Mick Flaherty has been trading stocks, options and futures for over 30 years and has worked as an Economist and as a Broker/Trader for some of the largest firms on Wall Street. Mick began working on Wall Street in 1977 right after graduate school at the State University of New York at Stonybrook where he earned a Masters in Economics. His initiation into trading began with futures at the outset of the tremendous run on metals, specifically silver futures. He was mentored by a legendary trader from Conti Commodities, a subsidiary of Continental Grain. From there, he worked as an Economist for Merrill Lynch Futures and as a Broker/Trader for Shearson and E.F. Hutton where he learned the intricacies of options and derivative trading. He has run the gamut from stocks to pork bellies. In 1995, Mick founded a day trading firm which morphed into a firm designed to introduce and teach various trading techniques to individuals who wanted to take control of their portfolios. This led to www.potatoheadmick.com (http://www.potatoheadmick.com/) which is useful to both the beginner or advanced trader.