In this Options Discovery full interview, JLN’s Alex Teng sits down with Michael J. Oyster from Options Solutions and discusses how options can be used for risk management and navigating a declining stock market.
In this full interview, Alex talks to longtime financial industry executive David Prosperi. David opens up about how he was able to be successful working on the public relations side of the industry and discusses the career experiences he learned from the most. He finishes the interview by giving advice to those looking to start a career in the options industry and talking about his time in the Reagan White House.
In this exclusive interview for JLN, Alex Teng sits down with Robert Whaley, a professor and the head of market research at Vanderbilt University, to discuss options volatility and Whaley’s work creating some of the most important volatility indexes in the industry.
OPTIONS DISCOVERY: In this episode of Options Discovery, Alex Teng goes over institutional vs. retail options trading and the advantages and disadvantages for both. He also interviews Chen Liang, the co-founder of Odds.Trade, who talks about generating insight from data models and how he developed tools designed for entry level retail traders.
A SPREAD INTERVIEW: The full interview with Chen Liang, the co-founder of Odds.Trade
John Vaile had an aunt who invested in the stock market who bought Vaile some stock when he was 10 years old and that experience caused him to want to be a stockbroker. As a result, Vaile became a student of the market.
He went to a couple of different colleges in Illinois, then ended up in a program at Wharton for students who did not graduate from college.
Vaile was working for Morgan Stanley and living in Lake Geneva, WI, surrounded by friends in the futures markets and he wanted to get involved with what was happening. He said he badgered Morgan Stanley to get involved. They gave him permission, but he said he could see how long it would take for them to truly become involved and he did not have the patience for that.