Michael C. Khouw is a Market Strategist and 20 year veteran of the financial services industry with broad experience as trader, analyst and portfolio manager in a variety of asset classes including equities, commodities and derivatives for both buy-side and sell-side firms.
Mike is the co-author of "Trade Options, Make Money" A comprehensive guide to understanding the value of options, optionality, volatility and strategy for both retail and institutional investors that includes practical real-life examples of do's and don'ts for everyone from options novices to seasoned practitioners. In addition to his work on CNBC, Mike is a contributor for TheStreet.com
Mike was previously a Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald and a Principal and Managing Director at CRT Capital. Mike also held senior trader positions at Bluefin Trading, LLC and Gateway Partners, LLC, both proprietary trading firms based in New York, and as an analyst at Ivory Capital, a research-intensive, fundamental value-based investment firm headquartered in Los Angeles. In his current roll Mike advises hedge funds, mutual funds, insurance companies, family offices and pension plans in the effective use of listed options for enhancing returns and managing risk.
Mike is a Former Member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Nasdaq/OMX, NYSE-AMEX, and the New York Mercantile Exchange. Mike holds a BA from Tufts University.
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