When Winning Isn’t Enough

[originally published on August 16, 2018 on medium] In a year filled with many frustrations on several fronts, one area that actually has been going well for me — tactically — is trading. In spite of what many may have assumed after reading my recent post about the unspoken career risks that Traders often unknowingly take on, I haven’t blown up […]

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In a flash, it was gone

[originally published August 9, 2017 on medium] …and regrettably, I did nothing about it. Tuesday: I’m the Manager of a small but growing hedge fund that has so far delivered performance to my investors of +58% in the 18 months since inception — after my customary “two and twenty” percent management & performance fees. Rock star returns. Wednesday: I’m […]

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Why Options?

I started trading stocks in 1998 during the great “internet bubble.” 4 years later, I got interested in trading futures, and 3 years after that I started trading options which I’ve been doing primarily ever since. I’m often asked why I trade options these days? And it’s usually obvious the asker is thinking that I’ve […]

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Positioning for Tremendous Upside Opportunity

[originally published on medium] I’ve been reviewing my journal entries so far this year since I made a strategic decision to shift my options trading in 2018 from short premium & short volatility to long premium & long gamma, and I thought this recent journal entry from January 9th delving into my thought process might be instructional to others […]

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I’m a Side Hustle Bull

[originally published on medium]  Last night was another great night for the Colorado Traders meetup group that I run. Our gathering in Denver had over 20 traders from all walks of the trader spectrum. And even more impressive, we had several brand new faces. (If you’re in Colorado, join us!) And one of the questions I’m […]

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Seek Relentless Optimism

I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have built up a personal network of extremely talented, helpful, and considerate fellow Traders and fintech professionals — both in real life and online (not real life?). One such individual is Darrin Donnelly, known by many of you as @DarvasTrader on twitter. Darrin recently released the third title in his “Sports […]

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