Welcome to Option Alpha! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to look around our site to see if we can become your last stop on the successful options trading journey.
One thing I always find helpful when I start researching a new partner firm or service is to hear “straight from the horses’ mouth” about what makes them worth the time and money. So let me begin by telling you in straight-forward plain English how Option Alpha is different from anything else out there.
Simple Analysis In A Complicated Market
I actually founded The Option Writer back in 2007 which later became Option Alpha in 2010. What started as a very small blog (with nearly 10 hits per day – whaoo!) where I would share trades and ideas with friends, family and our other 5 visitors - slowly started growing!
Anyhow, I was being viewed as the “breathe of fresh air” in the seemingly complicated world of options trading. Really my style of trading and market analysis was nothing new and my focus has always been in finding the simple and consistent strategies – and somehow that became rare and unique.
Built For The Independent Trader – NO ADS!
The truth is my roots go back to the small, independent trader sharing trading ideas. I have never poured money into advertising or marketing this blog. The growth in readership here is getting bigger each day – but it’s mostly via “word of mouth” and we intend to keep it that way.
I don’t spend money on PPC ads on Google but I do spend a good amount of time socializing with other traders on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
You may also notice that we don’t advertise anywhere! How refreshing right? I always want to keep the focus of this blog and membership site on options trading and the stock market. And when you come here that’s all you’ll get – no flashing or spinning banners.
Trading The Odds, Not Hopes And Dreams
After spending my time in the corporate world, I developed a trading system that was purely based on historical odds and probabilities – not hopes, dreams, and hunches. I eliminate the obstacles that have long held back self-directed traders like you. Things like confusing charts, over wordy market analysis, trading emotions that can get in the way of profitable moves and most importantly lack of individual attention to continuing your education.
I work hard to offer the most compelling alternative to other sites, one that combines my principal focus to offer “simple strategies” with “consistent profits.” In addition, I wanted to help you gain new skills and insights through our video tutorials, webinars and personal 1-on-1 coaching sessions.
When you put it all together I think we have the best program out there! Sure I’m biased but we always offer a 30 day money back guarantee so you can try it out for yourself.
My Commitment To Your Education
I admit, the membership prices are low but the extensive arsenal of tools, indicators, charts, quotes, commentary, videos and education sets us apart from other – less consistent – services out there. We offer trading styles to fit your specific goals and needs.
No matter how often you trade or how small/large your account is, when you trust in us for your advisory service, education, or trading tools, I promise to treat you right. It may be the new and improved website (a far cry from the original blog) that gets everyone’s attention at first – but ask any current member and they will tell you that it’s the first-class service that keeps them with us month after month. I never take this for granted – not one second!
More About Me. . .
My background starts as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst for Deutsche Bank Securities in their New York headquarters. There I prepared highly confidential client merger models assessing leveraged buyouts and corporate divestitures in the Gaming, Apparel and Natural Resources industries. Later I moved onto the Derivatives Trading desk dealing with Option and Futures. While there I spent a majority of my time developing strategic trading plans based on the foundation of odds and probability trading algorithms.
Later, I left the Investment Banking world and worked as a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) Research Analyst for BB&T Capital Markets. Now that I was on the other side of the Chinese Wall, I prepared extensive market research regarding current trends, economic factors and investment considerations influencing real estate markets across the nation. I also constructed complex valuation models to evaluate core real estate investments with coverage that included Multi-Family, Industrial, Retail and Lodging REITs.
Currently I live with my wife in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC. A graduate from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (recently rated as the Top Business School by Newsweek Magazine) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
I now trade for my own personal account as well as a compilation of family investment accounts in addition to coaching students from around the world in options trading each week. My goal is to continue to build strong and rewarding relationships with the people I meet on this website. The people I have met here have already changed my life and made me a much better trader.
And well, the rest is history…for now.