I am an independent trader of equities and options on equities as well as some commodities. I trade over timeframes that make "technical analysis" useless - namely ALL time frames. My trading goal is usually a 5% ROI within a "short" time. Previously to full time markets participation I was a Research Chemist working in the Specialty Chemical Industry. I was/am particularly skilled in Molecular Modeling, Rheology, Data Acquisition and Analysis. I have deep experience in Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms. My current focus is in studying and applying non-Normal (Gaussian) price return distributions for modeling Option Premia. I use home-brew code for advanced Time Series Analysis. Trading the "Market" is the hardest way to make "easy" money. In general, I am a Wild And Crazy Guy.
I specialize primarily in options. I enjoy blending humor into a lot of my analysis and trades, its a good way to take off tension from losses. If you would like an options play on a particular stock that you find attractive feel free to message me, Spreads/Straddles/Synthetics/Delta-neutral hedging/Stock repair and more. I research/read incredible amounts of material every day as well as keep in touch with some expert options traders on nearly every aspect of financial markets(including futures) and current economics
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