I am a CPA and avid stock & option trader. My undergraduate degree was in Economics and my MBA concentrated in Accounting and Finance. I started my career as a programmer and continue developing my trading templates using Excel and VBA. I focus primarily on placing lower return/higher probability credit trades and use Excel to model that probability, along with other tools, such as an Excel-based Black-Scholes trading template and forecast model. I have also developed an Access-Excel "process" to report stock and option trades on Sch D/Form 8949, Form 4797 (for mark-to-market traders) or Form 6781 (for index option traders). I live in Dallas, TX with my wife, 2 dogs and 5 cats. We have two married children. I am also a big fan of the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks. Please feel free to visit my options tax website: www.optionstaxguy.com.