About Tim Biggam

Tim spent 13 years as Chief Options Strategist at Man Securities in Chicago, 4 years as Lead Options Strategist at ThinkorSwim and 3 years as a Market Maker for First Options in Chicago.

He is the editor of the POWR Options newsletter.

He began his trading career on the CBOE trading floor just months before the crash of 1987. Surviving Black Monday taught him an invaluable lesson in managing both your risk and emotions. In addition, he traded for a volatility arbitrage hedge fund for over five years and created and runs an option and volatility based separately managed accounts (SMA) program.

Tim makes regular appearances on Bloomberg TV "Options Insight" and CBOE-TV "Vol 411" to discuss option strategies. He also is a weekly contributor to the TD Ameritrade Network "Morning Trade Live" and Business First AM "Trader Talk". Tim has also appeared on CNBC’s Volatility Playbook.

Tim has a Masters of Science degree in Financial Markets and Trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. He is an avid golfer and a die hard Chicago Bears fan-so he knows about taking losses. He feels that while losses are inevitable in trading, large losses are unconscionable. Position sizing and risk control are just as important as trade selection when trading options.

His overriding passion is to make the complex world of options more understandable and therefore more useful to the everyday trader. If you would like to see more of his best options trades, then click the following link See Tim Biggam's Favorite Options Trades.

Recent Articles By Tim Biggam

: AAPL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Reasons Why Apple May Be Looking A Little Better To Buy After A Post Earnings Pullback

A drop of 10% in Apple stock post-earnings turns a former bear into a guarded bull. Selling puts to get paid to be a buyer of AAPL on further weakness.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

You Can Now Get Paid To Protect Your Portfolio With An Options Collar Strategy

Get paid to protect the SPY with a collar trade that used to cost money but now creates cashflow
: FI |  News, Ratings, and Charts

An Easy Way To Power Up Your Trading Profits With A POWR Approach

Using the power of POWR Ratings along with the leverage of options to turn a 13% move in Fiserv stock into a 186% gain in Fiserv options
: AAPL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Three Big Reasons Why It’s Finally Time To Short Apple

The Apple is looking to turn red after a long run of green
: CAT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Profit By Combining The Power Of POWR Ratings And The Power Of Options

Using POWR Ratings along with technical and volatility analysis to uncover high probability trades. Then use the leverage of options to heighten the potential returns while lowering the risk.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Big Changes Since The S&P 500 Was Trading This High

Higher interest rates and more expensive stock valuations combined with the cheapest implied volatility prices in years sets up ideally for a couple option strategies in SPY.
: IEP |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How Main Street Investors Can Detect Short Seller Misinformation Campaigns

How to avoid the pitfalls and find a better way to short stocks.
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Profit From the Best AND Worst Stocks!

Stock markets suffered through a rough year in 2022. Major indices like the S&P 500 (SPY) and NASDAQ 100 were down double digits across the board. Yet this simple strategy showed a solid double-digit gain by taking profitable positions in both good AND bad stocks. This type of balanced approach will likely continue to outperform in what looks like to be a tough second half of 2023. Read on below to find out more...
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Are Stocks A Good Buy Now – Or A Good Bye ??

Three Things To Consider When Considering Whether To Be Bullish or Bearish on the SPY.
: AAPL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Apple Stock Is Unchanged From A Year Ago, But Some Things Have Changed

Here's why interest rates increases and lower implied volatility make Apple a potential perfect pullback put play
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