Jacob Mintz

Jacob Mintz

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 risk/reward and volatility expectations. Jacob developed his proprietary risk management system during his years as an options market maker at a top tier options trading company in Chicago.

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Options Market Making

Last Friday, there was a perfect example of why I left the trading floor, and how computers have taken over the trading world.When I began my trading career on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) in 1999 as a maker,...
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Options Education: Put Sales

As the Nasdaq has fallen by approximately 5% in the last several weeks, and many stocks have fallen by much more, I’ve received many emails about how to play these stocks. For example, “Jacob, how would you recommend getting long XYZ at these levels?”...
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The Three-Day Rule

For many experienced market professionals, it can be very attractive when high profile stocks fall hard. The volatility can create some big opportunities—but it’s best to wait three days before making any buys.
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