John Summa, Ph.D., is the founder and president of OptionsNerd.com, LLC (Online Since 1998). He co-authored Options on Futures: New Trading Strategies and Options on Futures Workbook (John Wiley & Sons, 2001). He is also the author of Trading Against The Crowd: Profiting From Fear and Greed in Stock, Futures and Options Markets (John Wiley & Sons, 2004), which presents contrarian sentiment trading indicators and trading systems for stocks, futures and options. More recently, Dr. Summa co-authored, Getting Started in Employee Stock Options (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), which explores hedging techniques for this form of employee compensation. And in 2012, Dr. Summa published The Anatomy of Volatility, a 57-page ebook for beginners interested in understanding the risk and reward potential associated with volatility.
OptionsNerd.com currently offers educational and trading support to options and futures traders, and is a licensed Series-3 broker registered with the National Futures Association. Dr. Summa is an economist with a PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York City and former professional skier. He is available to give small-group, online and in-person training seminars in major cities worldwide.
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