Jacob Mintz is a professional options trader and editor of Cabot Options Trader. Using his proprietary options scans, Jacob creates and manages positions in equities based on unusual option activity and risk/reward.
Jacob developed his proprietary system during his years as an options market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, where he ran several trading crowds for nearly 10 years.
After a successful career on the trading floor Jacob was tasked with setting up a trading desk at a top-tier options trading company, trading against the most sophisticated hedge funds and institutions in the world.
Today Jacob trades for himself, coaches and teaches about options trading, and runs our Cabot Options Trader and Cabot Options Trader Pro advisories. Jacob lives in North Carolina with his wife and two kids who keep him very busy with their sports and social calendars.
Articles by Jacob Mintz
Organic food is a nearly $50 billion-per-year industry in the U.S., comprising 6% of total food sales in 2018, and it’s growing at 6% annually. Whole Foods is the obvious, well-known chain that’s capitalizing on this trend, with Trader Joe’s being another that’s in...
With COVID-19, plunging oil prices, credit/health worries and central bank printing, it’s a time of maximum uncertainty—and such uncertainty plays right into the hands of gold, which has popped back toward multi-year highs.
Stock market predictions are futile, especially now. But by reading charts and watching options activity, we can get a hint of where things are headed next.
China was the first country to be devastated by coronavirus, and although the pandemic there is not completely over (and there are doubts about the accuracy of that country's daily virus count), it’s almost surely on a downhill swing. That's helped the Shanghai to...
As the coronavirus rages and stocks continue to fall, here are 16 positives - market-related and otherwise - to celebrate as we wait for a better day.
Want to hedge against what the coronavirus outbreak might to do the market in the coming months? Call and put options are the way to go.