Special Speakers Meeting: Randy Frederick on Trading Options

  • August 28, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • Building E51, Room 315

Please RSVP! (70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA - Entrance at 2 Amherst Street.  Parking behind the building, or one block West off Amherst Street)

Note that pizza will be served at 6:30, and the talk will begin at 7:00.

Trading Options by Randy Frederick

Managing Director of Active Trading and Derivatives,

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

First, Randy will present several options strategies to hedge your portfolio and generate income.  These include covered calls, protective puts, collars and cash secured puts.

Next, he’ll show how to manage long call options positions.

Randy Frederick is Managing Director of Active Trading and Derivatives with the Schwab Center for Financial Research. He is one of the chief architects of Schwab’s option trading platforms and analytics tools. While he focuses primarily on public relations, client education and market analysis, hi is frequently involve on matters of business development, product development and risk management. He has served on various corporate and industry committees including the FISD Executive Committee, the ISE allocation Committee and the ISE Board of Directors.

Frederick, a respected industry veteran with more than 25 years experience, writes blogs and educational articles for Schwab’s website and client newsletters. He hosted the weekly radio show “The Optional Hour” on TFNN from 2005 – 2007, and he has been published in trade magazines such as Active Trader, Futures & Options Trader, SFO and Futures. He is a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, and his comments appear regularly in the financial news media including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters, USA Today, Forbes.com and TheStreet.com. He authored the book The Traders Guide to Equity Spreads, which several BIG members recommend.


You can find parking behind the building, or one block West off Amherst Street.


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  • Mario M.

    Learned something very new. I appreciated Randy's ability to explain a financial transactions very clearly. Thank you again.

    September 2, 2013

  • Glen H.

    Very informative. Randy is an excellent speaker, very well prepared visuals and used practical examples that helped put things into context. He did a great job explaining the basics and did not appear to have enough time to explain trading more complex options. His talk was well worth the time to attend.

    September 2, 2013

  • Allan S.

    A good meeting tonight.

    August 28, 2013

  • Morton G.

    Very informative. Well presented. One of the best meetings I've attended.

    August 28, 2013

  • Paul M

    Excellent. Thank you!

    August 28, 2013

  • Brendan M.

    Really enjoyed the first hour. Unfortunate that I have to leave early!

    August 28, 2013

  • Mary

    Please RSVP if you plan to attend. If your plans change, be sure to change your RSVP. We need to get an accurate count.

    August 27, 2013

    • James D.

      Have to work late to night. Please remove 2 from attendance list. Thank you.

      August 28, 2013

  • Xiaoyong Y.

    I love this group

    August 28, 2013

  • Mary

    Please RSVP if you plan to attend. PLEASE CHANGE YOUR RSVP, if you change your plan to attend. We need to get an accurate count.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Scott D.

    I may bring 1 guest and will update my RSVP as soon as I know for sure

    August 16, 2013

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