder and President of BigTrends.com, which has been providing investors with real-time stock and options strategies (including trade recommendation newsletters) since 1999.

  • larry-mcmillan

    Biography: Professional trader Lawrence G. McMillan is perhaps best known as the author of Options As a Strategic Investment, the best-selling work on stock and index options strategies, which has sold over 300,000 copies. An active trader of his own account, he also manages option-oriented accounts for certain individuals. In a research capacity, he edits and contributes to his firm’s publications: Daily Volume Alerts, The Option Strategist and The Daily Strategist – derivative products newsletters covering[...]

  • shawn-howell

    Biography: Shawn Howell is an accomplished speaker, trader, author, and educator, having presented to hundreds of audiences throughout North America. He is a CBOE Master Instructor and serves as the primary educator for E*Trade. Shawn regularly presents with the CBOE, NYSE, NASDAQ OMC the Options Industry Council, and many other industry icons. As an expert in the use of various financial instruments, Shawn teaches skill based technical trading strategies designed to consistently outperform the market while[...]

  • bill-luby

    Biography: Bill is a private investor, whose research and trading interests focus on volatility, market sentiment, technical analysis, options and exchange-traded products. His work has been has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s and other publications. A frequent contributor to Barron’s, Bill also co-founded Expiring Monthly: The Options Traders Journal and authors the VIX and More blog as well as a weekly investment newsletter from just north of San Francisco. Bill has a[...]

  • JoeCusick

    Biography: Joseph Cusick is currently Vice President of Wealth and Asset Management at MoneyBlock. Joseph is passionate about marrying his 20 years of market experience and the powerful tools at MoneyBlock with the goal of empowering wealth managers with the tools to better manage and grow their business. 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[...]