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Special Speakers Meeting - Dan Passarelli of Market Taker Mentoring

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Dan Passarelli, CEO of Market Taker Mentoring, Inc.

PRESENTATION: Volatility and Option Trading in 2014

Join author and former CBOE floor trader Dan Passarelli of ( for this informative class on volatility and option trading. You’ll get Dan’s thoughts on the market and learn techniques for trading options in up, down and volatile markets. In this class you will learn:

• How to use market volatility to set up and manage option trades conducive to current market conditions

• Techniques to profit in rising and falling markets

• Income trading techniques for high-volatility markets

• How time spreads can be set up in high-volatility and low volatility environments

• Credit spreads and directional strategies

• And more.

Following the presentation, Dan will be on hand for Q & A to help you with your trading questions.


Author and options educator Dan Passarelli is the founder of Market Taker Mentoring Inc.

Dan is an author, trader and former member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CME Group. Dan has written two books on options trading — “Trading Option Greeks” and “The Market Taker’s Edge.” He is also the founder and CEO of Market Taker Mentoring, Inc., a leading options education firm that provides online options education, options newsletters and personalized, one-on-one coaching for option traders.

Dan began his trading career on the floor of the CBOE as an equity options market maker. He also traded agricultural options and futures on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade (now part of CME Group).

In 2005 Dan joined CBOE’s Options Institute and began teaching both basic and advanced trading concepts to retail traders, brokers, institutional traders, financial planners and advisors, money managers, and market makers. In addition to his work with the CBOE, he has taught options strategies at the Options Industry Council (OIC), the International Securities Exchange (ISE), CME Group, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and many leading options-based brokerage firms. Dan also contributes to financial media such as, FOX Business News, Bloomberg Television, BNN, National Public Radio (NPR), and the CBOE blog. And he has a weekly featured video on CBOETV.

Dan can be followed on twitter at


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Free parking is available on the Amherst St side of the building or in the Hayward St. lot a block away.