About Jay Soloff

Jay is the lead Options Portfolio Manager at Investors Alley. He is the editor of Options Floor Trader PRO, an investment advisory bringing you professional options trading strategies, with all the bells and whistles of Wall Street, but simplified so all you have to do is enter the trades with your broker.

Prior to his work with Investors Alley, Jay was a professional options market maker on the floor of the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange), the largest options trading exchange in the world. He also worked with Wall Street firms to help design options market making software for trading on electronic exchanges when those exchanges first came to the U.S. Jay was a senior analyst at a hedge fund, where he worked closely with multiple options trading funds employing some of the most cutting edge strategies in the field. Over two decades ago Jay got his start at the Kansas City Board of Trade in the Wheat Futures pit.

Jay has a degree in economics from University of Illinois, Champaign and two Masters degrees from Arizona State University: an MBA and Master of Science in Information Management.

With more than 20 years of experience in options, Jay’s focus is on making professional options strategies available to anyone who wants to learn. He specializes in teaching traders how to use volatility to trade options like a pro.

In addition to running Options Floor Trader PRO Jay runs Coffee & Condors a twice weekly live virtual trading pit with other options traders, co-edits 30 Day Dividends, and offers private, customized options coaching.


Recent Articles By Jay Soloff

: AMD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

AMD’s Bid To Acquire XLNX Spurs Bullish Activity From Options Traders

One area where we're starting to see a lot of consolidation is in the semiconductor space with stocks like: Advanced Market Devices (AMD) and Xilinx (XLNX).
: MU |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is Micron Set For a Big Move?

What can traders do to make money in this high volatility environment with a seemingly total lack of fundamental trading? Consider a straddle in Micron (MU).
: ORCL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is Oracle’s Partnership With TikTok Good For the Stock Price?

ORCL is set to become the winner in the TikTok stakes, while big tech companies like Microsoft (MSFT), social media giants like Twitter (TWTR) aren’t far behind.
: SNAP |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How Much Upside Is Left In Snap Inc.?

One industry that has experienced some growth but has not gone crazy is social media with stocks like: SNAP.
: NIO |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Shares of NIO Jump and the Stock Has More Room To Run

One of the most exciting stocks in the market right now are electric vehicle (EV) companies like: NIO. The stock is up more than 400% year-to-date.
: MSFT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is Microsoft, Twitter or Oracle Going to Buy TikTok?

There’s an advertisement goldmine waiting for tech behemoths like: MSFT, TWTR and ORCL.
: SLV |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is Now the Time to Buy or Sell Silver?

After it's recent reversal, is now the time to buy or sell silver? Analyzing options activity can give us some insight.
: UBER |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Betting On A Big Move In Uber

UBER or LYFT? Which Rideshare Service is Best For Traders?
: GDX |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Gold Mining Stocks are OUTPERFORMING Gold

After a long hiatus, it seems precious metals are back in the limelight and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) is soaring.
: TSLA |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Trading Options On The “Next Tesla”

In a year of unpredictable market action, perhaps the most eye-opening moves are occurring in electric vehicle (EV) stocks like: TSLA, NIO and NKLA.
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