John Manley is a professional trader and portfolio manager. He is responsible for the management of a private, derivatives based hedge fund that trades US index and equity options. Mr. Manley spent 10 years in the brokerage industry as an equity and options trader before launching his fund in August 2005. He has appeared many times on national television to comment on the markets, discuss trading strategies, and speaks regularly for professional industry groups across Canada and the United States. Mr. Manley was featured on the cover of the May 2009 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine and his educational articles have been syndicated to top financial portals on the Web. He holds the Derivatives Market Specialist designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.