With a couple of decades of experience as an option market maker and institutional floor broker on the trading floor, I have some opinions (not always right). I do have a decent grasp of options and market mechanics. I have lectured and consulted for exchanges, the SEC, universities, and private investment funds as well as taught courses in the financial field. Working for a financial software company takes a good part of my time (Silexx Financial Systems, a financial software company that designed the trading/risk management platform, Obsidian, is a vendor-neutral stock, equity and option trading platform.) The bulk of my time is managing partner of Kinetic Investment Group - a private investment firm. We have a great team of guys/gals and the products we are working on are exciting. www.kineticgrp.com Of course there is a DAILY news letter I type up every morning before the sun comes up and email out. Being neither a Democrat or Republican – I fall somewhere in the Austrian / Chicago School of Thought, some would even say more laissez faire. One of my favorite American historical figures is Thomas Paine. I like to believe that I try to measure up to Paine's quote: "The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall."