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Steve Smith
Steve Smith has over 20 years of investment experience and an expert level of option knowledge. He was a seat-holding member of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) from 1989 to August 1997. During that period, he traded multiple markets for his own personal account and acted as an executing broker for third-party accounts.

In 1998 he joined as the senior option columnist and chief derivatives strategist. He wrote a daily option blog, taped videos and podcasts, and provided both educational and strategy-specific content.

Smith created and wrote the OptionAlert, a subscription newsletter. The newsletter contained an actively managed option-based model portfolio. The during the four-year period from its inception in July 2004 to July 2008 the model portfolio delivered a total return of 73%; this compares to the S&P 500 Index which gained 6.7% during the same time period.

The OptionAlert was awarded the MIN “best business newsletter” in 2006.

Smith is a graduate of Emory University. He earned a BA in 1987.

He currently lives in New York City with his wife and two young children.

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