OptionsHouse TradeSchool

Thank you for attending TradeSchool Chicago!

Industry professionals and strategists showed our attendees how to seize on today’s market opportunities. This exclusive event was held March 26, 2016 at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Gleacher Center.

Like so much of what we do at OptionsHouse, TradeSchool reflects our never-ending commitment to providing real value to traders and investors. We invite you to try OptionsHouse and begin enjoying the benefits of serious trading technology.

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Take what you've learned and apply it. Trade commission-free for 60 days!*

Open and fund an OptionsHouse account to receive up to 100 internet-only trades commission-free for a full 60 days. All you have to do to get started is fund a new Individual, Joint or IRA account with a minimum of $5,000 within 60 days.

* Other trading and account fees may apply.

The OptionsHouse platform gives you everything you’d expect from advanced trading technology—real-time market data, speedy execution and comprehensive research tools. But its true power comes from opportunity-finding and market-seizing features and tools you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Thank you to our Instructors:

Greg Jensen

Greg Jensen


Greg Jensen is the founder and CEO of OptionsANIMAL, as well as an options investor, speaker, and author. His book, “Spread Trading – An Introduction to Trading Options in Nine Simple Steps,” focuses on giving investors the tools and knowledge to put the odds of success in their favor.

Greg has trained thousands of people from all corners of the world to be successful in any market condition. His innovative and cutting edge education can help both beginner and advanced traders improve their results. Helping his students turn their financial positions around and create financial freedom has been one of Greg’s most rewarding experiences in life.

Greg actively manages the hedge fund OA Capital Partners. He earned his degree in business management, with an emphasis in finance, from Utah State University. He’s written for a long list of investment publications, including: Forbes Inc., tradeMONSTER®, optionMONSTER®, OptionsXpress, Active Trader Magazine, Reuters, Wiley Trading and other like publications. Greg currently resides in Saratoga Springs, Utah with his wife and three children.

Follow Greg: @optionsANIMAL


Todd Rich

Options Market Strategist, Aperture Group

Todd is a 20-year plus financial markets veteran having held multiple roles at multiple industry-leading organizations. After having started his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Todd moved from California to Chicago to trade on the various trading floors, spending most of his time on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

Todd’s career changed direction in 2003 when he moved out of the proprietary trading space and spent the next decade doing business development for various global exchanges, including significant amounts of time at Eurex, BOX Options, and most recently at the New York Stock Exchange. Because of this experience, Todd has a unique perspective and understanding of financial market structure, options trading strategies, and the underlying technology linking it all.

Todd has served on the Options Industry Council and has participated on the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Group on Financial Markets. He is a member of the Security Traders Association, and he holds a BA from UCLA as well as an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. Todd joined Aperture Group in 2015.

Follow Todd: @Todd_Rich


Steve Claussen

Chief Investment Strategist – OptionsHouse

Steve Claussen is the chief investment strategist for OptionsHouse. A 30-year trading career in the derivatives industry took him to multiple continents before landing him back in Chicago at OptionsHouse. Steve began his trading career trading futures on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and progressed to the Chicago Board Options Exchange as head market maker for O’Connor and Associates, LLC, trading in the SPX and OEX option trading pits.

Steve spent five years overseas in Tokyo and London as executive director head of trading for Swiss Bank Corp, focused on Asia Pacific derivative products. After returning to the US, Steve was managing director at Wachovia Securities, LLC, as head of derivatives trading. In 2005, he came to PEAK6 Investments, L.P, a proprietary equity options trading firm and the founding company of OptionsHouse. Steve joined OptionsHouse in 2008, which was purchased by global growth investor General Atlantic in 2014.

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TradeSchool Chicago Sessions:

Todd Rich, OptionsHouse

Back to the Basics: Calls and Puts

Presented by Todd Rich

Whether you are brand new to options or you have been trading them for a while, Todd will discuss the value of the simpler strategies. Starting first with Stock Replacement calls and Protective Puts, Todd will take it one step further to show you how you can take these simple strategies and thru the use of spreads increase your probability of a successful trade.

Greg Jensen, OptionsANIMAL

Systematic Income Methods

Presented by Greg Jensen

Greg Jensen, CEO and founder of OptionsANIMAL, will demonstrate how he uses a simple “6 Step Method” to generate consistent income from the stock market including: choosing the right stocks, income strategies, and timing of entries and exits.

Greg Jensen, OptionsANIMAL

The Dynamic Collar Trade

Presented by Greg Jensen

Greg Jensen will demonstrate how he is using options to manage risk in his portfolio from poor earnings announcements and from general stock market volatility. Highlights will include: targeting a nice return safely, strategies around portfolio management and earnings, and effectively managing stocks with options as the market moves.

Tradeschool Steve Claussen

Strategies for Volatile Markets

Presented by Steve Claussen

Stocks are making some unprecedented moves to kick off 2016 and volatility is back with a vengeance! Steve Claussen will discuss the problem with using stop orders in volatile markets. He will outline the pros and cons of using options to gain long (or short) market exposure to mitigate the higher premium cost commanded in this high volatility environment.

Debit Put Spreads

NEW: Strategy Panel

Greg Jensen, Steve Claussen, and Todd Rich will answer your questions and provide valuable insight and ideas to reduce risk in today’s volatile markets.

Serious market insight from serious industry professionals
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