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James Ramelli

James Ramelli
Alpha Shark Traders

James Ramelli is a trader and options educator at AlphaShark Trading, where he actively trades futures, equity options, currency pairs and commodities. As one of the moderators of the Live Trading Room, Ramelli educates members on strategies, trade setups, and risk management while trading his own capital.

Ramelli regularly appears on Bloomberg TV, BNN, and CBOE TV, in addition to writing a weekly column for Futures magazine and being featured in CME Group’s OpenMarkets as a guest contributor.

Ramelli holds a B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Derivatives and Financial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones
Smart Trader

Ryan Jones is considered one of the trading industries "most complete traders." Starting his trading career at the early age of 16, he had traded nearly every major market and strategy by the age of 21. At the age of 26,

Mr. Jones signed a book deal with John Wiley, making him one of the youngest authors ever in the field of futures trading. His book, The Trading Game, Playing by the Numbers to Make Millions, is still considered the authority on the subject of trading and money management by many leading traders.

Mr. Jones' advanced experience and knowledge across many trading fields such as technical analysis, option trading, money management, and the S&P, have lead to several trading feats, including turning a $15,000 account into over $107,000 in less than 90-days, short-term trading the S&P (real money). Ryan is also the creator of, which provides charting and backtest trading strategy software. It uncovers profitable trading opportunities and creates simple or complex automated trading systems.


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