Contributors

Meet the 20+ Contributors that Make OptionPub.com the Best Resource Online for Options Traders
John Seville

John Seville
Acorn Wealth Corp

John Seville is the Master Stock Trader of the Acorn Wealth Corporation. John grew up in a family very much involved in the mining arena that spent a great deal of time discussing fundamentals and stocks over the dinner table. John became exposed at an early age to the stock market and would watch the massive rise and fall of many of the mining companies he was observing. It became evident at this point that despite fundamental research, there were terrific moves in stocks prices both up and down that the fundamentals didn’t seem to be able to account for.

Since then, John has spent the last 11 years mastering the art of technical analysis as a method of finding trading opportunities in the North American equity markets. Using such techniques, John and the other Senior Traders at Acorn Wealth Corporation were able to identify exit points on the market prior to the crash in June 2008, again in April 2010 and most recently in July 2011.

Acorn Wealth Corporation opened in 2007 to become one of the few places where students could go to learn such powerful techniques directly from their mentors.

Alan Knuckman

Alan Knuckman
Bulls Eye Option

Alan Knuckman started his career at the Chicago Board of Trade as runner/clerk, then moved his way to trading futures and futures options in the Treasury pits.

With strong broadcast media skills in analyzing the markets, Alan is a frequent expert for major news organizations where he appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business Network, CNN, Sky Business News in Australia.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith
Yolo Publishing

Steve Smith is an expert options trader with 25 years experience in the markets.

Steve was a seat-holder of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Board Option Exchange (CBOE) from 1989 – 1997. He joined YOLO publishing in 2013 and is currently the editor of The Option Specialist and runs the 20K Portfolio Program which provides all types of options trades for all types of traders.

Chuck Hughes

Chuck Hughes
TradeWins

Chuck Hughes has been trading stocks, options, currencies and commodities for 30 years. He is also a seven time World Champion Trader, winning more awards than anyone else in World Trading Champion history.

In his first two years of trading, Chuck Hughes made over $460,000 in actual profits, using a simple trading system that he himself developed. The most amazing thing about this is that Chuck Hughes started out with only a $4,600 trading account.

Chuck was an airline pilot when he first went into trading, wanting only financial security for his young children. In just a few short years, he had achieved just that by basing all of his trading choices on his own easy trading system. All Chuck Hughes wanted was safety in his investing, but he got much more than that. He was able to retire from his job as a pilot in his 40s.

RON GROENKE

RON GROENKE
Wall Street Winning

Ron Groenke was a NASA mathematician who discovered the stock market secret to low risk and big payoffs. He created an algorithm utilizing techniques he learned at NASA, and adapted them to the stock market with returns of 20-25%, winning 80 percent of the time. Ron is the Founder of StreetWinning.com

Jack Carter

Jack Carter
Superior Information

Jack Carter began his trading career as a Wall Street trained stockbroker in 1984. He later founded Superior Information, a company focused on publishing opinionated stock and options information for traders and investors, in 1997.

Throughout his career he has also been a Nasdaq Market Maker and a “fast money” trader. Jack Carter is also known as a top consultant. He has customers and clients on every continent and regularly consults with traders and individual investors. His company now has a team of contributors and top traders serving stock and options traders and investors with their own stock and options trading services. 

Mark Dannanberg

Mark Dannanberg
Options Money Maker

Mark spent 26 years as a senior executive with a Fortune 500 company. In this capacity, he managed multiple divisions that required the analysis of business cycles and their application to optimal decision making.

With over 26 years personal experience trading options, credit spreads, covered calls and debit spreads, Mark now creates strategies and coaches self-directed investors. He has taught thousands of people how to effectively trade options profitably. The strategies he creates are designed to generate cash flow, grow wealth, earn higher than average returns and protect capital against losses. Clients who have been coached by Mark have learned how to profit in both declining and appreciating markets.

Mark has written two books on the topic of credit spreads and has been a speaker and educator for traders since 2006. His passion is teaching people how to create wealth and live the lifestyle they choose.

Mark is frequently asked why he continues to spend time teaching. The answer is simple. He loves what he does and he gets to meet new friends from all over the world. That combined with sharing his life with Lily, a view of the ocean from their home and riding his motorcycle along Pacific Coast Highway, makes life perfect.

Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian
Option Pit

Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. The Author of the popular trading manual "The Option Traders Hedge fund." He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, First Business News. Sebastian has been published nationally on Yahoo Finance, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Bloomberg and is an ‘all-star contributor’ for TheStreet.com’s Option Profits Team. Mark has spoken for The Options Industry Council, the CBOE, the ISE, The CME, and is a co-host on the popular Option Block Podcast and Volatility Views podcast.

Mark has a Bachelor’s in Science from Villanova University.

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