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Seeking alpha trading options

Seeking alpha trading options

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Our Team

Kim Klaiman - Founder and Chief Trader (See Kim's articles)

Kim has been actively involved in the financial markets since 2002, and became a full time options trader in 2012.

He likes to trade variety of non-directional trades with low correlation to limit the total portfolio risk. Kim wrote over 100 articles for Seeking Alpha. He started the SteadyOptions educational forum after numerous requests from his Seeking Alpha readers, to share his experience and trading ideas.

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Kim holds a BSc degree in Computer Science. He lives in Toronto, Canada. Read His Story. You can follow Kim on Google+ and Twitter.
Kim is managing the SteadyOptions portfolio.

Christopher B. Welsh - Contributor (See Chris's articles)

Christopher Welsh is a licensed investment advisor in Texas and is the president of Lorintine Capital, LP.

He is also an attorney practicing in Dallas, Texas. Chris has been practicing since 2006 and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Working with a CFP® professional represents the highest standard of financial planning advice. He offers investment advice to his clients, both in the law practice and outside of it.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, and a law degree from Southern Methodist University.

Chris manages the Anchor Trades portfolio and oversees Lorintine Capital's distressed real estate debt fund.

Jesse R. Blom - Contributor (See Jesse's articles)

Jesse Blom is also a licensed investment advisor and Vice President of Lorintine Capital, LP.

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He provides investment advice to clients all over the United States and around the world. Jesse has been in financial services since 2008 and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Working with a CFP® professional represents the highest standard of financial planning advice. Jesse has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oral Roberts University.

Jesse is managing the Steady Momentum portfolio and forum and LC Diversified Fund.

Mark Wolfinger - Guest Contributor (See Mark's articles)

Mark Wolfinger has been in the options business since 1977, when he began his career as a floor trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

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Since leaving the Exchange, Mark has been giving trading seminars as well as providing individual mentoring via telephone, email and his premium Options For Rookies blog. Mark has published four books about options. His Options For Rookies book is a classic primer and a must read for every options trader.

Mark holds a BS from Brooklyn College and a PhD in chemistry from Northwestern University.

Ophir Gottlieb - Guest Contributor (See Ophir's articles)

Ophir Gottlieb is the CEO & Co-founder of Capital Market Laboratories.

Mr Gottlieb’s learning background stems from his graduate work in mathematics and measure theory at Stanford University and his time as an option market maker. He has been cited by Yahoo!

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Finance, CNNMoney, MarketWatch, Business Insider, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall St. Journal, Dow Jones Newswire, Barron’s, Forbes, SF Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald. He created and authored what was believed to be the most heavily followed option trading blog in the world for three-years.

Steve Burns - Guest Contributor (See Steve's articles)

Steve Burns has been investing in the stock market successfully for over 20 years and has been an active trader for over 14 years.

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Steve took to blogging and social media by founding New Trader U in 2011. He is the author of seventeen books about the stock market. Steve has been featured as a top Darvas System trader and interviewed for the Wall Street Journal, Traders Magazine, and Michael Covel. He has also been a contributor to Traders Planet, ZenTrader, and See It Market.

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You can follow Steve on Twitter.

Michael C.

Thomsett - Guest Contributor (See Michael's articles)

Michael C. Thomsett is a widely published author with over 80 business and investing books, including the best-selling Getting Started in Options, coming out in its 10th edition later this year.

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He also wrote the recently released The Mathematics of Options. Thomsett is a frequent speaker at trade shows and blogs on his website at Thomsett Guide as well as on Seeking Alpha, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Gavin McMaster - Guest Contributor (See Gavin's articles)

Gavin has a Masters in Applied Finance and Investment.

He specializes in income trading using options, is very conservative in his style and believes patience in waiting for the best setups is the key to successful trading. He likes to focus on short volatility strategies. Gavin has written 5 books on options trading, 3 of which were bestsellers.

He launched Options Trading IQ in 2010 to teach people how to trade options and eliminate all the Bullsh*t that’s out there.

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You can follow Gavin on Twitter.

Henrik (The Lazy Trader) - Guest Contributor (See Henrik's articles)

Software Engineer by nature, Trader by choice. Started investing in 2010, immediately finding enormous frustrations and endless BS on the Internet.

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Henrik learned to focus on strategies with historical edge with special emphasis in those that don't require too much maintenance due to a demanding full time job. Henrik trades Iron Condors, Credit Spreads, Dividend Growth investing, Cash Secured Puts, Covered Calls, ETF Rotation, Forex.

Henrik launched The Lazy Trader to help traders during their journey in the markets.

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You can follow Henrik on Twitter.

Colibri Trader - Guest Contributor (See Colibri's articles)

Having spent the last decade trading, including two of the leading Prop Trading Houses in London, Colibri has been persistent enough to be sitting next to some of the biggest traders in the London and probably worldwide.

Colibri has also used order flow and market profile. Trading successfully comes down not so much to a specific trading strategy, as to great discipline. Colibri launched Colibri Trader to help aspiring traders and involve them in his trading strategies. You can follow Colibri on Twitter.

Drew Hilleshiem - Guest Contributor (See Drew's articles)

Drew Hilleshiem is the Co-Founder and CEO of OptionAutomator, an options trading technology startup offering a free options screener that leverages Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) algorithms to force-rank relevancy of daily options opportunities against user’s individual trading criteria.

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Drew is passionate to help close the gap between Wall Street and Main Street with both technology and blogging. You can follow Drew on Twitter.

Bill Luby - Guest Contributor (See Bill's articles)

Bill is Chief Investment Officer of Luby Asset Management LLC, an investment management company in Tiburon, California.

He also publishes the VIX and More blog and an investment newsletter. His research and trading interests focus on volatility, market sentiment, technical analysis, ETPs and options.

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Bill was previously a business strategy consultant. He can often be found running, hiking, and kayaking in Northern California. Bill has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. You can follow Bill on Twitter.

Jacob Mintz - Guest Contributor (See Jacob's articles)

Jacob is a professional options trader and editor of Cabot Options Trader.

He is also the founder of, an options mentoring program for novice to experienced traders. Using his proprietary options scans, Jacob creates and manages positions in equities based on risk/reward and volatility expectations. Jacob developed his proprietary risk management system during his years as an options market maker on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange and at a top tier options trading company from 1999 - 2012.

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You can follow Jacob on Twitter.

Michael Lebowitz - Guest Contributor (See Michael's articles)

Michael Lebowitz, CFA is an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager for Clarity Financial, LLC specializing in macroeconomic research, valuations, asset allocation, and risk management. Michael has over 25 years of financial markets experience.

In this time he has managed $50 billion+ institutional portfolios as well as sub $1 million individual portfolios. Michael is a partner at Real Investment Advice and RIA Pro Contributing Editor and Research Director. Co-founder of 720 Global. You can follow Michael on Twitter.

Ken Reel - Guest Contributor (See Ken's articles)

Ken Reel is a well known and respected Seeking Alpha Contributor with over 100 articles.

He has worked in the financial service industry for 40 years. Ken's area of expertise is risk management and complex financial products.

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He has been a frequent speaker, on behalf of many financial firms, to financial professionals across the country. He has extensive experience in statistics and actuarial science. His articles focus primarily on Portfolio Management Techniques and balancing risk/reward opportunities.

Mark Newton, CMT - Guest Contributor (See Mark's articles)

As President/Founder of Newton Advisors, LLC Mark has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry. He formerly worked with Diamondback Capital Management, Morgan Stanley and as a market maker at the CBOE.

Mark is a member of the Market Technicians Association, and former member of the CBOE, CBOT, and PHLX and appears frequently on CNBC, Bloomberg, Real Vision, Fox Business, and Sina. He graduated with a BS in Finance from Virginia Tech in 1991 and obtained his CMT designation in 2002.

Tyler Kling - Guest Contributor (See Tyler's articles)

Tyler is the co-founder of Macro Ops, a trading community focused on the art of global macro.

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He is a former trade desk manager at a $100+ million family office where he oversaw multiple traders and created quantitative trading strategies for options and futures. Tyler also worked as a consultant to the family's in-house fund of funds in the areas of portfolio manager evaluation and capital allocation. He holds a Certificate In Quantitative Finance from the Fitch Learning Center in London, England where he studied under famous quants such as Paul Wilmott.