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 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.

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Cabot Profit Booster 193

The one trade from the September expiration cycle that was not closed last week was CFX, which leaves us with the stock and no option position. While it is possible that CFX will rebound in the days/weeks to come, because of the market weakness, am...
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Cabot Profit Booster 192

Last week all the major indices took a small step back. The S&P 500 lost 1.69%, the Dow fell 2.15%, and the Nasdaq declined 1.61%. The headlines say the 5-day pullback was the largest for the S&P 500 since February. But considering that the of...
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Cabot Profit Booster 191

Ahead of the long holiday weekend, it was a mixed bag last week as the S&P 500 rose 0.58%, the Dow lost 0.25%, and the Nasdaq climbed 1.55%. This week traders will keep a close eye on inflation as the Labor Department releases its index...
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Cabot Profit Booster 189

The recent August expiration cycle was our second disappointing month in a row. And while 18 wildly successful months of trading out of 20 is a truly spectacular track record, when trades go wrong there is little doubt it’s painful in the moment.
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Cabot Profit Booster 187

The bulls continued their winning ways last week, but the advance wasn’t without some jostling. Late in the week several leading growth stocks pulled back, but those declines weren’t enough to keep the bulls from another weekly victory.
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