Introduction to Options
Options continue to grow in popularity because they offer a wide range of flexible, strategic approaches. Get an overview of the basic concepts and terminology of options to lay a foundation for your options education.
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC
Rick Swope is a Senior Strategist of Investor Education with E*TRADE Securities LLC. As a veteran in the industry, Rick has presented at hundreds of seminars across the U.S. and around the world. His expertise covers technical analysis, market strategy, and risk management. He has extensive media experience, including a regional PBS weekly show, a national PBS pledge program, and numerous radio and television appearances. He is the principal author of the Amazon best seller, Five Points for Trading Success (Wiley, 2007) and co-author of Trading By Numbers (Wiley, 2012). Rick’s teaching includes corporate training as well as six years as an adjunct engineering instructor. He studied in the disciplines of engineering, mathematics, operations research, and statistics. He is married with two children and resides in Atlanta, GA.
Senior Strategist, Trader Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC
Dave Whitmore is a Senior Strategist of Trader Education with E*TRADE Securities LLC. Dave has been teaching investments and trading for more than twenty years. He has worked with thousands of investors, at events and online, and taught a wide range of topics, including technical analysis, stock fundamentals, stock selection, risk management, options, and exchange-traded funds. Dave holds an MBA from New York University and a BA in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children where he enjoys high school sports, competitive dance, golf, skiing, Jeopardy, jazz, and amateur ornithology.