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Jon Najarian

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Jon "DRJ" Najarian was linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport – trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He became a member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years. Today, he is a professional investor, money manager, media analyst and co-founder of optionMONSTER and tradeMONSTER.

Jon developed and patented trading applications and algorithms used to identify unusual activity in stock, options, and futures markets. He and his brother Pete's OptionMONSTER media company has been described by Securities Industry News as "content king of the options business," and enjoys syndication agreements with CNBC, TheStreet.com, the CBOE, Nasdaq, Yahoo Finance, Google Finance, and others.

The brothers' brokerage firm, tradeMONSTER, has been rated "Best for Options Traders" by Barron's and was the first online broker to deploy streaming, desktop-like trading in a web browser. The brothers also head the money management firm Najarian Capital Advisers, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that manages funds and provides analysis, consultation and risk management services to pensions and endowments.

Jon's Twitter handle is @optionmonster


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