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

: QQQ |  News, Ratings, and Charts

QQQ Is Not There Quite Yet

It will likely take new lows in QQQ for new highs in VXN- and for a new buy signal to emerge
: GLD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Make Learning To Trade Options Your Go To Way To Beat Inflation

Trading options, not GLD, is a great way to fight inflation
: QQQ |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How Option Prices Can Help Predict Future Stock Prices

Using an implied volatility based methodolgy to better time the best time to sell the QQQ
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 Big Reasons Why the Bear Rally Is Nearing an End…

The Stock Market (SPY) has put on an impressive rally over the last few weeks, leading many investors to believe that the bull is ready to resume its run. However, there are multiple reasons to believe the bear market is far from over. I lay out 4 of the main reasons below and explain how you can profit from the volatile markets that lie ahead. Read on below for more…
: BHP |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Reasons Why BHP Stock Is The Best Way To Play For A Rebound Rally in Metals

Metals are looking to regain their luster after a punishing pullback. Time to take a bullish stance on metal mining giant BHP Group using a fusion approach with edge.
: XOM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Reasons Why Big Oil Is A Buy After A Punishing Pullback

Previously a sell, the recent big drop in crude has made Big Oil a buy. How to position to profit from continued consolidation in XOM stock.
: MT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Find A Steel Stock That Is A Real Steal

Using The Power Of The POWR Stock Screener along with technical and volatility analysis to find a low risk trade with edge in ArcellorMittal (MT)
: WMT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Big Reasons To Like A Beaten Down Walmart Stock

Valuations, Technicals and Sentiment all point to higher prices as WMT finally finds some footing
: XOM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

5 Reasons Why It’s Finally The Time To Sell Big Oil

Major oil stocks like ExxonMobil are reaching extremes on a fundamental, technical, and comparative basis. Time to short crude in a non-crude way.
: TX |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Steal Some Profits With Strong-Buy Steel Stocks

How to use the POWR Ratings to pick the best stocks in a stock pickers market.

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