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

: RIO |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Buy The Best Stocks At The Best Time

How to use the POWR Options approach of combining fundamental, technical and implied volatility analysis with a recent RIO trade as an example
: ZTS |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Painlessly Put Together A Profitable POWR Pairs Trade

Using the POWR Ratings to power profits on a POWR Pairs trade in Zoetis (ZTS) and Air Products (APD)
: HPQ |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Combine The Power Of Options And The POWR Ratings To Produce A POWR Pair Trade

Using the POWR Ratings to power profits in a POWR pairs trade in HPQ and WDC
: AMD |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How To Profit Using The POWR Options Pairs Trade

Buying bullish calls on the best stocks like QCOM and bearish puts on the lower rated stocks like AMD
: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Valuations, Velocity, and VIX Point To A Probabilistic Pullback In S&P 500 (SPY)

VIX hit a new yearly low. S&P 500 hit a new yearly high. Playing for a pullback by buying puts on SPY has never been cheaper over the past 12 months.
: MSFT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Big Reasons Why Microsoft May Not Be A Buy After All

Cheap puts and an expensive stock set up for a put play in Microsoft (MSFT).
: BIDU |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How to Profit Using The Probabilistic POWR Pairs Process

An example of grabbing gains from comparative performance with a lower risk China pairs trade on BIDU/PDD.
: RIO |  News, Ratings, and Charts

How We Were Able To Steal Some Profits In Steel Stock Giant RIO

Using the POWR Options approach to increase returns at lower risk in iron ore mining mammoth Rio Tinto (RIO)
: CAT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

No Catcalls On These One Day Wonder CAT Calls

A quick walk through of how to increase the odds of success and the magnitude of return with a recent low cost call buy in Caterpillar (CAT).
: XLE |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Big Reasons Why We Shorted Oil Stocks-How We Did It-And Why We Just Covered

Shorting overbought and overhyped oil and oil stocks (XLE) with a levered up but lower cost inverse oil stock ETF (ERY).
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