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

: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 BIG Reasons Why Stocks Might Finally Be a Buy

The best time to buy is always when you want to least. I believe you should face the fear and embrace the new opportunities provided by the recent mayhem in the S&P 500 (SPY). I'll explore this mindset and how you can apply it to outperform in today's volatile markets below. Read on for more...
: INTC |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Three Buy-Rated Value Stocks That Beat Earnings But Still Got Beat-Up

Value stocks continue to be the lone bright spot in this gloomy market. How to use the StockNews screener to uncover some hidden diamonds in the rough.
: AAPL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Apple Stock Is Looking Ripe For A Rally

Selling juicy puts to get paid now to be a buyer of AAPL stock later and lower
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How Microsoft May Have Just Saved the Stock Market

Both the S&P 500 (SPY) and NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) are at key technical support levels. Things would have been worse if not for the positive contribution made by Microsoft (MSFT)…In today’s commentary we’ll discuss what this means for the current market environment and what we can expect next. Read more below…
: MSFT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Get Paid To Buy Microsoft At A 15% Discount

Volatility begets opportunity with a put selling strategy in beaten up Buy Rated MSFT
: QCOM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Become Your Very Own Hedge Fund Manager

Pair it like a pro using POWR ratings and options to lower the risk while still generating solid returns
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Technical Analysis Doesn’t Need to Be Overly Technical to Be Effective

The advent of algorithms has made technical analysis even more important in today’s market environment. This is especially true on shorter-term trades. Fundamentals are important in the long run, but technicals are vital for the near term. I discuss this concept below and how to apply this important precept to consistently uncover winning options trades. Read on for more...
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

What the Red Hot Post Fed Rally Could Mean for the Stock Market

The S&P 500 (SPY) has been challenging all-time highs once again, with higher oil prices and higher interest rates diving stock prices up. In today’s commentary we’ll discuss what this means for the current market environment and what we can expect next. Read more below…
: TLRY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Cannabis Stocks To Short Now After Getting Too High

Selling defined risk bear call spreads to get paid now to be a seller at higher prices later
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Two tried and true ways to tame market uncertainty and make volatility work in your favor

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